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Sunday, August 28, 2011
Battleship Missouri to Commemorate 66th Anniversary of Japanese Surrender
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 10073 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The Battleship Missouri Memorial will commemorate the 66th anniversary of the end of World War II with a free ceremony on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, from 8 to 9 a.m., on the Mighty Mo’s forward main deck. 

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Sunday, August 28, 2011
Star Advertiser, Newspaper Guild Reach Tentative Agreement
By News Release @ 12:17 PM :: 4889 Views :: Maui County, Energy

Informational briefings will be held on Friday and Monday. A ratification vote is scheduled for next Thursday.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011
First Felony Prosecutions under new Elder Abuse Law
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 6541 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Perkins allegedly entered the home three times between August 11 and August 16, 2011. He is accused of verbally threatening the man once and leaving behind a threatening note on another occasion.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011
City, State sued over restrictive "License to Carry" Firearms
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 7040 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Full Text: Hanabusa Campaign Announcement, Djou Response
By News Release @ 6:02 PM :: 7135 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

the U.S. Senate presents an unusual opportunity ... This decision is ... not a sacrifice....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Chancellor Hinshaw to leave UH Manoa
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 6205 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...this is an opportune time for me to announce my decision to transition out of my role as chancellor during July 2012, to allow sufficient time to complete a search for a new chancellor....

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Son of Hamas: Ex-Terrorist to Speak at Aiea Church
By Andrew Walden @ 10:58 PM :: 5910 Views :: Maui County, World News, Family

Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of terrorist Hamas founder and leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef, will be speaking at Calvary Chapel Honolulu, 98-1016 Komo Mai Drive, Aiea -- Wednesday at 630PM.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Rail: Sumitomo will not Appeal, Stands Ready to take Ansaldo's place
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 9374 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

As the only qualified offeror, SCOA’s decision not to appeal should in no way be interpreted as loss of interest. To the contrary, SCOA will remain ready to fulfill its commitments should the City not be able to proceed with Ansaldo due to any problems that might prevent them from fulfilling their offer.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Is Disney Lost in Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:14 AM :: 8294 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Janney Capital Markets analyst Tony Wible is concerned that Disney's losing its magical touch with a Hawaiian timeshare resort where projected operating costs are spiraling out of control....

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Sunday, August 21, 2011
VIDEO: Rebels take center of Tripoli, Gaddafi regime collapses
By Andrew Walden @ 8:48 PM :: 7887 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Ghaddafi is/was the fourth-largest shareholder of Honolulu Rail contractor Ansaldo.  It appears that Ghaddafi's Libyan Investment Authority is undergoing a change in management ....

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Saturday, August 20, 2011
Berg: Ansaldo will Cost Taxpayers $250M on Maintenance
By Tom Berg @ 5:01 PM :: 5973 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

One losing bidder in the procurement process advocated building the rail cars here- creating 150 local jobs on Oahu instead of in California. The losing bidder could also build and maintain the rail cars for $250 million less than what Ansaldo proposed. 

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Saturday, August 20, 2011
Half Billion Dollars for Solar on Hawaii Navy Bases
By News Release @ 2:34 AM :: 8229 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“This contract will be the largest installation of photovoltaic solar energy facilities in Hawaii’s history....”

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Thursday, August 18, 2011
Rep Ward: Governor's Report Long on Rhetoric, Short on Specifics
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:26 PM :: 5672 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...Abercrombie's solutions focus on spending more on government services rather than growing our economy and creating jobs. His statement today didn't even mention our small businesses or entrepreneurs ....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Full Text: Djou Campaign Announcement
By Rep Charles Djou @ 6:51 PM :: 5531 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

 At stake is whether our children will find good jobs, whether our families will be able to stay in Hawai‘i, whether we will have the resources to protect our environment and provide the social services we pledged to provide.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Djou: Hawaii isolated, vulnerable due to lack of Bi-Partisan Delegation
By Selected News Articles @ 10:20 AM :: 10097 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Djou: “Hawaii, in particular, has become exceptionally isolated and vulnerable in Washington D.C because of the lack of a bipartisan congressional delegation...."

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Barbers Point Museum to Host 9-11 Commemoration
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 7275 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News, World News
  • Where: Midway Street between Hangars 110 & 111 on Kalaeloa Airport, Kapolei, Hawaii
  • When: Saturday, September 10, 10 am-6 pm and Sunday, Sept. 11, 10 am-4 pm
  • Special: 10th Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 10 am on Sunday, Sept. 11 
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Country-Western Singer Lee Greenwood to Headline Hawaii GOP Fundraiser
By Andrew Walden @ 12:50 AM :: 9458 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Featuring dinner and a solo performance by the country music icon known best for “God Bless the U.S.A,” the event is set for Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the Koolau Ballrooms at the Koolau Golf Course, 45-550 Kionaole Road, Kaneohe, Oahu.

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Monday, August 15, 2011
Abercrombie names Nakasone to First Circuit Court Bench
By News Release @ 9:10 PM :: 5456 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Honolulu – Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced Deputy Public Defender Karen Tooko Nakasone as his nomination to the judicial seat on the First Circuit Court.

