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Sunday, February 06, 2011
Don’t Mock Hu Jintao: Honolulu Councilmembers demand Rush Limbaugh be censored
By Andrew Walden @ 8:15 PM :: 7290 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment

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Saturday, February 05, 2011
Sen Schumer Demands Investigation: Reusable Bags Contain Harmful Chemicals and Harbor Bacteria
By News Release @ 10:33 AM :: 10865 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Senator Charles Schumer and other congressional leaders have called on government safety agencies to investigate why such elevated levels of lead are coming into contact with our food and leaching into the environment. Perhaps even more alarming, a University of Arizona study found fecal coliform bacteria and E. coli in some of the bags.

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Saturday, February 05, 2011
KTA, Safeway, Walgreens: Excessive Amounts of Lead Found in Reusable Grocery Bags
By News Release @ 10:29 AM :: 13843 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

EPA standard for lead in packaging materials is 100ppm.  Safeway tests 6.72 times the EPA limit.  Walgreens is 2.98 times, KTA Superstores 2.85 times, and Defense Comissary Agency tests 2.35 times the EPA standard. 

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Thursday, February 03, 2011
Abercrombie names anti-Superferry protester Morita to head PUC
By News Release @ 9:17 PM :: 6292 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the appointment of State Representative Hermina Morita as the chair of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).

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Monday, January 17, 2011
Calif. Mayor’s Open Letter to Honolulu Council: Instant Runoff Voting is undemocratic
By News Release @ 4:42 PM :: 7455 Views :: Honolulu County, Office of Elections

It is my understanding that there is a move in Honolulu to introduce IRV/RCV (ranked choice voting). I would suggest the Council not adopt IRV elections as it does not have the results intended. It will not result in a majority victor. There are many problems with ranked choice voting. At one time, I was a supporter of ranked choice voting but no more.

I was born and raised on the Island and still have many relatives on the Island. As someone from Honolulu, I would not want to subject them to instant runoff voting.

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Monday, December 20, 2010
LoPresti: Espero saw Dudley vandalize signs (UPDATE)
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 8063 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

When I arrived, Dudley was just leaving and Espero told me what happened. As I was picking up and replacing my signs as well as Ms. Martinez's signs...Dudley drove by pointing and laughing like a mad man as he drove back up towards his home in Makakilo. It was really disconcerting.... It seems that Dudely also cursed out Espero's elderly grandfather while they were sign waiving near one another too.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010
Residency Challenge filed against Kioni Dudley Council Candidacy
By News Release @ 5:02 PM :: 9904 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

The attached letter is a "voter challenge" that was filed with the City Clerk of the City and County of Honolulu Nov. 24, 2010 at 11:57 AM. It suggests that Mr. Michael Keoni Dudley has falsified voter registration and candidate registration information so that he can run in the District 1 Special Election for Todd Apo's old council seat.

UPDATE: Dudley calls LoPresti “Obsessed Voyeur” suggests job is at risk

LoPresti: “This multi-millionaire is now threatening me”

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Honolulu Council Special Election: Mel Kahele, Waimanalo Gulch, and other baggage
By Andrew Walden @ 11:53 PM :: 9294 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Labor, Politicians

In the formally non-partisan winner-take-all race, Kahele, a Democrat, will face former GOP State Rep Bob McDermott, and Democrats Matthew LoPresti and Christopher Lewis.  But Kahele’s chances may hinge on voters, media, and opposing campaigns not having time to do research.  Kahele carries a lot of baggage, including a metaphorical steamer trunk loaded with the fragrant burden of Waimanalo Gulch.

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Friday, October 29, 2010
Barking Sands: Japanese Missile Intercept Sends Message to North Korea
By News Release @ 11:17 AM :: 8814 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Thursday, October 28, 2010
Photos: Aiona-Finnegan bus tour hits Maui, Kauai
By News Release @ 6:58 PM :: 8274 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Rep Roland Sagum (D-Kauai) endorses Duke Aiona for Governor
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 8474 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

“Duke is the best person to serve as the next Governor of Hawai‘i,” said Rep. Sagum. “He is a true leader with integrity and good judgment who is not afraid to make tough decisions, and he has bold plans that will move Hawai‘i forward; that’s why I am willing to cross party lines to show my support and help elect Duke as our next Governor.”

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Kauai Debate: Cut programs, raise taxes, or fail?
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 5674 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

"Behind our opponents' plan is the fact that they would either cut more programs, raise taxes or fail to deliver on their promises. They simply cannot provide the types of government programs for which they advocate without raising the cost of living for Hawai‘i's hard-working families and businesses."

