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Monday, November 9, 2015
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 9, 2015
By Congress.org @ 12:47 PM :: 3094 Views :: Congressional Delegation
Senate: "Waters of the United States" 
Senate: Military-Construction-VA Appropriations 
House: Revised Defense Authorization 
House: Surface Transportation Reauthorization 
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Sunday, November 8, 2015
Biofuel Shell Game: How Giant Diesel Plant Became part of Hawaii's 'Clean' Energy Future
By Andrew Walden @ 7:33 PM :: 7486 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

Here's the trick.  The 'second' biofuel plant will soon be the 'only' biofuel plant....

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Sunday, November 8, 2015
Two Down, Six to Go: Candidates Still Refuse to Donate Hee's Stolen Contributions to Charity
By Andrew Walden @ 4:38 PM :: 5827 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Politicians

...Tokuda, Kahele, Kenoi, Hannemann, Hughey, Takamine....

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Sunday, November 8, 2015
Residency: Senator Galuteria Tangled in Lies?
By Andrew Walden @ 3:42 PM :: 6188 Views :: Ethics, Politicians, Taxes

"There is no evidence that the Galuterias repaid the back property taxes on the Pakui Street residence...."

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Sunday, November 8, 2015
The Shaky Future of Bonus Depreciation
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 4054 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

“50% bonus depreciation” is a system where half of the equipment cost can be deducted in the first year it is placed in service....

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Saturday, November 7, 2015
Asia, Europe look at Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 11:59 PM :: 3341 Views :: Jones Act

65.2% believe the Jones Act is not fit for purpose....

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Saturday, November 7, 2015
WaPo: How transportation became the latest victim of America’s culture wars
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 9:50 PM :: 3566 Views :: Rail

It’s social engineering: getting people out of their soulless single-family suburban homes....

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Saturday, November 7, 2015
What Does "Waikiki" Mean? - Variances, Safety Valves, And A "Hawaiian Sense Of Place"
By Robert Thomas @ 9:17 PM :: 6574 Views :: Environment, Development, Tourism

...Justice Pollack benchslapped the Department on each of the three variance standards....

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Saturday, November 7, 2015
UHERO: Research Driven Energy Policy
By UHERO @ 8:59 PM :: 3593 Views :: Energy

Take, for example, public discussion surrounding the potential merger of HECO and NextEra....

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Saturday, November 7, 2015
Reporters threatened by campus security at public meeting at UH Hilo
By News Release @ 12:47 PM :: 5227 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

A complaint has been filed with UH Hilo Security. UHSUnews student reporters say they will continue to attend UHHSA meetings and exercise their right to record as afforded by UH policy and laws....

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Saturday, November 7, 2015
McKelvey Guilty of Campaign Spending Violations
By News Release @ 1:42 AM :: 5766 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

$33,000 Missing Campaign Funds....

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Saturday, November 7, 2015
Hilo Veterans Parade Saturday
By News Release @ 1:21 AM :: 3328 Views :: Military

Hawai‘i Island Veterans Day Parade November 7, starting at 10 a.m., Downtown Hilo....

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Friday, November 6, 2015
Which Counties Benefit Most From Earned Income Tax Credit?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:10 PM :: 4397 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits

The map shows the average amount of EITC taken per tax return in every county in America....

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Friday, November 6, 2015
On Keystone: The President Has Thrown Working People Under the Bus of His Legacy
By News Release @ 7:50 PM :: 4353 Views :: Environment, Labor

After a seven-year circus of cowardly delay, the President's decision to kill the Keystone XL Pipeline is just one more indication of an utter disdain and disregard for salt-of-the-earth, middle-class working Americans....

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Friday, November 6, 2015
Auditor: Hawaii Hurricane Relief Fund not used for established purpose
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 12:20 AM :: 3646 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Thirty-eight DCCA special funds, trust funds, and trust accounts were reviewed--One Fund Did Not Meet Criteria....

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Friday, November 6, 2015
With Horizon Gone, Matson Profits Soar
By Michael Hansen @ 12:12 AM :: 3581 Views :: Jones Act

“Basically the Hawaiian market, we have seen as we noted an increase in demand for our service...."

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Thursday, November 5, 2015
Ige Seeking Applicants for 185 Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 11:34 PM :: 3211 Views :: Hawaii State Government

The Office of the Governor is looking for qualified and dedicated volunteers to fill vacancies on boards, commissions and committees across the state....

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Thursday, November 5, 2015
Hawaii Gets 'C' on March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 3895 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...the 2015 March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card for the first time grades the state’s counties and reveals persistent disparities between communities and among racial and ethnic groups....

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Thursday, November 5, 2015
Ward, Oshiro: 10 things you need to know about Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
By Video @ 7:39 PM :: 3816 Views :: Drugs
“10 things you need to know about Medical Marijuana dispensaries HB 321 CD 1”
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Thursday, November 5, 2015
Video: Russia Greets 'Hawaii Comrade Lanny Sinkin'
By Video @ 6:46 PM :: 3541 Views :: Akaka Bill

As Sinkin admits, he knew nothing about the forum until four days before the start. He received a call, was given some money, and happily came to Moscow....

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Thursday, November 5, 2015
McDermott: Get the Politicians out of School Construction
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 5:50 PM :: 4238 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

State CIP money is going to political cronies’ districts, not where it is really needed....

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Thursday, November 5, 2015
Stop Nai Aupuni: Urgent Motion for Injunction with Ninth Circuit
By News Release @ 5:05 PM :: 5905 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed an Urgent Motion for Injunction with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit....

