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Bits & pieces: Armed cops on campus, the shroud of police secrecy, and the leadership team already divided on homeless issues

July 31st, 2015 · 2 Comments

The PBS NewsHour last night included a segment on the situation in Cincinnati, where a university police officer shot and killed a driver he had stopped on a minor traffic offense. Two issues. Should university police be armed? A Washington Post column looked at the question this week (“Should college police officers be armed and […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Education · Politics

Kicking the homeless problem down the road

July 29th, 2015 · 22 Comments

It isn’t hard to find the reasons that we’re now facing a human disaster in the lack of affordable housing which has driven more and ore people onto the streets. At least part of it is official dithering and failure to address the admittedly difficult issue. I’m looking at a Honolulu Advertiser editorial published on […]

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Tags: Economics · 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

Former legislator and PUC chair, Mina Morita, blasts third party owners of rooftop solar

July 26th, 2015 · 2 Comments

This past week, Mina Morita’s Energy Dynamics Blog had a message for The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC), the solar industry group that has been pressing an aggressive advertising campaign to block attempts to roll back the current subsidies for rooftop solar systems. “Ahana Koko Lele,” Morita wrote. “

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Tags: Business · Energy · environment · Politics

Convention center preparing security plan for possible protests at upcoming astronomy conference

July 25th, 2015 · 12 Comments

Back in 2009, Hawaii won the bid to host this year’s International Astronomical Union (IAU) General Assembly. Landing this prestigious global conference, which will involve over 2,500 astronomers from 75 countries, was a big coup for the state. The meetings are scheduled to take place August 3-14 at the Hawaii Convention Center. Now, of course, […]

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Tags: environment · Politics