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Thursday, September 20, 2012
Did Honolulu Council Ban All Commercial Activity in All Parks?
By Tom Berg @ 2:48 AM :: 4601 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Thursday, September 20 - TOMORROW - from 5-7 p.m. - Waianae District Park (Ewa Beach to Keaau)

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Thursday, September 20, 2012
DHHL to Build Houses for Non-Hawaiians?
By Tom Berg @ 2:13 AM :: 5660 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

As it stands, Native Hawaiian communal lands, property, is going to be open for residency/occupancy to non-native Hawaiians and this must be addressed....

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Thursday, September 20, 2012
Council to Return Medal of Honor Names to Kalaeloa Roads?
By John Bond @ 1:37 AM :: 4817 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

The resolution urges changing Kalaeloa street names in former MCAS Ewa BACK to their ORIGINAL names reflecting those pilots killed in action and awarded the Medal of Honor for their heroism during WW-II....

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
VIDEO: Djou Launches First TV Ad
By Video @ 7:09 PM :: 6833 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

It's only through your generosity and support that we have the funds to be able to discuss the important issues facing our country today, and the need to elect genuine leaders, like Charles, who have the courage and the character to address those issues.

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Friday, September 14, 2012
Update on the Federal Court Challenge to Rail
By Robert Thomas @ 11:34 PM :: 5261 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Litigation continues over the adequacy of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for Honolulu’s rail rapid transit project....

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Friday, September 14, 2012
Island Heavy Rail Calamity: San Juan Repeats in Honolulu
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:35 PM :: 8661 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, National News, Ethics

Tren Urbano (or City Train) in San Juan, Puerto Rico is a perfect comparison with Honolulu's heavy rail....

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Friday, September 14, 2012
Fitch Cheers Honolulu Sewer Rate Hikes, Assigns AA Rating to Bonds
By Selected News Articles @ 10:25 PM :: 5275 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Fitch views maintenance of the system's strong financial margins as necessary at this rating level, given the size of the CIP and increasing debt burden. Any deterioration could result in rating pressure....

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Looking Back: Charles Djou Joins Army After 9-11
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 PM :: 8986 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

...in Afghanistan, Charles saw the best and worst in humanity. He saw the selfless sacrifice of our American soldiers but also utter human depravity in Taliban insurgents....

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Saturday, September 8, 2012
CSC: New Campaign Spending Violations by Kaniela Ing
By Andrew Walden @ 10:24 PM :: 7893 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Politicians

As of Monday, Ing will owe as much as $950 in fines and will be barred from receiving additional public funding until the report is filed and the fines are paid....

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Friday, September 7, 2012
Honolulu Has Opportunity to Meet and Greet America's Medal of Honor Recipients
By News Release @ 1:29 PM :: 4556 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

More than 50 Medal of Honor recipients will be on hand Oct. 6 for a book signing open to the public as part of the 2012 Medal of Honor Convention.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Court: Pacific Beach Hotel Must Submit to ILWU
By Selected News Articles @ 9:18 PM :: 6144 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The 9th Circuit chastised the parent of a Honolulu hotel on Thursday for a decade of union-busting and defiance of federal labor laws.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Why I'm Running: Stop Illegal Dumping on the Leeward Coast
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 4:09 AM :: 4777 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

The era of illegal dumping must end for the sake of our beautiful home, the Leeward Coast.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Regents approve UH West O'ahu loan
By News Release @ 2:31 AM :: 5670 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The CanAm loan funds are currently in escrow, awaiting final approval by the US government, and were expected to be released this summer. The new projected release date is October, 2012.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Mizuno Demands Criminal Investigation of Reporter, Denies Gun Control Plot
By News Release @ 5:11 AM :: 6945 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

I ask that they print this Press Release in their news section, and that the state Attorney General's Office look into these false allegations for possible criminal charges....

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Mayor’s 9-11 Remembrance Walk Sunday
By News Release @ 4:08 AM :: 4539 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Mayor Peter Carlisle will lead the 2012 Mayor’s Remembrance Walk at 5 p.m., on Sunday, September 9....

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
National Debt Hits $16T--up 50% in Four Years
By Rep Charles Djou @ 12:34 AM :: 6583 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

... over $50,000 for every American - including our children ....

