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Opinion: Hawaii County’s Harry Kim Was A Lousy Mayor

So former Hawai’i County Mayor Harry Kim  is running for mayor — again. Kim has already served two terms as mayor, from 2000-2008.  His political career was effectively ended by term limits in 2008. That year, Kim endorsed his executive assistant Billy Kenoi only after the primary election when it was evident that Kenoi would win in...
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2016 primary election results are referendum against Mayor Billy Kenoi

Mayor Billy Kenoi is our State’s 2nd ever mayor to face criminal indictment. Former Honolulu mayor Frank Fasi was indicted almost 40 years ago, but the indictment was dismissed when the chief prosecution witness refused to testify. Almost every candidate associated with Mayor Kenoi in the primary election on August 13, 2016 lost resoundingly, most of...
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Esteemed prosecutor Ricky Roy Damerville responds to 2016 prosecutor candidate Mike Kagami’s ads

Esteemed prosecutor Ricky Roy Damerville responds to 2016 prosecutor candidate Mike Kagami’s ads

Ricky Roy Damerville responds to Mike Kagami ads: 1. You criticize Mr. (Mitch) Roth for what you imply are lenient plea deals. Yet in State v Joseph Amormino, it was you who plead the case down from attempted murder in the first degree and multiple other felony charges to assault in the first degree, two...
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U.S. District Judge to Google: Try Again

The Verizon/Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) scandal is actually more egregious in scope than Judge Illston’s warrantless national security letters cases. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston in San Francisco rejected Google’s request to modify or throw out 19 so-called National Security Letters, a warrantless electronic data-gathering technique used by the AdInfusion that does not need a...
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Why I Like Paul Dolan over Mitch Roth or Lincoln Ashida for Hawaii County Prosecutor

Why I Like Paul Dolan over Mitch Roth or Lincoln Ashida for Hawaii County Prosecutor

Mitch Roth, a candidate for Hawaii County Prosecutor, ridiculously postures that he targets white collar criminals –namely marijuana dealers. Hey Mitch, they’re not marijuana “dealers”, they are cannabis farmers. But if you are looking for white collar criminals, how about the government bureaucrats who fraudulently raked in millions of dollars from taxpayers for their drywell scam? Mitch Roth...
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