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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
$25M Kapolei Biofuel Refinery Produces 5 Barrels per Day
By Selected News Articles @ 2:46 PM :: 6079 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

At present, the new biorefinery is expected to churn out five barrels a day...thanks to ... the $25-million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant that made the project possible....

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Yoshioka: Bus Service Cuts Have no Connection With Rail
By News Release @ 1:06 AM :: 4390 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

"This has no connection whatsoever with rail,” Yoshioka said.

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Saturday, April 07, 2012
Push Poll Audio: "Berg got so drunk ..."
By Audio @ 2:20 PM :: 5498 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Profitable non-profit boss Alex Santiago of PHOCUSED pulled papers on April 1. The negative against Santiago was a softball compared to the others, so draw your own conclusions....

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Saturday, April 07, 2012
Biofuel: Honeywell Hints at Tesoro Refinery Takeover
By Selected News Articles @ 12:14 AM :: 9348 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

We are left to guess the initial refining partner – though it is not difficult to surmise that Tesoro has been the test partner to date, and presumably would be the first to license and deploy the process....

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Thursday, April 05, 2012
Rep Kymberly Pine Running for Honolulu City Council
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 1:23 PM :: 5902 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawaii State Representative Kymberly Pine today announced her candidacy for the Honolulu City Council District 1 (Leeward Coast) ....

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Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Honolulu Community College Announces Final Three Candidates for Chancellor
By News Release @ 12:47 PM :: 5097 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment
  • Rafe Trickey
  • Edward T. Knudson
  • Erika L. Lacro
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Monday, April 02, 2012
ACLU: Hawaii Counties Among Few Requiring Warrant to Track Cell Phones
By Selected News Articles @ 7:17 PM :: 8404 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Only six agencies responded that in order to track cell phones, they must first get a warrant or have probable cause: County of Hawaii, Hawaii; Honolulu, Hawaii; Wichita, Kan.; Lexington, Ky.; Lincoln, Neb.; and North Las Vegas, Nev....

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Saturday, March 31, 2012
Overworked Doctor Commits Suicide at Tripler
By Selected News Articles @ 1:57 PM :: 14269 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...he did not want to leave his medical colleagues at the hospital short-handed.  "He didn't eat (on shift), he didn't pee, he wasn't going to say 'I need to take an hour off to go to therapy,'" said Mrs. McCaddon....

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Friday, March 30, 2012
Honolulu Tea Party Rally, Monday April 16
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 5246 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Honolulu Tea Party Rally Event, April 16, 2012, Monday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm ....

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Thursday, March 29, 2012
Rail Plaintiffs to FTA: We suspect that you are no longer shocked by the City’s deceptive practices
By Selected News Articles @ 3:23 PM :: 6850 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

When the wheels start coming off this project, as they undoubtedly will, we predict that many fingers will be pointing at your agency....

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Sunday, March 25, 2012
US House Report: Funding for Kahuku Windfarm is ‘Junk’, Industrial Solar Failing
By Selected News Articles @ 8:22 PM :: 7574 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Kahuku is 3rd on this list of junk-grade US DoE loans and loan guarantees.

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Saturday, March 24, 2012
Rail Transit Jobs - Myths and Facts
By Video @ 3:37 AM :: 6582 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

in 2009, UHERO provided some rail jobs estimates that said employment will start with 300 jobs, and at the peak of construction, there may be 2,000 jobs, but at that time UHERO did not know that a $1.4 billion contract to build the rail cars would go to Ansaldo Breda in Italy....

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Rebound Rumble: Robotics Meet to Bring 1000 Competitors to Honolulu
By News Release @ 12:56 PM :: 7853 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

More than 1,000 high-school students from around the world will have the opportunity to showcase their hard work after an intense six weeks of designing and building an original robot....

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Banks, Brokerages to Reap Profits from Kawailoa Wind Project
By News Release @ 2:51 AM :: 5155 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Union Bank served as Administrative Agent and Joint Lead Arranger. Other Joint Lead Arrangers include Bayern LB, Rabobank and Siemens Financial Services. CIBC and CoBank also participated in the financing.

