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Friday, January 31, 2014
Veterans Treatment Court Celebrates its One-Year Anniversary
By News Release @ 4:01 PM :: 2660 Views :: Judiciary, Military

The specialized court began last year with three defendants and has now grown to ten defendants....

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Friday, January 31, 2014
Judge Tosses Gay Marriage Suit
By Andrew Walden @ 3:22 PM :: 3045 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...the Hawaii Attorney General argued that even if voters were tricked in 1998, they had no say in their family structure and that the legislature and governor were within their rights to force a new one on the people....

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Friday, January 31, 2014
Hawaii AG: Trans-Pac Partnership Endangers State Tobacco Revenues
By News Release @ 1:51 PM :: 2399 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Taxes

Attorney General David M. Louie joined 46 fellow state and territorial attorneys general in signing a letter sent to the U.S. Trade Representative....

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Friday, January 31, 2014
Obamacare Abortion Pill Mandate: Hawaii AG vs Alliance Defending Freedom
By News Release @ 1:43 PM :: 1804 Views :: Life

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on November 26, 2013 to review two lawsuits challenging the Obama administration’s abortion pill mandate....

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Friday, January 31, 2014
Campaign Season: Abercrombie Spoons out Another $20M CIP
By News Release @ 12:40 PM :: 1567 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...$20 million for various capital improvement projects (CIP) administered by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources....

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Friday, January 31, 2014
Ethics Advisory: How to Steer Professional Services Contracts to your Spouse
By News Release @ 12:26 PM :: 1804 Views :: Ethics
Jane Doe provided the information received from the organization which indicated that Mr. Doe was the only examiner in the state who had met the organization’s continuing education requirement....
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Friday, January 31, 2014
Immigration Plan: Trust Obama?
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:28 AM :: 1711 Views :: National News

House Republicans say they are ready to move forward with an immigration reform plan....

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Friday, January 31, 2014
Video: Policy Roundtable with Grassroot Institute
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:08 AM :: 1202 Views

...sit in on a policy discussion with a few  of the staff and scholars of the Grassroot Institute....

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Thursday, January 30, 2014
Sabato: Hawaii Senate Race 'Leans Schatz'
By Selected News Articles @ 8:22 PM :: 1823 Views :: Politicians

Currently, we only have three primary races featuring incumbents running for re-nomination where the incumbent is not at least rated “likely” to win....

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Thursday, January 30, 2014
DLNR Invites Comment on Statewide Outdoor Recreation Plan
By News Release @ 7:36 PM :: 1916 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...informational meetings about the 2014 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan ....

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Thursday, January 30, 2014
Hawaii Auto Insurance Quotes Vary 48% -- Depending on Month
By News Release @ 7:23 PM :: 3023 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...the cost of auto insurance varies depending on the month you purchase a policy....

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Thursday, January 30, 2014
204K in Hawaii on Average Day: Visitors Set Record in 2013
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 2081 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

On average, 204,120 visitors were in the state on any given day of 2013 (average daily census) a 1.4 percent gain compared to 2012....

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Thursday, January 30, 2014
Monsanto Hawaii Pesticide Use
By News Release @ 4:59 PM :: 2408 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

We are listening to your concerns and, as promised, would like to address some of your questions regarding pesticide use....

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Thursday, January 30, 2014
What Congress Did While You Were Talking About the State of the Union
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:32 PM :: 1736 Views :: Agriculture

Congress is very fond of two things: throwing a bunch of stuff into one bill and rushing bills through while Americans are focused on other news....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
When Government Keeps Teens from Seeing the Therapist
By Selected News Articles @ 10:26 PM :: 3083 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care

NOTE: Hawaii HB1789 is a Therapy Ban modeled on the laws discussed in this article....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Hawaii’s minority leaders push for more power for the people
By Malia Zimmerman @ 7:43 PM :: 2413 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Hawaii is the only state without any form of referendum, recall and initiative on a statewide level....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Abercrombie: Obama Falls in Line and Echoes Me
By News Release @ 2:50 PM :: 1554 Views :: Politicians

