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Open letter to Hawaii gubernatorial candidate from Kaka'ako Coalitions

Kakaako

Dear Gubernatorial Candidates Duke Aiona, Jeff Davis, Mufi Hannemann, and David Ige, We, the undersigned, applaud your commitment to quality development in Kaka‘ako and therefore request your immediate attention to appointing Hawai‘i Community Development Authority members who will follow the law, plans and rules governing Kaka‘ako. You have made strong statements of commitment to build […]

October 26th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Dems: Fundraising surge for Mark Takai counters national GOP ad campaign Takai raises over $200k

Rep. Mark Takai is a congressional candidate in 2014

SUBMITTED BY TAKAI FOR CONGRESS - HONOLULU  – State Rep. Mark Takai has raised significantly more money than his opponent during recent weeks in the race for Hawaii’s FirstCongressional District. The Democrat has surged in the final weeks of the campaign by raising a reported $200,833.00 in the first 15 days of October. “Our campaign has been […]

October 26th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Honolulu Council Member: Adopt a city part

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

BY HONOLULU CITY COUNCIL MEMBER KIMBERLY MARCOS PINE - Our city parks are gathering places for our ohana, friends, sports teams and civic organizations, and their care is a continued source of community pride. This is why I introduced a new bill to incentivize park adoptions and make it easier for organizations to donate their time […]

October 26th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Big, Old, Fat, Fertile, Female Fish Sustain Fisheries

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Recreational fishermen prize large trophy fish.  Commercial fishing gear targets big fish.  After all, larger fish feed the egos of humans as well as their bellies. A new compilation of research from around the world now shows that big, old, fat, fertile, female fish – known as BOFFFFs to scientists – are essential for ensuring […]

October 26th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

GOP National Poll: Hawaii's Governor's Race is Close

Former Lt Gov Duke Aiona

Submitted by the Republican Governors Association - The Tarrance Group is pleased to present the following findings from our ongoing polling efforts in Hawaii.  The Republican Governors Association commissioned The Tarrance Group to conduct a series of surveys in Hawaii. A telephone survey of N=800 registered ³likely² voters have been conducted each week.  A random sample of this type […]

October 26th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Hawaii Dems: American Action Network Swoops in to Rescue Djou

former Congressman Charles Djou

Submitted by Hawaii's Democratic Coordinated Campaign – Today, the American Action Network (AAN) jumped on to the shores of Hawaii, launching a media assault on Democrat Mark Takai who is facing Republican Charles Djou in the open seat race for CD1. With recent polling showing a growing momentum behind Mark Takai, Mr. Djou’s allies are […]

October 26th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

GOP Chair: Hawaii Dems Should Stop Whining

Former Congresswoman Pat Saiki to head the Hawaii GOP - again

BY PAT SAIKI - Mark Takai and Hawaii Democrats are whining about television ads produced and paid for by an independent group that points out Takai has voted to raise our taxes, including supporting a bill that would have taxed pensions that are so important to senior citizens. All that complaining is a convenient way […]

October 26th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Texas Weapon System Dog Leg Rail Gen 2

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by Rob Kay and RN Price Founded by Nelson Fesas, Texas Weapons Systems (aka TWS) is based in Austin, Texas. They make several products designed for the AK platform including a dust cover/rail, peep sight, leaf sight and handguard. The Dog Leg Rail Gen 2 replaces the stock AK dust cover and is designed to solve one of the […]

October 25th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

What will it take to grow GDP? Part 2

Tom Yamachika, Tax Foundation of Hawaii

By Tom Yamachika- Last week we suggested that we look at growing our state’s economic position by concentrating on areas of our economy that we can control, like our tax rates. We examined the business tax climate rating the national Tax Foundation gave our state, and reviewed the areas where Hawaii received good ratings, namely corporate […]

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Election Advice

GET SMART: Panos Prevedouros, a professor of engineering at the University of Hawaii, says HECO should invest in smart grid technology not costly "pie in the sky" ideas.

BY PANOS PREVEDOUROS PHD - I hardly ever give election advice.  You, my readers, mostly independent and almost evenly split Democrat and Republican have your opinions.  So I just offer some brief comments. For governor my choice is between Duke Aiona and David Ige.  Duke was a judge and he’s trustworthy. He’s pro small business of which Hawaii […]

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

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