Charles in charge, trouble in Maili, and a gubernatorial joint appearance.

  • U.S. Rep Charles Djou says this about his record: “Despite having served for less than two months, Hawaii Congressman Charles K. Djou is influencing national policy in Washington. He has rapidly become one of the most active and outspoken representatives in the U.S. today.”

  • The online Hawaii Independent has two reports on Monday’s city-ordered evacuation of homeless people in Oahu’s Waianae Coast. One report claims a homeless military veteran in Maili committed suicide, while the other report links to a blog that describes the families with children evicted at the spot known locally as Guardrails.

  • Big Island blogger Damon Tucker has an item about County Councilman Kelly Greenwell’s alleged weekend handcuffing and booking by police over a traffic incident. Greenwell states on the blog: “Perhaps I was recognized as the Councilmember opposing the police for what I believe to be barbaric tactics in subduing the marijuana advocates over the last several years or for their refusal to obey the law which restricts the prosecution for possession of marijuana.”

  • Democrats Neil Abercrombie and Mufi Hannemann and Republican James “Duke” Aiona will speak Wednesday to the Hawaii Venture Capital Association. The topic: the candidates’ platforms for “growing Hawaii’s tech economy.”

  • The state Office of Hawaiian Affairs is inviting the public to brainstorm on how to best protect Kukaniloko, a significant cultural site near the Wahiawa area of Oahu. The OHA meeting is Thursday evening at Wahiawa District Park.

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