..."Obama’s national priorities echo those I’ve outlined"....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Reason TV: Is Hawaii's Anti-GMO Movement Really Just Anti-Science?
By Video @ 1:04 PM :: 2189 Views :: GMOs

...a bill that would mandate labeling on all foods with genetically engineered material...would increase the cost of food in Hawaii even more....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Roosevelt HS Shooting: Failure of Mental Health Care System
By News Release @ 12:41 PM :: 5561 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Justice Reinvestment

...the suspect's mother describes the revolving door of mental health facilities and half-way houses through which her son has passed in the last year....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Ige: Trumpets Have Sounded!
By News Release @ 12:16 PM :: 2330 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

This past weekend, the Star-Advertiser's Richard Borreca used the Governor's State of the State as the opening trumpet call for the 2014 governor's race....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
The President Won't Be Needing You
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:40 AM :: 1697 Views :: National News

President Obama says this is a “year of action”—and last night he made it very clear whose action he was talking about....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Six House Bills Address Failed Health Connector
By News Release @ 12:45 AM :: 1794 Views :: Health Care

...a package of bills intended to help the Hawaii Health Connector improve transparency and reliability and ensure the agencies financial stability....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
KIDS COUNT report reveals growing gap in reading proficiency of students
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 1690 Views :: Education K-12

...the state has seen an overall improvement in proficiency levels with 79% of fourth graders reading below proficiency in 2003 compared to 70% in 2013....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
VIDEO: Hawaii House, Senate Republicans Join Forces
By Video @ 10:04 PM :: 2738 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, Taxes

Senator Slom and Representative Aaron Ling Johanson and his fellow House Republicans are introducing companion legislation that includes financial relief for every taxpayer in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Drop in Median Income Affects Affordable Housing Limits
By News Release @ 9:42 PM :: 2811 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

HUD determined that the city’s median income for a household of four is $82,600, down from $86,300 last year....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The Problematic National Security Rationale for the Jones Act
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:58 PM :: 1986 Views :: Jones Act

... Reuters' Jack Kemp looks at the Jones Act and the national security arguments used to defend it ....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Republican Response to State of the Union
By News Release @ 8:32 PM :: 1724 Views :: National News

...after five years of promises, what do we have to show for it?....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Full Text: State of the Union Speech 2014
By News Release @ 8:26 PM :: 1781 Views :: National News

Let’s make this a year of action....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
P-20 Partnership Pushes 55 in ‘25
By News Release @ 8:12 PM :: 2404 Views :: Higher Education

Hawaii P-­‐20 Council established a goal for 55 percent of Hawaii’s working age adults to have a two-­‐ or four-­‐year college degree by the year 2025....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Panos: Household Electricity and Solar Panels
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 7:47 PM :: 1890 Views :: Energy

This brief analysis is a simple case of a picture is worth one thousand words....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Grassroot Institute: Obama Needs to Respect Constitution
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:54 PM :: 2283 Views :: Akaka Bill, National News

As every middle school student is taught, the legislative branch makes laws, as the executive branch executes those laws....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
New Rules to Deprive Seniors of Drugs, Doctors
By NCPA @ 4:12 PM :: 1469 Views :: Health Care

CMS plans to save $144 million a year with these measures between 2015 and 2019....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Three Bills Affect Future of Ag Land in Hawaii
By News Release @ 12:32 PM :: 1786 Views :: Agriculture
The second bill says the best way to preserve lands for agriculture in perpetuity is for the State to own it....
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
SOTU: 7 Things It's Not Too Late For
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:53 AM :: 1711 Views :: National News
1. Save Americans from skyrocketing energy bills....
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Maui Council: Please Protect Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers from Anti-GMO Hype Campaign
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:10 AM :: 2183 Views :: GMOs

This so-called protest movement is really a new kind of ad campaign....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Monsanto Hawaii Announces Enhanced Community Engagement Effort
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 2343 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

While there has been a lot of discussion about Monsanto, there seems to be little understanding about our operations and what we do....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court approves military exclusion from reapportionment plan
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:15 AM :: 2291 Views :: Office of Elections

Minors, incarcerated criminals and illegal immigrants are represented in the 2012 Hawaii Reapportionment Plan. Military members and their “attached” spouses, as well as non-resident students, are not....

