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Monday, June 13, 2011
Survey: Fewer than 3% of Ewa residents plan to ride Rail
By Tom Berg @ 6:29 PM :: 7125 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Please join me this Wednesday evening, June 15th, from 7pm to 9pm, for a very important town hall meeting at the brand new Ewa Makai Middle School in Ewa Beach....

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Monday, June 13, 2011
75% of Schools could lose Federal Funding in 2014
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:15 AM :: 5565 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Under the law, all children are required to be proficient in math and reading by 2014—a standard that could leave three-quarters of U.S. schools labeled as failures, leaving them at risk of losing federal funding.

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Monday, June 13, 2011
Video: Sen. Sam Slom Legislative Wrap-up
By Video @ 11:11 AM :: 7478 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Senator Slom addresses a luncheon at the Hawaii Venture Capitol Association – May 26, 2011 at the Plaza Club, Honolulu Hawaii. The subject: State budget, deficit, spending, taxation, economy, more.

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Monday, June 13, 2011
Ward: Abercrombie’s Pro Bowl attack continues short-sighted strategy
By Rep Gene Ward @ 10:56 AM :: 6953 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s statements against the Pro Bowl last Thursday revealed the severity of the vision deficit facing our state.

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Monday, June 13, 2011
Fannie Mae ends use of non-judicial foreclosure in Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:02 AM :: 9059 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
  • Effective immediately and until further notice, all new Fannie Mae foreclosures in Hawaii must be commenced as judicial foreclosures.
  • Effective immediately, all pending Fannie Mae non-judicial foreclosures in Hawaii that have not proceeded to sale should be dismissed and converted to judicial foreclosures.
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Monday, June 13, 2011
Pro-Bowl: Collateral damage in Abercrombie’s war on Mufi?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:02 AM :: 6537 Views :: Energy, Environment

Abercrombie’s bizarre attack on the Pro-Bowl is part of Progressive Democrats’ ongoing war against Mufi Hannemann, Dan Inouye, and the “old-boy” Democrats. And this is not Abercrombie’s first attack on Mufi’s new base in the Hawaii tourism industry....

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Sunday, June 12, 2011
Voting Rights? Star-Advertiser pushes to disenfranchise Military Personnel
By Andrew Walden @ 9:50 PM :: 8435 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Oahu Advisory Council of the Reapportionment Commission will meet Wednesday June 15 at 8AM in the State Capitol Conference room 329. Public testimony will be accepted.

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Sunday, June 12, 2011
Hawaii Nat’l Guard Youth Challenge Academy to celebrate Graduation at Barber’s Point
By News Release @ 11:54 AM :: 9066 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The Naval Air Museum Barbers Point (NAMBP) will be hosting Hawaii Youth Challenge Graduating Cadets for a time of exploring real aircraft, beginning at 1300 through 1530 on Monday, June 13, 2011.  

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Sunday, June 12, 2011
A-1 A-Lectrician Case: Hawaii drops appeal against Corporate Donor Law
By Selected News Articles @ 11:01 AM :: 5434 Views

Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission Chair Paul Kuramoto and four other commission members moved to dismiss their appeal on Thursday after the 9th Circuit upheld an injunction that same day against a similar campaign finance law in San Diego...

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Sunday, June 12, 2011
TSA Announces Results of Internal Investigation in Honolulu
By News Release @ 10:44 AM :: 6347 Views :: National News, Ethics

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it has proposed the removal of more than 30 Honolulu International Airport (HNL) TSA employees following an extensive investigation into allegations of improper screening of checked baggage. 

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Saturday, June 11, 2011
DoTax completes Internal Investigation into its “Unusual Reporting” of Monthly Tax Revenues
By Andrew Walden @ 3:15 PM :: 9192 Views :: Energy, Environment

“since taking office six months ago, Tax Director Fred Pablo has reviewed the department’s operations and noticed unusual reporting in monthly tax revenue reports. Pablo immediately addressed these concerns by conducting and completing an internal investigation and analysis of the revenue reports.”

