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Saturday, June 21, 2014
Engineers complete nine-month Afghanistan mission, return to families in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:36 PM :: 2797 Views :: Military

One hundred and eighty-eight Soldiers from the 65th Engineer Battalion ....

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Saturday, June 21, 2014
HGEA Refuses to Endorse Governor, CD1 Candidates
By News Release @ 5:29 AM :: 4450 Views :: Labor, Politicians

An “open” endorsement means the union does not endorse a candidate....

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Saturday, June 21, 2014
Criminal, Energy, Emergency, Agriculture--Abercrombie Signs Bills
By News Release @ 2:26 AM :: 2696 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed....

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Saturday, June 21, 2014
Modifying the Future of Food: What If GMOs Are the Only Option?
By Video @ 2:00 AM :: 2962 Views :: GMOs

...June 7, 2014 at Cornell University....

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Friday, June 20, 2014
Honolulu Rail And The Use Of Eminent Domain
By Robert Thomas @ 8:35 PM :: 3909 Views :: Rail

...acquiring properties in Honolulu to build Oahu's rail transit system could involve 'judicious' use of eminent domain....

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Friday, June 20, 2014
Honolulu VA Still Worst in Nation--Wait Time 130 days
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 3750 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

No other VA site is over 100 days, the next-worst is Fayetteville, NC with a 91-day wait time for new patients....

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Friday, June 20, 2014
Full Text: Feds Release 'Proposed Rule' for Creation of Hawaiian Indian Tribe
By News Release @ 6:41 AM :: 5766 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

This document has a comment period that ends in 60 days (08/19/2014)....

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Friday, June 20, 2014
Voter Registration Drive Set for Hawaii Catholic Churches June 21-22
By News Release @ 5:24 AM :: 5869 Views :: First Amendment, Office of Elections, Religion

We ask all those who are not already registered to fill out a voter registration application, which will be made available to you at Mass the weekend of June 21/22....

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Friday, June 20, 2014
National March for Marriage in Photos
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:23 AM :: 3295 Views :: Family

...men, women and children from across the nation gathered near the Capitol to celebrate marriage as it has been historically and traditionally defined....

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Friday, June 20, 2014
Court Order Delays Implementation of Kauai Anti-GMO Ordinance
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 2852 Views :: GMOs

...a lawsuit was filed in February of this year by four companies that would be directly impacted, challenging the legality of the new law....

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Thursday, June 19, 2014
Sutton: Disconnect the Hawaii Health Connector
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 4042 Views :: Health Care, Politicians, Republican Party

“Six more members of board of directors for the Hawaii Health Connector will vacate June 30 leaving the board without a quorum.  It is a perfect time to replace it with a solution that is more appropriate for the state of Hawai’i."

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Thursday, June 19, 2014
OHA Candidate Keli’i Akina: "Tribal recognition is a scheme for exploiting Native Hawaiians"
By News Release @ 5:10 PM :: 3781 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA
“There is no tribe  -- Only tribal leaders”
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Thursday, June 19, 2014
Mayor Caldwell announces homeless action plan
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 2409 Views

...the Department of Community Services will soon be able to begin the implementation of an ambitious plan to use a historically high amount of funding as expeditiously as possible to make a marked, immediate difference on Oahu’s homelessness crisis....

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Thursday, June 19, 2014
Controversial school superintendent gets $50,000 pay hike
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:31 PM :: 2930 Views :: Education K-12

Eighty-eight percent of Hawaii’s public school principals reported in a recent survey they are “extremely dissatisfied” with Matayoshi’s leadership....

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Thursday, June 19, 2014
Gun Control Group Points to Hawaii as Example
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 3698 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment

The state with the lowest gun death rate in the nation was Rhode Island, followed by Hawaii, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey....

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Thursday, June 19, 2014
IRS Destroyed Hard Drive Lois Lerner Used at Time of Tea Party Targeting
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:19 PM :: 3592 Views :: Ethics, TEA Party

...Lois Lerner’s missing emails are likely gone forever because the Internal Revenue Service destroyed the hard drive....

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Nation Building? "Who benefits from this strategy?"
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:56 PM :: 5142 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

Announcement of Department of the Interior Hearings Raises Questions About Nation-Building Process....

