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Friday, November 11, 2016
A Story of Great Courage from Afghanistan
By Rep Charles Djou @ 4:31 PM :: 1739 Views :: Military

...Today, I've been thinking about an Afghan man who I had the privilege of knowing in Afghanistan....

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Sunday, November 06, 2016
Djou Pledges Commitment to all Parks; Not Just a Few
By Rep Charles Djou @ 6:27 PM :: 1499 Views :: Honolulu County

Parks in rural areas are even more severely neglected....

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Saturday, November 05, 2016
Djou: I will Build 10,000 Affordable Units on Oahu
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:01 AM :: 2829 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Cost of Living

... 10,000 ‘rent-to-equity,’ truly affordable homes ....

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Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Djou Unveils Plan for First 100 Days as Mayor
By Rep Charles Djou @ 6:01 AM :: 2922 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Rail

In my first 100 days in office, I will....

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Friday, October 21, 2016
Djou Launches New Ad as Absentee Ballots Arrive in Mailboxes
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:37 PM :: 2181 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

...Absentee ballots started arriving at homes Wednesday, October 19....

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Thursday, October 13, 2016
Djou: My Plan To Create More Affordable Housing
By Rep Charles Djou @ 7:51 PM :: 2127 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

I've met so many young people on the campaign trail, who graduated from college, work hard, and are still unable to buy their first home....

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Monday, October 10, 2016
Caldwell Lays an Egg
By Rep Charles Djou @ 5:14 PM :: 2372 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

"...what could he possibly provide in an hour a month that’s worth $299,000 to Territorial other than political influence?"

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Sunday, October 09, 2016
Dog Parks: Djou on Creating Livable Communities
By Rep Charles Djou @ 5:14 AM :: 1577 Views :: Honolulu County

This week we had a wonderful time meeting dog owners from around Oahu to discuss expanding the number of dog parks in our city....

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Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Caldwell Campaign "Volunteer" Paid With Your Tax Money
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:21 PM :: 5934 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

..."earns" tens of thousands of dollars in City public relations contracts....

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Friday, September 30, 2016
As Rail Collapses, Caldwell Laughs All The Way to the Bank
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:39 PM :: 2722 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Caldwell has been using his position as Mayor to enrich himself -- making $200,000-$299,999 a year as mayor "working" just 1-2 hours a months and collecting $900,000 - $999,999 in bank stock for his "service"....

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
City Negligent - Again - On Hanauma Bay
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:14 AM :: 2785 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Ethics

...the City failing to follow through on the audit recommendations and court orders....

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Monday, September 26, 2016
Affordable Housing Funds Wasted; There's a Better Way Forward
By Rep Charles Djou @ 10:45 PM :: 2281 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...the City failed to spend $26 million in the affordable housing fund and such failure may require the City to give back these funds to the Federal government....

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
Djou, Savio: City Still Failing on Affordable Housing
By Rep Charles Djou @ 11:02 PM :: 3099 Views :: Development, Rail, Cost of Living

"Last week we learned that the City failed to spend tens of millions of dollars in the affordable housing fund and we may now lose this money."

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Need a Sandwich? Call an Ambulance
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:02 AM :: 2821 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Homelessness

Among the many problems our community faces with the rampant homeless crisis is the use of our ambulances by a minority in our community, as a personal taxi service....

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Friday, September 16, 2016
Honolulu Rail will be studied in engineering school as prime example of how not to build a rail system
By Rep Charles Djou @ 4:35 PM :: 1868 Views :: Rail

A couple of days ago, I talked to a senior consulting engineer on the rail project....

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Saturday, September 03, 2016
Djou: How I Will Get Rail to Ala Moana
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:19 AM :: 3630 Views :: Rail

...In the last 24 hours, my position on rail has been misrepresented and taken out of context....

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Thursday, August 18, 2016
Djou: Formby Will Further Politicize HART
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:22 PM :: 3199 Views :: Rail

"...mainland consultants who have little knowledge of local construction conditions (are) dictating the course of the project...."