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Saturday, June 11, 2011
WaPo: Abercrombie’s Medical Home scheme fails to save money in Medicare
By Selected News Articles @ 2:57 PM :: 7287 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Will Hawaii be saddled with the second-rate already failed ACO/Medical Home scheme promoted by Gov Abercrombie? The Washington Post is already debunking this failure before we start:

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Friday, June 10, 2011
Prophetic Words: Abercrombie was always a loud-mouthed hippie who had all the answers
By Selected News Articles @ 5:42 PM :: 5090 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Democratic candidate for governor was always a loud-mouthed hippie who had all the answers. I didn't forget....

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Friday, June 10, 2011
Abercrombie doubles down against Pro-Bowl: "It's Time We Get Our Priorities Straight"
By Video @ 5:22 PM :: 9725 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Politicians, Tourism

"It's Time We Get Our Priorities Straight," a message from Governor Neil Abercrombie, June 10, 2011

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Friday, June 10, 2011
Overestimating Wind Power Generation
By Selected News Articles @ 5:07 PM :: 7448 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Growing evidence from both sides of the Atlantic indicates that performance models based on wind data often promise levels of generation substantially above actual wind power output.

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Friday, June 10, 2011
442nd Vet on Redistricting: Military is part of our Community, should be counted
By Selected News Articles @ 3:25 PM :: 7708 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Sorting through different groups and deciding who to include, or who not to include in consideration for representation, I believe should be a non-issue. All should be included.

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Friday, June 10, 2011
The Iranian Threat That Can't Be Ignored
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:12 PM :: 6033 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

 Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has acquired two missile warheads capable of being armed with a nuclear weapon. And a recently leaked U.N. report described suspected ballistic missile technology exchanges between North Korea and Iran....

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Friday, June 10, 2011
Is More Better? Education Spending Increases in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:42 AM :: 5316 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawaii’s per pupil expenditure climbed to $12,399 in 2009, ranking it as the 11th highest in the nation, according to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report. This new rate marks a 12% increase compared to the previous year.

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Friday, June 10, 2011
Reapportionment Commission rejects Multi-Member Districts, hears testimony in favor of counting Military Personnel
By Andrew Walden @ 1:05 AM :: 6784 Views :: Energy, Environment

Some Democrats have advocated counting rapists, child molesters, pimps, drug dealers and other convicted felons and prison inmates but not counting the military personnel who put it all on the line to defend America.   The final decision was postponed until the next meeting.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011
Terry Lock named Hawaii Early Childhood Coordinator
By News Release @ 11:11 PM :: 5866 Views :: Energy, Environment

Moving forward on his plan to invest in young children, Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced Terry Lock as the Governor’s Early Childhood Coordinator....

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Thursday, June 9, 2011
Newspaper Guild: Star-Advertiser demands end to seniority system, 50% cut in sick leave
By News Release @ 1:01 PM :: 7023 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Your bargaining committee met with representatives of management for collective bargaining talks on May 24 and May 25. Darren Carroll, of TNG-CWA, was our chief negotiator. Ron Leong, an attorney, was management’s lead negotiator....

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Thursday, June 9, 2011
2011 Session Wrap-up: Paychecks Hawaii Rates Legislators
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 PM :: 5315 Views :: Energy, Environment

Ratings may be helpful during election periods .... 

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Thursday, June 9, 2011
State Auditor: Public Housing oversight Erratic
By News Release @ 11:50 AM :: 4739 Views :: Energy, Environment

Turnaround on vacant units was slow, adversely impacting families on the waiting list as well as rent collections. As of February 15, 2011, the authority had a total of 233 vacant units that either had pending maintenance work or were available for rent; overall, these units had been vacant an average of six months.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Sen Sam Slom to Address Kona TEA Party
By News Release @ 11:32 PM :: 9974 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The meeting is on Saturday, June 18th at 1:00 PM at the Kona Vistas Pavilion.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Panos announces plans for 2012 Mayoral Race
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 11:03 PM :: 5588 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

 In 2010 we garnered 19% of the vote after having a vibrant campaign with less than $100,000 for advertising. But if each of our 38,439 voters had contributed ten bucks we would have had the funds for competitive advertising ....

