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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Obamacare Is So Great, We Just Can't Wait for You to… Oh.
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:21 AM :: 2996 Views :: Health Care

Hurting workers doesn’t play well in an election year.....

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Another Year of Global Cooling
By NCPA @ 3:12 AM :: 3371 Views :: Environment
The mean global temperature has not risen in 17 years and has been slowly falling for approximately the past 10 years....
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
City Blames ORI for Failed HUD Negotiations
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 3501 Views :: Honolulu County
HUD has also worked with the City in proposing alternative solutions to ORIAH, including subdividing the Aloha Gardens Project....
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Monday, February 10, 2014
Senator Sam Slom Appointed to Special Investigative Committee
By News Release @ 10:12 PM :: 4329 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...examining allegations of administrative abuses and an ongoing failure to provide a safe work environment at the Hawaii State Hospital....

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Monday, February 10, 2014
Bhagowalia Quits Abercrombie Administration, Flees State
By News Release @ 6:56 PM :: 8972 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Abercrombie today announced the appointment and promotion (resignation) of Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia as Chief Advisor for Technology and Cyber-Security (CIO), effective Feb. 18, 2014....

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Monday, February 10, 2014
HIT Apologia
By NCPA @ 2:43 PM :: 3436 Views :: Health Care

It doesn’t take long to figure out that people haven’t learned a blessed thing from flushing $20 billion down the toilet....

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Monday, February 10, 2014
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 10, 2014
By Congress.org @ 1:07 PM :: 3662 Views :: Congressional Delegation

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Military Retirement Pay
  • House: Consumer Financial Protection and Soundness Improvement Act of 2013
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Monday, February 10, 2014
Stuck in Congressional "Groundhog Day"
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:40 PM :: 3451 Views :: National News

This happens multiple times a year now with Congress on the debt limit, which we just hit again on Saturday....

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Sunday, February 9, 2014
UPDATE: Did McManaman Quit Abercrombie Administration or Not?
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 6700 Views :: Hawaii State Government

"I will be out of the office starting 02/07/2014 and will not return until 04/30/2014....."

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Sunday, February 9, 2014
Is inequality actually lower in Honolulu?
By UHERO @ 8:39 PM :: 3875 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

On the 50th anniversary of the ‘War on Poverty’, poverty and income inequality are major policy issues ....

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Sunday, February 9, 2014
Republicans Build Momentum in Legislative Races
By David S Chang @ 7:09 PM :: 4273 Views :: Republican Party

The Lincoln Day Dinner registration deadline is February 13th....

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Sunday, February 9, 2014
Defending Liberty: Grassroot Institute Interviews Ilya Shapiro
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:51 PM :: 4793 Views :: First Amendment, Judiciary

Shapiro has closely examined the relationship between law and freedom....

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Sunday, February 9, 2014
Minimum Wage Fraud Revisited–Again and Again
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:35 PM :: 5706 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living
Why do the prices of food, clothing, and shelter keep going up?
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Sunday, February 9, 2014
You Like Tax Credits, Why Don’t We?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3598 Views :: Tax Credits
Those who seek to enlarge or expand those credits at the legislature frequently find the Tax Foundation opposed. Why is that?
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Saturday, February 8, 2014
Election 2014: Dozens Pull Papers in First Week of Candidate Filing
By Andrew Walden @ 4:42 PM :: 4187 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending February 7, 2014....

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Saturday, February 8, 2014
Guilty: Mainland Bisexual Moves to Maui, Adopts and Rapes Foster Boys
By Selected News Articles @ 3:35 PM :: 7412 Views :: Maui County, Family, Law Enforcement

"He specifically targeted troubled and special-needs children...."

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Friday, February 7, 2014
Natalie Iwasa Makes City Council Run Official
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 5279 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

Iwasa said her top priorities for both her district and Honolulu County as a whole are budget, transparency and accountability, and land use and infrastructure....

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Friday, February 7, 2014
SB2149: Combat Fraudulent Liens and Mortgage Filings
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 9:13 PM :: 4626 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

Hawaii legislators set to hear a bill to combat fraudulent lien filings on February 11, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. in room 229 at the Hawaii Capitol....

