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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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Hawai`i County Prosecutors Charge Middle School Kids with “Terroristic Threatening”

Two middle school students have been charged with terroristic threatening in connection with a fake homemade bomb confiscated at Konawaena Middle School on Wednesday (October 26). Kona patrol officers responded to the school Thursday afternoon (October 27) in response to a report that school officials had confiscated a homemade bomb from a student. Police...
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Medical Marijuana and Collateral Damage: Pain, Suffering, Arrests

Medical Marijuana and Collateral Damage: Pain, Suffering, Arrests

Editor’s Note: The ACLU of Hawaii Foundation co-sponsored two events this past weekend to mark the 40th anniversary of President Nixon’s declaration of a “war on drugs.” The following is an excerpt of a presentation by Matt Rifkin. I am here to update you on the current status of the Lowest Law Enforcement Priority of...
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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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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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