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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Men’s Health Mag ranks Honolulu Happiest Town in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:37 PM :: 8116 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

We calculated suicide rates and unemployment rates. Then we tapped SimplyMap for the percentage of households that use antidepressants....

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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Pacific Aviation Museum to Host 5th Anniversary Gala Tonight
By News Release @ 5:29 PM :: 7306 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

5th Anniversary Dance...

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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Backed by Federal Loan Guarantees, Merrill Lynch Finances $1B in Military Solar Projects
By Selected News Articles @ 12:44 AM :: 7420 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The project, called SolarStrong, aims to install these projects over five years. SolarCity has already begun installations at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Finmeccanica Trumpets Honolulu Rail Deal
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 11403 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

ROME: Finmeccanica: signed a contract worth USD 1,334 million for Honolulu driverless metro.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011
Duke Aiona to Address Pro-Life Group
By News Release @ 11:02 PM :: 8714 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

WHEN: Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 11:30am until 1:00pm

WHERE: Dave & Buster's, 1030 Auahi St, Honolulu

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Saturday, November 26, 2011
Oahu Democrats Fail in Effort to Break up Hawaii News Now
By Andrew Walden @ 2:54 PM :: 10084 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Media Council Hawaii, joined by the Oahu County Democrat Committee, has been rejected by the FCC in the effort to push back on control of Honolulu media outlets by a non-Democrat company Raycom Media.

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Friday, November 25, 2011
Taxpayer Losses on GM Bailout Are Going to Be Massive
By NCPA @ 3:13 AM :: 6332 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, National News, Ethics

Last week the Treasury Department revised its loss estimate for the General Motors (GM) bailout from $14.33 billion to $23.6 billion....

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Friday, November 25, 2011
Matt Romney to Campaign for Father in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 2:49 AM :: 9664 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Matt Romney will be rallying support for his father at fundraising events hosted by local supporters in Honolulu and Laie December 9th and 10th....

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Friday, November 25, 2011
State APEC Costs below projections
By News Release @ 1:41 AM :: 7548 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The State of Hawaii spent about $3,210,000 for safety related expenses hosting the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference, less than half of the $7,500,000 projected by state agencies.

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Friday, November 25, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving from Stacey Djou!
By News Release @ 1:24 AM :: 9818 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

For Charles, this was a day much like most others, but he was thankful to talk to the girls (they were on a lengthy communications blackout until last night) and to have some turkey for dinner.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
NCAA “Extremely Concerned” about UH Point-Shaving Allegations
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 9320 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"We are extremely concerned by the point-shaving allegations involving University of Hawaii football student-athletes and have been in contact with the school since early November."

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Outdoor Circle Comes Out Against Rail
By News Release @ 10:37 PM :: 9722 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Outdoor Circle now is considering how we might best support the broad based coalition of organizations and individuals which is challenging this project in court....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
UH Point Shaving? Blown Leads and Significant Movement in Money Line
By Andrew Walden @ 3:57 AM :: 13239 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“The #UNLV money line when it hosted #Hawaii opened at around +1600. By kickoff, it was around +700. Pretty mysterious movement at the time.”

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Bill Seeks Terror Designation for Gaza Flotilla Groups
By IPT News @ 10:36 PM :: 11202 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The CIA and U.S. Treasury Department have determined IHH and the Free Gaza Movement "have known terrorist ties," the bill says. (They also have extensive Hawaii ties--Editor)

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Monday, November 21, 2011
NYT: Occupy Honolulu Looks Like Just Another Homeless Camp
By Selected News Articles @ 2:52 PM :: 8435 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

You can tell it’s an occupation from the signs and T-shirts. Otherwise the protesters would blend right in.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011
Ruse: Citizens for a Better Way, LLC
By Selected News Articles @ 5:45 PM :: 9891 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

... bankrolled by secret interests who want to operate outside the norms of Hawaii's Ethics Commission; and designed by experienced labor and gambling industry lobbyists desperate for the appearance of "grassroots" support ....

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Sunday, November 20, 2011
Ansaldo Debacle: HART, Council, Ariyoshi all Looking at Rail Re-bid
By Selected News Articles @ 3:19 PM :: 7423 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

HART schedules a new review of the Ansaldo deal November 25, the deadline for the contract to be signed ....

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Sunday, November 20, 2011
Using Public Services not a Free Lunch
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 3:10 PM :: 6964 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

For years, the real property burden was shifted to businesses, but businesses have to pass the costs onto their customers. When it comes to paying for government, there is no free lunch.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011
Wind Farms Interfere With Military, Civilian Radar
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 PM :: 8822 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...wind farms are interfering with military radar, making airplanes disappear from sight on screens and cluttering those same screens with the blade-rotation changes of turbine blades....

