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Saturday, October 27, 2012
Voter Guide: Hawaii State and County Ballot Initiatives 2012
By Andrew Walden @ 10:34 PM :: 20902 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawai'i Free Press endorsements on State and County ballot initiatives....

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Saturday, October 27, 2012
Video Interview: Kona Resident--Father of Slain SEAL Killed in 9-11 Attack, Bengazi
By Audio @ 3:21 AM :: 11048 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, National News, Ethics

Retired Judge Charles Woods descibes meeting Pres Obama, V Pres Biden and Sec'y Clinton....

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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Senator, 1000 Ratepayers Call for Lower Electric Bills
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 9825 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Urge the Governor to rescind Executive Agreements between the State of Hawaii, the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) and HECO that were put in place in 2008 ....

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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Bateman: We Can Cut Consumers' Electric Bills
By News Release @ 1:00 AM :: 8636 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Have you looked at your electric bill lately? It just keeps going up and up.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012
Hirono a No-Show at Waimea Candidates’ Forum
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 9656 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Of the “four heated North Hawai’i races,” Hirono was the only candidate who did not feel it was important enough to attend.  

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Alleged Big Island Child Molester Arrested: Runs Gay-Friendly Bed & Breakfast
By News Release @ 10:52 PM :: 15190 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

 A man suspected of child sexual exploitation has been identified according to the FBI. Sources say the man's name is ....

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Bateman: We Need Lower Cost of Living, Not Higher Taxes and Utility Bills
By News Release @ 3:32 PM :: 7020 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

We can do this by lowering our excessive energy costs by 50%, by reducing our personal income tax rates by 20%, by eliminating GET on medical care and medication....

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Friday, October 5, 2012
DHHL breaks ground for Lalamilo Waimea Homesteads
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 7688 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

Lalamilo is located on 34.7 acres of land along the South Kohala Distribution Road, approximately two miles makai of the Waimea town center....

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Friday, September 28, 2012
Coffman, Bateman To Debate One-On-One for House 5 Seat
By News Release @ 2:21 PM :: 6854 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

The event will be held on Thursday, October 4, at Konawaena Elementary School Cafeteria from 7pm to 8:30pm

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
ILWU Business Agent Elected to Board of Laupahoehoe Charter School
By News Release @ 12:16 PM :: 7301 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

Community member George Martin is a 1978 graduate of Lauapahoehoe School. A former mechanic for Yamada and Sons, Martin has been a business agent for the ILWU 142 for seven years....

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Monday, September 24, 2012
Big Island Doctors Panel to Discuss Effect of Obamacare on Hawaii
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 10991 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

OBAMACARE AND HEALTH ISSUES IN HAWAII a special 90-minute discussion
Tuesday, September 25, 7 – 9 pm, at Boston Basil’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, 75-5707 Alii Drive (downtown Kailua-Kona)

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Monday, September 24, 2012
Big Island 'Clean' Energy Plant Sued over Air Pollution
By Selected News Articles @ 8:19 PM :: 9323 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

... the state Department of Health violated the federal Clean Air Act in granting a permit to operate to Hu Honua ....

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Neither Jurisdiction Has Authority to Solve Hawaii County Election Problems
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 8373 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Responsibility for some functions is not clearly specified in HRS 11. It is not clear that either jurisdiction has sufficient authority to resolve all the problems that surfaced in the Big Island primary election....

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Saturday, September 15, 2012
After Drowning, BLNR Revokes Kayak Tour Company Permit
By News Release @ 10:27 AM :: 6020 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

...terminate the revocable permit of Hawai‘i Pack and Paddle LLC to conduct commercial tours via kayak to the historic Ka‘awaloa Flats section of Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park in Kona....

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Thursday, September 13, 2012
Full Text: New Version of Akaka Bill
By Selected News Articles @ 7:17 PM :: 13176 Views :: Akaka Bill

The U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Thursday approved an amendment to a Native Hawaiian federal recognition bill to reflect the Hawaii state law creating the latest version of the Akaka Tribe 'roll'....

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Hawaii County Police Investigate 2010 Voter Fraud
By News Release @ 5:05 AM :: 7032 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

 The investigation was launched based on information provided by the Hawaiʻi County Office of Elections involving elections conducted in 2010.

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Monday, September 10, 2012
Electric Bill Too High? Richard Ha to Address Kona TEA Party
By News Release @ 3:26 PM :: 11063 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Tuesday, September 11, 7–9 pm at Boston Basil’s Restaurant & Pizzeria 75-5707 Alii Drive (downtown Kailua-Kona)

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Hilo: Fired Old Boy Election Workers File New Lawsuits
By News Release @ 4:01 PM :: 9641 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Yesterday afternoon, Elections Administrator, Patricia Nakamoto, and former Senior Elections Clerk, Shyla Ayau, filed separate defamation and negligence lawsuits.

