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Sunday, August 10, 2014
VIDEO: Helicopter Overflight Shows 100s of Downed Trees in Puna
By Video @ 4:25 PM :: 4036 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

...Hawaii guardsmen help the recovery effort by assessing the damage and reporting to civil authorities, and by clearing the roadways....

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Thursday, August 07, 2014
Oahu, Maui, Hawaii County Shelter Locations
By News Release @ 12:11 AM :: 4981 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Maui County

...List of designated shelters for Hawaii , Maui, and Honolulu .... 

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Monday, June 09, 2014
9th Circuit Demands Briefing on Bridge Aina Lea Suit
By Robert Thomas @ 5:30 AM :: 5820 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Judiciary, Land Use

...several members of the State of Hawaii Land Use Commission were sued by the property owner in their individual as well as official capacities....

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Stung by High Electric Rates, Parker Ranch launches Paniolo Power Company
By News Release @ 6:01 PM :: 4893 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

HELCO rates are consistently more than 37 cents a kilowatt-hour, and often well over 40 cents, despite nearly half of the island’s electricity being generated from renewable sources....

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Monday, March 24, 2014
Hawaii Supreme Court: Must Counties Maintain Accurate Public Records?
By Robert Thomas @ 3:10 AM :: 3653 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

Your first reaction may be "well, duh." But....

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Most Wanted: FBI Searching Big Island for Anti-Biotech Terror Bomber
By News Release @ 1:04 AM :: 5652 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, GMOs

On Aug 28, 2003, two bombs exploded approximately one hour apart on the campus of a biotechnology corporation in Emeryville, CA. Then, on Sept 26, 2003, one bomb strapped with nails exploded ....

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Full Text: Big Island Papaya Farmer Sues to Invalidate anti-GMO Ordinance
By Robert Thomas @ 9:12 PM :: 5224 Views :: Hawaii County , Agriculture, GMOs

Science. It's the darndest thing....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
VA Mortgages Again Available as DoH Reverses Catchment Tank Rules
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 3800 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

...After discussions with VA, DOH has determined that water catchment systems may be made safe for domestic use....

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Sunday, December 15, 2013
Fire Hazard: Volcano School Threatened with Closure After Abercrombie Refuses to Release Funds
By Selected News Articles @ 10:53 PM :: 3435 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12

...the elected State Legislature has twice appropriated $618,000 of State construction and improvement funds specifically directed to the VSAS. The Governor of the State Hawaii, exercising what amounts to line item veto, has arbitrarily, for two years, withheld these funds....

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
EPA Regs Bring Natural Gas Flaring to Kona
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 3633 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

“It may take a little time for West Hawaii residents to get used to the sight of the flare burning 24 hours a day, seven days a week, especially at night, but the continuous flare means the system is doing what it’s designed to do.”

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Sunday, November 17, 2013
Open Letter: 80% of Hawaii Ag Reject Anti-GMO Bill 113
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 4930 Views :: Hawaii County , Agriculture, GMOs

...the undersigned farmers, ranchers and floral & nursery growers collectively produce more than 80% of the food and agricultural products grown in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Senators: Abercrombie Should Fill HCDA Vacancies
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 4413 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Hawaii State Government

In 2008, the Legislature amended H.R.S. §206E·3 to require Kakaako small business representation on HCDA. The cultural expert and Kakaako resident members were added last year by Act 323. At present, HCDA does not meet these membership requirements....

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Saturday, September 28, 2013
More Papaya Trees Chopped as Anti-GMO Councilmembers Demand List of Future Targets
By Selected News Articles @ 3:43 PM :: 3863 Views :: Hawaii County , GMOs

As the Hawaii County Council considers an anti-GMO bill which would require farmers to "register" the locations of their GMO crop fields, another GMO Papaya field in Puna has been attacked by machete-wielding vandals....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Hawaii County council keeps anti-GMO bill alive
By Selected News Articles @ 8:27 PM :: 2833 Views :: Hawaii County , GMOs

In an embarrassing move, Councilwoman Brenda Ford, whose Bill 109 would ban all GM crops outright, had former yoga instructor and anti-GMO crusader Jeffrey Smith Skyped in to the meeting to give his testimony....

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Monday, September 16, 2013
Hilo: Akina, Hansen to Discuss Jones Act With Portuguese Chamber, ConFor
By News Release @ 12:15 AM :: 4049 Views :: Hawaii County , Jones Act

Friday October 4, 6:00pm, at the Naniloa Hotel Crown Room in Hilo....

