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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
New Apps Make Campaign Spending Data More Accessible
By Natalie Iwasa @ 2:30 AM :: 3890 Views :: Office of Elections
Have you ever tried to figure out who’s monetarily supporting a particular candidate or how your political contributions are being spent?
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
SHOPO Endorses Janet Grace for State House
By News Release @ 2:27 AM :: 4514 Views :: Labor, Politicians

Grace is the Republican candidate for the Waikiki-Ala Moana seat currently held by Democrat Tom Brower, who gained international notoriety last year for using a sledgehammer to smash shopping carts used by the homeless....

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Honolulu Ranked 'Best City for Child-Free Living'
By Selected News Articles @ 11:53 PM :: 4642 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

...ranked first in percentage of households without children....

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Duke Aiona Plan to Reduce Affordable Housing Shortfall 91%
By News Release @ 8:31 PM :: 5633 Views :: Development, Cost of Living

My plan reduces the affordable housing shortfall by 91% within seven years without raising taxes....

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Upcoming CLE: Hawaii's Shoreline and Coastal Law and Regulation
By Robert Thomas @ 8:03 PM :: 8454 Views :: Judiciary, Land Use

This program will cover recent Hawaii case law, including the recent Hawaii Supreme Court decision regarding identifying the certified shoreline....

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Hawaii Symphony announces two-year agreement with Musicians
By News Release @ 2:18 PM :: 4540 Views :: Labor, Tourism

The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and Musicians Association of Hawaii are pleased to announce a two-year agreement that will run through June 30, 2016....

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
TOD Plan to Bulldoze Mayor Wright Homes
By News Release @ 12:59 PM :: 5281 Views :: Development, Rail

...a Request for Qualifications seeking a master developer for the future mixed-income redevelopment of Mayor Wright Homes....

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Lawmakers Throw Light on Secretive ‘Operation Choke Point’
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:39 PM :: 3048 Views :: Small Business

...Operation Choke Point seeks to weed out businesses from the marketplace that the Obama administration considers objectionable....

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
City to hold Airport TOD Plan community workshop
By News Release @ 12:20 PM :: 5458 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

The workshop is set for Tuesday, July 22, at the Aliamanu Elementary School Cafeteria, 3265 Salt Lake Boulevard, from 5:30-7:30 p.m....

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Where the U.S. wiretap hotspots are? Not Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:55 AM :: 6415 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

Only five states—Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Vermont— had no wiretap requests during 2013....

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
OHA Trustees Vote to Proceed with ‘Aha in Six Months
By Selected News Articles @ 1:39 AM :: 3939 Views :: OHA

An agenda for a July 8th executive board meeting was posted on the OHA website and then removed shortly thereafter prior to the 8th....

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Monday, July 14, 2014
Djou Raises Another $435K
By News Release @ 8:38 PM :: 4490 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

The median donation to the Djou campaign was $100 and 88% of the donations came from Hawaii....

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Monday, July 14, 2014
Hawaii's State Debt Now Represents 92% of the Average Taxpayer's Income
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:09 PM :: 4095 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Hawaii's mounting state debt now represents $41,300 per taxpayer, the second highest in the country....

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Monday, July 14, 2014
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 14, 2014
By Congress.org @ 1:11 PM :: 3354 Views :: Congressional Delegation
  • Senate: Castro Nomination - Confirmation
  • Senate: Donovan Nomination - Confirmation
  • House: Workforce Investment Reauthorization - Motion to Concur
  • House: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Passage
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Monday, July 14, 2014
Report: Hawaii Highest Energy Costs, Lowest Consumption
By News Release @ 1:06 PM :: 4218 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

WalletHub -- 2014's Most & Least Energy-Expensive States.

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Monday, July 14, 2014
How U.S. Taxpayers Subsidize Fossil Fuels in Russia, Saudi Arabia While Being Penalized at Home
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:59 PM :: 3775 Views :: Energy

...the U.S. Export-Import Bank, a federal agency that offers billions of taxpayer dollars for development of fossil fuels in Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Mexico and other countries....

