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Sunday, August 31, 2014
At First, Takai Voted For the Pension Tax 'Every Time'
By Andrew Walden @ 11:21 PM :: 4580 Views :: Labor, Politicians, Taxes

Even weeks after angry kupuna and union members began crowding committee hearings to protest, Takai voted 'aye' for the pension tax bill HB1092 HD1....

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Sunday, August 31, 2014
Pension Tax: How Did Your Legislator Vote?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:40 PM :: 4837 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...find your state representative and determine how he or she voted every time the pension tax was up...

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Sunday, August 31, 2014
Report: These Five States Have Highest Liability Per Taxpayer
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:39 PM :: 2960 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics
“Sinkhole States” — are Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Hawaii....
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Sunday, August 31, 2014
Mauna Kea Audit: UH Lacks Critical Rules
By News Release @ 4:58 AM :: 3109 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...UH lacks critical rules but progress has been made on other prior recommendations....

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Sunday, August 31, 2014
REIT – A New Kind of Tax Shelter?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 2249 Views :: Taxes

What qualifies as real estate for REIT purposes is an issue that recently has been in the news....

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Saturday, August 30, 2014
Tuna Monument: Faleomavaega Slow on the Draw
By Selected News Articles @ 8:20 PM :: 3556 Views :: Energy, National News, Politicians, Small Business

...it took nearly a month for the ailing delegate to file a formal letter with Obama pleading with him not to take any action that would harm American Samoa....

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Saturday, August 30, 2014
More than 5,000 Testify on Federal Recognition
By News Release @ 7:36 PM :: 4759 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

...OHA cronies claim 2000 support fake Indian tribe....

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Saturday, August 30, 2014
OCCC Escape: Possible Staff Misconduct, Hole in Ceiling
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 1881 Views :: Law Enforcement

...After jumping down from the roof, Skelton walked around the back of the Annex and followed the fence line along Kamehameha Highway....

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Saturday, August 30, 2014
Audit: Honolulu Motor Vehicle Division Does Not Care About Long Lines
By News Release @ 3:45 PM :: 2424 Views :: Honolulu County

...the MVLP Division did not support the initiatives for improving customer service; did not consider the long lines and long waits as valid concerns....

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Saturday, August 30, 2014
Video: Steering Hawaii Through Rough Waters
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:13 PM :: 1871 Views :: Politicians

...Grassroot President Keli’i Akina interviews Cam Cavasso, who is currently running to represent Hawaii in the U.S. Senate....

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Friday, August 29, 2014
Kanaiolowalu Roll Quietly Reopened Last Week
By Andrew Walden @ 7:31 PM :: 2786 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...Online registration is available and will remain open until a few weeks prior the election....

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Friday, August 29, 2014
Djou: America Must Build Coherent Strategy to Deal With Islamic State
By News Release @ 5:07 PM :: 2234 Views :: Military, Politicians

...I support President Obama's desire to defeat ISIS, but America needs to see more decisive leadership....

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Friday, August 29, 2014
FEMA Rejection Shows Lack of Leadership by Schatz
By News Release @ 4:51 PM :: 3338 Views :: Hawaii County , Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

...The rejection of the disaster declaration shows the people of Hawaii that Schatz has no influence where it matters most....

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Friday, August 29, 2014
Aloha Chancellor Apple Rally Today
By News Release @ 2:33 PM :: 1966 Views :: Higher Education

The rally is to be held at 1pm at the lawn in front of Hawai’i Hall....

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Friday, August 29, 2014
Remind me again: Who wants GMO labeling?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:21 AM :: 2748 Views :: GMOs

...the founder of the American organic movement, Jerome Rodale, died during a recording of The Dick Cavett Show after declaring how wonderful his organic diet made him feel....

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Friday, August 29, 2014
RAILROADED: Rail construction Could put Small businesses out of business
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:51 AM :: 2430 Views :: Rail

Cliff Garcia operates Tropical Lamps & Shades on land his family has owned in the Kakaako district near downtown Honolulu for the past 70 years....

