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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Japanese Magazine Fight Gets Nasty in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:44 PM :: 5243 Views :: Energy, Environment

...without justification and without an honest belief in the truth of the matters defendant announced that plaintiff had committed rape, sexual harassment, promoting prostitution rings to executives of well-known Japanese corporations....

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Benghazi Hearings Begin on Capitol Hill
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:45 PM :: 4966 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Today, hearings begin in the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees ....

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Inouye hospitalized after fall
By Selected News Articles @ 1:20 PM :: 6046 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

He fell at his apartment in Rockville, Md ... taken to the Bethesda Naval Hospital

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Hundreds Turn Out for NRA President in Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 10059 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The Second Amendment is alive and well in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
DoE Releases School by School Enrollment Figures
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 4470 Views :: Energy, Environment

...enrollment for the 2012-13 school year -- with all 254 Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) schools and 32 charter schools -- is 183,251, an increase of 1.1 percent compared to last year’s total of 181,213...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Abercrombie Rushes to Negotiating Table as HSTA Protest Looms
By News Release @ 9:17 PM :: 3906 Views :: Energy, Environment

The State Negotiating Team and representatives with the Hawaii State Teachers Association today resumed negotiations.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Honolulu Council Calls for Investigation of Election
By Tom Berg @ 8:46 PM :: 5700 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Honolulu City Council passed Resolution 12-305 unanimously requesting an investigation be conducted on last week’s elections

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Obama Nominates Environmental Lawyer to Rule Over Hawaii
By News Release @ 8:23 PM :: 6012 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...his practice focused on product liability, toxic tort, and environmental cost recovery litigation....

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Do You Trust the Government with Your Computer?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:25 PM :: 2998 Views :: National News, Ethics

...the federal government has had 13 breaches and failures of its own cybersecurity just in the last six months....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Medicaid Patients Have Worse Access and Outcomes than Privately Insured
By NCPA @ 7:40 PM :: 3321 Views :: National News, Ethics

One way the Obama administration chose to deal with the pressing health care crisis was a massive expansion of Medicaid....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Fiscal Cliff: A Primer
By NCPA @ 7:37 PM :: 3243 Views :: National News, Ethics

Obama must quickly come to an agreement with lawmakers on the "fiscal cliff," a combination of spending cuts and tax increases that pose a threat to the fragile economic recovery....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Electric Vehicle Economics Don't Pencil Out
By NCPA @ 7:26 PM :: 2946 Views :: National News, Ethics

Electric vehicles are doing poorly in the car market because automakers are unable to lower their prices....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Did the Election Save ObamaCare?
By John Goodman @ 7:17 PM :: 3735 Views :: National News, Ethics

are six major flaws in ObamaCare. They are so serious that the Democrats are going to have to perform major surgery on the legislation in the next few years....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Charity Wraps Up Successful Listening Tour in Yap
By News Release @ 7:03 PM :: 4947 Views :: World News, Family

Habele Directors and supporters just completed their 2012 “Listening Tour” in Yap State, Micronesia.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Election’s Major Implications for Education
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:31 PM :: 3205 Views :: National News, Ethics

From No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waivers to school choice, education policy will surely heat up in the coming months.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Wind on the Wane: An Update on Recent Wind Project News
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 7486 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Wind project impacts “may be worse than climate change,” says UK Environment Minister....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Hanalei vs Omidyar: Update
By Selected News Articles @ 1:46 PM :: 7686 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

At the request of the Hanalei to Haena Community Association, Pierre Omidyar's resort development team from his Ohana Real Estate Investors LLC (OREI) will make a public presentation at 6:00 pm at the Hanalei School Cafeteria on Tuesday, November 13, 2012....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Threats of a Lame Duck Congress
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:55 PM :: 2937 Views :: National News, Ethics

The lame-duck session begins today, with retiring and defeated Members of Congress coming back to Washington ... Congress has 16 working days scheduled between now and the end of the year, though it could add more....

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Monday, November 12, 2012
Hear a Veteran's Story
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:15 PM :: 3138 Views :: National News, Ethics

For nearly 100 years, America has been celebrating on November 11. Originally it was to remember the end of the First World War that was supposed to be the one that would end them all. Sadly, this was not the case....

