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Sunday, January 29, 2012
Hawaii Cacao Festival at Haleiwa January 29
By News Release @ 1:09 AM :: 5852 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 :: 6443 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 :: 7318 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 :: 4955 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 :: 8892 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 :: 5813 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 :: 5565 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 :: 8951 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 :: 5137 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 :: 7290 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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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Rep Ward: Legalize Driverless Cars
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 6673 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The bill, modeled after a Nevada law that allowed Google to test its driverless cars in the state, addresses legal issues that may arise when no human driver is behind the wheel of a motor vehicle....

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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Panos Endorses Cayetano, Caldwell Says Election is about HandiVan
By Selected News Articles @ 11:37 PM :: 4627 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

"I am delighted that former state governor Ben Cayetano has entered the race for Honolulu mayor. Now more than ever Honolulu needs an experienced, fiscally responsible and anti-boondoggle mayor."--Panos Prevedouros

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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Full Text: Ben Cayetano Announces Campaign for Mayor
By News Release @ 11:19 PM :: 5187 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Since I retired as governor in 2002, I’ve watched with growing concern how the cost of living has been increasingly elevated by reckless spending and costly politically motivated capital projects....

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Senator Sam Slom Opening Day Speech
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 10:33 PM :: 5980 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

In our love affair with “clean” energy alternatives, we have not told our citizens the truth about the real cost of transitioning....

We celebrate and honor our men and women in uniform and are grateful for the military’s many contributions –not just financial - to Hawaii. Yet, through reapportionment, we seek to ignore and disenfranchise them, unlike all other states.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012
Using Exemptions to Shift the Burden of Taxes
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 4:07 AM :: 5043 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Probably the most controversial recommendation that the Honolulu Real Property Tax Advisory Commission has made in its recently submitted report is to repeal the tried and true exemption for homeowners.

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Friday, January 13, 2012
Design and Management: $2.45M in CIP at Honolulu Airport
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 5732 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of $2.45 million for various design and management Capitol Improvement Projects (CIP) at Honolulu International Airport.

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Friday, January 13, 2012
From Business Suits to Combat Boots
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 9659 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Political activities: What every Marine and DOD civilian should know
By Selected News Articles @ 10:25 PM :: 6998 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Nearly all federal civilians at MarForPac are classified as 'less restricted' under the Hatch act, which allows them to endorse candidates and attend, participate, be active members or hold office in political clubs as private citizens ....

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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Caldwell: Rail is about "redesigning city around transit stations"
By News Release @ 8:58 PM :: 5145 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

“Rail is a huge issue and I’m pro mass transit. This system is not only about creating jobs but really redesigning our city around each of the transit stations." 

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Thursday, January 12, 2012
TPM: Hawaii Kai Lesbian B&B Suit Part of Larger Effort to Quash Religious Freedom
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 AM :: 7537 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

There is an essential conflict, the ADF argues, between religious freedom and discrimination lawsuits, because if discrimination against gays and lesbians is based on a religious conviction, then it is protected under the First Amendment.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor to visit UH Richardson Law School
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 7248 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor will spend a week in Hawai’i from Jan. 29-Feb. 3 as part of the Jurist-in-Residence program at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

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Monday, January 9, 2012
DoH: Dramatic Reduction in Fireworks-Related Injuries
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 5859 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

A total of 22 injuries were treated at EDs in Hawaii. This was by far the lowest total over the 12-year period for which these injuries have been counted....

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Sunday, January 8, 2012
Dr Alveda King, Duke Aiona, Colette Machado to Speak up for Religious Freedom
By Andrew Walden @ 5:10 PM :: 6878 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr, will join Lt Governor James ‘Duke’ Aiona, and OHA Chair Colette Machado to headline a "Celebration of Life, Family & Religious Freedom" at the Koolau Ballroom Wednesday January 11, 2012 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.

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Friday, January 6, 2012
Presidents Bush, Clinton to Address Opening of 2012 Hawaii Robotics Season
By News Release @ 3:41 PM :: 7243 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 5:30a.m. to 7:00a.m. at McKinley High School Auditorium

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Thursday, January 5, 2012
Berg Proposes Measures to Remove Uninsured Motorists
By Tom Berg @ 11:43 PM :: 7009 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

" ... urges the legislature to pass legislation requiring motor vehicle insurance carriers to provide information to the counties for development of a system to easily identify uninsured drivers and motor vehicles .... "

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Thursday, January 5, 2012
Marumoto: After Budget Cuts, Dep’t of Ag Gave Away Snake Sniffer Dogs
By News Release @ 3:04 AM :: 5705 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Due to budget cuts, the state Department of Agriculture has allowed the brown tree snake program lapse. The dogs used for cargo inspections were actually given away.

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Thursday, January 5, 2012
Rep Pine Cheers Opening of Pearl City Urgent Care Center
By News Release @ 2:05 AM :: 5010 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

"I am so happy to see former employees of HMC, recently out of work, find new employment at this urgent care center." -- Rep Pine

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Tom Berg Announces Campaign for Reelection
By Tom Berg @ 5:50 PM :: 5275 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

As your current City Councilman, I thrive 24/7 on serving our district and have no other interests, no other ventures, no other business at hand but to be dedicated, reliable, and available to you....

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
After Secret Selection Process, Abercrombie Names 1980s Old Boy Tom Okamura to Aiea House Seat
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 5852 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Mr. Okamura previously served as House Majority Leader for nine years while a state representative from 1980 to 2000. He chaired committees on Hawaiian Affairs; Policy; Rules; and Energy, Ecology and Environmental Protection....

