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Saturday, November 3, 2012
PRP: Fukunaga Running to Continue Act 221 Tax Credit Scams
By Andrew Walden @ 8:29 PM :: 8801 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits

Fukunaga’s ‘High-Tech’ credentials come from her decade-long advocacy of the Act 215/221 tax credits--one of the biggest taxpayer rip-offs in Hawaii history....

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Saturday, October 27, 2012
Voter Guide: Hawaii State and County Ballot Initiatives 2012
By Andrew Walden @ 10:34 PM :: 20893 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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Friday, October 26, 2012
On the Honolulu Ballot: $5M Ward Heelers' Slush Fund
By Andrew Walden @ 12:05 AM :: 8923 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

Proposal #1 on the Honolulu ballot “Relating to Grants in Aid” would create a massive Ward Heelers’ Slush Fund and mandate 0.5% of estimated general fund revenues be poured into it yearly....

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Friday, September 28, 2012
Zoning Enforcement On Kauai - A Rice Cooker Is A Kitchen?
By Robert Thomas @ 10:06 PM :: 8761 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

Rice-cooker...

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Thursday, September 20, 2012
'Critical habitat': Feds Seize Control of 67 square miles on Oahu; Maui Next
By Selected News Articles @ 4:46 PM :: 12618 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Environment

About 47 percent of the designated habitat is located on land belonging to the state, 11 percent is on federal lands, 9 percent is on city and county lands, while 33 percent on of the land privately owned.

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Friday, September 14, 2012
Asking For It: Abercrombie, DLNR to Host Community Meeting on Kauai
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 7443 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

Wednesday, September 19, 2012, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School in Lihue....

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Friday, September 7, 2012
Kauai County Prosecutor Fined for Racial Harassment of White Attorney
By News Release @ 1:11 PM :: 9911 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

...she needed to assimilate more into the local culture and break up with her boyfriend at the time, also white, in favor of a local boy....

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Saturday, September 1, 2012
New Complaint Challenging Kauai's Limit On Visitor Units
By Robert Thomas @ 2:08 AM :: 8079 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

 The complaint asserts that the County has no legitimate interest in restricting tourists or part time residents, and that the charter amendment is a zoning regulation that cannot be adopted by the voters ....

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
HPD Sued Over 'Censorship' of Facebook Comments
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 13715 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Second Amendment

The complaint asserts that the Honolulu police arbitrarily moderate the page by deleting comments and banning users who post or make comments unfavorable to the department.

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Friday, August 3, 2012
AKP Demands $1/month from Oahu, Big Isle Ratepayers
By News Release @ 3:37 PM :: 12233 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Energy, Cost of Living

...the estimated incremental cost spread among Hawaii Island and Oahu customers based on fuel price projections could be about 2/10th of one cent or from $0.84 to $1.00 per month for a residential bill of 500 to 600 kilowatt-hours....

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Thursday, July 26, 2012
Disaster Proclamation Authorizes Repairs to Kauai Highway
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 8144 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

This section of Kaumualiꞌi Highway is a two-lane highway and the only route providing access to the west end of Kauaꞌi, the county landfill, the wastewater treatment plant and the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands....

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Monday, July 16, 2012
Aegis Combat System Successfully Completes Trials on Second Republic of Korea Destroyer
By News Release @ 1:28 PM :: 9212 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, World News, Family

The at-sea Combat System Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT) took place at the Pacific Missile Range Facility off the Hawaiian island of Kauai....

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012
EU: Smart Meters Allow 'Massive Collection of Personal Data'
By Selected News Articles @ 5:10 PM :: 11704 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

European Data Protection Supervisor warns 'massive collection of personal data' could be accessed without safeguards ....

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Friday, June 29, 2012
Police Disperse Angry Crowd at Kapolei Neighborhood Board
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 PM :: 12534 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

... Many gathered again in the parking lot as more police arrived and flaring tempers were separated by additional HPD officers ....

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Thursday, June 28, 2012
Barking Sands: Navy Test of Missile Interceptor Successful
By Selected News Articles @ 3:28 PM :: 9416 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, National News, Ethics

flames of ignition light up the black night and shake the grounds of the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) as a medium-range missile accelerates out of its launch pad ....

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
DoJ Details Admissions of Criminal Pfluegers
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 11564 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Charles Alan Pflueger, owner of Pflueger Inc., Randall Kurata, the company’s chief financial officer, and Julie Kam, Pflueger’s executive assistant, pleaded guilty....

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Thursday, May 10, 2012
VIDEO: Short Range Missile Killer Tested off Kauai
By Video @ 3:07 PM :: 9037 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and U.S. Navy sailors aboard the USS LAKE ERIE (CG 70) successfully conducted a flight test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system, resulting in the first intercept of a short-range ballistic missile target ....

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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Abercrombie Signs Kakaako Over to OHA, HCDA Maintains Development Control
By News Release @ 5:40 PM :: 8812 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, OHA

The lands are and will remain under the jurisdiction of the Hawai'i Community Development Authority (HCDA), and will continue to be subject to HCDA’s zoning and other land use conditions. The lands will be conveyed “as is,” “where is.”

