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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Solar Scammers Push Poll, Claim 94% Support Them
By News Release @ 7:40 PM :: 3801 Views :: Energy

A new opinion poll sponsored by solar scammers argues that Hawaiian Electric (HECO) has a significant public image problem....

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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Why Your Boss Probably Isn't Speaking at This Conference
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:07 AM :: 3316 Views :: Tax Credits

...Washington cronies dole out special treatment to certain companies....

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
UHERO: Managing a Grid with Green Energy
By UHERO @ 9:02 PM :: 5279 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...a windfall gain for the typically wealthy households able to take advantage of the situation....

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Cost Implications of GHG Regulation in Hawai‘i
By UHERO @ 8:58 PM :: 4291 Views :: Energy, Environment

...this finding would not hold if fuel prices were substantively lower than current levels, either from falling prices or fuel-switching to lower cost products....

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Evaluations? DoE Claims Principals' Arbitration Award "Aligns with DoE Goals"
By News Release @ 8:49 PM :: 4894 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Establishes a rewards and recognition program (RRP) for the last two years (sort of)....

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
DoE 2014 Graduation Dates
By News Release @ 7:16 PM :: 3758 Views :: Education K-12

Graduation dates begin in May 18 with the ceremonies for Pahoa on Hawaii Island....

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Control of the Internet? Bill Clinton Is Concerned and You Should Be, Too
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:29 PM :: 3202 Views :: First Amendment
What do Bill Clinton, The Washington Post, and The Heritage Foundation have in common?
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
VIDEO: Grassroot Institute Looks at One Party States Idaho and Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:17 PM :: 4897 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government

...the lack of meaningful competition between political parties can be stifling to new ideas, regardless of the underlying ideology....

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
HB849 Will Compromise Civil Liberties
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 8347 Views :: First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Military, Second Amendment
What will happen to our rights if a State of Emergency is declared?
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Gasoline: Jones Act Costs $0.15 per Gallon at the Pump
By Selected News Articles @ 9:34 PM :: 3799 Views :: Jones Act

...there are only 13 ships that can legally move oil between U.S. ports, and these ships are “booked solid”....

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Contradictory Responses on Hawaii Health Connector Investigation: Pat Saiki Calls on US House to Guide GAO
By News Release @ 5:02 PM :: 3301 Views :: Health Care

Chairman Saiki sent the letter after State Senator Sam Slom last week received contradictory responses from GAO representatives....

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Which kills more: ideology or religion?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:40 AM :: 17661 Views :: Environment, Religion
... the greens have topped them all ....
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
What's Actually Good for the Environment May Surprise You
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:32 AM :: 4169 Views :: Energy, Environment

Here are two examples that may surprise you....

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Monday, April 21, 2014
$335M Airport CIP Released
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 3320 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $335 million for various capital improvement projects....

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Monday, April 21, 2014
Parties Reach Agreement in Na Wai Eha Water Flow Case
By News Release @ 8:58 PM :: 6498 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

Under this agreement, more water will be returned to the streams of Na Wai ‘Eha, particularly to ‘Iao stream....

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Monday, April 21, 2014
No New Taxes! Maui County Budget Hearing April 24
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 6783 Views :: Maui County, Taxes, TEA Party
County Budget Hearing
April 24th, 6pm, County Council Chamber, Wailuku
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Monday, April 21, 2014
Latest Trick for Illegal Immigrants: Granting Amnesty in Return for Military Service
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:09 PM :: 4395 Views :: National News, Military

Here’s a disturbing new idea from some members of Congress....

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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Kana’iolowalu Roll Meetings “Tumultuous people, extreme displeasure at OHA’s new scheme”
By Selected News Articles @ 7:59 PM :: 8159 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA
The message from the Hawaiian community was loud and clear: that no one trusts the OHA trustees and they don't want to have anything to do with their phony "Native Hawaiian governing entity.”
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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Five Months Later Hawaii Health Connector Follows up on Incomplete Application
By Andrew Walden @ 5:53 PM :: 3633 Views :: Health Care

Last November, this writer filled out an incomplete application for an individual marketplace plan on the Health Connector....

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Sunday, April 20, 2014
C’mon, Mr Producer, Do You Even Know What All The Laws Are?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4347 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

One of the bills now making its way through the Legislature concerns the motion picture, digital media, and film production tax credit....

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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Cam Cavasso Launches Republican Campaign for US Senate
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 6475 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

Cavasso is a former three term state representative, business man, farmer, and financial advisor. Cam, a veteran, served as a US Army Captain....

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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Historic Preservation: Public Denounces Amended Drafts of SB2633 and HB1678
By News Release @ 1:46 AM :: 5134 Views :: Development, Hawaii History

...SB2633 SD1 HD1 and HB1678 HD1 SD1 attempt to amend the definition of “historic property” by exempting residential properties....

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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Hawaii-Focused Legal Blogs
By Robert Thomas @ 1:05 AM :: 3904 Views :: Judiciary

...several of our law firm colleagues also are active bloggers in their respective fields...

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Saturday, April 19, 2014
Gallup: Hawaii Public Schools Still Rank Among Worst in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:46 PM :: 6093 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...residents in Hawaii took a dim view of their own schools, with only 46% ranking them as excellent or good....

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Saturday, April 19, 2014
Tulsi Gabbard Helps Republicans Shadow Obama in Asia
By Andrew Walden @ 2:33 PM :: 7685 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military, Obama

To see what coverage of the delegation looks like in a newspaper which does not worship at the shrine of home-state congressional seniority, readers must turn to the Wall Street Journal....

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Saturday, April 19, 2014
Honolulu Council Proposals That Affect You and Your ‘Ohana
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 2:00 AM :: 3867 Views :: Honolulu County

This week the Honolulu City Council held its monthly meeting....

