Thursday, July 18, 2024
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Entries for May 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Sledgehammer Tom Brower Taxpayer-Funded Survey: Should Homeless Shopping Carts be ‘Disposed’?
By Andrew Walden @ 3:44 AM :: 6172 Views :: Homelessness, Politicians
If the sledgehammer is personal property, why is Brower using state-funded mailings to poll whether to use it again?
Read More..
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Djou, Aiona Rally State GOP Convention
By Andrew Walden @ 7:16 PM :: 6063 Views :: Republican Party

GOP Candidates were center stage at the Hawaii Republican Party State Convention at Kaneohe's Koolau Ballroom Saturday....

Read More..
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Chamber of Commerce 23 Harmful Bills Stopped in Legislature
By Selected News Articles @ 5:15 AM :: 6088 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business, Taxes

Of the 54 bills harmful to business that were introduced this session that we tracked, 23 bills were stopped....

Read More..
Saturday, May 17, 2014
OHA Scandal is the Inevitable Result of their Rhetoric
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:45 AM :: 5731 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

The Grassroot Institute called for the trustees to take responsibility for their part in creating the atmosphere that led to the letter....

Read More..
Friday, May 16, 2014
May 16, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 10:53 PM :: 4628 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending May 16, 2014....

Read More..
Friday, May 16, 2014
Search Tool: Where Politicians Spend Your Money
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 10:38 PM :: 5386 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...Sen. Malama Solomon’s office has turned in the most for allowance reimbursements at more than $21,000....

Read More..
Friday, May 16, 2014
Medicaid Expansion to Cost Hawaii $326M
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:38 PM :: 5194 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
“As with most new government programs, original estimates are likely not the true full cost.”
Read More..
Friday, May 16, 2014
Duke Aiona: Have I done all I can do for the people of Hawaii?
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 6:18 AM :: 5566 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...the last four years have done nothing to restore my trust in government....

Read More..
Friday, May 16, 2014
Cachola lawyers up as investigators probe use of campaign funds
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:48 AM :: 6211 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

State House Majority Whip Romy Cachola, D-Kalihi, has hired Honolulu criminal defense attorney Michael Green to represent him....

Read More..
Friday, May 16, 2014
Squeezed by Lawsuit, UH Hilo adopts interim policy on speech and assembly
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 6575 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

The University of Hawai'i at Hilo is implementing an interim policy on speech and assembly while the university explores permanent changes to the policy....

Read More..
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Ryan Anderson and Jim DeMint Promote Religious Liberty in Hawaii
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:28 PM :: 4509 Views :: First Amendment

More than 100 Hawaii conservatives joined Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint in Honolulu....

Read More..
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange most costly in nation
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:36 PM :: 4593 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Former U.S. Rep. Charles Djou, D-Hawaii, noted Hawaii’s enrollment cost is 26 times the national average, 2 1/2 times the cost for the second most expensive state....

Read More..
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Hawaii welfare cheat gets 57 months in federal prison
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:28 PM :: 5677 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

Vaughn G. Sherwood sentenced to 57 months for stealing $200,000 in government benefits....

Read More..
Thursday, May 15, 2014
New IRS Revelations – and What the Obama Administration Is Doing Behind the Scenes
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:03 PM :: 6557 Views :: National News, Taxes, TEA Party

...the Obama administration lied when it tried to pin the scandal on IRS employees in an Ohio branch office....

Read More..
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Did OHA Violate Sunshine Law with Secret Meeting(s) in DC?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:08 AM :: 7440 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

...no agendas were filed in advance with the Lt Gov’s office, and no public notice appears to have been given....

Read More..
Thursday, May 15, 2014
It's Time! Judge Elwin Ahu Launches Lt. Gov. Campaign
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 5686 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...twelve-stop statewide kick off tour beginning next week....

Read More..
Thursday, May 15, 2014
New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting
By News Release @ 1:05 AM :: 4238 Views :: TEA Party

Documents also Reveal Unusual Pressure from Key Democrat Senator to Target Conservatives....

Read More..
Thursday, May 15, 2014
DBEDT: Building Permits Up 20.6%
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 6498 Views :: Development, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...In its second quarter 2014 statistics and economic report, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) projects stable economic growth in 2014 and beyond....

