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More on residency requirements for appointees

January 22nd, 2015 · 5 Comments

It turns out that the residency requirement goes back a long way, in various forms. I’m not sure when the residency provision was made part of the State Constitution, but it could have come with Statehood. I was able to find the “Manual on Constitutional Provisions” prepared for the 1950 Constitutional Convention, which lays out […]

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Tags: Consumer issues · Court · Labor · Legislature · Politics

Read this if you have an older Bosch dishwasher

January 12th, 2015 · No Comments

Speaking of appliances, friends who live on the next street here in Kaaawa, across on the other side of Makaua Stream, had their own appliance story at the end of 2014, which led to a bit of important appliance advice. The story: A fire in their kitchen started when no one was home and came […]

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Tags: Consumer issues

Perspective lacking in reporting of condo trash collection cutoff

January 11th, 2015 · 7 Comments

Did you happen to catch the story broadcast earlier this week about the end of city garbage collection for 181 condominiums, churches, and nonprofit groups (Hawaii News Now: “UPW suing city over change in garbage collection“). Starting on February 1, 181 churches, condominiums and non-profit groups will no longer have free trash collection from the […]

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Tags: Consumer issues · Media · Politics

Illegal vacation rentals raise complex questions, issues

December 28th, 2014 · 12 Comments

Allison Schaefers did a good job on a package of stories about Honolulu’s vacation rental industry featured in today’s Star-Advertiser. It’s a politically loaded issue, since it’s a pocketbook issue both for the owners of thousands of unlicensed and illegal rental units, and for their neighbors who believe their enjoyment of their own homes is […]

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Tags: Business · Consumer issues · Politics

Is it time to recommend Hawaiian Telcom for internet & entertainment services?

December 23rd, 2014 · 5 Comments

We were at a holiday party a couple of weeks ago and found ourselves talking to a owner of a small computer networking company. I took the opportunity to ask him the “Oceanic Time Warner or Hawaiian Telcom?” question. This is an issue that has come up here several times in the past couple of […]

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Tags: Business · Computers · Consumer issues