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Saturday, August 11, 2012
GOP Threatens Lawsuit Over Big Island Election Debacle
By David S Chang @ 2:16 AM :: 9415 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Earlier today the Hawaii Republican Party sent the following letter to the State of Hawaii Office of Elections calling for an immediate written explanation detailing the actions of the Hawaii County officials in regard to the absentee ballots and polling places in Kona.

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Friday, August 10, 2012
Abercrombie Releases $16.9M CIP, Grants in Aid
By News Release @ 9:14 PM :: 5778 Views :: Energy, Environment

Grants-in-Aid Approved for PBS, Hana Health Medical Center, and “Mighty Mo”....

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Friday, August 10, 2012
Hawaii Marriage Decision Underlines Importance of Studies
By Selected News Articles @ 7:27 PM :: 5371 Views :: Energy, Environment

...researchers have consistently documented better outcomes for children raised in two-parent homes with both biological parents....

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Friday, August 10, 2012
Gas Company Requests Permit to Import LNG to Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:06 PM :: 6216 Views :: Energy, Environment

On August 9, 2012, HAWAI'IGAS...filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requesting authority to import Liquefied Natural Gas to Hawai'i.

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Friday, August 10, 2012
3,200 Hawaii Illegals to be Given Work Permits
By News Release @ 4:02 PM :: 6845 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Do not “turn yourself in” before the rules are announced and the application process is in place. -- FACE 

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Friday, August 10, 2012
Would the U.S. Postal Service Be Financially Stronger If It Sold Non-Postal Products?
By NCPA @ 3:56 PM :: 3782 Views :: National News, Ethics

Electronic diversion, together with the Great Recession and its after-effects, has buffeted postal services throughout the world. Nevertheless, the majority of foreign posts in high- and medium-income countries have remained profitable ....

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Friday, August 10, 2012
'Pizza Tax' Only a Hint of Obamacare's Costs
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:10 PM :: 4509 Views :: National News, Ethics

At least 60 percent of firms are estimating Obamacare will raise their health care costs, according to a new study released Wednesday by Mercer, a human resources consulting firm.

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Friday, August 10, 2012
As Starvation Looms, UN Begs Obama to Suspend Biofuel Mandates
By Selected News Articles @ 5:01 AM :: 7211 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The US is poised to divert around 40 per cent of its corn into ethanol because of the Congress-enacted mandate despite “huge damage” to the crop because of the worst drought in at least half a century, José Graziano da Silva, director-general of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, warned....

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Friday, August 10, 2012
Lingle Campaign Launches HDTV Channel
By News Release @ 4:46 AM :: 5117 Views :: Energy, Environment

Former Governor Linda Lingle, candidate for Hawaii's open U.S. Senate seat, today launched LL12 HD, a high-definition tiered cable channel which mirrors the previously released LL12 (Ch 110)....

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Friday, August 10, 2012
Want a House? CNHA Handing Out $15,000 to 400 Families
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 5336 Views :: Energy, Environment

Through financial support from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, CNHA and partners deliver free homeownership and debt reduction services....

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Friday, August 10, 2012
Hawaii Family Forum Releases Primary Voter Guide
By News Release @ 12:29 AM :: 8252 Views :: Energy, Environment

Our reponsibility doesn't stop with REGISTRATION, and EDUCATION. We must make the decision to go the polls and cast our vote on Election Day, August 11, 2012. Hawaii is one of the lowest in the nation in voter registration and participation....

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Friday, August 10, 2012
Save Oahu Farmlands Alliance Announces Candidate Endorsements
By News Release @ 12:15 AM :: 4974 Views :: Energy, Environment

Below is a list of candidates in contested races who have gone out of their way to speak up for saving our farms. They have come to testify at the Land Use Commission or worked hard to pass our bills in the legislature or taken strong public stands.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Got Rules? Public Land Development Corp to Hold Hearings
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 4747 Views :: Energy, Environment

PLDC will hold statewide public hearings, starting Monday August 20, for adoption of new Hawai‘i Administrative Rules (HAR) for the PLDC. Some provisions may affect small business.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012
A Stroke of Judicial Sanity on Marriage
By Selected News Articles @ 7:15 PM :: 5299 Views :: Energy, Environment

The other cases have been brought in carefully selected jurisdictions by national activist groups with any eye on strategy. The Hawaii case ... may give us a better indication of what courts might do that are not predisposed to the same-sex marriage conclusion.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Memo to Mitsunaga: If it’s a fact you’re squeaky clean…do you really need the services of Michael Green?
By AtomicMonkey @ 7:02 PM :: 12379 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

White collar crimes, Tax evasion, Mortgage fraud, Ponzi schemes, Violent crimes, Drug crimes, Homicide. Guilty or not, Mr. Green is your best bet to escape conviction....

