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Thursday, June 5, 2014
Kauai Audit finds 'Favoritism' in Furloughs
By News Release @ 4:56 PM :: 5279 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Labor

The public and the employees were told that county offices needed to be shut down because the county was in financial difficulty. This was not true....

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Thursday, June 5, 2014
Civil Beat 'Tried to Throttle and Censor' Pritchett
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 4:14 PM :: 4242 Views :: First Amendment

Civil Beat tried to throttle and censor the work of Pritchett who has penned many stinging independent political pieces....

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Thursday, June 5, 2014
Hawaii Ranks #4 in Gasoline Taxes
By Selected News Articles @ 4:01 PM :: 5142 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

California is in 1st place with the highest rate of 52.89 cents per gallon, and is followed closely by New York (49.86 cents/gallon), Connecticut (49.3 cents/gallon), and Hawaii (48.05 cents/gallon)....

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Thursday, June 5, 2014
ACLU Rejects Amendment to Corral Campaign Spending
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:34 PM :: 2654 Views :: First Amendment

it would “...lead directly to government censorship of political speech...."

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Thursday, June 5, 2014
Takai, Cabanilla Inside Azerbaijan’s Bizarre Hawaii Lobbying Push
By Selected News Articles @ 4:10 AM :: 5417 Views :: Politicians, Religion

Azerbaijan has launched an unusual campaign to win influence among U.S. lawmakers, teaming up with a Turkish guru in exile and the sister of Texas Gov. Rick Perry....

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Hawaiians Are Not A Tribe
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:37 PM :: 5431 Views :: Akaka Bill, Hawaii History, OHA
In 2000, the Supreme Court ruled in the landmark Rice v. Cayetano case that Native Hawaiian is an ethnicity (like, for example, Portuguese or Hispanic) and not a tribal or political category....
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Hawaii Obamacare: Do you Pay for Other People's Abortions?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:17 PM :: 4468 Views :: Ethics, Family, Health Care

...when the Bracy family investigated their options they couldn’t find any plan that didn’t both cover elective abortions and require a surcharge solely for that purpose....

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Encouraging ohana housing in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:16 PM :: 4019 Views :: Family, Tax Credits

Over 11% of Hawaii households are multigenerational, the largest percentage in the United States....

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Am Samoa: Falomavaega Rips Obama, Clinton, Kerry
By Selected News Articles @ 3:13 PM :: 3925 Views :: National News, Politicians

...even as the ailing, 13-term delegate was having his statement inserted into the Congressional Record, freshman U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) was upstaging him....

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Ethics Complaint Targets Harry Reid for Abuse of Power
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:08 PM :: 2419 Views :: Ethics

Reid has purposely tried to damage the names of Charles and David Koch, prominent conservative donors....

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Djou Officially Files for Congressional Race
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:47 AM :: 3815 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

In Hawaii, despite almost 60 years of one-party rule, we see our quality of life declining....

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Richardson is fifth least expensive among top law schools in the U.S.
By News Release @ 12:30 AM :: 3048 Views :: Higher Education

The report found that the 2013 graduates who borrowed to attend Richardson carry an average debt load of $70,263....

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
June 3, 2014: Office of Elections Releases Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 9:34 PM :: 7438 Views :: Office of Elections

...twelve candidates have no challenger....

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Kyo-ya Case
By News Release @ 8:54 PM :: 4073 Views :: Development, Tourism

...the Hawaii Supreme Court announced it would consider the four-year legal challenge waged by a hui of environmental groups against the City and County of Honolulu....

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Duke Aiona Welcomes Candidates to 2014 Election
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 6:28 PM :: 3133 Views :: Politicians

"...it’s all the more important the people of Hawai‘i have an electoral field that offers balance and choice...."

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Star-Advertiser Poll Indicates a Lack of Enthusiasm for a Native Hawaiian 'Nation'
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:26 PM :: 4090 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Only 31% favored federal recognition, while 6% chose "independence."....

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
DBEDT: Obama Orders Mainland to Follow Hawaii's Expensive Energy Policies
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 4555 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

Other states are being ordered to follow Hawaii's example and give lots of money to green energy scammers who in turn give campaign contributions to the politicians who made their scams possible...

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Representative seeks access to private medical care for vets
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:36 PM :: 3511 Views :: Health Care, Military

"...immediately allow our veterans to use their VA identification card to obtain medical care through the private health care system, with the VA paying the bill...."

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Hawaii public school principals demand leadership change
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:27 PM :: 4107 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Some school principals are asking the State Board of Education to remove Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi and her deputy, Ronn Nozoe....

