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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
PUC Breaks 15% Limit on Solar Systems
By News Release @ 11:53 PM :: 4813 Views :: Energy, Environment

Instead of 15% of peak, the limit is now 50% of noontime usage....

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Visitor Spending breaks $1 Billion per Month
By News Release @ 11:42 PM :: 3156 Views :: Energy, Environment

Total expenditures by visitors who came to Hawaii in the first 10 months of 2011 grew 14.8 percent, compared to the same period in 2010, to $10.3 billion....

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
National Journal: Lingle Best Positioned for Victory Next Year
By Selected News Articles @ 2:21 PM :: 4268 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Republicans have landed prominent women candidates too, with former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle and former New Mexico Rep. Heather Wilson best positioned for victory next year....

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Healthcare: Do We Really Spend More and Get Less?
By John Goodman @ 1:17 PM :: 3345 Views :: National News, Ethics

This judgment is repeated so often and so forcefully that you will almost never see it questioned. And yet it may not be true....

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Humanities Research: The Glass Bead Game
By Selected News Articles @ 1:09 PM :: 2907 Views :: National News, Ethics

In Hermann Hesse’s final novel, The Glass Bead Game, the reader encounters a fanciful society in which the best and brightest citizens are groomed to become masters of an exceedingly complex game....

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
American Airlines Latest Victim of Obama's Big Union Onslaught
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:00 PM :: 3325 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

American was forced into bankruptcy when the airline pilots union refused to budge on its demands for massive signing bonuses and wage increases.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Finmeccanica Trumpets Honolulu Rail Deal
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 6604 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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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
IBEW to Vote on New Offer from Hawaiian Tel
By News Release @ 9:55 PM :: 3031 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawaiian Telcom announced today that, through the efforts of a federal mediator working with bargaining representatives of both the Company and the Union, the Company made an updated collective bargaining agreement offer to the Union....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Nominations Sought for State Water Commission
By News Release @ 9:29 PM :: 2950 Views :: Energy, Environment

The State Commission on Water Resource Management is seeking nominations for two positions on the Commission....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Lingle calls for Delay in Federal Grab for Control of Hawaii Shorelines
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 3:28 PM :: 4587 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"... the seals are doing better in the main islands without a habitat designation .... "

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Lucky Hawaii: Bond Sale Benefits as Investors Flee Europe
By News Release @ 2:22 PM :: 5360 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Treasury and municipal bonds rallied Thursday as fears of European contagion spread ... Yields on the Hawaii bond deal were lowered as much as nine basis points, compared with levels offered earlier in the morning....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Sex, Equality, and the Paleolithic Era
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:32 PM :: 6246 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

...perhaps this will mark the rise of the paleolibs?

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
EPA to "Regulate Cars Priced Under $15K out of Existence"
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:24 PM :: 2407 Views :: National News, Ethics

The government says it would cost automakers $8.5 billion per year to comply, which means a spike in sticker prices of at least $2,000 to $2,800, according to official projections....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Is the Occupy Wall Street Movement Occupied?
By IPT News @ 12:04 PM :: 4267 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

"The movement is inspired by popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, and aims to expose how the richest 1 percent of people are writing the rules of an unfair global economy that is foreclosing on our future."

There has been an ongoing debate about the depth of anti-Semitism within the OWS movement....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Elementary Students in Hawaii Remotely Operate NASA Rovers for World Leaders
By News Release @ 11:45 AM :: 3582 Views :: Energy, National News, World News, Family

Mars rover in Hawaii

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Abercrombie's Medicaid Cuts based on Obamacare Requirements
By Selected News Articles @ 11:04 AM :: 3975 Views :: Health Care

...states are already responding to Obamacare’s “maintenance of effort” clause and the anticipated 2014 expansion by cutting services....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
US Civil Rights Commissioner to speak on End of Victimology
By News Release @ 8:29 AM :: 4581 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
  • UH Richardson Law School- Classroom 1
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2011 11:45am-1:15pm
  • Free Lunch & Speaker, Hon. Peter N. Kirsanow
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
US Supreme Court to Decide Whether to Hear Lawsuit Challenging DHHL, Admission Act
By Robert Thomas @ 1:43 AM :: 3884 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

At its December 9, 2011 conference, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether to review Corboy v. Louie....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Postal Service Announces Hawaii Christmas Mailing Deadlines
By News Release @ 12:24 AM :: 6625 Views :: Energy

Below are the dates that the Postal Service suggests Hawaii residents mail their letters, cards and packages to give them the best chances of reaching their destinations by Christmas.... 