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Monday, March 19, 2012
Honolulu Joins National Rally for Religious Freedom
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 7659 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom is being held Friday, March 23 at noon, outside the Prince Kuhio Federal Building 300 Ala Moana Bl, Honolulu.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
Feds Hit Rail over 'Lousy Practices of Public Manipulation'
By News Release @ 11:45 PM :: 7957 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Yoshioka’s statement in the Final EIS, “… traffic congestion will be worse in the future with rail than what it is today without rail …”

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
Shots Fired at Cayetano Banners Along Freeway
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 4560 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

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Saturday, March 17, 2012
Djou: What I learned in Afghanistan
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:47 PM :: 9390 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

After having served in Afghanistan, after serving with real American heroes, I know that the problems and issues facing our community and our country can be fixed through solid leadership and by each and every one of us coming together to do our small part. 

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Friday, March 16, 2012
Chief Justice Appoints Kawamura and Wong to District Court on Oahu
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 3982 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald today appointed Shirley M. Kawamura and Paul B.K. Wong to the District Court of the First Circuit (Oahu).

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Sunday, March 11, 2012
Rail’s Broken Trust: Randy Roth Speaks
By Video @ 3:53 PM :: 5162 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

VIDEO: Kapolei Hale Rail Meeting, Feb 28, Prof Randall Roth Speaks

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Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Video: Pro-Rail Thugs Plan Disruption of Meeting
By Tom Berg @ 3:56 PM :: 7167 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Go-Rail-Go exhibited by their behavior at the rail town hall meetings was to not stay civil, but rather to just go into the meeting and give those respectable men that were here to help us and educate us- to just go and give them a hard time. See it here for yourself....

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Sunday, March 04, 2012
Race to The Bank: HSTA Gets 36.9% Raise, Threatens Suit to Block Accountability
By Selected News Articles @ 6:13 PM :: 7749 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Teachers who work for 12 months will receive a 36.9 percent differential....

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Thursday, March 01, 2012
Berg: Anti-Rail Meeting Hits a Nerve
By Tom Berg @ 7:24 PM :: 6146 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Stay tuned for some youtubes from the meeting that clearly had some pro-railers, the one's out to make a buck off this project that does not provide traffic relief ....

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Monday, February 27, 2012
Alternatives to Rail: Cato Institute, Local Leaders Speak Out
By News Release @ 10:10 AM :: 5233 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12
  • Mission Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday, February 29 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Kapolei Hale on Tuesday, February 28, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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Saturday, February 25, 2012
Proposed HART Chief Leaves Trail of Political Discord
By Selected News Articles @ 3:04 PM :: 8512 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Grabauskas, a Romney appointee, was forced to resign in August 2009 after the Patrick administration publicly questioned his leadership ....

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Friday, February 24, 2012
Transportation Bill With Honolulu Rail Funds Postponed
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 7218 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

After catching flack from both fiscal conservatives and the transit lobby, House Speaker John Boehner has postponed consideration of a transportation bill.

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Friday, February 24, 2012
Caldwell: ‘I will Work Harder to be Transparent and Honest’
By News Release @ 1:57 PM :: 4461 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Mayor Carlisle talked about his record of being honest, transparent and fiscally responsible. But the truth is, he is none of these....

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Friday, February 24, 2012
Full Text: State of the City Address
By News Release @ 12:40 PM :: 4613 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Today, the city and county of Honolulu stands at a crossroads between being stuck in the paralysis and gridlock of the past, and taking assertive, responsible steps to propel this great city into the future.... 

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Charles Djou on his way home from Afghanistan
By News Release @ 12:26 PM :: 5995 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...Charles is on his way home from Afghanistan after many months of deployment in one of the most dangerous provinces in Afghanistan....

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Saturday, February 18, 2012
Marumoto Cheers Passage of ATV Safety Bill
By News Release @ 9:58 PM :: 5160 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The bill prohibits minors under 16 from riding ATVs, bans ATVs from public streets, bans passengers and requires helmet use....

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Saturday, February 18, 2012
JSC Names 11 Candidates for Honolulu District Court
By News Release @ 2:34 AM :: 4881 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The 11 are Brian A. Costa, Paula Devens, Nelson W.S. Goo, Shirley M. Kawamura, James S. Kawashima, Stephen H. Levins, Linda S. Martell, Alvin K. Nishimura, Maura McDermott Okamoto, Kevin A. Souza and Paul B.K. Wong.

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Friday, February 17, 2012
Study: Lower income workers do not appear to rely on transit
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 3652 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

"...only 9.6% of lower income citizens used transit to get to work. This is not very much higher than the 7.9% of all workers in the metropolitan areas who use transit."

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Thursday, February 16, 2012
HFF: Good News HB2788 Waikiki Casino Deferred
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:23 PM :: 5236 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

On Monday, the State House Tourism Committee “deferred” HB 2788. If passed, this bill would grant a twenty-year license for one stand-alone casino in Waikiki not in a hotel....