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Brookings: Education, Job Openings and Unemployment in Honolulu
By NCPA @ 5:12 PM :: 4406 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

A new paper from the Brookings Institution aims to provide metro, state and national policy makers with a better sense of the specific problems facing metropolitan labor markets....

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Saturday, September 1, 2012
Honolulu Rail Cost Escalation
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:44 AM :: 7089 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Oahu has fewer than 400,000 taxpayers so the possibility of a twelve billion dollar bill for a long rail line presents a staggering liability. Over $30,000 per taxpayer....
 

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Friday, August 31, 2012
16 Candidates File to Run in Honolulu Council Special Election
By Andrew Walden @ 10:19 PM :: 12602 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Today was the last day to file....

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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Anti-Rail Candidate Sam Aiona Running for Honolulu Council Dist 6
By News Release @ 6:48 PM :: 6028 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

“First, of all the major candidates running in the special election, none of them are speaking for the vast majority of voters who oppose the city's planned rail project. Voters are sending a clear message to city officials that they do not want the project ...

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
UH Manoa Libraries Rated Among Nation's Worst
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 PM :: 6333 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The 20 lowest ranked libraries were ....

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Supreme Court Rejects Martin Han Election Suit
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 6698 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Mr. Manahan chose to influence voters and leave his banners both outside and inside the entrance of the polling locations....

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Queens-HMC Agreement Outlines Plans for Ewa Beach Hospital
By Selected News Articles @ 4:22 PM :: 5103 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

The certificate also included financial projections....

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Monday, August 27, 2012
Rep Pine Asks Queen's to Expedite Reopening of HMC West Emergency Room
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 11:36 PM :: 4449 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

“It is great news for the Leeward Coast that the process is moving forward to resume medical care to the hospital."

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Monday, August 27, 2012
HART Halts Rail Construction
By News Release @ 10:50 PM :: 5347 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

 

Remember this?

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Saturday, August 25, 2012
Detainee Names Five Honolulu FDC Guards, Alleges Sex with Inmates
By Selected News Articles @ 11:06 PM :: 11310 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The best treated inmate was the "Prostitute". She told me she didn't even have to have sex with anyone....

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Friday, August 24, 2012
Campaign Spending: HD11 Candidate Kaniela Ing Could Face $14,000 Fines, Felony Charges
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 8245 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Politicians

· use of illegal campaign contributions to obtain public funding,

· Mr. Ing taking over $5,900 in cash from his own Committee without appropriate receipts or descriptions

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Friday, August 24, 2012
Full Text: Supreme Court Decision Will Halt Rail Construction
By Andrew Walden @ 5:14 PM :: 7657 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“They can’t say we didn’t warn them,” Slater said. “We were saying from the get-go that this (survey) had to be done.”

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Friday, August 24, 2012
UHM Chancellor appoints members of A.D. Search Advisory Committee
By News Release @ 4:44 AM :: 3887 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Howard Karr, chair emeritus of the UH Board of Regents, will chair the committee. Norm Chow, UH football head coach, will serve as committee vice chair....

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Friday, August 24, 2012
Berg: How Much Do Bus Cuts Cost?
By Tom Berg @ 2:32 AM :: 4842 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

So the question becomes, how much does that cost and is there really a savings?

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Thursday, August 23, 2012
Regents Discussed Firing Greenwood, Apple
By Andrew Walden @ 5:36 PM :: 11508 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Obvious question: Did Rockne Freitas con-vince Greenwood to deploy such a stupid story in hope of the BoR firing Greenwood and putting him in the top job?

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Slater: Pro Rail Attorneys All Over the Place With Irrelevancies
By Honolulu Traffic @ 11:06 PM :: 4975 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

At one point I was expecting them to bring up Hirono's Mother.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Berg to Carlisle: Reopen Budget to Restore Bus Service
By Tom Berg @ 10:29 PM :: 4455 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

To open the Budget Bill would allow for the infusion of necessary funds to restore bus service to our bus-riding constituents island wide who are suffering needlessly....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
"Numbing Delay, Decline, Lack of Leadership" Puts UHWO Accreditation At Risk
By Selected News Articles @ 5:15 PM :: 5636 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

A 33-page report on the visit said momentum on improvements at the school "... was lost through a numbing combination of delay in the completion of the new campus, declines in funding, and lack of focused leadership."

