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Sunday, July 10, 2016
Shady Deals? Honolulu Grants in Aid
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 5560 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...it looks bad for individual council members to secure money for such organizations....

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Friday, July 8, 2016
One Month Since Launch of Djou Campaign
By News Release @ 4:54 AM :: 4666 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

You can feel the momentum building....

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Thursday, July 7, 2016
Djou Agrees to Eight Debates
By News Release @ 7:49 PM :: 4322 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

Djou will participate in the following eight debates and forums in the next five weeks -- at least one of which Caldwell has refused to attend....

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Caldwell Planning Smear Tactics?
By Rep Charles Djou @ 5:11 PM :: 4929 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

...this race will soon get ugly.... 

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Honolulu Republicans Endorse Djou for Mayor
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 4570 Views :: Honolulu County, Republican Party

Honolulu faces a crisis of old-boy crony-leadership, a mismanaged railroad, homelessness, and deteriorating public facilities....

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Friday, July 1, 2016
Djou: Fundraising Exceptionally Strong
By Rep Charles Djou @ 10:18 PM :: 4551 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

...we will be able to file an exceptionally strong fundraising report that demonstrates the strength of our campaign and message....

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Honolulu Charter Commission Sets Community Meetings
By News Release @ 3:04 AM :: 3377 Views :: Honolulu County

...meetings are set between now and July 7....

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Monday, June 27, 2016
Major Unions Endorse Djou for Mayor
By News Release @ 8:07 PM :: 5924 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Rail

...The unions endorsing Djou were the first unions to support Kirk Caldwell for mayor in 2010 and backed Caldwell again in 2012....

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Friday, June 24, 2016
Privatization: 20 Years of UPW Garbage in Hawaii’s Courts
By Selected News Articles @ 10:02 PM :: 7208 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Judiciary, Labor

20 years ago, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that an agreement between the County of Hawaii and a private contractor for the operation of a county landfill violated civil service laws....

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Caldwell Buys Iwilei Building: Hub for Homeless to Rival LA Skid Row
By News Release @ 8:18 PM :: 5730 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...Council members Carol Fukunaga, Ann Kobayashi and Ron Menor on a follow-up trip to review Seattle’s homeless projects, including hygiene centers and government-sanctioned tent cities....

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Monday, June 20, 2016
Star-Adv Hits Caldwell ‘Abject Failure of Leadership’
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:22 AM :: 6376 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Rail

The newspaper characterized Caldwell's decision-making as "political expediency" driven by his re-election campaign....

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Pine: Before we rush to decide on a rail route, shouldn't we get numbers first?
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 3:55 AM :: 4754 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

leaders are making serious decisions on changing the rail route without publicly analyzing facts or figures on how the change will affect the ridership numbers....

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Mayor Becomes Incoherent
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:53 AM :: 6514 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Rail

Over the past 48-hours the mayor's policy on rail swung wildly in a display of uneven and poorly constructed leadership....

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Friday, June 17, 2016
Caldwell’s Sad Little Zoo—More at Stake than Money
By Selected News Articles @ 5:54 PM :: 3603 Views :: Honolulu County

"the elephants were recently found playing with a car battery that got in there somehow"

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Friday, June 17, 2016
Full Text: Caldwell statement on rail project
By News Release @ 3:34 AM :: 4967 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

"...and secure additional funding to complete the last five miles of the project to Ala Moana...."

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Friday, June 17, 2016
Fire Mayor, Not the Ethics Director
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:08 AM :: 5324 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians

Totto's troubles only started when he started investigating Caldwell's political fundraising practices....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Frustrated with Caldwell: Ethics Director Resigns after 16 Years
By News Release @ 11:47 PM :: 4364 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

Totto’s relationship with the city administration was contentious from the beginning with questions about funding by lobbyists for the mayor’s inaugural luau....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Cayetano, Kobayashi Endorse Djou for Mayor--Heen to Head Campaign
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 6614 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

"The backing of these trusted community leaders is a reflection of how much we need new leadership at Honolulu Hale."

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
The Value of Neighborhood Boards
By Rachelle Chang @ 12:48 AM :: 3606 Views :: Honolulu County

...more people than ever want to be on the board – in 2015, 610 people volunteered to run for 437 seats....

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Monday, June 13, 2016
Djou: We should be strengthening our ethics commission, not dismantling it
By Rep Charles Djou @ 10:10 PM :: 4822 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...as a councilmember, I fought to give the Ethics Commission the power to issue civil fines for violations of the ethics code and championed stronger ethics rules that have reduced conflicts of interest in Honolulu....

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Duke Aiona Endorses Charles Djou for Mayor
By News Release @ 3:21 PM :: 5671 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Republican Party
"I am pleased to call Charles Djou a friend and look forward to helping elect him mayor."
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Full Text: Ben Cayetano Endorses Charles Djou for Mayor
By News Release @ 12:27 PM :: 6000 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Mayor’s Race: Ernie Martin Chickens Out
By News Release @ 12:24 AM :: 3907 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

"I have great respect for the office of the Mayor"

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Monday, June 6, 2016
Ignoring the Science: DLNR Hosts Confab on ‘Sea Level Rise Adaptation’
By News Release @ 6:26 PM :: 3924 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

... CLUE: Because Oahu is on an extinct volcano, the island is rising faster than the wildest projections of sea-level rise.  Al Gore just can't keep up with Madame Pele .... 

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Monday, June 6, 2016
Auditor: City Computers Remain Vulnerable to Hackers
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 3435 Views :: Honolulu County

...more needs to be done to ensure the city is not vulnerable to unauthorized access to its data assets....

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Thursday, June 2, 2016
Caldwell ‘Disappointed’ With Council Budget
By News Release @ 4:45 PM :: 4023 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...City Council approves $6.8B cap on rail spending....

