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Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Abercrombie names Shimabukuro and Solomon to State Senate, doesn’t mention meth
By News Release @ 7:21 PM :: 7600 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

HONOLULU - Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced two appointments to the State Senate:  Rep. Maile Shimabukuro to represent Senate District 21, and Malama Solomon, Ph.D., to represent Senate District 1.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Abercrombie Selects Budget Director, Labor Team
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 11129 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Governor-Elect Neil Abercrombie today named Kalbert Young as the Budget and Finance Director; and Sen. Dwight Takamine and Audrey Hidano as the team heading up the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations as its director and deputy director, respectively.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010
Hawaii County seeks nominees for Reapportionment Commission
By News Release @ 11:56 AM :: 7396 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

The Hawai‘i County Charter (Section 3-17) provides for the empanelling of a Reapportionment Commission every ten years, beginning in 1991, which means 2011 is a “reapportionment year.” Nine citizens (one from each Council district) will be nominated by the mayor and confirmed by the Council by March 1, 2011.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Hokulia Bypass: Hawaii Supreme Court upholds land acquisition for road
By Robert Thomas @ 10:08 PM :: 8708 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

In the instant appeal, we hold that the County’s asserted public purpose for Condemnation was not a pretext for a primarily private benefit....

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Monday, November 1, 2010
New Aiona-Finnegan radio ad trumpets Hilo, Maui endorsements
By News Release @ 3:56 PM :: 11686 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

HONOLULU - Duke Aiona and Lynn Finnegan today launched a new radio ad, "Twice," to highlight recent endorsements, such as the Hawai‘i Tribune-Herald, Maui News, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawai‘i, Maui Chamber of Commerce and Hawai‘i Island Contractors' Association.

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Sunday, October 31, 2010
Hawaii Tribune-Herald Endorses Duke Aiona and Lynn Finnegan
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 9:38 PM :: 9566 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

"This campaign is about providing balanced, honest and fiscally responsible leadership for real solutions that will benefit all of Hawai‘i. We sincerely appreciate the endorsements of the Hawai‘i Tribune-Herald, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawai‘i, and Hawai‘i Island Contractors' Association.”

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Saturday, October 30, 2010
This Democrat didn’t forget who the real Neil Abercrombie is
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 11:02 PM :: 10221 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Just because Neil Abercrombie has had an extreme makeover on the outside, it does not mean his radical ideas and values have cleaned up.  In fact, on the inside, he is just as extreme as he was in the 1970s. 

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Saturday, October 30, 2010
Photos: Duke and Lynn express comes to Big Island
By Video @ 3:09 PM :: 9744 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

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Monday, October 25, 2010
Japanese Chamber of Commerce endorses Aiona-Finnegan
By News Release @ 4:20 PM :: 10213 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawaii, based in Hilo, have endorsed Republicans James “Duke” Aiona and Lynn Finnegan for governor/lieutenant governor.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010
Hawaii Island Contractors' Association Endorses Aiona-Finnegan
By News Release @ 3:23 PM :: 8878 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

As Governor, Duke Aiona will expedite contracts for approximately $946 million in approved state capital works projects over the next 18 months. He will also continue to modernize state airports, contracting approximately $2.3 billion over 15 years, and upgrade and expand our state harbors, contracting approximately $618 million over eight years.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Hawaii Republican endorsements for County races, initiatives
By Selected News Articles @ 6:19 PM :: 10915 Views :: Akaka Bill, Democratic Party, Kauai County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The Hawaii Republican Party has released its endorsements and recommendations for non-partisan County Council and Mayor races, County-level charter initiatives, and the two proposed Amendments to the State Constitution.

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Saturday, October 16, 2010
Aiona hammers Abercrombie’s opposition to appointed BoE, Star-Advertiser lies about it
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 PM :: 8199 Views :: Akaka Bill, Environment

Abercrombie has now come out against an Audit of the BoE and against the fall ballot measure to amend the State Constitution to create an appointed BoE.  His minions in Hawaii’s pathetic excuse for a media are doing their best to cover the story up.  For instance the Star-Advertiser Friday FALSELY reported that Abercrombie and Aiona AGREE on an appointed BoE.  The SA did not mention Abercrombie’s clear statement that he will vote AGAINST the ballot measure Nov 2 in yesterday's coverage or today's. 

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Friday, October 8, 2010
VIDEO: Gov Palin jumps into Hawaii races, endorses Henderson, Willoughby
By Video @ 12:06 PM :: 10369 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

John Willoughby is the GOP candidate for CD2 vs Mazie Hirono and Scott Henderson is the GOP candidate for State House Dist 7 vs Cindy Evans. 