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Friday, February 7, 2014
HB1624: Religious Freedom Not a Priority for House Judiciary Committee
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 8:48 PM :: 4399 Views :: First Amendment

The Hawaii Religious Freedom Restoration Act ("Little RFRA") of 2014 would restrict government actions against people of faith by applying the "compelling interest" test....

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Friday, February 7, 2014
Taken: HI convict pleads guilty to stealing $200,000 in gov’t welfare
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:57 PM :: 3581 Views

...Hawaii has some of the most generous welfare benefits in the country, and one man took full advantage of them....

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Friday, February 7, 2014
Schatz 93% More Liberal Than Average Senator
By Selected News Articles @ 5:23 PM :: 6093 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

93 percent more liberal than the rest of the Senate on economic issues, 73 percent more liberal on social issues, and 71 percent more liberal on foreign policy issues....

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Friday, February 7, 2014
Flags Fly at Half-Staff for Chief Warrant Officer Edward Balli
By News Release @ 3:36 PM :: 4012 Views :: Military

Balli, 42, of Kapolei, was killed in an insurgent attack in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, on Jan. 20....

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Friday, February 7, 2014
Another $19.1M CIP for HHSC Hospitals
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 3339 Views :: Health Care

...replacements, renovations and upgrades to our aging infrastructure at several state hospital facilities....

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Friday, February 7, 2014
Clayton Hee: “We give notice we cut you at the knees”
By Andrew Walden @ 2:32 PM :: 7440 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

Watch the Senate committee system falling apart....

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Friday, February 7, 2014
Reagan Dinner Attracts Sellout Crowd
By News Release @ 1:12 PM :: 4086 Views :: Republican Party

The fundraising event was organized for the benefit of the Hawaii Republican Assembly's political superpac HIRA Action....

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Friday, February 7, 2014
You Can't Trust Washington on Immigration
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:45 PM :: 3535 Views :: National News

President Obama can’t be trusted to enforce U.S. laws—and that makes many lawmakers hesitant to pass new immigration laws....

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Friday, February 7, 2014
Hawaii Aerospace Caucus Explores the Final Frontier
By News Release @ 2:03 AM :: 4305 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

Initiatives include studies for a space exploration R&D park, international flight training center and a laser optical communications ground station in Hawaii....

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Friday, February 7, 2014
Taxes, Transparency, Initiative, Referendum, Recall, Children and More Supported by Legislative Minority
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 1:07 AM :: 3881 Views :: Hawaii State Government

These bills have been set up on the front burner of this year’s legislative agenda after the pre-empted initiative to “Let the People Vote” during last year’s “not -so-special-session” on same-sex marriage....

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Friday, February 7, 2014
SB2153: Follow the Tax Credit Money
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 12:51 AM :: 3485 Views :: Tax Credits

...“tax exclusions,” “tax exemptions,” “tax deferrals,” “preferential tax rates,” and “tax credits”....

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Thursday, February 6, 2014
SB 2169: GE Tax Cut Would Help Working Families and the Poor
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:41 PM :: 3565 Views :: Taxes

32 states have similar exemptions, and research has demonstrated that low and middle-income families spend a larger proportion of their income on food costs....

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Thursday, February 6, 2014
Epic Fail: Where Four State Health Exchanges Went Wrong
By Selected News Articles @ 9:50 PM :: 3609 Views :: Health Care

"Last month, the Republican National Committee filed public-records requests in Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Oregon seeking information about compensation and vacation time for the exchange directors, four of whom have resigned."

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Thursday, February 6, 2014
China Will Deploy Subs that Could Nuke Alaska or Hawaii This Year
By Selected News Articles @ 5:26 PM :: 5542 Views :: Military

The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Jin-class nuclear ballistic missile submarine is set to begin patrols in 2014 — armed with the PLAN’s new Ju Lang 2 (JL2)....

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Thursday, February 6, 2014
HI lawmakers: Obamacare exchange failures warrant state takeover
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:07 PM :: 3267 Views :: Health Care

Several House Democrats want the state to take over the Hawaii Health Connector, set up last year as a private, nonprofit....

