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Monday, March 18, 2013
Hawaii Republican Party Growth and Opportunity Project
By News Release @ 5:48 PM :: 2632 Views

...a new path and new solutions for a Republican Party that’s more inclusive and successful....

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Monday, March 18, 2013
Affordable Care Act Application Long and Cumbersome
By NCPA @ 3:18 PM :: 2581 Views :: Health Care

Emerging new details about the application process for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) suggest that applying for benefits will be an onerous and grueling process....

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Monday, March 18, 2013
Monday, March 18: Hawaii Statehood
By Selected News Articles @ 2:03 PM :: 3726 Views :: Hawaii History

On this date in 1959, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the Hawaii Statehood Bill ....

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Monday, March 18, 2013
Make Your Voice Heard for Marriage
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:00 PM :: 2657 Views :: Family

Marriage is the fundamental building block of all human civilization....

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Sunday, March 17, 2013
Food Fight: Environmentalist Top Chef Supports Oyster Farmer Against Other Enviros
By Robert Thomas @ 11:44 PM :: 3472 Views :: Environment, Small Business

Undercutting the trope that the lawsuit by a Marin County, California oyster farm to keep operating is all a right-wing plot ....

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Sunday, March 17, 2013
PPPA: PLDC Bait and Switch? Next Hearing March 19
By Andrew Walden @ 9:34 PM :: 4738 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits

... as quickly as demands for repeal of Act 55 were heard, legislators introduced a bill establishing bills to establish a Public Private Partnership Authority ....

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Sunday, March 17, 2013
Homeless tent cities: Seattle’s decade-long nightmare coming to Honolulu?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:13 PM :: 30298 Views :: Homelessness

...what is the real track record of Seattle’s “four successful homeless camps”?  Hawai’i Free Press found some answers and they aren’t pretty.... 

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Sunday, March 17, 2013
Jones Act: Five House Reps Introduce Resolution Urging Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 7:28 PM :: 4750 Views :: Jones Act

A bipartisan group of five Hawaii State Representatives introduced in the current session a pair of resolutions calling on the U.S. Congress to enact reform ....

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Sunday, March 17, 2013
Key to Hawaii’s Future is Business Climate
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 6:11 AM :: 6951 Views :: Economy, Small Business, Tax Credits, Taxes

we, mere mortals, cannot predict what the prize industry of the future will be....

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Saturday, March 16, 2013
Saddam Hussein's Honolulu Airplane Bomber to be Released Early
By Selected News Articles @ 11:47 PM :: 4844 Views

Last year, Australian police reopened inquiries into the 1982 bombing of the Israeli consulate in Sydney and a Jewish club, after finding links to Rashed....

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Saturday, March 16, 2013
Political Future? Djou Speaks, Lingle on Tap
By Andrew Walden @ 9:30 PM :: 5974 Views :: Republican Party
“an open seat in CD1, an untested incumbent in CD2, a Senate appointee with low name recognition, and the least popular governor in the nation” competing on the Democratic side
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Saturday, March 16, 2013
Video: Hawaii Advisory Team Postures Afghan Police for Counter-IED Success
By Video @ 8:25 PM :: 3570 Views :: Military

A feature focusing on the relationship a Hawaii Advisory Team has with the Qalat Reserve Kandak.... 

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Saturday, March 16, 2013
Commission Approves Charter School Accountability Contract
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 3404 Views :: Education K-12

...accountability measures for financial and organizational performance for all charter schools in the state....

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Saturday, March 16, 2013
List of Tax Measures Moving in Legislature Totals Seven Pages
By Andrew Walden @ 12:06 AM :: 5327 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits, Taxes

Some raise, some redistribute. Others give credit where credit may not be due....

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Friday, March 15, 2013
Honolulu County Republican Party Convention
By News Release @ 10:46 PM :: 3996 Views :: Republican Party

10:00am this Saturday, March 16th, at Moanalua Middle School....

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Friday, March 15, 2013
HCR 189: "No Big Wind, No Big Cable"
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 3666 Views :: Energy

“The message from both Lana`i and Molokai residents is very clear – no wind turbines, no undersea cables,” Carroll said.

