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Saturday, July 30, 2011
Political Insiders aim to soak Electric Rate Payers with Bio-Fuel surcharge
By Henry Curtis @ 9:23 PM :: 11995 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

According to the Companies, the application of the biofuel surcharge “would apply to HELCO and HECO customers, and would add about 1/3 of a cent per kilowatt hour.”

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Friday, July 29, 2011
Full Text: State LUC moves for dismissal of Bridge Aina Lea Suit
By Robert Thomas @ 9:41 PM :: 11658 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Here's the latest in a case we've been following. In Bridge Aina Lea, LLC v. State of Hawaii Land Use Comm'n....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Featured on Glen Beck: Wallbuilders’ David Barton to speak at Hilo, Maui, Oahu events
By Selected News Articles @ 8:30 AM :: 19096 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment
  • HILO -- JULY 27, WEDNESDAY—1:00PM-3:00PM.
  • MAUI -- JULY 28, THURSDAY-- 5PM youth session, 6:30PM general session.
  • OAHU -- JULY 29, FRIDAY—6:30PM to 8:30PM.
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Thursday, July 21, 2011
Military to be Disenfranchised so Meth dealer’s friend can keep Senate Seat?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:49 PM :: 16395 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

On March 5, 2007--just four months after her 2006 Lt Governor run gave Hawaii Democrats their worst gubernatorial defeat since Statehood—Solomon led about 100 people to sit in at the the Federal District Courtroom of Judge Michael Seabright to support her friend, Shawn Aguiar—the Big Island's largest methamphetamines dealer.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011
Takamine’s DLIR directs money back to his Cronies in Honokaa
By News Release @ 2:32 PM :: 10108 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

The initiative’s first site is located in Honoka'a, within the Hamakua Coast, where services will be provided at the North Hawai'i Education & Research Center (NHERC). The Rural Outreach Services initiative is a partnership between federal, state, county governments, and private non-profit agencies.

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Monday, July 18, 2011
Calif. Supreme Court: EIS can be required for Plastic Bag Ban in Large Jurisdictions
By News Release @ 7:52 PM :: 9466 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

EIRs are required for plastic bag bans by (i) “larger” cities and counties and also (ii) small cities based on the cumulative impacts. Save The Plastic Bag Coalition has legal standing to enforce that requirement.... 

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Monday, July 18, 2011
Hokulia Bypass Case Appealed to US Supreme Court
By Robert Thomas @ 7:38 PM :: 13867 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

On July 14, 2011, we filed a cert petition, which asks the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Hawaii Supreme Court's decision in County of Hawaii v. C&J Coupe Family Ltd. P'ship....

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Sunday, July 17, 2011
Sovereignty Mortgage Scammer Keanu Sai at it again with help from Legislators, Maui Council, University
By Andrew Walden @ 4:56 PM :: 46240 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Ethics, Hawaii History, Law Enforcement, OHA

Do the math. Sai and Gumapac have 300 “customers”. Perfect Title had 400 victims. The Maui-based Ventura-Oliver sovereignty mortgage scammers now on trial had about 300 alleged victims. That is 1000 native Hawaiian households who have allegedly fallen victim to these three alleged scams. ...amounting to 2.3% of all native Hawaiian home-owning households.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Democrats call disenfranchisement of Military Personnel “Fair, equitable representation”
By News Release @ 1:48 PM :: 13181 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

fair, equitable representation for all residents ... one man/one vote fairness doctrine ....  we urge the State Democratic Party to pursue all legal options including filing a lawsuit, if necessary, to overturn this Reapportionment Commission decision....

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Monday, July 4, 2011
Abercrombie signs six more bills into Law
By News Release @ 10:18 AM :: 8867 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Senate Bill 219 prohibits physically restraining inmates who are pregnant....

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Saturday, July 2, 2011
Calles: Rational Decision for Developers -- to not work in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 6:21 PM :: 8741 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

“Hawaii is the most regulated state in the nation.” He described that it takes about 10-14 years to get a project in Hawaii from green field (non-urban designation) to completion. ...“Every delay adds to the cost of housing, as projects are all financed and the cost of those loans keeps accruing even though no development has actually taken place.” We all end up with higher housing costs as a result.

