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Saturday, August 31, 2013
The Budget Sequester Is a Success
By Selected News Articles @ 8:35 PM :: 2346 Views :: National News
“The $150 billion budget decline of 4% is the first time federal expenditures have fallen for two consecutive years since the end of the Korean War.”
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Saturday, August 31, 2013
VIDEO: Jay Fidell Talks to Grassroot Institute
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:12 PM :: 2481 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government
Whether it’s the traffic, under-development of technology, economic woes, or government-sponsored boondoggles....
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Saturday, August 31, 2013
Temptation: Offered Millions, Catholics Reject Abercrombie's Attempt to Re-Write Curriculum
By Selected News Articles @ 4:43 PM :: 3496 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Religion

"As tempting as it was to bring in extra funds to our schools, I told the Governor that such a dichotomy is simply not in our way of thinking...."

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Saturday, August 31, 2013
Bishop Silva: "Marriage has eroded because we have allowed so many things"
By Selected News Articles @ 4:21 PM :: 2662 Views :: Family, Religion

"...it is not true that Jesus embraces all the behavior of those he loves...."

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Saturday, August 31, 2013
‘American Paranoia About Racism’ Nailed by Thai Dountman
By Selected News Articles @ 1:21 PM :: 2214 Views :: First Amendment
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Saturday, August 31, 2013
HECO: Biodiesel Price Must be Competitive With Diesel
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 2725 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

The Hawaiian Electric Companies today began a search for suppliers of cleaner fuels, including ultra-low sulfur diesel....

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Saturday, August 31, 2013
UH Manoa has New Trick to Justify Lack of Global Warming: Reverse Cause and Effect
By Selected News Articles @ 4:42 AM :: 2712 Views :: Energy, Environment

"Despite the continued increase in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, the annual-mean global temperature has not risen in the twenty-first century challenging the prevailing view that anthropogenic forcing causes climate warming."

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Saturday, August 31, 2013
MRC Greenwood Shares 'Final Thoughts'
By News Release @ 4:40 AM :: 1975 Views :: Higher Education

some final thoughts with you as I leave the leadership of the University of Hawaiʻi....

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Friday, August 30, 2013
Family Promise of Hawaii: 63 Churches Help Homeless Families Get off Streets
By News Release @ 9:43 PM :: 3179 Views :: Homelessness

...more than 80 percent of participants transition from homelessness to housing within three to four months....

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Friday, August 30, 2013
State approves rail project's archaeological reports
By News Release @ 7:47 PM :: 1839 Views :: Rail

The State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) has approved the archaeological survey reports for the Honolulu rail transit project, and cleared the way for permit applications....

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Friday, August 30, 2013
UPDATE: Governor Close to Calling Special Session in Spite of Public Statement to the Contrary
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 6:23 PM :: 3778 Views :: Family

Governor Abercrombie announced today that it is unlikely that a special session to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples will happen at this time....

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Friday, August 30, 2013
Scientific American: Labels for Genetically Modified Foods Are a Bad Idea
By NCPA @ 5:54 PM :: 2388 Views :: GMOs

...mandatory GMO labels would only intensify the misconception that so-called Frankenfoods endanger people's health...

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Friday, August 30, 2013
Obama Grants Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants Without Congress
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:05 PM :: 2120 Views :: National News

Congress hasn’t passed immigration legislation, but that hasn’t stopped President Obama....

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Friday, August 30, 2013
Do Lower Contribution Limits Decrease Public Corruption?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 AM :: 2186 Views :: Ethics

limits vary widely, remaining unlimited in twelve states while being set as low as $160 per election to candidates for State House and State Senate in Montana....

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Friday, August 30, 2013
As FBI Nabs Alleged Tulsi Gabbard Stalker, Chris Butler Cult Returns to Media Spotlight
By Selected News Articles @ 1:32 AM :: 6726 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Law Enforcement, Politicians, Religion

Sherbow claimed he initially approached Gabbard because he was born into the same obscure Western-Hindu tradition as Tulsi....

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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Need a Job? State Will Hire You to Sell Obamacare
By News Release @ 9:17 PM :: 1994 Views :: Health Care

If hired, feel free to send Hawai'i Free Press stories about your adventures as a state-funded insurance salesperson....

