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Friday, November 22, 2013
The Christmas Candle Now Playing in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:24 PM :: 2996 Views :: Religion

The Christmas Candle is scheduled to be shown at the Honolulu - Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18....

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Friday, November 22, 2013
Honolulu welcomes new Medical Examiner Dr. Christopher Happy
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 3882 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

For the first time since October of 2009, the City & County of Honolulu has a Chief Medical Examiner on the job....

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Friday, November 22, 2013
FBI: Hawaii Data Sharing Failure Allows Mentally Ill to Buy Guns
By News Release @ 1:59 PM :: 2794 Views :: Second Amendment

Hawaii Among the Lowest-Performing States with Only 1 Record Submitted Over the Past Two Decades....

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Friday, November 22, 2013
Lawsuit: Halawa Guard Organized Vicious USO Family Gang Assault
By Andrew Walden @ 10:01 AM :: 8513 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

On February 17, 2013, Plaintiff Lealao was in Module 2B Quad 3 at HCF when he was viciously attacked by numerous violent and/or dangerous inmates from another Quad....

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Friday, November 22, 2013
They Got Away With It
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:39 AM :: 2982 Views :: National News

"...my colleagues propose this rule change because they can get away with it...." -- Sen Barack Obama

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Friday, November 22, 2013
Hawaii: Foodstamp Allotment Jumps 3.4% for 190,000
By Selected News Articles @ 3:32 AM :: 4151 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

While most states see cuts, Hawaii's 190,000 food stamp recipients will see an INCREASE from $319 to $330 per month....

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Friday, November 22, 2013
HUD Counts 6,335 Homeless in Hawaii--1,180 Chronic
By News Release @ 2:28 AM :: 3103 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... 1,465 homeless unwilling to accept shelter in Honolulu ....

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Friday, November 22, 2013
Criminal charge for hangar golf cart? DoT Aviation Div. Harasses Pilots
By News Release @ 1:46 AM :: 3727 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business
“Good people are now in jeopardy of losing their security clearances and careers if a criminal conviction appears in their file … This unreasonable approach by (Aviation Division) management is unacceptable and the ramifications are catastrophic for GA in Hawaii.”
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Friday, November 22, 2013
Student Rally to Protest UH Funding Cuts, Tuition Hikes
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 3032 Views :: Higher Education

...rally in protest of the $250 million loss of state funds in 5 years which has resulted in tuition increases.... 

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Friday, November 22, 2013
Fort Shafter Project Labor Agreement Survey Due Dec. 2
By News Release @ 12:49 AM :: 6071 Views :: Labor, Military, Small Business

...a federal construction contract to build Phase 2 of the USARPAC Command and Control Facility at Fort Shafter....

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
Honolulu Councilman Stanley Chang Introduces Anti-Gun Resolution
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 2982 Views :: Second Amendment

Resolution 13-280 calling on Congress to enact federal legislation to implement President Obama’s “Now is the Time” plan....

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
Mitsunaga's Abercrombie Releases $83.9M for UH Maintenance Projects
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 2981 Views :: Higher Education

Abercrombie today announced the release of $83.9 million for capital improvement projects at University of Hawaii campuses....

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
A Decade of Harassment: Bottled Water Battle Goes to Hawaii Supreme Court
By Robert Thomas @ 9:35 PM :: 4186 Views :: OHA, Small Business

...arguing a case in the Hawaii Supreme Court about automatic approval statutes and zoning law....

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
Assaults at Hawaii hospital for criminally insane prompts Senate investigation
By Malia Zimmerman @ 9:17 PM :: 5122 Views :: Health Care, Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

Assaults on workers at the Hawaii State Hospital are all too common, and taxpayers are picking up the tab for the cost of treatment and workers compensation....

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
UHERO: Solar Tax Credits Boost Profitability of Investment for Rich
By UHERO @ 1:44 PM :: 3771 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...the vast majority of installations are demanded by households with the median income and higher....

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
Abercrombie Appoints Sarah Allen to Head State Procurement Office
By News Release @ 1:23 PM :: 2832 Views :: Hawaii State Government

From 2007 to 2013, Allen was a senior manager for ASI Government, Inc. in Arlington, Va.....

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
Transit Spending Slows Urban Growth
By Selected News Articles @ 12:58 PM :: 3758 Views :: Development, Rail

...regions that spend more money on transit seem to grow slower than regions that spend less....

