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Sunday, September 14, 2014
Rasmussen Poll: Ige 40, Aiona 39, Mufi 14
By Selected News Articles @ 3:38 PM :: 4976 Views :: Politicians

...The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Hawaii was conducted on September 9-10, 2014 by Rasmussen....

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Sunday, September 14, 2014
Timing Isn't Everything, It's the Only Thing
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3922 Views :: Taxes

...poor timing can lead to tremendously bad results in Hawaii's tax system....

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
Meet the California Oilman Behind Brian Schatz
By Selected News Articles @ 9:35 PM :: 7329 Views :: Environment, Politicians

...Steyer, the former CEO of the Farallon investment firm, made much of his fortune from the coal, oil, and gas industries....

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
USA Today: Make Less Than $122K? You're Uncomfortable in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:08 PM :: 5457 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...To keep the utilities running in a small apartment in Honolulu, you're facing a cost of around $285 per month....

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
The New Post-Inouye/Abercrombie Era in Hawaii Politics
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 6617 Views :: Hawaii History, Politicians

...Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Downtown Laniakea YWCA....

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
Bag Bans are Bad Business
By NCPA @ 11:48 AM :: 6769 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes, Cost of Living

The government was forced to raise the tax after they noticed that bag use was increasing as consumers began absorbing the cost of the bags....

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
Hawaii lawmakers may ease access to marijuana
By Malia Zimmerman @ 11:10 AM :: 4696 Views :: Drugs

In its smoked form, marijuana potency and dosage cannot be controlled....

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
Tuna Monument: Faleomavaega out in the Cold Again
By Selected News Articles @ 10:48 AM :: 8009 Views :: Environment, Politicians, Obama

...the first important discussion at the White House was held this week and, while Governor Lolo was represented by a member of his cabinet, Faleomavaega was nowhere to be found....

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Friday, September 12, 2014
Obama Finally Gets Around to Declaring Iselle 'Public Assistance' Disaster
By News Release @ 9:39 PM :: 5269 Views :: Hawaii County

...Obama today signed a Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance. In the meantime, since a Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance was rejected last month, the state and Hawaii County continue to gather sufficient additional information to justify a successful appeal....

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Friday, September 12, 2014
JSC Lists Nominees for First, Third Circuit Courts
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 4484 Views :: Judiciary

The Governor has 30 days from his receipt of the list today to make his appointment....

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Friday, September 12, 2014
Legislative Report Debunks Homeless Tent City
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 4169 Views :: Homelessness

...Creating camping areas for homeless individuals ... is unworkable, is not advisable, and should not be pursued...

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Friday, September 12, 2014
Hawaii Families Work Harder To Cope With Rising Costs
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 3966 Views :: Cost of Living

Hawaii workers find they have to work harder while earning inadequate wages in order to keep up with the soaring cost of living....

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Friday, September 12, 2014
Aiona Commits to Eleven Gubernatorial Forums, Debates
By News Release @ 3:55 PM :: 5154 Views :: Politicians

With less than two months left in Hawai‘i’s hotly-contested elections, Duke Aiona plans more transparency in the public arena thanks to back-to-back forums and debates....

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Friday, September 12, 2014
POLL: Ige 36% - Aiona 35%
By Selected News Articles @ 1:15 PM :: 5430 Views :: Politicians

... online interviews with 655 Hawaii voters conducted August 18-September 2, 2014 ....

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Friday, September 12, 2014
Sabato: Party Label is Ige's Most Important Attribute
By Selected News Articles @ 1:11 AM :: 4364 Views :: Politicians

...In light of this, we’re shifting this contest from Toss-up to Leans Democratic....

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Friday, September 12, 2014
DLIR Retakes Occupational Safety Job from OSHA
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 5541 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

...OSHA and HIOSH have shared regulatory responsibility for Hawaii per an Operational Status Agreement that went into effect in September 2012....

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Thursday, September 11, 2014
Hawaii Schools Make Big Progress Says US Chamber of Commerce
By Selected News Articles @ 4:36 PM :: 2727 Views

...the chamber assigned grades to each state in 11 separate measures, ranging from the state's marketplace for varying school options, such as charters, to the state's pension-funding situation....

