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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Supreme Court Orders Abercrombie to Pay Up
By Robert Thomas @ 9:02 PM :: 4498 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

Today, the Hawaii Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in Oahu Publications, Inc. v. Abercrombie....

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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Dr Keli’i Akina: Hawaii Should Fulfill Dream of Martin Luther King
By News Release @ 3:17 PM :: 4628 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA, Politicians

...The Hawaiian Kingdom included citizens of many racial backgrounds who would unjustly be excluded today from the Native Hawaiian Roll....

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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Feds fly immigrant minors to Hawaii on taxpayer dime
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:20 AM :: 3589 Views :: National News
“between January 1 and July 7, a total of eight minors were discharged from the unaccompanied alien children program to sponsors in Hawaii.”
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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Apple Given One Hour Deadline, Accepts Termination Package
By News Release @ 5:13 AM :: 3117 Views :: Higher Education

I had previous provided Dr. Lassner with my rebuttal of his allegations of unsatisfactory performance....

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Abercrombie: We can’t go back
By News Release @ 11:42 PM :: 3642 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

...we have an opportunity to continue the course that we’ve charted. We can’t go back....

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
FBI Investigates Death Threats Made by Anti-GMO Leader
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:31 PM :: 4456 Views :: GMOs

...Mike Adams of the prolific anti-GMO Natural News website is resorting to calling for threats against those who support biotechnology....

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Tribe? How They did it in Alaska
By Video @ 10:08 PM :: 3194 Views :: Akaka Bill

...Native Lands Were Lost In The Blink Of An Eye....

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Ige Unveils Action Plan for Hawaii
By News Release @ 9:46 PM :: 3696 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians
...‘Engineering Hawaii’s Future’....
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
HECO Proposes 'Demand Response' Billing, Remote Shutoff
By News Release @ 4:53 PM :: 3430 Views :: Energy

Under the programs, customers receive financial incentives for shifting energy use to certain times of the day....

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Roofers: Obamacare Threatens Union Health Plan
By News Release @ 4:27 PM :: 4403 Views :: Health Care, Labor

"The ACA is threatening to dismantle multi-employer health and welfare funds that provide affordable, high-quality health care...."

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Absentee ballot fraud incident has Kauai police, elections officials on alert
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:14 PM :: 5527 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Office of Elections

“When my ballot was stolen, I felt so violated. I am very concerned about corruption here on the island,” Woods said....

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Medicaid Should Be Included in Paul Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Proposal
By NCPA @ 2:37 PM :: 2940 Views :: Health Care

Ryan is looking back to the success of the 1996 welfare reform....

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Hawaii Health ROI 4th in USA
By News Release @ 2:16 PM :: 3129 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...WalletHub used data from 47 states to construct a health-related return on investment metric....

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
School Choice: Strive to Reach the Summit
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:32 PM :: 2579 Views :: Education K-12
  • Thursday, July 31 5:45 PM to 8:00 PM 
  • Japanese Cultural Centeri Manoa Ballroom
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Lassner: We Must Polish the Jewel, not the Apple
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 2778 Views :: Higher Education

"At this time we all need to focus on polishing our crown jewel...."

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Ige Renews Oath of Fealty to HSTA
By News Release @ 8:45 PM :: 4791 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Politicians

As your Governor, I will work with the Board to immediately place a hold on the components of the Educator Effectiveness System....

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Hanabusa Attacks Schatz for Accepting Contributions from Akaka Bill Opponents
By News Release @ 7:39 PM :: 4013 Views :: Akaka Bill, Politicians

...Schatz has also accepted thousands of dollars from ... Thurston Twigg-Smith, the founder of Aloha 4 All, an organization that openly opposes The Akaka Bill....

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Homelessness: Council Ignores Waikiki Residents' Plea for Help
By News Release @ 3:50 PM :: 3295 Views :: Homelessness

...the City Council is sending the message that the interests of panhandlers and substance abusers are more important than the concerns of the visitor industry and the 32,000 citizens who make their home in Waikiki....