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Monday, August 15, 2011
Abercrombie: 90-Day Homelessness Plan Comes to End
By News Release @ 12:47 PM :: 6253 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Governor Neil Abercrombie and his Coordinator on Homelessness, Marc Alexander, today concluded the 90-Day Plan on Homelessness....

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Monday, August 15, 2011
Waimanalo Gulch Cover-up: Hannemann, Martin fingered in Ethics Commission Report
By Andrew Walden @ 2:06 AM :: 9324 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Busted, named, and shamed by the Honolulu Ethics Commission, Honolulu Planning Commissioner Andrew Jamila has turned State’s Evidence and fingered others involved in a conspiracy to keep Waimanalo Gulch open....

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Thursday, August 11, 2011
St Sophia’s Priest found Not Guilty of Hawaii sex assault tells his story
By Selected News Articles @ 2:47 PM :: 8648 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

On January 25, 2011, Winnipeg priest Father Bohdan Borowec arrived in Hawaii for the first time in his life....

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Trains Helped Kill the Greek Economy – They’ll Kill Hawaii’s too
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 9:05 PM :: 9591 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“Some years back a Greek finance minister, fed up with his country's waste and extravagance claimed that he could save money by shutting down the national railway and driving around its passengers in taxis.”

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Moody’s: Student Loans may be Next Bubble to Burst
By NCPA @ 1:30 PM :: 5850 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"Unless students limit their debt burdens, choose fields of study that are in demand, and successfully complete their degrees on time, they will find themselves in worse financial positions and unable to earn the projected income that justified taking out their loans in the first place."

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011
V-J Day Kiss Statue to be Unveiled in Waikiki
By News Release @ 12:35 AM :: 6781 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

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Monday, August 8, 2011
Berg: Showdown on Landfill
By Tom Berg @ 4:52 PM :: 5665 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...I have requested the deadline period for submitting comments be extended from August 13, to September 30 of this year....

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Saturday, August 6, 2011
Restoring Courage: Hawaii Stands with Israel August 24
By News Release @ 6:59 PM :: 12400 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Thursday, August 4, 2011
I Love Liliha Festival Aug 28
By News Release @ 3:36 PM :: 5320 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

"We are honored to have the sponsors we do to support the festival each year," says Representative Corinne W. L. Ching, "'I LOVE LILIHA' is nothing if not individual gems of the community arriving at one place and time, to remind residents why they should be proud to call Liliha home."

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Ewa Battlefield Preservation Hearing Thursday
By John Bond @ 10:02 PM :: 6036 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

The public is invited to attend the second and final Federal Section 106 PUBLIC HEARING Meeting on Thursday, August 4, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. which will be held at the Hale Pono`i Building at the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) facility at 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway.

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Saturday, July 30, 2011
Political Insiders aim to soak Electric Rate Payers with Bio-Fuel surcharge
By Henry Curtis @ 9:23 PM :: 9206 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

According to the Companies, the application of the biofuel surcharge “would apply to HELCO and HECO customers, and would add about 1/3 of a cent per kilowatt hour.”

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Thursday, July 28, 2011
Djou: Look forward to 2012
By Rep Charles Djou @ 12:03 PM :: 7813 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

As we look forward to 2012, I remain disappointed with our delegation's adherence to a partisan agenda that places party loyalty above the best interests of Hawaii's residents and our nation. If we are to protect and advance Hawaii's best interests in our nation's capital, we need a balanced delegation with representatives who can and will work with both Republicans and Democrats alike....

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Thursday, July 28, 2011
Oneula Burials: The Big Cover Up?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:26 AM :: 9898 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Queen Kaomileika'ahumanu - was buried at the Waipouli cave in the One'ula area. She died on October 31, 1796, but was removed from her burial without approval from the State's OIBC.  

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Fontaine Factor Video: Cybercrime in Hawaii
By Video @ 2:00 PM :: 9559 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

VIDEO: Jason Martin, of Secure DNA and Christopher Van Marter Senior Deputy of the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney White Collar Crime Unit discuss Cybercrime with Representative George Fontaine.... 

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Local leaders step up to support Hawaii International Women’s Conference
By News Release @ 9:46 AM :: 8642 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

A growing list of women leaders from across the state have joined the Executive Advisory Council for Hawai‘i’s 8th annual International Women’s Leadership Conference (IWLC), taking place on September 20, 2011 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel and Resort.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Governor Lingle to Speak at Grassroot Institute Fundraiser
By News Release @ 8:38 AM :: 7633 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment
  • DATE: Friday, July 29th, 2011
  • TIME: 11:30 am ~ 1:30 pm
  • LOCATION: Japanese Cultural Center / Manoa Grand Ballroom, 2454 S Beretania St, 5th Floor
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Featured on Glen Beck: Wallbuilders’ David Barton to speak at Hilo, Maui, Oahu events
By Selected News Articles @ 8:30 AM :: 15181 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment
  • HILO -- JULY 27, WEDNESDAY—1:00PM-3:00PM.
  • MAUI -- JULY 28, THURSDAY-- 5PM youth session, 6:30PM general session.
  • OAHU -- JULY 29, FRIDAY—6:30PM to 8:30PM.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Abercrombie creates Interagency Council on Homelessness
By News Release @ 8:14 PM :: 6430 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The Council will meet quarterly and report annually to the Governor, the Legislature and county mayors, including policy recommendations supporting the statewide plan.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Djou: East-West Center Troubles Points To Need For Bi-Partisan Delegation
By Rep Charles Djou @ 4:05 PM :: 7858 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...the East-West Center is under fire again, as Congress is looking at completely eliminating the center. The House Foreign Affairs Committee recently voted to wipe out the UH based facility. The center might again be saved in the U.S. Senate, but these difficulties will continue as long as Hawaii continues to send a one-sided and unbalanced delegation to Congress that is unable to speak with the new GOP majority in the U.S. House.... 

