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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Marumoto Resolutions Push Workers Comp Reform
By News Release @ 1:31 PM :: 4902 Views :: Energy, Environment

“Many doctors no longer take work comp cases because of low reimbursement rates and, in particular, because of lengthy and onerous paperwork."

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Thursday, March 15, 2012
A Budget to Save the American Dream
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:47 AM :: 4075 Views :: National News, Ethics

The national debt is well on its way to $17 trillion, 13 million Americans are out of work, and the country is stuck in the slowest recovery in the post-war era.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Slom: "I've Never Seen so Many Hawaii Republicans"
By Selected News Articles @ 3:31 PM :: 7633 Views :: Republican Party

Sen. Sam Slom, a Rick Santorum supporter, said he has “never seen so many Hawaii Republicans in his life, not even at the annual state conventions.”

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Romney Delighted by Hawaii Caucus Victory
By News Release @ 8:14 AM :: 7107 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“I congratulate Mitt Romney on his victory in Hawaii,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Over 10,000 Voters Turn out for Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucuses
By News Release @ 7:54 AM :: 6542 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
  • Newt Gingrich - 1,034
  • Rick Santorum - 2,369
  • Ron Paul - 1,712
  • Mitt Romney - 4,250
  • 847 provisional ballots are yet to be counted.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
ABA Secretly Declares Obama Court Nominees 'Not Qualified'
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:02 AM :: 4087 Views :: National News, Ethics

...the American Bar Association secretly declared a significant number of the president's nominees to be "not qualified." 

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Hawaii Republican Caucus Makes News: KITV, HNN, KHON, Star-Adv
By Selected News Articles @ 1:57 PM :: 4040 Views :: Energy, Environment

Links to local and national news stories on tonight's Hawaii GOP Caucus ...

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Hirono, Hanabusa Vote Against Hydropower, Inouye, Akaka Vote against Keystone
By Congress.org @ 12:16 PM :: 6213 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
  • Senate: Keystone XL Pipeline
  • House: Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2011
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Obama's New Regulations Cost Billions
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:08 PM :: 4362 Views :: National News, Ethics

On top of the thousands of regulations the Obama Administration has already implemented -- costing America billions of dollars -- more are on the way, promising to continue to drag down the economy and hamper job growth....

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Department of Health Fines Eight Businesses
By News Release @ 11:53 AM :: 4931 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) Clean Air Branch has issued Notices of Violations and Orders against eight companies located on Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i, Maui, Moloka‘i, and O‘ahu for air permit violations....

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Unemployment 6.5% in Hawaii
By News Release @ 11:47 AM :: 4882 Views :: Energy, Environment

the largest job expansion is in Leisure & Hospitality (+3,300) ....

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Monday, March 12, 2012
Romney Wins Backing from Ward, Hemmings, Rohlfing, Djou, Saiki
By News Release @ 3:24 PM :: 6921 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Mitt Romney today announced the support of Minority Leader Gene Ward, recently-retired Hawaii State Senator Fred Hemmings, and former State Senator Fred Rohlfing. They join former Congressman Charles Djou and former Congresswoman Pat Saiki in endorsing Mitt Romney.

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Monday, March 12, 2012
Abercrombie Announces UH Regents, Stadium Authority Appointments
By Andrew Walden @ 1:44 PM :: 3738 Views :: Energy, Environment

Abercrombie today announced appointments to various boards and commissions including the Stadium Authority and the University of Hawai'i (UH) Board of Regents.

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Monday, March 12, 2012
UPDATE: Romney, Paul, Santorum Campaign in Hawaii Monday
By Andrew Walden @ 1:19 PM :: 7875 Views :: Energy, Environment

David Chang Show: Liz Santorum, Matt Romney, Ronnie Paul to appear together on David Chang’s radio show AM790 5pm Today, Monday, March 12.

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Monday, March 12, 2012
Romney Sweeps Pacific: Wins Alaska, Guam, CNMI, heads for Am Samoa, Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:58 AM :: 8493 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This is Pacific Week in the Republican Presidential race. Alaska March 6, Guam and CNMI March 10, Am Samoa and Hawaii March 13....

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Monday, March 12, 2012
Obama's Politicized Energy Policy
By Selected News Articles @ 1:05 AM :: 4300 Views :: National News, Ethics

This administration willfully ignores rational choices that would lower energy prices and reduce U.S. reliance on foreign energy sources…

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Monday, March 12, 2012
Heritage: The Nuclear Option for Powering America
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:02 AM :: 3995 Views :: National News, Ethics

Taking a behind-the-scenes look at uranium mines, nuclear power plants, and used fuel recycling facilities from across the globe, "Powering America" takes viewers on a journey through the full fuel cycle....

