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Friday, February 19, 2016
SB2615: Gay Control of Your Son
By News Release @ 11:09 PM :: 5982 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care

...Prohibits therapists from counteracting the effort of a child molester to turn your son gay....

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Friday, February 19, 2016
HECO: LNG is Cleaner, Cheaper Energy Alternative
By News Release @ 7:46 PM :: 3985 Views :: Energy

...modern fast starting, quick ramping generators are needed to balance the variability of solar and wind power....

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Friday, February 19, 2016
A Comparison of Presidential Tax Plans and Their Economic Effects
By Selected News Articles @ 5:48 PM :: 4702 Views :: Politicians, Taxes

Almost every single candidate in both parties has introduced policies that would alter our tax code. However, the approach that candidates have taken differs tremendously....

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Friday, February 19, 2016
Which Places Benefit Most from State and Local Tax Deductions?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:37 PM :: 4588 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits
...Honolulu: $2,656 – Hawaii Co: $2,018 – Maui: $2,373 – Kauai: $2,278....
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Friday, February 19, 2016
After Kicking Everyone Out, Aha Decides to Allow Olelo Coverage
By News Release @ 11:45 AM :: 4749 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

The ‘Aha has (suddenly) requested that ‘Olelo cover its convention live, gavel to gavel and livestream ....

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Friday, February 19, 2016
HB1713—Exempt all State Employees from Ethics Laws
By News Release @ 5:02 AM :: 4579 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics
The bill would create a loophole in the law the size of a barn door by allowing any state employee to receive “detached remuneration.” In other words, it’s party time!
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Friday, February 19, 2016
Rusting Wind Junk off Waikiki? Ige Flies to NYC, DC for Meetings
By News Release @ 3:29 AM :: 5426 Views :: Energy, Homelessness

"...regarding offshore renewable energy opportunities in Hawai‘i...."

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Thursday, February 18, 2016
DLNR Task Force to Analyze Revocable Permits
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 3798 Views :: Land Use
The committee is expected to report its findings and recommendations to the chairs of the Hawaii State Senate Water, Land and Agriculture Committee and the State House Water and Land Committee by the end of April....
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Thursday, February 18, 2016
Marijuana: State Now Helps 13,000 Stay Medicated
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 4012 Views :: Drugs

The Hawaii Department of Health’s medical marijuana registry program is now able to issue patient registration cards in a fraction of the time it took to process a year ago....

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Thursday, February 18, 2016
Report: 60 Hawaii Bridges Structurally Deficient
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 3175 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii ranks 48th out of 51 for number of bad bridges ....

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Thursday, February 18, 2016
Applicants Sought for Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 3814 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

Applications due March 18, 2016 ....

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Thursday, February 18, 2016
CDC: Hawaii #1 for Sleep Deprivation
By News Release @ 2:18 PM :: 3192 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...State-based estimates of healthy sleep duration prevalence ranged from 56.1% in Hawaii to 71.6% in South Dakota....

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Thursday, February 18, 2016
Hawaii: Pacific VA Director Quits Without Notice
By News Release @ 4:20 AM :: 4274 Views :: Military

...Pfeffer was not on the job today after sending an email to the VA staff around noon Tuesday....

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Thursday, February 18, 2016
Scott Walker Addresses 400 Republicans in Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:42 AM :: 3651 Views :: Republican Party

“Gov. Walker shared with us his experiences in overcoming the 'politics-as-usual' status quo in his state...."

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Duke Aiona Open Letter to Donald Trump
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 5:07 PM :: 11291 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life, Politicians, Republican Party

...After years of describing yourself as “pro-choice in every respect”—even supporting partial-birth abortion—you now say that you are pro-life....

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Na’i Aupuni Surprise
By Video @ 4:45 PM :: 4400 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

... Delegates are 60-40 against the Tribe ....

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
2016 Hawaii Legislative Watch: Taxes
By Rachelle Chang @ 12:09 PM :: 3688 Views :: Taxes

...tax proposals to watch for – the good, the bad, and the ugly....

