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Saturday, October 1, 2011
Deadly Fireworks Explosion: Saftey Violations Lead to $415k fine
By News Release @ 12:48 PM :: 5835 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 1, 2011
The Legal Battle Over Honolulu’s Train to Nowhere
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 AM :: 7729 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 :: 10749 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 :: 9994 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 :: 9072 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 :: 7225 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 :: 4791 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 :: 6802 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 :: 8152 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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Friday, September 23, 2011
"Get Ready Ewa Beach" Saturday
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 11:34 AM :: 5661 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12
  • Saturday, September 24th, 2011
  • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • ‘Ewa Makai Middle School
  • 91-6291 Kapolei Parkway, ‘Ewa Beach
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Friday, September 23, 2011
Contested Case Hearing requested over Oneula Burials
By News Release @ 3:37 AM :: 6446 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

A final decision regarding this case is expected within 30 days.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011
Honolulu Council to Consider Public Firing Range for Kalaeloa
By Tom Berg @ 11:56 PM :: 5470 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Weekends at the Koko Head Shooting Complex (KHSC) are packed, and it is not unusual for people to be waiting for tables throughout the day....

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Parent Company of Honolulu Rail Contractor Ansaldo tied to Prostitution Ring
By Selected News Articles @ 12:27 PM :: 10197 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“If something goes haywire, say so.” – Sen Dan Inouye, August 25, 2011

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Saturday, September 17, 2011
Pearl Harbor Salutes Air Force: Free Admission, Sept. 17-25
By News Release @ 1:08 PM :: 4647 Views :: Maui County

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Friday, September 16, 2011
Panos: Did Mishandling Cause the Death and Injuries of HPD Officers?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:31 AM :: 6455 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Perhaps the very unfortunate and deadly crash on Farrington Highway on the night of Tuesday, September 13, 2011 will serve as a major wake up call for HPD accident scene handling and investigation.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Future of Honolulu Rail? Libyan Rebels forced to Push when Ansaldo Motor Won’t Run
By Andrew Walden @ 6:00 PM :: 11993 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Gli insorti portano via la 500 speciale del colonnello (Ap)

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
DoE Commits $6M for Pre-School Vouchers for 800 Children
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 5600 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...about 800 additional Hawai'i children in low-income areas will be subsidized to attend preschool....

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Mānoa campus ranked #164 among U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Colleges'
By News Release @ 1:34 PM :: 5005 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News

The Mānoa campus of the University of Hawai‘i is again ranked among the “Best National Universities” in the 2012 edition of the “Best Colleges” guidebook published today by U.S. News and World Report.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Berg Fighting to Terminate Ansaldo
By Tom Berg @ 9:26 PM :: 5403 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Ansaldo, was awarded $1.4 billion to build the rail cars in California. A losing bidder, Bombardier, can build the rail cars here creating JOBS on Oahu and do it for $250 million less than Ansaldo.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011
Hawaii, Maui, Kauai: Stop And Remember 7AM Sunday 9-11-11
By @ 12:01 AM :: 9615 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, DHHL, Maui County, Energy, National News, Family

The remembrance calls for governments and businesses, houses of worship, railways, fire and police departments, and others to ring bells and sound sirens for one minute on Sunday, Sept. 11, starting at 7:00 am Hawai'i Standard Time (1:00 pm EDT). Members of the public are asked to cease activity during that minute and reflect upon the events of 10 years ago.

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Saturday, September 10, 2011
Hanabusa Wipes Prince Kuhio --and Robert Wilcox-- out of History Books
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 10860 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Even after correcting herself, Hanabusa still has it wrong. A reader has pointed out that the first native Hawaiian Congressional Representative was Robert Wilcox of the Home Rule Party....

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Friday, September 9, 2011
Charles Djou leaves for Afghanistan
By Rep Charles Djou @ 4:36 PM :: 9543 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Thursday, September 8, 2011
Pacific Command to Host 9-11 Remembrance at Fort Shafter
By News Release @ 6:16 PM :: 5598 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States: Sept. 9, 2011 at 4:30 p.m., Palm Circle, Fort Shafter

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Public invited to 9/11 memorial commemoration at Honolulu Community College
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 4927 Views :: Maui County, National News

When/Time: Monday, September 12, 2011 at 11 a.m.
Where: Honolulu Community College, 874 Dillingham Blvd.

