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Monday, July 15, 2013
Federal Court Strikes Down Kauai Vacation Rental Rules
By Robert Thomas @ 4:22 PM :: 5945 Views :: Kauai County, Tourism

The court concluded that the Charter amendment adopted by the voters was, in reality, a prohibited zoning initiative....

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Thursday, April 4, 2013
Kauai Friends of the NRA to Meet
By News Release @ 1:36 PM :: 6164 Views :: Kauai County, Second Amendment
Kauai Friends of NRA Saturday, April 27, 4:00 PM, Kauai Beach Resort Ball Room 4331 Kauai Beach Dr....
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Friday, March 15, 2013
Kauai County Smacks Down Hype: "No Atrazine in Water Supply"
By News Release @ 6:28 PM :: 9112 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, GMOs

...no trace of the chemical was ever found in our Waimea-Kekaha water system, and there has been no detection (Countywide) since 2005....

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Former Rep Roland Sagum Charged With Stealing Stones from Heiau Site
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 6397 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics

Numerous truckloads of rocks with an estimated value of around $6,000 were allegedly removed from the property between June 27 and July 4, 2011, and were reportedly to be used to build a rock wall on Sagum’s property....

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Saturday, February 9, 2013
SLAPP, Love, and Retaliation: Kauai County Attorney Nominee in Court
By Robert Thomas @ 3:04 PM :: 5553 Views :: Kauai County

...Five of his brothers and sisters opposed his appointment and not only communicated with the Mayor and county council to voice their thoughts, but filed a complaint with the attorney disciplinary board....

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Monday, January 21, 2013
Star-Advertiser Buys Kauai Garden Isle Newspaper
By News Release @ 8:21 PM :: 9314 Views :: Kauai County, First Amendment

Under the agreement, The Garden Island, with a total average circulation of 9,509 daily and 8,413 on Sundays, will continue to be published Monday through Friday and Sunday.

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Friday, January 11, 2013
KIUC Board Election Nominations Open
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 6361 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

Qualified KIUC Members may be nominated no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2013....

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Kauai Farmers to Boycott OHA Poi Mill
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 12745 Views :: Kauai County, Agriculture, OHA

HEWA: we do NOT endorse this unexpected news that OHA is giving us, Makaweli Poi, away to a random group we never heard of before....

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Friday, December 28, 2012
Former Kauai Prosecutor Makes List of "America's Worst Bosses"
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 8709 Views :: Kauai County, Labor, Law Enforcement

The managers who made this year’s list of America’s Worst Bosses were named in workplace lawsuits filed by their employees ....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Hawaiian Electric Seeks Public Comment on ‘Integrated Resource Planning’
By Selected News Articles @ 5:59 PM :: 14522 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...providing safe and reliable utility service at a reasonable cost, through the development of Resource Plans and Scenarios....

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Sunday, November 18, 2012
Pierre Omidyar: The Secret Empire of a Resort Developer
By Andrew Walden @ 9:06 PM :: 38721 Views :: Kauai County, Development, Pierre Omidyar

“You may have noticed, I do like to fly under the radar.” -- Pierre Omidyar, 2009

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Saturday, November 17, 2012
Video: South Park Ridicules Kauai Malihini
By Video @ 5:34 AM :: 10884 Views :: Kauai County, Agriculture, Tourism, GMOs

One of the subplots of the South Park episode is about residents of Kaua'i claiming to be natives of Hawaii when they're just longtime residents who got there before the more recent tourists, whom they despise....

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Friday, November 16, 2012
Maui Case Tests Conflicts Between Zoning and Planning
By Robert Thomas @ 10:04 PM :: 9711 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The owners want to build homes, which is consistent with the zoning but which cannot be built on a 1/2 acre parcel designated "Park."

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Wind on the Wane: An Update on Recent Wind Project News
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 11197 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Wind project impacts “may be worse than climate change,” says UK Environment Minister....

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Friday, November 9, 2012
Maui TEA Party Veterans Day Picnic
By News Release @ 5:25 PM :: 7074 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

Keopuolani Park (corner of Kaahumanu and Kanaloa) on Sunday, November 11th between 11:30AM and 1:30PM....

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
VIDEO: Ratepayers Revolt
By Video @ 3:23 PM :: 9807 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Uncle Sam asks Kanoho why his electric bill is higher when he's using less power:
My electric bill. It went from 250 dollars to 400, and we didn't change nothin'.