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Sunday, March 11, 2012
Dempsey Details Fiscal Concerns Facing DoD at Hickam Town Hall
By Selected News Articles @ 4:29 PM :: 6639 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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Sunday, March 11, 2012
Rail’s Broken Trust: Randy Roth Speaks
By Video @ 3:53 PM :: 7294 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

VIDEO: Kapolei Hale Rail Meeting, Feb 28, Prof Randall Roth Speaks

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Sunday, March 11, 2012
Yes, Houston, Hawaii has a Problem
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 8:10 AM :: 5417 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Hawaii has created the financial crisis it faces today over the last 25 years as a result of elected officials attempting to pander to their voting constituents ....

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Saturday, March 10, 2012
51.2%: Santorum Wins Kansas, Romney Wins Wyoming
By Selected News Articles @ 4:12 PM :: 3611 Views :: National News, Ethics

Santorum 51.2% in Kansas, Romney 51.2% in Wyoming

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Saturday, March 10, 2012
Attorney: Discrimination Against 'Non-Residents' is Unconstitutional
By News Release @ 3:45 PM :: 6162 Views :: Energy, Environment

Kugle stated that the Bill discriminates against non-residents through the Equal Protection, Privileges and Immunities and Commerce Clauses and therefore, according to the Constitution, the Bill should be invalid....

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Saturday, March 10, 2012
Djou Predicts March 13 Romney Win in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:54 PM :: 6097 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Things are going very well for Mitt Romney” in Hawaii, says former Republican congressman Charles Djou, who has endorsed the ex-governor....

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Saturday, March 10, 2012
Willard Passes Pacific Command’s Reins to Locklear
By Selected News Articles @ 10:35 AM :: 6920 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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Friday, March 9, 2012
"Concerning Public Lands" Nine More Executive Orders Suddenly Appear on Abercrombie Website
By Selected News Articles @ 11:00 PM :: 4791 Views :: Energy, Environment

This makes 25 executive orders "Concerning Public Lands"

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Friday, March 9, 2012
Abercrombie Signs Unemployment Insurance Bill into Law
By News Release @ 10:56 PM :: 5129 Views :: Energy, Environment

HB 2096 maintains the UI rate that employers will pay for calendar year 2012. Without this measure, a business would have had to pay an additional $550 per year for each employee....

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Friday, March 9, 2012
Public Invited to Review State Homelessness Strategic Plan
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 4850 Views :: Energy, Environment

The draft State Plan contains four overarching goals 11 objectives, and numerous strategies. It is closely aligned with the 2010 Federal homelessness plan, entitled, Opening Doors – Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.

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Friday, March 9, 2012
Campaigning in Hawaii: Liz Santorum, Ronnie Paul, Matt Romney
By Andrew Walden @ 8:28 PM :: 5845 Views :: Energy, Environment

Elizabeth Santorum will host a reception at Hawaii Republican Party HQ, 725 Kapiolani Blvd, Monday evening....

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Friday, March 9, 2012
Feel Safer? Abercrombie Blocks Seed-Laden 'Lorax' Markers
By News Release @ 6:52 PM :: 5453 Views :: Energy, Environment

Governor Neil Abercrombie: “The collaborative effort to discontinue the distribution of spruce seeds engages those who may not be aware of the importance of the ‘right plant in the right place.’"

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Friday, March 9, 2012
A Disappointing Recovery Leaves Americans Suffering
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:42 AM :: 3977 Views :: National News, Ethics

It's the slowest recovery America has seen in the post-war era ....

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Thursday, March 8, 2012
Conscience: The Calls for Liberty Have Not Been Silenced
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:44 PM :: 4083 Views :: National News, Ethics

Call it what you want -- a circus, a sideshow, or just plain old political rhetoric -- but for the past week America has watched the media elite and some in Washington bend over backward to turn attention away from an issue ....

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Thursday, March 8, 2012
Week of March 13: Ron Paul Launches Hawaii TV Ad Campaign
By Video @ 7:44 AM :: 6127 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Ron Paul will begin advertising Thursday in Hawaii with a spot that promotes his plan to cut $1 trillion from the federal budget.  The Hawaii caucuses are next Tuesday, March 13 ....

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Thursday, March 8, 2012
Djou goes from Washington to Afghanistan vetting suspected Taliban
By Selected News Articles @ 1:37 AM :: 5434 Views :: Energy, Environment

This article was printed in 158 publications across the United States including the Chicago Tribune, Washington Post and Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Maui News....

