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Friday, October 31, 2014
NYT: Omidyar In Waaaay Over His Head in Journalism Endeavors
By Selected News Articles @ 8:48 PM :: 6759 Views :: First Amendment, Pierre Omidyar

Omidyar...seemed not to realize what he had gotten into....

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Panos: Next Governor Should Focus on Transportation, Energy
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 7:48 PM :: 7259 Views :: Energy, Politicians, Rail

The renewable mandates make Hawaii more unaffordable and the mothballed interisland cable is yet another boondoggle....

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Hawaii Residents Have Coverage For Lava Flow Damage
By News Release @ 5:31 PM :: 4695 Views :: Hawaii County

...covered under a homeowners, renters or business insurance policy, according to the Insurance Information Institute....

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Friday, October 31, 2014
David Ige Decries The Healthcare Disaster He Helped Create
By News Release @ 4:06 PM :: 4238 Views :: Health Care

The Hawaii Health Connector Is The Most Expensive Obamacare Exchange In The Country....

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Photo: Ige's Broken No New Taxes Pledge
By News Release @ 4:04 PM :: 6572 Views :: Politicians, Taxes

Why did David Ige sign Grover Norquist's pledge not to raise taxes only to break it later? He's not the only one....

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Zombies, Vampires, and the Jones Act
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:55 PM :: 4670 Views :: Jones Act
How does the Jones Act make Hawaii vulnerable to the Zombie Apocalypse?
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Friday, October 31, 2014
DoE Enrollment Drops Under New Kindergarten Plan
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 5048 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

But combined enrollment for grades 1-12 continues to grow, with 823 more students in 2014-15....

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Friday, October 31, 2014
VIDEO: Hawaii National Guard Assists in Puna
By Video @ 1:57 AM :: 5849 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

Hawaii Army and Air National Guardsmen were called to support Hawaii County Civil Defense....

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Caldwell to host affordable housing town hall meeting
By News Release @ 1:07 AM :: 7044 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Cost of Living

The meeting will be held at the Waipahu District Park in Waipahu on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7 p.m.....

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
No New Taxes? Ige Broke Promise
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 6342 Views :: Politicians, Taxes

David Ige Once Promised Hawaii Taxpayers He Wouldn't Raise Their Taxes, Then Promptly Broke It....

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Fact: Takai Voted for Pension Tax Twice
By Rep Barbara Marumoto @ 5:35 PM :: 6345 Views :: Politicians, Taxes

Takai actually ran a TV commercial claiming he opposed the pension tax “every time.”  This is false and Takai knows it....

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
ALEC: Hawaii Educational Progress Ranks 6th in USA
By News Release @ 4:39 PM :: 6001 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...gains/losses on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) fourth and eighth-grade reading and mathematics exams from 2003 to 2013....

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
1st Annual Hawaii School Empowerment Conference
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 4873 Views :: Education K-12

November 28 and November 29, 2014 at Moanalua High School....

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Hawaii Dead Last for ‘Pass Through’ Business Employment
By Selected News Articles @ 1:54 PM :: 4355 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

Nationally, the combined net income of sole proprietors, LLCs, Partnerships, and S corporations has increased fivefold and now accounts for more than 50 percent of all business income....

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
CNBC: Hawaii ranks 49th for Business Friendliness
By Selected News Articles @ 5:05 AM :: 5182 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

We score all 50 states on 56 measures of competitiveness, developed using input from business groups, economic development experts, companies and the states themselves.....

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Abercrombie Appoints Five to Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 4:32 AM :: 5743 Views :: Hawaii State Government
... Denise Antolini, Denise Albano, Lloyd Haraguchi, Margarita Hopkins and Yukio Kitagawa ....
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
HECO to Build 50MW Peaker Plant to Balance Erratic Alternative Energy
By News Release @ 8:59 PM :: 5398 Views :: Energy

“Solar energy comes and goes. You need something fast to fill the gaps.”