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Thursday, October 14, 2010
Kauai’s Baptiste family endorses Aiona-Finnegan
By News Release @ 3:08 PM :: 6005 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

"I am endorsing Duke Aiona and Lynn Finnegan because they will provide a hopeful, balanced vision for our island and citizens," said Annette Baptiste. "My family is fully supportive of their campaign for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. At this critical point, I feel that, under their leadership, Duke and Lynn are best suited to address the big issues facing the people of Hawai‘i."

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Court declines to expand meaning of "preserve in place" in Naue burial case final disposition
By Selected News Articles @ 8:59 PM :: 6173 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

...in a hearing on the State’s motion for summary judgment, the Native Hawaiian Legal Corp. argued that the court should interpret “preserve in place” as used in the State burial law and administrative rules as prohibiting building over burials. There is no such prohibition explicit in the statutory language and the Court declined to impose such a meaning....

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Sunday, October 03, 2010
Kauai Mayor Carvalho refuses to endorse Abercrombie
By Selected News Articles @ 2:31 PM :: 6425 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

Asked if he would endorse any gubernatorial candidate now that Hannemann is out of the race, Carvalho said, “As for further endorsements, I’m not prepared to do so at this time but may at a later date.”

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Friday, September 17, 2010
Find Your Polling Place -- Polls open 7AM to 6PM Saturday Sept 18
By Selected News Articles @ 5:12 PM :: 12662 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Primary Election Vote on Saturday, September 18, 2010 -- 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Gov Lingle appoints Figuera and Kouchi to Senate
By News Release @ 8:47 PM :: 7800 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle today appointed Laura Figueira to fill the vacant O‘ahu North Shore Senate seat and Ronald Kouchi to fill the vacant Kaua‘i Senate seat.  They will serve on a temporary basis until new Senators are elected in the upcoming General Election and take the oath of office.  The two vacancies were created by the resignation of Robert Bunda and Gary Hooser in July. 

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Friday, September 03, 2010
Early Voting sites open now across state
By Andrew Walden @ 4:48 PM :: 13627 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

VOTE EARLY! Here is a complete list of Walk-in absentee/early voting sites and hours for all four counties.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Governor seeks public input on candidates to fill two Senate vacancies
By News Release @ 7:31 PM :: 7293 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

 

The three names submitted by the Democratic Party to fill the vacant Senate District 22 (Mililani Mauka, Wahiawa, Hale‘iwa, Mokule‘ia, North Shore) seat are:  Laura Figueira, John Kampfer and Lei Learmont.

The three names submitted by the Democratic Party to fill the vacant Senate District 7 (Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau) seat are: Ronald Kouchi, Barbara Robeson and Sandra Wright.

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Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Djou: In six years Lee Donohue has never spoken to me about district
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 5080 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

Congressman Djou was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives last month after seven and a half years on the City Council. To date, Lee Donohue has never spoken to Congressman Djou on issues concerning the council district, or any other matter since retiring as police chief nearly six years ago. 

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Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Nanakuli Park: Hannemann pounds Hanabusa in proxy fight between Waimanalo Gulch and PVT landfill
By Andrew Walden @ 11:45 PM :: 12139 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

Waianae Coast residents, upset that all of Oahu is literally "dumping" on them, have been fighting for years to close down Leeward Shore landfills. But, the Honolulu City Council Planning Committee, with the support of many residents on the Waianae Coast, has cast a vote which may very well keep Waimanalo Gulch Landfill open.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010
AtomicMonkey responds: “Some of us work for the City…we proudly stand by description of Abercrombie as ‘flailing gasbag’”
By Letters to the Editor @ 11:22 AM :: 8863 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

Bob Wiesel is a pseudonym that has a long history in Honolulu and been passed around quite a bit.  I am one of many Bob Wiesels...collectively we amount to a poor man's Publius. There are blog entries that go back to before 2001 still online from Robert D. Wiesel, BobW, BWiesel and every other variant that you can dream up.  Some of the "Bob's" work for, or had worked for both the city and state at some point. 

Blog participation at City Hall tapered off after Dave Shapiro started publishing IP addresses in an attempt to suppress his critics.  Several individuals at City Hall asked Charles Totto (ethics commission) for a reading on whether it was "against the rules" to participate during our lunch hour, breaks etc.  He recommended that we play it safe and just not do it at all from the city network and it pretty much stopped at that point.  Bob Wiesels live on, however, on their own time and own internet connections. 