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Thursday, March 8, 2012
Rothenberg: Lingle Faces Tough Fight for Senate
By Selected News Articles @ 1:10 AM :: 6806 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle deserves to be taken seriously in her Senatorial bid, but she faces a tough fight, Stuart Rothenberg writes.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012
Press Conference Leaves Many Questions Unanswered
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:05 AM :: 3909 Views :: National News, Ethics

The 100-ton elephant in the room that wasn't discussed? The economy.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012
Senate Passes 372 Bills
By News Release @ 12:08 AM :: 5010 Views :: Energy, Environment

the Hawaii State Senate passed 372 Senate Bills at its session today. The bills now head over to the House for consideration....

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Thursday, March 8, 2012
House Passes 286 Bills--Ward Hits 'High Risk Financial Decisions'
By News Release @ 12:05 AM :: 5258 Views :: Energy, Environment

286 measures passed third reading before crossing over to the Senate ....

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
HB2227 Allows Sex Change Without Surgery on Hawaii Birth Certificate
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 6132 Views :: Energy, Environment

HB 2227 removes significant barriers transgender citizens face when requesting a corrected birth certificate. The bill eliminates the mandate stating citizens only could obtain a new birth certificate if they had gone through a surgical transition.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Hawaii lawsuit shows civil unions help redefine marriage
By Selected News Articles @ 1:57 PM :: 5285 Views :: Energy, Environment

A Hawaii lawsuit asking a federal court to instate “gay marriage” shows that the recognition of same-sex domestic partnerships and civil unions is just a stepping stone to redefining marriage, several critics say.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Trustees See Dollar Signs as Kakaako Settlement Passes Senate
By News Release @ 1:47 PM :: 4830 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Hawaii State Senate voted overwhelmingly today to approve a proposal to transfer an estimated $200 million worth of land in Kakaako Makai to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs....

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Emergency Repairs to Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei School Flooded
By News Release @ 1:40 PM :: 9552 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

Hanalei School will be (remain) closed on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Hanalei staff and teachers will be cleaning and preparing the classrooms for opening of school tomorrow....

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Rep. Dennis Kucinich suffers Crushing Primary Defeat in Ohio
By Selected News Articles @ 12:41 PM :: 3727 Views :: National News, Ethics

With about 90 percent of the vote in, Kaptur led 60 to 36 percent.… (B-bye)

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Super Tuesday: Romney Wins 6, Santorum 3, Gingrich 1
By Selected News Articles @ 12:28 PM :: 5309 Views :: National News, Ethics

Meanwhile, with only token opposition, Obama lost the Democratic Primary in 15 Oklahoma Counties....

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Lingle Campaign: Hirono Rhetoric Embarrassing Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 6485 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Instead of showing a willingness to work with others to find real solutions to problems, she will simply contribute to the hyper-partisan bickering that has stifled our country in the last few years....

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Sandra Fluke, Gender Reassignment, and Health Insurance
By Selected News Articles @ 4:12 PM :: 4473 Views :: National News, Ethics

Sandra Fluke she is, in reality, a 30 year old long time liberal activist who enrolled at Georgetown with the express purpose of fighting for the school to pay for students' birth control....She also, apparently, believes that it is discrimination deserving of legal action if "gender reassignment" surgeries are not covered by employer provided health insurance....

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Video: Pro-Rail Thugs Plan Disruption of Meeting
By Tom Berg @ 3:56 PM :: 9497 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Go-Rail-Go exhibited by their behavior at the rail town hall meetings was to not stay civil, but rather to just go into the meeting and give those respectable men that were here to help us and educate us- to just go and give them a hard time. See it here for yourself....

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The Politics of Health Care Rationing
By Selected News Articles @ 3:20 PM :: 4151 Views :: National News, Ethics

The Obama administration’s remake of the U.S. health care system stands on three legs. One, it makes the purchase of insurance compulsory. Two, it doles out new entitlements via expanded Medicaid, subsidies, and certain coverage requirements.  And three, it promises to control the growth of medical costs.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Applicants Wanted for Ethics and Campaign Spending Commissions
By News Release @ 3:04 PM :: 4896 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Judicial Council is extending the deadline in its search to find qualified applicants to serve on the Hawai`i State Ethics Commission and on the Campaign Spending Commission....

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
China's Military Rising
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:13 PM :: 8585 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

China announced this week that its new defense budget would total approximately $106 billion -- an 11.2 percent increase over its previous budget....

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Monday, March 5, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted March 5
By Congress.org @ 3:44 PM :: 6163 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
  • Senate: Motion to Table Blunt Amendment
  • House: Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act
  • House: Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act
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