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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Hawaii AG Sues Feds for Records on Deportation of Illegals
By Selected News Articles @ 3:40 PM :: 432 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

“The federal government has significantly increased its immigration enforcement activities, including, for example, a nearly 40 percent increase in arrests within the first four months of 2017,” the complaint states....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Hawaii Judge Blocks Trump’s New Travel Ban. Again.
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 307 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson of the District of Hawaii issued a temporary restraining order against the ban Tuesday....

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Hawaii AG Obstructs Requests on How Much Taxpayer Funds Are Being Spent Fighting Trump’s Travel Ban
By Selected News Articles @ 1:57 PM :: 965 Views :: National News, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...the Hawaii AG office denied the public interest fee waiver request and charged $28,396.30 to complete the document search....

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
SCOTUS Backs Trump, Dismisses Travel Ban Challenge
By Selected News Articles @ 3:03 PM :: 723 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...Tuesday’s order strongly suggests that the justices will dismiss the Hawaii case once the refugee resettlement provision terminates....

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Chin, Muslims Sue to Block Travel Ban 3.0
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 522 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement, Religion

'...it continues to effectuate the President’s unrepudiated promise to exclude Muslims from the United States...."

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Friday, October 06, 2017
Trump Asks Supreme Court to Dismiss Travel Ban Cases--Chin Asks Court to Expand Case to Cover Travel Ban 3.0
By News Release @ 5:25 AM :: 678 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

"...This new ban still discriminates on the basis of nationality...." -- AG Chin

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Feds Sue Guam Over 'Chamorro Land Trust'
By News Release @ 1:22 AM :: 730 Views :: DHHL, National News

...Chamorro Land Trust (CLT) is modeled on DHHL--but CLT is vulnerable to this litigation because, unlike DHHL, CLT not an act of the US Congress written into the Admission Act of a State....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Hanabusa Blocks Missile Defense for Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 7:12 PM :: 1273 Views :: National News

...Hanabusa said operationalizing Aegis Ashore on Kauai would interfere with PMRF's missile testing and compromise the military's relationship with the local community....

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Monday, September 25, 2017
Supreme Court Justices Cancel Travel Ban Hearing
By Selected News Articles @ 11:50 PM :: 604 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...The likely practical effect, it appears, would be that the planned review simply will not occur, and that the new action would be met with new lawsuits, starting all over in the lower federal courts. ...

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Monday, September 11, 2017
Travel Ban: Supreme Court Slaps Down 9th Circuit
By Selected News Articles @ 3:35 PM :: 1119 Views :: National News

...Justice Anthony Kennedy acted quickly on the government’s request: This afternoon he stayed the lower court’s ruling and ordered the challengers to respond by noon tomorrow....

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Saturday, September 09, 2017
Hurricane Irma: Hawaii Red Cross Volunteers Heading to Florida
By News Release @ 3:22 PM :: 794 Views :: National News, Republican Party

...I will be going as part of the Red Cross Shelter Management Team.  We’ll be setting up and managing a shelter for Florida families affected by Hurricane Irma....

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Saturday, September 09, 2017
Honolulu to hold 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
By News Release @ 3:15 PM :: 2820 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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Friday, September 08, 2017
Travel Ban: 9th Circuit Court Rules Against Trump (again)
By Selected News Articles @ 3:08 AM :: 683 Views :: National News

...The celebration may be short-lived however, as the Supreme Court will take up the legality of the travel ban with oral arguments slated for Oct. 10....

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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Hawaii Sues Trump over DACA
By News Release @ 5:07 PM :: 771 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government

...Sen. Dianne Feinstein suggests DACA is on shaky legal ground....

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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
UH: Only 13 DACA Students in UH System
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 1315 Views :: National News, Higher Education

"...Our undocumented students are an integral part of our community...."

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Monday, August 28, 2017
Hawaii v Trump Argued Before 9th Circuit Court
By Selected News Articles @ 8:42 PM :: 825 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...Whatever the Ninth Circuit’s ruling, it will have a limited shelf life as the Supreme Court will take up the travel ban’s constitutionality on Oct. 10....

