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Monday, October 8, 2012
Paychecks Hawaii Announcers General Election Endorsements
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 5487 Views :: Energy, Environment

PAYCHECKS HAWAII, the private, independent, non-partisan political action affiliate of Smart Business Hawaii (SBH) announced its endorsements for the November 6, 2012 General Election....

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Monday, October 8, 2012
Former Regent: Senate Grandstanding Places UH Mission at Risk
By Selected News Articles @ 9:04 PM :: 5320 Views :: Energy, Environment

...otherwise UH will be condemned to be the punch line of a joke, a place for cronies to pad their retirement (high three), or a pit stop to collect fat paychecks and loud Aloha shirts....

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Monday, October 8, 2012
PEW: Romney’s Strong Debate Performance Erases Obama’s Lead
By Selected News Articles @ 8:50 PM :: 4057 Views :: National News, Ethics

GOP Challenger Viewed as Candidate with New Ideas....

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Monday, October 8, 2012
Ed Case Endorses Ben Cayetano for Mayor
By Ed Case @ 3:21 PM :: 6961 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

I support Ben Cayetano for Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu. Here's why....

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Monday, October 8, 2012
We Can't Give Up on Afghanistan
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:18 PM :: 3871 Views :: National News, Ethics

We must continue to support those Afghans working for a better future for their country even as we wind down combat operations....

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Monday, October 8, 2012
Birth Of The Public Land Development Corporation – A travesty of the legislative process
By Selected News Articles @ 4:34 AM :: 7341 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Land Use

Many have asked how come none of the regular environmental and public interest watch-dog groups sounded the alarm earlier? How did such a law get passed?

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Sunday, October 7, 2012
Djou: Voting in Afghanistan
By Rep Charles Djou @ 6:18 PM :: 5772 Views :: Energy, Environment

I did not, however, have the heart to share with the Afghan governor that in my home state, less than 40% of those people eligible to vote actually vote....

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Sunday, October 7, 2012
PLDC Seeking ‘Chinese Bubble’ to Match 1980s ‘Japanese Bubble’
By Selected News Articles @ 4:04 PM :: 6048 Views :: Energy, Environment

One of the first items on the PLDC agenda was to seek control over the state land under the Olomana golf course....

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Sunday, October 7, 2012
Frustrating the Taxpayer’s View of Public Finances
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:52 AM :: 5666 Views :: Energy, Environment is not always quite clear just how much money is being spent on state programs and services....

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Sunday, October 7, 2012
Cal Lee Refuses Debate, Declares OHA “NOT for the Public”
By News Release @ 12:12 AM :: 5564 Views :: Energy, Environment

‘OHA for Everyone’ merely expresses the opportunity and responsibility all citizens of Hawai’i have to build a better future together....

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Saturday, October 6, 2012
Saturday Oct 6 Last Day to Mail Voter Registration Forms
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 4836 Views :: Energy, Environment

The last day to mail-in your voter registration form is this Saturday, October 6. Since Monday, October 8th is Columbus Day, the United States Postal Service will not be open....

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Saturday, October 6, 2012
Duke Aiona Endorses George Fontaine: Passion, Character, Values
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 3:35 PM :: 3407 Views

As a freshman representative George is recognized for his passion in fighting for our environment, reforming our mortgage laws, and championing criminal legislation relating to cyber-crimes

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Saturday, October 6, 2012
Molokai Video: What is IAM?
By Video @ 3:09 PM :: 6578 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

...It's been almost two years since I Aloha Molokai was formed to fight the big industrial wind turbines....

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Saturday, October 6, 2012
Machida Trotted out to Help Cayetano on ERS Unfunded Liability
By News Release @ 11:34 AM :: 5459 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Between 1999 and 2003, according to Machida, more than $350 million in excess earnings were diverted from the pension system....

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Saturday, October 6, 2012
NFL, HTA Name Jim Donovan to Pro Bowl Committee
By News Release @ 11:13 AM :: 4948 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Committee is chaired by Dr. Edison Miyawaki, a local business leader and limited partner of the Cincinnati Bengals....

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Friday, October 5, 2012
UH Regents to Discuss MRC Greenwood's Employment
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 20569 Views :: Energy, Environment

"Discussion of Appointment Agreement of M.R.C. Greenwood"

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Friday, October 5, 2012
Apo Reveals Why It’s Time to Replace OHA Trustees
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 5722 Views :: Energy, Environment

...exposing the true agenda and thinking of the current trustees....

