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Poll shows Ige, Abercrombie tied

Civil Beat poll results provide Sen. Ige an opportunity for renewed fundraising.

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Civil Beat Will Caron
Belatti on Medi-Marijuana dispensaries

After an informational briefing highlighted the medicinal values and outlined the path and roadblocks to implementation of marijuana dispensaries, Rep. Della Au Belatti calls for "steady, measured and reasonable dialogue" on the subject.

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Will Caron
UH Regents vote for Mauna Kea sublease despite lawsuit, demonstrations

Amid an ongoing lawsuit and student-led demonstrations, the UH Board of Regents met today and voted for a planned sublease that would allow the Thirty Meter Telescope project to proceed.

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Will Caron
Electric voodoo

Engineer, programmer, composer, DJ and inventor: Trent Robertson is a digital-age renaissance man.

INhonolulu Magazine Will Caron
Unusual support for bigger government

House republicans like Rep. Bob McDermott are usually against government spending and control over programs. This may not be true when it comes to a proposed government takeover of the nonprofit Hawaii Health Connector.

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Will Caron
The Hawaii State Ethics Commission: A Guide

What you need to know about the state regulatory entity responsible for addressing ethical issues involving legislators, registered lobbyists, and state employees.

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Will Caron
Applicants Sought for Ethics Commission

The Judicial Council is accepting applications to fill two upcoming vacancies on the Hawai`i State Ethics Commission created by the expiration of the terms of Commissioners Cassandra J. Leolani Abdul and David O’Neal on June 30, 2014.

From the Judicial Council’s press release

Applicants must be U. S. citizens, residents of the State of Hawai`i and may not hold any other public office. The Hawai`i State Constitution prohibits members of the Ethics Commission “from taking an active part in political management or political campaigns.”

Applicants from all islands may apply. Travel expenses incurred by neighbor island members to attend meetings on O`ahu will be reimbursed.

The Ethics Commission addresses ethical issues involving legislators, registered lobbyists, and state employees (with the exception of judges, who are governed by the Commission on Judicial Conduct). The five commission members are responsible for investigating complaints, providing advisory opinions, and enforcing decisions issued by the Commission.

Interested persons should submit an application, a resume and three letters of recommendation (attesting to the applicant’s character and integrity) postmarked by Friday, February 28, 2014 to: Judicial Council, Hawai`i Supreme Court, 417 S. King Street, Second Floor, Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813-2902.

An application is available on the Judiciary website or can be obtained from the Communications and Community Relations Office, Room 212, Ali`iolani Hale, 417 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813 or by calling the Judicial Council at 539-4702.

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Will Caron
Island Air to discontinue service to Molokai

Stephanie Silverstein, reporting for Pacific Business News:

Island Air, the Hawaii interisland airline owned by Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison, will discontinue service to Molokai effective April 2, the airline said Tuesday.

This leaves Hawaiian Airlines’ new Ohana service, Mokulele, and Makani Kai Air.

Molokai residents, what do you think about this move?

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Ikaika M Hussey
HCDA’s Tony Ching answers questions

On discussion: mezzanines, a school facility, and affordability

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Gary Chun