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Friday, August 8, 2014
Mandatory Labeling of GMOs--A big-government solution to a problem that doesn’t exist.
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:05 PM :: 4767 Views :: GMOs

...FDA has no basis for concluding that bioengineered foods ... present any different or greater safety concern than foods developed by traditional plant breeding....

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Friday, August 8, 2014
When A Hurricane Hits Do We Realize Our Priorities
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:27 AM :: 4129 Views :: GMOs

...did you go shopping for GMO free organic and pesticide free food, BPA free bottled water, and gluten free bread when preparing for the storm?

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Friday, August 8, 2014
Iniki: Years later Kauai Population, Workforce Still Suffered
By UHERO @ 1:11 AM :: 6031 Views :: Hawaii History, Hawaii Statistics

...Kauai’s economy only returned to pre-Iniki levels 7-8 years after the storm....

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Thursday, August 7, 2014
UPDATE: Iselle Hits -- Julio Coming Sunday
By News Release @ 7:36 PM :: 9528 Views :: Environment

MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 70 KT WITH GUSTS TO 85 KT....

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Thursday, August 7, 2014
Squeezed by High Prices, Hawaii Consumers Spend the Least on Nonessentials
By Selected News Articles @ 3:48 PM :: 3731 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...just 34% of spending, compared with 54% nationally....

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Thursday, August 7, 2014
GOP Seeking Primary Day Volunteers
By News Release @ 1:58 PM :: 4162 Views :: Office of Elections

...With no announced closures or delays due to the impending hurricanes, we wanted to let you know that we are still working hard to turn Republicans out on Primary Election Day this Saturday....

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Thursday, August 7, 2014
Has Hawaii’s governor lost his mojo?
By Malia Zimmerman @ 11:40 AM :: 5737 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

...If Abercrombie loses this primary, it will be the first time in Hawaii’s history a sitting Democrat governor is ousted after just one term....

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Thursday, August 7, 2014
UH: GMO Crops Conserve Topsoil, Reduce Herbicide Use
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 AM :: 4221 Views :: GMOs

...there has been a reduction in the use of more toxic herbicides, and soils have benefited from reduced tillage....

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Thursday, August 7, 2014
Oahu, Maui, Hawaii County Shelter Locations
By News Release @ 12:11 AM :: 7528 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Maui County

...List of designated shelters for Hawaii , Maui, and Honolulu .... 

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
US Senators: DOI Effort to Create Fake Hawaiian Tribe is “Unlawful”
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:14 PM :: 5796 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...Letter to DOI Secretary Jewell questions legality, constitutionality of the ANPRM....

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Candidate Forced by UH to Take Leave Without Pay
By Selected News Articles @ 10:05 PM :: 7945 Views :: Higher Education, Labor, Politicians

...J N Musto, Executive Director of UHPA indicated that they had been fighting the contract language for 30 years and did reach an agreement that UH professors could maintain their position while campaigning....

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
GMO tobacco ‘mystery serum’ rescues Ebola virus victims
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 PM :: 7874 Views :: World News, Health Care, GMOs
...Genetically engineered tobacco plants produce an experimental Ebola serum....
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
OHA Tribe? Secrets Spilled in Minnesota
By Video @ 6:53 PM :: 7144 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA
What Are The Secret Meetings The DOI Was Forced To Admit To? 
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Hawaii's Party Chairs Issue Joint Call For Early Voting To Be Safe
By News Release @ 6:23 PM :: 6635 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections, Republican Party

...Chairs of the Hawaii Republican Party and the Democratic Party of Hawaii issued a joint call for voters to cast their ballots early....

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Am Samoa: Democrat Nod Goes to Faleomavaega in a Slick Maneuver
By Selected News Articles @ 5:54 PM :: 7014 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

...The party chairman then called for a vote and the dozen party attendees present (out of 600 people said to be members) unanimously endorsed Faleomavaega for re-election....

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Tribe? Feds to Meet With Hawaiians in N&S California
By News Release @ 2:34 PM :: 6755 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...Hayward, August 9 ... Tustin, August 10....

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Statewide Locations: In Person Early Walk-In Voting Open Thru Thursday
By News Release @ 10:27 AM :: 6309 Views :: Office of Elections
... Primary: July 28th to August 7th ....
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Kalaeloa Raceway Park Closes--Blames Abercrombie
By News Release @ 4:48 AM :: 9959 Views :: DHHL, Politicians

In return for our concentrated efforts, we have received nothing but false promises from the current administration, and as such, we can no longer support Governor Abercrombie in his quest for re-election....

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
DoE Announces School Closures on Hawaii Island, Maui County
By News Release @ 4:19 AM :: 3834 Views :: Education K-12

On Thursday, Aug. 7, all public schools in Hawaii and Maui Counties (Maui, Molokai, Lanai) will be closed....

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Will $150M Obamacare Tax Lead to ILWU Strike?
By Michael Hansen @ 10:35 PM :: 5882 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...Potentially, consumers in Hawaii and Alaska could pick up the tab for Obamacare excise tax....

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
2014 April GET Collections Still Down Compared to 2013
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 4:17 PM :: 6578 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...2014 April General Excise Tax (GET) collections are still down compared to the same month last year, although slightly improved on March 2014....

