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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Stacked Rasmussen poll claims Aiona does only 3% better than John Carroll
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 6415 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Tarrant Group came out with a poll June 21 showing Aiona in the lead over Hannemann.  So Rasmussen paired questions about Aiona with questions about no-name GOP candidates such as John Roco running against Inouye in a poll rushed out three days later.  This linkage with no-name candidates—especially in a robo-call format--creates a pattern in the answers and depresses the Aiona numbers, thus stacking the poll and giving the Democrat Case family mouthpiece the results it wants.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Djou: New Wall Street Bailout Bill will hurt Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:56 PM :: 5039 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) issued the following statement regarding his vote on the Conference Report for H.R. 4173, the so-called “Restoring American Financial Stability Act:”

“While I was lobbied extensively by mainland special interests, the opinions that I cared about most were those of my constituents. The responses I received from businesses and residents in my district were nearly unanimous: this bill will hurt Hawaii. I have consistently said Hawaii comes first and I will not support a bill that hurts Hawaii."

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Team Aiona responds to results of Rasmussen's robo-call polling
By News Release @ 9:46 PM :: 3889 Views :: Energy, Environment

"All of the reliable and historically accurate data that we have seen shows a tight race for Governor."

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
50 Reps, Djou co-sign bipartisan letter for free trade with S. Korea
By News Release @ 9:34 PM :: 6072 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) has continued to lead a push in Congress to enact a languishing free trade agreement with the Republic of Korea. A week ago, Congressman Djou signed onto a bipartisan letter that was sent to the President, which affirms President Obama’s goal to double U.S. exports over the next five years and to promote U.S. trade with key allies.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Cannons Fire in Celebration at Schofield, July 4th
By News Release @ 1:50 PM :: 5206 Views :: Maui County, Energy

"This year's Fourth of July Spectacular is a great opportunity for the public to join with Soldiers and their families for a day of food, fun and entertainment, and also to celebrate one of our nation's most important holidays," said Col. Douglas S. Mulbury, commander, USAG-HI. "Not only does the event give us an opportunity to get together and have fun, it also provides us an opportunity to collectively reflect on the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform, and their commitment to preserving the freedom and independence we enjoy today."

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
City’s Homelessness Forum Comes Four Years Late
By News Release @ 1:10 PM :: 3324 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Four years after kicking homeless families out of Ala Moana Beach Park leaving them with nowhere to go during one of the worst rainy seasons in recent memory, Mayor Mufi Hannemann is now holding a forum on homelessness. 

It’s about time the Mayor stepped up – even though it’s evident that he is only doing so because he is running for Governor.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Former US Rep. Pat Saiki endorses Finnegan for Lt. Governor
By News Release @ 1:20 PM :: 4109 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“Having served in the U.S. Congress, I've seen the need for balanced leadership in government, at every level. Lynn Finnegan is an experienced, tested leader with 8 years of the State Legislature under her belt,” said former Congresswoman Saiki.  “Her valuable perspective from inside the House Chambers as the House Minority Leader will be a tremendous help to Duke Aiona as the Aiona-Finnegan team works to lead our state into the future. Lynn Finnegan has my full backing in her bid for Lt. Governor of the State of Hawai‘i.”

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Would Hanabusa “deem” a budget—or demand a vote?
By News Release @ 12:49 PM :: 4062 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington- After coming under fire for their failure to pass a budget, House Democrats are now looking to pass off a ‘deeming resolution’ as a real fiscal blueprint. This leaves Hawaii families wanting to know: Does Colleen Hanabusa support this deceitful plan? After already rubber-stamping a failed trillion-dollar stimulus, one would think that House Democrats would be more concerned with getting the economy back on track before the midterm elections. Instead, they have continued to give the green-light to the same big-spending, big-government policies that are responsible for driving the economy off the cliff.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
AUDIO: Hawaii GOP takes to airwaves in search of candidates
By News Release @ 12:14 PM :: 3007 Views :: Energy, Environment

"If you believe in conservative local values, I want you to run for public office," implores Jonah Kaauwai, chairman of the Hawaii Republican Party.

