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Thursday, October 31, 2013
Study detailing Hawaii’s hidden retirement liabilities should haunt taxpayers
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:25 PM :: 4377 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

This Halloween, the Chicago-based government watchdog group, Truth in Accounting, issued what its authors call a “haunting” report....

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Thursday, October 31, 2013
Anti-GMO Bill Vetoed, Kauai Mayor Wants County to Work With State on Pesticides
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 3193 Views :: GMOs

FULL TEXT: Mayor's Veto Message and Legal Opinion from County Attorney ....

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Thursday, October 31, 2013
House to Hear Gay Marriage Testimony Starting 10AM: How to Testify
By News Release @ 1:27 PM :: 3605 Views :: Family, First Amendment

The hearing has been scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2013, at the State Capitol's Auditorium....

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Thursday, October 31, 2013
1998 Admissions: ACLU, Lambda Legal, and Gays Didn't Want 'Marriage' -- Constitutional Amendment Language 'Misleading'
By Andrew Walden @ 1:05 PM :: 4555 Views :: Family, Hawaii History

...at their moment of victory over the people they quietly admit to the key deceptions used to manufacture consent....

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Thursday, October 31, 2013
Obama and Sebelius: Obamacare Didn’t Cancel Your Plans
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:43 AM :: 1943 Views

Obama called insurance plans that are getting canceled “substandard” and said people could actually keep those plans if insurers still offered them (which they can’t under the President’s health care law).....

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Thursday, October 31, 2013
Panos 2050: Solutions for a Sustainable Hawaii
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:22 AM :: 2998 Views :: Economy

From developments in China to politicians' pay....

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Thursday, October 31, 2013
Ken Schoolland Talks to Grassroot Institute
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:17 AM :: 3611 Views :: Economy, Higher Education

Schoolland discusses the importance of economics education as a way to understand how the world works....

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Thursday, October 31, 2013
Schofield 65th Engineer Battalion assumes vital mission in Afghanistan
By Selected News Articles @ 2:28 AM :: 3130 Views :: Military

Early on the morning of Oct. 21, more than 250 soldiers from the 65th Engineer Battalion (CE), 130th Engineer Brigade and the 307th Engineer Battalion (C) (A), 20th Engineer Brigade gathered on Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan....

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Thursday, October 31, 2013
NCTQ: Hawaii one of Five States to tie Teacher Compensation, Evaluations
By News Release @ 12:41 AM :: 2679 Views :: Education K-12

This report provides a detailed and up-to-date lay of the land on teacher evaluation policies across the 50 states....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
DoE Admits Graduation Rates Exaggerated--Disabled Students Revised Down 13%
By News Release @ 11:30 PM :: 2874 Views :: Education K-12

Students with disabilities:  Originally reported 73.4% graduation rate, revised to 60.1%....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Lawsuit: Hawaii Constitution Forbids Legislature from Creating Gay Marriage
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 9:50 PM :: 7608 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Hawaii History, Hawaii State Government

Representative Bob McDermott filed a lawsuit today seeking a Declaratory Judgment regarding the 1998 ballot issue pertaining to same-sex marriage....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
How They Voted: Senate Passes Gay Marriage Bill 20-4
By News Release @ 7:31 PM :: 4429 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Noes, 4 (Senator(s) Gabbard, Kim, Kouchi, Slom....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Experts say Hawaii’s gay marriage bill worst at protecting religious freedom
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:25 PM :: 4368 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...people on both sides of the gay marriage debate say the current draft of Senate Bill 1, which would legalize same-sex ceremonies, infringes on religious liberty....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Lawsuit: Gangsters Terrorize Union Members Forced to Fund Illegal Pro-Rail PAC Headed by Hawaiian Homes Commissioner
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 PM :: 9501 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Labor, Rail

...Union of Operating Engineers cavorts with international crime syndicates, spends union dues illegally and intimidates dissenters with threats of violence....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
NYT: Obamacare 'Adverse Selection' Followed by 'Death Spiral'
By NCPA @ 2:36 PM :: 2555 Views :: Health Care

