Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Spending Commission: Abercrombie can't use his fed money in state campaign

U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie's race for the governor's office suffered a setback yesterday when a state commission ruled the veteran congressman cannot transfer more than $900,000 from his federal campaign fund to his gubernatorial campaign

U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie's run for governor took a financial hit yesterday as the state Campaign Spending Commission barred him from transferring about $900,000 left over from his federal campaigns to use in his run for state office.

The state Campaign Spending Commission members ruled against U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie transferring funds from his Congressional campaign to his campaign for governor.

A proposal for building 12,000 homes on what is described as the best agricultural land on Oahu goes back before the state Land Use Commission tomorrow.

Looking makai from H-1 Freeway just west of Waipahu is a tranquil view: rows of green and resting fields of fertile dirt covering 1,600 acres.

As of 5 this morning, state Civil Defense had received no reports of flooding or storm-surge damage related to the remnants of tropical depression Felicia.

Green Harvest operations Monday and Tuesday netted 284 plants and nearly three pounds of processed marijuana, said Kaua‘i Police Chief Darryl Perry.

There's not much the state Legislature can do to keep Gov. Linda Lingle from laying off the Big Island workers who run Kulani Correctional Facility and ensure island produce gets to off-island markets.

Lava from Kilauea Volcano has never taken Wendy Ford's Leilani Estates home, but it is wiping out her homeowners insurance.