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Sunday, September 30, 2012
VIDEO: Hirono Collects $1M Salary, Accomplishes Nothing
By Video @ 8:43 PM :: 3022 Views :: Energy, Environment

Click to watch latest Video....

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Sunday, September 30, 2012
Panos: Caldwell Suffers from Windmill Deficiency
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:16 PM :: 3430 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

You might think that I am referring to some Don Quixotic syndrome. But their Wind Mill Deficiency is actually more real and its effects on society are seriously deleterious.

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Sunday, September 30, 2012
Edging Toward the Fiscal Cliff, Tax Increases Inevitable
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:28 AM :: 3762 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

No matter the political rhetoric you will hear in these final weeks before the general election, there is no doubt that there will be an increase in taxes at the federal level.

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Saturday, September 29, 2012
Hanalei: Billionaire Pierre Omidyar Pushes for Resort Development
By Robert Thomas @ 11:57 PM :: 3794 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

The developer touts the proposed resort as "the most environmentally and culturally responsible visitor-oriented project ever to be proposed in the state."

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Saturday, September 29, 2012
Locavores or Loco-vores?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:42 PM :: 2946 Views :: World News, Family

Unfortunately for locavores, the same fundamental economic realities that shaped the development of our globalized food supply chain are still very much with us.

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Saturday, September 29, 2012
Friends of NRA to Gather on Big Isle, Oahu
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 3013 Views :: Energy, Environment

November 3 and 11, 2012

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Saturday, September 29, 2012
Sequestration: Obama Admin Pressures Federal Contractors not to Issue Layoff Notices
By Selected News Articles @ 6:22 PM :: 3066 Views :: National News, Ethics

...they would be compensated for legal costs if layoffs occur due to contract cancellations under sequestration — but only if the contractors follow the Labor guidance....

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Saturday, September 29, 2012
Hirono Misses 144 Votes, Lingle Raising $144K
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 4:29 PM :: 2584 Views :: Energy, Environment

My opponent, Congresswoman Mazie Hirono, has missed 144 votes in the U.S. House of Representatives so far this year. That’s why our campaign has set the goal to raise $144,000 ....

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Saturday, September 29, 2012
Djou: Hanabusa 'Out of Touch' on Economy
By Rep Charles Djou @ 4:18 PM :: 2590 Views :: Energy, Environment

...she actually argued that the main problem in the economy is public confidence and that if you would only have more confidence in your government, our economy would improve....

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Saturday, September 29, 2012
Pine Campaign Victim of On-Line Impersonator?
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 11:45 AM :: 3052 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

You may have received an email from a third party today or yesterday that claims to be in support of my campaign and requesting donations on my behalf.

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Friday, September 28, 2012
Honolulu Homeless Law Not Affected by Court Ruling
By Robert Thomas @ 10:13 PM :: 3226 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...a 2-1 Ninth Circuit panel held that the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments protect the homeless against the City of L.A.'s seizure and destruction of their "momentarily unattended" property....

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Friday, September 28, 2012
Zoning Enforcement On Kauai - A Rice Cooker Is A Kitchen?
By Robert Thomas @ 10:06 PM :: 4323 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

Rice-cooker...

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Friday, September 28, 2012
Supreme Court Denies City's Motion For Reconsideration in Rail Case
By News Release @ 3:32 PM :: 2932 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

... the Hawaii Supreme Court denied the City and County of Honolulu’s motion for reconsideration of the Court’s recent ruling ....

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Friday, September 28, 2012
The Cost of Wind Energy Jobs
By NCPA @ 2:55 PM :: 2414 Views :: National News, Ethics

 ...taxpayers spend about 15 times more on wind energy jobs than jobs in oil-and-gas....

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Friday, September 28, 2012
States Seek a Middle Ground on Medicaid
By NCPA @ 2:51 PM :: 2213 Views :: National News, Ethics

...in an interesting interpretation of the Supreme Court's ruling on the law, states are looking into partially expanding their Medicaid programs to receive federal subsidies....

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Friday, September 28, 2012
Coffman, Bateman To Debate One-On-One for House 5 Seat
By News Release @ 2:21 PM :: 2811 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

The event will be held on Thursday, October 4, at Konawaena Elementary School Cafeteria from 7pm to 8:30pm

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Friday, September 28, 2012
Hollywood Steps Up in "Won't Back Down"
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:10 PM :: 2736 Views :: National News, Ethics

Gyllenhaal's character is a single mom advocating for better educational opportunities for her child. Davis plays a teacher in the school who wants to improve it.... teachers unions have already denounced the movie

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Friday, September 28, 2012
Inouye hides Akaka Bill in Policy Rider -- just after “Grazing Permits”
By Andrew Walden @ 6:18 AM :: 5125 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

On page 129 of the Senate Appropriations Committee FY13 Interior Subcommittee Bill Draft, between “Livestock Grazing Administration” and “Use of American Iron, Steel and Manufactured Goods”....