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Friday, November 18, 2011
Hirono, Hanabusa Say ‘No’ to Balanced Budget Amendment
By News Release @ 8:18 PM :: 8587 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Earlier today, Reps. Colleen Hanabusa and Mazie Hirono voted against a Balanced Budget Amendment. A bi-partisan majority, including 25 Democrats voted to support the measure, H.J. Res. 2, to balance the federal budget, but the measure fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to pass....

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Friday, November 18, 2011
WSJ: Finmeccanica Rushing to Sell Honolulu Rail Contractor Ansaldo
By Selected News Articles @ 2:48 PM :: 11464 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

...it will set up a partnership for the AnsaldoBreda trainmaking unit in advance of selling the business....

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Friday, November 18, 2011
Dillingham DMV employee, driving instructor charged with Selling Drivers Licenses to Illegal Aliens
By News Release @ 11:40 AM :: 8146 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, National News, Ethics

A federal grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday charging In Chan Park, 53, of Honolulu, and Paige Teruya, 47, of Waipahu, Hawaii with fraud relating to identification documents....

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Monday, November 14, 2011
Video: Makana, Wearing “Occupy” T-Shirt, Plays Protest Song at APEC Dinner for Obama, World Leaders—Nobody Notices
By Selected News Articles @ 10:56 AM :: 12112 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Obama, Occupy, and the assembled crony capitalists at APEC are enraged that the Super Committee and/or the Republicans may soon cut off their flow of US taxpayer dollars.

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Monday, November 14, 2011
Tim Lussier elected Hawai‘i Pacific Univ Student Body President
By News Release @ 2:31 AM :: 6894 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Lussier is currently serving as Communications Director for Charles Djou for Congress.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Detroit-based Website Takes Aim at Honolulu GOP Treasurer over ties to Radcliffe, Gambling
By Selected News Articles @ 9:12 PM :: 7390 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Anonymous Detroit-based website “The Verifiable Truth” (TVT), in a series of articles posted last week, is taking aim at the connections between Honolulu County GOP Treasurer Liz Hata-Watanabe and gaming lobbyist John Radcliffe.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Duke Aiona to speak on “A life of service”
By News Release @ 2:43 PM :: 7315 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“A Life of Service” Q&A with James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr. Thursday, November 17, 2011

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Saturday, November 12, 2011
APEC: Sopogy, Traffic and other Embarrassments
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:04 AM :: 7360 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...SOPOGY at APEC's "See It" Exhibit at the Hawaii Convention Center. What an embarrassment! Not only they are not making energy at a cost effective rate they are a technological dead end as well given the 2011 dive in photovoltaic pricing....

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Saturday, November 12, 2011
Hawaii Friends of NRA to Meet this Weekend
By News Release @ 12:14 AM :: 5863 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

5PM Sunday November 13, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu

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Friday, November 11, 2011
Stacey Djou: Honoring Our Nation’s Veterans
By Selected News Articles @ 10:43 PM :: 11862 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Did Angry Divorcee Lead Iolani Palace Takeover?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 11240 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Mrs. Asing appealed all the way to the Hawaii Supreme court. Was the seed planted when Mrs. Asing’s claims were rejected in a “summary disposition” by the Hawaii State Supreme Court on Nov. 22, 2004? Mrs. Asing does not respond to an emailed request for comment, but nine months after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal, the Hawaiian Kingdom Government was born.

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Monday, November 7, 2011
‘America’s Battalion’ arrives in Afghanistan from Kaneohe
By Selected News Articles @ 11:25 PM :: 11011 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

In the coming weeks 3/3 will take control of operations in Garmsir District, relieving fellow Hawaii-based 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. The “Lava Dogs” of 1/3 are nearing the end of their seven-month deployment, which began in April.

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Monday, November 7, 2011
Blake Oshiro to Quit Legislature, Take Job in Abercrombie’s Floundering Administration
By News Release @ 11:05 PM :: 6994 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced Representative Blake Oshiro will be joining Abercrombie Administration as his Deputy Chief of Staff. Rep. Oshiro, who currently serves in the House of Representatives as its Majority Leader will be stepping down from his seat on December 7, 2011.

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Sunday, November 6, 2011
UHPA Endorses Occupy Wall Street
By News Release @ 5:38 PM :: 7098 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Higher education ... serves as the means to advance a just, equal, and fair society....teaching in the classroom ... every day UHPA members’ work contributes to the efforts to achieve a just and fair society....

