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Monday, November 26, 2018
Schatz deletes tweet suggesting ‘chemical weapons’ used at US-Mexico border
By Selected News Articles @ 5:44 AM :: 835 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

...U.S. agents shot several rounds of the gas after migrants tried to penetrate several points along the border at the San Ysidro border crossing....

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Thursday, November 22, 2018
Honolulu Tax Evader a Big Deal in Guam, Micronesia
By News Release @ 3:49 PM :: 998 Views :: National News, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Taxes

...Businessman convicted of tax fraud has Guam, Micronesia deals....

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Thursday, November 22, 2018
The hidden story of the third Thanksgiving: 1623--giving thanks for freedom
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 18411 Views :: National News

Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford called this system "communism", two hundred ninety six years before the Russian revolution....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Hawaii AG Demands More Focus on Trannies
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 454 Views :: National News

...Attorney General Russell A. Suzuki joined a coalition of 20 state attorneys general urging the Trump Administration to abandon efforts to adopt a definition of “sex” that would exclude transgender and gender nonconforming individuals....

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Grandstanding: Hirono Lawsuit Challenges Trump Appointment
By Selected News Articles @ 5:36 PM :: 804 Views :: National News, Politicians

...The Justice Department said in reaction Monday that the claims by the senators “ignore centuries of practice and precedent.”....

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Thursday, November 01, 2018
HR 5026: Streamline Citizenship process for American Samoa US Nationals
By News Release @ 3:45 PM :: 686 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

...American Samoa Congresswoman Aumua Amata clarified that U.S. National status will not change....

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Laughed out of Court: Criminal Al Hee's Scam Company Loses Again
By News Release @ 12:52 AM :: 2086 Views :: DHHL, National News, Ethics

...Sandwich Isles Communications is not before a Hawaii court.  You can be sure it is not by choice....

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Friday, October 12, 2018
Guam Argues for Native Voting Law Before 9th Circuit
By Selected News Articles @ 3:14 PM :: 822 Views :: Akaka Bill, National News

...In November 2011, Arnold Davis filed a law suit against Guam’s government, arguing that the plebiscite election discriminated against him and other non-native inhabitants....

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Friday, October 12, 2018
Justice Department Signs Off on CVS-Aetna Merger
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 607 Views :: National News

...The attorneys general from California, Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi, and Washington participated in the settlement....

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Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Guam case that echoes Rice v. Cayetano to be argued before Ninth Circuit at UH law school
By News Release @ 1:47 AM :: 1146 Views :: Akaka Bill, National News, Higher Education, OHA

...Arnold Davis sued for the right to register to vote in a future plebiscite, maintaining that Guam’s Decolonization Registry Law unlawfully discriminates by allowing only “native inhabitants of Guam” to be eligible for the vote....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Two Days After Chin Loses CD1 Race -- Hawaii Drops Lawsuit Against Trump Travel Ban
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 1848 Views :: National News, Politicians

...Since early 2017, the State of Hawaii has been fighting the Trump administration’s travel bans in the court system (and former AG Chin almost rode that wave into Congress...but not quite)....

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Sunday, August 05, 2018
American Samoa Citizenship Question Not So Simple
By Andrew Walden @ 7:30 PM :: 1932 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement, Office of Elections, Republican Party

...people who might be accused of knowingly promulgating the candidacy of a non-citizen or voting by a non-citizen should very carefully consider the ramifications of the following federal laws....

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Friday, August 03, 2018
Malia Zimmerman Beats Rap After Pushing Conspiracy Theory
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 AM :: 2082 Views :: National News, Ethics, First Amendment

...The judge agreed with Fox News’ argument that even if their statements about Rich’s death were inaccurate or defamatory, they did not necessarily constitute the extreme and outrageous conduct required for a claim....

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Hawaii AG Joins Effort to Save DACA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 PM :: 683 Views :: National News

...urging the federal judge presiding over a Texas-led lawsuit seeking to end DACA not to suspend the program with a preliminary injunction....

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Saturday, July 21, 2018
Kavanaugh for Supreme Court?  Rice v Cayetano Front and Center
By Selected News Articles @ 1:50 AM :: 3193 Views :: National News, Hawaii History, OHA

...In 1999 Kavanaugh helped write a friend-of-the-court brief in the Rice v Cayetano case....

