Archive for March, 2012

Hawaiian Tagged Sea Turtle Released in Hainan

Hawaiian Tagged Sea Turtle Released in Hainan

On March 26, 2012, Sea Turtles 911 — a non-profit group dedicated to the conservation of sea turtles — successfully released a sea turtle with the assistance of the Chinese coast guard police. Due to the large amount of fishing nets in local waters, police boats were taken a predetermined distance outside the bays for the...
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Ashida’s Conflict of Interest

Ashida’s Conflict of Interest

What has been unstated in the media until now is that Lincoln Ashida's campaign spending report shows that he accepted a $200 campaign contribution from Ted Hong after Ashida announced his candidacy for County Prosecutor.
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Who Disciplines the Chief of Police in Kaua`i?

Who Disciplines the Chief of Police in Kaua`i?

There is nothing in the charter or Kaua`i County Code -- or for that matter state law -- regarding who has the authority to discipline or suspend the chief. This means that the county council can actually pass an ordinance regardless of whether the charter defines a specific power of the mayor or not.
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Hilo Man Drowned in Wailuku River

A Big Island man died Saturday after jumping into the Wailuku River in Hilo. He has been identified as 23-year-old Joseph Tancredi of Hilo. South Hilo patrol officers responded to a 6:30 p.m. report of a drowning in an area of the river just above Rainbow Falls. Tancredi’s acquaintances were attempting to revive him...
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Drug Legalization Debate Gaining Momentum in Central America

The presidents of Honduras, Colombia and Mexico will meet March 24 to discuss a recent proposal by Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina to legalize drugs.
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