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Friday, June 13, 2014
Poll: Ige 48% - Abercrombie 37%
By News Release @ 5:42 PM :: 5116 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

...Ige with 48 percent to 37 percent, with 15 percent undecided....

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Friday, June 13, 2014
HART completes 100th column along rail route
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 2773 Views :: Rail

...we have built 100 columns, about 130 foundations and have just put up the first segments of our guideway....

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Friday, June 13, 2014
Veterans Warily Welcome Action in Congress to Cure VA’s Ills
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:11 AM :: 2703 Views :: Military

“Getting choice is the holy grail of this reform,” said Pete Hegseth, chief executive officer of Concerned Veterans for America....

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
DoE Eases Teacher Evaluation Requirements
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 3813 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

The changes reflect the DOE’s commitment to reduce burden on teachers and administrators....

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
DoE Forms Principals Roundtable with HGEA
By News Release @ 6:26 PM :: 3997 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

After a recruitment and selection process of nearly two months, the Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) is announcing a new Deputy Superintendent’s Principal Roundtable....

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
American Samoa Governor Puts Faleomavaega in His Place
By Selected News Articles @ 5:55 PM :: 4930 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

We were among those waiting for a quick Faleomavaega retort in his usual overkill with dates, times and places of consultation and were surprised by the silence....

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
Productivity and Innovation: Hawaii Stuck on ‘F’
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 4629 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

The categories in this report were chosen as those most likely to be considered by site selection experts for manufacturing and logistics firms....

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
Celebrate Father’s Day, Not Parent Day
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:22 PM :: 2984 Views :: Family

...“the advantage of marriage appears to exist primarily when the child is the biological offspring of both parents.”...

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
1901: Territory of Hawaii Adopts First Income Tax in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 PM :: 5904 Views :: Hawaii History, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Now every state has an income tax except for Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. Alaska is notable in that it is the only state to repeal an existing income tax....

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Tribe Bribe: OHA Payoffs to Sovereignty Activists
By Video @ 6:47 PM :: 4695 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...Payments Under The Table To Enable Pro-Independence Groups As A Bribe To Support The Native Hawaiian Tribe....

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Paychecks Hawaii Ratings of the 2014 Legislature
By News Release @ 5:02 PM :: 4743 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians, Small Business
Lawmakers are rated on their support and advocacy for small business and an improved business climate....
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Efforts to divide Hawaiians from non-Hawaiians
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:36 PM :: 4535 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

There is no tribe — only tribal leaders who stand to gain financially....

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Clinton: Released Taliban Leaders ‘Not a Threat to the United States’
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:24 PM :: 3561 Views :: National News, Military

“They are a threat to the safety and security of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It’s up to those two countries to make the decision...." -- Hillary Clinton

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Veterans Affairs audit exposes Hawaii’s ‘infuriating’ wait list
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:20 AM :: 3709 Views :: Health Care, Military

...some 64,000 veterans enrolled in the system for at least 10 years have yet to see a doctor....

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Djou: Give Veterans a Private Healthcare Option
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:53 PM :: 3865 Views :: Health Care, Military

"...I applaud the recent Senate compromise action reached between Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT) to allow vets access to private healthcare providers...."

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Slom: Abercrombie Should Cut $46M from CIP not DoE
By News Release @ 8:34 PM :: 5297 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government
...House Finance chair blames mistake on governor's last-minute Turtle Bay deal....
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
More Hollywood Homosexuals Sued over Alleged Child Molestation in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:02 PM :: 4521 Views :: Family, Drugs

...In the June 6 filing, Egan alleges that in the 1990s he was employed by the now-defunct Internet startup Digital Entertainment Network and coerced into attending sex and drug parties....

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Big Island Farmers File Latest Federal Court Salvo on GMO Front
By Robert Thomas @ 3:52 PM :: 3160 Views :: GMOs

The Big Island ordinance is now being challenged in Federal Court on a number of grounds (preemption, Commerce Clause, and takings)....

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
McCain Endorses Djou for Congress
By News Release @ 2:11 PM :: 3715 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

"America needs good people with strong credentials and a willingness to stand up for what is right against the corrosive special interests in Washington D.C.”

