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Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Tom Berg Announces Campaign for Reelection
By Tom Berg @ 5:50 PM :: 4983 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 :: 5548 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 :: 4899 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 :: 5458 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 :: 6698 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 :: 7348 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 :: 5292 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 :: 5823 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 :: 6196 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 :: 5985 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 :: 6666 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 :: 5804 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 :: 8314 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 :: 5602 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 :: 5467 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 :: 5449 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 :: 6827 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 :: 6940 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 :: 6378 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 :: 5973 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 :: 9935 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 :: 3760 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 :: 12079 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 :: 11145 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 :: 5118 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 :: 6673 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 :: 6805 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 :: 7735 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 :: 6559 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 :: 5632 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 :: 5948 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 :: 8896 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 :: 6646 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 :: 8112 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 :: 4919 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 :: 7863 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 :: 5901 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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Friday, November 25, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving from Stacey Djou!
By News Release @ 1:24 AM :: 7690 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

For Charles, this was a day much like most others, but he was thankful to talk to the girls (they were on a lengthy communications blackout until last night) and to have some turkey for dinner.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
NCAA “Extremely Concerned” about UH Point-Shaving Allegations
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 7404 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"We are extremely concerned by the point-shaving allegations involving University of Hawaii football student-athletes and have been in contact with the school since early November."

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Outdoor Circle Comes Out Against Rail
By News Release @ 10:37 PM :: 7531 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Outdoor Circle now is considering how we might best support the broad based coalition of organizations and individuals which is challenging this project in court....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
UH Point Shaving? Blown Leads and Significant Movement in Money Line
By Andrew Walden @ 3:57 AM :: 10938 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“The #UNLV money line when it hosted #Hawaii opened at around +1600. By kickoff, it was around +700. Pretty mysterious movement at the time.”

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Bill Seeks Terror Designation for Gaza Flotilla Groups
By IPT News @ 10:36 PM :: 8802 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The CIA and U.S. Treasury Department have determined IHH and the Free Gaza Movement "have known terrorist ties," the bill says. (They also have extensive Hawaii ties--Editor)

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Monday, November 21, 2011
NYT: Occupy Honolulu Looks Like Just Another Homeless Camp
By Selected News Articles @ 2:52 PM :: 6859 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 :: 7950 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 :: 5798 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 :: 5629 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 :: 7134 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 :: 6680 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 :: 8746 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 :: 6457 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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