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Friday, June 7, 2013
UPDATE: Organic Berries Cause 79 Cases of Hepatitis
By News Release @ 10:30 PM :: 7288 Views :: Environment, Religion, GMOs
Recalled organic food causes four five confirmed Hawaii cases of Hep A...
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Friday, June 7, 2013
Hiram Fong First Asian-American Senator, An R From Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 10:12 PM :: 8611 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii History, Republican Party
 1964 and 1968....
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Friday, June 7, 2013
UH Releases Summary of BoR Presidential Search Meeting
By News Release @ 7:31 PM :: 2352 Views :: Higher Education
The Board heard a report from its Presidential Selection Task Group....
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Friday, June 7, 2013
Hawaii Obamacare: As Doctors Quit, Telemarketers paid $480K each
By News Release @ 3:10 PM :: 3701 Views :: Health Care

In addition to telephone assistance, the contact center staff will be available by email, postal mail, web chat and fax....

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Friday, June 7, 2013
Four Words to Watch in the Immigration Debate
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:10 AM :: 3018 Views :: National News

Cost, Border, Amnesty, Comprehensive ....

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Friday, June 7, 2013
Governor Releases $41.2 Million for Various CIPs Statewide
By News Release @ 4:17 AM :: 3278 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $41.2 million....

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Thursday, June 6, 2013
9th Circuit Debates Seizure of Abandoned Property from Homeless Camps
By Robert Thomas @ 8:33 PM :: 3802 Views :: Homelessness

Will LA vs Lavan have a direct impact on Honolulu's "stored property" ordinance?

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Thursday, June 6, 2013
Paychecks Hawaii Rates Legislators
By News Release @ 6:40 PM :: 6315 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Politicians, Small Business
Paychecks Hawaii rates each of the 76 state legislators on support for small business....
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Thursday, June 6, 2013
Lanai Video: Money for Murdock, Rate Hikes for Oahu
By Video @ 1:21 PM :: 3216 Views :: Energy

Friends of Lana’i recently launched a 60 second television commercial on Hawaii’s KHNL’s 5:00 PM news....

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Thursday, June 6, 2013
No Transparency in Alternative-Energy Incentives
By NCPA @ 1:16 PM :: 3727 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

Americans have no idea how much taxpayers and consumers, through higher energy bills, are spending to subsidize all of those green energy projects....

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Thursday, June 6, 2013
$800B Food Stamp Bill on Senate Agenda
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:10 PM :: 3114 Views :: Agriculture

Senate is expected to vote this morning on a measure that will effectively end debate on the misnamed “farm” bill....

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Ed Week: Hawaii DoE Dropout Rate Jumps to 32.8%
By Andrew Walden @ 11:02 PM :: 8193 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics
...according to Education Week, the Hawaii DoE is 7th best in the nation when it comes to changing the numbers....
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
HSTA Appoints Team to Tackle Teacher Evaluations
By Video @ 10:43 PM :: 3841 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

HSTA won a victory through bargaining this spring with agreement by the Employer to create a Joint Committee to study the Educator Evaluation System....

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Hawaii's Forgotten Internment Camps
By Video @ 8:57 PM :: 4101 Views :: Hawaii History
"[In Hawaii] it was just select families. And for many years, members of those families didn't want to talk about it."
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
How the IRS Monitors Tax Credits
By NCPA @ 2:43 PM :: 4873 Views :: Health Care, Tax Credits, Taxes

...out of $668.1 million in tax credits claimed in tax year 2011, the Service disallowed only $11 million, and failed to find a single case of fraud....

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Obamacare Puts IRS on Steroids
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:24 PM :: 3681 Views :: Health Care, Taxes
IRS on Steroids.
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Seniors in Poverty: Hawaii Ranks #3 in Nation
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 6010 Views :: Cost of Living

At least half of seniors have incomes below 200 percent of poverty in 10 states and DC based on the supplemental measure: DC (59%); California (56%); Hawaii (55%)....

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013
HART releases Supplemental EIS in response to court order
By Honolulu Traffic @ 11:47 PM :: 3565 Views :: Rail
A public hearing will be held July 9, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.at the Blaisdell Center Hawaii Suites....
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Mortgage Settlement: Hundreds of Hawaii Borrowers to get $1480
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 3211 Views :: Hawaii State Government

1,413 Hawaii borrowers who submitted a valid foreclosure payment claim through the National Mortgage Settlement will receive a check this month for approximately $1,480

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013
IRS probes former GOP leader’s ties to Maui Tea Party
By Malia Zimmerman @ 11:02 PM :: 3851 Views :: TEA Party

Former Hawaii Republican Party Executive Director Dylan Nonaka has a notable, but certainly not relished, distinction....

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Native Hawaiian Advancement: Dr. Kelii Akina Speaks in Hilo
By Selected News Articles @ 7:53 PM :: 5361 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Dr. Kelli Akina, the new CEO of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii and former OHA trustee candidate, addressed the Conservative Forum for Hawaii at the Naniloa Hotel Crown Room in Hilo....

