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Friday, May 17, 2013
Abercrombie Nominates Salmonson for Environmental Quality Control
By News Release @ 2:44 PM :: 4590 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government

Abercrombie has nominated Genevieve Salmonson to the position of interim director of the state Department of Health (DOH) Office of Environmental Quality Control, effective today....

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Friday, May 17, 2013
Hawaii County Democratic Convention This Weekend
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 4226 Views :: Democratic Party

The Hawaii County Democratic Party convention – set for May 18 and May 19 at Kilauea Military Camp ....

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Friday, May 17, 2013
Ed Meese: We’ve Seen the Effect of “Amnesty” Before
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:03 PM :: 3579 Views :: National News

Experts can’t always predict exactly how public policy will affect the nation....

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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Neighborhood Board Voting Deadline is Friday
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 3668 Views :: Honolulu County

Eligible voters who have misplaced passcodes may receive them by calling 768-3716....

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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Full Text: Rail Appeal Challenges Failure to Consider Bus Rapid Transit
By Honolulu Traffic @ 10:04 PM :: 4560 Views :: Rail
...a new and honestly conducted alternatives analysis would never result in the selection of elevated heavy rail....
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
GOP Lost 50% of Statewide Offices Under Willes Lee
By News Release @ 9:02 PM :: 4256 Views :: Republican Party
Look closely at where we’ve had our biggest losses....
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Atheists Attack HGEA, UPW Contract: Demand Unions Give Up Paid Holiday
By Andrew Walden @ 2:58 PM :: 5020 Views :: First Amendment, Labor
sponsored by gay ‘marriage’ activist, convicted thief Michael ‘Bitchbear’ Golujuch, Jr....
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Judicial Watch Sues U.S. Secret Service for Obama’s Hawaiian Vacation Records
By News Release @ 2:12 PM :: 6907 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement, Obama

Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on May 6, 2013, against the U.S. Secret Service....

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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Morning Bell: Obamacare Is About Power
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:49 PM :: 3279 Views :: Health Care

Members of the House of Representatives are scheduled to vote Thursday to repeal all of Obamacare....

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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Exporting Natural Gas: Is it Beneficial?
By NCPA @ 10:54 AM :: 2815 Views :: Energy

Current law requires the federal government to approve all sales of U.S. gas abroad....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Aloha Tower Case Tests 'Private Attorney General' Before Supreme Court
By Robert Thomas @ 10:02 PM :: 5122 Views :: Development, Judiciary
Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., the Hawaii Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Aloha Tower Dev. Corp. v. State of Hawaii....
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Airports Division Audit: Mismanagement, Recurring Violations, Delays, Cost Overruns
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:29 PM :: 4046 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Dependence on and accommodation of contractors subverts the public interest....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Anti-Whaling Tactics to be used Against Hawaii Aquarium Collectors?
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 4507 Views :: Environment, Small Business

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is proud to announce the launch of Operation Reef Defense....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Quarter Pounder Index: Honolulu 10th Most Expensive
By Selected News Articles @ 2:24 PM :: 10118 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
U.H. Men’s Athletics Once Again Hamstrung With Swishy Moniker
By AtomicMonkey @ 1:45 PM :: 4429 Views :: Higher Education

New A.D. Ben Jay is flipping and flopping on his decision to install the “Warriors” as U.H.’s official nickname....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Gay Marriage Activists Given IRS Files of Opponents
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 PM :: 5212 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Taxes

...the IRS leaked National Organization for Marriage's confidential financial documents to the rival Human Rights Campaign. Those NOM documents were published on the Huffington Post on March 30, 2012....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Morning Bell: The IRS Wants to Know If You’re a “Patriot”
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:11 PM :: 5841 Views :: National News, First Amendment, Taxes

Heritage sounded the alarm on the Obama Administration’s hit list nearly a year ago....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Flags to Fly at Half-Staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day
By News Release @ 1:06 PM :: 3213 Views :: Law Enforcement