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Thursday, June 2, 2016
Deconstructing the Kaka‘ako Makai Parks Master Plan
By Rachelle Chang @ 4:33 PM :: 4046 Views :: Honolulu County

...Earlier this month, HCDA released the Kaka‘ako Makai Parks Active Use Facilities Master, a draft Environmental Impact Statement....

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Charter Commission Proposal: Eliminate Neighborhood Boards
By News Release @ 3:49 AM :: 3642 Views :: Honolulu County

...neighborhood boards represent grassroots democracy in its purest form....

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Friday, May 13, 2016
Mediator Peter Adler appointed to serve on Caldwell’s Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 12:44 AM :: 4244 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

His appointment is subject to confirmation by the City Council....

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Friday, May 6, 2016
Did Caldwell Illegally Launch Reelection Campaign On County Time?
By News Release @ 4:14 PM :: 5835 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians

...There appeared to be a number of city employees in attendance....

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Monday, April 18, 2016
Pine: Star-Advertiser Wrong on Makaha Realignment
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 3:54 AM :: 3844 Views :: Honolulu County

The article is inaccurate and implies that the Makaha Realignment project is dead.  This is absolutely false....

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Saturday, April 16, 2016
Haseko Bills before Honolulu Council
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 10:43 PM :: 4768 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

Bill 62, Bill 63 and Resolution 15-206 are part of a master planned lagoon concept in Ewa....

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Friday, April 8, 2016
Caldwell, Omidyar Pressure North Carolina, Mississippi to Allow Trannies into Womens’ Bathrooms
By News Release @ 2:17 PM :: 4536 Views :: Honolulu County, Family

... We at Hawai'i Free Press are still looking for women who really, really, want trannies in the ladies room with them .... still looking ....

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Monday, April 4, 2016
Full Text: Honolulu Issues 2016 Citizen-Centric Report
By News Release @ 10:52 PM :: 3527 Views :: Honolulu County

FULL TEXT: 2015 Service Efforts and Accomplishments Report and The National Citizen Survey for the City and County of Honolulu....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
City proposes bill to waive most accessory dwelling unit permit fees
By News Release @ 3:44 PM :: 3980 Views :: Honolulu County

Bill 27 could save up to $9,000 to $10,000 in application fees....

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Caldwell’s Zoo Loses Accreditation
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 4858 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

...the AZA is concerned the city has not provided adequate funding to the zoo on a consistent basis....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Rail, TheBus and HandiVan Operations – Under HART or the Mayor?
By Natalie Iwasa @ 2:29 PM :: 4334 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...“cannibalized” by rail....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Hawaii County PD Seeks Community Input
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 4599 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

The survey includes both multiple-choice questions and an opportunity to make individual comments....

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Sunday, March 13, 2016
Auditor: Handi-Van Not ADA-Compliant
By News Release @ 4:09 AM :: 4423 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

OTS Handi-Van on-time performance has declined 5% over the past three years; customers experience excessive trip times....

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Friday, February 26, 2016
Court: Kawananakoa Can’t Sue Over Tainted Rail Votes
By News Release @ 4:19 AM :: 5215 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...An ethics scandal called into question more than 100 votes cast by Honolulu City Council members....

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
DraftKings Quitting Hawaii After Prosecutor Issues Cease-and-Desist Letter
By News Release @ 5:15 PM :: 7565 Views :: Honolulu County, Gambling, Law Enforcement

...the company was hopeful about the prospects of a bill in the Hawaii legislature....

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Charter Commission Defers Proposal to Repeal Affordable Housing Fund
By Natalie Iwasa @ 1:21 PM :: 3323 Views :: Honolulu County

... commissioners decided to defer Proposal 17, which would have repealed the Affordable Housing Fund, Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund, and Grants in Aid Fund as well as returned authorization for special fund creation back to the mayor with council approval ....

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
List of Neighborhood Board Vacancies
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 3450 Views :: Honolulu County

To fill a vacancy, contact your local Neighborhood Board....

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Breakthrough: ACLU Allows City to Dispose of Homeless People’s Urine, Feces
By News Release @ 6:30 PM :: 4284 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...the City can immediately dispose of items such as combustible or hazardous items, weapons, illicit drugs, items that contain urine or feces or that are infested with rodents or insects....

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Sunday, January 17, 2016
Honolulu Charter Commission Discusses Ethics, Police, Fire and Salaries
By Natalie Iwasa @ 7:40 PM :: 4086 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

... more independence with respect to investigation of waste, abuse and fraud? ....

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Sunday, January 10, 2016
Update on Honolulu Charter Commission – Meeting Friday
By Natalie Iwasa @ 8:57 PM :: 3835 Views :: Honolulu County

The commission has been meeting since March 2015 and received over 150 proposals for changes to the charter. Fifteen of those proposals have been deferred....

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Thursday, January 7, 2016
Public Meeting on Honolulu Bikeways January 13
By News Release @ 6:16 PM :: 3198 Views :: Honolulu County

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Center, Hawaii Suite....

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Hawaiian Humane Society restores services under city contract
By News Release @ 4:44 AM :: 5191 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

Stray dog pickups and law enforcement work such as dangerous dog investigations and barking dog complaints resume today....

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Sunday, December 13, 2015
Audit: H-Power Contracts Designed to Hide Waste, Fraud, and Abuse
By News Release @ 8:23 PM :: 4762 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

ENV relied on the contractor, consultants, and external law firms to establish reasonable pricing and did not solicit or obtain open, competitive bids from other contractors....

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Saturday, December 12, 2015
Charter Commission Agenda: Defer all ‘Proposals to Dismantle HART’
By Natalie Iwasa @ 9:09 PM :: 5137 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday December 17 at 3:30 p.m....

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