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Friday, January 22, 2016
Everything you need to know about Zika, virus that’s spreading like wildfire
By Selected News Articles @ 11:07 PM :: 2590 Views :: Health Care, GMOs

... will anti-GMO activists block mosquito eradication efforts? ....

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Friday, January 22, 2016
Low Income Tax Relief: Hawaii Earned Income Tax Credit
By Selected News Articles @ 8:14 PM :: 3131 Views :: Republican Party, Taxes

...26 other states and the District of Columbia have implemented a state EITC....

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Friday, January 22, 2016
Only 12,764 people in Hawaii sign up for Obamacare with days to go
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 2486 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

January 31 is the end of open enrollment....

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Friday, January 22, 2016
Video: Duke Aiona on Hawaii Legislative Session
By Video @ 5:44 PM :: 3262 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

Hawai'i Family Advocates President and CEO Duke Aiona shares his thoughts on the start of the 2016 Hawai'i State Legislative session....

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Friday, January 22, 2016
Gov. Scott Walker to Speak at Hawaii Lincoln Day Dinner
By News Release @ 5:40 PM :: 3104 Views :: Republican Party
"Gov. Scott Walker is one of America's most effective governors and the Hawaii Republican Party is honored to have him serve as the keynote speaker at our annual Lincoln Day Dinner," stated Hawaii GOP Chair, Fritz Rohlfing.
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Friday, January 22, 2016
Alaska Groceries Short due to Repeated Ship Breakdowns by Jones Act Carrier Behind El Faro Disaster
By Michael Hansen @ 5:22 PM :: 2422 Views :: Jones Act

...the ship that was supposed to arrive in Anchorage on Sunday never made it further than the port in Tacoma, Wash.....

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Friday, January 22, 2016
Fatal work injuries -- 31 in Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:04 PM :: 2440 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

Of the 31 fatal work injuries reported in Hawaii in 2014, 14 resulted from transportation incidents and 7 from falls, slips, or trips....

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Friday, January 22, 2016
SB217: Bill to Abolish First Amendment Deferred
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:05 PM :: 2364 Views :: First Amendment

The Hawaii Attorney General testified that " ... the proposed constitutional amendment, if ratified, will have no practical legal effect...."

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
List of Neighborhood Board Vacancies
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 2115 Views :: Honolulu County

To fill a vacancy, contact your local Neighborhood Board....

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Breakthrough: ACLU Allows City to Dispose of Homeless People’s Urine, Feces
By News Release @ 6:30 PM :: 2471 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...the City can immediately dispose of items such as combustible or hazardous items, weapons, illicit drugs, items that contain urine or feces or that are infested with rodents or insects....

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
LNG could save Oahu gas utility customers more than 25 percent
By News Release @ 5:12 PM :: 2060 Views :: Energy

The LNG project requires federal approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and State approval from the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission (PUC)....

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Minimum Wage in Hawaii Compared to Median Income
By Selected News Articles @ 2:29 PM :: 1587 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...when it comes to median household income, Hawaii fares better than the national average....

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Lawsuit: Lopaka Ryder, Killed by Drug Dealer, was Police Informant
By Selected News Articles @ 12:05 PM :: 4199 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Drugs

...police disclosed his identity either directly or indirectly to persons being investigated....

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Hawaii Economic Outlook Slips in National Standings
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:57 AM :: 2183 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

'Rich States, Poor States' Report Provides Road Map to Prosperity for Aloha State....

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Speaker Souki Proposes Fee Simple Conversion of Commercial Land Leases
By Selected News Articles @ 2:52 AM :: 4041 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Land Use, Small Business

Hawaii has done it before with lands supporting single-family and multi-family homes. Those historic actions gave the ordinary working person new opportunities for true homeownership....

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Full Text: Speaker Souki Opening Day Remarks
By News Release @ 8:58 PM :: 2475 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government

It’s time for us to think about the converting commercial leasehold lands in Hawaii to fee simple....

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Aloha Aina ‘Aha Against US Tribe
By Video @ 8:19 PM :: 2813 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...Na`i Aupuni Is On Life Support & Sinking....

