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Thursday, March 22, 2012
SB2492: Hearing Looms on Hawaii Dog Ownership Ban
By Selected News Articles @ 3:40 PM :: 5424 Views :: Energy, Environment

SB2492 regulating ownership of intact dogs is set to go before a Hawaii House committee today.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Van Jones at Abercrombie State Bank Rally: Obama Opponents ‘Hate Everybody In America’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:34 PM :: 7685 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Disgraced former Obama “green jobs czar” Van Jones made an appearance in Hawaii last night in which he ripped on the “American fantasy” and called for socialistic approaches to wealth redistribution, while castigating Obama opponents as America-haters ....

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
International visitor spending in US hits all-time record of $153 billion
By News Release @ 2:21 PM :: 9297 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The U.S. Department of Commerce today released tourism data revealing that international and domestic tourism spending increased 8.1 percent in 2011....

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
FOCUS Act May Save Fishing Crews from Prison
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:46 PM :: 10223 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Schoenwetter was sentenced to eight years in a federal prison—a term longer than what some violent criminals could spend in lockup—for domestic regulatory offenses that did not even violate foreign law.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Obama Mocks Critics As Gas Prices Go Up
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:25 PM :: 3737 Views :: National News, Ethics

...gas prices keep going up, with no end in sight. But instead of taking action to bring relief to the American people, the Obama Administration is patting itself on the back for a job well done ....

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Rebound Rumble: Robotics Meet to Bring 1000 Competitors to Honolulu
By News Release @ 12:56 PM :: 11323 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

More than 1,000 high-school students from around the world will have the opportunity to showcase their hard work after an intense six weeks of designing and building an original robot....

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Socialists Cheer 'Potential Champion' Hirono--Single out her Support for Windfarm Scammers
By Selected News Articles @ 2:48 PM :: 6744 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"A potential new champion of progressivism is Mazie Hirono...." -- In These Times 

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Victory: Religious Speech Granted Equal Access in Hawaii Public School
By News Release @ 2:20 PM :: 3739 Views :: Energy, Environment

We were contacted in early March by the parents of a fourth grade student in Hawaii regarding a local school’s policy that discriminated against religious speech....

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Abercrombie's nervous communist Czar: Cap and Trade, and the cost to Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 6:29 AM :: 18805 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Abercrombie in 2009 asked Hawaii to gamble its entire public-sector and private-sector economy on a promise of “Green Jobs” from a "former" communist Czar whose nervous breakdown was healed by a tree-sitter named “Butterfly.” Now they're teaming up to launch a State-owned Bank backed by your tax dollars.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Banks, Brokerages to Reap Profits from Kawailoa Wind Project
By News Release @ 2:51 AM :: 7373 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Union Bank served as Administrative Agent and Joint Lead Arranger. Other Joint Lead Arrangers include Bayern LB, Rabobank and Siemens Financial Services. CIBC and CoBank also participated in the financing.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Bringing the Light of Freedom to Cuba
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:20 AM :: 5294 Views :: World News, Family

The once proud and comparatively wealthy Cubans are now among the poorest in the hemisphere, definitely the least informed and, consequently, the least free. 

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
SB755: Poker Bill Gutted and Replaced with Language from 'Dirty Dozen'
By News Release @ 3:50 PM :: 6075 Views :: Energy, Environment

SB755 SD2 HD1 exempts all state projects from Chapter 343 requirements and environmental oversight ....

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
GOP's Lingle May Keep Senate Pro-Choice Next Year
By Selected News Articles @ 3:12 PM :: 7586 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Olympia Snowe showed her importance to the Senate's pro-choice firewall when she voted against the Blunt Amendment. After she retires her most likely GOP successor on this issue is Hawaii's former governor, Linda Lingle.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Enviros ‘Unequivocally’ Protest Gutting of Environmental Laws, Open Government Laws
By News Release @ 3:06 PM :: 4598 Views :: Energy, Environment

Numerous evolving bills, including SB 2927 SD 2, SB2873, SB2012 and HB2154 HD2, will exempt state and county government actions and development from Hawaii’s laws ....

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Faking it for the Feds, Abercrombie Prepares to Impose Another ‘Last, Best, and Final Offer’ on HSTA
By Andrew Walden @ 1:34 PM :: 9039 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The HSTA and the Abercrombie administration have fallen into name calling and finger pointing....This is a sure sign that a deal is in the works and they are both in on it.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Get on the Path to a Balanced Budget
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:16 AM :: 3991 Views :: National News, Ethics

Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chairman of the House Budget Committee, will release his budget blueprint today .... 