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Sunday, August 14, 2016
Djou: Caldwell badly damaged and we are just getting started
By Rep Charles Djou @ 7:32 PM :: 3451 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Rail

In just 68 days, we managed to hold the incumbent mayor to an effective draw after being outspent 5-to-1 with the entire City machinery against us....

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Monday, July 25, 2016
Honolulu: Property Tax Bills and Absentee Ballots Arrive in Mail
By Rep Charles Djou @ 4:04 AM :: 2327 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Rail

This week our City government mailed two very important documents:  your property tax bill and your absentee ballot....

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Friday, July 22, 2016
Tax Hike Coming: Rail ‘Recovery’ Plan to Remain Hidden Until After Election
By Rep Charles Djou @ 9:53 PM :: 2920 Views :: Rail, Taxes

Now that the rail project is facing a short fall of at least $1.5 billion, using Caldwell's own math, it means the mayor needs to increase real property tax rates by at least 50% to 65% ....

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Sunday, July 17, 2016
Poll: Djou Ahead 39-30
By Rep Charles Djou @ 6:47 PM :: 2326 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

Ballots will be mailed in 5 days.  This election can be won with 50% + 1 vote....

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Djou Challenges Caldwell to Respond to On-Going EMS Staffing Problems
By Rep Charles Djou @ 4:31 PM :: 2204 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor

...Yesterday, when asked to respond on EMS staffing shortages, the mayor again refused to respond....

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Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Caldwell Planning Smear Tactics?
By Rep Charles Djou @ 5:11 PM :: 2381 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

...this race will soon get ugly.... 

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Monday, July 04, 2016
Mahalo for your service
By Rep Charles Djou @ 7:06 PM :: 1761 Views :: Military

On my mind today is 1LT Timothy Steele....

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Friday, July 01, 2016
Djou: Fundraising Exceptionally Strong
By Rep Charles Djou @ 10:18 PM :: 2078 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

...we will be able to file an exceptionally strong fundraising report that demonstrates the strength of our campaign and message....

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Friday, June 24, 2016
Djou: Rail Mess is a Pure Failure of Leadership
By Rep Charles Djou @ 12:01 AM :: 2167 Views :: Rail

...the Honolulu rail system cost could now reach as high as almost $11 bil. from the original projected cost of $5.2 bil....

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Monday, June 20, 2016
Star-Adv Hits Caldwell ‘Abject Failure of Leadership’
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:22 AM :: 3059 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Rail

The newspaper characterized Caldwell's decision-making as "political expediency" driven by his re-election campaign....

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Mayor Becomes Incoherent
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:53 AM :: 3180 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Rail

Over the past 48-hours the mayor's policy on rail swung wildly in a display of uneven and poorly constructed leadership....

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Friday, June 17, 2016
Fire Mayor, Not the Ethics Director
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:08 AM :: 2323 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians

Totto's troubles only started when he started investigating Caldwell's political fundraising practices....

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Thursday, June 16, 2016
Flip Flop: Caldwell Suddenly Decides Rail Must End at Middle Street
By Rep Charles Djou @ 9:14 PM :: 1831 Views :: Rail

Earlier today, Kirk Caldwell had a massive change of position on rail by admitting that the route might need to be shortened to end at Middle Street....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Djou: HART Grab for City Loan Highlights Caldwell’s Untrustworthiness
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:18 PM :: 2228 Views :: Rail

Yesterday, KHON's Gina Mangieri covered a story detailing HART's request to borrow a minimum of $20 million more for rail, this time on the city's credit....

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Monday, June 13, 2016
Djou: We should be strengthening our ethics commission, not dismantling it
By Rep Charles Djou @ 10:10 PM :: 2235 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...as a councilmember, I fought to give the Ethics Commission the power to issue civil fines for violations of the ethics code and championed stronger ethics rules that have reduced conflicts of interest in Honolulu....