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Monday, January 27, 2014
Supreme Court Moves Shoreline to "Historical Evidence of Upper Wash"
By Robert Thomas @ 11:48 PM :: 2570 Views :: Land Use

Today, the Hawaii Supreme Court issued an option in Diamond v. Dobbin....

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Monday, January 27, 2014
Nominations Closing for State Water Commission
By News Release @ 11:34 PM :: 1642 Views :: Hawaii State Government

The nominating committee for the state Commission on Water Resource Management (Water Commission) is still accepting applications for one (1) position on the commission....

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Monday, January 27, 2014
Committee to Hear Multiple Pro-Hunting Bills This Week
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 1711 Views :: Second Amendment

This Wednesday, January 29, the House Committee on Water and Land is scheduled to hear several important hunting bills....

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Monday, January 27, 2014
JSC Nominates Six for Hawaii Supreme Court
By News Release @ 11:16 PM :: 2496 Views :: Judiciary

...for the impending vacancy in the judicial office of the Associate Justice, Supreme Court, State of Hawaiʻi upon the mandatory retirement of Associate Justice Simeon R. Acoba, Jr. in March 2014.... 

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Monday, January 27, 2014
Community Meetings: Kapolei, Pearl City, Aiea Rail Stations
By News Release @ 10:47 PM :: 1777 Views :: Rail

The meeting to discuss the East Kapolei and UH-West Oahu rail stations is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, at the Kapolei Middle School....

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Monday, January 27, 2014
Meth Again: Feds Arrest Another Halawa Guard
By News Release @ 12:33 PM :: 2448 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

Mr. Damas was arrested at the Halawa Correctional Facility where he was employed as an adult corrections officer....

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Monday, January 27, 2014
Is Your Child in the Right School?
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:42 AM :: 1782 Views :: Education K-12

...Lisa Stevens wasn’t satisfied with her child’s school. Then she heard about charter schools and discovered she could get a group of people together and start one....

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Sunday, January 26, 2014
Hawaii's $9,000 million Deficit, not $850 million Surplus
By Selected News Articles @ 11:34 PM :: 2722 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

The Governor's $850 million Surplus is imaginary, given his $9,000 million Retirement System Deficit....

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Sunday, January 26, 2014
Abercrombie: $28.3M for NELHA, DURF, FTZ, HCDA
By News Release @ 10:07 PM :: 1886 Views :: Hawaii State Government

$9,694,000 – Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii (NELHA) Frontage Road and New Intersection Connections, Hawaii Island – Construction of a 0.8-mile frontage road....

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Sunday, January 26, 2014
Hundreds of Youth Rally for Life at Capitol
By Andrew Walden @ 9:40 PM :: 2462 Views :: Life

Hundreds of young people turned out Saturday for a ‘March for Life’ commemorating the 41st Anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision....

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Sunday, January 26, 2014
National Republicans Build 'Campaign Mechanics' for Hawaii
By David S Chang @ 8:31 PM :: 1952 Views :: Republican Party

This past week I was in our nation's capital for our Republican National Committee Winter Meeting....

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Sunday, January 26, 2014
Col Martha McSally to Headline Lincoln Day Dinner
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 2406 Views :: Republican Party

...Along with our own State Representative Beth Fukumoto, the Daily Beast website named Colonel McSally as one of the "Nine Women Remaking the Right."...

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Sunday, January 26, 2014
Kauai: 74% Vote to Make Anti-Smart Meter Protesters pay for their own Paranoia
By News Release @ 1:15 PM :: 2449 Views :: Energy

KIUC has charged $10.27 a month to customers who choose not to use a wireless smart meter....

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