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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Obama’s Promise of “Competition” in Obamacare: Also False
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:58 AM :: 2433 Views :: Health Care

In more than half of the counties in the U.S., people have only one or two insurance carriers offering coverage on their exchanges....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Nisei WW2 Vets Honored at Missouri Memorial
By News Release @ 4:13 AM :: 4167 Views :: Military
 1943 Volunteers
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Analysis: Hawaii Health Connector Signs up only 2% of Projections
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 3323 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

By comparison, when Medicare Part D began, two-thirds of people who voluntarily enrolled in a plan did so after coverage began....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Study: When it Comes to Climate Change, Hawaii Talks More than Most
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 2857 Views :: Environment
placed in a category based on the overall quality of the discussion of climate change impacts ....
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Limbaugh: Hawaii Republicans Have to be Their Own Version of Liberal
By Rush Limbaugh @ 1:16 AM :: 4077 Views :: Republican Party

Hawaii is a special case.  Republicans could actually die there if they were ....

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Monday, November 11, 2013
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 11, 2013
By Congress.org @ 11:44 PM :: 4462 Views :: Family, Congressional Delegation, First Amendment

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Employment Nondiscrimination – Passage
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Monday, November 11, 2013
More Opportunities to Raise Your Voice--Let the People Decide
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 3803 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Come down to the Senate Chambers before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday with your LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE ON MARRIAGE signs....

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Monday, November 11, 2013
Why Our Veterans Fight
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:37 PM :: 2673 Views :: Military

Today we thank all of our veterans who have fought and continue to fight for freedom around the world....

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Sunday, November 10, 2013
Back and Forth with Grants-in-Aid
By Natalie Iwasa @ 10:55 PM :: 2886 Views :: Honolulu County

At least one organization didn’t even ask to be funded....

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Sunday, November 10, 2013
KIUC Gets Solar 37% Cheaper than HECO
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 4478 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

The net cost of electricity that will be generated by the array will be at 10 cents and 13.5 cents per kilowatt hour....

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Sunday, November 10, 2013
NYT to Hawaiians: We Tell You What Your Culture is
By News Release @ 9:52 PM :: 6752 Views :: Family, Hawaii History, Religion

As a Native Hawaiian Christian, allow me a response....

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Sunday, November 10, 2013
Slowing Growth of Government Only Way to Avoid Another Shutdown
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 4:01 AM :: 2991 Views :: Taxes

Whew, we dodged the bullet, sighed many beneficiaries of the federal largesse....

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Saturday, November 9, 2013
Gay Marriage Opponents to Rally at Capitol Sunday November 10
By News Release @ 5:13 PM :: 3952 Views :: Family, First Amendment

At the State Capitol 3pm to 5pm ....

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Saturday, November 9, 2013
Puerto Rico Legislature to Study Impact of Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 3:42 PM :: 3855 Views :: Jones Act

The purpose of the study is to review three recent reports and determine what changes are needed in the law so as improve the island’s economy....

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Saturday, November 9, 2013
Rep Har Floor Speech: Point by Point Debunk of SB1HD1
By Video @ 3:17 PM :: 5627 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Rep Sharon Har debunks all the lies ....

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Saturday, November 9, 2013
VIDEO: 10,000 Dead as Typhoon Haiyan Blasts Tacloban City, Leyte
By Video @ 2:59 PM :: 5244 Views :: World News

...smashed buildings and completely defoliated trees, with widespread looting and unclaimed bodies decaying in the open air....

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Saturday, November 9, 2013
AMA: Hawaii 2nd Least Competitive Health Insurance Market
By News Release @ 12:09 PM :: 1802 Views

Dominant market power increases the risk of anti-competitive behavior by big health insurers and can place physicians at a significant disadvantage since most work in small or solo practices....

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Saturday, November 9, 2013
How They Voted: House Approves Gay Marriage 30-19
By News Release @ 4:53 AM :: 4671 Views

The Senate will convene Tuesday November 12 .... 