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Thursday, June 09, 2016
Djou Reacts to HART Board Announcing More Cost Increases for Rail
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:00 AM :: 1944 Views :: Rail

“We need a leader who will stand up for the people and protect hard-working families from the out-of control costs of the rail system."

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Monday, March 07, 2016
Djou Open Letter against Trump: ‘Selfish immaturity unworthy of Presidency’
By Rep Charles Djou @ 12:43 PM :: 2911 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...Donald Trump’s candidacy, however, is inconsistent with my values and I am unable in good conscience to vote for him....

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Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Djou: How to Fix the Rail Mess
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:56 PM :: 2320 Views :: Rail

...we now need a more responsible and accountable government that is going to actually complete this project the right way without corruption, massive additional cost over-runs and more taxes....

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Sunday, November 02, 2014
Charles Djou Announces 30-Day Plan
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:31 PM :: 2825 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...if we are honored to win this race, in our first 30 days in office, I will....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
Djou: It Will Be Close and We Can Win
By Rep Charles Djou @ 2:22 PM :: 1854 Views :: Politicians

With just 11 days until the election, the race is tied at 47% to 47%....

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Thursday, September 11, 2014
Djou: Combat Isis, Support the President
By Rep Charles Djou @ 5:29 AM :: 1866 Views :: Military

...Politics should end at the water's edge....

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Djou: Exempt Hawaii from Obamacare, Jones Act
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:41 PM :: 3106 Views :: Health Care, Jones Act, Politicians

"Hawaii has America's highest cost of living and I am committed to reducing this burden...."

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Sunday, August 10, 2014
Djou: 86 Days to Create a Better Future
By Rep Charles Djou @ 9:09 PM :: 1993 Views :: Politicians

Last night, we won our primary with 96% of the vote....

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Djou Seeks Seat in Majority for Hawaii
By Rep Charles Djou @ 6:01 PM :: 2339 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

Since the last election, Hawaii has lost over 90 years of seniority and now has the junior-most congressional delegation in the U.S....

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Friday, July 04, 2014
Djou: Independence, the Strength to Vote for Change
By Rep Charles Djou @ 6:15 PM :: 2191 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...we Americans have within us the strength and ability to change our community, our state and our nation for the better....

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Monday, June 30, 2014
Djou: New VA Secretary Needs to Embrace Reform
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:36 AM :: 2244 Views :: Health Care, Military

The new VA Secretary needs to quickly understand the serious depth of the problems facing the VA in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Djou: Give Veterans a Private Healthcare Option
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:53 PM :: 2550 Views :: Health Care, Military

"...I applaud the recent Senate compromise action reached between Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT) to allow vets access to private healthcare providers...."

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Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Djou Officially Files for Congressional Race
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:47 AM :: 2446 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

In Hawaii, despite almost 60 years of one-party rule, we see our quality of life declining....

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Saturday, May 31, 2014
Djou: Allow vets to bypass VA for health care
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:14 PM :: 2847 Views :: Military, Politicians

"Sec. Shinseki's resignation, however, does not fix the underlying failures at the VA."

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Monday, May 26, 2014
Afghanistan: The Meaning of Service on this Memorial Day
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:05 PM :: 1844 Views :: Military

I was at the airport with my family on Friday evening, when we noticed Schofield-based soldiers heading for Afghanistan....

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Djou Urges Thai armed forces to return power to democratic institutions
By Rep Charles Djou @ 9:43 PM :: 2988 Views :: World News, Military, Politicians

"I join the Obama administration in urging Thailand’s armed forces to return power to democratic institutions.”

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Saturday, May 10, 2014
Djou: “Obamacare’s punitive costs and punishing demands hurt working people”
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:37 PM :: 2301 Views :: Health Care

"A recent study showed that the cost per enrollee for Obamacare in Hawaii is nearly $24,000."

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Djou on Obama Asia Visit: Congress Should Pass Asia-Pacific Free Trade Pact Now
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:06 PM :: 2396 Views :: National News, Politicians

"Congress needs to follow up on this presidential trip by passing trade promotion authority to conclude a free-trade agreement across Asia and the Pacific”

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