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Emergency Repairs to Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei School Flooded
By News Release @ 1:40 PM :: 10370 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

Hanalei School will be (remain) closed on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Hanalei staff and teachers will be cleaning and preparing the classrooms for opening of school tomorrow....

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Kauai Chief Perry Victim of Retaliation by Corrupt Mayor?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:38 PM :: 10569 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

According to Mr. Heu's message, KPD Chief Perry may be held restrained on leave--refused ability to return to duty as our chief of police any where from 60-90 days, and without any further explanation whatsoever

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Saturday, February 4, 2012
University of Hawaii May Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
By Selected News Articles @ 11:33 AM :: 8644 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

The University of Hawaii is considering whether to provide funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business to start doing abortions on Kauai inside the Mahelona Memorial Hospital in Kapa’a....

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Friday, February 3, 2012
Will HHSC Set Up Abortion Clinic on Kauai?
By News Release @ 9:54 PM :: 10267 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

The Board of Directors for Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, which operates the hospital, has scheduled a meeting on Tuesday, February 21 at 6:00pm to discuss the clinic.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
$30,000 Reward in Monk Seal Killings
By News Release @ 4:04 PM :: 12541 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The Humane Society of the United States and Hawaii DLNR Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement Inaugurate Reward Tip Line As Total Rewards Grows to $30,000 in Monk Seal Killings....

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Saturday, December 31, 2011
Mufi Hannemann and Ernie Martin Operative: Patty Teruya Forced out by Ethics Investigation
By Selected News Articles @ 2:10 AM :: 13796 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians

Another piece of the Leeward Community Benefits scandal all of which leads right back to Ernie Martin and Mufi Hannemann.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
LoPresti: Ewa Neighborhood Board 'Most Dysfunctional in USA'
By Selected News Articles @ 1:33 PM :: 9557 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

The board lacks any significant degree of discipline or decorum and there is little attempt to follow Roberts Rules of Order except when it is convenient to control the speech of any who may hold dissenting views....

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Monday, November 28, 2011
Booted from Big Island, DoE Now Seeks to Force Carlisle to Collect its Impact Fees
By News Release @ 11:44 PM :: 10661 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Education K-12

Matayoshi said the county has a legal obligation to deny building permits to applicants who haven't paid impact fees the Board of Education ....

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Kauai Workshops Will Demystify Legislative Process
By News Release @ 9:31 AM :: 8161 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

Kaua`i – Between November 12 and November 18, the Public Access Room (the "PAR") will conduct a series of free neighborhood workshops entitled, "We the Powerful!"

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Sovereignty activist 'tortures' children
By Andrew Walden @ 12:02 AM :: 18305 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, OHA

According to the Star-Bulletin November 22: “Makekau's acts of abuse against her sister's children included hitting their heads with knives and cans of dog food, their fingers with metal and wooden spoons and their mouths with a hammer.” Prosecutors described the conditions as a “house of torture.”

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Sunday, October 30, 2011
Honolulu Cockfighter paid by City: $480K to ‘Investigate Rooster Complaints’
By Selected News Articles @ 4:14 PM :: 12513 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Ethics

For the past nine years Honolulu officials have paid publicly professed cockfighters a total of $480,000 in taxpayer dollars to respond to loose and nuisance fowl complaints....

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Thursday, October 6, 2011
KIUC: In Race for Tax Credits, Solar Beats Wind, Biofuel
By News Release @ 7:11 PM :: 9020 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

A Request for Proposal to contractors to build the PV facility was released this week. “We are on a very short timeline to qualify for the federal incentives,” said Brad Rockwell, KIUC manager of production.

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Sunday, October 2, 2011
Got $1.25M? Jeremy Harris’ 16 acre Estate For Sale
By Andrew Walden @ 6:49 PM :: 18709 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Maui County, Education K-12

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
A&B: “Entitled land in a great place with high barriers to entry is good”
By Selected News Articles @ 2:52 PM :: 15035 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

...everyone else is dying off," he said, referring to several other projects in the Islands that have stalled or been halted altogether....

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Sunday, September 11, 2011
Hawaii, Maui, Kauai: Stop And Remember 7AM Sunday 9-11-11
By @ 12:01 AM :: 12869 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, DHHL, Maui County, Energy, National News, Family

The remembrance calls for governments and businesses, houses of worship, railways, fire and police departments, and others to ring bells and sound sirens for one minute on Sunday, Sept. 11, starting at 7:00 am Hawai'i Standard Time (1:00 pm EDT). Members of the public are asked to cease activity during that minute and reflect upon the events of 10 years ago.

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Sunday, August 28, 2011
Video: Abercrombie Faces off with Teachers on Kauai
By Video @ 1:30 PM :: 9422 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

“The only place you’ve gone is to the Labor Board and you’ve put in one motion after another to even keep the Labor Board from being able to make a decision.” (said Abercrombie)…

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Saturday, August 13, 2011
Tax Cheat linked to Holocaust Deniers is Source for National Democrats’ Attack on Lingle
By Andrew Walden @ 9:47 PM :: 10238 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Widely panned by local political commentators, the DSCC screed bizarrely tagged Lingle as a “hyper partisan…Republican bomb thrower.”

