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Friday, March 11, 2016
Full Text: Kauai Pesticide Report
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 4203 Views :: Kauai County, Agriculture, GMOs

The JFF group has released its Draft Final Report for public comments....

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Friday, March 11, 2016
Maui Council Rejects 300% Agriculture Tax Hike
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:00 PM :: 4605 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Taxes

Combined with a regulatory scheme that allows the county to intrude on property rights by requiring approval of the "economic feasibility" of a farmer's planned use for his or her land....

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Friday, March 11, 2016
AM940 -- Grassroot Institute on the Air
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:57 PM :: 2321 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Tune in every Monday morning at 7:00 am to KKNE AM 940 on Oahu, broadcasting island-wide! ....

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Friday, March 11, 2016
The Best—and Worst—States for Workers with Disabilities
By News Release @ 3:47 PM :: 3650 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

... In Hawaii 42.4% of people ages 18-64 with disabilities are employed, 8th highest in USA ....

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Friday, March 11, 2016
American Samoa Fights Feds for Fishing Zone
By Selected News Articles @ 2:58 PM :: 3056 Views :: Environment, Small Business

American Samoa says the U.S. government violated its sovereign rights by shrinking the zone around the territory....

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Friday, March 11, 2016
Nai Aupuni’s Secret Controllers
By Video @ 10:49 AM :: 3400 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

... Nai Aupuni participants were given 40 Minutes to review and approve a constitution ....

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Friday, March 11, 2016
Maui: Auditor Undervalues our Garbage
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 2370 Views :: Maui County

The county values each "hypothetical future landfill cell" at $30 a ton ....

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Friday, March 11, 2016
Hawaii GE Tax Bites into 99% of Personal Income
By Selected News Articles @ 12:56 AM :: 3146 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

This base is far wider than the national median, where the sales tax applies to 34.46 percent of personal income....

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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Beyond Political Sovereignty: Pathways for Native Hawaiian Advancement
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:39 PM :: 4449 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA
Thursday, March 17th | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM | 1132 Bishop Street, Room 601
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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Hawaii’s Deficit Disaster: Learning from Illinois
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:37 PM :: 2716 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics
“Spending by the state is growing faster than the revenues are growing”
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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Raising Hawaii Taxes in 2016 - Unconstitutional Economics Exposed
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:32 PM :: 2441 Views :: Taxes

Numerous bills that will raise your state taxes are making their way through the Legislature....

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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Grassroot: Lies, Statistics, and Government Statistics
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:25 PM :: 2469 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

Does the Pro Bowl really brings revenue to the state?

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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Over 15,000 Ballots Cast in Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus
By News Release @ 1:17 PM :: 2255 Views :: Republican Party

...Our voter turn-out increased from 10,000 in the 2012 caucuses to over 15,000 this year, a more than 50% increase....

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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Hawaii Cruz Campaigners Disciplined by National Cruz Campaign
By Selected News Articles @ 1:12 PM :: 2602 Views :: Republican Party

...The volunteers have been instructed by the campaign’s lawyers to stop using its logo and remove any similar posts from social media accounts....

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Wednesday, March 09, 2016
2016 Hawaii Legislative Watch: People vs. Government
By Rachelle Chang @ 10:17 AM :: 2833 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...bills in the 2016 Legislative Session that test the balance between government’s power and the power of the people....

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Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Results from Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus
By Andrew Walden @ 11:59 PM :: 2882 Views :: Republican Party

Will be posted precinct by precinct starting after 8pm HST....

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Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Where to Vote: Tuesday March 8 Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus
By News Release @ 12:44 AM :: 10920 Views :: Republican Party

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, the Hawaii Republican Party will hold Presidential Caucus voting at multiple locations statewide. Polling places will be open from 6pm to 8pm and will be different than the normal precinct voting locations....

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Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Fitch: Hawaii debt levels are high
By News Release @ 12:09 AM :: 3132 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii's debt levels are high for a U.S. state government, and Fitch expects them to remain so....

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Monday, March 07, 2016
Nine Ferry-related bills in the Hawaii State Legislature down to one
By Michael Hansen @ 11:54 PM :: 2469 Views :: Jones Act

After the local press hullabaloo....

