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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Abercrombie Two Days Late With Judicial Nomination
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 9718 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Just remember: these are the professionals. Abercrombie fired all the amateurs last year....

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Thursday, June 7, 2012
Supreme Court Hearing: The Next Big Hawaii Water Case
By Robert Thomas @ 4:15 PM :: 9356 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

In re `Iao Ground Water Management Area High-Level Source Water Use Permit Applications and Petition to Amend Interim Instream Flow Standards of Waihe`e River and Waiehu, `Iao, and Waikapu Streams Contested Case Hearing, No. SCAP-30603 ....

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Thursday, May 24, 2012
Ginai Live Concert at George Fontaine Campaign Kickoff
By News Release @ 2:39 PM :: 9147 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The dinner and concert will be held on Friday, June 8th at Mulligan’s on the Blue (100 Kaukahi St. Wailea, HI 96753) starting at 5:30pm.

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Monday, May 21, 2012
Maui Judicial Conference Threatened in Wake of GSA Scandal
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 11873 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

 More blowback from Dan Inouye's campaign supporter ....

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Friday, May 18, 2012
BP and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power announce plans to jointly develop Hawaii wind farm
By News Release @ 10:51 PM :: 8260 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and BP Wind Energy today announced plans to jointly develop the Auwahi Wind farm in Hawaii....

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Monday, May 14, 2012
VIDEO: Molokai Voters' Guide to the Bizarre Rituals and Slippery Corridors of Hawaii Senate
By Video @ 12:42 PM :: 8647 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Kanohowailuku Helm reports about IAM's visit to the slippery corridors of the state Capitol, where four IAM delegates survived initiation into the bizarre rituals of Hawaii lawmaking....

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Friday, May 11, 2012
Hawaii Republican Convention This Weekend
By Nacia Blom @ 10:36 AM :: 14266 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Starting May 9th, the Leadership Institute will be returning to Hawaii with world-class campaign training for conservative candidates....

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Monday, May 7, 2012
VIDEO: Molokai Mocks Senators who vote 'With Reservations'
By Video @ 1:47 PM :: 8968 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The Bill passed 22-3. Out of 25 Senators, there were 10 who voted "yes, with reservations." Honorable Senators, what does that even mean?

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Saturday, May 5, 2012
SEC Report: ML&P on Verge of Bankruptcy
By News Release @ 7:18 PM :: 9247 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The aforementioned circumstances raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern….

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
As Final Vote Approaches, Molokai Launches Petition to Stop Big Cable
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 8742 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Governor Abercrombie, HECO and some House and Senate members are now finalizing legislation that would allow the project to fast-track without sufficient environmental analysis or public review....

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Friday, April 27, 2012
USCG Reviewing Molokai Harbor Safari Explorer Yacht Rules
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 PM :: 5833 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

A U.S. Coast Guard temporary security zone to protect protesters from Hawaii's Safari Explorer yacht cruise is ending, and the USCG seeks input on how the rule may be improved....

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Thursday, April 26, 2012
Hilarious Video: I Aloha Molokai Rips Civil Beat ‘Fact’ Check
By Video @ 3:11 PM :: 7810 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

VIDEO: Kanohowailuku Helm - Pane From Molokai

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Saturday, April 21, 2012
Utility Rejects "Expensive, High Risk" Undersea Power Cable Project
By News Release @ 1:33 PM :: 11727 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, National News, Ethics

"If there is an issue under water, you literally have to pull the whole cable up, and that's very expensive."

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Monday, April 16, 2012
Malulani Hospital seeks Mainland Partner
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 8911 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

We have spoken with two Oahu based hospitals and have not been able to come to an agreement with them at this time....

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Friday, April 13, 2012
Adrianne Heely Appointed Maui Judge
By News Release @ 10:56 PM :: 7753 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL
Heely is currently a deputy corporation counsel for the County of Maui. She was also a former deputy public defender on both Maui and Oahu and a litigation associate at the law firms of Ashford & Wriston, Hisaka Goto Yoshida Cosgrove & Ching, and the Law Offices of Frank K. Goto Jr....
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Friday, April 13, 2012
SB2341: Would Allow Overnight Accommodations on Maui Ag Land
By Video @ 7:51 PM :: 9295 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

DOA (Department of Agriculture) concerned that overnight accommodations would dramatically alter concept of agricultural tourism as originally intended and could cause agricultural tourism to be primary, rather than secondary, land use....

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Friday, April 13, 2012
Public Access TV Relegated to Digital Siberia
By News Release @ 1:47 PM :: 9364 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

On Wednesday, April 4, the naked truth behind this land grab was revealed at the State of Hawaii Cable Advisory Committee hearing in Oahu. The members, made up of appointees from each county, did not like what they saw. Let’s just call it, Oceanic Time Warner’s dirty little secret.... 

