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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
September 30, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. For Second Day In A Row, Ige Under Fire For State Hospital Mismanagement
  2. Six Council Members Bought Off by Lobbyists, Key Rail Votes may be Nullified
  3. VIDEO: Ige Led the Way to Higher Taxes
  4. Total Arrivals Decline 1.3 Percent
  5. Solar City Horror Stories
  6. Wind Turbine or Tree? Certain Bats Might Not Know
  7. 1,400 Older Special Ed Students May Benefit from Class Action Lawsuit Victory
  8. Veterans in Politics Announces Campaign Endorsements
  9. Rate Hikes Coming as HECO Plans to Waste Big Money on Batteries
  10. Hospital Reform?  Randy Perreira's "F*** You" Makes Star-Advertiser
  11. Police chief needs to explain his role in family dispute
  12. HPD: No criminal case for sergeant in abuse probe
  13. DoH Cesspool Proposal Will Double Cost of Construction
  14. More Hawaii Co Property Tax Hikes on Agenda
  15. Justice: Sovereignty Mortgage Scammer Loses House in his own Scam
  16. HELCO Wants West Hawaii Geothermal, not Puna
  17. Jack Wong New KSBE CEO
  18. Professor claiming contract breach sues UH

Monday, September 29, 2014
September 29, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. New Aiona Ad: 'Staying on the path we're on...that's just not an option'
  2. Galuteria Pushed Kakaako Makai Bill While on Payroll of OHA Trustee
  3. October 6 Last Day to Register to Vote
  4. Hawaii is the 5th Worst State for Teachers
  5. HGEA, UPW are 'The Heart of the Problem' at HHSC Hospitals
  6. Hawaii Health Connector Secret Search for New Director Coming to a Close This Week?
  7. HPD Chief: ‘There’s No Dark Conspiracy Here’
  8. Hawaii: Young Family Flees to Texas
  9. Djou Endorsed by the Hawaii Chapter of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  10. Omidyar is Only Billionaire in Hawaii

Sunday, September 28, 2014
September 28, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Native Hawaiian Roll: Threats and Scare Tactics
  2. The Second Most Unfair Tax System? Really?
  3. Same-sex marriage battle not over yet
  4. NYT: Aiona Competitive in Hawaii
  5. Kealoha Lashes out at Critics, Strikes Out
  6. HPD must drop culture of impunity
  7. Manoa Doesn't Have a Permanent Chancellor, But they are Selecting a Vice Chancellor

Saturday, September 27, 2014
September 27, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Property Tax Hike? You Have Until Sept 30 to Get Out of It
  2. Livable Communities Survey Identifies Needs of Honolulu Residents 45+
  3. 'Running Around With Mask and Gun': Romy Cachola Fined Another $50K
  4. Rothberg: CD1 Race 'Potential Democratic headache'
  5. Ige Slammed on HHSC Hospital Crisis
  6. Secret Attorney General's Opinion Protects Secrets of Board Members
  7. VA Waitlist: Veterans Not Fooled by Pfeffer
  8. Caldwell's Homeless Czar Quit a Week Ago
  9. KIUC Solar Array Sells Electricity at Half Price
  10. Lawmakers to hear from Honolulu police on domestic violence
  11. Testimony: Halawa Guard Charged $500 to Smuggle Meth
  12. Thirty Meter Telescope groundbreaking slated Oct. 7
  13. Health Department to Replace DHS Regulating care home programs

Friday, September 26, 2014
September 26, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. VIDEO: Djou Releases First Campaign Ad
  2. Debate: Aiona Challenges Ige on Tax Hikes
  3. Ige Tried To Tax Everyone's Soda
  4. Carlisle: Maui Anti-GMO Law Would Send Farmers, Gardeners to Jail
  5. Will Solar Scammers Undermine Subprime GEMS Loan Program?
  6. Fired chief procurement officer blows whistle on Hawaii DOE procurement troubles
  7. Imua Manoa Demands Apple Reinstatement
  8. Second Amendment advocates score victory in Hawaii court
  9. After Wife Sued for Mortgage Fraud, Chief Kealoha Sends Six Officers to Arrest Plaintiff
  10. Lawsuit: Police Chief's Prosecutor Wife Used Old Lady's Money to Buy Maserati, Mercedes 
  11. Prison guard bribe prices quoted
  12. Hawaii’s Top Gov Candidates Talk Development
  13. Mocking Surfrider's Political Litmus Test
  14. Monsanto, keeping you healthy
  15. UH Administrators Set Up Legislature to Take Fall for Tuition Hikes
  16. Borreca: Obama Library Next on List of Failed Big Projects
  17. Sledgehammer Tom Brower Makes the New York Times
  18. Caldwell Signs Amended Plastic Bag Ban
  19. HECO Boss: Smart Inverters Can Open Up More Solar Penetration

