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Friday, May 24, 2013
Hawaii Scout Leaders Endorse Vote Opening Scouts to All Children, Excluding Adult Homosexuals
By News Release @ 5:58 AM :: 4797 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

Aloha Council, Boy Scouts of America (BSA), released a statement following the national vote ...

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Friday, May 24, 2013
Report: Espero Expects to Announce Congressional Candidacy
By Selected News Articles @ 5:52 AM :: 5091 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

“I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from people throughout the district, urging me to run for Congress" -- Sen Wil Espero

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Friday, May 24, 2013
Honolulu Muslim Leader Accuses Radical Muslim of Two Local Attacks
By Andrew Walden @ 2:12 AM :: 13378 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

Will Hawaii’s soft-on-crime Judiciary allow an insanity plea to a Muslim claiming a religious justification for acts of violence or terrorism?

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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Hawaii ranks 40th for Economic Outlook
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:37 PM :: 3716 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

ALEC-Laffer study measures the impact of state policies in 15 key areas....

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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wind Farms Get Pass on Eagle Deaths
By NCPA @ 1:25 PM :: 3638 Views :: Energy, Environment

A soaring golden eagle slams into a wind farm's spinning turbine and falls, mangled and lifeless, to the ground...

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Thursday, May 23, 2013
$139K per Unit: $48.3M for Public Housing CIP
By News Release @ 1:22 PM :: 3390 Views :: Hawaii State Government
Do the math: $5M/36 units = $139K per unit....
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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Immigration Reform in One Infographic
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:49 PM :: 4097 Views :: National News

the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill will go to the Senate floor after the Memorial Day recess....

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Thursday, May 23, 2013
DoD Report: 14,000 Military Personnel Victims of Homosexual Rapists
By Selected News Articles @ 12:45 AM :: 5178 Views :: Military
More military men than women are sexually abused in the ranks each year, a Pentagon survey shows...
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Thursday, May 23, 2013
VIDEO: Honolulu Airman Trains Afghan National Police
By Video @ 12:03 AM :: 3770 Views :: Military
Task Force 455 trains Afghan National Police.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
NOAA expects below-normal Central Pacific hurricane season
By Selected News Articles @ 11:18 PM :: 3516 Views :: Environment
...Global Cooling is to blame....
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Hawaii Lowest Alzheimer’s Mortality in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:14 PM :: 3430 Views :: Health Care
...Washington had a U.S.-leading rate of 43.6 per 100,000 population, compared with 10.5 per 100,000 in Hawaii....
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
GOP: Investigate Donna Mercado Kim
By News Release @ 10:24 PM :: 5056 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education

...If substantiated, Senator Mercado Kim must be held accountable....

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Filipino Veterans Equity Act Celebrates 20 Years of Pretending
By Andrew Walden @ 1:43 PM :: 5563 Views :: National News, Politicians

The idea is to talk about it, not to pass it....

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Senate Briefing on Hawaiian Homelands Audit
By News Release @ 12:19 PM :: 4046 Views :: DHHL
Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 2:45 p.m. in the State Capitol’s Conference Room 229....
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Fourth Scandal
By NCPA @ 11:35 AM :: 3183 Views :: Health Care
It is illegal for government officials to solicit money from companies they regulate, according to Sarah Kliff from The Washington Post....
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
ObamaCare Mandates Dramatically Expand the Internal Revenue Service's Power
By NCPA @ 11:33 AM :: 4167 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...many people are exempt from the mandate, and so the IRS has to know a lot about you in order to decide whether you are in compliance....

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Taxes: What Did Apple Do Wrong?
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:27 AM :: 3534 Views :: Taxes

A Senate subcommittee accused the company of “shifting” profits from the U.S. to other countries and avoiding paying taxes....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Neighborhood Board Election Results Announced
By Andrew Walden @ 11:41 PM :: 5962 Views :: Honolulu County
Voting for Honolulu Neighborhood Board elections ended Friday.  The Neighborhood Commission Office today released the results....
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Former Hawaii Judge Suspended for 'Misappropriation of Client Money'
By Selected News Articles @ 9:32 PM :: 5973 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

Marjorie Manuia was appointed a part-time district judge in 1982 and served two terms as a Family Court district judge from 1984 to 1996....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Report: No Economic Recovery for Hawaii Youth
By News Release @ 7:05 PM :: 4288 Views :: Economy
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Maui TEA Party Leaders to Testify Before Congress
By News Release @ 6:34 PM :: 5694 Views :: First Amendment, TEA Party

...they are scheduled Wednesday in the Senate Committee and Thursday in the House Committee....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Aloha for Oklahoma
By David S Chang @ 6:11 PM :: 4452 Views :: National News

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Abercrombie Defends Convention-goers Fired for Hawaii Pension Conference 'Boondoggle'
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 6055 Views :: Tourism
Detroit Free Press: Hawaii-bound pension trustees may face removal by emergency manager....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A Bumper Crop of Food Stamps
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:30 PM :: 2409 Views
Cartoon by Glenn Foden.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Navigating the ObamaCare Maze
By NCPA @ 1:28 PM :: 3035 Views :: Health Care

On October 1, millions of Americans are supposed to be able to go online and acquire health insurance on electronic exchanges in the states where they live....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Consequences for Bad Government Behavior? Sen. Sam Slom to Address Maui TEA Party
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 5314 Views :: First Amendment, TEA Party

...Thursday, June 13th 6PM at Kalama Heights Senior Center, 101 Kanani Rd, in Kihei....

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Monday, May 20, 2013
Native Hawaiian Advancement: Keli’i Akina to Speak in Hilo
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 5393 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...at the Conservative Forum for Hawaii, Sunday June 2nd, 2:00 pm, at the Naniloa Hotel Crown Room in Hilo....

