Watching and reporting about Hawaii politics and government.

4:30 p.m. Social Media, Politics on ‘Bytemarks Cafe’

Tonight, KIPO’s “Bytemarks Cafe” will take on social media and its impact on political decisions.

Here’s the show’s promo:

After The Geeks look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond, they’ll be joined by John Wang from the Google Technology Users Group to discuss the upcoming talk on Box2D and HTML5. Finally, Univ. of Hawaii researchers Dr. Scott Robertson and Misa Maruyama talk about some interesting work being done to see how social media impacts our political decisions and understanding of the issues. 5-6 pm, KIPO 89.3. Tune in!

1 p.m. Ed, Colleen and Tulsi Need Cash

Please check out this item from Adrienne LaFrance and DC808. It’s about candidates begging for money in advance of a Friday deadline.

Speaking of Ed Case, Daily Kos blogger David Nir continues to share his animus for the man.

Here’s his latest post:

I’m still trying to figure out how the hell conservaDem Ed Case plans to win the primary. I bring this head-scratcher up yet again because the Hawaii Government Employees Association just announced it’s supporting Rep. Mazie Hirono, which just adds to her already-considerable pile of endorsements from serious establishment organizations. (The HGEA is described as “the state’s largest public-sector labor union.”) The last line of the writeup amuses me: “Case has said he is comfortable taking his campaign message directly to rank-and-file union members.” That’s one of those lines like, “Our supporters don’t care how much money we raise” and “the only poll which matters is the one on election day.” You know, loser-talk.

12:30 p.m. Maui Kudos for Kaauwai

The Maui News has this item on the reaction of Maui Republicans to the resignation of Jonah Kaauwai.

Excerpt:

“He’s a great guy,” said Cindy Sue Clark, who was elected as Maui GOP chairwoman Sept. 14. “We all like him. We think very highly of him. That’s the sad thing. We hold him in high regard.”

9 a.m. Duckworth In Town for Fundraiser

Tammy Duckworth, the McKinley High grad, military vet and now candidate for Congress in Illinois, is in town this afternoon.

According to a press release, she’s here for a fundraiser hosted by Neil Abercrombie and Hawaii’s congressional delegation. Duckworth will speak with reporters at 2 p.m. in the lobby of Ala Moana Hotel.

8:45 a.m. OIP Lets Sun Shine In

The Office of Information Practices is holding a seminar all day today at the Capitol auditorium.

OIP is offering legal education credits while participants learn about Hawaii’s open records and open meetings law.

Forums: Native Geothermal

Innovations Development Group, a local energy-development hui led by Native Hawaiians, invites the Big Island community to discuss geothermal development.

The forums are moderated by IDG CEO Patricia Brandt and panelists include Mililani Trask, Robert Lindsey and Richard Ha.

Today: Kanu o Ka Aina New Public Charter School, Kamuela, 5-8:30 p.m.

Tomorrow: Kealakehe High School, Kailua-Kona, 6-9:30 p.m.

The forums are sponsored by IDG, Kealoha Estates, Trask’s Indigenous Consultants and OHA trustee Lindsey.

Council Meetings Coming to Puna

Check out the latest in Neighbor Island government-related news:

Kauai: State picks Hawaii Food Bank to distribute USDA food

Hilo hotels need work, officials say

Commissioner: Time to network, boost Maui film production work

Council meetings coming to Puna

Garden Isle: Craigslist postings deliver hate messages

Maui Visitors Bureau starts to roll out campaign on mainland

Hilo man sues over seizure of dogs

Stalemate ends in Kauai salary resolution becoming law


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