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013
GMOs: Open Letter to Margaret Wille from Hawaii Papaya Industry Association
By News Release @ 5:25 PM :: 4903 Views :: Hawaii County , GMOs

Brenda Ford’s bill, which would destroy Hawaii’s papaya crop and blow a huge hole in the county and state’s economy....

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Monday, September 02, 2013
Abercrombie’s Refusal to Help Veterans Secure Home Loans Makes National News
By News Release @ 1:03 AM :: 6101 Views :: Hawaii County , Military, Cost of Living

A story invoking Governor Abercrombie’s war-protester past, has surfaced on Breitbart.com....

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Monday, August 19, 2013
Investors Submit Plan to Reorganize Hokulia Project
By News Release @ 11:47 AM :: 5160 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Greenmail

A hearing on the plan’s disclosure statement has been scheduled for Sept. 16, 2013....

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Sunday, August 18, 2013
Army to construct infantry platoon battle course at Pōhakuloa
By News Release @ 12:57 PM :: 3762 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

...The U.S. Army published the record of decision to construct and operate a modern Infantry Platoon Battle Course and associated infrastructure to support current and future Army training requirements at Pōhakuloa Training Area....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Hawaii County: Police Chief Addresses Corruption, Aloha, and Tinted Windows
By News Release @ 1:35 PM :: 5714 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

results of the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s 2013 Community Satisfaction Survey and the police chief’s responses....

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Friday, July 19, 2013
Kamuela Hui to Put Telescope on Moon
By News Release @ 12:45 PM :: 2977 Views :: Hawaii County

...the first private space telescope to operate from the lunar surface, available to researchers, educators and the general public through the internet....

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Saturday, June 15, 2013
Hawaii County PD Community Satisfaction Survey Released
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 4439 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement
608 members of the public participated in the Hawai’i Police Department’s Community Satisfaction Survey....
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Saturday, May 04, 2013
Budget: Kenoi Proposes $21M Property Tax Hike
By News Release @ 10:40 AM :: 3516 Views :: Hawaii County , Taxes
...this budget incorporates a property tax 'adjustment' that would allow the county to collect an estimated $219 million in the year ahead....
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
HHSC Exec Discusses Banner Partnership with Hilo MDs
By Selected News Articles @ 9:36 PM :: 7929 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

Approximately four years ago, the Hawaii State Legislature commissioned Stroudwater Associates to evaluate our Hawaii Health System Safety Net Hospitals....

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Saturday, December 29, 2012
Kealakekua Kayak Rentals: DLNR Bans Small Businesses From Water
By News Release @ 1:07 AM :: 4929 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

"The proliferation and use of unpermitted kayak rentals being conducted at Napoopoo have resulted in concerns .... " 

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Hawaii County: In Election Cases, Time Deadlines Matter
By Robert Thomas @ 2:30 PM :: 4779 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

The case involved a challenge to the charter's requirement that a candidate for public office be a resident of the district in which she intends to run for at least 90 days ....

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Governor Releases $3.7 Million for Hilo Medical Center
By News Release @ 8:46 PM :: 6145 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

 ... $3.7 million for capital improvement projects (CIPs) at Hilo Medical Center ....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Hawaiian Electric Seeks Public Comment on ‘Integrated Resource Planning’
By Selected News Articles @ 5:59 PM :: 9680 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...providing safe and reliable utility service at a reasonable cost, through the development of Resource Plans and Scenarios....

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Saturday, November 24, 2012
Sen Josh Green: Doctors Need Florida Pill Mill Company to Survive Financially
By Andrew Walden @ 8:03 PM :: 8323 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

I am humbled to try and get everyone access to healthcare in a fair and timely way in Hawaii and that is all my letter to the city of Honolulu was about....

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Friday, November 23, 2012
Hawaii County Vote is Referendum on Eradication
By Tom Lodge @ 5:59 PM :: 5809 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment

It is the aerial slaughter of sheep, goats, and pigs that prompted the referendum....

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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Five Year Plan: Hawaii County Energy Sustainability Program
By News Release @ 2:11 PM :: 5386 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

...recommendations to strengthen the County’s energy program and realize more than $3.9 million in taxpayer saving....

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Monday, November 19, 2012
Hawaii County Police earn accreditation from national agency
By News Release @ 11:36 PM :: 4676 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

Chief Harry Kubojiri announced that the Hawaiʻi Police Department has been awarded accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies....