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Compact Impact: DoI Launches Census of COFA Migrants
By News Release @ 3:50 PM :: 713 Views :: National News

...Interior, Census Launch 2018 Enumeration of Compact Migrants in Hawaii, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa To Determine Distribution of Compact Impact Funds....

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Monday, August 14, 2017
Charlottesville Attack Was Domestic Terrorism
By IPT News @ 9:04 PM :: 1046 Views :: National News

...Trump's refusal Saturday to specifically condemn by name those Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazi white supremacists was morally deficient....

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Trump Admin Funds Micronesia One Stop Centers
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 725 Views :: National News

...technical assistance grants totaling $467,095 to continue support for the Micronesia Resource Center One Stop Shop on Guam and the We are Oceania Hālau Ola One Stop Center in Hawaii...

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Saturday, August 05, 2017
Trump - Kim summit in Hawaii?
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:29 AM :: 904 Views :: National News, Military

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

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Thursday, August 03, 2017
Break the Government Monopoly on Flood Insurance
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:56 AM :: 951 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Cost of Living

...Since the 21st Century Flood Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 2874) passed out of committee in June, it has been subject to intense industry lobbying....

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Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Compact Impact: Trump Admin Sends Another $3M
By News Release @ 4:34 AM :: 792 Views :: National News

... Supplements $30 Million Provided Previously ....

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Friday, July 21, 2017
AG Chin Politicizing Office and ignoring his real job
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 2:04 AM :: 1361 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government

...a hyper-partisan, publicity-seeking, grandstander....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Supreme Court Rejects Parts of Hawaii Judgment, 24,000 Muslims Blocked from Country
By Selected News Articles @ 6:55 PM :: 1420 Views :: National News

...And Hawaii Attorney General Chin is preparing his appeal to the 9th Circuit to admit the 24,000 Muslims....

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Saturday, July 15, 2017
Supreme Court gives Hawaii until Tuesday to answer Trump travel ban motion
By Selected News Articles @ 7:29 PM :: 1537 Views :: National News

... Hawaii must explain itself to the Supreme Court before 6AM Tuesday ....

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Friday, July 14, 2017
Private Scholarships Offer Micronesians Access to Opportunity
By News Release @ 11:58 PM :: 1052 Views :: Education K-12, National News

...A dozen Micronesian students are headed to prestigious private schools this fall, thanks to Habele K-12 tuition scholarships....

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Friday, July 14, 2017
Hawaii Obama-Appointed Judge Orders More Muslims into Country
By Selected News Articles @ 12:18 AM :: 1107 Views :: National News

... “The Supreme Court has had to correct this lower court once, and we will now reluctantly return directly to the Supreme Court to again vindicate the rule of law and the executive branch’s duty to protect the nation,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said ....

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
US: Only Supreme Court can relax immigration limits
By Selected News Articles @ 7:03 PM :: 807 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

... Judge Derrick K. Watson “lacks authority…to grant additional relief beyond what the Supreme Court permitted” ....

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Friday, July 07, 2017
Ige's Second Suit Against Trump: 9th Circuit Says Chin is Faking it
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 3170 Views :: National News, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

“This court will not upset the Supreme Court’s careful balancing and ‘equitable judgment’ brought to bear when ‘tailor(ing) a stay’ in this matter....”

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017
The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
By Robert Thomas @ 12:01 AM :: 7074 Views :: National News, Hawaii History

...the structure and style of the Declaration follows a form familiar to most modern lawyers: a complaint initiating a lawsuit....

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Monday, July 03, 2017
Craving Statehood: The view from Guam
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 1411 Views :: National News, Jones Act, Military

...Guam, like the other four inhabited U.S.-governed territories, lacks even a semblance of political representation back on the mainland....

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Friday, June 30, 2017
Hawaii’s nonsensical resistance to borders shows as insanity
By Selected News Articles @ 10:22 PM :: 2165 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...despising Trump, conservatives and America so much they’re willing to risk the country for a political win....

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Friday, June 30, 2017
Micronesia: US Officials Lift Suspension on Compact Public Infrastructure Grant Funding
By News Release @ 4:44 PM :: 925 Views :: National News

...Pave Way to Release $150 Million for Infrastructure Projects across Micronesia....  