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Duke Gets Flu Shot: “Comments misconstrued by media”
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 2:02 AM :: 6785 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

"My comments about flu vaccine have been taken out of context and misconstrued by members of the media as well as supporters of my opponent's campaign.

“I've talked with many health care professionals and reviewed the benefits and risks of flu vaccinations. I just got my flu shot."

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Gubernatorial Debates? Abercrombie says “It’s not my job”
By Andrew Walden @ 2:33 PM :: 9911 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

The Star-Advertiser’s editors endorsed the call for debates, writing:

We like that Aiona has already challenged Abercrombie to six debates, which will serve to enlighten. He's taken the offensive to call for specifics on balancing the budget, growing the economy and jobs, and revamping education. For his part, Aiona vows a "clear path" on how the GOP will lead the state. We can hardly wait -- frustrations linger over Furlough Fridays and legislative stalemates -- and will be listening intently.

Neil Abercrombie’s answer?  “It’s not my job”

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Monday, September 20, 2010
Senate’s only Republican Akaka Bill backer to be stripped of seniority, positions
By Andrew Walden @ 4:20 PM :: 8243 Views :: Akaka Bill, Republican Party

Murkowski is the only Republican US Senator currently backing the Akaka Bill.  Her support has been seen as necessary to gather the votes to overcome any filibuster by Republican senators.  With Murkowski effectively declared persona non grata by the Republican caucus, her ability to do political deals for votes on any cloture resolution is effectively nullified. 

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Sunday, September 19, 2010
Democrat team: Abercrombie, Schatz, and Larry Mehau
By Andrew Walden @ 1:54 AM :: 10845 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Here’s a photo of Hawaii Democrats’ Lt Governor candidate Brian Schatz at a 2006 Dan Akaka primary campaign rally in Larry Mehau’s barn

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Friday, September 17, 2010
Find Your Polling Place -- Polls open 7AM to 6PM Saturday Sept 18
By Selected News Articles @ 5:12 PM :: 16977 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Primary Election Vote on Saturday, September 18, 2010 -- 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010
UPDATE: Hilo, Kona, Maui events to mark September 11 attacks
By Andrew Walden @ 12:15 PM :: 12270 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

As thousands gather in Washington, DC, Hawaii Christian Coalition and Hawaii TEA Party groups will hold local rallies Maui, Kona, Hilo.

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Friday, September 3, 2010
Early Voting sites open now across state
By Andrew Walden @ 4:48 PM :: 18335 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

VOTE EARLY! Here is a complete list of Walk-in absentee/early voting sites and hours for all four counties.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010
University of Hawaii Study: Native Hawaiians Fear Violence
By Andrew Walden @ 10:43 AM :: 14282 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, DHHL, Hawaii Statistics, OHA

Results in a pilot study "Native Hawaiian Perceptions of Violence as a Means to Attain Sovereignty" show a sharp contrast between the number of Native Hawaiians interviewed who believe violence is justifiable to achieve sovereignty -- 6 percent -- and the number who believe "the desire to gain sovereignty will result in violence in the future -- 53 percent. Only 24.8 percent felt that violence would definitely not occur.

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Monday, August 23, 2010
Terrorism? Sovereignty activists prove UHH Professor’s unspoken point
By News Release @ 1:51 PM :: 15290 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, DHHL, First Amendment, Higher Education, OHA

...the meeting was disrupted by many Hawaiian Sovereignty proponents who dominated the session with loud and acrimonious statements....

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Full Text: Day v Apoliona Decision
By News Release @ 12:20 PM :: 9983 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

Based on Admission Act, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision announced yesterday upholds the State’s right to create OHA.  The use of the Admission Act to support this decision undermines the argument that an Indian tribe must be created to protect Hawaiian programs against discrimination complaints.  In this regard it is similar to the US Supreme Court decision in the Ceded Lands case.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group says “Whoa” to Kulani Prison land deal
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 10014 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

At a Cooper Center hearing in Volcano July 12, the Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group, a broad based coalition of outdoor users,  presented testimony for opening public access to the proposed expansion of the Puu Makaala NAR by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources' Forestry and Wildlife Division.  

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Thursday, July 8, 2010
Aiona on Akaka Bill: "These changes will help to achieve the broad-based support that this landmark legislation deserves.”
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 12:05 PM :: 7395 Views :: Akaka Bill, Politicians

"I am committed to seeing this process through as Governor."