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Thursday, September 11, 2014
Autism Scholarship Program Provides Tailored Education
By News Release @ 2:22 PM :: 3876 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

...Students can begin receiving an Autism Scholarship as early as age 3....

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Thursday, September 11, 2014
Brickwood Galuteria: Tool of Special Interests
By News Release @ 5:43 AM :: 6154 Views :: Development, Politicians

...Galuteria pushed legislation helping large developers at the community’s expense while doing little to advance affordable housing....

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Thursday, September 11, 2014
Djou: Combat Isis, Support the President
By Rep Charles Djou @ 5:29 AM :: 4294 Views :: Military

...Politics should end at the water's edge....

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Thursday, September 11, 2014
Full Text: Obama Declares War on Islamic State
By News Release @ 4:53 AM :: 4070 Views :: Military

...we have conducted more than 150 successful airstrikes in Iraq....

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The Abercrombie-Ige Agenda Isn't Working: Housing Prices Soar, Burdening Family Budgets
By News Release @ 4:23 PM :: 4569 Views :: Cost of Living

“A single person can earn as much as $54,850 and qualify for housing assistance on Oahu. For a family of four, the cut-off is $78,300...."

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Djou Talks Balanced Budget -- Takai Skips Candidate Forums
By News Release @ 2:02 PM :: 5315 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

Djou's opponent failed to attend today's candidate forum and also missed a candidate forum last night in Mapunapuna....

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Unlawful Release of Muslim Terrorist Leaders Could Endanger U.S. National Security
By News Release @ 4:31 AM :: 3939 Views :: Military

...recent events in the Middle East make it painfully clear that our war with Muslim extremists is far from over....

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
County of Hawai‘i Faces First Amendment Lawsuit Challenging Panhandling Laws
By News Release @ 12:14 AM :: 7644 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Homelessness

Case to be heard by Judge Mollway on Friday, 9/19/14, 9 a.m....

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Rail Opening Delayed One Year as Budget Busting Bids Tossed Out
By Selected News Articles @ 11:13 PM :: 4506 Views :: Rail

...HART is throwing out three bids for the first nine stations in the city’s $5.16 billion rail transit project....

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Keep the Poor Doped Up: Feds OK EBT Cards at Marijuana Dispensaries
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 4194 Views :: Drugs

...use your EBT card at marijuana dispensaries in states such as Colorado that have legalized pot....

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Auditor: Water Board Cannot Justify Monthly Billing Charge
By News Release @ 9:52 PM :: 8546 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

BWS claims that the billing charge is justified to defray administrative costs associated with billing and cost recovery for installing the new billing system....

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The Abercrombie-Ige Agenda Isn't Working: The Cost Of Living In Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:52 PM :: 4512 Views :: Cost of Living

...Hawaii ranks as the worst place to make a living in 2014....

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
It's Official: Faleomavaega in the Race
By Selected News Articles @ 6:50 PM :: 4677 Views :: Politicians

...the mystery of Faleomavaega’s whereabouts and physical condition remains....

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
French Frigate Shoals Superfund Site? Anti-Plastic Hysteria Reaches New High
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 4042 Views :: Environment

...The Environmental Protection Agency released an assessment today 'documenting' the hazard that plastic pollution poses to wildlife on Tern Island....

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Djou: Exempt Hawaii from Obamacare, Jones Act
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:41 PM :: 6719 Views :: Health Care, Jones Act, Politicians

"Hawaii has America's highest cost of living and I am committed to reducing this burden...."

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Nine Years of Inverse Condemnation
By Robert Thomas @ 2:28 AM :: 4667 Views :: Land Use

...as you get older, you forget birthdays....

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Monday, September 8, 2014
Caldwell Blocks off Two Lanes of King Street, Installs Bicycle 'Conflict Zone'
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 4192 Views :: Honolulu County

...Mayor Caldwell, Councilmembers, Hawaii Bicycling League representatives, and city workers applied green paint to a “conflict zone” near the Alapa‘i Transit Center....

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Monday, September 8, 2014
The Abercrombie-Ige Agenda Isn't Working: High Cost Of Living Leads To Doctor Shortage, Wait Times
By News Release @ 7:10 PM :: 4693 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...A new report over the weekend on the growing doctor shortage is just the latest sign that the Abercrombie-Ige policy agenda is not working....

