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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Everyone’s talking about how Hillary Clinton ignited the birther movement
By Selected News Articles @ 4:20 PM :: 4190 Views :: Obama

According to Politico, in the spring before the 2008 election, Clinton supporters forwarded an email that questioned Obama’s religious affiliation and citizenship....

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Thursday, September 24, 2015
KIUC Offers Daytime Electric Discount--25% Off
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 5226 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

The program will offer a 25 percent discount on standard electric rates from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. That’s a reduction of about 8 cents from the September kilowatt hour rate of 31 cents....

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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Kiplinger: Hawaii 4th Least Tax Friendly State
By News Release @ 4:39 AM :: 4931 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits, Taxes

The Aloha State, one of Kiplinger's top ten least tax-friendly states, is known for its high cost of living....

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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Sen Keith Agaran's Law Partner Seeking Marijuana Dispensary License
By Andrew Walden @ 12:02 AM :: 8994 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians, Drugs

Maui attorney Anthony Takitani registered "Maui Medical Marijuana Dispensary, LLC" on September 15, 2015--over two weeks after the August 27, 2015 Disciplinary Board ruling was issued....

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Public Comments Invited on Project to Erect Wall Around Ala Wai Canal
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 5277 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Tourism

The meeting will be held at Washington Middle School from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Weds Sept 30....

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Legislative Incompetence: Banks, Lawyers, and Marijuana
By Selected News Articles @ 7:38 PM :: 4014 Views :: Drugs

...the public will suffer from their incompetence....

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Matson pledging not to scrap ships in South Asia
By Michael Hansen @ 5:57 PM :: 3385 Views :: Jones Act

This will impact Matson’s financial results by lowering revenue and possibly increasing costs, which lead to the need for increased freight revenue from their customers....

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Mauna Kea: More Empty Talk from OHA?
By Video @ 5:25 PM :: 4000 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

After Their Recent Trip Up The Mauna, The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Trustees Claim They're Now Mauna Kea Believers....

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Kaiser Selected to Operate Maui Memorial Hospital
By News Release @ 5:08 PM :: 5000 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

Act 103 authorized Maui Region to transfer its facilities to a new entity as a way to mitigate future budget deficits....

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Kakaako: 126 Needles Found in Homeless Clean-Up
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 4399 Views :: Homelessness, Drugs

Meanwhile, ACLU fails in effort to keep the homeless on the street....

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
VIDEO: How Surfing the Nations Transformed Downtown Wahiawa
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:05 AM :: 6837 Views :: Development, Religion

Keli'i Akina speaks with Tom and Cindy Bauer of Surfing the Nations about the incredible transformation in Wahiawa....

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Hawaii Supreme Court: Political Cronies Who are also Lawyers will be Iced Out of Marijuana Goldrush
By News Release @ 11:32 PM :: 5454 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Drugs
...a lawyer may not ‘provide legal services to facilitate the establishment and operation of a medical marijuana business’….”
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Will Jones Act Lobby Sink Puerto Rico to Save Itself?
By Michael Hansen @ 10:43 PM :: 3545 Views :: Jones Act

The remarks were made by Thomas Allegretti, Chairman of the American Maritime Partnership (formerly known as the Maritime Cabotage Task Force), the primary Jones Act maritime industry trade association....

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Honolulu Charter Commission Seeks Proposals
By News Release @ 7:22 PM :: 3123 Views :: Honolulu County

The Commission is accepting proposals through October 31, 2015, to amend the Charter....

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
'Natural' Supplements Sold in Hawaii Recalled -- 'Could be Lethal'
By Selected News Articles @ 7:12 PM :: 5092 Views :: Health Care, GMOs

Using these products for more than a month could be lethal....

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Hawaii's Largest Windfarm Developer Investigated for Self-Dealing
By News Release @ 6:53 PM :: 4374 Views :: Energy, Ethics

...whether SunEdison abused its position as the controlling shareholder of TerraForm in order to advance its own interests at the expense of TerraForm and its minority shareholders....

