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Friday, November 30, 2012
NOAA Proposes Listing 66 Coral Species as Endangered or Threatened
By News Release @ 8:06 PM :: 3282 Views :: Energy, Environment

...proposal to list 66 species of corals under the Endangered Species Act....

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Friday, November 30, 2012
DoE School Bus Report: "Every Aspect Needs Systemic Change"
By News Release @ 7:24 PM :: 3051 Views :: Energy, Environment

This review has found the entire student transportation services program to be in need of systemic change.

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Friday, November 30, 2012
First, Third Circuit Judges Petition for Retention
By News Release @ 6:33 PM :: 2943 Views :: Energy, Environment
  • Honorable Harry P. Freitas as District Court Judge, Third Circuit-term expires on May 31, 2013
  • Honorable Lloyd X. Van De Car as District Family Court Judge, Third Circuit-term expires on May 31, 2013
  • Honorable Rhonda A. Nishimura as Circuit Court Judge, First Circuit-term expires on June 19, 2013
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Friday, November 30, 2012
JSC Nominates Five to First Circuit
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 4255 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Governor Abercrombie has 30 days from his receipt of the list today to make his appointment.

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Friday, November 30, 2012
6 Fixes to America's Fiscal Crisis
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:13 PM :: 2598 Views :: National News, Ethics

The White House’s proposal? $1.6 trillion in tax increases, $50 billion in new stimulus spending, and a change that would make it easier to raise the debt limit....

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Health Insurance: Hawaii 2nd Most Monopolized
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 4046 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Among the 50 states, the top 10 least competitive commercial health insurance markets are in: 1. Alabama, 2. Hawaii, 3. Michigan....

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Governor Releases $3.7 Million for Hilo Medical Center
By News Release @ 8:46 PM :: 4061 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

 ... $3.7 million for capital improvement projects (CIPs) at Hilo Medical Center ....

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Supreme Court Orders Appeals Court to Hear Obamacare Lawsuit
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:59 PM :: 2305 Views :: National News, Ethics

...this action should not be taken as a sign that the Supreme Court is reconsidering the merits of the claims it addressed in NFIB....

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Marriage: The Wisdom of Upholding Tradition
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:54 PM :: 3731 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The U.S. Supreme Court decides next week whether to hear challenges to laws defining marriage as the conjugal union of a man and a woman....

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Hawaii: One Third of Young Adults Live With Mom
By News Release @ 4:14 PM :: 3082 Views :: Energy, Environment

Census Bureau Reports More Adults Living in Shared Households, More Receiving Food Stamps, Public Assistance Unchanged....

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Danger of International Internet Regulation
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:11 PM :: 2368 Views :: World News, Family

Starting on Monday, the 193 member states of the ITU will meet in Dubai to update the 1988 International Telecommunications Regulations.  The ITU is looking to transform itself into a “global Internet rule maker” ....

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Matson to Hike Container Fees $225
By News Release @ 3:00 AM :: 2829 Views :: Energy, Environment

Matson estimates the combined increase of the rate adjustment and terminal handling charge will result in shipping costs rising by an average of 5.6 percent.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Leeward HSTA Proposes 'Quality Teacher in Every Classroom Act'
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 4330 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

A Quality Teacher in Every Classroom was approved by Leeward HSTA to be shared with the HSTA board on Saturday....

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
DOE Releases Two-Year Race to the Top Performance Report, Okabe Complains
By News Release @ 12:23 AM :: 3810 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawaii has completed more than 90 percent of its RTTT grant deliverables in the past 24 months....

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Abercrombie's Experts Announce 'Expectations' for Children's Behavior
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 2673 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Executive Office on Early Learning released new research-based standards, which identify the expectations of knowledge and behavior for children from birth up through kindergarten entry....

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Hawaii Most Expensive Homes in Nation
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 5099 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Survey of four-bedroom, two-bathroom homes covers 72,000 properties in 2,500 U.S. Markets....