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Friday, November 2, 2012
UHERO Deploys Latest Excuses For Big Wind, Big Cable
By News Release @ 10:58 PM :: 8883 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The proposed wind project largely serves to limit the amount of imported biofuel used to meet the RPS (so we can make the numbers add up)....

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Saturday, October 27, 2012
Voter Guide: Hawaii State and County Ballot Initiatives 2012
By Andrew Walden @ 10:34 PM :: 20606 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
ML&P Faces Delisting from NY Stock Exchange
By News Release @ 5:32 PM :: 7847 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

...the Company has 45 days from receipt of the notification to submit a plan to the NYSE to demonstrate its ability to achieve compliance with the continued listing standards within 18 months....

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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Fitch: $71M in Maui Co Bonds Rate AA+
By News Release @ 10:36 PM :: 9459 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Maui county does participate in the poorly funded state pension plan. Its other post-employment benefit (OPEB) liability is also large....

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Saturday, October 20, 2012
Streaming Video: Canonization of Molokai’s Mother Marianne Cope
By Selected News Articles @ 10:29 PM :: 12134 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

The ceremony presided over by Pope Benedict XVI, will actually begin at 9:30 p.m. Hawaii time....

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Friday, October 12, 2012
Governor Releases $17.9 Million for CIPs on Maui
By News Release @ 11:05 PM :: 8934 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

...including more than $8.1 million for renovation, upgrade and expansion projects at Maui Memorial....

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Saturday, October 6, 2012
Molokai Video: What is IAM?
By Video @ 3:09 PM :: 7310 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

...It's been almost two years since I Aloha Molokai was formed to fight the big industrial wind turbines....

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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Felony Campaign Spending Violations: Second Complaint in a Month Accuses Kaniela Ing
By News Release @ 4:58 PM :: 6707 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL
  • False reporting and double reporting of campaign expenditures including expenditures of public funds.
  • Failure to properly report a campaign loan
  • Accepting a contribution in excess of the $2000 legal limit
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Saturday, September 29, 2012
Hanalei: Billionaire Pierre Omidyar Pushes for Resort Development
By Robert Thomas @ 11:57 PM :: 8073 Views :: Kauai County, Development, Land Use, Pierre Omidyar

The developer touts the proposed resort as "the most environmentally and culturally responsible visitor-oriented project ever to be proposed in the state."

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Friday, September 28, 2012
Kauai Prosecutor Denies Perjury Plot: Says Mayor, County Attorneys Peddling Influence
By News Release @ 12:21 AM :: 11392 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

County Attorneys barred planning inspectors from enforcing the law against Councilmember Tim Bynum for alleged zoning violations in order to influence Bynum’s vote on Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr.’s TVR bill....

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
HC&S: End to Cane Burning Tied to Acceptance of BioFuel
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 8277 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

"One of our primary missions is to explore every option for converting the plantation from a sugar farm, into a bio-energy farm...."

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Thursday, September 20, 2012
Bronster: Secret Tape Recordings Show Kauai Prosecutors Plotting Perjury
By News Release @ 3:26 PM :: 10299 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

A prosecutor cannot use a criminal prosecution against a political rival in an attempt to intimidate him.... Incredibly, they made tape recordings discussing their plans and they joked on those tapes about committing perjury if ever caught.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Largest Jury Verdict For Hawaii Slip and Fall Case
By News Release @ 7:39 PM :: 10147 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

...she slipped and fell on uncleaned floor of the defendant’s fast food restaurant...$5,670,000....

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Friday, September 14, 2012
Maui Chamber of Commerce Endorses Lingle
By News Release @ 8:21 PM :: 8998 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

"These business owners are looking for our government to restore much-needed certainty and confidence in our nation’s economy,” said Governor Lingle

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Thursday, September 13, 2012
West Molokai Homeowners 98% Against Windfarm
By News Release @ 4:32 AM :: 7590 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

Responses from WMA property owners are running over 98% opposed to the project, with less than 1% in favor. Two surveys last year across Molokai found opposition first at 93%, which then grew to 97%, with again only 1% in favor.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
SHOPO, Small Business Groups Endorse Rep George Fontaine
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 6476 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

"Your knowledge and sensitivity to business issues were key factors in our endorsement process."

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Sunday, September 9, 2012
Final EIS for Kihei HS Released
By News Release @ 11:23 PM :: 8538 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

"This is very encouraging news for the citizens of South Maui who have been requesting a high school in Kihei." -- Rep George Fontaine

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Saturday, September 8, 2012
Eight Candidates File to Run in Maui OHA Trustee Special Election
By Andrew Walden @ 8:57 AM :: 13601 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Candidates have until September 7 to file....

