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Monday, January 07, 2013
Ruff Times: Tsutsui to Challenge Abercrombie in 2014?
By Video @ 3:16 PM :: 3782 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

Uncle Sam and Kanoho have a talk about the future....

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Friday, January 04, 2013
Back Room Deal? Democrats, Union Boss Refuse to Identify 3 Nominees for Senate Opening
By News Release @ 1:40 PM :: 4535 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government

Applicants include Nicanor E. Casumpang, Jr., Loretta Giannotti, Robert George Hill III, Natalie A. Kama, Gilbert Samuel Coloma Keith-Agaran, Clifford R. Libed, and Mary D. Wagner.

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Friday, December 28, 2012
"Impeach Abercrombie"
By Selected News Articles @ 4:24 PM :: 6321 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

Angry comments were plastered on Abercrombie's Facebook page following the announcement of his decision Wednesday, with some predicting he would be a one-term governor....

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Thursday, December 27, 2012
Shan Tsutsui Accepts Lt Governor Position, Not Moving to Oahu
By News Release @ 9:56 PM :: 4826 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

Plans are underway to establish an additional Office of the Lt. Governor on Maui....

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Thursday, December 27, 2012
Hubris Online: Abercrombie’s Head Scratcher Not Logical, Must be Personal
By Selected News Articles @ 12:38 PM :: 5601 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

“This does not make any logical/political sense, so therefore it must be personal.” --Washington Post

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Inouye Staff Offer Dead Fish, Tell Schatz ‘Good Luck’
By Selected News Articles @ 8:39 PM :: 10505 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

Inouye's chief of staff, Jennifer Sabas, says despite the disappointment, Inouye's office wishes Schatz "the best of luck."

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Sunday, December 23, 2012
Is Abercrombie Vitousek?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:29 PM :: 6752 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii History, Politicians

The fight between Hanabusa and Hirono over Inouye’s seat is the latest flare-up of the battle between old-boys and progressives within the Democratic Party....

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Friday, December 21, 2012
List of Potential Senate Candidates is also List of Potential Special Election Candidates
By Selected News Articles @ 5:06 PM :: 3309 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

If Hanabusa is appointed senator, you can take the names of most of the folks listed above as possible candidates in the special election ....

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Hanabusa will apply for Senate vacancy, Case Considers Special Election Run
By Selected News Articles @ 5:08 PM :: 3559 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

“…we’re electing our next senator-for-life in this process….”

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Democrats Pretend to Open Selection Process
By News Release @ 1:58 PM :: 3431 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

... Coordinating committee will vet applicants for “good standing” qualification ....

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Monday, December 17, 2012
Inouye wanted Hanabusa to succeed him in U.S. Senate
By Selected News Articles @ 9:28 PM :: 4521 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

Boylan said the letter is Abercrombie's to release. But he confirmed it was Inouye's "last wish" for Hanabusa to succeed him.

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Friday, December 14, 2012
Thielen: Say Organized with Republicans, Too
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 1:14 AM :: 3838 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

“This isn’t the first time that a Democratic majority faction has organized with the Republicans; some people are just more honest and transparent about it. It is time to govern and stop politicking.”

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Workshops: Discover the Public's Power in the Legislative Process
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 3443 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

Kauai - Between November 15 and November 21, the Public Access Room (the “PAR”) will conduct a series of free neighborhood workshops entitled, “We the Powerful!”

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Hanalei vs Omidyar: Update
By Selected News Articles @ 1:46 PM :: 6482 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

At the request of the Hanalei to Haena Community Association, Pierre Omidyar's resort development team from his Ohana Real Estate Investors LLC (OREI) will make a public presentation at 6:00 pm at the Hanalei School Cafeteria on Tuesday, November 13, 2012....

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Saturday, November 10, 2012
Kauai Chief: Valenciano's Decision Likely to be Appealed and Overturned
By Selected News Articles @ 4:27 PM :: 3667 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

After review by some of the most respected legal minds in the state, the ruling by Judge Valenciano has a high probability of being appealed and overturned....

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Tuesday, November 06, 2012
VIDEO: Red-Faced Abercrombie Bickers With Protesters on Stage at Democrats Grand Rally in Hilo
By Video @ 4:51 AM :: 6195 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

Stalking the stage behind two beefy bodyguards, Abercrombie bellows at the protesters: “Then join the Democratic Party and you get the faith and trust of people.”

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Sunday, November 04, 2012
House Candidate Kaniela Ing: “I don’t Support Osama bin-Laden”
By Andrew Walden @ 9:37 PM :: 9164 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County, Military, Politicians

“I don’t support Osama bin-Laden. I didn’t cheat on my LSAT.” That was the message HD11 Democratic House candidate Kaniela Ing blurted out to the astounded members of the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission at a hearing Thursday, November 1.

