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Friday, October 21, 2011
Biden wants you to Feel Like you are Being Robbed
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:39 PM :: 3095 Views :: National News, Ethics

...he wished conservative lawmakers "had some notion of what it was like to be on the other side of a gun, or [to have] a 200-pound man standing over you, telling you to submit."

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Friday, October 21, 2011
HOPE Probation Expands to Four New Communities
By News Release @ 2:07 PM :: 4849 Views :: National News, Ethics

The four communities - Clackamas County, Ore; Essex County, Mass; Saline County, Ark; and Tarrant County, Texas - are part of the Honest Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) project and funded through the Second Chance Act of 2007 ....

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Friday, October 21, 2011
Poll: Obama's numbers down even in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 12:41 AM :: 5862 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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Friday, October 21, 2011
No Gag Order in Hawaii Blind-Deaf School Homosexual Rape Gang Case
By Selected News Articles @ 12:21 AM :: 11118 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Health Care

...Scott O'Neal, the counselor named in the lawsuit, and his lawyer, Randall K. Schmidt, fired back with a request to enjoin Green from making further media statements to ensure a fair trial....

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Thursday, October 20, 2011
HPD Releases APEC Road Closure Schedule
By News Release @ 11:35 PM :: 11074 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Road closures, parking restrictions, and changes to public transportation routes and public works services will be necessary during the APEC Economic Leaders’ meetings beginning the evening of November 11 through November 13.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011
VIDEO: Gaddafi Pulled from Storm Drain, Argues with Captors before Getting Final Bullet
By Selected News Articles @ 2:39 PM :: 8142 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

 

File Photo: Gaddafi greets Nation of Islam boss, Louis Farrakhan.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011
The End of Qadhafi
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:48 PM :: 4265 Views :: World News, Family

Former Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi is dead from wounds he suffered during his capture near his hometown of Sirte, according to Reuters reports.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011
China Cancels Honolulu Flights, Abercrombie calls Asia trip "extremely productive"
By News Release @ 3:22 AM :: 7044 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“It was an extremely productive trip that will benefit Hawai'i as we look to strengthen our economy,” Governor Abercrombie said.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011
Hawaii DoE grabs for another $50M from Race to the Top
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 4867 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Office of the Governor is pleased to announce it has submitted its application today for the “Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge” grant competition, a new federal funding opportunity by the Obama Administration.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011
The Backdoor Attempt to Rewrite No Child Left Behind
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:43 AM :: 4160 Views :: National News, Ethics

The Senate today will begin the markup of Harkin's 860-page proposal to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), now known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

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Thursday, October 20, 2011
Pro-Assisted Suicide Advocates Falsely Advertise Suicide as Legal in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 AM :: 6250 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

If the 1909 statute made assisted suicide legal, which it does not, then Hawaii would quickly become a breeding ground for abuse of those at the worst time in their lives – those who are sick and contemplating suicide.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011
VIDEO: Lingle Visits Neighbor Islands
By News Release @ 12:06 AM :: 4148 Views :: Energy, Environment

She took the opportunity to relay her decision to run, the reasons behind it as well as priority issues she will focus on if she becomes Hawaii's next U.S. Senator to enthusiastic residents on Kauai, Maui and Hilo and Kona....

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
New Poll shows Lingle beating Ed Case for Senate
By Selected News Articles @ 5:54 PM :: 4398 Views :: Energy, Environment

Linda Lingle's image has rebounded over the last 7 months after she left office unpopular, and it looks like she might be able to make the Hawaii Senate race competitive. 

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Horizon Lines Avoids Bankruptcy, But Delisted by NYSE
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 13547 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Horizon Lines completed a complicated $652.8 million refinancing that saves the largest U.S. domestic ocean carrier from bankruptcy and will leave bondholders with most of the company's stock. 

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Hawaii Poll shows Cain beating Romney in GOP Caucus Vote, 88% of GOPers back Lingle
By News Release @ 4:20 AM :: 6369 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In Hawaii Cain is at 36% to 24% for Romney, 8% for Gingrich and Perry, 6% for Bachmann, 4% for Paul, and 1% each for Huntsman, Johnson, and Santorum. 

Lingle is at 88% approval in the GOP Senate Primary.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Update: Charles Djou in Afghanistan
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 9461 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
VIDEO Truth In Accounting Presentation at Hawaii Capitol
By News Release @ 12:08 AM :: 10744 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Sheila Weinberg spoke in Hawaii Tuesday, Oct. 11 on "Government Accounting: The Seen and the Unseen -- What Needs to be Done?"

