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Saturday, January 20, 2018
False Alarm: 'Hearing' Leaves More Unanswered Questions
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:08 AM :: 139 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

"...the only thing accomplished today was more unanswered questions and the announcement that we must wait and see what the Governor's study-report by General Hara turns up...."

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Ward Introduces Bill Mandating 'Shelter-in-Place' Drills at Schools
By News Release @ 8:29 PM :: 337 Views :: Education K-12, Military

...“Hawaii's children must have safe haven at their schools in the event of a missile attack.”....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Ward: Step- by-step walkthrough of the software, hardware, and personnel that led to false alarm
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:01 PM :: 628 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

...if you expect Friday’s hearing at the Legislature to lead to closure of this matter....

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Monday, January 15, 2018
FEMA: Ige, Miyagi Wrong About 38 Minute Delay
By Andrew Walden @ 3:14 PM :: 2199 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

...Governor Ige and HIEMA administrator Vern Miyagi say they had to obtain permission from FEMA ... FEMA says that’s not true....

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Sunday, January 14, 2018
FCC: Hawaii did not have Reasonable Safeguards to Prevent False Alarm
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 319 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...We also must ensure that corrections are issued immediately....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
38 Minute Delay--State EMA Got Permission from FEMA Before Retracting False Alarm
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 1738 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...Hawaii Emergency Management Agency statement on missile launch false alarm....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
False Alarm: Hawaii Missile Alert Retracted by Civil Defense
By Andrew Walden @ 12:31 PM :: 1800 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

"...NO missile threat to Hawaii...."

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Survey: 62% of Hawaii Youth Not Qualified for Military Service
By News Release @ 3:20 PM :: 1266 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Military, Drugs

...Crime and Inability to Join Military or Workforce Present National Crisis....

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Sunday, December 17, 2017
Defense Department to Investigate Chinese Aid to Micronesia
By Selected News Articles @ 2:09 PM :: 3143 Views :: National News, Ethics, Military

...islanders to trade in “U.S. government handouts, which are scheduled to end in 2023, for the wide-open promise of Chinese-style capitalism....”

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Friday, December 15, 2017
Congress Approves Renewed Palau COFA Agreement
By News Release @ 12:54 PM :: 686 Views :: National News, Military

...Signed into law yesterday by the President, the enactment officially authorizes the strategic agreement signed between the United States and Palau governments in 2010....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
EPA, State of Hawaii receive Navy’s Red Hill Fuel Tank upgrade study
By News Release @ 1:09 AM :: 732 Views :: Environment, Military

...Aging fuel storage tanks at Red Hill could soon get an upgrade....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
Draft EIS for Natatorium set to be complete by summer 2018
By News Release @ 11:38 PM :: 1330 Views :: Honolulu County, Military, Tourism

...four alternatives proposed for the facility....

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Friday, December 08, 2017
Officials Announce First DoD-Wide Audit
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 626 Views :: Military

The Defense Department is starting the first agencywide financial audit in its history....

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Thursday, December 07, 2017
Forgotten Honouliuli: Jack Burns, Police Spy
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 12203 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii History, Military, Police

“It was (his) work as as head of the HPD’s Espionage Bureau that lay the foundation for Burns’ later political success in Hawaii.”  

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Continuing to Doubt the North Koreans Could be Dangerous to Hawaii
By Rep Gene Ward @ 8:58 PM :: 829 Views :: Military

“This is like thinking a man pointing a gun at you wouldn’t figure out how to pull the trigger and kill you,”  Ward said.

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Friday, December 01, 2017
Kauai Again: This Time it's Stranded Whales--Idiot Legislators Cook up Bizarre Conspiracy Theories
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 955 Views :: Environment, Military

...“When marine mammals strand themselves it’s usually a signal that something in our environment is out of sync,” said Ing (wrongly)....

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Hawaii Dusts Off Cold War-Era Sirens As North Korean Nuclear Shadow Looms
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 680 Views :: Military

...beginning Friday, residents will hear the nuclear warning siren on the first business day of every month just before noon....

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Monday, November 27, 2017
New DLIR Website Tracks Military Spending in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 657 Views :: Economy, Military

The Hawaii Defense Economy project is focused on enhancing understanding of the economic impact of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contracts and grants....

