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Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Depleted Uranium: Radioactive Propaganda
By Andrew Walden @ 2:50 PM :: 15469 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Military

In attempting to prove DU is dangerous, the activists have in fact proved the opposite. They have discovered what any junior high school physics student already knows -- the world is naturally bathed in background radiation. This background radiation is far stronger than anything depleted uranium could ever emit. DU radiation is literally too weak for them to measure.

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Sunday, August 2, 2009
Hawaii Hospitals: Not Quite Catching Up To Africa
By Andrew Walden @ 7:06 PM :: 27180 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Health Care

Originally published July, 2007, this article outlines the effect of government-controlled health care on Hawaii.  Since Hawaii's system has been pointed to as a model for socialized health care, other Americans may be interested to learn the fate which awaits them.

In the wake of a heated fight over construction of a privately funded hospital on Maui, the Hawaii Health Services Corporation (HHSC) is moving to improve its facilities by agreeing to provide Hawaii patients with equipment available in some African hospitals....

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Saturday, July 25, 2009
Sunshine law gets teeth—Council reorganization ordered
By Andrew Walden @ 3:11 PM :: 8581 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

Suddenly the Sunshine law has teeth. Ruling late Thursday, Judge Ronald Ibarra has effectively outlawed the Hawaii County Council’s controversial June 16 reorganization. Judge Ibarra, who oversaw the Hokulia case, further ruled that the council is temporarily enjoined “from taking any further action except to conduct further reorganization.”

According to the plaintiff’s attorney, this is the first time that a court in Hawaii has enjoined a legislative body from functioning.

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Friday, July 24, 2009
Prison could become School: Youth Challenge Academy to take over Kulani?
By News Release @ 3:36 PM :: 12311 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Labor, Military

To ensure the Kulani facility will be used productively for the benefit of the state and the Big Island community, the Department of Public Safety is currently working with the Hawai‘i Department of Defense (DOD) on a Memorandum of Agreement for the land to be utilized for the DOD’s Hawai‘i National Guard Youth Challenge program.

The Hawai‘i National Guard’s Youth Challenge Academy program provides at-risk students who otherwise would not obtain a high school diploma with an opportunity to attend a 22-week curriculum designed to turn their lives around. Since 1995, over 2,500 students who have participated in the Youth Challenge Academy have earned their High School diplomas.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Thirty Meter Telescope Selects Mauna Kea -- Let the looting begin!
By News Release @ 8:41 PM :: 25613 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

(SB Headline is "GOTCHA!".  After OHA's rent-seeking lawsuits begin, it will become more clear what that means.  For now everybody is celebrating ....) 

HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle today praised the decision by the board of directors of the TMT Observatory Corporation to select Mauna Kea as the preferred site for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)....

 "Having the most advanced telescope in the world on the slopes of Mauna Kea will enhance Hawai‘i’s high-technology sector, while providing our students with education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields." 

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Guantanamo Greenwell: "If you voted for me you have to accept my position"
By Letters to the Editor @ 4:47 PM :: 15104 Views :: Hawaii County , Military, Politicians

I inquired by email to Councilman Greenwell asking if the now infamous article on Guantanamo detainees was true.  In that email, I indicated that I would circulate his response to the same people.  Well here it is.

Mr. Greenwell opted to reply by phone on July 2.  My initial reaction to the call was “wow" “pleasant surprise”, “approval” and those kinds of feelings. But the pleasure was short lived. After but a few seconds, it changed to disappointment and dismay.

It wasn’t more than two or three sentences into the conversation that he became rude, arrogant, combative and boorish!

Here’s how it went…

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Thursday, July 2, 2009
Hawaii Co. GOP to "GTMO" Greenwell: Call it quits
By @ 12:42 PM :: 10361 Views :: Hawaii County , Politicians, Republican Party

Here are the last two days of public commentary on Robert 'Kelly' Greenwell's invitation to resettle Guantanamo detainees on the Big Island.  At top a letter from Hawaii County GOP Chair Daryl Smith.  