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Hawaii Hospitals Ranked: Only Queens is Grade 'A'
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 3639 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Hospital Safety Score is an A, B, C, D, or F letter grade reflecting how safe hospitals are for patients.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
VIDEO: Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Oahu, Hilo Teachers Protest
By Video @ 3:51 PM :: 2781 Views :: Energy, Environment

...and HSTA members at over 36 schools plan 'Work to Rule' protests for Thursday....

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Disabilities Treaty Just Another U.N. Power Grab
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:30 PM :: 2534 Views :: World News, Family

International treaties sound like a good idea, especially when they claim to protect vulnerable people.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Obituary: Richard A Coons
By Selected News Articles @ 3:36 AM :: 4767 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Services will be held at Waialae Baptist Church on Sat., Dec. 15....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Governor Releases $44 Million for Projects Statewide
By News Release @ 9:09 PM :: 2839 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $44 million for various capital improvement projects (CIPs) statewide, including public schools, health facilities, transportation infrastructure and more....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
JSC Nominates Six for Oahu Family Court
By News Release @ 8:45 PM :: 3734 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Chief Justice Recktenwald has 30 days from his receipt of the list today to make his appointment.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Election 'Fiasco': Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Threatened
By Andrew Walden @ 8:14 PM :: 4062 Views :: Energy, Environment

Archer told commissioners that if the commission steps up, the lawsuit may not be necessary.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Hawaiian Electric Seeks Public Comment on ‘Integrated Resource Planning’
By Selected News Articles @ 5:59 PM :: 6333 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...providing safe and reliable utility service at a reasonable cost, through the development of Resource Plans and Scenarios....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Honolulu Council Rail Vote Thursday
By Tom Berg @ 5:06 PM :: 3160 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...the Honolulu City Council will be voting this Thursday to accept or not the federal grant allotment for the rail system....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Watchdog Report: Humane Society of the United States Shortchanges Hawaii Pet Shelters
By News Release @ 1:13 PM :: 4458 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...HSUS did not provide grants to any Hawaii shelters and rescues in 2011 to support pet sheltering....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Matson Fires Shot Across Consumers’ Bow
By Michael Hansen @ 12:57 PM :: 5479 Views :: Jones Act

...Matson is planning to acquire, within the next five years, two new mainline ships for the extravagant price of U.S. $400 million.... 

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Hawaii Supports Operation Outreach Afghanistan
By News Release @ 12:34 PM :: 3178 Views :: Energy, Environment

Operation Outreach Afghanistan, a group of volunteers including both military and civilians who are spend their time helping improve the lives of Afghanistan's children....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
$1536: Hawaii Average Mortgage Payments Second in Nation
By News Release @ 11:58 AM :: 5947 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

... rankings of the fifty U.S. states according to average monthly mortgage payment and provides the average monthly mortgage payment ....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
4 Reasons Warren Buffett Is Wrong on Tax Hikes
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:19 AM :: 2248 Views :: National News, Ethics

"The ultrarich, including me, will forever pursue investment opportunities."

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Monday, November 26, 2012
Abercrombie: Nago's Incompetence Gives Me Excuse to Push for 100% Vote-by-Mail Elections
By News Release @ 9:34 PM :: 3104 Views :: Energy, Environment

“This January, I will be proposing as part of my legislative package a measure to move our state toward 100 percent mail-in voting."

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Monday, November 26, 2012
Animal Liberation Nuts: Aquarium Trade a 'Dark Hobby', Aila Must Go
By News Release @ 8:33 PM :: 3184 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawaii’s Director of Natural Resources should not be an aquarium collector. Nor should reef species be sacrificed to support any amusement industry, including sales of tanks, stands, lights, tickets, or decorative trinkets. 

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Monday, November 26, 2012
CNHA Pushes for Legislature, Feds to Dominate DHHL
By News Release @ 8:26 PM :: 4239 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

" ...we need to focus on how much funding is flowing.... "

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Monday, November 26, 2012
Egypt's President Moves Toward Dictatorship
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:33 PM :: 2611 Views :: World News, Family

Egypt remains in turmoil after its president decreed last Thursday that he was no longer subject to the laws of his country—giving himself power over the judiciary and other branches of government.