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Friday, June 30, 2017
Travel Ban: AG Chin Asks Obama Judge to Redefine Supreme Court Ruling, Let More Muslims In
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 1377 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...Hawaii’s motion asks the court to clarify that the federal government may not enforce the controversial bans against fiancés, grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins of people currently living in the United States....

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Trump Appoints Doug Domenech Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas
By News Release @ 5:42 PM :: 979 Views :: National News

Domenech’s nomination has been endorsed by all four Governors of the U.S. territories....

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Monday, June 26, 2017
Supreme Court Allows Travel Ban To Take Effect
By Selected News Articles @ 12:24 PM :: 1024 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...“Today’s unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security,” the president said.... 

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Saturday, June 24, 2017
Washington Holds Guam Back, Despite Not Knowing Where It Is
By Selected News Articles @ 8:02 PM :: 1385 Views :: National News, Jones Act, Military

...“Benign neglect,” were the words Lieutenant Gov. Ray Tenorio used to describe Washington’s relationship with his island. “The feds view Guam only as a military asset. Nothing more.”....

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Hawaii to Supreme Court: No need to review travel ban
By Selected News Articles @ 3:35 AM :: 1244 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

The justices ordered the latest round of briefing after the 9th Circuit ruled for Hawaii June 12....

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017
16 State Coalition Backs Travel Ban Before Supreme Court
By Selected News Articles @ 11:53 PM :: 1171 Views :: National News

...urging the justices to reinstate key provisions of President Donald Trump’s executive order....

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Friday, June 02, 2017
Trump Asks Supreme Court to Reinstate Travel Ban
By Selected News Articles @ 11:06 PM :: 968 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

"...rulings from other courts across the nation (enforce) a fundamental principle that protects all of us from government condemnation of our religious beliefs,” Omar Jadwat said....

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Robotics Showcased by Yap Island Students
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 427 Views :: Education K-12, National News

"We should all be proud of these kids, who’ve been at it since 2011," explained regional newspaper publisher Lee Weber....

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Gabbard Bipartisan Bill: End Warrantless Collection of Americans’ Emails
By News Release @ 5:02 AM :: 832 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

Last month, the NSA announced it is ending its collection of Americans’ Internet communications that merely mention identifying terms for foreign targets....

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
DoI Announces Budget for Territories, Micronesia
By News Release @ 4:51 AM :: 616 Views :: National News
...President Proposes $591.9 Million FY18 Budget for the U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States....
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
US should rethink migrant aid in West Pacific
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:26 PM :: 984 Views :: National News

As comprehensive policy failures go, COFA may be the best-kept secret in Washington, D.C....

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Trump Orders Interior Department to Review Obama Tuna Monuments
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 1743 Views :: Environment, National News, Small Business
"Finally, rural America has a voice again"
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Full Text: Arab Newspaper Describes Trump Role in Gabbard Syria Trip
By Selected News Articles @ 6:47 PM :: 3095 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Military

"The story of Trump 's message to Assad"

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Friday, March 31, 2017
Travel Ban: 9th Circuit Court Will Reverse Hawaii’s Political Hack Judge
By Selected News Articles @ 4:55 AM :: 2490 Views :: National News

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson of Hawaii "is so way out – he's such a political hack . . . that I think even the Ninth Circuit will reverse him...."

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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Micronesian students head to International Robotics Competition
By News Release @ 5:10 AM :: 1305 Views :: Education K-12, National News

The famously traditional Island of Stone Money is sending top students to a high tech global robotics competition....

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
All Talk, No Action: State’s Low Refugee Count Works Against Hawaii v Trump
By Selected News Articles @ 7:38 PM :: 1537 Views :: National News, Hawaii Statistics

Just 20 out of more than 530,000 refugees settled in the United States since 2010 were brought to Hawaii....

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Travel Ban: Hawaii Judge’s Ruling Based on Fake DHS Document
By Selected News Articles @ 4:38 AM :: 2176 Views :: National News, Ethics

On February 24, AP reporters Vivian Salama and Alicia Caldwell published an AP “exclusive”: “DHS report disputes threat from banned nations.”....

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