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Thursday, June 25, 2009
Hawaii County Councilman: Release Guantanamo detainees in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 5:13 PM :: 21145 Views :: Hawaii County , Military, Politicians

 

Bermuda and Palau may not be the only beautiful tropical islands to host illegal Islamist combatants being released from US custody at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station. If a Hawaii County Councilman and a Kauai County activist get their way, some would get a new home—and complete freedom--on two of Hawaii’s most beautiful islands.

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Monday, May 25, 2009
Memorial Day: Hawaii remembers its heroes
By Selected News Articles @ 9:42 AM :: 15156 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, DHHL, Maui County, Energy, National News, World News

Links to Memorial Day commemorations across the state...

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
MRC Greenwood and "A Powerful Coterie of larcenous. . . ." (UH's next system President?)
By Andrew Walden @ 8:57 PM :: 34484 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, DHHL, Maui County, Energy, Environment

When the Star-Bulletin and Advertiser write about "ethical lapses" of public officials without actually describing the lapses it is a sure sign that a good story is lurking below the surface.  Of course that is the case with MRC Greenwood, one of the two finalists selected from 600 applicants for the job of UH system President. 

This hidden story involves money-grubbing lesbians, a $30,000 dog run paid for by the UC system, former Communist Party vice-presidential candidate Angela Davis, and one suicide.  Questions Hawaii reporters should be asking Greenwood include:  "If hired, will UH be expected to also hire Ms Goff and/or your son?"  and "Will you speak up in favor of  administrators arranging cushy high-paying jobs for their lovers at UH--or was that just a UC thing?"

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Mayor Kenoi’s defense of use of County addresses in campaign raises more questions
By Andrew Walden @ 5:35 PM :: 8330 Views :: Hawaii County

KENOI Internet Use HEADLINE HTH Shot

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009
SB backs Hawaii Tea-Parties: "Protest their insane plans to increase our already high cost of living"
By Andrew Walden @ 7:51 AM :: 15880 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, DHHL, Maui County, Energy, Environment

For those who feel they're paying too much and have a yen to vent, there's an event tomorrow just for you (assuming that you're not one of those last-minute procrastinators and have the time to attend). The "Tax Day Tea Party" will be held 4-7 p.m. at the state Capitol.

Here's the call to action from the organizer's Web site, www.overtaxedhawaii.com:

"Many of our elected state legislators in Hawaii are planning to enact massive tax increases in the weeks ahead when the legislative session ends on May 7th. YOU CAN HELP STOP THEM.

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Friday, April 10, 2009
Hawaii Tea Party Update: Hilo, Kona, Honolulu, Kahului, Lahaina, Lihue SEVEN EVENTS SCHEDULED!
By Andrew Walden @ 3:41 PM :: 17704 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, DHHL, Maui County, Energy, Environment, National News

SEVEN "Tax Day Tea Party" events are scheduled for Hawaii April 15  Here is a news release for the Hilo event as well as contact information and details for each of the seven events.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009
FBI raids alleged sovereignty mortgage scammers
By @ 11:28 AM :: 14601 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, DHHL, Maui County, Energy

The bogus bonds are not sold through an investment firm or brokerage house, as legitimate bonds are. They also purport to represent ownership in a fictitious Hawaiian nation named Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, sponsored by the Hawaiiloa Foundation.

The companies pushing the bogus bonds, several claiming to be affiliated with Native Hawaiian sovereignty movements, are targeting Native Hawaiian homeowners and others who are facing foreclosure.

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Monday, April 6, 2009
Hilo rallies for telescope
By Andrew Walden @ 8:00 PM :: 8709 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail

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Thursday, April 2, 2009
Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce backs Telescope
By News Release @ 9:02 PM :: 8367 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail

The Hawai`i Island Chamber of Commerce, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawaii, and Kanoelehua Industrial Area Association unite to support the passage of the Office of Mauna Kea Management’s (OMKM) Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP).   We need the vocal majority to show that we support the plan! 

