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Friday, March 31, 2017
Putting Patients First by Reducing Administrative Tasks in Health Care
By News Release @ 11:20 PM :: 2854 Views :: Health Care

The authors note that their recommendations are important as the healthcare system moves toward value-based payment....

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Friday, March 31, 2017
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:06 PM :: 4402 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

...14,000 Hawaii voters sign petition against assisted suicide....

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Friday, March 31, 2017
After $2B in Tax Credits, High Tech Scammers Pay Only $27M in Taxes
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 4516 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits, Taxes

After burning $2B, the state received a pathetic $27.1 million in taxes from 150 companies tied to the High Technology Development Corporation....

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Friday, March 31, 2017
Hawaii lawmakers barreling toward $1 billion spending increase
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:10 PM :: 3733 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

Hawaii lawmakers would like us to believe that they are cutting the state budget in the current legislative session, but it’s not true....

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Friday, March 31, 2017
Rickrolling Rail
By Robert Thomas @ 5:01 PM :: 2963 Views :: Rail

...city officials feel they have been given the green light to get the project finished, whatever the eventual cost might be....

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Friday, March 31, 2017
Video: Should Being Homeless in Hawaii be Considered an Illness?
By Video @ 4:33 PM :: 3543 Views :: Homelessness

Question: How can we increase homelessness 100-fold?  

Answer: Make housing a right.

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Friday, March 31, 2017
Abortionist Moves to Hawaii after Undercover Video Expose
By Video @ 5:14 AM :: 3824 Views :: Life

Dr. Deborah Nucatola, former Senior Director of Medical Services for Planned Parenthood’s national operation  relocated to Hawaii as the abortion giant’s Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands medical director....

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Friday, March 31, 2017
Travel Ban: 9th Circuit Court Will Reverse Hawaii’s Political Hack Judge
By Selected News Articles @ 4:55 AM :: 4606 Views :: National News

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson of Hawaii "is so way out – he's such a political hack . . . that I think even the Ninth Circuit will reverse him...."

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Thursday, March 30, 2017
As Expected, EPA Rejects Anti-Pesticide Activists’ Petition to Ban Chlorpyrifos
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 5325 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...in response to a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council and Pesticide Action Network North America....

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Thursday, March 30, 2017
OHA seeks input on upcoming budget (for three days)
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 3580 Views :: Ethics, OHA

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is accepting community input through March 31...

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Thursday, March 30, 2017
OHA issues two more business loans
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 3587 Views :: OHA, Small Business

...two Hua Kanu business loans, totaling $450,000, to Reliant Trucking Inc. and Goldwings Supply Service Inc....

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Thursday, March 30, 2017
UHERO: Electric Car Batteries Part of Plan to Go 100% Renewable
By UHERO @ 5:58 PM :: 2941 Views :: Energy

...plan to achieve 100% renewable power on Oahu by 2045, subject to a 5% limit on biofuel....

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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Micronesian students head to International Robotics Competition
By News Release @ 5:10 AM :: 3659 Views :: Education K-12, National News

The famously traditional Island of Stone Money is sending top students to a high tech global robotics competition....

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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Senate WAM Budget -- $386M More Spending than House
By News Release @ 2:28 AM :: 3595 Views :: Hawaii State Government

HB100 HD1 SD1 proposes reducing the Governor’s budget request by $114 million in general funds over the biennium -- The House version reduced the Governor's increase in spending by $500M....

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
All Talk, No Action: State’s Low Refugee Count Works Against Hawaii v Trump
By Selected News Articles @ 7:38 PM :: 3995 Views :: National News, Hawaii Statistics

Just 20 out of more than 530,000 refugees settled in the United States since 2010 were brought to Hawaii....

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Report: Big island Hotspot for ‘Premature Death’
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 3641 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Rates of youth disconnection are higher in rural counties than in urban counties....

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Sabotage in Store for OHA Audit?
By Video @ 5:17 PM :: 3502 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Two Strategies That Could Compromise The Audit & Who Might Want That To Happen....

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Trump Economy: Visitor Spending Increases 11.5% in February 2017
By News Release @ 4:13 PM :: 3232 Views :: Tourism

...the average daily census rose 4.9 percent to 240,382 visitors per day....

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Doubling Hawaii’s Food Production?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:52 PM :: 3227 Views :: Agriculture

...The Governor did, at least, stop short of calling it his “Five Year Plan”....

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Hawaii Dithers while Telescope Prepares to Build on Canary Islands
By News Release @ 5:02 AM :: 3752 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

On October 31st, 2016, the TIO Board of Directors selected the ‘Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos’ (ORM), in La Palma, on the Canary Islands (Spain) as the alternate site for TMT....

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Travel Ban: Hawaii Judge’s Ruling Based on Fake DHS Document
By Selected News Articles @ 4:38 AM :: 5103 Views :: National News, Ethics

On February 24, AP reporters Vivian Salama and Alicia Caldwell published an AP “exclusive”: “DHS report disputes threat from banned nations.”....

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Cover-up: How Wind Farms Hide Bird and Bat Kills
By Selected News Articles @ 1:29 AM :: 4564 Views :: Energy, Environment

If it were not for groups like Audubon and the Sierra Club etc. making millions off dead eagles and endangered species through mitigation, these groups would probably have a completely different opinion about wind energy’s “incidental take” permits....

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Taxpayer Return on Investment? Hawaii ranks 49th
By Selected News Articles @ 8:15 PM :: 3453 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...contrasting state and local tax collections with the quality of the services residents receive....

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
FCC, DHHL Ask: Exclusive License to Criminal Al Hee Company Illegal?
By News Release @ 7:04 PM :: 4448 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...DHHL granted an exclusive license “in perpetuity” to Criminal Al Hee.  Now he's in prison....

