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Friday, April 12, 2013
An Oral History: The Life of Calvin Say
By Video @ 12:29 PM :: 3914 Views :: Hawaii History

Olelo will be airing "An Oral History: The Life of Calvin Say," a 6-part documentary ....

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Friday, April 12, 2013
Budget: Conference Committee Agrees on Pension Payments at First Meeting
By News Release @ 10:26 AM :: 3185 Views :: Hawaii State Government

The conference committee is scheduled to meet Friday, April 12 in conference room 309 at 2:30 p.m....

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Friday, April 12, 2013
Obama's Fake Budget Marketing Exposed
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:01 AM :: 1868 Views
President Obama is marketing his new budget by saying it has "more than $2 in spending cuts for every $1 of new revenue." Is this true?
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Legislature Repeals the PLDC
By News Release @ 1:55 PM :: 4115 Views :: Development, Land Use
...the law's no-bid contract provisions, the slant towards developing public resources instead of conservation, and the creation of a semi-autonomous agency exempted from routine oversight....
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
SB987: $19K ‘Impact Fee’ for Water Meter
By Video @ 1:53 PM :: 4802 Views :: Development, Cost of Living

Requires the assessment of impact fees prior to issuance of a water meter ....

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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Gabbard: Now is not the Time to Cut Missile Defense
By News Release @ 1:53 PM :: 4511 Views :: Military

Next year, the proposed missile defense budget has actually been cut to $9.16 billion....

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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Lawmaker drops bombshell: North Korea may have nuclear missiles
By Selected News Articles @ 1:51 PM :: 3602 Views :: Military
...a classified Defense Intelligence Agency report indicate that “North Korea now has nuclear weapons capable of delivery by ballistic missiles.”....
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Hawaii Tax Freedom Day April 14
By Selected News Articles @ 1:44 PM :: 3703 Views :: Taxes
Tax Freedom Day is the day when the state as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year....
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Schatz Across Hanabusa’s Bow: Campaign Reports $1.1M Raised
By News Release @ 1:29 PM :: 2625 Views
...Schatz raised over $1.1 million in the first fundraising quarter of 2013, with over $1 million cash-on-hand....
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Budget: House, Senate Conferees Named
By News Release @ 1:23 PM :: 3315 Views :: Hawaii State Government
...the first conference committee meeting on the state budget -- Thursday, April 11, 9:30 a.m. in room 309...
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
States Show Folly of Energy Mandates
By NCPA @ 1:21 PM :: 2387 Views :: Energy

The increased energy costs produced by renewable mandates are passed along to consumers in the form of higher utility bills....

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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Countdown to Climate Change: It's Only 297 Years Away!
By NCPA @ 12:12 PM :: 3403 Views :: Energy, Environment

Climatologists have suffered numerous blows to their reputation as evidence continues to emerge about data altering and a plethora of half-truths used as propaganda....

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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Hawaiians Give Vote of No Confidence to ‘Sovereign Hawaiian Nation’
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:03 PM :: 6491 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

After nearly a year of efforts the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission claim a mere 9,300 signatures....

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Thursday, April 11, 2013
5 Things to Know About the Obama Budget
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:01 AM :: 3019 Views :: National News

President Obama finally released his budget yesterday—more than two months late....

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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Temporary insurance program foreshadows exploding costs for ObamaCare
By Selected News Articles @ 9:59 AM :: 2632 Views :: Health Care

An early ObamaCare health insurance program that has been operating for nearly three years is foreshadowing big problems to come....

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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Hawaii’s First Satellite to Launch from Barking Sands
By News Release @ 3:09 AM :: 3230 Views

...When the Super Strypi missile takes flight from the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kaua‘i, it will be carrying a satellite designed by University of Hawai‘i faculty and students....

