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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
City Awards $175M Kaneohe-Kailua Sewer Contract
By News Release @ 3:16 AM :: 4375 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

Southland Contracting, Inc. and Mole Construction, Inc. (Southland Mole JV) and local construction management firm Bowers + Kubota....

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
HECO Pushes 9 Secret Solar Projects at Whopping 15.8 Cents Per KWH
By News Release @ 2:51 AM :: 5172 Views :: Democratic Party, Energy, Ethics
How many of the secret 9 contracts will funnel money out of your pocket via Solar City into the coffers of the National Democratic Party and its candidates?
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
HI5 Program Loses $28M: Audit Points to Fraud and Abuse (for the 4th time)
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:18 AM :: 5674 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Homelessness, Taxes

...over the past three fiscal years, the program has paid out $28 million more in handling fees than it has collected in container fees....

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
How They Voted: House Committees Amend, Pass Gay Marriage Bill
By Andrew Walden @ 11:54 PM :: 4068 Views :: Family, First Amendment

The full House will vote on Second Reading Wednesday November 6, 2013 at 10AM.  Third reading is expected on Friday November 8, 2013....

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Testimony Ends: House to Consider Amendments to SB1 Tonight
By News Release @ 8:38 PM :: 3359 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Tonight at 6:00 p.m. the full House has scheduled a 2nd reading on the bill....

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Hawaii Health Connector Still Refusing to Reveal Sign-up Numbers
By Andrew Walden @ 7:58 PM :: 3063 Views :: Health Care

The last update given to reporters was October 18 when the Hawaii Health Connector reported only 440 applications had been completed online....

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Molokai Ranch Reveals Alt-Energy Plan
By News Release @ 3:37 PM :: 4376 Views :: Maui County, Energy

Molokai Ranch, CEO, Clay Rumboa accompanied by Ranch Staff and the Ranch’s new developer, Princeton Energy Group based in San Francisco, California,  presented ....

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Who Is Affected by Obamacare? EVERYONE
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:15 PM :: 2724 Views :: Health Care

In response to the wave of insurance cancellations hitting millions of Americans, and the admission by some on the left that President Obama’s “if you like your plan” promise was false, Obamacare’s defenders are now taking a different tack....

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Study: Hawaii Child Care Among Least Affordable in USA
By News Release @ 1:51 PM :: 3645 Views :: Education K-12, Family
Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2013 Report reveals that families are paying more for child care, and are paying a significant part of their earnings for this care....
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Honolulu Charter Amendment: Seize Land Within 90 Days of Council Vote
By Robert Thomas @ 1:16 PM :: 2913 Views :: Land Use

...after the Council adopts a resolution to take property, the city administration must within 90 days start the condemnation action....

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Hooser and Bynum’s Land of No Aloha Activists
By Selected News Articles @ 12:41 PM :: 3906 Views :: GMOs

Meet the activists of Kauai and see how they treat their leaders....

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
SHOPO Pres: “You would have to kill me to impose this law upon my children”
By Video @ 11:32 AM :: 4379 Views :: Family, First Amendment
Hint to Legislators: Its not just the cops. Who do you really think will enforce a law against our local communities on behalf of mainland homosexuals?
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
SB1 Hearing Continues 10:30AM Tuesday
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 3937 Views :: Family, First Amendment
  • DATE: Tuesday, November 05, 2013
  • TIME: 10:30 a.m.
  • PLACE: Auditorium State Capitol
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Ag Department Backs Kauai Mayor’s Veto, Developing Pesticide Regs
By News Release @ 1:54 AM :: 3696 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

Department of Agriculture reaffirmed the Mayor’s assessment that complicated legal issues and practical enforcement and implementation details must be taken into consideration to effectively address community’s concerns....

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Live Testimony on same-sex 'marriage' runs 895 - 137 against
By Selected News Articles @ 1:37 AM :: 7311 Views :: Family, First Amendment

1,032 oral testifiers found 895 in opposition and 137 in support ....

