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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Selecting from Secret List of Nominees, Abercrombie appoints Mizuno UH Regent
By News Release @ 12:03 PM :: 4786 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Abercrombie last week appointed* Barry T. Mizuno to fill the Hawai'i County seat on the Board of Regents of the University of Hawai'i (UH).

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Is Disney Lost in Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:14 AM :: 6525 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Janney Capital Markets analyst Tony Wible is concerned that Disney's losing its magical touch with a Hawaiian timeshare resort where projected operating costs are spiraling out of control....

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
US Supreme Court will soon decide whether to hear Hokulia Bypass Case
By Robert Thomas @ 2:48 AM :: 6115 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Last week the developer and the County of Hawaii filed their joint Brief in Opposition in C & J Coupe Family Limited Partnership v. County of Hawaii....

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
School-by-School Hawaii State Assessment— How did your school do?
By News Release @ 1:30 AM :: 4405 Views :: Energy, Environment

Attached is an Excel file with school-by-school results for the 2011 Hawaii State Assessment Program....

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Monday, August 22, 2011
Is Video First Sarah Palin 2012 Campaign Commercial?
By Video @ 10:10 PM :: 3766 Views :: National News, Ethics

Palin's campaign would mark the first serious national effort by any conservative to come back from a post-modern Gramscian deconstruction attack. If successful, a Palin victory would signify a serious weakening to the ablilty of Gramscians to control the popular mind.

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Monday, August 22, 2011
Heritage: What's Next in Libya
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:11 PM :: 4457 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The Administration’s short-sighted effort to score a quick and easy military victory over Qadhafi’s regime failed to end the threat to civilians in “days not weeks,” as President Barack Obama promised. The administration now must scramble to develop and implement a long term strategy for a post-Qadhafi Libya.

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Monday, August 22, 2011
Gallup: Hawaii Leads Nation in Well-Being
By News Release @ 3:54 AM :: 4320 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Americans in Hawaii continued to set the national standard in wellbeing in the first half of 2011, followed closely by North Dakota....

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Monday, August 22, 2011
Can Abercrombie Administration impose Billions in Carbon Fees without Legislative Vote?
By Andrew Walden @ 3:02 AM :: 10451 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

What does a worn out and debunked fraud scheme do when it has exhausted its welcome around the world? It comes to Hawaii, of course.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011
VIDEO: Rebels take center of Tripoli, Gaddafi regime collapses
By Andrew Walden @ 8:48 PM :: 6358 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Ghaddafi is/was the fourth-largest shareholder of Honolulu Rail contractor Ansaldo.  It appears that Ghaddafi's Libyan Investment Authority is undergoing a change in management ....

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Sunday, August 21, 2011
Hawaii Marine Artillery keeps watch in Helmand Province
By Selected News Articles @ 5:28 PM :: 5106 Views :: Military

Alpha Battery has eyes on with overwatch

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Sunday, August 21, 2011
Car Bomb: Maui Soldier tells Story of Survival
By Selected News Articles @ 5:26 PM :: 5969 Views :: DHHL, Energy, National News, World News

JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq – Death hovered behind a car window packed with figurines and Teddy Bears on a tract of Iraqi road with no name....

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Sunday, August 21, 2011
Regaining Confidence Key to Economic Outlook
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 3:23 AM :: 4321 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

 It will now be up to the “super” commission to come up with a strategy or game plan that will set a course for the financial affairs of the nation.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011
KOS: “Hirono would be the first non-theist to serve in the Senate”
By Selected News Articles @ 5:21 PM :: 6416 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

She voted against a...proposal to mandate he inscription of a religious message at the Capitol Visitor Center....  A non-practicing Buddhist, Mazie would be the first non-theist to serve in the Senate.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011
Berg: Ansaldo will Cost Taxpayers $250M on Maintenance
By Tom Berg @ 5:01 PM :: 4778 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

One losing bidder in the procurement process advocated building the rail cars here- creating 150 local jobs on Oahu instead of in California. The losing bidder could also build and maintain the rail cars for $250 million less than what Ansaldo proposed. 

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Saturday, August 20, 2011
China Threatening U.S. Space Superiority
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:54 PM :: 4495 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

...as NASA sends its shuttles to museums, China is making great strides in its space program—with preparations under way for the launch of a Chinese spacelab in the next few weeks....

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Saturday, August 20, 2011
Hirono: Statehood evokes different emotions in all of us
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 4254 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

After being a territory for so long, achieving statehood represented a “coming of age” for Hawaii to many. To others, statehood also represented less positive aspects.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011
WaPo: Hawaii to be Squeezed by Super Committee
By Selected News Articles @ 2:22 PM :: 4458 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The states most dependent on federal spending could also see their credit ratings fall in the wake of a major deficit reduction deal if they fail to adapt accordingly.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011
Half Billion Dollars for Solar on Hawaii Navy Bases
By News Release @ 2:34 AM :: 6782 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“This contract will be the largest installation of photovoltaic solar energy facilities in Hawaii’s history....”