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Abercrombie team: Hannemann admin “intentionally violating Public Procurement Code”
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 8124 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

We are reprinting excerpts from an April 23 letter to Honolulu Councilmember Ann Kobayashi from Honolulu Attorney John C. McLaren who wrote “on behalf of former Governor Ben Cayetano and other unidentified people” according to the May 6 Advertiser.  Kobayashi and Cayetano are key supporters of Neil Abercrombie.    The allegations contained in the letter have been forwarded to the State procurement office for investigation.  

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010
May 8: Thousands of ‘Mormon Helping Hands’ to clean Hawaii parks, beaches
By News Release @ 4:30 PM :: 10395 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, DHHL, Maui County, Energy

OAHU – Over 4,000 volunteers will fan out on May 8th across Oahu as part of a herculean effort to renew and beautify 47 city and state parks throughout the island as part of the ‘Mormon Helping Hands’ program.  In all, 6,500 volunteers throughout the state plan to clean-up a total of 81 parks in this one-day effort.

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Sunday, April 25, 2010
With federal law at stake, Paid activists attack Hawaii fish farmers
By News Release @ 3:21 PM :: 14359 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

A highly funded, Washington, DC lobby organization, Food and Water Watch (FWW), is mounting a frontal attack on Hawaii State policy that supports open ocean mariculture. They have rallied a motley crew of rag tag environmental groups, and paid many of them to attack a growing sector of our economy that is on the verge of showing the world a way to produce seafood that is environmentally responsible.

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Friday, April 16, 2010
Photos: 2,000 Rally against Tax Hikes at Capitol, 300 in Kona, 150 in Hilo, 100 in Lihue, 100s in Kahului
By Andrew Walden @ 3:01 PM :: 12767 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

  

SB: The Hawaii rally was aimed squarely at state lawmakers—majority Democrats who approved this week an increase in the tax on a barrel of oil. The increase from a nickel to $1.05 per barrel is expected to increase the cost of gas and energy bills….

One candidate, Republican Charles Djou, attended the rally and took the occasion of tax deadline day to launch an appeal for votes....

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Thursday, April 15, 2010
April 15 No New Taxes Five Rallies on Four Islands: Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Maui, Kauai
By Andrew Walden @ 12:10 AM :: 14593 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawaii Legislators want to raise the GE Tax by as much as 25%. They propose to raise the barrel tax on fuel 3000%.  But they refuse to even consider abolishing the BoE and placing the DoE under the direct control of the next Governor.  On April 15, Hawaii voters will have their say at rallies planned for Honolulu, Kahului, Kailua-Kona, Hilo and Lihue.  Here are the details and contact information for each rally. 

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Sunday, March 21, 2010
Bought and paid for, will Hirono cast the deciding vote for Obamacare?
By Andrew Walden @ 1:40 PM :: 14687 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

For months, Mazie Hirono pledged to vote against the Senate version of Obamacare.  For her, Senate Obamacare just wasn’t socialist enough.  Along with 56 other “progressive” members of Congress, she demanded a program with a public option and denounced the Senate bill as a multi-billion dollar giveaway to the insurance companies.

Hirono’s July 30, 2009 letter explained:

“Any bill that does not provide, at a minimum, for a public option with reimbursement rates based on Medicare rates--not negotiated rates—is unacceptable…. (T)his agreement will result in the public, both as insurance purchasers and as taxpayers, paying ever higher rates to insurance companies.  We simply cannot vote for such a proposal.”

Hirono has maintained this position as recently as February 2, but at the last minute, barely noticed by her “progressive” base, Rep Mazie Hirono has changed her mind....

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Saturday, March 20, 2010
GOP’s Ramsay Wharton to challenge Hirono for Outer Islands Congressional Seat
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 16321 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Now, more than ever, we need to bring balance to our nation’s capitol.  For too long, Hawaii residents have been underserved with only “one” viewpoint represented in Congress.  This out-of-balance system has failed our citizens and allowed for policies that have stifled our creativity and economic growth and burdened us with heavy taxes, wasteful, out of control government spending, and inefficient bureaucratic growth.

The people are speaking, but Washington isn’t listening.  That’s why we need new leaders who will listen and provide “common sense” approaches to get our country back on track.  Join me in the “good fight” and allow me the honor to represent you with “a strong voice and presence” in the halls of Congress.  

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Thursday, February 04, 2010
Hint to Hawaii: Plastic Bag Ban overturned by Calif. court -- no EIS
By Selected News Articles @ 4:07 PM :: 15668 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawaii Legislature's own papermill.  Built by feeeel-goood fake environmentalism.