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Monday, June 28, 2010
VIDEO: Djou backs Administration’s push for free trade with South Korea
By News Release @ 2:20 PM :: 5734 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) issued the following statement in response to the Administration’s announcement over the weekend at the G20 Summit in Toronto that it would push for the free trade agreement with the Republic of Korea currently languishing in Congress to be enacted....

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Sunday, June 27, 2010
Striking Out “The Conservative case for gay marriage”
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 PM :: 4339 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...Theodore Olson didn’t acknowledge much less attempt to discredit any of this information. Instead, he simply pointed his finger at his close-minded, bigoted conservative colleagues and declared that “there is no good reason why we should deny marriage to same-sex partners.”

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Saturday, June 26, 2010
Would Colleen Hanabusa Have Voted For Her Party’s National Energy Tax?
By News Release @ 1:23 PM :: 4447 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This time last year, Colleen Hanabusa's Washington friends rubber-stamped a job-killing national energy tax that would increase costs on everything from electricity bills to groceries. While it’s not surprising that the out-of-touch Democrat majority would vote for tax-increasing legislation, this one is particularly egregious. According to the Department of Treasury’s own admission, the national energy tax could pile on an additional $1,761 in new taxes to struggling middle-class families. This begs the question: Would Hanabusa have supported the national energy tax?

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Saturday, June 26, 2010
Aiona: Funds released for Rural Residency program
By News Release @ 1:15 PM :: 4822 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

HONOLULU – Lt. Governor James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr. has announced that a training program aimed at placing more family physicians on the Neighbor Islands will get funded in the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.

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Friday, June 25, 2010
HB444: Mainland gay operatives dispatched to attack Hawaii businesses
By Andrew Walden @ 6:26 PM :: 4104 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

When leaders of the Hawaii Business Roundtable June 4 sent a letter to Governor Lingle calling on her to veto HB444, mainland homosexual activists swung into action, dispatching two operatives to Hawaii.   They are now pretending to have scored a victory. 

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Friday, June 25, 2010
Full Text: Business Roundtable renounces support for Civil Unions--and gay lobby pretends it is a victory
By Andrew Walden @ 4:51 PM :: 4508 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Case family’s Star-Advertiser headline trumpets: “Group backtracks on civil unions”.  Case family ally Pierre Omidyar’s Civil Beat purports to explain: “Why the Roundtable Quieted Its Civil Unions Storm.”

The mis-named Human Rights Campaign cheers as “Hawaii Business Roundtable Revises Call For Veto of Civil Unions Bill.” 

But if one looks more closely, the revision is the opposite of what all of these gay marriage advocates make it seem. 

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Friday, June 25, 2010
WaPo: The Jones Act has outlived its usefulness
By Selected News Articles @ 11:45 AM :: 6111 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The Jones Act was an issue in the May 22 House special election in Hawaii: Both Republican winner Charles Djou and one of his two Democratic opponents charged that it benefited a handful of ship lines and unions at the expense of ordinary Hawaiians. Mr. Djou is preparing a bill to exempt Hawaii. If FedEx can move cargo across the country in European-made Airbuses, why can't a boat built in, say, Canada, ship wheat from Los Angeles to Honolulu? The Jones Act lobby crushed the last attempt at reform back in the 1990s.  May the next one meet with more success.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010
State Capitol: July 6 rally against HB444 during Override Session
By News Release @ 9:56 PM :: 5475 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

GO TO THE STATE CAPITOL ON JULY 6 TO OPPOSE ANY OVERRIDE OF HB 444. We are asking everyone to be there by 12:00 noon and stay as long as you can. Wear your white shirts and red iVOTE buttons!

