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Saturday, February 22, 2014
VIDEO: Hawaii Future Caucus Millennial Action Project
By Video @ 1:45 AM :: 5476 Views :: Politicians

Later this year, HFC will launch a series of educational videos....

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Saturday, February 22, 2014
Slom: Anti-GMO Activists Have an Agenda
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 1:21 AM :: 5024 Views :: GMOs

I praised the papaya farmers who slap a “GMO” sticker on their fruit. But I don’t like this bill....

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Friday, February 21, 2014
February 21, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 9:31 PM :: 3987 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending February 21, 2014.....

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Friday, February 21, 2014
No Surprise: DoE Includes Tranny on Pono Choices Review Panel
By News Release @ 8:26 PM :: 7579 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment
The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) yesterday convened a working group to review Pono Choices....
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Friday, February 21, 2014
Feds: Hawaii's High Energy Costs Drive Push for 'Clean' Energy
By Selected News Articles @ 7:58 PM :: 6818 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...residential electricity rates are three times the national average....

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Friday, February 21, 2014
Does Hawaii Need An "Environmental Court?"
By Robert Thomas @ 6:01 PM :: 5372 Views :: Environment, Judiciary

Looks like they're at it again, a solution in search of a problem....

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Friday, February 21, 2014
For Supporting Mufi: Up to 1/3 of Democrats Could be Expelled
By Selected News Articles @ 5:00 PM :: 6925 Views :: Politicians

Reactions to the announcement yesterday that former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann has formed a "Hawaii Independent Party" which has now been certified for the ballot....

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Friday, February 21, 2014
More Doctors Becoming Employees
By NCPA @ 2:43 PM :: 3096 Views :: Health Care

An increasing number of doctors are moving to salaried hospital jobs, says the New York Times....

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Friday, February 21, 2014
Free Speech on Campus? Grassroot Institute Interviews FIRE
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:39 PM :: 3582 Views :: Higher Education

The issue of free speech on campus has gained attention in Hawaii recently, following a controversy over the right of students to distribute copies of the Constitution on the campus of UH Hilo....

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Friday, February 21, 2014
Inside the IRS Corruption Scandal
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:07 PM :: 4809 Views :: Taxes, TEA Party

IRS officials admitted that groups with conservative leanings, especially with the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their names, had been targeted....

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Friday, February 21, 2014
Honolulu Ethics Commission Calls for Audit of Water Board
By News Release @ 3:22 AM :: 8273 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...topics include procurement training for BWS staff, prevention of disclosure of confidential information and the management of multiple change orders increasing the work and value of the contract....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
Abercrombie Names UH Regent Nominees
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 3784 Views :: Higher Education

Abercrombie today announced the nominations of Jeffrey S. Portnoy, Dr. Lee Putnam, Michelle Asprer Tagorda and Stanford B.C. Yuen to the University of Hawaii Board of Regents....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
Hawaii Supreme Court: How Do You Solve A Problem Like ... Appellate Mootness? More Process!
By Robert Thomas @ 9:58 PM :: 3938 Views :: Judiciary

The Hawaii Supreme Court has been on a roll lately....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
How Hawaii Will Achieve Food Sustainability: Jail a Farmer!
By Selected News Articles @ 9:54 PM :: 4033 Views :: GMOs

...if you read SB2521 carefully, it is all spelled out there on how they are going to enforce such a law....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
Happiness, free enterprise, and human flourishing: Dalai Lama at American Enterprise Institute
By News Release @ 8:32 PM :: 4800 Views :: Religion

...human flourishing requires more than material prosperity. Spiritual development and ethical leadership are indispensable....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
See it Live: Famed Nimitz' WWII 'Diary' to be Unveiled Online Monday
By News Release @ 8:18 PM :: 5321 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

The Naval War College Library in Newport, R.I. will publicly unveil online the 4,000-page "Gray Book" collection of Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz communications that started in the wake of the Pearl Harbor attack and ran right up until the closing days of the war....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
A Major Hurdle for Student Veterans
By Selected News Articles @ 8:01 PM :: 5952 Views :: Higher Education, Military

SB2131 covers veterans' college tuition at the UH’s colleges and universities up to the in-state tuition amount...