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Saturday, October 27, 2012
Voter Guide: Hawaii State and County Ballot Initiatives 2012
By Andrew Walden @ 10:34 PM :: 12523 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawai'i Free Press endorsements on State and County ballot initiatives....

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Monday, October 22, 2012
House Candidate Kaniela Ing Threatened with Expulsion from UH
By Selected News Articles @ 3:49 AM :: 9445 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County, Higher Education, Politicians

It took three months for UHSC to stop Ing from misrepresenting himself but after Ing was threatened with expulsion from UH, he capitulated....

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Saturday, September 29, 2012
Hanalei: Billionaire Pierre Omidyar Pushes for Resort Development
By Robert Thomas @ 11:57 PM :: 4563 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

The developer touts the proposed resort as "the most environmentally and culturally responsible visitor-oriented project ever to be proposed in the state."

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Friday, September 28, 2012
Zoning Enforcement On Kauai - A Rice Cooker Is A Kitchen?
By Robert Thomas @ 10:06 PM :: 5229 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

Rice-cooker...

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Friday, September 28, 2012
Kauai Prosecutor Denies Perjury Plot: Says Mayor, County Attorneys Peddling Influence
By News Release @ 12:21 AM :: 6652 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

County Attorneys barred planning inspectors from enforcing the law against Councilmember Tim Bynum for alleged zoning violations in order to influence Bynum’s vote on Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr.’s TVR bill....

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Thursday, September 20, 2012
Bronster: Secret Tape Recordings Show Kauai Prosecutors Plotting Perjury
By News Release @ 3:26 PM :: 6136 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

A prosecutor cannot use a criminal prosecution against a political rival in an attempt to intimidate him.... Incredibly, they made tape recordings discussing their plans and they joked on those tapes about committing perjury if ever caught.

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Monday, September 17, 2012
UPW Fires Employees for Refusing to Contribute to Hanabusa
By Selected News Articles @ 10:28 PM :: 8641 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Labor

Democratic FEC commissioners argued that UPW did in fact coerce “employees to participate in the union’s political activities” in violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971....

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Friday, September 14, 2012
Asking For It: Abercrombie, DLNR to Host Community Meeting on Kauai
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 3916 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

Wednesday, September 19, 2012, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School in Lihue....

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Friday, September 07, 2012
Kauai County Prosecutor Fined for Racial Harassment of White Attorney
By News Release @ 1:11 PM :: 4719 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

...she needed to assimilate more into the local culture and break up with her boyfriend at the time, also white, in favor of a local boy....

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Saturday, September 01, 2012
New Complaint Challenging Kauai's Limit On Visitor Units
By Robert Thomas @ 2:08 AM :: 3545 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

 The complaint asserts that the County has no legitimate interest in restricting tourists or part time residents, and that the charter amendment is a zoning regulation that cannot be adopted by the voters ....

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Friday, August 03, 2012
To Stop Mufi, Mrs Abercrombie Joins the Chris Butler Cult
By Andrew Walden @ 4:24 AM :: 20773 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians, Religion

“Tulsi is a pure devotee. She is a little plant, a Holy Basil…. You don’t just leave, you are totally black banned if you leave."

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Thursday, July 26, 2012
Disaster Proclamation Authorizes Repairs to Kauai Highway
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 4520 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

This section of Kaumualiꞌi Highway is a two-lane highway and the only route providing access to the west end of Kauaꞌi, the county landfill, the wastewater treatment plant and the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands....

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Monday, July 16, 2012
Aegis Combat System Successfully Completes Trials on Second Republic of Korea Destroyer
By News Release @ 1:28 PM :: 4888 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, World News, Family

The at-sea Combat System Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT) took place at the Pacific Missile Range Facility off the Hawaiian island of Kauai....

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Thursday, July 12, 2012
Hawaii Dems and Mr Jones
By Michael Hansen @ 2:31 PM :: 6588 Views :: Democratic Party, Jones Act

“Dems and Mr. Jones, they got a thing going on. They both know it’s wrong. But it’s much too strong to let it cool down now.”

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Wednesday, July 04, 2012
EU: Smart Meters Allow 'Massive Collection of Personal Data'
By Selected News Articles @ 5:10 PM :: 6229 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

European Data Protection Supervisor warns 'massive collection of personal data' could be accessed without safeguards ....

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Thursday, June 28, 2012
Barking Sands: Navy Test of Missile Interceptor Successful
By Selected News Articles @ 3:28 PM :: 5174 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, National News, Ethics

flames of ignition light up the black night and shake the grounds of the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) as a medium-range missile accelerates out of its launch pad ....

