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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Sec'y Chu not Trying to Reduce Gasoline Prices
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:56 PM :: 5150 Views :: National News, Ethics

When Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) asked Chu whether it's his "overall goal to get our price" of gasoline lower, Chu said, "No .... "

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Lingle Salutes Retiring Sen Olympia Snowe
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 6:32 PM :: 6441 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"Her comments on the atmosphere in Washington are sadly true and with the challenges America faces today, we can no longer afford political gamesmanship and partisan gridlock." -- Linda Lingle

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
State Bank to Fund Green Energy Scammers, Toxic Mortgages
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 6467 Views :: Energy, Environment

House Bill 1033 would establish the Clean Economy Bank of the State of Hawaii to provide financing support and risk management for qualifying clean economy projects to aid in the development of Hawaii’s clean energy economy ....

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Mission Houses Archive puts 19th Century Hawaii Journals, Newspapers Online
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 6301 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives is pleased to announce the online publication of three important resources for researching 19th-century Hawai‘i: The Friend, 1843-1954; the Levi Chamberlain Journal, 1822-1849; and the Mission Station Reports, 1822-1865....

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Trashing Tricare: Obama to cut healthcare benefits for active duty and retired US military
By Selected News Articles @ 3:03 AM :: 7455 Views :: National News, Ethics

The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched....

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
HB2874: House Finance Votes to Freeze Community TV Funds
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 8152 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

With Testimony running 100 – 1 against House Bill 2874 which would freeze Community Television funding on all islands for five years – the House Finance Committee voted unanimously to PASS the bill with amendments ....

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Romney Sweeps Michigan, Arizona
By Selected News Articles @ 10:08 PM :: 5249 Views :: National News, Ethics

Romney wins with 41% in Michigan and 47% in Arizona ....

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Revised 2012 Reapportionment Plans Posted Online
By News Release @ 2:25 PM :: 4898 Views :: Energy, Environment

These plans unconstitutionally exclude 108,000 residents of Hawaii in order to give Malama Solomon a Senate seat....

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
How Chrysler Can Actually Help Detroit
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:46 PM :: 4236 Views :: National News, Ethics

...manufacturing employment is over 30 percent higher in right-to-work states....

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Monday, February 27, 2012
Hawaii: NRA Instructor Liability Bill Granted Hearing
By News Release @ 6:03 PM :: 4827 Views :: Energy, Environment

HB 679 has been scheduled for a hearing in the state House Judiciary Committee this Thursday, March 1, at 2:00 p.m. in House Conference Room 325 ....

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Monday, February 27, 2012
Gallup: Hawaii #1 in Health, Wellbeing
By Selected News Articles @ 4:39 PM :: 6531 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawaii again led the nation in overall well-being in 2011 with a Well-Being Index score of 70.2, scoring highest on emotional health (84.1) and healthy behaviors (68.9).

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Monday, February 27, 2012
Study: Hawaii Tops Country for Highest Number of Services Taxed
By News Release @ 4:23 PM :: 6807 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Nearly every states taxes services, however, states like Hawaii, New Mexico and Washington take taxing to a new level,” said Bob Williams, State Budget Solutions President....

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Monday, February 27, 2012
Hanabusa’s answer to High Gas Prices: Give More Money to Biofool Scammers
By Selected News Articles @ 4:18 PM :: 6030 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"The (armed) services will lead the nation in the wide-scale deployment of alternative energy installations, establishing ... our national commitment to non-petroleum energy sources ...."

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Monday, February 27, 2012
Is the IRS Attempting to Intimidate Hawaii TEA Parties?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:31 PM :: 9465 Views :: First Amendment, Taxes, TEA Party

In January and February of this year, the Internal Revenue Service began sending out letters to various local Tea Parties across the country. Mailed from the same Cincinnati, Ohio IRS office, these letters have reached Tea Parties in Virginia, Hawaii, Ohio, and Texas....

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Monday, February 27, 2012
SB2226: $25M Internet Tax
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:26 PM :: 5089 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Tax Foundation of Hawaii cautions that this tax money is not "free money" and would come directly out of the pockets of Hawaii consumers....

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Monday, February 27, 2012
Debt Ratio: We're Already Europe
By NCPA @ 1:16 PM :: 6178 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Only two European countries, Greece and Ireland, have larger budget deficits as a percentage of GDP.  Just four European countries have larger national debts than we do -- Greece and Ireland again, plus Portugal and Italy .... 

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Monday, February 27, 2012
Foreign Policy: Obama Doctrine Failure
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:50 PM :: 6971 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

... the White House engaged with enemies and undercut allies, apologized for American exceptionalism, and favored the "soft power" of treaties and international organizations. Today we are seeing the disastrous results ....

