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Monday, November 30, 2015
Petition: Puerto Rico Demands Freedom from Jones Act
By News Release @ 10:32 PM :: 1649 Views :: Jones Act

By acting now U.S. can avoid Puerto Rico becoming the next version of Greece....

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Monday, November 30, 2015
Sending Christmas trees to Hawaii costs more than sending them to Singapore
By Michael Hansen @ 10:22 PM :: 2481 Views :: Agriculture, Jones Act

Kirk Co., an Oregon shipper of Christmas trees, spends about $7,000 to send its trees to Hawaii, while it costs it just $3,500 to send them twice the distance to Singapore....

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Monday, November 30, 2015
Video: Jones Act Business Forum
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 10:18 PM :: 1736 Views :: Jones Act

This video is a condensed version of the Jones Act Business Forum held November 13th, 2015....

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Monday, November 30, 2015
Revolving Door: KITV Reporter Becomes Caldwell ‘Information Officer’
By News Release @ 9:24 PM :: 2636 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Caldwell announced today that veteran journalist Andrew Pereira will be joining the Managing Director’s Office as an information officer and part of the Mayor’s communications team....

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Monday, November 30, 2015
Monsanto uses less than 1% of Total Hawaii Pesticides
By News Release @ 9:17 PM :: 2907 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii Statistics, GMOs

In Hawaii, all agricultural users combined account for only about one-third of total restricted use pesticide (RUP) sold in the state....

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Monday, November 30, 2015
Supreme Court Refuses to Hear A-1 A-Lectrician Case
By Selected News Articles @ 6:38 PM :: 2570 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

The 9th Circuit held the ban satisfied exacting scrutiny....

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Monday, November 30, 2015
What’s Next in Akina vs Na’i Aupuni Case?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:30 PM :: 1947 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

The Court’s docket shows the briefing on the emergency application is complete, but Justice Kennedy’s order contemplates a further order....

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Monday, November 30, 2015
Desperate: Nai Aupuni Extends Voting
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 2103 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

“Because voters may not have cast their ballots...."

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Sunday, November 29, 2015
Vote-by-Mail: Old-Boy Trick to Disenfranchise Independent Voters?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:43 PM :: 2676 Views :: Labor, Office of Elections, GMOs

in 2014 the difference in voting pattern between absentee voters and Election Day voters was as much as 37.2% ...

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Sunday, November 29, 2015
Rail: Thumbing Our Nose at the Feds
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 2147 Views :: Rail, Taxes

...the Honolulu City Council is considering an ordinance to extend the rail tax....

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Saturday, November 28, 2015
Clinton Democrats to Boot Gabbard from Vice Chairmanship?
By Selected News Articles @ 8:34 PM :: 4104 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

Gabbard criticized Ms. Wasserman Schultz, the top officer, last month for leaving her and other party officials out of the discussions about the Democratic presidential debates....

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Saturday, November 28, 2015
Hawaii 7th Worst Drivers in USA
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 2199 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

Hawaii landed in the top 5 for both drunk driving (4th) and speeding (5th)....

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Friday, November 27, 2015
Malia Zimmerman Drops Lawsuit
By News Release @ 11:39 PM :: 5008 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

Sen Sam Slom indicated he will seek re-election to the Senate in 2016....

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Friday, November 27, 2015
Justice Kennedy Temporarily Halts "Hawaiians Only" Election
By Robert Thomas @ 4:41 PM :: 3506 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

The biggest problem with this thing has always been the public funding....

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Friday, November 27, 2015
Supreme Court Justice Hands Down Injunction Against Nai Aupuni
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:28 AM :: 5647 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy November 27 issued an injunction....

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Friday, November 27, 2015
An Open Secret—Homosexual Child Molesters in Hollywood
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 2654 Views :: Family

AN OPEN SECRET opened to critical acclaim this summer in Seattle, Denver, New York and Los Angeles...now coming to Honolulu....

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Thursday, November 26, 2015
Council presents finalists for appointments to Board of Regents
By News Release @ 12:57 AM :: 2198 Views :: Higher Education

The Candidate Advisory Council for the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents has presented a list of candidates to Gov. David Ige....