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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Heritage: Federal Court Upholds Marriage in Hawaii
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:00 PM :: 5515 Views :: Energy, Environment

This ruling comes as the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to review multiple cases involving the issue of same-sex marriage and voters in Maryland, Minnesota, Maine, and Washington prepare to vote this fall on how marriage should be defined in those states....

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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Big Wind Loses Monopoly: Feds Open EIS to Alternatives
By Andrew Walden @ 5:26 PM :: 7927 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The PEIS will consider: “energy efficiency, distributed renewables, utility-scale renewables, alternative transportation fuels and modes, and electrical transmission and distribution.”

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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Kaiser: 30% of Hawaii Doctors Refuse Medicaid Patients
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 8618 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Access to doctors looms as an important issue in 2014, when under the federal health law, the number of Medicaid patients -- now 60 million -- will increase by as many as 16 million.....

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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Biofuels Send Food Prices Soaring--Again
By NCPA @ 4:35 PM :: 4000 Views :: National News, Ethics

...American motorists are now burning about as much corn in their cars as is fed to all of the country's chickens, turkeys, cattle, pigs and fish combined....

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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Ten Ways Obamacare Limits Patient Choice
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:28 PM :: 4626 Views :: National News, Ethics

Obamacare limits patient choice through expansive federal regulation of the insurance market, government interference in the decisions patients make with their doctors, and increased dependence on government health programs....

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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Biomass: Wood-fired Plants Generate Violations
By NCPA @ 4:20 PM :: 4151 Views :: National News, Ethics

...the technologies being used to burn the biomass are outdated, and as a result have been fined for violating air-pollution or water-pollution standards....

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Thursday, August 9, 2012
No Need to Get the Lead Out
By NCPA @ 4:15 PM :: 4054 Views :: National News, Ethics

In June 2012, seven environmental groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), claiming that lead bullets are poisoning both wildlife and humans....

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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Higher Gas Prices Add to Economic Slump
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:48 PM :: 4466 Views :: National News, Ethics

If the President truly wanted to lower gas prices, he would work to increase supply. But when given the opportunity, he has done the opposite.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Access to Justice Room Opens August 10
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 4839 Views :: Energy, Environment

"Many self-represented parties struggle with the judicial system because they don’t understand the process and what is expected of them,” said Chief Justice Recktenwald.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012
1,000 Dictionaries Headed to Yap, Micronesia
By News Release @ 12:39 AM :: 4662 Views :: World News, Family

...thanks to a donation from the Habele, native children on the islands of Yap will be getting a much-needed educational resource....

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Hundreds Celebrate Court Decision Upholding Traditional Marriage
By Andrew Walden @ 11:08 PM :: 7866 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

250 rallying at New Hope Church in Waipahu celebrated today’s court decision upholding traditional marriage ....

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
LNG could ease Hawaii’s high energy costs
By Selected News Articles @ 9:21 PM :: 7424 Views :: Energy, Environment

...federal law poses a big challenge to getting natural gas from Alaska, Nishimura said. A provision known as the Jones Act ....

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
9th Circuit Produces Maui Conference Financial Contracts
By News Release @ 5:48 PM :: 6501 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

The stated concern was not only the cost of the conference but that the itinerary was full of vacation activities (i.e. Zumba dancing), not plans to improve the administration of justice....

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Full Text: Hawaii Gay Marriage Suit Thrown Out of Court
By News Release @ 5:33 PM :: 6507 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"This case does not involve a fundamental right or suspect classification, such as the race-based classification at issue in Brown v. Board of Education...."

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Saltchuck to Convert Alaska Ships to run on Natural Gas
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 5939 Views :: National News, Ethics

The shore side LNG infrastructure that is to accompany TOTE’s plan may help other transportation industries in Puget Sound follow TOTE in converting to LNG.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Obama Denies Gutting Welfare Reform
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:52 PM :: 4580 Views :: National News, Ethics

...Robert Rector and Kiki Bradley first broke the story on July 12 that Obama's Health and Human Services Department (HHS) had rewritten the Clinton-era reform to undo the work requirements....

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Federal Audit Catches Takamine's 'Economic Opportunity Council' Misusing DLIR Funds
By Andrew Walden @ 12:37 PM :: 8804 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

According to DCCA BREG documents, Yokoyama’s for-profit “Hawaii Human Resources Corp” is still owned by Yokoyama and still registered at the same address as HCEOC. 