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Thursday, November 3, 2011
Detroit Gambling Promoters Using 10-Year-Old Study to Re-Ignite Case for Gambling in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:03 PM :: 7526 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Jake Miklojcik, author of the study and a Lansing-based consultant-for-hire, is the go-to-guy when Detroiters Michael Malik and Marian Ilitch -- or their PR mouthpiece Tom Shields -- need to produce a "study" to support their gambling/business agenda.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Strange Bedfellows: Hawaii's Former Governor & Detroit's Gambling Promoter?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:47 PM :: 9858 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
A Portal to the Past: What Hawaiian Kingdom Property Taxes Tell Us
By News Release @ 10:09 PM :: 7124 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Program at Mission Houses Museum, Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 5:30 p.m.

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Monday, October 31, 2011
Waipahu soldier and 11 others overcome Afghanistan ambush, receive awards
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 11073 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Waipahu native Army Pfc. Edward Barut and his team successfully overcame a 45-minute complex attack in which insurgents used rocket propelled grenades, small arms fire and improvised explosive devices.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011
Djou, Hanabusa Tied
By News Release @ 9:45 PM :: 10332 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Charles and his likely opponent in the next election, Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, are effectively tied in their favorability ratings at 42% and Hanabusa has the lowest favorability rating of all the members of the Hawaii congressional delegation....

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Institute for Justice Attorney, IWF Leader to Speak in Honolulu
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:28 PM :: 9062 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Clark's topic of discussion is: "IJ Case Stories and How and Why They Take These No Fee Cases". Nicole will discuss the "History of Women in the Liberty Movement in America and How Government Hurts Women".

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Honolulu 16th Worst City to Be Young
By Selected News Articles @ 3:21 PM :: 8968 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Census data released in September revealed the statistical proof behind what millions had already known....

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Monday, October 24, 2011
Panos: Honolulu Heavy Rail Is an Energy Black Hole
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:53 PM :: 6579 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Rail will consume about 20 MW of energy which is about 20% of the capacity of HECO’s new palm oil plant. Unfortunately peak rail travel coincides with peak demand for electricity around 6 PM....

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Monday, October 24, 2011
Marumoto Renews Pledge to Fight Pension Tax
By News Release @ 7:34 PM :: 7412 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Despite the massive financial problems, Rep. Marumoto has pledged to fight the pension tax as well as several other taxes that would heavily impact senior citizens.

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Monday, October 24, 2011
Legislative Committee to Hold Briefing on Elder Abuse
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 7:19 PM :: 7636 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

A joint House and Senate Committee on Human Services will hold an informational briefing on elder abuse and financial exploitation on Thursday, October 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hawaii State Capitol, Conference Room 329....

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Thursday, October 20, 2011
HPD Releases APEC Road Closure Schedule
By News Release @ 11:35 PM :: 12212 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Road closures, parking restrictions, and changes to public transportation routes and public works services will be necessary during the APEC Economic Leaders’ meetings beginning the evening of November 11 through November 13.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Horizon Lines Avoids Bankruptcy, But Delisted by NYSE
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 15474 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Horizon Lines completed a complicated $652.8 million refinancing that saves the largest U.S. domestic ocean carrier from bankruptcy and will leave bondholders with most of the company's stock. 

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Update: Charles Djou in Afghanistan
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 11439 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Rail Debate: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda on Island Insights
By Selected News Articles @ 4:31 PM :: 7956 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Thursday, October 13, on Public Television's KHET Channel 10, Governor Cayetano and Cliff Slater were part of an Island Insights discussion of rail. They were joined by former Honolulu City Councilmember Gary Okino and Drew Astolfi, head of FACE....

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Friday, October 14, 2011
Rail Transit on Oahu: Real Estate Investment Opportunity or Urban Blight?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:40 PM :: 8146 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

If rail transit becomes a reality, what will be its effect be on Hawaii real estate?

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Friday, October 14, 2011
Research Ship Finds Tsunami Debris Half-Way to Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:36 PM :: 6297 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News, World News

This is a map of Pallada’s route through model-projected debris field as of September 25.

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Friday, October 14, 2011
Tax on ‘Tax-Free’ Bonds still alive in Congress: Hawaii Public Housing At Risk
By Selected News Articles @ 12:07 PM :: 8878 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Residents of Hawaii’s largest public housing facility began returning to renovated units this month. They enjoyed the fruits of a public-private partnership that supporters worry will not be replicated in the future because of threats to the status of tax-exempt bonds that underpinned the project’s financing.

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