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Monday, December 26, 2011
VIDEO: Charles Djou Christmas in Afghanistan
By Video @ 2:25 PM :: 6580 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

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Monday, December 19, 2011
State Joins Lawsuit Seeking to Force Hawaii Kai Homeowner to Rent Room to Lesbians
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 7236 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission moved to intervene in the lawsuit as a plaintiff in order to protect and enforce the state antidiscrimination law, which Aloha Bed & Breakfast claims does not and cannot constrain its conduct....

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Sunday, December 18, 2011
Rep Pine Renews Push for Cybercrime Legislation
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 2:43 AM :: 6266 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

We must work to ... require local and out-of-state internet service providers to comply with Hawaii law enforcement and explore the idea of licensing web designers.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Curtis: HECO has Failed to Look at Alternatives to Big Wind, Should be Denied Rate Hikes to Cover Costs
By Henry Curtis @ 2:25 PM :: 9111 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Life of the Land believes that HECO has failed to justify ratepayer recovery for any of the Big Wind studies. HECO was required to meaningfully look at alternatives. They failed to do so. HECO was required to examine comparative costs. They failed to do so.

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Saturday, December 10, 2011
Church Volunteers Clean Waianae Storm Channels in Advance of Rainy Season
By Selected News Articles @ 6:12 PM :: 6014 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

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Friday, December 9, 2011
Florida Marlins Holding Baseball Clinic at Schofield
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 5918 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Sunday, Dec. 11, 3-4 p.m. at Ralston Field, Schofield Barracks. Members of the Miami Marlins, featuring one of baseball's best young sluggers Mike Stanton, will conduct a baseball clinic in support of Army youth ....

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Thursday, December 8, 2011
Pearl Harbor, WWII, and a Lesson for Today
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:26 AM :: 5914 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

On this day 70 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed a joint session of Congress and requested a declaration of war against Japan following the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor the day before.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Another E-W Center Conference: Pearl Harbor Day at the NEH
By Selected News Articles @ 1:03 PM :: 7364 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

We have now filed a Freedom of Information Act request ... and will update this story as appropriate.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Obama cancels Hawaii trip after Romney hit
By Selected News Articles @ 12:44 PM :: 7441 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...President Obama is not vacationing in Hawaii with his wife and children while the extension of the payroll tax holiday remains in limbo....

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
A Primer on the Federal Court Challenge to the Honolulu Rail Project
By Selected News Articles @ 2:32 AM :: 6817 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Mr. Yost expressed the plaintiffs’ concern that an "irrevocable commitment" of resources may occur if construction takes place, with significant impacts and no prudent alternatives, before the case is heard on the merits ....

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Ewa Field Event to Mark 70th Anniversary of Attack
By John Bond @ 12:54 AM :: 6523 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

WHEN: The event runs from 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, December 10, 2011.

WHERE: Part of it will be outside and part of the event will be in a large WW-II hangar – all at Barbers Point - Kalaeloa Airport.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Pearl Harbor Survivor to Direct ‘Mass Band Performance’ on 70th Anniversary
By News Release @ 12:27 AM :: 10716 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

... the Battleship Missouri Memorial will proudly host a mass band performance featuring more than 650 performers from a dozen high school, college and community bands ....

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Carlisle Rejects Leeward Coast Flooding Taskforce
By Tom Berg @ 9:05 PM :: 4093 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

After RESOLUTION 11-203 CD1 FD1 passed the City Council unanimously on November 2, our Mayor has sought to deny the formation of the task force to address flooding for our district....

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Confidential Memo: Wind Turbine Model Installed at Kahuku has Structural Problems
By Andrew Walden @ 1:53 AM :: 13035 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...root cause analysis undertaken by Clipper regarding the blade skin crack, an update of the resolution relating to gearbox timing, structural blade remediation, as well as other data regarding Clipper's Liberty turbine....

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Sunday, December 4, 2011
Lawsuit targets "Illegal" $117M Federal Loan Guarantee for Kahuku Windfarm
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 12017 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

On November 28, 2011, CAlifornians for Renewable Energy (CARE) and Michael Boyd filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to challenge more than two dozen federal loan guarantees illegally issued by the U.S. Department of Energy....

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Sunday, December 4, 2011
Kalapa vs Property Tax Exemptions: Vitality of County Depends on Everyone Paying Their Share
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 4:22 PM :: 5533 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Coming under fire in the City & County of Honolulu is the plethora of real property tax exemptions from those granted to charitable organizations to those offered to homeowners who promise to preserve their historical residences to credit unions and to churches....

