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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
VIDEO: Berg Grills Grabauskas
By Tom Berg @ 1:55 AM :: 5205 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Just released- mainstream media is afraid to cover this - they get their money from pro-rail sponsors . . . too damaging for TV stations to reveal . . . enjoy!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
City Announces Annual Bus Service Changes for School Year
By News Release @ 12:55 AM :: 4425 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

DTS does this every year when school begins. This year they hope you will think that they have 'restored' their recent rail-related bus service cuts. But you weren't fooled....

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Friday, July 13, 2012
Berg: Restore Cancelled Bus Service
By Tom Berg @ 6:42 PM :: 5254 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Resolution 12-173 to request Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle reverse the course that cut but routes and refrain from further cuts being implemented....

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Friday, July 13, 2012
Environment: Rail is Dirtier than Cars
By NCPA @ 4:28 PM :: 7891 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
According to the Department of Energy, the average passenger car uses about 3,500 BTUs per passenger mile--rail transit in Pittsburgh uses more than 11,000 BTUs.
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Friday, July 13, 2012
Djou: "Rail is being transformed from a public works project into a private benefit club"
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:30 PM :: 6173 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The City hired PB Americas to plan this rail system. The City’s Transportation Director is a former senior executive at PB Americas and his wife is still an employee of PB Americas. The consulting engineering firm the City hired to monitor PB Americas, Infraconsult, was founded by former executives at PB Americas....

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Friday, July 13, 2012
Informational briefing held for Proposed Biosafety Lab
By News Release @ 3:05 PM :: 4742 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

A proposed biosafety lab to be located in West Oʻahu will allow UH researchers to develop diagnostic tests and vaccines for infectious diseases.

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Monday, July 09, 2012
Level 3 Bio Lab for Kalaeloa? Briefing Wednesday
By John Bond @ 9:03 PM :: 5813 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

An informational briefing for the public to learn about the proposed "Pacific Health Research Laboratory (PHRL)" at Kalaeloa will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Kapolei High School ....

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Monday, July 09, 2012
After Losing Hospital, Ewa Beach Gets New Ambulance
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 8:42 PM :: 4677 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

“The closure of the Hawaii Medical Center had a substantial impact on the Leeward Coast,” said Rep. Pine. “This new ambulance unit provides the much needed crisis medical attention that our community needs.”

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Monday, July 09, 2012
Berg: Bus Cuts Could be Restored by Eliminating Rail Propaganda
By Tom Berg @ 8:37 PM :: 5155 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...we need to come up with $3 million. If we merely stop the rail propaganda efforts costing us over $4 million a year in staff salaries alone to specifically pitch rail, we could do it!

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Monday, July 09, 2012
Planning Commission to Vote on Ewa Development Plan
By Selected News Articles @ 8:24 PM :: 4560 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

On July 11, the City Planning Commission will pass or deny the ‘Ewa Development Plan (EDP), which directs the future for the whole Leeward area.

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Thursday, July 05, 2012
Abercrombie Releases $75M for Honolulu Airport CIP
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 6366 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $75.3 million for various Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) at Honolulu International Airport....

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Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Record Ethics Fine: Nestor Garcia Conflict of Interest on Rail Votes
By News Release @ 2:37 AM :: 6159 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

He failed to tile conflict of interest disclosures for 38 rail transit bills and resolutions and for 12 other matters such as rezoning from agriculture to commercial and residential uses around Kapolei....

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Saturday, June 30, 2012
JSC Seeking Nominations for Two Oahu Judicial Vacancies
By News Release @ 1:59 AM :: 6134 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Judge, Circuit Court of the First Circuit (Oʻahu)

Judge, Family Court of the First Circuit (Oʻahu)

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Saturday, June 30, 2012
Notice of Petition for Retention the Honorable Gerald H. Kibe
By News Release @ 1:44 AM :: 6899 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The Constitution of the State of Hawaiʻi empowers the Commission to determine whether Judge Kibe should be retained in office for an additional term of six years.

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Friday, June 29, 2012
New Rail Financial Plan Boosts Operating Cost to $6 Billion, Delays Opening
By Honolulu Traffic @ 3:09 PM :: 5553 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

the operating subsidy for transit has been increased by $600 million over the next 18 years to a total of $6 billion dollars....

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Friday, June 29, 2012
Police Disperse Angry Crowd at Kapolei Neighborhood Board
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 PM :: 9935 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

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

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Charles Djou Advances to ‘Contender’
By News Release @ 12:37 PM :: 7879 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawaii Republican Candidate Takes Big Third Step to Achieving ‘Young Gun’ Status....

