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Saturday, May 31, 2014
Ige on Kakaako: ‘Too much, too fast’
By News Release @ 10:16 PM :: 2384 Views :: Development, Politicians

...We need to abide, throughout Hawaii, by the environmental and cultural regulations our state has enacted....

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Saturday, May 31, 2014
Child Support Enforcement Abuse: Hawaii Parents Org. Scores Victories in Legislature
By Selected News Articles @ 5:56 PM :: 2800 Views :: Family, Judiciary

This year National Parents Organization of Hawaii introduced several bills related to addressing abuses of the Child Support Enforcement Agency....

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Saturday, May 31, 2014
Djou: Allow vets to bypass VA for health care
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:14 PM :: 2455 Views :: Military, Politicians

"Sec. Shinseki's resignation, however, does not fix the underlying failures at the VA."

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Saturday, May 31, 2014
Carroll Cox: Exposing the Dark Side of Paradise
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:39 PM :: 4953 Views :: DHHL, Environment, Ethics, First Amendment, Law Enforcement

Cox tells how he has literally risked life and limb in the pursuit of the truth behind crime and cover-ups in Hawaii government....

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Saturday, May 31, 2014
HSDC Gives Away Another $4.5M in 'HI Tech' Corporate Welfare
By News Release @ 5:40 AM :: 2160 Views :: Tax Credits

...HSDC today announced the State of Hawaii’s $4.5 million commitment to Startup Capital Ventures II....

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Saturday, May 31, 2014
Hawaiian Sovereignty by Fiat? Feds 'advance notice' not a serious proposal
By Selected News Articles @ 5:12 AM :: 3649 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...there is no Constitutional theory which endorses an executive agency alone to conduct foreign relations with existing (and for that matter, former) sovereign nations....

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Saturday, May 31, 2014
IDG Geothermal Scammers Could Score $0.195 per Kwh Sandwich Profits
By Selected News Articles @ 5:03 AM :: 3686 Views :: Energy, Ethics, OHA, Cost of Living

“In New Zealand we are trying to make new geothermal power stations work, competing with other forms of generation at probably 7.5 cents per KWh."

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Friday, May 30, 2014
Appeals Court Rules: Hanabusa a Big Loser on Waimanalo Gulch
By Andrew Walden @ 11:29 PM :: 2474 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

Today the Intermediate Court of Appeals ruled on Hanabusa v Honolulu, Colleen Hanabusa's fake effort to fight to close Waimanalo Gulch Landfill....

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Friday, May 30, 2014
Today in 1984: SCOTUS Upholds Hawaii Land Redistribution Eminent Domain Plan
By Robert Thomas @ 5:52 PM :: 2753 Views :: Hawaii History, Land Use

It was on this day in 1984 that the U.S. Supreme Court issued its 8-0 decision in Hawaii Housing Authority v. Midkiff....

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Friday, May 30, 2014
America's Veterans Deserve Better: 5 Priorities to Fix VA
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:41 PM :: 1613 Views :: Military
Washington is ever fixated on who’s in and who’s out. But the most important question here is: How can we build a more effective and efficient Department of Veterans Affairs?
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Friday, May 30, 2014
Keli’i Akina to Run for OHA Trustee-at-Large
By News Release @ 7:40 AM :: 2523 Views :: OHA

Pledges to oppose race-based nation plans and meet real needs of Hawaiians....

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Friday, May 30, 2014
OHA now claims no meeting took place in Washington
By Selected News Articles @ 5:27 AM :: 2765 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...I wrote to OHA on May 15 asking for a copy of the agenda and minutes of the meeting. They had 10 working days to reply....

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Friday, May 30, 2014
HTA: Visitor Spending Down 2.9%
By News Release @ 3:06 AM :: 1703 Views :: Tourism

For the first four months of 2014, total visitor expenditures fell 2.9 percent to $4.9 billion and total arrivals dropped 2.6 percent to 2,720,760 visitors....

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Friday, May 30, 2014
Am Samoa: Faleomavaega Losing Touch With Reality
By Selected News Articles @ 12:52 AM :: 2481 Views :: Military, OHA, Politicians

If anyone is looking for evidence that Faleomavaega really has lost his mind, perhaps his reaction to the growing Veterans Affairs crisis is providing it....

