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Sunday, May 16, 2010
Ka’auwai: Dem Governors perpetuate broken system they created
By News Release @ 8:42 PM :: 5269 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“It is no surprise that the three former governors would come out in full support of electing someone who would perpetuate Hawai'i’s broken political system since they are responsible for creating it.  Their encouragement to vote for any Democrat only illustrates that they want to continue the culture of wasteful out of control spending and high taxes in Washington D.C.,” stated Ka’auwai. 

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Sunday, May 16, 2010
Hilo, Pearl City teams tops in underwater robotics
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 4365 Views :: Education K-12

HILO, HAWAI‘I — Teams of local middle and high school students competed today using underwater robots that they designed and built over the past weeks and months.  At the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Student Life Center Pool, students used their underwater robots, known as remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs), to navigate the precarious terrain of active undersea volcanoes in a mock setting. 

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Sunday, May 16, 2010
GOP Convention: Djou’s leadership builds enthusiasm for fall campaign
By News Release @ 11:20 AM :: 5738 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Charles has run a great campaign and his message bold, independent leadership is exactly what people want to hear," said Hawai'i Republican Chairman Jonah Ka’auwai.  “The state party has been an active partner with his campaign and the grassroots support has been tremendous.  It is this type of energy we will take into November and the state convention helped showcase the future of the Republican Party.” 

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Saturday, May 15, 2010
UPDATE Kalani HS: Poster trashes TEA Party as “evil”
By News Release @ 6:46 PM :: 11579 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Anti TEA Party Poster at Kalani High

Kalani HS: Political indoctrination?

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Friday, May 14, 2010
Djou: “Voters embracing message of fiscal discipline”
By News Release @ 9:30 PM :: 4893 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In the third and final broadcast debate of the special election in Hawaii’s First Congressional District, Charles Djou scored a resounding victory over his two opponents.  Highlighting his campaign themes of fiscal responsibility, job creation and government accountability, Djou clearly showed why the voters in the May 22 special election have a choice between the status quo in Washington, DC, or his fresh ideas and vision for Hawaii’s future. 

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Friday, May 14, 2010
FACT CHECK: Ed Case’s Special Interests Hypocrisy
By News Release @ 9:21 PM :: 4727 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Ed Case has hypocritically taken more than a quarter million dollars from special interests groups. Case has taken $286,476 from political action committees (PACs) and $71,500 from labor industry PACs, as of May 2, 2010.

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Friday, May 14, 2010
Republican Charles Djou Holds Cash Advantage Ahead of Special Election in Heavily Democratic Hawaii District
By Selected News Articles @ 2:03 PM :: 5890 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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Votes are already being cast in the free-for-all special election in Hawaii's 1st Congressional District, and a Republican candidate has emerged with the most cash on hand in the campaign's final stretch.

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Friday, May 14, 2010
CQ: Democrats May Get the Blues in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:55 AM :: 6256 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...turnout has been high in the district with about 30 percent of ballots already turned in to the state elections office. According to an automated telephone survey taken May 6 and 7, 53 percent of voters had already mailed in their ballots and 45 percent of those folks reported they voted for Djou.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010
Gay Civil Unions: Mufi still refuses to oppose HB444
By Andrew Walden @ 8:02 PM :: 8461 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

When it comes to HB 444--Gay Civil Unions—Honolulu Mayor and all-but-declared gubernatorial candidate Mufi Hannemann has consistently refused to stand in opposition.

Last September, Herb Sample of the Associated Press asked Hannemann’s campaign for a comment on HB444 and other hot-button social issues.  This is what he got...

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Thursday, May 13, 2010
Now your home really is your castle: Lingle signs 2nd Amendment bills into law
By News Release @ 1:08 AM :: 5951 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Current Hawaii law requires a homeowner to "retreat" from his or her own home when invaded by a criminal engaging in a felony. The new law establishes provisions relating to owner to felon; limited liability. Provides that any owner of any interest in real property shall not be liable to any perpetrator for any injury or death that occurs upon the real property during the course or after the commission of certain felony offenses.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Poll: Djou ahead by 14 points as voters cast ballots
By Selected News Articles @ 5:27 PM :: 6745 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

More than half the respondents — 52.6 percent — had already voted. And of that group, Djou got 45 percent of the vote, one reason it's so difficult to imagine trends changing in any significant way between now and May 22….