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Losing One Of The Good Guys
By Robert Thomas @ 7:21 PM :: 5962 Views :: National News, Agriculture, Hawaii History

...Bob Fletcher, who saved farms of interned Japanese Americans, dies at 101....

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Hawaiian Electric Cuts Earnings After PUC Orders Consumer Refund
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 3523 Views :: Energy

Excluding the refund of MECO revenues attributed to 2012, the EPS guidance range would be $0.02 higher....

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The Internet Sales Tax Will Kill My Small Business
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:42 PM :: 3755 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

Hi, I’m Catesby Jones....

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Hawaii Rifle Association Supports Council Resolution 13-74
By News Release @ 12:12 PM :: 2406 Views

...Requesting HPD to open additional firearms sections in Kapolei and Kaneohe....

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Guam Testimony Favors Jones Act Reform
By News Release @ 3:27 AM :: 3959 Views :: Jones Act
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Abercrombie Signs Seven More Bills into Law
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 3422 Views :: Hawaii State Government
Abercrombie enacted the following bills on Friday, May 31, 2013....
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013
OHA ramps up its online presence with new site
By News Release @ 1:09 AM :: 3041 Views :: OHA
OHA's new Tumblr site features videos, audio, photos and texts....
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013
CoR Releases General Fund Forecast
By News Release @ 1:04 AM :: 2927 Views :: Taxes
In producing its forecasts, the Council adopted specific adjustments reflecting effects on General Fund tax revenues of tax law changes enacted by the 2011 Legislature....
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Monday, June 3, 2013
Hawaii Data Sharing: 2.2 Million Layers of Information on You
By Selected News Articles @ 11:47 PM :: 3930 Views :: Hawaii State Government

The platform includes 2.2 million layers of information, and it will continue to grow ... That is the Exemplary State idea....

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Monday, June 3, 2013
Transform Hawaii Gov: Tech Mavens Point to Success in Other States
By News Release @ 10:52 PM :: 3177 Views :: Hawaii State Government

examine efforts of other state and municipal governments in implementing their business and information technology transformations....

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Monday, June 3, 2013
Class Action Lawsuit Seeks To End Hawaiian Electric Industries Monopoly
By News Release @ 10:06 PM :: 4943 Views :: Energy

Online less than two weeks, the petition has 2,935 signatures....

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Monday, June 3, 2013
Caldwell Encourages 'Qualified' Non-Profits to Apply for Grants
By News Release @ 7:37 PM :: 3175 Views :: Honolulu County

“This is the transparent process initiated by the City Council and approved by voters last year."

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Monday, June 3, 2013
UH Study: 92% of Global Warming Climate Models Fail
By News Release @ 5:11 PM :: 4431 Views :: Environment

one model out of the 12 is consistent with the proxy-inferred patterns of the rainfall changes....

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Monday, June 3, 2013
Coming Next: Medicare's $35T Bankruptcy
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:09 PM :: 2523 Views :: Health Care

The Medicare program that provides health insurance to seniors faces a dire financial future.  And Obamacare is making it worse....

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Sunday, June 2, 2013
Feds Bust Sandwich Isles Com: $25M/year Funneled to Hee Company
By Andrew Walden @ 9:16 PM :: 15954 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, National News, Ethics

The FCC order exposes more information on Hee than has ever before been made public....

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Sunday, June 2, 2013
HIRA Candidate for GOP Chair Stars in Gay Pride Parade
By Andrew Walden @ 5:37 PM :: 5579 Views :: Family, Republican Party
...Hayes, Miss Gay Pride 1987-88, "has been coming here to fight for a quarter century."
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Sunday, June 2, 2013
No Good Intention Goes Without Consequences
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 6:01 AM :: 3734 Views :: Taxes

One issue that has irritated lawmakers for the past few years is the ability to transfer ownership of companies or organizations that have substantial holdings of real estate without having to pay the conveyance tax....

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Saturday, June 1, 2013
.05% Solution: Abercrombie Quietly Appoints DUI Taskforce
By Andrew Walden @ 4:11 PM :: 3372 Views :: Law Enforcement

...a mandate to cut the legal blood alcohol limit from 0.08% to 0.05%.....

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Saturday, June 1, 2013
Nagamine Named Hawaii State Sheriff
By News Release @ 1:55 PM :: 3446 Views :: Law Enforcement
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Saturday, June 1, 2013
UHPA to NEA: "Thank you for trying to destroy our union"
By News Release @ 1:39 PM :: 4532 Views :: Higher Education, Labor
You threatened to destroy us (“decertify” is the technical term) when you visited last June if we ceased our relationship with NEA....
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Saturday, June 1, 2013
NRA Debunks Ammo Shortage Rumors
By News Release @ 12:58 AM :: 4542 Views :: Second Amendment

...there are more than enough actual threats to the Second Amendment to keep gun owners busy....

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Saturday, June 1, 2013
New AIS Testimony: Rail Route Illegally Damages Hawaiian Cultural Properties
By John Bond @ 12:35 AM :: 5532 Views :: Rail

The fixed guideway and stations directly overlay the 1825 trails....

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