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Sunday, March 25, 2012
Did Hawaii Geothermal Developer Benefit from Illegal Bailout?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:42 PM :: 14361 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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Sunday, March 18, 2012
Windfall: Documentary Nails a Corporate Scam
By Video @ 10:48 PM :: 11541 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Shown on Molokai March 14 and 15--will this must-see film come to your local theater?

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Friday, March 16, 2012
JSC Names Maui County Judicial Candidates
By News Release @ 9:53 PM :: 7117 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment
  • Michelle L. Drewyer
  • Kirstin Hamman
  • Adrianne N. Heely
  • Adriel C.S. Menor
  • Lloyd A. Poelman
  • Douglas J. Sameshima
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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Molokai Cheers as US Senate Kills Windfarm Tax Credit
By News Release @ 4:39 PM :: 10253 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In a big victory for the people of Hawaii, our environment, and all American taxpayers, the U.S. Senate this week killed the Production Tax Credit for industrial wind factories ....

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Thursday, March 1, 2012
Maui Friends of the NRA to Host Meeting
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 7297 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

MAUI Friends of NRA-- SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2012 4:00 PM

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
HB2874: House Finance Votes to Freeze Community TV Funds
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 9897 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

With Testimony running 100 – 1 against House Bill 2874 which would freeze Community Television funding on all islands for five years – the House Finance Committee voted unanimously to PASS the bill with amendments ....

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Sunday, February 26, 2012
HB2874: DoE Laptop Bill Will Freeze Public Access TV Funding
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 8769 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Using the same closed door tactic employed on the eve of Super Bowl weekend, House Committees on Finance and Legislative Management announced late Friday evening that they will hold a hearing at 10:00 AM Monday morning on HB2874....

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Akaku Claims Victory over HB2652 cut to Public Access TV
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 15651 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 5, 2012
Maui TEA Party: How to Unite Hawaii's 'Conservative Coalition'
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 7174 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

Myles Kawakami, President and CEO of Hawaiian Carpet One/Ceramic Tile will present a discussion on the "Conservative Coalition" and how uniting the diverse demographics in our movement can lead to a reversal of the current situation in our State ....

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Saturday, January 21, 2012
IAM Video: Molokai Proposes Alternatives to Big Wind
By Video @ 9:58 PM :: 8586 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

IAM January 13 and 14 Alternative Energy Fair Panel Discussions, you can now watch both thanks to PF Bentley.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Governor Appoints Carmen ‘Hulu’ Lindsey to OHA Board of Trustees
By News Release @ 7:26 PM :: 8399 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Ms. Lindsey will serve on an interim basis until November, when a special election will be held to fill the remaining two years of Mr. Mossman’s term.

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Saturday, January 14, 2012
Supreme Court Keeps East Maui Water Case Alive
By Robert Thomas @ 11:44 PM :: 9900 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The court concluded the ICA has appellate jurisdiction because the Acting Deputy Director to the Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources certified the Water Commission minutes by signing them....

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Friday, January 13, 2012
Coast Guard, Maui PD to Protect Molokai Cruise Ship
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 7894 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

Chair Âila will be joined by officials from the state Department of Transportation, the Maui County Police and the U.S. Coast Guard who oversee and ensure environmental, public and navigational safety in the harbor.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
$30,000 Reward in Monk Seal Killings
By News Release @ 4:04 PM :: 12453 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The Humane Society of the United States and Hawaii DLNR Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement Inaugurate Reward Tip Line As Total Rewards Grows to $30,000 in Monk Seal Killings....

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Monday, January 9, 2012
Wailuku Homeschool Leader: Does Rick Santorum have Right Idea?
By News Release @ 4:32 PM :: 10436 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Gail Nagasako has done everything from starting an alternative school to writing articles on education to counseling parents in the Hawaii school system....

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Sunday, January 8, 2012
Heritage Foundation Youth Leader to Address Maui TEA Party January 12
By News Release @ 4:36 PM :: 7123 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

Thursday, January 12th, at 6:00 PM at 400 Hana Hwy, Unit K, in Kahului ....

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Saturday, December 24, 2011
Chief Justice Recktenwald Appoints DesJardins as District Court Judge on Maui
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 8481 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

If confirmed by the State Senate, DesJardins will serve in office for six years....