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Monday, May 20, 2013
Abercrombie Signs Seat belt Law, Calculates Savings at $7226 per Victim
By News Release @ 11:37 PM :: 4720 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...average medical charges were nearly tripled among those who did not use seat belts ($11,043), compared to restrained passengers ($3,817)....

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Monday, May 20, 2013
Abercrombie, Wife, and Murdered Legislator on Hawaii Democratic Socialist Membership List
By Selected News Articles @ 11:04 PM :: 8846 Views :: Hawaii History, Politicians
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Monday, May 20, 2013
Highlights from Hawaii GOP Convention
By News Release @ 9:14 PM :: 4496 Views :: Republican Party

... Hawaii Republicans from across the state gathered in convention on Saturday, May 18 ....

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Monday, May 20, 2013
Hawaii Filmmakers Investigate 'Honor Killings' in US
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 4859 Views

 Amina and Sarah Said, murdered in Dallas, 2008.... 

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Monday, May 20, 2013
More Transparency Needed in Higher Education
By NCPA @ 5:11 PM :: 2774 Views :: Higher Education

...inflation-adjusted income for recent college graduates actually declined between 2000 and 2011....

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Monday, May 20, 2013
How to Tell if College Presidents Are Overpaid
By NCPA @ 5:04 PM :: 2920 Views :: Higher Education

the median salary of public university presidents rose 4.7 percent in 2011-2012 to more than $440,000 a year....

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Monday, May 20, 2013
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 20, 2013
By Congress.org @ 4:44 PM :: 3489 Views :: Congressional Delegation
  • Senate: Water Resources Development Act – Passage
  • Senate: CMS Nominee – Confirmation
  • Senate: Energy Department Nominee – Confirmation
  • House: Obamacare Repeal – Passage
  • House: SEC Cost-Benefit Analysis – Passage
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Monday, May 20, 2013
Penny Pritzker: Waikiki Hotel Workers Union to Protest Obama Commerce Nominee
By Selected News Articles @ 4:36 PM :: 6081 Views :: Labor, Obama

One of the largest hospitality unions in the nation will protest President Barack Obama’s commerce secretary nominee on Thursday, the first day of her confirmation hearings....

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Monday, May 20, 2013
Kakaako: HCDA to Release TOD Plan, Hold Open House
By News Release @ 4:14 PM :: 5534 Views :: Development, Rail
Be sure to check out their plan to reduce Halekauwila St to a single lane of auto traffic while adding 1000s of new condos and offices....
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Monday, May 20, 2013
OHA Urged to Back Hawaiian Immersion Focus for Paia Elementary School
By News Release @ 3:31 PM :: 4752 Views :: Education K-12, OHA
...parents called on OHA to help push the state Department of Education to address the issue....
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Monday, May 20, 2013
After Banning Fishing, NOAA Kills Sharks to Save Monk Seals
By News Release @ 3:24 PM :: 3501 Views :: Environment
The pending permit application is for the removal killing of up to 18 additional Galapagos sharks ....
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Monday, May 20, 2013
DoE Sidelines HSA Test, Dumps No Child Left Behind
By News Release @ 1:16 PM :: 5256 Views :: Education K-12
NCLB focused too much on "proficiency in reading and math" so they dropped it.
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Monday, May 20, 2013
Immigration Reform Should Strengthen, Not Cost, America
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:48 PM :: 2013 Views
Lawful immigration can bring important economic and cultural benefits both to the United States and to the immigrants....
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Sunday, May 19, 2013
Minimum Wage Should Not Be Living Wage
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 6:00 AM :: 5461 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor
...those critics probably never held a real job or never ran their own business....
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
Stanley Chang Suspended by Bar Association
By Andrew Walden @ 11:41 PM :: 11533 Views :: Judiciary, Politicians

Honolulu Councilmember and Congressional candidate Stanley Chang has lost his right to practice law in Hawaii....

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Saturday, May 18, 2013
Is Anyone On The Hook If a Volcano Gawker Ends Up In Trouble?
By Robert Thomas @ 10:16 PM :: 4854 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Judiciary

...the signs are treated by visitors less as warnings and more as centerpieces of funny photographs to show the folks back home....

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Saturday, May 18, 2013
Hints from GOP: Aiona for Governor, Djou for Congress
By Andrew Walden @ 4:52 PM :: 6073 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party
It was Duke Aiona's day at the Hawaii State Republican Convention....
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
'Hating Breitbart' Now Showing in Honolulu
By News Release @ 2:11 PM :: 3631 Views :: First Amendment
Honolulu, HI 
Koko Marina 8 
7192 Kalanianaole Highway
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
IRS to Maui TEA Party: "Provide details of your relationship with Dylan Nonaka"
By Andrew Walden @ 4:08 AM :: 7628 Views :: First Amendment, Taxes, TEA Party
Among the questions sent from the National IRS office in Cincinnati was this item referencing Dylan Nonaka....
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Friday, May 17, 2013
Hawaii leads nation in per-capita debt for unfunded union benefits
By Malia Zimmerman @ 10:32 PM :: 6012 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes
Source: Truth in Accounting...
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Friday, May 17, 2013
Mitsunaga Launches New Attack on Kobayashi
By Andrew Walden @ 9:53 PM :: 6517 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education
...Abercrombie crony Dennis Mitsunaga senses the opportunity to displace Inouye crony Bert Kobayashi....
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Friday, May 17, 2013
Hawaii Scores 'C' on Attack Ad Transparency
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 4631 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment
Lax state rules provide cover for sponsors of attack ads ....
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Friday, May 17, 2013
Hawaii Republican State Convention May 17-18
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 4620 Views :: Republican Party

There is some time to be selected as a delegate if you would like to become one....

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