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Monday, November 7, 2011
Blake Oshiro to Quit Legislature, Take Job in Abercrombie’s Floundering Administration
By News Release @ 11:05 PM :: 5876 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced Representative Blake Oshiro will be joining Abercrombie Administration as his Deputy Chief of Staff. Rep. Oshiro, who currently serves in the House of Representatives as its Majority Leader will be stepping down from his seat on December 7, 2011.

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Sunday, November 6, 2011
UHPA Endorses Occupy Wall Street
By News Release @ 5:38 PM :: 6222 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Higher education ... serves as the means to advance a just, equal, and fair society....teaching in the classroom ... every day UHPA members’ work contributes to the efforts to achieve a just and fair society....

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Thursday, November 3, 2011
Detroit Gambling Promoters Using 10-Year-Old Study to Re-Ignite Case for Gambling in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:03 PM :: 6364 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Jake Miklojcik, author of the study and a Lansing-based consultant-for-hire, is the go-to-guy when Detroiters Michael Malik and Marian Ilitch -- or their PR mouthpiece Tom Shields -- need to produce a "study" to support their gambling/business agenda.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Strange Bedfellows: Hawaii's Former Governor & Detroit's Gambling Promoter?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:47 PM :: 8510 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
A Portal to the Past: What Hawaiian Kingdom Property Taxes Tell Us
By News Release @ 10:09 PM :: 6235 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Program at Mission Houses Museum, Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 5:30 p.m.

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Monday, October 31, 2011
Waipahu soldier and 11 others overcome Afghanistan ambush, receive awards
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 9587 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Waipahu native Army Pfc. Edward Barut and his team successfully overcame a 45-minute complex attack in which insurgents used rocket propelled grenades, small arms fire and improvised explosive devices.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011
Djou, Hanabusa Tied
By News Release @ 9:45 PM :: 8996 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Charles and his likely opponent in the next election, Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, are effectively tied in their favorability ratings at 42% and Hanabusa has the lowest favorability rating of all the members of the Hawaii congressional delegation....

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Institute for Justice Attorney, IWF Leader to Speak in Honolulu
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:28 PM :: 7810 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Clark's topic of discussion is: "IJ Case Stories and How and Why They Take These No Fee Cases". Nicole will discuss the "History of Women in the Liberty Movement in America and How Government Hurts Women".

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Honolulu 16th Worst City to Be Young
By Selected News Articles @ 3:21 PM :: 7657 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Census data released in September revealed the statistical proof behind what millions had already known....

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Monday, October 24, 2011
Panos: Honolulu Heavy Rail Is an Energy Black Hole
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:53 PM :: 5617 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Rail will consume about 20 MW of energy which is about 20% of the capacity of HECO’s new palm oil plant. Unfortunately peak rail travel coincides with peak demand for electricity around 6 PM....

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Monday, October 24, 2011
Marumoto Renews Pledge to Fight Pension Tax
By News Release @ 7:34 PM :: 6412 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Despite the massive financial problems, Rep. Marumoto has pledged to fight the pension tax as well as several other taxes that would heavily impact senior citizens.

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Monday, October 24, 2011
Legislative Committee to Hold Briefing on Elder Abuse
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 7:19 PM :: 6579 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

A joint House and Senate Committee on Human Services will hold an informational briefing on elder abuse and financial exploitation on Thursday, October 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hawaii State Capitol, Conference Room 329....

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Thursday, October 20, 2011
HPD Releases APEC Road Closure Schedule
By News Release @ 11:35 PM :: 11189 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Road closures, parking restrictions, and changes to public transportation routes and public works services will be necessary during the APEC Economic Leaders’ meetings beginning the evening of November 11 through November 13.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Horizon Lines Avoids Bankruptcy, But Delisted by NYSE
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 13704 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Horizon Lines completed a complicated $652.8 million refinancing that saves the largest U.S. domestic ocean carrier from bankruptcy and will leave bondholders with most of the company's stock. 

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Update: Charles Djou in Afghanistan
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 9570 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Rail Debate: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda on Island Insights
By Selected News Articles @ 4:31 PM :: 6659 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Thursday, October 13, on Public Television's KHET Channel 10, Governor Cayetano and Cliff Slater were part of an Island Insights discussion of rail. They were joined by former Honolulu City Councilmember Gary Okino and Drew Astolfi, head of FACE....

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Friday, October 14, 2011
Rail Transit on Oahu: Real Estate Investment Opportunity or Urban Blight?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:40 PM :: 7149 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

If rail transit becomes a reality, what will be its effect be on Hawaii real estate?

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Friday, October 14, 2011
Research Ship Finds Tsunami Debris Half-Way to Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:36 PM :: 5497 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News, World News

This is a map of Pallada’s route through model-projected debris field as of September 25.