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Monday, February 27, 2012
Alternatives to Rail: Cato Institute, Local Leaders Speak Out
By News Release @ 10:10 AM :: 6815 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12
  • Mission Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday, February 29 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Kapolei Hale on Tuesday, February 28, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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Sunday, February 26, 2012
10-cents-per-bag Tax: Greens, Big Business, Big Government team up to Rip Off Consumers
By Andrew Walden @ 9:35 PM :: 6474 Views :: Environment, Taxes

The 2011 version of the 10-cent bag tax failed at the end of the legislative session when enviros stabbed business in the back by amending the bill to eliminate retailers’ portion of the fee-split....

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Sunday, February 26, 2012
Ban Would Favor Clayton Hee's Irish Opihi Monopoly
By Andrew Walden @ 7:48 PM :: 7984 Views :: Energy, Environment

... why is Hee suddenly trying to put Hawaiian opihi pickers out of business?

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Sunday, February 26, 2012
HB2874: DoE Laptop Bill Will Freeze Public Access TV Funding
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 7324 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Using the same closed door tactic employed on the eve of Super Bowl weekend, House Committees on Finance and Legislative Management announced late Friday evening that they will hold a hearing at 10:00 AM Monday morning on HB2874....

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Sunday, February 26, 2012
DBEDT Energy Update Projects 537MW of Industrial Wind
By News Release @ 1:31 PM :: 5122 Views :: Energy, Environment

Projects 537MW of wind energy which history shows will be abandoned before 2030 ....

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Sunday, February 26, 2012
Windfall of Tax Revenue to be Had Without Tax Increase
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 6:26 AM :: 5427 Views :: Energy, Environment

...there is a way to collect more revenues without raising a single tax rate or adopting an increase in user fees. It merely involves collecting the taxes that are already due under current law....

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Sunday, February 26, 2012
Secret Tax Breaks Fund Hawaii Film Production
By Selected News Articles @ 2:45 AM :: 5735 Views :: Energy, Environment

“We don’t ever quote the exact amount,” Skinner says....

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Sunday, February 26, 2012
The Political Economy of Medicaid: Evidence from Five Reforming States
By NCPA @ 2:28 AM :: 3621 Views :: National News, Ethics

Rhode Island, Washington, Tennessee, Florida and Idaho each have attempted efforts to change the system, and their experiences may prove insightful....

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Saturday, February 25, 2012
Proposed HART Chief Leaves Trail of Political Discord
By Selected News Articles @ 3:04 PM :: 10540 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Grabauskas, a Romney appointee, was forced to resign in August 2009 after the Patrick administration publicly questioned his leadership ....

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Saturday, February 25, 2012
Triple Albatross: HSTA endorses Hirono, Hanabusa, and Hannemann
By News Release @ 2:46 PM :: 4930 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Candidates seeking recommendation completed a vigorous review process that included research of voting records, written responses on education issues, and an interview with teachers on the HSTA Government Relations Committee ....

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Saturday, February 25, 2012
SB212 to be Heard Monday: Would End Discrimination Against Military
By News Release @ 3:42 AM :: 4523 Views :: Energy, Environment
NOTICE OF HEARING
DATE: Monday, February 27, 2012
TIME: 9:35 a.m.
PLACE: Conference Room 016 State Capitol 415 South Beretania Street
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Friday, February 24, 2012
Ron Paul’s son, Ronnie, to campaign for dad in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:50 PM :: 6227 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

He’s expected to campaign for Paul, the libertarian-leaning congressman and GOP presidential contender, for five days in the run-up to the Aloha State’s March 13 caucuses....

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Friday, February 24, 2012
Transportation Bill With Honolulu Rail Funds Postponed
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 9253 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

After catching flack from both fiscal conservatives and the transit lobby, House Speaker John Boehner has postponed consideration of a transportation bill.

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Friday, February 24, 2012
Washington Times Reporter heads to Hawaii for March 13 Presidential Caucus
By Selected News Articles @ 2:38 PM :: 4616 Views :: Energy, Environment

Do not be fooled by words like "Oahu" and "Waikiki." This is all (almost) business. March 3rd is one county convention and March 13th is the Hawaii Caucus....

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Friday, February 24, 2012
Caldwell: ‘I will Work Harder to be Transparent and Honest’
By News Release @ 1:57 PM :: 5851 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Mayor Carlisle talked about his record of being honest, transparent and fiscally responsible. But the truth is, he is none of these....

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Friday, February 24, 2012
'Descendants' based on Case Family Grab for Grove Farm
By Selected News Articles @ 1:43 PM :: 8138 Views :: Energy, Environment

The author, Hemmings, also had some exposure to land battles. She’s a descendant of George Norton Wilcox, who owned Grove Farm—Hawaii’s first sugar plantation—and left it to his nieces and nephews when he died in 1933....