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
May 29, 2014: Office of Elections Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 10:51 PM :: 1574 Views :: Office of Elections

With the June 3 deadline to file quickly approaching, the Office of Elections is updating filing information daily....

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Debunking the Biggest Obamacare Myths
By NCPA @ 9:50 PM :: 1481 Views :: Health Care

...6 million people have had their insurance policies canceled, and another 19 million are enrolled in private health plans that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act....

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Controversial candidates fill ballot for Ewa Beach House Seat
By Malia Zimmerman @ 9:18 PM :: 3166 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

Among the candidates to represent District 41 in the state House are a convicted criminal who found God and two outspoken contenders who bring their own brand of controversy....

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Melodie Aduja: Former State Senator with troubled past wants another chance
By Malia Zimmerman @ 9:15 PM :: 3333 Views :: Ethics, Politicians, Drugs

The investigation showed Aduja’s campaign issued $30,000 worth of checks to her former husband, Lee Williams.... Williams subsequently was arrested during a Chinatown drug bust....

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Will OHA Delay Kana'iolowalu? Live Stream Here
By News Release @ 6:50 AM :: 2154 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

The meeting, to be held at 10 a.m. at the OHA boardroom in Honolulu, will be streamed live on the Web....

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Obama Is Bypassing Congress Again. This Time It's Going to Cost You.
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:42 AM :: 1983 Views :: Energy, Environment

...the Environmental Protection Agency, which will release its carbon-dioxide regulations for existing power plants on Monday....

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Aiea: More Condos, Fewer Traffic Lanes, and Toxic Waste
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 3077 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Rail

...1,500 residential units in five towers will be the city’s first catalytic Transit Oriented Development project along the rail route....

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
May 28, 2014: Office of Elections Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 11:16 PM :: 1475 Views :: Office of Elections

With the June 3 deadline to file quickly approaching, the Office of Elections is updating filing information daily....

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Native Hawaiians would be 'Indians' under Obama plan
By Selected News Articles @ 10:22 PM :: 2498 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA
"Neither Congress nor the president has to power to create an Indian tribe or any other entity with the attributes of sovereignty. Nor do they have the power to reconstitute a tribe or other sovereign entity that has ceased to exist as a polity in the past.  Tribes are 'recognized,' not created or reconstituted."
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Duke Aiona Releases First Campaign Video
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 10:09 PM :: 2380 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

"A compelling spot..." -- Political Radar

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
War and Democide Author Rudy Rummel Remembered
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 4:25 PM :: 2524 Views :: Higher Education

Rudy was internationally known and respected for his war and peace modeling....

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Audio: Hawaii Shippers’ Council Discusses the Jones Act on Guam Radio
By Michael Hansen @ 3:18 PM :: 2109 Views :: Jones Act

...Hawaii Shippers Council discussed its noncontiguous trades Jones Act reform proposal and related issues on Guam’s leading radio talk show....

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
CitiBike? No, SillyBike
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:15 PM :: 2585 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail
"CitiBike has put out 6,000 bikes at 325 locations at a cost of $6,833 per bike."
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Top 5 Things President Obama Should Do Today
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:12 PM :: 1687 Views :: Military

Only some of each president’s speeches are billed as “major,” and today’s is one of them....

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The Climate Moe'uhane in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:29 AM :: 2416 Views :: Environment, Ethics

...there is only one region (Honolulu) in Hawaii that has records dating back "nearly a century"....

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
CATO: Obama Administration Abuses Executive Power to Pursue Race-Based Government in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:49 PM :: 2381 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

This would be an end-run around both Congress and the Constitution....

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
OHA applauds Obama Administration's consideration of Administrative path to federal recognition
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 1280 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Chair Colette Machado and Ka Pouhana/CEO Kamana'opono Crabbe issued a joint statement today commending the Obama Administration....

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Court Guts Atheist Lawsuit Against Oahu Churches
By News Release @ 6:27 PM :: 5043 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Religion

A Hawaii court decided Tuesday to dismiss most of a renewed lawsuit against two Oahu churches....

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Department of Interior Secretly Planning Native Hawaiian Recognition Since 2012
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:06 PM :: 3046 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Three previously undiscovered announcements were titled “Procedures for Reorganizing the Native Hawaiian Community as an Indian Tribe.”....