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Lawyer: Hawaii Assisted Suicide is Not "Already Legal"
By Selected News Articles @ 7:17 PM :: 4650 Views :: Energy, Environment

Kathryn Tucker, Director of Legal Affairs for Compassion & Choices, claims that physician-assisted suicide, which she terms "aid in dying," is already legal in Hawaii.  Her claim, based in part on a 1909 statute, fails for the reasons set forth below.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Rail Debate: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda on Island Insights
By Selected News Articles @ 4:31 PM :: 6545 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Thursday, October 13, on Public Television's KHET Channel 10, Governor Cayetano and Cliff Slater were part of an Island Insights discussion of rail. They were joined by former Honolulu City Councilmember Gary Okino and Drew Astolfi, head of FACE....

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Honolulu Traffic vs. Star-Advertiser: Rail Job Count 650, not 17,250
By Selected News Articles @ 4:19 PM :: 4176 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Star Advertiser report on jobs associated with the rail project is pure editorial posing as reportage....

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Wall Street is the Wrong Place to Occupy
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:20 PM :: 3822 Views :: National News, Ethics

On Sunday, these anti-capitalist protesters got a helping hand from none other than the President of the United States.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Hawaii Solar Bubble: Installations jump 68% in headlong rush towards Threshold
By News Release @ 3:07 PM :: 5605 Views :: Energy, Environment

According to the most recent U.S. Solar Market Insight report by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association, installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in Hawaii grew to 7.2 megawatts in the second quarter of 2011.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Geothermal Prep? OHA Admin Appointed State Energy Administrator
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 4010 Views :: Energy, Environment

Prior to joining DBEDT, Glick headed operations and economic development for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs....

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Cato Backs Suit Challenging DHHL Residents’ Property Tax Discount
By Selected News Articles @ 1:14 AM :: 5613 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The group of taxpayers now seek review in the U.S. Supreme Court. Cato, joined by the Pacific Legal Foundation, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, the Goldwater Institute, and Professor Paul M. Sullivan, filed a brief urging the Court to take the case ....

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Monday, October 17, 2011
Ideology Yes, Hawaii No: Hirono Votes Against S. Korea Free Trade
By Congress.org @ 11:19 PM :: 9516 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act - Vote Passed (278-151, 4 Not Voting)

The House passed this trade agreement with South Korea. The Senate approved the bill later in the day and the president is expected to sign it into law.  (Hirono voted NO.)

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Monday, October 17, 2011
1,000 Days Under President Obama
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:39 AM :: 3342 Views :: National News, Ethics

Today marks the 1,000th day of Barack Obama's presidency....

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Monday, October 17, 2011
Solar Credits: 1000s of Homeowners to Face Audits to Cover up DoTAX Re-write of Law
By Andrew Walden @ 12:59 AM :: 8560 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

A squad of DoTAX bureaucrats pounding on doors—desperately seeking a scapegoat.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011
Why evangelicals must stand up to anti-Mormon bigotry
By Selected News Articles @ 6:07 PM :: 4897 Views :: National News, Ethics

This is bigotry buttressed by irrelevance fortified with invincible ignorance.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011
Feds: Medical Marijuana Laws and Hawaii County Council Drive Growth in Drug Trade
By Selected News Articles @ 5:30 PM :: 8667 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Law enforcement officials have reported an influx of criminal groups and independent growers from the West Coast who are relocating to Hawaii .... they often find medical marijuana certificates while serving search and arrest warrants but seize far greater amounts of marijuana than allowed by law, in addition to other illicit drugs and weapons….

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Sunday, October 16, 2011
Lawsuit Challenges Kaiser’s Non-profit Status: Money funneled to For-Profit Entities?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:57 PM :: 7393 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan's former Chief Administrative Officer claims she was fired for protesting that the putative nonprofit was "funneling funds to related for-profit Kaiser entities ... (and) using its fraudulently obtained tax-exempt status to fuel its market expansion/dominance."

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Sunday, October 16, 2011
Kalapa: The Trouble with Borrowing is Repaying the Loan
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 1:42 AM :: 7578 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The bulk of the $14 trillion debt the nation has borrowed is from other nations.

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Saturday, October 15, 2011
Djou Campaign reports $243K Cash on Hand
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 3047 Views

Djou for Hawaii campaign raised $81,410 in the first 6 weeks of the campaign. The campaign had 411 donors and the average contribution was just under $200. 91% of the money raised was from Hawaii donors and 99% came from individual donors. The campaign has $243,931.70 on hand.

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Saturday, October 15, 2011
Lingle takes Senate Campaign to Big Island
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 6126 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Saturday Oct. 15 Kona, Sunday Oct. 16 Hilo

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Friday, October 14, 2011
Rail Transit on Oahu: Real Estate Investment Opportunity or Urban Blight?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:40 PM :: 7075 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

If rail transit becomes a reality, what will be its effect be on Hawaii real estate?

