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Monday, September 9, 2013
10 Ways Obamacare Isn’t Working
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:12 AM :: 2800 Views :: Health Care

...the Administration keeps trying to “fix” it—to no avail. It has delayed parts of the law, ignored others, and carved out exemptions for its political allies....

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Sunday, September 8, 2013
Geothermal: How to Divide Hawaiians from their Money
By Andrew Walden @ 10:31 PM :: 5518 Views :: Energy, OHA

How to Divide Hawaiians from their Money?  Put the charges on their electric bill....

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Sunday, September 8, 2013
Quandary Ahead as State Digresses from Conformity
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:01 AM :: 3051 Views :: Taxes

For more than 35 years the state has adhered to a policy of conforming with the federal income tax code....

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Sunday, September 8, 2013
African-American Pastors in Democratic Illinois Show that Redefining Marriage Is Not Inevitable
By Selected News Articles @ 1:25 AM :: 3217 Views :: Family

It’s President Obama’s home state. Democrats have a super-majority in both houses of the legislature....

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Saturday, September 7, 2013
Bones at the Convention Center: Mark Twain vs Mike McCartney
By Andrew Walden @ 3:53 PM :: 4447 Views :: First Amendment

"...we rode a considerable distance over ground so thickly strewn with human bones that the horses' feet crushed them, not occasionally, but at every step...."

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Friday, September 6, 2013
Liberalism Radicalized: The Sexual Revolution, Multiculturalism, and the Rise of Identity Politics
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:07 PM :: 6209 Views :: Family, Higher Education, Religion

...a more radical form of liberalism emerged in the academy that sowed the seeds for the sexual revolution and multiculturalism....

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Friday, September 6, 2013
Hawaii is #1 Welfare State in the Nation
By Tito Montes @ 10:54 PM :: 8633 Views :: Economy, Taxes

... Tito Montes discussing the desperate need for welfare reform in Hawaii ....

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Friday, September 6, 2013
Former Ahrens Elem Principal Charged Falsifying Teacher Training Records
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 3492 Views :: Education K-12

...allegedly directing a teacher to file a per diem reimbursement claim for training that did not occur....

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Friday, September 6, 2013
HECO Opens Door to More Rooftop Solar
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 4169 Views :: Energy

The new threshold for a possible interconnection study is 100% of the daytime minimum circuit load, increased from 75% ....

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Friday, September 6, 2013
Abercrombie bullying legislature into special session
By News Release @ 1:12 PM :: 3175 Views :: Family

Abercrombie assumes he can once again force his agenda through the legislature by bullying the representatives in his own party....

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Friday, September 6, 2013
5 Immigration Falsehoods from the White House
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:51 AM :: 2724 Views :: National News

Congress gets back to its regularly scheduled work on Monday....

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Friday, September 6, 2013
HHSC: We Can Only Guess at the Cost of Procedures
By Selected News Articles @ 4:30 AM :: 3691 Views :: Health Care

...they face both dwindling reimbursements and payments increasingly tied to outcomes....

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Friday, September 6, 2013
The Varmint Goats of Kahoolawe
By Selected News Articles @ 12:10 AM :: 9196 Views :: Hawaii History, Military, Second Amendment
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Friday, September 6, 2013
Hawaiian Electric Company’s Integrated Resource Plan – Welcome to Fantasy Island!
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 AM :: 3622 Views :: Energy

The challenge facing Hawaii can be visualized through two charts which focus on renewable generation in 2012....

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Thursday, September 5, 2013
Hawaii Small Business Survey: What Question Would You Ask?
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 2988 Views :: Small Business

NFIB/Hawaii State Director Melissa Pavlicek invites members to send her their thoughts on some of the most pressing small-business issues facing Hawaii for possible inclusion in the 2014 Hawaii Member State Ballot....

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Thursday, September 5, 2013
Superintendent Matayoshi rated 'Exceptional' by Board of Education
By News Release @ 10:30 PM :: 3209 Views :: Education K-12

Members praised the DOE's progress on a host of initiatives to improve student outcomes....

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Thursday, September 5, 2013
Community college students pledge to Agree to Degree
By News Release @ 10:26 PM :: 3169 Views :: Higher Education

...students promise to attend their classes, get good grades, check their UH email at least once a day, talk to instructors when having difficulty, meet with counselors when having academic or personal issues, and commit to making education a priority....

