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Full Text: Aiona, Finnegan unveil energy, environment, agriculture plans
Panos: Kiewit rail construction is unpermitted
VIDEO: New Djou ad rebuts “rattled” National Democrats
Djou makes “Pledge to America”
Djou votes against $14,457,000,000 in new taxes
Hawaii Christian Coalition compares candidates for General Election
New York, Hawaii Top Earners Face Highest Tax Under Obama Plan, Study Says
Aiona sees jobs in energy
Aiona, the Republican candidate for governor, said the target would be achievable by accelerating renewable projects already being planned by utilities and others. The state has already committed to getting 70 percent of its energy from renewable resources by 2030 under the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative.
Aiona said the state spends $4 billion to $6 billion annually on imported fossil fuel, so if that bill can be cut in half, it would keep more money in the state's economy.
"We will be able to infuse that $2 to $3 billion into our economy.
RELATED: Full Text: Aiona, Finnegan unveil energy, environment, agriculture plans
Inouye demands $4 TRILLION in new taxes
Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye, first elected in 1962, contends the pledge makes no sense because Republicans are promising to cut discretionary spending by $100 billion while proposing to retain tax breaks at a $4 trillion cost to the U.S. Treasury.
(In other words, the GOP wants to cut spending by $100B and NOT increase taxes by $4 trillion dollars.)
GOP 'Pledge' makes closing argument to voters
STERLING, Va. — Pushing toward big gains on Nov. 2, House Republicans promised to end a slew of Democratic policies and restore Americans' trust in government as they rolled out a campaign manifesto designed to show they're listening to an angry public and are focused on creating jobs.
"The land of opportunity has become the land of shrinking prosperity ... Our government has failed us," Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California declared. "We will take back our country. We will restore for a better future. This is our pledge to you."
RELATED: Djou makes “Pledge to America”, Hawaii Democrats pledge: Higher taxes, more spending, less liberty
Civil Beat’s Omidyar gives $750,000 to Abercrombie group
Omidyar's local contributions include at least $750,000 to help launch Kanu Hawaii, a grass-roots social organization that encourages civic-minded individuals to improve their community, and at least the same amount to Ma'o Organic Farms, whose goal is to educate at-risk youth in Waianae about agriculture, sustainable development and the Hawaiian culture.
(Kanu Hawaii bosses are playing a key role in Abercrombie’s campaign. They were also instrumental in manufacturing the SOS Hawaii group which worked to pin the furlough crisis on Lingle by occupying her office.)
RELATED: Furloughs: Advertiser sides with “sustainability” billionaires, Furloughs: How Unions and the DoE aim to co-opt protesting parents, Ebay's Omidyar: Obama-backing Hamas-talking billionaire in Hawaii, expecting disaster
KHON2 camera covered with Abercrombie sticker
Travis Taylor, communications director for Republican governor candidate Duke Aiona, was not happy to see a campaign sticker for Neil Abercrombie inside Aiona's campaign headquarters on Nimitz Highway.
It didn't help that the "Neil" sticker was on a KHON2 TV camera.
"Can you do that?" Taylor asked incredulously of the two reporters in the room.
Hirono votes $14.5 Billion in new taxes, Djou rejects
Why is Hirono splitting the Hawaii delegation vote like this? She must be turned out so we can have a united House delegation.
Ewa Beach website exposes Cabanilla, Espero, Bradshaw
Eric Ryan, a conservative activist in Ewa Beach known for his internal scraps with fellow Republicans, is (finally doing something useful) aiming at Democrats in a new effort he calls “Save Ewa Beach.”
The targets: state Rep. Rida Cabanilla, state Sen. Will Espero and Jason Bradshaw, the AFL-CIO political director running against state Rep. Kymberly Pine, a Republican.
Pine may be vulnerable in November because (we in the Democrat media are spreading) speculation that she may covet the Honolulu City Council seat being vacated by council chairman Todd Apo. (Kailua carpetbagger) Bradshaw is also getting help from his union brothers and sisters.
Cabanilla’s ad may have violated military law
Cabanilla Arakawa, whose office manager is convicted child molester Leon Rouse, beat her Democratic opponent, Mike Schultz, 1,535 votes to 1,407, and will face Republican Tom Berg in the Nov. 2 general election.
John Bond, an Ewa Beach resident in Cabanilla Arakawa's district who received a flier, called it a "misrepresentation" of the uniform.
Similar accusations for federal office have cropped up in Idaho, North and South Carolina, New York, Colorado, Indiana, Rhode Island and Ohio.
Col. Floresita Quarto, commander of Cabanilla Arakawa's unit, the 1984th U.S. Army Reserve Hospital, said in an e-mailed statement that the campaign ads have been brought to her attention and that the situation is under review.
