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Voter Owned Hawaii Retracts Statement on Publicly Funded Elections


Unfortunately, we had inaccurate information regarding the impact of redistricting on the Big Island pilot Fair Elections program.  We were under the impression that redistricting would nullify the program.  That was incorrect.

We still need to pass language that was contained in HB 2700 HD1, and we’re going to be working to get that language re-inserted into another bill.

Thank your for staying with us and for all of your help.  We’ll let you know what are next steps are asap.



Voter Owned Hawaii






31st Annual Mac-A-Thon Set for April 7

Hawai‘i Island’s oldest foot race, Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club’s “Mac-A-Thon,” takes place annually the day before Easter. This year’s fun-filled family event will be held on Saturday, April 7. The race start is at 7:00 a.m.

The Mac-A-Thon offers distances of 5K or 10K on the old government road that extends from the sacred waters of Honaunau Bay to Napo‘opo‘o. Each race course is the same, except that the 5K turn-around is halfway into the 10K course.

An award ceremony, our famous Mac-Nut Pancake Breakfast (included with entry fee), entertainment, a silent auction, and lots of fun await you and your family at the finish line at the Keoua Halau on the Honaunau beach road.

Take Hwy. 11 to Hwy. 160 junction (Honaunau Post Office), turn makai on Hwy 160, continue approximately 3 miles, and turn left at the Pu‘uhonua O Honaunau National Park sign. Turn right just before entering the park and proceed to the Keoua Halau, where check-in and late registration will take place. Parking is very limited at Honaunau Bay, so plan to park along the highway and walk to the check-in/late registration area.

The entry form is available at the Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club website at  www.keouacanoeclub.com <http://www.keouacanoeclub.com> .  Entry fees are $20 for adults until March 15, $30 until April 1, and $40 on race day. Juniors (15 & under) are $10. Pre-registered runners will receive a race T-shirt.

Mailed entries must be postmarked by April 1, 2012. After that, please hand-deliver your entry form and fee on race day before late registration closes at 6:30 a.m.

Lava Enters Royal Gardens Subdivision…Jack’s Place in Danger

Paradise Helicopters has reported the following along with posting the following picture on their facebook page.

Sorry to report that lava has entered Royal Gardens subdivision and is within a few hundred yards of Jack’s Place.

After all the times his place has been spared, over all these years, this is the closest it has been. Prayers for Jack. This shot was taken this morning is looking down the remainder of Hoku Ave. Jack’s place is behind the tress on the right not far from the corner of Hoku and Plumeria.

Hawaii House Kills Public Funding Bill – UPDATE… Or Does It?

Update: I just read the following from Alan McNarie on Facebook:

NOTE: contrary to recent FB posts, the county’s pilot public campaign funding program was NOT just killed by the state legislature. Details Weds. in the Big Island Weekly.

We regret to announce that House Majority Leadership and the Finance Committee have killed House Bill 2700 HD1.

Please click here and tell the Representative Say and the House Finance Committee you are disappointed in their decision to kill HB 2700 HD1

To help us run an ad in the Star Advertiser, please click here to donate asap!

We’ll be working to figure out an alternative way to get the language of this bill passed this session.

To help us run an ad in the Star Advertiser, please click here to donate asap!

Without the language contained in HB 2700, the Big Island public funding pilot program is in jeopardy!


Also, if you are able, please considering the following:

Call Rep Marcus Oshiro’s office (586-6200) and express your disappointment. You can say something like:  “I’m calling to express my disappointment for failing to pass House Bill 2700 HD1.  I’m counting on you to help get this language inserted into another bill.”