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Saturday, July 2, 2011
Sowell, Ryan, Heritage: American Identity
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 7466 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, National News, Ethics

As we are celebrating the 4th of July this weekend, we recommend you take some time to read some substantive articles about who we are as Americans....

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Sunday, June 26, 2011
TEA Party to join July 4 Parades in Kailua, Makawao, Hilo, Kona
By Selected News Articles @ 6:39 PM :: 15998 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Please come and join us in Makawao on Saturday, July 2nd for the Annual Makawao Paniolo July 4th Parade. TEA Party Maui plans to enter a patriotic float in the Parade....

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Developer sues LUC for downzoning affordable homes already built
By Robert Thomas @ 2:25 AM :: 10950 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

...the Land Use Commission changed the land use boundaries from "urban use to agricultural use while affordable housing was being constructed on the property."

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Monday, June 20, 2011
Consumer Advocate: Public Hearings Required on HECO Biofuels Rate Increase
By Henry Curtis @ 9:08 PM :: 9906 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

the HECO Companies' proposed Biofuel Surcharge Provision clearly results in an increase in rates that triggers the contested case and public hearing provisions of HRS §269-16(b).

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Friday, June 17, 2011
Hawaii Government Impact: The High Cost of Land Use and Housing
By News Release @ 11:09 PM :: 10433 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

 Sunday 26 June, 2:00pm at the Naniloa Hotel's Polynesian Room in Hilo. Featured speakers are UH School of Law Prof. David Callies, author of the definitive book “Regulating Paradise” and Big Island real estate broker David Turner.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Sen Sam Slom to Address Kona TEA Party
By News Release @ 11:32 PM :: 10881 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The meeting is on Saturday, June 18th at 1:00 PM at the Kona Vistas Pavilion.

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Sunday, June 5, 2011
Our Cooling Globe: June Snow in Hawaii (video)
By Andrew Walden @ 3:31 PM :: 19609 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

  Lets invite Al Gore to go skiing....

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Saturday, June 4, 2011
Big Isle Plastic Bag Ban Hearings to begin June 7
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 7679 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

The so called "Pacific Garbage Patch" was sampled by transit by Oregon State marine scientists, and NO plastic bags were either seen or recovered. The total plastic skimmed barely filled the bottom of a coffee cup, and consisted of fine particulates none of which were shown to be plastic bag origin.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011
Abercrombie signs SB1347, gives HECO license to soak Consumers for Green Energy Projects
By Selected News Articles @ 11:26 AM :: 9872 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...there’s no opportunity for the Consumer Advocate to be a part of that process to say on behalf of the consumer, ‘We don’t believe that this rate increase is legitimate. We don’t believe you should authorize it.’ .... 

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Thursday, May 26, 2011
Naming names: Who are the alleged Sovereignty-mortgage scammers?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:00 PM :: 39913 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Ethics, Law Enforcement, OHA

This scam is tied to several well-known sovereignty activists—which perhaps explains why the Advertiser’s two recent articles have included so little information about the alleged perpetrators.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011
UH Hilo to be home to NASA International Lunar Research Park
By News Release @ 12:47 PM :: 8810 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

The state’s Office of Aerospace Development will be the lead state agency for the project, enhancing dialogue and coordination among the state, private and academic partners to enable growth and diversification of the state’s aerospace economy.

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Sunday, May 22, 2011
Hawaii PUC Stats show Windfarms cause Blackouts
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 5:11 PM :: 13723 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

HELCO reported that 20,660 customer interruptions (16% of all interruptions) were related to Independent Power Producer (non-HELCO Generation) sources. In 2009 Hamakua Energy Partners (HEP) and Pakini Nui Windfarm were the non-HELCO generation sources that caused customer interruptions. 

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Saturday, May 21, 2011
Candidates sought for Hawaii County seat on UH Board of Regents
By News Release @ 11:25 AM :: 8251 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

The Regents Candidate Advisory Council (RCAC) will soon begin the recruitment process to fill a vacancy for a County of Hawai‘i seat on the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011
Hawaii Republicans Pass first-ever Resolution Against Akaka Bill
By Andrew Walden @ 11:13 PM :: 7966 Views :: Akaka Bill

...unalterable opposition to the Akaka Bill and to any iteration of it....