Thursday, September 25, 2014
September 25, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. American Samoa Delegate Left Out of Obama Tuna Monument Talks
  2. Hawaiian Electric completes first phase of smart grid installation
  3. UH president’s proposed budget attempts to Blame Legislators for tuition hikes
  4. AG Louie Provides Excuse to Hide Financial Disclosures of Board Members 'til 2016
  5. Waikiki sees improvement with new ‘sit-lie’ laws
  6. Chinatown building will house homeless
  7. Dopers Tell Silly Doper Stories at Marijuana Hearings, Media Laps it Up
  8. Dead Senator’s Aide To Anonymous Sex Accusers: Say It In Public
  9. Obama Relents, Leaves Two Areas open for Tuna Fishing
  10. Native Hawaiians Don't Want to Divert Lava Flow from Homes
  11. Prosecutor: Hawaii prison gang 'kings of castle'
  12. Life sentences overturned for Mililani Rapist

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
September 24, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Conflict of Interest: Ige Was Both Legislator and Lobbyist While Serving on Committee Overseeing His Employer
  2. Ige Voted for Furlough Fridays, Responsible for $200M Health Connector Debacle
  3. Djou Only Congressional Candidate at Kahala Business Forum
  4. The Jones Act Is Irrelevant to Merchant Marine Shipbuilding
  5. Aiona: Hawaii Cannot Raise Tourism Taxes Any More
  6. Takai Votes to Raise Taxes Again and Again
  7. Poll: Retire Old Judges, Split on Preschool
  8. Insurer Dumps 1300 Medicare Advantage Clients After Losing $18.5M
  9. State Hospital workers sue bosses over patients' attacks
  10. HCF Funds Charity Reorganization for 'Housing First'
  11. Busted: Hee Family Tied to Massive Waste Dumping Scheme
  12. Lawsuit Exposes Haseko PR Plan Behind Scheme to Eliminate Marina
  13. Filmmaker: Brainwashing by UH Manoa Faculty Washes Off
  14. HPD Completes Investigation of Domestic Violence Case
  15. Study: Hawaii Potheads Worth $259.26 Each
  16. Lava’s impact — by the numbers

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
September 23, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii GE Tax Bites Into 99% of Personal Income
  2. Debate: Ige Touts Legislative Mismanagement
  3. TV Ad Claims Ige Stands For ‘Government Living Within its Means’ (LOL!)
  4. Ige Purposefully Underfunded State Hospitals
  5. Fact Check: Attack Ads from Mainland Progressive Group "False and Nasty"
  6. HSTA Launches Campaign Against Preschool Voucher program
  7. Hawaii Department of Human Services Released from Federal Injunction
  8. Senators Ask for Hearings on DoH Proposed Cesspool Ban
  9. Survey: Hawaii Top ‘Hedonometer’ Score in USA
  10. Djou Up By 4 Points Over Takai in CD1
  11. Aiona: "My opponent has been a part of this system for 30 years."
  12. Big Money Crowd Not Flocking to Ige's Side
  13. HGEA's Latest Scam: Transfer HHSC Hospitals to Counties
  14. Cronies Risk Losing $12 million in annual transportation funds
  15. Anti-GMO Hypesters Disappointed by Lack of Birth defects
  16. Mainland Dope Pushers Set Sites on Hawaii
  17. 3,000 Solar Jobs Gone as Quick Money Evaporates
  18. Kona: Gabbard Opposes Federal Water Grab
  19. Activists Fight to Keep Homeless on Public Display 
  20. City's Handi-Van meeting draws capacity crowd
  21. MPD Suspended Two Officers
  22. Records of sex abuse allegations against doctor destroyed
  23. Hawaii Among Best States to raise Black Children
  24. US Supreme Court asked to take Micronesian health care case

Monday, September 22, 2014
September 22, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hospital Reform? Randy Perriera Says "F*** You"
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 22, 2014
  3. Class Action Suit Seeks Treatment for Autistic Children in Hawaii
  4. Poll: Ige 43% - Aiona 39%
  5. Underpaid by 30%--Living costs handicap local doctors
  6. Hawaii Ethics Commission Urged to Release Board Members’ Financial Disclosures
  7. HPD Transparency to Come of Latest Police Scandal?
  8. NYT: Gillibrand Chubby Enough for Inouye?
  9. Water Board Owes Customers a Justification
  10. Transcom leader tells Military car shipper to do better job
  11. Dispensary Will Just Create More Problems

