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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
JSC Nominates Six for Oahu Family Court
By News Release @ 8:45 PM :: 7297 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Chief Justice Recktenwald has 30 days from his receipt of the list today to make his appointment.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Election 'Fiasco': Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Threatened
By Andrew Walden @ 8:14 PM :: 6821 Views :: Energy, Environment

Archer told commissioners that if the commission steps up, the lawsuit may not be necessary.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Hawaiian Electric Seeks Public Comment on ‘Integrated Resource Planning’
By Selected News Articles @ 5:59 PM :: 13052 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...providing safe and reliable utility service at a reasonable cost, through the development of Resource Plans and Scenarios....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Watchdog Report: Humane Society of the United States Shortchanges Hawaii Pet Shelters
By News Release @ 1:13 PM :: 7602 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...HSUS did not provide grants to any Hawaii shelters and rescues in 2011 to support pet sheltering....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Hawaii Supports Operation Outreach Afghanistan
By News Release @ 12:34 PM :: 5644 Views :: Energy, Environment

Operation Outreach Afghanistan, a group of volunteers including both military and civilians who are spend their time helping improve the lives of Afghanistan's children....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
$1536: Hawaii Average Mortgage Payments Second in Nation
By News Release @ 11:58 AM :: 9545 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

... rankings of the fifty U.S. states according to average monthly mortgage payment and provides the average monthly mortgage payment ....

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Monday, November 26, 2012
Abercrombie: Nago's Incompetence Gives Me Excuse to Push for 100% Vote-by-Mail Elections
By News Release @ 9:34 PM :: 5734 Views :: Energy, Environment

“This January, I will be proposing as part of my legislative package a measure to move our state toward 100 percent mail-in voting."

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Monday, November 26, 2012
Animal Liberation Nuts: Aquarium Trade a 'Dark Hobby', Aila Must Go
By News Release @ 8:33 PM :: 5734 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawaii’s Director of Natural Resources should not be an aquarium collector. Nor should reef species be sacrificed to support any amusement industry, including sales of tanks, stands, lights, tickets, or decorative trinkets. 

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Sunday, November 25, 2012
California Voters Reject GMO Labeling Scheme
By Selected News Articles @ 6:06 PM :: 5861 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hounded by Luddites, the Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai County Councils have voted to demand GMO food labeling but in California the forces of ignorance and superstition were beaten back as Prop 37 GMO labeling was defeated 53-47% on the November ballot....

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Sunday, November 25, 2012
Going Over the Cliff Will Mean Tax Increases
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:28 AM :: 5454 Views :: Energy, Environment

Now that everyone is talking about the fiscal cliff that looms as the new year approaches, some are asking what sort of changes will occur on the tax landscape.

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Saturday, November 24, 2012
Sen Josh Green: Doctors Need Florida Pill Mill Company to Survive Financially
By Andrew Walden @ 8:03 PM :: 10515 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

I am humbled to try and get everyone access to healthcare in a fair and timely way in Hawaii and that is all my letter to the city of Honolulu was about....

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Friday, November 23, 2012
PLDC: Abercrombie Capitulates to Protesters
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 5549 Views :: Energy, Environment

...defer action on pending rules while public concerns about the agency are fully considered....

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Friday, November 23, 2012
Oshiro: "My intention at this time is to stay in the House"
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 7659 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

I want to make it clear that while I fully support Mayor-Elect Caldwell, I won my own election as the State Representative for District 46 – Wahiawa, Whitmore Village, Launani Valley, and my intention at this time is to stay in the House....

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Friday, November 23, 2012
Success for Hawaii Family Advocates
By Selected News Articles @ 9:51 PM :: 6009 Views :: Energy, Environment

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Friday, November 23, 2012
Hawaii County Vote is Referendum on Eradication
By Tom Lodge @ 5:59 PM :: 7737 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment

It is the aerial slaughter of sheep, goats, and pigs that prompted the referendum....

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Thursday, November 22, 2012
UH Community Colleges recognized for ‘Achieving the Dream’
By News Release @ 9:53 PM :: 5651 Views :: Energy, Environment

UHCC was recognized for demonstrating sustained improvement and accomplishments on key student achievement indicators, including student persistence and completion....

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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Greenwood: I’ve Been too Busy to Read Senate Accountability Report
By Selected News Articles @ 3:24 PM :: 5308 Views :: Energy, Environment

...she has not read a Senate Special Committee on Accountability report that was released on Monday, because she has been traveling to the neighbor islands for community meetings....

