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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Hawaii Election Results for State, County, and Federal Races
By Selected News Articles @ 1:27 AM :: 5500 Views :: Energy, Environment

Full Printout...GOP Legislative Caucus to be 1-S, 7-H

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
VIDEO: Ratepayers Revolt
By Video @ 3:23 PM :: 7136 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Uncle Sam asks Kanoho why his electric bill is higher when he's using less power:
My electric bill. It went from 250 dollars to 400, and we didn't change nothin'.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Best Invention of 2012: Time Magazine Recognizes Kona Kampachi
By Selected News Articles @ 3:03 PM :: 6208 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

Hounded by Luddites, shakedown artists, and anti-GMO hypesters, Hawaii’s Kamapachi Farms open ocean fish farm has now been named by TIME magazine as one of the Best Inventions of the Year 2012. Surely it will soon be driven from the state....

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Today Is Your Day—Vote, America
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:59 PM :: 3235 Views :: National News, Ethics

“We the People” tell the government what to do; it doesn't tell us.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
VIDEO: Red-Faced Abercrombie Bickers With Protesters on Stage at Democrats Grand Rally in Hilo
By Video @ 4:51 AM :: 7921 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

Stalking the stage behind two beefy bodyguards, Abercrombie bellows at the protesters: “Then join the Democratic Party and you get the faith and trust of people.”

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Monday, November 5, 2012
Solar Photovoltaic Lease is Worse Than a Barrel of Oil
By Selected News Articles @ 10:59 PM :: 4257 Views :: Energy, Environment

About 99.9 percent of solar photovoltaic (PV) lease companies in Hawaii are owned by out-of-state investors....

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Monday, November 5, 2012
U.S. Per Person Debt Now 35 Percent Higher Than That Of Greece
By Selected News Articles @ 8:42 PM :: 3158 Views :: National News, Ethics

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Monday, November 5, 2012
The Price of paradise for Hawaii’s low-income families
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 5859 Views :: Energy, Environment

We have the lowest rate for adjusted wages paid in the country while taxing our poor at a higher rate than all but 4 other states.

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Monday, November 5, 2012
Hawaii Republican Party Victory Centers Open All Day Tuesday
By News Release @ 4:55 PM :: 5250 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

After the polls close, HRP will join hundreds of volunteers and supporters at Lingle campaign headquarters....

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Monday, November 5, 2012
Djou: We’re on the Verge of Winning, Hanabusa Launches Negative Ads
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 5605 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Over the weekend, our opponent began airing negative radio ads designed to attack Charles' character and divert the voters' attention from the serious issues facing our state and nation....

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Monday, November 5, 2012
HD47: Fale Responds to Save Oahu Coalition
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 4508 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...residents I spoke with felt isolated and excluded from the “Keep the Country Country” movement because of a perceived unwillingness by the organization to find common ground ....

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Monday, November 5, 2012
Akina: Seven Myths About OHA Voting
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 4579 Views :: Energy, Environment

Myth: OHA is a Hawaiian organization. Fact: OHA is a state agency created by Hawaii’s voting public to carry out the public’s duty to Hawaiians and society in general....

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Monday, November 5, 2012
Bogus Study Perpetuates Wage Gap Myths
By NCPA @ 3:09 PM :: 3229 Views :: National News, Ethics

...further examination finds that women make 93 cents -- not 82 cents -- on a man's dollar, after accounting for all college majors and occupation....

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Monday, November 5, 2012
The Next President and the Supreme Court
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:06 PM :: 3090 Views :: National News, Ethics

One vote could decide both the immediate election and the course of constitutional law for decades to come....

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Sunday, November 4, 2012
House Candidate Kaniela Ing: “I don’t Support Osama bin-Laden”
By Andrew Walden @ 9:37 PM :: 11737 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County, Military, Politicians

“I don’t support Osama bin-Laden. I didn’t cheat on my LSAT.” That was the message HD11 Democratic House candidate Kaniela Ing blurted out to the astounded members of the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission at a hearing Thursday, November 1.

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Sunday, November 4, 2012
Djou: Our Polls Show us Ahead
By Rep Charles Djou @ 5:55 PM :: 6582 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...our internal polls have us with a slight lead....