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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Got Ethics? Apply Here to Join the Commission
By News Release @ 12:42 AM :: 3107 Views :: Ethics
The new application deadline is April 30, 2013....
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Hawaii Ranks 13th in Access to Local Food
By Selected News Articles @ 12:30 AM :: 2913 Views

...the Index incorporates farmers markets, consumer-supported agriculture operations (CSAs) and food hubs in its per-capita comparison of consumers’ interest in eating locally-sourced foods....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Hawaii: Last Chance to Stop Bill Requiring Background Checks on Legally Possessed Firearms
By News Release @ 1:31 PM :: 3971 Views :: Second Amendment
Senate Bill 69 passed in the state House of Representatives earlier this month, and will be considered for concurrence and final passage by the state Senate tomorrow....
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
EPIC: FBI Sued over ‘Orwellian’ Hawaii Snooping Program
By Selected News Articles @ 1:21 PM :: 3853 Views :: Law Enforcement
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Testimony: Passage of SB286 Will Lead to State Court Challenge
By Selected News Articles @ 1:13 PM :: 3036 Views :: Office of Elections
"What incentive do the plaintiffs have to withdraw their challenge IF they think they have a chance of prevailing in Federal Court?"
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
College 2020: ‘Education Will Become Radically Cheaper’
By Selected News Articles @ 1:11 PM :: 3145 Views :: Higher Education

In spite of all the alarm over rising costs and excessive borrowing for college, one person is confident that college will be far less expensive in just a few years....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Hydraulic Fracturing Could Jumpstart Economy
By NCPA @ 1:09 PM :: 2608 Views :: Energy

...The reduction in natural gas prices has also led to decreasing electricity prices ....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
North Korea on the Edge
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:07 PM :: 2824 Views :: Military
“North Korea can already hit Hawaii, parts of Alaska, and California. It can also hit U.S. forward-deployed troops in South Korea, Japan, and Guam…"
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Land Use: Making an Environment for Those With Means
By Robert Thomas @ 1:05 PM :: 8113 Views :: Environment, Development, Judiciary, Land Use, Cost of Living
...Others can live in Hong Kong-style apartments so I can enjoy my place in the country....
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
No ‘Constitutional Right’ to Leave Unattended Property on the Street
By Robert Thomas @ 1:03 PM :: 3707 Views :: Homelessness
The Ninth Circuit’s Opinion jeopardizes local governments’ ability to act for the benefit of all their citizens....
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Gut and Replace: Committee Chairs 2 - Committee Members 0
By Selected News Articles @ 1:01 PM :: 4470 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government
...without posting any proposed drafts for public notice, the Committees amended the bill to add over 40 pages on geothermal development....
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
SB982 Changing the Way Votes Are Counted on Constitutional Amendments
By Selected News Articles @ 10:59 AM :: 4059 Views :: Office of Elections
The Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that a constitutional amendment only passes if at least 50% of the total ballots cast include a “yes” vote....
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Hearing Today: HCR189/HR150 Alternatives to Big Wind, Big Cable
By News Release @ 10:34 AM :: 3347 Views :: Energy
This Resolution urges the Governor and Public Utilities Commission to seek alternatives to the windmills and undersea cable proposed for Molokai and Lanai....
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Crossover List: House Passes More Than 150 Bills, Senate 136
By Selected News Articles @ 5:00 AM :: 3610 Views :: Hawaii State Government
These will now proceed to Conference Committee ....
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
DLNR participating in Statewide Earth Month events
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 3915 Views :: Religion
The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is celebrating Earth Month in collaborations with several Earth Day events....
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Jones Act in the News
By Michael Hansen @ 1:32 PM :: 5485 Views :: Jones Act

The past week was busy with coverage of the Jones Act....

