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Friday, April 5, 2013
Tax Myths Debunked
By News Release @ 1:31 PM :: 4135 Views :: Taxes
...Iowa Policy Project and Good Jobs First used cherry-picked data and inaccurate statements to argue that Hawaii should raise taxes....
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Friday, April 5, 2013
School Land Pillaged By Legislature – SB 237 and HB 865
By Selected News Articles @ 1:30 PM :: 5908 Views :: Education K-12, Development, Hawaii State Government
two bills currently at the capitol would allow the Lt. Governor and the DOE to lease public school land to private developers....
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Friday, April 5, 2013
Draining the General Fund: Solar Permits up 49%
By News Release @ 1:25 PM :: 4127 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits
Year-to-date, Honolulu’s total number of residential PV permits reached 2,922, a 49.0% increase from the same period last year....
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Friday, April 5, 2013
Honolulu: 2nd Worst Traffic in USA
By News Release @ 1:21 PM :: 3451 Views :: Hawaii Statistics
On average, journey times in Honolulu are 30% longer than when traffic in the city is flowing freely....
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Friday, April 5, 2013
Department of Energy Awarding Billions in Energy Subsidies Despite Sequester
By NCPA @ 12:23 PM :: 3192 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

More than $1.2 billion in cash payments has been awarded to renewable energy projects since the beginning of the year....

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Friday, April 5, 2013
Audio Interview: Mike Hansen on Jones Act
By Audio @ 12:10 PM :: 3636 Views :: Jones Act
Michael Hansen of the Hawaii Shippers Council joins Malia Hill on the Grassroot Perspective to discuss the Jones Act....
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Friday, April 5, 2013
Civilian Doctors Wary of Accepting Military's TRICARE
By NCPA @ 11:16 AM :: 2895 Views :: Health Care

An estimated 620,000 Pentagon health care recipients struggle to find private doctors who will accept them as patients ....

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Friday, April 5, 2013
Guns, Background Checks, and Your Rights
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:05 AM :: 3975 Views :: Second Amendment

Even the ACLU is worried ....

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Thursday, April 4, 2013
Election Day Voter Registration: Invitation to Chaos and Fraud
By Selected News Articles @ 1:59 PM :: 3713 Views :: Office of Elections
...our lawmakers have apparently not checked in with the eight other states that currently have this system....
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Thursday, April 4, 2013
Community leaders praise new Grassroot Institute head Keli‘i Akina
By News Release @ 1:57 PM :: 2716 Views
Pa‘ina in the Country public rally to be held at 45-114 Waikapoki Rd. in Kaneohe....
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Thursday, April 4, 2013
Stimulus Japan Style: Cost of Hawaii Vacation Jumps 3% Today
By Andrew Walden @ 1:53 PM :: 5870 Views :: World News, Tourism

The Yen-denominated price of Hawaii vacations jumped 3% today and has increased 23% since September....

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Thursday, April 4, 2013
To Encourage Hanabusa to Run Against Abercrombie, Trade Unions Endorse Schatz
By Selected News Articles @ 1:47 PM :: 5412 Views :: Democratic Party, Labor
“We’re trying to push her to run against the governor.”
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Thursday, April 4, 2013
Bed Making Contest: Clayton Hee vs Jessica Wooley
By Video @ 1:41 PM :: 5197 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Must see video of Clayton Hee and Jessica Wooley making beds ....

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Thursday, April 4, 2013
Kauai Friends of the NRA to Meet
By News Release @ 1:36 PM :: 4706 Views :: Kauai County, Second Amendment
Kauai Friends of NRA Saturday, April 27, 4:00 PM, Kauai Beach Resort Ball Room 4331 Kauai Beach Dr....
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Thursday, April 4, 2013
Lingle Joins US Energy Security Council
By News Release @ 1:31 PM :: 3532 Views :: Energy

The Council is the highest level extra-governmental group ever convened to address the energy security challenge facing America....

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Thursday, April 4, 2013
Jim DeMint: My First Day as Heritage's President
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:29 PM :: 3217 Views :: National News

...Liberal policies have destroyed families and communities and created dependence on government. Putting our society back together will require work....

