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By Andrew Walden @ 12:14 PM :: 7876 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News

Senator's city job questioned

Kidani was rehired temporarily by the city Neighborhood Commission, where she worked before she held elective office.

Kidani, who won election to the 17th Senate District (Mililani, Waipi'o) seat last year, said she does not see any conflict with holding both a Senate seat and an appointed city job.

(They wrote this entire article without using the word "Mufi".  That takes skill.)

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HPD officers face drug charges

Welling said park police spotted the men in a white van that was parked sideways across two spots in the parking lot. She said as officers approached, the van drove off and "there was a short pursuit." Then, the van stopped and Souza and Fujioka got out and allegedly ran from police officers.

HPD Chief Boisse Correa said if the allegations against the two are true, they "should not be police officers."

Clark County police spokeswoman Stacey Welling said the officers, who were in Las Vegas for a PAL softball tournament.  (Great role models for the kids, eh?)

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SB: Property tax proposal needs further review

(This means the SB prefers Neil over Mufi.)

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CQ: Abercrombie Can't Use Federal Cash for Hawaii Gov. Race

A DailyKos/Research 2000 poll conducted June 15-17 found Abercrombie led Hannemann among likely primary voters 42 to 22 percent with 36 percent undecided. And in a general election match-up, Abercrombie led Aiona 45 to 36 percent with 19 percent undecided.

(A local research 'poll' shows that rail contractors love Mufi.)

CQ Politics rates the race Democrat Favored.

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Program collects $14M in back taxes

The state Department of Taxation collected $14.4 million from 870 delinquent taxpayers in fiscal year 2009 through the Tax Fresh Start Program, more than double the amount officials originally projected.

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Special report: 50 years of doing business in Hawaii

PBN asked veteran businesspeople to describe what it was like to do business in 1959, down to the simplest details of daily life. Their eight essays, along with historical photos, capture the hard work, energy and fun of work life in 1959.

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PBN Poll: Do you think Hawaii has done enough to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its statehood?

50% say "no".

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"Celebrating" Statehood: By reenacting the overthrow?

You are guilty, guilty, guilty.  More Gramscian propaganda.

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State Senate Considers Nakamura's Confirmation as Chief of Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals

Today, the Hawaii State Senate Judiciary committee held a special hearing to consider the appointment of Judge Craig Nakamura to the position of Chief Judge for the Intermediate Court of Appeals.

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US Senate Appropriations committee to meet in Honolulu

HONOLULU -- The Senate Committee on Appropriations will meet in open session at 9:30 am on Monday, August 24, 2009 at the State Capitol Building, Room 325, Senate Appropriations Chairman Daniel K. Inouye announced today.

The hearing is being held to gauge the progress the state has made spending federal stimulus dollars provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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Stimulus: Anti-GMO activists get federal funds for "seed bank"

Everything you need to know about anti-GMO activists: The Future of Fraud

Economist: Better dead than GM fed?

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Mayors spar over Hale Mua project

(2010 election preview Arakawa vs Tavares)

Arakawa noted that Kim originally brought forward a plan for 100 percent affordable housing. "However, the County Council had been asking developers to create mixed communities, so we asked him to create a mixed community with 50 percent affordable units with prices starting under $200,000, and he agreed."

(And now the enviros running Maui County are knocking it down to ZERO affordable housing.)

In a written statement, Kim said: "It is the contention of the administration that no approval can be granted without an approved viable long-term water source."

(And with OHA grabbing Maui water, affordable housing will become even more scarce.) 

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‘Unreal’ volunteers, donors heal wound; races back on

More volunteers doing the job that government won't.

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The last National Guard's 29th Battalion returns to Hawaii Friday after 10 months in Kuwait

Citizen soldiers of the Hawaii Army National Guard's 29th Brigade Combat Team completed 10 months in Kuwait and logged nearly 2.2 million miles escorting convoys to bases in Iraq, averaging six to eight missions a day.

The last of the 1,700 soldiers in the brigade will be home Friday, winding up its second deployment. In 2004 the unit was on active duty for the first time since the Vietnam War, spending 12 months in Iraq.

Maui News: Welcome Home, Soldiers

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