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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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In Praise of Hilo’s Rev. John Myoshin (“Bright Mind”) Lang

In Praise of Hilo’s Rev. John Myoshin (“Bright Mind”) Lang

The resident minister of Hilo’s historic landmark Buddhist Taishoji Church,  John Myoshin (“Bright Mind”) Lang is quite the destiny-builder for us Buddhists. I grew up in my mother’s Taishoji church community, while my maternal grandparents of the Ojisan-Obasan Hanato Kazoku family of Honalo, started Taishoji’s sister Honalo Daifukuji Church. Rev. Myoshin’s spiritual vision, practical wisdom and simple aloha welcomes all...
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In Praise of Helen Shirota-Benevides

In Praise of Helen Shirota-Benevides

Helen Shirota-Benevides was born in 1939. Helen’s maiden name is Shirota and she hails from Papa’ikou village 5 miles north of Hilo. She is a devout Hongwanji Buddhist who epitomizes the “right intention” of Buddhism’s Noble Eightfold Path — to be humble and peaceful to everyone and everything. Helen’s dad was a fair and compassionate...
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Papa Mu Art Gallery Features Native Hawaiian Artist Terri Lei Napeahi

Papa Mu Art Gallery Features Native Hawaiian Artist Terri Lei Napeahi

Positive role model and cultural wayfinder Terri Lei Napeahi (born 1961) has her year-old Papa Mu Art Gallery comprised of treasures by nearly 60 Native Hawaiian creators astride Hilo’s Prince Kuhio Plaza Center Court. Distinctly, Terri has no funding from OHA or Alu Like, but instead is self-made and self-determined as our audaciously remarkable solitary...
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Ashida Plays Politics with County Council

Ashida Plays Politics with County Council

By Curtis Narimatsu and Go Lakers Mayor Billy Kenoi’s veto of the County of Hawaii budget for 2011-2012 was made possible by Corporation Counsel Lincoln Ashida’s handy declaration of its illegality. The way we see it, Ashida is abusing the budget process for partisan purposes by undermining the new majority on the Hawai`i County Council. Through his action, Ashida has...
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