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Friday, October 14, 2011
Honolulu Rated 5th Most Dangerous US Airport
By Selected News Articles @ 4:30 PM :: 6010 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

We averaged the Runway Incident Rate-the total number of runway incidents divided by the total number of runway operations (takeoffs and landings)-over the five years covered in our survey period.

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Friday, October 14, 2011
Research Ship Finds Tsunami Debris Half-Way to Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:36 PM :: 5421 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News, World News

This is a map of Pallada’s route through model-projected debris field as of September 25.

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Friday, October 14, 2011
Tax on ‘Tax-Free’ Bonds still alive in Congress: Hawaii Public Housing At Risk
By Selected News Articles @ 12:07 PM :: 7423 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Residents of Hawaii’s largest public housing facility began returning to renovated units this month. They enjoyed the fruits of a public-private partnership that supporters worry will not be replicated in the future because of threats to the status of tax-exempt bonds that underpinned the project’s financing.

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Friday, October 14, 2011
Moody’s Downgrade Adds Pressure to sell off Honolulu Rail Contractor
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 3877 Views

Moody's notes particular concern with respect to recent financial results, with evidence of accelerating adverse trends in the company's Defence Electronics and Aeronautics business lines now also negatively impacting margins and exacerbating longer-term restructuring needs related to its Transport rolling stock operations.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011
Jobs Plan Fails, but Obama Doesn't Get the Message
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:45 PM :: 3344 Views :: National News, Ethics

The President proposed permanently raising taxes by $1.5 trillion over 10 years....

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Thursday, October 13, 2011
Cook: Hawaii Senate Race a toss-up
By Selected News Articles @ 7:06 PM :: 5285 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...with former Gov. Linda Lingle’s announcement this week that she would run for the seat being vacated by Democratic Sen. Dan Akaka, this race moves from the Solid Democratic column to Toss Up....

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Thursday, October 13, 2011
Defeat of Obama Jobs Bill Saves Honolulu Rail Millions
By Andrew Walden @ 3:14 AM :: 6578 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Little noticed outside financial circles, a tax increase in the bill would have sharply increased the cost of borrowing for state and local governments nationwide.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011
Hawaii: Second Highest Taxes on Earth?
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:04 AM :: 6132 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Latest "millionaire surtax" proposal would put Hawaii tax rates above Denmark, Sweden, California, and New York....

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Thursday, October 13, 2011
DoE Releases Public and Charter School Enrollment Numbers
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 5728 Views :: Energy, Environment

The DOE public schools enroll 172,104 (+2,117 from last year) students, about 95 percent of the total; while charter schools have 9,109 (+907), or 5 percent of the total.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Hanabusa: Lingle resonates with voters
By Selected News Articles @ 5:41 PM :: 5425 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hanabusa calls Lingle an "extremely good politician" and a "formidable candidate" with an uncanny ability to connect with voters.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Are Suicide Activists Already Killing People in Hawaii?
By News Release @ 11:55 AM :: 5569 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"Because assisted dying is legal, it won't be a clandestine practice any longer. Physicians will be able to openly discuss the best practices.... Hawaii is a prohibition-free state.”

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Obama's Failure to Confront the Iranian Threat
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:35 AM :: 5231 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Yesterday, America learned that Iran conspired to launch a terrorist attack in Washington, D.C., with a planned assassination of the Saudi ambassador and bomb attacks on the Saudi and Israeli embassies.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Iranian Assassination Plot Busted
By IPT News @ 2:05 AM :: 5696 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Two men have been charged in what law enforcement officials say was a bombing plot in the United States approved by senior members Iran's Revolutionary Guard Quds Force.

The plot targeted the Saudi ambassador to the United States for assassination and may have included other targets including the Israeli embassy,...

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Lingle Hits Moderate, Bipartisan themes in Campaign Rollout
By Selected News Articles @ 1:34 AM :: 5359 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Lingle stressed that one of her strengths is getting people to work together regardless of party affiliation, a concept that she believes is in short supply in Washington.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Failing, DoE seeks waiver from federal No Child Left Behind law
By News Release @ 12:28 AM :: 4024 Views :: Energy, Environment

“Hawaii is taking another bold step forward to accelerate education reform, raise accountability, and ensure all students graduate college- and career-ready,” Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi said in a news release, displaying her ability to say exactly the opposite of the truth with a straight face.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Lingle announces Campaign, Launches Website
By News Release @ 4:06 PM :: 5705 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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