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 27, 2014
By Congress.org @ 1:55 PM :: 1575 Views :: Congressional Delegation
  • Senate: Water Projects - Conference Report
  • House: Water Projects - Conference Report
  • House: NSA Metadata Collection - Passage
  • House: Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization - Passage
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The Smallest Victims of Obama's Immigration Policy
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:32 PM :: 1733 Views :: National News

Children are crossing the border – and they’re doing it without their parents....

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Railroading Paradise: Pro-Rail Sierra Club Releasing Rail Documentary
By News Release @ 5:47 AM :: 2959 Views :: Rail

Flashback 2012: "Members, Donors Threaten to Resign as Sierra Club Oahu Group Votes to Back Rail"

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Monday, May 26, 2014
VA Exec Overseeing Hawaii has Fake Masters Degree
By Selected News Articles @ 9:55 PM :: 3267 Views :: Military

The director of VA's Sierra Pacific Network, Sheila M. Cullen falsely claimed in "numerous official documents" that Bernard M. Baruch College-Mount Sinai School of Medicine awarded her a master's degree she never earned....

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Monday, May 26, 2014
Am Samoa: Candidates Line up for Run at Faleomavaega's Seat
By Selected News Articles @ 8:24 PM :: 2267 Views :: National News, Politicians

It has been just over seven months now that Faleomavaega continues to have been absent from public view....

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Monday, May 26, 2014
Afghanistan: The Meaning of Service on this Memorial Day
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:05 PM :: 1648 Views :: Military

I was at the airport with my family on Friday evening, when we noticed Schofield-based soldiers heading for Afghanistan....

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Monday, May 26, 2014
Worth Dying For
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:25 PM :: 1589 Views :: Military

For myself and many other veterans, Memorial Day is encapsulated in one unforgettable experience....

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Monday, May 26, 2014
Democrats argue who can "take on Djou"
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 2902 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians, Republican Party

Yesterday, Hawaii Democrats held their state convention and speaker after speaker made solemn promises to continue the status quo of one-party rule....

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Sunday, May 25, 2014
Hawaii Memorial Day Ceremonies
By Andrew Walden @ 9:07 PM :: 2472 Views :: Military

NOTE: Flags to fly at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day....

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Sunday, May 25, 2014
Hawaii's "Environmental Court" - A Bad Idea Whose Time (Apparently) Is Nigh
By Robert Thomas @ 8:13 PM :: 2923 Views :: Environment, Judiciary

...the only thing standing between the bill and the rest of us is Governor Abercrombie's veto pen....

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Sunday, May 25, 2014
Sex and science: Hawaii’s ‘Babes Against Biotech’ flaunt T&A to attack GMOs
By Selected News Articles @ 8:10 PM :: 3863 Views :: GMOs

“Go NON-GMO so you have a chance with a girl like Ryelee,” reads the caption to her picture....

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Sunday, May 25, 2014
Time for the Kapalama Terminal Credit
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1882 Views :: Tax Credits

Let’s use the discussion over this credit to help us all determine what time it is....

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Sunday, May 25, 2014
Feds Secretly “Reorganizing the Native Hawaiian Community as an Indian Tribe”--Since 2012
By Andrew Walden @ 3:34 AM :: 7371 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...the Interior Department has quietly launched “Procedures for Reorganizing the Native Hawaiian Community as an Indian Tribe” three times since 2012....

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Saturday, May 24, 2014
Feds Begin ‘Rule Making’ to Create Akaka Tribe
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:48 PM :: 2933 Views :: Akaka Bill

...proposed rule-making in order to, "solicit public comments on whether and how the Department of the Interior should facilitate the reestablishment of a government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community."...

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Saturday, May 24, 2014
VIDEO: OHA Election Year Politics Behind Crabbe Letter
By Video @ 12:31 PM :: 2221 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA, Politicians

What They're Really Trying To Save Explains How They Behaved....

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Saturday, May 24, 2014
Heritage: Jones Act Hinders National Security
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:01 AM :: 2119 Views :: Jones Act

The Jones Act no longer fulfills its intended purpose of maintaining a dependable marine fleet for national security and emergencies....

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Saturday, May 24, 2014
UHERO: Tourism Weakness Continues
By UHERO @ 4:56 AM :: 2069 Views :: Economy, Tourism

Last year’s tourism weakness continued in the first quarter of this year, and incremental gains for 2014 will be slight....

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