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Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The Frank Marshall Davis network In Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 11:57 AM :: 5028 Views :: Hawaii History, Obama
by Andrew Walden AIM In a July 14 news release the “Honolulu Community Media Council” (HCMC) denounces Accuracy In Media and the Pittsbur...
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Monday, July 21, 2008
Dropout rate rising in public schools
By Patrick Walsh @ 5:44 AM :: 5314 Views

Hawai`i state graduation rates were about 7 in 10 on O`ahu and 5 in 10 on the outer islands. Hawai`i has about 33 high school students dropping out each school day.

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Monday, July 21, 2008
Council denounces depleted uranium
By Andrew Walden @ 3:38 AM :: 9690 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

Bananas are more radioactive than depleted uranium. Tobacco, marijuana, chocolate, cocaine, heroin, and the human body all emit higher levels of gamma and beta radiation—the most powerful types-- than depleted uranium. Rather than being a radiation source, depleted uranium is used as a radiation shield used to block emissions from nuclear reactors.

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Monday, July 21, 2008
Puna CDP: Planning to raise taxes and confiscate property
By Andrew Walden @ 2:30 AM :: 3034 Views

It is unfashionable to believe these actions are the result of ideology, but the arrogant prologue to the Puna CDP should put all doubts to rest.

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Monday, July 21, 2008
Hospital layoffs spread to Waimea
By Andrew Walden @ 12:26 AM :: 3501 Views

The same problems which are driving doctors out of Hawai`i are forcing cutbacks on services and staffing at the already under funded sister-island Hawai`i Health Services Corp hospitals and now the only privately-operated hospital in Hawai`i County—North Hawai`i Community Hospital.

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Monday, July 21, 2008
Letters to the Editor July 21, 2008
By Andrew Walden @ 12:05 AM :: 2114 Views

Good factual information--Reading pleasure--Stopping School Closures--Political prostitutes--Where are the police when you need them?--Hele On the bus--A choice for Puna   

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Monday, July 07, 2008
BoE must implement drug testing
By Patrick Walsh @ 4:45 PM :: 1787 Views

The June 30 deadline to implement the drug testing procedures required under the current HSTA contract has passed without action by the BoE. Recently, in a flurry of BOE meetings, it became apparent that the focus on safety of the children and adults in our school system takes a back seat.

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Monday, July 07, 2008
Cut bureaucracy, not schools
By Andrew Walden @ 9:42 AM :: 1599 Views

The accountability-free DOE bureaucracy is “painfully aware” of nothing but its own perpetuation.

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Monday, July 07, 2008
Hospital layoffs: HMSA, lawyers profit
By Andrew Walden @ 7:37 AM :: 4543 Views

For two years in a row, hammered by demands for medical malpractice reform and demands to introduce more competition into the Hawaii medical insurance market, the Democratic caucus of the State legislature has delivered a flat “no!”

Now the chickens are coming home to roost.

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Monday, July 07, 2008
Lingle to veto school closures?
By Andrew Walden @ 6:58 AM :: 1839 Views

Governor Lingle said a May 22 letter from Ted Hong, requesting her to veto HB 2972 was one of the first opposition letters to the bill she received.

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Monday, July 07, 2008
Iran: The clock is ticking louder
By Thom Curtis, PhD @ 5:54 AM :: 2237 Views

An ominous countdown clock is ticking louder and louder. How long until Israel attacks Iran to destroy the Islamic Republic’s budding atomic weapons program?

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Monday, July 07, 2008
Governor backs Constitutional Convention
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 2:47 AM :: 2701 Views

I believe convening a con con would be beneficial for the entire state by allowing residents an opportunity to be more directly involved in the decisions that govern them. For neighbor island residents, the potential benefits are even greater.

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Monday, July 07, 2008
Fred Blas launches ‘Campaign for Puna’
By Andrew Walden @ 1:44 AM :: 2604 Views

Over 250 Puna residents joined Fred Blas for a Maku`u Farmers Market June 21 kickoff rally launching his campaign for Puna’s House District 4 seat as a Republican.

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Monday, July 07, 2008
Letters to the Editor July 7, 2008
By Andrew Walden @ 12:06 AM :: 1603 Views

Kona CDP ‘Picayune’--Council gets garbage right--Throw the bums out!--Waiawi: Bananas safe--Imagine the Vog--No-Drill Network  

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