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Sunday, September 15, 2013
Gay Advocate: ‘Martyr’ Matt Shepard Killed by Homosexuals not Homophobes
By Selected News Articles @ 2:01 PM :: 6068 Views :: Family
"There are valuable reasons for telling certain stories in a certain way at pivotal times, but that doesn’t mean we have to hold on to them once they’ve outlived their usefulness." -Gay Advocate
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Sunday, September 15, 2013
Questionable Paradox Exists for Affordable Housing
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:01 AM :: 6418 Views :: Land Use, Taxes, Cost of Living

there is a glaring paradox as observers decry the shortage of affordable housing ... while at the same time prevent the development of additional affordable housing....

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Saturday, September 14, 2013
Anti-Aquarium Nuts Attack Big Isle Fisherman For Catching Delicious Tiger Shark
By Andrew Walden @ 4:40 AM :: 7859 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment

...a few weeks ago the puppy-murdering phonies of "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals" (PETA) hounded a Kauai fisherman whose close call with a giant ahi was captured on video.  Now the national spotlight is focused on a Big Island youth...

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Saturday, September 14, 2013
Former HI House candidate sentenced in $1.5 million ponzi scheme
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:45 AM :: 6478 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

The society pages of MidWeek magazine showed Pascua at events with some of Hawaii’s most well-known politicians, including former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann and prominent Democratic activist Amy Agbayani....

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Saturday, September 14, 2013
Nine Schools Receive Adjustments to Strive HI Performance System Results
By News Release @ 2:33 AM :: 4064 Views :: Education K-12

The revisions were made after further analysis of the system’s criteria....

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Saturday, September 14, 2013
Par Petroleum: Tesoro Buyer's History of Insider Trading, Bankruptcy
By News Release @ 12:18 AM :: 6738 Views :: Energy
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Friday, September 13, 2013
Event Celebrates Military Volunteers at Hawaii Schools
By Selected News Articles @ 11:54 PM :: 4882 Views :: Education K-12, Military

More than 300 people attended the Joint Venture Education Forum’s 12th annual meeting, Aug. 29, 2013 at The Salvation Army’s Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Kapolei....

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Friday, September 13, 2013
$340K in Fines: Hawaii Wins Back OSHA Job After Unicold Raid
By News Release @ 11:45 PM :: 8111 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business
Feds Let Hawaii Resume Control of Regulating Manufacturing Industries....
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Friday, September 13, 2013
Gay Marriage Bill Violates First Amendment
By Andrew Walden @ 11:23 PM :: 8960 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion

Gay marriage on the line in the October 28 special legislative session, but apparently Governor Neil Abercrombie is willing to risk losing the vote for a crack at imposing government dogma on Hawaii's religious believers....

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Friday, September 13, 2013
State says LNG is Hawaii’s next energy source
By Michael Hansen @ 5:50 PM :: 5883 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...the state would need to rely upon liquefied natural gas (LNG) brought in from the U.S. mainland ... to mitigate the high costs associated with generating electricity from liquid petroleum fuels....

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Friday, September 13, 2013
Molasses Mess: Abercrombie Deflects Blame for Lax Inspections
By News Release @ 2:10 PM :: 6420 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Jones Act
Abercrombie is deflecting blame away from his Department of Transportation and Department of Health for failure to inspect Matson's molasses loading operations....
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Friday, September 13, 2013
Legislative Briefing: Priorities for Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Health
By News Release @ 1:10 PM :: 3307 Views :: Health Care
DATE: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
TIME: 10:30 AM
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Friday, September 13, 2013
Global Warming Primer: Second Edition
By NCPA @ 12:52 PM :: 3210 Views :: Environment
"Today's global warming policies have no connection to climatological reality" 
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Friday, September 13, 2013
A Real Vote to Defund Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:49 PM :: 3372 Views :: Health Care

Congress can vote on something and that vote won’t mean a thing....