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Arizona Grapples With Humanitarian ‘Disaster’ as Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Fend for Themselves
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:58 PM :: 3147 Views :: National News

Undocumented immigrant children, some as young as 5 years old and traveling with no parent or adult, are being dropped off by the busload in Arizona....

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Monday, June 9, 2014
Court: No EIS Required For Haleakala Telescope
By Robert Thomas @ 9:12 PM :: 4148 Views :: Environment, Higher Education

...In Kilakila O Haleakala v. University of Hawaii the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals rejected a challenge under Hawaii's environmental review statute....

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Monday, June 9, 2014
Hawaii Rated Worst State to Make a Living 2014
By Selected News Articles @ 5:26 PM :: 4892 Views :: Labor, Cost of Living

...a cost of living more than 50 percent higher than the norm makes it very difficult to make a decent living....

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Monday, June 9, 2014
Stevie Wonder ‘blunder’ case takes Hawaii law enforcement to Spain
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:31 PM :: 3775 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement

Two of Hawaii’s top law officers are headed to Palma Mallorca, Spain, this week for the so-called “Stevie Wonder Blunder” case....

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Monday, June 9, 2014
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 9, 2014
By Congress.org @ 1:55 PM :: 2821 Views :: Congressional Delegation
Upcoming Congressional Bills--House: Fiscal Year 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act
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Monday, June 9, 2014
The Surprising States That Have Greater Income Inequality
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:25 PM :: 4307 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

The income gap between rich and poor tends to be wider in blue states than in red states....

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Monday, June 9, 2014
9th Circuit Demands Briefing on Bridge Aina Lea Suit
By Robert Thomas @ 5:30 AM :: 6382 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Judiciary, Land Use

...several members of the State of Hawaii Land Use Commission were sued by the property owner in their individual as well as official capacities....

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Sunday, June 8, 2014
What Happens in Vegas...Moves to Vegas
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3027 Views :: Taxes

...between 1995 and 2000 roughly 12,000 people moved from Hawaii to Nevada, and about 1,850 moved from Nevada to Hawaii....

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Sunday, June 8, 2014
Dave Bateman Announces for House 5
By News Release @ 4:08 AM :: 3890 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

"...our elected leaders continually disrespect the voters by passing laws that the people have clearly said they do not want,” Bateman said....

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Sunday, June 8, 2014
Ige Goes Wobbly on GMOs
By News Release @ 4:07 AM :: 4934 Views :: GMOs
...Ige said he will review the recent Vermont GMO labeling decision as a possible solution....
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Sunday, June 8, 2014
Report Exposes Scheme to Funnel Interior Department Money to Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
By Andrew Walden @ 12:14 AM :: 11343 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

...even a failed grab for federal money has apparently been enough for CNHA to turn DHHL and OHA inside out....

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Saturday, June 7, 2014
Ethics: City Employee Processes Dozens of Permits for His Own Contracting Company
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 4377 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

2012: Commission staff received a complaint that Employee was using city work time to stand in line to process residential building permit applications....

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Saturday, June 7, 2014
55% of Maui anti-GMO Signatures Worthless, but Petition on Ballot Anyway
By News Release @ 5:16 AM :: 3259 Views :: GMOs

...4,342 registered voters in the County of Maui have signed the petition, while 5,284 signatures have been deemed invalid....

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Friday, June 6, 2014
Full Text: DoE Report Takes Pono Choices ‘Off the Shelf’
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 5282 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

"I see that several of the points that we made in our January 31st McDermott Report are being addressed," said McDermott....

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Friday, June 6, 2014
Video: Proud Hawaiians, Loyal Americans
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:34 PM :: 5732 Views :: Akaka Bill, Hawaii History, OHA

Grassroot President Keli’i Akina interviews a young man and young woman who share what it means to them to be both Native Hawaiian and a proud American....

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Friday, June 6, 2014
Video: OHA Trustees to go 'Full Speed Ahead' with Tribal Roll
By Video @ 7:20 PM :: 3690 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Video from FreeHawaiiTV.com ....

