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Friday, April 19, 2013
Calling All Cronies: Caldwell Announces $1.6M Cash Giveaway
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 4325 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...seeking proposals from (ahem) 'qualified non-profit organizations' for $1.6 million in Grants-in-Aid funds....

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Monday, April 8, 2013
Mayor Caldwell Nominates Budget Director and Deputy Director
By News Release @ 8:29 AM :: 4393 Views :: Honolulu County

Nelson H. Koyanagi Jr. to be Director of the Department of Budget and Fiscal Services (BFS), and Gary Kurokawa to be Deputy Director.....

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Full Text: Mayor Caldwell's State of the City Speech
By News Release @ 1:42 PM :: 5095 Views :: Honolulu County

When I was building my cabinet, I knew that I did not want a team who would be satisfied with just keeping the lights on....

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Friday, March 29, 2013
After Waiving $18M, City Again Begins Collecting Solar Inspection Fees
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 5741 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy
The City will begin collecting fees on building permits issued for photovoltaic (PV) solar electric power systems effective April 6....
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Why Hawaii's Roads are Bad
By Selected News Articles @ 1:18 PM :: 9384 Views :: Honolulu County
...debunking several road myths that we have been led down the road to believe....
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Honolulu City Auditor Survey: Environment Great, Living Tough
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 5354 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

Characteristics receiving the lowest excellent or good ratings were the availability of affordable quality housing (9%) .... 

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Honolulu Pavement Condition: Is Your Street Serious?
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 AM :: 4548 Views :: Honolulu County

Does your street show up on the alphabetical list of  “failed” or “serious” streets? Find out here ....

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Occupy Honolulu Points Finger at City over Deaths, Threatens ‘300 Instant Criminals’
By News Release @ 8:31 PM :: 7362 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Drugs

"HUD evictees will be made into instant criminals...."

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Sunday, March 3, 2013
Hawaii Precedent? 'Sidewalk Property' Decision Appealed to Supreme Court
By Robert Thomas @ 3:34 AM :: 6028 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

The Hawaii section of the petition points out a federal lawsuit filed in December 2012 alleging that the City and County of Honolulu violated the due process rights of "De-Occupy Honolulu"....

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Sunday, March 3, 2013
HNL Planning Director: "Public, Along With Private Property Rights, Are Our Top Priority"
By Robert Thomas @ 3:28 AM :: 5450 Views :: Honolulu County, Land Use

...In "City followed law in issuing Hao Street development permit," he makes some good points we don't usually see being made by government officials....

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Friday, March 1, 2013
EPA Cites 188F Garbage: $1.1M Waimanalo Gulch Settlement Day After Lawsuit Filed
By News Release @ 3:17 AM :: 5448 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

Waimanalo Gulch Landfill system which has recorded temperatures as high as 188 F....

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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Sequestration Scare Tactics: Caldwell Administration Threatens Sec 8 Housing Evictions
By News Release @ 4:28 AM :: 8362 Views :: Honolulu County, National News, Homelessness

"...300 of the families receiving assistance will be affected...."

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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Pine Announces Improved Leeward Bus Routes
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 4:15 AM :: 5825 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...Councilmember Pine worked with the new administration to fill a vital need by improving bus service in the wake of cuts made last summer....

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Sunday, February 24, 2013
Bill 4 to Create New Honolulu Council Slush Fund?
By Natalie Iwasa @ 6:43 PM :: 6123 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...organizations such as labor unions, political action committees, social clubs and credit unions, are eligible for these grants....

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Monday, February 18, 2013
Residences at Aina Haina: Jeff Stone's Plans in Wailupe Valley Opposed
By Selected News Articles @ 7:38 PM :: 11263 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

Jeff and his wife Laurie Stone contributed $3000 to Kirk Caldwell's recent Mayoral campaign....

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Saturday, February 16, 2013
421 Candidates Register for Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections
By Selected News Articles @ 1:29 PM :: 8788 Views :: Honolulu County

Candidate filing closed Friday, February 15.  The election is conducted entirely on-line and by telephone. Voting runs from April 26 through May 17....

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Sunday, February 10, 2013
292 Candidates Register for Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections—Deadline Friday
By Selected News Articles @ 4:10 PM :: 4935 Views :: Honolulu County

Candidate filing is open through Friday, February 15, 2013 for Honolulu Neighborhood Board elections. Candidates may register online at the NB election webpage....