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Friday, February 24, 2012
HB2193: State Bank to be Controlled by Abercrombie, Insured by Taxpayer
By Rep Gene Ward @ 12:47 PM :: 6104 Views :: Energy, Environment

The bank's board of directors is appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of, the Governor....

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Friday, February 24, 2012
Full Text: State of the City Address
By News Release @ 12:40 PM :: 5979 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Today, the city and county of Honolulu stands at a crossroads between being stuck in the paralysis and gridlock of the past, and taking assertive, responsible steps to propel this great city into the future.... 

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Friday, February 24, 2012
A Troubling Trend in the Courts
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:28 PM :: 4017 Views :: National News, Ethics

Heritage Senior Legal Fellow Robert Alt gives an example of how a “weaker” Congress leads to a “stronger” judiciary involving the very law at issue in Citizens United....

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Thursday, February 23, 2012
VIDEO: Ilya Shapiro (Cato Institute), In Hawaii Speaking About Obamacare Supreme Court Cases
By Robert Thomas @ 8:31 PM :: 5995 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"Five weeks from now, the Supreme Court is taking up the most important case it's had since Brown vs. Board of Education."

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Thursday, February 23, 2012
Book Review: Callies, Regulating Paradise (2d ed. 2010)
By Robert Thomas @ 8:26 PM :: 5392 Views :: Energy, Environment

Regulatingparadise...

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Thursday, February 23, 2012
"Nonresident" Property Owners Must Employ Property Managers For TVRs?
By Robert Thomas @ 8:08 PM :: 6937 Views :: Energy, Environment

HB1707 and SB2089 will require "nonresident" property owners who rent their property for thirty days or less (transient vacation rentals) to use a licensed real estate broker to rent the property, and to employ a property manager to operate it....

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Thursday, February 23, 2012
Defining the Federal Role in Education
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:53 PM :: 3573 Views :: National News, Ethics

...federal involvement in education, reaching their peak during the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations, have yielded minimal returns....

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Thursday, February 23, 2012
Lessons from Europe's Experience with Renewable Mandates and Subsidies
By NCPA @ 7:49 PM :: 8625 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Hawaii can learn a great deal from European countries' experiences....

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Thursday, February 23, 2012
Green Energy Scammers Slip through Obama's Crony Capitalist Trap Door
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:01 PM :: 4506 Views :: National News, Ethics

The President's best friends get access to second trap door leading to even lower rates. Who slides on through? Those who qualify for tax incentives designed to "encourage investment in clean energy."

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Thielen Criticizes HB2417 Limits Solar Tax Credit to One Per Property
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 6:59 PM :: 6442 Views :: Energy, Environment

House Bill No. 2417 (HB 2417) will limit the availability of the Hawaii Renewable Energy Technologies Income Tax Credit from one credit per system to one credit per property for both residential and commercial projects.... (GOOD!)

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Kauai Chief Perry Victim of Retaliation by Corrupt Mayor?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:38 PM :: 9161 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

According to Mr. Heu's message, KPD Chief Perry may be held restrained on leave--refused ability to return to duty as our chief of police any where from 60-90 days, and without any further explanation whatsoever

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Hawaii: NRA Instructor Liability Bill Needs Your Immediate Help
By News Release @ 6:06 PM :: 4661 Views :: Energy, Environment

House Bill 679 passed in the state House Public Safety and Military Affairs (PBM) Committee with no amendments, and is now pending in the state House Judiciary Committee. For this bill to survive, it must get a hearing by next week!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Abercrombie: I will not defend Marriage
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 7167 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Obviously the purpose of BOTH Hawaii responses is to present the weakest possible defense while still preventing outside pro-marriage lawyers from taking control of the defense ....

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The Myth of Runaway Health Spending
By NCPA @ 2:58 PM :: 3827 Views :: National News, Ethics

Health care spending increased continuously since the 1970s, consistently outstripping inflation and economic growth…. However, this trend has since turned negative with the rate dropping almost every year since 2002, reaching a low of less than 4 percent in 2009....

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Religious Liberty Under Attack
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:04 PM :: 3836 Views :: National News, Ethics

This week, two more Christian colleges joined other religious institutions in fighting back against that attack when they filed lawsuits against the Obama Administration for imposing an anti-conscience mandate under Obamacare....

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Kapolei Tesoro Refinery Workers Reject Labor Contract
By News Release @ 5:23 AM :: 7416 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Strike at Tesoro's refineries still negotiating contracts could shut down 500,000 barrels a day of refining capacity ....

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted Feb 21
By Congress.org @ 1:30 PM :: 5705 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
  • Senate: Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act
  • House: Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of Environmental, Energy, and Resource Security Act
  • House: Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act
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