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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Big Island Launches Veterans Treatment Court
By News Release @ 2:41 AM :: 5125 Views :: Judiciary, Military

On November 10, the Third Circuit (Hawaii county) launched its Veterans Treatment Court with an opening ceremony held in the courtroom of Chief Judge Ronald Ibarra....

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Monday, November 10, 2014
Hawaii Supreme Court to hear same sex marriage case
By Malia Zimmerman @ 11:59 AM :: 5964 Views :: Family

Hawaii voters opposed same sex marriage in 1998 by a vote of 69.2 percent to 28.6 percent....

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Monday, November 10, 2014
Un-Taxis?
By Tom Yamachika @ 12:24 AM :: 3487 Views :: Honolulu County

Big names in the market are Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar....

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Sunday, November 9, 2014
“If you’re answering to Omidyar you’re really not independent.”
By Selected News Articles @ 6:02 PM :: 10677 Views :: National News, Ethics, First Amendment
“But they all kissed the ring because they wanted his money.”
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Sunday, November 9, 2014
NRA President Speaks in Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:43 AM :: 3912 Views :: Second Amendment

The room was filled with 125 conservative campaigners....

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Saturday, November 8, 2014
UHERO: LNG Could Save Hawaii Ratepayers $800M/Year
By UHERO @ 8:18 PM :: 7164 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...to estimate the impacts of Hawaii importing LNG for use in the electric sector....

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Saturday, November 8, 2014
Legacy Land Commission Seeks New Members
By News Release @ 8:12 PM :: 4783 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Land Use

There are currently three vacancies....

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Saturday, November 8, 2014
Hawaii Clinton Operative Tied to $500M Emerald Fraud
By Selected News Articles @ 2:46 PM :: 6478 Views :: Democratic Party, National News

Paul Sullivan, a Hawaii resident and former deputy campaign manager for President Bill Clinton, could owe  millions of dollars in attorney fees ....

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Saturday, November 8, 2014
Ige Administration Accepting Job Applications
By News Release @ 1:44 PM :: 4122 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Those interested in joining the Ige-Tsutsui administration may click on the link provided below to begin the online application process....

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Saturday, November 8, 2014
Aegis Combat System Goes Two For Two In Latest Flight Tests off Kauai
By News Release @ 3:03 AM :: 3876 Views :: Military

USS John Paul Jones completed the first Baseline 9 live firing using its integrated air and missile defense capability on Nov. 6....

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Saturday, November 8, 2014
Veterans Day Parade Hilo, Sat. Nov 8
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 5720 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

...assembling at 8:00 am. Parade starts at 9:00 am....

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Saturday, November 8, 2014
Operating Loss? How Hawaii Corporate Income Taxes Compare
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 AM :: 5860 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

When businesses suffer losses in a calendar year, well-structured corporate tax codes allow them to deduct those losses against previous or future tax returns....

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Saturday, November 8, 2014
Kona Planned Parenthood Abortion Facility Loses Lease, Must Close
By Selected News Articles @ 2:49 AM :: 6119 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care, Life

Planned Parenthood’s Kona Health Center will shut down after Monday, November 10....

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Friday, November 7, 2014
Waipahu Rail Development -- Zoning Meeting
By News Release @ 10:54 PM :: 5056 Views :: Development, Rail

The meeting is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m., Nov. 13, in the Waipahu Intermediate School Cafeteria....

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Friday, November 7, 2014
Transition: Ige Chooses McCartney, Hiraoka
By Selected News Articles @ 6:18 PM :: 7160 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

McCartney is a former executive director of the Hawaii State Teachers Association....

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Friday, November 7, 2014
David Ige’s Action Plan: “Engineering Hawaii’s Future”
By News Release @ 6:07 PM :: 5641 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

"Hawaiʻi needs leadership that moves us forward collectively instead of favoring special interests."

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Friday, November 7, 2014
Group: University of Hawaii fiscal woes hurting students, faculty
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:43 PM :: 3945 Views :: Higher Education

Students and faculty at the University of Hawaii are joining forces to try to force solutions to the system’s spiraling financial crisis....

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Friday, November 7, 2014
Decreases in Federal Funding Require New Path for Hawaii's Policy Makers
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:07 PM :: 4602 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

Emphasis should be on creating opportunity, stronger economy....

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Friday, November 7, 2014
DHS Temporary Rules Maintain COFA Benefits
By News Release @ 2:44 AM :: 3576 Views :: Health Care

...McManaman announced that Governor Abercrombie approved and signed temporary emergency rules that maintain the status quo....

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Thursday, November 6, 2014
Moody's: Warnings of a utility "death spiral" premature
By News Release @ 11:51 PM :: 3979 Views :: Energy

"Distributed generation poses a threat under traditional ratemaking...."

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Thursday, November 6, 2014
Curing Medicare in the new Congress
By NCPA @ 11:48 PM :: 3192 Views :: Health Care

...continuous cuts to doctors will only reduce access to care....

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Thursday, November 6, 2014
Hawaii Premature Birth Report Card -- 'C'
By News Release @ 4:08 PM :: 4853 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

In Hawaii 12.5% of births are premature....

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Thursday, November 6, 2014
Keli'i Akina: Anatomy of an OHA Campaign
By Video @ 2:46 PM :: 6458 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA, Politicians

Although Dr. Akina did not win the seat, he garnered more than 92,000 votes, which is approximately one vote for every four persons who voted in the Hawaii General Election....

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Hell Bent--One Man's Crusade to Crush the Hawaiian Mob
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 7501 Views :: Hawaii History, Law Enforcement
1980—the year Charles Marsland was elected Honolulu's top prosecutor....
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Kim Announces Senate Leadership Team and Committee Chairs
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 4707 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The only incumbent Democrat to get nothing is Brickwood Galuteria.....

