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Monday, September 30, 2013
Global Warming: Abercrombie Signs Majuro Declaration
By News Release @ 9:41 PM :: 2102 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawaii is the first sub-national government to sign onto the Majuro Declaration for Climate Leadership, presented Friday by the Leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum to the United Nations Secretary General....

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Monday, September 30, 2013
Nominations invited for UH Task Force in support of student veterans
By News Release @ 9:40 PM :: 1868 Views :: Higher Education, Military

Nominations and self-nominations for task force members should be sent by email to

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Monday, September 30, 2013
Hawaii GOP: Schatz, Hirono Vote for Government Shutdown
By David S Chang @ 9:00 PM :: 1884 Views :: National News

Schatz’s own office has indicated that 25,000 federal workers throughout the state would be left without pay....

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Monday, September 30, 2013
Taking Effect Today: Honolulu Property Tax Hikes Target Elderly
By Andrew Walden @ 8:12 PM :: 2829 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

...thanks to a Christmas Tree Clause in 13-33, developers and wealthy individuals with 10 acres or more have been given an easy out for upzoned properties....

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Monday, September 30, 2013
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 30, 2013
By @ 1:18 PM :: 1568 Views :: Congressional Delegation
  • Senate: Continuing Resolution
  • House: Continuing Resolution – Medical Device Tax Repeal Amendment
  • House: Continuing Resolution – Defunding of the Affordable Care Act Amendment
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Monday, September 30, 2013
Wind and Solar Can't Save Climate
By NCPA @ 12:15 PM :: 1947 Views :: Energy, Environment

If policymakers are committed to reducing global carbon dioxide emissions, then they will have to get serious about promoting sources of electricity production that can compete with coal on price....

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Monday, September 30, 2013
‘They can still poison without fear’: Bette Midler unhappy that Kauai didn’t outlaw GMOs
By Selected News Articles @ 12:14 PM :: 2038 Views :: GMOs

GMOs are likely saving tens of millions from starvation in underdeveloped countries....

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Monday, September 30, 2013
Will Congress Stop Obamacare?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:13 PM :: 1695 Views :: Health Care

Over the weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to delay the unpopular law’s implementation by one year....

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Sunday, September 29, 2013
'Shamanic Energy Practitioners': Burn the GMO Fields, Then Burn Them Again
By Selected News Articles @ 8:34 PM :: 2774 Views :: Kauai County, GMOs

It is amazing how pages like this will have such vile, hateful commentary and then always end it with truth, love, peace, and unity!....

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Sunday, September 29, 2013
Another Six Degrees of Monsanto
By Selected News Articles @ 8:18 PM :: 2964 Views :: Kauai County, GMOs

Last night I got a tweet from Christy Demuth, biotech opponent on Kauai.  She's always a delight.  She says that she's found the link between me and Monsanto....

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Sunday, September 29, 2013
Republicans Pass Compromise Funding Bill, Pay for Troops: Now Democrats Threaten Government Shutdown
By Selected News Articles @ 12:34 PM :: 1914 Views :: National News

Reps Hanabusa and Gabbard voted against funding the Federal Government....

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Sunday, September 29, 2013
Quick Fix for Social Security Could Create False Hopes
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:01 AM :: 1559 Views :: Taxes

Apparently when one is an elected official, one has to make sure that their concerns reflect the concerns of their constituency and obviously the concerns of seniors is right up there at the top of the list....

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Sunday, September 29, 2013
Hanabusa: Unacceptably Shameful Extremists Recklessly Recruiting Republican Candidate for Senator from Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:23 AM :: 2070 Views :: Politicians

...we heard recently that they are recruiting candidates and working to elect a GOP Senator in Hawaii....

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Saturday, September 28, 2013
A Week on an Island of Angst
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 PM :: 2023 Views :: GMOs
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Saturday, September 28, 2013
More Papaya Trees Chopped as Anti-GMO Councilmembers Demand List of Future Targets
By Selected News Articles @ 3:43 PM :: 2303 Views :: GMOs

As the Hawaii County Council considers an anti-GMO bill which would require farmers to "register" the locations of their GMO crop fields, another GMO Papaya field in Puna has been attacked by machete-wielding vandals....

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Saturday, September 28, 2013
Kym Pine: Progress Against Illegal Dumping
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 2:44 PM :: 2317 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

The issue first came to light last month when constituents contacted my office, and on August 19th we brought the issue to the Administration....

