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Sunday, May 22, 2011
Gulen Cult strikes out in Hawaii Legislature, School?
By Andrew Walden @ 3:48 PM :: 13324 Views :: Education K-12, Politicians, Religion

After months of trying to get on base in Hawaii, is it ‘three strikes and they’re out’ for the Turkish Gulen cult?

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Sunday, May 22, 2011
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels not running for President
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 3936 Views

In the end, I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one, but that, the interests and wishes of my family, is the most important consideration of all.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011
Candidates sought for Hawaii County seat on UH Board of Regents
By News Release @ 11:25 AM :: 6146 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

The Regents Candidate Advisory Council (RCAC) will soon begin the recruitment process to fill a vacancy for a County of Hawai‘i seat on the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011
VOTING EXTENDED: SATURDAY is last day to vote for Honolulu Neighborhood Board
By News Release @ 10:30 AM :: 9546 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

 The Honolulu Republican Committee has issued a list of all Neighborhood Board candidates who are Republican.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011
VIDEO: Herman Cain announces GOP Presidential Bid
By Video @ 10:29 AM :: 4367 Views :: Energy

Herman Cain received 20% of the vote in the Recent Hawaii GOP Convention Straw Poll....

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Friday, May 20, 2011
Maui Armed Forces Day Picnic Saturday
By News Release @ 10:41 PM :: 6206 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

Kalama Park on Saturday, May 21, at 11:30 -2:30 (middle pavilion by the playground equipment).

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Friday, May 20, 2011
Abercrombie signs public lands bills into law
By News Release @ 10:36 PM :: 4607 Views :: Energy, Environment

SB2, SB1555, HB1313

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Friday, May 20, 2011
Natural Resource Agencies Collaborate to Help Conserve Forestry Lands in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:22 PM :: 3807 Views :: Energy, Environment

State and federal agencies signed a partnership today that will help private Forest Stewardship, landowners and managers conserve forestry land across Hawai'i.

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Friday, May 20, 2011
Heritage: Standing Strong with Israel
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:06 PM :: 5340 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

In a speech yesterday on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East following the "Arab Spring" uprisings, President Obama broached the subject of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Notably, he stated that, as part of finding peace between Israel and Palestine, the two parties should return to their 1967 borders.

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Friday, May 20, 2011
UHERO County Forecast: Uneven Recovery Continues
By News Release @ 11:51 AM :: 4502 Views :: Energy, Environment

Visitor industries on Oahu and the Big Island will suffer a setback from the drop in Japanese visitors in the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake, while Maui and Kauai will benefit from their stronger specialization in US and Canadian markets.

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Friday, May 20, 2011
VIDEO: Abercrombie squares off with Maui Nurses
By Video @ 1:09 AM :: 10497 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Politicians

Listen carefully to the nurses in this video. They are ready to dump the HGEA.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011
Djou responds to Hirono Campaign Announcement
By Rep Charles Djou @ 6:06 PM :: 6078 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"I wish Mazie well in her effort to seek higher elective office. It was my pleasure to have served with her in Congress and to have represented her as a congressman and city councilmember."

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Thursday, May 19, 2011
Larry Mehau Associate Mazie Hirono Announces Campaign for US Senate
By Video @ 3:14 PM :: 6140 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

 PHOTO: Mazie Hirono Campaigns for Congress at Aug, 2006 rally at Larry Mehau's Honokaa home.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011
Hawaii Judges Cannot Be Impartial About Rail Project
By Selected News Articles @ 1:43 PM :: 7031 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

All nine federal judges in Hawaii have recused themselves from hearing the latest complaint, of a long string, that challenges a major transportation project in Honolulu.  With each judge stepping back from the case, 9th Circuit Judge A. Wallace Tashima will step in, according to an order filed Friday....

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Thursday, May 19, 2011
Social Security Admin releases Top 100 baby names for Hawaii
By News Release @ 12:39 PM :: 6303 Views :: Energy, National News

... the 100 most frequent given names for male and female births in 2010 in Hawaii....

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Thursday, May 19, 2011
US Census: Hawaii home ownership only 57.7%
By News Release @ 12:06 PM :: 5196 Views

Of the states released today Hawaii had the lowest proportion of homeowners, the second-highest household size, and the third-highest median age.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011
Your Private Information Public? HHS Audit finds massive Security Gaps in Electronic Medical Records
By Selected News Articles @ 11:32 AM :: 7253 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

As HMSA and the Abercrombie administration push forward with electronic medical records in Hawaii—a key requirement for any medical rationing system—the Obama Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General has today released two audits of electronic medical records security systems….

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Thursday, May 19, 2011
Hawaii WW2 vet to Obama: “Shape up and start acting like an American”
By Selected News Articles @ 11:23 AM :: 7832 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Late Harold B. Estes' letter to Obama: "One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man. So here goes....

"You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies like: "We're no longer a Christian nation" "America is arrogant" -- (Your wife even announced to the world, "America is mean- spirited." Please tell her to try preaching that nonsense to 23 generations of our war dead buried all over the globe who died for no other reason than to free a whole lot of strangers from tyranny and hopelessness.)"

