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Friday, November 2, 2012
Hirono's Only Education Accomplishment, Siding With Union Bosses
By Video @ 10:20 PM :: 4571 Views :: Energy, Environment

...she's continuing to live in the past at her furlough rally, and she has encouraged teachers to strike again....

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Friday, November 2, 2012
Hirono, HSTA Celebrate Three Years of Furloughs
By News Release @ 6:10 PM :: 4642 Views :: Energy, Environment

Mazie Hirono is hosting a rally today to slander Governor Linda Lingle in regards to the 2009-2010 teacher furloughs, a tactic that has been a hallmark of Hirono's campaign.

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Friday, November 2, 2012
Governor Selects Louise Kim McCoy as Communications Director
By News Release @ 12:38 PM :: 4613 Views :: Energy, Environment

Abercrombie today announced that Louise Kim McCoy is joining his administration effective today....

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Friday, November 2, 2012
DLNR Announces Arbor Day Events
By News Release @ 1:36 AM :: 3949 Views :: Energy, Environment

Abercrombie today said, “I want everyone to remember that trees and forests are what make life possible...."

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Friday, November 2, 2012
Hyper-Partisan PAC Comes into Hawaii Backing Hirono
By News Release @ 1:21 AM :: 3283 Views :: Energy, Environment

It's very obvious that Hirono's campaign and her mainland operatives see the same polling numbers we do: that the U.S. Senate race is a statistical dead heat....

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Thursday, November 1, 2012
General Contractors Association of Hawaii Endorses Lingle
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 4828 Views :: Energy, Environment

GCA joins a growing coalition of business leaders supporting Linda Lingle for U.S. Senate, including the Associated Builders and Contractors, Maui Chamber of Commerce, and the Hawaii Restaurant Association, as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce....

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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Ohana Health receives contract to provide behavioral health services in Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 4577 Views :: Energy, Environment

...behavioral health services to Medicaid-eligible adults who have serious mental illnesses, and who are participants in the state's QUEST Expanded Access, or QExA, health program....

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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Lingle Hosts Get Out the Vote Rally at Aloha Tower Tonight
By News Release @ 5:01 PM :: 5516 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

TONIGHT, Thursday, November 1 – 6:00-8:30 p.m....

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Thursday, November 1, 2012
HD5 Bateman Releases Final Radio Commercial
By Audio @ 10:56 AM :: 7800 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

It is clear that our state government has not been working for the people and I am running to change that.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Grand Theft Aina: Sierra Club Launches PLDC Repeal Drive
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 5436 Views :: Energy, Environment

"With the PLDC's recent efforts to exclude the public from commenting and the adoption of a toothless strategic plan, it appears our only alternative is to push for a repeal of the PLDC."

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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Hawaii Adjusted Income Lowest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:03 AM :: 7769 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

At $22,394, Hawaii's adjusted average income figure is more than $7,000 below that of the next lowest state....(we're 39% lower than Mississippi and 56% lower than Alaska)

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Hawaii Accounts for Nearly 3% of US Electric Car Sales
By Selected News Articles @ 10:51 PM :: 4950 Views :: Energy, Environment

2.9 percent of all new electric vehicles sold so far in the U.S. this year were registered in Hawaii, ranking the state 10th in the country. This rate is almost eight times the state’s share of all new car registrations in the U.S., where Hawaii ranks 41st overall at 0.4 percent.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Civil Beat Poll -- 56% Democrats
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 10:20 PM :: 5415 Views :: Energy, Environment

Civil Beat's pollster over samples Democrats, using 56% self-identified Democrats. Our nationally-recognized pollster believes this figure should be 42%....

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Hurricane Sandy, Tsunami Scare Expose State Catastrophe Debts
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 7311 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawaii looted its catastrophe fund to "balance" the budget and doubled down by taking borrowed money to replenish it....

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
3rd in Nation: Hawaii Pays $1436 per Household for Gov't Pensions
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 AM :: 7466 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

$1436.40 per household per year is currently being paid into Hawaii government employees pensions—third highest in the nation. Table 4 (pg. 48) shows that an additional $1288 per household is needed ....

