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UH-West Oahu sees CEDED land sale as a way to fund construction

(What will they have to give to OHA to allow this sale?)  The University of Hawaii at West Oahu is looking to sell or lease 55 acres of land next to the site of its proposed Kapolei campus to raise money to start building the new campus.  But the sale is complicated by the state of the economy and a new state law that requires a two-thirds vote of the Legislature to sell the property.

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ADVERTISER: 'Ahi farming must be eco-friendly

(Advertiser makes the 100% bogus case for the continuing environmentalist assault on fish-farming.)

Critics of open-ocean fish farming say that controlling the rapid spread of disease among fish in close quarters is one of the most serious problems with the industry. So is developing breeding methods that don't create weaker, genetically inferior fish — a problem that could infect hardier wild populations if farmed fish escape their pens.

(Just because some clown says something does not make it true nor does it obligate the respondent to eliminate the argument.)

Hawaii Oceanic hopes to avoid such problems by developing better breeding techniques, a sustainable organic feed and a new type of storm and shark-proof underwater cage. "This is sort of a giant demonstration project," says company CEO Bill Spencer. The objective: an organic, ecologically sustainable fish.

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Beautiful beaches, dirty water (thanks to failure of government to invest in sewage systems)

Case in point being Hanalei River at Black Pot Park, where signs were recently installed warning individuals of the “wastewater bacteria which may be in river and cause illness.”
“Aging and poorly designed sewage and stormwater systems hold much of the blame for beachwater pollution,” says the NRDC on its Web site.

(NOTE: The words "Mufi Hannemann" and "Sand Island" appear nowhere in this article.)


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Small wind systems: now, later or never? (Enviros protest against clean energy)

LIHU‘E — Community members raised concerns about “visual blight” caused by tall windmill towers and the nuisance of blades’ “whirring sound,” but a proposed bill clearing a path for small wind energy conversion systems could end up getting blown back until next year.

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Democrat Borreca: Candidates should explore solutions, not self-success

(Yet another article about the Democrats running for office--ignoring their Republican challengers.)

Already in August we will have U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie exploring his first full month home after declaring his wish to become governor.  Mayor Mufi Hannemann is exploring his own viability as a gubernatorial candidate.  State Senate president Colleen Hanabusa is exploring a race for Congress in Abercrombie's soon-to-be vacant 1st District.

(And that's the whole article.  A one-party press for a one-party State.) 

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UPDATED: Hawaii Reporter Election Guide for Honolulu City Council Race to Fill Vacancy Left by Duke Bainum's Death

These are the candidates running for Honolulu City Council in the special election who chose to respond to Hawaii Reporter's election survey....

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While buglers played taps, the 65-foot cross at Camp H.M. Smith that had stood vigil over the Honolulu skyline since 1966 was taken down. The removal came after a federal judge ruled in a suit brought by the ACLU and a Jewish veterans group that the cross violated the constitutional separation of church and state. In 1997 the Army cited high maintenance costs when it dismantled a similar cross erected in 1962 at Schofield Barracks' Kolekole Pass. At the time, a federal suit had been filed by the Hawaii Citizens for the Separation of State and charging the Kolekole Pass cross, built with taxpayers' dollars, was a "blatant and obvious violation" of the First Amendment.

(But ACLU won't take any action against "Islam Day".  That is because fighting Islam Day does not further their war on American values.)

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Church defends bid to build homes in Malaekahana

Of the 1,200 homes, he said, some 300 would be for faculty and staff and workers at the church-owned Polynesian Cultural Center, and that the housing prices would be set at about 80 percent "affordable" and 20 percent at market.

Hawaii Reserves manages or owns nearly 7,000 acres of land in Laie, most obtained by the church in 1865.

Some of its businesses include a water and sewage-treatment facility and the Laie Shopping Center.

Koolauloa Neighborhood Board Chairman John "Junior" Primacio said Hawaii Reserves' proposal is an attempt to try to provide what residents want: more affordable housing and jobs in Laie.

Advertiser: Mormon Church plans 1,200-home community near Laie

(Expect resistance by Democrats, secularists, and ecos concerned about the balance of political power on the North Shore.  Remember arguments are not reasons.)