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Friday, August 19, 2011
Thousands line Highway for funeral of Big Island Marine Killed in Afghanistan
By Andrew Walden @ 4:24 PM :: 6299 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, National News, World News

C-22

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Friday, August 19, 2011
HSTA Leaders see Conspiracy by Other Unions?
By Selected News Articles @ 1:50 PM :: 4114 Views :: Energy, Environment

HSTA’s leadership has alleged that the leaders of other public unions have made agreements with the Governor and that UHPA conspired against Hawaii’s teachers and prohibited their right to bargain. As a result, more than 88 individuals, some representing the leaders of UHPA, HGEA and UPW, have been subpoenaed to testify at the HLRB hearings. The notion of a conspiracy is an insult.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011
Hertiage: Never Quit
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:26 PM :: 4198 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

We must remember how we stood as a nation with a shared purpose and intensity on September 12, 2001 and in the days following. That collective and eternal vigilance is still essential. Never quit.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011
Rep Ward: Governor's Report Long on Rhetoric, Short on Specifics
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:26 PM :: 4551 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...Abercrombie's solutions focus on spending more on government services rather than growing our economy and creating jobs. His statement today didn't even mention our small businesses or entrepreneurs ....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Abercrombie Outlines Excuses for Tax Hikes, Blames Lingle, Micronesians
By News Release @ 11:44 PM :: 3186 Views :: Energy, Environment

Governor Abercrombie outlined ... major challenges facing the state...

  • Potential program cuts from Washington, D.C. and inadequate federal funding to address the federal government’s responsibility to Compact Migrants in Hawai'i.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Big Island plans massive salute to LCpl. Camero
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 7343 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, National News, World News

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Full Text: Djou Campaign Announcement
By Rep Charles Djou @ 6:51 PM :: 4558 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

 At stake is whether our children will find good jobs, whether our families will be able to stay in Hawai‘i, whether we will have the resources to protect our environment and provide the social services we pledged to provide.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
KidsCount: Hawaii Dropout Rate rises 40%
By News Release @ 4:59 PM :: 5213 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The 22nd annual KIDS COUNT Data Book profiles the status of children on a national and state-by-state basis and ranks states on 10 measures of well-being.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The Spending Threat to Our National Defense
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:48 PM :: 3649 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta held a joint press event in Washington in which they cautioned that U.S. debt is jeopardizing America's ability to ensure national security and preserve its interests abroad.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Djou: Hawaii isolated, vulnerable due to lack of Bi-Partisan Delegation
By Selected News Articles @ 10:20 AM :: 8372 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Djou: “Hawaii, in particular, has become exceptionally isolated and vulnerable in Washington D.C because of the lack of a bipartisan congressional delegation...."

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Duke Aiona: I will not run for Congress in 2012, will Decide on 2014 Gubernatorial Run
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 9:13 PM :: 4345 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

I will not run for Congress in 2012.... When the time is right, I will decide whether to run for Governor in 2014.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Newt Gingrich to Speak at Maui Event Saturday Aug 20
By News Release @ 8:10 PM :: 6054 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, National News, Ethics

Speaker Gingrich will be on Maui this Saturday, August 20th. The event begins at 5:30pm at the Door of Faith Church, 432 Waiehu Beach Rd, Wailuku....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Barbers Point Museum to Host 9-11 Commemoration
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 6080 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News, World News
  • Where: Midway Street between Hangars 110 & 111 on Kalaeloa Airport, Kapolei, Hawaii
  • When: Saturday, September 10, 10 am-6 pm and Sunday, Sept. 11, 10 am-4 pm
  • Special: 10th Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 10 am on Sunday, Sept. 11 
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Obama's Tour of Denial and Blame
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:34 PM :: 2789 Views :: National News, Ethics

The President's tour began yesterday in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, where in one breath he pointed his finger at Washington's broken politics and in the next he blamed "a string of bad luck ... "

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Disney Halts Sales at Aulani, Fires top Execs
By Selected News Articles @ 12:30 PM :: 8535 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Financial issues with a new Walt Disney Co. resort scheduled to open this month in Hawaii prompted the company to suspend all time-share sales for the project and force out three executives, including the president of its Celebration-based time-share business...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Country-Western Singer Lee Greenwood to Headline Hawaii GOP Fundraiser
By Andrew Walden @ 12:50 AM :: 7905 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Featuring dinner and a solo performance by the country music icon known best for “God Bless the U.S.A,” the event is set for Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the Koolau Ballrooms at the Koolau Golf Course, 45-550 Kionaole Road, Kaneohe, Oahu.

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Monday, August 15, 2011
Abercrombie names Nakasone to First Circuit Court Bench
By News Release @ 9:10 PM :: 4559 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Honolulu – Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced Deputy Public Defender Karen Tooko Nakasone as his nomination to the judicial seat on the First Circuit Court.