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Friday, March 15, 2013
Kauai County Smacks Down Hype: "No Atrazine in Water Supply"
By News Release @ 6:28 PM :: 7257 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, GMOs

...no trace of the chemical was ever found in our Waimea-Kekaha water system, and there has been no detection (Countywide) since 2005....

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Friday, March 15, 2013
UH Federalist Society: "Litigating for Liberty: Non-traditional Public Interest Law."
By Robert Thomas @ 1:34 PM :: 4606 Views :: Judiciary, Land Use

Scott Bullock, the Institute for Justice lawyer who argued Kelo will be speaking next Monday at the University of Hawaii School of Law ....

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Friday, March 15, 2013
Could Repeal of the Jones Act Actually Happen?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:25 PM :: 4213 Views :: Jones Act

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Friday, March 15, 2013
Heritage: Why We Don't Need Universal Preschool
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:04 PM :: 2411 Views :: Education K-12

Heritage experts took a look at the President’s plan to see if it would actually help America’s needy children get ahead in the “race of life.”

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Friday, March 15, 2013
Reason: Case for Universal Preschool Lacks Compelling Evidence
By NCPA @ 12:59 PM :: 2316 Views :: Education K-12

Evidence from Oklahoma and Georgia, two states that adopted universal preschool in the 1990s, suggests that Obama's plan to expand preschool would have few meaningful effects....

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Dick Rowland: 83 Years Young and Still Fighting for Liberty
By News Release @ 6:49 PM :: 2767 Views

When we asked Dick if we could celebrate his birthday publicly, he said only if we celebrated his most important birthday, America's Birthday: July 4th 1776....

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Hawaii ranked seventh in U.S. for solar energy
By Selected News Articles @ 6:42 PM :: 4284 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii gets a greater percentage of its electricity from solar than any other state....

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
State information officer honored with ‘Federal 100 Award’
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 2425 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Hawaii is the only state government in the nation to be recognized as part of the 2013 Federal 100 Awards by Federal Computer Week magazine....

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
SB286: Solomon Decision Allows Legislature to Define 'Permanent Resident'
By News Release @ 2:53 PM :: 7697 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military, Office of Elections

UPDATE: SB286 Approved with Amendments Thursday March 14, House Committee on Judiciary...

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
House GOP: "Many Bad Bills Did Not Pass"
By News Release @ 2:05 PM :: 3700 Views :: Hawaii State Government

This is a promising time in your Hawaii House of Representatives....

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Medicaid Expansion Is the Wrong Move
By NCPA @ 1:59 PM :: 2483 Views :: Health Care

By 2021, 46 percent of all Americans will be dependent on the government for their health care....

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
House approves $23.25B budget
By News Release @ 1:56 PM :: 3902 Views :: Hawaii State Government

HB200 HD1 appropriates funds for operating and capital improvement costs of the Executive Branch for the next biennium fiscal years FY2013-2014 and FY2014-2015

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Report: Hawaii Beer Distributors Generate 850 Direct Jobs, $200 Million
By News Release @ 1:52 PM :: 4717 Views :: Economy, Small Business

New Study Measures Jobs, Economic Impact and Community Service....

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
I'm Gay and I Oppose Same-Sex Marriage
By Selected News Articles @ 1:42 PM :: 4495 Views :: Family

...it’s also possible to oppose same-sex marriage based on reason and experience....

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
What We Still Don't Know About Benghazi
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:38 PM :: 3092 Views :: National News

Yesterday, President Obama nominated a new ambassador to Libya to succeed Christopher Stevens, who was killed in the terrorist attack in Benghazi last September 11....

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Horizon Lines Loses $94.7M for 2012
By Michael Hansen @ 5:13 AM :: 4096 Views :: Jones Act

Net loss decreased by approximately 48% to $94.7 million from $229.4 million in 2011....

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
McCain: OHA Cronies Milk Defense Budget for Millions
By Selected News Articles @ 4:26 AM :: 7812 Views :: Akaka Bill, Agriculture, Military, OHA

“Now we’re in sequestration, we have a bill that would give ... companies an additional 5 percent, $15 million,” McCain said. “It’s disgraceful, and it’s been going on for years....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Governor Encouraged by Council on Revenues Forecast
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 3135 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

an increase to its previous projection for 2013 General Fund tax revenues from 5.1 to 6.7 percent growth....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Republican Caucus Commends Fiscally Conservative Hawaii House Budget
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 4864 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, Taxes

"This is a clear sign that the House is moving in the right direction," said Minority Leader Aaron Ling Johanson, Vice Chair of the House Committee on Finance.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Chevron Drives Kitimat LNG Export Project Forward
By Michael Hansen @ 7:38 PM :: 5503 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...the several planned LNG export terminal projects at Kitimat are probable sources of LNG for Hawaii....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
WAC: Legislature Endangers UH Accreditation
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 4182 Views :: Higher Education

The Commission is deeply concerned about press accounts of the attempts of individuals within the government to demand specific personnel actions ... legislation has recently been introduced that could interfere with the University's ability to manage its own affairs....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
UH Mānoa Law School leaps 26 points in rankings
By News Release @ 6:13 PM :: 3798 Views :: Higher Education

Richardson Law School ranked 80th among the nation’s 144 best law schools compared with 106th a year ago....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Hawaii Had Lowest Election Turnout in Nation – 44.1%
By Selected News Articles @ 4:35 PM :: 4687 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections
  • Texas – 50.1%
  • Oklahoma – 49.6%
  • West Virginia – 46.8%
  • Hawaii – 44.1%
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Many Patients Object to Focusing on Costs
By NCPA @ 3:37 PM :: 2199 Views :: Health Care

The study shows that many patients believe that medical decisions should not consider financial costs but only consider health....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Green Cars: Not So Clean After All
By NCPA @ 3:32 PM :: 4642 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tax Credits

It costs 30,000 pounds of carbon-dioxide emission to produce an electric car, equal to about 80,000 miles of travel....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Hawaii Gun Registration Bill to be Heard this Thursday
By News Release @ 3:29 PM :: 3688 Views :: Second Amendment

House Public Safety Committee this Thursday, March 14 at 9:30 a.m. in House conference room 309....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Hawaii Meth Project Foundation Joins The Partnership at Drugfree.org
By News Release @ 3:26 PM :: 3776 Views :: Drugs

Hawaii Meth Project to Continue its Focus on Meth Prevention Operating as Independent Organization and Local Member of The Partnership....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Obamacare's Medicaid Trap
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:21 PM :: 3081 Views :: Health Care

While Members of Congress are arguing about defunding parts of Obamacare, the rubber is meeting the road in the states....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Schatz Proposes $180 Billion Carbon Tax
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 5017 Views :: Environment, Taxes

What is the appropriate price per ton for 'polluters' to pay? The draft contains alternative prices of $15, $25, and $35 per ton....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
How Hawaii Minimum Wage Workers Earn $24.24 per hour
By Selected News Articles @ 4:34 PM :: 7129 Views :: Labor, Cost of Living

The average wage when adding in tips for the front of the house is $24.24 per hour....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Sequester Cuts Highlight Government Inefficiency
By NCPA @ 4:04 PM :: 2912 Views :: National News

...the public is supposed to believe that public agencies are so inefficient that a 1 percent cut in resources would trigger horrendous consequences but a 1 percent increase in taxes on individuals would be inconsequential....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
First Look at the 2014 Ryan Budget
By Andrew Walden @ 3:55 PM :: 3203 Views :: National News

The Ryan budget achieves an important improvement over last year by balancing the budget within 10 years....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A Defining Moment for Marriage and Self-Government
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:47 PM :: 3795 Views :: Family

Family is and will always remain the building block of civil society....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Medicare Advantage Cuts under ObamaCare Will Affect Low-Income Seniors Most
By NCPA @ 3:44 PM :: 3648 Views :: Health Care

Low-income seniors will see an estimated 7 percent to 8 percent reduction in their Medicare Advantage benefits in 2014....

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