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Friday, July 2, 2010
Lingle releases $10M for HawCC and UH West Hawaii Center
By News Release @ 9:05 PM :: 6436 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle has released $10,000,000 to the University of Hawai‘i for renovations to Hawai‘i Community College’s Manono Campus in East Hawai‘i and development of the University of Hawai‘i Center at West Hawai‘i’s new campus at Palamanui.

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Saturday, June 26, 2010
Aiona: Funds released for Rural Residency program
By News Release @ 1:15 PM :: 8938 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

HONOLULU – Lt. Governor James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr. has announced that a training program aimed at placing more family physicians on the Neighbor Islands will get funded in the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010
Hundreds celebrate opening of Duke Aiona HQ
By News Release @ 3:02 PM :: 13006 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Oahu headquarters

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Friday, May 21, 2010
WSJ: Paradise Lost? A Project in Hawaii Stumbles
By Selected News Articles @ 10:12 AM :: 12462 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

The final tally will become clearer later this month, when Bank of Scotland, now part of Lloyd's Banking Group PLC, completes an auction for the debt on the property on the west side of Hawai'i, or, as it is known to locals, the Big Island. The price is expected to be in the $50 million-to-$100 million range, according to people involved in the process.

In 2006, at the height of the real-estate boom, a private appraiser valued the property, known as Hokuli'a, at between $600 million and $800 million, according to people familiar with the matter. The owner, Lyle Anderson, a Phoenix-based developer, has sold about one-third of the lots. But in early January, he defaulted on its debt, which was in the form of a $1 billion Bank of Scotland mortgage on Hokuli'a and five other less-valuable properties, according to people involved in the project's sale.

How this happened: Hokuli’a Settlement Exposed

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Monday, May 17, 2010
Matsuura endorsement of Aiona underlines importance of social issues in Governor’s race
By Andrew Walden @ 2:42 PM :: 7969 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

The Democratic Gubernatorial Primary features a confrontation between Neil Abercrombie and Mufi Hannemann.  Whether one sees this as a replay of Democrats’ 1986 Abercrombie vs. Hannemann demolition derby or as an echo of the current Case vs. Hanabusa CD1 cage fight, it is not difficult to see what Matsuura might mean by “politics or special interests.”

But what about the song?  “For the sake of the children” is a cry which has been used to justify many things.  Why might it now mean “Aiona for Governor”?

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Saturday, May 8, 2010
UPDATE--Jihadi murderer of Big Island man captured in Iraq: Navy Seals acquitted after facing prosecution
By Andrew Walden @ 9:54 PM :: 14545 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

For five and a half years, the US has hunted for Ahmed Hashim Abed--code-named "Objective Amber."  Abed is the alleged ring-leader of an Islamist mob which murdered four US military contractors--including Pa`auilo resident Wesley Batalona--in Fallujah, Iraq on March 31, 2004....After being tracked for five and a half years by US personnel, Ahmed Hashim Abed was captured by Navy SEALS at the beginning of September....Then the complaining began. 

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010
GM papaya wins approval in Japan
By Selected News Articles @ 10:28 PM :: 15758 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Dennis Gonsalves, director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center in Hilo, Hawaii, and professor emeritus of plant pathology at Cornell, detailed to the 63rd annual meeting of the Western Society of Weed Science in Hawaii how Hawaiian agriculture has done what no other ag sector has; win approval to market a genetically modified food crop in the U.S. and Japan.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Aiona calls on panel to approve Laupahoehoe Charter
By News Release @ 12:58 AM :: 8970 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Supporting our Charter Schools

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Saturday, May 1, 2010
Akaka Bill: Aiona still concerned about Abercrombie’s new version
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 2:53 AM :: 7288 Views :: Akaka Bill, Politicians

I share valid concerns with the 2010 Akaka Bill, including its limited definition of whom qualifies to be recognized as a member of the Native Hawaiian community; its ill-defined relationship between the Native Hawaiian governing entity and local, state and federal government; and its immediate establishment of sovereignty prior to further negotiations that could address outstanding issues like public safety, healthcare and property rights.

To achieve the type of broad-based support that this landmark legislation deserves, the amendments contained within the 2010 Akaka Bill should be fully vetted and resolved in the community through open and inclusive public hearings.

As an attorney and former state judge, I recognize that opponents of the 2010 Akaka Bill have rightly pointed out that failure to properly address these issues beforehand will likely result in difficult negotiations and protracted litigation following passage.