Sunday, September 21, 2014
September 21, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Pocketbook Issues: Ige on Defense
  2. The GMO Debate: Meetings about non-existent food safety issues
  3. Project SAM: Seven Marijuana Myths
  4. Timing Isn't Everything: How to Lose Your Solar Tax Credit
  5. Djou: Allow Vets to Use VA Benefits at Private Facilities
  6. As HHSC Collapses, Health Committee Sets Hearings
  7. Four Years: Hawaii Race to the Top
  8. $90,000 Per Mile?  Job is Cushy, Roads Aren't
  9. Drug Rehab Doctor Speaks Up Against 'Medical' Marijuana
  10. Faculty censure of Lassner feeble
  11. Water Board Fails to Show 'Sound Basis for Water Rates'
  12. Their bowels sparkle like diamonds
  13. Homeless Leave Mountain of Trash on Slippah Island
  14. Chinese, Russian Navies Get New Missiles to Nuke Hawaii

Saturday, September 20, 2014
September 20, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kelii Akina interviews Elwin Ahu
  2. Judge Grants TRO as ACLU Pushes Claim That Panhandling is First Amendment Right
  3. New UHM Chancellor orders 'Review' of Cancer Center
  4. Department of Community Services to hold GIA workshops
  5. Excellent News: Al Hee Faces Federal tax Charges, Could do Time in Prison
  6. HHSC to Close Leahi, Maluhia, Patients Have Nowhere to go
  7. Hospitals Down to Only a Few Days of Cash
  8. DLNR Gives Homeless Loophole to Stay in Waikiki
  9. Absentee mail ballots being readied ahead of Pahoa lava
  10. Solar Scammers Con 4,500 Homeowners into buying Systems they Cannot Connect
  11. Schatz, Hirono, Gabbard Funnel $2.1M to Anti-GMO Activist 'Kohala Center'
  12. House 47 Candidate Kent Fonoimoana Has Tax Debts to State, Feds 
  13. Domestic Violence: HPD Covers for 'Well-Known Member of the Community'
  14. Cachola's Victim "A Boxer"
  15. Water Board to Redevelop 6 acre Downtown HQ Site?
  16. Child Molester Breaks into Home, Robs Family
  17. Hawaii Prisons at 110% of Capacity
  18. Hawaii Gun Violence Lowest in USA
  19. Hawaii LTC Patients Get Anti-Psychotics Cut

Friday, September 19, 2014
September 19, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Mazie Hirono Blocks Bill to Revoke US Citizenship of ISIS Terrorists
  2. Hirono is Biggest Spender in US Senate, Schatz not far Behind
  3. Abercrombie Releases $335,600 to New Nonprofit Formed by Leader of Carpenter's Union
  4. Obamacare’s Second Open Enrollment Starts in Two Months — and It Is Going to be Awful
  5. ACLU: Lawsuit Settlement Means New Rules for Protests at Capitol
  6. Lava Projected to Burn Through Center of Pahoa Town
  7. Hawaii 5th Richest State
  8. Auditor: Hawaii Health Insurers Should be Required to Cover Cleft Palate Surgery
  9. Oahu defense contractor sentenced on espionage charges
  10. Panos: Hoopili Traffic Assessments Untruthful
  11. INFOGRAPHIC: The Abercrombie-Ige Policy Agenda By The Numbers
  12. Aiona Only Candidate to Release Policy Initiatives
  13. Caldwell to Tourism Industry: I'm Cleaning up Waikiki, Now Pay Me 
  14. County: Panhandling limits constitutional
  15. Kauai Enviros Fight Agriculture, not Developers
  16. Kona: 100 Hawaiians Tell OHA trustees 'No Kanaiolowalu'
  17. Another Sovereignty Mortgage Scammer in Court
  18. Abercrombie’s Official Portrait Expected to Cost Taxpayers $45,000
  19. Honolulu's Police Chief fires back at critics regarding a Sergeant shown in a violent video
  20. Soft on Crime: 34 Convictions, Out on the Streets Allegedly Selling Meth
  21. Revolving Door: Sierra Club Director Quits to Collect Paycheck Directly from Solar Company
  22. Blink: Chevron exploring sale of Kapolei plant
  23. Hanabusa, Gabbard oppose Obama's 'unwarranted' plan

Thursday, September 18, 2014
September 18, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Slom: State Set to go Bust Unless Major Changes Made in 2015
  2. Seabright: Green Card Holders Have Second Amendment Rights in Hawaii
  3. Korea: Caldwell Pushes the Bubble
  4. Council Action Needed to Restore Honesty to Water Board’s Billing
  5. Public school students earning AP honors at all-time high
  6. Costs Of Raising Children Burden Hawaii Families
  7. Anti-GMO Initiative Will Destroy Agriculture base of Molokai, Maui
  8. Kauai to Burn at Least $62,750 on 'Free' Appeal of anti-GMO Ordinance
  9. UH Manoa Faculty Senate censures President David Lassner
  10. UHWO has no Land Plan
  11. New Hope Church Buys Air Conditioning for Kaiser HS
  12. Kihei HS: Kanela Ing Fails to Get Full Funding
  13. Small business owners fret over rail’s impact
  14. Census: Hawaii's poverty rate lower than nation
  15. Police officer arrested on suspicion of sex assault
  16. After Chief Cancels, Sept 30 Hearing Set on Police, Domestic Violence
  17. Soft On Crime: 30 Convictions out on Street with Runaway Teen Girl
  18. Punatic Vandalizes Bulldozer Sent to Clear Lava Emergency Escape Road