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Waikiki Homeless Outreach Begins Nov 3
By News Release @ 8:53 PM :: 5659 Views :: Homelessness, Tourism

...140 individuals are targeted to move into IHS shelters or homes and an additional 120 transient individuals will be returned to their homes outside Hawaii....

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Schatz Proposes 66% Tax Rate for Self-Employed
By News Release @ 8:47 PM :: 6432 Views :: Politicians, Taxes

...a tax that has been described as the largest tax increase in U.S. history....

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Hawaii health officials: No automatic Ebola-related quarantine
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:36 PM :: 5575 Views :: Health Care, Military

New Jersey, New York and Illinois have imposed mandatory quarantines for health care workers who treated Ebola patients in West Africa....

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
VIDEO: Secret Hawaii Tribe Deal Puts Roll Commissioners in Charge
By Video @ 5:16 PM :: 5710 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

A Secret Deal Has Already Been Struck Between The Obama Administration & The US Dept. Of Interior....

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Lanai Mom Sues for Hawaiian Language Classes
By Selected News Articles @ 4:11 PM :: 4829 Views :: Education K-12

"The Department of Education has a constitutional mandate to establish a statewide public school system that consists of, among other things, a comprehensive Hawaiian education program...."

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Video: The Truth About Abortion and Duke Aiona
By Video @ 3:29 AM :: 5300 Views :: Politicians

...the Aloha state should not be lead by those who want gain by invoking FEAR, but by leaders who can cast a vision and implement a plan that brings HOPE to our islands....

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Politically Modified Organism Makes Money Grow on Trees for Hawaii Anti-GMO Activist
By Andrew Walden @ 10:10 PM :: 6677 Views :: National News, Ethics, GMOs

...Coburn's newly released “2014 Wastebook” has only one sad and lonely reference to federal spending on “silly, unnecessary, and low priority projects” in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Ige Was For Pension Taxes Before He Was Against Them
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 4480 Views :: Taxes

...yes I did look at the pension tax as an option. I did look at raising the GET tax....

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Djou Hits Takai on Pension Tax in Latest Commercial
By Video @ 6:55 PM :: 5276 Views :: Politicians, Taxes

Takai voted to raid the state retirement fund and to institute a pension tax....

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
US General: North Korea Now Has Nuclear Warheads for Missiles, Can Hit Hawaii
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:52 PM :: 4937 Views :: Military

North Korea now has the ability to produce a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can be mounted atop a ballistic missile....

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Hawaii Ranks 30th on Business Taxes
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 5168 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...the State Business Tax Climate Index, released this morning by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation....

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Cayetano Blames One Party System for Low Turnout
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:09 PM :: 9946 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections, Politicians, Republican Party
“The Democrats who run against each other are pretty much on the same side on social issues, so it just comes down who has greater resources and who is more popular.”
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Lava Flow: Schools Closing but Polling Stations Expected to Open
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 6115 Views :: Education K-12, Office of Elections

Keonepoko and Pahoa High School will remain as election polling sites for the General Election on Tuesday, November 4....

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
American Samoa--Mistaken About Faleomavaega?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:26 PM :: 7269 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...Faleomavaega neither resigned nor retired and finally has returned home just a few days short of a year after his medical evacuation last October....

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
VIDEOS: Maui Anti-GMO Activists Steal Signs, Suffer Road Rage
By Video @ 5:52 AM :: 6335 Views :: Maui County, GMOs

Must See: Anti-GMO activist stops his Volvo in middle of busy highway....

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Source: Maui News Shutting Down Weekly
By Andrew Walden @ 5:40 AM :: 6052 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment

Maui Weekly competed with Maui Time which continues to publish an independent bi-weekly print newspaper on Maui....

