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Friday, May 31, 2013
More Flooding in Kakaako's Future
By John Bond @ 9:29 PM :: 3407 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii History

Right now there is a race to see how fast Kakaako can be sold and developed before the mainland and foreign real estate investors find out they will be stuck with enormous future expenses....

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Friday, May 31, 2013
Gun Permitting Among Bills on Honolulu Council Agenda
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 4:07 PM :: 2176 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment
Resolution 13-74, CD1 (2013) – Requesting the Honolulu Police Department to provide for firearm permitting and registration at the Kapolei and Kaneohe Police Stations....
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Friday, May 31, 2013
VIDEO: I Aloha Molokai ‘Bottom Up Planning’
By Video @ 2:42 PM :: 1821 Views :: Energy

I Aloha Molokai looks at bottom up planning ....

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Friday, May 31, 2013
New Global Energy Leader: The United States
By NCPA @ 1:51 PM :: 1438 Views :: Energy

the United States has blown past Russia to become the world's largest producer of natural gas, and America will shortly occupy the number one position in oil production as well....

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Friday, May 31, 2013
Q&A on Scandals and Eric Holder
By News Release @ 1:40 PM :: 2454 Views :: National News, Ethics, First Amendment
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Friday, May 31, 2013
Governor Releases $21.8 Million for Airports, Highways Statewide
By News Release @ 2:44 AM :: 1751 Views :: Hawaii State Government
Allotment of funds for the following priority projects, identified by members of the state Legislature, has been approved....
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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Vanished Hawaii Travel Agent Ordered to Pay $4.2M
By News Release @ 9:50 PM :: 2360 Views :: Tourism

Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Collins Kilgore ordered Ope Saaga to pay $407,003.93 in restitution to consumers and $3.86 million in civil penalties....

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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Hawaii Ranks 6th for Senior Health
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 1983 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The America’s Health Rankings Senior Report finds that Hawaii has its share of strengths and challenges for senior health....

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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Shipping Industry under “environmental siege”
By News Release @ 7:47 PM :: 2845 Views :: Energy, Environment, Jones Act

a “huge, politically inspired environmental agenda” which would impose significant costs on the industry at a time when it could least afford them....

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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Hawaii Officials Could Face Prison Over Failure to Act on Bird Deaths
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 2353 Views :: Environment, Judiciary
Newell's Shearwater by Jim Denny.
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Thursday, May 30, 2013
NCLB Waiver: DoE's Latest Trick to Hide Failure
By Selected News Articles @ 3:18 PM :: 1884 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii’s move to give equal waiting to middle-class students and those lumped into its “high-needs subgroup” could obscure how poorly districts and schools are doing in helping the latter achieve success....

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Thursday, May 30, 2013
38 Hawaiian Species Are Endangered, Agency Says
By Selected News Articles @ 3:02 PM :: 1907 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed three tree snail species and 35 plant species on the island cluster of Maui Nui in Hawaii as endangered ....

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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Public Meetings: HECO to Hear Comments on Resource Planning
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 1777 Views :: Energy

...part of the Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) process, which looks at how the utilities will meet future energy needs....

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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Biomass: Hugging a Burning Tree
By NCPA @ 1:51 PM :: 2064 Views :: Energy, Environment

biomass could diminish biodiversity, over-extract water, make food more expensive and potentially increase carbon emissions....

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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Who Really Gets Farm Bill Money
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:43 PM :: 1461 Views :: Agriculture

Whenever Congress throws too much into one bill, special interests profit....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
City Transport 2020: The Future Can't Come Soon Enough
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 11:13 PM :: 1754 Views :: Rail
I foresee an epic battle: Google and the Technologists vs. Sierra Club and the Greenies....
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
As DHHL War Rages, Robin Danner Relinquishes Presidency of CNHA
By Selected News Articles @ 10:37 PM :: 6823 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

Michelle Kauhane, senior vice president of CNHA and former deputy director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, will succeed her....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Chinatown Tenants: FACE does not Represent Us
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 2185 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

FACE continued claiming to represent residents through its support group OH-NO as late as the October 2012 Budget Cmte meeting, four months after the state administratively dissolved OH-NO....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
DLNR Requires Permit for Canoe, Paddleboard--Swimmers OK for Now
By News Release @ 7:07 PM :: 3054 Views :: Environment, Small Business

....special use permits – with specific use conditions -- for non-commercial recreational use of kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and one-person canoes....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Hawaii TEA Party Groups Sue IRS
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 2573 Views :: First Amendment, TEA Party
...six counts arguing the federal government violated the Constitution, federal law, and even its own rules and regulations....
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Meet the Cult Leader: Hawaii Resort Developer Teams Up with Arianna Huffington
By Selected News Articles @ 4:42 PM :: 4930 Views :: Ethics, Development

In order to properly greet Huffington to the Isles, we present readers with some of the best material out there on this very strange bird....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
NYT: Up to 34% of Installed Solar Panels Defective
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 PM :: 1791 Views

First Solar, one of the United States’ biggest manufacturers, has set aside $271.2 million to cover the costs of replacing defective modules....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Public Spending Per Student Drops
By NCPA @ 1:43 PM :: 1478 Views :: Education K-12

In 2011, public education spending dropped for the first time in more than three decades....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
ObamaCare Discriminates against People without Bank Accounts
By NCPA @ 1:40 PM :: 1155 Views :: Health Care