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Monday, November 12, 2012
Employment Opportunities with the Hawaii State Legislature
By News Release @ 12:50 PM :: 8864 Views :: Energy, Environment

Have you ever been interested in learning the inner workings of State Government? Do you want to help make your State a better place to live and work?

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Monday, November 12, 2012
HEMIC CEO: Pill Mills Running up Costs
By Selected News Articles @ 11:24 AM :: 3365 Views

... over-prescribing of narcotic drugs and the dispensing of repackaged drugs results in insurance reimbursement at much higher rates than usual under customary medical fee schedules, adds Welch, who says legislation is needed to help control spiraling costs....

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Sunday, November 11, 2012
Election Sabotage: Is Jamae Kawauchi Kevin Cronin?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:15 PM :: 9441 Views :: Office of Elections

Was Cronin sabotaged by Yoshina and Nago’s cronies in order to make way for Nago? In retrospect, the campaign against Cronin bears all the hallmarks of the campaign against Jamae Kawauchi.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012
Lawsuit: Kahuku Windfarm May Never Get its Turbines Repaired
By Andrew Walden @ 8:38 PM :: 11254 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

The importance of having Clipper continue to honor parts, service and maintenance agreements on the turbines is one of the critical concerns for First Wind....

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Sunday, November 11, 2012
Akaku, Olelo to Broadcast PLDC Hearing Live
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 4686 Views :: Energy, Environment

Public Land Development Corporation Public Hearing live on Akaku Channel 54 and Olelo Channel 55. The meeting is being held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 10:30am to 12:30pm

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Sunday, November 11, 2012
HSTA Launches 'Work to Rule' Protest
By Selected News Articles @ 5:21 PM :: 6915 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

They will enter the school exactly at 8am and then leave exactly at 3pm ....

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Sunday, November 11, 2012
Abercrombie Admin: HSTA Position 'Fundamentally Flawed'
By News Release @ 5:04 PM :: 4126 Views :: Energy, Environment

The labor board is telling the Supreme Court it has the discretion to take as long as it wants, possibly years, to render a decision....

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Sunday, November 11, 2012
General Excise Tax Needs a Few Tweaks
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:57 AM :: 4912 Views :: Energy, Environment

...lawmakers figured that the general public would not notice that the exemptions were temporarily suspended....

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Saturday, November 10, 2012
Hawaii Veterans Day Events 2012
By Selected News Articles @ 9:41 PM :: 4784 Views :: Energy, Environment

Events and Ceremonies Statewide

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Saturday, November 10, 2012
Kauai Chief: Valenciano's Decision Likely to be Appealed and Overturned
By Selected News Articles @ 4:27 PM :: 4608 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

After review by some of the most respected legal minds in the state, the ruling by Judge Valenciano has a high probability of being appealed and overturned....

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Saturday, November 10, 2012
Hawaii Investors Given Priority Access to Tax-Exempt State Bonds
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 4106 Views :: Energy, Environment

Abercrombie announced the State of Hawaii’s “AA/AA/Aa2” credit rating was reaffirmed by three major credit agencies. He encouraged Hawaii investors to take advantage of this strong rating and purchase tax-exempt state bonds on Nov. 13 and 14.

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Saturday, November 10, 2012
House Republican Caucus Elects Johanson, Fukumoto
By News Release @ 1:25 PM :: 5207 Views :: Energy, Environment

Following Ward’s announcement, the House Minority Caucus met today to elect Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson, 32, as House Minority Leader and Rep. Beth Fukumoto, 29, as House Minority Floor Leader....

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Friday, November 09, 2012
Larry Flynt: Porn Industry "Will Start Shooting in Hawaii"
By Video @ 6:55 PM :: 7331 Views :: Energy, Environment

Measure B requires porn actors to wear condoms on film sets and for producers to apply and pay for health and film permits.

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Friday, November 09, 2012
HELCO Files 50MW Geothermal RFP
By News Release @ 6:41 PM :: 4739 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

Hawaii Electric Light Company is seeking to add up to 50 megawatts (MW) of geothermal power at prices not tied to the cost of oil to help lower electricity costs for customers....