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Thursday, April 4, 2013
From Hawaii to Virginia, are College Accreditors Overstepping their Authority?
By Andrew Walden @ 3:37 AM :: 5055 Views :: Higher Education
... a remarkably similar “wrongful intrusion of college accreditors in state governance matters” ....
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
UH: College of Education programs align with national findings
By News Release @ 1:58 PM :: 2573 Views
... The report showcases the quality of teacher preparation programs ....
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
15th Anniversary Aloha Pregnancy Center
By News Release @ 1:57 PM :: 3799 Views :: Life
... May 24, 2013 6:30-8:30pm Honolulu Community College Cafeteria - 874 Dillingham Blvd.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
DOE to request waiver for School Improvement Grant funds
By News Release @ 1:56 PM :: 3239 Views :: Education K-12
... to extend the period of availability of school fiscal year (FY) 2010 and FY 2011 School Improvement Grant (SIG) funds ....
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Full Text: Hawaii Senate Republican Budget Proposal
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 1:54 PM :: 5453 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
...Hawaii Senate Minority Budget for 2014-2015 reflects a decrease of $1.6 billion in total funding in comparison with the proposed Executive Budget...
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Saving Paradise, an intelligent eco-thriller
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 2723 Views :: Environment
Featured Appearance at the Hawaii Book and Music Festival, Sunday, May 18, 2013, 3:00 p.m., Mauka Author's Pavilion...
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
House Judiciary Kills Marijuana Decriminalization Bill
By Tom Berg @ 1:53 PM :: 4506 Views :: Drugs
SB472 SD1 HD1 was recommitted back to the Hawaii State House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee today by a unanimous vote....
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Full Text: Mayor Caldwell's State of the City Speech
By News Release @ 1:42 PM :: 4260 Views :: Honolulu County

When I was building my cabinet, I knew that I did not want a team who would be satisfied with just keeping the lights on....

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Heritage: Farewell from Ed Feulner
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:43 PM :: 3350 Views :: National News
The Heritage Foundation...
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
CNHA Cheers Proposed Amendments to HHCA
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 1841 Views :: DHHL

The Obama Administration, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz and U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono introduced requests for the Congress to approve amendments made to the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act (HHCA) by the Hawaii State Legislature over the past several years....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Cradle to Grave: State Preschools and Legalized Marijuana
By News Release @ 1:56 PM :: 5528 Views :: Education K-12, Republican Party, Drugs
...why would anyone think this expensive, irresponsible, and deceptive program will work to improve the education of Hawaii’s children....
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
House GOP: Notable Bills to be Heard this Week
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 4015 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
...the House votes on all remaining Senate bills next Tuesday, April 9....
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Full Text: Hawaii Salary Commission Pushes Legislators’ Pay Hike
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 1:53 PM :: 3395 Views :: Hawaii State Government
...there are no hearings and no votes....
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Charter School Network 2nd Annual Awards Dinner
By News Release @ 1:52 PM :: 3229 Views :: Education K-12
Friday, May 3, 2013 6:00 pm Hawaii Prince Hotel.... 
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Want a Fine Electric Car? Not in Hawaii
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:50 PM :: 3502 Views :: Energy

...the true cost to own a base Tesla S in Hawaii is 17% more than California and 34% more than Colorado....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Seven Reasons Loan Guarantees Are Bad Policy
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:44 PM :: 1681 Views

...loan guarantees are among the most pernicious ways that governments distort markets and harm American families and businesses alike....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
What Immigration Reform Must Do
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:38 AM :: 3242 Views :: National News
How do we encourage and improve lawful immigration, while deterring unlawful immigration?
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
China mobilizing troops, jets near Korea
By Selected News Articles @ 4:00 AM :: 6751 Views :: World News, Military
China has placed military forces on heightened alert in the northeastern part of the country as tensions mount on the Korean peninsula....
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Monday, April 1, 2013
Today's top headlines for Lanai: News or April Fools?
By Selected News Articles @ 1:51 PM :: 4810 Views :: Energy, Environment
Neil Abercrombie made his second visit to Lana`i in 3 years to announce that he “...gets it...."
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Monday, April 1, 2013
15 Years Without Global Warming
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:47 PM :: 4239 Views :: Environment
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Monday, April 1, 2013
Hyeonseo Lee: My escape from North Korea
By Video @ 1:39 PM :: 5161 Views :: World News
As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee thought her country was "the best on the planet."....
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Monday, April 1, 2013
Hawaii Impact? Supreme Court Rejects Texas Reapportionment Case
By Robert Thomas @ 1:32 PM :: 5334 Views :: National News, Office of Elections
This morning, the Supreme Court released the order with the results of last Friday's conference, revealing the Court has declined to review Lepak v. City of Irving....
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Monday, April 1, 2013
Hawaii: Worst State to Make a Living
By Selected News Articles @ 1:25 PM :: 5972 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living
...the highest cost of living of any state, and a relatively high state tax burden....
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Monday, April 1, 2013
3 Reasons the U.N.'s Arms Treaty Is Useless
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:22 PM :: 4443 Views :: World News, Military
Many media reports have said that Iran, North Korea, and Syria were the reasons the treaty failed....
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Monday, April 1, 2013
Transsexual 'Marriage': Court Challenges Gender Change on Hawaii Birth Certificate
By Selected News Articles @ 12:54 PM :: 5621 Views :: Family
A transgender who gave birth to three children ... failed to establish that 'he' was "legally a man" ....
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