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Friday, May 3, 2013
$9.6M: DHHL Wins First legislative Appropriation Since 2010
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 4636 Views :: DHHL
First appropriation of general funds for the state agency since 2010....
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Saturday, April 20, 2013
Abercrombie Appoints Darrell T Young DHHL Deputy Director
By News Release @ 2:24 AM :: 4478 Views :: DHHL

...Young is currently serving as the director of communications and acting deputy director....

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Friday, April 19, 2013
HB1268: Allows 999-Year DLNR Leases, Transfer to Non-Hawaiians
By Video @ 3:39 PM :: 7220 Views :: DHHL

... 999-year homestead leases to be assigned to trustees of land trusts that are created for managing and holding the homestead ....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Audit Slams DHHL 'Lax Loan Management'
By News Release @ 10:47 PM :: 4972 Views :: DHHL

As of June 30, 2011, there were 9,922 homestead leases statewide and 26,170 applicants waiting for homestead leases. In FY2011, the department issued 177 new homestead leases....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
CNHA Cheers Proposed Amendments to HHCA
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 3038 Views :: DHHL

The Obama Administration, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz and U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono introduced requests for the Congress to approve amendments made to the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act (HHCA) by the Hawaii State Legislature over the past several years....

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Sunday, March 31, 2013
SJR12: Schatz, Hirono Tinker with Hawaiian Homelands Blood Quantum
By Andrew Walden @ 8:24 PM :: 10163 Views :: Democratic Party, DHHL, Congressional Delegation
...blood quantum disputes have been a feature of internal politics within the Department of Hawaiian Homelands....
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Saturday, February 9, 2013
Bribery, Blackmail: Louie, Coppa Secretly Recorded Offering to Trade Away Investigation, Buy Silence from DHHL Exec
By Selected News Articles @ 5:26 PM :: 10362 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

"Seeing it first hand myself was stunning. That even at the highest levels of enforcement, the Attorney General himself...."

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Hawaiian Electric Seeks Public Comment on ‘Integrated Resource Planning’
By Selected News Articles @ 5:59 PM :: 14672 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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Monday, November 26, 2012
CNHA Pushes for Legislature, Feds to Dominate DHHL
By News Release @ 8:26 PM :: 10324 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

" ...we need to focus on how much funding is flowing.... "

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Friday, November 16, 2012
Maui Case Tests Conflicts Between Zoning and Planning
By Robert Thomas @ 10:04 PM :: 9803 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The owners want to build homes, which is consistent with the zoning but which cannot be built on a 1/2 acre parcel designated "Park."

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Wind on the Wane: An Update on Recent Wind Project News
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 11304 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Wind project impacts “may be worse than climate change,” says UK Environment Minister....

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Friday, November 9, 2012
Maui TEA Party Veterans Day Picnic
By News Release @ 5:25 PM :: 7134 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

Keopuolani Park (corner of Kaahumanu and Kanaloa) on Sunday, November 11th between 11:30AM and 1:30PM....

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
VIDEO: Ratepayers Revolt
By Video @ 3:23 PM :: 9884 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Uncle Sam asks Kanoho why his electric bill is higher when he's using less power:
My electric bill. It went from 250 dollars to 400, and we didn't change nothin'.

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Friday, November 2, 2012
UHERO Deploys Latest Excuses For Big Wind, Big Cable
By News Release @ 10:58 PM :: 8955 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The proposed wind project largely serves to limit the amount of imported biofuel used to meet the RPS (so we can make the numbers add up)....

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Saturday, October 27, 2012
Voter Guide: Hawaii State and County Ballot Initiatives 2012
By Andrew Walden @ 10:34 PM :: 20793 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
ML&P Faces Delisting from NY Stock Exchange
By News Release @ 5:32 PM :: 7941 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

...the Company has 45 days from receipt of the notification to submit a plan to the NYSE to demonstrate its ability to achieve compliance with the continued listing standards within 18 months....

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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Fitch: $71M in Maui Co Bonds Rate AA+
By News Release @ 10:36 PM :: 9535 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Maui county does participate in the poorly funded state pension plan. Its other post-employment benefit (OPEB) liability is also large....