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Monday, July 14, 2014
"Disrespectful to Kupuna" Abercrombie Cancels Debates
By News Release @ 4:46 AM :: 3412 Views :: Politicians

Some of the other forums and debates that Governor Abercrombie declined participation in include, Kokua Council, KITV’s televised debate and Think Tech’s Kaka’ako candidate forum....

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Monday, July 14, 2014
Indian Tribe? Hawaii Political Leaders Haven’t Learned a Thing Since 1999
By Andrew Walden @ 12:46 AM :: 5925 Views :: Akaka Bill, Hawaii History
What is left to cronies of the Akaka Tribe as their defeat and humiliation are revealed for all to see?
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Sunday, July 13, 2014
Hobby Lobby: Overwrought Divisions?
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:01 PM :: 5251 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

The pitch of public controversy surrounding cultural issues...can give the impression that we live in an intractably divided society with incompatible differences.  But the Hobby Lobby decision suggests that such a tone is overwrought....

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Sunday, July 13, 2014
Would You Be Shocked?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 5583 Views :: Energy, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Hawaii's power prices are among the highest in the nation as well. Not surprisingly, one of the big reasons for this is taxation....

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Saturday, July 12, 2014
Navy to Burn $334M on Oahu Solar Projects
By News Release @ 6:57 AM :: 5701 Views :: Energy, Military

Pacific Energy Solutions LLC, Boca Raton, Florida, is being awarded $334,135,534 for firm-fixed-price task order....

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Saturday, July 12, 2014
Call for nominations for the UH Board of Regents
By News Release @ 5:35 AM :: 3035 Views :: Higher Education

...including four seats for immediate appointments....

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Saturday, July 12, 2014
Dear Politicians: Why You Should Take That Evil Corporate Money
By Joni Kamiya @ 5:01 AM :: 4507 Views :: GMOs

I’m voting for candidates who actually take money from the seed companies because it kicks the ignorance that’s infecting and contaminating our state....

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Saturday, July 12, 2014
Max Fowler HD27--One of 14 to Watch in '14
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 4692 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...the Future Majority Project outlined its “14 in ‘14 Races to Watch” for November....

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Friday, July 11, 2014
HTA: Tourism Data Faked Since 2013?
By News Release @ 10:50 PM :: 4504 Views :: Tourism

This matter is currently under review by the State Attorney General’s office, the HTA, as well as the HTA’s contractor....

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Friday, July 11, 2014
Hawaii Politicians’ anti-GMO campaigns support ‘trendy activism’
By Joni Kamiya @ 9:47 PM :: 4321 Views :: GMOs

...you are both NOT about solving real problems in Hawaii, but more about contributing to the problems we have here....

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Friday, July 11, 2014
State Department documents rise in human trafficking
By Malia Zimmerman @ 9:36 PM :: 6090 Views :: Agriculture, Labor, Law Enforcement

The International Labor Organization says agricultural workers are among the most vulnerable....

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Friday, July 11, 2014
Abercrombie Appoints Three to BLNR
By News Release @ 9:27 PM :: 5118 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Land Use

...Vernon Char, Ulalia Woodside and Christopher Yuen....

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Friday, July 11, 2014
Abercrombie Appoints Two to Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 9:25 PM :: 3973 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

Abercrombie today announced the reappointment of David O’Neal as well as the appointment of Melinda Wood to the State Ethics Commission....

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Friday, July 11, 2014
1935: Hawaii Imposes GE Tax
By Selected News Articles @ 6:28 PM :: 4961 Views :: Hawaii History, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

By the end of the 1930s, 22 states had implemented a sales tax....

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Friday, July 11, 2014
Why You Should Vote in the OHA Election
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:24 PM :: 3085 Views :: OHA

It’s been 14 years since the courts gave non-Hawaiians the right to vote in Office of Hawaiian Affairs elections....

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Friday, July 11, 2014
Do you Support Regulating Plate Lunch Containers?
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 6:05 PM :: 4605 Views :: Environment, Small Business

Two important bills the Council is reviewing may affect these items....

