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Saturday, November 17, 2012
Hawaii Guard soldiers ready to assist, advise Afghan forces
By Selected News Articles @ 2:10 PM :: 5003 Views :: Energy, Environment

...190 soldiers from the Hawaii Army Guard’s 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team....

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Saturday, November 17, 2012
Study: Hawaii Avoids Overprescription of Antibiotics
By News Release @ 1:49 PM :: 5670 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In 2010, the five states with the lowest antibiotic use in the nation were Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon, and Washington....

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Saturday, November 17, 2012
Full Text: UH Wonder Blunder Report
By News Release @ 9:46 AM :: 4327 Views :: Energy, Environment

...what happened during the preparations for the concert that lead to the loss of the university's $200,000 and what policies and procedures needed to be changed....

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Saturday, November 17, 2012
Greenwood Launches Listening Tour
By News Release @ 9:37 AM :: 3984 Views :: Energy, Environment

Greenwood and representatives from the UH System administration and UH Board of Regents will visit the 10 University of Hawai‘i campuses for a series of public meetings scheduled for November through January 2013.

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Friday, November 16, 2012
HFA: Gay Marriage, Assisted Suicide on 2013 Legislative Agenda
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 4438 Views :: Energy, Environment

Based on the 2012 legislative session activity, Hawaii Family Advocates expects the following matters to be brought up again in 2013 ....

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Friday, November 16, 2012
Maui Case Tests Conflicts Between Zoning and Planning
By Robert Thomas @ 10:04 PM :: 7034 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The owners want to build homes, which is consistent with the zoning but which cannot be built on a 1/2 acre parcel designated "Park."

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Friday, November 16, 2012
Governor Selects New Policy Director, Communications Deputy Director
By News Release @ 9:22 PM :: 3947 Views :: Energy, Environment

Kendra Oishi joins the Governor’s office as Director of Policy, and Christine Hirasa joins as Deputy Director of Communications, effective immediately.

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Friday, November 16, 2012
As Legislative Session Looms, Greenwood Wins Backing of BoR
By News Release @ 1:03 PM :: 3783 Views :: Energy, Environment

"She understands how university systems work."

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Friday, November 16, 2012
The Growing Budget Cost of Insurance Subsidies in the Affordable Care Act
By NCPA @ 12:09 PM :: 4588 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The subsidies for insurance through the newly established state-based exchanges also increased....

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
DBEDT Releases Quarterly Economic Forecast
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 4387 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawaii's economy is expected to continue positive growth for the rest of 2012 and into 2013....

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Hawai‘i Health Connector Submits Blueprint Application
By News Release @ 9:42 PM :: 4026 Views :: Energy, Environment

HHS is required to complete their approval or conditional approval of state-based exchanges no later than January 1, 2013, for operation in 2014....

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Census Bureau: Hawaii 7th Highest Poverty Rate in US
By News Release @ 7:19 PM :: 8044 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

... adjusted to reflect geographic differences in housing costs ....

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Fiscal Cliff: $3453 Tax Increase for Average Hawaii Family
By Selected News Articles @ 5:17 PM :: 6364 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Large changes to both taxes and spending are scheduled to take place at the end of the year unless Congress acts....

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Donovan to Interview for AD Position at Cal State Fullerton
By News Release @ 4:57 PM :: 8178 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

James Donovan on CSUF campus November 28, 2012....

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Japanese Magazine Fight Gets Nasty in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:44 PM :: 5288 Views :: Energy, Environment

...without justification and without an honest belief in the truth of the matters defendant announced that plaintiff had committed rape, sexual harassment, promoting prostitution rings to executives of well-known Japanese corporations....