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Friday, September 7, 2012
BIG WIND: PEIS Comments Due Oct. 9
By Video @ 5:10 PM :: 10022 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Comments to the new Programmatic Environment Impact Statement for Hawaii’s Clean Energy Program are due on October 9th. The newest IAM film explains the PEIS process and how to make your comments.... 

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Saturday, September 1, 2012
Does Hawaii Need An "Environmental Court?" - Doesn't It Already Have One?
By Robert Thomas @ 2:16 AM :: 10810 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Apparently, there is an effort to get the Judiciary or the Legislature to form another court with specialized jurisdiction....

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Sunday, August 19, 2012
‘Lodging Development’ Planned for Hana Ranch?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:39 AM :: 10850 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

“Bio-Logical Capital ensures … lodging development that … embraces the use of … building materials… and maintains the buildings….”

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Thursday, August 16, 2012
Windfarm Developer in Complex Deal to Buy Hana Ranch
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 8524 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

Harrison Sheppard, head of Hana Ranch Partners’ executive committee… said that it “was a very complex transaction. It’s not technically correct to say the sale has been finalized.”

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Justice Kennedy: US Constitution is Part of Hawaii's Heritage
By Robert Thomas @ 9:34 PM :: 9010 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

One of the necessary beginning points is this principle: The Constitution of the United States, too, has become the heritage of all the citizens of Hawaii.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Na Wai Eha: Supreme Court Rules Against Water Commission
By Robert Thomas @ 9:22 PM :: 10353 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

When a Hawaii Supreme Court opinion starts off waxing poetic about "Na Wai Eha" you don't need to read the remaining 88 pages to know what the ineviatable result will be....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Where's Mazie? Hirono Refuses to Debate Before Maui Chamber of Commerce
By News Release @ 8:01 PM :: 8097 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The invitation was extended to all of the major Primary candidates weeks in advance of Primary Election day, and was accepted promptly by Governor Linda Lingle....

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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Big Wind Loses Monopoly: Feds Open EIS to Alternatives
By Andrew Walden @ 5:26 PM :: 7890 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The PEIS will consider: “energy efficiency, distributed renewables, utility-scale renewables, alternative transportation fuels and modes, and electrical transmission and distribution.”

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
9th Circuit Produces Maui Conference Financial Contracts
By News Release @ 5:48 PM :: 6461 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

The stated concern was not only the cost of the conference but that the itinerary was full of vacation activities (i.e. Zumba dancing), not plans to improve the administration of justice....

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Sunday, August 5, 2012
Featured on Glen Beck: Wallbuilders’ David Barton to speak at Maui, Oahu events
By News Release @ 7:19 PM :: 12375 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawaii Family Forum is pleased to announce that David Barton, and his son Tim, will be speaking in Hawaii from August 8 - 10....

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Thursday, August 2, 2012
Act 183: First Injunctions Filed under New Mortgage Rescue Fraud Prevention Law
By News Release @ 5:51 PM :: 8919 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Act 183, signed into law by Governor Neil Abercrombie on June 28, 2012, now makes violations of the Mortgage Rescue Fraud Prevention Act a class C felony with a mandatory $10,000 fine.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Akakū TV holding Election Correspondent Workshop
By News Release @ 3:55 PM :: 6684 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

With election season fast approaching, we’re asking you to contribute to our live coverage....

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Sunday, July 22, 2012
Ellison Removes Pro-Wind Signs from Lanai
By Selected News Articles @ 3:18 PM :: 8214 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

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Sunday, July 15, 2012
Lingle Responds to Criticism of Maui Judicial Conference
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 11:23 PM :: 10810 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Lingle called on Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) to back off on their criticism of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision to hold its conference on the Island of Maui ....

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Sunday, July 15, 2012
State Office of Planning Requests LUC Hearing on Kihei Mega Mall Project
By Selected News Articles @ 2:12 PM :: 7638 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

"It's apparent that a number of the conditions the LUC imposed when approving the switch to urban are not being enforced, and never have been," Fontaine said after the meeting....

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Thursday, July 12, 2012
Cyber-Crime Bills Signed into Law
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 8746 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The bills were the result of the cyber crime informational briefing co-chaired by Representatives Kym Pine and George Fontaine in July, 2011.

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