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Saturday, September 3, 2011
Berg: Council to hear testimony on Waianae Sustainability Communities Plan
By Tom Berg @ 8:51 PM :: 5083 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...to be held in Nanakuli at the Nanaikapono Elementary School from 6 pm to 9 pm on September 8, 2011....

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Friday, September 2, 2011
Marriott: M Waikiki Owners Self-Destructive
By News Release @ 12:44 AM :: 7059 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...inaccurate statements by the owner notwithstanding, occupancy rates at the Waikiki EDITION were 67 percent in July and were running in excess of 80 percent in August prior to the illegal raid and seizure of the hotel ....

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Thursday, September 1, 2011
News and Video from House Minority: Ward, Thielen, Ching, Pine, Rivere
By Video @ 8:53 PM :: 6110 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment
  • REP. CYNTHIA THIELEN AMONGST PRESENTING DIGNITARIES AT INTERNATIONAL WAVE ENERGY CONFERENCE
  • Walk Wise Hawaii with Representative Corinne Ching
  • Hawaiian Chariots with Gil Riviere and Daniel Ward
  • Robotics with 'The Hawaiian Kids' from Waialua High
  • Plant Theft Robs Us All by Representative Cynthia Thielen
  • Representative Gene Ward Discusses Kamiloiki Elementary
  • Would You Have Been Ready? Virginia earthquake a startling reminder for Hawai‘ i
  • REP. KYMBERLY PINE LAUNCHES “INBOX”
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Marriott Managers, Security turned away from Waikiki Edition
By News Release @ 11:45 PM :: 8655 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"...the Owner has filed for bankruptcy protection, which will permit it to continue the operation of the hotel under its present management with Modern Management Services."

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Aiming for $1M Dollars, Djou reaches out to Grassroots Donors
By Rep Charles Djou @ 4:28 PM :: 6359 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"A serious run for U.S. Congress will require more than $1 million in campaign funds. Your early support will help us to kick this campaign off right."

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011
NY Judge orders Waikiki Edition Returned to Marriott by 2:30PM Today
By News Release @ 1:31 PM :: 7076 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

After an overnight raid last Sunday seizing control of the Waikiki EDITION from Marriott International, Inc., the owners of the hotel were ordered by a New York state judge to return the hotel to Marriott's control as of 8:30 p.m. today eastern time, which is 2:30 p.m. Honolulu time.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Djou Endorses Mitt Romney for President
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 8351 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“I am proud to have Charles’ support,” said Mitt Romney. “He has been an advocate for lower taxes, getting spending under control, and creating the right environment for job creation. In addition to his legislative service, Charles serves his country and I am honored to have his support.”

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Monday, August 29, 2011
TheBus is going to be faster than TheTrain?
By Selected News Articles @ 1:56 PM :: 5803 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Today’s scheduled time for the Route C Country Express service of TheBus from Kapolei Transit Center to Ala Moana Center during the rush hour varies from 44 to 58 minutes and averages 52 minutes.

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Monday, August 29, 2011
2AM Raid: Hotel owners Boot Marriott from Waikiki Edition, strip signs, change locks
By News Release @ 11:44 AM :: 8529 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

In a dramatic move, the owners of the Waikiki Edition in Hawaii said Sunday that in the early morning hours they installed new management and changed the signs and locks on the hotel to reflect a new name, the Modern Honolulu. The changes were made in spite of a contract that allows Marriott to run the hotel as an Edition for 30 years.

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Sunday, August 28, 2011
Battleship Missouri to Commemorate 66th Anniversary of Japanese Surrender
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 9757 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The Battleship Missouri Memorial will commemorate the 66th anniversary of the end of World War II with a free ceremony on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, from 8 to 9 a.m., on the Mighty Mo’s forward main deck. 