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Monday, September 8, 2014
Marijuana Task Force Releases Report Aimed at 2015 Legislative Session
By News Release @ 2:00 PM :: 6189 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...The Dispensary System Task Force will submit a report of its findings and recommendations, including proposed legislation to the 2015 Legislature....

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Monday, September 8, 2014
Islamic Gulen Cult Pours Money into Takai Campaign
By Andrew Walden @ 12:16 AM :: 12296 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Military, Politicians

Cult members laboring for the Imam under "Tuzuk contracts" are obligated to kick back all of their salaries beyond a bare minimum needed to survive....

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Sunday, September 7, 2014
State-Provided Targeted Benefits: Help or Harm?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3680 Views :: Taxes

...State governments, including ours, are increasingly using targeted benefits, such as tax credits and exemptions, to attract companies....

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Sunday, September 7, 2014
Reports of Hawaii's Climate Death are Greatly Exaggerated
By Selected News Articles @ 4:34 AM :: 5483 Views :: Environment, Hawaii Statistics

Even over the last 40 years, the Hilo, Kahului, and Lihue regions all show non-significant trends with negative – cooling – correlations....

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Saturday, September 6, 2014
Hawaii LNG Shipping Options
By Michael Hansen @ 11:31 PM :: 9493 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

From the point of view of shipping, there are several issues which will impinge on HECO’s planning to transition from liquid petroleum fuels to LNG....

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Saturday, September 6, 2014
Is HOPE Probation Creating a False Sense of Hope?
By Selected News Articles @ 8:05 PM :: 6422 Views :: Justice Reinvestment

Every few years, an intervention bursts upon the scene, is heralded as having special crime-reducing powers, and is enthusiastically implemented....

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Saturday, September 6, 2014
CNHA-OHA Backroom Deal to Control ‘Nation Building’?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:21 PM :: 4761 Views

...At the meeting the CNHA, SCHHA and AOHCC proposed that they, as a consortium, take over the education and nation building aspects of federal recognition....

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Saturday, September 6, 2014
Mayor’s Remembrance Walk to be held on Sept. 7
By News Release @ 4:06 PM :: 3655 Views :: Honolulu County
The public is invited to join Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Honolulu’s first responders at the Mayor’s Remembrance Walk to pay tribute to the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks....
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Saturday, September 6, 2014
LA, TN, NV, HI Decisions: States May Uphold Traditional Marriage
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 PM :: 4885 Views :: Family

"This is a great win...that puts the lie to the claim that it is inevitable the US Supreme Court will redefine marriage. To the contrary, we believe they will leave this issue with the states."

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Saturday, September 6, 2014
Global Warming Stops, Science Progresses
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:36 PM :: 3550 Views :: Environment

...[T]he pause [in global warming] has now lasted for 16, 19 or 26 years—depending on whether you choose the surface temperature record or one of two satellite records....

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Saturday, September 6, 2014
HECO Prepares to Disconnect Unapproved Solar Systems
By News Release @ 4:53 AM :: 4909 Views :: Energy

...PUC rules give the utility authority to shut off the system and lock it to prevent interconnection....

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Saturday, September 6, 2014
OHA Finally Gets Around to Announcing Roll Reopening--Takes Aim at Hawaiian Registry Program
By News Release @ 4:38 AM :: 5368 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

All names on OHA’s Hawaiian Registry Program are allowed by law to be added to the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission’s Official Roll of participants for the nation-building process....

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Friday, September 5, 2014
The Ige-Abercrombie Agenda Isn't Working: Economy Again Falls Short Of Expectations
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 6645 Views :: Economy, Politicians, Republican Party

The Hawaii Council On Revenues Now Forecasts The State Will Have $100 Million Less In Tax Revenues Because Of A Slowing Economy....

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Friday, September 5, 2014
VIDEO: 'Biblical' Spawning Event on Hawaii Reefs
By Video @ 5:30 PM :: 6297 Views :: Environment, Small Business

Scuba divers and aquarium fisherman have noted throughout the islands have noticed that there has been major increases in new juvenile fish populations over the past months....

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Friday, September 5, 2014
Controversial sex education program reinstated in Hawaii public schools
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:48 PM :: 6977 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...the program for middle school students will include some key revisions....

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