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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Alaskans Push Back Against 200 mile 'Emissions Control Area' for Ships
By News Release @ 2:14 PM :: 4854 Views :: National News, Ethics

... costly adjustments to comply with the ECA, those costs will be passed on, increasing the price of goods and fuel ....

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Brickwood Galuteria, Serial Job Killer
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 11836 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Galuteria is a major force behind the continuing legislative attempt to tax the pension income of our retirees....

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Obama's Imperial Presidency, Part II
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:58 PM :: 4496 Views :: National News, Ethics

The Obama Administration hasn’t needed Congress to enact new regulations on the Internet, businesses, energy production, and religious institutions....

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Fitch: $890M Honolulu Bonds Rated AA+
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 5514 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...supported by an unlimited pledge of ad valorem property tax....

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Hawaii Productivity Growth Lowest in US—Only 4.76% Since 1992
By Selected News Articles @ 4:28 AM :: 10181 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The index compares states' economic health to conditions in July 1992. That is, a score of 100 indicates a level of productivity equal to that of that month....

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Hawaii: 3rd Fastest Growing Tax Burden
By Selected News Articles @ 12:33 AM :: 9316 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawaii’s rank worsened from 18th to 14th….

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
UH Manoa Scores 295th of 700 World Universities
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 9233 Views :: Energy, Environment

From CS World University Rankings ....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Hawaii-based Travel Site Upset by $700M Tax Decision
By News Release @ 11:43 PM :: 9663 Views :: Energy, Environment

...the OTC's may still be liable for nearly $200 million in back general excise taxes....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
ACLU: Guards Should Stop Listening to Hawaii Prisoners
By News Release @ 11:35 PM :: 10757 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

CCA maintains a practice of having a guard stand right next to a prisoner when he speaks on the phone with his attorney....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
After Debate, Nearly 70% Say Djou Wins
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 8389 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Djou offered a clear vision for Hawai’i: create jobs here at home by strengthening our small businesses and build a better future for our children ....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Lingle: I know We Have the Momentum to Win
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 5:09 PM :: 5600 Views :: Energy, Environment

I’ve run in ten separate elections beginning when I was first elected as Molokai’s Councilwoman in 1980. I’ve won all but one election....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Debates deliver favorability edge to Romney; now above 50% in rating
By Selected News Articles @ 4:37 PM :: 4609 Views :: National News, Ethics

RASMUSSEN: R 50% O 46%...GALLUP: R 51% O 46%...

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Hirono Hits Middle Class With Tax Hike
By News Release @ 3:11 PM :: 7211 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Congresswoman Mazie Hirono twice voted to increase taxes on Hawaii’s middle-income families making $35,351 or more per year. The tax increases would have hurt over 115,000 working families in Hawaii, more than one third of all families who file income taxes in Hawaii.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Find Your Polling Place: Walk-In Absentee Voting Begins Today
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 6210 Views :: Energy, Environment

You can now vote early at any of the following locations and listed hours....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Heritage Experts Analyze Final Presidential Debate
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:59 PM :: 3750 Views :: National News, Ethics

Last night’s debate between President Obama and Governor Romney was supposed to focus on foreign policy. It turned into a wide-ranging conversation on everything from the Middle East to American teachers.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Hirono Refuses to Answer for Actions Harmful to Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:51 AM :: 6846 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

She avoided answering questions about why she voted twice to raise taxes on Hawaii’s middle class families, why she voted against Hawaii small businesses when she opposed the Korea Free Trade Agreement and why she proposed a bill that would raise the cost of housing for Hawaii residents....

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Monday, October 22, 2012
Triple Debate Night: Romney, Lingle, Djou vs Obama, Hirono, Hanabusa
By News Release @ 4:44 PM :: 5422 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

3pm, 7pm, 8pm tonight

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Monday, October 22, 2012
5 Crucial Questions for the Presidential Foreign Policy Debate
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:18 PM :: 1998 Views

Tonight’s final presidential debate will focus solely on foreign policy....