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Our HI-Way to Recovery
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 9:32 PM :: 7799 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, National News

At the same time we have been working to close the budget gap, we have also been focused on ensuring that funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are used as effectively as possible in order to create jobs for Hawai‘i residents and boost our economy.

The White House has created a system of accountability for the distribution of federal stimulus funds to states. President Obama and his Administration decided the best way to ensure that stimulus funds are put to the best possible use, and for the intended purpose of stimulating the economy and creating jobs, was to use the nation’s governors as conduits for the funds and to hold them accountable for how these funds are used.

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Friday, March 27, 2009
Hawaii "Tea Party": Push back against Obama's plan
By News Release @ 11:35 AM :: 14595 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Maui County, Energy, Environment

Rallies planned for Honolulu, Kahului, Hilo Wednesday April 15.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Big Island Robotics Teams head for international competition this weekend
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 7:09 PM :: 7262 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

More than 1,000 high school students from Mexico, Philippines and four states, including Hawai‘i, will compete in the tournament that challenges teams of young people to solve a common engineering problem, using a standard kit of parts that includes motors, batteries and a control system – but no instructions.

Of the 34 teams in the tournament, 24 represent the state. The winning teams will advance to the FIRST Championships – called the “Super Bowl of Smarts” in Atlanta, Georgia, April 15-18. Honoka‘a High School was one of six teams to represent Hawai‘i last year in Atlanta.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Superferry Update: A rat, a coward, and thin-skinned pseudo intellectuals
By Andrew Walden @ 7:48 AM :: 22176 Views :: Hawaii County , Kauai County, Maui County, Environment, Development

“After reading the alarming tract, I wanted to know whether Albertini -- who went to prison for a year (many years ago) for trying to block a Navy vessel in Hilo Harbor -- will be putting his life and/or freedom on the line along with the novice activists he is counseling.

“The answer? No. Not only is Albertini not going to protest the Superferry, he claims he didn’t even know his “non-violent” call to arms was even published."

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Monday, March 9, 2009
4.0 Earthquake off Laupahoehoe
By News Release @ 2:09 PM :: 6232 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

Earthquake location: Along Hamakua coast, about 10 miles NNE of Laupahoehoe.

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Saturday, February 28, 2009
Governor Lingle: No more "business as usual"
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 7:17 PM :: 10848 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment, National News, World News

In an effort to make Hawai‘i’s state government as efficient and effective as possible, I have asked each state department to develop new and innovative ways of delivering critical services and upholding their responsibility to the people of Hawai‘i. The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has responded with a comprehensive plan that reinvents how it cares for Hawai‘i’s land and ocean recreational spaces.

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Friday, February 20, 2009
Renovating the Big Island’s Recreational Areas
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 10:24 AM :: 6286 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

We are looking to draw on the popularity of our recreational areas to help reverse years of decline and rehabilitate these cultural attractions for outdoor enthusiasts, who enjoy everything from fishing and hunting, to boating and camping, to hiking and swimming.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Malu Motta: “I need one governor so he can pardon me.”
By Andrew Walden @ 4:02 PM :: 30486 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians

EM: Someone got to win governor that we know, huh? My best friend is an emcee at, he on tonight, he’s on the mic…(unintelligible) ….Hawaiian braddah.

Informant: Yeah, yeah, you gotta be pushing that.