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Friday, October 14, 2011
Tax on ‘Tax-Free’ Bonds still alive in Congress: Hawaii Public Housing At Risk
By Selected News Articles @ 12:07 PM :: 7496 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Residents of Hawaii’s largest public housing facility began returning to renovated units this month. They enjoyed the fruits of a public-private partnership that supporters worry will not be replicated in the future because of threats to the status of tax-exempt bonds that underpinned the project’s financing.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011
Rep Pine: Pass HB1465 to Stop Elder Abuse
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 1:33 AM :: 8943 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Rep. Pine introduced HB 1465, relating to powers of attorney, which is still alive in the legislature. HB 1465 requires that anyone seeking power of attorney for an elderly person must have at least two signatures.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011
First 100 Residents move into Renovated Kuhio Park Apartments
By News Release @ 4:04 PM :: 7250 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Each of the two high-rise towers at the Kuhio Park property, which together include 555 units, is expected to be renovated in 12 months. During renovations, residents moved into an “on-site hotel” at Tower B.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011
VIDEO: Lingle at Djou Fundraiser in Manoa
By Dylan Nonaka @ 11:03 PM :: 7326 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In case you missed it, the campaign got some great media coverage on Sunday. Governor Lingle helped us with a successful fundraiser and Stacey shared an update on what Charles is doing in Afghanistan.

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Sunday, October 2, 2011
Got $1.25M? Jeremy Harris’ 16 acre Estate For Sale
By Andrew Walden @ 6:49 PM :: 15109 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Maui County, Education K-12

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Saturday, October 1, 2011
Deadly Fireworks Explosion: Saftey Violations Lead to $415k fine
By News Release @ 12:48 PM :: 6105 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“At the end of our investigation, we identified eleven potential causes for the explosion, each of which carries a penalty for violating health and safety laws.”

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Saturday, October 1, 2011
The Legal Battle Over Honolulu’s Train to Nowhere
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 AM :: 8063 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

It appears likely that Honolulu and FTA failed to consider reasonable alternatives and accurately assess the alternatives’ environmental consequences in the Final Environmental Impact Statement, as required under NEPA.

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Friday, September 30, 2011
For Sale Cheap: One Slightly Used Honolulu Rail Contractor
By Selected News Articles @ 2:35 PM :: 11245 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Orsi said Sept. 20 that there were no parties in advanced talks to buy AnsaldoBreda and that the unit’s newly appointed CEO, Maurizio Manfellotto, is working on an updated business plan.

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Friday, September 30, 2011
Covering Half the World from Ft Shafter
By Selected News Articles @ 2:49 AM :: 10446 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Friday, September 30, 2011
Berg pushes for China Visa Waiver
By News Release @ 2:36 AM :: 9479 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“The recent inclusion of the Republic of Korea in the Visa Waiver resulted in double number of visitor arrivals from Korea,” said Councilman Tom Berg....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Stop Rail Plaintiffs Respond to City, FTA “Nonsense”
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 7555 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"The Defendants’ effort to remove some of the Plaintiffs from this case is a waste of the court’s time and the taxpayers’ money."

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Berg: People should decide on GE Tax Hike
By News Release @ 4:06 PM :: 5045 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

His plan is to have the city's Committee on Transportation pass Resolution 11-249 this Thursday that would urge the Hawaii State Legislature to allow the City and County of Honolulu to raise the General Excise Tax a half percent to fund road and bike lanes.

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Saturday, September 24, 2011
Disney Re-starts some Aulani sales after Hawaii approves 33% fee increase
By Selected News Articles @ 1:04 AM :: 7131 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Disney must now submit updated consumer-disclosure materials to regulators and other states. The company will begin with Florida, California, New York and Illinois, its most-important sales markets....

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Friday, September 23, 2011
If GE Tax were a Sales Tax, It would be among Nation's Lowest
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 8474 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawaii's, South Dakota's and New Mexico's sales taxes have broad bases that include many services....

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Friday, September 23, 2011
"Get Ready Ewa Beach" Saturday
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 11:34 AM :: 5913 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12
  • Saturday, September 24th, 2011
  • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • ‘Ewa Makai Middle School
  • 91-6291 Kapolei Parkway, ‘Ewa Beach
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Friday, September 23, 2011
Contested Case Hearing requested over Oneula Burials
By News Release @ 3:37 AM :: 6738 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

A final decision regarding this case is expected within 30 days.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011
Honolulu Council to Consider Public Firing Range for Kalaeloa
By Tom Berg @ 11:56 PM :: 5709 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Weekends at the Koko Head Shooting Complex (KHSC) are packed, and it is not unusual for people to be waiting for tables throughout the day....

