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Monday, June 24, 2013
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 24, 2013
By Congress.org @ 1:17 PM :: 3470 Views :: Congressional Delegation
  • Senate: Froman Nomination – Confirmation
  • Senate: U.S. Immigration Policy – Motion to Table Cornyn Amendment
  • House: Abortion Ban – Passage
  • House: Farm Bill – Passage
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Monday, June 24, 2013
10 Problems with the Gang of Eight Immigration Bill
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:12 PM :: 3296 Views :: National News

UNFAIR: More than 4 million people are waiting to come to the US legally....

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Sunday, June 23, 2013
LA Times: California ‘Non-Partisan’ Primary ‘Weakened Democracy’
By Selected News Articles @ 7:13 PM :: 5313 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

In response to Hawaii Democrats' suit to close their primary, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, columnist David Shapiro and Luxury Resort Developer Pierre Omidyar’s Civil Beat have all editorialized in favor of Hawaii adopting California’s ‘Top Two’ primary system....

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Sunday, June 23, 2013
Needed Services Should be Paid by Users of the Service
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 6:00 AM :: 4562 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

The reaction to last week’s commentary could only be described as shrill....

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Saturday, June 22, 2013
Kailua HS Underwater Robotics Team Heads to International Meet
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 3730 Views :: Education K-12

The Kailua High School team currently is in Federal Way, Wash., where the competition is running from June 20 to 22....

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Saturday, June 22, 2013
Limbaugh: Hirono Creates Pathway to Welfare for Illegals
By Selected News Articles @ 5:38 PM :: 6004 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Politicians
How many of you who have started small businesses planned on using welfare if it failed?....
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Saturday, June 22, 2013
Schatz: Believe in Global Warming or "Be Run Out of Town"
By Selected News Articles @ 4:58 PM :: 6346 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Politicians
"These people have to be ridiculed," said Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz. "They have to be run out of town rhetorically."
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Saturday, June 22, 2013
Was Honolulu Rail Designed by Global Warming Deniers?
By John Bond @ 4:19 AM :: 4764 Views :: Rail

This all could have been avoided by a rail route further inland, such as along H-1....

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Saturday, June 22, 2013
Abercrombie Signs SB1025 Loosening Home Loan Qualifications
By News Release @ 2:43 AM :: 3864 Views :: Hawaii State Government

adds down payment, closing cost and other assistance as a program feature....

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Saturday, June 22, 2013
Caldwell Takes a Stand for Vacant Positions, Double Dipping
By Selected News Articles @ 1:44 AM :: 3022 Views :: Honolulu County

The Council dealt with the imbalance by “cutting approximately one-half of the funding that is required to fill vacant positions”.....

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Friday, June 21, 2013
Molokai’s Larry Helm dies
By Malia Zimmerman @ 8:31 PM :: 5354 Views :: Maui County, Military
Larry Helm.
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Friday, June 21, 2013
Schatz Immigration Bill Amendment: Embrace Global Warming Hype to Enter USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:45 PM :: 4646 Views :: Environment, National News

According to The Guardian, 98 percent of the 32 million displacements were due to climate change....

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Friday, June 21, 2013
Maui County Sued over Sign-Waving Regs
By News Release @ 2:27 PM :: 3097 Views :: First Amendment

...the suit, against the County of Maui seeks immediate changes to County laws that prohibit people from displaying signs on sidewalks and along roadways....

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Friday, June 21, 2013
Farm Bill Defeat Signals Trouble for Immigration Reform
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:15 PM :: 4347 Views :: National News, Agriculture

Sixty-two Republicans bucked their own party to vote against the bloated bill....Coupled with a large bloc of Democrats (Including Hanabusa and Gabbard) who wanted more spending on food stamps....

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Friday, June 21, 2013
Cash-Only Doctors Abandon the Insurance System
By NCPA @ 1:57 PM :: 2739 Views :: Health Care

A Medscape survey found 6 percent of physicians in the cash-only business in 2013, up from 4 percent in 2012. Most are primary care doctors....

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Friday, June 21, 2013
Feds Release Economic Report on U.S. Shipyards
By Michael Hansen @ 4:16 AM :: 4288 Views :: Jones Act, Military

60% of all shipbuilding and repairing revenue is from U.S. military sources....