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Solving Social Problems with Pay-For-Success Contracts
By NCPA @ 12:30 PM :: 2755 Views :: Homelessness

California Senate Bill 593 would utilize private-sector ideas, and funds, to address problems such as homelessness and crime recidivism....

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Honolulu: Good Recession, Bad Recovery
By Selected News Articles @ 12:10 PM :: 4069 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu performed better through the recession than most other major American cities. Unfortunately, Honolulu’s recovery was not as impressive....

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
In Spite of Medicaid Expansion, Hawaii Hospital Performance up 10.7%
By News Release @ 5:32 AM :: 3308 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Overall non-Medicaid expansion states improved their median INDEX score by 0.6% while Medicaid expansion states median INDEX scores declined by (0.80%)....

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Shocker: Hawaii only 8th Most Socialist State
By Selected News Articles @ 5:23 AM :: 3566 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...The math? Simple. The FY2013 state expenditure divided by the state's 2013 GDP....

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Monday, July 28, 2014
Fundrace: Djou Ahead by 40%
By News Release @ 9:01 PM :: 3201 Views :: Politicians

...Djou holds $439,707.27 cash-on-hand for the remainder of the campaign....

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Monday, July 28, 2014
Commission on Water Resources Seeks Nominees
By News Release @ 8:58 PM :: 2862 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Applications should be postmarked no later than Friday, Aug. 29, 2014....

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Monday, July 28, 2014
Russ Grunch Council 8 Campaign Gains Momentum with Key Star-Advertiser Endorsement
By News Release @ 8:10 PM :: 3071 Views :: Honolulu County

Grunch “stands out among the four vying to replace Breene Harimoto...."

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Monday, July 28, 2014
Poll: Ige beats Abercrombie 49-39%
By Andrew Walden @ 5:59 PM :: 4806 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

...Ige over Abercrombie 49-39% and Schatz over Hanabusa 45-34%....

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Monday, July 28, 2014
Star-Adv: Capelouto Only Credible Republican Candidate for CD2
By News Release @ 3:23 PM :: 4041 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...Capelouto is the only credible Republican candidate, with a pro-business, traditional-values platform....

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Monday, July 28, 2014
Kauai Hearing Set on GMO Rules
By News Release @ 1:34 PM :: 4184 Views :: Kauai County, GMOs

The hearing is set for Tuesday, August 26, at 6:00 p.m. at Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall....

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Monday, July 28, 2014
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 28, 2014
By Congress.org @ 1:03 PM :: 2758 Views :: Congressional Delegation

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Insourcing Incentives - Cloture
  • House: Higher Education Tax Credits - Passage
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Monday, July 28, 2014
Replicating HOPE: Can Others Do It As Well As Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:22 AM :: 3458 Views :: Justice Reinvestment

The lead researcher in NIJ's HOPE evaluation discusses efforts to duplicate the swift-and-certain sanctions model on the mainland....

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Monday, July 28, 2014
Hawaii Rifle Association Grades Candidates on Second Amendment
By News Release @ 4:39 AM :: 4445 Views :: Second Amendment

HRA publishes grades for candidates based solely on their support for firearms rights and hunting heritage....

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Monday, July 28, 2014
Hawaii’s dominant shipping carrier to pay $9 million to settle federal allegations
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:19 AM :: 3739 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...Matson and Horizon improperly billed the U.S. Department of Defense, costing $2 million a year in damages....

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Sunday, July 27, 2014
UH Manoa's Apple to be Chopped?
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 4822 Views :: Higher Education
Lassner has held confidential performance assessment discussions with all the individuals who report to him....
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Sunday, July 27, 2014
Who Can You Trust in the GMO Issue?
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:33 PM :: 4314 Views :: GMOs

Red Flag Number 1: Celebrity Status....

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Sunday, July 27, 2014
Kauai Diary Farm Changes Plan After Protests by Luxury Resorts, Sierra Club, and Surfrider
By News Release @ 4:22 PM :: 5546 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Tourism

The first phase starts with 650-699 cows....