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Saturday, February 9, 2013
Caldwell Announces Mattson's Cabinet Picks
By News Release @ 9:51 PM :: 4735 Views :: Honolulu County

Positions remaining to be filled are:

  • Director of Budget and Fiscal Services
  • Director of Information Technology
  • Medical Examiner
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Dojo Mystic Ousted From City Administration
By AtomicMonkey @ 5:34 PM :: 9660 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

Following an article in Hawaii Free Press, Honolulu’s stodgy and turgid media establishment slowing began to acknowledge the story....

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Saturday, February 2, 2013
236 Candidates Register for Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections—Deadline Feb 15
By Selected News Articles @ 3:40 PM :: 5515 Views :: Honolulu County

Candidate filing is open through February 15, 2013 for Honolulu Neighborhood Board elections....

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Friday, February 1, 2013
Caldwell Secretly Appoints ‘Chief of Staff’--Convicted Criminal Harry Mattson
By Andrew Walden @ 9:10 PM :: 17933 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Ethics

 Mugshot: Caldwell's Chief of Staff

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Saturday, January 26, 2013
199 Candidates Register for Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections
By Selected News Articles @ 11:50 PM :: 5841 Views :: Honolulu County

Candidate filing is open through February 15, 2013 (date corrected) for Honolulu Neighborhood Board elections. Candidates may register online at the NB election webpage.

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Saturday, January 12, 2013
133 Candidates Register for Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections
By Selected News Articles @ 3:06 AM :: 7571 Views :: Honolulu County

...Candidate filing is open from now through February 22nd for Honolulu Neighborhood Board elections....

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013
New for 2013: Affordable Housing Costs More
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 6697 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

The information is key because it is used by developers to set affordable homes sales prices and rents....

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Sunday, January 6, 2013
Audit of HART 'Public Involvement' Contracts 'Suspended'
By News Release @ 3:29 PM :: 6219 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...an audit of HART’s contracts and spending for public relations and public involvement services to determine what service(s) each employee, contractor and subcontractor provides....

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Friday, January 4, 2013
Audit: 38% of Reimbursements Show ‘Discrepancies’, ‘Honolulu Council Could be Exposed’
By News Release @ 3:41 PM :: 5028 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

“I see no compelling reason to significantly revise the current policy at this point in time.” -- Response to Audit from Council Chair Ernie Martin 

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Sunday, December 30, 2012
Tom Berg: Farewell to Honolulu Hale
By Tom Berg @ 2:47 PM :: 7095 Views :: Honolulu County

I will be filing additional resolutions today before my term officially ends on January 2nd, at noon....

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Saturday, December 29, 2012
Mayor-elect Caldwell Announces Key Appointments
By News Release @ 6:54 PM :: 5218 Views :: Honolulu County

Jesse Broder Van Dyke – Director of Communications....

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Thursday, December 27, 2012
Full Text: HART Wins Favorable Rail Ruling
By Selected News Articles @ 9:37 PM :: 7747 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Rail

...this matter is remanded to the Federal Transit Administration....

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Feds set no-go zones for Obama vacation
By Selected News Articles @ 6:38 PM :: 6539 Views :: Honolulu County, Obama

...Federal Aviation Administration issued several flight restrictions for Hawaii from 8 P.M. Friday through midnight on Sunday January 6....

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Saturday, December 8, 2012
Honolulu City Council to Honor December 7 Vets at Ewa Field
By John Bond @ 1:55 AM :: 7041 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii History, Military

Saturday morning at Ewa Field on Saturday, December 8, at 9 AM....

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Workshops: Discover the Public's Power in the Legislative Process
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 5822 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

Kauai - Between November 15 and November 21, the Public Access Room (the “PAR”) will conduct a series of free neighborhood workshops entitled, “We the Powerful!”

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Hanalei vs Omidyar: Update
By Selected News Articles @ 1:46 PM :: 9690 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

At the request of the Hanalei to Haena Community Association, Pierre Omidyar's resort development team from his Ohana Real Estate Investors LLC (OREI) will make a public presentation at 6:00 pm at the Hanalei School Cafeteria on Tuesday, November 13, 2012....

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Saturday, November 10, 2012
Kauai Chief: Valenciano's Decision Likely to be Appealed and Overturned
By Selected News Articles @ 4:27 PM :: 6082 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

After review by some of the most respected legal minds in the state, the ruling by Judge Valenciano has a high probability of being appealed and overturned....