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Audio: Djou Launches New Radio Commercial
By Audio @ 1:32 AM :: 7751 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Our campaign is surging in the closing days! As we approach Election Day, you can feel the momentum building....

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
State Seeks Public Comment: New Rules for HRS 343 Environmental Review
By News Release @ 5:16 PM :: 5548 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Hawai‘i State Environmental Council has issued a draft of revised rules for the state's environmental review process....

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
UHERO Confab: Taxes, Clean Energy and Local Food
By News Release @ 5:12 PM :: 5744 Views :: Energy, Environment

"State and Local Tax Policy: Taxing E-commerce" focused on taxation of e-commerce, hotel room rentals by online travel agencies, and the impact of tax credits....

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Hirono Voted Against Funding Tsunami Warning System
By News Release @ 4:12 PM :: 5064 Views :: Energy, Environment

The high-tech buoy network faced $4.5 million in cuts in February, and Hirono opposed bipartisan House legislation to fully fund the critical system for FY2013 ....

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
AKP Biofuel Scam Finds Only 20 Supporters in Survey of 300
By Henry Curtis @ 4:09 AM :: 11017 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

SMS did a survey of 303 interviews, 90% said they unfamiliar with `Aina Koa Pono (AKP). 10% were aware of AKP. The math says this is 29-31 people.

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Monday, October 29, 2012
Report: Hirono, Hanabusa Tax Proposal Will Cost Hawaii $3.9B
By Selected News Articles @ 5:43 PM :: 7526 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Rather than pretending that the damage of tax increases is limited to “rich” people, it makes sense to look at overall economic effects, either nationally or within each state....

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Monday, October 29, 2012
Djou: Our Polls Show us Ahead
By News Release @ 3:24 PM :: 7400 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...The Star Advertiser polled 60% of Democrats in their sample; while our pollster believes that the number of Democrats in our congressional district is closer to 45% of the electorate....

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Monday, October 29, 2012
Pre-Plus: Hirono Takes Credit for Others' Innovation
By News Release @ 3:00 PM :: 5506 Views :: Energy, Environment

"This is a common tactic for Hirono to tout the great efforts of so many others as her own...."

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Monday, October 29, 2012
Ward Polls: A Laughable Embarrassment
By News Release @ 2:36 PM :: 5677 Views :: Energy, Environment

...in the Democrat Primary election, the Ward poll showed Tulsi Gabbard losing to Mufi Hannemann by 10 points and she went on to win by 21....

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Sunday, October 28, 2012
VIDEO: Djou Launches New TV Ad
By Video @ 5:46 PM :: 7402 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

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Sunday, October 28, 2012
Finding the Blame for What Ails You
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:05 AM :: 5493 Views :: Energy, Environment

Lawmakers seem to have a simplistic reaction to solving problems the solution to which plagues their constituents - tax it.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012
Canada Earthquake Tsunami 4’ Wave in Hilo Bay, 5’ at Kahului
By News Release @ 1:12 AM :: 6916 Views :: Energy, Environment

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Saturday, October 27, 2012
Voter Guide: Hawaii State and County Ballot Initiatives 2012
By Andrew Walden @ 10:34 PM :: 18874 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawai'i Free Press endorsements on State and County ballot initiatives....

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Saturday, October 27, 2012
NFIB: Hirono Votes 100% Against Small Business
By News Release @ 9:48 PM :: 5280 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hirono has been on the wrong side of every small business issue during this session.

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Saturday, October 27, 2012
Hirono and Hanabusa cut $2.1B from Hawaii Medicare Advantage and Medicare Reimbursements
By News Release @ 4:13 AM :: 5136 Views :: Energy, Environment

...according to AAN the total Medicare cuts to Hawaii are $2,151,990,000.  That means cuts of $10,648 to each and every one of our 202,097 kupuna....

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Friday, October 26, 2012
Mililani, Kalihi, E Oahu: Talk Story With Charles Djou
By News Release @ 11:11 PM :: 6909 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...free food and an opportunity to tell Charles about the issues you care about most....

