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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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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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Mayor Kenoi’s “Public Relations” Staff Quiet on Kama’aina Pumping Scandal

Mayor Kenoi’s “Public Relations” Staff Quiet on Kama’aina Pumping Scandal

A public/media relations professional is the opposite of a journalist, in that a public relations crisis entails damage control, not damage proliferation. And a journalist by profession is the worst pick to be in charge of public relations. (The most recent example par excellence of a public relations pro is Charlie Sheen’s publicist, who quit...
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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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