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Monday, October 22, 2012
House Candidate Kaniela Ing Threatened with Expulsion from UH
By Selected News Articles @ 3:49 AM :: 14641 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County, Higher Education, Politicians

It took three months for UHSC to stop Ing from misrepresenting himself but after Ing was threatened with expulsion from UH, he capitulated....

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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Charter Amendment: Honolulu Council Grabs for Control of Rail Funds
By Andrew Walden @ 9:36 PM :: 7944 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

If Proposal #2 is approved by voters, the Council could create any special fund it wishes and override Cayetano's veto with a 6-3 super-majority.

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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Secret Letters Show Nago Timed Attack on Hilo Election Office with Workers Planning Sickout
By Selected News Articles @ 7:37 PM :: 12781 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

"We are not going to volunteer as long as (fired elections workers) are not reinstated or treated fairly...." -- April 18, 2012

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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Applicants Wanted for Ethics and Campaign Spending Commissions
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 4751 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on the Hawai`i State Ethics Commission and one vacancy on the Campaign Spending Commission.

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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Pollster Claims Debate Performance Boosts Hirono 3%
By News Release @ 2:43 PM :: 5038 Views :: Energy, Environment

Did what you saw in the debate or have heard about it make you much more likely to vote for Hirono?

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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Fact, Not Emotion or Rhetoric, Should Drive Your Choice
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:18 AM :: 5696 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

As they appeal to the elderly, the candidates adroitly fail to point out that any reforms of either the Social Security or Medicare systems will affect the benefits of those who are many years away from retirement....

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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Hirono’s Signature Legislation Will Drive Up Costs of Hawaii Housing
By News Release @ 1:07 AM :: 5344 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Mazie Hirono introduced a bill earlier this year in Congress that will drive up Hawaii housing prices and reduce the number of houses available for local families....

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Sunday, October 21, 2012
UH Manoa Library to Digitize Hawaii Newspapers 1856-1922
By News Release @ 12:40 AM :: 3361 Views :: Energy, Environment

Pacific Commercial Advertiser (1856-1921)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin (1917-1922)

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Saturday, October 20, 2012
Streaming Video: Canonization of Molokai’s Mother Marianne Cope
By Selected News Articles @ 10:29 PM :: 11008 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

The ceremony presided over by Pope Benedict XVI, will actually begin at 9:30 p.m. Hawaii time....

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Saturday, October 20, 2012
Learn about UH Law School's accessible Part-Time/Evening Program
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 7206 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Thursday, October 25, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Classroom 1, 2515 Dole Street....

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Saturday, October 20, 2012
Sierra Club Doing the Dirty Work for the Power Brokers
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 7259 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...the Sierra Club has claimed that they oppose the Public Lands Development Corporation but are supporting Clayton Hee who voted for and supported it in the Senate....

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Saturday, October 20, 2012
HSTA’s Okabe ‘Extremely Pleased’ With Supreme Court Order
By News Release @ 1:49 PM :: 5478 Views :: Energy, Environment

“We are pleased that the court recognized that the Hawaii Labor Relations Board must respond to HSTA’s request for relief.”

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Saturday, October 20, 2012
Pro-Rail PRP Pumps Money into Council District 6 Race
By News Release @ 11:46 AM :: 6360 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

residents have reported receiving 4 or 5 large mailers from PRP supporting Carol Fukunaga, which potentially cost over $60,000 to print and mail

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Friday, October 19, 2012
Governor Releases $91.9 Million for CIPs
By News Release @ 7:44 PM :: 5323 Views :: Energy, Environment

Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $91.9 million for various Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) across the state ....

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Friday, October 19, 2012
Donalyn Dela Cruz Quits: Oshiro Claims Resignations “Have Nothing to do With Abercrombie”
By News Release @ 7:33 PM :: 8050 Views :: Energy, Environment

"It's a stressful job, by no means am I saying it's easy, but it's not necessarily anything to do with the governor. It really is a difficult position, being in the office, regardless of whoever is the governor."

