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Saturday, September 5, 2015
Drillers Unleash 'Super-Size' Natural Gas Output
By NCPA @ 10:25 AM :: 3786 Views :: Energy

...the era of low American natural gas prices could extend for decades....

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Friday, September 4, 2015
Obama Push for Federal Recognition is On
By Selected News Articles @ 7:44 PM :: 4907 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

The rule is expected to be finalized next year....

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Friday, September 4, 2015
Auditor: DoTax allows $2B in Tax Credits Without Checking
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 6:55 PM :: 6000 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...in 2012, we reported that the State had issued and was responsible for reimbursing nearly $1 billion in tax credits; however, approximately three years later, we found that this obligation has nearly doubled, to almost $2 billion....

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Friday, September 4, 2015
Moody's: 'Outlook Negative' as UH System Burns Cash Reserves
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 5013 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Higher Education

...thinning cash and investments and unrestricted monthly liquidity due to a long history of deficits, a high backlog of deferred maintenance, a need to carefully manage operations with continued expense pressure across the 10-campus system, and a high percentage of unionized staff....

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Friday, September 4, 2015
Call for nominations for University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 3271 Views :: Higher Education

Applications will be accepted through October 3, 2015....

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Friday, September 4, 2015
Omidyar’s EBay urged to Stop Selling Illegal Drugs
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 3984 Views :: Drugs

...online ads for K2, illegal synthetic cannabinoids and pre-branded spice bags....

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Friday, September 4, 2015
Report: Hawaii 1st in solar energy per capita
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 4250 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

Lighting the Way III: The Top States that Helped Drive America’s Solar Energy Boom in 2014....

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Friday, September 4, 2015
Ward: Coop Does not Mean Lower Rates
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:28 PM :: 3802 Views :: Energy

"The only model we have in Hawaii is Kauai Island Utility and its rates are among the highest in the State and nation."

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Friday, September 4, 2015
Lawmakers Call for Exploration of Publicly Owned Utilities for Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:19 AM :: 3827 Views :: Energy

...more than forty state and county leaders representing all islands -- including Democrats, Republicans, and Independents....

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Friday, September 4, 2015
A Mom on a Mission for Science
By Joni Kamiya @ 5:05 AM :: 4350 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs
Will my kids be able to live here with what’s happening lately?
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Thursday, September 3, 2015
Bridge Aina Lea: Federal Court Dismisses Most of Case
By Robert Thomas @ 9:09 PM :: 6960 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

...once again, a property owner's federal constitutional claims -- raised in a federal forum -- get decided by a state court....

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Thursday, September 3, 2015
State Sues Tech Firm for Buying Influence with Abercrombie Administration
By News Release @ 2:55 PM :: 8687 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

“...Ciber finally abandoned the project and withdrew its staff without any notice after Abercrombie lost the primary election on Aug. 9, 2014....”

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Thursday, September 3, 2015
Djou: "I don't care for Mr Trump"
By Video @ 2:12 PM :: 5150 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

Charles Djou talks about the latest developments in the Presidential political cycle....

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Thursday, September 3, 2015
High Tax Rates on Manufacturers Stifle Hawaii Agriculture
By Selected News Articles @ 1:28 PM :: 4936 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Without food processors in the islands, Hawaii agriculture will always be limited....

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Thursday, September 3, 2015
Honolulu Recycling Plan Needs Revisions
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:26 AM :: 6243 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

Paper and cardboard should go to H-Power....

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Former World Bank Chief Economist: Jones Act Very Costly
By Michael Hansen @ 10:10 PM :: 4089 Views :: Jones Act

The Krueger Report emphasized the need for Puerto Rico to be exempted from Jones Act....

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Big Solar's Subsidy Bubble
By NCPA @ 9:40 PM :: 4130 Views :: Energy

...four Democrats from solar-rich states, have voiced concern that solar installation companies are engaging in deceptive marketing in order to attract new customers....

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Telescope Prediction: Hawaii Supreme Court Will Rule for Challengers
By Robert Thomas @ 4:35 AM :: 7349 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

...we predict that at least three of the Justices -- and perhaps a unanimous court if the Chief Justice keeps the opinion for himself -- will rule for the challengers....

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Closing the DoE achievement gap: "Inadequate Progress Made"
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 3564 Views :: Education K-12

Matayoshi received the same performance rating last year....

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Maui Hires Consultant to Study Utility Takeover Options
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 4716 Views :: Maui County, Energy
“...options analysis of the alternative forms of ownership and the alternative utility business models for Maui County’s electric utility company....”
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Video: Baby Parts dealers “funding places in Hawaii for themselves”
By Video @ 9:21 PM :: 3461 Views :: Life

...Supplier of Baby Parts, Paid “Advisor Fee” to Clinic Leadership....

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Auditor: Hawaii Health Connector Sent $21.6M to a House in Virginia
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 5:23 PM :: 4628 Views :: Health Care

Mansha Consulting LLC was established in 2011 and operated out of a single-family home in Virginia....

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
VIDEO: Suit Gives Voice to the Silent Majority of Hawaiians
By Video @ 3:57 PM :: 5355 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Keli'i Akina provides his perspective on the lawsuit against the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission....

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Auto Theft, Fuel Cost, and Commute Time Make Hawaii one of Worst States for Drivers
By Selected News Articles @ 2:40 PM :: 4565 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Hawaii -- 262.4--Car thefts per 100,000 people -- Nat'l Avg 220.7

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Hawaii Community Colleges Ranked
By Selected News Articles @ 1:09 AM :: 4679 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

WalletHub compared 670 community colleges across 17 key metrics....

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Full Text: NextEra Makes its Case for Merger
By News Release @ 12:10 AM :: 4056 Views :: Energy

"NextEra Energy Commits to Keeping Hawaiian Electric Locally Managed"

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