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Friday, October 25, 2013
Sierra Club: Senate Should Reject Superferry’s only Supporter
By News Release @ 6:39 PM :: 5282 Views :: Environment, Hawaii History

Abercrombie has nominated Genevieve Salmonson to the position of interim director of the state Department of Health (DOH) Office of Environmental Quality Control....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
Jackson v Abercrombie delayed until after Special Session
By Selected News Articles @ 6:25 PM :: 4067 Views :: Family

VT, MA Others ask Federal Court to Impose gay marriage on Hawaii....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
Hawaii-Based New Age Hucksters Fight Over $5M Donation from “sap”
By Selected News Articles @ 6:16 PM :: 4166 Views :: Religion

Among folks in the Hawaii chocolate-making community, where Walsh once worked, the 62-year-old is known as a smooth talker with a string of failed businesses and debts....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
Wespac: US Should Refuse Any Quota Reduction For Hawaii Bigeye Tuna
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 5158 Views :: Environment, Small Business

The United States should not accept a reduction in the bigeye tuna limit for the Hawaii longline fishery....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
Free Speech? Ethics Commission Issues Advisory on ‘Grassroots Lobbying’
By News Release @ 4:47 PM :: 6255 Views :: Ethics, Family, First Amendment

Backstory: The gay-atheists have obtained this from their ‘Ethics’ Commission to harass churches after the special session....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
UHERO: Shutdown did not Stop Hawaii Growth
By UHERO @ 3:51 PM :: 5072 Views :: Economy, Tourism

Growth is holding up in Hawaii, driven by still-strong tourism and rising construction....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
WSJ on Solar City: Cronyism in Full Force
By NCPA @ 3:26 PM :: 6249 Views :: Energy, Ethics

The increase in their stock prices has raised his net worth by more than $5 billion over the past year....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
HECO Warns Solar Contractors over Deceptive Sales Practices
By NCPA @ 3:23 PM :: 5114 Views :: Energy

A solar vendor is telling prospective customers that it has a "special arrangement" with Hawaiian Electric....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
WSJ: The Universal Pre-K Fallacy
By NCPA @ 2:51 PM :: 3919 Views :: Education K-12

Universal pre-kindergarten schooling, every progressive's fondest dream, is back in the news....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
13 States with Gay Marriage: How Education Changed
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 PM :: 7167 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

California prohibits any school material or instruction that reflects adversely on homosexuality, bisexuality or transgenderism, while prohibiting parents from removing children from classes....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
Bishop Silva: Respect Human Ecology, Gay Marriage is not 'Equal'
By News Release @ 2:30 PM :: 6367 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion

the major concern should not be giving this or that same-sex couple the ability to be married, but rather the long-term and profound societal implications such a concession would have....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
Administration Caught in New Obamacare Dilemma
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:00 PM :: 2987 Views :: Health Care

Individuals who now believe they face maximum out-of-pocket costs of $2,000 may end up paying hundreds more....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
SB1 Would Impose New Tax on Churches—Even if they Accept Gay Marriage
By Andrew Walden @ 5:31 AM :: 7110 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Taxes

...marriage-related church functions, until now regarded as non-profit, will be considered a ‘for-profit’ activity....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
Retiree Hit With $7000 'Recalculated' Water Bill
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 12:47 AM :: 5354 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

His monthly bill is normally around $200....

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Thursday, October 24, 2013
Welfare subsidies on the rise in Hawaii
By Malia Zimmerman @ 11:52 PM :: 5018 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii’s Legislature appropriated $2.75 billion for fiscal year 2013 and $2.83 billion for FY 2014 — or about 20 percent of the state general fund budget — for “social services” operating expense....

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Thursday, October 24, 2013
Obamacare Website Mess: 2010 Hawaii Audit Should Have Been ‘Red Flag’
By Selected News Articles @ 4:48 PM :: 5366 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc., another subsidiary, had been responsible for overhauling the IT systems for the Hawaii tax department....

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Thursday, October 24, 2013
Special Session: How to Testify
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 3127 Views
Whose religious liberties does this bill NOT exempt?
  • Religious organizations
  • Small business owners
  • Government employees
  • Judges
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Thursday, October 24, 2013
Hawaii Christian Coalition: 26 House Reps Who Plan to Vote for Gay Marriage
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 4765 Views :: Family

If one of these votes flips, Abercrombie's effort to transform the family structure into something it never has been in the history of the human race fails....

