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Saturday, August 4, 2012
UHERO Annual Hawaii Forecast: Tourism Hot, But Broader Growth Still Elusive
By News Release @ 12:18 AM :: 5454 Views :: Energy, Environment

...with a few exceptions, the rest of the local economy is going nowhere....

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Friday, August 3, 2012
HART: Reducing Rail PR is a Federal Civil Rights Violation
By Andrew Walden @ 10:10 PM :: 6088 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects the right of crony rail contractors to ensure that they have maximum influence over Hawaii’s August 11 Primary races....

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Friday, August 3, 2012
NYT: Three Ingredients for Republican Victory in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 6:07 PM :: 6386 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Republicans generally need three ingredients to overcome the Democratic advantage in the Aloha State....

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Friday, August 3, 2012
Judge Orders State DPS to Allow Inmates to Marry
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 5707 Views :: Energy, Environment

The ACLU is aware that couples other than the two named plaintiffs have been prohibited from marrying; those individuals are encouraged to contact the ACLU of Hawaii....

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Friday, August 3, 2012
Xtreme Power: A Pig-in-a-poke For Hawaii Wind Farm
By Andrew Walden @ 3:46 PM :: 24396 Views :: Energy

July 14, 2010: "When the entire Hawaii politico-business establishment is in perfect unity behind a project such as the Kahuku Wind Farm, it can only mean one thing: disaster."

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Friday, August 3, 2012
AKP Demands $1/month from Oahu, Big Isle Ratepayers
By News Release @ 3:37 PM :: 12176 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Energy, Cost of Living

...the estimated incremental cost spread among Hawaii Island and Oahu customers based on fuel price projections could be about 2/10th of one cent or from $0.84 to $1.00 per month for a residential bill of 500 to 600 kilowatt-hours....

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Friday, August 3, 2012
Pacom: Asia-Pacific Focus Represents ‘Whole of Government’ Rebalance
By Selected News Articles @ 3:28 PM :: 10026 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Recognizing that the new focus on the Asia-Pacific region is a national strategy and one not just for the Defense Department alone, U.S. Pacific Command is reaching out to its interagency and non-governmental partners to roll it out in an efficient, well-coordinated manner.

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Friday, August 3, 2012
Has Any Administration Policy NOT Killed Jobs Lately?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:59 PM :: 4124 Views :: National News, Ethics

According to the Labor Department's July jobs report, the unemployment rate ticked up to 8.3 percent, 12.8 million Americans are out of work, and 5.2 million have been out of work for at least a half a year....

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Friday, August 3, 2012
To Stop Mufi, Mrs Abercrombie Joins the Chris Butler Cult
By Andrew Walden @ 4:24 AM :: 29776 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians, Religion, Tulsi Gabbard

“Tulsi is a pure devotee. She is a little plant, a Holy Basil…. You don’t just leave, you are totally black banned if you leave."

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Thursday, August 2, 2012
'Non-Partisan Hawaii Ohana' 2012 Candidate Endorsements
By News Release @ 11:40 PM :: 6272 Views :: Energy, Environment

The 2012 Legislative Session saw an unprecedented introduction of development "exemption" bills that would have eroded decades of environmental protections and curtailed public participation.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012
Act 183: First Injunctions Filed under New Mortgage Rescue Fraud Prevention Law
By News Release @ 5:51 PM :: 9007 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Act 183, signed into law by Governor Neil Abercrombie on June 28, 2012, now makes violations of the Mortgage Rescue Fraud Prevention Act a class C felony with a mandatory $10,000 fine.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012
Gallup: Obama losing in 37 states, gets 63% Approval in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 PM :: 8560 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In 16 states, his approval rating averaged below 40%, with residents of Utah, Wyoming, and Alaska least approving.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012
Ono Good! NOAA to Conduct Status Review of Green Turtles
By News Release @ 4:45 PM :: 5373 Views :: Energy, Environment

This decision was prompted by a recent petition from the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, and is consistent with recommendations from NOAA’s most recent 5-year review of the species, completed in 2007....

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Thursday, August 2, 2012
Hawaii Firefighter Fatality Report Examines Cardiac Death
By Selected News Articles @ 4:02 PM :: 5964 Views :: Energy, Environment

On January 18, 2012, a 50-year-old male career fire apparatus operator was working a 24-hour shift during which he responded to one emergency call ....

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Thursday, August 2, 2012
Hawaii-Based Task Force Stems Chemical Trafficking in Asia-Pacific
By Selected News Articles @ 3:53 PM :: 10094 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

A little-known organization with U.S. Pacific Command is bringing together military and law-enforcement capabilities to combat drug-related transnational crime in the Asia-Pacific region ....

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Thursday, August 2, 2012
Hawaii DoD Launches ‘Hawaii Civic Justice Corps’
By News Release @ 3:47 PM :: 5945 Views :: Energy, Environment

...the Hawaii Civic Justice Corps program provides a customized approach to reconnect juvenile offenders to their communities....

