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Kaua`i Island Utilities “Co-Op” Is Not a Cooperative

It gets harder and harder each year to get excited– make that “involved”, since we left “excited” behind years ago– in the election of board members of Kaua`i Island Utilities “Co-op” (KIUC). Note the word co-op in quotes. Every year it’s the same thing. First a short list of “good” candidates is circulated, promises are made...
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Kaua`i County Council Golfing Buddies Fall Down the 19th Hole

Kaua`i County Council Golfing Buddies Fall Down the 19th Hole

Back in the days of rampant resort development on Kaua`i– as if they ever ended– many of us thought that, in an attempt to keep it simple for voters, we should ask only one question of council candidates that year: “Do you play golf?” In the 1980’s and early 1990’s it seemed like every resort–...
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Loose Lips Sink Ships: Skipper Slaps Gilligan Upside the Head

Loose Lips Sink Ships: Skipper Slaps Gilligan Upside the Head

Apparently all is not well on the SS Minnow. Seems the Skipper’s “little buddy” went temporarily insane and deviated from the script– prompting a dressing down for daring to do so on Wednesday’s “episode.” It was just before lunch when the Skipper, played by Kaua`i County Council Chair  Jay Furfaro, had another of his patented, blowhard, conniption fits of pomposity...
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Solar Farmers in Kauai County: Free Energy for Me, But Not For Thee

We admit to not paying a lot of attention as we let the six hour plus snoozefest — i.e. last week’s Kaua`i County Council committee meeting, preferring our murder mystery about a detective with Tourette’s Syndrome to the seemingly interminable description of the “Multimodal Land Transportation Plan” that began the meeting. All we could think...
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Senator Lingle’s Secret Sauce

Senator Lingle’s Secret Sauce

It wasn’t that long ago that we all laughed at the prospect of former Governor Lingle running for senate whether Senator Dan Akaka decided to run again or not. One debacle after another had left most of the state’s voters with a distinct “don’t let the door hit ya in the ass on the way...
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