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Saturday, September 1, 2012
Honolulu Rail Cost Escalation
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:44 AM :: 10602 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Oahu has fewer than 400,000 taxpayers so the possibility of a twelve billion dollar bill for a long rail line presents a staggering liability. Over $30,000 per taxpayer....
 

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Friday, August 31, 2012
16 Candidates File to Run in Honolulu Council Special Election
By Andrew Walden @ 10:19 PM :: 15779 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Today was the last day to file....

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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Anti-Rail Candidate Sam Aiona Running for Honolulu Council Dist 6
By News Release @ 6:48 PM :: 8727 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

“First, of all the major candidates running in the special election, none of them are speaking for the vast majority of voters who oppose the city's planned rail project. Voters are sending a clear message to city officials that they do not want the project ...

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
UH Manoa Libraries Rated Among Nation's Worst
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 PM :: 8690 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The 20 lowest ranked libraries were ....

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Supreme Court Rejects Martin Han Election Suit
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 9148 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Mr. Manahan chose to influence voters and leave his banners both outside and inside the entrance of the polling locations....

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Queens-HMC Agreement Outlines Plans for Ewa Beach Hospital
By Selected News Articles @ 4:22 PM :: 7146 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

The certificate also included financial projections....

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Monday, August 27, 2012
Rep Pine Asks Queen's to Expedite Reopening of HMC West Emergency Room
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 11:36 PM :: 6145 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

“It is great news for the Leeward Coast that the process is moving forward to resume medical care to the hospital."

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Monday, August 27, 2012
HART Halts Rail Construction
By News Release @ 10:50 PM :: 7496 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

 

Remember this?

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Saturday, August 25, 2012
Detainee Names Five Honolulu FDC Guards, Alleges Sex with Inmates
By Selected News Articles @ 11:06 PM :: 14037 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The best treated inmate was the "Prostitute". She told me she didn't even have to have sex with anyone....

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Friday, August 24, 2012
Campaign Spending: HD11 Candidate Kaniela Ing Could Face $14,000 Fines, Felony Charges
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 11994 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Politicians

· use of illegal campaign contributions to obtain public funding,

· Mr. Ing taking over $5,900 in cash from his own Committee without appropriate receipts or descriptions

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Friday, August 24, 2012
Full Text: Supreme Court Decision Will Halt Rail Construction
By Andrew Walden @ 5:14 PM :: 10532 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“They can’t say we didn’t warn them,” Slater said. “We were saying from the get-go that this (survey) had to be done.”

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Friday, August 24, 2012
UHM Chancellor appoints members of A.D. Search Advisory Committee
By News Release @ 4:44 AM :: 5832 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Howard Karr, chair emeritus of the UH Board of Regents, will chair the committee. Norm Chow, UH football head coach, will serve as committee vice chair....

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Friday, August 24, 2012
Berg: How Much Do Bus Cuts Cost?
By Tom Berg @ 2:32 AM :: 6806 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

So the question becomes, how much does that cost and is there really a savings?

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Thursday, August 23, 2012
Regents Discussed Firing Greenwood, Apple
By Andrew Walden @ 5:36 PM :: 14285 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Obvious question: Did Rockne Freitas con-vince Greenwood to deploy such a stupid story in hope of the BoR firing Greenwood and putting him in the top job?

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Slater: Pro Rail Attorneys All Over the Place With Irrelevancies
By Honolulu Traffic @ 11:06 PM :: 6880 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

At one point I was expecting them to bring up Hirono's Mother.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Berg to Carlisle: Reopen Budget to Restore Bus Service
By Tom Berg @ 10:29 PM :: 5976 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

To open the Budget Bill would allow for the infusion of necessary funds to restore bus service to our bus-riding constituents island wide who are suffering needlessly....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
"Numbing Delay, Decline, Lack of Leadership" Puts UHWO Accreditation At Risk
By Selected News Articles @ 5:15 PM :: 7380 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

A 33-page report on the visit said momentum on improvements at the school "... was lost through a numbing combination of delay in the completion of the new campus, declines in funding, and lack of focused leadership."

