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Saturday, June 16, 2012
Kalaeloa Renewable Energy Park: Community Leaders Demand EIS
By News Release @ 6:34 PM :: 6907 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The entire former MCAS Ewa was designated as National Register eligible during the BRAC transfer process and significant historic sites have already been discovered since the original BRAC 1999 surveys were done....

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Friday, June 15, 2012
Abercrombie Evicts Haleiwa Farmers Market, Blames Organizers
By News Release @ 10:55 PM :: 7103 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“I cannot believe this is happening at 1:30 on Friday afternoon, when all our vendors have already picked and prepared their products for the Sunday market."

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Oahu's Untapped Hydroelectric Resources
By Henry Curtis @ 2:21 PM :: 8186 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Oahu has several large, dammed reservoirs, all of which could provide continuous power ....

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Pentagon Cuts Could Eliminate Commissaries, Exchanges
By News Release @ 1:20 PM :: 8487 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This plan would impact more than 164,000 military service members, retirees, and family members who live on Oahu.... Commissary shoppers in Hawaii save 50.7% with annual savings for a family of four of $7,360.

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Monday, June 11, 2012
Hawai`i Free Press Editor to be Interviewed on AM760
By Selected News Articles @ 10:42 PM :: 4305 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Tuesday June 12 from 5pm to 6pm on business talk radio KGU--AM760....

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Sunday, June 10, 2012
Ansaldo Employee: Focus is Entirely on Gaining a Project, Not on Doing Anything Useful
By John Bond @ 2:56 PM :: 7345 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The emphasis seems to be to win the projects, instead of making money on the projects. Most projects start out from behind, almost assured of losing money. This leads the management to feel the need to cut engineering costs....

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Saturday, June 9, 2012
Rail Plan Calls for 472,000 More Cars on Road
By Selected News Articles @ 5:05 PM :: 5928 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...the rail project would reduce daily car trips by 48,000, but it would be in the face of a 520,000 increase in daily car trips because of population growth....

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Friday, June 8, 2012
Eric Marshall, Senate Dist 10 -- Last Candidate on the Ballot
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 6230 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Although the June the 5th candidate filing deadline has come and gone one last candidate has been added to the 2012 Election....

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Friday, June 8, 2012
Deedy Case: Redacted Text of Motion for Dismissal
By Selected News Articles @ 5:15 AM :: 6284 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Circuit Court Judge Karen Ahn in July will consider defense motion for dismissal of state charges against Federal Agent Christopher Deedy in the Waikiki APEC shooting of Kailua resident Kolin Elderts....

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Friday, June 8, 2012
Potential Buyers of HMC West to Participate in Leeward Job Fair
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 1:49 AM :: 6752 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The Queen's Medical Center and Hawaii Pacific Health will be attending the Leeward Job and Career Fair. The hospitals hope to fill 450 job openings available at their current facilities....

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Thursday, June 7, 2012
Larry Fenton Announces Senate Dist 11 Campaign as Republican
By News Release @ 10:30 AM :: 4792 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

District 11 now includes Manoa, Makiki, Tantalus, Papakolea, and Punchbowl.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012
Liz Larson Announces Hawaii State Senate Campaign
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 7106 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

District 12 includes Waikiki, Ala Moana, Ward, Kaka’ako, parts of McCully, Moliili, and Makiki....

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Fires at Kahuku Windfarm Released 'Reactive' Particles, $2M Damage
By Selected News Articles @ 3:51 PM :: 10062 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Defective parts caused a devastating fire in a 2-month-old Hawaii wind farm that cost millions to repair, the energy company that ran the farm says in a Texas court.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012
Rail Suit Ruling May Contain 'Poison Pill'
By Selected News Articles @ 6:04 PM :: 7409 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

the court’s ruling may contain a "poison pill" as a result of one part of the Defendants’ pleadings....

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
DoJ Details Admissions of Criminal Pfluegers
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 8477 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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Saturday, May 26, 2012
Mike Greco Announces State Senate Campaign
By News Release @ 5:25 PM :: 6709 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Greco, a 2004 graduate of the University of Hawaii Manoa, served as a Naval Aircrewman with the VP-4 Skinny Dragons at Marine Corps Base Hawaii....

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Friday, May 25, 2012
Kaleikini v Yoshioka: Rail Project in 'Grave' Danger
By Robert Thomas @ 1:23 AM :: 9353 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The Hawaii Supreme Court just concluded oral arguments in Kaleikini v. Yoshioka and it does not look good for the City and the State....

