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The Kama’aina Pumping Scandal Remains Scandalous

The Kama’aina Pumping Scandal Remains Scandalous

By Curtis Narimatsu and Pseudonym Golakers Kama’aina Pumping Service, owned by County of Hawaii Public Works Automotive Division Head, Randy Riley, was chosen by the county under a questionable procurement contract in 1996 to provide maintenance and cleaning of dry wells and curb gutters on the Big Island. The previous vendor of this contract was Eckard...
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Lorraine Rodero Inouye and Some Thoughts on Redistricting

Lorraine Rodero Inouye and Some Thoughts on Redistricting

Lorraine Rodero Inouye, born 1940, Hilo High alumnus 1958, from Sankai Camp 3 Wainaku (by Wainaku Gym Aikane Loop), is among our greatest-ever lawmakers. As the chair of the Planning Commission, she rezoned lands in South Kohala and the Gold Coast. She turned lava fields into the “Diamond in the ruff,” which provided many...
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Spending Spree Waha Nui Mayor Billy Kenoi

Spending Spree Waha Nui Mayor Billy Kenoi

Mayor Kenoi’s $44 million budget shortfall for fiscal year 2011-2012 — double last year’s shortfall — is outrageous and in no small part caused by Mayor Kenoi’s no-look pass-over of our coffer balance. Council Chair Dominic Yagong and Finance Chair Brenda Ford have tried to rein the coffer spending spree by Mayor Kenoi, but the...
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Dominic Yagong: Making Solon Proud

Dominic Yagong: Making Solon Proud

All praise to Council Chair Dominic Yagong The prescient and practical Dominic Yagong (born 1959) defies fiscal convention based on revenue necessity. Credit Dom for salvaging our coffers via Kapulena land sales. Dom upholds the values of home rule, local sovereignty, egalitarianism, altruism, and just plain common sense! So Mayor Kenoi, ever the reactor, not the...
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Gorgeous Lawyer Babes of Hawaii

Gorgeous Lawyer Babes of Hawaii

With all this fussing and ruckus about Supreme Court nominee lesbian Sabrina McKenna, let’s not forget that gorgeous Carrie Buck over 60 yrs. ago was subjected to the same invectives, of which 2 were contradictory:that Carrie was a lesbian vs. Carrie was the mistresss of Judge Stafford.  And the third was that she was a...
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