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Sunday, October 20, 2013
McDermott: HGEA Contract Should be on Special Session Agenda
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 3433 Views :: Labor

Legislation to fund pay raises for government professional and scientific employees will be introduced by House Republicans during the Special Session....

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Sunday, October 20, 2013
Raising the Cost of “Affordable Housing”
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:01 AM :: 5375 Views :: Development, Cost of Living

A couple of weeks ago, this commentary examined some of the hurdles that stand in the way of producing more affordable housing....

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Saturday, October 19, 2013
AARP: Hawaii Health Connector Needs Transparency & Accountability
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 3575 Views :: Health Care

Now that health plans and rates are available, standard weekly reports should be made public to chart the progress of enrolling Hawaii’s 100,000 uninsured residents....

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Saturday, October 19, 2013
Pew: Five States Which Paid to Keep National Parks, Monuments Open
By Selected News Articles @ 8:22 PM :: 8061 Views :: National News, Hawaii Statistics, Military, Tourism

Visitors spend about $76 million a day in communities near national parks, the National Park Service estimated....

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Saturday, October 19, 2013
Installing a Solar PV System? Check with HECO first
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 7:50 PM :: 5384 Views :: Energy

On September 6, 2013, HECO announced a change to  its rules for connecting new PV systems to the electricity grid....

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Saturday, October 19, 2013
$381K in Prohibited Gifts: Ethics Commission Compares Kirk Caldwell to Rod Tam -- Then Lets him off Hook
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 8313 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

This case stems from complaints concerning the possible influence of $381,000 of private donations over Mayor Kirk Caldwell and his new administration....

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Friday, October 18, 2013
Kauai submits to mob rule (again)
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 4539 Views :: GMOs

These “mobs” are buoyed by their self-image of “total correctness,” and the illusion that they represent “the people”....

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Friday, October 18, 2013
Anti-GMO “Leaders”– Is There a Middle Ground?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 PM :: 5431 Views :: GMOs

Opposition to GMO’s in Hawaii has attracted an eclectic mix of well-worn politicians and other “characters” interested in riding the groundswell of fear and misinformation....

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Friday, October 18, 2013
The Constituents that Wooley, Hooser & Gabbard Listen To
By Selected News Articles @ 7:24 PM :: 4523 Views :: GMOs
Just take a look below to meet their constituents…
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Friday, October 18, 2013
Hawaii Student Veterans Make Case for In-State Tuition
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 10552 Views :: Higher Education, Military

...student veteran leaders representing chapters of Hawaiʻi Alliance of Student Veterans (HASV) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa and Leeward Community College, testified in front of the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents in an effort to spark dialogue over the idea of amending tuition waiver regulations....

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Friday, October 18, 2013
Entitlement Reform: Replace Obamacare ACOs With Better Model
By Selected News Articles @ 2:11 PM :: 3093 Views :: Health Care

The White House and Congress are inching closer to a conversation about serious entitlement reform....

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Friday, October 18, 2013
Obama’s Priorities vs. the Economy
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:04 PM :: 3496 Views :: National News

Now that the government is whirring again, President Obama has identified three priorities for the country....

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Friday, October 18, 2013
Abercrombie, Legislature Say: “The People Choose on Marriage”
By Andrew Walden @ 3:18 AM :: 4794 Views :: Family

...the legislature and governor have already mandated their own interpretation of the Constitution –one which is at odds with Louie’s....

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Thursday, October 17, 2013
DoH Proposes Restaurant Inspection Fee Increases to Fund 13 New Positions
By News Release @ 5:18 PM :: 3743 Views :: Small Business

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) will hold public hearings in all counties between Dec. 2 and 6, 2013....

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Thursday, October 17, 2013
The Deal That’s No Deal
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:54 PM :: 3165 Views :: Health Care

Our national nightmare isn’t the government shutdown; it’s Obamacare....

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Thursday, October 17, 2013
The Unraveling of ObamaCare has Just Begun
By NCPA @ 4:48 PM :: 2953 Views :: Health Care

The problem lies with the nature of the law itself, promising trillions in new government benefits while relying on dubious financing mechanisms. These problems were not only foreseeable, they were indeed widely foreseen....

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Thursday, October 17, 2013
‘Get on Board’ DoE Adds Bus Routes at Four Schools
By News Release @ 3:56 PM :: 3472 Views :: Education K-12

August Ahrens Elementary, Highlands Intermediate, Pearl City High and Waipahu High schools....