...Hawaii flags be flown at half-staff alongside the flags of the United States at state offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, May 15....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Report: Hawaii Ranks #2 for Embezzlement
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 6995 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Small Business
Iowa had the highest Embezzlement Propensity Factor followed by Hawaii– identifying these states as having the highest risk for loss to embezzlement in 2012....
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
ProPublica: IRS Office Gave Us Confidential Docs From Conservative Groups
By Selected News Articles @ 2:03 PM :: 4921 Views :: First Amendment, Taxes
The same IRS office that deliberately targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 election released nine pending confidential applications of conservative groups to ProPublica late last year....
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Serving Justice to Gosnell
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:46 PM :: 3388 Views :: Life

abortionist Kermit Gosnell was convicted yesterday of first-degree murder in the deaths of three infants who were born alive....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Med-Quest Enrollment Cancelled After HMSA Starts Losing Customers
By News Release @ 4:59 AM :: 7071 Views :: Health Care

a payment dispute between the Hawaii Medical Service Association and the Wai­anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center was causing HMSA to lose 1000s of customers....

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Monday, May 13, 2013
GOP Chair Nominates Leadership Team
By David S Chang @ 11:14 PM :: 4566 Views :: Republican Party
We've added several thousand new members to our party, with close to 1,000 new donors, as well as successfully holding the first-ever presidential caucus in the state of Hawaii, a model for many other states!
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Monday, May 13, 2013
Council Resolution 13-74: Ease Gun Registration Lines
By News Release @ 10:26 PM :: 3894 Views :: Second Amendment

... Resolution 13-74 requesting the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) to open the Kapolei and Kaneohe Police Stations to firearm permitting and registration ....

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Monday, May 13, 2013
DoJ Recognizes Hawaii Crime Victim Compensation Director
By News Release @ 10:23 PM :: 6226 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

Attorney General Eric Holder presented the award to Ferguson-Brey during the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week awards ceremony....

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Monday, May 13, 2013
ObamaCare’s Unfair Treatment of Middle Class Families
By NCPA @ 4:38 PM :: 4261 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...many workers will soon discover that when they earn more money, they end up with less take-home pay....

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Monday, May 13, 2013
Energy Independence Coming: US Foreign Oil Imports Down 40%
By NCPA @ 4:34 PM :: 2876 Views :: Energy

The industry is expected to grow for many decades as the proven reserves of America's shale gas formations continue to grow....

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Monday, May 13, 2013
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted May 13, 2013
By Congress.org @ 3:00 PM :: 4119 Views :: Congressional Delegation
  • Senate: Internet Sales Tax – Final Passage
  • Senate: Water Infrastructure Projects – Amendment Vote
  • House: Private Sector Comp Time – Final Passage
  • House: Debt Payment Prioritization – Final Passage
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Monday, May 13, 2013
Peace Frogs Join Chorus Against Internet Sales Tax
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:56 PM :: 3111 Views :: Taxes

The Internet sales tax passed the Senate, but a growing chorus is pointing out that it would hurt many to help the tax man....

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Monday, May 13, 2013
Video: Hawaii Wounded Warriors Qualify for 2013 Warrior Games
By Video @ 12:21 AM :: 4133 Views :: Military
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Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Sinking Ship of Cabotage
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:14 PM :: 5495 Views :: Jones Act

...it makes it necessary for Jacksonville, Florida, to bring in coal from Colombia rather than from American mines; it requires Maryland and Virginia to bring in road salt from Chile rather than Ohio; and it makes it cheaper for livestock farmers to buy feed from grain farmers in Argentina and Canada....

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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Database Reveals Hawaii MDs and the Drugs They Prescribe
By Andrew Walden @ 9:26 PM :: 5846 Views :: Health Care

... a new-media, information age repressive technique aimed at physicians ....

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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Hawaii Obamacare Leaders Warn: “We’re not Going to Have Any Health Care”
By Selected News Articles @ 8:39 PM :: 15067 Views :: Health Care

Those who are implementing Obamacare in Hawaii are now putting themselves on the record predicting disaster....