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Monday, October 27, 2014
Ige 'Education Tax' Would Hit All UH Graduates' Income
By News Release @ 5:26 PM :: 5488 Views :: Higher Education, Taxes

...The tax shall be levied and assessed against the gross income of each graduate for the first ten years of employment....

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Monday, October 27, 2014
Afghanistan: Hawaii Based Marine Killed by Jihadi Child Molester
By Selected News Articles @ 3:25 PM :: 5097 Views :: Military

...he and others were kidnapping and keeping Afghan boys as sex slaves, trafficking narcotics and providing munitions to the Taliban to "facilitate insider attacks on Marine and other coalition forces."....

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Monday, October 27, 2014
Hawaii Is the 3rd Least Politically Engaged State
By News Release @ 12:17 PM :: 4074 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... but 13th in Total Political Contributions per Adult Population ....

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Monday, October 27, 2014
Pahoa: Lava Flow Speeds Up, Possible Evacuations Overnight
By News Release @ 4:46 AM :: 4536 Views :: Hawaii County

The flow has advanced approximately 170 yards since 9:00 this morning and presently located approximately 600 yards from the Pahoa Village Road....

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Monday, October 27, 2014
VIDEO: David Ige 2.0 Event Highlights Record Of Failed Policies
By Video @ 4:18 AM :: 6273 Views :: Education K-12, Politicians, Taxes

Senator Ige Leaves Door Open For More Excise Taxes, Jokes About Hot School Crisis....

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Monday, October 27, 2014
Open Letter to Gubernatorial Candidates from Kaka'ako Coalition
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 6177 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

...to seek resignations from the present department head members on HCDA’s board....

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
VIDEO: Ige Voted to Approve Furlough Fridays
By Video @ 8:48 PM :: 9342 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History, Labor, Politicians

...Furlough Fridays, as they ACTUALLY happened, including David Ige's role....

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Ige's Pihana: Which Came First the Crony or the Capitalist?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:27 PM :: 10118 Views :: Hawaii History, Politicians, Tax Credits

...it almost worked, until Goldman Sachs taught them all the meaning of "preferred stock"....

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Goliath is Desperate
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 8388 Views :: Economy, Politicians, Cost of Living

... it’s one of the reasons that Hawaii has the highest cost of living in the nation ....

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
UHERO State Forecast Update: Hawaii's Economy In Need of An Engine
By UHERO @ 2:00 PM :: 6504 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

Weak tourism and federal downsizing are holding down growth.  Construction has disappointed this year....

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
What Will It Take to Grow GDP? (Part 3)
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 5739 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii fell eight rungs from last year, tying the great state of New Jersey for the honor of being the least improved state....

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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Hawaii Medical Association Endorses Djou
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 5240 Views :: Health Care, Politicians

"Hawaii's medical doctors understand the need to reform healthcare in America the right way and I am honored to earn their support," commented Djou....

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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Hawaii Federation of Independent Businesses Endorses Aiona for Governor
By News Release @ 4:02 PM :: 4209 Views :: Small Business

...America’s largest small-business association today endorsed Duke Aiona for governor, citing his superior record on Main Street, Hawaii issues....

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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Ige on Defense as Campaign Enters Final 10 Days
By News Release @ 3:52 PM :: 4549 Views :: Politicians

With just 10 days left, the race is a dead heat and Senator Ige is on defense....

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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Voters want to expel former Hawaii House speaker
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:43 PM :: 4637 Views :: Politicians

House Speaker Joe Souki has refused a request to expel former House Speaker Calvin Say....

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Saturday, October 25, 2014
$40.8M Missing: Rail GE Tax Revenues Short Again
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 5541 Views :: Rail, Taxes

10% shortfall--just happens to equal the State's override for collecting the tax....

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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Hawaii Welfare Pays Better Than Teaching, Military
By Selected News Articles @ 1:40 AM :: 6897 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...the magnitude of these payments exceeds the average salary of an American teacher, as well as a soldier deployed in Afghanistan, by at least $10,000 per year....

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