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Ignore the Pundits. 2014 Isn’t About Tea Party Vs. the Establishment
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:19 PM :: 2862 Views :: National News

...what matters most is whether we end up with enough lawmakers in Congress willing to reign in the increasingly imperial Obama presidency in his final two years....

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Council on Revenues: Tax Revenue Will Decline for 2014 as Movie Moguls Grab Tax Credit Millions
By News Release @ 4:58 AM :: 3734 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

...The Act also increases the cap on the amount of the credit per production from $8 million to $15 million and moves the expiration date for the credit from January 1, 2016 to January 1, 2019....

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Hawaii Refinery Converts to Lower Cost Mexican Oil
By News Release @ 1:54 AM :: 4248 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

“By the end of the first quarter, we had worked through the high-cost crude inventory...."

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Honolulu Patients 2nd Happiest in USA
By News Release @ 1:36 AM :: 3939 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Vanguard derived its findings by developing special software to scour online reviews on Google+ and Yelp.com websites of 46,300 individual doctors....

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Monday, June 2, 2014
Pentagon wrestles with false climate predictions as military funds shifted to green agenda
By Selected News Articles @ 2:34 PM :: 4403 Views :: Energy, Environment, Military

Ten years ago, the Pentagon paid for a climate study that put forth many scary scenarios....

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Monday, June 2, 2014
Obama's Cap-and-Trade to Worsen Poverty
By NCPA @ 2:33 PM :: 4178 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...the EPA's new cap-and-trade regulations will make the poor a lot poorer....

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Monday, June 2, 2014
Baron and Budd negotiate $3.7 million settlement for State of Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:42 PM :: 3915 Views :: Judiciary, Cost of Living

...Baron and Budd negotiated a $3.7 million settlement on behalf of the State of Hawaii and a $1.6 million settlement on behalf of the State of Mississippi....

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Monday, June 2, 2014
Danger: Waihee Launches 'Homeowners' Super-PAC
By News Release @ 1:42 PM :: 3314 Views :: Politicians

The Super PAC will be promoting our unique Homeowners Bill of Rights and Wrongs ....

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Monday, June 2, 2014
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 2, 2014
By Congress.org @ 12:56 PM :: 2911 Views :: Congressional Delegation
Recent Congressional Votes
House: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations – Passage
House: Fiscal 2014-2015 Intelligence Authorization – Passage
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Monday, June 2, 2014
The Worst of Both: The Rise of High-Cost, Low-Capacity Rail Transit
By Selected News Articles @ 12:27 PM :: 3019 Views :: Rail

Honolulu is building a 20-mile elevated rail line that costs well over twice as much as the average light rail. Yet those lines will be limited to little (or no) more than light-rail capacities....

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Monday, June 2, 2014
WaPo: Hawaii Going Wrong Way on GMOs
By Selected News Articles @ 10:42 AM :: 3567 Views :: GMOs

The prospect of helping to feed the starving and improve the lives of people across the planet should not be nipped because of the self-indulgent fretting of first-world activists....

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Monday, June 2, 2014
Harry Reid’s Crusade Against the Koch Brothers Threatens Your Free Speech
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:00 AM :: 2705 Views :: National News

...Reid, D-Nev., has promised the Senate will take up a proposed constitutional amendment this year that would radically alter the First Amendment.....

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Sunday, June 1, 2014
NIOSH: Distant Water Tuna Fleet Workers at High Risk
By News Release @ 3:34 PM :: 3834 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

... compared to most other fishing fleets in the U.S., workers in this fleet are at high risk of suffering a fatal injury ....

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Sunday, June 1, 2014
Am Samoa: Will Faleomavaega Join the Old Bulls Leaving Congress?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 PM :: 4732 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

...we will have to keep a close eye on our election office to see if and when he or someone on his behalf picks up a packet containing the petitions that must be circulated....

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Sunday, June 1, 2014
The Hawaiian Tribe--Taxes
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3244 Views :: Taxes

We certainly hope that no one is thinking that the citizens of the reconstituted Kingdom living on state lands, and taking advantages of the benefits and services offered by the state and federal governments, will then claim they don’t have to pay for them....

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Sunday, June 1, 2014
Moody's: US state debt growing at slowest pace in years--but Hawaii Still Tops
By News Release @ 12:53 AM :: 2331 Views

Moody's state medians show Connecticut, Massachusetts, Hawaii, New Jersey and New York have the highest net tax-supported debt per capita....

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