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Monday, August 15, 2011
Lawsuit: Adult counselor engaged in questionable activities with students at Blind, Deaf School
By Selected News Articles @ 2:36 PM :: 6834 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

The mother, Jane Doe, claims that the "defendants had actual or constructive knowledge of what was going on."

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Monday, August 15, 2011
Hawaii residents work 216 days to pay full cost of government
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 12:51 PM :: 5078 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Every year, Americans for Tax Reform Foundation publishes its Cost of Government Day report, which calculates the day on the calendar year until which the average American must work to pay for the full costs of government spending and regulation....

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Monday, August 15, 2011
Abercrombie: 90-Day Homelessness Plan Comes to End
By News Release @ 12:47 PM :: 5343 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Governor Neil Abercrombie and his Coordinator on Homelessness, Marc Alexander, today concluded the 90-Day Plan on Homelessness....

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Monday, August 15, 2011
A Devastating Blow to Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:39 PM :: 2780 Views :: National News, Ethics

With its ruling, the court affirmed the principle that the Constitution means what it says—Congress does not have unfettered power to force the American people to comply with any and all dictates it creates.

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Monday, August 15, 2011
Waimanalo Gulch Cover-up: Hannemann, Martin fingered in Ethics Commission Report
By Andrew Walden @ 2:06 AM :: 7739 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Busted, named, and shamed by the Honolulu Ethics Commission, Honolulu Planning Commissioner Andrew Jamila has turned State’s Evidence and fingered others involved in a conspiracy to keep Waimanalo Gulch open....

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Sunday, August 14, 2011
Micronesians: “Its just better in Arkansas”
By Andrew Walden @ 11:10 PM :: 23185 Views :: National News, World News, Health Care, Cost of Living

Neil Abercrombie says Hawaii can’t afford Micronesians.

All four members of Hawaii’s Congressional delegation say Micronesians are “unsustainable.”

Arkansas disagrees.

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Sunday, August 14, 2011
Running Afoul of Credit Risks due to Lack of Leadership
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:01 PM :: 4543 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

While we may benefit from those generous federal dollars and programs, if spending is not reined in now, the situation will get even worse. If political leaders don’t have the courage to rein in spending, then perhaps voters should find elected officials who will make those tough decisions.

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Sunday, August 14, 2011
Bachmann wins Iowa Straw Poll, Pawlenty ends Candidacy after Disappointing 3rd Place Finish
By Selected News Articles @ 1:18 PM :: 3496 Views :: National News, Ethics

Michele Bachmann has been named the winner of the Iowa straw poll, taking 4,823 votes out of nearly 17,000 cast. Ron Paul was a close runner-up, taking 4,671 votes and trailing Bachmann by less than 200 ballots. In a distant third place was former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who took 2,293 votes after investing heavily in the event.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011
Tax Cheat linked to Holocaust Deniers is Source for National Democrats’ Attack on Lingle
By Andrew Walden @ 9:47 PM :: 6518 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Widely panned by local political commentators, the DSCC screed bizarrely tagged Lingle as a “hyper partisan…Republican bomb thrower.”

But there is a ticking time-bomb buried at the bottom of their rambling diatribe.....

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Saturday, August 13, 2011
Texas Gov. Rick Perry Announces Campaign for Presidency
By News Release @ 12:53 PM :: 3733 Views :: National News, Ethics

What I learned in my 20’s traveling the globe as an Air Force pilot, our current president has yet to acknowledge in his 50’s – that we are the most exceptional nation on the face of the earth.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011
Gallup: Obama job Approval in Hawaii Drops to 56%
By Selected News Articles @ 4:08 AM :: 4753 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Obama approval has dropped by 12%.  A year ago Obama’s approval was 68% in Hawaii....

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Friday, August 12, 2011
President Obama Sticks to Stimulus Script
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:41 PM :: 2921 Views :: National News, Ethics

In the 1993 comedy Dave, a small-town presidential impersonator is called on to pretend to be the actual President of the United States when the commander in chief takes ill. Dave steps into the White House, takes his new role too far, and with wide-eyed innocence promises America, "I'm initiating a program to try to find a decent job for every American who wants one."

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Friday, August 12, 2011
11th Circuit Rules Obamacare Individual Mandate Unconstitutional
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:10 PM :: 3076 Views :: National News, Ethics

This afternoon, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled that the individual mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), more commonly known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional.

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Friday, August 12, 2011
Hawaii Tops Nation in Seat belt Use
By News Release @ 1:53 PM :: 5043 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In 2010, seat belt use in the United States ranged from 72.2 percent in New Hampshire to 97.6 percent in Hawaii and Washington....

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Friday, August 12, 2011
Akaka Brings Democrat Staffers to Maui for Taxpayer-funded Vacation
By Selected News Articles @ 1:36 PM :: 7165 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The entire press staff of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee is in Maui, even though a field hearing there won’t happen until next Wednesday....

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