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Friday, February 24, 2012
Caldwell: ‘I will Work Harder to be Transparent and Honest’
By News Release @ 1:57 PM :: 5434 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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Friday, February 24, 2012
Full Text: State of the City Address
By News Release @ 12:40 PM :: 5557 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Today, the city and county of Honolulu stands at a crossroads between being stuck in the paralysis and gridlock of the past, and taking assertive, responsible steps to propel this great city into the future.... 

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Charles Djou on his way home from Afghanistan
By News Release @ 12:26 PM :: 7095 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...Charles is on his way home from Afghanistan after many months of deployment in one of the most dangerous provinces in Afghanistan....

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Saturday, February 18, 2012
Marumoto Cheers Passage of ATV Safety Bill
By News Release @ 9:58 PM :: 6085 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The bill prohibits minors under 16 from riding ATVs, bans ATVs from public streets, bans passengers and requires helmet use....

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Saturday, February 18, 2012
JSC Names 11 Candidates for Honolulu District Court
By News Release @ 2:34 AM :: 5815 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The 11 are Brian A. Costa, Paula Devens, Nelson W.S. Goo, Shirley M. Kawamura, James S. Kawashima, Stephen H. Levins, Linda S. Martell, Alvin K. Nishimura, Maura McDermott Okamoto, Kevin A. Souza and Paul B.K. Wong.

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Friday, February 17, 2012
Study: Lower income workers do not appear to rely on transit
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 4457 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

"...only 9.6% of lower income citizens used transit to get to work. This is not very much higher than the 7.9% of all workers in the metropolitan areas who use transit."

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Thursday, February 16, 2012
HFF: Good News HB2788 Waikiki Casino Deferred
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:23 PM :: 6132 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

On Monday, the State House Tourism Committee “deferred” HB 2788. If passed, this bill would grant a twenty-year license for one stand-alone casino in Waikiki not in a hotel....

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
UH: Most Financial Records Recoverable After Fire
By News Release @ 2:35 AM :: 6059 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...the damage and loss of documents or information is not nearly as severe as has been reported....

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Monday, February 13, 2012
Honolulu Fire Department Retirees Association Endorses Lingle
By News Release @ 1:39 PM :: 5663 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Retired Fire Chief Donald Chang, the President of the Honolulu Fire Department Retirees Association, announced today that the organization of more than 800 members is endorsing Governor Linda Lingle for Hawaii's open U.S. Senate seat....

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Friday, February 10, 2012
DoE Contractor Touts 'Remarkable Growth' at Nanakuli Elementary School
By News Release @ 1:40 PM :: 6565 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...with Galileo K-12 Online technology in place and intervention plans implemented, the school saw a 31 percent increase in the percent of fifth grade students passing the statewide assessment in math....

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Cayetano on Rail: Inouye Doesn’t See the 800lb Gorilla in the Room
By Selected News Articles @ 3:47 PM :: 6238 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

But for the trees, our good senator, can't see the forest. Here are some important facts the senator may have overlooked ....

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Monday, February 6, 2012
After Carlisle Raids Sewer Funds, Feds Greenlight Limited Rail Construction
By Andrew Walden @ 9:39 PM :: 8146 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...permission to spend up to $184.7M on rail design build contracts....

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Monday, January 30, 2012
Honolulu Habitat for Humanity Hosting Informational Meetings
By News Release @ 8:21 PM :: 5047 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Honolulu Habitat for Humanity invites everyone to upcoming informational meetings, especially families who are interested in applying for a simple, decent Habitat home....

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Monday, January 30, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted January 30
By Congress.org @ 12:08 PM :: 7145 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act of 2012
  • House: Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011
  • House: Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2011
  • House: Baseline Reform Act of 2011
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Sunday, January 29, 2012
Hawaii Cacao Festival at Haleiwa January 29
By News Release @ 1:09 AM :: 5979 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

We hope to see you Sunday in Haleiwa for your 3rd Annual Cacao Festival... bring your appetites!

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Sunday, January 29, 2012
Marumoto Introduces Three Bills to Deal with Eccentric Billionaire
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 6581 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...these bills are in response to complaints from Kahala residents and news articles about Japanese billionaire Genshiro Kawamoto arranging marble and bronze statues across five property lots....

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Sunday, January 29, 2012
Kapolei Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Hospital Closure
By News Release @ 12:36 AM :: 7496 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...Thursday, February 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Kapolei Middle School Dining Room/Cultural Center at 91-5335 Kapolei Parkway....