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Friday, August 31, 2012
3 Day Fugitive Task Force Mission Leads to 67 arrests
By News Release @ 5:16 PM :: 7827 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

U.S. Marshals, Hawaii County Police Officers, and Hawaii State Sheriffs conducted a joint fugitive round-up blanketing the island of Hawaii. Sixty-seven wanted fugitives were arrested with 91 federal and state warrants cleared.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Kawauchi Explains Why She Missed State Election Officials Meeting
By News Release @ 4:04 PM :: 9743 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

... on Aug. 27, the State of Hawaii, Office of Elections held a voting equipment debriefing in Honolulu....  She did not attend the voting equipment debriefing, because she met with the voting equipment vendor’s Regional Manager and Island Representative in Hilo on Aug. 22 ....

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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Hawaii Electronic Medical Records to Regulate Your Diet?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:13 PM :: 9607 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

The beacon has funded 19 Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) projects proposed by individuals and groups in a number of communities on the Big Island....It’s a way to build trust, according to Jessica Yamamoto, Hawaii beacon’s community engagement manager. 

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Big Island is Obamacare Laboratory
By Selected News Articles @ 5:02 PM :: 8256 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

The Hawaii Beacon, which received a $16 million three-year grant, is one of 17 model communities around the nation using health IT ....

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
0.3% of Hawaiians Sign up for Akaka Tribe
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 5494 Views :: Akaka Bill

... a thousand individuals have said yes, to being included on the base roll ....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Lorraine Inouye Drops Election Challenge
By News Release @ 3:20 PM :: 8247 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Inouye has announced that after carefully reviewing election reports and records at the state election headquarters in Pearl City that she does not have a cause to file a protest over the primary election results ....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Full Text: Kawauchi Requests State Takeover Office of Elections
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 8225 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

I have written a letter to the Honorable Governor Neil S. Abercrombie, requesting an independent review of the performance of the State of Hawai‘i Office of Elections....

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Friday, August 17, 2012
HELCO Requests $19.8M Rate Hike to Pay for Solar, Wind
By News Release @ 4:09 PM :: 7144 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

With continued rapid growth of roof-top solar, additional biomass energy from Hu Honua and recent expanded operations at Puna Geothermal Venture, more than 50% of the island’s energy will soon be renewable. (BUT THE PRICES KEEP GOING UP!)....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Jamae Kawauchi Asks Kona TEA Party for Election Volunteers
By Selected News Articles @ 10:30 PM :: 10117 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

With insiders playing sabotage games, Jamae Kawauchi comes to the 'non-government people' for help with the November elections....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Why fish raised in strange metal pods could be better for us
By Selected News Articles @ 3:31 PM :: 8543 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Why fish raised in strange metal pods could be better for us...

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Sunday, August 12, 2012
Lorraine Inouye: ‘Not Satisfied This Election Was Fair and Legal’
By News Release @ 8:11 PM :: 9465 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

"I am in the process of fact finding to determine if your Office of Elections adhered to proper and legal election procedures and whether or not our voters were denied their right to vote."

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Sunday, August 12, 2012
Hawaii County: "Kona Ballot Cans Arrived Unsealed, Disorganization Looks Purposeful"
By Andrew Walden @ 4:01 PM :: 8473 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Two precincts' cans arrived unsealed. The receiving team members say that that's been a consistent problem over the years, especially with Kona.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012
After Complaint from Gabbard Campaign Abercrombie Orders Extended Hours for Big Island Polling Places
By News Release @ 9:03 PM :: 8190 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Polling locations in the Counties of Maui, Kaua'i and Honolulu will close at the 6 p.m.; polling locations in Hawai'i County will close at 7:30 p.m.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012
Grievance Filed After Tribune-Herald Names Hunter Bishop as Source of False Hawaii County ‘Yellow Card’ Story
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 8084 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

The front-page correction published Aug. 1, highlighted in yellow above the fold, identified Bishop as the alleged source of an error in a July 26 newspaper story about Hawaii County’s distribution of voter information “yellow cards.”

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Saturday, August 11, 2012
GOP Threatens Lawsuit Over Big Island Election Debacle
By David S Chang @ 2:16 AM :: 9505 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Earlier today the Hawaii Republican Party sent the following letter to the State of Hawaii Office of Elections calling for an immediate written explanation detailing the actions of the Hawaii County officials in regard to the absentee ballots and polling places in Kona.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Federal Audit Catches Takamine's 'Economic Opportunity Council' Misusing DLIR Funds
By Andrew Walden @ 12:37 PM :: 8899 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

According to DCCA BREG documents, Yokoyama’s for-profit “Hawaii Human Resources Corp” is still owned by Yokoyama and still registered at the same address as HCEOC. 