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Thursday, November 5, 2015
ACLU Back in Court Trying to Keep the Homeless out of Shelters
By News Release @ 1:43 PM :: 2850 Views :: Homelessness

Full text of ACLU's latest effort to stop the City from pushing the homeless into shelters....

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015
32 Candidates on Payroll: Na'i Aupuni's Privileged Class
By Video @ 9:32 PM :: 6052 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA
Why Do They Want To Get Elected So Badly?
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Nai Aupuni: Walter Ritte, Scott Parker Still on Ballot After Quitting Race
By Andrew Walden @ 3:49 PM :: 5714 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

Dr. Parker in good faith attempted to withdraw as a candidate before the ballots were printed, but through no fault of his, neither Election-American nor Naʻi Aupuni got back to him in time....

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015
The Unaffordable Care Act
By NCPA @ 1:02 PM :: 4522 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

As the sheen wears off of subsidized health coverage, and more Americans find they are paying hundreds per month for coverage that provides few benefits....

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Hawaii Is the State with the Smallest Weight Problems
By Selected News Articles @ 12:54 PM :: 3563 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Our data set ranges from the percentage of adults and children who are overweight and obese to the sugary-beverage consumption among adolescents....

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Best Small Cities? Hawaii Towns Near Bottom of Long List
By Selected News Articles @ 4:03 AM :: 3033 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

WalletHub’s analysts compared 1,268 U.S. cities....

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Does Central Control of our Schools Produce Bad Policy?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:46 AM :: 2666 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii has earned an overall grade of C- for school policy, down from a grade of C in 2000....

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Video: Why Privatize State Hospitals?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:43 AM :: 3236 Views :: Health Care

Leonard Gilroy, editor of the widely-read Annual Privatization Report, is an expert in how local, state, and federal governments are bringing competition to public services....

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015
UH Manoa graduation rates up
By News Release @ 3:37 AM :: 3827 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

“From 2010 to 2015 our six-year rate has increased from 48.6 percent to 57.1 percent while the four-year rate has increased from 17.5 percent to 27.9 percent...."

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Nai Aupuni: Please Vote Only Once
By Andrew Walden @ 4:26 PM :: 5641 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

...the print ballot mistakenly lists some of the candidates twice....

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015
APA: Homosexual Rape of Military Personnel 15 Times Higher Than Reported
By News Release @ 1:31 PM :: 4154 Views :: Military

...a comprehensive look at the issues facing men and women who experienced military sexual trauma....

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Monday, November 2, 2015
Political Correctness Has Peaked
By Selected News Articles @ 5:40 PM :: 3624 Views :: Higher Education

If you’re Social Justice Warrior, you’re a liar....

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Monday, November 2, 2015
Another Candidate Withdraws from Nai Aupuni Election
By News Release @ 5:07 PM :: 5575 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

... is an effort to relinquish all of our assets ....

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Monday, November 2, 2015
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 2, 2015
By Congress.org @ 4:56 PM :: 3058 Views :: Congressional Delegation
Senate: Cybersecurity Information Sharing 
Senate: Budget Agreement and Debt Limit
House: Retail Investor Protection
House: Export-Import Bank Reauthorization
House: Budget Agreement and Debt Limit
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Monday, November 2, 2015
Study: High Costs Make Hawaii second-worst for entrepreneurs
By Selected News Articles @ 12:18 PM :: 3524 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

Hawaii has a low business survival rate, with only slightly more businesses created in 2013 than failed that year....

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Monday, November 2, 2015
TTIP: Europe to Negotiate for Jones Act Reform?
By Michael Hansen @ 2:01 AM :: 3074 Views :: Jones Act

The exemptions from U.S. cabotage are being sought in the context of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (EU), a bilateral free trade agreement currently being negotiated between the United State and the EU....

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Sunday, November 1, 2015
Final Interior Dep't Rule Allows OHA Hawaiians to Steal Land from DHHL Hawaiians
By Andrew Walden @ 7:24 PM :: 8338 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

Tribal Trustees could simply vote to change the DHHL blood quantum from 50% to 25% or even 1% and thereby seize lands....

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Sunday, November 1, 2015
Nai Aupuni Lets Candidates on Ballot With Fraudulent Registration
By Andrew Walden @ 2:49 PM :: 4877 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

There are a few of candidates who filled the ten slots by repeating names or with symbols and not with ten registered voters....

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Sunday, November 1, 2015
63% of Americans Blame Mental Health—Not Guns—for Mass Shootings
By Selected News Articles @ 1:58 PM :: 3688 Views :: Health Care, Second Amendment

...mass shootings in this country are more a reflection of problems identifying and treating people with mental health problems....

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Sunday, November 1, 2015
Wonder Blunder Times 3.5
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3201 Views :: Higher Education

Gib Arnold, former basketball coach at the University of Hawaii, just hit the jackpot....

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Sunday, November 1, 2015
Taxing & Regulating Small Business to Death: Hawaii's Business Climate
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:58 AM :: 4173 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

A panel discussion on the barriers to economic prosperity for businesses in Hawaii....

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Sunday, November 1, 2015
40,000 Hawaii Obamacare Enrollees Have to Start All Over with Feds
By News Release @ 2:07 AM :: 3296 Views :: Health Care

Hawaii residents can go directly to Healthcare.gov or call toll free 1(800) 318-2596 to find a suitable plan and can enroll through January 31, 2016....

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