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Free to good home: Cat earrings

August 14th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Meda is thinning her collection of cat earrings. Free to a good home. First come, first served. If you’re interested, reply today or they’re off to Goodwill.

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Tags: Cats · Consumer issues

More homeless trouble in Kakaako reported

August 11th, 2015 · 8 Comments

The State’s Department of Public Safety, which runs the prison system and the state sheriffs, has received emergency approval to hire private security guards for its administrative offices on Ala Moana due to “increasingly confrontational” acts apparently committed by homeless campers around the building. According to an emergency procurement request submitted the the department last […]

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Tags: Consumer issues · Crime · Politics

Thanks to the city administration for keeping thousands of guns out of circulation

August 7th, 2015 · 17 Comments

Why did Hawaii News Now become shills for the gun crowd with its story this week on HPD’s plan to dispose of outdated weapons (“EXCLUSIVE: HPD will destroy 2,300 old guns worth $500K“)? Here’s the nut graph of the story: The city of Honolulu will destroy $500,000 worth of old police guns instead of selling […]

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Tags: Consumer issues · Media · Politics

A few items of note (Maui lobbying, homelessness, blog ads, and a hacker attack)

July 28th, 2015 · 3 Comments

A few brief items for this morning. • In a column published in the Maui News this week, and reprinted on the Maui County website, County Council Chair Mike White suggests that Maui’s lobbyist law is not being enforced. The law, which dates from 1981, requires any person who is compensated for lobbying either the […]

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Tags: Blogs · Consumer issues · lobbyists · Politics

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