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Friday, October 10, 2014
Video: Djou vs Takai in CD1 Debate
By Video @ 7:17 PM :: 4788 Views :: Politicians

The Affordable Care Act, same-sex marriage and the Jones Act are just some of the issues facing the candidates for U.S. Congressional District 1....

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Friday, October 10, 2014
Gay Lawsuit Against Hawaii Gay Marriage Ban Ends as Moot
By Selected News Articles @ 6:45 PM :: 4231 Views :: Family

The judges added that other lawsuits challenging Hawaii's marriage equality law already in the pipeline "do not defeat mootness" in this case....

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Friday, October 10, 2014
Honest? Ige Once Signed 'No New Taxes' Pledge
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 5209 Views :: Politicians, Taxes

"I don’t make promises to people that I can’t keep." 

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Friday, October 10, 2014
OHA Plays Political Game With Candidates
By News Release @ 4:18 PM :: 4056 Views :: OHA

...Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Kanu Hawai‘i, a grassroots organization, have teamed up to help voters find out which local candidates they agree with most....

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Friday, October 10, 2014
Djou Launches 3rd TV Ad
By Video @ 3:35 PM :: 4167 Views :: Politicians

...The commercial addresses the $17.5 trillion national debt plaguing our nation....

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Friday, October 10, 2014
$55K -- Hawaii Retirees Income Tops in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:58 PM :: 4202 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii is number 1 at $55,560, Alaska is #2 at $53,822....

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Friday, October 10, 2014
Ban on Internet Access Taxes Could Produce Tax Cut for Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 PM :: 4035 Views :: Taxes

If passed and signed into law, PITFA would make the ITFA moratorium permanent and force these seven states to cease imposing taxes on Internet access....

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Friday, October 10, 2014
Hawaii Counties Score ‘D’ on Administration of Property Taxes
By Selected News Articles @ 1:56 PM :: 4945 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...six states received D+ or D grades: Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island....

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Friday, October 10, 2014
Roadside animal farm may be casualty of Hawaii government
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:04 AM :: 5774 Views :: DHHL, Small Business

A 10-year battle in state court over a 120-acre commercial property in Waimanalo is coming to an end....

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Friday, October 10, 2014
Prosecutor: Criticism of Cachola Case 'Uninformed'
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 3989 Views :: Law Enforcement

Taking the case to a grand jury wasn't about looking for a way out....

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Thursday, October 9, 2014
Wind Industry Admits It Needs Handout to Compete
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:14 PM :: 5833 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...The wind production tax credit, a generous $23 per-megawatt-hour tax credit the producer receives for 10 years, expired last year....

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Thursday, October 9, 2014
Hawaii Ranks 4th on Income but 44th on Federal Taxes Paid
By Selected News Articles @ 5:48 AM :: 4919 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii Ranks 11th overall: 4th on Income, 20th on GDP, and 44th on Federal Taxes....

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Thursday, October 9, 2014
Colorado Governor: Legalizing Pot Was ‘Reckless’
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:05 AM :: 4422 Views :: Drugs

...“I think for us to that that [legalize recreational use] without having all the data, there is not enough data, and to a certain extent you could say it was reckless.”....

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Maui Monsanto Rep Cancels Speaking Engagement Over Safety Concerns
By News Release @ 10:09 PM :: 6157 Views :: TEA Party, GMOs

...anti-GMO activists were planning to protest and disrupt our meeting....

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Aiona Proposes HOPE for Renters to Build Equity
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 7775 Views :: Republican Party, Cost of Living

Two team members — Peter Savio of the Savio Group and Jay Iranon of Swinerton Builders — were both on hand as Aiona released the policy initiative to the local media....

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The Forgiving Democratic Electorate
By Selected News Articles @ 9:15 PM :: 3704 Views :: Health Care

... the Connector was “a creature of the legislature”....

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Academics Defend HOPE Probation
By Selected News Articles @ 2:39 PM :: 5516 Views :: Justice Reinvestment

Swift-certain-fair (SCF) sanctioning improves on conventional practice....

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
New director takes over Hawaii’s troubled Obamacare exchange
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:14 PM :: 3948 Views :: Health Care

...state administration and some key lawmakers want the state Department of Human Services  to take over the Connector....

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Ige Still Has No Answers For His HHSC Fiscal Crisis
By News Release @ 5:03 AM :: 5662 Views :: Health Care, Politicians

The Problem Is So Dire, Other Democrat Leaders Are Calling For An Emergency Special Session....

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
UH Manoa Grad Students: No Confidence in Lassner, BoR
By News Release @ 10:09 PM :: 3761 Views :: Higher Education

Both resolutions passed with an overwhelming majority (82% and 87% respectively)....

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Free Markets and Jones Act Reform at Union Meeting?
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:57 PM :: 5131 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...allow the purchase of less expensive but more efficient foreign-built ferries....

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Ige Co-Sponsored Hawaii Health Exchange Failure
By News Release @ 6:07 PM :: 3537 Views :: Health Care

Senator Ige Co-Sponsored And Supported The Hawaii Health Connector Bill That Governor Abercrombie Signed Into Law....

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
UH Bribes 'Pono Choices' Students With $52,200.00 in gift cards
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 5:39 PM :: 7097 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

...Students, the teachers, and community liaisons were given over $52,000.00 in gift cards in violation of Hawaii State law....

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Hawaii Atheists Move to Michigan, Begin Suing
By Selected News Articles @ 5:18 PM :: 7356 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

...Kahle and Huber moved from Hawaii to Norton Shores (MI) last year....

