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Entries from January 2008

Thursday…Reporting on the ferry, Turtle Bay debated, etc.

January 31st, 2008 · 2 Comments

Larry Geller (www.disappearednews.com) makes a good point. Although our news media interviewed lots of Superferry passengers when the service started up, there has been little probing into the problems faced by passengers now stranded by the ferry’s inability to operate in rough weather. Real, individual lives are negatively impacted by cancellations and no doubt some […]

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Wednesday…Opposition to development, pawning the stadium off on the university, and a UH procurement challenge

January 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Last week it was Turtle Bay drawing attention because of strong opposition to development. Last night it was people in Hawaii Kai standing up to keep hotel-cabins from being built under the guise of “vacation cabins”, a category certainly never intended to include hotel use. Then there are neighbor island residents saying that if the […]

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Tuesday…two high profile departures, Congressional hearing on PEG access, sunshine bill up for hearing, etc.

January 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Coming and going…well, mostly going. Yesterday word was spreading that the Department of Education and longtime spokesman Greg Knudsen have parted ways. No clue about the circumstances. Then news came that former newsman Ron Mizutani has resigned from Hawaiian Telcom just after he had to announce the company’s layoffs of dozens of managers. Later this […]

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Monday…homeless evictions, a shield for reporters, and two Sunday views

January 28th, 2008 · No Comments

I had trouble reading the Advertiser’s story on the upcoming beach evictions in Nanakuli. I agree with the sentiment that the beaches should be available to all, and know that we bristle when temporary encampments appear on the beach in Kaaawa. But the story makes clear that there are no alternatives available to be offered […]

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Sunday…The limits of leadership by press conference, more from the ‘Tiser on Superferry decision, Dems on capital punishment, and a Black Press cat story

January 27th, 2008 · No Comments

I was thinking yesterday about how different Gov. Lingle’s State of the State speech would have been if, instead of announcing the idea of buying the 850 acres at Turtle Bay, she had said something like this. The financial problems experienced by the Turtle Bay Resort offer the public a unique opportunity–to bring more than […]

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