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Friday, September 28, 2012
Obama and Congress Are Choosing to Cause a Recession
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:06 AM :: 2545 Views :: National News, Ethics

...a recession is bearing down on the economy—and it's an inside job....

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Friday, September 28, 2012
Marking 32 Years of Death and Forced Abortions in China
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:02 AM :: 2353 Views :: World News, Family

The population control rule, established on September 25, 1980, has resulted in almost 40 million “missing” women and some of the most egregious human rights violations in recent history....

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Friday, September 28, 2012
Ewa House Candidate Manabat Challenged on Residency
By News Release @ 2:01 AM :: 5612 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

 Google Image of 737 Kaipuu St, Honolulu -- Is this Chris Manabat's REAL residence?

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Friday, September 28, 2012
Kauai Prosecutor Denies Perjury Plot: Says Mayor, County Attorneys Peddling Influence
By News Release @ 12:21 AM :: 5649 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

County Attorneys barred planning inspectors from enforcing the law against Councilmember Tim Bynum for alleged zoning violations in order to influence Bynum’s vote on Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr.’s TVR bill....

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Thursday, September 27, 2012
PBS Debate: Council Berg vs Pine and House Au vs Saiki
By News Release @ 8:01 PM :: 3047 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

September 27, 2012 at 8:00 pm: Honolulu City Council District 1 and State House District 26

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Thursday, September 27, 2012
Duke Aiona Endorses Richard Fale for HD 47
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 7:48 PM :: 4097 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Richard Fale is another young leader that I am proud to support in the upcoming election. Vivian and I know the sacrifices that it takes to be a public servant and Richard Fale has been a servant leader throughout his young adult life....

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Thursday, September 27, 2012
Hawaii Family Forum Needs Your Help
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 3302 Views :: Energy, Environment

...hopefully you, your family and friends, all are registered and geared up for the General Election. In about a week, we will be sending out the General Election Voter Guide....

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Thursday, September 27, 2012
Hanabusa Campaign Exploits Forced ‘Volunteers’, Contributors
By Rep Charles Djou @ 5:41 PM :: 3928 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Politicians

Hanabusa said she doesn't condone the practice, but will gladly continue to accept all the money and political help that comes from it.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012
FEMA Sends Tsunami of Cash to American Samoa
By News Release @ 2:41 PM :: 3504 Views :: National News, Ethics

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded nearly $100 Million dollars in Post-Tsunami improvements to American Samoa ....

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Thursday, September 27, 2012
Student Loan Bubble Inflates College Costs
By NCPA @ 1:46 PM :: 2670 Views :: National News, Ethics

The accumulation of student loan debt has surpassed $1 trillion....

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Thursday, September 27, 2012
Western Association of Schools and Colleges ‘Impressed’ With Greenwood’s Careful Attention to Finances
By Selected News Articles @ 5:39 AM :: 3127 Views :: Energy, Environment

Note to Greenwood: Hey MRC, this report is nice and all, but you’re in Hawaii now....

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Thursday, September 27, 2012
VIDEO: PRP Renews Pay for Play Attack on Cayetano
By Video @ 3:48 AM :: 3616 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Politicians, Rail

Pro-Rail Pacific Resources Partnership today released its first anti-Cayetano ad for the General Election season....

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Thursday, September 27, 2012
RFP Posted for Hawaii LNG Study
By News Release @ 12:54 AM :: 3518 Views :: Energy, Environment

Proposals are being solicited for a series of policy, economic and technical studies that will help energy stakeholders in Hawai‘i evaluate Liquefied Natural Gas ....

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
HC&S: End to Cane Burning Tied to Acceptance of BioFuel
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 3966 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

"One of our primary missions is to explore every option for converting the plantation from a sugar farm, into a bio-energy farm...."

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
EPA Urged to Crack Down on Hawaii Over Air Pollution Rules
By Selected News Articles @ 4:19 PM :: 3868 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Though 10 states have shirked their duties under national air quality standards for lead, environmental regulators have not cracked down, activists claim in federal court.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Personalized Medicine vs. ObamaCare
By John Goodman @ 3:16 PM :: 2897 Views :: National News, Ethics

Personalized medicine is the future. It is where the science is going. It is where the technology is going. It is where doctors and patients will want to go.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Let Wind Power Tax Credit Expire
By NCPA @ 1:47 PM :: 2317 Views :: National News, Ethics

Wind producers can even sell power when demand is low and still collect a profit because the pretax subsidy is higher than the average price for electricity....

