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GOP Senate candidate Richard Fale faces questions about campaign disclosure

October 31st, 2014 · 1 Comment

Did State Rep. Richard Fale, now a candidate for the District 23 seat in the State Senate, fail to fully disclose contribuions to his campaign? That’s a question Fale’s critics are now asking following the latest filings with the Campaign Spending Commission. You will recall that Fale was one of the prime beneficiaries of a […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Politics

Latest filing doesn’t solve mystery of GOP’s Hawaii Solutions PAC

October 28th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Hawaii Solutions, the Republican political action committee which entered three Oahu races with negative attack ads under somewhat mysterious circumstances, filed its report to the Campaign Spending Commission prior to yesterday’s deadline (see “Father-in-law of GOP state senate candidate is officer of “independent” Super PAC“). The group reported receiving contributions of $$20,099 during the period […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Elections · Politics

Father-in-law of GOP state senate candidate is officer of “independent” Super PAC

October 26th, 2014 · 12 Comments

The father-in-law of a Republican State Senate candidate is an officer of a supposedly “independent” political action committee that targeted his Democratic opponent with a sharply negative attack ad mailed to voters. Earle Kealoha is registered as the treasurer of Hawaii Solutions, a little-known Republican political action committee that sent out a flyer attacking Democrat […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Politics

Alleged “patent troll” benefited from state tech programs

October 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Did you see the news reports after a federal jury rejected the claims of a company that had been seeking $93.7 million in damages due to what it had said was infringement on several patents by Apple Computer? The website arstechnica.com has a good story about the case (“Jury trial concludes: Apple slaps down patent […]

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Tags: Business · Media · Politics · Tech

Special Senate Session on judicial nominees overlooked by news media

October 22nd, 2014 · 5 Comments

The State Senate is in session this week for hearings to consider three judicial nominations, including two by Gov. Neil Abercrombie, likely his last. The Star-Advertiser ran a brief Associated Press story on the hearings, which in turn is attributed to information published by West Hawaii Today. It seems this matter has been almost entirely […]

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Tags: Court · Media · Politics