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Election Day Registration: Voters Subject to Media Hype
By News Release @ 11:11 AM :: 3284 Views :: Office of Elections
This new class of voter would be most likely to follow the latest media hype....
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
TEA Party ‘Mastermind’ to Speak on Maui
By News Release @ 9:52 AM :: 3883 Views :: TEA Party
Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at 1:30 PM, Fellowship Hall at Grace Church, 55 Maka'ena Place in Makawao....
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Carrying on Margaret Thatcher's Vision
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:46 AM :: 4915 Views :: National News, World News
Lady Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain from the sick man of Europe into once again a great nation and an economic powerhouse....
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
US Oil, Gas Production Soars
By Selected News Articles @ 8:33 AM :: 2739 Views :: Energy
...the biggest annual increase since U.S. oil production began in 1859....
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Monday, April 8, 2013
Only 9,300 Sign Up for Akaka Tribe
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 PM :: 5119 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA
the lack of imminent threats to Native Hawaiian programs, such as lawsuits, which creates a lesser sense of urgency....
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Monday, April 8, 2013
Lady Margaret Thatcher, “Intrepid Warrior for Freedom”
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:00 PM :: 3734 Views :: World News
Margaret Thatcher and Ed Feulner at Heritage....
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Monday, April 8, 2013
UHERO: Improved Employment Numbers Still Short of Pre-Recession Peak
By Selected News Articles @ 12:55 PM :: 3508 Views :: Economy, Labor
...4,000 more jobs were created in Hawaii over the past two years than previously thought....
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Monday, April 8, 2013
Feds Give Hawaii Health Connector $128M to Pay for Overhead
By News Release @ 10:59 AM :: 3891 Views :: Health Care

This award will fund the customer service call center, consumer assistance program and general maintenance and operations of the Connector through December 2014....

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Monday, April 8, 2013
Keeping Americans Safe Online
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:23 AM :: 2964 Views :: National News
There are three tiers of cyber threats, as explained by Heritage experts Steven Bucci, Paul Rosenzweig, and David Inserra ....
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Monday, April 8, 2013
Mayor Caldwell Nominates Budget Director and Deputy Director
By News Release @ 8:29 AM :: 3595 Views :: Honolulu County

Nelson H. Koyanagi Jr. to be Director of the Department of Budget and Fiscal Services (BFS), and Gary Kurokawa to be Deputy Director.....

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Sunday, April 7, 2013
Creative Insolvency: EUTF to Enter ‘Shadow Insurance Industry’?
By Andrew Walden @ 1:36 PM :: 7160 Views :: Health Care, Labor
...a multi-billion dollar scheme to rework Hawaii government employees pension and health insurance funding is made its way through the legislature....
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Sunday, April 7, 2013
Dr. Dennis Gonsalves Day Honors Developer of Hawaii’s GM Papaya
By News Release @ 10:22 AM :: 4332 Views :: GMOs
Dr. Gonsalves is most noted for his efforts that saved Hawaii’s papaya industry from the ringspot virus.....
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Sunday, April 7, 2013
Lessen Dependence on Government: Key to Strong Democracy
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:02 AM :: 4626 Views :: Economy, Taxes

One of the opportunities that sequestration presents is the realization of just how dependent the American public is ....

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Saturday, April 6, 2013
SB893, the Marvin Dang Bill: Mollway Demands Kondo’s Head
By Andrew Walden @ 1:47 PM :: 5495 Views :: Ethics
...Mollway was removed from office for “a sporadic presence in the office, taking off on vacation and sick-leave days in small increments, so that he did not manage the staff effectively.”
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Saturday, April 6, 2013
GAO: Wind Farms Double Dipping on Federal Cash Giveaways
By News Release @ 1:42 PM :: 4443 Views :: Energy
"We should eliminate duplication, not throw more money at overlapping initiatives."
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Saturday, April 6, 2013
Hirono: Families Central to Immigrants’ Success
By News Release @ 1:41 PM :: 3460 Views :: National News

“After listening to these local immigration experts, I was struck by their stories of how central families are to an immigrant’s success.”

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Saturday, April 6, 2013
Book Review: A Hawaii Middle School Counselor’s Diary of a Working Day
By Rachelle Chang @ 11:09 AM :: 3870 Views :: Education K-12
Hawaiian Sunrise to Sunset...
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Saturday, April 6, 2013
North Korea tells Russian Diplomats to get out — sets April 10 deadline
By Selected News Articles @ 10:17 AM :: 5586 Views :: World News, Military
...South Korean workers employed in factories in the North were also told to leave by April 10...
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