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Thursday, October 17, 2013
Rail: Judge Tashima Must Rule on Beretania Street Tunnel
By Honolulu Traffic @ 3:00 PM :: 4675 Views :: Rail

Judge Tashima still has to rule on whether the Beretania Street Tunnel is a viable alternative....

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Thursday, October 17, 2013
Survey: Hawaii Health Exchange Worst in Nation
By News Release @ 2:41 PM :: 3623 Views :: Health Care

HealthPocket also found that some exchanges did not allow for anonymous health plan shopping....

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Thursday, October 17, 2013
Memos: Hanabusa has Failed -- Schatz is a White Ideologue with a Superior Campaign
By Selected News Articles @ 3:28 AM :: 7027 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

"With decisive advantages in money, endorsements, organization, and manpower as well as an ideology...."

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Thursday, October 17, 2013
Abercrombie Issues Statement Upon Conclusion of his French Vacation
By News Release @ 1:04 AM :: 3579 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Gov. Neil Abercrombie is in Washington, D.C. just after returning from vacation in France....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Bi-Partisan House Group to Hold Sister-Isle Hearings on Gay Marriage Bill
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 4114 Views :: Family

The following message has been sent to other House members inviting them to participate in a series of hearings on Same Sex Marriage....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Supreme Court Asked: Who Owns Geothermal Rights in Hawaii?
By Robert Thomas @ 6:29 PM :: 6239 Views :: Energy, Land Use

The rub is that here, it is the State of Hawaii that is claiming the interest, the right to mineral and metallic mines (including geothermal rights) on several large parcels....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange re-launches with more glitches
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:24 PM :: 3537 Views :: Health Care

...while some consumers were able to view the information on plans and pricing, others continued to receive an error message....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
CPA says hype over Obamacare small business tax credit is misleading
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:22 PM :: 4959 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

Think small business owners really are going to get tax credits through Obamacare health exchanges? Think again....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Fall-out from Hoku’s failed polysilicon project heats-up
By Selected News Articles @ 5:32 PM :: 5776 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Tax Credits

A family-owned North Carolina-based manufacturer is calling upon the US federal government and governors from five states to probe the reasons why Hoku Corporation and its major partner in the project, Tianwei have failed to pay its debts and review its investment practices into foreign owned businesses....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Djou: Afghanistan Casualties Teach Nation a Lesson on Shutdown
By Rep Charles Djou @ 4:30 PM :: 5154 Views :: National News, Military

...these soldiers, who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, will return home this week to a nation that initially refused to pay their families the military death benefit....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Find Your State: See How Much Obamacare Coverage Will Cost
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:16 PM :: 3169 Views :: Health Care

Sorry, Hawaii is not included likely due to the last-in-the nation start for the Hawaii Health Connector....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Abercrombie admin and DOE have no answers for same-sex education issues
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 3:42 PM :: 5819 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

Horner suggested that the BOE’s curriculum and civil rights compliance offices, with oversight by the Attorney General, would be the appropriate authorities to make these determinations....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Ewa, Kona, Hilo, Nanakuli, Mililani, Kahului, Lihue: Local Communities Organize Against Gay Marriage
By Andrew Walden @ 2:12 PM :: 10051 Views :: Family
Here are some upcoming events....
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Senators: Abercrombie Should Fill HCDA Vacancies
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 6278 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Hawaii State Government

In 2008, the Legislature amended H.R.S. §206E·3 to require Kakaako small business representation on HCDA. The cultural expert and Kakaako resident members were added last year by Act 323. At present, HCDA does not meet these membership requirements....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
World Food Prize Goes to Monsanto, Syngenta
By NCPA @ 1:24 AM :: 2447 Views

Every scientific body worth counting has judged biotechnology to be safe and necessary, but still many environmental radicals play on fears of the unknown to get the public and sadly, all too often successfully, public officials....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Study: Wind Power Costs Taxpayers Billions of Dollars
By Selected News Articles @ 8:38 PM :: 3099 Views :: Energy
...the wind lobby is set to receive another extension on massive subsidies with little results to show for it....
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
UPDATE: Feds Shutdown? Obamacare a Mess? Abercrombie Secretly Vacations in France--Adds 9 Days to Trip
By News Release @ 8:38 PM :: 7448 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