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Friday, November 09, 2012
Maui TEA Party Veterans Day Picnic
By News Release @ 5:25 PM :: 4864 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

Keopuolani Park (corner of Kaahumanu and Kanaloa) on Sunday, November 11th between 11:30AM and 1:30PM....

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Friday, November 09, 2012
Hawaii Family Forum: Redouble Voter Registration Effort
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 PM :: 4586 Views :: Energy, Environment

...there are still thousands of people in Hawaii who choose not to vote. There is so much work to be done in that regard and we will continue to expand and define more clearly our iVOTE Hawaii efforts....

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Friday, November 09, 2012
What Does the Election Mean for Obamacare?
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:57 PM :: 2998 Views :: National News, Ethics

...many of the health care law’s serious effects were delayed until after the election. Ten of its 18 new tax hikes have yet to kick in....

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Friday, November 09, 2012
Full Text: New DoTax Rules on Solar Tax Credits
By News Release @ 2:20 PM :: 5562 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Tax guidance issued in 2010 has created uncertainty among taxpayers, an unlevel playing field within the renewable energy industry, and presented difficult tax enforcement issues for the Department....

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Friday, November 09, 2012
Full Text: 2012 Hawaii Career Ready Study
By News Release @ 12:53 PM :: 3905 Views :: Energy, Environment

More than 120 Hawaii employers hiring in today’s economy participated in the updated study through interviews and a survey that focused on “living wage” career pathways....

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Friday, November 09, 2012
Hannity: "I've Evolved on Immigration"
By Selected News Articles @ 11:48 AM :: 2959 Views :: National News, Ethics

"...create a pathway for those that are here...."

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Friday, November 09, 2012
Spirit of LIFE 20th Anniversary 2012 Gala Celebration
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 4778 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

November 9th 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sheraton Keauhou Resort, Kailua-Kona 

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Thursday, November 08, 2012
FULL TEXT: Fraud Indictment for Stevie Wonder Concert
By News Release @ 4:59 PM :: 6366 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

A federal grand jury in Honolulu yesterday indicted Marc Hubbardage 44, of North Carolina and Sean Barriero, age 44, of Miami....

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Thursday, November 08, 2012
'Green' Energy: Hawaiian Electric, ASB Rake in the Bucks
By News Release @ 4:55 PM :: 4253 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawaiian Electric Company invested $188 million, close to twice its earnings, in local infrastructure projects to modernize the electric grid and reliably integrate increasing amounts of renewable energy. At American Savings Bank ... a $15 million increase in clean energy loans.

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Thursday, November 08, 2012
Senate Dems Announce 2013 Leadership
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 4590 Views :: Energy, Environment

Here is complete listing of Senate Leadership and Committee Chairmanships....

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Jones Act Shipbuilding Burdens Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, and Puerto Rico
By Michael Hansen @ 9:58 PM :: 8073 Views :: Jones Act

...the “prices for new ships have fallen to an eight-year low” and may be pushed down another 15 percent....

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Nonaka: A Good Night for the Kahua Group
By Dylan Nonaka @ 8:10 PM :: 4557 Views :: Energy, Environment

...the fight for those seats are not over and we look forward to what the future holds....

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Hawaii GOP: Reason to be Optimistic
By David S Chang @ 8:03 PM :: 4425 Views :: Energy, Environment

...our newly elected Republicans are young, driven, and have a passion for representing their district....

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Charles Djou Thanks his Supporters
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:20 PM :: 4360 Views :: Energy, Environment

May God bless you, the State of Hawaii and the United States of America....

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Borreca, Boylan and the New McCarthyism
By Andrew Walden @ 12:52 PM :: 4928 Views :: Energy, Environment

These are the new McCarthyites -- on a witch hunt for racists instead of communists....

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Lingle: What I Plan to do Next
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 4:35 AM :: 4765 Views :: Energy, Environment

I have set up a new email address at which you can reach me....

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012
At Least 69 Precincts Ran Low on Ballots—Some as Early as 10AM
By Selected News Articles @ 3:27 AM :: 6121 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hokulani Elementary School, left without ballots for more than four hours between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m....the paper ballots that eventually arrived were designated for a different district and were in Japanese and Ilocano....

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