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Monday, August 19, 2013
VIDEO: Pastor Wayne Cordiero Responds to Atheist Lawsuit
By Video @ 4:54 AM :: 5698 Views

Pastor Wayne Cordeiro responds to lawsuit against five churches, three of which are New Hope churches....

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Monday, August 19, 2013
VIDEO: Kelii Akina and Mufi Hannemann on 'Building Leaders for Hawaii'
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:38 AM :: 3832 Views :: Politicians

Dr. Keli’i Akina, Grassroot Institute president, asks former Honolulu mayor Mufi Hannemann about his controversial decision to empty sewage from a failed pump directly into the Ala Wai Canal....

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Sunday, August 18, 2013
Army to construct infantry platoon battle course at Pōhakuloa
By News Release @ 12:57 PM :: 5048 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

...The U.S. Army published the record of decision to construct and operate a modern Infantry Platoon Battle Course and associated infrastructure to support current and future Army training requirements at Pōhakuloa Training Area....

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Sunday, August 18, 2013
Purchases of Goods and Services for Resale Afforded Lesser Rate
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:01 AM :: 4174 Views :: Taxes

For many years it was difficult for policymakers and administrators to conceive that services, like goods, could be purchased for resale....

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Saturday, August 17, 2013
Mental Health: Can Reform Solve Hawaii’s Homeless, Prison and Unfunded Liability Problems?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:02 PM :: 16561 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness, Justice Reinvestment
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Friday, August 16, 2013
Hawaii Congressional Delegation, Staff Illegally Exempted from Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:26 PM :: 4484 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care
“If they did not know exactly what they were doing to themselves, did lawmakers who wrote and passed the bill fully grasp the details of how it would influence the lives of other Americans?”
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Friday, August 16, 2013
Nearly Every Major Federal Agency Has Reduced Furloughs
By NCPA @ 1:56 PM :: 3285 Views :: National News

...most major departments have reduced furlough days, or eliminated them altogether....

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Friday, August 16, 2013
Mayor claims $26 million shortfall just days into fiscal year
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:59 AM :: 6084 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes
“How did it suddenly appear?” Kobayashi asked.
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Friday, August 16, 2013
Rail Appeal Hearing: Judges Focus on Jurisdictional Issues
By Robert Thomas @ 4:48 AM :: 4906 Views :: Rail

it looks like at least two of the three judges are very skeptical whether there was an appeal able final order in the case....

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Friday, August 16, 2013
Judicial Selection Commission Seeks Supreme Court Nominees
By News Release @ 3:23 AM :: 3928 Views :: Judiciary

Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill the following anticipated judicial vacancy:  Associate Justice, Supreme Court

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Friday, August 16, 2013
Hawaii Data Book 2012 Now Available on the Internet
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 3395 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

The state’s Data Book is the most comprehensive statistical book about Hawaii....

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Thursday, August 15, 2013
Final Judgment: Online Travel Companies Owe State $246M
By News Release @ 10:21 PM :: 4631 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

...final judgment in favor of the State of Hawaii and against nine Online Travel Companies selling Hawaii hotel rooms over the Internet....

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Thursday, August 15, 2013
VIDEO: Anti-GMO Activists Destroy Golden Rice in Philippines
By Video @ 9:30 PM :: 3512 Views :: GMOs

More than 1,000 swiftly sign letter denouncing anti-GMO militants’ criminal act in Philippines....

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Thursday, August 15, 2013
Redefine Marriage: Get ready for the throuples
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:55 PM :: 4810 Views :: Family
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Thursday, August 15, 2013
UH Responds to Star-Adv: Claims Inouye Center Project 'Not Shrouded in Secrecy'
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 7673 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii History, Higher Education, Politicians

"...swift action on the center was necessary since the senate will store papers for no longer than six months from the time the office is closed...."

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Thursday, August 15, 2013
New Poll Shows Support for Defunding Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:57 PM :: 3124 Views :: Health Care

57 percent—support defunding this unfair, unaffordable, unworkable law....

