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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Jamae Kawauchi Asks Kona TEA Party for Election Volunteers
By Selected News Articles @ 10:30 PM :: 6133 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

With insiders playing sabotage games, Jamae Kawauchi comes to the 'non-government people' for help with the November elections....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Why fish raised in strange metal pods could be better for us
By Selected News Articles @ 3:31 PM :: 5049 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Why fish raised in strange metal pods could be better for us...

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Sunday, August 12, 2012
Lorraine Inouye: ‘Not Satisfied This Election Was Fair and Legal’
By News Release @ 8:11 PM :: 5512 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

"I am in the process of fact finding to determine if your Office of Elections adhered to proper and legal election procedures and whether or not our voters were denied their right to vote."

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Sunday, August 12, 2012
Hawaii County: "Kona Ballot Cans Arrived Unsealed, Disorganization Looks Purposeful"
By Andrew Walden @ 4:01 PM :: 5338 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Two precincts' cans arrived unsealed. The receiving team members say that that's been a consistent problem over the years, especially with Kona.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012
After Complaint from Gabbard Campaign Abercrombie Orders Extended Hours for Big Island Polling Places
By News Release @ 9:03 PM :: 5003 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Polling locations in the Counties of Maui, Kaua'i and Honolulu will close at the 6 p.m.; polling locations in Hawai'i County will close at 7:30 p.m.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012
Grievance Filed After Tribune-Herald Names Hunter Bishop as Source of False Hawaii County ‘Yellow Card’ Story
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 4985 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

The front-page correction published Aug. 1, highlighted in yellow above the fold, identified Bishop as the alleged source of an error in a July 26 newspaper story about Hawaii County’s distribution of voter information “yellow cards.”

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Saturday, August 11, 2012
GOP Threatens Lawsuit Over Big Island Election Debacle
By David S Chang @ 2:16 AM :: 5739 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Earlier today the Hawaii Republican Party sent the following letter to the State of Hawaii Office of Elections calling for an immediate written explanation detailing the actions of the Hawaii County officials in regard to the absentee ballots and polling places in Kona.

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Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Federal Audit Catches Takamine's 'Economic Opportunity Council' Misusing DLIR Funds
By Andrew Walden @ 12:37 PM :: 5668 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

According to DCCA BREG documents, Yokoyama’s for-profit “Hawaii Human Resources Corp” is still owned by Yokoyama and still registered at the same address as HCEOC. 

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Friday, July 27, 2012
As Primary Election Approaches, Governor Approves Funds to Complete Hilo International Airport Cargo Facility
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 4851 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

"Senator Gilbert Kahele was actively involved in working with the state Department of Transportation (DOT) to legislatively see this appropriation through." -- Abercrombie news release

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
NASA Comes to Big Island to Practice Extraterrestrial Encounters
By News Release @ 1:53 AM :: 4391 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

NASA is conducting a nine-day field test starting Tuesday outside Hilo, Hawaii, to evaluate new exploration techniques....

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Big Island Part of National Test of Health Information Exchange
By News Release @ 12:35 PM :: 6155 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

The Hawai'i Island Beacon Community (HIBC) has begun to expand the region's first health information exchange (HIE), following a successful pilot phase which began last December at North Hawai'i Community Hospital....

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Saturday, June 30, 2012
Geothermal: 600mw Available on Big Island
By Selected News Articles @ 2:25 AM :: 5217 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

The effects of an eruption would be more profound as the geothermal power development increased in size....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Vandals Seen Destroying Papaya Trees in Puna
By News Release @ 4:27 AM :: 5307 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

Workers in the area observed two males knocking over the trees and striking at the fruit and branches with sticks. The males left the area on bicycles and were last seen getting into a blue Toyota 4-door pickup truck.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
After 40 Years Without a Plan, NELHA Claims Pork is Good for Kona
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 5718 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Total expenditures from businesses at NELHA were $81.0 million, of which about $50 million was paid to Hawaii entities in 2010. UHERO estimated the total economic output to the greater Hawaii economy was $87.7 million, which generated $4.5 million in state tax revenue for 2010....

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Monday, June 11, 2012
LaFrance Announces Campaign for SD3 Kona, Kau
By News Release @ 6:32 PM :: 4960 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

LaFrance is a retired contractor, Alarm Company Operator, a lifetime Farmer, and Real Estate broker for 30-years. Has a degree in Hospitality, Human Resource Administration, Agricultural Science, and an MBA.

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Monday, June 11, 2012
Kamehameha Day: Abercrombie, Hirono, Akaka, Inouye sending Hawaiians to tribalism?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:37 AM :: 10598 Views :: Akaka Bill, Hawaii History

Kamehameha between 1782 and 1810 united the islands into the Hawaiian Kingdom, created the Hawaiian nationality and a national state from competing Polynesian groups, who themselves had been feudal--not tribal--for as much as 500 years....