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
To Rule over Hawaii: Obama nominates former Planned Parenthood Board member for 9th Circuit
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 5507 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The head of the Alaska Family Council -- a Christian pro-family, anti-abortion group -- urged Palin to pick Smith, not Christen. The group objected to Christen's membership on the board of Planned Parenthood in the mid-1990s. The organization, which didn't provide abortions in Alaska until 2003, opposed a Palin-backed bill to require girls under 17 to get parental consent for an abortion.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
DBEDT: State Forecasts Remain Optimistic
By News Release @ 7:27 PM :: 4490 Views :: Energy, Environment

DBEDT expects total visitor arrivals to increase 3.8 percent....

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Not to Rule over Hawaii: Obama's 9th Circuit nominee Goodwin Liu heading for Defeat Thursday?
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:52 PM :: 7970 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

So here is a look at what Hawaii would be suffering under if Liu makes it onto the 9th Circuit.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
RESULTS: Cain tops Hawaii GOP Presidential Straw Poll
By News Release @ 3:05 PM :: 8859 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Kauai County Republican Party conducted a Presidential straw poll during the 2011 Hawaii Republican Party State Convention.

Herman Cain was the winner followed by Mitt Romney in second and Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich and Sara Palin tied for third.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Courthouse News: Watchdogs & Ex-Hawaii Officials Aim to Shelve Mass Transit Project
By Selected News Articles @ 1:33 PM :: 6562 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In April, the Obama administration lost $1.5 billion of $2 billion budgeted to improve America's antiquated transportation systems, with high-speed rail projects. Though the funds will now likely go toward deficit reduction, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a defendant in the Hawaii rail lawsuit, has asked for $53 billion over the next six years.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Billionaire Soros Pours $48M into Media Organizations
By Selected News Articles @ 10:37 AM :: 3234 Views :: National News, Ethics

...And that number is an understatement. It is gleaned from tax forms, news stories and reporting. But Soros funds foundations that fund other foundations in turn, like the Tides Foundation, which then make their own donations. A complete accounting is almost impossible because a media component is part of so many Soros-funded operations....

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Abercrombie’s Medical Homes scheme rejected by Mayo Clinic, other top clinics
By Andrew Walden @ 11:50 PM :: 8766 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"I look at the ACOs coming out as almost fluff and distraction on the side.... We're way past it."

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Schatz still trying to find “More Federal Funds”
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 4202 Views :: Energy, Environment

Through this initiative, we are seeing government agencies and organizations strategically collaborate to find important opportunities to bring in new money....

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
HGEA to Nurses: State not Responsive to Negotiations
By Selected News Articles @ 10:59 PM :: 5365 Views :: Energy, Environment

If agreement is not reached in the current round of negotiations, the team will make a decision on whether to proceed to arbitration. The timetable for arbitration is contained in a March 23, 2011 Memorandum of Agreement, which allows for either the Union or the Employer to request the Hawaii Labor Relations Board (HLRB) implement impasse procedures.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
APEC Prep: Abercrombie Reveals 90-Day Homeless Plan
By News Release @ 10:33 PM :: 4353 Views :: Energy, Environment

Identify and assess people who are chronically homeless for immediate services in Waikiki and the urban core of Honolulu.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Top Abercrombie Fundraiser Endorses Republican Presidential Campaign
By News Release @ 5:11 PM :: 6371 Views :: Energy, Environment

During the Republican candidates’ debate on May 5, Johnson stated firmly in response to a question, “I advocate legalizing marijuana – control it, regulate, tax it.”

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
RTTT: Teaching Obama a Lesson on Education
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:31 PM :: 3904 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

... the President's strategy isn't about empowering teachers and communities. It's about increasing the federal government's authority over schools....

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Medicare’s Deteriorating Financial Condition
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:13 PM :: 2771 Views :: National News, Ethics

The just released 2011 Medicare trustees report: Medicare poses enormous challenges for patients and taxpayers alike, and its financial condition continues a downward slide....

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
HCDA Hearing on Future Development of Barbers Point/Kalaeloa
By News Release @ 2:49 PM :: 4922 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Moody’s Cuts Hawaii’s Bond Rating
By Selected News Articles @ 11:35 AM :: 4705 Views :: Energy, Environment

Moody's justified the downgrade based on the state's forecast depletion of reserve funds by the end of the 2011 fiscal year, sustained budget shortfalls relieved by one-time solutions and low pension-funded ratios relative to other states. Hawaii's audited financial results have also come in late since fiscal 2007....

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Study: Hawaiian Islands Feudal system in 1400 AD
By News Release @ 10:30 AM :: 5211 Views :: Energy, Environment

A pattern of earthen berms, spread across a northern peninsula of the big island of Hawaii, is providing archeologists with clues to exactly how residents farmed in paradise long before Europeans arrived at the islands.