Djou leads among voters who believe limiting government power or national security are the most important issues in the election. They are "through the roof" for Djou, Rosenthal said.

Hanabusa wins among voters who identify education as the most important issue, while Case wins among voters who pick energy independence and environmental protection.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Honolulu 5th most indebted US city
By News Release @ 4:45 PM :: 11633 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Honolulu has the fifth highest debt per capita of America’s larger cities (See list below).  Note that this debt does not include our inevitable shortfall in rail taxes, the $1.2 billion liability for secondary sewage treatment (the city lost both the suit and the appeal to EPA) or the funds needed for our roads which are some of the worst in the nation and will require billions for restoration (as opposed to the wasteful two inch overlays currently done in a hurry in order to “buy votes”).

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
KITV fact check blows hole in latest Case ad
By News Release @ 7:16 PM :: 5005 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

KITV ran a segment in last night’s 10pm news where they picked apart the latest misleading ad from the Case campaign.  Political analyst Neil Milner called the Case commercial, “fancy political footwork in the sense that it suggests a more explicit link between Case and Obama than really exists.”  Milner goes on to say “I’m not making an ethical judgment here; I am just saying it isn’t what it says it is.”

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
GOP Platform: Panos to propose infrastructure solutions for Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:30 PM :: 4293 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The innovative 21st Century Platform to be proposed at the upcoming convention combines the best of a conservative tradition by creating a 1-page Platform of Hawaii Republican Values along with a much more detailed Current Issues Database designed to be updated throughout the year. “This new approach allows the Hawaii Republican Party to stand firm on its values via the Platform while delivering clear positions on issues and inviting innovative solutions via the Current Issues Database”, said Platform Chair Ryan Markham, “we’re happy to see that Panos will be among the first candidates to get engaged on this exciting new approach to solving problems that have plagued Honolulu for decades”.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
VIDEO: New Djou Advert “Hawaii Families First”
By News Release @ 12:08 PM :: 6148 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Hawaii families work hard, pay their taxes and play by the rules,” said Djou. “During these tough economic times, the people of Hawaii do not need another representative who will fall prey to the demands of Washington insiders. Instead, they deserve a representative who will stand up for them in Washington and put Hawaii families first. In Congress, I will fight corruption, stop wasteful government spending and control tax increases so that the people of Hawaii may have a better tomorrow. ”

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Democrats on the Run in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 AM :: 6535 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

If you’re looking for a sign that Republicans’ message of fiscal responsibility and government accountability will win this November and Democrats will struggle to defend their reckless agenda, look no further than Obama's home district in Hawaii.  In the very-blue first district, a rising-star Republican candidate is leading two Democrats in a peculiar and enthralling three-way, vote-by-mail special election to fill the vacancy left by Congressman Neil Abercrombie.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Djou raises $525K in April
By News Release @ 11:38 AM :: 5826 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Djou reported raising $525,150 in the month of April from 2,983 donors.  Since his entry into the race, Charles has raised $1,217,339 from 4,680 donors.  The campaign reported having $362,711 cash on hand at the end of the reporting period.  In addition to the tremendous financial support, the Djou campaign has 4,150 Facebook fans, 1,207 Twitter followers and a volunteer list totaling over 1,100 supporters.  The Djou team has assembled one of the largest grassroots efforts the State of Hawai’i has ever seen. 

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Monday, May 10, 2010
National Dems give up on Obama’s home district
By Selected News Articles @ 12:20 PM :: 6216 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are abandoning efforts to win a special election in Hawaii as a party feud threatens their prospects in President Barack Obama's native state.