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Friday, October 5, 2012
Hawaii Family Forum Releases General Election Voter Guide
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 6130 Views :: Energy, Environment

2012 General Election Voter Guide ....

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Friday, October 5, 2012
Lawyers: Hawaii Can be Sued for Slip-Falls on Public Land
By News Release @ 7:03 PM :: 4973 Views :: Energy, Environment

...hiker, was with two other people at Nuuanu Pali Lookout when she tried to make her way around a large boulder when the trail collapsed....

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Friday, October 5, 2012
How Lingle Can Turn it Around
By Andrew Walden @ 5:06 PM :: 5190 Views :: Energy, Environment

In a one-party state, broad swathes of public opinion hang on a few sustaining myths. By turning this myth against its creators, Lingle could still pull this out....

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Friday, October 5, 2012
Letter: 39 Legislators Demanded Rail EIS Rush-Job
By Tom Berg @ 4:39 PM :: 8039 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The rail project gets sloppier by the day. The "pushers" of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) are to blame for this mess....

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Friday, October 5, 2012
15 to Finish: More UH Students on Track to Complete Degree on Time
By News Release @ 3:51 PM :: 5792 Views :: Energy, Environment

"a 14.7 percent increase in the number of students taking 15 or more credits system wide”

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Friday, October 5, 2012
DHHL breaks ground for Lalamilo Waimea Homesteads
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 6770 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

Lalamilo is located on 34.7 acres of land along the South Kohala Distribution Road, approximately two miles makai of the Waimea town center....

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Friday, October 5, 2012
Anemic Job Growth Continues
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:32 PM :: 3949 Views :: National News, Ethics

this morning's jobs report shows that 12.1 million Americans are still out of work....

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Friday, October 5, 2012
Abercrombie: HSTA Walks Out on Federal Mediation
By News Release @ 1:08 AM :: 4391 Views :: Energy, Environment

Today, the Federal Mediator informed the State that HSTA will no longer continue that process of mediation....

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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Mizuno Campaigns Accused of Illegally Comingling Funds
By Nacia Blom @ 10:39 PM :: 6155 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

According to the HRS § 11-382: Campaign funds shall not be used "To support the campaigns of candidates other than the candidate with which they are directly associated."

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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Hanabusa No-Show at HTLA Debate
By Rep Charles Djou @ 10:24 PM :: 4896 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hanabusa avoided debating at a Waikiki Neighborhood Board forum moderated by KHON's Tami Mori.... Today, she avoided debating at a forum moderated by former KHNL anchor Diane Ako hosted by the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association....

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Thursday, October 4, 2012
FULL TEXT: Reapportionment Plaintiffs File for Summary Judgment
By News Release @ 6:07 PM :: 6211 Views :: Energy, Environment

Providing information on DD2058 forms may violate the Privacy Act, and the State’s apportionment process cannot be predicated on a violation of federal law.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Felony Campaign Spending Violations: Second Complaint in a Month Accuses Kaniela Ing
By News Release @ 4:58 PM :: 6029 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL
  • False reporting and double reporting of campaign expenditures including expenditures of public funds.
  • Failure to properly report a campaign loan
  • Accepting a contribution in excess of the $2000 legal limit
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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Lingle: Inouye Thinks He Should Decide Who Steps Up in Hawaii
By Video @ 3:52 PM :: 4464 Views :: Energy, Environment

Click to see the video....

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Thursday, October 4, 2012
54-37% -- Hirono Pollster Releases Internal Polling Numbers
By News Release @ 3:37 PM :: 5202 Views :: Energy, Environment

"By more than 2-to-1, voters are more likely to believe that Lingle would be a vote for the Republican agenda in Washington than think she will be Independent."

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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Rail Fail: Oahu Construction Jobs Drop as Sister Isles Job Boom tops Nation
By Andrew Walden @ 2:12 PM :: 6238 Views :: Labor, Rail

Oahu lost 4% of its construction jobs while the sister isles gained 27% more constrction jobs.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Heritage Experts React to First Presidential Debate
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:48 PM :: 3771 Views :: National News, Ethics

During last night's debate between President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney, Heritage's domestic policy experts were live-blogging their analysis ....

