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                                                                                                                                THE CARROLL COX SHOW  :  1080 AM




   SUNDAY, May 24, 2015


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      Carroll talks about a trashed house in Kaimuki that neighbors and concerned citizens have been reporting to the city for several years.   Even though a law, sponsored by Ann Kobayashi in January 2014, was passed last year so the city could clean it up,  the condition of the property remains the same.  The city is so busy chasing the homeless people around and seizing their property, they are not taking care of this problem.  Maybe because it is not at a tourist spot?  




      So Mayor Caldwell cannot figure this one out, but he sure can chase the homeless.  



      Link here to our stories on HawaiiNewsNow and KITV:

      Piles of trash make blight of Kaimuki home  KGMB on 5/19/2015.

      New law targeting hoarders not enforced    KGMB on 5/20/2015.

      New bill could reduce cluttered properties on Oahu - KITV on 1/27/2014.


      Carroll plays a recording of a reporter trying to gain access to  a "back room"  meeting between legislators and corporate lobbyists that should have been open to the media, if not the public.   Corporations participate in a nonprofit  organization, ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council), that designs and votes on bills at closed-door meetings with legislators.  The bills are then proposed and  passed by the state legislature.    ALEC claims to be an educational "charity", but donations are going to "educate" legislators at joint meetings in Las Vegas, etc.  The meeting in the recording is in Georgia.    Apparently, Georgia legislators passed a law to make them exempt from laws that make government more transparent.    Doesn't  that sound a lot like what is happening behind the scenes here, particularly  for our rail project, and how difficult it is to obtain documents from the government.  Unfortunately, ALEC is working in most states.     Link here to more information about ALEC.

      A caller talks about  problems with the HandiVan, and how it is just one of many examples of  problems in government.  The caller notes, until people become educated about problems they will not be resolved.     


      Another great restaurant recommendation from Carroll:  Valentina's Ristorante at 85-915 Farrington Highway, Waianae, Hawaii.  Give it a try!  The owner/chef, Sevina Kiyabu, calls in to tell us how she started her restaurant in Waianae because she loves the area.    Sevina's calzones are particularly special, with beautiful handmade crusts.   Sevina has another restaurant down the street,  Coquito's at 85-773 Farrington Highway,  specializing in Puerto Rican food.     She tells us how she makes and serves her food in both restaurants.   Valentino's grand opening is June 6, with live music, giveaways, and discounts.  The two restaurants are a very much appreciated addition to the community.    For more information, call 888-6985 for Valentina's, and 888-4082 for Coquito's.  


      These kittens are four weeks old and looking for a home -
      call me at 782-6627 if you have one!










                                          STEP IT UP - a prickly situation





                                   What's happening here?  














        These, and other kittens like them, are looking for a home.  Ages range from 3 to 12 months.  

        They have been neutered or spayed, and they are litter box trained.   Now, all  they need is your love.  Who can resist a new kitten?


        To adopt, call Carroll at 782-6627, or email carroll@carrollcox.com.     



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