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
September 17, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Paychecks Hawaii General Election Endorsements – 2014
  2. McDermott Responds to “Revised” Pono Choices Program
  3. How Things Are: Kalaeloa Partners Reminds HECO (again)
  4. Hawaii’s ‘most unusual political candidate’ vying to be next congressman
  5. UH Board of Regents Nominees Announced
  6. Strive HI appeals lead to slight changes in school, state results
  7. Hawaii.gov -- 'Best Government Website'
  8. Your Tax Dollars at Work: Energy Excelerator Funds 17 Startups
  9. Hawaii's out-of-control living costs can be beat
  10. Happy Constitution(s) Day
  11. Abercrombie Secretly Rewrites Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
  12. Hawaiian Electric expects 'significantly higher prices'
  13. GEMS: PUC Slaps Ratepayers With New 'Green Energy Market' Fee
  14. EPA extends comment period for power plant rule
  15. DoE Claims $250K Cost per Classroom for AC--State Pushes for 'Solar Air Conditioning'
  16. Abercrombie's Education Cuts 'Everyone Will feel the Pain'
  17. Senator accuses State Hospital manager of lying under oath
  18. Defiant Homeless Spout Political Rhetoric:  Say new laws won't force them from Waikiki
  19. Lava: Election Office Prepares for Next Puna Election Fiasco
  20. HART Will Hire Drivers After Ansaldo's Automated Rail System Breaks Down
  21. Della Au Belatti Helps Gary Rodrigues Take Another $850K from UPW Members
  22. Pflueger's sentencing for dam breach deaths postponed for a fourth time
  23. Soft on Crime: Watson Gets off Easy, Was Part of Ring With Kauai Police Commissioner
  24. Kauai: 21 Firefighters Make Over $114K, More Raises Demanded  
  25. Opinions differ on handling of Police Domestic Abuse case

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
September 16, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. VIDEO: Paradise Lost Thanks to Ige and Abercrombie
  2. No Option: All Hawaii Obamacare Plans Cover Abortion
  3. Obama Admin: ACA Bans Use of Federal Funds for Abortion
  4. Veterans in Politics Announces Campaign Endorsements
  5. Hawaii Prison Population Drops 5%
  6. 100% renewable energy goal Will Drive Your Electric Bill Higher
  7. Hawaii economist says Honolulu rail agency 'shuffling the deck chairs' to pay for rail stations
  8. "Who has the more reliable and engaged voters?"
  9. Ige Seeks Campaign Cash in Washington, D.C.
  10. Pre-K Amendment on the Agenda at Community Meetings 
  11. Whole Foods' Anti-GMO Swindle
  12. Court ruling allows county to print ballots
  13. Another Anti-GMO Lie Bites the Dust
  14. Flawed Anti-GMO Ordinance Costs Kauai County $222,750
  15. Will Housing First pay for Itself?
  16. Counties to Lobby State for Massive GE Tax Hike
  17. Former welfare supervisor accused of stealing benefits
  18. UHWO Pushed Rail Off Campus
  19. Hot weather fuels battle for cool classrooms
  20. Benefits of oil and gas to Hawaii

Monday, September 15, 2014
September 15, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii 2nd Most Unfair Tax System in USA
  2. Federal Court Upholds the Free Market on Kauai
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 15, 2014
  4. Senate Candidate Lethem Slams Kaka’ako Parking Scam
  5. Hawaii Among Final Four in Obama Library Competition
  6. Aiona is Only Candidate Supporting Private Preschool
  7. RTTT Pt 2? -- Hawaii  Grabs for Federal Preschool Development Grant
  8. Activists Demand Homeless be Kept on Display
  9. The left’s homeless pingpong
  10. Obama's Inequality Society Hurts GE Tax Revenues
  11. Hawaii TANF Enrollment Up 85% During Recession
  12. Obamacare’s Abortion Shell Game
  13. Housing $900M Less Affordable--Cost of Proposed DoH Cesspool Regs
  14. Three Candidates, Three Views on Future of Fast-Growing Kakaako
  15. Maui News: Leave Ludicrous Anti-GMO Initiative on Ballot
  16. Junk: Netherlands Returns Trains to Ansaldo
  17. Puna lava flow now within tenth of a mile of Kaohe Homesteads subdivision