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Amazon reinstates affiliates in Hawaii has reinstated its associate program with Hawai'i-based Internet partners following Gov. Linda Lingle's move to veto legislation earlier this month that would have forced the online retailer to collect taxes on its Hawai'i sales. 

(Business saved from the Legislature by Gov Lingle's veto.)

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Young Brothers raising rates 13 percent

The company said today that the new rates become effective for cargo booked on barges sailing Saturday.

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Burglary trial begins for Hawaiian mis-leader in Iolani Palace occupation

James Akahi, who also call himself Akahi Nui, claims to be the heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Deputy Attorney General Mark Miyahira told jurors that Akahi led a group of supporters that entered the palace the evening of Aug. 15, 2008.  Akahi told a state investigator that he was the lawful heir to the throne and intended to chain himself to the throne on the second floor of the palace but "got lost," Miyahira said.

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Justice Dept. asks Hawaiian Telcom to diclose loan source

Hawaiian Telcom Communications Inc. should name the source of a $300 million senior loan in a proposed turnaround plan, the U.S. Justice Department told a judge, Bloomberg News Service reported.

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36 apply for job as Honolulu police chief

Last Friday was the deadline for applications to be postmarked.

Of the 36, more than half are from within the state and 14 are from within HPD ranks, she said.

Camp said she's pleased at the large number of applicants, and the fact that more than half are from Hawai'i.

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Faith-based treatment for substance abuse an option (Will OHA block THIS drug treatment facility also??????)

Of the 35 clients in the Lihu‘e-based program, 18 are Native Hawaiians, said Tokioka, executive director of Hope, Help & Healing Kaua‘i.

“My hope is to raise up people in our program,” Tokioka told trustees of the state Office of Hawaiian Affairs at the board’s July meeting at the Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center in Lihu‘e earlier this month.

There are eight “competent” staff members, said Tokioka, thanking trustees for the one-time OHA grant of nearly $100,000 that her program received. (Is that 'reparations' from OHA?)

Tokioka said she supports Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.’s desire to site before the year is over an adolescent, residential drug-abuse treatment center, which she said is “very important.”

TOTALLY RELATED: Office of Hawaiian Affairs Blocks Kauai Drug Treatment Facility, OHA driving Hawaiians out of Hawaii

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Hawaii kids worse off than report says

Children are most vulnerable during an economic crisis. During a slump in 1995, cases of serious child abuse in Hawaii requiring hospital care rose from an average of 30 a year to 175, said Dr. Steven Choy, director and clinical psychologist for the Kapiolani Child Protection Center. "These are not monsters; these are families in trouble," he said.

Choy and others are justifiably concerned about the dropping from the Department of Health's budget about $10 million that had been designated in the current fiscal year for Healthy Start, a child-abuse prevention project that began in 1985. Two programs providing $1.3 million to needy families in Leeward Oahu and East Hawaii from the Department of Human Services continue, but the overall setback remains troublesome at a critical time.

(So lets raise taxes and drive even more children into poverty.)

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Depleted uranium at Pohakuloa no threat to public, Army report says

(Hawai`i Free Press readers knew this three years ago.  We're glad to see West Hawaii Today and Star Bulletin catch up.  Still media propagandists seeking to cast as much doubt as possible use almost all the text reporting the lies of anti-American war activists hyping this phony DU issue pursuant to their real goal--removal of the US military from Hawaii.  Reality: DU is a radiation shield.  Marijuana, tobacco, bananas, cocaine, chocolate, and the human body are all more radioactive than DU.  DU is used as tail weights in commercial airliners and as rotor balances on helicopters.  It is everywhere.  Singling out a few Davy Crockett rounds is therefore blithering nonsense which relies on the ignorance of the public and the press.)

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Storm system southeast of Hilo could turn into cyclone

The National Hurricane Center said this morning that satellite images show an area of thunderstorms about 1,200 miles east-southeast of Hilo has become more organized and could develop into a tropical cyclone over the next 24 to 48 hours.

Meanwhile, the HGEA is demanding the State raid the Hurricane Fund.  And Hawaii still lacks sufficient hardened Hurricane shelter space to provide protection to a population with nowhere to go.  

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Japan: A case for modernization

(This column is a classic application to Japan of the post-Marxist strategy laid out by Herbert Marcuse in of "Eros and Civilization".  A typical UH Prof is wishing to divert Japan down the path the US began in 1968.)

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