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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Lawsuit: Gangsters Terrorize Union Members Forced to Fund Illegal Pro-Rail PAC Headed by Hawaiian Homes Commissioner
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 PM :: 8188 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Labor, Rail

...Union of Operating Engineers cavorts with international crime syndicates, spends union dues illegally and intimidates dissenters with threats of violence....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
DHHL Releases Draft Oahu Island Plan
By News Release @ 2:58 AM :: 2598 Views :: DHHL

Beneficiaries and other interested parties and organizations are encouraged to review the Draft Plan and submit comments no later than November 18, 2013....

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Friday, September 27, 2013
DHHL: Implication that Leases are being Cancelled without Foreclosure Prevention Effort 'Simply not True'
By News Release @ 1:47 PM :: 3622 Views :: DHHL

DHHL has recently received inquiries from beneficiaries as well as the media regarding its loss mitigation and foreclosure prevention programs....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Esther Kiaaina Front Runner for High-Level Interior Department Position
By Selected News Articles @ 12:02 AM :: 4916 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, National News, OHA

Esther Kiaaina may be the next Assistant Secretary of Interior for Insular Affairs....

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Monday, August 26, 2013
Commercial Leases: DHHL Beneficiary Consultations Set This Week
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 3124 Views :: DHHL

Currently, 1.3% of Hawaiian home lands are under a general lease, and these lands generate about $10.17 million each year for DHHL....

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Monday, August 19, 2013
Two New Members Appointed to Hawaiian Homes Commission
By News Release @ 10:09 PM :: 2701 Views :: DHHL

Hanalei businesswoman Patricia Sheehan and Hilo labor leader Wallace Ishibashi, Jr. were appointed by Governor Neil Abercrombie last week to represent Kauaʻi and East Hawaiʻi Island respectively....

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Friday, August 09, 2013
Fitch Ratings Analyzes DHHL Lease Portfolio
By News Release @ 4:08 PM :: 3190 Views :: DHHL

...could lead to revocation of as much as 20% of permits....

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Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Hawaiian Homelands Commissioner Resigns After Mortgage Fraud Conviction Exposed
By Malia Zimmerman @ 7:05 PM :: 4998 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Labor

Artates is also executive director of the Hawaii Operating Engineers Stabilization Fund...Sentencing hearings are scheduled Sept. 23....

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Hawaiian Homes Commission Votes to Reform Revocable Permit Program
By News Release @ 11:16 PM :: 3223 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL

With a vote of 7-0, the Hawaiian Homes Commission voted to amend its long-standing revocable permit (RP) program....

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Sandwich Isles Communications: $12,371 per line annual subsidy
By News Release @ 2:07 PM :: 5343 Views :: DHHL, National News, Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits
“Poster Child for Federal Waste”
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Friday, June 28, 2013
State Senate Shakes Up Committee Structure
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 4396 Views :: DHHL, Hawaii State Government, OHA, Tourism
Two committees have been added, splitting the current Committee on Tourism and Hawaiians Affairs (THA) into two separate subject matter committees.... 
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Sunday, June 02, 2013
Feds Bust Sandwich Isles Com: $25M/year Funneled to Hee Company
By Andrew Walden @ 9:16 PM :: 12690 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, National News, Ethics

The FCC order exposes more information on Hee than has ever before been made public....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
As DHHL War Rages, Robin Danner Relinquishes Presidency of CNHA
By Selected News Articles @ 10:37 PM :: 8785 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

Michelle Kauhane, senior vice president of CNHA and former deputy director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, will succeed her....

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Senate Briefing on Hawaiian Homelands Audit
By News Release @ 12:19 PM :: 2592 Views :: DHHL
Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 2:45 p.m. in the State Capitol’s Conference Room 229....
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Friday, May 10, 2013
DHHL: Senate Hearing Slated After Danner Attacks Masagatani
By News Release @ 11:31 PM :: 3185 Views :: DHHL

...to address concerns raised in the Audit of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ Homestead Services Division and other related Department of Hawaiian Home Lands issues....

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Friday, May 03, 2013
$9.6M: DHHL Wins First legislative Appropriation Since 2010
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 2662 Views :: DHHL
First appropriation of general funds for the state agency since 2010....
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Saturday, April 20, 2013
Abercrombie Appoints Darrell T Young DHHL Deputy Director
By News Release @ 2:24 AM :: 2743 Views :: DHHL

...Young is currently serving as the director of communications and acting deputy director....

