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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Hirono Hits Middle Class With Tax Hike
By News Release @ 3:11 PM :: 7144 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Congresswoman Mazie Hirono twice voted to increase taxes on Hawaii’s middle-income families making $35,351 or more per year. The tax increases would have hurt over 115,000 working families in Hawaii, more than one third of all families who file income taxes in Hawaii.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Find Your Polling Place: Walk-In Absentee Voting Begins Today
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 6132 Views :: Energy, Environment

You can now vote early at any of the following locations and listed hours....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Hirono Refuses to Answer for Actions Harmful to Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:51 AM :: 6788 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

She avoided answering questions about why she voted twice to raise taxes on Hawaii’s middle class families, why she voted against Hawaii small businesses when she opposed the Korea Free Trade Agreement and why she proposed a bill that would raise the cost of housing for Hawaii residents....

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Monday, October 22, 2012
Triple Debate Night: Romney, Lingle, Djou vs Obama, Hirono, Hanabusa
By News Release @ 4:44 PM :: 5381 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

3pm, 7pm, 8pm tonight

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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Applicants Wanted for Ethics and Campaign Spending Commissions
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 4706 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on the Hawai`i State Ethics Commission and one vacancy on the Campaign Spending Commission.

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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Pollster Claims Debate Performance Boosts Hirono 3%
By News Release @ 2:43 PM :: 4999 Views :: Energy, Environment

Did what you saw in the debate or have heard about it make you much more likely to vote for Hirono?

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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Fact, Not Emotion or Rhetoric, Should Drive Your Choice
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:18 AM :: 5645 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

As they appeal to the elderly, the candidates adroitly fail to point out that any reforms of either the Social Security or Medicare systems will affect the benefits of those who are many years away from retirement....

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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Hirono’s Signature Legislation Will Drive Up Costs of Hawaii Housing
By News Release @ 1:07 AM :: 5273 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Mazie Hirono introduced a bill earlier this year in Congress that will drive up Hawaii housing prices and reduce the number of houses available for local families....

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Sunday, October 21, 2012
UH Manoa Library to Digitize Hawaii Newspapers 1856-1922
By News Release @ 12:40 AM :: 3336 Views :: Energy, Environment

Pacific Commercial Advertiser (1856-1921)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin (1917-1922)

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Saturday, October 20, 2012
Streaming Video: Canonization of Molokai’s Mother Marianne Cope
By Selected News Articles @ 10:29 PM :: 10915 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

The ceremony presided over by Pope Benedict XVI, will actually begin at 9:30 p.m. Hawaii time....

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Saturday, October 20, 2012
Learn about UH Law School's accessible Part-Time/Evening Program
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 7139 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Thursday, October 25, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Classroom 1, 2515 Dole Street....

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Saturday, October 20, 2012
Sierra Club Doing the Dirty Work for the Power Brokers
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 7199 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...the Sierra Club has claimed that they oppose the Public Lands Development Corporation but are supporting Clayton Hee who voted for and supported it in the Senate....

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Saturday, October 20, 2012
HSTA’s Okabe ‘Extremely Pleased’ With Supreme Court Order
By News Release @ 1:49 PM :: 5418 Views :: Energy, Environment

“We are pleased that the court recognized that the Hawaii Labor Relations Board must respond to HSTA’s request for relief.”

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Friday, October 19, 2012
Governor Releases $91.9 Million for CIPs
By News Release @ 7:44 PM :: 5279 Views :: Energy, Environment

Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $91.9 million for various Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) across the state ....

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Friday, October 19, 2012
Donalyn Dela Cruz Quits: Oshiro Claims Resignations “Have Nothing to do With Abercrombie”
By News Release @ 7:33 PM :: 7995 Views :: Energy, Environment

"It's a stressful job, by no means am I saying it's easy, but it's not necessarily anything to do with the governor. It really is a difficult position, being in the office, regardless of whoever is the governor."

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Friday, October 19, 2012
Fact Check: Hirono stumbles, shows lack of understanding of key issues
By News Release @ 3:48 AM :: 5268 Views :: Energy, Environment

Congresswoman Mazie Hirono avoided specifics and instead relied on vague themes, a bleak legislative record and national party sound bites .... 

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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Lingle v Hirono Debate: PBS Insights Live Streaming Video
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 4688 Views :: Energy, Environment

With both Mazie Hirono (D) and Linda Lingle (R) scheduled to appear, INSIGHTS provides an unscripted, unfiltered look at the candidates and an opportunity for viewers to ask them questions....

