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Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Dozens of Republicans Enter Neighborhood Board Elections
By David S Chang @ 9:59 PM :: 3674 Views :: Honolulu County

Neighborhood Board election voting runs from April 27 through Friday May 17....

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Thursday, May 02, 2013
Bills 11 & 12: Pine Appeals for Leeward, Ewa Projects
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 8:42 AM :: 2394 Views :: Honolulu County

... include three important projects that I am fighting to secure ....

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Thursday, May 02, 2013
Caldwell Signs Bill 8: Protecting Politicians' Midnight Bathroom Escapades
By News Release @ 5:37 AM :: 5976 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Homelessness, Politicians
This is not the first time a state official has been arrested at public restrooms. In March 1991, Office of Hawaiian Affairs Administrator Clyde Namuo ... was arrested for open lewdness....
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Thursday, May 02, 2013
Natatorium Decision Re-Launches EIS Contract
By News Release @ 4:55 AM :: 2145 Views :: Honolulu County

The City will resume preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement....

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Sunday, April 28, 2013
Full Text: Honolulu Council Challenges School Lands Bill
By Selected News Articles @ 12:11 AM :: 3014 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12

... should be premised on the provision of fair compensation to the City and County of Honolulu ....

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Saturday, April 27, 2013
Caldwell Announces Town Hall Meeting Schedule
By News Release @ 5:14 PM :: 2403 Views :: Honolulu County

... six town hall meetings that will be held across Oahu during the month of May ....

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Saturday, April 27, 2013
Neighborhood Board Ballot Passcodes Sent to Voters
By News Release @ 11:26 AM :: 2669 Views :: Honolulu County
The Neighborhood Commission Office has mailed passcodes to 180,000 eligible voters who may cast ballots online for contested seats on the 2013-2015 Neighborhood Boards....
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Friday, April 26, 2013
Honolulu Neighborhood Voting April 26 - May 17
By Selected News Articles @ 3:42 PM :: 6405 Views :: Honolulu County
... The election is conducted entirely on-line and by telephone. Voting runs from April 26, 2013 through May 17, 2013 ....  
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Stanley Chang Running for CD1?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:50 AM :: 6887 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation
Dan Inouye was barely in the grave when Honolulu Councilmember Stanley Chang signed Federal Election Commission documents....
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Public Invited to Comment on Complete Streets Projects
By News Release @ 12:55 AM :: 2141 Views :: Honolulu County
... pedestrian and bicycle safety advocates cheered the passage of Ordinance 12-15 ....
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Monday, April 22, 2013
Nicole Velasco to Head Neighborhood Commission
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 2605 Views :: Honolulu County
...The office provides administrative and technical support services to the Neighborhood Commission and Oahu’s 33 neighborhood boards....
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Friday, April 19, 2013
Calling All Cronies: Caldwell Announces $1.6M Cash Giveaway
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 3130 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 08, 2013
Mayor Caldwell Nominates Budget Director and Deputy Director
By News Release @ 8:29 AM :: 2945 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 03, 2013
Full Text: Mayor Caldwell's State of the City Speech
By News Release @ 1:42 PM :: 3584 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 :: 3945 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 :: 6920 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 :: 3570 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 :: 3203 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 06, 2013
Occupy Honolulu Points Finger at City over Deaths, Threatens ‘300 Instant Criminals’
By News Release @ 8:31 PM :: 4842 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Drugs

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

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Sunday, March 03, 2013
Hawaii Precedent? 'Sidewalk Property' Decision Appealed to Supreme Court
By Robert Thomas @ 3:34 AM :: 4146 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 03, 2013
HNL Planning Director: "Public, Along With Private Property Rights, Are Our Top Priority"
By Robert Thomas @ 3:28 AM :: 3713 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 01, 2013
EPA Cites 188F Garbage: $1.1M Waimanalo Gulch Settlement Day After Lawsuit Filed
By News Release @ 3:17 AM :: 3906 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 :: 5617 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 :: 3872 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 :: 4362 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 :: 7778 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 :: 7528 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 :: 3543 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 09, 2013
Caldwell Announces Mattson's Cabinet Picks
By News Release @ 9:51 PM :: 3373 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 06, 2013
Dojo Mystic Ousted From City Administration
By AtomicMonkey @ 5:34 PM :: 7090 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 02, 2013
236 Candidates Register for Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections—Deadline Feb 15
By Selected News Articles @ 3:40 PM :: 4006 Views :: Honolulu County

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

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Friday, February 01, 2013
Caldwell Secretly Appoints ‘Chief of Staff’--Convicted Criminal Harry Mattson
By Andrew Walden @ 9:10 PM :: 14031 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 :: 4237 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 :: 5788 Views :: Honolulu County

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

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Wednesday, January 09, 2013
New for 2013: Affordable Housing Costs More
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 4412 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 06, 2013
Audit of HART 'Public Involvement' Contracts 'Suspended'
By News Release @ 3:29 PM :: 4407 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 04, 2013
Audit: 38% of Reimbursements Show ‘Discrepancies’, ‘Honolulu Council Could be Exposed’
By News Release @ 3:41 PM :: 3574 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 :: 5138 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 :: 3534 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 :: 5110 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 :: 4612 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 08, 2012
Honolulu City Council to Honor December 7 Vets at Ewa Field
By John Bond @ 1:55 AM :: 4453 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 :: 3860 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 :: 6940 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 :: 4043 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 03, 2012
PRP: Fukunaga Running to Continue Act 221 Tax Credit Scams
By Andrew Walden @ 8:29 PM :: 5636 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 :: 13485 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 :: 5885 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 :: 4951 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 :: 5677 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

Rice-cooker...

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