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Reasonable cost for public documents delivered in electronic form?

August 27th, 2014 · 8 Comments

What’s a reasonable charge for copies of public records delivered as digital pdf files? And when those files originated in digital form, rather than as paper documents that need to be scanned, should that be reflected in the price the public is asked to pay? These questions are what came to mind when I belatedly […]

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Tags: Court · Media · Sunshine

Tourism: Hitting record highs or steadily declining?

August 24th, 2014 · 15 Comments

I have to admit being totally confused by the apparent conflict between two recent reports about the state of Hawaii’s visitor industry. This morning’s Star-Advertiser reports that tourism officials are looking to “extend record-setting visitor numbers” achieved over the past few years (“Tourism officials aim higher“). Reporter Allison Schaefers tells us: Hawaii Tourism Authority board […]

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Tags: Business · Economics · Media · Politics

Throwback Thursday: MidWeek, July 24, 1991

August 14th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Mid-1991. I had been publishing my monthly “Hawaii Monitor” newsletter for just over a year, covering the always interesting intersection of money and politics. Over the course of the year, a number of my stories were picked up by the mainstream media and officially became “news.” I suppose that’s why I eventually got the call […]

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Tags: History · Media

Results suggest Schatz advantage in delayed Puna vote

August 10th, 2014 · 13 Comments

Perhaps the most surprising thing in David Ige’s landslide victory was that it was clear in the very first printout that he was going to walk away the victor in the gubernatorial race. The second surprise was Mark Takai’s decisive lead in the 1st Congressional District race. I think his advertising was very effective at […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Elections · Media · Politics

Approaching storms take precedence

August 7th, 2014 · 9 Comments

One quick question: Since when did we refer to the state as the Big Island and the “smaller islands”? The smaller islands? That strange reference to the other main islands, including Oahu, Maui, and Kauai, along with Lanai and Molokai, has crept into reporting on Hurricane Iselle. Search online and you’ll see it parroted in […]

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Tags: General · Media