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Hawaii Receives Tier 1 Status in State Rankings in Combating Human Trafficking With Legislation
By News Release @ 4:19 AM :: 5183 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawaii is now ranked a Tier 1 state according to Polaris Project’s State Ranking system, a considerable improvement from a Tier 4 ranking in 2010.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Video: Randy Roth Clobbers Wayne Yoshioka
By Video @ 1:26 AM :: 6709 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

In a recently videotaped session moderated by Public Radio's Beth Ann Kozlovich, Randy Roth took on Wayne Yoshioka on the rail issue. See this it is highly entertaining....

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Pay to Play Mitsunaga Challenges White to Take a Fake Polygraph Test
By News Release @ 11:38 PM :: 9106 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Editor’s note: Be sure to scroll down to the bottom and read the excerpts from the HA’s 2004 coverage of Mitsunaga’s alleged polygraph test. Its hilarious....

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Case: Hirono is Living in a Fantasy World
By Ed Case @ 8:25 PM :: 6268 Views :: Energy, Environment

"Case is trying to run a campaign based on reality and Hirono is, well, either living in a fantasy world or pandering to the electorate."

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Eliminate Bus Fares to Solve Traffic Woes?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 7:22 PM :: 6870 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

The Transportation Research Board, a unit of the National Academy of Engineering has just released a report titled Implementation and Outcomes of Fare-Free Transit Systems....

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted August 6, 2012
By Congress.org @ 7:04 PM :: 6802 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The House and Senate are in recess until Monday, September 10.... 

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Who Really Gets Rich Off High Gas Prices?
By NCPA @ 6:17 PM :: 2775 Views

... $2.66 of a $3.50 gallon of gasoline is set by global markets reacting to supply and demand....

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The Middle Eastern Time Bomb
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:51 AM :: 2459 Views

Four years of President Obama's foreign policy are having their full effect....

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Monday, August 6, 2012
Organic Is Overrated
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 PM :: 10313 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Several trillion meals containing genetically engineered food ingredients have been consumed by people around the world, and not a single adverse effect has been documented.

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Monday, August 6, 2012
Alumni, Students Denounce UHPA Smear Campaign
By News Release @ 2:49 PM :: 5561 Views :: Energy, Environment

Has UHPA forgotten that in 2004 Governor Lingle forged a six-year contract, the longest in state history, that included pay raises every year?

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Monday, August 6, 2012
Solyndra Revelations Show It's Time to Close the "Bank of Washington"
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:45 PM :: 4061 Views :: National News, Ethics

The emails released between Solyndra stakeholders and Obama Administration officials show that Solyndra's investors knew the company was a bad bet for taxpayers, but the Administration wanted the energy loan guarantee program to be perceived as successful....

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Sunday, August 5, 2012
Featured on Glen Beck: Wallbuilders’ David Barton to speak at Maui, Oahu events
By News Release @ 7:19 PM :: 12450 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawaii Family Forum is pleased to announce that David Barton, and his son Tim, will be speaking in Hawaii from August 8 - 10....

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Sunday, August 5, 2012
Rail, RTTT, Obamacare, 'Green' Energy: The Ulterior Motive
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:47 PM :: 8235 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"Disruptive technologies can putter around the margins … for years … But if they get better or cheaper, at some point they can suddenly take off, challenging the status quo."

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Sunday, August 5, 2012
DoE Spends $3M/yr Suing Disabled Children, Forces Closure of Loveland Academy
By Selected News Articles @ 6:30 PM :: 9903 Views :: Energy, Environment

... the DOE is known to regularly withheld tuition payments for students who were legally awarded reimbursements ....

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Sunday, August 5, 2012
Case: Featherweight Hirono Can’t be the Solution When She’s Part of the Problem
By Video @ 4:42 PM :: 5262 Views :: Energy, Environment

“Hirono is a featherweight lawmaker and campaigner.”

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Sunday, August 5, 2012
Dependency Creates Apathy, the Beginning of the Downward Spiral
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:24 AM :: 5511 Views :: Energy, Environment

This is only the beginning of the downward spiral of our community....

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Saturday, August 4, 2012
UPW Endorses State Legislative Candidates
By News Release @ 5:42 PM :: 5717 Views :: Energy, Environment

Complete list of UPW endorsements in all House and Senate races....

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Saturday, August 4, 2012
Gallup: Hawaii, Rhode Island Top Democratic States
By Selected News Articles @ 3:18 AM :: 7518 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...in three states -- Hawaii (+9), Vermont (+7), and New Jersey (+6) -- Obama's job rating is at least six points higher than the total percentage of Democrats....

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