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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Art: Profitable Nonprofits Generate $159M
By News Release @ 2:34 PM :: 5072 Views :: Energy, Environment

The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $159,605,567 in annual economic activity in the State of Hawaii – supporting 4,426 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $17,494,000 in local and state government revenues

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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Calling all Cronies: OHA Announces December Cash Giveaways
By News Release @ 2:22 PM :: 5907 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has unveiled a new priority list for the $8.9 million in grant money that community organizations across the state can now apply for through January 2013....

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Thursday, November 22, 2012
NOAA announces rules to protect false killer whales off Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:51 AM :: 7042 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...today NOAA Fisheries announced two actions to protect false killer whales in the Pacific Islands....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Joe Souki teams up with Republicans, Will be New House Speaker
By Selected News Articles @ 4:42 PM :: 6641 Views :: Energy, Environment

Souki and Minority Leader Aaron Ling Johanson "have pledged to begin work immediately."

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Election Commission to Evaluate Performance of Scott Nago
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 5174 Views :: Energy, Environment

Consider and evaluate the role/performance of the Office of Elections and Chief ­ Elections Officer in preparing for, and conducting, the 2012 General Election and take action, if appropriate....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
For Hawaii, Fiscal Cliff Means Automatic State Tax Hikes, Massive Defense Layoffs
By Selected News Articles @ 11:42 AM :: 7398 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...because Hawaii link its system to the federal revenue code by adopting various federal definitions of income or various federal deductions and credits....

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Lingle: Not Done Fighting
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 7:04 PM :: 6265 Views :: Energy, Environment

We may not have been successful at the ballot box, but I’m not done fighting for common sense, bipartisan solutions. There’s too much at stake for Hawaii and America as a whole!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Hawaii Charter Schools Seek Board Nominees
By News Release @ 11:15 AM :: 5893 Views :: Energy, Environment

The state’s 32 charter campuses, which recently passed the 10,000 enrollment mark, all have independent governing boards....

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Hawaii Construction on the Rise?
By News Release @ 10:36 AM :: 5491 Views :: Energy, Environment

The UHERO report shows continued growth with private building permits in the state increasing for the third consecutive quarter—the last time this occurred was in 2006.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
DoE Receives School Bus Report, Keeps it Secret
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 4932 Views :: Energy, Environment

"It provides recommendations for the procurement, data and performance processes...."

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Bankers Pleased by Abercrombie's Tax Hikes, Buy $866M Bonds
By News Release @ 1:07 AM :: 4860 Views :: Energy, Environment

State of Hawaii successfully sold $866,990,000 of General Obligation Bonds on Nov.15, 2012....

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Kawailoa Windfarm Begins Operation
By News Release @ 12:05 AM :: 8178 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Kawailoa Wind project has been completed and commercial operations have begun. Located on Kamehameha Schools’ Kawailoa Plantation lands on Oahu’s North Shore....

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Monday, November 19, 2012
Lawyer: New DoTax Solar Tax Credit Rules are Retroactive
By Selected News Articles @ 11:20 PM :: 5378 Views :: Energy, Environment

Consumers, Contractors, And Tax Practitioners Should Be Familiar With Ramifications of Announcement 2012-14 On 2012-"Installed" Systems....

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Monday, November 19, 2012
Feds Notify Congress of Intent to Sign Full Funding Agreement for Honolulu Rail
By News Release @ 6:11 PM :: 9171 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

HART will sign a full funding grant agreement with the FTA to provide $1,550,000,000 for the Oahu rail project, according to a Congressional notification sent to the Senate Committee on Appropriations....

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Monday, November 19, 2012
Fitch: Corruption, Inability to Sell Ansaldo Produce Negative Outlook for Rail Contractor's Parent Company
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 10275 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

The Negative Outlook reflects Fitch's concerns about the timeliness of the closing of the sales of the non-core assets....

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Monday, November 19, 2012
Kim Committee Demands Management, Financial Audit of UH System
By Selected News Articles @ 4:49 PM :: 6149 Views :: Energy, Environment

FULL TEXT -- Senate Committee Documents Released Today

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Monday, November 19, 2012
Lahaina: Is Halloween a Land Use Issue?
By Robert Thomas @ 4:24 PM :: 5262 Views :: Energy, Environment

...County of Maui approved a coastal zone permit allowing a Halloween party to go forward in Lahaina, and someone was against it....