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
Supreme Court Nominee Wilson's Written Opinions
By Robert Thomas @ 5:42 PM :: 5765 Views :: Judiciary

On Tuesday, February 18, 2014, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie named Judge Michael D. Wilson as his nomination for associate justice to the Supreme Court....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
Sabato: Hawaii Governor's Race no Longer 'Likely Democratic'
By Selected News Articles @ 4:46 PM :: 6477 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians, Republican Party

...keep an eye on Hawaii, where a surprising poll result showed Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) trailing former Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona (R).....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
Is your baby carrying excess fat? Hawaii wants to know
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:26 PM :: 4648 Views :: Family, Health Care

Hawaii’s children may be adored by their parents, but all Hawaii government sees is their “body fat”....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
DBEDT: Shortage of Housing Supply Contributes to High Prices
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 5622 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Cost of Living

The first report of its scope in nearly 14 years, it examines the past performance of Hawaii’s construction industry and forecasts future growth....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
House Committee to Hear Critical Legislation to Preserve Hunting Lands
By News Release @ 2:27 PM :: 3167 Views :: Second Amendment

Friday, February 21, the Hawaii House Finance Committee is scheduled to hear House Bill 1902 with amendment HD1....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
Gallup: Hawaii Drops to 8th in Well-Being
By Selected News Articles @ 1:48 PM :: 3663 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii held the top spot for the previous four years, but fell slightly last year....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
The Problem with Giving America a Raise
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:29 PM :: 4045 Views :: Labor, Small Business
The CBO estimated that the wage hike Obama and his allies champion would cost 500,000 jobs....
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Thursday, February 20, 2014
VA Mortgages Again Available as DoH Reverses Catchment Tank Rules
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 5328 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

...After discussions with VA, DOH has determined that water catchment systems may be made safe for domestic use....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
SB2147: Silver Alert
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 1:13 AM :: 4547 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

Modeled after the Maile Amber Alert, the Silver Alert uses the same voluntary partnership between local broadcasters, civil defense, police departments, and other state agencies....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
"Is there a way to allow a person to end his life without making someone else a criminal?"
By Selected News Articles @ 12:58 AM :: 4442 Views :: Health Care, Life

...A (mainland) legislator considering an assisted suicide law asked me this question:  "Is there a way to allow a person to end his life without making someone else a criminal?"....

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Matson Raising Fuel Surcharge 5%
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 3831 Views :: Jones Act

...from 34.5% to 39.5% for its Hawaii service, and from 36.5% to 41.5% for its Guam/CNMI and Micronesia services, effective March 23....

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Growing Inequality? Hawaii Ranks #8 in USA
By News Release @ 4:14 PM :: 3505 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

In Hawaii, the top 1 percent captured 70.9 percent of all income growth between 1979 and 2007....

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
FDA: ‘Natural Supplements’ Industry Victimizes Korean Community with Hidden Chemicals
By News Release @ 1:22 PM :: 6024 Views :: GMOs

This notification is to inform the public of a growing trend of dietary supplements or conventional foods with hidden drugs and chemicals....

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Hawaiian Electric Reports 2013 Earnings
By News Release @ 12:48 PM :: 3665 Views :: Energy

Record 18% of electricity used by Hawaiian Electric customers was from renewable sources....

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
She Dreamed Obamacare Was Harmless
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:24 PM :: 3877 Views :: Health Care, Labor

Shhh…keep quiet, or you’ll wake Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius....

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
BoE Reaffirms Commitment to Hawaiian Language and Culture
By News Release @ 1:31 AM :: 3492 Views :: Education K-12

The Board spent nearly one year working with stakeholders to craft policy revisions....

