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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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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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