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Thursday, October 24, 2013
3 Ways Obamacare Is Like HealthCare.gov
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:32 PM :: 2729 Views :: Health Care

The abject failure of the Obamacare website, Healthcare.gov, is proving quite the analogy for Obamacare itself....

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Thursday, October 24, 2013
Report: Chinese Spy Ship Operating Near Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:58 AM :: 10265 Views :: Military
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Two More Sovereignty Activists Convicted of Felony Mortgage Fraud
By News Release @ 9:54 PM :: 7096 Views :: Akaka Bill, Law Enforcement, OHA

Hawaiiloa Foundation collected approximately $468,000 from approximately 200 individuals many of whom ultimately lost their homes through foreclosure....

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
HECO Solar Project Pays More Wholesale than Mainland Retail Rates
By News Release @ 9:45 PM :: 5404 Views :: Energy

This level of savings is equivalent to a 20-year power purchase agreement with a price of 14.5 cents per kilowatt-hour.  This compares to 8.9 cents per kwh RETAIL in Washington State....

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
UPDATE: Hawaii Reapportionment Case Presented to US Supreme Court
By Robert Thomas @ 7:09 PM :: 7365 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

Plaintiffs attorneys presented their Jurisdictional Statement, arguing that there are substantial questions meriting the U.S. Supreme Court's full consideration in our appeal of a three-judge U.S. District Court decision upholding the Plan....

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
‘The Saratov Approach’ Coming to Laie
By Video @ 6:57 PM :: 4593 Views :: Religion

...the real-life story of two Mormon missionaries who were kidnapped and tortured in Russia, has quietly become a local box office hit...

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Foster Boys in Hilo Speak Up: Hunt On for Yet Another Alleged Homosexual Child Molester
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 6065 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

Predator adopted and fostered boys in CA and HI....

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Hanabusa Camp: Schatz Campaign "Divisive, Insulting, Crass, Cynical, Narrow-Minded"
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 6807 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

Brian Schatz just sent around an insulting memo...arguing that the ideology of a single group of voters will trump the broad coalition of interests that has made Hawaii the warm, inclusive place we all love....

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Hawaii Family Advocates Week of Events to Defend Family
By News Release @ 4:19 PM :: 5202 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Come to the capitol tonight for an information hearing at 5:30 p.m. in Room 329....

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Campbell Estate Files Response to State in Geothermal, Mineral Rights Case
By Robert Thomas @ 4:17 PM :: 4606 Views :: Energy, Land Use

Here's the Response to Application for Writ of Certiorari by the State of Hawaii, which opposes the State's cert app....

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Legislative Briefing to Examine UH Research Corp
By News Release @ 3:57 PM :: 2866 Views :: Higher Education
  • DATE: Thursday, October 31, 2013
  • TIME: 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
How Obamacare Hurts You If You’re Looking for a Job
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:09 AM :: 4470 Views :: Health Care, Labor

Obamacare is keeping businesses from hiring....

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Abercrombie Proposes More Items for Special Session Agenda
By News Release @ 3:03 AM :: 5802 Views :: Family, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...Abercrombie has asked the Hawaii State Legislature to expand the agenda....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Chang: Hawaii GOP Recruiting Candidates
By David S Chang @ 11:58 PM :: 4495 Views :: Republican Party

...help us elect leaders who will provide real solutions to our state and country's difficult problems....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Senate WAM Briefing to Consider ‘Tax System Modernization’
By News Release @ 11:36 PM :: 3650 Views :: Taxes
  • DATE: Wednesday, November 6, 2013
  • TIME: 10:00 a.m.
  • PLACE: Conference Room 211, State Capitol
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
State’s Largest Charter School Responds to Arrest of Former Principal
By News Release @ 11:18 PM :: 4915 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

Due to circumstances that were inherited by the current administration, HTA has been held to quarterly audits for the past 20 months....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
FULL TEXT: Gay Marriage Bill Introduced, Hearing Set for Oct 28
By News Release @ 10:42 PM :: 5754 Views :: Family, First Amendment
  • DATE: Monday, October 28, 2013
  • TIME: 10:30 a.m.
  • PLACE: Auditorium, State Capitol
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    Tuesday, October 22, 2013
    GMO Free Kauai: Silencing a Dissident
    By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 PM :: 4478 Views :: GMOs

    Here’s a personal account of someone who acknowledges the tactics being used....