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Friday, June 6, 2014
OHA Trustee: Hawaiian Nation "an attention-grabbing public policy issue"
By Selected News Articles @ 6:41 PM :: 3643 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

The question of Hawaiian nationhood ... seems to be approaching the fish or cut bait stage....

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Friday, June 6, 2014
WaPo: Abercrombie is 'Schatz's Biggest Headache'
By Selected News Articles @ 5:52 PM :: 4033 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

The governor has gotten in some hot water for remarks seen as insensitive....

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Friday, June 6, 2014
Thai workers get multimillion-dollar EEOC settlement
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:28 PM :: 4056 Views :: Agriculture, Labor

Mac Nut Farms of Hawaii LLC will pay the most, $1.6 million; Kauai Coffee Co. Inc. will pay $425,000; Kelena Farms Inc. will pay $275,000; and Captain Cook Coffee Co. Ltd. will pay $100,000....

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Friday, June 6, 2014
Military families file lawsuit; say housing project made them sick
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:25 PM :: 3567 Views :: Military

Ohana Military Communities and Forrest City Residential Management are named as defendants in a lawsuit filed April 3....

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Friday, June 6, 2014
UHERO: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Watershed Management
By UHERO @ 4:22 PM :: 3071 Views :: Environment

The removal of and protection against “bad” and "ugly" natural capital such as invasive plants and feral animals....

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Friday, June 6, 2014
Revolution of ‘54? Inequality Increases Since Statehood
By UHERO @ 4:14 PM :: 4651 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...the share of income going to the “Dominant Class” increases while the share going to the “Lower Class” decreases steadily from the mid 1950s up to the present....

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Friday, June 6, 2014
Surprise! The Government Now Can’t Even Guess How Much Obamacare Ultimately Will Cost
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:05 PM :: 2418 Views :: Health Care
Many of the “savings” and “revenue” (read: mandates and tax increases), whether Medicare cuts or employer mandates, have been waived, stalled or simply not implemented, making a defensible revised forecast impossible....
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Friday, June 6, 2014
Waitlisted patients cost Hawaii Hospitals $62.7M
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 3778 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Nearly one in five of Hawaii’s waitlisted patients — that is, those remaining in a hospital after the need for acute care ceases — have an infectious disease....

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Friday, June 6, 2014
Food, Flowers, Furniture: Ethics Commission to Look at Legislators Million Dollar Slush Fund
By News Release @ 2:41 AM :: 3561 Views :: Ethics

...and the allowance was used to buy a sledgehammer for Rep Tom Brower to attack the homeless....

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Friday, June 6, 2014
VIDEO: Rough Seas for Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie's Obamacare Exchange
By Video @ 1:41 AM :: 3987 Views :: Health Care, Politicians

...Rough Seas for Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie's Obamacare Exchange....

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Friday, June 6, 2014
130th troops wrap-up mission as lead engineer element in Afghanistan
By News Release @ 12:14 AM :: 2976 Views :: Military

More than 100 Soldiers from the 130th Engineer Brigade's headquarters reunited with their families here yesterday....

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Friday, June 6, 2014
Will State Lose $800M in Fed Funding Due to Governor Abercrombie?
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 4638 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

Since Abercrombie’s tenure as governor, hundreds of millions of dollars that should have been used to repair deteriorating highways and bridges have set untapped....

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Thursday, June 5, 2014
Hawaii Candidates: Beware of the Hawaii Center for Food Safety Questionnaire
By News Release @ 8:32 PM :: 3365 Views :: GMOs

Here’s a copy of the questionnaire that they have been sending candidates....

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Thursday, June 5, 2014
NFIB Hawaii 2014 Legislative Wrap-up
By News Release @ 8:29 PM :: 2881 Views :: Small Business

...NFIB helped defeat three bills negatively affecting small business before the Legislature adjourned May 2....

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Thursday, June 5, 2014
Eligible? Hawaii Ranks 49th in Welfare Participation
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 2990 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii ranks 49th among all states in accessing SNAP benefits with one out of every three eligible individuals not enrolled....

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