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Saturday, March 31, 2012
DLNR Snares Slowly Torture Pigs
By Selected News Articles @ 12:39 AM :: 12633 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

The pig weakens...

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Sunday, March 25, 2012
Did Hawaii Geothermal Developer Benefit from Illegal Bailout?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:42 PM :: 13217 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Ormat is Hawaii’s leading geothermal developer.... But a US House committee report shows that Ormat benefitted from its close ties to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and profited from a potentially illegal $98.5M bailout of an Ormat geothermal project in Nevada.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012
Lava Tube Award: Abercrombie Keeping Public in Dark
By News Release @ 9:58 PM :: 8152 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

The award recognizes the year’s most notable offense for keeping the public in the dark....

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Sunday, March 4, 2012
Race to The Bank: HSTA Gets 36.9% Raise, Threatens Suit to Block Accountability
By Selected News Articles @ 6:13 PM :: 10540 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Teachers who work for 12 months will receive a 36.9 percent differential....

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Friday, February 17, 2012
Sen Josh Green: 'No adult gives a crap about a polar bear'
By Selected News Articles @ 6:13 PM :: 6894 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

This is what happens to Hawaii legislators when they are so close to a tax increase that they can taste it....

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Genetically-Modified Papaya Hits Shelves in Japan
By Selected News Articles @ 4:22 PM :: 10418 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

“People always opt for more information,” says Giddings, “whether or not they have any idea what it means, or how they might use it.”

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Akaku Claims Victory over HB2652 cut to Public Access TV
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 14180 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

...Herkes was visibly not thrilled when citizens from all islands called and emailed committee members over the weekend to register deep and wide dissatisfaction with HB2652....

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Sunday, February 5, 2012
Heritage Foundation holds First-Ever Event in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 8:53 PM :: 10022 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Marshall, who oversees the think tank’s Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, took her presentation on the road. During a three-day tour of Hawaii she spoke to political science students at BYUH and to TEA Party groups in Kona and Hilo.

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Sunday, February 5, 2012
Drought: Hawaii County Designated Disaster Area
By News Release @ 1:20 PM :: 7854 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

...the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Hawai'i County as a primary natural disaster area resulting from ongoing drought conditions....

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Thursday, February 2, 2012
Epic Ohana Foster Care Expands to East Hawaii Island
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 6923 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

Hilo, HI—Epic ‘Ohana, Inc. today announced the expansion of The Hawaii Youth Opportunities Initiative (HYOI), formed to improve outcomes for young people who age out of the foster care system....

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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Rainbow papaya approved for Japan export
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 10103 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that on Dec. 1, the government of Japan approved Rainbow papaya for commercial shipment to Japan.

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Friday, January 6, 2012
HELCO announces plans to expand geothermal energy on Hawaii Island
By News Release @ 11:30 PM :: 8957 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

HELCO hopes to add up to 50 megawatts (MW) more of geothermal power if the cost is lower for customers.

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Thursday, January 5, 2012
ALEC Economist to Address Highlights and Lowlights of Hawaii Policies
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 7412 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Friday, January 13, 7pm to 9pm, West Hawaii Civic Center Community Meeting Room, Kailua-Kona

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Hawaii County Releasing Geothermal Working Group Report
By News Release @ 4:19 PM :: 6664 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Ha recently traveled to Iceland where he observed how the country recovered from the biggest financial crash in modern history. Ha stated, “They are recovering because they inoculated themselves from high oil prices by using low cost hydro and geothermal for 100 percent of their electricity and house heating.

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Friday, December 23, 2011
A Primer on Bridge Aina Lea Case
By Selected News Articles @ 1:05 PM :: 11021 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

...this case begins with the original reclassification of 1,060 acres on the Big Island "agricultural" to "urban" use in 1989, subject to the condition that the original owner develop 60 percent of the proposed 2,760 housing units as "affordable" units....

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Thursday, December 22, 2011
In Defense of the Plastic Bag
By Selected News Articles @ 1:40 PM :: 14707 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Pity the much-maligned plastic bag....

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Pilago Seen as Swing Vote on Hawaii County Bag Ban
By News Release @ 2:33 AM :: 7063 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

The next and final council meeting on this is Wednesday, December 21....

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Sunday, December 11, 2011
"Accretion," Hawaii Style
By Robert Thomas @ 12:39 AM :: 8683 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Who owns the new land created when lava flows over private property and into the sea and hardens into fast land?

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Thursday, December 8, 2011
State Sues to Get Back $39M Looted from Graves by John Waihee
By Selected News Articles @ 2:18 PM :: 13430 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, Politicians

"Waihee was instrumental in planning, facilitating, and effectuating the misappropriation of funds from the trusts...."