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Friday, October 26, 2012
Save O’ahu Farmlands Alliance Announces Endorsements
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 7798 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

... candidates who strongly support saving farmland and who will work to promote local farms ....

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Friday, October 26, 2012
Debate: Djou Closer to the Center
By Rep Charles Djou @ 10:27 PM :: 7703 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Even when given a softball question on finding common ground between the political parties, Colleen Hanabusa, actually stated, "I'm not quite sure what you mean by common ground."

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Friday, October 26, 2012
Hanabusa Backs Effort to Link Indian Tribes to Turkey
By Selected News Articles @ 9:51 PM :: 8114 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

As you read, remember that whatever Congress does to Indian Tribes will become law for the Akaka Tribe as well.

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Friday, October 26, 2012
Brookings: Honolulu 10th Largest International Airport
By Selected News Articles @ 9:03 PM :: 7089 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Brookings' analysis of international commercial air travel passenger levels within the United States' global aviation network ....

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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Fitch: $71M in Maui Co Bonds Rate AA+
By News Release @ 10:36 PM :: 8438 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Maui county does participate in the poorly funded state pension plan. Its other post-employment benefit (OPEB) liability is also large....

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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Senator, 1000 Ratepayers Call for Lower Electric Bills
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 8839 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Urge the Governor to rescind Executive Agreements between the State of Hawaii, the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) and HECO that were put in place in 2008 ....

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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Census: Hawaii Tops Nation in Multi-Generational Families
By Selected News Articles @ 9:43 PM :: 6383 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawaii had the highest percentage of multi-generational households, accounting for 11.1% of all family households in that state....

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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Humane Society Sues DLNR Over Aquarium Collectors
By News Release @ 6:30 PM :: 5597 Views :: Energy, Environment

...the groups are asking DLNR to conduct environmental reviews before granting permits that allow unlimited aquarium collection of marine wildlife in coastal waters....

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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Duke Aiona Backs Candidates in Council, Legislative Races
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 4:25 PM :: 5793 Views :: Energy, Environment

... join me in supporting the following candidates who will bring bi-partisanship and balance to government ....

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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Streaming Video: Djou v Hanabusa Debate 8pm Tonight
By Video @ 4:00 PM :: 7286 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Tonight at 8:00 p.m. PBS will host the final debate ....

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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Feds Reveal Dozens of New Violations at Hawaii Nursing Homes
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 PM :: 7428 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

CMS has now included the details of a home’s three most recent routine inspections. For many homes, that means results from 2009 and 2010 are now available online....

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Brickwood Galuteria, Serial Job Killer
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 11771 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Galuteria is a major force behind the continuing legislative attempt to tax the pension income of our retirees....

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Hawaii Productivity Growth Lowest in US—Only 4.76% Since 1992
By Selected News Articles @ 4:28 AM :: 10120 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The index compares states' economic health to conditions in July 1992. That is, a score of 100 indicates a level of productivity equal to that of that month....

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Hawaii: 3rd Fastest Growing Tax Burden
By Selected News Articles @ 12:33 AM :: 9220 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawaii’s rank worsened from 18th to 14th….

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
UH Manoa Scores 295th of 700 World Universities
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 9151 Views :: Energy, Environment

From CS World University Rankings ....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Hawaii-based Travel Site Upset by $700M Tax Decision
By News Release @ 11:43 PM :: 9618 Views :: Energy, Environment

...the OTC's may still be liable for nearly $200 million in back general excise taxes....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
ACLU: Guards Should Stop Listening to Hawaii Prisoners
By News Release @ 11:35 PM :: 10695 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

CCA maintains a practice of having a guard stand right next to a prisoner when he speaks on the phone with his attorney....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
After Debate, Nearly 70% Say Djou Wins
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 8293 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Djou offered a clear vision for Hawai’i: create jobs here at home by strengthening our small businesses and build a better future for our children ....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Lingle: I know We Have the Momentum to Win
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 5:09 PM :: 5542 Views :: Energy, Environment

I’ve run in ten separate elections beginning when I was first elected as Molokai’s Councilwoman in 1980. I’ve won all but one election....

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