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Thursday, August 15, 2013
Abercrombie: Too Expensive to Put Juvenile Offenders in Custody
By News Release @ 1:37 AM :: 4864 Views :: Justice Reinvestment

A new bipartisan, inter-branch working group will analyze the state’s juvenile justice system and develop data-driven policy recommendations for the 2014 Legislature....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Lawsuit Challenges Honolulu 'Stored Property' Seizure from Private Property
By Robert Thomas @ 11:41 PM :: 6548 Views :: First Amendment, Homelessness, Judiciary
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Update On Hawaii Reapportionment SCOTUS Appeal
By Robert Thomas @ 11:35 PM :: 4973 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

In state reapportionment cases such as this, the Court has "appellate" jurisdiction to directly review decisions by the US District Court for the District of Hawaii....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Hawaii County: Police Chief Addresses Corruption, Aloha, and Tinted Windows
By News Release @ 1:35 PM :: 7008 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

results of the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s 2013 Community Satisfaction Survey and the police chief’s responses....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Common Core: What Obama Wants for Your Children and Grandchildren
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:34 PM :: 3559 Views :: Education K-12

America has reached an education policy fork in the road....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Is ObamaCare Paving the Way for a Single-Payer System?
By NCPA @ 1:34 PM :: 3093 Views :: Health Care

ObamaCare's new insurance exchanges and expansion of Medicaid represent the building blocks....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Senate Hearing to Consider Kahoolawe Trust Fund, State Historic Preservation
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 3958 Views :: Hawaii State Government
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Conference Room 229 State Capitol 415 South Beretania Street....
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Star-Advertiser Gets it Wrong: Obama Cannot Act on ‘Sovereignty’
By Andrew Walden @ 1:58 AM :: 6477 Views :: Akaka Bill

...the Schatz and Hanabusa camps seek to outdo each other in hare-brained schemes to invent the Akaka Tribe.  And the Star-Advertiser editorial board has been suckered by the rhetoric....

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The Jones Act: Road to Repeal
By Michael Hansen @ 5:40 PM :: 4481 Views :: Jones Act

...any law or set of laws that work against the public interest will give rise to chink-in-the-armor attacks by other, competing special interests....

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Pricey Honolulu rail project faces more legal hurdles
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:28 PM :: 4644 Views :: Rail
“If the judges apply the law I believe we will win.” -- Ben Cayetano
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
OSHA hits Hawaii refrigerated food warehouse: $253K Fine, 63 Violations
By News Release @ 3:59 PM :: 5463 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...a refrigerated food warehouse in Honolulu occupied by Unicold Corp. and nine tenants....

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Watch Honolulu Rail Appeal Live From SF 11AM Thursday
By Honolulu Traffic @ 3:18 PM :: 3668 Views :: Rail

Ninth Circuit Appeals Court hearing will last about one hour or less....

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Why Fracking Could End the Age of Gas Price Spikes
By NCPA @ 1:59 PM :: 3127 Views :: Energy

For decades, a specter has haunted the U.S. economy: surging gas prices....

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Obama Administration: Largest Tax Hike since WWII
By NCPA @ 1:57 PM :: 3268 Views :: Taxes

...taxes are rising faster now under Obama than they have under any other president since WWII....

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The Imperial President Will Act on His Own
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:50 PM :: 6207 Views :: National News, Obama

...the President has shown a distinct contempt for the legal limits on his power....

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Monday, August 12, 2013
DLNR Seeks Applications for SHPD Administrator
By News Release @ 5:21 PM :: 5017 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Rail

Closing date for applications is August 30, 2013....

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Monday, August 12, 2013
KOS: Open Primary Forces Democrats to Discipline Lawmakers
By Selected News Articles @ 2:31 PM :: 5366 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections
Because of Hawaii’s bizarre primary system, in which non-party members are allowed to vote, the possibility of party grass roots disciplining people like Gabbard, through primarying him, is very remote....
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Monday, August 12, 2013
Rail: The remaining issues still before Judge Tashima
By Honolulu Traffic @ 1:11 PM :: 4052 Views :: Rail

the Judge ruled that the FTA and the City undertake the following....