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spokeswoman Jennifer Crider today said the organization would stop spending for the May 22 contest to replace Rep. Neil Abercrombie, who left Congress to run for governor.

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Sunday, May 09, 2010
Finnegan announces candidacy for Lt Governor
By News Release @ 4:40 PM :: 6423 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

"I pledge to stay true to the ideals of a State government that places residents ahead of bureaucracy; supporting businesses so that they might thrive, not just survive; a public education system that puts students and families first; a clean energy economy which accelerates Hawai’i’s economic diversification and recovery; and a new vision for the 21st century Hawai‘i that places our island state on the world stage as leaders in innovation.”

“I am running for Lt. Governor because I believe we must keep Republican leadership in the Executive Branch in order to have a balanced and honest government which serves all the people of Hawai‘i.”

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Sunday, May 09, 2010
Hawaii's new political reality: Akaka Bill becomes an election issue
By Andrew Walden @ 3:34 PM :: 8950 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

As the Akaka Bill, S 1011, languishes before the US Senate, the Special Election Hawaii First Congressional District race marks the first time a Hawaii election has been fought between major candidates with differing views on the Akaka Bill. It is telling that the candidate who favors the bill's current version--Colleen Hanabusa--appears to be far behind.

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Sunday, May 09, 2010
Finnegan: Legislative progress stifled by the real ‘Party of No’
By News Release @ 10:47 AM :: 5273 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

This legislative session, in the face of the worst fiscal and economic crisis in our state’s history, the people of Hawaii were counting on their elected representatives to find solutions to balance the budget, create jobs, stimulate the economy, control the spiraling cost of living for our residents, reduce government spending, improve the quality of education and move us toward energy independence.

The Republicans said yes to the public. The Democrats said no.

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Saturday, May 08, 2010
Hawaii Selected as an Early Launch Site for the Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicle
By News Release @ 2:23 PM :: 4508 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawai`i Selected as an Early Launch Site for the Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicle

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Friday, May 07, 2010
Case “voted for the Bush tax cuts before he voted against them”
By News Release @ 2:32 PM :: 5921 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawaii GOP Chairman Jonah Ka’auwai responded to the new television ad: 

“Ed Case will do absolutely anything to get elected.  In the course of this campaign, Case has described himself as an Independent, a strong Democrat, a moderate and a conservative.   During Monday night’s OHA, Honolulu Advertiser and Hawaii News Now debate, he told us he voted for the Bush tax cuts before he voted against them.  The truth is, Case has voted for dozens of tax increases and seems to have a hard time keeping his positions straight in his own head.

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Friday, May 07, 2010
National Democrats to 're-evaluate' participation in Hawaii Congressional race—Advertiser: “So what?”
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 AM :: 5907 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Asked if the committee would continue to spend money in the 1st District special election, Van Hollen responded: “We’ll have to re-evaluate based on the situation. The Democrats haven’t been able to come together and resolve this issue. Right now, it’s extremely difficult. So right now, we’ll have to re-evaluate that.”

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Friday, May 07, 2010
WaPo still desperately trying to come up with excuses for Djou victory
By Selected News Articles @ 12:45 AM :: 5957 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This is how the Dem media will spin a Djou victory.  It is not going to be acknowledged as an expression of changing voter attitudes, it is just Democrat infighting.  Yeah, right—liberals should just keep on believing that.  Their self-deception will prevent them from recalibrating their message as they go to their political demise.

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Thursday, May 06, 2010
UH Manoa activist sold Hawaii controversial Student Loan Bonds
By Selected News Articles @ 11:40 AM :: 10418 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

As a student at the University of Hawai'i in the early 1970s, Thompson was a Vietnam War protester and ethnic-studies instructor, said John Witeck, a fellow activist who now works in human resources at the school in Honolulu. 

"Pete was one of the spark plugs, very bright, a charismatic speaker," Witeck said in a March 12 telephone interview. "He was always good with numbers. He's very meticulous, always very organized."

Thompson didn't know the market was failing when he sold the state the bonds, he said in a March 24 interview as he handed out samples of his wife's vegetarian food at a farmers market near downtown Honolulu.