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Monday, November 4, 2013
DLNR Announces New State Historic Preservation Administrator
By News Release @ 9:09 PM :: 1980 Views

Downer served 27 years as director of the Navajo Nations Historic Preservation Department (NNHPD) in Window Rock, Ariz....

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Monday, November 4, 2013
Slom: There Are Always Other Options
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 5:44 PM :: 4077 Views :: Family, First Amendment

I say never give up the fight as there are always other options we can take in order to uphold values that we so cherish....

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Monday, November 4, 2013
State: Geothermal Rights Case 'is no minor land dispute'
By Robert Thomas @ 5:31 PM :: 4152 Views :: Energy, Land Use
What's so important about the State's claimed reservation of mineral and metallic mines that had made it put up this kind of resistance?
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Monday, November 4, 2013
Panos: Fighting Boondoggles--Honolulu Rail Transit
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 5:21 PM :: 3297 Views :: Rail

... presented at the 2013 American Dream conference in Washington, D.C. in mid-October ....

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Monday, November 4, 2013
In Push to Close Hearings Hawaii Legislature Changes Testimony Procedures
By Andrew Walden @ 3:24 PM :: 3876 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...a European homosexual publication, Pink News UK, is reporting on changes in procedure designed to shut down the thousands of Hawaii citizens seeking to testify....

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Monday, November 4, 2013
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 4, 2013
By Congress.org @ 2:56 PM :: 2799 Views :: Congressional Delegation
  • Senate: Nomination of Patricia Ann Millett to US Court of Appeals – Cloture
  • House: Veterans Disability Claims Backlog – Passage
  • House: Swaps Regulations – Passage
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Monday, November 4, 2013
Security Violation Just the Tip of the Obamacare Iceberg
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:00 AM :: 2392 Views :: Health Care

Justin Hadley logged on to HealthCare.gov and found a big surprise—the eligibility information of another family in a different state....

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Sunday, November 3, 2013
Asset-Rich People Now Eligible for Hawaii Medicaid--But Can't Log on the Website
By Andrew Walden @ 5:54 AM :: 6110 Views :: Health Care

"Apparently I qualify for Medicaid, even though I have quite a bit of assets---way more than most people have when they retire."

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Sunday, November 3, 2013
Share Loss of TAT Could Spell Increased GET
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:01 AM :: 3080 Views :: Taxes

...legislative leaders have been taking a dog and pony show on the road to try and convince county officials to give up their revenue sharing of the transient accommodations tax....

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Sunday, November 3, 2013
Gay Marriage: Public Hearing to Continue Monday
By News Release @ 3:58 AM :: 4462 Views :: Family, First Amendment

The hearing will resume on Monday, November 4, at 11:00 a.m. in the Capitol Auditorium....

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Sunday, November 3, 2013
OHA Chair Machado Hospitalized: Suffers Stroke After Gay Marriage Hearing
By News Release @ 1:49 AM :: 4592 Views :: Family, OHA

Machado has been admitted to The Queen’s Medical Center and is undergoing medical care....

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Saturday, November 2, 2013
John Carroll: Jones Act Violates Commerce Clause
By News Release @ 9:46 PM :: 3575 Views :: Jones Act

They keep our shipping rates the highest in the world, far exceeding the cost of the extra miles and fuel...

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Saturday, November 2, 2013
VIDEO: Dangerous Situation as Kauai Mayor Attempts to Address Anti-GMO Crowd After Veto
By Video @ 5:41 PM :: 5836 Views :: Kauai County, GMOs

Must watch video ....

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Saturday, November 2, 2013
Gabbard: ‘Coverage-Related Problems Raise Serious Concerns’ About Obamacare
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 2297 Views :: Health Care

"...the glitch-ridden launch of the online exchanges, and other coverage-related problems, have raised serious concerns....”

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Saturday, November 2, 2013
Hearing Continues Saturday, 80% Testify Against Changing Family Structure
By News Release @ 1:16 PM :: 3990 Views :: Family, First Amendment

At 9AM the committee will resume hearing testimony in numerical order through the end of the list (number 5,181). After that, testifiers who missed their first chance to testify will have another opportunity to do so....