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Sunday, July 27, 2014
Inversion: Is it Fair to Vote with Your Feet?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 2693 Views :: Taxes

...“inversion” occurs when a U.S. company merges with a foreign company and moves its headquarters to the foreign country....

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Saturday, July 26, 2014
Did OHA Commit Federal Felony Testifying to Interior Department?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:51 PM :: 6196 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

With two counts, the total federal incarceration for OHA Trustees could add up to 10 years....

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Saturday, July 26, 2014
General Fund Loses $180M in Year
By News Release @ 7:20 PM :: 3446 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

“In 2013, we posted an ending balance of $844 million. We have now posted a positive ending balance of $664.8 million for 2014...."

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Saturday, July 26, 2014
Why I'm Encouraging Everyone to Vote for Dr. Keli'i Akina for OHA
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 4960 Views :: OHA, Politicians

...only Dr. Keli'i Akina rejects the idea of an independent Hawaiian nation and affirms that United States citizenship is the best solution for the needs of Native Hawaiians....

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Saturday, July 26, 2014
Hawaii Family Forum Publishes Updated Primary Voter Guide
By News Release @ 4:45 PM :: 9666 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Politicians

We strongly encourage you to make direct contact with your candidates and find out if they represent your values....

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Saturday, July 26, 2014
Department of the Interior to Meet with Hawaiians in Las Vegas
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 3954 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

The Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club in association with the Lawful Reinstated Hawaiian Government is pleased to announce that the Department of Interior just made accommodations to include Las Vegas, NV as a host site for testimonies....

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Friday, July 25, 2014
Grassroot Institute & Hawaii Family Advocates: Defending Religious Freedom
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:09 PM :: 3062 Views :: First Amendment

Grassroot President Keli’i Akina sits down with attorney Jim Hochberg, President of Hawai’i Family Advocates to  explore the meaning of  religious freedom....

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Friday, July 25, 2014
HART Receives $49.5 M GET Revenue, Buys Embossed Column
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 2893 Views :: Rail

"We now have collected nearly $1.3 billion in surcharge revenue for rail construction...."

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Friday, July 25, 2014
Obamacare, Tuna Zone: Humiliation for American Samoa Delegate
By News Release @ 7:57 PM :: 4264 Views :: Environment, National News

...imagine the humiliation when, without any prior consultation with him, Obama announced a move that could have enormous ramifications for the fishing industry that is the foundation of the territory’s private sector....

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Friday, July 25, 2014
Video: Anti-GMO Maui Mayoral Candidate Runs from Cop, Gets Tazed
By Andrew Walden @ 5:00 PM :: 6953 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, GMOs

"Witnesses say that the suspect ran from the police earlier that day, for allegedly not having license plates or a driver’s license...."

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Friday, July 25, 2014
Retiree Healthcare: Hawaii's $3.5B Magic Trick
By Selected News Articles @ 4:36 PM :: 5460 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Taxes

...Can anything be in worse condition than unfunded government pensions? Unfortunately, yes – and it’s called OPEB....

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Friday, July 25, 2014
US Territories Suddenly Exempted from Obamacare
By Selected News Articles @ 5:41 AM :: 4188 Views :: National News, Health Care

The decision covers residents in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands...the law was "undermining the stability" of the territories' insurance markets....

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Friday, July 25, 2014
Lawmakers Highlight Need for More Affordable Housing
By News Release @ 5:15 AM :: 4007 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

...50,000 new units needed to be built between 2012 and 2016 to meet demands....

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Friday, July 25, 2014
Aiona Endorses Three in OHA Race
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 4:47 AM :: 4877 Views :: OHA, Politicians, Republican Party

Landen Paikai, Jeremy Kama Hopkins and Keli‘i Akina....

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Friday, July 25, 2014
Quarter of Hawaii’s population now on Medicaid
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:12 AM :: 3645 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

State figures show net enrollment increased 12 percent between Oct. 1 and June 30....

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