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Saturday, October 27, 2012
Voter Guide: Hawaii State and County Ballot Initiatives 2012
By Andrew Walden @ 10:34 PM :: 14729 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 :: 5168 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 :: 6483 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 :: 8361 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 :: 5850 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 :: 5031 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 :: 4442 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 :: 5873 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 :: 9184 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 :: 7410 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 :: 6033 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 :: 4902 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 :: 4110 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 :: 4876 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 :: 8540 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 :: 6269 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 :: 6833 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 :: 9330 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 :: 8028 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 :: 6001 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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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Justice Kennedy: US Constitution is Part of Hawaii's Heritage
By Robert Thomas @ 9:34 PM :: 6366 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

One of the necessary beginning points is this principle: The Constitution of the United States, too, has become the heritage of all the citizens of Hawaii.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Na Wai Eha: Supreme Court Rules Against Water Commission
By Robert Thomas @ 9:22 PM :: 7494 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

When a Hawaii Supreme Court opinion starts off waxing poetic about "Na Wai Eha" you don't need to read the remaining 88 pages to know what the ineviatable result will be....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Where's Mazie? Hirono Refuses to Debate Before Maui Chamber of Commerce
By News Release @ 8:01 PM :: 5709 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The invitation was extended to all of the major Primary candidates weeks in advance of Primary Election day, and was accepted promptly by Governor Linda Lingle....

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Thursday, August 09, 2012
Big Wind Loses Monopoly: Feds Open EIS to Alternatives
By Andrew Walden @ 5:26 PM :: 5506 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The PEIS will consider: “energy efficiency, distributed renewables, utility-scale renewables, alternative transportation fuels and modes, and electrical transmission and distribution.”

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Wednesday, August 08, 2012
9th Circuit Produces Maui Conference Financial Contracts
By News Release @ 5:48 PM :: 4244 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

The stated concern was not only the cost of the conference but that the itinerary was full of vacation activities (i.e. Zumba dancing), not plans to improve the administration of justice....

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Sunday, August 05, 2012
Featured on Glen Beck: Wallbuilders’ David Barton to speak at Maui, Oahu events
By News Release @ 7:19 PM :: 8794 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawaii Family Forum is pleased to announce that David Barton, and his son Tim, will be speaking in Hawaii from August 8 - 10....

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Thursday, August 02, 2012
Act 183: First Injunctions Filed under New Mortgage Rescue Fraud Prevention Law
By News Release @ 5:51 PM :: 6262 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Act 183, signed into law by Governor Neil Abercrombie on June 28, 2012, now makes violations of the Mortgage Rescue Fraud Prevention Act a class C felony with a mandatory $10,000 fine.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Akakū TV holding Election Correspondent Workshop
By News Release @ 3:55 PM :: 4571 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

With election season fast approaching, we’re asking you to contribute to our live coverage....

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Sunday, July 22, 2012
Ellison Removes Pro-Wind Signs from Lanai
By Selected News Articles @ 3:18 PM :: 5926 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

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Sunday, July 15, 2012
Lingle Responds to Criticism of Maui Judicial Conference
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 11:23 PM :: 7489 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Lingle called on Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) to back off on their criticism of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision to hold its conference on the Island of Maui ....

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Sunday, July 15, 2012
State Office of Planning Requests LUC Hearing on Kihei Mega Mall Project
By Selected News Articles @ 2:12 PM :: 5377 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

"It's apparent that a number of the conditions the LUC imposed when approving the switch to urban are not being enforced, and never have been," Fontaine said after the meeting....

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Thursday, July 12, 2012
Cyber-Crime Bills Signed into Law
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 6119 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The bills were the result of the cyber crime informational briefing co-chaired by Representatives Kym Pine and George Fontaine in July, 2011.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012
Rep Fontaine Thanks Gov Abercrombie for Signing “Move Over” Bill into Law
By News Release @ 10:45 PM :: 5988 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The new law comes in the wake of the tragic deaths of Honolulu police officers Eric Fontes, killed last September during a Farrington Highway traffic stop, and Garret Davis, killed this January while assisting a stalled motorist on the H-1....

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Wednesday, July 04, 2012
EU: Smart Meters Allow 'Massive Collection of Personal Data'
By Selected News Articles @ 5:10 PM :: 7701 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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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Case, Lingle Set First Debate; Hirono Silent
By Ed Case @ 11:57 PM :: 6395 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The Chamber's invitation is to the primary winners.  Congresswoman Mazie Hirono was also invited but has not accepted....