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Sunday, November 4, 2012
Giving Judges a Chance to Double Dip
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:54 AM :: 4696 Views :: Energy, Environment

No doubt many voters have already cast their votes in this election, but it is never too late to stop a bad idea ....

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Sunday, November 4, 2012
Former Pearl Harbor Official Endorses Lingle
By Video @ 12:36 AM :: 4805 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Lingle worked collaboratively with Senator Inouye and other members of Hawaii’s Congressional delegation to save PHNSY from closure....

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Sunday, November 4, 2012
Djou Releases Final TV Ad
By Video @ 12:08 AM :: 4212 Views :: Energy, Environment

...final 72 hours before the election....

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Saturday, November 3, 2012
Election Day Tuesday Nov 6 -- Find Your Polling Place, Sample Ballot
By Selected News Articles @ 10:19 PM :: 5752 Views :: Energy, Environment

LINK >>> 2012 Hawaii Polling Place Locator with Sample Ballots

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Saturday, November 3, 2012
PRP: Fukunaga Running to Continue Act 221 Tax Credit Scams
By Andrew Walden @ 8:29 PM :: 6521 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits

Fukunaga’s ‘High-Tech’ credentials come from her decade-long advocacy of the Act 215/221 tax credits--one of the biggest taxpayer rip-offs in Hawaii history....

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Saturday, November 3, 2012
Islamism’s Unity
By Daniel Pipes @ 8:07 PM :: 4840 Views :: World News, Family

... fighting violent Islamists while cooperating with non-violent ones ....

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Saturday, November 3, 2012
Lingle Camp: Race in Dead Heat, Hirono Panics
By News Release @ 6:52 PM :: 4870 Views :: Energy, Environment

...we know their polling methods are flawed and this race is up for grabs.   Even the Democrat DC-based Super PAC, MajorityPAC, thinks this race is a toss up....

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Saturday, November 3, 2012
OHA for Everyone
By David S Chang @ 1:47 PM :: 5280 Views :: Energy, Environment

OHA and our state legislature have embraced a new law (Act 195) which creates a racial divide by allowing for the enrollment of a separate Hawaiian nation based on blood only, in effect excluding more than 80% of Hawai’i's population....

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Saturday, November 3, 2012
Majority PAC Ad Plagiarizes Lingle Ads and Deceives Voters
By News Release @ 3:51 AM :: 4050 Views :: Energy, Environment

...the message is filled with lies about Governor Lingle’s positions and direct plagiarism of messaging put forth by Governor Lingle....

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Friday, November 2, 2012
UHERO: Renewable Energy Tax Credit is Significant Weight on State Budget
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 3651 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawaii’s tourism juggernaut powers onward, but growth elsewhere remains elusive....

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Friday, November 2, 2012
UHERO Deploys Latest Excuses For Big Wind, Big Cable
By News Release @ 10:58 PM :: 6470 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The proposed wind project largely serves to limit the amount of imported biofuel used to meet the RPS (so we can make the numbers add up)....

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Friday, November 2, 2012
Obama Administration Waives Jones Act For Hurricane Sandy
By Michael Hansen @ 10:37 PM :: 4808 Views :: Jones Act

The Jones Act Waiver was requested by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ....

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Friday, November 2, 2012
State Tax Raids on Online Travel Companies Slapped Down in Two More Courts
By News Release @ 10:33 PM :: 4684 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Abercrombie and Louie were just dreaming of easy money ...

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Friday, November 2, 2012
Case: If PRP Wins, Negative Will be the New Normal
By Ed Case @ 10:26 PM :: 4903 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

... if PRP succeeds in Hawaii's most negative campaign (so far), that campaign will become the new norm for Hawai'i politics ....

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Friday, November 2, 2012
Hirono's Only Education Accomplishment, Siding With Union Bosses
By Video @ 10:20 PM :: 3956 Views :: Energy, Environment

...she's continuing to live in the past at her furlough rally, and she has encouraged teachers to strike again....

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Friday, November 2, 2012
Hirono, HSTA Celebrate Three Years of Furloughs
By News Release @ 6:10 PM :: 4008 Views :: Energy, Environment

Mazie Hirono is hosting a rally today to slander Governor Linda Lingle in regards to the 2009-2010 teacher furloughs, a tactic that has been a hallmark of Hirono's campaign.