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
While Obama Remakes the Courts, Harry Reid Wants to Remake the Senate
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:14 PM :: 2581 Views :: National News

"Everyone in this chamber knows that if the majority chooses to end the filibuster—if they choose to change the rules and put an end to democratic debate—then the fighting and the bitterness and the gridlock will only get worse." -- Sen Barack Obama, 2005

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
Grassroot Institute Goes to China
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:16 AM :: 3658 Views :: World News

In a live conversation from Hong Kong, Washington D.C. and Honolulu, Grassroot Institute president Keli’i Akina kicks off his China-speaking tour....

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
Lloyds of London Lawsuit Reveals Story Behind Kahuku Windfarm Fires
By Andrew Walden @ 1:38 AM :: 8803 Views :: Energy

The lawsuit states that a second fire—also previously described by First Wind management as ‘small’--resulted in $2,000,000 in damages....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Locked Up and Shipped Away: Interstate Prisoner Transfer and the Private Prison Industry
By News Release @ 10:12 PM :: 5031 Views :: Judiciary, Justice Reinvestment

...four states - California, Idaho, Vermont, and Hawai'i - collectively ship 10,500  prisoners to for-profit prisons outside their home states.  West Virginia is developing a plan to do the same....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
New Survey Shows 96% Support for Solar Energy in Hawaii
By News Release @ 9:46 PM :: 2670 Views :: Energy

85 percent  believe efforts should be made to make renewable energy such as solar power more affordable for consumers....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Maui Mayor Signs MOU with Monsanto Requiring Disclosure of Pesticide Use
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 4507 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

While watching what was happening in other counties, Maui County decided to approach Monsanto - which has farms on both Maui and Molokai - to require disclosure of the company’s restricted-use pesticides and all information about related practices....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
After Years of Talk, Temporary Barriers to be Tested at Laniakea Beach
By News Release @ 9:06 PM :: 3769 Views :: Environment, Tourism

North Shore residents and transportation officials have been discussing proposals to improve Laniakea traffic for years....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Did Matson and Horizon Lines defraud the United States?
By Michael Hansen @ 8:52 PM :: 7399 Views :: Jones Act

A federal district court jury is scheduled to decide late next year whether or not the ocean carriers Matson Inc. (MATX) and Horizon Lines Inc. (HRZL) defrauded the United States of America in connection with military cargo shipments they carried in the Hawaii and Guam trades....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Judge Sam King: A Memoir
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 5038 Views :: Hawaii History, Judiciary, Republican Party

In his half-century on the bench, he presided over some of the most sensational of Hawai‘i’s organized crime trials, and he upheld the 1967 Hawai‘i Land Reform Act that shifted property ownership in Hawai‘i from large trusts to ordinary citizens....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Hawaii, Illinois Last of the ‘Easy Targets’ for Gay Marriage
By Selected News Articles @ 2:37 PM :: 2947 Views :: Family

...no state - except for West Virginia, which has a tradition of conservatism on social issues - where gay marriage is forbidden by law or constitutional amendment has a government wholly dominated by Democrats....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Petition: Support Hawaii Farmers Now!
By News Release @ 1:33 PM :: 3847 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

Counties are listening to the most ill informed people and the farmers are being attacked ....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Continue Dramatic Decline in 2013
By NCPA @ 1:25 PM :: 3044 Views :: Energy, Environment

United States has reduced more carbon dioxide emissions this century than any other nation. The U.S. emissions decline is due in large part to technological advances in natural gas production ....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Task Force: Both Hawaii Refineries May be Closed in Seven Years
By News Release @ 12:46 PM :: 3046 Views :: Energy

Once again, Abercrombie tells Hawaii refineries to 'drop dead'....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
How Obamacare Will Try to Control What You Eat
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:01 PM :: 3393 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

Obamacare’s menu labeling regulation will be costly and time-consuming for businesses ....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Ft Shafter Troops Mobilize for Philippine Typhoon Relief
By News Release @ 10:25 PM :: 2116 Views

U.S. military aircraft have also moved more than 2,000 relief workers into Tacloban and have airlifted nearly 8,300 survivors....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Matson's New Jones Act Ships Deemed an “Expensive Luxury”
By Michael Hansen @ 9:41 PM :: 5309 Views :: Jones Act
Drewry says, “comparable sized vessels could be built in Asia today for less than a fifth of that price.”
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Hawaii Co Council Sends GMO Ban to Mayor 6-3
By Andrew Walden @ 7:26 PM :: 3492 Views :: GMOs