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Sunday, August 28, 2011
Star Advertiser, Newspaper Guild Reach Tentative Agreement
By News Release @ 12:17 PM :: 4689 Views :: Maui County, Energy

Informational briefings will be held on Friday and Monday. A ratification vote is scheduled for next Thursday.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011
First Felony Prosecutions under new Elder Abuse Law
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 6308 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Perkins allegedly entered the home three times between August 11 and August 16, 2011. He is accused of verbally threatening the man once and leaving behind a threatening note on another occasion.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011
City, State sued over restrictive "License to Carry" Firearms
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 6798 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Full Text: Hanabusa Campaign Announcement, Djou Response
By News Release @ 6:02 PM :: 6899 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

the U.S. Senate presents an unusual opportunity ... This decision is ... not a sacrifice....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Chancellor Hinshaw to leave UH Manoa
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 5981 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...this is an opportune time for me to announce my decision to transition out of my role as chancellor during July 2012, to allow sufficient time to complete a search for a new chancellor....

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Son of Hamas: Ex-Terrorist to Speak at Aiea Church
By Andrew Walden @ 10:58 PM :: 5681 Views :: Maui County, World News, Family

Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of terrorist Hamas founder and leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef, will be speaking at Calvary Chapel Honolulu, 98-1016 Komo Mai Drive, Aiea -- Wednesday at 630PM.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Rail: Sumitomo will not Appeal, Stands Ready to take Ansaldo's place
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 9032 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

As the only qualified offeror, SCOA’s decision not to appeal should in no way be interpreted as loss of interest. To the contrary, SCOA will remain ready to fulfill its commitments should the City not be able to proceed with Ansaldo due to any problems that might prevent them from fulfilling their offer.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Is Disney Lost in Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:14 AM :: 8000 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Janney Capital Markets analyst Tony Wible is concerned that Disney's losing its magical touch with a Hawaiian timeshare resort where projected operating costs are spiraling out of control....

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Sunday, August 21, 2011
VIDEO: Rebels take center of Tripoli, Gaddafi regime collapses
By Andrew Walden @ 8:48 PM :: 7623 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Ghaddafi is/was the fourth-largest shareholder of Honolulu Rail contractor Ansaldo.  It appears that Ghaddafi's Libyan Investment Authority is undergoing a change in management ....

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Saturday, August 20, 2011
Berg: Ansaldo will Cost Taxpayers $250M on Maintenance
By Tom Berg @ 5:01 PM :: 5772 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

One losing bidder in the procurement process advocated building the rail cars here- creating 150 local jobs on Oahu instead of in California. The losing bidder could also build and maintain the rail cars for $250 million less than what Ansaldo proposed. 

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Saturday, August 20, 2011
Half Billion Dollars for Solar on Hawaii Navy Bases
By News Release @ 2:34 AM :: 7989 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“This contract will be the largest installation of photovoltaic solar energy facilities in Hawaii’s history....”

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Thursday, August 18, 2011
Rep Ward: Governor's Report Long on Rhetoric, Short on Specifics
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:26 PM :: 5459 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...Abercrombie's solutions focus on spending more on government services rather than growing our economy and creating jobs. His statement today didn't even mention our small businesses or entrepreneurs ....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Full Text: Djou Campaign Announcement
By Rep Charles Djou @ 6:51 PM :: 5394 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

 At stake is whether our children will find good jobs, whether our families will be able to stay in Hawai‘i, whether we will have the resources to protect our environment and provide the social services we pledged to provide.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Djou: Hawaii isolated, vulnerable due to lack of Bi-Partisan Delegation
By Selected News Articles @ 10:20 AM :: 9799 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Djou: “Hawaii, in particular, has become exceptionally isolated and vulnerable in Washington D.C because of the lack of a bipartisan congressional delegation...."

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Barbers Point Museum to Host 9-11 Commemoration
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 7063 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News, World News
  • Where: Midway Street between Hangars 110 & 111 on Kalaeloa Airport, Kapolei, Hawaii
  • When: Saturday, September 10, 10 am-6 pm and Sunday, Sept. 11, 10 am-4 pm
  • Special: 10th Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 10 am on Sunday, Sept. 11 
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Country-Western Singer Lee Greenwood to Headline Hawaii GOP Fundraiser
By Andrew Walden @ 12:50 AM :: 9192 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Featuring dinner and a solo performance by the country music icon known best for “God Bless the U.S.A,” the event is set for Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the Koolau Ballrooms at the Koolau Golf Course, 45-550 Kionaole Road, Kaneohe, Oahu.

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