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Saturday, June 16, 2012
Green Energy’s Bankruptcy Blackout
By NCPA @ 3:18 PM :: 5567 Views :: National News, Ethics

Here’s the breakdown of how well green energy is actually doing....

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Saturday, June 16, 2012
Micronesia’s future between China and the US
By Selected News Articles @ 3:03 PM :: 7253 Views :: World News

FSM is commanding the attention and money of both China and the US....

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Friday, June 15, 2012
Favored Nations: Abercrombie Signs over Millions to to HGEA, UHPA
By News Release @ 11:02 PM :: 6922 Views :: Energy, Environment

Abercrombie June 13 signed three bills giving 'Favored Nation' money to HGEA and UHPA.  

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Friday, June 15, 2012
Abercrombie Evicts Haleiwa Farmers Market, Blames Organizers
By News Release @ 10:55 PM :: 9050 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“I cannot believe this is happening at 1:30 on Friday afternoon, when all our vendors have already picked and prepared their products for the Sunday market."

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Friday, June 15, 2012
Your Act 221Tax Credit Dollars At Work: Hopeless Hoku Forms Restructuring Committee
By News Release @ 7:13 PM :: 7336 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

... a solar energy products and services company, natch ....

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Friday, June 15, 2012
State Appeals Court: Individuals Cannot Sue to Determine Vacation Rental in Violation
By Robert Thomas @ 6:41 PM :: 5636 Views :: Energy, Environment

a person complaining about a vacation rental cannot circumvent the City's enforcement procedures and the administrative appeal process by instituting an original jurisdiction lawsuit....

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Friday, June 15, 2012
FACE: Hawaii Home Health Aides Underpaid
By News Release @ 5:40 PM :: 5681 Views :: Energy, Environment

Home Care Aide is projected to be the fastest growing occupation in every county in Hawaii through 2018....

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Friday, June 15, 2012
Hawaii Loses 10 Construction Jobs a Day as Rail Work Begins
By Selected News Articles @ 4:59 PM :: 6906 Views :: Labor, Rail

Union members who have been led to believe rail would put them back to work can now see that it simply isn’t happening....

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Friday, June 15, 2012
Hawaiian’s Big Growth Gamble
By Selected News Articles @ 3:09 PM :: 6213 Views :: Energy, Environment

“We have to be proactive in trying to line up debt or lease financing for the 2013 aircraft deliveries. The funding for three of those five [planes] is already taken care of. Staying ahead of this is the biggest risk....

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Friday, June 15, 2012
How Taxmageddon Will Impact You
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:53 PM :: 4424 Views :: National News, Ethics

"I've said that this is a make-or-break moment for the middle class, and I believe it," President Obama told an Ohio crowd yesterday. Indeed it is—because in a sluggish economy, American taxpayers are about to be clobbered by the largest tax increase in history....

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Judicial Selection Commission Appoints Cahill
By News Release @ 5:26 PM :: 8904 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Under Article VI, Section 3 of the Hawaiʻi State Constitution, the Commission was duty-bound to make an appointment after the Governor’s office failed to do so within 30 days....

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Hawaii to be First State to Set Up Obamacare Exchange?
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 9249 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Hawaii looks forward to working collaboratively with CMS in order to ultimately obtain approval for State-Based Exchange and to ensure the Connector’s operational readiness for 2014,” stated Governor Abercrombie.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
House Republicans: Veto the PEO Bill
By News Release @ 3:57 PM :: 5812 Views :: Energy, Environment

If enacted, it would be difficult, perhaps impossible, for these small businesses to comply with the bonding and registration requirements.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Oahu's Untapped Hydroelectric Resources
By Henry Curtis @ 2:21 PM :: 10981 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Oahu has several large, dammed reservoirs, all of which could provide continuous power ....

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
US Flag Ships 'Grey-listed', Detained Overseas Due to Poor Maintenance
By Selected News Articles @ 1:31 PM :: 11776 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The glorious Jones Act at work ....

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Pentagon Cuts Could Eliminate Commissaries, Exchanges
By News Release @ 1:20 PM :: 10618 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This plan would impact more than 164,000 military service members, retirees, and family members who live on Oahu.... Commissary shoppers in Hawaii save 50.7% with annual savings for a family of four of $7,360.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
State Dept. Video: 'Visit America: It's Easier than You Think'
By Selected News Articles @ 1:11 PM :: 10851 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Says visa process is now smoother....

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Undercover Video Catches Hawaii Planned Parenthood Offering Sex-Selection Abortions
By Selected News Articles @ 3:51 AM :: 15003 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Life

In Honolulu, the Planned Parenthood counselor “Rogue” tells the woman it is okay to have multiple abortions of girl pregnancies so long as the abortions are spaced far enough apart....