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Friday, April 19, 2013
HB1268: Allows 999-Year DLNR Leases, Transfer to Non-Hawaiians
By Video @ 3:39 PM :: 4563 Views :: DHHL

... 999-year homestead leases to be assigned to trustees of land trusts that are created for managing and holding the homestead ....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Audit Slams DHHL 'Lax Loan Management'
By News Release @ 10:47 PM :: 3044 Views :: DHHL

As of June 30, 2011, there were 9,922 homestead leases statewide and 26,170 applicants waiting for homestead leases. In FY2011, the department issued 177 new homestead leases....

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013
CNHA Cheers Proposed Amendments to HHCA
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 1203 Views :: DHHL

The Obama Administration, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz and U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono introduced requests for the Congress to approve amendments made to the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act (HHCA) by the Hawaii State Legislature over the past several years....

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Sunday, March 31, 2013
SJR12: Schatz, Hirono Tinker with Hawaiian Homelands Blood Quantum
By Andrew Walden @ 8:24 PM :: 6019 Views :: Democratic Party, DHHL, Congressional Delegation
...blood quantum disputes have been a feature of internal politics within the Department of Hawaiian Homelands....
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Saturday, February 09, 2013
Bribery, Blackmail: Louie, Coppa Secretly Recorded Offering to Trade Away Investigation, Buy Silence from DHHL Exec
By Selected News Articles @ 5:26 PM :: 6863 Views :: DHHL, Hawaii State Government

"Seeing it first hand myself was stunning. That even at the highest levels of enforcement, the Attorney General himself...."

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Hawaiian Electric Seeks Public Comment on ‘Integrated Resource Planning’
By Selected News Articles @ 5:59 PM :: 8042 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...providing safe and reliable utility service at a reasonable cost, through the development of Resource Plans and Scenarios....

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Monday, November 26, 2012
CNHA Pushes for Legislature, Feds to Dominate DHHL
By News Release @ 8:26 PM :: 5340 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

" ...we need to focus on how much funding is flowing.... "

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Friday, November 16, 2012
Maui Case Tests Conflicts Between Zoning and Planning
By Robert Thomas @ 10:04 PM :: 5839 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The owners want to build homes, which is consistent with the zoning but which cannot be built on a 1/2 acre parcel designated "Park."

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Wind on the Wane: An Update on Recent Wind Project News
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 6193 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Wind project impacts “may be worse than climate change,” says UK Environment Minister....

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Friday, November 09, 2012
Maui TEA Party Veterans Day Picnic
By News Release @ 5:25 PM :: 4132 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

Keopuolani Park (corner of Kaahumanu and Kanaloa) on Sunday, November 11th between 11:30AM and 1:30PM....

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Tuesday, November 06, 2012
VIDEO: Ratepayers Revolt
By Video @ 3:23 PM :: 5719 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Uncle Sam asks Kanoho why his electric bill is higher when he's using less power:
My electric bill. It went from 250 dollars to 400, and we didn't change nothin'.

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Friday, November 02, 2012
UHERO Deploys Latest Excuses For Big Wind, Big Cable
By News Release @ 10:58 PM :: 5072 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The proposed wind project largely serves to limit the amount of imported biofuel used to meet the RPS (so we can make the numbers add up)....

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Monday, October 29, 2012
Molokai: Big Cable RFP Should be Delayed
By News Release @ 5:26 PM :: 5702 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

...the RFP is expected six months before the IRP process is complete and at least a year before the results of the PEIS are released....

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Saturday, October 27, 2012
Voter Guide: Hawaii State and County Ballot Initiatives 2012
By Andrew Walden @ 10:34 PM :: 12887 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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Saturday, October 27, 2012
ML&P Faces Delisting from NY Stock Exchange
By News Release @ 5:32 PM :: 4407 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

...the Company has 45 days from receipt of the notification to submit a plan to the NYSE to demonstrate its ability to achieve compliance with the continued listing standards within 18 months....

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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Fitch: $71M in Maui Co Bonds Rate AA+
By News Release @ 10:36 PM :: 5489 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Maui county does participate in the poorly funded state pension plan. Its other post-employment benefit (OPEB) liability is also large....