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    Tuesday, October 22, 2013
    Kaiser Health News: Thousands of Policies Cancelled Due to Obamacare
    By Selected News Articles @ 9:12 PM :: 4354 Views :: Health Care

    Health plans are sending hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters to people who buy their own coverage....

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    Tuesday, October 22, 2013
    Closed Primary: Party Leaders Want more ideological Democratic Party
    By Robert Thomas @ 5:44 PM :: 5550 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

    ...this lawsuit, while not exactly popular, is part of a long-term gambit to take the Party -- and Hawaii....

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    Tuesday, October 22, 2013
    Celebrating sustainable fishing
    By Rachelle Chang @ 5:39 PM :: 4108 Views :: Environment

    It was sunny, humid, beautiful October morning, and volunteers greeted us with event programs at the entrance to Pier 38....

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    Tuesday, October 22, 2013
    Obama Said This with a Straight Face
    By Heritage Foundation @ 2:44 PM :: 3197 Views :: Health Care
    “Thousands of people are signing up and saving money as we speak.”
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    Monday, October 21, 2013
    Judicial Selection Commission Announces Vacancy and Three Petitions for Retention
    By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 4043 Views :: Judiciary

    Vacancy: District Family Judge, District Family Court of the Third Circuit 

    Retention: Nakamura, DelRosario, Border

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    Monday, October 21, 2013
    House Informational Briefing on Same Sex Marriage Oct 23
    By News Release @ 10:44 PM :: 5345 Views :: Family

    5:30PM October 23, 2013; Hawaii State Capitol, Room 329....

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    Monday, October 21, 2013
    Court Orders Abercrombie Admin to Pay Lawyers who Forced him to Reveal Names of Judicial Nominees
    By Robert Thomas @ 10:32 PM :: 5531 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government, Judiciary
    Remember the case from late last year in which the Honolulu Star-Advertiser brought a freedom of information/open records lawsuit against the Hawaii governor to force him to disclose the names of judicial nominees? 
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    Monday, October 21, 2013
    Man allegedly scams taxpayers for 14 years, FBI says
    By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:53 PM :: 4323 Views :: Law Enforcement

    The FBI is accusing a Hawaii man of making an art form of scamming local and federal taxpayers during the past 14 years....

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    Monday, October 21, 2013
    Survey: Hawaii 24th in Opportunity Index
    By News Release @ 5:44 PM :: 4833 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

    At the core of America is a shared belief that no matter how humble your origins, with hard work and perseverance, you can improve your prospects in life and give your children a shot at a secure and productive future....

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    Monday, October 21, 2013
    Gay Marriage: HIRA Responds to Abercrombie Admin
    By Tito Montes @ 5:20 PM :: 5185 Views :: Family

    Several days ago, the Abercrombie administration went on television and responded directly to the Hawaii Republican Assembly’s advertising campaign....

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    Monday, October 21, 2013
    Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 21, 2013
    By Congress.org @ 3:05 PM :: 3480 Views :: Congressional Delegation

    Recent Congressional Votes

    • Senate: Continuing Appropriations and Debt Limit Suspension – Passage
    • House: Continuing Appropriations and Debt Limit Suspension – Motion to Concur
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    Monday, October 21, 2013
    Let the Wind Production Tax Credit Die Down Immediately
    By Heritage Foundation @ 2:43 PM :: 3566 Views :: Energy

    As the federal budget debate continues to heat up, one of the contentious energy policy battles is over the extension of the wind production tax credit....

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    Monday, October 21, 2013
    Death Spirals
    By John Goodman @ 2:37 PM :: 3561 Views :: Health Care

    A death spiral occurs when pricing in an insurance market spins out of control....

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    Monday, October 21, 2013
    $17,000,000,000,000
    By Heritage Foundation @ 2:33 PM :: 4208 Views :: National News

    President Obama boasted last week that he had signed legislation to lift “the twin threats” to our economy....

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