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Monday, August 12, 2013
Anti-GMO Activists See December Deadline for County Action
By News Release @ 1:02 PM :: 3941 Views :: GMOs

During this last legislative session, Monsanto and associates sought to pass SB727....

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Monday, August 12, 2013
Defiance
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:31 PM :: 3173 Views :: Health Care

...the case for defunding Obamacare....

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Sunday, August 11, 2013
Akaka Tribe “Disenrollment” -- 75% of Hawaiians “will not be acknowledged”
By Andrew Walden @ 9:00 PM :: 7235 Views :: Akaka Bill

The Akaka Tribe hasn’t even formed yet--but the expulsions have already begun....

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Sunday, August 11, 2013
Producers Already Enjoy Reduced Rate
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:01 AM :: 7486 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business, Taxes, Cost of Living

...it is not the cost of the tax that adds to the price of locally grown products as much as it is the external factors such as the cost of land, labor, and regulatory compliance....

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Saturday, August 10, 2013
Trouble Paying Car Note? Call OHA, They'll Give You Cash
By News Release @ 5:55 PM :: 5085 Views :: OHA

Other services include financial assistance with asset-building strategies, such as Individual Development Accounts, which are special savings accounts....

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Saturday, August 10, 2013
9.2% Preschoolers Obese: Hawaii Lowest in Nation
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 5069 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

the prevalence of preschool obesity ranged from 9.2% to 17.9%....

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Saturday, August 10, 2013
JN Musto: Will Hawaii Become the Next Detroit?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:32 PM :: 5675 Views :: Economy, Labor

Musto discusses with Grassroot Institute’s president Keli’i Akina the similarities and differences between Detroit and Hawaii in light of Detroit’s recent declaration of bankruptcy....

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Saturday, August 10, 2013
Not Just Hawaii: Insurance Companies Reject Obamacare Exchanges--Reid Predicts Single-Payer Coming
By Andrew Walden @ 2:03 PM :: 3994 Views :: Health Care

Just as in Hawaii, the Obamacare Exchanges in other states are not attracting insurance competitors....

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Saturday, August 10, 2013
Honolulu City Lights display deadline August 30
By News Release @ 4:59 AM :: 4629 Views :: Honolulu County, Religion

...submit applications to the Department of Customer Services by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30....

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Friday, August 9, 2013
Kauai Adolescent Drug Treatment Study Published, Site Selection Next
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 6630 Views :: Kauai County, Health Care, OHA

...results of a feasibility study on the proposed adolescent residential drug treatment and healing facility are now available online....

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Friday, August 9, 2013
Sequestration Cost Hawaii $684M
By UHERO @ 7:29 PM :: 5157 Views :: Economy
federal tax increases and the spending sequester have weighed on growth in the year’s first half....
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Friday, August 9, 2013
Fitch Ratings Analyzes DHHL Lease Portfolio
By News Release @ 4:08 PM :: 4744 Views :: DHHL

...could lead to revocation of as much as 20% of permits....

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Friday, August 9, 2013
The Next Threat to Your Privacy
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:06 PM :: 3332 Views :: Health Care

When Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges open, your data could be exposed to shysters and hackers, thanks to serious vulnerabilities in the system....

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Friday, August 9, 2013
Ten Principles for Better Regulation
By NCPA @ 2:59 PM :: 4425 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government

In 1993, President Clinton's Executive Order 12866 laid out the fundamental requirements that have governed regulatory analysis and review ever since....

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Friday, August 9, 2013
Audio: Mike Hansen on the Rick Hamada Show -- Jones Act Interview
By Audio @ 4:02 AM :: 4369 Views :: Jones Act
AUDIO: Hawaii Shippers Council President Mike Hansen interviewed for the Rick Hamada Community Affairs program....
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Friday, August 9, 2013
Report: Feds Have No Idea Why $200M Hawaii Harbors Contract Doubled in Cost
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 6129 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government, Jones Act

MARAD could not provide documentation showing who developed the various port project estimates or explain why they doubled over time....

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