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Thursday, May 24, 2012
National Trust for Historic Preservation Files Amicus Brief in Rail Suit
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 5132 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Section 4(f) contains a substantive prohibition on the construction of transportation projects requiring the "use" of historic sites, park and recreational areas ....

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Oral Argument Preview: Can The Honolulu Rail EIS Be Segmented?
By Robert Thomas @ 3:01 PM :: 5874 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

That's the question the Hawaii Supreme Court will consider this Thursday, May 24, 2012, when it hears oral arguments in Kaleikini v. Yoshioka ....

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Caldwell Goes Wobbly, Urges Review of Rail Proposal
By News Release @ 7:40 PM :: 5528 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Today I am calling for a modification to the contracting process for the design of the Phase IV/City Center stretch of the rail transit line.  I am asking that a review be done with community input to see where more appropriate design can be implemented, and more cost savings may be possible....

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Rep. Barbara Marumoto will not be running
By News Release @ 2:08 PM :: 6791 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Rep. Barbara Marumoto will not be running in the 2012 election....

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Honolulu Passes Los Angeles as Worst U.S. City for Drivers
By Selected News Articles @ 10:54 AM :: 5004 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Drivers in the city, the state of Hawaii’s largest, wasted an average of 58 hours stuck in traffic last year....

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Monday, May 21, 2012
Most Important Historical Sites Remain in Rail Suit
By Selected News Articles @ 4:03 PM :: 6758 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...our most important sites Chinatown, Aloha Tower, Dillingham Building, Native Hawaiian burials, etc., all remain in play....

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Saturday, May 19, 2012
Djou: The Future of NATO
By Rep Charles Djou @ 10:00 PM :: 10212 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

As someone who has served both as a Member of Congress and as a soldier under NATO command in Afghanistan, I have a unique perspective on NATO’s role and future....

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Friday, May 18, 2012
Local Students Deploy Underwater Robots to Assess WW2 Shipwrecks
By News Release @ 11:20 PM :: 4693 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Twenty-four Hawaii elementary, middle, and high school teams are competing in the Hawaii Underwater Robot Challenge Saturday....

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Friday, May 11, 2012
Djou Campaign Kickoff Rally May 23
By News Release @ 3:11 PM :: 6158 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Almost two years ago today, we made history by winning a historic special election....

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Friday, May 11, 2012
Hawaii Republican Convention This Weekend
By Nacia Blom @ 10:36 AM :: 10897 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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Friday, May 11, 2012
Fading Chances for Rail Funding to Pass Congress
By Selected News Articles @ 12:56 AM :: 6826 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

For Honolulu, this means that the $250 million that the Obama Administration had set aside for our rail project will just disappear. It also means that New Starts Funding as a national program may also disappear....

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
City to Build More Transitional Housing for Homeless
By News Release @ 1:15 PM :: 4901 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...$3.5 million from the City’s Affordable Housing Fund to acquire and/or renovate an existing structure to provide transitional housing....

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Monday, May 7, 2012
Thielen: Landfill Cannot Legally be Located at Ameron
By News Release @ 11:34 PM :: 4755 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Rep Thielen notes the proximity of five schools, a hospital, and numerous residences, all within one mile of the proposed landfill site....

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Sunday, May 6, 2012
DoH Explains How Taxpayers Fund Gabbards’ Song and Dance Routine
By Andrew Walden @ 6:04 PM :: 6707 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

A political watershed is formed when the benefits of incumbency flow down hill to a new generation....

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Saturday, May 5, 2012
Full Text: Supreme Court Ruling Allows Waimanalo Gulch to Remain Open
By News Release @ 1:19 AM :: 4885 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

No surprise here.  This has always been the plan ....

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Saturday, May 5, 2012
Rep. Kymberly Pine Pulls Papers to Run for City Council
By News Release @ 12:22 AM :: 6959 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Just a day after her last legislative day at the State Capitol, Representative Kymberly Pine will pull her papers today at 11:30 a.m. to run for the City Council District 1 seat....

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Monday, April 30, 2012
As Legislators Consider Mass Release of Hardened Criminals, Lawsuit Challenges Half-Way House Supervision
By Selected News Articles @ 3:04 PM :: 5957 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Robles, 18, was there as a condition of parole for the juvenile crimes of sex assault, theft and runaway charges, according to the complaint.  The family claims that the home failed to supervise the two boys despite house rules that required curfews and bed checks every 20 minutes on overnight shifts.