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Stimulus architect Obey quits Congress but Case, Hanabusa hold out for failed policy
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 4825 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

HONOLULU--Chairman of the Hawai'i Republican Party Jonah Ka'auwai responded to the announcement by U.S. Rep. David Obey that he would not seek reelection this November:

“Today, House Appropriations Chairman David Obey, the author of $862 billon failed stimulus, has announced he will retire from Congress.  Clearly an entrenched Congressman like Obey who has been in Congress for over 40 years is afraid to face his constituents because his hallmark bill failed to keep the national unemployment rate under 8 percent, like he promised.  Which poses the question: Why do Ed Case and Colleen Hanabusa still support the so-called stimulus that failed to create real jobs and only drove our country deeper into debt?”

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Abercrombie missed 136 votes: Congress’ 18th-worst attendance record
By AtomicMonkey @ 10:50 AM :: 8855 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Djou “Tele talk story” reaches thousands
By News Release @ 11:16 PM :: 5725 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The live Talk Story event embraced by the Djou campaign falls within their new media strategy that has enabled them to communicate directly with thousands of voters throughout the district through digital means.  The results of their strategy have resulted in 4008 fans on Facebook, 9 times more than Ed Case and 5 times more than Colleen Hanabusa.   

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Obama to Inouye: Dump Hanabusa
By Selected News Articles @ 12:12 PM :: 7346 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Voters are already casting their ballots in the May 1-22 Special Election and the Democrats are still fighting over who should be running.  National Democrats think that all Hanabusa voters would automatically go to Case or vice-versa, but that’s not the way it works.  There are two parties within the one party and a faction which loses by these Chicago-style tactics will not line up to vote for Case in November.  Likewise Case voters will not line up to vote for Inouye’s Hawaii-style union thugs in November and many will cross over.  Either way Charles Djou wins.  Think “1986.”

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
VIDEO SB2646: Hawaii surfing reserves killed by House Democrats
By News Release @ 10:23 AM :: 5534 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Killed in the House, SB2646 would have designated two Hawaii surfing reserves, comprising surf breaks off Waikiki from Ala Wai to the War Memorial Natatorium and the north shore of Oahu from Alii beach in Haleiwa to Sunset beach.

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Debate Fact Check: Ed Case vs. Reality
By News Release @ 3:39 AM :: 6923 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

MYTH: Ed Case said tonight he 'understood' DC and talked about his 'experience' representing Hawaii's other district. Case also attempted to defend his 148 missed votes, stating 148 was not that much.

FACT: Ed Case was rated one of the least effective members of Congress and missed numerous important votes:

“Two members of Congress ranked as some of the least effective – Rep. Ed Case [D-Hawaii] and Sen. Dan Akaka [D-Hawaii] – are battling over who has the worse rating on a national political Web site.” (Richard Borreca, “Case to Akaka, Akaka to Case: You’re ineffective,” Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 08/29/06)

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
New National Democrat Poll Confirms 8-Point Lead For Djou
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 6328 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The poll, conducted by the mainland Democrat polling firm Harstad Strategic Research, Inc., and paid for by the Democratic National Committee, shows amongst likely voters Djou actually does better than reported by the Honolulu Advertiser poll yesterday.  Among likely voters, the poll shows:

  • Djou - 39%
  • Case - 31%
  • Hanabusa - 20%
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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Djou: Debate underlines true difference between candidates
By News Release @ 1:42 AM :: 5591 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

See VIDEO clips from debate...

"Unlike my opponents, I am the only major candidate to live in the first Congressional district. Also unlike my opponents, I am not in this race for political gain; I am in this race to do what is best for the people of Hawaii.”

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
WaPo: How Djou is winning Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 1:25 AM :: 5112 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Last month the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee tried to raise Djou's negatives by arguing that his signature on Americans for Tax Reform's pledge meant he'd honored a "special interest group" to protect tax breaks for evil corporations.  ATR punched back immediately and nonpartisan groups fact-checked the ad, finding it wanting.  (And I'm told that the many D.C. groups that try to get GOP candidates to sign their pledges are on notice to behave the same way when one of those candidates get hit.)