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Monday, March 19, 2012
Hawaii Superferry Headed for Okinawa
By News Release @ 5:01 PM :: 9646 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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Monday, March 19, 2012
Honolulu Joins National Rally for Religious Freedom
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 11238 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom is being held Friday, March 23 at noon, outside the Prince Kuhio Federal Building 300 Ala Moana Bl, Honolulu.

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Monday, March 19, 2012
Broken promises: The rusting wind turbines of Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:01 PM :: 40496 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

The UK Daily Mail asks: Does Kamaoa point to the future of Britain's Wind Farms?

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Monday, March 19, 2012
Study: Hawaii Scores 'C' for Corruption
By Selected News Articles @ 3:43 PM :: 6201 Views :: Energy, Environment

In the Aloha State, when big feeds and free drinks are involved, controversy is close behind....

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Monday, March 19, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted March 19
By Congress.org @ 3:14 PM :: 6043 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act - Vote Passed (74-22, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this $109 billion bill that would fund transportation programs and projects for the next two years. It is unclear at this time whether the House will pass a two or five year bill.

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Monday, March 19, 2012
Supreme Court to Hear Obamacare Arguments Next Week
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:37 PM :: 3930 Views :: National News, Ethics

Next week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on its constitutionality, bringing this intolerable act to the forefront of the American mind once again and reminding the country that the issue of Obamacare is by no means settled....

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
Trans-Pacific Carriers Unlikely to Serve Hawaii and Guam
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 11026 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The Holy Grail for many cargo interests shipping by ocean in the domestic Hawaii and Guam trades is an unrequited generational quest to find a way to take advantage of the existing mainline Trans-Pacific container carriers passing regularly Westbound by the islands ....

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
Honolulu Loses 600 jobs as Road Construction Lags
By News Release @ 11:57 PM :: 8289 Views :: Labor, Rail

Another 600 construction jobs were lost in the Honolulu area between January 2011 and January 2012, a 3 percent decline, according to an analysis released by the Associated General Contractors of America ....

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
Feds Hit Rail over 'Lousy Practices of Public Manipulation'
By News Release @ 11:45 PM :: 10586 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Yoshioka’s statement in the Final EIS, “… traffic congestion will be worse in the future with rail than what it is today without rail …”

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
'October Baby' Showing in Hawaii
By Video @ 11:16 PM :: 7776 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
Trickle-Down Regulation: Environmental Maze Becomes "Stumbling Block" For The Little Guys
By Robert Thomas @ 11:07 PM :: 5219 Views :: Energy, Environment

 Thus, even purportedly green activity could be "development" after all, even if it involves a native Hawaiian fishpond....

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
March 22 Deadline: Will Keith-Agaran Hear Human Trafficking Bills?
By News Release @ 11:01 PM :: 5074 Views :: Energy, Environment

SB2123, SB2576, SB2579 are before the Senate Judiciary Committee ....

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
Windfall: Documentary Nails a Corporate Scam
By Video @ 10:48 PM :: 10470 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Shown on Molokai March 14 and 15--will this must-see film come to your local theater?

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
HRA: Only One Firearms Bill Survives Crossover
By News Release @ 10:33 PM :: 5391 Views :: Energy, Environment

Only one firearms bill remains alive, HB679 HD1, providing limited immunity from the state "absolute liability" statute to NRA Instructors....

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
Ackerman Exit Boosts Faleomavaega
By Selected News Articles @ 10:08 PM :: 5597 Views :: National News, Ethics

Many of Faleomavaega’s antics are recounted elsewhere in this blog but just to give an example, after the killing of Osama Bin Laden Faleomavaega rose up on the House floor to demand that President Obama and then-CIA Director Leon Panetta apologize to native Americans for using “Geronimo” as a code word in the operation. Needless to say, he was ignored. Many think he is nuts. 

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
Romney wins 83% in Puerto Rico Primary, Completes Sweep of Territories
By Selected News Articles @ 6:58 PM :: 5145 Views :: National News, Ethics

At 7:22 p.m. ET, with about 18% of total ballots accounted for, the former Massachusetts governor had a substantial lead with more than nearly 20,000 votes -- or 83% of the votes....