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Monday, April 30, 2012
Hawaii Christian Coalition Annual Prayer at the Capitol May 3
By News Release @ 2:20 PM :: 5695 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawaii Christian Coalition presents its annual Prayer at the Capitol May 3, Thursday 6:30-8:00pm State Capitol Auditorium....  

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Sunday, April 29, 2012
Honolulu Banquet Salutes Opening of Aloha Pregnancy Center Osaka
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 8363 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

They were welcomed by our vibrant MC, Miss Hawaii Lauren Cheape....

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Saturday, April 28, 2012
Soldiers, Community restore Kaena Point
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 5789 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Soldiers from Schofield Barracks’ 225th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, and other Army units, rolled up their sleeves ....

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Friday, April 27, 2012
US, Japan Reach $8.6B Deal on Transfer of 9,000 Okinawa Marines
By News Release @ 10:38 AM :: 10229 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Abercrombie jumps the gun to claim credit for something that wasn't his doing ....

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Thursday, April 26, 2012
City 'Error': Kahuku is #1 Landfill Site, not Ameron
By News Release @ 4:24 PM :: 5043 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Now Carlisle will be able to 'ride to the rescue' of the Windward Shore as well as 'saving' Kailua and Kaneohe when he renews Waimanalo Gulch. What a charade!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Planning Commission Set to Decide on 15-year Extension for Waimanalo Gulch Landfill
By Tom Berg @ 6:29 PM :: 5391 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

... the Planning Commission will render a decision on May 25, at 9:00 a.m. at the Mission Memorial Auditorium to either approve or deny the 15-year extension ....

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Friday, April 20, 2012
Selection Committee Proposes Kailua Site for New Oahu Landfill
By Tom Berg @ 9:36 PM :: 5383 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...The Ameron Quarry in Kailua was chosen as the best site to house the next landfill. The next step is for the Mayor to agree . . . for he does have the power to not agree and pick another site....

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Friday, April 20, 2012
Ward, Slom, Marumoto Talk Story at Maunalua Bay
By News Release @ 5:25 PM :: 5602 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Rep. Gene Ward (R-Hawaii Kai – Kalama Valley) will host a "Talk Story" with constituents in his district at Maunalua Bay (next to the canoe halau) this Saturday April 21 from Noon to 2 p.m. Food will be provided....

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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Jobs? Hanabusa Votes Against Tax Cut for 97% of Hawaii’s Employers
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:41 PM :: 6947 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"I'm glad to see this small business bill pass the House, with the support of 18 Democrats, and disappointed that Congresswoman Hanabusa voted against it," stated Former Congressman Charles K. Djou....

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Save Kakaako: Rally to Stop HB2819
By News Release @ 8:02 PM :: 6853 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Saturday, April 21 9AM at Kaka‘ako Gateway Park

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Barack Obama Sr Brought to America by Harry Belafonte
By Selected News Articles @ 4:07 PM :: 14780 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

U.S. and British officials were deeply suspicious of this outfit, observing that the AASF – though backed by singer (ands Communist Party member) Harry Belafonte and actor Sidney Poitier – had links to a Kenyan nationalist leader….

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
VIDEO: Mounds of Trash Left by Homeless at Keaau Beach Park
By Tom Berg @ 3:25 PM :: 5159 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Challenge to Democratic Party Bosses: Laura Thielen Launches State Senate Campaign
By News Release @ 4:08 PM :: 5911 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“Voters have a legal right to choose who represents them,” Thielen said. “A small group in a Party cannot secretly and arbitrarily veto that choice. I am a member of the Democratic Party. Hawaii law allows me to run for public office as a democratic candidate.”

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Monday, April 16, 2012
Djou Outlines Strategy for Congressional Race
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:11 PM :: 7883 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
The congressional district has improved significantly through redistricting with the addition of 10,000 new voters in Kapolei, an area that trends Republican and was the only state house district carried by Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona in 2010....
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Monday, April 16, 2012
Dalai Lama Slams Beijing for Burnings
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 PM :: 10019 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Tibet's spiritual leader says China's 'totalitarian' policies sparked Tibetan self-immolations....

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Monday, April 16, 2012
Honolulu TEA Party Rally April 16
By News Release @ 10:30 AM :: 6788 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The 4th annual Honolulu Tea Party Tax Rally will be held on Monday, April 16, from 4-7 p.m at the Hawaii State Capitol....

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