Sunday, September 14, 2014
September 14, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rasmussen Poll: Ige 40, Aiona 39, Mufi 14
  2. Meet the California Oilman Behind Brian Schatz
  3. USA Today: Make Less Than $122K? You're Uncomfortable in Hawaii
  4. Timing Isn't Everything, It's the Only Thing
  5. Djou vs Takai on Akaka Tribe
  6. Bills would benefit the city, but also help the homeless
  7. Doctors Flee Hawaii As Pay is Cut
  8. Common Core, RTTT: Foundation for Better Schools?
  9. MECO: $700M Undersea Cable Worth Only $60-175M
  10. Police shootings prompt questions
  11. Star-Adv: Council should back mayor's affordable housing plan
  12. Kauai: Luxury Resort Owner Continues to Harass Dairy Farm
  13. As Lava Approaches, Puna Insurance is Cancelled

Saturday, September 13, 2014
September 13, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii lawmakers may ease access to marijuana
  2. Obama Finally Gets Around to Declaring Iselle Disaster
  3. JSC Lists Nominees for First, Third Circuit Courts
  4. Tuna Monument: Faleomavaega out in the Cold Again
  5. The New Post-Inouye/Abercrombie Era in Hawaii Politics
  6. UH president faces First-Ever censure over controversial firing of Manoa leader
  7. HMSA Plans Medicare Advantage Rate Hikes
  8. Sand Island Homeless Center to be in Fabric Building?
  9. HPD chief meets with lawmakers over assault video
  10. Hawaii Ranks #1 in Senior Pedestrian Fatalities

Friday, September 12, 2014
September 12, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. POLL: Ige 36% - Aiona 35%
  2. Aiona Commits to Eleven Gubernatorial Forums, Debates
  3. Sabato: Party Label is Ige's Most Important Attribute
  4. Hawaii Families Work Harder To Cope With Rising Costs
  5. DLIR Retakes Occupational Safety Job from OSHA
  6. Legislative Report Debunks Homeless Tent City
  7. Jobs?  Kakaako? Early Education? Ige Campaign Has Nothing for Abercrombie Supporters
  8. AARP Survey: Seniors Rate Housing, Healthcare Top Issues
  9. Confidence of rail finishing on time drops, Federal risk report shows
  10. HART: Will Ansaldo Go Away?
  11. Framing the problem: Honolulu government does not understand Housing First
  12. Caldwell's affordable-housing plan seen as a good first step by Council members
  13. Par Petroleum not closing Hawaii refinery--CEO
  14. Honolulu Council Pushes BioDiesel for The Bus
  15. Judge Orders New Title for Anti-GMO Maui Voter Initiative
  16. GMO: Where's the Middle Ground on Kauai?
  17. New video of fight between HPD Officer & girlfriend before violent attack
  18. Union: Hawaii cop should not be charged for accidental discharge
  19. Puna Will Finally Get Two New Access Roads
  20. Islamist Terror: Gabbard seeks suspension of visa-free travel for Europeans

Thursday, September 11, 2014
September 11, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Full Text: Obama Declares War on Islamic State
  2. Djou: Combat Isis, Support the President
  3. Brickwood Galuteria: Tool of Special Interests
  4. Hawaii Schools Make Big Progress Says US Chamber of Commerce
  5. Remembering Hawaii’s 9/11 victims
  6. Takai Too Busy on Mainland Fundraising to Comment on Obama ISIS Speech
  7. Schatz, Hirono Vote to Gut First Amendment
  8. Hidden Super PAC Money Comes to Light in Campaign Spending Reports
  9. Sand Island Oceanfront Tent City a Rehash of Failed idea from 1980s
  10. Honolulu City Council Votes to Ban Sitting, Lying on Waikiki Sidewalks
  11. Council Votes to Ban Biodegradable Bags
  12. Caldwell advocates for a change in the calculation of who could buy the homes
  13. After Jacking up Property Taxes, Kauai Council offers Minimal 'Relief'
  14. WaPo: Hawaii's Glitchy Health Exchange Makes for Unhealthy Insurance Pool
  15. GQ Magazine: Homosexuals Rape 38 Servicemen Every Day
  16. Lawsuit filed to block anti-GMO initiative on Nov. 4 ballot
  17. Anti-Geothermal Activists Cheer Lava Flow
  18. Martinez Fined $1,505 for Campaign Spending Violations
  19. Drug Dealer Demands Marijuana Dispensaries
  20. Woman's assault by HPD officer costs him badge, gun
  21. Substitute teachers frustrated by new call system
  22. Hawaii schools report false billing of text books sales


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WESPAC: Obama Admin Did not Consult on Tuna Monument
by News Release Wednesday, October 01, 2014

“Our US Pacific Island fishermen already comply with the strictest regulations in the world.”