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Inouye hospitalized after fall
By Selected News Articles @ 1:20 PM :: 6100 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

He fell at his apartment in Rockville, Md ... taken to the Bethesda Naval Hospital

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Hundreds Turn Out for NRA President in Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 10176 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The Second Amendment is alive and well in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
DoE Releases School by School Enrollment Figures
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 4516 Views :: Energy, Environment

...enrollment for the 2012-13 school year -- with all 254 Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) schools and 32 charter schools -- is 183,251, an increase of 1.1 percent compared to last year’s total of 181,213...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Abercrombie Rushes to Negotiating Table as HSTA Protest Looms
By News Release @ 9:17 PM :: 3962 Views :: Energy, Environment

The State Negotiating Team and representatives with the Hawaii State Teachers Association today resumed negotiations.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Honolulu Council Calls for Investigation of Election
By Tom Berg @ 8:46 PM :: 5756 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Honolulu City Council passed Resolution 12-305 unanimously requesting an investigation be conducted on last week’s elections

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Obama Nominates Environmental Lawyer to Rule Over Hawaii
By News Release @ 8:23 PM :: 6067 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...his practice focused on product liability, toxic tort, and environmental cost recovery litigation....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Wind on the Wane: An Update on Recent Wind Project News
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 7581 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Wind project impacts “may be worse than climate change,” says UK Environment Minister....

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Monday, November 12, 2012
Employment Opportunities with the Hawaii State Legislature
By News Release @ 12:50 PM :: 8911 Views :: Energy, Environment

Have you ever been interested in learning the inner workings of State Government? Do you want to help make your State a better place to live and work?

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Sunday, November 11, 2012
Lawsuit: Kahuku Windfarm May Never Get its Turbines Repaired
By Andrew Walden @ 8:38 PM :: 11370 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

The importance of having Clipper continue to honor parts, service and maintenance agreements on the turbines is one of the critical concerns for First Wind....

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Sunday, November 11, 2012
Akaku, Olelo to Broadcast PLDC Hearing Live
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 4744 Views :: Energy, Environment

Public Land Development Corporation Public Hearing live on Akaku Channel 54 and Olelo Channel 55. The meeting is being held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 10:30am to 12:30pm

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Sunday, November 11, 2012
HSTA Launches 'Work to Rule' Protest
By Selected News Articles @ 5:21 PM :: 6975 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

They will enter the school exactly at 8am and then leave exactly at 3pm ....

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Sunday, November 11, 2012
Abercrombie Admin: HSTA Position 'Fundamentally Flawed'
By News Release @ 5:04 PM :: 4182 Views :: Energy, Environment

The labor board is telling the Supreme Court it has the discretion to take as long as it wants, possibly years, to render a decision....

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Sunday, November 11, 2012
General Excise Tax Needs a Few Tweaks
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:57 AM :: 4952 Views :: Energy, Environment

...lawmakers figured that the general public would not notice that the exemptions were temporarily suspended....

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Saturday, November 10, 2012
Hawaii Veterans Day Events 2012
By Selected News Articles @ 9:41 PM :: 4828 Views :: Energy, Environment

Events and Ceremonies Statewide

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Saturday, November 10, 2012
Hawaii Investors Given Priority Access to Tax-Exempt State Bonds
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 4148 Views :: Energy, Environment

Abercrombie announced the State of Hawaii’s “AA/AA/Aa2” credit rating was reaffirmed by three major credit agencies. He encouraged Hawaii investors to take advantage of this strong rating and purchase tax-exempt state bonds on Nov. 13 and 14.

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Saturday, November 10, 2012
House Republican Caucus Elects Johanson, Fukumoto
By News Release @ 1:25 PM :: 5261 Views :: Energy, Environment

Following Ward’s announcement, the House Minority Caucus met today to elect Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson, 32, as House Minority Leader and Rep. Beth Fukumoto, 29, as House Minority Floor Leader....

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Friday, November 09, 2012
Larry Flynt: Porn Industry "Will Start Shooting in Hawaii"
By Video @ 6:55 PM :: 7392 Views :: Energy, Environment

Measure B requires porn actors to wear condoms on film sets and for producers to apply and pay for health and film permits.

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Friday, November 09, 2012
Hawaii Family Forum: Redouble Voter Registration Effort
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 PM :: 4629 Views :: Energy, Environment

...there are still thousands of people in Hawaii who choose not to vote. There is so much work to be done in that regard and we will continue to expand and define more clearly our iVOTE Hawaii efforts....