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Saturday, November 25, 2017
Survey: Military Families Overwhelmingly Favor School Choice
By Selected News Articles @ 2:18 AM :: 804 Views :: Education K-12, Military

...The survey of 1,200 active-duty personnel, veterans, and their spouses shows 72 percent are in favor of education savings accounts (ESAs), 64 percent are in favor of school vouchers, and 63 percent favor tax-credit scholarships....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
Supporting Our Troops This Holiday Season
By Shirlene Ostrov @ 2:28 PM :: 620 Views :: Military

...National Holiday Care Package Drive.....

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
To Help Campaign Contributors, Hanabusa Blocks Missile Defense for Hawaii for 6 Years
By Selected News Articles @ 4:39 PM :: 1407 Views :: Ethics, Military

...The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act reflects language inserted in the bill by U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa that blocks the immediate deplyment of Ageis Ashore on Kauai....

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Friday, November 10, 2017
A Veterans Day Salute
By Shirlene Ostrov @ 2:39 PM :: 761 Views :: Military, Republican Party

...take a moment to celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans past and present....

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Honolulu--4th Highest Veteran Homelessness in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 9:03 PM :: 1002 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness, Military, Cost of Living

...veterans in many cities continue to suffer from long delays in mental-health treatment despite a $10 billion effort to expand veterans’ access to such care....

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Schatz Responds to Texas Church Shooting by Suggesting Law That Already Exists
By Selected News Articles @ 3:49 PM :: 1335 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military, Politicians, Second Amendment

...federal law already prohibits domestic abusers from purchasing or owning guns....

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Sunday, November 05, 2017
Ward to Ige: Speed Up Nuclear Drills for DOE
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:25 PM :: 731 Views :: Education K-12, Military

...Rep. Ward (R-Hawaii Kai) wrote a letter to Gov. Ige asking the governor to prepare his departments, particularly the DOE to prepare for the unthinkable....

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Monday, October 30, 2017
Congress to Investigate Lack of VA Care in Pacific Island Territories
By News Release @ 9:18 PM :: 935 Views :: Health Care, Military

...veterans in American Samoa must travel over 2,500 miles to receive care in Hawaii....

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Monday, October 30, 2017
Hurricane? FEMA has a Plan for Hawaii and You Can See it Here
By Selected News Articles @ 1:30 AM :: 1033 Views :: Energy, Military

...The Hawaii plan includes granular details down to, for example, how many specially outfitted medical aircraft the federal government would send to Hawaii after a Category 4 hurricane. It also describes an 85-step process to restore electricity....

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
North Korea Disaster Preparedness Community Meeting
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:00 PM :: 821 Views :: Military

...Hawaii Kai Thursday, November 9th -- Kailua Tuesday, November 14th....

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Sunday, September 17, 2017
Why America's Missile Defenses Might Not Work Against North Korea
By Selected News Articles @ 5:41 PM :: 1297 Views :: Military

...it would be extremely difficult—and would compromise the defenses of populated areas....

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Friday, September 15, 2017
GAO: Pearl Harbor Shipyard in Bad Shape
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 AM :: 1125 Views :: Military

...The Navy's 4 public shipyards are in bad shape, and it will take 19 years to restore their facilities, study says....

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Friday, September 15, 2017
Is Hawaii Safe in Light of North Korea's Missile and Nuclear Tests?
By Rep Gene Ward @ 1:36 AM :: 969 Views :: Military

...Friday, September 15 from 12pm to 1:30pm Plaza Club, Honolulu....

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Monday, September 11, 2017
9-11 We Will Never Forget
By News Release @ 1:40 PM :: 974 Views :: Military, Republican Party

...September 11, 2001 and September 11, 2012....

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Saturday, September 09, 2017
Honolulu to hold 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
By News Release @ 3:15 PM :: 3332 Views :: Honolulu County, National News, Military, Police

...The ceremony will be held on Monday, September 11, beginning at 10 a.m. in front of the Eternal Flame Monument on the front lawn of Honolulu Hale featuring Honolulu’s first responders and airline representatives....

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Sunday, September 03, 2017
North Korea Tests H-Bomb For New ICBM
By Selected News Articles @ 5:02 AM :: 862 Views :: Military

North Korea tested a hydrogen bomb for its new intercontinental ballistic missile, state media revealed in a special announcement Sunday....