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Sai: Wong, Dwyer, Namuo Rake in Millions from Kanaiolowalu
By Andrew Walden @ 11:11 PM :: 5001 Views :: OHA

...Waihe‘e also contracted Dennis Dwyer for a total of $1.3 million dollars to be Kana‘iolowalu’s federal lobbyist....

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Supreme Court Dismisses All Three Puna Election Challenges
By Robert Thomas @ 10:10 PM :: 2595 Views :: Judiciary, Office of Elections

Today must be election contest day at the Hawaii Supreme Court....

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
FEMA: Iselle Not Severe Enough for Disaster Declaration
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 1961 Views :: Hawaii County

“...it has been determined that the damage from this event was not of such severity and magnitude...."

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
DCCA: Ige Business 'Not in Good Standing'
By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 3986 Views :: Politicians, Small Business

...According To The DCCA, Robert A. Ige And Associates Has Misfiled Several Annual Reports, And Failed To File Their 2012 Report Until May 5, 2014....

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
A Canoe Paddled by One Can’t Get Very Far
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:43 PM :: 2311 Views :: GMOs

...he not only expresses persecutory ideations but he wants your money to keep him in his position....

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Report: Hawaii Ranks in Top 6 States for Open Data
By News Release @ 1:58 PM :: 2343 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

The six top-scoring states are Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, and Utah....

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
GMO Label Initiatives Labeled Ridiculous by Liberals
By Selected News Articles @ 1:13 PM :: 1900 Views :: GMOs

But Hawaii isn’t the only state where pro-label quacktivists are taking a hit....

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
HTA: Arrivals, Spending Up
By News Release @ 11:11 PM :: 2476 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Total expenditures by visitors who came to the Hawaiian Islands in July 2014 rose 2.6 percent from the same month last year to $1.4 billion....

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
DLIR Snapshot of State's 662,150 Workers
By News Release @ 10:46 PM :: 2388 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

The largest occupational groups in Hawaii are retail sales followed by general office clerks and cashiers....

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Abercrombie Appoints Three to LUC
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 2374 Views :: Land Use

... Brandon Ahakuelo, Kent Hiranaga and Arnold Wong to the Land Use Commission....

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The Problem with Ideology in Politics
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:39 PM :: 2573 Views :: Religion, GMOs

...Ideology has no basis in evidence or reason. It is based in a core set of beliefs, just like religion....

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Voting Issues Scrutinized at Election Commission Meeting
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 7:36 PM :: 2002 Views :: Office of Elections

...No accountability for past and present errors in the election process by the Chief Elections Officer....

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Eminent Domain: City Seizure of Protest Signs Illegal?
By Robert Thomas @ 7:33 PM :: 2826 Views :: First Amendment, Land Use

...the City and County of Honolulu condemned an undeveloped lot in rural Oahu for a fire station, but has been met with staunch resistance....

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Should OHA representatives be appointed?
By Rachelle Chang @ 7:20 PM :: 1905 Views :: OHA

"I didn’t vote for OHA trustees, because I didn’t know anything about them."

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Hawaii Gubernatorial Candidates on the Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 1:30 AM :: 2496 Views :: Jones Act

...a major gubernatorial candidate in the general election has endorsed the Hawaii Shippers’ Council’s noncontiguous trades Jones Act reform proposal....

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
HECO Submits Power Supply Improvement Plan
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 3456 Views :: Energy
“[HECO] will come up with some lofty goals, that are good for the future, but nobody’s there to keep them accountable down the road.”
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Survey: 79% of UHM Faculty Disturbed by Apple Firing
By News Release @ 8:58 PM :: 2216 Views :: Higher Education

The Faculty Senate Executive Committee met with incoming Interim Chancellor Bley-Vroman on Monday, August 25th and is optimistic about working with him in the coming year....

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Honolulu City Lights non-profit display application deadline is August 29
By News Release @ 8:53 PM :: 2855 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

Applications must be received by this Friday, August 29 before 4:30 p.m. at the Mission Memorial Building next to Honolulu Hale, 550 South King St....

