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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Institute for Astronomy Discovers Black Money Hole in Kakaako
By Selected News Articles @ 6:08 PM :: 3555 Views :: Higher Education

If current trends hold, the black hole will grow 'like a cancer' (hint, hint) and swallow the entire system....

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
It's Official: OHA Trustees are Lawbreakers
By Video @ 4:42 PM :: 3500 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

It's Official - The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Trustees Have Committed An Illegal Act....

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
U.S. Air Force Colonel joins DOE leadership team
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 2528 Views :: Education K-12

From 2011 to 2013, Carlson was the deputy joint base commander at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam....

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Laborers Union: Schatz, Hirono, Hanabusa, Gabbard are Cowards Pandering to Eco Nut Billionaires
By News Release @ 2:07 PM :: 3049 Views :: Energy, Congressional Delegation

Democratic leaders in Washington should put job creation ahead of the ravings of environmental wing-nuts and their deep pocketed billionaire funders....

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Video: Kelii Akina Interviews Senator Sam Slom
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:43 AM :: 2145 Views :: Politicians

State Senator Sam Slom is interviewed by Keali’i Akina on the November 10 edition of “Think Tech Hawaii”....

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Judicial Selection: Constitutional Amendment Icing on the Transparency Cake
By Robert Thomas @ 4:42 AM :: 2508 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...the voters agreed that there's no good reason to keep the JSC lists secret, the same result as the lawsuit....

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Hawaii Unfunded Liabilities Could Become a "Broken Promise"
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:39 PM :: 3044 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...the state may one day be forced to break the promise it made to its employees regarding their pensions and benefits....

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
UH Manoa Budget Protest Continues Overnight
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 2247 Views :: Higher Education

The students have decided that the concessions granted by the interim Chancellor are not enough....

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Ige Names Fuchigami to Head DoT, Extends Application Deadline
By News Release @ 2:28 PM :: 2939 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Fuchigami had been tapped by Mayor Kirk Caldwell last month to lead the city’s Department of Enterprise Services....

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Bicyclist Fatalities Rise As More Urban Workers Pedal to Work
By News Release @ 1:27 PM :: 1609 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...adults 20 and older represented 84 percent of bicyclist fatalities in 2012, compared to only 21 percent in 1975....

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
State Retirement Funds Play Tricks on Retirees, Taxpayers
By Selected News Articles @ 1:22 PM :: 2732 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

Hawaii has employed gimmicks to give the appearance of fiscal improvements in their entitlement programs....

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Lawyers Investigate Sale of Horizon Lines, Class Action Suit Possible
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 2225 Views :: Jones Act

...this proposed transaction undervalues the Company to the detriment of Horizon’s shareholders....

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Hawaii's Largest Wind Farm Developer Sold for $2.4B
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 2417 Views :: Energy

SunEdison to become world's largest renewable energy development company....

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Monday, November 17, 2014
National Report Shows Hawaii 6th Lowest Child Homelessness
By News Release @ 2:23 PM :: 2509 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

The homeless are everywhere but a national report shows Hawaii is 6th lowest for child homelessness....

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Monday, November 17, 2014
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 17, 2014
By Congress.org @ 1:10 PM :: 2250 Views :: Congressional Delegation

Senate: Child Care and Development Block Grant - Cloture

House: Keystone XL Pipeline - Passage

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Monday, November 17, 2014
Abercrombie's HCDA to Vote on Last Minute Development Deals
By News Release @ 2:58 AM :: 3622 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

HCDA will be having at least 3 meetings on Tuesday, November 25th….just 6 days before the Ige Administration is installed....

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Monday, November 17, 2014
DLNR vs Hawaii County: In Whose Interest?
By Tom Lodge @ 2:43 AM :: 3446 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment

DLNR sued the County of Hawaii for its ban on aerial hunting....

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Monday, November 17, 2014
Punahou Thanks David Ige for His Financial Contributions
By Andrew Walden @ 1:48 AM :: 4454 Views :: Education K-12, Politicians

Does this mean the Ige administration will break from the HSTA and propose a publicly funded voucher program so we can all give taxpayer money to private schools?

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Sunday, November 16, 2014
HHSC Not Alone: US Rural Hospitals in Critical Condition
By Selected News Articles @ 7:29 PM :: 2274 Views :: Health Care

For many rural hospitals, partnering with big health systems is the only hope for survival....

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Sunday, November 16, 2014
The 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:01 AM :: 2738 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

The Tax Foundation just released its 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index....

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Saturday, November 15, 2014
Meetings to Discuss Changes to the State’s Land Use System
By News Release @ 5:41 AM :: 2684 Views :: Land Use

State Office of Planning Hosting a Series of Stakeholder Meetings to Discuss 'Improvements' to the State’s Land Use System....

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Saturday, November 15, 2014
Temporary Injunction: Judge Blocks Enforcement of Maui Anti-GMO Law
By Selected News Articles @ 5:08 AM :: 13419 Views :: Maui County, GMOs

...the ban will "probably bankrupt Molokai"....

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Saturday, November 15, 2014
Obama Administration, Kiribati Cut off More Ocean Fisheries
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 3209 Views :: Environment, National News

489,000 Square Nautical Miles of Ocean....

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Saturday, November 15, 2014
Manoa Graduate Students Spur Campus-Wide Protest
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 3491 Views :: Higher Education, Labor

Graduate students have planned a sit-in at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Campus Center to protest sudden and drastic budget cuts....

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Friday, November 14, 2014
City to host free TOD symposium Saturday, November 22
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 2823 Views :: Development, Rail

Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall....

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Friday, November 14, 2014
Army completes EIS for possible Hawaii force reductions
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 2871 Views :: Military

Hawaii's community listening session will be held Jan. 27, 2015, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki....