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Farmers Heading to Court to Overturn 'Flawed' Maui Anti-GMO Ordinance
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 5260 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...this referendum is invalid and contrary to long established state and federal laws that support both the safety and lawful testing and planting of GMO plants....

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Hospital Financial Crisis Brings House Health Committee to Maui
By News Release @ 5:48 PM :: 3341 Views :: Health Care

Public hearing 5:30 p.m. Monday Nov 10, 2014 Maui Waena School, 795 Onehee St., Kahului....

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Rowena Akana: Hawaiians Against Federal Recognition "Embarrassing and Uneducated"
By Video @ 5:25 PM :: 5251 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Akana claims majority of testifiers favor federal recognition....

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
It’s a Wave: Republicans Take US Senate, Build Majority in House, Grab Governorships
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:02 PM :: 6352 Views :: National News, Republican Party

Republicans shifted the balance of power in the U.S. Senate, gaining at least seven seats, widened their majority in the House by at least 11 seats and defeated Democrats in 24 governor’s races....

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
While change sweeps country, Hawaii remains the same
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:45 PM :: 5069 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

While voters across the country handed Republicans control of the U.S. Senate and expanded their numbers in the U.S. House of Representatives, virtually nothing changed  for Hawaii....

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Am Samoa, Guam, NMI, and Alaska -- Republicans Win Big Across Pacific
By Selected News Articles @ 3:12 PM :: 6749 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

Congressional candidate Aumua Amata was yesterday elected to serve as American Samoa’s non-voting Delegate to the U.S. House, unseating longtime incumbent, Congressman Faleomavaega Eni....

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
NRA President to Speak in Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:19 AM :: 3640 Views :: Second Amendment

Please join conservatives, 2nd Amendment supporters and gun enthusiasts this Saturday November 8....

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Hawaii Election Results--Highlights
By Andrew Walden @ 11:34 PM :: 7733 Views :: Office of Elections

Two new House Republicans elected.  Anti-GMO initiative wins on Maui ....

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
How GEMS Will Drive Your Electric Bill Up
By Andrew Walden @ 11:00 PM :: 6292 Views :: Energy

A $150M Hawaii subprime lending scheme is receiving an “AAA-“ rating from Fitch because repayment is guaranteed by a surcharge on your electric bill....

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
The Link Between The SHAKA Movement and the Matrix
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:24 PM :: 4207 Views :: GMOs

Clear yourself of controlling Matrix Implants, courtesy of SHAKA Movement leaders .... 

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
President Declares Disaster for Hawaii Lava Flow
By News Release @ 2:10 PM :: 4152 Views :: Hawaii County

...federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of Hawaii....

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
US Attorney Appoints Election Officer to Investigate Voter Fraud in Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 3694 Views :: Office of Elections

In addition, the FBI will have special agents available in each field office and resident agency....

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Your Ballot Explained: Issuing New Bonds
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:33 PM :: 5624 Views :: Agriculture, Development, Hawaii State Government

When Election Day comes, voters never seem to get a chance to reduce government spending....

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Hawaiian Electric announces plans for approval of pending solar applications
By News Release @ 4:12 AM :: 4008 Views :: Energy

...approved for interconnection after meeting the following conditions....

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Faleomavaega Sued by Former Congressional Staff Attorney
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 AM :: 5540 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

...a former member of Faleomavaega's staff is suing the delegate....

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Supreme Court Upholds State's Right to Cut COFA Benefits
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 4914 Views :: National News, Health Care

...a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court validates the state’s authority to determine the level of health care coverage provided to noncitizens who are ineligible for federal Medicaid....

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Project AWARE: DoE Awarded $12.7M for Federal Anti-Bullying Program
By News Release @ 12:34 AM :: 4791 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

Staff from three complex areas will receive training and assistance....

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Monday, November 3, 2014
Find Your Polling Place and Print Out a Sample Ballot
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 3798 Views :: Office of Elections

Find your polling place and print out a sample ballot from the Hawaii Office of Elections....

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Monday, November 3, 2014
Hawaii Voters 11th Most Powerful in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:54 PM :: 4850 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii Statistics

...by calculating the number of elected officials in the federal government per adult population in each state for the most recent election years....

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Monday, November 3, 2014
New Jersey Has Therapists, Hawaii Has Tour Guides
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:22 PM :: 5924 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...businesses and workers with specialized skills congregate together....

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Monday, November 3, 2014
HBO Video: In Hawaii 'Conflict of Interest' Means 'Not a Conflict of Interest'
By Video @ 8:16 AM :: 4975 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

Joe Souki makes Last Week Tonight with John Oliver ....

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Monday, November 3, 2014
Hawaii taxpayers would spend millions on private preschools if amendment passes
By Malia Zimmerman @ 7:23 AM :: 3679 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii prohibits government funding of private preschools, but that may change Tuesday....

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Sunday, November 2, 2014
Kanaiolowalu: Broken Trust on Steroids
By Andrew Walden @ 10:43 PM :: 8553 Views :: Akaka Bill, Development, Land Use, OHA

PLDC and Kakaako Makai were just a warmup exercise....

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Sunday, November 2, 2014
HMSA 19% Rate Hike -- Family Plan $2073/month
By Andrew Walden @ 9:09 PM :: 7184 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

If approved, this would be the largest rate hike in recent HMSA history....

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Sunday, November 2, 2014
Charles Djou Announces 30-Day Plan
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:31 PM :: 5342 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...if we are honored to win this race, in our first 30 days in office, I will....

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