RELATED: Child molester back at work at Hawaii Legislature
Rape, stabbings, attempted murder as Homelessness Industry keeps homeless on streets out of shelter
Police say a 29-year-old man told a security officer at the Park Shore Hotel that he'd been attacked by three men who fled in different directions.
The security officer chased after one of the men, who collapsed from his wounds.
The victim, Earl Grant the third, died at Queens Medical Center from stab wounds to his heart and chest. The medical examiner has classified the cause of death as homicide.
Toledo and his friends said lately they've seen more crime in the park.
"Couple of weeks ago, down by the lifeguard station, one guy got stabbed and a couple of days later, another guy got shot," said Toledo. "Just three days ago, at the bus stop across the street, this girl is sleeping and these three guys pull up in a car, got out and beat her so bad, then they took off."
Debra Morrow said someone tried to rape her in the park and said living on the streets in Waikiki is getting more and more dangerous.
(Responsibility for this situation lies entirely with the so-called homeless advocates who resist forcing the homeless into shelters.)
REALITY: Defeating the "homelessness industry" before it gets a grip on Hawaii, Kapiolani Park: Homelessness industry takes Hawaii tourism hostage, Homeless tent cities: Seattle’s decade-long nightmare coming to Honolulu?
SA: Give fireworks ban a chance to make you forget Independence Day just a little
There are many who will mourn when New Year's Eve becomes a faint shadow of the current bombardment levels. Many kamaaina harbor fond memories from childhood of family fireworks celebrations.
But Honolulu has changed and we the enlightened, conscious, and progressive elites want to make sure you ignorant peasants don’t think you have anything to celebrate on July 4 or new years.
Invasive, hoofed animals fall into policy gap
Historically it has been permissible for everyone from pig farmers to the state's Department of Land and Natural Resources' game program to release large animals onto unfenced land and then walk away. (Historically, Hawaii has been home to wild pigs for 2000 years, to wild cattle since Capt Vancouver gave two to Kamehameha who immediately placed a 10-year kapu on them, and wild donkeys for over 100 years. None of this is modern in origin.)
Residents of Waikoloa on the Big Island now join scores of people across the islands coping with the unfair reality that they must pay for the careless decisions of other people to release invasive animals….
By now it should be obvious to everyone (this is a phrase progressives use to assert authority) that the state is failing its people by giving so little attention to the huge problem of invasive hoofed animals. Uncounted thousands of pigs, goats, sheep, deer, donkeys and cattle are racking up costs in the watersheds, crops, back yards and roads.
The problem is only getting worse, and no one is working on the root of the problem: the lack of a legal framework for animal control across all land ownerships.
(Now you know what their agenda is. Green police to take over.)
RELATED: Sierra Club: Fence Mauna Kea, kill animals
UH System enrollment tops 60,000
More than 60,000 students are attending the University of Hawaii this semester, the highest in its history.
The university reported Thursday that 60,231 students are attending class on its 10 campuses, 3.6 percent more than the 58,157 enrolled last fall.
Kyoya Tower Opposed By Environmentalists
Three environmental groups are threatening to go to court over a plan to redevelop a resort on Waikiki beach. Kyoya's plan to replace a bulky 1960s era hotel with a 26-story tower has wide support in business, labor and government but environmental groups said they are drawing a line in the sand to prevent what they call a bad precedent.
KITV: Developer Eyes City Park Land For Haleiwa Hotel
Well-known developer Andy Anderson is behind the proposal. He’s the sometimes political advisor to former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann and former city managing director under the late Honolulu Mayor Frank Fasi.
But opponents have formed a group called Save Haleiwa Beach Park and are organizing to stop the land sale.
"It's city and county parks land. It should never be sold for any purposes whatsoever," said Tony “Squiddy” Sanchez of Haleiwa, who gathered signatures on a petition against the project just off of Kamehameha Highway Wednesday night, across the street at Haleiwa Beach Park.
Hawaii County, firm in mediation over asphalt deal
Keaau company HMP Inc. held an exclusive, one-year contract to supply a liquid asphalt material called tack coat to the county. But less than two months into the contract, a high-level county employee instead bought $31,556 worth of the material from competitor Grace Pacific of Kailua-Kona for use on a Saddle Road repaving project.
Taxpayers fund eco-scammers retaking Kau council seat
District 6: Guy Enriques $37,795, Brittany Smart $37,795
And now, backed by convicted drug dealer Ralph Palikapu Dedman, his mommy Pele Hanoa and the mis-named Kau Preservation Inc gang, Bob Jacobson’s blonde front-girl will be retaking his old seat with your money.
2008: Revolution: New voters back Enriques (The eco-scammers needed your money to overturn this revolution)