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Saturday, June 23, 2012
Takings: ICA Overturns Circuit Court in Leone v County of Maui
By Robert Thomas @ 1:51 PM :: 5929 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The trial court had determined the plaintiffs' regulatory takings claims were not ripe because they should have tried to change offending land use regulations which allegedly deprive their property of all economically beneficial uses.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
FULL TEXT: Application for PUC Approval of Ellison Lanai Buy
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 7802 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The ownership structure of Octopus Holdings, L.P. is as follows: ninety eight percent (98%) of the partnership interest is owned by the Lawrence J. Ellison Revocable Trust and the remaining two percent (2%) is owned by Tentacle Corporation....

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Judicial Selection Commission Appoints Cahill
By News Release @ 5:26 PM :: 5904 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Under Article VI, Section 3 of the Hawaiʻi State Constitution, the Commission was duty-bound to make an appointment after the Governor’s office failed to do so within 30 days....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Emergency Proclamation: Abercrombie Suspends Procurement Code, Environmental Regs for Maui Hwy Project
By News Release @ 4:12 AM :: 6045 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

... Completion of the project is expected to take one year....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Abercrombie Two Days Late With Judicial Nomination
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 6959 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Just remember: these are the professionals. Abercrombie fired all the amateurs last year....

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Thursday, June 07, 2012
Supreme Court Hearing: The Next Big Hawaii Water Case
By Robert Thomas @ 4:15 PM :: 6361 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

In re `Iao Ground Water Management Area High-Level Source Water Use Permit Applications and Petition to Amend Interim Instream Flow Standards of Waihe`e River and Waiehu, `Iao, and Waikapu Streams Contested Case Hearing, No. SCAP-30603 ....

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Thursday, May 24, 2012
Ginai Live Concert at George Fontaine Campaign Kickoff
By News Release @ 2:39 PM :: 6225 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The dinner and concert will be held on Friday, June 8th at Mulligan’s on the Blue (100 Kaukahi St. Wailea, HI 96753) starting at 5:30pm.

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Monday, May 21, 2012
Maui Judicial Conference Threatened in Wake of GSA Scandal
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 8342 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

 More blowback from Dan Inouye's campaign supporter ....

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Friday, May 18, 2012
BP and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power announce plans to jointly develop Hawaii wind farm
By News Release @ 10:51 PM :: 5864 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and BP Wind Energy today announced plans to jointly develop the Auwahi Wind farm in Hawaii....

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Monday, May 14, 2012
VIDEO: Molokai Voters' Guide to the Bizarre Rituals and Slippery Corridors of Hawaii Senate
By Video @ 12:42 PM :: 6136 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Kanohowailuku Helm reports about IAM's visit to the slippery corridors of the state Capitol, where four IAM delegates survived initiation into the bizarre rituals of Hawaii lawmaking....

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Friday, May 11, 2012
Hawaii Republican Convention This Weekend
By Nacia Blom @ 10:36 AM :: 10390 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Starting May 9th, the Leadership Institute will be returning to Hawaii with world-class campaign training for conservative candidates....

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Monday, May 07, 2012
VIDEO: Molokai Mocks Senators who vote 'With Reservations'
By Video @ 1:47 PM :: 6072 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The Bill passed 22-3. Out of 25 Senators, there were 10 who voted "yes, with reservations." Honorable Senators, what does that even mean?

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Saturday, May 05, 2012
SEC Report: ML&P on Verge of Bankruptcy
By News Release @ 7:18 PM :: 6605 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The aforementioned circumstances raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern….

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Tuesday, May 01, 2012
As Final Vote Approaches, Molokai Launches Petition to Stop Big Cable
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 6185 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Governor Abercrombie, HECO and some House and Senate members are now finalizing legislation that would allow the project to fast-track without sufficient environmental analysis or public review....

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Friday, April 27, 2012
USCG Reviewing Molokai Harbor Safari Explorer Yacht Rules
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 PM :: 3867 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

A U.S. Coast Guard temporary security zone to protect protesters from Hawaii's Safari Explorer yacht cruise is ending, and the USCG seeks input on how the rule may be improved....

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