EM: David, they grooming him to be Governor. That’s my best friend, bah. They sign the work tomorrow. He could be governor in 20 years from now. Not tomorrow, you know.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Hawai`i ceded lands anti-Semitism? Hawai`i ceded lands anti-Semitism?
By Andrew Walden @ 3:25 PM :: 8062 Views :: Hawaii County , OHA

“No anti-Semitism here” insist OHA's admittedly pro-Palestinian protesters January 3 lining Kanoelehua St.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Telescope: The Shakedown begins
By Andrew Walden @ 8:14 PM :: 18221 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

Some may have thought this problem was settled when activists were given plum jobs at Hilo’s shiny new Imiloa Astronomy center, but shakedown is the foundation of Hawai`i’s so-called economy and when Dan Inouye plops a $1.2 billion money bag on the top of Mauna Kea, the grasping begins.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Big Island Weekly joins 9-11 deniers
By Andrew Walden @ 11:37 AM :: 15378 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

According to Big Island Weekly editor Kristine Kubat's  September 3 column, “If you think the U.S. government was behind the 9-11 attack, you are not alone.”  Kubat then proceeds to promote “9-11 Truth Awareness” by inviting them to a 9-11 denier demonstration ...

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Thursday, August 21, 2008
Billy Kenoi at Shooters—and the Pali shooter—the connections
By Andrew Walden @ 1:25 AM :: 36001 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Law Enforcement, Military

All the newspapers have missed the connections between convicted Pali shooter Ethan Malu Motta, his codefendants, and the incident at Shooters Bar and Grill....

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Thursday, August 21, 2008
Ka`u donations boost Enriques
By Andrew Walden @ 1:11 AM :: 13533 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, OHA, Politicians

After years of thuggery and intimidation by Bob Jacobson’s Ka`u Preservation, Inc supporters, Council District 6 residents are fighting back....

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Thursday, August 7, 2008
Sierra Club: Fence Mauna Kea, kill animals
By Tom Lodge @ 11:36 AM :: 14925 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment

Sheep eradication has failed at affecting Palila numbers—but it sure has killed a lot of sheep.

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Thursday, August 7, 2008
Puna CDP: Eliminate affordable housing
By Andrew Walden @ 10:21 AM :: 8139 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Greenmail, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Puna is one of the very few places in Hawai`i where young local families can afford to buy their own home and begin life as a family.  But environmentalists are working hard to put a stop to the inflow of locals and replicate the success they have had in making Maui and Kaua`i into exclusive havens for rich mainland transplants.

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Monday, July 21, 2008
Council denounces depleted uranium
By Andrew Walden @ 3:38 AM :: 17530 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

Bananas are more radioactive than depleted uranium. Tobacco, marijuana, chocolate, cocaine, heroin, and the human body all emit higher levels of gamma and beta radiation—the most powerful types-- than depleted uranium. Rather than being a radiation source, depleted uranium is used as a radiation shield used to block emissions from nuclear reactors.

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Saturday, June 21, 2008
Journal Closes (maybe)
By Andrew Walden @ 2:38 AM :: 4882 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment

The Hawai`i Island Journal is closed.  Its last edition, published June 14, carried only a short notice of regret ...

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Saturday, June 7, 2008
‘Protection racket’ shakes down resort workers, ruins parks
By Patrick Walsh @ 1:46 AM :: 10317 Views :: Hawaii County , Labor, Tourism

Knife wielding goons demanded money from campers.  Public workers sleep through their shift.  Pavilions are filthy and littered with broken glass.

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Saturday, June 7, 2008
‘Clean Elections’ activist nailed by Campaign Spending Commission
By Andrew Walden @ 12:39 AM :: 12726 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

Leading Hawai‘i County “clean elections” advocates are caught up in a web of campaign spending violations and campaign-related conflict-of-interest charges.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008
Hawaiians Reject Office of Hawaiian Affairs ‘Settlement’ Proposal
By Andrew Walden @ 8:40 PM :: 1588 Views :: Hawaii County , OHA

...“Sovereignty is already happening now. We are educating our children.  What we have in front of us doesn’t work.”....