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Saturday, September 28, 2013
VIDEO: HSTA Leaders talk about priorities for 2013-2014
By Video @ 12:38 AM :: 2007 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

President Wil Okabe shares HSTA’s “Three Priorities” for 2013-2014....

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Friday, September 27, 2013
New Global Warming Report: Less Scary, More Politics
By NCPA @ 11:36 PM :: 2190 Views :: Energy, Environment

The report acknowledges, finally, that the temperature has plateaued for 16 years now, which the scientists admit they can’t explain....

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Friday, September 27, 2013
Progressives: Hawaii Ranks #2 in Progressive Agenda for Women
By News Release @ 11:30 PM :: 2457 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

The State of Women in America: A 50-State Analysis of How Women Are Faring Across the Nation....

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Friday, September 27, 2013
Hawaii SAT Scores Remain Stagnant
By News Release @ 4:07 PM :: 2331 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education
“While some might see stagnant scores as no news, we at the College Board consider it a call to action,” said College Board President David Coleman
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Friday, September 27, 2013
DHHL: Implication that Leases are being Cancelled without Foreclosure Prevention Effort 'Simply not True'
By News Release @ 1:47 PM :: 2746 Views :: DHHL

DHHL has recently received inquiries from beneficiaries as well as the media regarding its loss mitigation and foreclosure prevention programs....

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Friday, September 27, 2013
Report: Anti-GMO Activists Cause Cancer on Kauai
By Andrew Walden @ 1:29 PM :: 2586 Views :: GMOs

The only thing resembling a 'cancer cluster' consists of surfers in Hanalei who spend too much time in the sun....

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Friday, September 27, 2013
DoE Buys 'Common Core' K-6 Reading Program for Statewide Use
By News Release @ 12:29 PM :: 1924 Views :: Education K-12

Reading Wonders, the first K-6 reading program built on the Common Core State Standards....

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Friday, September 27, 2013
5 Ways Obamacare Could Impact You in 5 Days
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:40 AM :: 1394 Views :: Health Care

Today, Senators face a choice on the fate of Obamacare....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
HPR: Grassroot Institute on the “Critical State of Hawaii’s Unfunded Liabilities”
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:14 PM :: 2322 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes

...listen to Dr. Akina further discuss the problem on HPR’s “The Conversation”....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Statewide Student Survey Will Grade Teachers
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 1653 Views :: Education K-12

A student survey being administered in Hawaii’s public schools through Oct. 18 will provide educators with critical classroom feedback aimed at improving teaching and learning....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
DCCA Report: Obamacare Will Add 50% to Cost of Hawaii Health Insurance by 2014
By Selected News Articles @ 9:31 PM :: 2529 Views :: Health Care

The Oliver Wyman consultants expect individual premiums to average $346 in Hawaii in 2014, up from an average of $231 today....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Hawaii County council keeps anti-GMO bill alive
By Selected News Articles @ 8:27 PM :: 1589 Views :: GMOs

In an embarrassing move, Councilwoman Brenda Ford, whose Bill 109 would ban all GM crops outright, had former yoga instructor and anti-GMO crusader Jeffrey Smith Skyped in to the meeting to give his testimony....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
PHOTOS: Campbell HS Students Rally for AC
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 2366 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

...students from Campbell High School came in force today to the State Capitol to demand air conditioning for their oven-like classrooms....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Gill: "Lazy Democrats Might Support Other Parties" After we Close Primary
By Robert Thomas @ 3:32 PM :: 2570 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

Using the power of the state to equalize political outcomes, in a district where most citizens think one way, is a dangerous idea....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
HI lawmakers spend campaign cash on mannequin, Pathfinder and other oddities
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:01 PM :: 2274 Views :: Ethics, Politicians
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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Lerner’s out at IRS, but Hawaii tea parties still want answers
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:00 PM :: 2411 Views :: First Amendment, Taxes, TEA Party

She was angered when she got an inquiry from the IRS in 2012 demanding she provide detailed information on Honolulu tea party activities, materials, pictures, videos, names of speakers and attendees, as well as copies and recordings of speeches made during events....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
$43,000 Per Household
By News Release @ 12:43 PM :: 1778 Views :: National News

Congress has added $43,000 in debt for every American household in just the last four years....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Lawsuit: Ratepayers Challenge Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
By Andrew Walden @ 3:09 AM :: 1939 Views :: Energy

...ratepayers complaining of bills as high a $1600 and frequent power outages caused by termite-ridden overhead power poles are suing the State of Hawaii ....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
ECrim: Hawaii Political Criminals Now Protected by $1000 Paywall
By Andrew Walden @ 12:40 AM :: 3937 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

Meanwhile—purely in the interest of saving time and money for fellow investigators--this writer will be obligated to search through the files and make a complete list of the criminal records of all Hawaii’s elected officials and post it online....