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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wastebook 2012: University of Hawaii Martian Food Tasting Project
By Selected News Articles @ 1:46 AM :: 7655 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Six volunteers will head into a barren landscape in Hawaii to simulate a 120-day Mars mission....

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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Bateman: We Can Cut Consumers' Electric Bills
By News Release @ 1:00 AM :: 7811 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Have you looked at your electric bill lately? It just keeps going up and up.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Hawaii Among Worst States to Practice Medicine
By Selected News Articles @ 12:51 AM :: 7793 Views :: Energy, Environment

...extremely high cost of living, tax burden per capita, malpractice award payouts per capita, and number of disciplinary actions taken against physicians....

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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Endangered Species: Feds Grab for 18,766 Acres on Big Island
By Selected News Articles @ 12:32 AM :: 8893 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment

The essential areas, proposed as critical habitat, include seven units totaling approximately 18,766 acres (7,597 hectares) on the island of Hawai‘i....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Poll: Lingle 43% - Hirono 47%
By News Release @ 6:16 PM :: 5408 Views :: Energy, Environment

"With 20 days to go, and early walk-in voting beginning Monday, Linda Lingle is perfectly positioned to win this race against Mazie Hirono - just as she's done before."

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Fact Check: Hirono Continues to Mislead Voters with Inaccurate Statements
By News Release @ 5:26 AM :: 5402 Views :: Energy, Environment

Many have been corrected in previous debates, yet Hirono continues to intentionally mislead....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
New paper details Hawaii and Hawaiians’ surprising roles in the U.S. Civil War
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 5614 Views :: Energy, Environment

“The Hawaiian sugar industry was born out of the American Civil War”

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
ACLU, Alston Demand Courtroom Video Access for 'Hawaii Guerrilla Video Hui'
By News Release @ 4:06 AM :: 4647 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Hui is comprised of Kamuela Vance Viveiros, H. Doug Matsuoka (Occupy activist), and Laulani Teale....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Hawaii Zipline Operators Want Protection from Their Competition
By Selected News Articles @ 3:47 AM :: 4988 Views :: Energy, Environment

According to legislators we interviewed, owners and operators of existing zipline and canopy tours in Hawai‘i are the main proponents of [regulation]….

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
DayStar Technologies Buys Avatar Solar Hawaii Projects
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 4810 Views :: Energy, Environment

DayStar's acquisition is a first step and it's for the Avatar Solar's Hawaiian-based projects....

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Change in Afghanistan, Change in Hawaii
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:07 PM :: 6747 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

During my tour of duty in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, one of the most profound things I saw was the first day of school.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Hawaii Teachers Halt Labor Negotiations, Escalating Conflict
By Selected News Articles @ 3:57 PM :: 5735 Views :: Energy, Environment

...a knock-down-drag-out fight with Democratic Governor Neil Abercrombie that has left teachers without a contract since July 2011....

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Treasury Dept. Fingers SolarCity in Exploration of the Dark Underbelly of Solar Leasing
By Selected News Articles @ 3:22 PM :: 6737 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Solar leasing companies are reporting “fair market value” installed costs that are far higher than the actual cost of installing solar.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Mediscare: Mazie's $6400 Falsehood
By News Release @ 4:39 AM :: 7239 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hirono’s completely false claim that seniors will pay as much as $6,400 more in Medicare costs under a premium support plan, was debunked more than a year ago ....

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Monday, October 15, 2012
Subsidizing Big Wind: The Real Costs to Taxpayers
By Selected News Articles @ 3:11 PM :: 6940 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

For two decades, the domestic wind-energy sector has enjoyed a lucrative subsidy known as the production tax credit (PTC). That tax treatment, which provides wind-energy producers with 2.2 cents for every kilowatt-hour of electricity produced, expires at the end of 2012.

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Monday, October 15, 2012
Key Hirono Endorser Switches to Lingle
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 7264 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Alaska Congressman Don Young, who endorsed Mazie Hirono in the Democrat primary, is now endorsing Governor Linda Lingle, for Hawaii's open U.S. Senate seat.