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Monday, January 23, 2012
Gun Owners: Help Tom Berg Repeal the Koko Shooting Complex Fees
By News Release @ 3:59 PM :: 5081 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

In response to the $15 per hour fee now being charged at Koko Head Shooting Complex, he has introduced two new bills, Bills 1 and 60 to be heard January 25.

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Sunday, January 22, 2012
Molokai Video: 160 Officers Outnumber 80 Protesters, Cruise Ship Enters Harbor
By Selected News Articles @ 3:14 PM :: 9045 Views :: Maui County, Greenmail

Tragically, the opportunity to liberate Molokai from Ritte's roving gang of welfare bums has been lost, no arrests were made....

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Sunday, January 22, 2012
Using the Tax System to Hide Spending and Shift Burden
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 12:01 AM :: 5947 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...tax paying constituents are paying more than they have to as they are paying for not only the county services they enjoy but for those same services used by those who do not pay for those services....

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Saturday, January 21, 2012
Video: Sen Sam Slom First News Conference of Session
By Video @ 9:43 PM :: 5689 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Senator Slom covered fiscal, budgetary, and educational issues among other topics.

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Saturday, January 21, 2012
Hawaii March for Life Jan 22
By News Release @ 6:49 PM :: 9186 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

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Friday, January 20, 2012
Marumoto Legislation to Include Two Snake Bills
By News Release @ 8:49 PM :: 5274 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

In the 2012 legislative session Rep. Barbara Marumoto will be introducing two snake bills, two bills to reduce auto costs and a measure to require that the list of names of people nominated for judgeships be released to the public ....

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Friday, January 20, 2012
HB127: Legislature to Force Doctors, Hospitals to Provide Abortion Pill?
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 7445 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Passage of this bill would almost certainly pose a problem to re-opening the two Catholic-owned (now bankrupt) hospitals, Hawaii Medical Centers East and West ....

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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Rep Ward: Legalize Driverless Cars
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 6784 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The bill, modeled after a Nevada law that allowed Google to test its driverless cars in the state, addresses legal issues that may arise when no human driver is behind the wheel of a motor vehicle....

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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Panos Endorses Cayetano, Caldwell Says Election is about HandiVan
By Selected News Articles @ 11:37 PM :: 4731 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

"I am delighted that former state governor Ben Cayetano has entered the race for Honolulu mayor. Now more than ever Honolulu needs an experienced, fiscally responsible and anti-boondoggle mayor."--Panos Prevedouros

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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Full Text: Ben Cayetano Announces Campaign for Mayor
By News Release @ 11:19 PM :: 5295 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Since I retired as governor in 2002, I’ve watched with growing concern how the cost of living has been increasingly elevated by reckless spending and costly politically motivated capital projects....

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Senator Sam Slom Opening Day Speech
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 10:33 PM :: 6090 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

In our love affair with “clean” energy alternatives, we have not told our citizens the truth about the real cost of transitioning....

We celebrate and honor our men and women in uniform and are grateful for the military’s many contributions –not just financial - to Hawaii. Yet, through reapportionment, we seek to ignore and disenfranchise them, unlike all other states.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012
Using Exemptions to Shift the Burden of Taxes
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 4:07 AM :: 5169 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Probably the most controversial recommendation that the Honolulu Real Property Tax Advisory Commission has made in its recently submitted report is to repeal the tried and true exemption for homeowners.

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Friday, January 13, 2012
Design and Management: $2.45M in CIP at Honolulu Airport
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 5859 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of $2.45 million for various design and management Capitol Improvement Projects (CIP) at Honolulu International Airport.

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Friday, January 13, 2012
From Business Suits to Combat Boots
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 9850 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Political activities: What every Marine and DOD civilian should know
By Selected News Articles @ 10:25 PM :: 7147 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Nearly all federal civilians at MarForPac are classified as 'less restricted' under the Hatch act, which allows them to endorse candidates and attend, participate, be active members or hold office in political clubs as private citizens ....

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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Caldwell: Rail is about "redesigning city around transit stations"
By News Release @ 8:58 PM :: 5276 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

“Rail is a huge issue and I’m pro mass transit. This system is not only about creating jobs but really redesigning our city around each of the transit stations." 