On Friday (Sept. 27), the governor and his wife Nancie Caraway will travel to France.  Originally scheduled to return Oct 11, the governor is now planning to be back in Hawaii Oct. 20....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Tsunami evacuation rule established for Hawaiian Islands commercial harbors
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 4840 Views :: Jones Act, Law Enforcement

The Coast Guard has created safety zones within the commercial harbors of the main Hawaiian Islands that will require evacuation if a tsunami warning is issued....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Two Weeks Late, Health Connector Now Claims to Be "Open for Business"--Directs Users to Crashed Website
By News Release @ 5:50 PM :: 4420 Views :: Health Care

“This website is temporarily unavailable, please try again later."

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Hawaii LDS Churches Release New Letter on Gay Marriage
By Selected News Articles @ 3:25 PM :: 6723 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion

"There are two reasons for our opposition: First, it attempts to redefine marriage. The church is firm in its belief that marriage as the union of a man and a woman is essential to the well-being of children, families, and society. Second, the protections offered in the current draft are completely inadequate to safeguard constitutionally guaranteed religious freedoms...."

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
AG Louie Issues Formal Opinion Claiming Legislature Has Authority to Enact Gay Marriage
By News Release @ 2:52 PM :: 4958 Views :: Family, Hawaii State Government

Attorney General Louie has announced that he has issued Formal Opinion No. 13-1 (Op. No. 13-1) in which he has concluded that ... the Legislature has the authority... to consider and enact a bill relating to marriage ....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 15, 2013
By Congress.org @ 2:38 PM :: 3916 Views :: Congressional Delegation

Recent Congressional Votes

  • House: Military Death Benefits – Continuing Resolution

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Debt Limit
  • House: Debt Limit and Government Funding
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Video: What Gay Marriage did to Massachusetts
By Video @ 2:30 PM :: 7246 Views :: Family, First Amendment

A preview of what is coming to Hawaii....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
"Where was the Governor?" Grassroot Institute Calls for Greater Transparency on Governor's Travel
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:47 PM :: 4176 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

legislative action might be required to remedy an apparent effort to frustrate state open records law....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Obamacare’s Secret Is Out
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:08 PM :: 3639 Views :: Health Care

Americans are learning the reason this law’s implementation was postponed until after the presidential election....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Rally Oct 28: "Let the People Decide on Marriage"
By News Release @ 3:07 AM :: 4695 Views :: Family

We are within that Coalition organizing community volunteers on all the islands to support the Coalition to “Let The People Decide On Marriage” by organizing their local communities....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Now and Later: The Impact of the Government Shutdown
By UHERO @ 2:24 AM :: 6269 Views :: National News, Hawaii Statistics, Military

There are about 34,000 civilian federal jobs in Hawaii, a fraction of which were deemed essential....

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Monday, October 14, 2013
Ratepayers Soaked to Enrich Landowners as PUC Approves 10M Gallon HECO Biofuel Contract
By News Release @ 5:42 PM :: 4963 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

HBE is a consortium of three of Hawaii's largest landowners and three venture capital companies....

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Monday, October 14, 2013
Hawaii Campaign Finance: A-1 Challenge Awaits McCutcheon Ruling?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 PM :: 4489 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

The 9th Circuit heard arguments on a challenge to Hawaii's campaign finance laws, but hinted that it may delay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides a similar case....

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Monday, October 14, 2013
Hawaii Among Worst States to Start New Business
By NCPA @ 1:06 PM :: 4617 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

Vermont, perhaps best known as home of the hippie ice cream company Ben & Jerry's, is 12th-best for new businesses, while South Carolina placed toward the bottom....

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Monday, October 14, 2013
ObamaCare Is Not a Bailout for State and Local Governments
By NCPA @ 12:58 PM :: 3424 Views :: Health Care

Most governments will need to summon substantial political will to use ObamaCare to drop retiree health care coverage....

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Monday, October 14, 2013
HGEA: Unit 13 Contract Restores Lost ‘Step Movements’
By News Release @ 12:08 PM :: 6986 Views :: Labor

Second year: Placement of employees on their appropriate step and continuation of the step movement plan....

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Monday, October 14, 2013
Two Things Washington Cannot Ignore
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:12 AM :: 4789 Views :: National News, Health Care

The House has passed a variety of bills that would have reopened portions of the federal government, but the Senate has rejected them....

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