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Monday, November 28, 2011
US Micronesia Aid Crowds out Private Investment, Local Decision Making
By Selected News Articles @ 11:57 PM :: 5247 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The problem is not the size or scope of U.S. support, the problems lay within the ways that money is structured, allocated and managed....

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Monday, November 28, 2011
Booted from Big Island, DoE Now Seeks to Force Carlisle to Collect its Impact Fees
By News Release @ 11:44 PM :: 5776 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Matayoshi said the county has a legal obligation to deny building permits to applicants who haven't paid impact fees the Board of Education ....

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Monday, November 28, 2011
Obama Admin Rejects 65% of Gulf Oil Drilling Applications
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:19 PM :: 3075 Views :: National News, Ethics

... the Obama administration is approving just 35 percent of the oil drilling plans for the Gulf of Mexico so far this year ....

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Monday, November 28, 2011
Failing, Central Pacific Got $337M in Secret Federal Reserve Loans
By Andrew Walden @ 12:13 PM :: 6671 Views :: National News, Ethics, Economy, Hawaii State Government

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Sunday, November 27, 2011
Duke Aiona to Address Pro-Life Group
By News Release @ 11:02 PM :: 4981 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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Sunday, November 27, 2011
Lowell Kalapa to Address Kona TEA Party
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 4452 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

WHEN: Friday December 2, 2011, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm HST

WHERE: Kona Vistas Community Pavilion (just mauka of Kuakini Chevron)

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Sunday, November 27, 2011
Kalaeloa Solar: Hawaii Ratepayers to Bankroll 'Green Fiesta'
By Andrew Walden @ 5:14 PM :: 6262 Views :: Energy, Environment

So where does a discredited tax-scam go when California dreamers and Euro-socialists turn their backs on its profligacy? Why Hawaii, where “decoupling” and “Feed-in-Tariffs” mean that ratepayers are forced to bankroll the “Green Fiesta.”

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Sunday, November 27, 2011
Kalapa: Ubiquitous General Excise Insures Accountability
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 12:15 PM :: 2935 Views :: Energy, Environment

Because of its broad application, any attempt to raise the general excise tax rate alerts the entire population to that possibility....

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Sunday, November 27, 2011
Forced by JSC, Abercrombie Grudgingly Releases Names of Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 12:04 PM :: 3316 Views :: Energy, Environment

...in light of the changed circumstances with the Commission's actions, judicial applicants will no longer have any expectation of confidentiality. Consequently, the following lists are now being released....

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Saturday, November 26, 2011
Hawaii Supreme Court to Consider Limit of Parental Discipline
By Robert Thomas @ 4:52 PM :: 3882 Views :: Energy, Environment

...what standards govern the Family Court's evaluation of an application for a civil TRO in light of a parent's fundamental right to discipline his or her children (which includes the right to use reasonable corporal punishment)....

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Saturday, November 26, 2011
Abercrombie Wins Approval to Take $1.06M from Pre-School, Sister Isles spend it on Central Office Bureaucrats
By Andrew Walden @ 3:46 PM :: 5140 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

These positions will be supported by $454,366 in unused year 1 personnel costs due to late hiring and $351,401 from pre-kindergarten subsidies ....

