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Monday, November 21, 2011
NYT: Occupy Honolulu Looks Like Just Another Homeless Camp
By Selected News Articles @ 2:52 PM :: 6157 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

You can tell it’s an occupation from the signs and T-shirts. Otherwise the protesters would blend right in.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011
Ruse: Citizens for a Better Way, LLC
By Selected News Articles @ 5:45 PM :: 7426 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

... bankrolled by secret interests who want to operate outside the norms of Hawaii's Ethics Commission; and designed by experienced labor and gambling industry lobbyists desperate for the appearance of "grassroots" support ....

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Sunday, November 20, 2011
Ansaldo Debacle: HART, Council, Ariyoshi all Looking at Rail Re-bid
By Selected News Articles @ 3:19 PM :: 5250 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

HART schedules a new review of the Ansaldo deal November 25, the deadline for the contract to be signed ....

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Sunday, November 20, 2011
Using Public Services not a Free Lunch
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 3:10 PM :: 5034 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

For years, the real property burden was shifted to businesses, but businesses have to pass the costs onto their customers. When it comes to paying for government, there is no free lunch.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011
Wind Farms Interfere With Military, Civilian Radar
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 PM :: 6407 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...wind farms are interfering with military radar, making airplanes disappear from sight on screens and cluttering those same screens with the blade-rotation changes of turbine blades....

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Friday, November 18, 2011
Hirono, Hanabusa Say ‘No’ to Balanced Budget Amendment
By News Release @ 8:18 PM :: 5917 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Earlier today, Reps. Colleen Hanabusa and Mazie Hirono voted against a Balanced Budget Amendment. A bi-partisan majority, including 25 Democrats voted to support the measure, H.J. Res. 2, to balance the federal budget, but the measure fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to pass....

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Friday, November 18, 2011
WSJ: Finmeccanica Rushing to Sell Honolulu Rail Contractor Ansaldo
By Selected News Articles @ 2:48 PM :: 7824 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

...it will set up a partnership for the AnsaldoBreda trainmaking unit in advance of selling the business....

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Friday, November 18, 2011
Dillingham DMV employee, driving instructor charged with Selling Drivers Licenses to Illegal Aliens
By News Release @ 11:40 AM :: 5814 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, National News, Ethics

A federal grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday charging In Chan Park, 53, of Honolulu, and Paige Teruya, 47, of Waipahu, Hawaii with fraud relating to identification documents....

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Monday, November 14, 2011
Video: Makana, Wearing “Occupy” T-Shirt, Plays Protest Song at APEC Dinner for Obama, World Leaders—Nobody Notices
By Selected News Articles @ 10:56 AM :: 8301 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Obama, Occupy, and the assembled crony capitalists at APEC are enraged that the Super Committee and/or the Republicans may soon cut off their flow of US taxpayer dollars.

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Monday, November 14, 2011
Tim Lussier elected Hawai‘i Pacific Univ Student Body President
By News Release @ 2:31 AM :: 4816 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Lussier is currently serving as Communications Director for Charles Djou for Congress.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Detroit-based Website Takes Aim at Honolulu GOP Treasurer over ties to Radcliffe, Gambling
By Selected News Articles @ 9:12 PM :: 5026 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Anonymous Detroit-based website “The Verifiable Truth” (TVT), in a series of articles posted last week, is taking aim at the connections between Honolulu County GOP Treasurer Liz Hata-Watanabe and gaming lobbyist John Radcliffe.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Duke Aiona to speak on “A life of service”
By News Release @ 2:43 PM :: 5251 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“A Life of Service” Q&A with James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr. Thursday, November 17, 2011

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Saturday, November 12, 2011
APEC: Sopogy, Traffic and other Embarrassments
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:04 AM :: 5145 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...SOPOGY at APEC's "See It" Exhibit at the Hawaii Convention Center. What an embarrassment! Not only they are not making energy at a cost effective rate they are a technological dead end as well given the 2011 dive in photovoltaic pricing....

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Saturday, November 12, 2011
Hawaii Friends of NRA to Meet this Weekend
By News Release @ 12:14 AM :: 4199 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

5PM Sunday November 13, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu

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Friday, November 11, 2011
Stacey Djou: Honoring Our Nation’s Veterans
By Selected News Articles @ 10:43 PM :: 8374 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Sovereignty activist 'tortures' children
By Andrew Walden @ 12:02 AM :: 12196 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

According to the Star-Bulletin November 22: “Makekau's acts of abuse against her sister's children included hitting their heads with knives and cans of dog food, their fingers with metal and wooden spoons and their mouths with a hammer.” Prosecutors described the conditions as a “house of torture.”