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Political Correctness: SEALS who got Bin Laden also captured Jihadi murderer of Big Isle man—and were prosecuted for it
By Andrew Walden @ 6:11 PM :: 12917 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

For five and a half years, the US has hunted for Ahmed Hashim Abed--code-named "Objective Amber." Abed is the alleged ring-leader of an Islamist mob which murdered four US military contractors--including Pa`auilo resident Wesley Batalona--in Fallujah, Iraq on March 31, 2004.

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Monday, May 2, 2011
Nuclear Regulatory Commission looking into Depleted Uranium paperwork violations
By News Release @ 9:10 PM :: 10461 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Separately from the Army’s license application, a resident of Hawaii filed a petition on March 4, 2010, requesting the NRC take enforcement action against the Army if it found the Army possessed or released depleted uranium to the environment without a license in violation of NRC requirements. 

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
House saves the day after Senate votes 24-1 to dishonor Polynesian Discoverers of Hawaiian Isles
By Andrew Walden @ 8:38 PM :: 11421 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

On the second Monday of every October, Hawaii celebrates, “Discoverers' Day", in recognition of the Polynesian discoverers of the Hawaiian Islands.”  But the Senate wants to put a stop to the celebrations.

According to the text of SCR55, introduced March 3 by Abercrombie-appointed Senator Maile Shimabukuro, the holiday should be dropped ....

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Profitable Rhetoric: Mililani Trask signs Geothermal Deal
By News Release @ 7:34 PM :: 11704 Views :: Akaka Bill, Energy, OHA

“Native Hawaiians, like the Maori and many other indigenous people around the world are resource-rich but concerned about exploitation,” says IDG Indigenous and Community Advisor Mililani Tra$k. 

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Thursday, April 21, 2011
TEA Party: Support Sen Slom’s No New Taxes Budget
By News Release @ 9:27 PM :: 10901 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Why should private sector struggling businesses become cash cows for an irresponsible Governor and spineless Legislature? 

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Saturday, April 16, 2011
Submarine Robot Battle: Big Island Teams to race in Hilo Pool
By News Release @ 1:03 AM :: 5343 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

Dozens of Hawaii elementary, middle and high school students will take their robotic creations to the next level this weekend, by fully submerging them underwater....

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Friday, April 15, 2011
No New Taxes! Rally April 15--Honolulu, Kona, Hilo, Kahului, Lihue
By News Release @ 8:27 AM :: 22961 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawaii has one of the highest State Tax Rates in the United States, and yet the State Legislature is considering many new increases in taxes including income, excise, and other fees.  Are you Taxed Enough Already?

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Thursday, April 7, 2011
Akaka Bill Passes Indian Affairs Committee
By Andrew Walden @ 5:31 PM :: 6110 Views :: Akaka Bill

S.675, the 2011 version of the Akaka Bill, passed a voice vote of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee today.  The next stop for the bill would be the floor of the US Senate  No version of the Akaka Bill has ever passed the Senate.

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Thursday, April 7, 2011
SB1363 10-cents-per-bag Tax: Greens, Big Business, Big Government team up to Rip Off Consumers
By Andrew Walden @ 1:07 AM :: 20528 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

After two years of marketing the alleged horrors of the non-existent “Pacific Garbage Patch”, environmentalists, big business, and big government are ready to cash in.

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Thursday, March 31, 2011
2011 Akaka Bill: More than 73% of Hawaiians not "Qualified" for membership in Akaka Tribe
By Andrew Walden @ 12:15 AM :: 30068 Views :: Akaka Bill

(L-R): Abercrombie, Broken Trust, Sandwich Isles/OHA (From Broken Trust, pg 202)

On one hand, Section 4(a)(4) of the Senate Akaka Bill states: "Native Hawaiians have an inherent right to autonomy in their internal affairs (and) and inherent right of self-determination and self-governance (and) the right to reorganize a Native Hawaiian governing entity...."

But Section 8(a) recognizes only: "The right of the qualified Native Hawaiian constituents to reorganize the single Native Hawaiian governing entity...."

Who are allowed to become "Qualified Native Hawaiian Constituents" will be determined by a "commission" of nine members.  There are exactly nine OHA Trustees.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Hilo, Kapaa top list of Drunkest Cities in America
By Selected News Articles @ 3:04 PM :: 16022 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

For the city of Kapaa in particular, it’s all too telling that a simple search for the phrase “Kapaa alcohol” on Google doesn’t turn up a list of fun bars to hang out at but rather a long list of drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011
Hawaii’s Bernard von NotHaus Convicted of Minting His Own Currency—could get 15 years
By News Release @ 3:26 PM :: 12761 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

NotHaus is co-founder of the Royal Hawaiian Mint and creator of the Free Marijuana Church of Honolulu.  NotHaus also produced the Ron Paul Dollar. 