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Friday, December 2, 2011
Thielen: Federal Takeover of Hawaii Shorelines Would Endanger Clean Energy Projects
By News Release @ 11:19 PM :: 7225 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

NOAA's extensive and overly aggressive rulemaking effort will effectively kill ocean-based clean energy initiatives in Hawaii....

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Friday, December 2, 2011
Obama to Vacation in Hawaii Dec 17-Jan 2
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 7320 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...no public events are scheduled during the trip.... (But will AG Holder survive to the New Year?)

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Friday, December 2, 2011
Mission Memorial Auditorium Site of Rail Showdown December 6
By Tom Berg @ 2:58 PM :: 8374 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

MISSION MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM
6:00-8:30 P.M.
DECEMBER 6, 2011

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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Men’s Health Mag ranks Honolulu Happiest Town in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:37 PM :: 7067 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

We calculated suicide rates and unemployment rates. Then we tapped SimplyMap for the percentage of households that use antidepressants....

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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Pacific Aviation Museum to Host 5th Anniversary Gala Tonight
By News Release @ 5:29 PM :: 6029 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

5th Anniversary Dance...

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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Backed by Federal Loan Guarantees, Merrill Lynch Finances $1B in Military Solar Projects
By Selected News Articles @ 12:44 AM :: 6438 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The project, called SolarStrong, aims to install these projects over five years. SolarCity has already begun installations at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Finmeccanica Trumpets Honolulu Rail Deal
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 9751 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

ROME: Finmeccanica: signed a contract worth USD 1,334 million for Honolulu driverless metro.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011
Duke Aiona to Address Pro-Life Group
By News Release @ 11:02 PM :: 7206 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

WHEN: Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 11:30am until 1:00pm

WHERE: Dave & Buster's, 1030 Auahi St, Honolulu

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Saturday, November 26, 2011
Oahu Democrats Fail in Effort to Break up Hawaii News Now
By Andrew Walden @ 2:54 PM :: 8790 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Media Council Hawaii, joined by the Oahu County Democrat Committee, has been rejected by the FCC in the effort to push back on control of Honolulu media outlets by a non-Democrat company Raycom Media.

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Friday, November 25, 2011
Taxpayer Losses on GM Bailout Are Going to Be Massive
By NCPA @ 3:13 AM :: 5332 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, National News, Ethics

Last week the Treasury Department revised its loss estimate for the General Motors (GM) bailout from $14.33 billion to $23.6 billion....

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Friday, November 25, 2011
Matt Romney to Campaign for Father in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 2:49 AM :: 8441 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Matt Romney will be rallying support for his father at fundraising events hosted by local supporters in Honolulu and Laie December 9th and 10th....

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Friday, November 25, 2011
State APEC Costs below projections
By News Release @ 1:41 AM :: 6462 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The State of Hawaii spent about $3,210,000 for safety related expenses hosting the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference, less than half of the $7,500,000 projected by state agencies.

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Friday, November 25, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving from Stacey Djou!
By News Release @ 1:24 AM :: 8385 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

For Charles, this was a day much like most others, but he was thankful to talk to the girls (they were on a lengthy communications blackout until last night) and to have some turkey for dinner.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
NCAA “Extremely Concerned” about UH Point-Shaving Allegations
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 7988 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"We are extremely concerned by the point-shaving allegations involving University of Hawaii football student-athletes and have been in contact with the school since early November."

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Outdoor Circle Comes Out Against Rail
By News Release @ 10:37 PM :: 8150 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Outdoor Circle now is considering how we might best support the broad based coalition of organizations and individuals which is challenging this project in court....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
UH Point Shaving? Blown Leads and Significant Movement in Money Line
By Andrew Walden @ 3:57 AM :: 11656 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“The #UNLV money line when it hosted #Hawaii opened at around +1600. By kickoff, it was around +700. Pretty mysterious movement at the time.”

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Bill Seeks Terror Designation for Gaza Flotilla Groups
By IPT News @ 10:36 PM :: 9602 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The CIA and U.S. Treasury Department have determined IHH and the Free Gaza Movement "have known terrorist ties," the bill says. (They also have extensive Hawaii ties--Editor)

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Monday, November 21, 2011
NYT: Occupy Honolulu Looks Like Just Another Homeless Camp
By Selected News Articles @ 2:52 PM :: 7437 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

You can tell it’s an occupation from the signs and T-shirts. Otherwise the protesters would blend right in.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011
Ruse: Citizens for a Better Way, LLC
By Selected News Articles @ 5:45 PM :: 8486 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

... bankrolled by secret interests who want to operate outside the norms of Hawaii's Ethics Commission; and designed by experienced labor and gambling industry lobbyists desperate for the appearance of "grassroots" support ....