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Friday, June 21, 2013
Rep McDermott: Dep't of Health Obstructing VA Loans
By News Release @ 4:03 AM :: 4540 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

the policy statement on the DOH Website is causing the VA to balk at home loans and re-fi’s for thousands of homes with catchment systems....

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Friday, June 21, 2013
Governor Releases $134.7 Million for Hawaii Schools
By News Release @ 3:55 AM :: 3082 Views :: Education K-12

Allotment of funds for the following priority projects has been approved by the Governor....

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Thursday, June 20, 2013
Narcissism as a Marketing Strategy: PepsiCo Says Honolulu 9th Most Susceptible
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 4054 Views :: Family
I am in charge. I dream large. I choreograph my personal story. The SELF brand provides the content, the tools and the community ....
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Thursday, June 20, 2013
HI unfunded liabilities: Unpredictable tsunami or government-made disaster?
By Malia Zimmerman @ 8:07 PM :: 3500 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...the state has a constitutionally mandated “balanced budget requirement,” but that’s based on “an outdated cash-based accounting model that recognizes expenses when they are paid instead of when they are incurred”....

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Thursday, June 20, 2013
House Defeats $940 billion food stamp bill 195 to 234
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:27 PM :: 4111 Views :: National News, Agriculture

the food stamp program has doubled under the Obama Administration....

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Thursday, June 20, 2013
Town Hall Meeting on the ‘Ewa Development Plan
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 4265 Views :: Development, Rail

7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 Kapolei High School Cafeteria....

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Thursday, June 20, 2013
Pilot project reducing institutional placement of at-risk youths
By News Release @ 6:08 AM :: 4760 Views :: Higher Education, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

There are currently nine youths between the ages of 13-17 in the Wrap Hawai‘i pilot program....

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Rothenberg: Gabbard Could Challenge Abercrombie
By Selected News Articles @ 8:44 PM :: 5161 Views :: Politicians

...it actually wouldn’t be as big of a political risk within her own party because of his first-term troubles....

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
HECO Plans to Give Away Millions to Wind Scammers, Lock in Ultra-High Rates
By News Release @ 8:33 PM :: 3870 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

Combined, the projects have committed to sell electricity to Hawaiian Electric at an average price of 15.9 cents per kilowatt-hour. This is ... the current cost of generating electricity from oil....

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Importing Boston’s Failures to Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 8:00 PM :: 3248 Views :: Rail
What did Grabauskas do to merit this position?
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Stop Rail Appeal Hearing Set for August 15
By Honolulu Traffic @ 7:48 PM :: 3848 Views :: Rail

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has set August 15, 2013 as the date for oral arguments in our appeal of Judge A. Wallace Tashima's rulings....

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Hawaii Insurance Agents Debate Obamacare
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 7:33 PM :: 4148 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

within 5 years, half or more of them will be out of business....

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Three Biotechnology Scientists Awarded 2013 World Food Prize
By News Release @ 2:25 PM :: 3110 Views :: GMOs

The recipients named today independently developed the science of modern plant biotechnology, opening doors to improved agricultural crops that can feed the world more effectively and sustainably...

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Congress Is Trying to Fool You on Immigration
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:04 PM :: 3230 Views :: National News

Here’s how they do business. A piece of legislation is going to cost trillions of dollars, but Members of Congress don’t want the public to see that....

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Full Text: Hawaii Democrats' Lawsuit Demanding Closed Primary
By Robert Thomas @ 4:03 AM :: 6140 Views :: Democratic Party, First Amendment, Office of Elections

Here are the Complaint and the Motion for Partial Summary Judgment and Preliminary Injunction, filed yesterday....

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
HART West Oahu Community Meetings to Discuss Rail Station Design
By News Release @ 12:31 AM :: 3780 Views :: Rail

Tuesday, June 25 6pm at Waipahu Intermediate School, 94-455 Farrington Hwy....

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Joe Trippi to Speak in Hawaii: "Better Schools Aren't a Partisan Issue"
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:12 AM :: 4297 Views :: Education K-12

Joe Trippi – heralded on the cover of The New Republic as the man who “reinvented campaigning” – is widely recognized as one of America’s leading and most influential political strategists....