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Friday, July 11, 2014
Cook: Hawaii Governor’s Race No Longer ‘Likely Democrat’
By News Release @ 6:02 PM :: 5122 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...the next step is "Toss-up!"....

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Friday, July 11, 2014
Hawaii 3rd Highest Unemployment Rate for Mentally Ill Persons
By News Release @ 5:28 AM :: 4743 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

Approximately 60 percent of the 7.1 million people receiving public mental health services nationwide want to work....

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Friday, July 11, 2014
The Sky Fell last month, but almost nobody noticed
By Selected News Articles @ 4:59 AM :: 3520 Views :: Environment

The sky fell on Hawaii last month, all because carbon dioxide levels peeped above the much-hyped 400 ppm hurdle....

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Report: 32% of Hawaii Rural Roads in Poor Condition
By News Release @ 4:25 PM :: 3588 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...rural roads and bridges in Hawaii have significant deficiencies and a high rate of traffic fatalities....

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Aiona Raises $360K, 99% from Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:03 PM :: 4574 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

Out-of-state donations were less than 1% of total contributions. Total donations included more than 1,205 individual donations averaging $299.50....

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Casino Connection
By Video @ 1:50 PM :: 4053 Views :: Akaka Bill
What Do They Get For Supporting The DOI Plans For Hawai`i?
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Thursday, July 10, 2014
U.S. Senate Democrats introduce bill to counter Hobby Lobby decision
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:47 AM :: 6204 Views :: First Amendment, Religion, Small Business

Schatz is among several Senate Democrats trying to counter the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case....

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Video: Is Uber Super?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:08 AM :: 3994 Views :: Small Business

Grassroot President Keli’i Akina interviews Dale Evans, owner of Charley’s Taxi....

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
TRO Provides Insight into Assault, Arson Attack on Carroll Cox
By Andrew Walden @ 3:15 AM :: 11225 Views :: DHHL

A May, 2014 TRO filed by SORT Kalaeloa Raceway operator George Grace III against fellow Kalaeloa DHHL industrial tenant Mark Aiwohi....

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Report: After Obamacare, 28% of Hawaii is on Medicaid
By News Release @ 11:51 PM :: 4034 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

26,010 individuals enrolled in Medicaid between Summer 2013 and April 2014....

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The High Cost of Hawaii's Affordable Housing Shortfall
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 4853 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Hawaii Appleseed has released a report, “Hawai‘i’s Affordable Housing Crisis: The High Cost of Our Affordable Housing Shortfall,”....

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Unfunded liabilities leave HI taxpayers ‘drowning in debt,’ fiscal watchdog says
By Malia Zimmerman @ 10:39 PM :: 6260 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Taxes

...the administration “performing a $4 billion magic trick”....

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Hawaii’s Downward Spiral Of State Tax Collections Is Alarming
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 10:23 PM :: 4525 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...General Excise Tax collections for the first quarter of 2014 are down 4.6% in comparison to last year....

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Djou Seeks Seat in Majority for Hawaii
By Rep Charles Djou @ 6:01 PM :: 4847 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

Since the last election, Hawaii has lost over 90 years of seniority and now has the junior-most congressional delegation in the U.S....

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Matson, Crowley to Grab for Horizon’s Alaska, Hawaii Ships?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:08 PM :: 4423 Views :: Jones Act

...men in suits have been seen visiting Horizon's facilities.  Is somebody doing due diligence?....

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
How might the Jones Act be altered to make US shipping competitive?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:50 PM :: 4082 Views :: Jones Act

Cheaper ships mean more ships in operation which create more U.S. seafarer and ship repair jobs and improve service to the shippers....

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Radio Ad Hits Hawaii Democrats ‘Costly Sweetheart Deals for Political Insiders’
By Audio @ 3:42 PM :: 4573 Views :: Republican Party

Hawaii Republican Assembly attacks Democrats for a change .... 

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Hawaii Under Attack From The Air!
By Robert Thomas @ 4:40 AM :: 5336 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...from some of the reaction we're seeing, you might think the Imperial Japanese Navy was once again off of our fair shores....

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