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Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Hawaii Scores “D” on Citizen Initiative rights
By News Release @ 10:48 AM :: 13315 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Initiatives on the County level have included: Kauai Ohana in 2006-2007 attempting to use the initiative process to defeat high property taxes, Stop Rail activists who won the opportunity to vote on rail, and others who have used initiative for various causes on the Big Island.  Hawaii citizens do not have any statewide initiative and referendum rights. A majority of state citizens do enjoy local initiative and referendum rights. 

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Aiona campaign announces "Grassroots Leadership Team"
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 12652 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

HONOLULU – Duke Aiona today announced five county chairs and co-chairs and 13 regional chairs for his growing campaign. The leadership team will provide grassroots support to mobilize and turn out voters for Duke Aiona in the 2010 gubernatorial election.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Gov. Lingle nominates Edwin Nacino Circuit Judge
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 6529 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

As a practicing attorney, Nacino had the opportunity to prepare appellate briefs to the Hawai‘i Supreme Court, Hawai‘i Intermediate Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.... He worked for two-and-a-half years at the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office where he tried jury and non-jury cases involving misdemeanor and felonies at the District, Family and Circuit Court levels.... Before beginning his legal career, Nacino was a police officer with the Honolulu Police Department for approximately eight-and-a-half years.

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Monday, October 26, 2009
Missile Defense brings Maori NFL star Riki Ellison to Capitol Tuesday
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 11079 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The event will feature a presentation by national spokesman and former NFL football star, Riki Ellison, Founder and Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) a non-profit organization which advocates the deployment and development of a missile defense system.  Mr. Ellison has is an expert in the field of missile defense.

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Monday, September 28, 2009
Kawamura on budget: Hooser "out of touch with reality"
By News Release @ 12:54 PM :: 7168 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

Hooser prefers that we hold hearings and community discussions to debate the type and size of government we should have. Lawmakers can hold such hearings during the next legislative session, or even schedule them now while the Legislature is on its break. Frankly, the Legislature should have held such discussions three or four years ago, when the State had money to invest in our long-term future.

While Hooser is busy debating options, the Administration is facing up to our fiscal responsibility and obligation to the people of Hawai‘i by taking immediate steps to address the current financial crisis. Many of the decisions that are being made are not ones that we want to make, but we are doing what needs to done in order to ensure the State government does not run out of money, which will happen if we wait as Hooser suggests.

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Friday, September 25, 2009
GOP: Hooser's only idea--"increase taxes"
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 6:53 PM :: 6363 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

Read between the lines of Sen. Hooser’s commentary and you will see the only idea he has is to increase taxes on Hawai'i’s already overtaxed citizens.  We need elected officials who can make difficult decisions and solve complicated problems, not hope someone else will find a solution.

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Friday, September 18, 2009
Defeating the "homelessness industry" before it gets a grip on Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:17 PM :: 15429 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Tourism

The ACLU is threatening a lawsuit against the City of Honolulu after the City Council voted to ban sleeping on sidewalks.  Today's Star-Bulletin editorializes:

Councilman Charles Djou introduced the bill because of concerns about how the homeless sleeping on Waikiki sidewalks is affecting tourism. Djou maintains that refusing to allow the chronically homeless to sleep on sidewalks would "put the hammer on people getting the help they need."

Djou needs to cite a precedent where such tough compassion has actually worked.

The answer is embarrassingly simple: Los Angeles. 

This leads to an obvious question the Star-Bulletin editorialists must answer:

Where has your laissez-faire attitude towards homelessness ever produced anything but more homelessness?

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Thursday, August 13, 2009
Statehood Celebration events scheduled on Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Lanai
By News Release @ 6:13 PM :: 9583 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

“Statehood was a major turning point for our state, and 50 years later, we are proud of everything we have accomplished. I hope the residents of Hawai‘i will show their pride in our island home by attending local commemorations and learning more about our state’s history,” said Kippen de Alba Chu, chair of the 50th Anniversary of Statehood Commission.

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Monday, May 25, 2009
Memorial Day: Hawaii remembers its heroes
By Selected News Articles @ 9:42 AM :: 8477 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, DHHL, Maui County, Energy, National News, World News

Links to Memorial Day commemorations across the state...