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Friday, September 13, 2013
AFL-CIO: Obamacare Fundamentally Unfair to Union Workers
By News Release @ 12:45 AM :: 8007 Views :: Health Care, Labor

...without changes to the way the ACA is implemented, there are likely to be "unintended consequences" that will hurt workers' health care coverage....

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
Akana: OHA Should Consider Suing HCDA Over Kakaako
By News Release @ 10:37 PM :: 6106 Views :: Development, OHA

On August 6, 2013, OHA received a letter from HCDA stating they will not make any compromises to their plans and expects OHA to be a “good neighbor” and accept their plan for our property....

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
Can Small Business Lending Become Big Business for Hawaii Credit Unions?
By Selected News Articles @ 9:46 PM :: 3416 Views :: Small Business

Grace’s report provides specific research and points of reference for ... The Queen’s Federal Credit Union and Aloha Federal Credit Union of Honolulu....

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
HMSA 'Dumping' Thousands of Policies, Blames Obamacare
By Andrew Walden @ 8:07 PM :: 9612 Views :: Health Care

"The Affordable Care Act...is bringing many changes.... Your plan is among those that won’t meet ACA requirements."

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
Why This Doctor Fears Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:59 AM :: 3241 Views :: Health Care

Unfortunately, everything Dr. Shepherd loves about his job is now at risk....

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
Oversight of Home-Community Based Services Working Group to Meet
By News Release @ 12:30 AM :: 3794 Views :: Health Care
DATE: Monday, September 30, 2013
TIME: 1:30 pm
PLACE: Conference Room 329, State Capitol

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
Man at center of university procurement scandal back on the job
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:02 AM :: 5554 Views :: Higher Education

Brian Minaai, associate vice president for Capitol Improvements since 2008, has been on paid leave for nearly eight months....

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
HPU Rises in U.S. News & World Report rankings
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 3849 Views :: Higher Education

Hawai‘i Pacific University climbed 10 places in the top Regional Universities in the West in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2014,”....

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Battleship Missouri Reenlistment Ceremony Marks September 11
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 5141 Views :: Military
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
What Shoes Are You Wearing Today?
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:41 AM :: 5503 Views :: National News, Military

At 10:28 a.m., FDNY lieutenant Mickey Kross was in the third-floor stairwell of the north tower when he heard a “tremendous roar,” and the building began to crumble....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
September 11 Commemoration, Flags at Half-Staff
By News Release @ 11:43 PM :: 5115 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

In observance of the 12th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Rate Hike Coming? New Prelim Flood Insurance Maps Released
By News Release @ 11:33 PM :: 5113 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...FEMA has completed revisions to the City’s Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps that will affect 12 map areas on Oahu....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Public school parents encouraged to complete federal survey cards
By News Release @ 10:55 PM :: 3496 Views :: Education K-12

The annual survey determines the number of federally connected students in the public school system for whom the state receives impact aid funds....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Fourteen top-performing public schools awarded $1 million
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 4388 Views :: Education K-12

...state officials attended a ceremony at Red Hill Elementary – one of the top-performing schools – to present individual awards ranging from $20,000 to $95,000....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
UH Presidential Selection Committee outreach underway
By News Release @ 10:35 PM :: 3720 Views :: Higher Education

Members of the Presidential Selection Committee are appearing at various community gatherings to solicit input....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Obama to Nominate Kiaaina for Interior Post
By News Release @ 10:08 PM :: 4082 Views :: National News

Kia’aina would lead the Department’s efforts to coordinate federal policy for Guam....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Hawaii Veterans' Memorial: State Task Force Seeks Input
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 3794 Views :: Military

...seeking input from the public on the design and location of a newly planned memorial honoring Hawaii veterans....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Video: Roger Epstein talks with Grassroot Institute
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:46 PM :: 5285 Views :: Development, Judiciary

Roger Epstein, senior partner of Cades Schutte Law Firm, talks with Dr. Keli’i Akina about Hawaii as a center for global transformation....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
New Study Demonstrates Critical State of Hawaii's Unfunded Liabilities
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:00 PM :: 4642 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...new study from State Budget Solutions on the funded status of public employee pension plans....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Wounded Warriors: Hawaii football team failing to generate points, revenue
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:31 PM :: 3875 Views :: Higher Education