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Property Rights Court for Guam?
By Robert Thomas @ 10:23 AM :: 3578 Views :: Land Use

...We've asked whether Hawaii also might need a Property Rights Court....

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
ADP Anyone? State RFP Seeks Proposals to Modernize Payroll, Attendance Systems
By News Release @ 3:27 AM :: 3969 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...serving more than 75,000 full- and part-time employees statewide....

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Hawaii Joins 17-State Expensive Energy Pact After SCOTUS Stay
By News Release @ 5:05 PM :: 6026 Views :: Energy

...and what are the other 33 states doing?  They are keeping their electricity cheap....

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Ige Appoints Kai Kahele to Senate
By News Release @ 5:03 PM :: 6194 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

Kahele will take office once the state senate qualifies him and administers the oath of office....

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
BBC: Use genetically modified mosquitoes on Big Island
By Selected News Articles @ 2:35 PM :: 5103 Views :: Health Care, GMOs

...while GM methods face challenges when applied in a continent as large as Africa, there is no such issue on an island isolated in middle of the Pacific Ocean....

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 16, 2016
By Congress.org @ 12:27 PM :: 3579 Views :: Congressional Delegation
  • North Korea Sanctions
  • Customs and Trade Enforcement 
  • Limit on National Science Foundation
  • Debt Reduction Plans 
  • Menu Nutrition Disclosures 
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Monday, February 15, 2016
Reject the Tribe: Hawaii, Maui, Oahu Public Meetings
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 4978 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Resist and oppose Na`i Aupuni’s claims to be the representative voice of our people....

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Monday, February 15, 2016
Bumpy Kanahele Quits Aha–Cites Clandestine Manipulation
By News Release @ 8:34 PM :: 5373 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA
“I will not put all the work that the Nation of Hawaii has done, especially the 55 acre land base Pu’uhonua O Waimanalo and the constitution written by our kupuna in 1995, at risk of usurpation in this process.”
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Sunday, February 14, 2016
With Mike Gabbard Controlling DLNR Budget, Kailua Bay Zodiac Death too Hot to Handle
By Selected News Articles @ 10:26 PM :: 9820 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians, Religion

...his committee has the oversight responsibility over DLNR....

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Sunday, February 14, 2016
It’s the Judges, Stupid
By Andrew Walden @ 8:53 PM :: 8842 Views :: Greenmail, Judiciary, OHA

Telescope, HC&S, Superferry:  Going, going, gone.  Are protesters to blame?  Think again.

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Sunday, February 14, 2016
Jones Act Navy Sinking in Sea of Red Ink
By Michael Hansen @ 5:29 PM :: 4978 Views :: Jones Act, Military

The LCS were originally projected to cost around US $90 million each in 2001, when the program was being conceived. Bloomberg reported in January 2016 the LCS have cost on average about $440 million each....

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Sunday, February 14, 2016
Jones Act Exemption, LNG Imports Key to Puerto Rico Recovery
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:24 PM :: 5482 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

Exempting Puerto Rico from the Jones Act is the single most important step Congress can take....

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Sunday, February 14, 2016
What Scalia Taught Us
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:20 PM :: 4306 Views :: Judiciary

...9 Zingers From the Sharp Mind of Justice Scalia....

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Sunday, February 14, 2016
Second Amendment Bills on the Move in Legislature
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 4017 Views :: Second Amendment

2nd Amendment supporters are severely threatened this year....

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Sunday, February 14, 2016
Solving the Online Tax Dodge with Cookies?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 4401 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

Every year, lawmakers seeking to fund their favorite programs or services inevitably ask themselves....

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Sunday, February 14, 2016
Hawaii State, Local Taxes Take $129.73 per $1000 Income
By News Release @ 3:46 AM :: 3567 Views :: Taxes

Hawaii state and local taxes are the 4th highest in the USA....

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Saturday, February 13, 2016
Threatened with lawsuit, DoH Agrees to Identify Marijuana Panel Members
By Andrew Walden @ 2:51 AM :: 3885 Views :: Drugs

The following update was posted on the Hawaii DoH Marijuana Webpage Friday, Feb 12....