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Friday, November 2, 2012
Honolulu Rail: Set Phasers On Stun
By Robert Thomas @ 5:49 PM :: 5224 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Today's Order gave some clues about whether the court would conclusively halt the project, but deferred a ruling until December....  

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Friday, November 2, 2012
Decades of Employment Growth in America's Public Schools
By NCPA @ 12:49 PM :: 3210 Views :: National News, Ethics

...teachers' numbers increased 252 percent while staffing and administration experienced a growth of 702 percent....

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Friday, November 2, 2012
WSJ: Biofuels Kill 192,000 Persons Every Year
By NCPA @ 12:43 PM :: 1663 Views

...biofuel mandates are responsible for at least 192,000 premature deaths every year because of hunger....

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Friday, November 2, 2012
Governor Selects Louise Kim McCoy as Communications Director
By News Release @ 12:38 PM :: 3958 Views :: Energy, Environment

Abercrombie today announced that Louise Kim McCoy is joining his administration effective today....

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Friday, November 2, 2012
Unemployment Rate Inches Back Up
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:32 PM :: 1665 Views

...the unemployment rate rose to 7.9 percent in October and the economy created about 171,000 jobs, roughly equal to the usual number of new workers in the labor force....

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Friday, November 2, 2012
DLNR Announces Arbor Day Events
By News Release @ 1:36 AM :: 3494 Views :: Energy, Environment

Abercrombie today said, “I want everyone to remember that trees and forests are what make life possible...."

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Friday, November 2, 2012
Hyper-Partisan PAC Comes into Hawaii Backing Hirono
By News Release @ 1:21 AM :: 2797 Views :: Energy, Environment

It's very obvious that Hirono's campaign and her mainland operatives see the same polling numbers we do: that the U.S. Senate race is a statistical dead heat....

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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Fed Court Ruling: City Failed To Consider Alternatives To Rail
By Robert Thomas @ 7:57 PM :: 4705 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Full Text Federal Court Order 

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Thursday, November 1, 2012
General Contractors Association of Hawaii Endorses Lingle
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 4171 Views :: Energy, Environment

GCA joins a growing coalition of business leaders supporting Linda Lingle for U.S. Senate, including the Associated Builders and Contractors, Maui Chamber of Commerce, and the Hawaii Restaurant Association, as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce....

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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Caldwell Caught with His Hand in “Pay to Play” Cash Register
By News Release @ 5:32 PM :: 5355 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Yesterday’s report on campaign donations reveals that he continues to accept great numbers of monetary contributions from government contractors, including Honolulu rail contractors....

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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Ohana Health receives contract to provide behavioral health services in Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 3916 Views :: Energy, Environment

...behavioral health services to Medicaid-eligible adults who have serious mental illnesses, and who are participants in the state's QUEST Expanded Access, or QExA, health program....

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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Crony Capitalism: By-Product of Big Government
By NCPA @ 5:20 PM :: 3265 Views :: National News, Ethics

Crony capitalism describes an economic system in which the profitability of firms in a market economy is dependent on political connections....

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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Lingle Hosts Get Out the Vote Rally at Aloha Tower Tonight
By News Release @ 5:01 PM :: 4656 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

TONIGHT, Thursday, November 1 – 6:00-8:30 p.m....

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Thursday, November 1, 2012
HD5 Bateman Releases Final Radio Commercial
By Audio @ 10:56 AM :: 6615 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

It is clear that our state government has not been working for the people and I am running to change that.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Administration Ignores Law, Delays Exposing New Regulations
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:47 AM :: 3196 Views :: National News, Ethics

After three years of hyper-regulation, the Obama Administration has noticeably slowed its rulemaking in recent months.... 

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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Hawaii County Releases Absentee Voting Totals
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 4925 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

104,323 Hawaii County residents are registered to vote in the 2012 General Election....

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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Grand Theft Aina: Sierra Club Launches PLDC Repeal Drive
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 4538 Views :: Energy, Environment

"With the PLDC's recent efforts to exclude the public from commenting and the adoption of a toothless strategic plan, it appears our only alternative is to push for a repeal of the PLDC."

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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Hawaii Adjusted Income Lowest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:03 AM :: 6697 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

At $22,394, Hawaii's adjusted average income figure is more than $7,000 below that of the next lowest state....(we're 39% lower than Mississippi and 56% lower than Alaska)

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