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Saturday, December 24, 2011
DLNR, Ritte Accuse Molokai Residents of Killing Monk Seals
By News Release @ 1:23 AM :: 8747 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

"Our elders are saying that these seals are not Hawaiian.  Our young people are calling these seals an invasive species brought in by government.  The seals are now the easy targets of blame for the many ills of our depleting fisheries." -- Walter Ritte

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Saturday, December 24, 2011
Malulani Foundation Continues Push for New Hospital in Kihei
By News Release @ 1:00 AM :: 9600 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The Malulani Foundation continues to lay the groundwork for a new, people's hospital on Maui....

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Curtis: HECO has Failed to Look at Alternatives to Big Wind, Should be Denied Rate Hikes to Cover Costs
By Henry Curtis @ 2:25 PM :: 11947 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Life of the Land believes that HECO has failed to justify ratepayer recovery for any of the Big Wind studies. HECO was required to meaningfully look at alternatives. They failed to do so. HECO was required to examine comparative costs. They failed to do so.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Hawaii's Second Saint: Blessed Marianne Cope to be Canonized Next October?
By Selected News Articles @ 1:49 PM :: 9989 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Only six years after Mother Marianne Cope was beatified, the New York-bred collaborator of St Damien deVeuster on Hawaii's Molokai leper colony has cleared the final hurdle to sainthood.

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Saturday, December 3, 2011
Fontaine Factor: Volunteering and Giving During the Holiday Season
By Video @ 12:17 AM :: 8821 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Representative George Fontaine (R-Kihei) speaks with Kim Gennaula of Aloha United Way and Major Edward Hill of the Salvation Army about opportunities for Volunteering and Giving during the Holiday Season....

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Friday, November 25, 2011
Maui Smart Grid Demonstration Project to Begin Next Year
By News Release @ 1:39 AM :: 12566 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

The multi-million dollar project is aimed at improving integration of variable renewable resources, such as solar and wind power, and preparing the electric system for widespread adoption of electric vehicles.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Judicial Selection Commission Releases List of Nominees for Second Circuit Court
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 9485 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

This is the first release of JSC nominees since the JSC’s Nov 16 decision to begin releasing the names of judicial nominees.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Mesa Announces Sale of Mokulele Turboprop Operation
By News Release @ 9:46 AM :: 8664 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Mesa will continue to operate its jet inter-island service as go!Mokulele. Under the terms of the sale Transpac Aviation, operating as Mokulele Flight Services, Inc, will also continue to offer service under the go!Mokulele brand....

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Proposed Lanai Wind Farm Site named among State’s Most Endangered Historic Places
By News Release @ 4:31 AM :: 8807 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The site of a massive proposed wind farm in West Lanai where hundreds of archaeological and cultural sites have been identified has been named one of the state's "most endangered historic places" for 2011 by the Historic Hawaii Foundation.

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Friday, November 11, 2011
Lingle Manager, Maj General Robert G. F. Lee to Speak on Maui
By News Release @ 11:47 PM :: 10070 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The event will be at the "Five Palms Restaurant" in Kihei at 11:30AM on November 15, 2011.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wind Power Lines Bust Budget
By NCPA @ 12:17 PM :: 8286 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
  • First, the power lines and new infrastructure necessary to transport wind energy is enormously expensive.
  • Second, much of the electricity produced is lost in transportation anyway.
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Thursday, October 27, 2011
Aftermath: What Happens to Wind Farms When They Die?
By Video @ 2:43 PM :: 14348 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

AFTERMATH...

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Thursday, October 6, 2011
Rep Pine: Pass HB1465 to Stop Elder Abuse
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 1:33 AM :: 11448 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Rep. Pine introduced HB 1465, relating to powers of attorney, which is still alive in the legislature. HB 1465 requires that anyone seeking power of attorney for an elderly person must have at least two signatures.

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Saturday, October 1, 2011
Maui County Settles Dispute with Merrill Lynch Over Student Auction Rate Securities
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 8583 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Mayor Alan Arakawa is pleased to announce that the County of Maui has reached a resolution regarding the purchase of $32 million in student loan auction rate securities from Merrill Lynch.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011
Hawaii, Maui, Kauai: Stop And Remember 7AM Sunday 9-11-11
By @ 12:01 AM :: 12723 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, DHHL, Maui County, Energy, National News, Family

The remembrance calls for governments and businesses, houses of worship, railways, fire and police departments, and others to ring bells and sound sirens for one minute on Sunday, Sept. 11, starting at 7:00 am Hawai'i Standard Time (1:00 pm EDT). Members of the public are asked to cease activity during that minute and reflect upon the events of 10 years ago.

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Friday, September 9, 2011
Kahului, Kailua-Kona: TEA Party to Commemorate 9-11
By News Release @ 3:34 AM :: 7359 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL

Bring your thoughts, your prayers, a lei, and a flag if you can. Bring your family, your children, place your lei with others on the display, and spend some moments with us.

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