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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Man charged with threatening to decapitate HI rep sent emails to Watchdog
By Malia Zimmerman @ 8:43 PM :: 2255 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Law Enforcement

A federal arrest warrant was issued after Sherbow sent an extensive email to FBI agents and the media....

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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Latest News Gives Real Hope in Fighting Same-Sex 'Marriage'
By Tito Montes @ 7:39 PM :: 3402 Views :: Family

...there is merely a RAZOR THIN margin in favor of homosexual marriage -- just 26 votes to 25 votes....

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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Board of Water Supply Charter Amendment on Council Agenda
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 7:21 PM :: 2768 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

Resolution 13-177 initiates a proposed Charter Amendment....

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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Surfing the Nations Freedom Surf Contest Waikiki
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 3392 Views :: Religion, Tourism, Drugs

Surfing the Nations is counteracting the widespread perception that surfing is only about individual fulfillment....

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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Navy Releases Final EIS for Hawaii-Southern California Training Area
By News Release @ 3:14 PM :: 2112 Views :: Military

The Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing Final Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement is available for download....

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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Man Arrested for Alleged Threats Against Gabbard
By News Release @ 2:49 PM :: 2268 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Law Enforcement

Sherbow was arrested on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, in Tijuana, Mexico....

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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Hawaii DOE gets failing grade for fiscal transparency
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:55 PM :: 1888 Views :: Education K-12

The DOE listed per-student spending for 2011-12 at $11,583.  But Randall Roth, a University of Hawaii law professor who has worked on education reform issues, said the real number is about $16,000....

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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Hawaii GE Tax "Broadest in the US"
By Selected News Articles @ 12:50 PM :: 2681 Views :: Taxes

Hawaii has the broadest sales tax in the United States, taxing many products multiple times and, by one estimate, ultimately taxing 99.21% of the state's personal income. This base is far wider than the national median, where the sales tax base applies to 34.46%....

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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Progress on Veteran Affairs Backlog Is an Illusion
By NCPA @ 12:45 PM :: 1728 Views :: Military

...the costly push to bring the numbers down is unsustainable and could doom those seeking benefits to years-long waits in appeals....

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Thursday, August 29, 2013
What to Do in Syria
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:44 PM :: 1738 Views :: Military

Reports are rampant that the Obama Administration will call for U.S. missile strikes against the regime in Syria at any time now....

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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Court: Same-Sex Marriage Trumps Religious Liberty
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:40 PM :: 2173 Views :: Family, First Amendment
Last week, the Supreme Court of New Mexico ruled that the First Amendment does not protect a Christian photographer’s ability to decline to take pictures of a same-sex commitment ceremony....
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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Hawaii Lumber Industry Sees Positive Future, Boost in Construction
By News Release @ 5:33 AM :: 2245 Views :: Economy

...the lumber industry is expected to enter a cycle where production demands remain strong and increase steadily over the next few years....

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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Chaminade University: Four Year Guarantee Spurs Record Enrollment
By News Release @ 5:02 AM :: 2077 Views :: Higher Education

With enrollment at the historic level...university officials are crediting a new four-year guarantee....

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Full Text: Abercrombie Releases Draft of Gay ‘Marriage’ Bill
By News Release @ 11:11 PM :: 2385 Views :: Family

The bill is based on Senate Bill 1369....

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
$18.7 Million Released for State Facilities, Schools
By News Release @ 11:09 PM :: 2129 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government

...capital improvement project (CIP) and grant funds for priority repairs and improvements at state facilities and public schools, as well as installation of a new photovoltaic system....

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Special Ed Victory: Court Finds Act 163 Violates Federal Law
By Selected News Articles @ 9:54 PM :: 2256 Views :: Education K-12

The federal appeals court in Honolulu found that Act 163, which the Hawaii Legislature passed in 2010, contradicts the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)....

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Lech Walesa: “Gays should not impose themselves on the majority”
By Andrew Walden @ 4:59 PM :: 2169 Views :: Family

Like the Dalai Lama and Martin Luther King Jr, Walesa does not believe in the gay agenda.  Here are the quotes....