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Thursday, June 24, 2010
As Legislature considers override of HB444: Republicans push candidate recruitment
By News Release @ 9:28 PM :: 3480 Views :: Energy, Environment

Charles Djou's victory in May showed the nation that Republicans are alive and well Hawaii.  Our single page, valued-based platform defines and unifies us the Republican values of Liberty, Limited Government, Individual Responsibility, Fiscal Accountability and Equality of Opportunity.  Now is the time to take action....

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Thursday, June 24, 2010
Djou-sponsored resolution on US-Japan relations passes House
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 4963 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Washington, DC — Today, the U.S. House passed House Resolution 1464, which recognized the 50th anniversary of the United States—Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. This resolution, which was initially co-sponsored by former Rep. Neil Abercrombie, was the first piece of legislation passed of which Congressman Charles Djou (HI-01) was an original co-sponsor.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010
Senator challenges START limits on missile defense
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:58 PM :: 4216 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Thursday, June 24, 2010
NRCC: Americans Are Concerned About the Nation’s Budget, Is Hanabusa?
By News Release @ 2:39 PM :: 4090 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington - According to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, 63 percent of Americans are concerned about keeping the budget deficit down. With such a resounding majority of Americans clamoring to cut spending, this begs the question: Is Democrat candidate Colleen Hanabusa?

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Lingle seeks public comment on nominees for Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice
By News Release @ 10:50 PM :: 4179 Views :: Energy, Environment

(Editors Note: The Judicial Selection Commission has obeyed Hanabusa & OHA’s command and has not included Attorney General Mark Bennett on the nomination list.  This is Bennett’s punishment for upholding the State’s sovereignty in the Ceded Lands case and further evidence that much of the ruling elite in Hawaii is directly at odds with the US Constitution—which is why they seek the Akaka Tribe—to get out from under the Constitution.)

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Obama's Leadership Vacuum
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:56 PM :: 2645 Views :: National News, Ethics

More than two years ago, then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton launched a campaign ad that took direct aim at Senator Barack Obama's inexperience. It painted the picture of a telephone ringing in the White House at 3 a.m. and asked the question, when there is a crisis in the world and your children are safe and asleep, "Who do you want answering the phone?"

Now, two years later, there are several crises confronting America, that telephone is ringing, and President Obama isn't quite sure what to do about it.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Djou: “We must all re-commit ourselves to turning back al-Qaeda and the Taliban”
By News Release @ 6:48 PM :: 5505 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“I am confident that General David Petraeus will bring the necessary skills and vision to ensure a smooth transition in leadership. As we move forward, we must all re-commit ourselves to turning back al-Qaeda and the Taliban. For our men and women in uniform, this will mean continuing their exemplary work. For Congress, and particularly the members of the Armed Services Committee, this will mean ensuring our brave troops get the resources they need to secure victory in Afghanistan and return home safely."

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Prosecutor: Al Gore was focus of sex crime inquiry in Portland
By Selected News Articles @ 6:16 PM :: 4055 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

In 2007 or 2008, then Portland Tribune reporter Nick Budnick made a public records request for the Portland police report, obtained it but the newspaper did not run a story….

In June 2010, the woman called police, asked for a copy of her statement….

On June 1, 2010 Al and Tipper Gore announced they would be separating.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
VIDEO: Charles Djou on “Fox and Friends”
By Selected News Articles @ 12:58 PM :: 4789 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This Jones Act is a 90-year old anachronistic law. It is basically protectionist legislation that limits ships operating in U.S. water to American-flagged vessels. Under normal circumstances in the past there might be some justification for this; but with the situation in the Gulf: we need to stop the spill, we need to clean up the mess and we need to do everything we can to hold BP accountable.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Djou’s First Month: Free trade, Jones Act, Bernanke, and Budget
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 5655 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

On the campaign trail, I pledged to listen to my constituents.  To that end, I asked my constituents about the issues that Congress is likely to vote on in the next few months.  I also held a live telephone “talk story” and had the privilege of hearing the thoughts and concerns of thousands of my constituents in the 1st congressional district.  I also plan on holding eight “talk stories” throughout the State in early July.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Djou: We need a Federal Budget
By News Release @ 12:25 PM :: 4416 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“The biggest concern I hear about on a regular basis from my constituents is the out-of-control spending in Washington, D.C.  We’re simply spending too much money on programs that don’t work with no plan to pay it back. This is irresponsible."