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Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Did Angry Divorcee Lead Iolani Palace Takeover?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 8387 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Mrs. Asing appealed all the way to the Hawaii Supreme court. Was the seed planted when Mrs. Asing’s claims were rejected in a “summary disposition” by the Hawaii State Supreme Court on Nov. 22, 2004? Mrs. Asing does not respond to an emailed request for comment, but nine months after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal, the Hawaiian Kingdom Government was born.

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Monday, November 07, 2011
‘America’s Battalion’ arrives in Afghanistan from Kaneohe
By Selected News Articles @ 11:25 PM :: 7752 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

In the coming weeks 3/3 will take control of operations in Garmsir District, relieving fellow Hawaii-based 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. The “Lava Dogs” of 1/3 are nearing the end of their seven-month deployment, which began in April.

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Monday, November 07, 2011
Blake Oshiro to Quit Legislature, Take Job in Abercrombie’s Floundering Administration
By News Release @ 11:05 PM :: 4766 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced Representative Blake Oshiro will be joining Abercrombie Administration as his Deputy Chief of Staff. Rep. Oshiro, who currently serves in the House of Representatives as its Majority Leader will be stepping down from his seat on December 7, 2011.

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Sunday, November 06, 2011
UHPA Endorses Occupy Wall Street
By News Release @ 5:38 PM :: 5244 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Higher education ... serves as the means to advance a just, equal, and fair society....teaching in the classroom ... every day UHPA members’ work contributes to the efforts to achieve a just and fair society....

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Thursday, November 03, 2011
Detroit Gambling Promoters Using 10-Year-Old Study to Re-Ignite Case for Gambling in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:03 PM :: 5281 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Jake Miklojcik, author of the study and a Lansing-based consultant-for-hire, is the go-to-guy when Detroiters Michael Malik and Marian Ilitch -- or their PR mouthpiece Tom Shields -- need to produce a "study" to support their gambling/business agenda.

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Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Strange Bedfellows: Hawaii's Former Governor & Detroit's Gambling Promoter?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:47 PM :: 6980 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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Tuesday, November 01, 2011
A Portal to the Past: What Hawaiian Kingdom Property Taxes Tell Us
By News Release @ 10:09 PM :: 5158 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Program at Mission Houses Museum, Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 5:30 p.m.

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Monday, October 31, 2011
Waipahu soldier and 11 others overcome Afghanistan ambush, receive awards
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 7975 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Waipahu native Army Pfc. Edward Barut and his team successfully overcame a 45-minute complex attack in which insurgents used rocket propelled grenades, small arms fire and improvised explosive devices.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011
Djou, Hanabusa Tied
By News Release @ 9:45 PM :: 7517 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Charles and his likely opponent in the next election, Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, are effectively tied in their favorability ratings at 42% and Hanabusa has the lowest favorability rating of all the members of the Hawaii congressional delegation....

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Institute for Justice Attorney, IWF Leader to Speak in Honolulu
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:28 PM :: 6329 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Clark's topic of discussion is: "IJ Case Stories and How and Why They Take These No Fee Cases". Nicole will discuss the "History of Women in the Liberty Movement in America and How Government Hurts Women".

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Honolulu 16th Worst City to Be Young
By Selected News Articles @ 3:21 PM :: 6356 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Census data released in September revealed the statistical proof behind what millions had already known....

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Monday, October 24, 2011
Panos: Honolulu Heavy Rail Is an Energy Black Hole
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:53 PM :: 4611 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Rail will consume about 20 MW of energy which is about 20% of the capacity of HECO’s new palm oil plant. Unfortunately peak rail travel coincides with peak demand for electricity around 6 PM....

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Monday, October 24, 2011
Marumoto Renews Pledge to Fight Pension Tax
By News Release @ 7:34 PM :: 5273 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Despite the massive financial problems, Rep. Marumoto has pledged to fight the pension tax as well as several other taxes that would heavily impact senior citizens.

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Monday, October 24, 2011
Legislative Committee to Hold Briefing on Elder Abuse
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 7:19 PM :: 5361 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

A joint House and Senate Committee on Human Services will hold an informational briefing on elder abuse and financial exploitation on Thursday, October 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hawaii State Capitol, Conference Room 329....

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Thursday, October 20, 2011
HPD Releases APEC Road Closure Schedule
By News Release @ 11:35 PM :: 9912 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Road closures, parking restrictions, and changes to public transportation routes and public works services will be necessary during the APEC Economic Leaders’ meetings beginning the evening of November 11 through November 13.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Horizon Lines Avoids Bankruptcy, But Delisted by NYSE
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 11794 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Horizon Lines completed a complicated $652.8 million refinancing that saves the largest U.S. domestic ocean carrier from bankruptcy and will leave bondholders with most of the company's stock. 