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Sunday, December 4, 2011
McIntosh to run for Hawaii County Council in 2012
By News Release @ 1:58 AM :: 6398 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

“Lee is genuinely interested in the well being of our community,” says Carol Massey, “he keeps informed of the issues facing us, and will work hard for District 6....

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Sunday, November 27, 2011
Lowell Kalapa to Address Kona TEA Party
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 7972 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

WHEN: Friday December 2, 2011, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm HST

WHERE: Kona Vistas Community Pavilion (just mauka of Kuakini Chevron)

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Mitch Roth announces Campaign for Hawaii County Prosecutor
By News Release @ 8:57 AM :: 10122 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

Roth has 18 years as Deputy Prosecutor starting in Honolulu and then, at the invitation of former prosecutor Jay Kimura, joined the Hawaii County Prosecutor’s office in 1998.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011
SAVE Act: Should Akaka Tribe be able to Arrest, Prosecute, and Imprison Non-Tribal Members?
By Andrew Walden @ 1:56 AM :: 8259 Views :: Akaka Bill

Spurred on by testimony November 10th from President Obama’s handpicked US Associate Attorney General Thomas J Perrelli, the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs may soon vote to advance legislation placing all Americans under the jurisdiction of unaccountable Tribal police officers and Tribal courts. 

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Friday, November 11, 2011
US Marshalls Seize Assets of Stephens Media Copyright Trolls
By Andrew Walden @ 10:26 PM :: 8847 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, National News, Ethics

It hasn’t drawn any attention in the Hawaii media, but copyright trolls contracted by Hawaii Island media monopoly Stephens Media have taken a beating in a series of recent court cases.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Senate Hearing: Should Akaka Tribe be able to Arrest, Prosecute and Imprison Non-Tribal Members?
By News Release @ 3:22 PM :: 7610 Views :: Akaka Bill

S. 1763, Stand Against Violence and Empower Native Women Act; (NOTE: This Bill would give Tribes the right to arrest non-tribal members.)

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Monday, November 7, 2011
Accountability at Issue: Hearings Set to Discuss Changes to Charter School Laws
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 7513 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

UPDATE: Briefings Postponed

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Thursday, November 3, 2011
Big Island Residents Push Back Against Plastic Bag Ban
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 6343 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

...this bag ban law is another unwarranted micro-management of our lives that should not be the purview of our elected officials....

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Akaka Introduces Bill to Give Tribal Authorities Legal Jurisdiction over Non-Tribal Members
By News Release @ 12:58 PM :: 7020 Views :: Akaka Bill

The Akaka Tribe will be legally able to arrest you even if you are not part of the Tribe....

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Saturday, October 29, 2011
Fundamentals Matter: Capitalism not the Problem
By Dr Ed Gutteling, MD @ 10:23 AM :: 13231 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

I’m writing this on the 44th anniversary of the execution of that poster-boy of “social justice”, Dr. “Che” Guevara, viewing articles of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in Hawaii and the mainland.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011
Aftermath: What Happens to Wind Farms When They Die?
By Video @ 2:43 PM :: 12894 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

AFTERMATH...

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Sunday, October 16, 2011
Feds: Medical Marijuana Laws and Hawaii County Council Drive Growth in Drug Trade
By Selected News Articles @ 5:30 PM :: 10061 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Law enforcement officials have reported an influx of criminal groups and independent growers from the West Coast who are relocating to Hawaii .... they often find medical marijuana certificates while serving search and arrest warrants but seize far greater amounts of marijuana than allowed by law, in addition to other illicit drugs and weapons….

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Saturday, October 15, 2011
Lingle takes Senate Campaign to Big Island
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 7047 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Saturday Oct. 15 Kona, Sunday Oct. 16 Hilo

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Sunday, October 2, 2011
Lalamilo: Another Hawaii Wind Energy Junkyard
By Andrew Walden @ 11:10 PM :: 13604 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

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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 :: 13374 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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Friday, September 16, 2011
Summer Snow Falls on Mauna Kea after Al Gore’s “24-Hours of Reality” broadcasts from Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 4:29 AM :: 15403 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Al Gore treated the globe to “24 Hours of Reality” Wednesday and Thursday, but before the finale, Mother Nature stepped in with a show of her own.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011
Abercrombie Appoints Waihee, Danner to Decide which Native Hawaiians are "Qualified"
By News Release @ 6:49 PM :: 9718 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

The Commission will be responsible for preparing and maintaining a roll of qualified Native Hawaiians as defined by the Act.... The roll is to be used as the basis for participation in the organization of a Native Hawaiian governing entity.

