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March 04, 2010

Ed Case to File for Congressional Race

Ed Case will officially file papers today, (Thursday, March 4, 2010) for re-election to the U. S. House of Representatives in the upcoming May 22nd special election. Case is expected to file at 2 p.m. at the Hawaii Office of Elections in Pearl City and will be joined by his wife, Audrey, and supporters. Case served Hawaii... Read more »
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March 03, 2010

Maui’s Great Whale Count Rescheduled to Saturday, March 6

Maui’s Great Whale Count has been rescheduled to Saturday, March 6, after last weekend’s tsunami warning forced the event host, Pacific Whale Foundation, to postpone the count. “While tsunamis generally don’t appear to have an effect on whales, the threat of a tsunami did have an impact on the humans who were planning to count... Read more »
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February 17, 2010

Familiar Maui Faces Resurface on 2010 Campaign Trail

By Wendy Osher Some familiar names have surfaced on the campaign trail as election season gets underway on Maui.  While as many as 20 people had pulled papers, only two had filed for candidacy so far, according to the last candidate report issued Thursday, February 11, 2010 by the State Office of Elections. Board of... Read more »
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February 16, 2010

Forum Presents Both Sides in Akaka Bill Debate

A Forum on the Akaka Bill will be held tonight, Tuesday, February 16, 2010, with speakers presenting both sides of the debate.  The bill was crafted to establish a process for Native Hawaiians to gain federal recognition. Speakers in support include Boyd Mossman, Robin Danner, and Blossom Feiteira; those against include Kaleikoa Ka’eo, Henry Noa... Read more »
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February 11, 2010

VIDEO: Tavares Issues Challenge on TAT in her State of the County Address

By Wendy Osher In her fourth State Of The County Address today, Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares challenged the state administration and the Legislature to examine other sources of revenue before cutting the counties share of income from the hotel room tax. “Taking away the TAT revenue from the counties breaks a promise and shifts the... Read more »
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January 25, 2010

Lingle Proposes Structural Reform of Hawaii School System

By Wendy Osher Governor Linda Lingle is calling for structural reform of Hawaii’s school system. In her State of the State Address, Lingle announed a proposal to introduce a constitutional ammendment calling for the transition of the Department of Education into a cabinet level department. Under the plan, the superintendent of schools would be hired... Read more »
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January 25, 2010

Governor Lingle Delivers 8th and Final State of the State Address

Governor Linda Lingle delivered her eighth and final State of the State Address today. The governor outlined priorities for the legislative session including a specific proposal to change the state’s rainy day fund, renaming and revising it to a Fiscal Stabilization Fund to shield Hawaii in future years from the need to raise taxes during... Read more »
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January 05, 2010

Abercrombie To Leave Congress On Feb 28 To Focus On Gubernatorial Bid

U.S. Congressman Neil Abercrombie will leave his post in Washington on February 28th to focus on his run for Hawaii governor.  The 71-year-old lawmaker is resigning after serving 19 years in Congress.  He said the departure date will enable state elections officials to plan for a timely and cost-effective special election for his First Congressional... Read more »
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May 12, 2009

CENSUS 2010 TO BRING MONEY AND JOBS TO HAWAII

Governor Linda Lingle announced the formation of a committee to coordinate state and county government efforts toward obtaining a complete count of Hawai’i’s population next year. The committee is charged with increasing awareness about the importance of Hawaii’s 2010 census.  The census data will be used to distribute billions of federal dollars to states and... Read more »
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February 02, 2009

HOOSER ANNOUNCES PLANS TO RUN FOR LT. GOVERNOR

(By Wendy OSHER © 2009) State Senator Gary Hooser of Kauai announced his plans to run for Lt. Governor in 2010.  The announcement came in the form of an email to supporters.  In it, Hooser said that while his role as Senate Majority Leader is important, he has an opportunity to serve an even stronger... Read more »
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December 29, 2008

GOVERNOR RELEASES STATEMENT ON NFL PRO BOWL

Governor Linda Lingle said she is disappointed that the Pro Bowl will likely move from Hawaii in 2010.  The NFL decided to play the post-season all-star game in the same city as the Super Bowl, one week prior to that event, on a one-year test basis.  In a statement released today, the governor said the... Read more »
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