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
North Korea vows satellite launch, with rocket that could reach Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:10 PM :: 8937 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The obvious purpose, they say, is for North Korea to test the latest version of a missile with a range that could deliver a small nuclear warhead as far as Hawaii, Alaska – or even the US west coast.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
Shots Fired at Cayetano Banners Along Freeway
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 6390 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
Yet Another Way to Spend Your Hard-Earned Tax Dollars
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 7:55 AM :: 5464 Views :: Energy, Environment

In some cases, constituents have come to believe that they are entitled to many of these programs and services, that is until they realized how much they are paying for these services.  Such is the case in public housing ....

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Saturday, March 17, 2012
Hawaii GOP Announces Vote Totals, Presidential Delegate Allocation
By David S Chang @ 11:29 PM :: 6141 Views :: Republican Party

Total Delegates: Romney 9, Santorum 5, Paul 3

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Saturday, March 17, 2012
Lava Tube Award: Abercrombie Keeping Public in Dark
By News Release @ 9:58 PM :: 8347 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

The award recognizes the year’s most notable offense for keeping the public in the dark....

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Saturday, March 17, 2012
UHERO: Abercrombie's CIP Plans Fizzled
By News Release @ 9:30 PM :: 5592 Views :: Energy, Environment

The beginnings of a construction recovery that we had anticipated failed to materialize last year.... the much ballyhooed plans for large, ongoing public sector spending fizzled.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012
Chicago Tribune: Romney's "island strategy" pays off in delegate race
By Selected News Articles @ 9:02 PM :: 7038 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney is sparing no effort to win votes in the U.S. territories and commonwealths ....

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Saturday, March 17, 2012
York: Why do islands play key role in GOP race?
By Selected News Articles @ 8:28 PM :: 6782 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"Governor Romney's wins over the same period in Wyoming, the Northern Marianas, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii, and American Samoa have helped expand his delegate lead, pushing closer to the nomination."

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Saturday, March 17, 2012
Djou: What I learned in Afghanistan
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:47 PM :: 12789 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

After having served in Afghanistan, after serving with real American heroes, I know that the problems and issues facing our community and our country can be fixed through solid leadership and by each and every one of us coming together to do our small part. 

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Friday, March 16, 2012
Hawaii Republican Caucus Count Finalized
By Andrew Walden @ 11:06 PM :: 4853 Views :: Energy, Environment
  • Romney: 4548
  • Santorum: 2589
  • Paul: 1975
  • Gingrich: 1116
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Friday, March 16, 2012
JSC Names Maui County Judicial Candidates
By News Release @ 9:53 PM :: 6455 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment
  • Michelle L. Drewyer
  • Kirstin Hamman
  • Adrianne N. Heely
  • Adriel C.S. Menor
  • Lloyd A. Poelman
  • Douglas J. Sameshima
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Friday, March 16, 2012
Chief Justice Appoints Kawamura and Wong to District Court on Oahu
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 5754 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald today appointed Shirley M. Kawamura and Paul B.K. Wong to the District Court of the First Circuit (Oahu).

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Friday, March 16, 2012
Republican Caucus Results Updated
By Andrew Walden @ 3:04 PM :: 3459 Views :: Energy, Environment

Counters will be at work today on sister isle provisional ballots. Those results are expected to be available this evening.

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Friday, March 16, 2012
The Secret Plan to Defend Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:25 PM :: 4097 Views :: National News, Ethics

This week, The Heritage Foundation's Rob Bluey obtained a four-page strategy memo that outlines a White House-coordinated campaign to force an unwilling public to accept Obamacare.

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Friday, March 16, 2012
United Technologies Dumps Wind Turbine Business
By Selected News Articles @ 1:02 PM :: 4798 Views :: National News, Ethics

“We’ve gone into this business with the thought that there was going be a renewable energy mandate in this country and there has not been one.”

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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Molokai Cheers as US Senate Kills Windfarm Tax Credit
By News Release @ 4:39 PM :: 9485 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In a big victory for the people of Hawaii, our environment, and all American taxpayers, the U.S. Senate this week killed the Production Tax Credit for industrial wind factories ....

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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Romney Win in Hawaii Credited to Volunteers' Hard Work
By Dylan Nonaka @ 1:58 PM :: 7178 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The campaign was full of volunteers who worked for months to identify voters ....

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Thursday, March 15, 2012
House Republicans Speak up on State Bank, Mortgages, and the General Fund
By News Release @ 1:39 PM :: 5004 Views :: Energy, Environment

HB2019: ' ... fewer distressed borrowers would be able to benefit from short sales, which force banks to accept a discounted payoff ... '

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