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Thursday, September 5, 2013
Remaking the GOP: California Republicans Try to Reenergize the Party
By Selected News Articles @ 9:27 PM :: 3253 Views :: Republican Party

The California Republican Party’s willingness to embrace unconventional leadership may provide insights into what the GOP will need to do to win elections....

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Thursday, September 5, 2013
3 Things to know about Hawaii’s schools
By Rachelle Chang @ 9:13 PM :: 3740 Views :: Education K-12

It’s been one month since my son started second grade at a public school....

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Thursday, September 5, 2013
Video: SHOPO President talks to Grassroot Institute
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:56 PM :: 3261 Views :: Law Enforcement
Video: SHOPO President talks to Grassroot Institute.
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Thursday, September 5, 2013
Audit criticizes agency that’s supposed to help native Hawaiians
By Malia Zimmerman @ 7:50 PM :: 3277 Views :: OHA

“inadequate, unable to support the office’s growing portfolio nor any future land involvements”....

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Thursday, September 5, 2013
Makana Sued by Manager: “Arrogant, Obnoxious, New Age Pontificator”
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 6259 Views :: Ethics, Religion

Makana breached contract by refusing to work "when planet Mercury is in retrograde ... approximately six months per year," his former manager claims in court....

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Thursday, September 5, 2013
Feds unseal complaint against man accused of threatening to decapitate congresswoman
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:26 PM :: 5339 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Law Enforcement, Religion
The federal complaint accuses Sherbow of leaving Gabbard an expletive-laced voicemail in which he calls her a “stupid little bitch.”
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Thursday, September 5, 2013
Eight Years of InverseCondemnation
By Robert Thomas @ 3:16 PM :: 3303 Views :: Judiciary

... I'd like to hail my fellow law bloggers who, like me, make the time to share thoughts about the legal issues of the day ....

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Thursday, September 5, 2013
"Let's Film All The Lawyers"– Hawaii’s Second Law Film Festival
By Robert Thomas @ 3:13 PM :: 4382 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement
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Thursday, September 5, 2013
Where Americans Want to Live: Hawaii #2 State, Honolulu #5 City
By News Release @ 2:25 PM :: 4162 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

The Golden State is at the top of the list; fellow oceanfront states Hawaii (2) and Florida (3) round out the top three, followed by Texas (4) and Colorado (5)....

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Thursday, September 5, 2013
The Obama Administration, Marriage, and the States
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:10 PM :: 3537 Views :: Family, Military

...the Obama Administration has rolled out new policies that disregard states’ authority over marriage....

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Thursday, September 5, 2013
Experts Answer: What Do You Want to Know About Syria?
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:06 PM :: 2505 Views :: Military

Yesterday, President Obama made headlines by saying that the red line wasn’t really his, but the whole world’s, and that “Congress’s credibility is on the line” now that he has punted....

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Thursday, September 5, 2013
Audit Critical of OHA Land and Grant Oversight
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:28 AM :: 3689 Views :: OHA

As of February 2013, OHA owned or leased 28,206 acres, making it Hawai‘i’s 13th largest landowner....

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Planned Parenthood Uses Tax Dollars From Obamacare to Push Sex Ed on Hawaii Kids
By Selected News Articles @ 8:59 PM :: 6709 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care, Higher Education
The Hawaii Youth Services Network and the University of Hawaii received almost two million dollars from ... Obamacare—to develop, replicate, and implement “comprehensive sex education” in Hawaii schools....
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013
IRS Finalizes Penalty for ObamaCare Mandate
By NCPA @ 12:57 PM :: 2766 Views :: Health Care

The regulation from the IRS formally codifies the fine charged to people without insurance....

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013
5 Reasons Congress Should Press Obama on Syria
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:54 PM :: 2483 Views :: Military

The Obama Administration’s Syria policy has been disturbingly ad hoc and reactive....

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Abercrombie Risks Losing Vote in order to Force Gay Marriage into Churches
By Andrew Walden @ 5:28 AM :: 3889 Views :: Family

Lambda Legal began preparing the ground for Abercrombie’s proposed gay marriage  “religious exemption” as far back as 2007....