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Gay Marriage: “Let the People Decide” Rally October 28
By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 3111 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Monday October 28th from 4 PM to 7 PM at the State Capitol....

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Par Petroleum Completes Acquisition of Tesoro Refinery
By News Release @ 5:44 PM :: 1860 Views :: Energy

Barclays will provide crude oil and feed stocks to the refinery on a real time basis....

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Economic Freedom: USA Drops to 17th
By NCPA @ 1:07 PM :: 1350 Views :: Economy

Since 2000, the United States has fallen from a rating of 8.65 to 7.74....

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Sen. Ted Cruz: Standing Against Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:36 PM :: 1534 Views :: Health Care

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) wants to use procedural tricks to strip the House-passed bill of the provision that would defund Obamacare....

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Hawaii insurance firms launch campaign to counter misperceptions about Obamacare
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:10 PM :: 1844 Views :: Health Care

Hawaii’s small business owners with 50 or fewer employees with existing health insurance coverage don’t need to make any changes when the Hawaii Health Connector launches Tuesday....

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Hawaii GOP Takes on Obamacare: "Make DC Listen"
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 1732 Views :: Health Care

"...stand with patriots like Senator Ted Cruz, who stood today with Senators Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Marco Rubio, on the floor of the US Senate for every American who will be affected by ObamaCare...."

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Abercrombie Appoints Kido, Lau to Staff Positions
By News Release @ 10:26 PM :: 1992 Views :: Hawaii State Government

C. Mike Kido as legislative advisor, effective immediately, and Yvonne W.M. Lau as education policy analyst, effective Oct. 1....

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Feds Indict “United Samoan Organization” Prison gang
By News Release @ 8:32 PM :: 3330 Views :: Law Enforcement

The indictment alleges that the USO Family is the dominant prison gang in Hawaii and operates both inside and outside the State of Hawaii prison system....

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
UH Med School Releases Hawaiian-Pacific Health Study
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 2024 Views :: Health Care
“Assessment & Priorities for Health and Well-Being of Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Peoples.”
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Kauai MMA Fighter Leading Protests Threatens to "grab" Seed Farmers
By Selected News Articles @ 4:15 PM :: 3830 Views :: Kauai County, GMOs

Barca says. "For me, I can’t sit here and do that. It’s like seeing someone beat up a chick in a parking lot or something. Me, I’m going to go and grab them and tell them, ‘Brah, you can’t do that over here.’ Basically these guys are committing murder on our natural resources. I’m not going to let someone do that to my home. I can’t sit around and let that happen. It’s so personal to me because it’s in my backyard. There’s just no way."

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
This Fight Is for You
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:00 PM :: 1619 Views :: Health Care

The Heritage Foundation has been talking about defunding Obamacare for some time now, and people may be wondering why....

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Monday, September 23, 2013
GMOs: Abercrombie to Impose Pesticide Standards, Setbacks on Farmers
By News Release @ 10:55 PM :: 2378 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs
Abercrombie, together with members of the Kauai Legislative Delegation, today announced that the state would be putting forth standards and guidelines for seed/diversified agriculture companies....
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Monday, September 23, 2013
Study Looks at Mexican Immigrants to Hawaii
By News Release @ 8:23 PM :: 1880 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

the state’s growing population of residents of Mexican origin stood at approximately 38,700 based on analysis of 2009-2011 American Community Survey data....

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Monday, September 23, 2013
VIDEO: Angered by Electric Bill, Hilo Man Chains Himself to HELCO Front Door
By Video @ 7:41 PM :: 3326 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living
'Helco Prisoner’ says his electric bills were $1000 to $1600 per month.
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Monday, September 23, 2013
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 23, 2013
By @ 2:41 PM :: 1571 Views :: Congressional Delegation

Recent Congressional Votes

  • House: Mineral Development Bill
  • House: Nutrition Assistance
  • House: Continuing Resolution
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