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Afghanistan Timeline: McChrystal gaffe latest step in Obama’s strategy of chaos
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:12 PM :: 4054 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The Washington Post reports today that Gen. Stanley McChrystal, U.S. commander in Afghanistan, apologized for an upcoming article in Rolling Stone magazine that portrays him and senior officials on his team as dismissive of top Obama administration officials. As a result, General McChrystal has been summoned to the White House to explain his comments. It is a case of poor judgment on the part of the general and his staff to air comments on the character of senior civilian leaders to a reporter, but both the White House and the brass need to put this media gaffe aside and focus on the real problem - destroying al Qaeda, defeating the Taliban and helping establish an Afghanistan that can govern itself.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Governor seeks public comments on Circuit Court Nominees
By News Release @ 12:01 PM :: 4596 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle today released three lists of nominees for three circuit court judges that were provided to her by the Judicial Selection Commission.   The nominees, some of whom are on more than one list, will fill three vacancies on the Circuit Court of the First Circuit which covers the island of O‘ahu.  The Governor is inviting the public to submit comments on the nominees as part of her review and selection process.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
It’s Official: Hanabusa’s Democrats refuse to Pass a Budget
By News Release @ 11:31 AM :: 4936 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In order to avoid a vote on the record trillion-dollar deficits they are responsible for accumulating since taking office, Democrats have confirmed that they will be the first House majority that has failed to pass an annual budget resolution since the Congressional Budget Act was adopted in 1974.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
ILWU teams up with Islamists: Refuses to unload Israeli ship at Oakland Port
By Selected News Articles @ 1:13 AM :: 5736 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

  ILWU: Just another servant of Islamism.

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Monday, June 21, 2010
20,000 write governor, 85% ask for veto of HB444
By News Release @ 11:53 PM :: 3281 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Star Advertiser today reported that 85% of the respondents are asking for a veto!

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Monday, June 21, 2010
Full Text: Governor Lingle’s Veto List
By News Release @ 11:43 PM :: 3595 Views :: Energy, Environment

HB444 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO CIVIL UNIONS.

Veto Explanation:        Extends the same rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of spouses in a marriage to partners in a civil union.

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Monday, June 21, 2010
Poll: Aiona beats Hannemann in one-on-one matchup
By News Release @ 11:06 PM :: 5870 Views :: Energy, Environment

When we compare how Duke Aiona performs against either of his potential opponents in a general election for Governor, we find that in both cases the race is too close to call.  Indeed, both ballot results are within the margin of error of the survey.  But it is hard to ignore the fact that Duke Aiona actually leads Mufi Hannemann (+4) and is not very far behind with Neil Abercrombie (-3).

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Monday, June 21, 2010
Djou opens Honolulu office, visits families in Ewa, Hawaii Kai
By News Release @ 2:23 PM :: 4672 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

 Rep. Djou At the Ewa Hongwangi Bon Dance

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Monday, June 21, 2010
Obama Admin: Adopt our standards or schools lose $18B
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:35 PM :: 3689 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Alaska and Texas chose not to apply for Race to the Top funding because of the provision requiring adoption of national standards.

Both Minnesota and Virginia argue that their state standards are stronger than the proposed national standards supported with federal dollars.

But if the Obama administration has its way, states might not have a choice in the matter. The U.S. Education Department recently released a "blueprint" for reauthorizing No Child Left Behind. The blueprint language indicates the administration will try to tie $14.5 billion in money for low-income school districts to a state's adoption of national standards.