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Telescope: OHA Playing Both Sides
By Video @ 3:32 PM :: 2296 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

Those Who Support TMT ... But Want You To Believe Otherwise....

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Consumer Complaints: Hawaii Among Most Open States
By Selected News Articles @ 2:52 PM :: 2635 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

The three most open states are Hawaii, New Hampshire, and Oregon, all of which provide an online searchable database for consumers....

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Nai Aupuni: Eleven Candidates Listed Twice on Ballot
By Andrew Walden @ 1:14 PM :: 2866 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

The out-of-state voting is the most likely to produce random voting patterns due to the limited opportunity for candidates to contact the dispersed electorate....

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Matson Admits Rate Hikes Caused by Expensive Jones Act Ships
By News Release @ 12:05 PM :: 2168 Views :: Jones Act

Matson has invested nearly $1 billion in new containerships....

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Gabbard: Obama Arming Radical Islamists, Risks WW3
By Selected News Articles @ 3:24 AM :: 3029 Views :: Military, Obama

US Rep Tulsi Gabbard has pointed out again and again and again the President Obama is materially aiding Islamist Terrorists....

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Poll: Only 52% Approve of Ige
By News Release @ 1:45 AM :: 2568 Views :: Politicians

29% Disapprove ...

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Monday, November 23, 2015
Full Text: UH confirms TMT project is the last telescope site on Maunakea
By News Release @ 7:03 PM :: 2368 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

...the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project site is the last new area on the mountain where a telescope project will be contemplated or sought....

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Monday, November 23, 2015
Why Saying ‘GMOs Are Safe’ isn’t Helping
By Joni Kamiya @ 6:50 PM :: 2418 Views :: GMOs

...Just the idea of three letters will make people willingly spend some 30% or more on groceries all in the name of fear....

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Monday, November 23, 2015
Honolulu Economic Development Grants Available Now
By News Release @ 6:43 PM :: 1811 Views :: Honolulu County

The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, December 18, 2015 at 4:00 p.m....

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Monday, November 23, 2015
DHHL Approves NextEra Windfarm on Maui
By News Release @ 6:41 PM :: 2837 Views :: DHHL, Maui County, Energy

...500 acres of land on the southern flank of Haleakala for wind power generation....

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Monday, November 23, 2015
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 23, 2015
By Congress.org @ 12:41 PM :: 1928 Views :: Congressional Delegation
Senate: EPA Existing Power Plant Rule  
Senate: EPA New & Retrofit Power Plant Rule 
House: Bank Mortgage Liability 
House: Auto Loans 
House: Federal Reserve Overhaul 
House: Syrian and Iraqi Refugees 
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Sunday, November 22, 2015
Year-End Tax Planning Tips
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 1935 Views :: Taxes

The top rates of 9%, 10%, and 11% go away at the end of 2015. The top rate effective as of the beginning of next year is 8.25%....

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Saturday, November 21, 2015
Honolulu 2nd Safest City in USA
By News Release @ 11:11 PM :: 2636 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

Violent crime was a primary factor in our analysis, but we also looked at other measures of safety, such as motor vehicle accidents, drug use and excessive drinking....

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Friday, November 20, 2015
College and Career Readiness—How Did Your School Do?
By News Release @ 11:43 PM :: 3338 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...how high school graduates are prepared to meet the HIDOE’s Strategic Plan Goal that all students demonstrate they are on a path toward success in college, career and citizenship....

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Friday, November 20, 2015
Gabbard Introduces Bill Designed to Stop Obama’s Assistance to ISIS
By News Release @ 5:36 PM :: 2911 Views :: Military, Obama

"...our efforts to overthrow Assad has increased and will continue to increase the strength of ISIS and other Islamic extremists...." -- Rep Tulsi Gabbard

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Friday, November 20, 2015
Health Dep’t to Use Web-Based Software to Track Marijuana Sales, Inventories
By News Release @ 4:55 PM :: 2034 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

24/7 access to real-time data on medical marijuana inventory, sales, and other tracking information....