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Spying: Obama Loses 17% Among Youth
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:04 AM :: 3155 Views :: National News

CNN/ORC poll showed a dramatic 17-point decline in the President’s approval rating among 18-34 year-olds....

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Hu Honua Biomass Construction Halted as Pipefitters, Boilermakers Fight for Control
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 4740 Views :: Energy, Environment
Rumors had been circulating for the last couple of weeks that the construction company had pulled its workers off the site as a result of failure to be paid...
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Oahu Karst Cave Videos and Photos
By John Bond @ 10:22 PM :: 8493 Views :: Environment, Land Use
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
NCTQ Report: UH Education Departments Among Nation's Worst
By Andrew Walden @ 9:52 PM :: 5197 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

the National Council on Teacher Quality 2013 Teacher Prep Review has bad news for Hawaii Universities' Schools of Education....

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
National Governors Assoc to Assist Hawaii Early Learning Program
By News Release @ 7:47 PM :: 3085 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii will receive guidance and technical assistance from NGA staff and faculty experts, as well as consultants from the private sector, research organizations and educators....

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Honolulu Tops USA: 9 years Income to Buy a Home
By Selected News Articles @ 2:37 PM :: 4466 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
‘Bureaucratic abuse’: Molokai vets wait a decade for center, services
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:29 PM :: 5873 Views :: Maui County, Development, Military

As a part of the 2011 settlement, Maui County had to issue the permit, pay the veterans $200,000 and the mayor was required to issue an apology....

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
U.S. Oil Notches Record Growth
By NCPA @ 1:50 PM :: 2460 Views :: Energy

U.S. crude oil production grew by more than 1 million barrels a day last year, the largest increase in the world and the largest in U.S. history....

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
3 Things You Should Know About the Supreme Court and Voter ID
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:43 PM :: 4487 Views :: National News, Office of Elections

Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down one of its first major decisions of this term, striking down Arizona’s measure requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration....

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Supreme Court to Review Kawaiahao Church Cemetery Case
By Robert Thomas @ 1:43 AM :: 6267 Views :: Akaka Bill, Land Use, OHA

What's the difference, if any, between a "cemetery" and a burial....

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Monday, June 17, 2013
SB482: Cutting Red Tape Helps Small Business, Honey
By News Release @ 11:38 PM :: 4758 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business
“Many small beekeepers have been unable to successfully navigate current regulatory hurdles required to operate a certified food-processing establishment on their own premises for the extraction and bottling of honey, which has resulting in many giving up beekeeping entirely,” said Hawaii Board of Agriculture Chairperson Russell S. Kokubun.
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Monday, June 17, 2013
Republicans: Our Primary Will Remain 'Open' as Hawaii Democratic Party Sues for Closed Primary
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 9264 Views :: Democratic Party, First Amendment, Office of Elections, Republican Party

to ensure Democrats are elected at the primary stage by ONLY their fellow Democrats....

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Monday, June 17, 2013
Tesoro Finds Buyer to Own, Operate Kapolei Refinery
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 4583 Views :: Energy
This is a defeat for Abercrombie who did everything he could to kill the refinery....
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Monday, June 17, 2013
UHERO: Hawaii Costs 16% More than US Average
By UHERO @ 5:11 PM :: 3704 Views :: Hawaii Statistics
Regional Price Parities (RPPs) measure differences in the price levels of goods and services across states....
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Monday, June 17, 2013
Hawaii AG Joins 'Secure Our Smartphones' Initiative
By News Release @ 5:04 PM :: 3503 Views :: Law Enforcement
encouraging the cell phone industry to adopt technologies that would deter theft by drying up the secondary market on which stolen devices are sold....
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Monday, June 17, 2013
Abercrombie Signs 37 Bills into Law
By News Release @ 4:59 PM :: 3515 Views :: Hawaii State Government
Abercrombie enacted the following bill on Friday, June 14, 2013....
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Monday, June 17, 2013
Hawaii Foreclosure Starts up 108%
By News Release @ 4:32 PM :: 3925 Views :: Economy

RealtyTrac today released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report....

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