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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

Discovering an employee-owned supermarket chain

June 16th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Disclosure: We arrived in Des Moines, Iowa, a few days ago. Meda is here to make several presentations to judges and other court personnel, and I’m along as her escort. So far, it’s the land of thunderstorms and rising rivers. After landing, we went looking for the nearest grocery store to pick up some supplies, […]

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Tags: Business · Consumer issues · Labor

Comments on this bottle of Costco wine

June 11th, 2015 · 1 Comment

With Kamehameha Day closing in, we indulged with a nicer-than-usual bottle of wine from Costco last night (and, in the process, exposing the cheapskate budget wine we usually restrict ourselves to). We were walking through Costco late this afternoon, and I picked up this bottle which was $4 above the top of our normal price […]

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Tags: Consumer issues · Food

Browse disciplinary actions against professional licensed by the state

June 9th, 2015 · No Comments

It’s always fun to discover a new source of online data. That’s what happened this morning, as I was browsing the latest list of disciplinary actions taken by the various licensing boards administered by the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. I get the list via email when it is released, and it’s also available […]

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Tags: Consumer issues · Sunshine