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Monday, May 16, 2011
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 16
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 5220 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Cloture Motion; James M. Cole to be Deputy Attorney General
  • House: Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act
  • House: Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act
  • House: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011
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Monday, May 16, 2011
Myth-Busting the Debt Limit
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:24 PM :: 3040 Views :: National News, Ethics

The United States today hit an all-time high debt, passing $14 trillion, according to Associated Press reports. And with $45,300 of debt for every man, woman and child in the United States, it's clear as day that spending is the problem. Yet Washington has yet to come to an agreement on a way forward, either in the short term or the long term, though the budget plan passed by the House of Representatives would fundamentally alter this debt-ridden path the nation is on....

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Monday, May 16, 2011
Hawaii GOP sets March 13 for GOP Presidential Caucuses
By Andrew Walden @ 12:12 AM :: 10916 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

 The opportunity to directly vote on the Republican nominee is expected to bring out thousands of Hawaii Republican voters who have never before had a chance to directly participate in choosing the Republican Presidential nominee.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011
Hawaii Republicans Pass first-ever Resolution Against Akaka Bill
By Andrew Walden @ 11:13 PM :: 6077 Views :: Akaka Bill

...unalterable opposition to the Akaka Bill and to any iteration of it....

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Sunday, May 15, 2011
VIDEO: Huckabee announces he is not running for President
By Video @ 1:10 AM :: 4254 Views :: National News, Ethics

See the Video...

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Friday, May 13, 2011
Legislative Wrap-up Video: Rep Ward, Sen Slom Town Hall meeting Hawaii Kai
By Video @ 8:56 PM :: 5458 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Town Hall Meeting, Hawaii Kai, with Representative Gene Ward, Minority Leader; and Senator Sam Slom, Minority Leader May 2011

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Friday, May 13, 2011
Hawaii State Republican Convention to Meet this Weekend
By Andrew Walden @ 8:47 PM :: 7241 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

Hundreds of Hawaii Republicans will meet Saturday and Sunday at the Kauai Beach Resort for the GOP state convention. But the top of the agenda—selecting new Party leadership--is a foregone conclusion....

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Friday, May 13, 2011
Flags to Fly at Half-Staff Sunday in Honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 3019 Views :: Energy, National News

...all Hawai'i flags at all State offices and agencies as well as the Hawai'i National Guard are to be flown at half-staff alongside U.S. flags from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, May 15, 2011....

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Friday, May 13, 2011
HMSA: Mail-order Pharmaceutical plan losing support of Hawaii Physicians
By Andrew Walden @ 5:45 PM :: 8987 Views :: Energy, Environment

It is not clear why HMSA could not “anticipate” such impacts. Millions of Americans have been protesting against Obamacare for over a year now.  The bureaucratic interference, bungling, and rationing described in the HMSA letter reads like a caricature of what these “TEA Party” protesters have warned of.

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Friday, May 13, 2011
The truth behind Oil Subsidies
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:53 AM :: 3133 Views :: National News, Ethics

...if those senators were truly serious about cutting the deficit, they wouldn't stop at just cutting subsidies for oil companies. They would also call for the elimination of subsidies for the president's pet projects such as renewable fuels, electric vehicles, wind and solar. Throw in clean coal and natural gas, too. That would be the right move for the American taxpayers. But good policy isn't their goal -- vilifying an industry is their end game.... 

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Friday, May 13, 2011
Seeking Development Approval, Kyo-ya easy mark for Abercrombie’s Free Sand Shakedown
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 5785 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The state is contributing $1.5 million for the project, and Kyoya and HTA will provide $500,000 each.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011
Obamacare: HMSA announces statewide scheme to cut costs
By News Release @ 11:55 PM :: 7321 Views :: Health Care

Big news release which can be condensed into one word: RATIONING.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011
Honolulu Cellphone Ban: You can Walk the walk, but don’t talk the talk
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:19 PM :: 5625 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Honolulu City Council has got to have more important things to focus on than regulating and restricting yet another aspect of our lives.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011
Plaintiffs Seek Injunction to block Honolulu Rail Construction, Contracting
By Selected News Articles @ 2:44 PM :: 6621 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Plaintiffs seek declaratory and injunctive relief to ensure that Defendants do not implement the Honolulu High-Capacity Transit Corridor Project...before complying fully with federal environmental laws.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011
Psychiatrists Boycott Honolulu Meeting Over Desmond Tutu Invitation
By Selected News Articles @ 1:48 PM :: 11425 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

In a speech in Boston, Mr. Tutu directly attacked the Jewish supporters of Israel as being in effect traitors to America, controlling U.S. foreign policy for the benefit of Israel and to the detriment of America. In that speech he compared American Jewish supporters of Israel to Hitler, Mussolini, Idi Amin, Milosevich, Stalin, and Pinochet.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011
Brookings: Honolulu The Bus is #1 Transit System in Nation
By News Release @ 12:38 PM :: 6915 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Transit coverage is highest in Western metro areas such as Honolulu and Los Angeles, and lowest in Southern metro areas such as Chattanooga and Greenville....

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