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
DLNR outsources Historic Preservation
By News Release @ 2:41 PM :: 7226 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government, OHA

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) took action to improve operations at its State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) and ensure federal compliance. The Department awarded a contract to Solutions Pacific, LLC to implement recommendations of the National Park Service’s Corrective Action Plan.  

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Mitsubishi, State sign agreement to Promote New Electric Car
By News Release @ 10:50 AM :: 6528 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In November of 2011, MMNA will launch the battery-powered electric vehicle Mitsubishi i ....

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
National Defense: Ten Questions for Leon Panetta
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:57 AM :: 3607 Views :: National News, Ethics

Leon Panetta, President Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense, will go before the Senate tomorrow for questioning on how he would shepherd the department into the future. The American taxpayers deserve some answers from Panetta....

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Obama's Jobless America
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:52 AM :: 3658 Views :: National News, Ethics

The economic news keeps getting worse for America. Last month, the unemployment rate went up to 9.1 percent, the economy added only 54,000 jobs, and the average length of unemployment rose to more than nine months, the longest since the Labor Department started keeping track in 1948.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia named Chief Information Officer of Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 9261 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In anticipation of the CIO’s arrival, OIMT has begun an assessment intended to provide an overview of technology across the state. OIMT selected Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to lead this assessment.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Historic Kaumakapili Church Celebrates 100th Anniversary
By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 6288 Views :: Maui County, Energy

Upcoming celebrations include:

  • June 8-9th – Annual ʻAha Na Kai ʻEwalu all-state Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches Conference Kaumakapili Church
  • June 25th – Sanctuary Centennial Celebration 6pm-9pm – Sheraton Waikiki Resort Ballroom
  • July 16th – 40th Annual Benefit Luʻau 8am-2pm – Kaumakapili Church
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011
VIDEO: Former Sen. Rick Santorum announces GOP Presidential Bid
By Video @ 8:28 PM :: 5837 Views :: National News, Ethics

See the announcement . . .

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011
WSJ: Health Care Initiative Draws Fire, 93% of MD refuse ACO/Medical Home program
By Selected News Articles @ 8:27 PM :: 8632 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The American Medical Group Association said a survey of its members found that 93 percent wouldn't enroll as ACOs in the main proposed Medicare program.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Hawaii DoH Scientist: Shame on the EWG for panic about Hexavalent Chromium in Honolulu Tapwater
By Selected News Articles @ 3:36 PM :: 9014 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

You irresponsibly abuse the public’s trust in your organization and their concern for the health of their loved ones by falsely claiming that USEPA has not set a standard for Cr VI in the drinking water and demanding that it do so. This is a blatant lie. ...  Any high school student with access to the internet could have determined this. Given that EWG has been working on this issue for years, I can’t believe that your staff is incompetent enough not to know this.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Ed Case: Our Challenges, My Beliefs, Your Support
By Ed Case @ 3:00 PM :: 6690 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Ours is the greatest country. Not just our founding principles, but our history and our continued promise. Our freedoms, balance of majority rule and minority rights, inclusion of new peoples. It’s not always easy being an American. We make mistakes, get out of balance, rarely take a straight path to a better future. But our foundations are sound, we self-correct, and we have bettered our world at great sacrifice. By staying true to our principles and heritage in a changing world, we will prevail.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Libertarian Think-tank Ranks Hawaii #47 in Freedom
By News Release @ 1:47 PM :: 7472 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Freedom Rankings for Hawaii

  • #47 Overall
  • #46 Economic
  • #43 Personal
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011
DBEDT: Census Report looks at Redistricting in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 5471 Views :: Energy, Environment

The report was produced by the Hawaii State Data Center, a part of the Research and Economic Analysis Division of DBEDT, from data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010 Redistricting Data ....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011
New Charges: Rod Tam to be arraigned for Campaign Spending Violations
By News Release @ 2:31 AM :: 7383 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Arraignment and plea is scheduled for Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at 8:30 a.m., in Courtroom 7C before the Honorable Randal Shintani.