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Berg Resolution Seeks End to Funding of 'Rail Propaganda'
By Tom Berg @ 11:02 PM :: 5368 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Berg introduced Resolution 12-160 to put a stop to the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation's frivolous expenditures that continue to promote rail....

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
FULL TEXT: Final Motion for Summary Judgment in Rail Suit
By Honolulu Traffic @ 10:54 PM :: 5062 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

"We responded to every single one of the arguments in their 300-some pages of briefing."

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Rail will use more energy than buses or autos
By Honolulu Traffic @ 10:52 PM :: 4703 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...years ago rail was the low energy user and today it has morphed into being a relatively high energy user....

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Illegal Vacation Rentals Behind Opposition to Haleiwa Inn?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:04 PM :: 5700 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...pent up demand has been filled by black-market opportunism. About 450 multi-room country inns, including one with 41 beds the City cannot seem to shut down, have established themselves in residences outside the commercial districts....

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Sunday, June 24, 2012
Rail: Designed to Fail
By Selected News Articles @ 5:28 PM :: 8553 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The nation’s 52nd-largest urban area has only about 950,000 people, yet it is spending $5.3 billion, or more than $5,500 per resident, to build a single 20-mile rail line. That’s probably a greater cost per person than any rail system ever built....

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Sunday, June 24, 2012
VIDEO: Oahu Council District 1 Candidates Face Off
By Video @ 2:11 AM :: 4619 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Dan Boylan moderates a discussion among the candidates vying to represent Honolulu City Council District 1, which includes the Waianae Coast, Kapolei, Makakilo and parts of Ewa Beach

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Saturday, June 23, 2012
Honolulu Premiere: "Urbanized" - Designing Cities, Working Cities
By Robert Thomas @ 1:40 PM :: 5822 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Urbanized (Gary Hustwit 2012), Saturday, June 23, 7:00 p.m., at R&D, 691 Auahi Street, Honolulu....

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Panos Schools Caldwell on Rail, BRT
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 5:28 PM :: 7038 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Dr. Prevedouros addresses questions posed by Candidate Caldwell....

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Sunday, June 17, 2012
Planned Rail Extensions: $266,207 per rider
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 5751 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

CEO Grabauskas tells us that the cost of the planned extensions to UH, Waikiki and to Kapolei Town will bring the total to $9.03 billion .... 

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Sunday, June 17, 2012
HART's $3M Noise Machine
By News Release @ 5:01 PM :: 5915 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...the entire listing of HART people and companies on staff includes over $3M of "public involvement' and 'multimedia' contracts....

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Saturday, June 16, 2012
Kalaeloa Renewable Energy Park: Community Leaders Demand EIS
By News Release @ 6:34 PM :: 6594 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The entire former MCAS Ewa was designated as National Register eligible during the BRAC transfer process and significant historic sites have already been discovered since the original BRAC 1999 surveys were done....

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Friday, June 15, 2012
Abercrombie Evicts Haleiwa Farmers Market, Blames Organizers
By News Release @ 10:55 PM :: 6720 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“I cannot believe this is happening at 1:30 on Friday afternoon, when all our vendors have already picked and prepared their products for the Sunday market."

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Oahu's Untapped Hydroelectric Resources
By Henry Curtis @ 2:21 PM :: 7846 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Oahu has several large, dammed reservoirs, all of which could provide continuous power ....

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Pentagon Cuts Could Eliminate Commissaries, Exchanges
By News Release @ 1:20 PM :: 8068 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This plan would impact more than 164,000 military service members, retirees, and family members who live on Oahu.... Commissary shoppers in Hawaii save 50.7% with annual savings for a family of four of $7,360.

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Monday, June 11, 2012
Hawai`i Free Press Editor to be Interviewed on AM760
By Selected News Articles @ 10:42 PM :: 4096 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Tuesday June 12 from 5pm to 6pm on business talk radio KGU--AM760....

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Sunday, June 10, 2012
Ansaldo Employee: Focus is Entirely on Gaining a Project, Not on Doing Anything Useful
By John Bond @ 2:56 PM :: 6997 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The emphasis seems to be to win the projects, instead of making money on the projects. Most projects start out from behind, almost assured of losing money. This leads the management to feel the need to cut engineering costs....