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
DoH Releases Master Plan for Mental Hospital
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 3339 Views :: Health Care

The Hawaii State Hospital in Kaneohe for more than a decade has been challenged with overcrowded patient conditions....

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Monday, September 21, 2015
Was The Hawaiian Kingdom Race-Based?
By Video @ 11:07 PM :: 4602 Views :: Hawaii History
Were only Hawaiians part of the Hawaiian Kingdom or were non-Hawaiians also citizens?
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Monday, September 21, 2015
Waianae Homeless Housing to be Discussed at Upcoming Neighborhood Board Meetings
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 3001 Views :: Homelessness

...1.1 acre property located at 85-248 Farrington Highway....

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Monday, September 21, 2015
Diabetes Rates Increase in Hawaii
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 3919 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

But Hawaii has 3rd lowest obesity rates....

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Monday, September 21, 2015
Feds Coming for 14th Annual CNHA Confab
By News Release @ 4:58 PM :: 4320 Views :: Akaka Bill, Health Care

President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Visits Hawaii for the First Time....

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Monday, September 21, 2015
Hawaii's Poor, Middle Class Among Most Overtaxed in US
By Selected News Articles @ 4:39 PM :: 3697 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes
4th-States Where Middle Class Most Overtaxed
2nd-States Where Poor Most Overtaxed
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Monday, September 21, 2015
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 21, 2015
By Congress.org @ 4:31 PM :: 3321 Views :: Congressional Delegation
Senate: Iran Nuclear Agreement Disapproval Resolution ‘Shell’-- Cloture
House: Frivolous Lawsuit Sanctions
House: Planned Parenthood Funding Moratorium -- Passage
House: Failed Abortions -- Passage
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Sunday, September 20, 2015
Nai Aupuni: We are Legal Because we are Organizing an Indian Tribe
By Andrew Walden @ 10:01 PM :: 5553 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

"Na'i Aupuni states that OHA’s intentions are consistent with the federal government’s authorization...."

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Sunday, September 20, 2015
Feds Rate Hawaii Health Insurance Plans
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 3632 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...health plans are rated based on performance and quality of care....

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Sunday, September 20, 2015
Can We Save the EITC by Making the Form Tougher?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3452 Views :: Tax Credits

...an "error rate," meaning payouts to people not legally entitled to them, in excess of 20% for the last ten years....

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Saturday, September 19, 2015
Petition: Hawaiians Protest Na'i Aupuni
By News Release @ 9:09 PM :: 4614 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...Na'i Aupuni is the Office of Hawaiian Affairs/State of Hawai'i's attempt to relinquish my peoples' cultural and political rights....

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Saturday, September 19, 2015
Guam: Busted Again, Sex Offender Resigns as Rep Bordallo's Chief of Staff
By Selected News Articles @ 5:47 PM :: 6353 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Law Enforcement

...a Navy man told police that Whitt molested him while he slept....

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Friday, September 18, 2015
Federal Funds for Road Building? Hawaii Dead Last
By Selected News Articles @ 6:52 PM :: 4106 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

The share of infrastructure expenditures funded by tolls, user fees, and user taxes ranges from 14.2 percent in Alaska to 86.4 percent in Hawaii....

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Friday, September 18, 2015
Economic Freedom of the World: US Ranks 16th
By NCPA @ 6:28 PM :: 3925 Views :: National News

The Fraser Institutes Annual report measures the degree of economic freedom in various countries around the world....

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Friday, September 18, 2015
'Smart Growth' Causes Hawaii Losses in Affordable Housing
By NCPA @ 5:57 PM :: 6887 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Cost of Living

...Hawaii, California, Oregon, Vermont, Florida and Washington, which adopted some type of restrictive land-use policy over the last 30 years, all experienced some of the largest losses, in terms of home affordability....

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Friday, September 18, 2015
US Navy, Coast Guard Sinking Under Weight of US Shipbuilders
By Michael Hansen @ 4:59 AM :: 4912 Views :: Jones Act, Military

... Finland Price, $139M / Mississippi Price $1B .....