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Thursday, August 2, 2012
Plunge In Carbon Dioxide Output Due to Natural Gas Fracking
By NCPA @ 3:21 PM :: 4611 Views :: National News, Ethics

But don't worry.  Environmentalists are working day and night to stop fracking and restore CO2 output to Gorewellian levels....

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Thursday, August 2, 2012
Heritage: Can Conservatives Be Environmentalists?
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:49 PM :: 4097 Views :: National News, Ethics

Efforts to protect the environment in America have ignored the most powerful force for improving the environment: free people....

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Thursday, August 2, 2012
DCCA: Let your auto insurer spy on you and save money
By News Release @ 2:17 PM :: 6295 Views :: Energy, Environment

Under the program, DTRIC evaluates how a customer drives based on data accumulated by an 'Akamai Rater' device installed in the vehicle.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012
Wind PTC Already Phasing Out—for Certain
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:38 AM :: 3126 Views

Though the eligibility date has a sharp cutoff, the financial flows themselves do follow a phase-out pattern. Wind generation that is put in place by December 31 will receive the tax credit for next 10 years.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Candidates on the Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 3:52 AM :: 6836 Views :: Jones Act

The Star-Advertiser asked all 24 candidates running for three federal offices 6 questions including, “Should Hawaii be exempt from the Jones Act, the federal law that protects the domestic shipping industry from foreign competition?” 

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Thursday, August 2, 2012
9th Annual Navy League Golf Tourney
By News Release @ 2:58 AM :: 8111 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The 9th Annual Navy League Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Mamala Bay Golf Course...

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Forbes: The Hawaii Marxist Who Mentored President Obama On General Motors
By Selected News Articles @ 10:30 PM :: 8191 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The problem was not Stalin’s Iron Curtain, scoffed Frank Marshall Davis in his usual incendiary language, but “G.M.’s iron curtain,” being raised by “General Motors’ Hitlers.”

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Life Expectancy: Stay in Hawaii if you want to live longer
By Selected News Articles @ 9:47 PM :: 6812 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawaii noted the lowest at 589.6 deaths per 100,000 of the population, a staggering 21 per cent lower than the average for the entire country - 765.2 ....

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Rail: Leading Environmentalists Push Back Against Sierra Club, Endorse Cayetano
By News Release @ 9:20 PM :: 7139 Views :: Rail

The Sierra Club is the only environmental group that has advocated for the controversial elevated steel on steel rail system....  Several other high profile environmental organizations have opposed the project....

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
New Name for The Gas Company
By News Release @ 9:16 PM :: 6229 Views :: Energy, Environment

This change better reflects the Company’s identity as an important part of Hawaii’s energy community: proudly local and fully committed to clean technology and innovation....

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
NYT: Doctor Shortage Likely to Worsen With Health Law
By NCPA @ 6:50 PM :: 4196 Views :: National News, Ethics

Across the country, fewer than half of primary care clinicians were accepting new Medicaid patients as of 2008....

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Lingle Urges Supporters to Vote in Republican Primary
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 6:38 PM :: 5401 Views :: Energy, Environment

"Remember, you don’t have to be a Republican to vote for me on the Republican ballot."

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Head of DOJ Civil Rights Division Declines to State Whether He Will Protect Speech Critical of Religion
By News Release @ 4:52 PM :: 4313 Views :: National News, Ethics

... they urged for a legal declaration that criticism of Islam in the U.S. be considered racial discrimination, potentially under the Title VI anti-discrimination laws ....

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
235,000 Hawaii Juror Questionnaires to be Mailed Out
By News Release @ 4:40 PM :: 5086 Views :: Energy, Environment

As it does each year during the first week in August, the Hawaii State Judiciary mails juror questionnaires to persons who have a Hawaii state driver’s license and are registered to vote in the State of Hawaii.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Djou: Our Polls Show us Ahead
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 8071 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

We are confident in our own internal polling and other polls we have seen that show us with a slight lead or tied.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Black Pastors Oppose Gay 'Marriage,' Warn Obama: We ‘Will Not Stand With You’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:53 PM :: 5059 Views :: National News, Ethics

In a press release announcing the campaign, Owens encouraged black pastors and the black community to “withdraw their support for [Obama].”

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Obamacare's Anti-Religious Freedom Mandate Starts TODAY
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:45 PM :: 4047 Views :: National News, Ethics

Today signals the beginning of a season of impossible decisions for employers who, for reasons of conscience, have not been paying for abortion....

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Abercrombie Video Touts DoE, Financial 'Success'
By Video @ 12:37 AM :: 3929 Views

"Mr. Okabe is mistaken to characterize the administration's news of good fiscal management as a 'surplus.'" -- An Abercrombie statement not included in the video 

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