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
VIDEO: Interior Department CNHA Tribe Bribe
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 4633 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

Another Back Door Deal Has Now Been Revealed.  We've Solved Who's Involved & Have The Facts On This Inside Contract....

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Feds Coming to Hawaii to Discuss Indian Tribe Plan--15 Public Meetings Set
By News Release @ 5:14 PM :: 7532 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA, Obama

First Hearing Monday, June 23 -- Honolulu – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium....

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Grace for Waikiki: Ethics Commission Should Ban Sledgehammer Purchases by Legislators
By News Release @ 12:39 PM :: 4995 Views :: Ethics, Homelessness, Politicians

"...Brower abused the power of his position last year by using legislative office funds to purchase a sledgehammer which he subsequently used in raids to destroy shopping carts used by the homeless...."

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
California Diminishes Union Power in Schools
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:34 AM :: 3405 Views :: Education K-12, Labor
...Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu struck down five California laws that govern the hiring and firing of teachers....
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
High Tech Development Corp still relying on carbon paper and typewriters
By Selected News Articles @ 2:20 AM :: 3870 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits

HTDC still relying on carbon paper and typewriters to draft communications with the state, which she says causes more work in the end for her staff....

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Six New Ways to Visualize Hawaii Campaign Spending Data
By Selected News Articles @ 2:11 AM :: 3833 Views :: Office of Elections

The new apps allow residents to locate their voting precincts, learn how lawmakers are utilizing their campaign funds, search for donor history and more....

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Rep Hastings: Obama's Ocean Zoning Will Shut Down Tuna Fishery
By News Release @ 9:29 PM :: 6182 Views :: Environment, National News, Economy

...in the not-too-distant future all of America’s tuna will be caught by foreign vessels....

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Supreme Court Unanimously Protects Pro-Life Freedom of Speech
By News Release @ 4:22 PM :: 4108 Views :: First Amendment, Life, Politicians

Meanwhile in Hawaii: Cayetano vs PRP: You're corrupt so you have no right to say I'm corrupt....

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Vermont's GMO Labeling Law Challenged On Free Speech Grounds
By Robert Thomas @ 3:32 PM :: 3358 Views :: First Amendment, GMOs

...on one hand, the labeling requirement compels speech, while on the other, the prohibition on calling it natural suppresses speech....

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Missing IRS emails outrage targeted Hawaii tea party leaders
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:00 PM :: 4661 Views :: First Amendment, Taxes, TEA Party

Hawaii TEA party leaders are outraged over the news the IRS has lost emails of its former director, Lois Lerner, during a critical time when the agency admitted to targeting conservative groups....

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
IRS Commissioner Subpoenaed to Testify on Lois Lerner’s ‘Lost’ Emails
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:20 PM :: 3842 Views :: Taxes, TEA Party

He had been told “they’re there” by no less than IRS Commissioner John Koskinen himself....

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Louie Applauds US Supreme Court Ruling on Firearm Background Checks
By News Release @ 4:44 AM :: 2908 Views :: Second Amendment

...preserving the United States' right to prosecute straw purchasers of firearms....

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Health Survey: 11.8% of DoE Students Treated After Attempting Suicide
By News Release @ 4:31 AM :: 5226 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Life

Statewide, 16.9% of public HS students had seriously considered attempting suicide during the 12 months before the survey....

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Monday, June 16, 2014
Abercrombie Appoints Members to BLNR, HTA
By News Release @ 8:14 PM :: 5244 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Land Use, Tourism

Both are interim appointments subject to state Senate approval....

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Monday, June 16, 2014
Aiona Proposes Homeless Court, Veterans Outreach
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 8:01 PM :: 3822 Views :: Homelessness

...Today, at Kaka‘ako Makai Gateway Park, Duke Aiona released details of his pioneering plans to address the homeless crisis in Hawai‘i....

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Monday, June 16, 2014
Homelessness: It's A Sidewalk, Not A Sideseat Or A Sidebed
By Robert Thomas @ 7:35 PM :: 3818 Views :: Homelessness

...two bills proposed by Honolulu's mayor to address some difficult urban issues....