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Friday, June 18, 2010
CNBC: Jones Act may be hindering Gulf Oil Response, Dutch ships blocked
By Selected News Articles @ 1:48 PM :: 6536 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Federal law has also hampered the assistance. The Jones Act, the maritime law that requires all goods be carried in U.S. waters by U.S.-flagged ships, has prevented Dutch ships with spill-fighting equipment from entering U.S. coastal areas.

“What's wrong with accepting outside help?” Visser asked. “If there's a country that's experienced with building dikes and managing water, it's the Netherlands.”

Even if, three days after the rig exploded, it seemed as if the Dutch equipment and expertise wasn't needed, wouldn't it have been better to accept it, to err on the side of having too many resources available rather than not enough?

BP has been inundated with well-intentioned cleanup suggestions, but the Dutch offer was different. It came through official channels, from a government offering to share its demonstrated expertise.

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Friday, June 18, 2010
Heritage: Fatherhood, Poverty, and the left’s “Post-Marriage Society”
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:13 PM :: 2852 Views :: National News, Ethics

To reinvigorate marriage in lower-income neighborhoods, Rector suggests, government could start by providing facts on the role of healthy marriages in reducing poverty and improving the well-being of children. Why not teach skills for selecting a wife or husband? Why not explain the importance of developing a stable marital relationship before bringing children into the world?

Nothing could be further from government practice. In social service agencies, welfare offices, schools and popular culture across America, what Rector calls "a deafening silence" reigns on the topic of marriage. The welfare system actively penalizes low-income couples who do get married. He adds:

For most on the Left, marriage is, at best, an antiquated institution, a red-state superstition. From this viewpoint, the real task is to expand government subsidies as a post-marriage society is built.

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Friday, June 18, 2010
Tokyo: Lingle meets with Japanese travel writers, Tourism Minister
By News Release @ 12:53 PM :: 5641 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Continuing her mission in Asia, Governor Lingle is in Japan and met yesterday with Minister Seiji Maehara of Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).  The Governor thanked Maehara-san for his support of internationalizing Haneda Airport.  In October, Hawai`i will welcome daily flights by Hawaiian and Japan Airlines with the opening of the new runway at Haneda Airport.

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Friday, June 18, 2010
Hawaii-Okinawa Clean Energy Partnership Agreement Signed
By News Release @ 12:42 PM :: 6242 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

On March 29, 2010, the first meeting of the Hawai‘i-Okinawa Task Force was held in Honolulu.  Top-level officials from the U.S. Department of Energy, Prefecture of Okinawa, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, New Energy Technology Department, Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, Hawai‘i State Energy Office, Department of Defense, and national laboratory representatives met to discuss the acceleration of renewable energy technologies and  energy efficiency, and evaluate the achievements of existing clean energy projects to enable the islands to be energy independent.  Initiation of several joint projects resulted from that meeting.

"Through the groundbreaking Hawai‘i Clean Energy Initiative, our state is leading the way toward an energy-secure and self-sufficient future," said Lt. Governor Aiona, who delivered the keynote address at the Hawai‘i-Okinawa Task Force meeting.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010
Honolulu Gaza flotilla protester shows up at BP hearings – with rubber ducky
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 AM :: 8153 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

She was joined by Ann Wright, 63, of Honolulu, Hawaii, who wore a BP hard hat, overalls and sunglasses adorned with dollar signs.

"BP doesn't really care about this," she said, pulling out an oil-stained rubber ducky.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010
Gulf & Hawaii: Djou call for relief from Jones Act explodes across national media
By Selected News Articles @ 10:43 AM :: 7149 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Jones Act may also have played a role in delaying the construction of sand barriers to protect the fragile Louisiana coast. Mr. Visser, the Dutch consul, says American dredging companies, which lack the dike-building expertise of the Dutch, rebuffed Dutch offers of help, which might have meant running afoul of the Jones Act.

