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2:12 p.m. Duke Won’t Run in 2012

Duke Aiona is nixing talk he’ll run for CD2.

Excerpt from his website:

While much recent attention has been paid to issues at the national level, especially concerning out-of-control spending and the ever-increasing national debt, I have no desire to leave my home in Hawaii and relocate to Washington, D.C. …

When the time is right, I will decide whether to run for Governor in 2014. Right now, I’m happy doing my part to help the young men of Saint Louis School become tomorrow’s leaders.

Mufi Loves Elvis

Mufi Hannemann is tweeting (@MufiHannemann, 566,559 followers) like a Gen-Xer today.

As of midday he had posted no less than a dozen tweets marking the 34th anniversary of the day Elvis Presley died.


I was a Fulbright scholar in New Zealand when I heard. I remember having to leave class to grieve for the King!

GOP: ‘Proud to Be An American’

The Hawaii Republican Party is holding a fundraiser tonight at the Koolau Golf Course in Kaneohe.

Country music singer Lee Greenwood — “God Bless the U.S.A” — is the star attraction.

You know the song:

And I’m proud to be an American / where at least I know I’m free. / And I wont forget the men who died, / who gave that right to me.

Kalaupapa Worries About Mail Delivery

Check out the latest in Neighbor Island government news:

No charges filed in Maui standoff; police continue to investigate

Market down, Kauai homeowner taxes up

Mauna Kea Thirty Meter Telescope’s managers grilled

Kalaupapa post office seeks contractor

Hawaii County Council may foreclose on in-lieu fee concept

Maui planning panel yes tweaking ag zoning laws, walls

Hilo Harbor work begins

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