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Alleged “patent troll” benefited from state tech programs

October 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

Can urban density done right work for Honolulu?

October 20th, 2014 · 10 Comments

A Seattle Times columnist reviewed a book on urban design over the weekend, and it adds a useful perspective to our noticeable popular aversion to urban density, illustrated by the opposition to dense development in Kakaako (“Ingredients that make a happy city/Urban density done right makes for happy cities, advocate says“). The columnist, Jerry Large, […]

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Tags: environment · Health · Planning · Politics

Wondering why the UPW endorsement was made so late

October 19th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Did you catch Friday’s announcement of UPW’s endorsement in the governor’s race? Democratic candidate for governor Senator David Ige received an endorsement from the United Public Workers, AFSCME Local 646, which represents nearly 14,000 of Hawaii’s blue-collar workers in both the public and private sectors. UPW members are employees from local schools and hospitals to […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Elections · Labor · Politics

“If the Mayor doesn’t like your attitude, you’re in deep shit”

October 17th, 2014 · 13 Comments

The mayor being referred to here is former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann, now an Independent Party candidate for governor. The quote is drawn from the trial transcript in a case that has become news again in the context of this election. Hawaii News Now broadcast a story on Thursday about the exchange during this week’s […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Court · Elections · Politics