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Saturday, September 02, 2017
Hawaii is woefully vulnerable to a North Korean nuclear attack
By Selected News Articles @ 4:42 AM :: 3875 Views :: Military

...There is not a single "designated" blast or fallout shelter in the entire state....

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Successful Missile Defense Test off Kauai
By News Release @ 4:19 PM :: 868 Views :: Military

...John Paul Jones detected and tracked a target missile launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai....

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Monday, August 14, 2017
Mattis: ‘We’ll Take It Out’ If North Korea Fires A Missile At Guam
By Selected News Articles @ 6:22 PM :: 1026 Views :: Military

...the U.S. military will shoot down North Korea’s missiles if they fire on U.S. territory....

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Thursday, August 10, 2017
Hawaii: North Korea Threat is Excuse for Another Pork Barrel Project
By Selected News Articles @ 9:49 AM :: 1860 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military

...Hawaii’s congressional delegation is hoping they’ll hook the big fish....

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017
North Korea Mulls Nuking Guam
By Selected News Articles @ 8:12 PM :: 934 Views :: Military

...North Korean state media warned Wednesday that it is considering launching strikes on U.S. forces in Guam, as well as the U.S. mainland....

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Sunday, August 06, 2017
Laughed out of Court, Lawsuit Fails to Force US Unilateral Disarmament
By Selected News Articles @ 2:44 PM :: 1093 Views :: Military

... a three-judge panel ruled in a scathing decision that the provision is not enforceable in U.S. courts ....

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Sunday, August 06, 2017
This Day in History: Truman Announces Hiroshima Bombing
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 32638 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

August 6 and 9 have been made into International Days of Anti-American historical revisionism.  So here is a look at reality as seen from first-hand sources instead of whining activists.

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Saturday, August 05, 2017
Trump - Kim summit in Hawaii?
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:29 AM :: 1232 Views :: National News, Military

...Would you like to see a Trump/Kim summit in Hawaii?....

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Improve Hawai’i’s Missile Defenses — Now
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 PM :: 1168 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military

...U.S. Pacific Command boss Adm. Harry Harris Jr. told lawmakers in April to consider nearer-term measures. Harris said the existing system could be “overwhelmed” by an ICBM attack. If that happened, he said, “someone would have to make a decision about which ones to take out or not.”....

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
US Intel Officials Confirm North Korea Can Strike Most Of The Homeland
By Selected News Articles @ 4:23 PM :: 906 Views :: Military

...The missile test on July 28 performed better than the Hwasong-14 tested earlier last month....

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Saturday, July 29, 2017
North Korea Fires Off Another ICBM--Could Hit Chicago
By Selected News Articles @ 4:56 PM :: 968 Views :: Military

...North Korean ICBM Could Strike Deep Into US Territory, Leading Experts Say....

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Monday, July 24, 2017
North Korean Media Identifies Hawaii And Alaska As Possible Targets
By Selected News Articles @ 3:32 PM :: 1309 Views :: Military

“Hawaii, where the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) is stationed, and Alaska,” where part of the U.S. missile shield is based, are in range of North Korea’s missiles, the Rodong Sinmun wrote Sunday....

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Monday, July 24, 2017
US Prepares Another Missile Defense Test as North Korea Ramps Up Threat
By Selected News Articles @ 1:16 PM :: 804 Views :: Military

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a warning to mariners earlier this week to steer clear of the waterways between Kodiak Island in Alaska and Hawaii this coming weekend....

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Friday, July 21, 2017
Hawaii Braces For Possible NK Missile Attack
By Selected News Articles @ 4:58 PM :: 1336 Views :: Military

Hawaii is introducing an emergency response plan for residents to prepare them for a possible North Korean missile strike....

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Thursday, July 20, 2017
"Make Hawaii the Line in the Sand for North Korean Missiles”
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:27 PM :: 1182 Views :: Military

Representative Gene Ward (R-Hawaii Kai) today sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis urging more protections for Hawaii.... 

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Oahu Military to Get 20% for Cost of Living
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 1628 Views :: Military, Cost of Living

...U.S. Pacific Command announced changes to the 2017 Hawaii Cost of Living Allowance effective Sept. 1, 2017....

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