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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Project SAM: Seven Marijuana Myths
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:04 PM :: 5127 Views :: Drugs

...marijuana legalization will usher in America’s new version of “Big Tobacco” ....

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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Pocketbook Issues: Ige on Defense
By News Release @ 2:28 PM :: 7828 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party, Taxes, Cost of Living

"Which is precisely why the RGA ad, and others that may follow, might actually persuade voters to go Aiona’s way."

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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Timing Isn't Everything: How to Lose Your Solar Tax Credit
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 6175 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

This week’s illustration of how timing is important involves the Hawaii Renewable Energy Technologies credit....

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Saturday, September 20, 2014
The GMO Debate: Meetings about non-existent food safety issues
By Selected News Articles @ 8:07 PM :: 4566 Views :: GMOs

GMOs have never caused a single death or illness. But this vocal minority wants them banned … just in case....

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Saturday, September 20, 2014
Judge Grants TRO as ACLU Pushes Claim That Panhandling is First Amendment Right
By News Release @ 3:48 PM :: 7062 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Homelessness

The TRO prohibits Hawaii County from interfering with Plaintiff Justin Guy’s right to hold a sign (saying “Homeless Please Help”) by the side of the road....

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Saturday, September 20, 2014
New UHM Chancellor orders 'Review' of Cancer Center
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 4382 Views :: Higher Education

...The review shall clarify and identify the requirements for near-term renewal and long-term designation as an NCI Cancer Center....

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Saturday, September 20, 2014
Kelii Akina interviews Elwin Ahu
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:58 AM :: 5424 Views :: Politicians

Mr. Ahu shares his political philosophy with Dr. Akina, and fields some tough questions....

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Saturday, September 20, 2014
Department of Community Services to hold GIA workshops
By News Release @ 3:45 AM :: 4045 Views :: Honolulu County

Workshops will be held at Mission Memorial Hearings Room from 6 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30 and Thursday, October 2....

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Friday, September 19, 2014
Aiona Only Candidate to Release Policy Initiatives
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 8761 Views :: Education K-12, Homelessness, Politicians, Republican Party

...a detailed plan with practical solutions for our state’s toughest issues: Homelessness, Affordable Housing, and Education....

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Friday, September 19, 2014
INFOGRAPHIC: The Abercrombie-Ige Policy Agenda By The Numbers
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 3930 Views :: Taxes

...New Infographic Spells Out The Results Of The Last Four Years For Hawaii....

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Friday, September 19, 2014
Oahu defense contractor sentenced on espionage charges
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:17 PM :: 4935 Views :: Military

A retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and civilian contractor will spend more than seven years in federal prison....

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Friday, September 19, 2014
Hirono is Biggest Spender in US Senate, Schatz not far Behind
By Selected News Articles @ 4:51 AM :: 4979 Views :: Congressional Delegation

The poorest scoring Senators were Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), each of whom only managed scores of 3 percent....

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Friday, September 19, 2014
Abercrombie Releases $335,600 to New Nonprofit Formed by Leader of Carpenter's Union
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 5998 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor
Question: Which one of these things is not like the others?
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Friday, September 19, 2014
Auditor: Hawaii Health Insurers Should be Required to Cover Cleft Palate Surgery
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 3751 Views :: Health Care

...reports from California and Massachusetts indicating that mandated insurance coverage for orofacial anomalies increased premiums by two cents to four cents per member, per month....

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Friday, September 19, 2014
Panos: Hoopili Traffic Assessments Untruthful
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:47 AM :: 7296 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

...Hoopili’s traffic impact will be immense with or without rail....

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Mazie Hirono Blocks Bill to Revoke US Citizenship of ISIS Terrorists
By Selected News Articles @ 6:52 PM :: 9769 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Military

As then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said: "US citizenship is a privilege, it is not a right. People who are serving foreign powers or in this case foreign terrorists are clearly in violation of that oath which they swore when they became citizens."

