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NextEra politics, Kealoha poll, and PAR workshops on the Big Island

December 8th, 2014 · 5 Comments

The proposed takeover of Hawaiian Electric Industries by Florida-based NextEra is likely to result in the loss of many well-paid positions within the local utility as the company is integrated into the much larger mainland energy conglomerate. This might include outside consultants and lawyers who HEI has relied on in the past. But there’s another […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Energy · Politics

Aiona campaign wraps up its business early

November 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Republican Duke Aiona’s campaign committee did a very, very unusual thing last week. The committee submitted its general election report to the Campaign Spending Commission covering the final election period (October 21 through November 4) on November 7, just three days after the election and nearly a month before the December 4 filing deadline. The […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Elections · Politics

Another Hawaii election, and yet another broad Democratic sweep

November 5th, 2014 · 27 Comments

I’m just not sure what to say about the election results. I have to say that I was surprised by the extremely strong Democratic Party showing virtually across the board here in Hawaii. With the campaign seeming to generate little visible enthusiasm, I was thinking that a small turnout would give an edge to the […]

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A quick look at campaign contributions since the August primary

November 4th, 2014 · No Comments

It’s election day. Not much longer to wait to find out which way voters are going to go. In the meantime, I fiddled around last night to get an overview of where the money has been going since the August primary election. I thought this might be an indicator of momentum, or follow-through. Whether this […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Elections · Politics

Omidyar makes the national news this week, but not so much locally

November 3rd, 2014 · 14 Comments

Pierre Omidyar, Hawaii’s resident billionaire, co-founder of eBay, owner of Honolulu Civil Beat, and founder of the national online news startup, First Look Media, has been very much in the news in the past week or so. It’s been uncomfortable attention, triggered by the sudden departure of high profile journalist Matt Taibbi, who had been […]

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