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Friday, November 16, 2012
Voters issue a powerful mandate for hunting, fishing and gathering on Hawaii island
By Selected News Articles @ 10:37 PM :: 5294 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment

The ballot item on the formation of a hunting, fishing and gathering advisory commission in the November 6 election passed by almost 2 to 1 margin....

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Hundreds Turn Out for NRA President in Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 9856 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The Second Amendment is alive and well in Hawaii....

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Friday, November 09, 2012
HELCO Files 50MW Geothermal RFP
By News Release @ 6:41 PM :: 4651 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

Hawaii Electric Light Company is seeking to add up to 50 megawatts (MW) of geothermal power at prices not tied to the cost of oil to help lower electricity costs for customers....

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Friday, November 09, 2012
Spirit of LIFE 20th Anniversary 2012 Gala Celebration
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 4681 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

November 9th 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sheraton Keauhou Resort, Kailua-Kona 

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Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Best Invention of 2012: Time Magazine Recognizes Kona Kampachi
By Selected News Articles @ 3:03 PM :: 5793 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

Hounded by Luddites, shakedown artists, and anti-GMO hypesters, Hawaii’s Kamapachi Farms open ocean fish farm has now been named by TIME magazine as one of the Best Inventions of the Year 2012. Surely it will soon be driven from the state....

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Thursday, November 01, 2012
HD5 Bateman Releases Final Radio Commercial
By Audio @ 10:56 AM :: 6080 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

It is clear that our state government has not been working for the people and I am running to change that.

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Thursday, November 01, 2012
Hawaii County Releases Absentee Voting Totals
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 4453 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

104,323 Hawaii County residents are registered to vote in the 2012 General Election....

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
AKP Biofuel Scam Finds Only 20 Supporters in Survey of 300
By Henry Curtis @ 4:09 AM :: 8477 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

SMS did a survey of 303 interviews, 90% said they unfamiliar with `Aina Koa Pono (AKP). 10% were aware of AKP. The math says this is 29-31 people.

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Saturday, October 27, 2012
Voter Guide: Hawaii State and County Ballot Initiatives 2012
By Andrew Walden @ 10:34 PM :: 14677 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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Saturday, October 27, 2012
Video Interview: Kona Resident--Father of Slain SEAL Killed in 9-11 Attack, Bengazi
By Audio @ 3:21 AM :: 7800 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, National News, Ethics

Retired Judge Charles Woods descibes meeting Pres Obama, V Pres Biden and Sec'y Clinton....

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Friday, October 26, 2012
Eradication: Who Are the Real Invasives?
By Tom Lodge @ 10:11 PM :: 6166 Views :: Hawaii County , Second Amendment

...the pig is so much more than just a resource to the Ancient Hawaiian, and I hardly think that “invasive” ....

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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Senator, 1000 Ratepayers Call for Lower Electric Bills
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 6966 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Urge the Governor to rescind Executive Agreements between the State of Hawaii, the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) and HECO that were put in place in 2008 ....

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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Secret Letters Show Nago Timed Attack on Hilo Election Office with Workers Planning Sickout
By Selected News Articles @ 7:37 PM :: 9794 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

"We are not going to volunteer as long as (fired elections workers) are not reinstated or treated fairly...." -- April 18, 2012

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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Bateman: We Can Cut Consumers' Electric Bills
By News Release @ 1:00 AM :: 6213 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Have you looked at your electric bill lately? It just keeps going up and up.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012
Hirono a No-Show at Waimea Candidates’ Forum
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 7030 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Of the “four heated North Hawai’i races,” Hirono was the only candidate who did not feel it was important enough to attend.  

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Alleged Big Island Child Molester Arrested: Runs Gay-Friendly Bed & Breakfast
By News Release @ 10:52 PM :: 10568 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

 A man suspected of child sexual exploitation has been identified according to the FBI. Sources say the man's name is ....

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Bateman: We Need Lower Cost of Living, Not Higher Taxes and Utility Bills
By News Release @ 3:32 PM :: 4595 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

We can do this by lowering our excessive energy costs by 50%, by reducing our personal income tax rates by 20%, by eliminating GET on medical care and medication....

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Friday, October 05, 2012
DHHL breaks ground for Lalamilo Waimea Homesteads
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 5249 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

Lalamilo is located on 34.7 acres of land along the South Kohala Distribution Road, approximately two miles makai of the Waimea town center....

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