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Lava Projected to Burn Through Center of Pahoa Town
By News Release @ 6:40 PM :: 5674 Views :: Hawaii County
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Thursday, September 18, 2014
ACLU: Lawsuit Settlement Means New Rules for Protests at Capitol
By News Release @ 6:32 PM :: 4664 Views :: First Amendment

...Plaintiffs call settlement “A win for freedom of speech”....

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Obamacare’s Second Open Enrollment Starts in Two Months — and It Is Going to be Awful
By NCPA @ 5:23 PM :: 3910 Views :: Health Care

...election day is November 4, and Obamacare’s second open enrollment begins on November 15....

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Costs Of Raising Children Burden Hawaii Families
By News Release @ 4:45 PM :: 8217 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Politicians, Republican Party

"The Abercrombie-Ige policy agenda has piled taxes and a higher cost of living on Hawaii families...."

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Council Action Needed to Restore Honesty to Water Board’s Billing
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 4:20 PM :: 5369 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...Oahu’s water customers who end up paying the price for the BWS’ defective meters and billing errors would likely fare better if the BWS was subject to regulation by the Public Utilities Commission....

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Hawaii 5th Richest State
By Selected News Articles @ 4:06 PM :: 4463 Views :: Hawaii Statistics
Median household income rose by more than $3,000, to $66,259....
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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Public school students earning AP honors at all-time high
By News Release @ 4:04 PM :: 6056 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

Hawaii's AP test-taking rate and passing rate has significantly increased in recent years. The number of students receiving AP honors has steadily risen since 2012, when 385 students were named scholars.....

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Seabright: Green Card Holders Have Second Amendment Rights in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 3:54 PM :: 5531 Views :: Second Amendment

Seabright's order enjoins against Hawaii's current ban on resident aliens owning firearms....

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Hawaii $90K 'Administrative Cost' Per Mile of State Roads
By News Release @ 5:45 AM :: 7414 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Connecticut had the next highest administrative costs at $77,000 per mile. Meanwhile in Texas administration costs were less than $4,000 per mile....

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Hawaii Campaign Commission goes along with cover-up
By Selected News Articles @ 5:38 AM :: 4439 Views :: Ethics, Labor

...the Hawai'i Campaign Commission has given the Hawaii Carpenters Market Recovery Program Fund a pass on disclosing where its contributions come from....

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Slom: State Set to go Bust Unless Major Changes Made in 2015
By News Release @ 5:21 PM :: 5686 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...if the State continues to spend at the current rate Hawaii will use up its general fund carryover balances as early as 2016....

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Korea: Caldwell Pushes the Bubble
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 3772 Views :: Honolulu County

...Koreans have invested in real estate projects islandwide, from affordable housing projects to golf courses.  During his visit, Mayor Caldwell will be looking to further enhance these and other opportunities....

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Paychecks Hawaii General Election Endorsements – 2014
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 4:10 PM :: 5297 Views :: Politicians

PAYCHECKS HAWAII Announces Endorsements for 2014; candidates who can help change and improve Hawaii’s business and fiscal climate and increase residents’ standard of living....

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Aiona Campaign: 75% of Contributions Under $100
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 5172 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...98% of them are from Hawaii residents....

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Ige-Abercrombie Tax Hikes Drive Cost of Living Higher
By News Release @ 3:26 PM :: 4530 Views :: Politicians, Cost of Living

FLASHBACK: Ige Admits Abercrombie-Ige Agenda Isn't Lowering The Cost Of Food Or Energy....

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Happy Constitution(s) Day
By Robert Thomas @ 2:45 PM :: 4436 Views :: Judiciary
"Who Trumps Whom: Exploring Federalism in Hawaii."
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
McDermott Responds to “Revised” Pono Choices Program
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 3:51 AM :: 6101 Views :: Education K-12, Family

Rep Bob McDermott responds to 'revised' Pono Choices program....