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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Hirono, Schatz Vote Would Impose Hawaii GE Tax on Stock Transactions
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:15 PM :: 4084 Views :: Taxes
Financial experts say this means states tax “sales” such as stock trades in a mutual fund or brokerage account, or even contributions to pension plans such as 401(k)s that were designed to be tax-free until retirement....
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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Moving the Tax Burden to Others
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:58 AM :: 3789 Views :: Taxes
“Don’t Tax You, Don’t Tax Me, Tax that Man Behind the Tree.”
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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Obamacare: Taxpayers Must Report Personal Health ID Info to IRS
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 1:11 AM :: 4426 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

When Obamacare’s individual mandate takes effect in 2014, all Americans who file income tax returns must complete an additional IRS tax form....

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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Akaka Tribe: Frankenstein Bill to Create a Frankenstein Tribal Roll
By Andrew Walden @ 12:58 AM :: 6203 Views :: Akaka Bill
Since so few signed Kana’ioluwalu, they will just graft 108,000 Kau Inoa signers onto the Roll....
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Saturday, May 11, 2013
Geothermal: Hundreds Denounce Mililani Trask
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 7445 Views :: Energy

...dismay that their current mayor, Billy Kenoi and lobbyists like Mililani Trask, claim to speak for them....

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Saturday, May 11, 2013
Governor Signs More than Seventy Bills Before End of Session
By News Release @ 1:53 PM :: 3583 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Abercrombie signed more than 70 Bills into law before the end of the 2013 Legislative Session.  The Legislature passed 293 bills....

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Saturday, May 11, 2013
Senate Democrats Tout Achievements
By News Release @ 1:48 PM :: 5073 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government

...a paradigm shift in the approach taken to complete the work of the legislative session....

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Saturday, May 11, 2013
Oahu Democrats to Elect New Leadership Today
By News Release @ 1:34 PM :: 4675 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

...delegates will be electing a new county chair after a long tenure by former chairperson, Tony Gill....

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Friday, May 10, 2013
DHHL: Senate Hearing Slated After Danner Attacks Masagatani
By News Release @ 11:31 PM :: 4908 Views :: DHHL

...to address concerns raised in the Audit of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ Homestead Services Division and other related Department of Hawaiian Home Lands issues....

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Friday, May 10, 2013
Legislature, Steelworkers Ask Abercrombie for Union Seat on Tesoro Refinery Task Force
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 3875 Views :: Energy

...urges Governor Neil Abercrombie to add a USW Local 12-591 member to the Hawaii Refinery Task Force and to broaden the issues the task force will review....

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Friday, May 10, 2013
American Legion Honors KITV for St Marianne Cope Documentary
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 4661 Views :: Life, Religion

...her sainthood validated that their suffering and sacrifice have not been in vain....

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Friday, May 10, 2013
DBEDT: Economic Forecast "Slightly Less Optimistic"
By News Release @ 10:55 PM :: 3854 Views :: Economy

the current DBEDT forecast is slightly less optimistic than its February 2013 forecast for some of local economic indicators such as gross domestic product (GDP) growth, job growth, and visitor-related indicators...

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Friday, May 10, 2013
UHERO: Are lodging costs starting to tame the tourist boom?
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 5024 Views :: Economy, Tourism

...visitors to the state appear to be booking shorter trips and spending less at local shops, perhaps in response to higher hotel room rates....

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Friday, May 10, 2013
Campaign Spending Commission Launches New Website
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 4106 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

The Commission announces the launch of its newly revamped website today....

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Friday, May 10, 2013
Auto Commuters' Access to Work: Honolulu Among Four Biggest Losers
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:24 PM :: 6238 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Rail

Access, in this case is defined as, “the number of destinations reachable within a given travel time.”....

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Friday, May 10, 2013
Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Capt. Reid K. Nishizuka
By News Release @ 5:48 PM :: 3161 Views :: Military
... on April 27, his MC-12 aircraft crashed near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, and he was killed ....
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Friday, May 10, 2013
Honolulu Auditor Seeks Interns
By News Release @ 5:10 PM :: 2279 Views
The City Auditor's office will select two interns for the program....
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