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
OHA Claims No Plot to Fire Crabbe
By Selected News Articles @ 8:45 PM :: 4565 Views :: OHA

..."Kali Watson is campaigning for the position"....

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
According To State, ACLU Complaint About Postponed Puna Primary Not An "Election Contest"
By Robert Thomas @ 8:40 PM :: 1904 Views :: Office of Elections

You can tell what kind of case is before what Hawaii appellate court by the case designation at the top of the fist page flysheet....

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
HRA: Hawaii Primary Results Positive for 2nd Amendment
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 2570 Views :: Second Amendment

...Newcomer Jarrett Keohokalole, A-rated, for State Rep., Kaneohe, won his Democratic primary against Sierra Club Pres., Robert Harris, F-rated....

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Study: Hawaii 'Ban the Box' Law Reduces Crime
By News Release @ 3:19 PM :: 3925 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Justice Reinvestment, Labor, Law Enforcement

Statistics show that without income from a paying job an ex-offender often will return to criminal activity....

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
A Cautionary Saga: Judge Kurren Invalidates the Anti-GMO Ordinance 960
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:18 PM :: 2641 Views :: Kauai County, GMOs

The law is pre-empted by the state law and cannot be enforced at the county level....

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
This Obama Administration Proposal Would Effectively Authorize Some Americans Seceding
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:56 PM :: 2195 Views :: Akaka Bill

From a constitutional standpoint, the administration has no legal authority to implement its proposal....

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Full Text: Nago's Report to Elections Commission
By News Release @ 5:41 AM :: 1954 Views :: Office of Elections

...the staff decided to start over and re-read all memory cards. It is at this point that one memory card was not read again....

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Monday, August 25, 2014
$48M Shortfall: HHSC Layoffs Begin September 2
By Andrew Walden @ 11:38 PM :: 2921 Views :: Health Care

The following letter has been sent out to all HHSC employees....

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Monday, August 25, 2014
Hawaii commission opens investigation into election day debacles
By Malia Zimmerman @ 11:10 PM :: 2106 Views :: Office of Elections

Three Hawaii lawmakers called on the State Elections Commission to fire Chief Elections Officer Scott Nago Friday during a standing room-only commission meeting....

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Monday, August 25, 2014
Chronic Absenteeism in Hawaii's public schools plummets 39 percent
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 3127 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

The percentage of students absent 15 days or more in the 2013-14 school year dropped to 11 percent from 18 percent a year ago....

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Monday, August 25, 2014
Hawaii’s Papaya Growers Struggle in Hurricane Aftermath
By Video @ 2:30 PM :: 2978 Views :: Hawaii County , Agriculture, GMOs

...Estimation of the sales lost, plus the start-up, the bulldozing costs and growing up to that first year, when they’re ready to harvest again … is about $53 million....

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Monday, August 25, 2014
Hawaii Ranks #1 in Gender Equality
By News Release @ 1:29 PM :: 2612 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...To gauge the scope of gender-based disparities in the United States, WalletHub ranked each of the 50 states based on 10 key metrics....

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Sunday, August 24, 2014
HOPE Probation: Judge Steven Alm Speaks at Heritage Foundation Event
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:03 PM :: 2457 Views :: Justice Reinvestment

State officials in South Dakota and Hawaii have found a creative way to address alcohol use, drug use, and crime....

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Sunday, August 24, 2014
"Not A Typical Election Contest" Filed Over Postponed Puna Primary
By Robert Thomas @ 6:24 AM :: 2764 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...Thursday at 4:30 p.m. was the statutory deadline for instituting an "election contest" in the Hawaii Supreme Court....

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Sunday, August 24, 2014
ACLU sues for Hawaii Island residents to get second chance to vote
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:22 AM :: 2006 Views :: Office of Elections

...The ACLU lawsuit asks the Hawaii Supreme Court to allow any registered voter affected by Iselle to cast a vote to be included in the August 2014 primary results....

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Sunday, August 24, 2014
Filing Close to Deadline? Get a Receipt!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1852 Views :: Taxes

Mr. and Mrs. Stocker waited until the day their taxes were due....

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