Economists call the process "adverse selection" and warn that in its worst iteration it could lead to a "death spiral" of falling enrollment and climbing prices....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
3 Trillion Reasons Not to Raise Taxes Again
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:30 PM :: 2632 Views :: Taxes

... raised taxes 13 times in 2013 ....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
HB7 Gets State out of Solemnization Business, Protects Rights of Biological Parents
By Andrew Walden @ 6:52 AM :: 4298 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...under SB1 a child born to a woman will be legally taken from her if the biological father is married to another male....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Searching for the Searcher: UH Regents to Interview Presidential Search Firms
By News Release @ 3:21 AM :: 2875 Views :: Higher Education

The three firms will be invited to make presentations to the committee within the next two weeks....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
DHHL Releases Draft Oahu Island Plan
By News Release @ 2:58 AM :: 3262 Views :: DHHL

Beneficiaries and other interested parties and organizations are encouraged to review the Draft Plan and submit comments no later than November 18, 2013....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Six Marriage-Related Bills Proposed in House
By Andrew Walden @ 10:43 PM :: 4066 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...six different bills addressing religious freedom, parental rights, parentage assumptions tied to marriage, and whether the people will get a chance to vote on marriage via a constitutional amendment....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
House Republican Infighting: Move to Dump Thielen, Johanson Fails
By Selected News Articles @ 9:37 PM :: 5927 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Politicians, Republican Party

Rep. McDermott demanded the Minority Party give back their Vice Chair positions, calling them "polluted"....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Water bill problems affected 130,000
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 5:43 PM :: 5616 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living
...of the nearly 130,000 customers who received an estimated bill, 79 percent received an underestimated bill ....
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Clayton Hee Maneuver Excludes 1000s of Testifiers
By News Release @ 5:31 PM :: 6649 Views :: Ethics, Family, First Amendment

At noon, Senator Hee announced that if anyone was not present in the next 15 minutes to sign up to testify, they would not be heard....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
HFA: 10,000 at Rally Against Gay Marriage
By News Release @ 5:15 PM :: 4058 Views :: Family, First Amendment

We estimate that 10 thousand people were at the capitol yesterday to oppose Senate action.  In addition, rallies were held on Maui, the Big Island, Hilo and Kona....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
State Releases 10-Year Report on Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:21 PM :: 4441 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

“The extensive report summarizes rates of treatment services in Hawaii and reflects substance abuse trends and areas of concern"

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
House Cttes to Hear SB1 Thursday, Deadline for Testimony Approaching
By Tito Montes @ 2:56 PM :: 3896 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...same-sex marriage is still not a ‘done deal’ in the state house....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Has Your Health Insurance Plan Been Canceled?
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:37 PM :: 3448 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

"If you like your health care, you can keep your health care plan." --Obama, 2009 

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Hawaii 3rd Best Place to Retire
By News Release @ 2:23 PM :: 3342 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

The 2013 MoneyRates.com Best States to Retire and Worst States to Retire features ranked each of the 50 U.S. states....

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Monday, October 28, 2013
"Let the People Vote" Thousands Rally Against Gay Marriage
By Andrew Walden @ 11:41 PM :: 7679 Views :: Family
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Monday, October 28, 2013
HART to receive $63.7 million in GET surcharge revenue
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 2622 Views :: Rail

The $63,791,074 collected for the project from July through September marks the highest quarterly total received by HART to date....

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Monday, October 28, 2013
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 28, 2013
By Congress.org @ 4:21 PM :: 2989 Views :: Congressional Delegation

With the Senate out all week, the House held its final vote on Wednesday....

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Monday, October 28, 2013
VIDEO: Expert Testimony at Gay Marriage Informational Briefing
By Video @ 4:15 PM :: 4581 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Hosted by Representatives Bob McDermott and Gene Ward October 23, 2013....

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Monday, October 28, 2013
In Search of Frankencorn in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:47 PM :: 3193 Views :: GMOs

Hawaii's dishonest anti-biotech activist campaign....

