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Monday, February 18, 2013
Micronesia: Waa'gey Planning & Partnership Tour a Success
By News Release @ 2:28 PM :: 2927 Views :: World News

I was surprised by the interest in -and frankly awareness of- the big issues we are facing in Micronesia....

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Sunday, February 10, 2013
VIDEO: Rand Paul on the Rise of Islamic Radicalism
By Video @ 1:41 PM :: 3234 Views :: National News, World News, Military

How can American foreign policy meet the challenge of radical Islam?  -- By adopting the principles America used to win the cold war, said Senator Rand Paul....

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
WaPo: Sting operations reveal Mafia involvement in renewable energy
By Selected News Articles @ 1:46 PM :: 3813 Views :: Energy, Ethics, World News

In an unfolding plot that is part “The Sopranos,” part “An Inconvenient Truth,” authorities swept across Sicily last month....

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Aung San Suu Kyi to Speak in Honolulu
By News Release @ 5:13 PM :: 3195 Views :: World News

Those wishing to hear Aung San Suu Kyi speak in person can purchase a ticket to the Rotary International's Rotary Global Peace Forum dinner where Aung San Suu Kyi will deliver the keynote speech on Saturday, Jan. 26....

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Friday, January 11, 2013
Chinese Investment in the U.S. Shatters Records
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:58 AM :: 3225 Views :: National News, World News, Economy

China set a record with its investments around the world in 2012. And in the United States, China shattered its previous investment record.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012
With Hawaii Army Guard mentoring, Afghan forces take independent strides
By Selected News Articles @ 2:54 PM :: 3288 Views :: World News, Military

Operation Southern Fist II near Shor Bak, Afghanistan....

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
What's at Stake in the Democratic Republic of Congo
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:43 PM :: 2135 Views :: World News

...Heritage’s James Jay Carafano will explain why the Obama administration should rethink support for the U.N. peacekeeping mission there....

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Is General Motors Breaking Iran Nuclear Sanctions?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 PM :: 2324 Views :: World News

...parts are still arriving there and automobiles still being produced....

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Anti-Mafia Police Seize More Property Tied to Hawaii Windfarm Developer
By Andrew Walden @ 3:02 AM :: 6588 Views :: Energy, World News

Why is this not news in Hawaii? Because First Wind’s local partner is Kamehameha Schools....

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Friday, December 14, 2012
UHERO: Film Subsidies Illegal Giveaway to Corporations
By News Release @ 10:34 PM :: 3350 Views :: World News, Tax Credits

...tax-payer-provided subsidies are beggar-thy-neighbor policies. At the end of the day, they just tend to cancel each other out and essentially transfer taxpayer money to corporations ....

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Friday, December 14, 2012
Cyclone Evan Pounds Samoa, Heading for Tonga, Fiji
By Selected News Articles @ 3:13 PM :: 3798 Views :: National News, World News

Tropical Cyclone Evan was stationary over Samoa for approximately 24 hours.... 

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
North Korea Threatens with Successful Missile Launch
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:50 AM :: 3470 Views :: World News, Military

North Korea successfully launched a missile early Wednesday—a big step toward achieving the capability to hit targets in the United States.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
North Korea Missile Launch Successful
By News Release @ 12:40 AM :: 3132 Views :: World News, Military

Map showing projected path of rocket .

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Economist: Visa Waivers Behind Hawaii Tourism Boom
By Selected News Articles @ 2:02 PM :: 4017 Views :: National News, World News, Tourism

...there's still lots of room for Mr Obama's administration to do more, and the US Travel Association has a great plan to further improve the situation....

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Monday, December 10, 2012
Stop Meeting with the U.N. on Climate Change
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:07 PM :: 2885 Views :: Environment, National News, World News

As they did at the previous 17 conferences, developing nations demanded that the United States and other developed countries pay them for the climate’s effects....

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Friday, December 07, 2012
UHERO: Developing Countries Buoy Asian Growth
By News Release @ 8:53 PM :: 3001 Views :: World News, Tourism

Higher income Asian economies have suffered the most from the trade falloff. At the same time, labor markets and fiscal conditions in East and Southeast Asian developing countries remain far stronger than in the developed world....