Read More..
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Gallup: Hawaii, Texas Best States for Minorities
By Selected News Articles @ 11:20 PM :: 3898 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

Ninety-five percent of Hawaii's residents consider the city or area in which they live to be a good place for racial and ethnic minorities, earning the Aloha State the top spot in Gallup's 50-state ranking....

Read More..
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Terrorists Who Kidnap Little Girls
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:21 AM :: 8168 Views :: National News, World News, Military

Americans have increasingly been pulled into the frightening story of more than 250 schoolgirls in Nigeria who were kidnapped by terrorist group Boko Haram....

Read More..
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Honolulu Ethics: 100 Building Permits, Free Golf, Prizes for 40 City Employees
By News Release @ 6:11 AM :: 5858 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Since 2008, Employee had reviewed and approved at least 100 building permit applications that had been routed through the Department by [Business]....

Read More..
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Full Text Push Poll: Schatz beats Hanabusa 49%-34%
By News Release @ 4:47 AM :: 5847 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

"Colleen Hanabusa has voted in support of the recommendations of the Simpson-Bowles commission, which proposed cuts to Social Security benefits...."

Read More..
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Schofield: 100 Soldiers Deploy to Afghanistan
By News Release @ 2:51 AM :: 5078 Views :: Military

The CMRE mission focuses on tracking, sorting and recovering Army equipment from across Afghanistan....

Read More..
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Proud to be American and Hawaiian - Keli'i Akina
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:39 AM :: 5685 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Grassroot Institute President Keli’i Akina May 12, 2014 ....

Read More..
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Calling all Cronies: Hawaii to Burn $150M on Subprime Energy Loan GEMS
By News Release @ 12:35 AM :: 5599 Views :: Energy

Hawaii GEMS program will focus on making solar power accessible to renters and homeowners with low credit scores....

Read More..
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Hawaii Republicans Get Back to Basics at Upcoming State Convention
By News Release @ 4:41 PM :: 4966 Views :: Republican Party

“Party leaders and I have wasted no time in refocusing our membership on our organization’s main goal – electing Republicans to office." -- Pat Saiki

Read More..
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
After 9 Years, City Reopens Section 8 Waiting List for 6 Days
By News Release @ 4:21 PM :: 5587 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

Online applications will be accepted from 12:00 a.m. on May 15, 2014, through 11:59 p.m. on May 21, 2014....

Read More..
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
People React to This for a Reason
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:25 PM :: 4105 Views :: Life

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the conviction of late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who was found guilty of murdering living babies after botched abortion procedures....

Read More..
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Report: Hawaii State of Preschool 2013
By News Release @ 5:11 AM :: 5511 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...data on state-funded prekindergarten during the 2012-2013 school year....

Read More..
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
OHA Chaos: Machado, Crabbe Dueling Statements (full text)
By Andrew Walden @ 2:17 AM :: 7935 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

"The stakes are far too high for OHA to proceed...." -- Crabbe

Read More..
Monday, May 12, 2014
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 12, 2014
By Congress.org @ 5:10 PM :: 3654 Views :: Congressional Delegation

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Energy-Efficient Building Codes –Cloture
  • House: Benghazi Select Committee–Passage
  • House: Research Tax Credit –Passage
  • House: Charter School Program Expansion–Passage
Read More..
Monday, May 12, 2014
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! -- Takes on Organic Food
By Video @ 3:49 PM :: 6542 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

Penn & Teller Repudiate the idea that organic food has better nutrients, a smaller environmental impact, less harmful pesticides, and better taste than non-organic foods....

Read More..
Monday, May 12, 2014
Molokai Ranch Achieving Success with … Ranching
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 8861 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Agriculture, Tourism

Moloka'i Ranch is launching initiatives to achieve sustainability, starting with the re-establishment of ranching operations....

Read More..
Monday, May 12, 2014
Who Will Blink First on Immigration?
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:40 AM :: 3736 Views :: National News

The Obama administration is moving forward with several federal agency rules on immigration while threatening bigger executive actions....

Read More..
Monday, May 12, 2014
Hawaii’s Schatz among U.S. senators hogging federal earmarks, report says
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:59 AM :: 7492 Views :: National News, Higher Education, Politicians

Since fiscal year 1997, the East-West Center has received 11 earmarks totaling $109.7 million....