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Monday, July 25, 2011
Kaiser recognized as Top Medical Home System
By News Release @ 7:36 PM :: 9073 Views :: DHHL, Maui County, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Kaiser Permanente announced today that the Honolulu Clinic and Kihei and Lahaina Clinics on Maui, and their primary care providers have received the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s Physician Practice Connections Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition....

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Sunday, July 24, 2011
Line up for a Mayoral Campaign? Ernie Martin, Ann Kobayashi, Milton Holt, One Ton of Cocaine, and Kamehameha Schools
By Andrew Walden @ 11:50 PM :: 15630 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Documents filed with the Hawaii State Ethics Commission show that a $1000 per person March 15 campaign fundraiser for Honolulu Council Chair Ernie Martin held at the home of Kamehameha Schools lobbyist Linda Y Wong was organized by convicted cocaine dealer Chad Tsuneyoshi—who now serves as Martin’s campaign treasurer.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011
Navy Proposes Two new Historic Districts for Ewa Field
By John Bond @ 4:01 PM :: 8495 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Details about the 1941 Ewa Field Battlefield history and Section 106 process will be presented by the US Navy on August 4th at the DHHL Building in Kapolei. 

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Sunday, July 24, 2011
Berg: Time is now to stop Waimanalo Gulch Extension
By Tom Berg @ 9:27 AM :: 5453 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

The Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill is destined to plague our district for another decade or more unless we act to stop it.  General comments are being accepted up to August 13.

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Saturday, July 23, 2011
Hanabusa’s Chief of Staff covered for Congressman twice accused of Sex Assault
By Andrew Walden @ 1:30 PM :: 9353 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

After years as the Congressional chief of staff for Rep Wu (D-OR), Julie Tippens this January quit to take a job as chief of staff for Rep Colleen Hanabusa (D-Oahu).

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Thursday, July 21, 2011
Military to be Disenfranchised so Meth dealer’s friend can keep Senate Seat?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:49 PM :: 13048 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

On March 5, 2007--just four months after her 2006 Lt Governor run gave Hawaii Democrats their worst gubernatorial defeat since Statehood—Solomon led about 100 people to sit in at the the Federal District Courtroom of Judge Michael Seabright to support her friend, Shawn Aguiar—the Big Island's largest methamphetamines dealer.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Berg: Sludge Digester sacrificed to fund Rail
By Tom Berg @ 9:46 PM :: 5829 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

“The Mayor is facing a turning point in his term, either he can direct resources to resolve flooding, drainage, water, sewer, and road repairs and embark upon upgrades to various treatment plants and recycling efforts, or continue to divert taxpayers’ money to fund a heavy-rail system riddled with graft on all fronts."

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Monday, July 18, 2011
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted July 18
By Selected News Articles @ 6:09 PM :: 6647 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

 Recent Congressional Votes

  • House: Better Use of Light Bulbs Act
  • House: Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011
    • House: Energy-Water Appropriations, FY2012
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Sunday, July 17, 2011
Senate Race: Hanabusa sees Remake of 2002 Gubernatorial Election
By Selected News Articles @ 3:12 PM :: 6500 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Mazie Hirono and Ed Case batter each other in a contested Democratic primary, then the survivor meets and loses to Lingle in the general election."

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Friday, July 15, 2011
Response to Star-Advertiser: Rail Opponents list Alternative Traffic Solutions
By News Release @ 4:23 PM :: 7227 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Borreca's column today is an interesting one but we do quibble with his following conclusion:  "... the anti-rail contingent has yet to show its own alternative traffic solution. Honolulu's real traffic jam is the city's inability to move a plan that has overwhelming public support."

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Thursday, July 14, 2011
Ewa Field Battlefield Survey Report released by Navy
By John Bond @ 11:56 PM :: 9939 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

July 19th PUBLIC HEARING at the DHHL Hawaii Pono'i Bldg. That's Tuesday July 19, 2011, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, Hawaii.

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Thursday, July 14, 2011
Hanalani School Returns Home with Second International Botball Tournament Win
By News Release @ 11:32 PM :: 7398 Views :: Maui County, Energy

Hanalani School is a robotic force to be reckoned with. After three days of intense international competition, the Miliani students were named tournament champions for the second year in a row ....

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Thursday, July 14, 2011
Berg: Restore Funding for Sand Island Wastewater Treatment
By Tom Berg @ 10:56 PM :: 6526 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

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