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Sunday, October 14, 2012
Dawn: Survey Shows Djou up 61-33%
By Rep Charles Djou @ 4:38 PM :: 5281 Views :: Energy, Environment

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Sunday, October 14, 2012
Flexibility Lost, Tax Increases Guaranteed with Earmarking
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:05 AM :: 4534 Views :: Energy, Environment

Lawmakers and special interest groups believe that if they could secure a guaranteed source of funding for their pet project or program from state government, they won’t have to worry about their funding needs in the future....

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Saturday, October 13, 2012
WSJ: Should Cities Ban Plastic Bags?
By NCPA @ 10:20 PM :: 6167 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

There's no evidence that banning plastic bags helps the environment -- and plenty of evidence that it may actually hurt....

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Friday, October 12, 2012
Governor Releases $17.9 Million for CIPs on Maui
By News Release @ 11:05 PM :: 7774 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

...including more than $8.1 million for renovation, upgrade and expansion projects at Maui Memorial....

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Friday, October 12, 2012
Apple Explains How He Put Freitas in Donovan's Place
By News Release @ 4:20 PM :: 4887 Views :: Energy, Environment

By June 22nd, I had not had any in-depth discussion with or about the Athletic Department. When the concert was cancelled, I began to speak with people....

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Friday, October 12, 2012
Zipline Audit Report: State Cannot Improve on Industry Self-Regulation
By Selected News Articles @ 12:36 AM :: 4947 Views :: Energy, Environment

...we found that all 22 businesses are required by their insurance agencies to provide annual inspection reports by insurer-accredited companies designated under industry standards as qualified challenge course professionals. As a result, the industry is basically self-regulating....

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Friday, October 12, 2012
Hawaii Letter Carriers Treasurer Sentenced for Embezzlement, Coverup
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 5083 Views :: Energy, Environment

Ing, a mailman working out of a Sand Island postal facility, served as treasurer of Branch 860 for 14 years....

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Thursday, October 11, 2012
Hirono Votes Threaten Local Jobs
By News Release @ 7:51 PM :: 6737 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Linda Lingle Senate Committee released a new television spot today contrasting Governor Linda Lingle’s clear record of job growth for Hawaii with Congresswoman Mazie Hirono’s votes that would cut jobs....

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Thursday, October 11, 2012
Hirono a No-Show at Waimea Candidates’ Forum
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 8776 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Of the “four heated North Hawai’i races,” Hirono was the only candidate who did not feel it was important enough to attend.  

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Energized by Debate Performance, 500 Rally for Lingle in Ewa
By News Release @ 9:57 PM :: 7304 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
SolarCity Reveals Details Of Treasury Investigation In Pre-IPO Documents
By Selected News Articles @ 5:55 PM :: 7758 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...the investigation focuses on the fair-market value of PV installations for which SolarCity sought cash grants....

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Rep Mica: Honolulu TSA Meltdown Confirms Systemic Problem
By Selected News Articles @ 11:01 PM :: 9058 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“This report and one TSA fiasco after another have demonstrated that this isn’t the problem of a few bad apples. There are system-wide problems...."

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Fact Check: Hirono Misleads Voters with Inaccurate Statements
By News Release @ 3:04 AM :: 6014 Views :: Energy, Environment

Lingle, was the clear victor in the first of four scheduled televised debates before a statewide audience on KHON2 tonight.

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Monday, October 8, 2012
Abercrombie Appoints Esther Kia'aina as DLNR Deputy Director
By News Release @ 9:55 PM :: 5113 Views :: Energy, Environment

After 20 years of service in Washington, D.C. Ms. Kia'aina returned home and now resides in Nanakuli, O'ahu....

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Monday, October 8, 2012
State Historic Preservation Division on Track to Meet Federal Requirements
By News Release @ 9:51 PM :: 4994 Views :: Energy, Environment

A draft of the State Plan has been submitted to and reviewed by the Washington Office of NPS. It is on track to be final by October 30, 2012....

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Monday, October 8, 2012
Retirement Party for Rep Barbara Marumoto
By Rep Gene Ward @ 9:16 PM :: 5273 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawaii Solutions is the only state Super PAC focused on getting more Republicans elected to the State Legislature and the funds raised at this event will go directly to do just that....

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Monday, October 8, 2012
Paychecks Hawaii Announcers General Election Endorsements
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 5438 Views :: Energy, Environment

PAYCHECKS HAWAII, the private, independent, non-partisan political action affiliate of Smart Business Hawaii (SBH) announced its endorsements for the November 6, 2012 General Election....

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