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Saturday, November 9, 2013
Excerpts from House GOP Floor Speeches
By News Release @ 4:13 AM :: 4116 Views :: Family, First Amendment

what will happen in the future when a newly-created, now state-sanctioned right of same-sex marriage conflicts with constitutional rights that have been enshrined in the 1st Amendment....

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Saturday, November 9, 2013
Playing with Fire: Kahuku Windfarm to Install Molten Magnesium Batteries
By Andrew Walden @ 3:48 AM :: 6901 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...magnesium melts at 1202 degrees Fahrenheit and antimony melts at 1166 degrees Fahrenheit.....

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Friday, November 8, 2013
Proposed Kahuku Windfarm Would Kill Endangered Birds, Bats
By News Release @ 11:37 PM :: 4569 Views :: Energy, Environment
A public scoping meeting will be held on November 13, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Kahuku Village Association Community Center....
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Friday, November 8, 2013
New Federal Rule Mandates Mental Health and Substance Abuse Parity for Insurance Plans
By News Release @ 10:51 PM :: 5848 Views :: Health Care, Second Amendment
...ensures that health plans features like co-pays, deductibles and visit limits are generally not more restrictive for mental health/substance abuse disorders benefits than they are for medical/surgical benefits....
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Friday, November 8, 2013
Hawaii tax department under scrutiny for waste, mismanagement
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:44 PM :: 3362 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

Twenty-five people in the state Department of Taxation were put on leave in December 2011 for unauthorized access to tax records....

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Friday, November 8, 2013
Child molester back at work at Hawaii Legislature (Again)
By Andrew Walden @ 11:48 AM :: 36199 Views :: Family, Hawaii History, Law Enforcement

Rouse is now managing the office of Rep Karen Awana, D-Nanakuli....

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Friday, November 8, 2013
Gay Marriage: House Session to Begin at 10AM--Watch LiveStream Here
By News Release @ 10:57 AM :: 3532 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...beginning at 10 a.m., the full House will take a final vote on SB 1 HD 1 for Third Reading....

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Friday, November 8, 2013
More Special Obamacare Treatment — But Not for You
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:41 AM :: 2523 Views :: Health Care

The Obama Administration has indicated it will propose a new regulation that could give many unions a break from one of Obamacare’s new fees....

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Friday, November 8, 2013
U.S. Sugar Policy Sends Candy Makers Abroad
By NCPA @ 10:06 AM :: 5102 Views :: National News, Agriculture, Small Business, Cost of Living

U.S. candy makers are expanding production in other countries as federal price supports and a global glut of the sweet stuff give an ever-greater advantage to foreign rivals....

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Friday, November 8, 2013
Hawaii: Where agendized people go to live out their dreams
By Selected News Articles @ 2:18 AM :: 5222 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...we won’t be back because the state already seems to be choked with haoles like us....

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Friday, November 8, 2013
House Security Announces Rules for Friday's Gay Marriage Rallies
By News Release @ 1:43 AM :: 3656 Views :: Family, First Amendment

The gallery will be evenly split down the middle with an equal allocation of space for both sides....

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Thursday, November 7, 2013
Res 13-216: Stop Unfair Water Billing
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 11:23 PM :: 3909 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

Board of Water Supply’s (BWS) unfair billing practices  forced thousands of O‘ahu residents to subsidize the errors caused by BWS' own faulty billing system....

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Thursday, November 7, 2013
New lawsuit alleges former gubernatorial appointee’s involvement in financial shenanigans at union
By Malia Zimmerman @ 7:08 PM :: 7266 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Labor, Rail

Hit men, Yakuza, Hells Angels, the Chinese crime syndicate and Hawaii politicians....

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Thursday, November 7, 2013
Judge: 1998 Voters May Have Thought they were Banning Gay Marriage
By Selected News Articles @ 6:32 PM :: 5589 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Sakamoto said he would hear a challenge if the state Legislature passes and Abercrombie signs a law allowing gay marriage....

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Thursday, November 7, 2013
Answered: Why Two Obama Loyalists Lost Their Health Policies
By Selected News Articles @ 6:10 PM :: 2705 Views :: Health Care

It did not cover dependents in the manner set out by the law, and it did not cover pediatric dental....