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Saturday, November 3, 2012
PRP: Fukunaga Running to Continue Act 221 Tax Credit Scams
By Andrew Walden @ 8:29 PM :: 7880 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits

Fukunaga’s ‘High-Tech’ credentials come from her decade-long advocacy of the Act 215/221 tax credits--one of the biggest taxpayer rip-offs in Hawaii history....

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Saturday, October 27, 2012
Voter Guide: Hawaii State and County Ballot Initiatives 2012
By Andrew Walden @ 10:34 PM :: 19262 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawai'i Free Press endorsements on State and County ballot initiatives....

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Friday, October 26, 2012
On the Honolulu Ballot: $5M Ward Heelers' Slush Fund
By Andrew Walden @ 12:05 AM :: 8095 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

Proposal #1 on the Honolulu ballot “Relating to Grants in Aid” would create a massive Ward Heelers’ Slush Fund and mandate 0.5% of estimated general fund revenues be poured into it yearly....

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Saturday, September 29, 2012
Hanalei: Billionaire Pierre Omidyar Pushes for Resort Development
By Robert Thomas @ 11:57 PM :: 7141 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

The developer touts the proposed resort as "the most environmentally and culturally responsible visitor-oriented project ever to be proposed in the state."

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Friday, September 28, 2012
Zoning Enforcement On Kauai - A Rice Cooker Is A Kitchen?
By Robert Thomas @ 10:06 PM :: 7926 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

Rice-cooker...

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Thursday, September 20, 2012
'Critical habitat': Feds Seize Control of 67 square miles on Oahu; Maui Next
By Selected News Articles @ 4:46 PM :: 11593 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Environment

About 47 percent of the designated habitat is located on land belonging to the state, 11 percent is on federal lands, 9 percent is on city and county lands, while 33 percent on of the land privately owned.

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Friday, September 14, 2012
Asking For It: Abercrombie, DLNR to Host Community Meeting on Kauai
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 6652 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

Wednesday, September 19, 2012, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School in Lihue....

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Friday, September 7, 2012
Kauai County Prosecutor Fined for Racial Harassment of White Attorney
By News Release @ 1:11 PM :: 7393 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

...she needed to assimilate more into the local culture and break up with her boyfriend at the time, also white, in favor of a local boy....

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Saturday, September 1, 2012
New Complaint Challenging Kauai's Limit On Visitor Units
By Robert Thomas @ 2:08 AM :: 5921 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

 The complaint asserts that the County has no legitimate interest in restricting tourists or part time residents, and that the charter amendment is a zoning regulation that cannot be adopted by the voters ....

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
HPD Sued Over 'Censorship' of Facebook Comments
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 12419 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Second Amendment

The complaint asserts that the Honolulu police arbitrarily moderate the page by deleting comments and banning users who post or make comments unfavorable to the department.

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Friday, August 3, 2012
AKP Demands $1/month from Oahu, Big Isle Ratepayers
By News Release @ 3:37 PM :: 11205 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Energy, Cost of Living

...the estimated incremental cost spread among Hawaii Island and Oahu customers based on fuel price projections could be about 2/10th of one cent or from $0.84 to $1.00 per month for a residential bill of 500 to 600 kilowatt-hours....

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Thursday, July 26, 2012
Disaster Proclamation Authorizes Repairs to Kauai Highway
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 7332 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

This section of Kaumualiꞌi Highway is a two-lane highway and the only route providing access to the west end of Kauaꞌi, the county landfill, the wastewater treatment plant and the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands....

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Monday, July 16, 2012
Aegis Combat System Successfully Completes Trials on Second Republic of Korea Destroyer
By News Release @ 1:28 PM :: 8328 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, World News, Family

The at-sea Combat System Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT) took place at the Pacific Missile Range Facility off the Hawaiian island of Kauai....

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012
EU: Smart Meters Allow 'Massive Collection of Personal Data'
By Selected News Articles @ 5:10 PM :: 10619 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

European Data Protection Supervisor warns 'massive collection of personal data' could be accessed without safeguards ....

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Friday, June 29, 2012
Police Disperse Angry Crowd at Kapolei Neighborhood Board
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 PM :: 11670 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

... Many gathered again in the parking lot as more police arrived and flaring tempers were separated by additional HPD officers ....

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Thursday, June 28, 2012
Barking Sands: Navy Test of Missile Interceptor Successful
By Selected News Articles @ 3:28 PM :: 8378 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, National News, Ethics

flames of ignition light up the black night and shake the grounds of the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) as a medium-range missile accelerates out of its launch pad ....

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