It's a simple story of the conservative base engaging while the Democratic base squabbles or sleeps.

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
WaPo: Republican hopes in Hawaii special rise with new poll
By Selected News Articles @ 1:14 AM :: 4676 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The result of the special election is likely to be interpreted as a national referendum on the state of play in advance of the November midterm elections. But, remember that Democrats -- even if they lose later this month -- are likely to win the seat in the fall due to its strong lean toward their party and the fact that it will be a one on one race rather than a three-way battle….

(Obviously the Washington Post doesn't know what "1986" means.)

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Monday, May 03, 2010
Media: Djou’s message of “lower taxes, limited government and fiscal responsibility is resonating”
By News Release @ 1:08 PM :: 5569 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Also this weekend, the Honolulu Advertiser released a poll showing that Djou’s message of “lower taxes, limited government and fiscal responsibility is resonating” throughout the district.  Here is just a sampling of recent headlines on the race . . . 

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Sunday, May 02, 2010
Djou momentum continues to build: New poll shows Djou with significant lead as voting begins
By News Release @ 4:57 PM :: 5045 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The last public poll done for this race by a local newspaper was conducted January 8-10th by the Honolulu Star Bulletin.  Since that poll, Djou has increased his ballot share by 19 points, while Case has dropped 9 points and Hanabusa fell 3 points, clearly showing momentum is on the Djou campaign’s side.

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Sunday, May 02, 2010
Abercrombie: Gay Rights Trump Will of the People
By AtomicMonkey @ 4:10 PM :: 9590 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

According to retired Congressman Neil Abercrombie, long time advocate for gay marriage,  “moral authority” should be the exclusive realm of the gay minority and state legislature.  The general public is of little concern to him and their “religious” views make their opinions illegitimate anyway.

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Saturday, May 01, 2010
As ballots are mailed, Djou pushes to get out the vote
By News Release @ 11:52 AM :: 5472 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

With Charles Djou clearly positioned as the only Congressional candidate opposed to Gay Marriage and Gay Civil Unions, the CD1 Special Election will be voters' first opportunity to register their reaction to the Legislature's vote.  

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Friday, April 30, 2010
Djou: Hanabusa, Case, legislature ignore will of people on traditional marriage
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 6958 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"Hawaii voters have spoken very clearly in support of traditional marriage.  I am very disappointed that Colleen Hanabusa and the Hawaii State Legislature have clearly and blatantly ignored the will of the people of Hawaii on this issue.  Unlike both Ed Case and Colleen Hanabusa, my two major opponents in this congressional campaign, I will not ignore Hawaii voters and look forward to their judgment in our upcoming special election."

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Thursday, April 29, 2010
Hawaii Legislature: Sgt at Arms called to protect visitor from Rep. Cabanilla’s child molester
By Letters to the Editor @ 12:45 AM :: 8802 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

I told Leon he was being extremely rude and that I'm a senior citizen whose tax dollars pay his salary.  Leon was in a state of rage and acting outrageously!  I felt very much at risk physically so I left and literally ran back to Room 441 where I just came from and where I felt I could be safe.  Leon followed quickly on my heels and entered that office with me.  I was yelling for help and he was yelling the Sergeant-At-Arms was on his way.  The whole scene was positively bizarre!  When Kevin came in, I was shaking and in a very frightened state due to the actions of Ms. Cabanilla's aide.  Kevin asked him to please leave and he proceeded to speak with me and told me no one is going to make you leave the building.  We went outside and continued our discussion in the hall.  A female staffer from Room 441 brought me a bottle of water after asking me if I needed it.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Obama’s Justice Dep’t says no to Inouye: OKs purchase of Advertiser by group including Ed Case’s uncle
By Andrew Walden @ 7:33 PM :: 6526 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Obama Department of Justice has concluded its inquiry into anti-trust issues related to the purchase of the Honolulu Advertiser by owners of the Star-Bulletin.  The inquiry, which had been demanded April 20 by Senator Dan Inouye in a letter sent to the DoJ anti-trust division, found no reason for justice to block the sale.  Inouye had supported Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama in the 2008 Hawaii Democrat caucuses.