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Thursday, November 7, 2013
Heritage: Hawaiian Citizens Testify in Support of Marriage
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:00 PM :: 3788 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Government policy should respect those who believe marriage is the union of a man and a woman....

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Thursday, November 7, 2013
Chang: Democrats Disrespect People, Republicans are Listening
By David S Chang @ 5:42 PM :: 3295 Views :: Republican Party

While the Democrats in the legislature were ignoring their constituents, here at the HRP we were listening....

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Thursday, November 7, 2013
How Differences in the Cost of Living Affect Low-Income Families
By News Release @ 1:47 PM :: 4856 Views :: Land Use, Cost of Living

The amount of money necessary to buy a 1,000 square-foot apartment in Dallas would only buy a 460 square-foot apartment in Honolulu....

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Thursday, November 7, 2013
They Liked Their Health Plans, But Can't Keep Them
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:05 PM :: 2655 Views :: Health Care

“If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” -- NOT!

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Thursday, November 7, 2013
A Plant Scientist’s perspective on Hawaii County Bill 113
By Selected News Articles @ 12:16 PM :: 3499 Views :: GMOs

...Bill 113 would ban the cultivation of genetically engineered plants in the open air....

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Thursday, November 7, 2013
NAEP Test Results Released: Feds Tout Hawaii as RTTT Success Story
By News Release @ 10:05 AM :: 3246 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii beats national average in 4th grade math, still lags in other areas ....

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Thursday, November 7, 2013
'Surf Art and the Surfer' Art Exhibition
By News Release @ 5:16 AM :: 2582 Views :: Religion

November 15 & 16, 2013 -- Surfing The Nations presents “Surf Art and the Surfer” art show at 63 Kamehameha Hwy, Wahiawa

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
TomTom: Honolulu 6th Worst Traffic in N. America
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 3538 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Rail

TomTom Traffic Index aims to provide the general public, industry and policy makers with unique and unbiased information about congestion levels in urban areas....

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Realtors Assn: Honolulu 3rd Most Expensive Real Estate
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 3517 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

San Jose, $805,000; San Francisco, $705,000; Honolulu, $679,800; Anaheim-Santa Ana, Calif., $670,700; and San Diego, $485,000 ....

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Survey: Kailua 20th Most Unaffordable Real Estate in USA
By News Release @ 10:33 PM :: 3954 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Exhaustive Survey of Nearly 2,000 Markets and 52,000 Listings Shows More Than $2 Million Difference in Price Between Malibu and Cleveland....

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
How They Voted: Gay Marriage Passes Second Read 30-18
By Video @ 9:14 PM :: 6010 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...VIDEO: several short clips from today’s rally at the capitol....

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Labor Unions May Get Health Law Tax Relief
By Selected News Articles @ 8:21 PM :: 2652 Views :: Health Care

Buried in rules issued last week is the disclosure that the administration will propose exempting “certain self-insured, self-administered plans” from the law’s temporary reinsurance fee in 2015 and 2016....

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
No Blackout: RevoluSun Exposed
By Andrew Walden @ 5:36 PM :: 9671 Views :: Energy, Ethics

The revolution will not be televised, but on television last night, the RevoluSun was not blacked out....

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Kauai anti-GMO ‘Witch Trials’ continue, as Mayor faces death threats for bill veto
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 PM :: 3094 Views :: GMOs

We have numerous horrific historical examples of periods of mass hysteria....

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Full Text SB1HD1: House Gay Marriage Bill as Amended
By News Release @ 4:19 PM :: 3804 Views :: Family, First Amendment

After five days and nearly 57 hours of testimony, the House Judiciary and Finance Committees passed SB1 HD1....

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Caught in the Obamacare Web
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:43 PM :: 2547 Views :: Health Care
Hadley and Dougall want to make sure their personal information is removed from HealthCare.gov. There's just one problem: Users can't delete their own accounts....
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Gary Hooser Rigs Star-Adv Poll the Pono Way
By Selected News Articles @ 3:19 AM :: 4421 Views :: Ethics, GMOs

Gary Hooser advises anti-GMO activist how to cast multiple votes in online surveys ....

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