The athletic department for the University of Hawaii will get a $13 million bailout....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Spontaneous Protests Against Gay Marriage
By Andrew Walden @ 3:34 PM :: 12219 Views :: Family
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
The Only Way to Reform the Farm Bill
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:05 PM :: 3488 Views :: Agriculture

Lawmakers return to Washington today with only nine legislative days in the House before some farm bill programs expire at the end of the month....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Councilmember Pine Demands Investigation of Illegal Dumping on Ag Land
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 12:27 PM :: 7709 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

Robert Clark, president of the Hawaii Kai Marina Community Association referred to Waianae residents’ concerns as “total ignorance” ....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
NB to HTA: "Stop Promoting Kailua as a Tourist Destination"
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 4866 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

...Kailua Neighborhood Board overwhelmingly adopted a resolution asking the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) to respect the zoning and quality of life of residential neighborhoods and stop promoting Kailua....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Souki: No Amendments Will be Allowed on Gay Marriage Bill
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 5065 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...the bill will have to go through three readings in each house that will include public hearings and public testimony, but there will be no amendments accepted....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
GOP: Abercrombie Strong-Arms Legislature for Gay Marriage
By News Release @ 1:46 AM :: 5092 Views :: Family, Republican Party

...the governor is using this issue to ensure his win in the 2014 Democrat primary.....

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Monday, September 9, 2013
‘Green’ Energy Lobbyists Rate Hawaii C-
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 5350 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

Blue Planet Foundation first annual Energy Report Card for Hawai‘i....

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Monday, September 9, 2013
Deadline Sept 27: $30M Available For New Round of Hi-Tech Scam Companies
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 5640 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

We would like to invite to you apply for up to $1M....

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Monday, September 9, 2013
Expensive Energy Efficiency: Hawaii Top Spender
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 3807 Views :: Energy

Hawaii ranks first in the nation for energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) investment per capita....

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Monday, September 9, 2013
Big Cable at Center of New State Energy Policy
By News Release @ 10:32 PM :: 4861 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

The new policy outlines the State of Hawaii’s commitment to make long-term investments in technology to enable an integrated system based on clean energy resources....

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Monday, September 9, 2013
UH System Enrollment Drops 2.2%
By News Release @ 8:26 PM :: 4568 Views :: Higher Education

This decrease comes after record-breaking enrollments in each of the last five years. Since 2007, enrollment has grown by 17 percent....

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Monday, September 9, 2013
Abercrombie Calls Special Session to Force Gay Marriage
By News Release @ 8:10 PM :: 4004 Views :: Family

Abercrombie has called both houses of the state Legislature to convene in a special session on Oct. 28 to address the issue of marriage....

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Monday, September 9, 2013
When Obamacare 'Navigators' Ask If You're Qualified, You Should Ask Them About Identity Theft
By Selected News Articles @ 7:40 PM :: 3795 Views :: Health Care

Starting October 1, armies of “Navigators” will begin asking Americans very personal questions....

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Monday, September 9, 2013
States Offer Tax-Filing Guidance for Same-Sex Couples
By Selected News Articles @ 7:16 PM :: 5413 Views :: Family, Taxes

...the IRS announced that any same-sex couple who married in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage can file a joint federal tax return, even if the state where they currently live does not recognize same-sex marriage....

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Monday, September 9, 2013
Supporting small business and free enterprise on Maui
By News Release @ 7:07 PM :: 6618 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, TEA Party

TEA Party Maui's September monthly meeting this coming Thursday, September 12th,  2013, starting 6:30 PM at the Kalama Heights Retirement Community....

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Monday, September 9, 2013
Abercrombie: Expect Bisexual Polyamorist Lawsuit Within Year
By News Release @ 6:36 PM :: 5657 Views :: Family
"Based on your reasoning that Same-Sex Marriage is a civil right, then how can you disenfranchise a bi-sexual from marrying the people he/she loves?"
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