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Saturday, August 06, 2016
State Issuing Fines on City for Sewer Spill and Failure to Maintain Infrastructure
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 1790 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...the inability of the mayor to address this infrastructure failure is clear negligence....

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Saturday, August 06, 2016
Caldwell Ducks Debate as Fundraising Fades
By News Release @ 8:02 PM :: 2402 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Rail

...the mayor fails to attend the debate tonight in Sand Island sponsored by the Kaimuki Business Association, Kalihi Business Association and Kahala Business Association....

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Thursday, August 04, 2016
Fundrace: Djou Beats Caldwell 3-1
By News Release @ 12:34 PM :: 2088 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

Djou for Mayor reported having raised approximately $225,000 in contributions with just under $200,000 cash-on-hand....

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Thursday, August 04, 2016
Honolulu Green Light-Red Light Ratio Designed to Jam Up Traffic
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:58 AM :: 1848 Views :: Honolulu County

...A well managed arterial street should have at least a 7:3 green-to-red ratio--Honolulu has the opposite....

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Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Honolulu Ethics Commission Appoints New Director
By News Release @ 6:49 PM :: 1642 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Ms. Yamane previously served as the Acting State Auditor....

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Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Caldwell Hammered on Bank Job, Lack of Ethics
By News Release @ 7:59 PM :: 2546 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Caldwell collects not only a $164,928 annual pay check from taxpayers but continues to 'work' a second job at a bank collecting an additional $200,000 per year....

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Sunday, July 31, 2016
On Rail, Caldwell Stonewalls Council, Legislature, and Feds
By News Release @ 5:34 AM :: 1946 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...Kirk Caldwell has done everything possible to evade questioning and withhold the details of the rail project....

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Thursday, July 28, 2016
DLNR: Keehi Lagoon is Caldwell’s Mess
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 2160 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

"...there might be needles and other hazardous materials in here, so we don’t want people reaching in...."

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Monday, July 25, 2016
Another Sewage overflow near Ala Moana
By News Release @ 7:37 PM :: 1479 Views :: Honolulu County
Remember how long it took to wade thru Caldwell’s lies Last Time?
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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 :: 2236 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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Saturday, July 23, 2016
City seeks non-profit organization for Kapolei City Lights parade and vendors
By News Release @ 10:51 PM :: 2244 Views :: Honolulu County, Religion

The deadline to submit proposals is 4 p.m. on August 19, 2016....

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Friday, July 22, 2016
Honolulu ADU Incentives Now Law
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 1690 Views :: Honolulu County

...saving up to $9,000 to $10,000 in application fees for homeowners wishing to build an accessory dwelling unit (ADU)....

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Thursday, July 21, 2016
VIDEO: HART Vice-Chair Endorses Charles Djou
By News Release @ 8:02 PM :: 3022 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Politicians, Rail

...after having seen Caldwell in ‘action’ as mayor, Damien and the IBEW have thrown their support firmly behind Charles....

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Thursday, July 21, 2016
It Begins: Caldwell Launches First Negative Campaign Ad
By News Release @ 12:09 AM :: 2319 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

...We always knew the mayor would reach for negative campaigning because, as the media reported, that's "the way he rolls."....

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Monday, July 18, 2016
Team Djou Challenge—Rail, Trust, Homelessness, Ethics
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 2140 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

Four reasons to vote Djou....

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Sunday, July 17, 2016
Poll: Djou Ahead 39-30
By Rep Charles Djou @ 6:47 PM :: 2266 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

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

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Sunday, July 17, 2016
Honolulu Charter Commission Prepares 27 Amendments for Ballot
By Natalie Iwasa @ 6:25 PM :: 1820 Views :: Honolulu County

#35 – deletes the requirement that no more than a majority of the reapportionment commission members shall be from the same political party....

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Friday, July 15, 2016
Djou Raises $259K in First Month of Campaign
By News Release @ 5:05 AM :: 1962 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

The Djou for Mayor campaign will file its first campaign finance report today....

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Friday, July 15, 2016
Three Candidates For Mayor, Three Positions On Honolulu Rail
By Robert Thomas @ 4:49 AM :: 2122 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Rail
Continue past Middle Street to Ala Moana only if the total cost does not exceed $7,000,000,000.
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
VIDEO: Djou Launches First TV Commercial
By Video @ 11:00 PM :: 2161 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians
This mayor's race can be won in the Primary with 51% of the 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 :: 2138 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor

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

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Sunday, July 10, 2016
Shady Deals? Honolulu Grants in Aid
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3577 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...it looks bad for individual council members to secure money for such organizations....

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Friday, July 08, 2016
One Month Since Launch of Djou Campaign
By News Release @ 4:54 AM :: 2012 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

You can feel the momentum building....

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Thursday, July 07, 2016
Djou Agrees to Eight Debates
By News Release @ 7:49 PM :: 1894 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

Djou will participate in the following eight debates and forums in the next five weeks -- at least one of which Caldwell has refused to attend....

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Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Caldwell Planning Smear Tactics?
By Rep Charles Djou @ 5:11 PM :: 2333 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

...this race will soon get ugly.... 