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Monday, March 27, 2017
Here's why rail is going to cost $12 to $13 billion
By Honolulu Traffic @ 11:27 PM :: 3732 Views :: Rail

...this project started with a rock solid $5.3 billion projection cost....

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Monday, March 27, 2017
Hawaii Ranks Among Worst States to be a Doctor
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 4040 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Avg Annual Wage for Physicians (adj for cost of living) – 50th....

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Monday, March 27, 2017
Hawaii Suicide Bill Would Have Let Nurses Diagnose Fatal Illness and Prescribe Death Pills
By Selected News Articles @ 8:30 PM :: 4146 Views :: Health Care, Life

People with years or decades to live may qualify for assisted suicide....

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Sunday, March 26, 2017
Feds to Reopen Papahanaumokuakea to Fishing?
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 5839 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...request that the President remove fishing prohibitions within the Marine National Monuments in the U.S. Pacific Islands....

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Sunday, March 26, 2017
Yes, Toto, Tourists Also Pay Real Property Tax
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4380 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...this study appeared to be an outgrowth of a move by our teachers’ union....

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Sunday, March 26, 2017
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:32 AM :: 5103 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care

...Bully Bill Advances Out of Health Committee....

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Saturday, March 25, 2017
Signer of Anti-Trump Letter Withdraws From Hawaii Military Think Tank
By Selected News Articles @ 3:21 PM :: 3281 Views :: Military

The action followed a Thursday report in the Washington Times revealing that Cronin had signed a letter in March 2016 along with 121 other former Republican national security officials opposing Trump's presidential bid....

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Saturday, March 25, 2017
Maui Man Stabs Girlfriend to Death Because She Refused Abortion
By Selected News Articles @ 2:59 PM :: 6039 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, Life

Charli Scott, was five months pregnant with their unborn child when she was killed....

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Friday, March 24, 2017
Maui: Arakawa Submits $795.3 Million Budget Proposal
By News Release @ 11:34 PM :: 3326 Views :: Maui County

The budget proposal calls for anticipated revenues of $720.3 million....

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Friday, March 24, 2017
Hawaii Missile Defense Now
By Selected News Articles @ 5:16 PM :: 3137 Views :: Military

Defending Hawaii must be a priority for the Trump administration, Congress, and the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency....

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Friday, March 24, 2017
Assisted Suicide Loses in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 5:06 PM :: 4025 Views :: Health Care, Life

Mass legalization of assisted suicide is not inevitable....

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Friday, March 24, 2017
Double Food Production? Failed Central Planning Thrives in Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:30 PM :: 3541 Views :: Agriculture

When Governor Ige first announced his plan to double local food production, people wondered....

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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Being Hypnotized by HART?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 9:44 PM :: 4173 Views :: Development, Rail

...the Honolulu rail boondoggle, Hoopili traffic impacts, smart city street intersections and rapid transit with Panos Prevedouros....

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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Office of Hawaiian Affairs Ratifies Independent Audit
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:04 PM :: 4084 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Trustee Keli‘i Akina appointed to chair audit committee....

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Thursday, March 23, 2017
On Sister Isles Working Class Whites Dying of Despair
By Selected News Articles @ 7:25 PM :: 5468 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Life, Drugs

“Deaths of despair” in midlife rose most dramatically for white non-Hispanic Americans with a high school degree or less and more on the Sister Isles than on Oahu....

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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Rep Andria Tupola to Run for Republican Party Chair?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:43 PM :: 3639 Views :: Republican Party

...Ms. Tupola said, “Every single past leader has told me, ‘You won’t succeed unless you fix the party.’’’....

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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Do Muslims Have a Property Interest in US Visas?
By Robert Thomas @ 2:26 AM :: 3519 Views :: National News

...looking for the "real" motive behind a government action seems an awful lot alike to us? Our old friend, pretext in eminent domain....

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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Caldwell’s Chief of Staff Quits
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 5100 Views :: Honolulu County

...He even gave notice....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
DLNR Statewide Hunting Survey
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 2982 Views :: Second Amendment

The information provided will be used directly in the planning of upcoming hunting seasons....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Homeless Tent City: DLNR Removes ‘Tons of Debris’ from Diamond Head
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 5605 Views :: Homelessness

Seven People Cited So Far During Cleanup & Enforcement Operation....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Fukumoto Quits GOP: ‘Seeking Membership in Democratic Party’
By News Release @ 5:10 PM :: 5219 Views :: Democratic Party, Republican Party

"Ultimately, it will be up to Democrats to decide if they want to accept me or not...."

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Supreme Court: IDEA Requires ‘Ambitious’ Education Plan for Disabled Children
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 4066 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

Maybe the Hawaii DoE will stop suing disabled children now?

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Trustees Set to Vote on OHA Audit
By Selected News Articles @ 10:55 AM :: 3347 Views :: Ethics, OHA

This coming Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 10:00 AM....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Omidyar Wins by Losing: Kauai Court Ruling Forces Farms to File EIS
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 7720 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture
By voluntarily filing an EIS for his dairy farm on Kauai, Omidyar has now brought about a court ruling for the first time ever mandating EIS for farmers statewide....
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Travel Ban: Hawaii AG Presents Obama Judge With More Paperwork to Rubberstamp
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 3013 Views :: National News

...Chin announced today that the state of Hawaii has moved to convert the temporary restraining order issued last week by Hawaii federal judge Derrick K. Watson....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Immigration: 9th Circuit Judge Warns Against ‘Judicial Psychoanalysis’
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:30 AM :: 3452 Views :: National News

Applying campaign statements when interpreting law “sows chaos,” said Judge Alex Kozinski, who has been on the 9th Circuit since 1985....

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