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Saturday, March 31, 2012
DLNR Snares Slowly Torture Pigs
By Selected News Articles @ 12:39 AM :: 10109 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 :: 10597 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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Monday, March 19, 2012
Broken promises: The rusting wind turbines of Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:01 PM :: 31793 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

The UK Daily Mail asks: Does Kamaoa point to the future of Britain's Wind Farms?

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Saturday, March 17, 2012
Lava Tube Award: Abercrombie Keeping Public in Dark
By News Release @ 9:58 PM :: 6553 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 04, 2012
Race to The Bank: HSTA Gets 36.9% Raise, Threatens Suit to Block Accountability
By Selected News Articles @ 6:13 PM :: 8588 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 :: 5405 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 07, 2012
Genetically-Modified Papaya Hits Shelves in Japan
By Selected News Articles @ 4:22 PM :: 8271 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 07, 2012
Akaku Claims Victory over HB2652 cut to Public Access TV
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 11386 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 05, 2012
Heritage Foundation holds First-Ever Event in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 8:53 PM :: 8340 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 05, 2012
Drought: Hawaii County Designated Disaster Area
By News Release @ 1:20 PM :: 6193 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 02, 2012
Epic Ohana Foster Care Expands to East Hawaii Island
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 5512 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 :: 7959 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 06, 2012
HELCO announces plans to expand geothermal energy on Hawaii Island
By News Release @ 11:30 PM :: 7300 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 05, 2012
ALEC Economist to Address Highlights and Lowlights of Hawaii Policies
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 5867 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 03, 2012
Hawaii County Releasing Geothermal Working Group Report
By News Release @ 4:19 PM :: 5323 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 :: 9017 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 :: 12103 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 :: 5737 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 :: 7037 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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Sunday, December 04, 2011
McIntosh to run for Hawaii County Council in 2012
By News Release @ 1:58 AM :: 5181 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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Monday, November 28, 2011
Booted from Big Island, DoE Now Seeks to Force Carlisle to Collect its Impact Fees
By News Release @ 11:44 PM :: 7781 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Education K-12

Matayoshi said the county has a legal obligation to deny building permits to applicants who haven't paid impact fees the Board of Education ....

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Sunday, November 27, 2011
Lowell Kalapa to Address Kona TEA Party
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 6170 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 :: 8159 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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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
#OccupyFail: A Profile in Bad Choices from Hilo
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 AM :: 7341 Views :: Hawaii County , National News, Homelessness

Today’s Washington Post Style page offers up this beyond-satire account of Dylan Bozlee of Hilo, Hawaii, who ....

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Friday, November 11, 2011
US Marshalls Seize Assets of Stephens Media Copyright Trolls
By Andrew Walden @ 10:26 PM :: 7093 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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Monday, November 07, 2011
Accountability at Issue: Hearings Set to Discuss Changes to Charter School Laws
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 5994 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

UPDATE: Briefings Postponed

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Thursday, November 03, 2011
Big Island Residents Push Back Against Plastic Bag Ban
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 5058 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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Saturday, October 29, 2011
Fundamentals Matter: Capitalism not the Problem
By Dr Ed Gutteling, MD @ 10:23 AM :: 10508 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 :: 10162 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 :: 8097 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 :: 5681 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Saturday Oct. 15 Kona, Sunday Oct. 16 Hilo

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Saturday, October 08, 2011
VIDEO: Pilot ditches Cessna, rescued by Coast Guard off Hilo
By Video @ 12:28 PM :: 6020 Views :: Hawaii County

Pilot climbs onto wing after ditching 13 miles off Hilo.

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Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Back to the Future: Hilo Girl leads 12 Army Cooks replacing 84 Contractors in Iraq
By News Release @ 10:41 PM :: 7266 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

As the United States Army's mission in Iraq winds down, soldiers find themselves giving up progressively more of their creature comforts. At Contingency Operating Station Garry Owen, Iraq, Soldiers from 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division are “getting lean” in preparation for that day.

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Sunday, October 02, 2011
Lalamilo: Another Hawaii Wind Energy Junkyard
By Andrew Walden @ 11:10 PM :: 11444 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 :: 10509 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 :: 12678 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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Sunday, September 11, 2011
Hawaii, Maui, Kauai: Stop And Remember 7AM Sunday 9-11-11
By @ 12:01 AM :: 9276 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, DHHL, Maui County, Energy, National News, Family

The remembrance calls for governments and businesses, houses of worship, railways, fire and police departments, and others to ring bells and sound sirens for one minute on Sunday, Sept. 11, starting at 7:00 am Hawai'i Standard Time (1:00 pm EDT). Members of the public are asked to cease activity during that minute and reflect upon the events of 10 years ago.

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Friday, September 09, 2011
Kahului, Kailua-Kona: TEA Party to Commemorate 9-11
By News Release @ 3:34 AM :: 5142 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL

Bring your thoughts, your prayers, a lei, and a flag if you can. Bring your family, your children, place your lei with others on the display, and spend some moments with us.

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Friday, September 02, 2011
Murder in Kona: A flurry of phone calls, then Union Leader Walks Free
By Andrew Walden @ 10:44 PM :: 16215 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Mugshot, IBEW Local 1245 Business Rep Bill Brill

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Friday, September 02, 2011
Pepeekeo Biomass Plant Granted Air Pollution Permit
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 6798 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 02, 2011
After Boycott Threat, Safeway Agrees to Change Labels on “Kona Blend”
By News Release @ 12:51 AM :: 7258 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 01, 2011
Touted by Enviromentalists, LEED Certification Actually Increases Energy Use
By Selected News Articles @ 8:15 PM :: 7054 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 :: 7367 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 :: 5797 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 :: 5588 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 :: 6885 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 19, 2011
Thousands line Highway for funeral of Big Island Marine Killed in Afghanistan
By Andrew Walden @ 4:24 PM :: 7239 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, National News, World News

C-22

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Big Island plans massive salute to LCpl. Camero
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 8160 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, National News, World News

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Sunday, August 07, 2011
Police roust Mayor Kenoi, Rep Chang from Drunken Campaign Event
By Andrew Walden @ 9:27 PM :: 11118 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Politicians

A loud drinking party on county property brought to a halt by the police early May 1 included Mayor Billy Kenoi, state Rep. Jerry Chang and a host of other bigwigs celebrating the end of the Merrie Monarch Festival....

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Wednesday, August 03, 2011
OHA Cash Giveaway can Quintuple Your Bank Account
By News Release @ 9:33 PM :: 8125 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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