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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 :: 6289 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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Saturday, November 26, 2011
Hint to Hawaii: Google Abandons Concentrating Solar Power Project
By Selected News Articles @ 12:16 AM :: 5049 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Google said it is dropping development of “solar thermal” electricity because solar thermal cannot keep pace with the rapid price decline of another solar technology – photovoltaics.  The solar thermal cut came as part of Google’s decision to axe its 4-year old Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal initiative.... 

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Friday, November 25, 2011
Suspended Attorney Says 'Vindictive' Navy Purposely Sows Intimidation & Fear in Civilian Counsel
By Selected News Articles @ 1:57 PM :: 6101 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In his federal complaint, Partington says the conflict with JAG began in 2006 when he represented Stewart Toles in a Navy general court-martial for allegations of violating the "video voyeurism" statute....

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Friday, November 25, 2011
Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:52 AM :: 2493 Views :: National News, Ethics

In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign states to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere, except in the theater of military conflict ....

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Friday, November 25, 2011
Taxpayer Losses on GM Bailout Are Going to Be Massive
By NCPA @ 3:13 AM :: 3635 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
Green Energy Push Drives Outsourcing to China
By NCPA @ 3:08 AM :: 2891 Views :: World News, Family

Indeed, costly emission cuts in Denmark and elsewhere are likely to lead to a partial relocation of CO2 emissions to more lenient countries, such as China ....

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Friday, November 25, 2011
USA Today: Stimulus Funds Helped Some Stocks Soar
By NCPA @ 3:03 AM :: 3042 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Companies involved in developing smart electric grids -- nine big tech firms that are also in many other businesses -- have risen 54 percent....

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Friday, November 25, 2011
American Shipper: Effort Underway to Loosen Jones Act Restrictions
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 AM :: 6502 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“a broad array of economists in Puerto Rico have expressed concern that the Jones Act hinders the island’s economic growth...."

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Friday, November 25, 2011
Matt Romney to Campaign for Father in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 2:49 AM :: 6049 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
Bishop Silva, Doctors, Attorneys to Speak out on Assisted Suicide
By News Release @ 2:19 AM :: 3665 Views :: Energy, Environment

December 8, 2011
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium

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Friday, November 25, 2011
State APEC Costs below projections
By News Release @ 1:41 AM :: 4341 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
Maui Smart Grid Demonstration Project to Begin Next Year
By News Release @ 1:39 AM :: 6117 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

The multi-million dollar project is aimed at improving integration of variable renewable resources, such as solar and wind power, and preparing the electric system for widespread adoption of electric vehicles.

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Friday, November 25, 2011
December vehicle registration notices contain error
By News Release @ 1:34 AM :: 3636 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Motor Vehicle Registration office advises residents that the recently mailed December 2011 vehicle registration renewal notice contains an incorrect total due amount....

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Friday, November 25, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving from Stacey Djou!
By News Release @ 1:24 AM :: 5710 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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Thursday, November 24, 2011
Assimilation, American Style
By Selected News Articles @ 2:57 PM :: 3080 Views :: National News, Ethics

In a world filled with ethnic antagonism and religious violence, the United States had found a paradigm for unifying the most ethnically, racially, and religiously varied population on the planet into a relatively tolerant and unified culture.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011
Heritage: A Day of 'Public Thanksgiving and Prayer'
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:43 PM :: 2297 Views :: National News, Ethics

They also knew that, whatever church an American belonged to, he ought to give thanks to Almighty God. Not because we're living in some heaven on earth -- that's impossible. But because despite our problems, we're incredibly blessed. We live in a land that recognizes our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In a world beset with death, tyranny, disease and famine, that's nothing short of a miracle.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Judicial Selection Commission Releases List of Nominees for Second Circuit Court
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 4511 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

This is the first release of JSC nominees since the JSC’s Nov 16 decision to begin releasing the names of judicial nominees.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
NCAA “Extremely Concerned” about UH Point-Shaving Allegations
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 5692 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 :: 5718 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
New Batch of Global Warmers’ Emails: “We're choosing the periods to show warming”
By Selected News Articles @ 9:26 PM :: 5601 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family
"...Observations do not show rising temperatures .... "
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