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Daily Beast: Rep Beth Fukumoto has 'Potential to Revitalize the GOP'
By Selected News Articles @ 11:54 PM :: 4776 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

Nine Women Remaking the Right....

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Gay 'Marriage' Religious Exemption is a Scam
By Tito Montes @ 11:36 PM :: 4252 Views :: Family

Abercrombie will be using the state's top law enforcement officer, Attorney General David Louie, to turn up the heat on their fellow liberal Democrats by holding a "private caucus"....

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
'Rules of Origin' Can Make or Break the Trans-Pacific Partnership
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:07 PM :: 6035 Views :: World News, Economy, Tourism

The TPP has been behind closed doors for a long time. The wait will be more than worth it if a sound agreement is struck....

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
New Sales Tax Study Highlights the Problem in Hawaii's GET
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:05 PM :: 3105 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

On paper it may appear Hawaii has a "low sales tax," but that is not the case....

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
HECO to Shutter Honolulu Power Plant
By News Release @ 6:42 PM :: 3275 Views :: Energy

Hawaiian Electric Company will deactivate its Honolulu Power Plant on Jan. 31, 2014....

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
GMOs: Open Letter to Margaret Wille from Hawaii Papaya Industry Association
By News Release @ 5:25 PM :: 5348 Views :: Hawaii County , GMOs

Brenda Ford’s bill, which would destroy Hawaii’s papaya crop and blow a huge hole in the county and state’s economy....

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Illegal Mainland Campaign Contributions Flow to anti-GMO activist Ritte
By Selected News Articles @ 5:17 PM :: 6557 Views :: Ethics, OHA, GMOs

Ceres founders and other mainlanders also funneled campaign contributions directly to Walter Ritte in 2012 for his race for a vacant seat on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs....

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
State Paying Xerox $54M to Check Obamacare EHR Fraud
By News Release @ 2:46 PM :: 3228 Views :: Health Care

Providers apply for the incentives using a secure, web-based tool from Xerox to show that they have implemented and used EHRs under federal guidelines....

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Back on track? HI public works project to restart after year-long delay
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:36 PM :: 3085 Views :: Rail

The city’s Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation will resume construction this month....

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Hawaii Unfunded Pension Liability Nears $27B, Your Share: $19,357
By Selected News Articles @ 2:25 PM :: 5006 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii is present in the top ten of both lists, showing large unfunded liabilities compared to their populations and economic output ....

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Reserve seeks council applicants
By News Release @ 1:53 PM :: 2885 Views :: Environment

Applications are due Sept. 30....

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Countdown to Obamacare Exchanges
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:35 PM :: 2463 Views :: Health Care

In just 27 days, the Obamacare exchanges are scheduled to open....

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Monday, September 2, 2013
ILWU: An injury to one of our corporate employers is an injury to all?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:15 PM :: 5374 Views :: Environment, Development, Labor

"I'm going to f*** with the environmentalists even if I don't have a dog in the fight"

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Monday, September 2, 2013
FULL TEXT: ILWU Quits AFL-CIO Over Obamacare, Union Raids
By News Release @ 12:40 PM :: 5078 Views :: Health Care, Labor
IRONY: The ILWU is quitting AFL-CIO in part due to the signature achievement of a President whose teenage political lessons were learned from Frank Marshall Davis, formerly a columnist at the ILWU-owned Honolulu Record, which was printed back in the days when the ILWU was "too red" to be in the AFL-CIO....
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Monday, September 2, 2013
Maui TEA Party Backs Hillsdale College Hawaiian Liberty Scholarship Fund
By News Release @ 11:43 AM :: 4167 Views :: Higher Education, TEA Party

$178,250 in matching funds for a scholarship which would provide full tuition for a deserving student from Hawaii....

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Monday, September 2, 2013
Is America Still the Land of Labor?
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:22 AM :: 2663 Views :: Labor

For all the talk these days of how to revive our supposedly moribund American Dream, it took a college dropout-turned-actor to state the obvious....

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Monday, September 2, 2013
Abercrombie’s Refusal to Help Veterans Secure Home Loans Makes National News
By News Release @ 1:03 AM :: 6534 Views :: Hawaii County , Military, Cost of Living

A story invoking Governor Abercrombie’s war-protester past, has surfaced on Breitbart.com....

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