For the longer term, Mr. Djou is about to introduce a bill to exempt his home state of Hawaii from the law. Hawaii is hit hardest by the law because most goods arrive by sea. Despite the political power of unions locally, Mr. Djou is pressing forward.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010
Hannemann’s Pittsburgh fundraiser: Misdemeanor? Class C Felony?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:36 AM :: 6784 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The commission may go beyond the allegations made by the complainant if investigators feel there are any other irregularities.

“We could add additional counts to the complaint or file an additional complaint. At my discretion, I can file a complaint,” Wong said. “The commission has the opportunity to decide whether there is probable cause that a violation or violations occurred, whether to dismiss the complaint, whether to ask for additional investigation or whether to refer it to the prosecutor."

A prosecutor gets involved only in cases where willful or intentional violations are found. According to state statute any person who knowingly, intentionally or recklessly violates any provision of campaign spending law faces a misdemeanor. Anyone who knowingly or intentionally falsifies any report required with the intent to circumvent the law or deceive the commission faces a class C felony.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010
Mufi Site: Abercrombie’s brain in a glass jar controlled by Cayetano
By Andrew Walden @ 1:49 AM :: 8662 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

  The authors admit to working at Honolulu Hale.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Lingle-Aiona Admin: “4,043 moved into permanent housing thru State homeless programs”
By News Release @ 6:47 PM :: 3606 Views :: Energy, Environment

In fiscal year 2009, 4,043 persons were moved into permanent housing through State homeless programs. During the same year, 11,680 homeless people received services from eight outreach provider agencies throughout the State, and 9,483 homeless people utilized services at homeless shelters.

It is significant to note that the total statewide homeless count increased by less than one percent (52 individuals) since the previous count in January 2009. This occurred despite significant job losses and reductions in work hours due to the unprecedented economic downturn in State history.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Beijing: Governor Lingle discusses TMT at Great Hall of the People
By News Release @ 6:28 PM :: 6302 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

In the evening, Governor Lingle was the honored guest of the China Diplomatic Friendship Association and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce banquet held in the Great Hall of the People, China's capitol building.  The special guest at this event was Lu Yong Xiang, vice chairman of the Chinese People’s National Congress and head of the Chinese National Academy of Sciences.  Vice Chairman Lu recently returned from visiting Mauna Kea on the Big Island, the site of the forthcoming Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT).  China intends to be a collaborative partner in the TMT project. 

Mr. Lu believes China and Hawai‘i have a great opportunity to work together in scientific explorations.  As he stated, “Hawai‘i can see the cosmos and the vast oceans—so its horizons are unlimited.”  Mr. Lu praised Governor Lingle for her foresight in establishing strong relationships with China, demonstrated by her four trips to the country during her administration.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
New ransom demands: BoE Chair threatens layoffs in response to 180 day law
By Andrew Walden @ 6:15 PM :: 3781 Views :: Energy, Environment

The law signed yesterday by Acting Governor Duke Aiona mandating 180 days school has shifted the methodology being used by the BoE/DoE/HSTA hostage takers.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
VIDEO: Djou pushes solutions to oil spill on CNBC Worldwide Exchange
By Selected News Articles @ 4:44 PM :: 6430 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

VIDEO: Republican Congressman Charles Djou, Hawaii, and Jessica Brady, Roll Call reporter, discuss Obama's first Oval Office address regarding the Gulf Oil spill.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
DJOU: “Waive Jones Act for oil spill”
By Andrew Walden @ 4:27 PM :: 6473 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“I am disappointed, however, that the President has failed to waive the Jones Act for foreign ships, who want to assist in the clean-up efforts. There is no good reason to turn away international help in responding to this environmental catastrophe.

“Nevertheless, I look forward to working with President Obama to temper the House energy bill and craft a sensible long-term energy strategy for America that makes sense for our economy.”

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