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ERP-SURF Integrates Core Hawaii Government Functions
by News Release Wednesday, October 01, 2014

...the SURF program will integrate core, back office functions including human resources, finance, payroll, acquisition, and more, into a single system....


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Faleomavaega Rips Obama, Kerry Over PRIMNM Announcement
by News Article Tuesday, September 30, 2014

“Given the seriousness of the issue, I believe the Administration should have been more thoughtful about this process.”


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Rate Hikes Coming as HECO Plans to Waste Big Money on Batteries
by News Release Tuesday, September 30, 2014

...up to 200 megawatts of energy storage for Oahu....


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For Second Day In A Row, Ige Under Fire For State Hospital Mismanagement
by News Release Tuesday, September 30, 2014

"Shamefully, legislators have known about this impending implosion for years, at least since late 2009...."


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Six Council Members Bought Off by Lobbyists, Key Rail Votes may be Nullified
by News Article Tuesday, September 30, 2014

...Key votes on the city rail transit project and other issues might be invalidated because Honolulu City Council members failed to disclose conflicts of interest after being wined and dined by lobbyists....


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Ethics: Contractors Give Free Golf to Dozens of State Employees
by News Release Tuesday, September 30, 2014

...Some of the Settling Employees appeared to have accepted free golf on numerous occasions over a period of years....


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Solar City Horror Stories
by News Article Tuesday, September 30, 2014

...Leeds is pushing $500 a month with no way out for the next two decades....


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Wind Turbine or Tree? Certain Bats Might Not Know
by Video Video Tuesday, September 30, 2014

...video surveillance cameras watch bats flying at night near wind turbines....


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Total Arrivals Decline 1.3 Percent
by News Release Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A 1.3 percent decline in total arrivals and a shorter average length of stay led to a 3 percent decrease in visitor days....


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VIDEO: Ige Led the Way to Higher Taxes
by Video Video Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Hawaii Ad: "Every Moment"
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Veterans in Politics Announces Campaign Endorsements
by News Release Tuesday, September 30, 2014

We are interviewing 2014 election cycle candidates....


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1,400 Older Special Ed Students May Benefit from Class Action Lawsuit Victory
by News Release Tuesday, September 30, 2014

On September 29, 2014, class counsel mailed out letters to individuals we are aware of who were affected by Act 163....


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Ethics Complaint Filed: Call for Galuteria to Resign
by News Release Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lethem will address Galuteria’s blatant conflict of interest at their next joint public appearance, an October 2 Forum sponsored by Neighborhood Board #8....


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Schatz Makes You Pay More Every Day
by News Release Monday, September 29, 2014

...the monthly out of pocket expenses for groceries has increased $130.80 since 2013....


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Star Advertiser Editorial Slams Ige And Colleagues For State Hospital Woes
by News Release Monday, September 29, 2014

Senator Ige Ignored Warning Signs, Voted To Underfund Hospitals Now Cutting Services On Oahu, Maui And Kauai....


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New Aiona Ad: 'Staying on the path we're on...that's just not an option'
by Video Video Monday, September 29, 2014
Staying on the path we're on now...that's just not an option....
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Hawaii is the 5th Worst State for Teachers
by News Release Monday, September 29, 2014

WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 18 key metrics....


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Galuteria Pushed Kakaako Makai Bill While on Payroll of OHA Trustee
by Andrew Walden Sunday, September 28, 2014

...Galuteria landed a lucrative position as "Director, Community and Civic Engagement" with the Pelatron Center for Economic Development headed by OHA Trustee Robert K. Lindsey, Jr....


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October 6 Last Day to Register to Vote
by News Release Sunday, September 28, 2014
October 6: Last day to register to vote. >>> Register HERE <<<

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Native Hawaiian Roll: Threats and Scare Tactics
by News Article Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Kanaʻiolowalu Roll functions to ‘manufacture consent’ for federal or state recognition....


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The Second Most Unfair Tax System? Really?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 28, 2014

...the study ranked Hawaii’s tax system 49th out of 50, in the order of fairness....


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Livable Communities Survey Identifies Needs of Honolulu Residents 45+
by News Release Saturday, September 27, 2014

A survey of older adults on Oahu ranks affordable home health care and housing among the greatest needs....


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Property Tax Hike? You Have Until Sept 30 to Get Out of It
by News Release Saturday, September 27, 2014

...September 30, 2014 deadline for three real property programs is approaching and urge those wishing to participate to submit the required documentation....


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VIDEO: Djou Releases First Campaign Ad
by Video Video Friday, September 26, 2014

This commercial builds on our campaign's growing momentum as demonstrated by our early media poll lead and a solid debate victory earlier this week....