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Hawaii’s ‘most unusual political candidate’ vying to be next congressman
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:26 AM :: 4657 Views :: Politicians

Kawika Crowley, the Republican running for U.S. House District 2 in November, is quite possibly the state’s most interesting politician in 2014....

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Hawaii's out-of-control living costs can be beat
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:59 AM :: 4232 Views :: Jones Act

...the people of Hawaii are paying thousands of dollars more per family to subsidize this act....

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Hawaii.gov -- 'Best Government Website'
By News Release @ 12:20 AM :: 4618 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii.gov was named “Best Government Website” today as part of the Web Marketing Association’s 2014 WebAwards....

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
UH Board of Regents Nominees Announced
By News Release @ 12:05 AM :: 4267 Views :: Higher Education

...The Candidate Advisory Council (CAC) for the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents has presented a list of candidates to Governor Neil Abercrombie....

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Strive HI appeals lead to slight changes in school, state results
By News Release @ 11:56 PM :: 4644 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...statewide reading and science proficiency rates improve slightly over previously reported figures, after adjustments were made to 12 schools' data....

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
How Things Are: Kalaeloa Partners Reminds HECO (again)
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 4021 Views

...the entire power plant operated by Kalaeloa Partners, an independent power producer, is out of service due to (ahem) 'unexpected repairs'....

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Your Tax Dollars at Work: Energy Excelerator Funds 17 Startups
By News Release @ 9:07 PM :: 3532 Views

...This year we selected 17 startups to invest $5M in....

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Hawaii Prison Population Drops 5%
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 5847 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Justice Reinvestment

Hawaii, Idaho and Kentucky each imprisoned 5 percent fewer sentenced prisoners at yearend 2013 than at yearend 2012....

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Obama Admin: ACA Bans Use of Federal Funds for Abortion
By Selected News Articles @ 2:33 PM :: 4818 Views :: Health Care, Life

No federal funds are permitted to cover abortions or administer plans that cover abortion....

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
No Option: All Hawaii Obamacare Plans Cover Abortion
By Selected News Articles @ 2:23 PM :: 5014 Views :: Health Care, Life

...a potential violation of the law that says at least two plans must be available to consumers who don't want any association with the controversial procedure....

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Abercrombie, Ige Together -- $833M Tax Hike
By News Release @ 1:09 PM :: 3391 Views :: Taxes

...Abercrombie And Senator David Ige Have Passed Over $833 Million Of Tax Increases Since 2011....

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
VIDEO: Paradise Lost Thanks to Ige and Abercrombie
By Video @ 6:01 AM :: 4427 Views :: Politicians
"Neil Abercrombie calls David Ige a good partner. Leading the way for an estimated $800 million in taxes and fees. We're now the worst state to make a living.”
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Monday, September 15, 2014
Hawaii Among Final Four in Obama Library Competition
By News Release @ 2:33 PM :: 4879 Views :: Obama

Today, The Barack Obama Foundation issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia University, and University of Hawai’i,...

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Monday, September 15, 2014
Hawaii 2nd Most Unfair Tax System in USA
By News Release @ 2:00 PM :: 5865 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

The middle class is most overtaxed in Arkansas, New York and Hawaii....

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Monday, September 15, 2014
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 15, 2014
By Congress.org @ 1:50 PM :: 3928 Views :: Congressional Delegation

Senate: Campaign Finance Constitutional Amendment - Cloture

House: Water Regulation - Passage

House: Health Plan Extensions - Passage

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Monday, September 15, 2014
Federal Court Upholds the Free Market on Kauai
By John Engle @ 1:47 PM :: 4769 Views :: GMOs

If Hawaii’s future is to be bright, its citizens must embrace real science, not the pseudoscience of fear....

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Monday, September 15, 2014
Senate Candidate Lethem Slams Kaka’ako Parking Scam
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 5444 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...Chris Lethem, candidate for state senate representing Kaka’ako and neighboring areas, today called on HCDA to stop two brothers from strong‐arming Kaka’ako businesses....

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