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Sunday, January 15, 2012
Using Exemptions to Shift the Burden of Taxes
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 4:07 AM :: 4858 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 :: 5549 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 :: 9351 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 :: 6791 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 :: 4954 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 :: 7315 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 :: 7011 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 09, 2012
DoH: Dramatic Reduction in Fireworks-Related Injuries
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 5656 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 08, 2012
Dr Alveda King, Duke Aiona, Colette Machado to Speak up for Religious Freedom
By Andrew Walden @ 5:10 PM :: 6640 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 06, 2012
Presidents Bush, Clinton to Address Opening of 2012 Hawaii Robotics Season
By News Release @ 3:41 PM :: 7028 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 05, 2012
Berg Proposes Measures to Remove Uninsured Motorists
By Tom Berg @ 11:43 PM :: 6782 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 05, 2012
Marumoto: After Budget Cuts, Dep’t of Ag Gave Away Snake Sniffer Dogs
By News Release @ 3:04 AM :: 5523 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 05, 2012
Rep Pine Cheers Opening of Pearl City Urgent Care Center
By News Release @ 2:05 AM :: 4846 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 03, 2012
Tom Berg Announces Campaign for Reelection
By Tom Berg @ 5:50 PM :: 5098 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 03, 2012
After Secret Selection Process, Abercrombie Names 1980s Old Boy Tom Okamura to Aiea House Seat
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 5666 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 02, 2012
Panos Drops Out of 2012 Mayoral Campaign
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:31 AM :: 5016 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 :: 5596 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 :: 6853 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 :: 7541 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 :: 5429 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 :: 5966 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 :: 6369 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 :: 6163 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 :: 6833 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 :: 5948 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 :: 8545 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 :: 5717 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

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Friday, December 09, 2011
Florida Marlins Holding Baseball Clinic at Schofield
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 5591 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 08, 2011
Pearl Harbor, WWII, and a Lesson for Today
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:26 AM :: 5606 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 07, 2011
Another E-W Center Conference: Pearl Harbor Day at the NEH
By Selected News Articles @ 1:03 PM :: 6987 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 07, 2011
Obama cancels Hawaii trip after Romney hit
By Selected News Articles @ 12:44 PM :: 7065 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 07, 2011
A Primer on the Federal Court Challenge to the Honolulu Rail Project
By Selected News Articles @ 2:32 AM :: 6514 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 07, 2011
Ewa Field Event to Mark 70th Anniversary of Attack
By John Bond @ 12:54 AM :: 6108 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 07, 2011
Pearl Harbor Survivor to Direct ‘Mass Band Performance’ on 70th Anniversary
By News Release @ 12:27 AM :: 10141 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 06, 2011
Carlisle Rejects Leeward Coast Flooding Taskforce
By Tom Berg @ 9:05 PM :: 3851 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 06, 2011
Confidential Memo: Wind Turbine Model Installed at Kahuku has Structural Problems
By Andrew Walden @ 1:53 AM :: 12365 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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Sunday, December 04, 2011
Lawsuit targets "Illegal" $117M Federal Loan Guarantee for Kahuku Windfarm
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 11391 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

On November 28, 2011, CAlifornians for Renewable Energy (CARE) and Michael Boyd filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to challenge more than two dozen federal loan guarantees illegally issued by the U.S. Department of Energy....

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Sunday, December 04, 2011
Kalapa vs Property Tax Exemptions: Vitality of County Depends on Everyone Paying Their Share
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 4:22 PM :: 5246 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Coming under fire in the City & County of Honolulu is the plethora of real property tax exemptions from those granted to charitable organizations to those offered to homeowners who promise to preserve their historical residences to credit unions and to churches....

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Friday, December 02, 2011
Thielen: Federal Takeover of Hawaii Shorelines Would Endanger Clean Energy Projects
By News Release @ 11:19 PM :: 6832 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

NOAA's extensive and overly aggressive rulemaking effort will effectively kill ocean-based clean energy initiatives in Hawaii....

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Friday, December 02, 2011
Obama to Vacation in Hawaii Dec 17-Jan 2
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 6952 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...no public events are scheduled during the trip.... (But will AG Holder survive to the New Year?)

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Friday, December 02, 2011
Mission Memorial Auditorium Site of Rail Showdown December 6
By Tom Berg @ 2:58 PM :: 7900 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

MISSION MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM
6:00-8:30 P.M.
DECEMBER 6, 2011

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Thursday, December 01, 2011
Men’s Health Mag ranks Honolulu Happiest Town in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:37 PM :: 6696 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

We calculated suicide rates and unemployment rates. Then we tapped SimplyMap for the percentage of households that use antidepressants....

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Thursday, December 01, 2011
Pacific Aviation Museum to Host 5th Anniversary Gala Tonight
By News Release @ 5:29 PM :: 5734 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

5th Anniversary Dance...

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Thursday, December 01, 2011
Backed by Federal Loan Guarantees, Merrill Lynch Finances $1B in Military Solar Projects
By Selected News Articles @ 12:44 AM :: 6076 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The project, called SolarStrong, aims to install these projects over five years. SolarCity has already begun installations at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Finmeccanica Trumpets Honolulu Rail Deal
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 9133 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

ROME: Finmeccanica: signed a contract worth USD 1,334 million for Honolulu driverless metro.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011
Duke Aiona to Address Pro-Life Group
By News Release @ 11:02 PM :: 6822 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

WHEN: Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 11:30am until 1:00pm

WHERE: Dave & Buster's, 1030 Auahi St, Honolulu

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Saturday, November 26, 2011
Oahu Democrats Fail in Effort to Break up Hawaii News Now
By Andrew Walden @ 2:54 PM :: 8321 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Media Council Hawaii, joined by the Oahu County Democrat Committee, has been rejected by the FCC in the effort to push back on control of Honolulu media outlets by a non-Democrat company Raycom Media.

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Friday, November 25, 2011
Taxpayer Losses on GM Bailout Are Going to Be Massive
By NCPA @ 3:13 AM :: 5031 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, National News, Ethics

Last week the Treasury Department revised its loss estimate for the General Motors (GM) bailout from $14.33 billion to $23.6 billion....

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Friday, November 25, 2011
Matt Romney to Campaign for Father in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 2:49 AM :: 8031 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Matt Romney will be rallying support for his father at fundraising events hosted by local supporters in Honolulu and Laie December 9th and 10th....

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Friday, November 25, 2011
State APEC Costs below projections
By News Release @ 1:41 AM :: 6083 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The State of Hawaii spent about $3,210,000 for safety related expenses hosting the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference, less than half of the $7,500,000 projected by state agencies.

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