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
MRC Greenwood and "A Powerful Coterie of larcenous. . . ." (UH's next system President?)
By Andrew Walden @ 8:57 PM :: 26603 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, DHHL, Maui County, Energy, Environment

When the Star-Bulletin and Advertiser write about "ethical lapses" of public officials without actually describing the lapses it is a sure sign that a good story is lurking below the surface.  Of course that is the case with MRC Greenwood, one of the two finalists selected from 600 applicants for the job of UH system President. 

This hidden story involves money-grubbing lesbians, a $30,000 dog run paid for by the UC system, former Communist Party vice-presidential candidate Angela Davis, and one suicide.  Questions Hawaii reporters should be asking Greenwood include:  "If hired, will UH be expected to also hire Ms Goff and/or your son?"  and "Will you speak up in favor of  administrators arranging cushy high-paying jobs for their lovers at UH--or was that just a UC thing?"

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Monday, April 27, 2009
DLNR Reopens Polihale: Volunteer energy helps State get the job done
By News Release @ 5:40 AM :: 4028 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

Due to the state’s projected $2 billion revenue shortfall and decreases to the DLNR budget, it was not known when funds would be available to make repairs to reopen the road and park. The infusion of community volunteer energy made it possible for the park to be reopened sooner.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009
Photos from Lihue Tea Party
By Andrew Walden @ 1:45 AM :: 8988 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

Kauai TEA Party AM DPP_0003

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009
SB backs Hawaii Tea-Parties: "Protest their insane plans to increase our already high cost of living"
By Andrew Walden @ 7:51 AM :: 10307 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, DHHL, Maui County, Energy, Environment

For those who feel they're paying too much and have a yen to vent, there's an event tomorrow just for you (assuming that you're not one of those last-minute procrastinators and have the time to attend). The "Tax Day Tea Party" will be held 4-7 p.m. at the state Capitol.

Here's the call to action from the organizer's Web site, www.overtaxedhawaii.com:

"Many of our elected state legislators in Hawaii are planning to enact massive tax increases in the weeks ahead when the legislative session ends on May 7th. YOU CAN HELP STOP THEM.

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Friday, April 10, 2009
Hawaii Tea Party Update: Hilo, Kona, Honolulu, Kahului, Lahaina, Lihue SEVEN EVENTS SCHEDULED!
By Andrew Walden @ 3:41 PM :: 11995 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, DHHL, Maui County, Energy, Environment, National News

SEVEN "Tax Day Tea Party" events are scheduled for Hawaii April 15  Here is a news release for the Hilo event as well as contact information and details for each of the seven events.

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Friday, April 10, 2009
Rush Limbaugh salutes Kauai volunteer bridge builders
By Rush Limbaugh @ 12:25 PM :: 11669 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

And after only eight days, all of the repairs were done, Pleas said. It was a shockingly quick fix to a problem that may have taken much longer if they waited for state money to funnel in."

Not just state money, state workers.  Two years to complete the project, the state said, whatever it was, and four million bucks.  And these people did it in eight days!  Ivan Slack said,  "'We can wait around for the state or federal government to make this move, or we can go out and do our part.  Just like everyone's sitting around waiting for a stimulus check, we were waiting for this but decided we couldn't wait anymore.' ... Now, because of their hard work, volunteers hope they'll be ready to send that positive message -- right in time for the tourist season."

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Wednesday, April 08, 2009
FBI raids alleged sovereignty mortgage scammers
By @ 11:28 AM :: 9158 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, DHHL, Maui County, Energy

The bogus bonds are not sold through an investment firm or brokerage house, as legitimate bonds are. They also purport to represent ownership in a fictitious Hawaiian nation named Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, sponsored by the Hawaiiloa Foundation.

The companies pushing the bogus bonds, several claiming to be affiliated with Native Hawaiian sovereignty movements, are targeting Native Hawaiian homeowners and others who are facing foreclosure.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Unperplexing Opposition to the Hawaii Superferry
By Andrew Walden @ 7:25 AM :: 12668 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, DHHL, Maui County, Energy, Environment

As Pacific Business News editorialized January 12, the Superferry opposition and obstruction, “continues to perplex us as yet another group of politicians, this time senators from Neighbor Islands, make noise….”

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Monday, September 19, 2005
As the Storm Fronts Line Up Off Shore, Residents are Asking if Oahu is Ready for a Hurricane
By Andrew Walden @ 10:59 AM :: 6311 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

With Hurricane Jova and two other major other storms lined up in formation, Oahu Civil Defense planners describe a shortfall of 60,000 spaces in evacuation plans which are themselves designed to shelter only about one-third of Oahu`s population. These numbers sound bad enough, but they grotesquely understate the problem.

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