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
“Lofty and dogmatic statements that have no basis in substantive policy”–Hawaii Legislature Reconvenes
By News Release @ 4:44 PM :: 2321 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...politicians focus on flashy topics and grandiose declarations....

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Unfulfilled promises, wasted tax money, poorly written contracts and unenforceable legislation—Hawaii Legislature Reconvenes
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 4:40 PM :: 2501 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
What should the goal be for this election year 2016 Legislative Session?
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Governor Ige Proclaims Jan. 24-30 “Hawai’i School Choice Week”
By News Release @ 12:51 PM :: 1799 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii students, communities to hold over 60 events as part of nation's largest-ever celebration of school choice....

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
State-Local Tax Burden—Hawaii Ranks 14th
By News Release @ 12:43 PM :: 2072 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Hawaii State-Local Tax Burden as a Percent of State Income is 10.2%, ranking 14th....

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Supreme Court Declines to hold Nai Aupuni in Contempt
By Selected News Articles @ 1:31 PM :: 2276 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

The U.S. Supreme Court today denied a request by challengers to an election of Native Hawaiians to find the nonprofit organization conducting the election in civil contempt of the court’s prior injunction....

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Study Shows how Coral Death Hype can be used to Gain Control of Your Land
By News Release @ 1:12 PM :: 2632 Views :: Environment, Land Use

Water flow and sediment monitoring on coral reefs off the island of Lāna‘i provides conservation projects with guide for Ridge-to-Reef Management....

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How they Voted January 19, 2016
By Congress.org @ 12:45 PM :: 1211 Views
  • Senate: Auditing the Federal Reserve – Motion to Proceed
  • House: Delay Mountaintop Mining Valley Fill Rules -- Passage
  • House: Disapprove "Waters of the United States" Rule -- Passage
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Monday, January 18, 2016
Hawaii Poll: Clinton, Trump Lead Races for Nomination
By Andrew Walden @ 11:24 PM :: 4171 Views :: Democratic Party, Republican Party
The Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus is to be held at 44 locations statewide Tuesday, March 8 from 6pm to 8pm....
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Monday, January 18, 2016
Hawaii Residents Most Likely to be Living Paycheck to Paycheck
By News Release @ 5:11 PM :: 3462 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

That breakdown results in a paltry $186 of leftover income, or less than 7 percent of each paycheck — the only state in single digits....

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Monday, January 18, 2016
Rep. Ward: Legislators don’t have to Follow Souki and Ige Against DHHL Funding
By Rep Gene Ward @ 4:18 PM :: 2418 Views :: DHHL

...no one in the Senate or the House was ever consulted by leadership's terse "Notice to Intervene"....

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Monday, January 18, 2016
VIDEO: Is America Racist?
By Video @ 3:39 PM :: 3672 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement, Police

Best-selling author and radio talk-show host Larry Elder answers this controversial and even divisive question....

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Sunday, January 17, 2016
Maui TEA Party Hosts Pulitzer Prize Winning Cartoonist Michael P Ramirez
By News Release @ 7:56 PM :: 1919 Views :: First Amendment

Friday, Jan. 22 6pm at J. Walter Cameron Center Auditorium, 95 Mahalani St., Wailuku....

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Sunday, January 17, 2016
Honolulu Charter Commission Discusses Ethics, Police, Fire and Salaries
By Natalie Iwasa @ 7:40 PM :: 2408 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

... more independence with respect to investigation of waste, abuse and fraud? ....

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Sunday, January 17, 2016
VIDEO: Politically Incorrect Hawaiian Punch Prepares You for the Real World
By Video @ 1:38 PM :: 3184 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Higher Education

Comedian Tom Shillue, host of Red Eye on Fox News Channel....

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Sunday, January 17, 2016
“The only result the Nai Aupuni process can get is federal recognition”
By Selected News Articles @ 12:31 PM :: 2637 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Consider These Facts....

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Sunday, January 17, 2016
Buy America! For an extra $3M – this time
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 2146 Views :: Rail

The low bidder for the Kamehameha Highway Stations Group appeared to be Watts Constructors, which bid $112.7 million for the project. The job went to Nan Inc., which bid $115.8 million. Why did that happen?....