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Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Honolulu Republicans Endorse Djou for Mayor
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 2046 Views :: Honolulu County, Republican Party

Honolulu faces a crisis of old-boy crony-leadership, a mismanaged railroad, homelessness, and deteriorating public facilities....

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Friday, July 01, 2016
Djou: Fundraising Exceptionally Strong
By Rep Charles Djou @ 10:18 PM :: 2022 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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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Honolulu Charter Commission Sets Community Meetings
By News Release @ 3:04 AM :: 1526 Views :: Honolulu County

...meetings are set between now and July 7....

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Monday, June 27, 2016
Major Unions Endorse Djou for Mayor
By News Release @ 8:07 PM :: 2538 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Rail

...The unions endorsing Djou were the first unions to support Kirk Caldwell for mayor in 2010 and backed Caldwell again in 2012....

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Friday, June 24, 2016
Privatization: 20 Years of UPW Garbage in Hawaii’s Courts
By Selected News Articles @ 10:02 PM :: 3059 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Judiciary, Labor

20 years ago, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that an agreement between the County of Hawaii and a private contractor for the operation of a county landfill violated civil service laws....

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Caldwell Buys Iwilei Building: Hub for Homeless to Rival LA Skid Row
By News Release @ 8:18 PM :: 2673 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...Council members Carol Fukunaga, Ann Kobayashi and Ron Menor on a follow-up trip to review Seattle’s homeless projects, including hygiene centers and government-sanctioned tent cities....

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Monday, June 20, 2016
Star-Adv Hits Caldwell ‘Abject Failure of Leadership’
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:22 AM :: 2989 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
Pine: Before we rush to decide on a rail route, shouldn't we get numbers first?
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 3:55 AM :: 2002 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

leaders are making serious decisions on changing the rail route without publicly analyzing facts or figures on how the change will affect the ridership numbers....

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Mayor Becomes Incoherent
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:53 AM :: 3118 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
Caldwell’s Sad Little Zoo—More at Stake than Money
By Selected News Articles @ 5:54 PM :: 1736 Views :: Honolulu County

"the elephants were recently found playing with a car battery that got in there somehow"

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Friday, June 17, 2016
Full Text: Caldwell statement on rail project
By News Release @ 3:34 AM :: 2174 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

"...and secure additional funding to complete the last five miles of the project to Ala Moana...."

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Friday, June 17, 2016
Fire Mayor, Not the Ethics Director
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:08 AM :: 2265 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians

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

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Frustrated with Caldwell: Ethics Director Resigns after 16 Years
By News Release @ 11:47 PM :: 2273 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

Totto’s relationship with the city administration was contentious from the beginning with questions about funding by lobbyists for the mayor’s inaugural luau....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Cayetano, Kobayashi Endorse Djou for Mayor--Heen to Head Campaign
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 3432 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

"The backing of these trusted community leaders is a reflection of how much we need new leadership at Honolulu Hale."

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
The Value of Neighborhood Boards
By Rachelle Chang @ 12:48 AM :: 1575 Views :: Honolulu County

...more people than ever want to be on the board – in 2015, 610 people volunteered to run for 437 seats....

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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 :: 2166 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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Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Duke Aiona Endorses Charles Djou for Mayor
By News Release @ 3:21 PM :: 2400 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Republican Party
"I am pleased to call Charles Djou a friend and look forward to helping elect him mayor."
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Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Full Text: Ben Cayetano Endorses Charles Djou for Mayor
By News Release @ 12:27 PM :: 3270 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

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Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Mayor’s Race: Ernie Martin Chickens Out
By News Release @ 12:24 AM :: 1674 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

"I have great respect for the office of the Mayor"

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Monday, June 06, 2016
Ignoring the Science: DLNR Hosts Confab on ‘Sea Level Rise Adaptation’
By News Release @ 6:26 PM :: 1694 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

... CLUE: Because Oahu is on an extinct volcano, the island is rising faster than the wildest projections of sea-level rise.  Al Gore just can't keep up with Madame Pele .... 

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Monday, June 06, 2016
Auditor: City Computers Remain Vulnerable to Hackers
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 1432 Views :: Honolulu County

...more needs to be done to ensure the city is not vulnerable to unauthorized access to its data assets....

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Thursday, June 02, 2016
Caldwell ‘Disappointed’ With Council Budget
By News Release @ 4:45 PM :: 1714 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...City Council approves $6.8B cap on rail spending....

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Thursday, June 02, 2016
Deconstructing the Kaka‘ako Makai Parks Master Plan
By Rachelle Chang @ 4:33 PM :: 1992 Views :: Honolulu County

...Earlier this month, HCDA released the Kaka‘ako Makai Parks Active Use Facilities Master, a draft Environmental Impact Statement....

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Charter Commission Proposal: Eliminate Neighborhood Boards
By News Release @ 3:49 AM :: 1773 Views :: Honolulu County

...neighborhood boards represent grassroots democracy in its purest form....

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Friday, May 13, 2016
Mediator Peter Adler appointed to serve on Caldwell’s Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 12:44 AM :: 2039 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

His appointment is subject to confirmation by the City Council....

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