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Friday, September 18, 2015
Telescope Protesters Agree to Remove Tent, End Overnight Vigil
By News Release @ 2:03 AM :: 6160 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

Today in discussions with DLNR leadership, a protest leader agreed to remove the tent and to “lighten their presence” on the mountain....

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Friday, September 18, 2015
Report Finds Hawaii’s Obamacare Exchange Wasted At Least $11 Million
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 1:43 AM :: 3562 Views :: Health Care

Hawaii Health Connector failed to select the most qualified vendor for the best price, awarded a flawed, poorly written contract, and failed to monitor the contract....

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Thursday, September 17, 2015
FULL TEXT: HART Invents New Billion Dollar 'Crisis' to Pressure Council for Tax Hike
By Andrew Walden @ 6:31 PM :: 4047 Views :: Rail

...HART is now ginning up a new billion dollar "financial emergency" timed to justify a Honolulu Council vote to raise the GE Tax by 0.5% for the years 2022-2027....

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Thursday, September 17, 2015
September 17 is Constitution Day
By Rachelle Chang @ 6:02 PM :: 4174 Views :: First Amendment
How well do you know the U.S. Constitution?
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Thursday, September 17, 2015
Report: Challenges Facing Hawaii 40 Years After the Prepaid Health Care Act
By News Release @ 2:38 AM :: 4705 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...premiums are expected to rise further as a result of various Affordable Care Act-related fees....

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Thursday, September 17, 2015
ACLU Sues Honolulu in Bid to Keep Homeless out of Shelters
By News Release @ 1:41 AM :: 4544 Views :: Homelessness

The lawsuit alleges that the City violated the United States Constitution when it destroyed personal property belonging to the plaintiffs....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Hawaii tsunami watch after 8.3 Temblor in Chile
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 2685 Views

...The initial wave is expected at 3:11 a.m. HST in Hilo on Thursday, Sept. 17....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
OHA’s Mauna Kea Payoff
By Video @ 5:17 PM :: 4832 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

...Back Room Deals Theyʻve Never Disclosed....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The Supreme Court’s ‘One Person, One Vote’ Case
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:10 PM :: 4022 Views :: Office of Elections

...whether electoral districts should continue to be drawn using a state’s total population, which is the current precedent, or if the system should shift to account only for eligible voters....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Hawaii Hits Residents with Wave of New Bans
By Selected News Articles @ 4:19 PM :: 5779 Views :: Environment, Health Care, Law Enforcement
“There is absolutely no reason to ban e-cigarettes”
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Conference to discuss development opportunities, environmental issues along rail line
By News Release @ 5:06 AM :: 6046 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

The workshop is designed for landowners, developers, real estate brokers....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Increased marijuana, heroin use contribute to highest reported illicit drug use in more than a decade
By News Release @ 4:37 AM :: 3589 Views :: Drugs

Findings from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
DoE Releases First Common Core Test Results
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 4791 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...The results show that 48 percent meet or exceed the achievement standard in ELA. In math, 41 percent of students tested meet or exceed achievement standards....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Study: Hawaii Ranks 4th in Safer Sex
By News Release @ 3:44 AM :: 3820 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...ranking states on two measures of safer sex: sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and contraception across eight (8) indicators....

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Full Text: Hawaii AG Supports Vermont GMO Labeling Law
By Robert Thomas @ 6:38 PM :: 3600 Views :: GMOs

What is intriguing is that Hawaii chose to join this brief....

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Planned Parenthood Baby Parts: “Everything we provide is fresh”
By Video @ 2:45 PM :: 3557 Views :: Life

"This could destroy your organization and us...."

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Sexually Active High Schoolers Without Birth Control—Hawaii Ranks 7th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:25 PM :: 5243 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

CDC Youth Behavior Risk Survey data ....

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Study: Hawaii #1 in Hedonism and Depression
By Selected News Articles @ 2:15 PM :: 3273 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

"Hedonometer Score measures personal expression of hedonism on social media"

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