Read More..
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Fitch Downgrade: Kauai County Spending Out of Control
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 5409 Views :: Kauai County, Taxes

Expenditure growth has repeatedly outpaced revenue gains, resulting in recurring operating deficits and drawdowns in fund balance....

Read More..
Sunday, May 11, 2014
UH Manoa Profs Petition OHA: Stop ‘Nation Building’ Until John Kerry Answers Letter
By News Release @ 5:43 AM :: 5269 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

We believe that the four fundamental questions posed in the letter requires a response and should be looked at critically before proceeding with any further “nation building” processes....

Read More..
Sunday, May 11, 2014
VIDEO: OHA Roll Commission Secret Budget $2.3M Wasted for 18,000 names
By Video @ 5:28 AM :: 5227 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Over $1M for "Services on a fee basis"

Read More..
Sunday, May 11, 2014
To Err Is Human – And Then We Can Really Mess Things Up
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3696 Views :: Taxes

One feature of our legislative session is that a lot of work needs to get done in a short amount of time. When that happens, there are “oops” moments....

Read More..
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Grassroot Institute Calls on OHA Trustees to Own Up for CEO Comments
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:49 AM :: 5507 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

OHA's own promotion of "Nation-building" efforts is premised upon the same historical arguments of Keanu Sai presented by Crabbe in the letter as grounds for questioning the legitimacy of the Hawaii State Government....

Read More..
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Oahu, Maui, Kona, Hilo: ‘Irreplaceable’ Returns May 15
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:41 PM :: 7590 Views :: Family, First Amendment
What is family? What's happened? And what do we do about it?
Read More..
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Settlement Brings Free Speech Victory for MAUIWatch
By News Release @ 6:36 PM :: 5730 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment

The federal lawsuit alleging unconstitutional interference with plaintiff Neldon Mamuad’s prominent “MAUIWatch” Facebook feed settled on 5/8/14....

Read More..
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Hawaii's Top Marginal Tax Rate: 367100%
By Selected News Articles @ 6:18 PM :: 4118 Views :: Taxes

The paper provides taxpayers with concise information regarding the importance of these Hawaii tax cliffs and suggests policy changes....

Read More..
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Djou: “Obamacare’s punitive costs and punishing demands hurt working people”
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:37 PM :: 4526 Views :: Health Care

"A recent study showed that the cost per enrollee for Obamacare in Hawaii is nearly $24,000."

Read More..
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Hawaii Exiting Inflated Asian Oil Markets, Will Buy from Mexico
By Selected News Articles @ 6:14 AM :: 5500 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...Petroleos Mexicanos said it will export crude to the U.S. state of Hawaii for the first time and that the initial shipment will be delivered in July....

Read More..
Saturday, May 10, 2014
May 9, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 3:52 AM :: 4287 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending May 9, 2014....

Read More..
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Want energy independence? Waive the Jones Act
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:52 AM :: 4554 Views :: Jones Act

The un-sustainability of the Jones Act is becoming more and more apparent as it runs headlong into the energy debate....

Read More..
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Video: Grassroot and Buckeye on School Choice
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:48 AM :: 3780 Views :: Education K-12

...Grassroot President Keli’i Akina speaks with Robert Alt, President of the Buckeye Institute....

Read More..
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Gawker: Hawaii Anti-GMO Speaker a "Cock-Fixated Megalomaniac Email Addict"
By Selected News Articles @ 1:31 AM :: 5677 Views :: GMOs

Reams of his threatening emails have been reproduced online by Gawker in an article titled: “Dr. Tyrone Hayes: Biologist, Cock-Fixated Megalomaniac Email Addict”....

Read More..
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Hawaii GOP Convention Registration Open
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 4415 Views :: Republican Party

Saturday, May 17 from 8:00am to 3:00pm, Koolau Ballroom ....

Read More..
Page 3 of 5First   Previous   1  2  [3]  4  5  Next   Last   
Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Matters

Hawaii Military History

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Together

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

July 4 in Hawaii

Land and Power in Hawaii

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

Natatorium.org

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

Practical Policy Institute of Hawaii

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii