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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
House Republican Legislative Update
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 2710 Views
The last day of session, also known as Sine Die, is next Thursday, May 2....
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
HIRA: Democrats Want to Tax Your Online Purchases
By News Release @ 11:40 PM :: 2718 Views :: Taxes
proposed federal law will permit states to increase the price tag for virtually all of your online purchases....
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Hawaii Prayer Breakfast – A Civic Space for the Religious and Non-Religious
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:40 PM :: 3424 Views :: Religion

 ... 2013 Hawaii Prayer Breakfast, held on April 12 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village ....

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
25th CAB Reaches out to Fallen Heroes' Families
By Selected News Articles @ 11:27 PM :: 3004 Views :: Military
One of the ways SOS helps families through hard times is by introducing them to others who have gone through similar situations....
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
OHA awards $1.5 million to charter schools
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 3509 Views :: Education K-12, OHA
“OHA’s support literally keeps our doors open.”
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
WaPo: "Another race-tinted showdown in Hawaii"
By Selected News Articles @ 12:27 PM :: 4132 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians
... The Hawaii Democratic Party has a long history of primaries split along racial lines ....
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
HSTA Cheers Defeat of 'Instructional Hours', Targets Preschool Vouchers
By News Release @ 12:10 PM :: 3621 Views :: Education K-12, Labor
...SB 1084 is a voucher that will allow public money to pay for private preschools....
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Stanley Chang Running for CD1?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:50 AM :: 8168 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation
Dan Inouye was barely in the grave when Honolulu Councilmember Stanley Chang signed Federal Election Commission documents....
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Will the Number of Uninsured Rise Under ObamaCare?
By NCPA @ 10:42 AM :: 2864 Views :: Health Care

...the massive law that was enacted to solve the problem of the uninsured in America is more likely to worsen it....

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Don't Fall Into the Boston Immigration Trap
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:38 AM :: 2678 Views :: National News

As the country continues to reel over the attacks in Boston last week, some in Washington quickly looked for ways to use the attacks to justify their political goals ....

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Reasons to Reject the Law of the Sea Treaty
By NCPA @ 10:35 AM :: 4264 Views :: National News, World News

LOST is essentially a new world government of the sea that redistributes wealth and seeks to control supply and demand of oceanic resources....

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Hawaii Ranks 41st for Business
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 3626 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business
...The study examines 32 factors over which state governments have control relative to efforts to be pro-business....
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Gallup: Hawaii Most Stress-Free State
By Selected News Articles @ 11:08 PM :: 3201 Views :: Hawaii Statistics
Hawaii residents remained the least likely in the U.S. to say they felt stressed on any given day in 2012, at 32.1%....
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
US Attorney General to Honor Hawaii Victims Rights Advocate
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 3822 Views :: Justice Reinvestment
...Holder will present Pamela Joyce Ferguson-Brey with an award during the National Crime Victims' Rights Week awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 24....
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Sources: Hanabusa to enter Senate race today, Dems Will Give no Money to Schatz
By Selected News Articles @ 11:55 AM :: 7193 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians
... a “really tough decision,” because she was angrier at Abercrombie ....
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Top 5 Problems with the "Comprehensive" Immigration Bill
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:36 AM :: 2514 Views :: National News
The good news is Congress cares about trying to fix our flawed immigration system and broken borders....
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Public Invited to Comment on Complete Streets Projects
By News Release @ 12:55 AM :: 2591 Views :: Honolulu County
... pedestrian and bicycle safety advocates cheered the passage of Ordinance 12-15 ....
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
OHA Publishes Budget Outline, Seeks Comments
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 2279 Views :: OHA
...public comment period runs from April 22, 2013 through May 3, 2013....
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Monday, April 22, 2013
Act 27: Abercrombie Orders Doctors, Hospitals to Provide Abortion Pills
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 5086 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care

...provisions that require any hospital in Hawaii to provide information about, offer and, if accepted or requested, dispense emergency contraception....

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Monday, April 22, 2013
Nicole Velasco to Head Neighborhood Commission
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 3106 Views :: Honolulu County
...The office provides administrative and technical support services to the Neighborhood Commission and Oahu’s 33 neighborhood boards....
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Monday, April 22, 2013
Conference Committee Hearing on Senate Bill 69 Rescheduled
By News Release @ 7:46 PM :: 2631 Views :: Second Amendment

... conference committee will reconvene tomorrow, April 23, at 10:30 am in Conference Room 312 ....

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Monday, April 22, 2013
Petition Seeks Defeat of Three PLDC-Clone Bills
By News Release @ 4:58 PM :: 5327 Views :: Environment, Development, Land Use
...House Bill 70, Senate Bill 1207 and Senate Bill 1171 separately serve to keep PLDC objectives alive and operating....
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Monday, April 22, 2013
Confident, Rail Opponents Seek Expedited Hearing on Appeal
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 3417 Views :: Rail

... BRT was not considered even a reasonable alternative to be studied ....

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Monday, April 22, 2013
Oahu Biofuel Plant: Honeywell CEO to Face Questions
By Andrew Walden @ 3:27 PM :: 3042 Views :: Energy

...the $25 million taxpayer gift was specifically allocated for a biofuels demonstration plant to be built on Oahu....

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Monday, April 22, 2013
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted April 22, 2013
By Congress.org @ 3:15 PM :: 3770 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Second Amendment
  • Senate: Firearms Legislation – Concealed-Carry Reciprocity Amendment
  • Senate: Firearms Legislation – Background Checks Amendment
  • Senate: Firearms Legislation – Republican Substitute Amendment
  • Senate: Firearms Legislation – Straw Purchases Amendment
  • House: Cybersecurity Intelligence Sharing
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Monday, April 22, 2013
Internet Sales Tax Is a State Money Grab
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:24 PM :: 2221 Views :: Taxes

Why are states so eager to collect taxes on Internet sales?  In short, because they could grab money from other states....

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Sunday, April 21, 2013
Abercrombie Orders ‘Flexible Pay’ Hikes to Match Outside Job Offers
By Andrew Walden @ 11:36 PM :: 3727 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor
... the new, legal, and inexpensive way of bribing Cabinet members and their top lieutenants ....
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Sunday, April 21, 2013
Contracts: UPW 17% Raise, HSTA 15%, HGEA 8%
By Andrew Walden @ 10:43 PM :: 5999 Views
Did Abercrombie just negotiate away the money for his preschool voucher system and his tax credit giveaways for green energy scammers?
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Sunday, April 21, 2013
Petition Lists 7 Gut and Replace Bills, 11 Frankenstein Bills
By News Release @ 2:13 PM :: 5608 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

Due to maneuvers by various legislative committees resulting in major changes in bills without public notice, we are petitioning the legislative bodies to defeat the following bills....

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Sunday, April 21, 2013
Let Them Ask for Their Funding
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:01 AM :: 3035 Views :: Taxes

...take a moment to look back on the last 50 or so working days to see how they handled taxpayer funds....

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Sunday, April 21, 2013
How A&B Wins Big From Environmental Litigation
By Andrew Walden @ 3:08 AM :: 11035 Views :: Environment, Development, Greenmail, Land Use
Why would one of the state’s largest developers fund so-called anti-development groups?
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Saturday, April 20, 2013
UHPA Pushes Back Against NEA Raid, Cyberattack
By Selected News Articles @ 4:20 PM :: 5168 Views :: Higher Education, Labor
When asked whether she believed the cyberattack could be related to the NEA issue, Hanselman said, "It's a strange coincidence."
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Saturday, April 20, 2013
Without Shield Law, Reporters Would be Dragged into Civil Suits they Cover
By News Release @ 1:53 PM :: 2466 Views :: First Amendment

... civil litigation involving Enron’s collapse, the Catholic Church’s priest abuse scandals, Bridgestone/Firestone’s allegedly defective tires, tobacco company liability and almost any product liability lawsuit ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2013
US Deploys Its Newest Missile Defense System to Guam
By News Release @ 1:30 PM :: 2850 Views :: Military

THAAD remains the most successfully tested Missile Defense system since 2003, with a 10 for 10 intercept flight record....

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Saturday, April 20, 2013
OHA: Profitable Non-profits Score $8M
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 3132 Views :: OHA

The 32 non-profit groups were selected from 146 applications for OHA grant money....

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Saturday, April 20, 2013
Abercrombie Appoints Darrell T Young DHHL Deputy Director
By News Release @ 2:24 AM :: 3384 Views :: DHHL

...Young is currently serving as the director of communications and acting deputy director....

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Saturday, April 20, 2013
Obamacare Paycuts Pushing 900 Hawaii MDs Into Retirement
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 3655 Views :: Health Care

"There are many changes coming to medicine that some physicians might not like."

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Saturday, April 20, 2013
HB634 Obstructs Sale of Businesses With Over 100 Employees
By News Release @ 2:01 AM :: 2914 Views :: Labor

House Bill 634, which would require the purchase of a company to hire 100 percent of the seller’s employees, is now in a conference committee....

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Friday, April 19, 2013
SB535: Illegal to Fire Your Child’s Babysitter
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 5871 Views :: Family, Labor

SB535SD1HD2 would make it illegal for any Hawaii family to fire or otherwise change the employment status of nannies, babysitters, caretakers, and other domestic workers....

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Friday, April 19, 2013
Medical Marijuana Bills Delayed in Conference Committee
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 2885 Views :: Drugs

Both the House and Senate will present a CD1 draft of SB 642 and HB 668 that would amend the bills....

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Friday, April 19, 2013
Calling All Cronies: Caldwell Announces $1.6M Cash Giveaway
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 3696 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...seeking proposals from (ahem) 'qualified non-profit organizations' for $1.6 million in Grants-in-Aid funds....

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Friday, April 19, 2013
President Obama’s Budget Proposes to Make Wind and Solar Subsidies Permanent
By Selected News Articles @ 11:39 PM :: 2896 Views :: Energy

Subsidies for renewable energy and energy efficiency total $23 billion over ten years....

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Friday, April 19, 2013
Hanabusa, DSCC Discuss Challenging Schatz
By Selected News Articles @ 8:36 PM :: 4782 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation
“Chances are pretty good that she won’t stay in her current job.”
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Friday, April 19, 2013
Portnoy vs Hee on Shield Law
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 4408 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment
Clearly there is some personal animosity between the two ....
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Friday, April 19, 2013
SB1084 Relating to Early Childhood Education Moves Forward
By News Release @ 4:55 PM :: 2823 Views :: Education K-12

SB1084 proposes a constitutional amendment to allow the appropriation of public funds for private early childhood education programs ....

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Friday, April 19, 2013
Derrick Kahala Watson: Senate Confirms New Honolulu Federal Judge
By Selected News Articles @ 4:36 PM :: 3521 Views :: Judiciary

Watson will be the only Native Hawaiian serving as an Article III judge ....

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Friday, April 19, 2013
Internet Sales Tax: Taxation Without Representation
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:04 PM :: 2652 Views :: Taxes

Retailers would be forced to act as tax collectors for states in which they have no voice....

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Friday, April 19, 2013
HB1268: Allows 999-Year DLNR Leases, Transfer to Non-Hawaiians
By Video @ 3:39 PM :: 5527 Views :: DHHL

... 999-year homestead leases to be assigned to trustees of land trusts that are created for managing and holding the homestead ....

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Friday, April 19, 2013
Bombing Suspects Lauded Jihad
By IPT News @ 3:17 PM :: 2293 Views

...anticipating a time when the forces of Islam, led by the Mahdi, the Guided One, will conquer the world prior to the Day of Judgment....

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Friday, April 19, 2013
VIDEO: Boston Police Shootout With Muslim Bombing Suspects
By Video @ 2:32 PM :: 3508 Views :: National News
Two Chechen Muslims have been named as suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings.  One is dead after a running overnight shootout with local police which claimed the life of an MIT Police officer .... 
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