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Debate: Aiona Challenges Ige on Tax Hikes
by News Release Friday, September 26, 2014

David Ige was one of the top-ranking legislators in charge of implementing the policies that have seen Hawai‘i burdened with bigger bills and higher taxes....


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Second Amendment advocates score victory in Hawaii court
by Malia Zimmerman Friday, September 26, 2014

...Seabright ruled unconstitutional Hawaii’s law prohibiting alien residents from applying for firearms permits....


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Carlisle: Maui Anti-GMO Law Would Send Farmers, Gardeners to Jail
by Video Video Friday, September 26, 2014

...gardeners growing GM corn, GM papaya, or GMO marijuana may be arrested and imprisoned for one year under the anti-GMO law....


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Will Solar Scammers Undermine Subprime GEMS Loan Program?
by News Release Thursday, September 25, 2014

...state lawmakers are still concerned about the costs customers would have to pay in order to update their rooftop inverters....


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Fired chief procurement officer blows whistle on Hawaii DOE procurement troubles
by Malia Zimmerman Thursday, September 25, 2014

The former chief procurement officer for the Hawaii Department of Education has filed a whistleblower lawsuit....


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Ige Tried To Tax Everyone's Soda
by News Release Thursday, September 25, 2014

...In 2011, Senator Ige Cosponsored A Bill Which Established A Tax On Sweetened Beverages In Hawaii....


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Imua Manoa Demands Apple Reinstatement
by News Release Thursday, September 25, 2014

...The advocacy group I Mua Mānoa formed in the immediate aftermath of the Apple crisis....


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Hawaiian Electric completes first phase of smart grid installation
by News Release Wednesday, September 24, 2014

...customers in Moanalua Valley and portions of Pearl City, Kaimuki, Diamond Head, Kahala and Waikiki can now access their own personalized Web portal and use that information to help better manage their electric bills....


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Conflict of Interest: Ige Was Both Legislator and Lobbyist While Serving on Committee Overseeing His Employer
by News Article Wednesday, September 24, 2014

"Senator Ige's conflict is inescapable and unacceptable." -- Star-Bulletin


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Ige Voted for Furlough Fridays, Responsible for $200M Health Connector Debacle
by News Release Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ige also voted for budget cuts that lead to Furlough Fridays....


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Djou Only Congressional Candidate at Kahala Business Forum
by News Release Wednesday, September 24, 2014

"Hawaii needs a representative who can hit the ground running and is ready to fight for Hawaii on day one," stated Djou at the forum....


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The Jones Act Is Irrelevant to Merchant Marine Shipbuilding
by Panos Prevedouros PhD Wednesday, September 24, 2014

U.S. shipbuilding is less than 1% of the world share....


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American Samoa Delegate Left Out of Obama Tuna Monument Talks
by News Article Tuesday, September 23, 2014

...Western Pacific Fishery Management Council Executive Director Kitty Simonds who was able to broker this meeting....


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Education Institute of Hawaii: 'Voice of Hawaii School Principals'
by News Release Tuesday, September 23, 2014

...The Education Institute of Hawaii, a public education think tank, has been formed to explore ways of empowering teachers, principals and parents in their common goal of helping each student thrive....


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Conference: Growing Our Economy and Increasing Prosperity
by News Release Tuesday, September 23, 2014

...October 3, 2014 at Halekulani, 7:30am to 4:30pm....


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Hawaii GE Tax Bites Into 99% of Personal Income
by News Article Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Hawaii GE Tax base is far wider than the national median, where the sales tax base applies to 34.46 percent of personal income....


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Debate: Ige Touts Legislative Mismanagement
by News Release Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"I'm the only one, only candidate here who really has served as the chairman of Ways and Means committee...."


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Survey: Hawaii Top ‘Hedonometer’ Score in USA
by News Release Tuesday, September 23, 2014

...an in-depth analysis of 2014’s Most & Least Happy States in America....


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Senators Ask for Hearings on DoH Proposed Cesspool Ban
by News Release Tuesday, September 23, 2014

...The changes will affect more than 77,000 homeowners on the neighbor islands and 11,000 on Oahu....


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VIDEO: Yes on 4 a 'Yes Brainer'
by Video Video Monday, September 22, 2014

Hawaii was, until this summer, one of only ten states not funding a statewide preschool system....


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TV Ad Claims Ige Stands For ‘Government Living Within its Means’ (LOL!)
by News Release Monday, September 22, 2014

A New Study Shows Hawaii Has The Second Worst Tax System Overall And The Third Most Overtaxed Middle Class....


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Ige Purposefully Underfunded State Hospitals
by News Release Monday, September 22, 2014

As Chairman Of Ways And Means, Ige Purposefully Underfunded State Hospitals, Directly Resulting In This Fiscal Crisis....


