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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
HB452: Hawaii House Unanimously Passes Election Fraud Bill
By News Release @ 3:12 AM :: 3495 Views :: Office of Elections

"Across the country voters have been misled by attempts to win elections by keeping people from the polls. We can’t let that happen here."

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Monday, February 3, 2014
Gallup: Hawaii Liberals Outnumber Conservatives by Paltry 0.7%
By Andrew Walden @ 9:27 PM :: 4119 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...the conservatives in this survey may be disproportionally counted among the non-voters....

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Monday, February 3, 2014
Hawaiian Electric deactivates Honolulu Power Plant
By News Release @ 8:32 PM :: 3982 Views :: Energy

...nearly a century after the generating station first started providing electricity to the people of Oahu....

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Monday, February 3, 2014
DOE reports on school year and instructional time
By News Release @ 8:30 PM :: 3967 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Any change, as the bill proposes, would require a change to the current collective bargaining agreement with the HSTA, which runs through 2017....

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Monday, February 3, 2014
In Search of the Glass Ceiling: Deciphering Data on Gender and Wages
By UHERO @ 8:03 PM :: 4241 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...the bottom line is that things might not be what they seem....

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Monday, February 3, 2014
UHERO: Hawaii's minimum wage, poverty, and job creation
By UHERO @ 7:48 PM :: 6227 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living
Ten different bills have been introduced  at the legislature this session to raise Hawaii's minimum wage....
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Monday, February 3, 2014
Lagging Health Connector Launches New Ad Buy
By News Release @ 7:36 PM :: 3142 Views :: Health Care

New advertisements, online tools and events have been designed to encourage uninsured residents to set appointments....

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Monday, February 3, 2014
HI lawmaker renews fight to end or revise controversial sex ed program
By Malia Zimmerman @ 7:16 PM :: 6917 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment, Health Care

...McDermott, who enrolled his eight children in Hawaii’s public schools, doesn’t want his 11-year-old son exposed to a controversial taxpayer-funded sex education program....

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Monday, February 3, 2014
WaPo: Hanabusa is 4th Biggest Loser in Politics
By Selected News Articles @ 2:46 PM :: 6628 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...Hanabusa is doing little to show she'll be able to close the gap....

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Monday, February 3, 2014
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 3, 2014
By Congress.org @ 1:40 PM :: 3394 Views :: Congressional Delegation

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Federal Flood Insurance Premiums – Passage
  • House: Federal Abortion Funding – Passage
  • House: Farm Programs Conference Report – Passage
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Monday, February 3, 2014
C'mon, Obama, Join the Energy Boom
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:26 PM :: 3149 Views :: Energy
An energy project that would be good for the U.S economy, can be built without taxpayer help, and would have little to no environmental impact?
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Monday, February 3, 2014
Open Letter Challenges Rep. Creagan on 'Medical' Marijuana
By Selected News Articles @ 1:54 AM :: 4641 Views :: Drugs
Regardless of your position on legalization, what scientific evidence do you have as a doctor that can justify calling marijuana 'medicinal'?
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Sunday, February 2, 2014
LIUNA, UniteHere 'Bitterly Disappointed' With Obamacare
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 4768 Views :: Health Care, Labor

The law imposes new costs and mandates on employer sponsors of health and welfare trust funds, but leaves irresponsible companies free of any obligation to contribute towards their employees' health insurance....

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Sunday, February 2, 2014
Hawaii Republicans are active and working hard for a better Hawaii
By David S Chang @ 7:59 PM :: 4509 Views :: Republican Party

On January 30, nearly 300 people honored former Congresswoman Pat Saiki at the Waialae Country Club....

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Sunday, February 2, 2014
Candidate Filing Opens Monday Feb. 3
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 5498 Views :: Office of Elections

A candidate may obtain the Application for a Nomination Paper and receive and file his/her nomination paper at the locations listed below....

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Sunday, February 2, 2014
ACU Chair Al Cardenas to Speak at Maui TEA Party Event
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 5831 Views :: Maui County, TEA Party

... at Grace Bible Church, 635 South Hina Avenue, Kahului on Friday, February 7th, 2014 starting at 5:30 PM....

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Sunday, February 2, 2014
I Need a Gun, Mommy, but I won't use it (now)
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3361 Views :: Taxes

Recently the mayors of our four large counties all got together in what has been described as their annual pilgrimage to the legislature....

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Sunday, February 2, 2014
Anti-GMO Activists Claim Kauai Mayor’s Office has been Legally Vacant since 2010
By Andrew Walden @ 2:35 AM :: 6433 Views :: Kauai County, GMOs
Anti-GMO activists are citing a little-used 1951 Hawaii Territory law designed to get rid of Communists....
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Saturday, February 1, 2014
Living History Day: USS Missouri Celebrates Double Anniversary
By News Release @ 9:57 PM :: 5880 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

On January 29, 1999, exactly 55 years after its launch, the Battleship Missouri Memorial opened in Pearl Harbor ....

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Saturday, February 1, 2014
Feb 4-5: Pono Choices or Poor Choices?
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 9:11 PM :: 7912 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment, Health Care

Board of Education (BOE) Hearing Tuesday, Feb 4th, 2014, 1:30 PM....

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Saturday, February 1, 2014
Regressive Taxes: State Hypocrisy on Minimum Wage
By Andrew Walden @ 8:30 PM :: 7119 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes, Cost of Living
“…our residents living in poverty pay more in state taxes than all but three other states….”
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Saturday, February 1, 2014
Caldwell announces new economic development team
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 4359 Views :: Honolulu County

Caldwell today announced the appointment of Linda Chu Takayama to lead the Office of Economic Development as Executive Director....

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Saturday, February 1, 2014
Faleomavaega on Hillary’s Hit List?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:02 PM :: 6403 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

Faleomavaega was one of Obama’s earliest backers while then Gov. Togiola Tulafono endorsed then-Sen. Clinton....

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Saturday, February 1, 2014
Sen. Sam Slom Introduces Legislative Package
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 12:06 PM :: 5797 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians, Republican Party
“The Senate Minority this year, with renewed vigor, has an action plan to empower the people.  Only the minority speaks for child safety, overburdened tax payers, our overburdened businesses and the home schooled.”
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Saturday, February 1, 2014
Marijuana Group Poll Shows More Support for Legalization
By News Release @ 12:02 PM :: 3683 Views :: Drugs

The new poll, commissioned by Hawaii’s Drug Policy Action Group showed voter support for reform of Hawaii’s policies on marijuana trending upward....

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Saturday, February 1, 2014
Bird Group: Survey Shows 90% in Hawaii Want Cat Control
By News Release @ 10:52 AM :: 3728 Views :: Environment

Eighty-seven percent of respondents to a recent study in Hawai'i want to see a decrease in the number of feral cats in the Hawaiian Islands....

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