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Friday, July 27, 2012
As Primary Election Approaches, Governor Approves Funds to Complete Hilo International Airport Cargo Facility
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 8406 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

"Senator Gilbert Kahele was actively involved in working with the state Department of Transportation (DOT) to legislatively see this appropriation through." -- Abercrombie news release

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
NASA Comes to Big Island to Practice Extraterrestrial Encounters
By News Release @ 1:53 AM :: 7188 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

NASA is conducting a nine-day field test starting Tuesday outside Hilo, Hawaii, to evaluate new exploration techniques....

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Big Island Part of National Test of Health Information Exchange
By News Release @ 12:35 PM :: 9540 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

The Hawai'i Island Beacon Community (HIBC) has begun to expand the region's first health information exchange (HIE), following a successful pilot phase which began last December at North Hawai'i Community Hospital....

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Saturday, June 30, 2012
Geothermal: 600mw Available on Big Island
By Selected News Articles @ 2:25 AM :: 8656 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

The effects of an eruption would be more profound as the geothermal power development increased in size....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Vandals Seen Destroying Papaya Trees in Puna
By News Release @ 4:27 AM :: 8346 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

Workers in the area observed two males knocking over the trees and striking at the fruit and branches with sticks. The males left the area on bicycles and were last seen getting into a blue Toyota 4-door pickup truck.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
After 40 Years Without a Plan, NELHA Claims Pork is Good for Kona
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 9930 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Total expenditures from businesses at NELHA were $81.0 million, of which about $50 million was paid to Hawaii entities in 2010. UHERO estimated the total economic output to the greater Hawaii economy was $87.7 million, which generated $4.5 million in state tax revenue for 2010....

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Monday, June 11, 2012
LaFrance Announces Campaign for SD3 Kona, Kau
By News Release @ 6:32 PM :: 8396 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

LaFrance is a retired contractor, Alarm Company Operator, a lifetime Farmer, and Real Estate broker for 30-years. Has a degree in Hospitality, Human Resource Administration, Agricultural Science, and an MBA.

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Monday, June 11, 2012
Kamehameha Day: Abercrombie, Hirono, Akaka, Inouye sending Hawaiians to tribalism?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:37 AM :: 16274 Views :: Akaka Bill, Hawaii History

Kamehameha between 1782 and 1810 united the islands into the Hawaiian Kingdom, created the Hawaiian nationality and a national state from competing Polynesian groups, who themselves had been feudal--not tribal--for as much as 500 years....

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Sunday, June 10, 2012
Teacher, Oceanographer Running for HD 6 Kona
By News Release @ 1:18 PM :: 8475 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Former educator, commercial fisherman, island musician with the Windward Symphony (Oahu), and Waianae Neighborhood Board Representative, Mike Breslin officially enters the race for Hawai’i House District 6....

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Saturday, June 2, 2012
European Budget Cuts Threaten Mauna Kea Telescopes
By News Release @ 8:54 PM :: 11918 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

The decision, a consequence of ongoing real terms cuts to the UK science budget by the Government, will almost certainly see the Hawaii-based UK Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) cease operations in the autumn of 2013 and the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) do the same a year later, with the loss of around 40 jobs.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012
NELHA Audit: 40 Years of Pork Without a Plan
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 9657 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

After nearly 40 years, NELHA has yet to achieve its potential....

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Friday, May 25, 2012
"Invasive" Algae Targeted for Eradication in Kona May Treat Arthritis
By News Release @ 4:13 PM :: 7669 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

"I think this finding is a nice illustration of how we need to look more deeply in our environment because even nuisance pests, as it turns out, are not just pests," said Gerwick.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Akaka Bill: Rep. Cole speaks to community, business leaders
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 13095 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

He said he doesn’t see any differences between Native Hawaiians and Native Alaskans and American Indian tribes....

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
HELCO Inks Deal to Burn Trees for Electricity
By News Release @ 12:08 AM :: 8048 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

The Hamakua Sugar Company lands bought by the Broken Trustees of Kamehameha Schools and ‘guarded’ by Larry Mehau for $$$ were planted in Eucalyptus. Years later, the trees not properly culled have grown into 10,000 plus acres of pencil thin stands with zero lumber value....

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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Bateman Announces Run for State House District Representing Kona, Kau
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 8401 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Bateman, a retired US Air Force Colonel (JAG), former Assistant Attorney General for Washington state and attorney in private practice for 30 years, now owns the Heavenly Hawaiian Coffee farm, which he has operated for the last seven years....

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Sunday, May 6, 2012
Federal Suit Threatened: UH-Hilo Violates Rights of Religious Student Groups
By News Release @ 10:44 PM :: 8800 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Among the problematic policies are ... policies that force student clubs to accept voting members and officers that don’t agree with the clubs’ beliefs....

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