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Hawaii Department of Human Services Released from Federal Injunction
by News Release Monday, September 22, 2014

...a February 2011 class action lawsuit for failure to issue Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits within timeframes outlined by federal law....


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HSTA Launches Campaign Against Preschool Voucher program
by News Release Monday, September 22, 2014

...Starting today, the Hawaii State Teachers Association is launching a statewide informational campaign....


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Fact Check: Attack Ads from Mainland Progressive Group "False and Nasty"
by News Release Monday, September 22, 2014

...VoteVets supports "progressive" Democrats and has a long record of spending money against veterans, who have served our country honorably such as Arizona Sen. John McCain....


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Class Action Suit Seeks Treatment for Autistic Children in Hawaii
by News Release Monday, September 22, 2014

...accusing the State of Hawai`i Department of Human Services of denying critically needed treatment for autistic children....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 22, 2014
by Congress .org Monday, September 22, 2014

Senate: Equal Pay - Cloture

Senate: Fiscal 2015 Continuing Resolution - Passage

House: Fiscal 2015 Continuing Resolution - Passage


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Hospital Reform? Randy Perriera Says "F*** You"
by Andrew Walden Sunday, September 21, 2014

..."Andrew Walden of the Hawai'i Free Press, actually called HHSC the 'HGEA job trust'"....


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Project SAM: Seven Marijuana Myths
by Heritage Foundation Sunday, September 21, 2014

...marijuana legalization will usher in America’s new version of “Big Tobacco” ....


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Pocketbook Issues: Ige on Defense
by News Release Sunday, September 21, 2014

"Which is precisely why the RGA ad, and others that may follow, might actually persuade voters to go Aiona’s way."


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Timing Isn't Everything: How to Lose Your Solar Tax Credit
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 21, 2014

This week’s illustration of how timing is important involves the Hawaii Renewable Energy Technologies credit....


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The GMO Debate: Meetings about non-existent food safety issues
by News Article Saturday, September 20, 2014

GMOs have never caused a single death or illness. But this vocal minority wants them banned … just in case....


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Judge Grants TRO as ACLU Pushes Claim That Panhandling is First Amendment Right
by News Release Saturday, September 20, 2014

The TRO prohibits Hawaii County from interfering with Plaintiff Justin Guy’s right to hold a sign (saying “Homeless Please Help”) by the side of the road....


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New UHM Chancellor orders 'Review' of Cancer Center
by News Release Saturday, September 20, 2014

...The review shall clarify and identify the requirements for near-term renewal and long-term designation as an NCI Cancer Center....


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Kelii Akina interviews Elwin Ahu
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, September 20, 2014

Mr. Ahu shares his political philosophy with Dr. Akina, and fields some tough questions....


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Department of Community Services to hold GIA workshops
by News Release Saturday, September 20, 2014

Workshops will be held at Mission Memorial Hearings Room from 6 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30 and Thursday, October 2....


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Aiona Only Candidate to Release Policy Initiatives
by News Release Friday, September 19, 2014

...a detailed plan with practical solutions for our state’s toughest issues: Homelessness, Affordable Housing, and Education....


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INFOGRAPHIC: The Abercrombie-Ige Policy Agenda By The Numbers
by News Release Friday, September 19, 2014

...New Infographic Spells Out The Results Of The Last Four Years For Hawaii....


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Oahu defense contractor sentenced on espionage charges
by Malia Zimmerman Friday, September 19, 2014

A retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and civilian contractor will spend more than seven years in federal prison....


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Hirono is Biggest Spender in US Senate, Schatz not far Behind
by News Article Friday, September 19, 2014

The poorest scoring Senators were Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), each of whom only managed scores of 3 percent....


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Abercrombie Releases $335,600 to New Nonprofit Formed by Leader of Carpenter's Union
by News Release Friday, September 19, 2014
Question: Which one of these things is not like the others?
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Auditor: Hawaii Health Insurers Should be Required to Cover Cleft Palate Surgery
by News Release Friday, September 19, 2014

...reports from California and Massachusetts indicating that mandated insurance coverage for orofacial anomalies increased premiums by two cents to four cents per member, per month....


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Panos: Hoopili Traffic Assessments Untruthful
by Panos Prevedouros PhD Friday, September 19, 2014

...Hoopili’s traffic impact will be immense with or without rail....


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Mazie Hirono Blocks Bill to Revoke US Citizenship of ISIS Terrorists
by News Article Thursday, September 18, 2014

As then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said: "US citizenship is a privilege, it is not a right. People who are serving foreign powers or in this case foreign terrorists are clearly in violation of that oath which they swore when they became citizens."


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Lava Projected to Burn Through Center of Pahoa Town
by News Release Thursday, September 18, 2014
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