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Friday, October 4, 2013
Mr. President, You Can End the Government Shutdown
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:21 PM :: 3412 Views :: National News
Obama is so intent on protecting his unpopular, unworkable, and unfair health care law that he’d prefer to keep the government closed....
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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Hawaii Health Connector Secret Rates Revealed? HMSA Premium Jumps 44%
By Andrew Walden @ 11:59 PM :: 6101 Views :: Health Care

Under their current small-business group coverage they are paying $810.56 per month.  Their new price effective July 1, 2014 will be $1,166.24 per month....

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Thursday, October 3, 2013
ULI Fellowship: Caldwell to Select Land Use Challenge
By News Release @ 11:17 PM :: 6666 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

Past classes of Rose Fellows have tackled challenges including revitalization of Detroit’s Livernois Avenue....

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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Hawaii Health Connector: Six Legislative Committees to Discuss ‘Concerns’
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 4596 Views :: Health Care

The Insurance Commissioner will discuss concerns regarding new insurance requirements of the ACA and its impact on rates and populations groups ....

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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Sequestration Report: Reduced Funding is Just the Beginning of a New Reality for Hawaii
By News Release @ 8:07 PM :: 2803 Views

...reduced funding is likely just the beginning of a new reality of diminishing federal support for states and municipalities....

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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Honolulu Roads 13th Worst in Nation, Cost Drivers $598 per year
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 5128 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

Forty-three percent of major roads in the Honolulu urban area are in poor condition, costing area drivers $598 each year....

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Thursday, October 3, 2013
KIUC Seeks PUC Approval for Monthly Meter Charges
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 4173 Views :: Energy

About 10 percent of the utility's 30,000 customers have opted not to use the smart meters. KIUC estimates the cost of reading and servicing those 3,000 meters to be about $340,000 a year....

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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Hawaii residents, lawmakers frustrated with health connector glitches
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:25 PM :: 3592 Views :: Health Care
Hawaii lawmakers plan a briefing Wednesday to look into problems related to the Hawaii Health Connector services....
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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Panos: Ten Plus One Reasons Why I Do Not Support The Honolulu Rail Project
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:20 PM :: 6602 Views :: Rail
Among all travel options on Oahu, mass transit serves 6% of the travelers, just slightly above the U.S average of 5%....
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Thursday, October 3, 2013
What Asia Pivot? Defense Budget Cuts Undermine U.S. Interests in the Pacific
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:29 PM :: 3085 Views :: Military

...the U.S. military lacks the resources necessary to implement such strategies....

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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Storming the Barricades in Washington
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:58 PM :: 3543 Views :: National News
On Tuesday, the National Park Service put up barricades around the open-air memorial that is normally accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even when Park Service personnel are not there....
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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Hawaii Health Connector Claims 1,181 Obamacare Applications
By News Release @ 3:42 AM :: 4265 Views :: Health Care

The Connector logged 19,457 unique visits to the site, completed 1,181 applications, and received 1,257 calls connected at the contact center on the first day....

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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Jones Act Does Not Bar International Trade From Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 3:22 AM :: 15215 Views :: Jones Act

Several popular Jones Act notions circulating around Hawaii simply are not true....

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Hawaii public school enrollment grows by 2,000 students
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 2596 Views :: Education K-12

The enrollment gains can be partly attributed to the large number of births in 2008 and more students staying in the state’s public schools....

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Mainland Anti-GMO money flooding into Molokai, funding “grassroots” protests
By Selected News Articles @ 2:40 PM :: 5907 Views :: Greenmail, GMOs

Ritte and activist organizations have collected more than a million dollars from anti-GMO advocacy groups on the mainland....

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013
How’s the Economy at Your House?
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:03 PM :: 3544 Views :: National News

...the furor over Washington furloughs will only take you so far in the rest of America....

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Shutdown: HRP Chairman Calls for Senate to Act
By David S Chang @ 7:44 PM :: 5742 Views :: National News, Health Care, Republican Party

The House has continually been reaching out to the Senate Democrats and President Obama to pass a resolution to ensure everyone receives equal treatment....

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Video: Sen Sam Slom and Jim Hochberg on Special Session
By Video @ 4:58 PM :: 5091 Views :: Family

Attorney Jim Hochberg is Senator Sam Slom’s guest on the latest edition of “A Better Day” which airs on Olelo Public Access TV Channel 54....

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
‘Environmental disaster:’ HI residents want answers over molasses spill
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:34 PM :: 5450 Views :: Environment, Family

State senators have, at last count, gotten 1,539 emails from residents about the spill and 272 emails from supporters of gay marriage; 602 in opposition....

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
UPDATE: Outdoor Circle Questions Plan for Trails Ringing Kawainui Marsh
By News Release @ 12:33 PM :: 6288 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

Unregulated access to the marsh has already led to damage of archaeological sites. Trails will attract dog walkers....

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The Story Behind the Government Shutdown
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:18 PM :: 4828 Views :: National News, Health Care

Government funding isn’t the issue. It’s Obamacare....

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