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Hypotheticals and the NextEra deal

September 3rd, 2015 · 5 Comments

Civil Beat’s Nathan Eagle reports today on the variety of questions being posed to NextEra regarding its proposed takeover of Hawaiian Electric Industries (“What Would a Nuclear Disaster in Florida Mean for Hawaiian Electric?“). Several of the questions posed by staff of the Public Utilities Commission question the effects a hypothetical meltdown of a nuclear […]

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Tags: Business · Consumer issues · Energy · environment · Politics

Longtime residents of Kahala Avenue are a rare breed

September 1st, 2015 · 7 Comments

In response to my “Kahala Trivia” post yesterday, Denby Fawcett raised a question. Check out Kahala Avenue residents to see how many have lived there for a long time. As a former Kahala Avenue resident. I consider Kahala and Waialae-Kahala two separate areas. Fair question. So I took a look at property records. According to […]

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Tags: Business · Economics · Politics

Kauai rep moves to settle charges of filing inaccurate or incomplete campaign reports

August 26th, 2015 · 3 Comments

It was somewhat surprising to see the reports yesterday that the Attorney General had filed charges against Kauai Rep. James Tokioka for “recklessly” filing campaign spending reports that were not complete or accurate during last year’s primary election. It was reported last night by KHON (“AG files campaign reporting violation charges against Kauai lawmaker“), and […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Court · Politics

Appeals court upholds authority of State Ethics Commission to enforce ethics laws

August 23rd, 2015 · 1 Comment

Hawaii doesn’t have a lot of court cases involving issues of ethics, so last week’s decision by the Intermediate Court of Appeals upholding the State Ethics Commission’s ruling and fine against a Charter School employee is worth a closer look. The case dates back several years. In 2013, the commission ruled that William Eric Boyd, […]

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Tags: Court · Ethics · Politics

A defense of Planned Parenthood by the respected New England Journal of Medicine

August 18th, 2015 · 4 Comments

The New England Journal of Medicine published an editorial last week strongly supporting Planned Parenthood, which is again being attacked by the conservative Republican right wing (“Planned Parenthood at Risk“). Here’s the lead paragraph: Planned Parenthood is under attack — again. This time, a campaign of misinformation about the retrieval of fetal tissue used in […]

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Tags: Health · Politics