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Monday, June 16, 2014
Writ to Watch: Oahu Publications, Inc. v. Neil Abercrombie
By Robert Thomas @ 7:31 PM :: 4286 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Judiciary

On June 13, 2014, the HAWSCT accepted cert in Oahu Publications, Inc., dba The Honolulu Advertiser v. Neil Abercrombie....

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Monday, June 16, 2014
Supreme Court Briefs in Bridge Aina Lea: Takings, Reclassification, and Orders to Show Cause
By Robert Thomas @ 7:26 PM :: 4376 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

Here are the merits briefs in an important case set for argument later this month in the Hawaii Supreme Court....

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Monday, June 16, 2014
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 16, 2014
By Congress.org @ 2:08 PM :: 2767 Views :: Congressional Delegation
  • Senate: Veterans Benefits - Passage
  • Senate: Fischer Nomination - Confirmation
  • House: Fiscal 2014 NASA Authorization - Passage
  • House: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Passage
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Monday, June 16, 2014
Public Corruption: Hawaii Ranks 26th
By News Release @ 7:20 AM :: 3913 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

Corruption increases and distorts spending by U.S. states....

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Sunday, June 15, 2014
It's All About Delivering Value
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 2670 Views :: Taxes

When you think about paying taxes, most people seem to think that it's about the same as throwing money down a rathole....

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
2014 Hawaii elections: May campaign ads roundup
By Rachelle Chang @ 8:29 PM :: 3154 Views :: Politicians

...see which issues our Hawaii candidates chose to focus on....

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
You're corrupt so you have no right to say I'm corrupt!
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 7208 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Labor, Politicians, Rail

...Cayetano had claimed PRP's ad campaign tarnished his reputation by unfairly portraying him as corrupt for accepting about $500,000 in illegal campaign contributions during the Democrat's narrow re-election victory over Linda Lingle....

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
The High Cost of Living in Paradise
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:21 PM :: 3756 Views :: Cost of Living
"Hawaii: live in paradise, work in hell"
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Saturday, June 14, 2014
Poll: Aiona Wins Three-Way Gubernatorial Race
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 6423 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians, Republican Party

...Duke is leading in the polls - no matter who he faces in the General Election this November....

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
Solar City: Tax Subsidies For Them, Big Bills For Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:43 PM :: 4567 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

Solar City collects for itself tax subsidies intended for its consumers, who are left vulnerable to sudden spikes in their electricity bills....

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
Teacher Tenure: Unconstitutional?
By NCPA @ 2:29 PM :: 3480 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

A California state judge ruled on Tuesday that granting a teacher tenure after less than two years in a teaching position is unconstitutional....

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
Scientist in Point-by-Point Debunk of Maui Anti-GMO Bill
By Selected News Articles @ 7:16 AM :: 3861 Views :: GMOs

A review of this section reveals a lack of understanding of agriculture in general, a lack of supporting evidence for claims made, and a disregard for the voluminous findings in mainstream science....

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
Pono Choices Authors Scheme for Upcoming School Year
By News Release @ 5:46 AM :: 3794 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...We will make necessary adjustments that continue to align with the most up-to-date research and practices regarding medical accuracy and age appropriateness to ensure the use of Pono Choices for the upcoming school year....

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
"Pono Choices" proves liberals don't even know their own behinds
By News Release @ 5:31 AM :: 3856 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...one-third of families did opt out at Niu Valley Middle School....

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
Abercrombie Appoints Rep Wooley Replacement from Secret List
By News Release @ 5:15 AM :: 4511 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the appointment of George Okuda to the state House of Representatives seat for District 48....

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
Tulsi Gabbard Full Text: Hawaii VA Director is a Liar, Should be Fired
By News Release @ 2:21 AM :: 4065 Views :: Military

...Pfeffer should be fired due to his dishonesty, lack of integrity, incompetence, and his flagrant lack of respect and transparency when dealing with those to whom he is ultimately accountable....

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Friday, June 13, 2014
Hawaii wind player gets comeuppance in Maine
By News Release @ 6:03 PM :: 4548 Views :: Energy

Maine’s supreme court struck a major blow to First Wind when it overturned regulators’ approval....

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