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
After a Two-Year Slowdown, Health Care Spending Grows 4.6 Percent
By News Release @ 1:41 PM :: 2222 Views :: National News, Ethics

First look at 2011 data finds rising prices drove spending growth for those with employer-sponsored insurance....

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
To be Organic or not to be Organic, Why ask the question?
By NCPA @ 1:21 PM :: 2538 Views :: National News, Ethics

... environmentalists want to use the label to imply that organic foods are safer ....

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Egypt's New President, a Theocrat Second only to Iran's
By IPT News @ 12:46 PM :: 2551 Views :: World News, Family

The man being showered with attention as a respectable international leader may rank shy only of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ....

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
5 Ways Obama Disappointed at the United Nations
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:24 PM :: 3171 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

In tripping over the YouTube video that was offensive to Muslims, the President seemed to validate other countries’ disregard for freedom of speech....

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Full Text: What the Muslim Brotherhood Means for US
By IPT News @ 10:04 AM :: 7551 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

"And let's not hoist a large Islamic flag, and let's not be barbaric-talking. We will remain a front so that if the thing happens, we will benefit from the new happenings instead of having all of our organizations classified and exposed."

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Wandering into the Wonder Blunder, Abercrombie Describes Pressure He Put on Greenwood
By News Release @ 11:31 PM :: 3286 Views :: Energy, Environment

Note this is not a complete sentence: “I based this concern as the Governor as well as an alumnus and supporter of the University of Hawai'i.”

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
"60 Minutes" Contrast Between Romney, Obama on Entitlements
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:45 PM :: 2367 Views :: National News, Ethics

The official, head-to-head debates begin next week, but Sunday’s “60 Minutes” appearances by President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) provided a contrast in the ideas offered on the nation’s entitlements and spending crisis....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Crisis of the Uninsured Is Far from Over
By NCPA @ 2:37 PM :: 2349 Views :: National News, Ethics

...Moreover, it is unlikely to be resolved by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Akaka Bill: Let Hawaii do the Dirty Work?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:25 PM :: 3490 Views :: Energy, Environment

...the five-member commission, in absence of any objective criteria, is given authority to decide who is not a “qualified” Hawaiian....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
ILWU Business Agent Elected to Board of Laupahoehoe Charter School
By News Release @ 12:16 PM :: 2897 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

Community member George Martin is a 1978 graduate of Lauapahoehoe School. A former mechanic for Yamada and Sons, Martin has been a business agent for the ILWU 142 for seven years....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Full Text: Over 1500 Pages of UH Documents on Wonder Blunder
By Selected News Articles @ 3:16 AM :: 3276 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Robert Katz, whose law firm got a $25,000 contract to redact UH documents, sanitizing them of information his firm felt needed to be protected from public view....

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Monday, September 24, 2012
Big Island Doctors Panel to Discuss Effect of Obamacare on Hawaii
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 4931 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

OBAMACARE AND HEALTH ISSUES IN HAWAII a special 90-minute discussion
Tuesday, September 25, 7 – 9 pm, at Boston Basil’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, 75-5707 Alii Drive (downtown Kailua-Kona)

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Monday, September 24, 2012
Lingle Hosting Campaign Rallies at Six Oahu Schools
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 8:39 PM :: 3871 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

43 days left until the November 6th General Election!

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Monday, September 24, 2012
Big Island 'Clean' Energy Plant Sued over Air Pollution
By Selected News Articles @ 8:19 PM :: 4287 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

... the state Department of Health violated the federal Clean Air Act in granting a permit to operate to Hu Honua ....

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Monday, September 24, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted September 24, 2012
By Congress.org @ 6:47 PM :: 3809 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
  • Senate: Veterans Job Training – Motion to Waive
  • Senate: Foreign Aid Suspension
  • Senate: Iran Nuclear Threat
  • Senate: Continuing Resolution
  • House: Student Loan Exemption for Deceased Veterans – Suspension
  • House: Public Funding for Political Conventions – Suspension
  • House: Welfare Work Requirements – Disapproval Resolution
  • House: STEM Visa Program - Suspension
  • House: Manhattan Project National Park – Suspension
  • House: Energy Regulatory Rollback – Passage
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