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Saturday, October 20, 2012
Streaming Video: Canonization of Molokai’s Mother Marianne Cope
By Selected News Articles @ 10:29 PM :: 7175 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

The ceremony presided over by Pope Benedict XVI, will actually begin at 9:30 p.m. Hawaii time....

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Friday, October 12, 2012
Governor Releases $17.9 Million for CIPs on Maui
By News Release @ 11:05 PM :: 5033 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

...including more than $8.1 million for renovation, upgrade and expansion projects at Maui Memorial....

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Saturday, October 06, 2012
Molokai Video: What is IAM?
By Video @ 3:09 PM :: 4344 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

...It's been almost two years since I Aloha Molokai was formed to fight the big industrial wind turbines....

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Thursday, October 04, 2012
Felony Campaign Spending Violations: Second Complaint in a Month Accuses Kaniela Ing
By News Release @ 4:58 PM :: 3620 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL
  • False reporting and double reporting of campaign expenditures including expenditures of public funds.
  • Failure to properly report a campaign loan
  • Accepting a contribution in excess of the $2000 legal limit
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
HC&S: End to Cane Burning Tied to Acceptance of BioFuel
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 4959 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

"One of our primary missions is to explore every option for converting the plantation from a sugar farm, into a bio-energy farm...."

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Thursday, September 20, 2012
'Critical habitat': Feds Seize Control of 67 square miles on Oahu; Maui Next
By Selected News Articles @ 4:46 PM :: 7968 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

About 47 percent of the designated habitat is located on land belonging to the state, 11 percent is on federal lands, 9 percent is on city and county lands, while 33 percent on of the land privately owned.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Largest Jury Verdict For Hawaii Slip and Fall Case
By News Release @ 7:39 PM :: 6329 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

...she slipped and fell on uncleaned floor of the defendant’s fast food restaurant...$5,670,000....

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Friday, September 14, 2012
Maui Chamber of Commerce Endorses Lingle
By News Release @ 8:21 PM :: 5021 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

"These business owners are looking for our government to restore much-needed certainty and confidence in our nation’s economy,” said Governor Lingle

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Thursday, September 13, 2012
West Molokai Homeowners 98% Against Windfarm
By News Release @ 4:32 AM :: 4122 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

Responses from WMA property owners are running over 98% opposed to the project, with less than 1% in favor. Two surveys last year across Molokai found opposition first at 93%, which then grew to 97%, with again only 1% in favor.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
SHOPO, Small Business Groups Endorse Rep George Fontaine
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 3477 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

"Your knowledge and sensitivity to business issues were key factors in our endorsement process."

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Sunday, September 09, 2012
Final EIS for Kihei HS Released
By News Release @ 11:23 PM :: 4090 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

"This is very encouraging news for the citizens of South Maui who have been requesting a high school in Kihei." -- Rep George Fontaine

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Saturday, September 08, 2012
Eight Candidates File to Run in Maui OHA Trustee Special Election
By Andrew Walden @ 8:57 AM :: 7428 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Candidates have until September 7 to file....

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Friday, September 07, 2012
BIG WIND: PEIS Comments Due Oct. 9
By Video @ 5:10 PM :: 5323 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Comments to the new Programmatic Environment Impact Statement for Hawaii’s Clean Energy Program are due on October 9th. The newest IAM film explains the PEIS process and how to make your comments.... 

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Saturday, September 01, 2012
Does Hawaii Need An "Environmental Court?" - Doesn't It Already Have One?
By Robert Thomas @ 2:16 AM :: 5686 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Apparently, there is an effort to get the Judiciary or the Legislature to form another court with specialized jurisdiction....

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Sunday, August 19, 2012
Pattern Energy: “The bad stuff just goes on and on”
By Andrew Walden @ 7:01 PM :: 8494 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Experts retained by Viejas have called the Ocotillo wind project “the worst example that they have ever seen,” Pico revealed....

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Sunday, August 19, 2012
‘Lodging Development’ Planned for Hana Ranch?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:39 AM :: 6940 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

“Bio-Logical Capital ensures … lodging development that … embraces the use of … building materials… and maintains the buildings….”

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Thursday, August 16, 2012
Windfarm Developer in Complex Deal to Buy Hana Ranch
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 5218 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

Harrison Sheppard, head of Hana Ranch Partners’ executive committee… said that it “was a very complex transaction. It’s not technically correct to say the sale has been finalized.”

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