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Live Stream: Senate Candidate Forum at Kahala Business Association
By News Release @ 1:47 PM :: 7133 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Today, Tuesday, August 21, 2012 – 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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Sunday, August 19, 2012
Pattern Energy: “The bad stuff just goes on and on”
By Andrew Walden @ 7:01 PM :: 11770 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

Experts retained by Viejas have called the Ocotillo wind project “the worst example that they have ever seen,” Pico revealed....

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Thursday, August 16, 2012
Unanimous Council Votes Resolutions Calling for Bus Service Restoration
By Tom Berg @ 12:37 AM :: 6655 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

 Both resolutions will be heard in the City Council today, Wednesday....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
"Mad As Berg And Not Going To Take It Anymore"
By Tom Berg @ 3:44 PM :: 6779 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

In what most people now view as a setup, the next thing that happened was a committee staffer called the police to "control Berg" ....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
55 Medal of Honor Recipients to Gather in Honolulu
By News Release @ 11:33 PM :: 9034 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Honolulu hosts 55 of America's 81 living Medal of Honor recipients this fall at the 2012 Medal of Honor Society Convention. Recipients from World War II up to the current conflict in Afghanistan will be in attendance.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012
Djou: On to the General Election!
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:00 PM :: 9974 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Last night...our opponent immediately turned to name calling and finger pointing to define us. But that is exactly what is wrong with politics today. There are too many politicians who just want to point out problems and too few who want to find solutions.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012
Hanabusa: Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid -- it is all at stake
By Andrew Walden @ 5:55 AM :: 9640 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Between 1999 and 2002 Hanabusa short changed the Hawaii ERS--launching today’s multi-billion dollar Hawaii pension crisis. Now she’s lining up with the most unpopular politician in Hawaii—Neil Abercrombie—in support of his efforts to gut the Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Memo to Mitsunaga: If it’s a fact you’re squeaky clean…do you really need the services of Michael Green?
By AtomicMonkey @ 7:02 PM :: 12243 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

White collar crimes, Tax evasion, Mortgage fraud, Ponzi schemes, Violent crimes, Drug crimes, Homicide. Guilty or not, Mr. Green is your best bet to escape conviction....

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Hundreds Celebrate Court Decision Upholding Traditional Marriage
By Andrew Walden @ 11:08 PM :: 7809 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

250 rallying at New Hope Church in Waipahu celebrated today’s court decision upholding traditional marriage ....

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Video: Randy Roth Clobbers Wayne Yoshioka
By Video @ 1:26 AM :: 6672 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

In a recently videotaped session moderated by Public Radio's Beth Ann Kozlovich, Randy Roth took on Wayne Yoshioka on the rail issue. See this it is highly entertaining....

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Pay to Play Mitsunaga Challenges White to Take a Fake Polygraph Test
By News Release @ 11:38 PM :: 9034 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Editor’s note: Be sure to scroll down to the bottom and read the excerpts from the HA’s 2004 coverage of Mitsunaga’s alleged polygraph test. Its hilarious....

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Eliminate Bus Fares to Solve Traffic Woes?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 7:22 PM :: 6831 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

The Transportation Research Board, a unit of the National Academy of Engineering has just released a report titled Implementation and Outcomes of Fare-Free Transit Systems....

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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 :: 12377 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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Friday, August 3, 2012
HART: Reducing Rail PR is a Federal Civil Rights Violation
By Andrew Walden @ 10:10 PM :: 6014 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects the right of crony rail contractors to ensure that they have maximum influence over Hawaii’s August 11 Primary races....

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Thursday, August 2, 2012
9th Annual Navy League Golf Tourney
By News Release @ 2:58 AM :: 8026 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The 9th Annual Navy League Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Mamala Bay Golf Course...

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Djou: Our Polls Show us Ahead
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 7985 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

We are confident in our own internal polling and other polls we have seen that show us with a slight lead or tied.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Ansaldo Awards Rail Electrification Contract to Siemens
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 9007 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Question: Is Siemens paying the 4.5% GE Tax on its "multi-million dollar" subcontract from Ansaldo?  Will Ansaldo write a change order to account for the additional 4.5% cost incurred because this work is not being done in-house? 