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Monday, March 07, 2016
Rick Santorum Campaigning for Rubio in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:24 PM :: 3773 Views :: Republican Party

...at Hawaii Republican Party Headquarters Monday, March 7, between 4 - 7 pm....

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Monday, March 07, 2016
Djou Open Letter against Trump: ‘Selfish immaturity unworthy of Presidency’
By Rep Charles Djou @ 12:43 PM :: 4505 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...Donald Trump’s candidacy, however, is inconsistent with my values and I am unable in good conscience to vote for him....

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Monday, March 07, 2016
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 7, 2016
By Congress.org @ 12:37 PM :: 2564 Views :: Congressional Delegation
  • Senate: Opioid Abuse – Anti-Kickback Penalties
  • Senate: Opioid Abuse – Additional Funding
  • House: Ensuring Terminated Providers are Removed from Medicaid and CHIP– Passage
  • House: Regulatory Action and Kilns – Passage
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Sunday, March 06, 2016
Vegans are Crazy: Does Study Stand Up?
By Jack Dini @ 8:17 PM :: 3713 Views :: Health Care, GMOs

A post showing vegetarians and veggies tend to have significantly more mental disorders and health issues than meat-loving people has gone viral....

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Sunday, March 06, 2016
First Decking: Complete List of Crossover Bills
By Rep Beth Fukumoto @ 7:57 PM :: 3099 Views :: Hawaii State Government

All bills under consideration for crossing over to the other chamber must be in their final form 48 hours prior to Third Reading....

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Sunday, March 06, 2016
Tax Conformity: Can We Make It Move?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 2566 Views :: Taxes

In this context, conformity means similarity to the federal tax code....

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Sunday, March 06, 2016
Nai Aupuni Aha Roll Call--How They Voted
By Andrew Walden @ 2:23 AM :: 5112 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Who voted 'No' to the phony Nai Aupuni 'Constitution'?

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Sunday, March 06, 2016
Energy Star Certification Program Promises Hawaii DoE $300M in Savings
By News Release @ 1:29 AM :: 3288 Views :: Energy

If all 256 DOE schools replicate the first 74 campuses’ energy efficiency, the State of Hawaii could save more than $300 million over ten years....

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Saturday, March 05, 2016
Hawaii Drone Bill Would Hinder Federal Surveillance Program
By Selected News Articles @ 2:43 PM :: 2439 Views :: Law Enforcement

A bill introduced in the Hawaii Senate would restrict the warrantless use of drones by state and local law enforcement....

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Saturday, March 05, 2016
Hawaii Bill to Reject Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients Clears Final House Committee
By Selected News Articles @ 2:38 PM :: 2246 Views :: Health Care

The legislation would enable terminally ill patients to access to medications and treatments not yet given final approval for use by the FDA....

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Saturday, March 05, 2016
Sen Sam Slom Hospitalized
By News Release @ 12:33 PM :: 3380 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...he said he will be staying overnight to “sample hospital cuisine and avoid doing dishes.”....

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Friday, March 04, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of March 4, 2016
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 2887 Views :: Office of Elections

Candidate filing for the 2016 Elections runs from February 1, 2016 through June 7, 2016.....

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Friday, March 04, 2016
Former Bush Supporter Barbara Marumoto Endorses Rubio
By Rep Barbara Marumoto @ 8:15 PM :: 3453 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

"I'm voting for Marco Rubio, the candidate who can beat Hillary Clinton."

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Friday, March 04, 2016
Former Carson Supporter Sen Sam Slom Endorses Ted Cruz for President
By News Release @ 7:51 PM :: 3222 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

Dr. Ben Carson has officially dropped out of the race for president....

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Friday, March 04, 2016
Renewable Energy: How the 100% Mandate Hurts Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:34 PM :: 3191 Views :: Energy

Hawai'i is the first state in the nation to adopt a 100 percent renewable portfolio standard for the energy sector....

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Friday, March 04, 2016
Hawaii Federal Court: Get Ready For Bridge Aina Lea Trial
By Robert Thomas @ 4:43 PM :: 4277 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

Bottom line: the plaintiff's takings claims are going to trial....