While my preference is for Congressional leaders to work out these issues before passing the 2010 Akaka Bill, I will continue to support the bill with reservations and work immediately to address any outstanding issues if elected Governor.

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Sunday, April 25, 2010
With federal law at stake, Paid activists attack Hawaii fish farmers
By News Release @ 3:21 PM :: 19432 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

A highly funded, Washington, DC lobby organization, Food and Water Watch (FWW), is mounting a frontal attack on Hawaii State policy that supports open ocean mariculture. They have rallied a motley crew of rag tag environmental groups, and paid many of them to attack a growing sector of our economy that is on the verge of showing the world a way to produce seafood that is environmentally responsible.

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Friday, April 16, 2010
Photos: 2,000 Rally against Tax Hikes at Capitol, 300 in Kona, 150 in Hilo, 100 in Lihue, 100s in Kahului
By Andrew Walden @ 3:01 PM :: 17285 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

  

SB: The Hawaii rally was aimed squarely at state lawmakers—majority Democrats who approved this week an increase in the tax on a barrel of oil. The increase from a nickel to $1.05 per barrel is expected to increase the cost of gas and energy bills….

One candidate, Republican Charles Djou, attended the rally and took the occasion of tax deadline day to launch an appeal for votes....

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Thursday, April 15, 2010
April 15 No New Taxes Five Rallies on Four Islands: Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Maui, Kauai
By Andrew Walden @ 12:10 AM :: 19885 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawaii Legislators want to raise the GE Tax by as much as 25%. They propose to raise the barrel tax on fuel 3000%.  But they refuse to even consider abolishing the BoE and placing the DoE under the direct control of the next Governor.  On April 15, Hawaii voters will have their say at rallies planned for Honolulu, Kahului, Kailua-Kona, Hilo and Lihue.  Here are the details and contact information for each rally. 

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Friday, March 26, 2010
Aiona on New Akaka Bill: “I share objections regarding immunity and definition of Qualified Native Hawaiian Constituent”
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 8:17 PM :: 8187 Views :: Akaka Bill, Politicians

“While I share valid objections regarding the sovereign immunity bestowed upon a Native Hawaiian governing entity and the amended definition of a qualified Native Hawaiian constituent, as provided in the 2010 Akaka Bill, I believe the proper balance of state and federal laws can be fully vetted and resolved in a manner that is consistent with the best interests of all of Hawai‘i’s citizens.

“I am hopeful that our Congressional leaders will address these issues in the community before passing the 2010 Akaka Bill, rather than facing anticipated litigation following passage."

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Lingle to Senators: “Please reject current version of Akaka Bill” (Full Text)
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 7789 Views :: Akaka Bill

The Governor’s letter stated, “The explicit sovereign immunity and exemption from regulation provisions in the present bill allow the Native Hawaiian governing entity, and its leaders, to conduct activities anywhere in Hawai‘i (and potentially any other state) in a way that is inconsistent with State criminal statutes otherwise applicable to all citizens, and state laws governing narcotics and dangerous drugs; civil defense; alcohol and tobacco; fire and building codes necessary for public safety; traffic safety; landlord-tenant matters; clean air, clean water, hazardous waste (and other state pollution statutes); child welfare, child protection, and child safety; public health; food and drugs; and virtually every other conceivable law that serves to protect the public. It is not clear how the State could enforce its interests against unlawful or irresponsible actions by the governing entity or its elected leaders or employees."

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Sunday, March 21, 2010
Bought and paid for, will Hirono cast the deciding vote for Obamacare?
By Andrew Walden @ 1:40 PM :: 20311 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

For months, Mazie Hirono pledged to vote against the Senate version of Obamacare.  For her, Senate Obamacare just wasn’t socialist enough.  Along with 56 other “progressive” members of Congress, she demanded a program with a public option and denounced the Senate bill as a multi-billion dollar giveaway to the insurance companies.

Hirono’s July 30, 2009 letter explained:

“Any bill that does not provide, at a minimum, for a public option with reimbursement rates based on Medicare rates--not negotiated rates—is unacceptable…. (T)his agreement will result in the public, both as insurance purchasers and as taxpayers, paying ever higher rates to insurance companies.  We simply cannot vote for such a proposal.”

Hirono has maintained this position as recently as February 2, but at the last minute, barely noticed by her “progressive” base, Rep Mazie Hirono has changed her mind....