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Monday, July 30, 2012
New Lane Open on H-1 Freeway
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:11 PM :: 7525 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

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Sunday, July 29, 2012
Nanakuli Meet the Candidates July 30
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 7189 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

“MEET THE CANDIDATES” Forum on Monday, July 30th, 2012; at the NHIS Multi-Purpose Bldg/Cafeteria from 6:30 - 9:00 pm.

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Saturday, July 28, 2012
Honolulu City Lights Display Applications Due Now
By News Release @ 12:02 AM :: 6803 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

The annual lottery was started several years ago in response to requests from private groups interested in erecting displays which will be on view during Honolulu City Lights.

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Friday, July 27, 2012
Mitsunaga: Hirono Took Same Illegal Contributions Cayetano Did
By Audio @ 11:49 PM :: 12786 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

"John White ended up as Chief of Staff for Mazie Hirono and is smearing Ben Cayetano for receiving illegal campaign contributions. The truth is, Mazie Hirono accepted $98,000 in illegal contributions and he endorsed her – but he hasn’t said a word about that."

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Friday, July 27, 2012
Federal Transit Bill Shifts Funding towards Busses, Away from Rail
By Selected News Articles @ 5:59 PM :: 10952 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

... BRT projects to receive at least 80 percent federal funding share each fiscal year. These provisions provide a significant opportunity for communities seeking to invest in BRT....

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Thursday, July 26, 2012
Honolulu Habitat for Humanity Announces Information Meetings
By News Release @ 3:49 AM :: 6442 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Honolulu Habitat for Humanity invites everyone to upcoming informational meetings, especially families who are interested in applying for a simple, decent Habitat home....

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Resolutions to Restore Bus Cuts Pass Council Committee Unanimously
By Tom Berg @ 10:34 PM :: 6866 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Resolution 12-173, introduced by Councilman Tom Berg and Chair Ernie Martin urges the Mayor to find funding in the City budget to restore bus service cuts to numerous rural routes....

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Duke Aiona Endorses Kym Pine for Council
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 2:52 PM :: 8825 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

As a resident of Honolulu City Council District 1, I am humbly asking you to support Kymberly Pine in her campaign for Honolulu City Council District 1....

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Pittsburgh Manufacturer Lands $60M Honolulu Rail Contract
By News Release @ 1:56 PM :: 6690 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

L.B. Foster rail, concrete ties, direct fixation fasteners, third rail with accessories and special trackwork ....

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
FULL TEXT: 256 pages of Rail 'PR' Contracts
By Andrew Walden @ 5:29 PM :: 7205 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

“...copies of the contracts of the public involvement individuals, companies, consultants, or subconsultants hired or contracted...."

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
New Transit Bill Re-Classifies BRT as 'Fixed Guideway'
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:17 AM :: 8673 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

The recently passed 2-year transportation act of Congress which was signed by the president contains these golden nuggets for Honolulu....

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Liz Larson for Senate Pau Hana Ala Moana
By News Release @ 3:27 AM :: 7391 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Liz Larson, Republican candidate in State Senate District 12 is hosting a free Pau Hana Barbeque in Ala Moana Beach Park, immediately Ewa of McCoy Pavilion, this Friday, July 27 between 6:00 and 7:30 PM....

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
$200,000 Project Adding a 4th Lane to H-1, To Be Done in Early August
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 5597 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

This re-striping project increases road capacity 33% but costs 1/27500th as much as Rail.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012
Driverless Cars: Trading the Future for the Past
By NCPA @ 1:15 PM :: 5405 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...driverless cars are a much better technological solution than high speed rail....

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Sunday, July 22, 2012
County Services Should Be Paid For By Those Who Benefit
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:27 AM :: 6414 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...county officials in the City & County of Honolulu are squirming over what do to with a recommendation made by a commission it appointed to bring fairness and equity into the real property tax system....

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Saturday, July 21, 2012
Restoring City Bus Service: Hearing This Wednesday
By Tom Berg @ 3:41 PM :: 6326 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

12-177 was introduced to restore city bus service without raising fares....

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