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Monday, December 03, 2012
Yap: Seabees Pitch in on Canoe Project
By News Release @ 7:44 PM :: 5372 Views :: World News, Military

High tech met traditional tech when a group of US Navy Seabees pitched in to help the Waa’gey traditional canoe project in Yap, Micronesia....

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Saturday, December 01, 2012
18 Years Later Kyoto Protocol Dies With a Whimper
By NCPA @ 1:57 PM :: 2732 Views :: Environment, World News

...the United Nation’s is holding its annual “We’ve got to save the planet this year or it’s too late and we’re all doomed — no really, this time we mean it,” Framework Convention on Climate Change conference in Doha, Qatar this year.... 

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Danger of International Internet Regulation
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:11 PM :: 2637 Views :: World News, Family

Starting on Monday, the 193 member states of the ITU will meet in Dubai to update the 1988 International Telecommunications Regulations.  The ITU is looking to transform itself into a “global Internet rule maker” ....

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Disabilities Treaty Just Another U.N. Power Grab
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:30 PM :: 2822 Views :: World News, Family

International treaties sound like a good idea, especially when they claim to protect vulnerable people.

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Monday, November 26, 2012
Egypt's President Moves Toward Dictatorship
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:33 PM :: 2889 Views :: World News, Family

Egypt remains in turmoil after its president decreed last Thursday that he was no longer subject to the laws of his country—giving himself power over the judiciary and other branches of government.

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Monday, November 19, 2012
Fitch: Corruption, Inability to Sell Ansaldo Produce Negative Outlook for Rail Contractor's Parent Company
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 6206 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

The Negative Outlook reflects Fitch's concerns about the timeliness of the closing of the sales of the non-core assets....

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Monday, November 19, 2012
U.S. Redraws World Oil Map
By NCPA @ 3:08 PM :: 3935 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The shale-oil boom can help the United States surpass Saudi Arabia as the largest oil supplier by 2020, according to the International Energy Agency....

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Monday, November 19, 2012
The Escalating Conflict Between Hamas and Israel
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:49 PM :: 2546 Views :: World News, Family

...militants in Gaza have fired more than 840 rockets at Israel. Hamas rockets have reached the outskirts of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv for the first time, thanks to the smuggling of Iranian rockets into Gaza....

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Benghazi Hearings Begin on Capitol Hill
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:45 PM :: 3637 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Today, hearings begin in the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees ....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Charity Wraps Up Successful Listening Tour in Yap
By News Release @ 7:03 PM :: 3674 Views :: World News, Family

Habele Directors and supporters just completed their 2012 “Listening Tour” in Yap State, Micronesia.

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Saturday, November 03, 2012
Islamism’s Unity
By Daniel Pipes @ 8:07 PM :: 3223 Views :: World News, Family

... fighting violent Islamists while cooperating with non-violent ones ....

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Saturday, October 20, 2012
Streaming Video: Canonization of Molokai’s Mother Marianne Cope
By Selected News Articles @ 10:29 PM :: 6452 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

The ceremony presided over by Pope Benedict XVI, will actually begin at 9:30 p.m. Hawaii time....

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Monday, October 15, 2012
Nuclear War Averted, 50 Years Ago This Week
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:43 PM :: 3396 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

As Iran builds its nuclear capability, the lessons of the Cuban Missile Crisis resonate in a fresh way.

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Tuesday, October 09, 2012
How Obama's Foreign Policy Is Failing
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:47 AM :: 2491 Views :: World News, Family

Libya. Egypt. Syria. Iran. Russia. China. America’s relations with the world aren’t looking too good.

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Saturday, September 29, 2012
Locavores or Loco-vores?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:42 PM :: 3308 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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Friday, September 28, 2012
Marking 32 Years of Death and Forced Abortions in China
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:02 AM :: 2704 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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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Egypt's New President, a Theocrat Second only to Iran's
By IPT News @ 12:46 PM :: 2936 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 :: 3617 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 :: 8204 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 18, 2012
Panetta: Navy Will Invite China to Pacific Rim Exercise
By Selected News Articles @ 11:07 PM :: 5149 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

 Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and his Chinese counterpart, Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie, told reporters here today they see progress and room for growth in the two nations’ military relationship....