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Friday, November 14, 2014
As the Nation Turns, Hawaii is Still Driven
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 6:00 PM :: 2699 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Rail

“Hawaii’s driving never really went down – it just flattened out and then started going up again as opposed to the mainland, which made a U-turn....”

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Friday, November 14, 2014
Wahiawa celebrates veterans during 68th annual parade
By Selected News Articles @ 4:16 PM :: 2305 Views :: Military

the Wahiawa Lions Club 68th Annual Veterans Day Parade....

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Friday, November 14, 2014
Courageous Hawaii Won Local Control of Public Lands With Statehood
By Selected News Articles @ 2:49 PM :: 4312 Views :: Akaka Bill, Hawaii History, Land Use

In Hawaii v. Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the Supreme Court unanimously declared....

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Friday, November 14, 2014
Federal Recognition for Hawaiians? A Peek at BIA’s Suffocating Bureaucracy
By Selected News Articles @ 2:35 PM :: 2521 Views :: Akaka Bill

...Tribal Governments and Americans Indian individuals can do very little with their lands without the approval of the BIA’s suffocating bureaucracy....

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Friday, November 14, 2014
9th Circuit Rejects Gun Control Group Intervention in Hawaii Concealed Carry Case
By Selected News Articles @ 3:58 AM :: 4867 Views :: Second Amendment

Long-suffering California (and Hawaii) gun owners received some rare good news....

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Thursday, November 13, 2014
Hawaii Ranks Third in Nationwide Access to Justice Study
By News Release @ 8:03 PM :: 2655 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Judiciary

...four categories: attorney access for low-income litigants; support for self-represented litigants; support for litigants with limited language proficiency; and support for people with disabilities....

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Thursday, November 13, 2014
Maui Farm Bureau, Seed Growers File Suit to Overturn Maui GMO Ban
By News Release @ 6:33 PM :: 2284 Views :: GMOs

The suit seeks to delay any enforcement of the measure and ultimately to have it declared unenforceable....

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Thursday, November 13, 2014
China-U.S. “Climate” Accord
By NCPA @ 2:06 PM :: 3151 Views :: Energy, Environment

...far-reaching energy, trade and security implications....

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Thursday, November 13, 2014
Hawaii a Low-Debt State for Students
By News Release @ 4:54 AM :: 2702 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

New report shows student loan debt still rising for bachelor’s degree recipients; includes state-by-state and college-by-college debt levels....

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Thursday, November 13, 2014
Sen Sam Slom to Retire as President of Smart Business Hawaii
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 3:30 AM :: 2831 Views :: Small Business

Slom and the Board unanimously tapped successful business owner Tyler Roukema to take the reins of SBH....

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Thursday, November 13, 2014
House Announces Committee Chairs, Leadership
By News Release @ 3:13 AM :: 3124 Views :: Hawaii State Government

No Republican Vice-Chairs ....

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Oahu residents invited to view new Extreme Tsunami Evacuation Zone maps
By News Release @ 8:37 PM :: 1948 Views :: Honolulu County

...free public information outreach workshops for a preview of new Extreme Tsunami Evacuation Zones....

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Teachers Unions Oppose Teacher Accountability Standards in Common Core
By NCPA @ 5:21 PM :: 3181 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Proposed reforms to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) threaten teacher accountability....

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Will Ige Give Robin Danner Control of Hawaiian Homelands?
By Video @ 4:27 PM :: 3929 Views :: DHHL

Watch This To See How You Can Help Stop Them....

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Forbes: Hawaii Ranks 45th for Business, Careers
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 PM :: 3122 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

Hawaii has one of the most onerous business tax situations. Another drawback: the highest cost of living....

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
331 Hawaii Medal of Honor Recipients Remembered from Deck of Battleship Missouri
By News Release @ 1:33 PM :: 2533 Views :: Military

331 Hawaii Medal of Honor recipients who gave their lives defending our freedom in the Middle East from 2006 to this year....

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Study: Hawaii Best at Combating Lung Cancer
By News Release @ 1:27 PM :: 2646 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

WalletHub ranked the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia based on 11 key metrics....

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Election Results: NFIB expects increased focus on small-business issues
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 2887 Views :: Politicians, Small Business

...leadership changes are expected to affect the legislative agendas of the state Department of Labor and the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism....

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
What does Horizon Line’s demise mean?
By Michael Hansen @ 11:14 PM :: 3046 Views :: Jones Act

With the cost of U.S. newbuildings now five times that of constructing comparable ships in South Korea and Japan, Horizon could not afford to build new Jones Act ships....

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Veterans to Receive In-State Tuition at UH
By News Release @ 10:07 PM :: 3184 Views :: Higher Education, Military

Both resident and non-resident student veterans fought for in-state tuition for all vets....

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Horizon Sells Hawaii Operations to Pasha Lines, Alaska to Matson
By News Release @ 7:14 PM :: 3139 Views :: Jones Act

Matson to acquire all outstanding shares of Horizon Lines immediately after Pasha acquires Horizon's Hawaii trade lane business....

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The Eminent Domain Angle In "Net Neutrality"
By Robert Thomas @ 12:57 PM :: 3161 Views :: First Amendment

...Virtual Takings: The Coming Fifth Amendment Challenge to Net Neutrality Regulation....

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Employment Opportunities with the Hawaii State Senate
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 2443 Views :: Hawaii State Government

The Hawaii State Senate is accepting applications for the 2015 legislative session....

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Honolulu Grants in Aid Deadline December 12
By News Release @ 2:41 AM :: 2873 Views :: Honolulu County

...qualified nonprofit organizations seeking grants available through the city’s Grants in Aid (GIA) program have from today through December 12, 2014 to submit proposals....

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