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Thursday, January 12, 2012
TPM: Hawaii Kai Lesbian B&B Suit Part of Larger Effort to Quash Religious Freedom
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 AM :: 7678 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

There is an essential conflict, the ADF argues, between religious freedom and discrimination lawsuits, because if discrimination against gays and lesbians is based on a religious conviction, then it is protected under the First Amendment.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor to visit UH Richardson Law School
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 7395 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor will spend a week in Hawai’i from Jan. 29-Feb. 3 as part of the Jurist-in-Residence program at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

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Monday, January 9, 2012
DoH: Dramatic Reduction in Fireworks-Related Injuries
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 5982 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

A total of 22 injuries were treated at EDs in Hawaii. This was by far the lowest total over the 12-year period for which these injuries have been counted....

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Sunday, January 8, 2012
Dr Alveda King, Duke Aiona, Colette Machado to Speak up for Religious Freedom
By Andrew Walden @ 5:10 PM :: 7031 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr, will join Lt Governor James ‘Duke’ Aiona, and OHA Chair Colette Machado to headline a "Celebration of Life, Family & Religious Freedom" at the Koolau Ballroom Wednesday January 11, 2012 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.

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Friday, January 6, 2012
Presidents Bush, Clinton to Address Opening of 2012 Hawaii Robotics Season
By News Release @ 3:41 PM :: 7384 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 5:30a.m. to 7:00a.m. at McKinley High School Auditorium

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Thursday, January 5, 2012
Berg Proposes Measures to Remove Uninsured Motorists
By Tom Berg @ 11:43 PM :: 7199 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

" ... urges the legislature to pass legislation requiring motor vehicle insurance carriers to provide information to the counties for development of a system to easily identify uninsured drivers and motor vehicles .... "

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Thursday, January 5, 2012
Marumoto: After Budget Cuts, Dep’t of Ag Gave Away Snake Sniffer Dogs
By News Release @ 3:04 AM :: 5826 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Due to budget cuts, the state Department of Agriculture has allowed the brown tree snake program lapse. The dogs used for cargo inspections were actually given away.

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Thursday, January 5, 2012
Rep Pine Cheers Opening of Pearl City Urgent Care Center
By News Release @ 2:05 AM :: 5131 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

"I am so happy to see former employees of HMC, recently out of work, find new employment at this urgent care center." -- Rep Pine

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Tom Berg Announces Campaign for Reelection
By Tom Berg @ 5:50 PM :: 5386 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

As your current City Councilman, I thrive 24/7 on serving our district and have no other interests, no other ventures, no other business at hand but to be dedicated, reliable, and available to you....

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
After Secret Selection Process, Abercrombie Names 1980s Old Boy Tom Okamura to Aiea House Seat
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 5987 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Mr. Okamura previously served as House Majority Leader for nine years while a state representative from 1980 to 2000. He chaired committees on Hawaiian Affairs; Policy; Rules; and Energy, Ecology and Environmental Protection....

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Monday, January 2, 2012
Panos Drops Out of 2012 Mayoral Campaign
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:31 AM :: 5327 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

"I would like you to be the first to know that I do not plan to run for Mayor of Honolulu in 2012."

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Saturday, December 31, 2011
Hawai’i Free Press Editor to Address Pro-Life Group Jan 17
By Selected News Articles @ 11:24 PM :: 5970 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The meeting is at Dave and Busters Show Room in Kakaako, Tuesday January 17, from 11:30AM to 1PM ....

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Saturday, December 31, 2011
John Fund to Headline Smart Business Hawaii Conference Jan. 11
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 7289 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The 36th Annual SBH Business & Investment Conference will be held January 11, 2012, from 8am to 2pm at the Ala Moana Hotel....

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Friday, December 30, 2011
FTA: No Commitment on Federal Funds, Rail Demolition May Begin
By News Release @ 11:40 AM :: 7955 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The news release is the usual HART fluff. The real information is found in the FTA's letter to HART....

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Thursday, December 29, 2011
Berg Wins Backing for New Waianae Access Road Study
By Tom Berg @ 2:47 PM :: 5755 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Yesterday we were a great team. We showed the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization's Policy Committee how important it was to secure the $1 million in funding for a new study to advance a secondary access road to serve the Waianae Coast.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Organ Transplant, Bio-Fuel Tax Credits, Fee Increases may be Fast-Tracked by Legislature
By Selected News Articles @ 3:54 AM :: 6330 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...the Organ Transplant Bill which could have saved HMC may now be fast-tracked by legislators now that HMC is dead. As a bonus, legislators are tacking on eight other bills ....

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Public Hearing on Leeward Oahu School Impact Fees
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 6738 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

A public hearing to discuss the new school impact fees will be held at Waipahu High School library on Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at 3:00 p.m....

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