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Chinese General: Prepare for Combat with Japan
By Selected News Articles @ 10:09 PM :: 3922 Views :: World News, Family

Gen. Xu Caihou, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, considered the most senior military political commissar, said Friday that military forces should be “prepared for any possible military combat,” state run Xinhua news agency reported....

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Micronesians: Stop Abercrombie's Healthcare Discrimination
By News Release @ 5:36 PM :: 6890 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Abercrombie is pursuing an appeal of the injunction on Basic Health Hawai'i, with a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals hearing scheduled for Tuesday in San Francisco....  

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Shocking News! Trade with China Supports U.S. Jobs
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:41 PM :: 3532 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The belief that more imports equals less employment at home is false. It follows directly that the idea that trade deficits lead to higher unemployment is also false.

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Saturday, September 15, 2012
VIDEO: Watch the 'Muhammad' Movie Islamists are Using as their Latest Excuse
By Video @ 4:59 PM :: 3495 Views :: World News, Family

The movie depicts modern Egypt, followed by an algebra problem, followed by events from the Koran. The viewer is asked to solve for X....

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Friday, September 14, 2012
Why Obama Is Failing the Middle East Meltdown and How to Fix It
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:33 AM :: 3941 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Obama’s strategy for this part of the world started out much the way Jimmy Carter’s did—with acts of conciliation and accommodation....

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Thursday, September 13, 2012
Hirono Votes Against Funding Tsunami Warning Network
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 5113 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The high-tech buoy network faced $4.5 million in cuts in February, and Hirono opposed bipartisan House legislation to fully fund the critical system for FY2013....

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Thursday, September 13, 2012
New Wave of Attacks on U.S. Embassies
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:36 PM :: 2448 Views :: World News, Family

Protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy in Yemen today and set fire to a building....

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
America's Debt to Its Diplomatic, Military, and Intelligence Personnel
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:10 PM :: 2369 Views :: World News, Family

The deaths in Benghazi, Libya, of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and others in the service of the United States provides a tragic reminder of the great sacrifices that U.S. diplomatic, military, and intelligence personnel serving abroad make to defend America ....

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Muslims Celebrate 9-11 by Storming US Embassies, Hoisting Al-Qaeda Flag, Murdering US Ambassador
By Andrew Walden @ 6:20 AM :: 8795 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

 ‘Obama, Obama, There Are Still a Billion Osamas!’ -- The chant on the streets, three years after Obama's Cairo Speech.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Looking Back: Charles Djou Joins Army After 9-11
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 PM :: 6743 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

...in Afghanistan, Charles saw the best and worst in humanity. He saw the selfless sacrifice of our American soldiers but also utter human depravity in Taliban insurgents....

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Thursday, September 06, 2012
PROP: Enviros Back Pacific Ocean Partnership
By News Release @ 8:36 PM :: 5202 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“This is a very important step in implementing the National Ocean Policy in the Pacific,” said Dave Raney, Chair of the Sierra Club’s national Marine Action Team....

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Romney vs. Obama vis-à-vis Israel
By Daniel Pipes @ 7:11 PM :: 4482 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

sacrificing a friend for selfish reasons ....

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Friday, August 24, 2012
Hawaii Solar Installers Billed for Retroactive 250% Federal Tax
By Selected News Articles @ 8:55 PM :: 6383 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Marco Mangelsdorf, who co-owns a company in Hawaii, ProVision Solar Inc ... has been fuming since he received a $138,000 tax bill in June from U.S. Customs, 250% more than what he paid for a shipment of Chinese panels he received in February ....

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Friday, August 10, 2012
As Starvation Looms, UN Begs Obama to Suspend Biofuel Mandates
By Selected News Articles @ 5:01 AM :: 3840 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The US is poised to divert around 40 per cent of its corn into ethanol because of the Congress-enacted mandate despite “huge damage” to the crop because of the worst drought in at least half a century, José Graziano da Silva, director-general of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, warned....

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