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Live Stream: Senate Candidate Forum at Kahala Business Association
By News Release @ 1:47 PM :: 5278 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Today, Tuesday, August 21, 2012 – 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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Thursday, August 16, 2012
Unanimous Council Votes Resolutions Calling for Bus Service Restoration
By Tom Berg @ 12:37 AM :: 4921 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

 Both resolutions will be heard in the City Council today, Wednesday....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
"Mad As Berg And Not Going To Take It Anymore"
By Tom Berg @ 3:44 PM :: 5166 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

In what most people now view as a setup, the next thing that happened was a committee staffer called the police to "control Berg" ....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
55 Medal of Honor Recipients to Gather in Honolulu
By News Release @ 11:33 PM :: 6900 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Honolulu hosts 55 of America's 81 living Medal of Honor recipients this fall at the 2012 Medal of Honor Society Convention. Recipients from World War II up to the current conflict in Afghanistan will be in attendance.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012
Djou: On to the General Election!
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:00 PM :: 7467 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Last night...our opponent immediately turned to name calling and finger pointing to define us. But that is exactly what is wrong with politics today. There are too many politicians who just want to point out problems and too few who want to find solutions.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012
Hanabusa: Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid -- it is all at stake
By Andrew Walden @ 5:55 AM :: 7400 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Between 1999 and 2002 Hanabusa short changed the Hawaii ERS--launching today’s multi-billion dollar Hawaii pension crisis. Now she’s lining up with the most unpopular politician in Hawaii—Neil Abercrombie—in support of his efforts to gut the Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Memo to Mitsunaga: If it’s a fact you’re squeaky clean…do you really need the services of Michael Green?
By AtomicMonkey @ 7:02 PM :: 8725 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

White collar crimes, Tax evasion, Mortgage fraud, Ponzi schemes, Violent crimes, Drug crimes, Homicide. Guilty or not, Mr. Green is your best bet to escape conviction....

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Hundreds Celebrate Court Decision Upholding Traditional Marriage
By Andrew Walden @ 11:08 PM :: 6069 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

250 rallying at New Hope Church in Waipahu celebrated today’s court decision upholding traditional marriage ....

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Video: Randy Roth Clobbers Wayne Yoshioka
By Video @ 1:26 AM :: 5036 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

In a recently videotaped session moderated by Public Radio's Beth Ann Kozlovich, Randy Roth took on Wayne Yoshioka on the rail issue. See this it is highly entertaining....

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Pay to Play Mitsunaga Challenges White to Take a Fake Polygraph Test
By News Release @ 11:38 PM :: 6802 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Editor’s note: Be sure to scroll down to the bottom and read the excerpts from the HA’s 2004 coverage of Mitsunaga’s alleged polygraph test. Its hilarious....

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Eliminate Bus Fares to Solve Traffic Woes?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 7:22 PM :: 5096 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

The Transportation Research Board, a unit of the National Academy of Engineering has just released a report titled Implementation and Outcomes of Fare-Free Transit Systems....

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Sunday, August 5, 2012
Featured on Glen Beck: Wallbuilders’ David Barton to speak at Maui, Oahu events
By News Release @ 7:19 PM :: 9207 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawaii Family Forum is pleased to announce that David Barton, and his son Tim, will be speaking in Hawaii from August 8 - 10....

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Friday, August 3, 2012
HART: Reducing Rail PR is a Federal Civil Rights Violation
By Andrew Walden @ 10:10 PM :: 4594 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects the right of crony rail contractors to ensure that they have maximum influence over Hawaii’s August 11 Primary races....

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Thursday, August 2, 2012
9th Annual Navy League Golf Tourney
By News Release @ 2:58 AM :: 6047 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The 9th Annual Navy League Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Mamala Bay Golf Course...

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Djou: Our Polls Show us Ahead
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 5997 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

We are confident in our own internal polling and other polls we have seen that show us with a slight lead or tied.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Ansaldo Awards Rail Electrification Contract to Siemens
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 6685 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Question: Is Siemens paying the 4.5% GE Tax on its "multi-million dollar" subcontract from Ansaldo?  Will Ansaldo write a change order to account for the additional 4.5% cost incurred because this work is not being done in-house? 

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