A tale of an eviction, Part III

SOMETIMES YOU WONDER who edits articles in the newspaper. Case in point an article in the Sunday Honolulu Star Advertiser on November 24. In the features section, it reported on the arrival of a new company to Hawaii to start charter plane operations between the islands. Aloha Wing Spirit, the name of the company, was reported to bring in a new type of plane, a Honda Jet Elite, to start ...
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A tale of an eviction Part 2

AS A PERSON WHO WORKED IN NEWSPAPERS in the past, I learned that there are, most times, two sides to a story. So when I first got wind of this story, I didn’t want to just be the cheerleader advocating for one side or the other. That is the reader’s job. My job is to try to relay what I found out in talking to all sides. The impartiality that ...
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A tale of an eviction Part 1

Brad Hayes is a person that is about to lose everything for something he loves to do. I called on him at his home on Wednesday, November 20th, asking him to comment and tell me his side of the story. The story is one you may have heard of – the eviction of the Naval Air Museum Barbers Point by the State of Hawaii Dept. of Transportation, Airports Division. Naval ...
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An Interesting Agreement

On an idle Wednesday this last week, a thunderclap of a bulletin came across the 5:00 p.m. local news. After years of dispute – stretching from the demise of the sugarcane industry to the halls of Hawaii’s legislature – an agricultural water rights agreement on Maui was finally reached. Water from streams like this are now regulated under this new agreement "Iao Stream" by belindah-Thank You!-650,000 Views Now is licensed ...
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They (Kahuku) Asked For This

The news this morning (Friday, Nov. 15) announced that another group were arrested at the Kalaeloa base yard. They were blocking AES’s transport of windmill components to its Kahuku windmill site. Hours later, a State Senator who represents the Ewa district, came out and accused Honolulu Police of brutality in arresting the protesters. I heard and then read both stories, and the comments by readers of those stories. Of course, ...
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