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Monday, November 19, 2012
DataHouse Announces New President
By News Release @ 3:36 PM :: 6356 Views :: Energy, Environment

Kim will be replacing former president Clyde Shiigi at DataHouse, a sister company to local healthcare information technology company TeamPraxis....

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Monday, November 19, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted November 19
By Congress.org @ 2:40 PM :: 6489 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
  • Senate: Cybersecurity – Cloture
  • Senate: Sportsmen’s Access to Federal Land – Cloture
  • House: Russia Trade Relations, Human Rights Oversight – Passage
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Sunday, November 18, 2012
Greenwood Threatened to Expose Abercrombie, Say, Tsutusi: ‘Serious Violation of Multiple Laws’
By Andrew Walden @ 7:23 PM :: 6988 Views :: Energy, Environment

...The reasons why the House, the Senate, and the Governor have been so assiduous in protecting the position of this individual will be the subject of intensive discovery should this case not be resolved....

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Sunday, November 18, 2012
Growing Focus on Taxing Pension Income
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:15 AM :: 5861 Views :: Energy, Environment

Ever since the administration put forth the idea of taxing pension income a couple of years ago, the issue has drawn increased discussion especially as other taxes have been increased to make up for the shortfall in the state budget

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Saturday, November 17, 2012
Hawaii Guard soldiers ready to assist, advise Afghan forces
By Selected News Articles @ 2:10 PM :: 5892 Views :: Energy, Environment

...190 soldiers from the Hawaii Army Guard’s 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team....

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Saturday, November 17, 2012
Study: Hawaii Avoids Overprescription of Antibiotics
By News Release @ 1:49 PM :: 6871 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In 2010, the five states with the lowest antibiotic use in the nation were Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon, and Washington....

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Saturday, November 17, 2012
Full Text: UH Wonder Blunder Report
By News Release @ 9:46 AM :: 5210 Views :: Energy, Environment

...what happened during the preparations for the concert that lead to the loss of the university's $200,000 and what policies and procedures needed to be changed....

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Saturday, November 17, 2012
Greenwood Launches Listening Tour
By News Release @ 9:37 AM :: 4880 Views :: Energy, Environment

Greenwood and representatives from the UH System administration and UH Board of Regents will visit the 10 University of Hawai‘i campuses for a series of public meetings scheduled for November through January 2013.

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Friday, November 16, 2012
Voters issue a powerful mandate for hunting, fishing and gathering on Hawaii island
By Selected News Articles @ 10:37 PM :: 6974 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment

The ballot item on the formation of a hunting, fishing and gathering advisory commission in the November 6 election passed by almost 2 to 1 margin....

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Friday, November 16, 2012
HFA: Gay Marriage, Assisted Suicide on 2013 Legislative Agenda
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 5311 Views :: Energy, Environment

Based on the 2012 legislative session activity, Hawaii Family Advocates expects the following matters to be brought up again in 2013 ....

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Friday, November 16, 2012
Maui Case Tests Conflicts Between Zoning and Planning
By Robert Thomas @ 10:04 PM :: 8775 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The owners want to build homes, which is consistent with the zoning but which cannot be built on a 1/2 acre parcel designated "Park."

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Friday, November 16, 2012
Governor Selects New Policy Director, Communications Deputy Director
By News Release @ 9:22 PM :: 4882 Views :: Energy, Environment

Kendra Oishi joins the Governor’s office as Director of Policy, and Christine Hirasa joins as Deputy Director of Communications, effective immediately.

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Friday, November 16, 2012
As Legislative Session Looms, Greenwood Wins Backing of BoR
By News Release @ 1:03 PM :: 4580 Views :: Energy, Environment

"She understands how university systems work."

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Friday, November 16, 2012
The Growing Budget Cost of Insurance Subsidies in the Affordable Care Act
By NCPA @ 12:09 PM :: 5572 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The subsidies for insurance through the newly established state-based exchanges also increased....

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
DBEDT Releases Quarterly Economic Forecast
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 5223 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawaii's economy is expected to continue positive growth for the rest of 2012 and into 2013....

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Hawai‘i Health Connector Submits Blueprint Application
By News Release @ 9:42 PM :: 4958 Views :: Energy, Environment

HHS is required to complete their approval or conditional approval of state-based exchanges no later than January 1, 2013, for operation in 2014....

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