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Monday, March 14, 2011
Supreme Court extends Big Isle Foreclosure Mediation Project
By News Release @ 2:55 PM :: 8584 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

The goal of the project is to give Big Island homeowners who have been served with a foreclosure action the opportunity to participate in mediation with the lender and a trained mediator before the case is heard by a judge.

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Friday, March 11, 2011
Tsunami Damage to Numerous Kona, Kohala Hotels, Homes
By News Release @ 9:21 PM :: 8426 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

County Police, Fire, Public Works and Environmental Management crews worked with State Highways, the American Red Cross and the county Office of Housing and Community Development to conduct preliminary damage assessments in the County of Hawai‘i today. Their findings include the following reports

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Hope Probation Launched in Hilo
By News Release @ 10:47 AM :: 10395 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

The first HOPE “warning hearing” will be administered to five offenders on Wednesday, March 9, at 1 p.m. by Judge Greg Nakamura. Judge Nakamura will preside over all hearings involving offenders on HOPE Probation in addition to his regular calendar.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Taxes, Spending, and Bans: Kona Meeting to focus on Legislature
By News Release @ 12:17 AM :: 8606 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

The meeting is on Saturday, March 19th at 1:00 PM at the Kona Vistas Pavilion

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Saturday, March 5, 2011
Panos on Geothermal: Can Hawaii catch up with Philippines and Iceland?
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 8577 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

...the geothermal reserve on Earth is 70 million QUADs (hot rock only) but the USA needs only 100 QUAD/yr. In the Philippines they already use 27% geothermal, and in Iceland 100% for electrical power.

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Friday, March 4, 2011
Kona TEA Party Rally: No New Taxes, Audit the DoE
By News Release @ 9:00 AM :: 9127 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

 

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Sunday, February 13, 2011
A State-Recognized Indian Tribe for Hawaii?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:34 PM :: 9719 Views :: Akaka Bill

HB1627 which would create a State-run Indian Tribe will be heard by the House Judiciary Committee Thursday February 17, 2011.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011
Farmers send two tons of Kona Coffee to troops in Afghanistan, Iraq
By News Release @ 3:49 PM :: 11456 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

During 2010 most Kona coffee went to Afghanistan , where it was very highly welcomed and appreciated.  Some also went to the P.I. and now here at the end of the year I am once again sending Kona coffee to the 25th Infantry Division folks who have recently deployed to Camp Liberty, Iraq.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011
Petition drive to stop Mauna Kea Sheep Slaughter
By News Release @ 3:41 PM :: 9278 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

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Saturday, February 12, 2011
Hawaii Renewable Energy Mandates driving Utility Bills sky high?
By News Release @ 6:28 PM :: 9455 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Multiple renewable energy projects are in rapid development on every island, and plans include $multi-billion inter-island undersea transmission cables.

But if this is all supposed to feel so good, how come our electricity costs are going up up up and it feels so bad?

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Thursday, February 10, 2011
Transparency: Regents Candidate Advisory Council Names Finalists for UH Board of Regents
By News Release @ 4:32 PM :: 13433 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

HONOLULU – The Regents Candidate Advisory Council (RCAC) has presented a list of candidates to Gov. Neil Abercrombie to fill four seats on the University of Hawai’i Board of Regents, including two City and County of Honolulu seats, a Hawai’i County seat and a Maui County seat.

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Monday, February 7, 2011
Emergency Landing gives Koko Head Elementary students chance to learn about helicopters
By News Release @ 3:37 PM :: 8746 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12

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Saturday, February 5, 2011
Sen Schumer Demands Investigation: Reusable Bags Contain Harmful Chemicals and Harbor Bacteria
By News Release @ 10:33 AM :: 17235 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Senator Charles Schumer and other congressional leaders have called on government safety agencies to investigate why such elevated levels of lead are coming into contact with our food and leaching into the environment. Perhaps even more alarming, a University of Arizona study found fecal coliform bacteria and E. coli in some of the bags.

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