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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
HB1452 Heard Without Notice: Permits Vacation Rentals "In any area of zoning classification"
By Selected News Articles @ 9:10 PM :: 3150 Views :: Tourism

It seems to be the first waiver granted this session by House Speaker Joe Souki....

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
On the Move: House Omnibus Marijuana Package
By Selected News Articles @ 8:58 PM :: 2904 Views :: Drugs

House Health and Judiciary Committee chairs are looking to move marijuana legislation swiftly through committees....

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
HB1252: Repeal Act 195, Abolish Hawaiian Roll Commission
By Video @ 5:55 PM :: 4272 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

HB1252 Will Rescind The Native Hawaiian Roll & Fire The Roll Commissioners....

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
DoE Opens Office of Hawaiian Education, Seeks Director
By News Release @ 4:55 AM :: 2873 Views :: Education K-12

After spending two years to create a strategic path forward for Hawaiian Education....

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Latest to Make Fool of UH Administrators, Fired Coach Arnold says "I am Innocent, Gimme $1.4M"
By News Release @ 4:31 AM :: 3487 Views :: Higher Education

Gib Arnold has released the following statement in response to the NCAA allegations against his program at UH Manoa....

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
People's Pulse Contradicts Ward Poll: "Economy, Housing Remain at Forefront"
By News Release @ 3:06 AM :: 4752 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Rail

Housing / homelessness is now the new hot button concern, increasing from 6% to 17% over the past year, overtaking Education as well as infrastructure, covering roads and mass transit....

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
NY Attorney General: 79% of ‘Natural Supplements’ Totally Fake
By News Release @ 2:58 AM :: 4580 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, GMOs

Yet another black eye for the industry which funds anti-GMO activism....

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
SB873 Would Legalize Marijuana, Nullify Federal Prohibition
By Selected News Articles @ 2:24 AM :: 2891 Views :: Drugs

...“possession, growing, processing, or transporting of not more than six marijuana plants...."

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Free Golf: Ethics Comm Names Rail Contractors, UH Vice Chancellor, DoT Deputy Director, and Brian Minaai (Again)
By News Release @ 1:58 AM :: 6212 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education

Ethics Commission exposes UH and HART in one report ....

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Just Sign a Document and Tell us 'Go' -- Ige's DLNR Nominee on Development
By Selected News Articles @ 10:19 PM :: 3270 Views :: Ethics, Development

...It often takes four years to obtain approvals from the Land Use Commission and another two more years to get county permits, Ching said....

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Will Hawaii County Use Mainland Anti-GMO Activist Lawyers?
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:13 PM :: 2897 Views :: GMOs

If you’d like to express your opinion on this matter and get farmers back on track, please send the Hawaii County Council an email....

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
DLNR: Pacific Whale Institute 'Will be Held Accountable' for Grounding Catamaran
By News Release @ 9:21 PM :: 3183 Views :: Environment

...This is what happens when anti-Superferry activists are allowed to operate seagoing catamarans....

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Djou: How to Fix the Rail Mess
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:56 PM :: 3561 Views :: Rail

...we now need a more responsible and accountable government that is going to actually complete this project the right way without corruption, massive additional cost over-runs and more taxes....

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
HB287 Embarrassment: Broad and Vague Exemptions Render Transparency Meaningless
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:49 PM :: 2528 Views :: Ethics

To allow the denial of requests on the grounds that they may be embarrassing, inconvenient, or unfair would permit the withholding of exactly the type of information and records that the law was designed to expose....

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
HEI 'Solution'--Remotely Shut off Your Solar Panels
By Selected News Articles @ 4:48 PM :: 4164 Views :: Energy

...reprogramming its Hawaiian microinverter fleet en masse, to help Hawaiian Electric....

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Jones Act: The little-discussed policy that's a major problem for international trade
By NCPA @ 4:34 PM :: 3098 Views :: Jones Act

...Jared Meyer of Economics21 at the Manhattan Institute says the 1920 law hurts the American economy, raises prices and harms the American shipping industry....

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Hawaii 5th Lowest Financial Gap by Race
By News Release @ 4:27 PM :: 2490 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...21 key metrics, ranging from the median household income gap to the unemployment rate gap....

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Monday, February 2, 2015
Video: House Republicans Present Legislative Package
By Video @ 11:42 PM :: 2996 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

And House Republican Caucus Legislative Package Bills....

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Monday, February 2, 2015
HB624: Parental Parity in Child Custody Cases
By Chris Lethem @ 11:14 PM :: 3739 Views :: Family, Judiciary

Testimony will be heard on HB624 Tuesday morning at 8:30 am in room 326....

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Monday, February 2, 2015
SB946/SB958: Cut Business GE Tax and Business Income Tax
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 10:56 PM :: 3406 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 2:45pm at the Capitol Building, Room 016....

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Monday, February 2, 2015
HB321: Marijuana on the Move in the Legislature
By Selected News Articles @ 8:42 PM :: 4598 Views :: Drugs

...liberal Democrats have taken a page from big tobacco companies.  But will they pay a multi-billion dollar settlement for the social ills created by their deception?....

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Monday, February 2, 2015
Hawaii Ranks 11th in World for Captive Insurance Domiciles
By News Release @ 4:59 PM :: 2536 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...In fiscal year 2013-2014, Hawaii’s captive insurers wrote more than $2.85 billion in premium volume and generated more than $20 million in economic benefits to Hawaii....

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Monday, February 2, 2015
Full Text: UH Cancer Center Report
By News Release @ 4:09 PM :: 3212 Views :: Higher Education

... Cancer Center Business Model 'Flawed and Incomplete' ....

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Monday, February 2, 2015
Hawaii's First Gun Bill Hearing of 2015
By News Release @ 1:22 PM :: 2680 Views :: Second Amendment

Three gun bills are up for a hearing in the Hawaii Senate Public Safety Committee, Tuesday Feb 3, 2015....

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Monday, February 2, 2015
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 2, 2015
By Congress.org @ 12:41 PM :: 2813 Views :: Congressional Delegation
  • Senate: Keystone XL Pipeline - Passage
  • House: Liquefied Natural Gas Exports - Passage
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Sunday, February 1, 2015
Hunting-Related Bills Begin to Move in Legislature
By Andrew Walden @ 8:50 PM :: 3249 Views :: Second Amendment

Tom Lodge of the Hawaii Hunting Association is providing a list of hunting-related bills....

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Sunday, February 1, 2015
SB27 SB31: Short Form Bills on Transparency -- OHA's Trojan Horse?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:24 PM :: 4793 Views :: Ethics, OHA

Will the trio of English, Keith-Agaran, and Shimabukuro be able to carry OHA's ball now that it has been dropped by Galuteria, Hee, and Solomon?

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Sunday, February 1, 2015
Why Won’t Obama Use the Words ‘Islamic Extremism’? Watch What Tulsi Gabbard Says
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:03 PM :: 4049 Views :: Military
“If you are at war, which we are, you have to know who your enemy is in order to defeat them.”
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Sunday, February 1, 2015
Source Shifting
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 2864 Views :: Taxes

All state income tax systems in the United States, including ours, have a set of rules that are used to figure out which state has the primary right to tax income....

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