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
UH: Most Financial Records Recoverable After Fire
By News Release @ 2:35 AM :: 5039 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...the damage and loss of documents or information is not nearly as severe as has been reported....

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Monday, February 13, 2012
Honolulu Fire Department Retirees Association Endorses Lingle
By News Release @ 1:39 PM :: 4926 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Retired Fire Chief Donald Chang, the President of the Honolulu Fire Department Retirees Association, announced today that the organization of more than 800 members is endorsing Governor Linda Lingle for Hawaii's open U.S. Senate seat....

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Friday, February 10, 2012
DoE Contractor Touts 'Remarkable Growth' at Nanakuli Elementary School
By News Release @ 1:40 PM :: 5700 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...with Galileo K-12 Online technology in place and intervention plans implemented, the school saw a 31 percent increase in the percent of fifth grade students passing the statewide assessment in math....

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Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Cayetano on Rail: Inouye Doesn’t See the 800lb Gorilla in the Room
By Selected News Articles @ 3:47 PM :: 5277 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

But for the trees, our good senator, can't see the forest. Here are some important facts the senator may have overlooked ....

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Monday, February 06, 2012
After Carlisle Raids Sewer Funds, Feds Greenlight Limited Rail Construction
By Andrew Walden @ 9:39 PM :: 7042 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...permission to spend up to $184.7M on rail design build contracts....

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Monday, January 30, 2012
Honolulu Habitat for Humanity Hosting Informational Meetings
By News Release @ 8:21 PM :: 4073 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Honolulu Habitat for Humanity invites everyone to upcoming informational meetings, especially families who are interested in applying for a simple, decent Habitat home....

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Monday, January 30, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted January 30
By Congress.org @ 12:08 PM :: 5953 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act of 2012
  • House: Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011
  • House: Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2011
  • House: Baseline Reform Act of 2011
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Sunday, January 29, 2012
Hawaii Cacao Festival at Haleiwa January 29
By News Release @ 1:09 AM :: 4954 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

We hope to see you Sunday in Haleiwa for your 3rd Annual Cacao Festival... bring your appetites!

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Sunday, January 29, 2012
Marumoto Introduces Three Bills to Deal with Eccentric Billionaire
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 5547 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...these bills are in response to complaints from Kahala residents and news articles about Japanese billionaire Genshiro Kawamoto arranging marble and bronze statues across five property lots....

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Sunday, January 29, 2012
Kapolei Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Hospital Closure
By News Release @ 12:36 AM :: 6330 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...Thursday, February 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Kapolei Middle School Dining Room/Cultural Center at 91-5335 Kapolei Parkway....

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Monday, January 23, 2012
Gun Owners: Help Tom Berg Repeal the Koko Shooting Complex Fees
By News Release @ 3:59 PM :: 4221 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

In response to the $15 per hour fee now being charged at Koko Head Shooting Complex, he has introduced two new bills, Bills 1 and 60 to be heard January 25.

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Sunday, January 22, 2012
Molokai Video: 160 Officers Outnumber 80 Protesters, Cruise Ship Enters Harbor
By Selected News Articles @ 3:14 PM :: 8011 Views :: Maui County, Greenmail

Tragically, the opportunity to liberate Molokai from Ritte's roving gang of welfare bums has been lost, no arrests were made....

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Sunday, January 22, 2012
Using the Tax System to Hide Spending and Shift Burden
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 12:01 AM :: 4938 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...tax paying constituents are paying more than they have to as they are paying for not only the county services they enjoy but for those same services used by those who do not pay for those services....

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Saturday, January 21, 2012
Video: Sen Sam Slom First News Conference of Session
By Video @ 9:43 PM :: 4739 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Senator Slom covered fiscal, budgetary, and educational issues among other topics.

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Saturday, January 21, 2012
Hawaii March for Life Jan 22
By News Release @ 6:49 PM :: 7868 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

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Friday, January 20, 2012
Marumoto Legislation to Include Two Snake Bills
By News Release @ 8:49 PM :: 4327 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

In the 2012 legislative session Rep. Barbara Marumoto will be introducing two snake bills, two bills to reduce auto costs and a measure to require that the list of names of people nominated for judgeships be released to the public ....

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Friday, January 20, 2012
HB127: Legislature to Force Doctors, Hospitals to Provide Abortion Pill?
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 6389 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Passage of this bill would almost certainly pose a problem to re-opening the two Catholic-owned (now bankrupt) hospitals, Hawaii Medical Centers East and West ....

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