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Saturday, February 13, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of Feb 12, 2016
By News Release @ 2:08 AM :: 5021 Views :: Office of Elections, Politicians

Candidate filing for the 2016 Elections runs from February 1, 2016 through June 7, 2016....

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Saturday, February 13, 2016
HB1249: Guilty until Proven Innocent of Rape
By Selected News Articles @ 1:56 AM :: 4605 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement

...the Hawaii Legislature is considering a pair of bills based on California’s affirmative-consent standard that would make it nearly impossible for accused University of Hawaii System students to prove they received consent in a sexual encounter....

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Saturday, February 13, 2016
Grassroot Institute Legislative Update--February 12, 2016
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:43 AM :: 3099 Views :: Taxes

... GE Tax Hikes on the move ....

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Saturday, February 13, 2016
February 11: First Triple Referral Deadline of the Legislative Session
By News Release @ 1:37 AM :: 3187 Views :: Hawaii State Government

All bills with three or more committee referrals must have passed through their first committee....

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Saturday, February 13, 2016
North Korea Nukes: The Tipping Point is Here
By Selected News Articles @ 12:49 AM :: 4095 Views :: Military

...the Washington Post published that North Korea’s missile test was an example of President Barack Obama’s failed policy of strategic patience with North Korea....

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Friday, February 12, 2016
Video: Free Market Economics for Hawaii (with Erik Root)
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:55 PM :: 3926 Views :: Economy

...economist Eric Root and Dr. Keli'i Akina discuss free market economics as applied to Hawaii....

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Friday, February 12, 2016
Pounded by Schatz and Gabbard, Ige Finally Declares Dengue Emergency
By News Release @ 10:23 PM :: 5005 Views :: Environment, Health Care

The emergency proclamation will give the state access to the Major Disaster Fund, the option of waiving certain laws and regulations to expedite the outbreak response....

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Friday, February 12, 2016
VIDEO: Duke Aiona Legislative Update
By Video @ 9:01 PM :: 6646 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

Lt Gov Duke Aiona delivers Hawaii Family Advocates legislative update February 12, 2016....

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Friday, February 12, 2016
HGEA to Protest Against Hawaii Republican Party
By News Release @ 6:30 PM :: 4977 Views :: Labor, Republican Party

The state's largest government employees union has just announced plans to protest at a Hawaii Republican party event Tuesday, February 16 at the Ko'olau Ballrooms....

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Friday, February 12, 2016
HB2733: 25% Hike in GE Tax
By News Release @ 4:56 PM :: 3118 Views :: Taxes

...seeks to increase the GET by 1% and increases taxable income....

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Friday, February 12, 2016
Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas to Host Panel on Self Determination
By News Release @ 4:13 PM :: 3813 Views :: Akaka Bill

Esther Kia’aina will host a panel discussion in Washington, D.C. on Self Determination in the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam....

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Friday, February 12, 2016
Federal Court: Unions Can't Stop Maui Hospital Privatization
By Selected News Articles @ 2:30 PM :: 4767 Views :: Health Care, Labor

U.S. District Judge Helen Gillmor refused to block the privatization after discussion on Feb. 9....

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Friday, February 12, 2016
Oahu Girls Court Celebrates Strength Through Adversity
By News Release @ 1:56 PM :: 3437 Views :: Judiciary

The Oahu Girls Court celebrated the 13th class who successfully completed the Girls Court program at a special ceremony held on Thursday, February 11....

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Friday, February 12, 2016
Shenanigans continue—House Waives 48 hour notice for Hearings
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 AM :: 4733 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

The purpose of the 48-hour notice rule is so that the public may participate meaningfully in the legislative process....

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
DBEDT: Residential building permits jump 67.5 percent
By News Release @ 6:02 PM :: 4993 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released its first quarter 2016 Statistical and Economic Report.... 

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
UHERO: Recent Trends in Hawaii's Green Economy: Agriculture, Energy and Natural Resource Management
By UHERO @ 5:55 PM :: 7274 Views :: Energy, Agriculture, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...three sectors that are key to future sustainability in Hawai‘i - energy, agriculture and natural resource management....

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