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Stay Strong: You Can Influence Hawaii’s Same-Sex 'Marriage' Debate
By Tito Montes @ 3:47 PM :: 2815 Views :: Family
YOUR involvement at this juncture is critical....
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Cato: Hawaii Scores F- Lacks Public School Spending Transparency
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:07 PM :: 3084 Views :: Education K-12
Cracking the Books: How Well Do State Education Departments Report Public School Spending?.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Deedy jury foreman: Deadlocked 8-4 for Acquittal
By Selected News Articles @ 12:17 PM :: 6495 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

He said it would not have necessarily been easier to convict Deedy of the lesser manslaughter charge....

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
New Student Loan Scheme: $184B Profit for Federal Gov’t
By NCPA @ 11:59 AM :: 1660 Views :: Higher Education

...the government actually stands to make an enormous profit on the president's new federal student loan system -- a boondoggle paid for by hyper-inflated tuition costs and fueled by a government-sponsored predatory-lending program....

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Fulfilling the Dream
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:54 AM :: 1859 Views :: Education K-12

My own journey—to provide an opportunity for quality education for all children—began in Little Rock, Arkansas....

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Honolulu Ranks 128th on 2013 "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report"
By News Release @ 2:51 AM :: 2628 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

Honolulu ranks as one of the least safe driving cities, landing at number 128 on the list. According to the report, the average driver in Honolulu will experience an auto collision every 8.7 years, which is about 15 percent more likely than the national average....

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Political libraries vs. living memorials
By Rachelle Chang @ 1:30 AM :: 1952 Views :: Higher Education

Instead of a dedicated library, welcoming mainly graduate students and professors, here are some other ways to honor our public leaders....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Official White House Petition Urges No Executive Order for Akaka Tribe
By News Release @ 4:53 PM :: 2226 Views :: Akaka Bill

"We are not tribal, nor of tribes."

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Dalai Lama: “They want me to condone homosexuality…a relationship between two men is wrong.”
By Andrew Walden @ 4:07 PM :: 14657 Views :: Family, Religion
As with everything else, gay activists have been desperately working to make the Dalai Lama their own....
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
OHA Chair Colette Machado Joins Rally Against Gay Marriage Special Session
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 PM :: 5250 Views :: Family, First Amendment, OHA
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
The True Story About Who Destroyed a Genetically Modified Rice Crop
By Selected News Articles @ 1:28 PM :: 2299 Views :: GMOs

I could see that this was the first time they had stepped in mud or been to a farm. They were city boys, city girls. Two of them were even sporting dyed hair....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Obamacare Quiz for Employers
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:51 AM :: 2305 Views :: Economy, Health Care
“Obamacare will impose new health coverage costs, the employer mandate, compliance regulations, and new taxes on all businesses.”
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Esther Kiaaina Front Runner for High-Level Interior Department Position
By Selected News Articles @ 12:02 AM :: 4149 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, National News, OHA

Esther Kiaaina may be the next Assistant Secretary of Interior for Insular Affairs....

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Monday, August 26, 2013
Commercial Leases: DHHL Beneficiary Consultations Set This Week
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 2652 Views :: DHHL

Currently, 1.3% of Hawaiian home lands are under a general lease, and these lands generate about $10.17 million each year for DHHL....

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Monday, August 26, 2013
Introducing GOP’s New Executive Director, Kayla Berube
By David S Chang @ 10:25 PM :: 3053 Views :: Republican Party

By working hard to change Hawaii we can be the catalyst for the rest of the country....

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Monday, August 26, 2013
Abercrombie to Submit Gay Marriage Bill Wednesday
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 2403 Views :: Family

The proposed bill is being prepared by the Governor's office and is scheduled to be sent to the legislature this Wednesday....

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Monday, August 26, 2013
Governor Names David O’Neal and Ruth Tschumy to State Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 9:48 PM :: 2469 Views :: Ethics

Abercrombie today announced the appointments of David O’Neal of Waipahu and Ruth D. Tschumy of Honolulu to the State Ethics Commission, effective immediately....

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