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Monday, January 14, 2008
Red Hot Lava Menaces Old-boy Scam
By Andrew Walden @ 6:23 PM :: 14659 Views :: Hawaii County , Development

Red hot lava threatening Puna’s Royal Gardens subdivision opens yet another chapter in a long-running saga. A hui of elected officials and state and county engineers in 1961 bought the 1,807 acre site from the Bishop Estate (Kamehameha Schools) for $200,000 after easily obtaining preliminary approval to subdivide from the Hawaii County Planning Commission.

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Thursday, August 16, 2007
Hurricane Flossie: Hawaii Gets its Lucky Miss
By Andrew Walden @ 11:28 AM :: 8719 Views :: Hawaii County

Hurricane Flossie gave Hawaii emergency planners exactly what they needed—another lucky miss. Passing south of South Point, Flossie generated little more than high choppy surf and gusty winds for Kau. Hilo and Puna had very light winds and just over 2 inches of rain. County workers closed off beach access. Schools and state and county offices were closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

In Kau and coastal areas of Hilo and Puna, many businesses and residential windows were taped and a few were boarded up. The county opened up 10 emergency shelters mostly in buildings where windows had been replaced by wooden jalousies shielded by metal grilles to protect against flying debris.

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Thursday, March 8, 2007
Kuleana Plots Saved from the 'Stewards of Jesus'
By Andrew Walden @ 12:21 PM :: 15701 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

“OK, if they ask you are you related to this person or that, just say yes, OK?”

With that instruction, non-Hawaiian sovereignty activist Shelly Stephens, who sometimes calls herself “Makaala Nakoa” sent three Hawaiians into the Hilo courtroom of Third Circuit Court Judge Greg Nakamura on February 1.

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Monday, October 16, 2006
Earthquake Damages Big Island Heiau, Church and Hospital, Destroys Smokestack
By Andrew Walden @ 3:01 PM :: 8994 Views :: Hawaii County

Plates and glasses smashed to the floor, books came flying off the shelves and TVs slid off tables across Kohala, Kona and Hamakua districts of the Big Island Sunday morning as a 6.7 temblor shook the Big Island.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006
"I Trusted Jim Medeiros"
By Selected News Articles @ 2:37 AM :: 5867 Views :: Hawaii County , Family, Development, Greenmail, Land Use

...That was the biggest mistake I ever made in my life....

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Wednesday, May 3, 2006
'Lost Malihini Tribe' and PASH Aim to Take Over County Council
By Andrew Walden @ 6:50 PM :: 12478 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail

This contradiction goes to the root of the bizarre political coalition Kona-side. People who were likely conservatives when they lived on the mainland are electing left-wing extremists to the Council. One of their first acts was to install Sierra Club attorney David Frankel as County Legislative Auditor. Frankel had selected Jack Kelly (now PKO Vice-President) as the Sierra Club’s employee to target the Hokulia development. Kelly is one of the four plaintiffs who have demanded $4 million in personal “compensation” from Hokulia according to documents released by Hokulia developer Oceanside 1250.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005
Conspiracy Nuts Pass Out Cash
By Andrew Walden @ 12:08 PM :: 8427 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, Military

“Nancy Aleck, the dynamic Exec. Director of the People's Fund, a progressive, grassroots, small-grants ($3,000 limit) organization, will be on the Big Island during Sept. 20-23 to present information and grant request forms ….”

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Thursday, August 18, 2005
Beyond Greenmail: Extortion Becomes Expropriation
By Andrew Walden @ 12:58 PM :: 7395 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Land Use

The Hokulia case is becoming a bald-faced attempt....

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Sunday, August 14, 2005
OHA Trustee Tells Grieving Family That Shrine to Dead Son Must Come Down
By Andrew Walden @ 2:36 PM :: 9416 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, OHA

After a tragic hit-and-run accident on Hilo’s East Kahaopea Street killed 22-year-old Dale K. Tim Sing, his family members are now being ordered by Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Trustee Linda Dela Cruz to remove the shrine they erected at the spot where he died.

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