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Monday, December 5, 2011
UN Agenda 21 Reaches into Your Backyard
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:26 PM :: 7159 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Ready to trade in your car for a bike, or maybe a subway instead? Interested in fewer choices for your home, paying more for housing, and being crammed into a denser neighborhood? You can have all this and more ....

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Monday, December 5, 2011
Will Canada Quit Kyoto Climate Treaty?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:56 AM :: 6936 Views :: World News, Family

Canada’s emissions represent only 2% of the world’s total and 80% of the world’s population live in nations that have no protocol emission limits whatsoever. China’s economy is expanding so rapidly that between 2009 and 2010 its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions increased by more that twice the entire Canadian 2010 output....

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Sunday, December 4, 2011
Lawsuit targets "Illegal" $117M Federal Loan Guarantee for Kahuku Windfarm
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 14046 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

On November 28, 2011, CAlifornians for Renewable Energy (CARE) and Michael Boyd filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to challenge more than two dozen federal loan guarantees illegally issued by the U.S. Department of Energy....

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Sunday, December 4, 2011
Kalapa vs Property Tax Exemptions: Vitality of County Depends on Everyone Paying Their Share
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 4:22 PM :: 6350 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Coming under fire in the City & County of Honolulu is the plethora of real property tax exemptions from those granted to charitable organizations to those offered to homeowners who promise to preserve their historical residences to credit unions and to churches....

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Sunday, December 4, 2011
Hawaii Republican Presidential Vote to be Held in Every House District
By News Release @ 3:32 PM :: 5080 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Hawaii Republican Party is organizing March 13 Presidential voting sites for all 51 State House Districts as well as Molokai, Lanai, Niihau, and Hana ....

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Sunday, December 4, 2011
McIntosh to run for Hawaii County Council in 2012
By News Release @ 1:58 AM :: 6609 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

“Lee is genuinely interested in the well being of our community,” says Carol Massey, “he keeps informed of the issues facing us, and will work hard for District 6....

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Saturday, December 3, 2011
Herman Cain Suspends Presidential Campaign
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 PM :: 3493 Views :: National News, Ethics

Cain said he would endorse a Republican candidate soon, and announced his own “plan B” for public service, a policy web site called “The Cain Solutions.”

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Saturday, December 3, 2011
UHERO: Slowing Asian Growth, Drop in Mainland Arrivals Squeeze Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:21 PM :: 4530 Views :: Energy, Environment

“Most worrisome has been the steady decline in visitors from the US mainland.”

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Saturday, December 3, 2011
Fontaine Factor: Volunteering and Giving During the Holiday Season
By Video @ 12:17 AM :: 8183 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Representative George Fontaine (R-Kihei) speaks with Kim Gennaula of Aloha United Way and Major Edward Hill of the Salvation Army about opportunities for Volunteering and Giving during the Holiday Season....

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Saturday, December 3, 2011
DoE Data: Not Linked, Not Supported, Not Accessible
By News Release @ 12:08 AM :: 5072 Views :: Energy, Environment

 The Star-Advertiser calls this 'progress'....

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Friday, December 2, 2011
Thielen: Federal Takeover of Hawaii Shorelines Would Endanger Clean Energy Projects
By News Release @ 11:19 PM :: 8491 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

NOAA's extensive and overly aggressive rulemaking effort will effectively kill ocean-based clean energy initiatives in Hawaii....

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Friday, December 2, 2011
Obama to Vacation in Hawaii Dec 17-Jan 2
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 8719 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...no public events are scheduled during the trip.... (But will AG Holder survive to the New Year?)

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Friday, December 2, 2011
Sabato: Ed who? Democratic Establishment coalescing around Mazie Hirono
By Selected News Articles @ 4:25 PM :: 4749 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Democratic establishment is coalescing around Rep. Mazie Hirono in her primary against ex-Rep. Ed Case....

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Friday, December 2, 2011
Unemployment Drops at More Americans Quit Looking
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:15 PM :: 4153 Views :: National News, Ethics

...today's jobs report from the Department of Labor. The report suggests the month of November saw 120,000 net new jobs created and the unemployment rate drop to 8.6 percent--driven in part by the 315,000 people who have given up looking for work and were no longer counted as unemployed....

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Friday, December 2, 2011
Mission Memorial Auditorium Site of Rail Showdown December 6
By Tom Berg @ 2:58 PM :: 9792 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

MISSION MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM
6:00-8:30 P.M.
DECEMBER 6, 2011

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Friday, December 2, 2011
$800M Borrowed to Sit Money in Hurricane, Rainy Day Accounts
By News Release @ 1:41 PM :: 4798 Views :: Energy, Environment

The $1.28 billion in bonds included $800 million in new debt.... The Bond transaction now allows the State to recapitalize the Hurricane Relief and Rainy Day Funds ....

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Friday, December 2, 2011
Bankers, Wall Street Pleased by Abercrombie's Willingness to Raise Taxes
By News Release @ 1:27 PM :: 4682 Views :: Energy, Environment

“Governor Neil Abercrombie’s willingness to implement aggressive solutions, totaling $1.32 billion, to balance the fiscal 2011-2013 biennial budget .... "

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Friday, December 2, 2011
Abercrombie Refusing to Accept Responsibility for his own Wreckage, Fiscal and Otherwise
By Selected News Articles @ 12:26 AM :: 5553 Views :: Energy, Environment

It is unfortunate that Governor Abercrombie finds it more expedient to cast blame for his failures, missteps and inability to effectively manage the state's fiscal situation in his first year in office than accept responsibility or accountability for his own failings....

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Friday, December 2, 2011
Full Text: Hawaii Scores 'F' in Sex Trafficking Prevention
By News Release @ 12:08 AM :: 6566 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Full analysis from Shared Hope International....

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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Lihue TSA Worker Sues, Claims Sex Assault
By Selected News Articles @ 11:46 PM :: 10085 Views :: Kauai County, Labor, Tourism

Marugame claims a TSA investigator (TSI) "sexually assaulted her" on Aug. 26, 2009....

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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Men’s Health Mag ranks Honolulu Happiest Town in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:37 PM :: 8209 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

We calculated suicide rates and unemployment rates. Then we tapped SimplyMap for the percentage of households that use antidepressants....

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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Pacific Aviation Museum to Host 5th Anniversary Gala Tonight
By News Release @ 5:29 PM :: 7394 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

5th Anniversary Dance...

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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Will the President Protect Religious Rights?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:15 PM :: 3625 Views :: National News, Ethics

...the mandate requires religious employers to provide coverage for birth control methods that could result in abortion....

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Thursday, December 1, 2011
OHA Announces Public Meetings to discuss Tentative Land Deal
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 AM :: 5093 Views :: Energy, Environment

OHA will be holding a series of public meetings to hear from the public about Abercrombie’s proposed Kakaako land deal ....

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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Backed by Federal Loan Guarantees, Merrill Lynch Finances $1B in Military Solar Projects
By Selected News Articles @ 12:44 AM :: 7510 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The project, called SolarStrong, aims to install these projects over five years. SolarCity has already begun installations at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii....

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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Quality of Living: Honolulu #29 in World, right behind ... Stuttgart
By News Release @ 12:20 AM :: 9275 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Honolulu (29) and San Francisco (30) are the highest-ranking US cities....  

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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Report: Hawaii Ranks 3rd in Protecting Kids from Tobacco
By News Release @ 12:05 AM :: 4599 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawaii ranks 3rd in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, spending $10.7 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 70 percent of the $15.2 million recommended by CDC ....

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