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Costco photo site among those taken offline due to apparent security breach

July 26th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Have you noticed that Costco’s Photo Center has been taken offline? A statement on the site says the takedown is the result of an apparent security breach at the third-party vendor that hosts the site. This situation is affecting multiple online photo sites. We are diligently working to determine when we can re-enable the site, […]

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Tags: Business · Computers · Consumer issues

Former legislator and PUC chair, Mina Morita, blasts third party owners of rooftop solar

July 26th, 2015 · 2 Comments

This past week, Mina Morita’s Energy Dynamics Blog had a message for The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC), the solar industry group that has been pressing an aggressive advertising campaign to block attempts to roll back the current subsidies for rooftop solar systems. “Ahana Koko Lele,” Morita wrote. “

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Tags: Business · Energy · environment · Politics

Former state tax director one of lead attorneys for Al Hee in federal trial

June 30th, 2015 · 6 Comments

A funny thing happened on the way to the federal trial of Al Hee, president and sole shareholder of Waimana Enterprises, the parent company of Sandwich Isles Communications. Earlier this year, federal prosecutors tried to disqualify Kurt Kawafuchi, one of Hee’s defense team, along with his entire Beverly Hills-based law firm, Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher […]

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Tags: Business · Court · Politics

Trial of Waimana/Sandwich Isles exec now underway

June 24th, 2015 · 11 Comments

The trial of Al Hee, president of Waimana Enterprises and the brother of former State Senator Clayton Hee, started yesterday with jury selection in Honolulu’s Federal District Court. Judge Susan Mollway is presiding. According to the second superseding indictment filed on March 25, 2015, Hee allegedly pursued a plan to evade taxes by claiming personal […]

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Tags: Business · Court · Crime · environment · Politics

Former PUC chair says solar industry pursing narrow self-interest in opposing NextEra buyout

June 22nd, 2015 · 8 Comments

Remember Mina Morita, the former 7-term state representative from Kauai who went on to chair the Public Utilities Commission from 2011 until early this year and push the PUC in positive directions? Henry Curtis described her career in a post on his Ililani Media blog in January 2014: She was elected to the state House […]

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Tags: Business · Energy · environment · Politics