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Friday, October 19, 2012
It’s Mormon in America
By Selected News Articles @ 3:21 PM :: 4844 Views :: National News, Ethics

The LDS Church is making its mark in the U.S. and around the world....

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Friday, October 19, 2012
Why We Aren't Producing Enough Domestic Energy
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:56 PM :: 4715 Views :: National News, Ethics

The vast majority of America’s new oil and gas production is happening on private lands in states like North Dakota, Alaska and Texas....

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Friday, October 19, 2012
Fact Check: Hirono stumbles, shows lack of understanding of key issues
By News Release @ 3:48 AM :: 5305 Views :: Energy, Environment

Congresswoman Mazie Hirono avoided specifics and instead relied on vague themes, a bleak legislative record and national party sound bites .... 

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Friday, October 19, 2012
Bipartisanship: Senate Energy Committee to Move on Natural Gas?
By NCPA @ 12:02 AM :: 4854 Views :: National News, Ethics

The Committee may actually get to work on bills that have been in deep frost for 15 years or so–especially the long-awaited U.S. Energy Policy bill....

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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Lingle v Hirono Debate: PBS Insights Live Streaming Video
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 4726 Views :: Energy, Environment

With both Mazie Hirono (D) and Linda Lingle (R) scheduled to appear, INSIGHTS provides an unscripted, unfiltered look at the candidates and an opportunity for viewers to ask them questions....

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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Challenging the Foundations of the Green Establishment
By NCPA @ 2:56 PM :: 3865 Views :: National News, Ethics

...many policies sought by the environmental establishment do nothing more than cost taxpayers billions with nothing to show for it....

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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Welfare Spending Shattering All-Time Highs
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:53 PM :: 4036 Views :: National News, Ethics

Overall means-tested welfare spending from federal and state sources reached from all sources reached $956 billion....

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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wastebook 2012: University of Hawaii Martian Food Tasting Project
By Selected News Articles @ 1:46 AM :: 7705 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Six volunteers will head into a barren landscape in Hawaii to simulate a 120-day Mars mission....

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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Bateman: We Can Cut Consumers' Electric Bills
By News Release @ 1:00 AM :: 7875 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Have you looked at your electric bill lately? It just keeps going up and up.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Hawaii Among Worst States to Practice Medicine
By Selected News Articles @ 12:51 AM :: 7851 Views :: Energy, Environment

...extremely high cost of living, tax burden per capita, malpractice award payouts per capita, and number of disciplinary actions taken against physicians....

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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Fitch Rates Honolulu Bonds AA+
By News Release @ 12:36 AM :: 5756 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Ample reserves and demonstrated revenue-raising ability provide the city with the  flexibility to manage both expenditure pressures and economic cyclicality.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Endangered Species: Feds Grab for 18,766 Acres on Big Island
By Selected News Articles @ 12:32 AM :: 8944 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment

The essential areas, proposed as critical habitat, include seven units totaling approximately 18,766 acres (7,597 hectares) on the island of Hawai‘i....

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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Court of Appeals Upholds Rail Contract Award
By News Release @ 12:29 AM :: 4992 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

The Court denied an appeal by Bombardier Transportation USA Inc....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Poll: Lingle 43% - Hirono 47%
By News Release @ 6:16 PM :: 5472 Views :: Energy, Environment

"With 20 days to go, and early walk-in voting beginning Monday, Linda Lingle is perfectly positioned to win this race against Mazie Hirono - just as she's done before."

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Heritage Experts Analyze Second Presidential Debate
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:42 PM :: 3821 Views :: National News, Ethics

Below are some of the highlights of our experts’ reactions to the major points made....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Fact Check: Hirono Continues to Mislead Voters with Inaccurate Statements
By News Release @ 5:26 AM :: 5432 Views :: Energy, Environment

Many have been corrected in previous debates, yet Hirono continues to intentionally mislead....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Focus Group Shows Big Swing to Romney After Second Presidential Debate
By News Release @ 4:57 AM :: 3943 Views :: National News, Ethics

We simply cannot afford another four years like the last....

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