With this afternoon's 6-3 vote, Hawaii County Council members now leave it to Mayor Billy Kenoi to decide whether or not to ban GMOs from the island....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
New medical codes for injuries from duck bites, drone strikes create headaches for doctors
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:56 PM :: 2805 Views :: Health Care

Hospitals may have to invest between $2 million and $5 million, and large health care organizations could spend as much as $20 million....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Fitch: Hawaii Insulated from Impact of Federal Cuts
By News Release @ 4:23 PM :: 2764 Views :: Economy

Hawaii's personal income growth had the lowest correlation and sensitivity to changes in national income levels....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
UPDATE: Audit of HART Propaganda Machine to be Released in December
By Tom Berg @ 4:10 PM :: 5287 Views :: Rail
The Council was told the audit would take less than a year to bring forth findings--so where is it?
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Worldwide Headlines: Sledgehammer Wielding 'Vigilante' Rep Brower is 'Extreme, Scary, Potentially Dangerous'-- Should be 'Behind Bars'
By Selected News Articles @ 3:55 PM :: 3903 Views :: Homelessness
Think Progress: 'If Brower were found roaming middle-class neighborhoods and smashing items in people’s homes, he would find himself both out of office and behind bars.'
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Hickam POW/MIA lab, slow to ID human remains, has time to shoot Bradley Cooper movie
By Selected News Articles @ 3:13 PM :: 2948 Views :: Military

...a Pentagon spokeswoman said that no human remains were shown on camera....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Health Insurers Express Worries over Obama Shift on Policy Cancellations
By NCPA @ 12:54 PM :: 2126 Views :: Health Care

If old plans are restored, "fewer healthy people and younger people would be leaving their current plans" ....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Is Our Government Still "Of the People"?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:45 PM :: 2974 Views :: National News
Seven score and 10 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln delivered the greatest speech in American history....
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
After Making World News, Kailua NB Tries to Clarify Stance on Tourism
By News Release @ 4:41 AM :: 4168 Views :: Tourism
“Hawaii town to State: Stop sending tourists here” and “Kailua Residents Want Tourists to Stay Away”
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Honolulu: Window Open for Grants in Aid Proposals
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 4:02 AM :: 2830 Views :: Honolulu County

The City issued a Request for Grant Proposals (RGP) for the Grants in Aid funds on Thursday, November 14, 2013....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
EEOC: Del Monte Hawaii Settles Thai Farm Workers Case
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 3672 Views :: Agriculture, Labor

The EEOC named Del Monte Fresh Produce's Hawaii subsidiary, which contracted with Global for approximately three years ending in 2005 to tend pineapple fields the subsidiary leased on the island of Oahu....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Abercrombie Administration Solicits Plans for Seven New Prisons
By News Release @ 2:36 AM :: 4689 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

...designing, building, maintaining and financing for the new or expanded facilities described below....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Honolulu Council Update: Water Bills, Data, HSAC, and Helmets
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 12:35 AM :: 3383 Views :: Honolulu County

Last week the City Council hosted a public hearing on legislative proposals. Legislation that was discussed includes....

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Monday, November 18, 2013
Haseko Proposes Resort Zoning for Ewa Beach Development
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 11:41 PM :: 4354 Views :: Development

Submit comments by November 23....

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Monday, November 18, 2013
"If I vote no on SB1 Ewa Beach will be toast." - Rep. Rida Cabanilla
By Selected News Articles @ 4:37 PM :: 4906 Views :: Ethics, Family, First Amendment

She cited certain loss of money for James Campbell High School, Ewa-Makai Middle School, the "new High School in Ewa Beach", the widening of Ft. Weaver Rd., and others...

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Monday, November 18, 2013
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 18, 2013
By Congress.org @ 3:02 PM :: 2796 Views :: Congressional Delegation
  • Senate: Nomination of Cornelia “Nina” Pillard to US Court of Appeals – Cloture
  • House: Health Care Reform Implementation Delay – Passage
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    Monday, November 18, 2013
    The American People Rose Up to Repeal a Health Care Law Once Before. They Can Do It Again
    By Heritage Foundation @ 11:10 AM :: 2759 Views :: Health Care

    The law that promised health coverage for all has so far stripped 3.5 million Americans of their insurance....

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