Interestingly, Inouye’s demand came immediately after the Advertiser’s April 18 endorsement of Inouye nemesis Ed Case, facing off in the May 1-22 Congressional Special Election against Republican Charles Djou and Inouye's favorite, Senate President Colleen Hanabusa.  Ed Case’s uncle, Grove Farm corporate attorney Dan H. Case, is among the Star-Bulletin minority owners participating in the takeover of the Advertiser. 

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Monday, April 26, 2010
Finnegan: House GOP supports furlough funding plan
By News Release @ 8:57 PM :: 4280 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The House Republicans will be voting in favor of taking money from the Hawaii Hurricane Relief Fund when the bill comes to the House floor for a vote (SB2124). Throughout the session the Republicans suggested the bill be amended to borrow from the fund instead of raiding it. Earlier this month the House Republicans released their version of the budget.

"The House Republican's balanced budget and six year financial plan borrows funds from the Hurricane Relief Fund and pays it back in future years. That would be the responsible thing to do," stated Minority Leader Lynn Finnegan.

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Monday, April 26, 2010
Special Election: Dozens of articles in national media -- nearly none in Advertiser, Star-Bulletin
By Andrew Walden @ 3:18 PM :: 8059 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The conflict of interest of Hawaii print media is obvious.  Dan H. Case, the uncle of Democratic candidate Ed Case, is a minority owner of the Star-Bulletin and is now part of the group of investors buying the Advertiser. 

So, for the benefit of news-starved Hawaii readers, we at Hawai’i Free Press have assembled dozens of articles—including a few about the Hawaii gubernatorial race--from national media of all political persuasions for your reading pleasure. 

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Sunday, April 25, 2010
UPDATE Akaka running in 2012: Ed Case talks about Senate “opportunity”
By Andrew Walden @ 11:37 PM :: 8611 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Ed Case said: "I’ve never ruled out the Senate.  If there is that opportunity, I’m not going to sit here at the end of 2009 and say I’m not going to be a candidate.”

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Sunday, April 25, 2010
Honolulu Special Election: "Democrats petrified, going nuts"
By Selected News Articles @ 5:11 PM :: 7517 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"The rhetoric has certainly ratcheted up," said Neal Milner, a University of Hawaii political scientist. He added, "the stakes are very high, higher than for a usual special election, because the national Democrats are petrified that a Republican will win this seat in (President Barack) Obama's home territory."

"Djou benefits from the latter and I think that is quite possible," Milner added. "The DCCC must be going nuts."

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Sunday, April 25, 2010
With federal law at stake, Paid activists attack Hawaii fish farmers
By News Release @ 3:21 PM :: 13802 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

A highly funded, Washington, DC lobby organization, Food and Water Watch (FWW), is mounting a frontal attack on Hawaii State policy that supports open ocean mariculture. They have rallied a motley crew of rag tag environmental groups, and paid many of them to attack a growing sector of our economy that is on the verge of showing the world a way to produce seafood that is environmentally responsible.

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Friday, April 23, 2010
House Republican Budget funds clean energy without tax hike
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 5357 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The House Republican Caucus today added $8.8 million for food and energy security initiatives to their budget proposal, which balances the state budget without raising taxes.

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Friday, April 23, 2010
Legislature shoots down Aerospace Office after Hawaii signs agreement with NASA
By News Release @ 2:46 PM :: 5558 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Cutting funding for the Office of Aerospace, however, could jeopardize the entire project.  In addition to millions of dollars of potential revenue lost, the cuts are seen as an embarrassment in the eyes of the federal government.  Although Hawaii has historically promoted the aerospace industry in the Islands, the recent budget cuts are sending a different message.

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