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Saturday, March 20, 2010
GOP’s Ramsay Wharton to challenge Hirono for Outer Islands Congressional Seat
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 22179 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Now, more than ever, we need to bring balance to our nation’s capitol.  For too long, Hawaii residents have been underserved with only “one” viewpoint represented in Congress.  This out-of-balance system has failed our citizens and allowed for policies that have stifled our creativity and economic growth and burdened us with heavy taxes, wasteful, out of control government spending, and inefficient bureaucratic growth.

The people are speaking, but Washington isn’t listening.  That’s why we need new leaders who will listen and provide “common sense” approaches to get our country back on track.  Join me in the “good fight” and allow me the honor to represent you with “a strong voice and presence” in the halls of Congress.  

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Taxed Enough Already: No new taxes rally in Kona April 15
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 9106 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

The April 15th Tax Day Tea Party is now planned to take place

Thursday – 4/15 – from 12 Noon until 5 or 6 PM

The location : fronting the Mormon Temple on Queen K

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Monday, March 15, 2010
Combating Islamist Lawfare
By IPT News @ 1:46 PM :: 12147 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Federal courts are slowly becoming a new battlefield in the war on terror, with combatants setting aside traditional weapons and arming themselves instead with domestic and international laws. Responding to this phenomenon, the inaugural meeting of The Lawfare Project convened last week in New York to discuss The Use of the Law as a Weapon of War.

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Monday, March 8, 2010
Answer to bag bans, tax hikes: Big Island group launches Charter amendment petition
By News Release @ 2:55 PM :: 8256 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Government in different levels of various communities have put restrictions on what type of toilets we can buy, which showerheads, light bulbs, windows, laundry detergents, plastic bags, vending machines with sodas or candy, meals prepared using trans-fats, what kind and amount of toilet paper, smoking inside your own home or car, punitive taxes on designated foods such as hamburgers and  French fries and sodas, the display of the American flag…the list is endless and getting worse.

This is happening at every level of government, including our local level.

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Sunday, February 28, 2010
Pohakuloa: Double defeat for anti-DU scammers
By Andrew Walden @ 5:14 PM :: 15919 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Big Island elected officials arriving to meet with Army representatives at Pohakuloa Training Area got a eye-opening surprise Wednesday morning  In addition to the usual gaggle of anti-Semites and 9-11 trooothers protesting against the military, they were greeted at the front gate by a dozen Big Island residents rallying to support the troops.

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Monday, February 22, 2010
Video of Hawaiians’ future: Indian families “disenrolled”, homes bulldozed
By Selected News Articles @ 12:43 AM :: 10847 Views :: Akaka Bill

“In a majority of disenrollment cases, however, some tribal officials are, without any concern for human rights, tribal traditions or due process, arbitrarily and capriciously disenrolling tribal members as a means to solidify their own economic and political bases and to winnow out opposition families who disapprove of the direction the tribal leadership is headed.”  -- David E. Wilkins, Lumbee, professor of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota

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Monday, February 22, 2010
Reservation for a Broken Trust?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:07 AM :: 20726 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, Hawaii History

Contrary to popular opinion, Indian reservations have a history in Hawaii. An Oct. 12, 1999, article in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin describes the efforts of Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate (KSBE) trustees in 1995 to evade oversight of their corrupt doings. The Trustees’ self-serving investments caused losses of $264,090,257 in 1994 alone. To avoid scrutiny, they considered moving KSBE corporate headquarters out of Hawaii to the windswept plains of the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian reservation in South Dakota.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010
VIDEO, PHOTOS: From Pohakuloa to Battle of Marjah
By Selected News Articles @ 5:46 PM :: 17821 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

  ‘LAVA DOGS’, the 1st Battalion 3rd MARINES, and other forces deployed into Helmand Prov. AFG.  Lava Dogs are from Marine Corps Base, Hawaii and trained for Afghan combat at Pohakuloa last July. 

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Ed Case Video: “I will continue to champion…war over marriage”
By Ed Case @ 1:36 PM :: 11463 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Video of Ed Case speaking to Big Island GLBT group.

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Friday, February 12, 2010
Laupahoehoe Liberation: Rural school targeted for closure votes for charter conversion
By News Release @ 3:24 PM :: 10526 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Laupahoehoe has voted to convert Laupahoehoe High and Elementary School (LHES) to a public charter school. League of Women Voters’ past president Sue Irvine and volunteers Margaret Drake, Marianna Scheffer were kept busy all day collecting secret ballots from parents and staff of LHES. One hundred forty five out of 180 voters cast their ballots in favor of charter conversion.  Only 35 opposed.

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