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Saturday, November 2, 2013
Testimony & Invocations: Sakamoto, Thielen, Cheape, Lees, Hochberg
By Video @ 1:37 AM :: 4028 Views :: Family, First Amendment
Representatives Question Former Senator Norman Sakamoto on Same Sex Marriage Issue...
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Friday, November 1, 2013
Anti-GMO Crowd ‘Unable to Control their Emotions’ -- Kauai PD Investigate Threats Against Mayor
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 4349 Views :: Environment, Law Enforcement

“We are currently investigating personal threats against Mayor Carvalho that have been made via phone, email, and social media since the Mayor’s announcement to veto Bill 2491,” stated Police Chief Darryl Perry....

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Friday, November 1, 2013
CANCELLED: Oversight Hearing to Evaluate Foster Homes, Adult Residential Care Homes
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 5338 Views :: Family, Health Care

Monday, November 04, 2013 Hearing Cancelled

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Friday, November 1, 2013
Special Session Update: All registered testifiers can still be heard, but should be ready
By News Release @ 11:12 PM :: 4026 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...every registered testifier will have an opportunity to speak by the hearing's end, even if they were not present at the time their number was initially called....

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Friday, November 1, 2013
Obama Sticks Abercrombie on 'Climate Preparedness' Taskforce
By News Release @ 10:59 PM :: 3870 Views :: Environment, Land Use

"Hawaii is unquestionably vulnerable to changes in climate such as rising temperatures, droughts, flooding, sea level rise, coastal erosion and ocean acidification.” -- Abercrombie

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Friday, November 1, 2013
Kiplinger: Hawaii Among Least Tax-Friendly States
By Selected News Articles @ 7:10 PM :: 2940 Views :: Taxes

...our picks for the 10 most tax-friendly and the 10 least tax-friendly states in the U.S....

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Friday, November 1, 2013
HTA: Visitor Arrivals Drop 1% After 2 Years Growth
By News Release @ 6:51 PM :: 2881 Views :: Tourism

Total arrivals, which have shown growth since September 2011, lowered by 1 percent to 594,181 visitors....

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Friday, November 1, 2013
The Conservative Alternative to Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:49 PM :: 2331 Views :: Health Care
We’ve been very critical of Obamacare because it’s hurting Americans. But that has caused some to ask, “What’s your alternative?”
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Friday, November 1, 2013
After Six Years Improvement, Hawaii Scores 'C' on Premature Birth
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 3180 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii’s preterm birth rate fell to 12.2 percent but the change was not enough to change its grade on the 2013 March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card....

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Friday, November 1, 2013
Hearings Expose SB1 'Not Ready for Prime Time'
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 PM :: 3762 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Thank goodness for the cogent and thoughtful questions being asked, both pro and con, by members of the House Judiciary and Finance Committees....

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Friday, November 1, 2013
Big Wind’s Dirty Secret: Radioactive Waste
By NCPA @ 3:00 PM :: 4626 Views :: Energy, Environment

...between 4.9 million and 6.1 million pounds of radioactive waste were created to make these wind turbines....

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Friday, November 1, 2013
A Psychiatric Trick or Treat
By NCPA @ 2:56 PM :: 2520 Views :: Health Care

Fifty years ago this week, President John F. Kennedy signed legislation creating a federally funded Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC) program....

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Friday, November 1, 2013
Marriage: ‘People’s Filibuster’ Continues into Second Day
By News Release @ 2:15 PM :: 3847 Views :: Family, First Amendment

There must always be people present to continue the "People's Filibuster", otherwise they will close the hearing.... 

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Friday, November 1, 2013
FCC Announces $1M for Hawaiian Tel Rural Broadband on Big Island
By News Release @ 5:17 AM :: 3630 Views :: National News, Ethics

And the money didn't go to Sandwich Isles Communications!

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Friday, November 1, 2013
Honolulu Planning Dep’t: “Making TOD Happen”
By News Release @ 4:54 AM :: 4046 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

Saturday, November 16, 2013, at the Neal Blaisdell Center....

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