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Navy Paying 69% More With $334M Solar Project
By News Release @ 3:45 PM :: 6542 Views :: Energy, Military

... the Navy is paying $0.44 per kwh ....

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Q&A: Ten Things You Need to Know About Boehner Suing Obama
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:52 PM :: 6196 Views :: National News, Health Care, Judiciary

...Last week, the House of Representatives voted to authorize Speaker John Boehner to file a lawsuit challenging President Obama’s failure to fully implement Obamacare....

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Monday, August 4, 2014
Your Tax Dollars at Work: FlikMedia, Inc. Acquires Flikdate
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 4916 Views :: Ethics, Tax Credits

...Flikdate is the recipient of HSDC Hi-Tech 'investment' money....

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Monday, August 4, 2014
Hawaii Charter Schools Produce 7% More Student Achievement Per Dollar Spent
By Selected News Articles @ 5:42 PM :: 3345 Views :: Education K-12

While gains were small in places like Hawaii (7 percent), D.C. saw advantages of more than 100 percent....

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Monday, August 4, 2014
Hawaii's Partnership Against Fraud
By News Release @ 2:37 PM :: 4360 Views :: Law Enforcement

...to generate greater awareness about the threats of financial scams....

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Monday, August 4, 2014
WaPo: Union freakouts are hurting the hunt for good teachers
By NCPA @ 1:58 PM :: 4579 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... the debate over evaluations has been full of false information ....

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Monday, August 4, 2014
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted August 4, 2014
By Congress.org @ 1:55 PM :: 3697 Views :: Congressional Delegation
Both chambers are in recess until the week of September 8.... 
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Monday, August 4, 2014
2014: States with the Best & Worst School Systems
By News Release @ 1:50 PM :: 5107 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics
Hawaii ranks 25th in “Education Output and Safety” and 36th in “School System Quality”
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Sunday, August 3, 2014
Without Abercrombie, Education Reform a Political Orphan
By Andrew Walden @ 9:31 PM :: 6463 Views :: Education K-12, Politicians

...With Abercrombie out of the picture, education reform advocates can reinterpret the rules for vouchers to open the door to church preschools....

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Sunday, August 3, 2014
Mainland Anti-GMO Group Pours Money into Kaneohe HD48 Race
By Joni Kamiya @ 5:54 PM :: 5822 Views :: Politicians, GMOs

Here’s a flier that was sent out in to people in the Kaneohe/Kahaluu area by the Center for Food Safety just a few days ago....

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Sunday, August 3, 2014
Election Day Precinct Workers Needed
By News Release @ 5:14 PM :: 4134 Views :: Office of Elections

Help keep Hawaii elections honest--volunteer as a precinct worker....

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Sunday, August 3, 2014
NPS: Draft Ewa Plains Battlefield Nomination And Photo Archive Available
By John Bond @ 4:17 PM :: 5919 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

Former MCAS Ewa Field is an especially unique battlefield that has been officially recognized....

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Sunday, August 3, 2014
Everywhere...and Perversely Fair
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3754 Views :: Taxes

...Our Hawaii Supreme Court said that it reaches "virtually every economic activity imaginable"....

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Saturday, August 2, 2014
Apple Unredacted: Did Attack on Carbone's $300K 'Assistant' Precipitate Removal of UHM Chancellor?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:23 PM :: 8491 Views :: Higher Education

"You have mentioned this frequently as a reason for loss of confidence in me from you and the Board."

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Saturday, August 2, 2014
VA reform bill gives veterans private health care options
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:57 PM :: 4564 Views :: Military

House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise Wednesday on a Veterans Affairs health care reform bill....

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Saturday, August 2, 2014
Honolulu Army reservist accused of fraud, theft and child molestation
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:47 PM :: 6877 Views :: Military, Politicians

...he is accused of repeatedly molesting a 13-year-old boy, and has been held in the state prison facility since February....

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Saturday, August 2, 2014
School Choice Event Shows New Way Forward for Hawaii Education Reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:28 AM :: 3826 Views :: Education K-12

Grassroot Institute's Friedman Dinner emphasizes bipartisanship, cooperation in improving schools....

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Saturday, August 2, 2014
Akina for OHA Launches TV, Radio Ads
By Video @ 12:13 AM :: 5278 Views :: OHA, Politicians
We've run our Radio Ad on 95.5 The Fish for two weeks and have had great reviews!
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Friday, August 1, 2014
State Administrator Admits Federal Highway Dollars in Jeopardy
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 6379 Views :: Politicians, Rail, Republican Party

Unless the State elects a Republican to represent its needs and projects, Hawaii’s current all-Democrat delegation will have no seat in the majority caucus where decisions are made....

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Friday, August 1, 2014
$72M Vanishes: New Council on Revenues Forecast Minus 1.8%
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 7727 Views :: Economy, Taxes

...The new fiscal year 2014 forecast is minus 1.8 percent, down from a negative 0.4 percent in May, a difference of about $72 million....

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Friday, August 1, 2014
Report: Dobelle Could Face Criminal Charges for Theft from Mass. College
By News Release @ 5:45 AM :: 4552 Views :: Higher Education

...Dobelle spent 171 days in San Francisco.  The trips frequently coincided with the Bohemian Club’s “Spring Jinks” gatherings in late May and its two-week “Encampment” in July – cost the school $63,000....

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