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Saturday, October 20, 2012
Streaming Video: Canonization of Molokai’s Mother Marianne Cope
By Selected News Articles @ 10:29 PM :: 12251 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

The ceremony presided over by Pope Benedict XVI, will actually begin at 9:30 p.m. Hawaii time....

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Friday, October 12, 2012
Governor Releases $17.9 Million for CIPs on Maui
By News Release @ 11:05 PM :: 9031 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

...including more than $8.1 million for renovation, upgrade and expansion projects at Maui Memorial....

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Saturday, October 6, 2012
Molokai Video: What is IAM?
By Video @ 3:09 PM :: 7367 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

...It's been almost two years since I Aloha Molokai was formed to fight the big industrial wind turbines....

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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Felony Campaign Spending Violations: Second Complaint in a Month Accuses Kaniela Ing
By News Release @ 4:58 PM :: 6784 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL
  • False reporting and double reporting of campaign expenditures including expenditures of public funds.
  • Failure to properly report a campaign loan
  • Accepting a contribution in excess of the $2000 legal limit
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
HC&S: End to Cane Burning Tied to Acceptance of BioFuel
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 8348 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

"One of our primary missions is to explore every option for converting the plantation from a sugar farm, into a bio-energy farm...."

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Largest Jury Verdict For Hawaii Slip and Fall Case
By News Release @ 7:39 PM :: 10231 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

...she slipped and fell on uncleaned floor of the defendant’s fast food restaurant...$5,670,000....

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Friday, September 14, 2012
Maui Chamber of Commerce Endorses Lingle
By News Release @ 8:21 PM :: 9078 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

"These business owners are looking for our government to restore much-needed certainty and confidence in our nation’s economy,” said Governor Lingle

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Thursday, September 13, 2012
West Molokai Homeowners 98% Against Windfarm
By News Release @ 4:32 AM :: 7657 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

Responses from WMA property owners are running over 98% opposed to the project, with less than 1% in favor. Two surveys last year across Molokai found opposition first at 93%, which then grew to 97%, with again only 1% in favor.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
SHOPO, Small Business Groups Endorse Rep George Fontaine
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 6531 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

"Your knowledge and sensitivity to business issues were key factors in our endorsement process."

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Sunday, September 9, 2012
Final EIS for Kihei HS Released
By News Release @ 11:23 PM :: 8600 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

"This is very encouraging news for the citizens of South Maui who have been requesting a high school in Kihei." -- Rep George Fontaine

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Saturday, September 8, 2012
Eight Candidates File to Run in Maui OHA Trustee Special Election
By Andrew Walden @ 8:57 AM :: 13706 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Candidates have until September 7 to file....

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Friday, September 7, 2012
BIG WIND: PEIS Comments Due Oct. 9
By Video @ 5:10 PM :: 10095 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Comments to the new Programmatic Environment Impact Statement for Hawaii’s Clean Energy Program are due on October 9th. The newest IAM film explains the PEIS process and how to make your comments.... 

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Saturday, September 1, 2012
Does Hawaii Need An "Environmental Court?" - Doesn't It Already Have One?
By Robert Thomas @ 2:16 AM :: 10892 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Apparently, there is an effort to get the Judiciary or the Legislature to form another court with specialized jurisdiction....

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Sunday, August 19, 2012
‘Lodging Development’ Planned for Hana Ranch?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:39 AM :: 10951 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

“Bio-Logical Capital ensures … lodging development that … embraces the use of … building materials… and maintains the buildings….”

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Thursday, August 16, 2012
Windfarm Developer in Complex Deal to Buy Hana Ranch
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 8604 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

Harrison Sheppard, head of Hana Ranch Partners’ executive committee… said that it “was a very complex transaction. It’s not technically correct to say the sale has been finalized.”

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Justice Kennedy: US Constitution is Part of Hawaii's Heritage
By Robert Thomas @ 9:34 PM :: 9097 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

One of the necessary beginning points is this principle: The Constitution of the United States, too, has become the heritage of all the citizens of Hawaii.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Na Wai Eha: Supreme Court Rules Against Water Commission
By Robert Thomas @ 9:22 PM :: 10460 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

When a Hawaii Supreme Court opinion starts off waxing poetic about "Na Wai Eha" you don't need to read the remaining 88 pages to know what the ineviatable result will be....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Where's Mazie? Hirono Refuses to Debate Before Maui Chamber of Commerce
By News Release @ 8:01 PM :: 8201 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The invitation was extended to all of the major Primary candidates weeks in advance of Primary Election day, and was accepted promptly by Governor Linda Lingle....