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Say NO on SB 2521 ~ Do Not increase Food costs for Hawaii
By News Release @ 12:06 AM :: 3866 Views :: GMOs

Oppose SB 2521 as it's a Food labeling bill that Supports Food In-Equality....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Abercrombie Names former BLNR Chair Wilson to Supreme Court
By News Release @ 6:36 PM :: 4636 Views :: Judiciary

Judge Wilson, 60, ... was a chairperson of the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources and Commission, commissioner for the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission and executive director for the state Division of Consumer Advocacy.....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 18, 2014
By Congress.org @ 6:13 PM :: 3009 Views :: Congressional Delegation
Recent Congressional Votes
  • Senate: Debt Limit – Passage 
  • House: Debt Limit – Passage 


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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Jones Act Blocks NJ Emergency Road Salt Shipment
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:47 PM :: 3449 Views :: Jones Act

The only thing that we’ve been able to define as an American flag vessel would take us a month to get the salt here....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
9th Circuit Court: Honolulu Rail Project On Track
By Robert Thomas @ 4:53 PM :: 4219 Views :: Rail

...the panel held that the FTA and the City did not go wrong when it did not adopt the "Managed Lanes Alternative" or the "bus rapid transit" alternative....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
UH Med school leads nation in funding
By News Release @ 4:41 PM :: 3385 Views :: Higher Education

For the third year in a row....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Report: Hawaii ranks worst for Obamacare signups
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:03 PM :: 4745 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Just 3,614 people enrolled in the state’s exchange, but the report does not disclose how many of those who registered also paid for their health care policies....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
How to Free the Housing Market from Government—and Lower Your Mortgage Payments
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:50 AM :: 3551 Views :: National News

"...send me legislation that protects taxpayers from footing the bill for a housing crisis ever again...."

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
KOS: Ward Poll Shows Aiona is Winning on His own Popularity
By Selected News Articles @ 3:23 AM :: 6633 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians, Republican Party

Aiona's remarkably popular earning a 58-26 favorability score....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Hawaii Among 10 Least Expensive Insurance Markets
By Selected News Articles @ 2:53 AM :: 3277 Views :: Health Care

This ranking is based on the lowest cost of a “silver” plan.... 

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Monday, February 17, 2014
Ethics Comm. to Discuss 8 Bills Before Legislature
By News Release @ 10:52 PM :: 3053 Views :: Ethics

Discussion of pending bills relating to the State Ethics Code, Haw. Rev. Stat. chapter 84, and the Lobbyists Law, Haw. Rev. Stat. chapter 97....

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Monday, February 17, 2014
OHA and Kakaako Makai
By News Release @ 10:31 PM :: 3920 Views :: OHA
OHA is exploring all options to maximize our revenue generating opportunities to best serve our beneficiaries....
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Monday, February 17, 2014
Survey: UH Manoa Offers 13th Best Return on Investment in US West
By News Release @ 8:49 PM :: 4338 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education
In State 30 Year Net ROI: $442,600
Out of State 30 Year Net ROI: $383,700
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Monday, February 17, 2014
Supreme Court: Damage To Unique Property Subject To Unique Rules
By Robert Thomas @ 2:12 PM :: 5926 Views :: Kauai County, Land Use

The value of Pilaa beach, bay and reef includes use value, option value, commodity value, existence value, bequest value, cultural values, including value to indigenous people, and intrinsic value....

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Monday, February 17, 2014
New Travel Agency Taxes Damage Tourism and Are Illegal
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 1:38 PM :: 4621 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

New states considering online travel agency taxes should consider the harmful effect on tourism and the potential for legal battles they're likely to lose....

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Monday, February 17, 2014
Economic Gains from Eliminating Travel Visas
By NCPA @ 1:11 PM :: 3140 Views :: Tourism

Over 42 million tourists visited the United States in 2012 after completing the required visa process. The process, however, is unnecessarily difficult....

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Monday, February 17, 2014
When Presidents Upheld the Law
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:37 PM :: 3770 Views :: National News

What a contrast to President Barack Obama’s “I can do whatever I want” attitude ....

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