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Monday, June 6, 2011
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted June 6
By News Release @ 6:34 PM :: 6461 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

 Recent Congressional Votes

  • House: Debt Limit Increase
  • House: Homeland Security Appropriations, FY 2012
  • House: Use of Ground Forces in Libya
  • House: Libya Troop Withdrawal
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Monday, June 6, 2011
Sun Yat-Sen Hawaii Birth Certificate causes Trouble in Taipei
By Selected News Articles @ 2:12 PM :: 14526 Views :: Hawaii History

...because he had trouble entering the United States due to that country's Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, the US immigration authorities decided to issue a document in 1904 that says Sun was born in Honolulu and has US citizenship....

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Monday, June 6, 2011
DHS: Thousands of ghost names on Hawaii Medicare, Medicaid Rolls
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 12802 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

“Where we are required to do sampling and have found that of those in our sample who can be identified, roughly 7% to 10% of them are not eligible. In an additional large number of cases, we are unable to receive information to make a determination. So it could be much greater.”

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Sunday, June 5, 2011
Our Cooling Globe: June Snow in Hawaii (video)
By Andrew Walden @ 3:31 PM :: 18173 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

  Lets invite Al Gore to go skiing....

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Sunday, June 5, 2011
$134 Million Mystery: DoTax suddenly admits “unusual reporting, systemic problems, inconsistencies”
By Andrew Walden @ 1:22 AM :: 9625 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

The Hawaii Department of Taxation is seeking an outside auditing firm to look at "systemic problems" with DoTax tax revenue reports.... 

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Saturday, June 4, 2011
Big Isle Plastic Bag Ban Hearings to begin June 7
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 7093 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

The so called "Pacific Garbage Patch" was sampled by transit by Oregon State marine scientists, and NO plastic bags were either seen or recovered. The total plastic skimmed barely filled the bottom of a coffee cup, and consisted of fine particulates none of which were shown to be plastic bag origin.

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Saturday, June 4, 2011
307th Signal Battalion returning from Afghanistan
By News Release @ 7:28 PM :: 11253 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

This mission was a great success for the unit as well as for the Soldiers. Within battalion, more than two dozen Soldiers decided on continued service in the Army as they reenlisted and seven non-commissioned from the battalion were inducted into the highly esteemed Sergeant Audie Murphy Club for outstanding leadership achievements.

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Saturday, June 4, 2011
Djou: City has squandered any goodwill resulting from 2008 Rail vote
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:15 PM :: 7011 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

On rail, the current and previous city administration and city councils have shown anything but real leadership. Given the philosophy of government by polling at Honolulu Hale, we should get rid of the mayor's office and the city council. Instead, we could save a lot of money by just retaining a good polling company and have the polling firm lead our community.

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Friday, June 3, 2011
Redistricting: Tammy Duckworth gets Gerrymandered into Illinois 8th Congressional District
By Andrew Walden @ 9:25 PM :: 12854 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Democrat-controlled Illinois redistricting commission has apparently re-drawn the Illinois 8th Congressional District especially to include the home of Tammy Duckworth.

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Friday, June 3, 2011
Progressives: Hirono will rescue us from Xenophobic Warmonger and Corporate Shill Ed Case
By Selected News Articles @ 8:20 PM :: 7390 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...Last month we were worrying that the always ambitious, always reactionary corporate shill, Ed Case, would get a free ride for the Senate seat he once tried to steal from Dan Akaka, a progressive who is now retiring....

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Friday, June 3, 2011
APEC Preparations: Wealthy liberals pony up for Abercrombie’s Homeless Sweeps
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 7013 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...The grant will support initiatives proposed by Marc Alexander, the Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness, including rapid housing and supportive services for people who are chronically homeless ....

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Friday, June 3, 2011
Unemployment Goes Up, Obama Declares Victory
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:26 PM :: 3945 Views :: National News, Ethics

...President Barack Obama is holding a victory party today at a Chrysler plant in Toledo, Ohio, trumpeting the only jobs he can manage to create—those bought and paid for directly by the U.S. taxpayer....

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