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Friday, November 09, 2012
Full Text: New DoTax Rules on Solar Tax Credits
By News Release @ 2:20 PM :: 5610 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Tax guidance issued in 2010 has created uncertainty among taxpayers, an unlevel playing field within the renewable energy industry, and presented difficult tax enforcement issues for the Department....

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Friday, November 09, 2012
Full Text: 2012 Hawaii Career Ready Study
By News Release @ 12:53 PM :: 3944 Views :: Energy, Environment

More than 120 Hawaii employers hiring in today’s economy participated in the updated study through interviews and a survey that focused on “living wage” career pathways....

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Thursday, November 08, 2012
FULL TEXT: Fraud Indictment for Stevie Wonder Concert
By News Release @ 4:59 PM :: 6420 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

A federal grand jury in Honolulu yesterday indicted Marc Hubbardage 44, of North Carolina and Sean Barriero, age 44, of Miami....

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Thursday, November 08, 2012
'Green' Energy: Hawaiian Electric, ASB Rake in the Bucks
By News Release @ 4:55 PM :: 4299 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawaiian Electric Company invested $188 million, close to twice its earnings, in local infrastructure projects to modernize the electric grid and reliably integrate increasing amounts of renewable energy. At American Savings Bank ... a $15 million increase in clean energy loans.

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Thursday, November 08, 2012
Senate Dems Announce 2013 Leadership
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 4632 Views :: Energy, Environment

Here is complete listing of Senate Leadership and Committee Chairmanships....

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Nonaka: A Good Night for the Kahua Group
By Dylan Nonaka @ 8:10 PM :: 4605 Views :: Energy, Environment

...the fight for those seats are not over and we look forward to what the future holds....

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Hawaii GOP: Reason to be Optimistic
By David S Chang @ 8:03 PM :: 4466 Views :: Energy, Environment

...our newly elected Republicans are young, driven, and have a passion for representing their district....

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Charles Djou Thanks his Supporters
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:20 PM :: 4393 Views :: Energy, Environment

May God bless you, the State of Hawaii and the United States of America....

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Borreca, Boylan and the New McCarthyism
By Andrew Walden @ 12:52 PM :: 4973 Views :: Energy, Environment

These are the new McCarthyites -- on a witch hunt for racists instead of communists....

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Lingle: What I Plan to do Next
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 4:35 AM :: 4810 Views :: Energy, Environment

I have set up a new email address at which you can reach me....

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012
At Least 69 Precincts Ran Low on Ballots—Some as Early as 10AM
By Selected News Articles @ 3:27 AM :: 6188 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hokulani Elementary School, left without ballots for more than four hours between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m....the paper ballots that eventually arrived were designated for a different district and were in Japanese and Ilocano....

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Hawaii Election Results for State, County, and Federal Races
By Selected News Articles @ 1:27 AM :: 5309 Views :: Energy, Environment

Full Printout...GOP Legislative Caucus to be 1-S, 7-H

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Tuesday, November 06, 2012
VIDEO: Ratepayers Revolt
By Video @ 3:23 PM :: 6806 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Uncle Sam asks Kanoho why his electric bill is higher when he's using less power:
My electric bill. It went from 250 dollars to 400, and we didn't change nothin'.

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Monday, November 05, 2012
Solar Photovoltaic Lease is Worse Than a Barrel of Oil
By Selected News Articles @ 10:59 PM :: 4092 Views :: Energy, Environment

About 99.9 percent of solar photovoltaic (PV) lease companies in Hawaii are owned by out-of-state investors....

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Monday, November 05, 2012
The Price of paradise for Hawaii’s low-income families
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 5567 Views :: Energy, Environment

We have the lowest rate for adjusted wages paid in the country while taxing our poor at a higher rate than all but 4 other states.

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Monday, November 05, 2012
Hawaii Republican Party Victory Centers Open All Day Tuesday
By News Release @ 4:55 PM :: 4974 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

After the polls close, HRP will join hundreds of volunteers and supporters at Lingle campaign headquarters....

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Monday, November 05, 2012
Djou: We’re on the Verge of Winning, Hanabusa Launches Negative Ads
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 5289 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Over the weekend, our opponent began airing negative radio ads designed to attack Charles' character and divert the voters' attention from the serious issues facing our state and nation....

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