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
The American Spirit
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:06 AM :: 4943 Views :: National News, Ethics

... today we have voices suggesting that America's best days are behind her ....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Hirono’s Netroots Nation: Ed Case "Odious, Turd, BoyToy"
By Selected News Articles @ 4:19 PM :: 8566 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Last week Mazie Hirono skipped a key vote on Rail funding to campaign in Rhode Island at the Netroots nation liberal bloggers conference. Now her work is beginning to bear fruit....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Communist Party Mourns UPW Co-Founder Avelino ‘Abba’ Ramos
By Selected News Articles @ 2:04 PM :: 6159 Views :: Energy, Environment

In the late 1950s he became the first Hawaii-born organizer for the United Public Workers of Hawaii....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Former Solyndra Partner Buys 68 Solar Projects in Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:58 PM :: 5293 Views :: Energy, Environment

SPI Solar to Become the Largest Utility-Scale Solar Developer in Hawaii with 68 Projects across 3 Islands ....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Auto Bailout Was Really Just a UAW Bailout
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:52 PM :: 4931 Views :: National News, Ethics

President Obama told the United Auto Workers (UAW) in February not to listen to critics of the auto bailout who said union members "made out like bandits—that saving the auto industry was just about paying back the unions."

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Vandals Seen Destroying Papaya Trees in Puna
By News Release @ 4:27 AM :: 8292 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

Workers in the area observed two males knocking over the trees and striking at the fruit and branches with sticks. The males left the area on bicycles and were last seen getting into a blue Toyota 4-door pickup truck.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Emergency Proclamation: Abercrombie Suspends Procurement Code, Environmental Regs for Maui Hwy Project
By News Release @ 4:12 AM :: 8693 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

... Completion of the project is expected to take one year....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Abercrombie Two Days Late With Judicial Nomination
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 9749 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Just remember: these are the professionals. Abercrombie fired all the amateurs last year....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Lingle Highlights Commitment to Emergency Preparedness
By News Release @ 2:19 AM :: 6208 Views :: Energy, Environment

...two special campaign messages during KITV's "When Disaster Strikes: 2012 Hurricane Season."....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
DoH to Grab 50% More Bottle Deposit Money
By Selected News Articles @ 1:50 AM :: 5636 Views :: Energy, Environment

...the state Department of Health is expected to increase the deposit container handling fee by 50% on September 1 – to 1 ½ cent per container....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Do Solar Panels Produce as Much Energy as Consumed in their Manufacture?
By Selected News Articles @ 1:00 AM :: 6420 Views :: Energy, Environment

Does solar energy—specifically photovoltaic (PV) panels—ever produce as much energy as the energy that was initially invested in their manufacture?

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Some Solar Panels Produce More Greenhouse Gasses Than Coal
By Selected News Articles @ 12:39 AM :: 10022 Views :: Energy, Environment

In some cases, producing electricity by solar panels releases more greenhouse gases than producing electricity by gas or even coal....

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
After 40 Years Without a Plan, NELHA Claims Pork is Good for Kona
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 9857 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Total expenditures from businesses at NELHA were $81.0 million, of which about $50 million was paid to Hawaii entities in 2010. UHERO estimated the total economic output to the greater Hawaii economy was $87.7 million, which generated $4.5 million in state tax revenue for 2010....

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Europe's Green Energy Suicide
By NCPA @ 2:48 PM :: 5726 Views :: World News, Family

Germany's Renewable Energy Feed-in Act of 2000 requires electric utilities to buy renewables from all producers at fixed, exorbitant rates and feed it into the power grid for 20 years, raising rates and undermining industrial competitiveness....

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
North Korea, Eco State?
By NCPA @ 2:36 PM :: 5880 Views :: World News, Family

...the North Koreans "jumped" at the opportunity to get into carbon trading....

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
New NLRB Rule Allows 'Union Cells'
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:33 PM :: 4793 Views :: National News, Ethics

...most employees will not get to vote; only shoe salesmen will cast ballots. Not all shoe salesmen, however. Only those selling women's shoes....

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Monday, June 11, 2012
Hawai`i Free Press Editor to be Interviewed on AM760
By Selected News Articles @ 10:42 PM :: 6076 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Tuesday June 12 from 5pm to 6pm on business talk radio KGU--AM760....

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Monday, June 11, 2012
Last Case-Hirono Debates This Week
By Ed Case @ 7:46 PM :: 6031 Views :: Energy, Environment

We've asked you to look past rumors, mainland money, slick ads, and other folks telling you how to vote....

