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Saturday, June 21, 2008
Schools on “prime real estate” to close?
By Andrew Walden @ 6:46 AM :: 2783 Views

Instead of cutting bureaucracy, Senators Lorraine Inouye and Roz Baker have a different solution—close down rural schools and sell them to developers. 

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Saturday, June 21, 2008
Kohala HS to lose $1832 per student
By Andrew Walden @ 4:43 AM :: 5475 Views :: Education K-12

Kohala is one of the few Big Island schools not deemed ‘failing’ under “No Child Left Behind” standards.  Under formulas used by the Board of Education under Act 51, successful schools are often punished by budget cuts. Kohala HS will be losing $500,000 in funding for the 2009-10 school year.

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Saturday, June 21, 2008
Kona CDP: Keep Kona…Paris?
By Ken Obenski @ 2:41 AM :: 3507 Views

Hawai`i’s lack of progress is not due to a lack of planning, but rather to, more than anything else, an excess.  Block anything that’s not in the plan.  So here comes even more rigid planning to lock in an imaginary future...

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Saturday, June 21, 2008
Journal Closes (maybe)
By Andrew Walden @ 2:38 AM :: 3596 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment

The Hawai`i Island Journal is closed.  Its last edition, published June 14, carried only a short notice of regret ...

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Saturday, June 21, 2008
Helping our next Mayor communicate
By Andrew Walden @ 1:17 AM :: 2754 Views

Hawai`i Free Press assists four Big Island mayoral candidates with some suggestions for new campaign slogans:

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Saturday, June 21, 2008
Aiona signs laws to protect kids
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 12:27 AM :: 2642 Views

Tougher laws against people who use the Internet to commit sexual acts against minors.

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Saturday, June 21, 2008
Letters to the Editor June 21, 2008
By Andrew Walden @ 12:13 AM :: 3482 Views

Akaka Reservation for Corporations--Special rights for terrorists--Tossed from graduation--Raining on the poor--Suing for Smoking--Bush Lincoln--Hawaiians recognized in US Constitution

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Saturday, June 21, 2008
Overheard at a County Park:
By Andrew Walden @ 12:09 AM :: 2828 Views

Citizen--“But officer, officer, this is for my glaucoma.  I have a prescription!”
Officer—“Just because you put a few stems and seeds in there doesn’t make it legal.  I’d know the smell of tobacco anywhere.  Let’s go!  I’m taking you in.”

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Saturday, June 7, 2008
Council votes: Hands off drug pushers
By Andrew Walden @ 9:30 PM :: 8170 Views

Councilmember and Mayoral candidate Angel Pilago has found a cause great enough to risk his candidacy - dope.  With Pilago joined by Brenda Ford, Emily Naeole, and Dominic Yagong, the County Council voted 4-4 not to accept $441,000 in federal funds offered to the Hawaii County police for “Green Harvest” marijuana eradication work.

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Saturday, June 7, 2008
‘Protection racket’ shakes down resort workers, ruins parks
By Patrick Walsh @ 1:46 AM :: 8122 Views :: Hawaii County , Labor, Tourism

Knife wielding goons demanded money from campers.  Public workers sleep through their shift.  Pavilions are filthy and littered with broken glass.

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Saturday, June 7, 2008
‘Clean Elections’ activist nailed by Campaign Spending Commission
By Andrew Walden @ 12:39 AM :: 10767 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

Leading Hawai‘i County “clean elections” advocates are caught up in a web of campaign spending violations and campaign-related conflict-of-interest charges.

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Saturday, June 7, 2008
Lingle Seeks Input on Vetoes
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 12:10 AM :: 3073 Views

Governor Linda Lingle seeks your input on veto decisions.

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Saturday, June 7, 2008
Letters to the Editor June 7, 2008
By Andrew Walden @ 12:09 AM :: 2504 Views

‘Ohana banned from graduation--What Is A Veteran?--Jimmy Obama--“Change” -- Everywhere But Hawai`i--Surrender lies--Not voting this time

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