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Sunday, June 10, 2012
Teacher, Oceanographer Running for HD 6 Kona
By News Release @ 1:18 PM :: 5141 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Former educator, commercial fisherman, island musician with the Windward Symphony (Oahu), and Waianae Neighborhood Board Representative, Mike Breslin officially enters the race for Hawai’i House District 6....

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Saturday, June 02, 2012
European Budget Cuts Threaten Mauna Kea Telescopes
By News Release @ 8:54 PM :: 7240 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

The decision, a consequence of ongoing real terms cuts to the UK science budget by the Government, will almost certainly see the Hawaii-based UK Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) cease operations in the autumn of 2013 and the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) do the same a year later, with the loss of around 40 jobs.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012
NELHA Audit: 40 Years of Pork Without a Plan
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 6011 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

After nearly 40 years, NELHA has yet to achieve its potential....

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Friday, May 25, 2012
"Invasive" Algae Targeted for Eradication in Kona May Treat Arthritis
By News Release @ 4:13 PM :: 4755 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

"I think this finding is a nice illustration of how we need to look more deeply in our environment because even nuisance pests, as it turns out, are not just pests," said Gerwick.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Akaka Bill: Rep. Cole speaks to community, business leaders
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 8451 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

He said he doesn’t see any differences between Native Hawaiians and Native Alaskans and American Indian tribes....

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
HELCO Inks Deal to Burn Trees for Electricity
By News Release @ 12:08 AM :: 5055 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

The Hamakua Sugar Company lands bought by the Broken Trustees of Kamehameha Schools and ‘guarded’ by Larry Mehau for $$$ were planted in Eucalyptus. Years later, the trees not properly culled have grown into 10,000 plus acres of pencil thin stands with zero lumber value....

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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Bateman Announces Run for State House District Representing Kona, Kau
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 5189 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Bateman, a retired US Air Force Colonel (JAG), former Assistant Attorney General for Washington state and attorney in private practice for 30 years, now owns the Heavenly Hawaiian Coffee farm, which he has operated for the last seven years....

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Sunday, May 06, 2012
Federal Suit Threatened: UH-Hilo Violates Rights of Religious Student Groups
By News Release @ 10:44 PM :: 5487 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Among the problematic policies are ... policies that force student clubs to accept voting members and officers that don’t agree with the clubs’ beliefs....

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Tuesday, May 01, 2012
HB280: Strangled by Bureaucracy, Coffee Farmers Call for Repeal of Mandatory Inspections
By Selected News Articles @ 4:03 PM :: 5290 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

The certification process has become a restrictive bottleneck, damaging the industry it was intended to protect....

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Friday, April 27, 2012
Green Energy? Do The Math
By Dr Ed Gutteling, MD @ 11:44 PM :: 6711 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

“I’m trying to think, but nuttin’ happens!” -- Curly Howard

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Thursday, April 26, 2012
Feds Begin Forcing Hawaii Island MDs into 'Medical Homes'
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 5161 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo has appointed Daniel E. Brown, Ph.D., as principal investigator (P.I.) for the Hawai‘i Island Beacon Community (HIBC), a federally funded health care transformation project administered through the UH Hilo College of Pharmacy....

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Friday, April 20, 2012
HSTA Lawsuit against Laupahoehoe Charter School Dismissed
By News Release @ 2:25 PM :: 5049 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Judge Hara ruled that the HSTA, Mr. Beekman and Mrs. Wilson had no standing ....

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Friday, April 20, 2012
Bridge Aina Lea: Court Rules LUC Violated Developer's Civil Rights
By Robert Thomas @ 12:17 AM :: 5176 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

DW Aina Lea Dev. LLC v. State of Hawaii Land Use Comm'n, No. 11--1-0112K ....

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Monday, April 02, 2012
ACLU: Hawaii Counties Among Few Requiring Warrant to Track Cell Phones
By Selected News Articles @ 7:17 PM :: 8273 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Only six agencies responded that in order to track cell phones, they must first get a warrant or have probable cause: County of Hawaii, Hawaii; Honolulu, Hawaii; Wichita, Kan.; Lexington, Ky.; Lincoln, Neb.; and North Las Vegas, Nev....

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Saturday, March 31, 2012
DLNR Snares Slowly Torture Pigs
By Selected News Articles @ 12:39 AM :: 9184 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 :: 9499 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 :: 5666 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 :: 7616 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 :: 4716 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 :: 7255 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 :: 10381 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 :: 7489 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 :: 5422 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 :: 4912 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 :: 7000 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 :: 6460 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 :: 5177 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 :: 4601 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 :: 8143 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 :: 11052 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 :: 5211 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 :: 6335 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 08, 2011
State Sues to Get Back $39M Looted from Graves by John Waihee
By Selected News Articles @ 2:18 PM :: 10290 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 04, 2011
McIntosh to run for Hawaii County Council in 2012
By News Release @ 1:58 AM :: 4608 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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