There is no federal law that requires health insurers to accept all forms of payment, including credit cards or the cash-loaded, pre-paid debit cards that people without bank accounts often rely on....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Heritage: Join the Fight Against Common Core
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:23 PM :: 1957 Views :: Education K-12
Common Core is an effort to centralize education  by dictating the standards and assessments that will determine the content taught in every public school across the country.....
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Governor Sees Council on Revenues Forecast as Sign of Strong Economy
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 1709 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government
Council on Revenues revised forecast reaffirming its previous General Fund tax revenue projection for the current fiscal year and increasing its projections for the next three fiscal years....
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Group Organizes to Save Jefferson School
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 2313 Views :: Education K-12, Development
...let the community know of the dangers that Jefferson Elementary School faces because of the existence of Senate Bill 237, commonly known as the 21st Century Bill....
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Dueling Petitions as HSTA Targets Principal of Kapaa Middle School
By News Release @ 5:36 PM :: 2372 Views :: Education K-12
...individuals are resistant to making the necessary personal changes to improve the quality of education....
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Picking the Next Greenwood: BoR Appoints Task Force to Form Committee
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 1578 Views :: Higher Education
The Board will hold a public, facilitated meeting in early June to consider the process for the selection of the University’s next leader....
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Hawaii residents renew fight for free market in shipping
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:29 PM :: 1660 Views :: Jones Act

Carroll’s lawsuit was dismissed on standing, but he filed an appeal Thursday, May 23....

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Obamacare Premiums to Rise 300%
By NCPA @ 2:21 PM :: 1536 Views :: Health Care
ACA Premium Rate Impact.
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 28, 2013
By Congress.org @ 2:11 PM :: 1405 Views :: Congressional Delegation
  • Senate: Farm Bill – Amendment Vote
  • House: Keystone Pipeline Approval – Final Passage
  • House: Student Loan Interest Rate Reform – Final Passage
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
VIDEO: Time to Shrink the Monster
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:51 PM :: 1815 Views :: National News, Taxes
A new video by Bankrupting America....
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Monday, May 27, 2013
5,000 Candle-lit Lanterns Float Off of Magic Island
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 2089 Views :: Military
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Monday, May 27, 2013
Serving Those Who Served
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:14 PM :: 1576 Views :: Military
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Sunday, May 26, 2013
A New Moral Treatment: Humane institutionalization can help the mentally ill and protect society
By Selected News Articles @ 10:22 PM :: 3428 Views :: Health Care, Second Amendment

...over 90 percent of patients who would have been committed before deinstitutionalization are now out in the world....

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Sunday, May 26, 2013
So you don’t think Stop Rail Appeal has a Chance?
By Honolulu Traffic @ 9:07 PM :: 2423 Views :: Rail

Here’s what you need to know about our appeal....

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Sunday, May 26, 2013
A Visit to Drake's Bay Oyster Farm, Epicenter of a California Food Fight
By Robert Thomas @ 5:19 PM :: 1408 Views
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Sunday, May 26, 2013
Hawaii Republican Assembly Elects New Board of Directors
By News Release @ 2:58 PM :: 2106 Views :: Republican Party
New officers were unanimously elected at the organizing meeting of the Hawaii Republican Assembly ....
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Sunday, May 26, 2013
Hawaii Academics, Business Leaders Urge Congress to Repeal Jones Act
By News Release @ 2:39 PM :: 2112 Views :: Jones Act

The letter is being sent to all of Hawaii’s congressional delegation as well as all members of Congress....

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Sunday, May 26, 2013
Making the Tax System a Social Tool Creates Inefficiencies
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 6:01 AM :: 1561 Views :: Tax Credits

...lawmakers are beginning to shy away from adopting tax credits....

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Sunday, May 26, 2013
Hawaii Memorial Day Ceremonies
By Selected News Articles @ 12:23 AM :: 2424 Views :: Military

Statewide list of Memorial Day ceremonies Sunday May 26 and Monday May 27....

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Friday, May 24, 2013
Census looks at 2012 Elections: Hawaii Worst Voter Registration, 2nd Worst Voter Participation
By Andrew Walden @ 9:51 PM :: 2377 Views :: Office of Elections
Hawaii will improve voter participation when Hawaii has a politically competitive two party system....
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Friday, May 24, 2013
Hawaii Family Advocates Reviews 2013 Legislative Action
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 2522 Views :: Family, Hawaii State Government, Life

...bills that HFA submitted testimony on....

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Friday, May 24, 2013
Shawn Tsuha Nominated Deputy Director, Department of Public Safety
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 2545 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement
...Abercrombie today announced the nomination of Shawn H. Tsuha to deputy director of law enforcement for the state Department of Public Safety, effective June 1, 2013....
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Friday, May 24, 2013
UHERO County Forecast: Growth Accelerates Statewide
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 1471 Views :: Economy

...2012 was another year of strong tourism gains for Hawaii’s counties....

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Friday, May 24, 2013
UHERO: Does Abortion Pill Reduce Surgical Abortion?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:10 PM :: 2382 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Life
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Friday, May 24, 2013
House GOP Cites ‘Significant Progress for Hawaii’s People’
By News Release @ 2:41 PM :: 2070 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...recapitalizing the Rainy Day and Hurricane Relief Funds, addressing unfunded liabilities and eliminating many vacant department positions....

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Friday, May 24, 2013
Coming Soon: Two Tier Health Care System
By John Goodman @ 2:29 PM :: 1517 Views :: Health Care

Just as in Canada or Britain, we are going to experience rationing by waiting...

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Friday, May 24, 2013
Obama Is Tired of Fighting Terrorism
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:25 PM :: 1467 Views :: Military

In his speech, he promised to do even less and make the less more transparent....

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