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Friday, April 18, 2014
April 17, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 11:16 PM :: 3580 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending April 17, 2014....

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Friday, April 18, 2014
VIDEO: Big Island Hippie Guru Alleged Homosexual Child Molester, Boys Supplied by DHS
By News Release @ 6:06 PM :: 7691 Views :: Family

VICE News speaks with several of Ram’s victims for the first time, many of whom came forward with accounts of sexual abuse, while charities and child welfare agencies continued to place children into Ram’s care....

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Friday, April 18, 2014
Al Gore in Hawaii: Carbon Polluters 'Immoral, Unethical, Despicable'
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:46 PM :: 5112 Views :: Energy, Higher Education

The reception afforded Gore baffled David Kreutzer, who writes about related misconceptions and myths....

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Friday, April 18, 2014
The Real Wage Gap Problem
By NCPA @ 10:28 AM :: 3424 Views :: National News

Since 1980, men's wages have risen only by 6 percent, while women's wages have risen by 60 percent....

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Friday, April 18, 2014
From Good Friday to a Celebratory Weekend
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:48 AM :: 3504 Views :: Religion
... President Ronald Reagan’s Radio Address to the Nation on the Observance of Easter and Passover, April 2, 1983 ....

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Friday, April 18, 2014
Excluded from Speaking, Ige calls for Fairness at Hawaii Democratic Convention
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 4607 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians
“A Governor should welcome the opportunity to share the podium with all major office candidates, showing the party and Democrats across the state that we welcome all voices and views.”
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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Health Connector Under Investigation--One More Reason to Defeat Abercrombie
By News Release @ 10:41 PM :: 4093 Views :: Health Care, Republican Party

...Abercrombie spent $74 million of your tax dollars on building a website for his Health Connector....

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
"What Are the Races to Watch in the Upcoming Election?"
By News Release @ 10:35 PM :: 3088 Views :: Politicians

Tonight on INSIGHTS, PBS Hawaii: "What are the races to watch in the upcoming election?" Daryl Huff will moderate this discussion....

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Abercrombie Inks Turtle Bay Plan: Give Developers $48.5M, Let them Build Two Hotels
By News Release @ 10:15 PM :: 5150 Views :: Environment, Development

Phase III is the middle portion of the property near the existing hotel where two additional hotels and amenities are planned....

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Guam Legislature passes Jones Act reform resolution
By Michael Hansen @ 6:44 PM :: 6998 Views :: Jones Act

...calling on Guam’s Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo (GU-D) to introduce federal legislation exempting the noncontiguous jurisdictions of Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico from the U.S. build requirement of the Jones Act....

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
City Seeks Input on Transit-oriented Development, Affordable Housing
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 5638 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

...developing an Affordable Housing Strategy for Oahu.....

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Caldwell releases quarterly road repaving progress report
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 3202 Views :: Honolulu County

126 lane miles repaved through the first quarter of 2014....

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
GAO to investigate Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:35 PM :: 3794 Views :: Health Care

The U.S. Government Accountability Office said Wednesday it will investigate Hawaii Health Connector’s spending of its $204 million federal grant....

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Hawaii basil farm ‘deplorable,’ ‘unsafe,’ judgment says
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:30 PM :: 5704 Views :: Agriculture, Labor

The federal government, citing “deplorable” and “unsafe” conditions, has fined Hawaii’s top exporter of basil nearly a half-million dollars....

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
House Republican Leaders Address Budget Negotiations
By Video @ 3:05 PM :: 4290 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Representative Aaron Ling Johanson, Minority leader and Representative Beth Fukumoto Chang, Minority Floor Leader address the House of Representatives Budget at Mid-session in 2014.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
We Give Foreigners Taxpayer Money to Import Stuff from America. What?
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:03 AM :: 3240 Views :: National News
Is there anything the U.S. government doesn’t take taxpayer dollars to do?
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Finmeccanica CEO Ousted as Effort to Dump Honolulu Rail Contractor Ansaldo Collapses
By Andrew Walden @ 11:14 PM :: 4162 Views
Ansaldo Breda is "likely to jeopardize the future of Finmeccanica."
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Nakamoto Appointed Big Island Judge
By News Release @ 10:13 PM :: 3660 Views :: Judiciary

If confirmed by the State Senate, Nakamoto will serve in office for six years.... 

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
All Eyes Should be on the First Wind – PUC Affair
By Selected News Articles @ 5:27 PM :: 4799 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

This was actually Plan B, after an embarrassing failed attempt to go public in 2010....

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Mayor Caldwell to hold a new round of town hall meetings around O‘ahu
By News Release @ 4:36 PM :: 2930 Views :: Honolulu County

Caldwell and his Cabinet will visit Mililani, Waikîkî, Waimânalo, Ewa, and Nânâkuli....

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
GMO Paranoia: Knowledge is the Key to Fighting Fear
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 PM :: 4751 Views :: GMOs

Having worked in mental health for several years, it is really disturbing to me to see so many Hawaii folks wrapped up on the fear brigade against biotechnology....

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Neil Abercrombie Conspiracy Theory Claims Inouye Letter Conspiracy
By Andrew Walden @ 3:50 PM :: 10323 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians
Is ‘Henningsen’s letter’ real?  Will “Endorsement-Gate” blow up in Abercrombie’s face?
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Over 60 Staff Positions Vacant at Hawaii State Hospital
By News Release @ 3:44 PM :: 3220 Views :: Health Care

The next hearing will convene on April 30th at 10 a.m., beginning with the testimony of Dr. Fridovich....

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
A Nation That Is 'Boston Strong'
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:08 PM :: 4053 Views :: National News
“It is time to take back Boylston Street and to take back the finish line,”
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