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Parent Company of Honolulu Rail Contractor Ansaldo tied to Prostitution Ring
By Selected News Articles @ 12:27 PM :: 10664 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“If something goes haywire, say so.” – Sen Dan Inouye, August 25, 2011

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Saturday, September 17, 2011
Pearl Harbor Salutes Air Force: Free Admission, Sept. 17-25
By News Release @ 1:08 PM :: 4864 Views :: Maui County

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Friday, September 16, 2011
Panos: Did Mishandling Cause the Death and Injuries of HPD Officers?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:31 AM :: 6698 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Perhaps the very unfortunate and deadly crash on Farrington Highway on the night of Tuesday, September 13, 2011 will serve as a major wake up call for HPD accident scene handling and investigation.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Future of Honolulu Rail? Libyan Rebels forced to Push when Ansaldo Motor Won’t Run
By Andrew Walden @ 6:00 PM :: 12446 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Gli insorti portano via la 500 speciale del colonnello (Ap)

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
DoE Commits $6M for Pre-School Vouchers for 800 Children
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 5858 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...about 800 additional Hawai'i children in low-income areas will be subsidized to attend preschool....

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Mānoa campus ranked #164 among U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Colleges'
By News Release @ 1:34 PM :: 5247 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News

The Mānoa campus of the University of Hawai‘i is again ranked among the “Best National Universities” in the 2012 edition of the “Best Colleges” guidebook published today by U.S. News and World Report.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Berg Fighting to Terminate Ansaldo
By Tom Berg @ 9:26 PM :: 5662 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Ansaldo, was awarded $1.4 billion to build the rail cars in California. A losing bidder, Bombardier, can build the rail cars here creating JOBS on Oahu and do it for $250 million less than Ansaldo.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011
Hawaii, Maui, Kauai: Stop And Remember 7AM Sunday 9-11-11
By @ 12:01 AM :: 10088 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, DHHL, Maui County, Energy, National News, Family

The remembrance calls for governments and businesses, houses of worship, railways, fire and police departments, and others to ring bells and sound sirens for one minute on Sunday, Sept. 11, starting at 7:00 am Hawai'i Standard Time (1:00 pm EDT). Members of the public are asked to cease activity during that minute and reflect upon the events of 10 years ago.

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Saturday, September 10, 2011
Hanabusa Wipes Prince Kuhio --and Robert Wilcox-- out of History Books
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 11298 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Even after correcting herself, Hanabusa still has it wrong. A reader has pointed out that the first native Hawaiian Congressional Representative was Robert Wilcox of the Home Rule Party....

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Friday, September 9, 2011
Charles Djou leaves for Afghanistan
By Rep Charles Djou @ 4:36 PM :: 9988 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Thursday, September 8, 2011
Pacific Command to Host 9-11 Remembrance at Fort Shafter
By News Release @ 6:16 PM :: 5836 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States: Sept. 9, 2011 at 4:30 p.m., Palm Circle, Fort Shafter

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Public invited to 9/11 memorial commemoration at Honolulu Community College
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 5249 Views :: Maui County, National News

When/Time: Monday, September 12, 2011 at 11 a.m.
Where: Honolulu Community College, 874 Dillingham Blvd.

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Saturday, September 3, 2011
Berg: Council to hear testimony on Waianae Sustainability Communities Plan
By Tom Berg @ 8:51 PM :: 5335 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...to be held in Nanakuli at the Nanaikapono Elementary School from 6 pm to 9 pm on September 8, 2011....

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Friday, September 2, 2011
Marriott: M Waikiki Owners Self-Destructive
By News Release @ 12:44 AM :: 7357 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...inaccurate statements by the owner notwithstanding, occupancy rates at the Waikiki EDITION were 67 percent in July and were running in excess of 80 percent in August prior to the illegal raid and seizure of the hotel ....

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Thursday, September 1, 2011
News and Video from House Minority: Ward, Thielen, Ching, Pine, Rivere
By Video @ 8:53 PM :: 6362 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment
  • REP. CYNTHIA THIELEN AMONGST PRESENTING DIGNITARIES AT INTERNATIONAL WAVE ENERGY CONFERENCE
  • Walk Wise Hawaii with Representative Corinne Ching
  • Hawaiian Chariots with Gil Riviere and Daniel Ward
  • Robotics with 'The Hawaiian Kids' from Waialua High
  • Plant Theft Robs Us All by Representative Cynthia Thielen
  • Representative Gene Ward Discusses Kamiloiki Elementary
  • Would You Have Been Ready? Virginia earthquake a startling reminder for Hawai‘ i
  • REP. KYMBERLY PINE LAUNCHES “INBOX”
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