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Monday, June 11, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted June 11, 2012
By Congress.org @ 7:10 PM :: 5438 Views :: Energy, Environment
  • Senate: Wage Discrimination
  • Senate: Farm Bill
  • House: Energy-Water Appropriations
  • House: Medical Device Tax Repeal
  • House: Homeland Security Appropriations
  • House: Legislative Branch Appropriations
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Monday, June 11, 2012
VIDEO: Lingle Releases First TV Ad
By Video @ 7:03 PM :: 5580 Views :: Energy, Environment

The ad highlights Governor Lingle's ability to listen to the people of Hawaii and garner positive results on behalf of the State....

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Monday, June 11, 2012
LaFrance Announces Campaign for SD3 Kona, Kau
By News Release @ 6:32 PM :: 8330 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

LaFrance is a retired contractor, Alarm Company Operator, a lifetime Farmer, and Real Estate broker for 30-years. Has a degree in Hospitality, Human Resource Administration, Agricultural Science, and an MBA.

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Monday, June 11, 2012
Hee: Sandwich Isles Communications "Will Quickly Face Bankruptcy"
By News Release @ 3:34 PM :: 11492 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Recently, the FCC issued a number of major reforms to the Fund, capping the subsidies that rural service providers are eligible to receive....

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Monday, June 11, 2012
The Private Sector is Not "Doing Fine"
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:12 PM :: 4507 Views :: National News, Ethics

...on Friday, President Barack Obama informed America that “the private sector is doing fine.” This, of course, was news to the 12.7 million people who are out of work....

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Monday, June 11, 2012
Kamehameha Day: Abercrombie, Hirono, Akaka, Inouye sending Hawaiians to tribalism?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:37 AM :: 16109 Views :: Akaka Bill, Hawaii History

Kamehameha between 1782 and 1810 united the islands into the Hawaiian Kingdom, created the Hawaiian nationality and a national state from competing Polynesian groups, who themselves had been feudal--not tribal--for as much as 500 years....

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Monday, June 11, 2012
Lingle Campaign Launches Cable TV Channel 110
By News Release @ 2:37 AM :: 7943 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...a landmark digital cable channel tomorrow dedicated solely to providing information about her U.S. Senate campaign and informing voters about the important issues facing Hawaii....

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Sunday, June 10, 2012
Bungled Again as Revenue Forecast is Curtailed
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 3:15 PM :: 5789 Views :: Energy, Environment

...the Department of Taxation interpretation of the alternate energy tax credit created a huge hole in the revenue picture as its definition of “system” allowed taxpayers to claim more than one credit per installation....

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Sunday, June 10, 2012
Ansaldo Employee: Focus is Entirely on Gaining a Project, Not on Doing Anything Useful
By John Bond @ 2:56 PM :: 9576 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The emphasis seems to be to win the projects, instead of making money on the projects. Most projects start out from behind, almost assured of losing money. This leads the management to feel the need to cut engineering costs....

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Sunday, June 10, 2012
Teacher, Oceanographer Running for HD 6 Kona
By News Release @ 1:18 PM :: 8418 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Former educator, commercial fisherman, island musician with the Windward Symphony (Oahu), and Waianae Neighborhood Board Representative, Mike Breslin officially enters the race for Hawai’i House District 6....

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Saturday, June 9, 2012
Rail Plan Calls for 472,000 More Cars on Road
By Selected News Articles @ 5:05 PM :: 7569 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...the rail project would reduce daily car trips by 48,000, but it would be in the face of a 520,000 increase in daily car trips because of population growth....

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Saturday, June 9, 2012
Hawaii, Air Force sign ‘clean’ energy deal
By News Release @ 2:08 PM :: 7669 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Projects will address propulsion technologies, fueling/charging infrastructure technologies, command and control systems for alternative fuel vehicle fleets as well as alternative power generation and storage technologies as they relate to transportation.

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Friday, June 8, 2012
OHA's Kippen Appointed Homeless Tsar
By News Release @ 8:14 PM :: 6266 Views :: Energy, Environment

Mr. Kippen, 62, worked as the senior counsel to the chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and previously at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. He was a chief judge for the Suquamish Indian Tribe. He also practiced law in Washington State where he also served as an appellate tribal judge....

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Friday, June 8, 2012
Governor Releases $20 Million for Various CIPs Statewide
By News Release @ 8:11 PM :: 5722 Views :: Energy, Environment

...fortification and expansion our state’s civil defense and disaster readiness, investments in our health and public safety facilities, short- and long-term planning of energy use at state buildings, and ensuring that our state veterans cemeteries continue to serve as fitting final resting places ....

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