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Thursday, February 6, 2014
Full Text: Maui Mayor Arakawa State of the County Address
By News Release @ 2:55 PM :: 4069 Views :: Maui County
Mayor Alan Arakawa presented his 2014 State of the County Address today at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Theater....
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Thursday, February 6, 2014
KOS: Abercrombie Terrible, Vulnerable, Deeply Unpopular–And Headed for Landslide Reelection
By Selected News Articles @ 1:31 PM :: 3910 Views :: Politicians

With retread opposition and the wind at his back, don't be surprised at yet another landslide win for Abercrombie....

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Thursday, February 6, 2014
Bam! We're Already Hitting the Debt Ceiling Again
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:14 PM :: 3634 Views :: National News

By the end of the week, we’ll be hitting the debt ceiling again.....

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Thursday, February 6, 2014
Faleomavaega still missing; American Samoa in legislative Danger
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 AM :: 7196 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

We found no small irony in Gabbard quickly taking the seat Faleomavaega waited years to earn....

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Bills on their way to becoming laws that promote fiscal transparency
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 9:27 PM :: 3188 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Two important bills (SB2153 and SB2519) that promote greater fiscal transparency and protections for Hawaii's taxpayers passed the Ways And Means Committee today....

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Lawsuit Alleges Abuse at Kauai Prison
By Selected News Articles @ 8:38 PM :: 7386 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

...the creator of the "Lifetime Stand," a prison rehabilitation program that stresses work ethic, perseverance, discipline and personal responsibility....

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Schofield Engineers Return from Afghanistan
By Video @ 4:41 PM :: 3636 Views :: Military

...nine months in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom....

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Hawaii Shippers Council testifies to Puerto Rico Senate in support Jones Act reform
By Michael Hansen @ 1:33 PM :: 8478 Views :: Jones Act

...The Hawaii Shippers’ Council made history on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, by becoming the first party to testify before a committee of the Puerto Rico Senate via Skype....

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Explosive Report: How Obamacare Will Drive People Out of the Workforce
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:05 PM :: 4392 Views :: National News, Health Care

...the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a new estimate: Obamacare will cause the equivalent of 2.3 million people to stop working.....

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Lloyd Lim: A Theory of Business Regulation
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:41 AM :: 4376 Views :: Small Business

There are about 375,000 pages of federal law and regulation in addition to the laws of each State and each city and county....

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
UHPA Files 'Prohibited Practice' Charges Against UH Administration
By News Release @ 2:11 AM :: 4677 Views :: Higher Education, Labor

UHPA has taken a two-pronged approach to preserve faculty rights. In December 2013, the union filed a prohibited practice charge....

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
"You Brainwashed Me": Victim Confronts Alleged Homosexual Child Molester
By Video @ 1:38 AM :: 6496 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Law Enforcement

I am 28 years old and have been waiting years to get up enough courage to report a teacher for sexually abusing me for years....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Taxpayers Covering Insurance Companies' Losses
By NCPA @ 7:31 PM :: 4280 Views :: National News, Health Care

The federal government will reimburse insurers for 50 percent of any losses through the "risk corridors" in the Affordable Care Act....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Rep Thielen Pushes Hemp Legalization
By News Release @ 7:26 PM :: 4990 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

Today the United States Senate approved the Agriculture Act of 2014, also known as the “Farm Bill,” which includes legalization of industrial hemp for research purposes....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Multiple Gun-Related Bills to be Heard in state Senate Committee Today
By News Release @ 1:48 PM :: 3584 Views :: Second Amendment

...Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee is scheduled to hear three different pieces of firearms legislation....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
"I Don't Know How President Obama Thinks That He's Helping Us"
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:11 PM :: 4305 Views :: National News, Health Care
“Was it the biggest mistake of your presidency to tell the nation over and over, ‘If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance’?”
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Bitter Abercrombie Bickers With 'Irresponsible' Legislators over CAFR Credit
By Selected News Articles @ 4:20 AM :: 4652 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

"Well, I’m always pleased to share credit when people realize they can’t avoid their responsibilities anymore...." - Abercrombie

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