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Saturday, June 09, 2012
Rail Plan Calls for 472,000 More Cars on Road
By Selected News Articles @ 5:05 PM :: 5655 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...the rail project would reduce daily car trips by 48,000, but it would be in the face of a 520,000 increase in daily car trips because of population growth....

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Friday, June 08, 2012
Eric Marshall, Senate Dist 10 -- Last Candidate on the Ballot
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 5945 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Although the June the 5th candidate filing deadline has come and gone one last candidate has been added to the 2012 Election....

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Friday, June 08, 2012
Deedy Case: Redacted Text of Motion for Dismissal
By Selected News Articles @ 5:15 AM :: 5943 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Circuit Court Judge Karen Ahn in July will consider defense motion for dismissal of state charges against Federal Agent Christopher Deedy in the Waikiki APEC shooting of Kailua resident Kolin Elderts....

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Friday, June 08, 2012
Potential Buyers of HMC West to Participate in Leeward Job Fair
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 1:49 AM :: 6356 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The Queen's Medical Center and Hawaii Pacific Health will be attending the Leeward Job and Career Fair. The hospitals hope to fill 450 job openings available at their current facilities....

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Thursday, June 07, 2012
Larry Fenton Announces Senate Dist 11 Campaign as Republican
By News Release @ 10:30 AM :: 4567 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

District 11 now includes Manoa, Makiki, Tantalus, Papakolea, and Punchbowl.

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Thursday, June 07, 2012
Liz Larson Announces Hawaii State Senate Campaign
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 6719 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

District 12 includes Waikiki, Ala Moana, Ward, Kaka’ako, parts of McCully, Moliili, and Makiki....

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Fires at Kahuku Windfarm Released 'Reactive' Particles, $2M Damage
By Selected News Articles @ 3:51 PM :: 9590 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Defective parts caused a devastating fire in a 2-month-old Hawaii wind farm that cost millions to repair, the energy company that ran the farm says in a Texas court.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012
Rail Suit Ruling May Contain 'Poison Pill'
By Selected News Articles @ 6:04 PM :: 7067 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

the court’s ruling may contain a "poison pill" as a result of one part of the Defendants’ pleadings....

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
DoJ Details Admissions of Criminal Pfluegers
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 7979 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Charles Alan Pflueger, owner of Pflueger Inc., Randall Kurata, the company’s chief financial officer, and Julie Kam, Pflueger’s executive assistant, pleaded guilty....

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Saturday, May 26, 2012
Mike Greco Announces State Senate Campaign
By News Release @ 5:25 PM :: 6371 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Greco, a 2004 graduate of the University of Hawaii Manoa, served as a Naval Aircrewman with the VP-4 Skinny Dragons at Marine Corps Base Hawaii....

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Friday, May 25, 2012
Kaleikini v Yoshioka: Rail Project in 'Grave' Danger
By Robert Thomas @ 1:23 AM :: 8983 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The Hawaii Supreme Court just concluded oral arguments in Kaleikini v. Yoshioka and it does not look good for the City and the State....

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Thursday, May 24, 2012
National Trust for Historic Preservation Files Amicus Brief in Rail Suit
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 4846 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Section 4(f) contains a substantive prohibition on the construction of transportation projects requiring the "use" of historic sites, park and recreational areas ....

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Oral Argument Preview: Can The Honolulu Rail EIS Be Segmented?
By Robert Thomas @ 3:01 PM :: 5518 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

That's the question the Hawaii Supreme Court will consider this Thursday, May 24, 2012, when it hears oral arguments in Kaleikini v. Yoshioka ....

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Caldwell Goes Wobbly, Urges Review of Rail Proposal
By News Release @ 7:40 PM :: 5231 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Today I am calling for a modification to the contracting process for the design of the Phase IV/City Center stretch of the rail transit line.  I am asking that a review be done with community input to see where more appropriate design can be implemented, and more cost savings may be possible....

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Rep. Barbara Marumoto will not be running
By News Release @ 2:08 PM :: 6418 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Rep. Barbara Marumoto will not be running in the 2012 election....

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Honolulu Passes Los Angeles as Worst U.S. City for Drivers
By Selected News Articles @ 10:54 AM :: 4706 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Drivers in the city, the state of Hawaii’s largest, wasted an average of 58 hours stuck in traffic last year....

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Monday, May 21, 2012
Most Important Historical Sites Remain in Rail Suit
By Selected News Articles @ 4:03 PM :: 6421 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...our most important sites Chinatown, Aloha Tower, Dillingham Building, Native Hawaiian burials, etc., all remain in play....

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