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Monday, October 28, 2013
Wealth Ranking Cannot Disguise Hawaii's Status as 2nd Worst Sinkhole State
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:41 PM :: 3090 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

Today, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii and the Institute for Truth in Accounting warned Hawaii citizens about our serious sad state of financial affairs....

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Monday, October 28, 2013
Ethics Commission Gives Instant Response to Demand Hawaii Mormon Church ‘Register Every Paid Employee’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:10 PM :: 5090 Views :: Family, First Amendment

White guilt plus political correctness equals restricting free speech and religious liberty in the name of civil rights....

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Monday, October 28, 2013
Law Profs: SB1 Does Not Protect Religious Freedom
By News Release @ 2:33 PM :: 4454 Views :: Family, First Amendment

We write in support of same-sex marriage and in support of religious liberty....

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Monday, October 28, 2013
From One Obamacare to Another
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:48 AM :: 3220 Views :: National News

Obama is now back to beating the broken drum on amnesty....

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Sunday, October 27, 2013
Hawaii Family Forum: Having Done All Else, Stand!
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:14 PM :: 4332 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Come to the capitol Monday October 28, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. to stand....

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Sunday, October 27, 2013
Seminar Tackles Healthcare Options for Small Businesses in Hawaii
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 4:12 PM :: 2773 Views :: Health Care

...there are plans both ON and OFF the Affordable Health Act's Hawaii Health Connector web site that you are being encouraged to compare....

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Sunday, October 27, 2013
Reforming the Tax Law to Recognize New Efficiencies
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:01 AM :: 2922 Views :: Taxes

More than a decade ago, lawmakers and tax department officials finally realized that it is possible to purchase services for resale....

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Saturday, October 26, 2013
Education Committee to Consider Two School Board Nominees
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 3614 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government

Amy Asselbaye and Patricia Halagao ....

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Saturday, October 26, 2013
Hearings: 18 Board Nominees to be Considered
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 3370 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Legislative Committee Hearings set Oct 29-31 ....

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Saturday, October 26, 2013
Emergency Appropriation for HHSC Hospitals to be Considered Monday
By News Release @ 10:37 PM :: 3509 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care
  • TIME:     1:30 p.m.
  • PLACE:  Conference Room 309 State Capitol 415 South Beretania St
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Saturday, October 26, 2013
Hearings Set for HGEA Unit 10 & 13 Contract Appropriation
By News Release @ 9:24 PM :: 3315 Views :: Labor
Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for all collective bargaining cost items ....
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Saturday, October 26, 2013
Judiciary Committee to Consider Poelman Nomination
By News Release @ 8:11 PM :: 5889 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald has appointed Lloyd A. Poelman as judge of the District Court of the Second Circuit....

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Saturday, October 26, 2013
VIDEO: When Marriage is Redefined, People are Punished for Not Agreeing
By Video @ 12:56 PM :: 3986 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Video from Hawaii Family Advocates and National Organization for Marriage ... 

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Saturday, October 26, 2013
Senators Use Allowance For Many Purchases
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 12:18 AM :: 2999 Views :: Ethics

Garlic salt, leis, stationery, meals, hand towels, computer software, furniture, newsletters and a trip to Tahiti....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
OHA Chair Colette Machado: Same Sex Marriage Will Affect our Traditional Sense of 'Ohana
By Video @ 10:46 PM :: 6374 Views :: Family, OHA, Religion

Click to watch video ad ...

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Friday, October 25, 2013
Kapolei NB Passes Anti-Rail Resolution
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 5651 Views :: Rail

This resolution passed entire neighborhood board by a vote of 6-2....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
ACLU: Regulation of Grassroots Lobbying Suppresses Free Speech
By News Release @ 7:27 PM :: 5378 Views :: Ethics, Family, First Amendment

Placing any reporting requirements on efforts to communicate with the general public and thereby “stimulate grassroots activity” would seriously undermine the basic premise of our system of government. 

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