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Chertoff: Gabbard's Visa Proposal Damages Tourism
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:45 PM :: 5994 Views :: Military, Tourism

...the Gabbard measure would go further, forcing thousands of economy-boosting tourists and business travelers to apply for visas — a notoriously arduous process....

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Am Samoa: Faleomavaega Coming Home 'Soon'?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:34 PM :: 4749 Views :: Politicians

...it remains a mystery what is keeping Faleomavaega in Washington more than three weeks after Congress has recessed....

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Hawaii ERS Sticks With Troubled Bond Fund as Others Flee
By Selected News Articles @ 4:23 PM :: 4301 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Billionaire 'Bond King,' Erotic Sneezing Enthusiast, Quits Job Just Ahead Of Firing....

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
What 20 years of research on cannabis use has taught us
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 3946 Views :: Drugs

A major new review in the scientific journal Addiction sets out the latest information on the effects of cannabis use on mental and physical health....

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Hawaii Work Force Participation Down 7%
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:30 PM :: 4792 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

A study of labor force participation in all 50 states ranks Hawaii at 42 in the nation....

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
VIDEO: New Ad Hammers Ige's Health Exchange Debacle
By Video @ 4:09 AM :: 5368 Views :: Health Care, Politicians

Ige co-sponsored the bill creating the failed Hawaii Health Exchange....

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Gas Tax: Hawaii Ranks #4 in USA
By News Release @ 2:19 AM :: 4627 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

The federal government adds 18.40 cents per gallon in each state....

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Monday, October 6, 2014
15 public schools earn $230,000 for high achievement
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 4189 Views :: Education K-12

Schools that earned the "Recognition" status in the Strive HI Performance System represent the top five percent of schools in the state....

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Monday, October 6, 2014
Cost of Living: Will Hawaii Take Heed of Warning Signs?
By John Engle @ 7:25 PM :: 5661 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The answer to the problem is multi-faceted and extremely complex....

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Monday, October 6, 2014
Ten Gubernatorial Forums Set for October
By News Release @ 6:57 PM :: 4371 Views :: Politicians

...In less than 1 month Hawai‘i will wake up to a new Governor....

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Monday, October 6, 2014
Abercrombie Appoints Four to Board of Regents
By News Release @ 6:40 PM :: 3984 Views :: Higher Education

...Simeon Acoba, Dr. Dileep Bal, Peter Hoffmann and Helen Nielsen....

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Monday, October 6, 2014
Supreme Court Decision Will Lead to Gay Marriage in Five States
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:21 PM :: 3909 Views :: Family

Today the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review appeals from Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Indiana and Wisconsin on the definition of marriage....

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Monday, October 6, 2014
Study Shows Ige's Tax Hikes Leave Hawaii Far Behind
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 6889 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Politicians, Taxes, Cost of Living

"Instead of addressing the soaring cost of living facing Hawaii's middle-class families, Senator Ige and Governor Abercrombie piled on even more taxes...."

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Monday, October 6, 2014
Hawaii's 'Lost Decade' Was Historic
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 PM :: 3931 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

State suffered the fourth worst economic drop from 1992-2001 of any US State going back to the Great Depression....

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Sunday, October 5, 2014
After Taxes, Housing, and Utilities, Hawaii Residents Fifth Poorest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:24 PM :: 6948 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

...Hawaii disposable income = $34,683 rank 47th of 51....

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Sunday, October 5, 2014
Ebola: Where are the Anti-GMO Protesters Now?
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:25 PM :: 6406 Views :: Health Care, GMOs

According to the CDC website, genetic testing is used to diagnose this deadly disease....

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Sunday, October 5, 2014
Hawaii Superferry Making a Comeback?
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 6449 Views :: Jones Act, Small Business

5pm to 10pm Monday October 6th 2014 PIER 19 Ferry Facility....

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Sunday, October 5, 2014
Falling Off the Cliff
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4174 Views :: Taxes
"wheeeeeee...splat."
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Saturday, October 4, 2014
Kakaako: How to Buy Hawaii State Senators--Legally
By Andrew Walden @ 9:53 PM :: 10066 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

"...The State Ethics Code does not prohibit legislators from introducing or voting on legislation...that affects their non-state employment interests...."

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Saturday, October 4, 2014
Will Tom Brower ever learn?
By News Release @ 8:54 PM :: 6691 Views :: Ethics, Homelessness, Politicians

...This is the third taxpayer-funded mailer Brower has sent out on the shopping cart issue and it is drawing a complaint....

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Saturday, October 4, 2014
A Bad Week for David Ige
By News Release @ 4:39 PM :: 5755 Views :: Politicians

This past week saw Senator David Ige on defense on taxes, education and the state hospital fiscal crisis....

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Saturday, October 4, 2014
Health Connector Names New CEO
By News Release @ 3:33 PM :: 3980 Views :: Health Care

Most recently, Kissel was president and CEO of Hawai‘i GAS....

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Saturday, October 4, 2014
Hawaii Family Forum Publishes 2014 Voter Guide
By News Release @ 3:22 PM :: 9479 Views :: Family, Life, Politicians, Religion

The Hawaii Family Forum/Hawaii Catholic Conference voter guide for the General Election is now available.... 

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Friday, October 3, 2014
Hawaii officials on alert after Ebola scare
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:23 PM :: 4352 Views :: Health Care

Medical officials responded to an Ebola scare by placing a patient in isolation....

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Friday, October 3, 2014
NRA President to Speak in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:17 PM :: 4594 Views :: Second Amendment

Saturday, November 8, 2014, Pearl Country Club ...

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Friday, October 3, 2014
Tribe? 50 Years of Mismanagement and Corruption
By Video @ 5:52 AM :: 5708 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

The Mismanagement Others Underwent Has Been Years Of Torment....

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