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Connections Public Charter School files complaints

Connections Public Charter School files complaints

MEDIA RELEASE On Aug. 25, 2011, Connections Public Charter School and one of its employees filed two complaints in the Hilo Circuit Court to protect the school’s independence and right to hire their own attorneys. The first complaint accused the governing body for charter schools and its chairman, Carl Takamura, of intentionally violating the Sunshine […]

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BIPC rips County Council; applauds Civil Defense

BIPC rips County Council; applauds Civil Defense

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii County Council Members, having run roughshod over the Sunshine Law in the last year, earned the Big Island PressClub’s 13th annual Lava Tube award in recognition of the year’s most notable offenses against the public’s “right to know.” The County Council disregarded the Sunshine Law when reorganizing last June, sparking a lawsuit […]

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Opinion: Throw some light on state's Sunshine Law

Opinion: Throw some light on state’s Sunshine Law

(Reader Opinions Disclaimer: This column allows members of the community to share their opinions and views, which do not necessarily reflect those of Hawaii 24/7, its staff, sponsors or anyone other than the writer. Hawaii 24/7 reserves the right to refuse any column deemed to be misinformation, of an unethical nature, a personal attack, or […]

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Did a councilwoman just sue herself?

Did a councilwoman just sue herself?

Karin Stanton/Hawaii247 Contributing Editor Yup. South Kona Councilwoman Brenda Ford last week filed a lawsuit in Third Circuit Court against the County Council. Of course, Ford is in her second term on that very governmental body. So, yes, she has just sued herself, but not for doing anything wrong. Just for clarification of part of […]

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Council hears public testimony on reorganization

Council hears public testimony on reorganization

Karin Stanton/Hawaii247 Contributing Editor The County Council held a public hearing Monday evening to solicit input about the leadership reorganization. Kona Councilwoman Brenda Ford called for the public hearing, after a local newspaper filed a lawsuit alleging the reorganization violated the state’s Sunshine Law. The council did not vote at Monday’s public hearing and the […]

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County council votes to rescind leadership change of June 16

County council votes to rescind leadership change of June 16

Video by Dave Corrigan/Big Island Video News During Tuesday’s special meeting, the Hawaii County Council reverses the June 16 decision to reorganize the leadership roles. The reorganization was the subject of a lawsuit filed by West Hawaii Today over whether council members broke the state’s Sunshine Law.  In an effort to fix that, the council […]

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Council to reverse last month's leadership reorganization

Council to reverse last month’s leadership reorganization

  Karin Stanton/Hawaii247.com Contributing Editor It appears the county council has ceased to function – at least temporarily. In response to a lawsuit filed by West Hawaii Today, the council voted Wednesday to Council Chairman to write legislation that would reverse the leadership reorganization they adopted June 16 and void any and all business it […]

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