But there is a ticking time-bomb buried at the bottom of their rambling diatribe.....

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Friday, July 29, 2011
DLNR, Corps of Engineers agree on Kawainui Marsh Environmental Restoration Project
By News Release @ 7:33 PM :: 7700 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today signed a formal project partnership agreement for the construction of the Kawainui Marsh Environmental Restoration Project in Kailua, O‘ahu.

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Friday, July 29, 2011
Djou: Honolulu Board of Water Supply is out of control
By Rep Charles Djou @ 7:24 PM :: 12727 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

Tomorrow, look for a new editorial in Pacific Business News on problems with fiscal responsibility in our government.

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Monday, July 25, 2011
Alleged Eric Ryan Victims Speak out on New Website
By News Release @ 12:22 PM :: 13149 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians, Rail, Republican Party

In the early 1990's Eric Ryan was the first student in Chaminade history to be convicted of forging student signatures and election ballots thus beginning his career of graphic design so he continue forging documents. He later took Chaminade to court for defamation of character.

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Monday, July 18, 2011
Convicted Cocaine Dealer replaces Advertiser columnist as Ernie Martin’s Campaign Treasurer
By Andrew Walden @ 1:19 AM :: 27783 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians

Convicted cocaine dealer Chad Tsuneyoshi is taking over as Honolulu Council Chair Ernie Martin’s Campaign Treasurer.

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Friday, July 8, 2011
Council Reorganization makes Kobayashi guardian of Ernie Martin’s Secrets
By Andrew Walden @ 12:47 AM :: 9063 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

Oversight of the Honolulu Department of Community Services has been transferred from a committee headed by Councilmember Tom Berg to a committee chaired by Kobayashi.

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Monday, June 27, 2011
Resignation call after Audit reveals “ward heeler’s slush fund” overseen by Honolulu Councilman
By Andrew Walden @ 1:05 AM :: 16573 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

After the Audit became public, Cox called for Martin’s resignation as Chair of the Council’s Budget Committee. But the December, 2010 Community Benefits Audit hasn’t received much media attention. It almost became news June 21--but just before it was to be discussed on the agenda of that day’s Honolulu Council Recreation Committee meeting, Martin’s council ally Ann Kobayashi got up and walked out, denying the committee a quorum and ending the meeting.

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Friday, May 13, 2011
Hawaii State Republican Convention to Meet this Weekend
By Andrew Walden @ 8:47 PM :: 9788 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

Hundreds of Hawaii Republicans will meet Saturday and Sunday at the Kauai Beach Resort for the GOP state convention. But the top of the agenda—selecting new Party leadership--is a foregone conclusion....

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Honolulu Council Unanimously Opposes Instant Runoff Voting
By News Release @ 7:25 PM :: 7736 Views :: Honolulu County, Office of Elections

Today, the Honolulu City Council unanimously adopted Resolution 11-116 which urges the Hawaii State Legislature to defer action on House Bill No. 638, HD1 SD1 which would force the City & County of Honolulu along with the County of Hawaii to implement a new type of voting procedure during special elections called ‘instant runoff voting’ or ‘ranked choice voting’

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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 :: 23091 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
SB1363 10-cents-per-bag Tax: Greens, Big Business, Big Government team up to Rip Off Consumers
By Andrew Walden @ 1:07 AM :: 20647 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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Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Recktenwald appoints Acoba Kauai District Court Judge
By Andrew Walden @ 12:28 AM :: 9488 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald has appointed Edmund D. Acoba as District Court Judge in the Fifth Circuit (Kauai).  Acoba fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Calvin Murashige.

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Monday, April 4, 2011
Abercrombie gets around to announcing appointment of Kawakami to State House
By News Release @ 9:58 PM :: 8138 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the appointment of Kaua'i Councilman Derek S.K. Kawakami to represent House District 14 in the State House.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Hilo, Kapaa top list of Drunkest Cities in America
By Selected News Articles @ 3:04 PM :: 16109 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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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Recktenwald seeking comment on Judicial Nominees for First, Fifth Circuit
By News Release @ 10:52 AM :: 11107 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald announced today that he is seeking written comment on judicial nominees for three vacancies at the District Court of the First Circuit and one vacancy at the District Family Court of the First Circuit (Oahu).

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Thursday, February 24, 2011
FT: Complacent Honolulu out of its league, not ready for APEC
By Selected News Articles @ 8:09 PM :: 13170 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

It didn’t really seem anyone was in a great rush to pull out the paint and scrub-brushes for the arrival of the world’s media, business chiefs and heads of state for the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum meetings in November. At Honolulu’s wonderful, breezy, open-to-the-elements airport there’s little to suggest this is a city that wants to be in the same league as the likes of Seoul, Sydney and Osaka.

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