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Friday, March 04, 2016
Hawaiian Electric Companies report record high renewable energy use
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 3016 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics
  • Hawaii Island electricity use almost 49 percent from renewables
  • Maui County 35 percent renewables; 
  • Oahu 17 percent renewables
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Friday, March 04, 2016
Gasoline Taxes: Hawaii 4th Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 1:51 AM :: 4071 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

And Hawaii legislators are considering a gas tax hike ....

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Thursday, March 03, 2016
Hawaii: Legislation that Violates Due Process Could be Voted on in the House Tomorrow
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 2696 Views :: Second Amendment

House Bill 1813, sponsored by state Representative Karl Rhoads,would prohibit an individual whose name appears on the deeply flawed and inaccurate “Terrorist Watchlist,” from owning or possessing firearms and ammunition.....

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Thursday, March 03, 2016
Waste Management: Millions for Company Tied to OHA Chair Pass House Finance on Three Minutes Notice
By Andrew Walden @ 11:24 PM :: 5573 Views :: Energy, OHA

...HB2607HD1 authorizes Special Purpose Revenue Bond money to “PQ Energy, LLC”.  The amount is not filled in but was originally listed as $63M....

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Thursday, March 03, 2016
Honolulu Charter Commission to Discuss Rail-Related Proposals Friday
By Selected News Articles @ 1:36 PM :: 2710 Views :: Rail

...a dozen proposals related to the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit....

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Thursday, March 03, 2016
Impact of Jones Act Shipping on Hawaii Cost of Living? House Refuses to Study Issue
By Michael Hansen @ 1:22 PM :: 3043 Views :: Jones Act

Mizuno decided the bill was necessary after Matson raised its rates by 5 percent for goods shipped to Hawaii at the end of November. This came after the company had reported a 93 percent jump in profits....

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Thursday, March 03, 2016
Caldwell, Liberal West Coast Mayors, Hope to Exploit Homelessness for Federal Megabucks
By News Release @ 12:41 PM :: 2995 Views :: Homelessness

...Mayors on Wednesday asked federal leaders to increase funding for affordable housing, homeless assistance, and other initiatives by nearly $450 million....

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Thursday, March 03, 2016
Nai Aupuni ‘Constitution’ Dictated by Department of Interior?
By Video @ 12:07 PM :: 3838 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA
How Is It Possible That A Bunch Of People With No Prior Experience Can Write A New Constitution In Only Thirty Days?
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Wednesday, March 02, 2016
CTA Innovation Scorecard: Hawaii Dead Last, Likely to Stay There
By News Release @ 1:50 PM :: 3665 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) just released their annual Innovation Scorecard and Hawaii ranked in the lowest of four tiers....
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Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Demographic and Economic Profiles of Hawaii's Electorate
By News Release @ 11:59 AM :: 3466 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

In advance of the Hawaii caucuses on March 8 and March 26, the Census Bureau presents a variety of statistics that give an overall profile of the state’s voting-age population and industries....

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Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Duke Aiona Legislative Update March 1, 2016
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 2:32 AM :: 5412 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

From Hawai'i Family Advocates....

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Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Grassroot: Pro Bowl Numbers Don’t Add Up
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:29 AM :: 2825 Views :: Tourism
"Though the HTA claims that the Pro Bowl brings more than 47,000 visitors to the state, independent economists studied the data and place that number closer to 6700."
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Wednesday, March 02, 2016
HB1473: Help Legislators Buy Influence, Spread Campaign Cash
By Selected News Articles @ 2:22 AM :: 4055 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

This culture of “vote buying” creates a false majority....

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Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Hawaii: Only 38% Doubt God
By Selected News Articles @ 2:00 PM :: 4419 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Religion

...Pew Research Center’s most recent Religious Landscape Study....

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Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Tax Facts & Figures: How Does Hawaii Compare?
By News Release @ 1:09 PM :: 2829 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...lists and ranks states on 39 different tax and fiscal measures, including: rates, ranks, collections, burdens, and more....

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