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Friday, September 2, 2011
Murder in Kona: A flurry of phone calls, then Union Leader Walks Free
By Andrew Walden @ 10:44 PM :: 19088 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Mugshot, IBEW Local 1245 Business Rep Bill Brill

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Friday, September 2, 2011
Pepeekeo Biomass Plant Granted Air Pollution Permit
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 8559 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

HHB can now move ahead with its engineering design, construction and refurbishing of the former Hilo Coast Power Company power plant at Pepeekeo into a modern biomass facility.

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Friday, September 2, 2011
After Boycott Threat, Safeway Agrees to Change Labels on “Kona Blend”
By News Release @ 12:51 AM :: 9051 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

On Aug. 2, 2011, Safeway Director of Public Affairs & Governmental Relations Susan Houghton and other Safeway officials met with KCFA Board member Paul Uster at Safeway headquarters in Pleasanton, California, to review the concerns of Kona coffee growers....

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Thursday, September 1, 2011
Touted by Enviromentalists, LEED Certification Actually Increases Energy Use
By Selected News Articles @ 8:15 PM :: 8428 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Among dozens of “green” schools in Washington state, only two use less energy than traditional schools built in those same districts. In more than one instance, the “green” schools use 30 percent more energy per square foot ....

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Lawyer: US Supreme Court needs to Hear Hokulia Bypass Case
By Robert Thomas @ 7:05 PM :: 9410 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Today, we filed the Reply Brief in the case that asks: after Kelo, when is eminent domain pretextual?

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Thursday, August 25, 2011
Expensive, Unnecessary Hawaii County Building Code Changes to be Debated
By News Release @ 8:56 PM :: 7354 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

"What’s All the Fuss About International Building Codes?” will be the topic of the August meeting of the Conservative Forum for Hawaii. The public is invited to the free forum on Sunday, 28 August, 2:00pm at the Naniloa Volcanoes Resort’s Polynesian Room, Banyan Dr, Hilo.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Selecting from Secret List of Nominees, Abercrombie appoints Mizuno UH Regent
By News Release @ 12:03 PM :: 7001 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Abercrombie last week appointed* Barry T. Mizuno to fill the Hawai'i County seat on the Board of Regents of the University of Hawai'i (UH).

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
US Supreme Court will soon decide whether to hear Hokulia Bypass Case
By Robert Thomas @ 2:48 AM :: 8564 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Last week the developer and the County of Hawaii filed their joint Brief in Opposition in C & J Coupe Family Limited Partnership v. County of Hawaii....

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Friday, August 5, 2011
Kimura Gets 20 Years in Maui Ponzi Scheme
By News Release @ 2:01 AM :: 9649 Views :: Akaka Bill, Kauai County, DHHL

Lloyd Y. Kimura, 61, former president of Maui Industrial Loan & Finance Company and Lloyd Y. Kimura, Inc. in Wailuku, was sentenced today in State Circuit Court on Maui by Judge Joseph Cardoza to 20 years imprisonment and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $8,093,907

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011
OHA Cash Giveaway can Quintuple Your Bank Account
By News Release @ 9:33 PM :: 9853 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

(Handy Tip: Deposit $100M and make OHA give you $400M. Not only will you prosper, but by bankrupting OHA, you will make Hawaii a better place.)

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Saturday, July 30, 2011
Political Insiders aim to soak Electric Rate Payers with Bio-Fuel surcharge
By Henry Curtis @ 9:23 PM :: 10799 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

According to the Companies, the application of the biofuel surcharge “would apply to HELCO and HECO customers, and would add about 1/3 of a cent per kilowatt hour.”

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Friday, July 29, 2011
Full Text: State LUC moves for dismissal of Bridge Aina Lea Suit
By Robert Thomas @ 9:41 PM :: 10383 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Here's the latest in a case we've been following. In Bridge Aina Lea, LLC v. State of Hawaii Land Use Comm'n....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Featured on Glen Beck: Wallbuilders’ David Barton to speak at Hilo, Maui, Oahu events
By Selected News Articles @ 8:30 AM :: 17369 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment
  • HILO -- JULY 27, WEDNESDAY—1:00PM-3:00PM.
  • MAUI -- JULY 28, THURSDAY-- 5PM youth session, 6:30PM general session.
  • OAHU -- JULY 29, FRIDAY—6:30PM to 8:30PM.
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Thursday, July 21, 2011
Military to be Disenfranchised so Meth dealer’s friend can keep Senate Seat?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:49 PM :: 14866 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

On March 5, 2007--just four months after her 2006 Lt Governor run gave Hawaii Democrats their worst gubernatorial defeat since Statehood—Solomon led about 100 people to sit in at the the Federal District Courtroom of Judge Michael Seabright to support her friend, Shawn Aguiar—the Big Island's largest methamphetamines dealer.

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