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Sunday, November 20, 2011
Ansaldo Debacle: HART, Council, Ariyoshi all Looking at Rail Re-bid
By Selected News Articles @ 3:19 PM :: 6274 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

HART schedules a new review of the Ansaldo deal November 25, the deadline for the contract to be signed ....

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Sunday, November 20, 2011
Using Public Services not a Free Lunch
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 3:10 PM :: 6065 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

For years, the real property burden was shifted to businesses, but businesses have to pass the costs onto their customers. When it comes to paying for government, there is no free lunch.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011
Wind Farms Interfere With Military, Civilian Radar
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 PM :: 7680 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...wind farms are interfering with military radar, making airplanes disappear from sight on screens and cluttering those same screens with the blade-rotation changes of turbine blades....

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Friday, November 18, 2011
Hirono, Hanabusa Say ‘No’ to Balanced Budget Amendment
By News Release @ 8:18 PM :: 7197 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Earlier today, Reps. Colleen Hanabusa and Mazie Hirono voted against a Balanced Budget Amendment. A bi-partisan majority, including 25 Democrats voted to support the measure, H.J. Res. 2, to balance the federal budget, but the measure fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to pass....

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Friday, November 18, 2011
WSJ: Finmeccanica Rushing to Sell Honolulu Rail Contractor Ansaldo
By Selected News Articles @ 2:48 PM :: 9500 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

...it will set up a partnership for the AnsaldoBreda trainmaking unit in advance of selling the business....

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Friday, November 18, 2011
Dillingham DMV employee, driving instructor charged with Selling Drivers Licenses to Illegal Aliens
By News Release @ 11:40 AM :: 7002 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, National News, Ethics

A federal grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday charging In Chan Park, 53, of Honolulu, and Paige Teruya, 47, of Waipahu, Hawaii with fraud relating to identification documents....

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Monday, November 14, 2011
Video: Makana, Wearing “Occupy” T-Shirt, Plays Protest Song at APEC Dinner for Obama, World Leaders—Nobody Notices
By Selected News Articles @ 10:56 AM :: 10207 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Obama, Occupy, and the assembled crony capitalists at APEC are enraged that the Super Committee and/or the Republicans may soon cut off their flow of US taxpayer dollars.

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Monday, November 14, 2011
Tim Lussier elected Hawai‘i Pacific Univ Student Body President
By News Release @ 2:31 AM :: 5928 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Lussier is currently serving as Communications Director for Charles Djou for Congress.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Detroit-based Website Takes Aim at Honolulu GOP Treasurer over ties to Radcliffe, Gambling
By Selected News Articles @ 9:12 PM :: 6288 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Anonymous Detroit-based website “The Verifiable Truth” (TVT), in a series of articles posted last week, is taking aim at the connections between Honolulu County GOP Treasurer Liz Hata-Watanabe and gaming lobbyist John Radcliffe.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Duke Aiona to speak on “A life of service”
By News Release @ 2:43 PM :: 6351 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“A Life of Service” Q&A with James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr. Thursday, November 17, 2011

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Saturday, November 12, 2011
APEC: Sopogy, Traffic and other Embarrassments
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:04 AM :: 6231 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...SOPOGY at APEC's "See It" Exhibit at the Hawaii Convention Center. What an embarrassment! Not only they are not making energy at a cost effective rate they are a technological dead end as well given the 2011 dive in photovoltaic pricing....

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Saturday, November 12, 2011
Hawaii Friends of NRA to Meet this Weekend
By News Release @ 12:14 AM :: 5026 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

5PM Sunday November 13, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu

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Friday, November 11, 2011
Stacey Djou: Honoring Our Nation’s Veterans
By Selected News Articles @ 10:43 PM :: 10317 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Sovereignty activist 'tortures' children
By Andrew Walden @ 12:02 AM :: 14284 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

According to the Star-Bulletin November 22: “Makekau's acts of abuse against her sister's children included hitting their heads with knives and cans of dog food, their fingers with metal and wooden spoons and their mouths with a hammer.” Prosecutors described the conditions as a “house of torture.”

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Did Angry Divorcee Lead Iolani Palace Takeover?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 9893 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Mrs. Asing appealed all the way to the Hawaii Supreme court. Was the seed planted when Mrs. Asing’s claims were rejected in a “summary disposition” by the Hawaii State Supreme Court on Nov. 22, 2004? Mrs. Asing does not respond to an emailed request for comment, but nine months after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal, the Hawaiian Kingdom Government was born.

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