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Sunday, November 25, 2012
California Voters Reject GMO Labeling Scheme
By Selected News Articles @ 6:06 PM :: 3265 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hounded by Luddites, the Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai County Councils have voted to demand GMO food labeling but in California the forces of ignorance and superstition were beaten back as Prop 37 GMO labeling was defeated 53-47% on the November ballot....

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Sunday, November 25, 2012
Going Over the Cliff Will Mean Tax Increases
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:28 AM :: 2851 Views :: Energy, Environment

Now that everyone is talking about the fiscal cliff that looms as the new year approaches, some are asking what sort of changes will occur on the tax landscape.

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Saturday, November 24, 2012
Sen Josh Green: Doctors Need Florida Pill Mill Company to Survive Financially
By Andrew Walden @ 8:03 PM :: 6374 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

I am humbled to try and get everyone access to healthcare in a fair and timely way in Hawaii and that is all my letter to the city of Honolulu was about....

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Saturday, November 24, 2012
Ernie Martin: Cancel Nanakuli Park to Make Way for PVT Landfill
By Andrew Walden @ 1:43 PM :: 4079 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...Honolulu Council Committee on Legislative Matters hearing this Monday, November 26 at 10 a.m. at Honolulu Hale....

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Friday, November 23, 2012
PLDC: Abercrombie Capitulates to Protesters
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 3212 Views :: Energy, Environment

...defer action on pending rules while public concerns about the agency are fully considered....

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Friday, November 23, 2012
Oshiro: "My intention at this time is to stay in the House"
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 3994 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

I want to make it clear that while I fully support Mayor-Elect Caldwell, I won my own election as the State Representative for District 46 – Wahiawa, Whitmore Village, Launani Valley, and my intention at this time is to stay in the House....

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Friday, November 23, 2012
Success for Hawaii Family Advocates
By Selected News Articles @ 9:51 PM :: 3297 Views :: Energy, Environment

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Friday, November 23, 2012
Hawaii County Vote is Referendum on Eradication
By Tom Lodge @ 5:59 PM :: 3919 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment

It is the aerial slaughter of sheep, goats, and pigs that prompted the referendum....

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Friday, November 23, 2012
Reasons for Conservatives to Be Thankful
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:50 AM :: 2649 Views :: National News, Ethics

There are plenty of things to be thankful for this week, and this year as well....

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Thursday, November 22, 2012
UH Community Colleges recognized for ‘Achieving the Dream’
By News Release @ 9:53 PM :: 3215 Views :: Energy, Environment

UHCC was recognized for demonstrating sustained improvement and accomplishments on key student achievement indicators, including student persistence and completion....

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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:47 PM :: 2441 Views :: National News, Ethics

Happy Thanksgiving from The Heritage Foundation! As we celebrate and give thanks today, we invite you to read President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation below....

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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Greenwood: I’ve Been too Busy to Read Senate Accountability Report
By Selected News Articles @ 3:24 PM :: 2861 Views :: Energy, Environment

...she has not read a Senate Special Committee on Accountability report that was released on Monday, because she has been traveling to the neighbor islands for community meetings....

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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Art: Profitable Nonprofits Generate $159M
By News Release @ 2:34 PM :: 2793 Views :: Energy, Environment

The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $159,605,567 in annual economic activity in the State of Hawaii – supporting 4,426 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $17,494,000 in local and state government revenues

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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Calling all Cronies: OHA Announces December Cash Giveaways
By News Release @ 2:22 PM :: 3463 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has unveiled a new priority list for the $8.9 million in grant money that community organizations across the state can now apply for through January 2013....

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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Five Year Plan: Hawaii County Energy Sustainability Program
By News Release @ 2:11 PM :: 3543 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

...recommendations to strengthen the County’s energy program and realize more than $3.9 million in taxpayer saving....

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Thursday, November 22, 2012
NOAA announces rules to protect false killer whales off Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:51 AM :: 3830 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...today NOAA Fisheries announced two actions to protect false killer whales in the Pacific Islands....

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