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Seven Romney Debate Points for Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 11:39 PM :: 9144 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Here are seven debate take-aways on Romney policies which will directly affect Hawaii....

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Hawaii Citrus Quarantined
By Selected News Articles @ 5:38 PM :: 5131 Views :: Energy, Environment

...due to the presence of Asian citrus psyllid, a vector of the bacterial pathogen that causes citrus greening....

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Hawaii Web Surfers Steal Less Music than Most
By News Release @ 5:32 PM :: 5022 Views :: Energy, Environment

The bottom five states for downloads per capita were Hawaii (299k), Nebraska (388k), South Dakota (153k), Iowa (750k) and in last place, Minnesota (905k).

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Alaska Blue Cross Paying Patients to Fly to Seattle
By John Goodman @ 4:11 PM :: 4339 Views :: National News, Ethics

The high cost of many medical procedures in Alaska is driving a major insurance company, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield, to offer coverage that pays airfare, hotel and other expenses for members to undergo the same treatment in Washington state at less cost....

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Cayetano Could Change Ewa Development Plan
By Selected News Articles @ 3:42 PM :: 5759 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

This morning the City Council will have the first reading of Bill 65 to accept a revision of the Ewa Development Plan.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Algae Energy: Dead in the Water?
By NCPA @ 2:53 PM :: 3909 Views :: National News, Ethics

Many biofuel manufacturers have heavily funded Democratic campaigns, and some even work inside the Obama administration....

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
10 Questions for the First Presidential Debate
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:34 PM :: 3576 Views :: National News, Ethics

Heritage Foundation’s policy experts have submitted 10 questions they would like to see asked in the debate.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Rail: Star-Advertiser Editorial Just a Yoshioka Mouthpiece
By Honolulu Traffic @ 12:03 AM :: 6788 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

There is always a massive difference between whether the Star Advertiser's management likes an idea or a candidate, or not, and if not then their editorials are unreasonably unfair....

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Council Honors Rail Iwi Plaintiff Paulette Kaleikini
By Tom Berg @ 11:12 PM :: 6726 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

We are so proud of Paulette Kaleikini - the woman from Nanakuli who with class, precision, and patience, brought some justice to this runaway train gone bad....

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Voter Registration Deadline: Monday, October 8
By General Bob Lee (ret) @ 11:00 PM :: 6317 Views :: Energy, Environment

The October 8th deadline for voter registration is fast approaching and we need your help in ensuring that your friends and family are registered....

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
51% Fail, But Six More DoE Schools Make AYP
By News Release @ 10:42 PM :: 4715 Views :: Energy, Environment

Six schools with successful appeals met Adequate Yearly Progress, raising the final total to 139 out of 286, or 49%.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Hawaii Survey: Ethics, Honesty, and Corruption in Government are Top Election Issues
By News Release @ 9:50 PM :: 5667 Views :: Energy, Environment

... ethics, honesty and corruption in government rated as the second-most important issue for small businesses in Hawaii ....

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Lingle: Taiwan Visa Waivers will help Hawaii's Economy
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 9:33 PM :: 5040 Views :: Energy, Environment

"Together with the visa waiver status for Korea and some practical 'fixes' to the visa issuance process in China, Hawaii is poised to see and benefit from even more visitors from the Asia Pacific regions."

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Painters' Union Burns $70K to Prop Up Hirono
By News Release @ 9:22 PM :: 4592 Views :: Energy, Environment

"Despite claims to the contrary, the facts remain that there were 21,000 more jobs in the state when Governor Lingle left office then when she was elected."

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Hawaii State Debt Tops Nation: $83,815 per Private Sector Worker
By News Release @ 5:42 PM :: 5015 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawaii's debt stands at 79.21% of its entire private sector GSP, the highest percentage of the 50 states....

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Nago Orders State Takeover of Hawaii County Elections
By News Release @ 5:11 PM :: 7238 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

How far will Nago go for Dwayne Yoshina's girlfriend?

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Two Liberal Whoppers on Medicare
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:45 PM :: 3969 Views :: National News, Ethics

A debate that has been fought largely over the airwaves is about to go head-to-head. Medicare reform is a huge part of that debate, and the left—bolstered by the media—has been promoting two huge falsehoods on the issue.

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