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Monday, January 2, 2012
Panos Drops Out of 2012 Mayoral Campaign
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:31 AM :: 5213 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

"I would like you to be the first to know that I do not plan to run for Mayor of Honolulu in 2012."

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Saturday, December 31, 2011
Hawai’i Free Press Editor to Address Pro-Life Group Jan 17
By Selected News Articles @ 11:24 PM :: 5818 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The meeting is at Dave and Busters Show Room in Kakaako, Tuesday January 17, from 11:30AM to 1PM ....

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Saturday, December 31, 2011
John Fund to Headline Smart Business Hawaii Conference Jan. 11
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 7090 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The 36th Annual SBH Business & Investment Conference will be held January 11, 2012, from 8am to 2pm at the Ala Moana Hotel....

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Friday, December 30, 2011
FTA: No Commitment on Federal Funds, Rail Demolition May Begin
By News Release @ 11:40 AM :: 7779 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The news release is the usual HART fluff. The real information is found in the FTA's letter to HART....

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Thursday, December 29, 2011
Berg Wins Backing for New Waianae Access Road Study
By Tom Berg @ 2:47 PM :: 5618 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Yesterday we were a great team. We showed the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization's Policy Committee how important it was to secure the $1 million in funding for a new study to advance a secondary access road to serve the Waianae Coast.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Organ Transplant, Bio-Fuel Tax Credits, Fee Increases may be Fast-Tracked by Legislature
By Selected News Articles @ 3:54 AM :: 6177 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...the Organ Transplant Bill which could have saved HMC may now be fast-tracked by legislators now that HMC is dead. As a bonus, legislators are tacking on eight other bills ....

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Public Hearing on Leeward Oahu School Impact Fees
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 6582 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

A public hearing to discuss the new school impact fees will be held at Waipahu High School library on Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at 3:00 p.m....

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Monday, December 26, 2011
VIDEO: Charles Djou Christmas in Afghanistan
By Video @ 2:25 PM :: 6390 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

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Monday, December 19, 2011
State Joins Lawsuit Seeking to Force Hawaii Kai Homeowner to Rent Room to Lesbians
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 7075 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission moved to intervene in the lawsuit as a plaintiff in order to protect and enforce the state antidiscrimination law, which Aloha Bed & Breakfast claims does not and cannot constrain its conduct....

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Sunday, December 18, 2011
Rep Pine Renews Push for Cybercrime Legislation
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 2:43 AM :: 6137 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

We must work to ... require local and out-of-state internet service providers to comply with Hawaii law enforcement and explore the idea of licensing web designers.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Curtis: HECO has Failed to Look at Alternatives to Big Wind, Should be Denied Rate Hikes to Cover Costs
By Henry Curtis @ 2:25 PM :: 8865 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Life of the Land believes that HECO has failed to justify ratepayer recovery for any of the Big Wind studies. HECO was required to meaningfully look at alternatives. They failed to do so. HECO was required to examine comparative costs. They failed to do so.

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Saturday, December 10, 2011
Church Volunteers Clean Waianae Storm Channels in Advance of Rainy Season
By Selected News Articles @ 6:12 PM :: 5882 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

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Friday, December 9, 2011
Florida Marlins Holding Baseball Clinic at Schofield
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 5795 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Sunday, Dec. 11, 3-4 p.m. at Ralston Field, Schofield Barracks. Members of the Miami Marlins, featuring one of baseball's best young sluggers Mike Stanton, will conduct a baseball clinic in support of Army youth ....

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Thursday, December 8, 2011
Pearl Harbor, WWII, and a Lesson for Today
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:26 AM :: 5786 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

On this day 70 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed a joint session of Congress and requested a declaration of war against Japan following the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor the day before.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Another E-W Center Conference: Pearl Harbor Day at the NEH
By Selected News Articles @ 1:03 PM :: 7210 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

We have now filed a Freedom of Information Act request ... and will update this story as appropriate.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Obama cancels Hawaii trip after Romney hit
By Selected News Articles @ 12:44 PM :: 7277 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...President Obama is not vacationing in Hawaii with his wife and children while the extension of the payroll tax holiday remains in limbo....

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
A Primer on the Federal Court Challenge to the Honolulu Rail Project
By Selected News Articles @ 2:32 AM :: 6694 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Mr. Yost expressed the plaintiffs’ concern that an "irrevocable commitment" of resources may occur if construction takes place, with significant impacts and no prudent alternatives, before the case is heard on the merits ....

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Ewa Field Event to Mark 70th Anniversary of Attack
By John Bond @ 12:54 AM :: 6352 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

WHEN: The event runs from 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, December 10, 2011.

WHERE: Part of it will be outside and part of the event will be in a large WW-II hangar – all at Barbers Point - Kalaeloa Airport.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Pearl Harbor Survivor to Direct ‘Mass Band Performance’ on 70th Anniversary
By News Release @ 12:27 AM :: 10480 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

... the Battleship Missouri Memorial will proudly host a mass band performance featuring more than 650 performers from a dozen high school, college and community bands ....

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Carlisle Rejects Leeward Coast Flooding Taskforce
By Tom Berg @ 9:05 PM :: 3988 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

After RESOLUTION 11-203 CD1 FD1 passed the City Council unanimously on November 2, our Mayor has sought to deny the formation of the task force to address flooding for our district....

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Confidential Memo: Wind Turbine Model Installed at Kahuku has Structural Problems
By Andrew Walden @ 1:53 AM :: 12737 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...root cause analysis undertaken by Clipper regarding the blade skin crack, an update of the resolution relating to gearbox timing, structural blade remediation, as well as other data regarding Clipper's Liberty turbine....

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