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Update: Charles Djou in Afghanistan
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 7878 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Rail Debate: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda on Island Insights
By Selected News Articles @ 4:31 PM :: 5466 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Thursday, October 13, on Public Television's KHET Channel 10, Governor Cayetano and Cliff Slater were part of an Island Insights discussion of rail. They were joined by former Honolulu City Councilmember Gary Okino and Drew Astolfi, head of FACE....

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Friday, October 14, 2011
Rail Transit on Oahu: Real Estate Investment Opportunity or Urban Blight?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:40 PM :: 6181 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

If rail transit becomes a reality, what will be its effect be on Hawaii real estate?

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Friday, October 14, 2011
Research Ship Finds Tsunami Debris Half-Way to Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:36 PM :: 4520 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News, World News

This is a map of Pallada’s route through model-projected debris field as of September 25.

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Friday, October 14, 2011
Tax on ‘Tax-Free’ Bonds still alive in Congress: Hawaii Public Housing At Risk
By Selected News Articles @ 12:07 PM :: 6293 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Residents of Hawaii’s largest public housing facility began returning to renovated units this month. They enjoyed the fruits of a public-private partnership that supporters worry will not be replicated in the future because of threats to the status of tax-exempt bonds that underpinned the project’s financing.

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Thursday, October 06, 2011
Rep Pine: Pass HB1465 to Stop Elder Abuse
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 1:33 AM :: 7375 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Rep. Pine introduced HB 1465, relating to powers of attorney, which is still alive in the legislature. HB 1465 requires that anyone seeking power of attorney for an elderly person must have at least two signatures.

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Wednesday, October 05, 2011
First 100 Residents move into Renovated Kuhio Park Apartments
By News Release @ 4:04 PM :: 6057 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Each of the two high-rise towers at the Kuhio Park property, which together include 555 units, is expected to be renovated in 12 months. During renovations, residents moved into an “on-site hotel” at Tower B.

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Tuesday, October 04, 2011
VIDEO: Lingle at Djou Fundraiser in Manoa
By Dylan Nonaka @ 11:03 PM :: 5995 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In case you missed it, the campaign got some great media coverage on Sunday. Governor Lingle helped us with a successful fundraiser and Stacey shared an update on what Charles is doing in Afghanistan.

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Sunday, October 02, 2011
Got $1.25M? Jeremy Harris’ 16 acre Estate For Sale
By Andrew Walden @ 6:49 PM :: 12754 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Maui County, Education K-12

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Saturday, October 01, 2011
Deadly Fireworks Explosion: Saftey Violations Lead to $415k fine
By News Release @ 12:48 PM :: 5095 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“At the end of our investigation, we identified eleven potential causes for the explosion, each of which carries a penalty for violating health and safety laws.”

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Saturday, October 01, 2011
The Legal Battle Over Honolulu’s Train to Nowhere
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 AM :: 6702 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

It appears likely that Honolulu and FTA failed to consider reasonable alternatives and accurately assess the alternatives’ environmental consequences in the Final Environmental Impact Statement, as required under NEPA.

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Friday, September 30, 2011
For Sale Cheap: One Slightly Used Honolulu Rail Contractor
By Selected News Articles @ 2:35 PM :: 9254 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Orsi said Sept. 20 that there were no parties in advanced talks to buy AnsaldoBreda and that the unit’s newly appointed CEO, Maurizio Manfellotto, is working on an updated business plan.

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Friday, September 30, 2011
Covering Half the World from Ft Shafter
By Selected News Articles @ 2:49 AM :: 8528 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Friday, September 30, 2011
Berg pushes for China Visa Waiver
By News Release @ 2:36 AM :: 7795 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“The recent inclusion of the Republic of Korea in the Visa Waiver resulted in double number of visitor arrivals from Korea,” said Councilman Tom Berg....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Stop Rail Plaintiffs Respond to City, FTA “Nonsense”
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 6076 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"The Defendants’ effort to remove some of the Plaintiffs from this case is a waste of the court’s time and the taxpayers’ money."

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Berg: People should decide on GE Tax Hike
By News Release @ 4:06 PM :: 4063 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

His plan is to have the city's Committee on Transportation pass Resolution 11-249 this Thursday that would urge the Hawaii State Legislature to allow the City and County of Honolulu to raise the General Excise Tax a half percent to fund road and bike lanes.

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Saturday, September 24, 2011
Disney Re-starts some Aulani sales after Hawaii approves 33% fee increase
By Selected News Articles @ 1:04 AM :: 5983 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Disney must now submit updated consumer-disclosure materials to regulators and other states. The company will begin with Florida, California, New York and Illinois, its most-important sales markets....

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Friday, September 23, 2011
If GE Tax were a Sales Tax, It would be among Nation's Lowest
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 7135 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawaii's, South Dakota's and New Mexico's sales taxes have broad bases that include many services....

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