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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Big Wind Loses Monopoly: Feds Open EIS to Alternatives
By Andrew Walden @ 5:26 PM :: 7943 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The PEIS will consider: “energy efficiency, distributed renewables, utility-scale renewables, alternative transportation fuels and modes, and electrical transmission and distribution.”

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
9th Circuit Produces Maui Conference Financial Contracts
By News Release @ 5:48 PM :: 6522 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

The stated concern was not only the cost of the conference but that the itinerary was full of vacation activities (i.e. Zumba dancing), not plans to improve the administration of justice....

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Sunday, August 5, 2012
Featured on Glen Beck: Wallbuilders’ David Barton to speak at Maui, Oahu events
By News Release @ 7:19 PM :: 12485 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawaii Family Forum is pleased to announce that David Barton, and his son Tim, will be speaking in Hawaii from August 8 - 10....

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Thursday, August 2, 2012
Act 183: First Injunctions Filed under New Mortgage Rescue Fraud Prevention Law
By News Release @ 5:51 PM :: 9001 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Act 183, signed into law by Governor Neil Abercrombie on June 28, 2012, now makes violations of the Mortgage Rescue Fraud Prevention Act a class C felony with a mandatory $10,000 fine.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Akakū TV holding Election Correspondent Workshop
By News Release @ 3:55 PM :: 6748 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

With election season fast approaching, we’re asking you to contribute to our live coverage....

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Sunday, July 22, 2012
Ellison Removes Pro-Wind Signs from Lanai
By Selected News Articles @ 3:18 PM :: 8289 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

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Sunday, July 15, 2012
Lingle Responds to Criticism of Maui Judicial Conference
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 11:23 PM :: 10913 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Lingle called on Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) to back off on their criticism of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision to hold its conference on the Island of Maui ....

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Sunday, July 15, 2012
State Office of Planning Requests LUC Hearing on Kihei Mega Mall Project
By Selected News Articles @ 2:12 PM :: 7714 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

"It's apparent that a number of the conditions the LUC imposed when approving the switch to urban are not being enforced, and never have been," Fontaine said after the meeting....

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Thursday, July 12, 2012
Cyber-Crime Bills Signed into Law
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 8839 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The bills were the result of the cyber crime informational briefing co-chaired by Representatives Kym Pine and George Fontaine in July, 2011.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012
Rep Fontaine Thanks Gov Abercrombie for Signing “Move Over” Bill into Law
By News Release @ 10:45 PM :: 8565 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The new law comes in the wake of the tragic deaths of Honolulu police officers Eric Fontes, killed last September during a Farrington Highway traffic stop, and Garret Davis, killed this January while assisting a stalled motorist on the H-1....

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012
EU: Smart Meters Allow 'Massive Collection of Personal Data'
By Selected News Articles @ 5:10 PM :: 11647 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

European Data Protection Supervisor warns 'massive collection of personal data' could be accessed without safeguards ....

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Case, Lingle Set First Debate; Hirono Silent
By Ed Case @ 11:57 PM :: 9527 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The Chamber's invitation is to the primary winners.  Congresswoman Mazie Hirono was also invited but has not accepted....

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Saturday, June 23, 2012
Takings: ICA Overturns Circuit Court in Leone v County of Maui
By Robert Thomas @ 1:51 PM :: 8794 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The trial court had determined the plaintiffs' regulatory takings claims were not ripe because they should have tried to change offending land use regulations which allegedly deprive their property of all economically beneficial uses.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
FULL TEXT: Application for PUC Approval of Ellison Lanai Buy
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 10921 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The ownership structure of Octopus Holdings, L.P. is as follows: ninety eight percent (98%) of the partnership interest is owned by the Lawrence J. Ellison Revocable Trust and the remaining two percent (2%) is owned by Tentacle Corporation....

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Judicial Selection Commission Appoints Cahill
By News Release @ 5:26 PM :: 8920 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Under Article VI, Section 3 of the Hawaiʻi State Constitution, the Commission was duty-bound to make an appointment after the Governor’s office failed to do so within 30 days....

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