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Sunday, January 17, 2016
Maui County Report: Co-op Should Buy MECO Transmission Grid
By News Release @ 2:42 AM :: 2850 Views :: Maui County, Energy

There would be little physical infrastructure that would need to change hands, and as such the capital costs for this approach are relatively low....

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Saturday, January 16, 2016
Hawaii Family Forum Gearing up for 2016 Legislative Session
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:32 PM :: 2492 Views :: Family, Life

The 2016 Legislative Session Starts Wednesday, January 20th at 10:00 a.m....

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Saturday, January 16, 2016
Hawaii March for Life Jan 22
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:31 PM :: 2280 Views :: Life

...January 22, 2016 from 2:30pm to 8pm at the State Capitol....

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Saturday, January 16, 2016
VIDEO: RNC member urges Republicans to rally against Trump
By Video @ 4:30 PM :: 2126 Views :: Republican Party

US Virgin Isles committeeman tells Republican colleagues in a closed-door meeting....

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Saturday, January 16, 2016
Hawaii Senate Democrats: 2016 Legislative Priorities
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 3076 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government

The Hawaii Senate 2016 Legislative Session will get underway on Wednesday, Jan. 20....

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Saturday, January 16, 2016
DHHL Funding: Are Hawaii Public Trust obligations enforceable?
By News Release @ 1:40 PM :: 2602 Views :: DHHL

A Hawaii court recently found that the State has a constitutional trust responsibility to support some of the functions of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands....

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Saturday, January 16, 2016
Lawsuit Challenges Secrecy at UH Manoa Bio-Safety Lab
By Selected News Articles @ 1:21 PM :: 1866 Views :: Higher Education

...CDC found "widespread regulatory noncompliance" in the university's labs that use biological agents and toxins....

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Saturday, January 16, 2016
10 Ideas that Could Improve Life in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:56 AM :: 2666 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...the House Republican Caucus priorities for the upcoming session....

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Saturday, January 16, 2016
Priorities not Politics for New Schools
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 2:42 AM :: 2166 Views :: Education K-12

West Oahu is currently drowning under exigent overcrowding....

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Saturday, January 16, 2016
Families Identify Missing Marines after helicopters crash
By News Release @ 2:36 AM :: 1898 Views :: Military

Families on the mainland are coming forward, saying their loved ones are among the missing Marines....

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Saturday, January 16, 2016
Kauai Girls Court Celebrates Success of First Cohort
By News Release @ 2:14 AM :: 3023 Views :: Kauai County, Judiciary

Girls Court is the Judiciary’s innovative effort to stem the rising tide of female delinquency in Hawaii, where the proportion of female juvenile arrests has been significantly higher than the national average....

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Saturday, January 16, 2016
Indict Somebody: Judiciary Hiring Independent Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 2:04 AM :: 2196 Views :: Judiciary

First & Third Circuit Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel....

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Friday, January 15, 2016
Ted Cruz on the Ballot for March 8 Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus
By News Release @ 11:43 PM :: 2147 Views :: Republican Party

...VOTE: Tuesday March 8 from 6pm to 8pm....

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Friday, January 15, 2016
Highlights of HART Rail Project (2004 to 2015)
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 5:21 PM :: 2094 Views :: Rail

2004: Newly elected Mayor Hannemann asserts that 34 miles of rail will cost $2.7 Billion....

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Friday, January 15, 2016
Supreme Court to Consider Nai Aupuni Contempt Today
By Robert Thomas @ 12:48 AM :: 4269 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

The contempt motion is on the Court's January 15, 2016 conference calendar, so we should know the results soon after that....

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Thursday, January 14, 2016
Full Text: Ige Signs Agreement Privatizing Maui Hospitals
By News Release @ 8:36 PM :: 3407 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

...transferring the operation and management of the HHSC Maui Region health care facilities from the state to Kaiser Permanente....

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Thursday, January 14, 2016
Where’s the Farm Justice Summit?
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:02 PM :: 2528 Views :: Agriculture

Real farming, not those 2 acres of various things you’re growing....

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