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The $123K Question: Is Hanabusa Looting Her Own Campaign?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:24 PM :: 7835 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Congressional Delegation

According to OpenSecrets.com, over $123,000 has been diverted from her campaign to Hanabusa’s own accounts since 2011.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
DoJ Details Admissions of Criminal Pfluegers
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 6536 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Charles Alan Pflueger, owner of Pflueger Inc., Randall Kurata, the company’s chief financial officer, and Julie Kam, Pflueger’s executive assistant, pleaded guilty....

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Thursday, May 10, 2012
VIDEO: Short Range Missile Killer Tested off Kauai
By Video @ 3:07 PM :: 5426 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and U.S. Navy sailors aboard the USS LAKE ERIE (CG 70) successfully conducted a flight test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system, resulting in the first intercept of a short-range ballistic missile target ....

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Emergency Repairs to Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei School Flooded
By News Release @ 1:40 PM :: 6655 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

Hanalei School will be (remain) closed on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Hanalei staff and teachers will be cleaning and preparing the classrooms for opening of school tomorrow....

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Kauai Chief Perry Victim of Retaliation by Corrupt Mayor?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:38 PM :: 6829 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

According to Mr. Heu's message, KPD Chief Perry may be held restrained on leave--refused ability to return to duty as our chief of police any where from 60-90 days, and without any further explanation whatsoever

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Saturday, February 04, 2012
University of Hawaii May Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
By Selected News Articles @ 11:33 AM :: 5066 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

The University of Hawaii is considering whether to provide funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business to start doing abortions on Kauai inside the Mahelona Memorial Hospital in Kapa’a....

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Friday, February 03, 2012
Will HHSC Set Up Abortion Clinic on Kauai?
By News Release @ 9:54 PM :: 6218 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

The Board of Directors for Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, which operates the hospital, has scheduled a meeting on Tuesday, February 21 at 6:00pm to discuss the clinic.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
$30,000 Reward in Monk Seal Killings
By News Release @ 4:04 PM :: 7406 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The Humane Society of the United States and Hawaii DLNR Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement Inaugurate Reward Tip Line As Total Rewards Grows to $30,000 in Monk Seal Killings....

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Friday, December 09, 2011
Pay to Play Fines Unpaid: Hirono for Governor Campaign Closes Owing State Elections Fund Over $98,000
By Andrew Walden @ 11:00 AM :: 11848 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Development, Politicians

The assessments were levied after the Campaign Spending Commission investigators uncovered thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions, contributed to Hirono as a part of Hawaii's extensive "Pay to Play" scandal....

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Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Kauai Workshops Will Demystify Legislative Process
By News Release @ 9:31 AM :: 4719 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

Kaua`i – Between November 12 and November 18, the Public Access Room (the "PAR") will conduct a series of free neighborhood workshops entitled, "We the Powerful!"

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Thursday, October 06, 2011
KIUC: In Race for Tax Credits, Solar Beats Wind, Biofuel
By News Release @ 7:11 PM :: 5364 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

A Request for Proposal to contractors to build the PV facility was released this week. “We are on a very short timeline to qualify for the federal incentives,” said Brad Rockwell, KIUC manager of production.

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Sunday, October 02, 2011
Got $1.25M? Jeremy Harris’ 16 acre Estate For Sale
By Andrew Walden @ 6:49 PM :: 12224 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Maui County, Education K-12

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
A&B: “Entitled land in a great place with high barriers to entry is good”
By Selected News Articles @ 2:52 PM :: 8729 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

...everyone else is dying off," he said, referring to several other projects in the Islands that have stalled or been halted altogether....

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Mufi’s Republican Army: The Bush Family Connection
By Andrew Walden @ 9:19 AM :: 13376 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians, Republican Party

For someone seeking the Democratic Gubernatorial nomination, Mufi Hannemann’s campaign sure has a lot of current or former Republicans among its leadership.  In fact, Mufi’s GOP connections lead straight to the Bush family—the locus of Democrat seething and hatred for eight years....

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Sunday, August 28, 2011
Video: Abercrombie Faces off with Teachers on Kauai
By Video @ 1:30 PM :: 5396 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

“The only place you’ve gone is to the Labor Board and you’ve put in one motion after another to even keep the Labor Board from being able to make a decision.” (said Abercrombie)…

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Saturday, August 13, 2011
Tax Cheat linked to Holocaust Deniers is Source for National Democrats’ Attack on Lingle
By Andrew Walden @ 9:47 PM :: 6257 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Widely panned by local political commentators, the DSCC screed bizarrely tagged Lingle as a “hyper partisan…Republican bomb thrower.”

But there is a ticking time-bomb buried at the bottom of their rambling diatribe.....

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Friday, May 13, 2011
Hawaii State Republican Convention to Meet this Weekend
By Andrew Walden @ 8:47 PM :: 5448 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

Hundreds of Hawaii Republicans will meet Saturday and Sunday at the Kauai Beach Resort for the GOP state convention. But the top of the agenda—selecting new Party leadership--is a foregone conclusion....

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