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Friday, November 20, 2015
Ige Shutting Down Health Connector in Midst of Reenrollment Drive
By News Release @ 4:45 PM :: 2084 Views :: Health Care

Open enrollment began on Nov. 1 and concludes on Jan. 31, 2016....

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Friday, November 20, 2015
Kauai County Now Hiring Dopers—Maui is ACLU’s Next Target
By News Release @ 3:41 PM :: 3156 Views :: Kauai County, Labor, Drugs

Maui County continues to require drug tests as a condition of employment....

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Friday, November 20, 2015
Full Text: ACLU Wins Order Defending Homeless’ Trash
By News Release @ 3:32 PM :: 1911 Views :: Homelessness

During sweeps of Kaka’ako homeless persons, the City seized and disposed of over 134,000 pounds of 'property'....

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Friday, November 20, 2015
Victory for Free Speech: Pastor, Maui County Settle 1st Amendment Lawsuit
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 2494 Views :: First Amendment

At the direction of Fair organizers, an MPD officer ordered the Goodhues to leave not just the Fair area, but other nearby public sidewalks as well....

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Friday, November 20, 2015
No Syrian Muslim ‘Refugees’ in Hawaii: Hundreds Sign ‘Impeach Ige’ Petition
By Andrew Walden @ 2:18 PM :: 3471 Views :: Military, Religion

As of 10AM Friday November 20, 2015, 1,848 persons have signed....

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Thursday, November 19, 2015
9th Circuit Refuses Injunction to Block Na’i Aupuni
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:06 PM :: 2835 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

Plaintiffs Plan to Appeal 9th Circuit Ruling to Supreme Court....

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Thursday, November 19, 2015
HPU Report: Lack of US Flag Merchant Ships puts US at Risk of ‘Sea Strangulation’
By News Release @ 4:01 PM :: 2522 Views :: Jones Act, Military
“China, through a strategy we call ‘Sea Strangulation,’ now has the capability to crash the U.S. economy, threaten our allies and hold our military hostage”
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Thursday, November 19, 2015
There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Student Loan
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:43 PM :: 2015 Views :: Higher Education

...students on 110 campuses across the nation rallied and marched as part of a movement called  the Million Student March....

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Thursday, November 19, 2015
Solar Schemers Deploy Poll Results
By News Release @ 12:36 PM :: 1825 Views :: Energy

97% of poll respondents support more rooftop solar....

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Thursday, November 19, 2015
Hawaii Small Businesses Slowest to be Paid in USA
By News Release @ 6:01 AM :: 2695 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

Hawaii small businesses wait 95 days on average to get paid on invoices....

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Thursday, November 19, 2015
Tourism: US Arrivals Make up for Japanese Decline
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 2677 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

The report indicates a shift in the visitor market....

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Why does the Mafia Love Na’i Aupuni?
By Video @ 5:04 PM :: 3575 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Ethics, OHA

Lying, Cheating, Stealing, Bribery—Na’i Aupuni Makes it all Legal....

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
New Tracking System for Maui Bus Implemented
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 1741 Views :: Maui County

...the ability to track their bus in real-time....

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
I am a Jihadist and I am tired of not being given credit
By Selected News Articles @ 4:16 PM :: 3073 Views :: Military, Religion

It’s like a bad Monty Python sketch....

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
VIDEO: 10,000s of Muslims Boo Moment of Silence for Paris Victims, Chant Allah Akbar
By Video @ 1:45 AM :: 2784 Views :: Military, Religion

This is the second time Turkish Muslims have disrupted a moment of silence for victims of ISIS....

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Thousands Sign Petition: No Syrian Muslim ‘Refugees’ in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 1:09 AM :: 5712 Views :: Military, Religion

...Ige's office has been flooded with over 500 phone calls and about 300 emails from constituents....

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Feds Indict ‘Natural’ Supplements Makers behind Hawaii Death
By News Release @ 10:47 PM :: 1963 Views :: Health Care, GMOs

Much of the alleged fraud focused on the defendants’ claims that their products were made from natural plant extracts.  In truth, as one defendant put it, “lol stuff is completely 100 % synthethic [sic]”....

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