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Thursday, July 12, 2018
The FCC is changing up the country’s emergency alert system to prevent another Hawaii incident
By News Release @ 5:32 PM :: 1216 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government, Military

...Action Supports More Effective Local Emergency Alert Tests and PSAs, Addresses False Alerts, and Seeks to Improve Wireless Alerts....

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Wednesday, July 04, 2018
The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
By Robert Thomas @ 12:01 AM :: 9317 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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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Travel Ban Upheld 5-4
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 PM :: 1313 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

..."This ruling is also a moment of profound vindication following months of hysterical commentary from the media and Democratic politicians who refuse to do what it takes to secure our border and our country."....

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Sunday, June 24, 2018
Travel Ban, Forced Union Dues Decisions Coming in Supreme Court's Final Week
By Selected News Articles @ 4:12 PM :: 1509 Views :: National News, Judiciary, Labor

...The union dues case, Janus v. AFSCME, is the latest challenge to a 1977 precedent called Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, which allows public sector unions to collect fees from non-members....

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
FCC Approves Cincinnati Bell Takeover of Hawaiian Tel
By News Release @ 2:42 PM :: 866 Views :: National News

...FCC action is the final regulatory approval....

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Sunday, June 10, 2018
Travel Ban? Janus? Supreme Court Poised for Blockbuster Finish
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 PM :: 1802 Views :: National News, Judiciary, Labor

...With the U.S. Supreme Court approaching the conclusion of its 2017 – 2018 term, the justices are expected to release a deluge of decisions in the coming weeks....

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Friday, April 27, 2018
American Samoa Cabotage Legislation to Promote Reliable Air Service
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 2041 Views :: National News, Jones Act, Small Business, Tourism

...This solution has passed the House before, but not yet in the Senate; however, this time the provision is included in a major bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration....

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Supremes Lean Toward Trump In Travel Ban Hearing
By Selected News Articles @ 3:26 PM :: 1384 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...Justice Anthony Kennedy, who likely holds the deciding vote, appeared to agree, noting the order at issue was more detailed than similar proclamations issued by former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. He elsewhere rejected hypotheticals proffered by Kagan and Justice Sonia Sotomayor, noting other legal avenues exist to address the abuses envisioned in their scenarios....

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Monday, April 09, 2018
Amicus Brief on Behalf of Evan McMullin et al in Hawaii v. Trump: Congress Intended to 'Eliminate All Vestiges of Discrimination'
By Selected News Articles @ 4:50 PM :: 2080 Views :: National News, Republican Party

...The Republican Party platform of 1960 had endorsed an “immigration policy…based upon judgment of the individual merit of each applicant for admission.”....

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
US, FSM, Marshall Islands Hold Mid-Year Meetings on Compact Funding
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 1899 Views :: National News

...$4.8 Million Allocated for Marshall Islands in FY 2018 and Prior Year Funds....

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Monday, March 26, 2018
Omnibus Funding Bill: $123M for Palau COFA Agreement
By News Release @ 1:10 PM :: 1341 Views :: National News

...$123 million in funding through 2024 for the 2010 Palau Compact Review Agreement as agreed to between the United States and the Republic of Palau....

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Friday, March 23, 2018
Schatz: Federal Budget Includes Many Hawaii Pork Barrel Projects
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 1937 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

... a very familiar looking laundry list of Hawaii spending allotments ....

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Saturday, March 03, 2018
Trump Approves American Samoa Disaster Declaration
By News Release @ 7:53 PM :: 1343 Views :: National News

...due to Tropical Storm Gita from February 7 to February 12, 2018....

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Saturday, February 24, 2018
Trump v Hawaii: More Challengers Seek to Join Case
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 2058 Views :: National News, First Amendment

...Supreme Court to hear Trump v Hawaii April 25, 2018....

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Monday, February 12, 2018
Pacific Territories: Trump Admin Proposes Office of Insular Affairs Budget
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 1913 Views :: National News

...President Proposes $608 Million FY 2019 Budget for the U.S. Territories and the Freely Associated States--$111 Million for Palau Compact Agreement is also requested....

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Monday, February 12, 2018
TS Gita: American Samoa Emergency Declaration
By News Release @ 11:29 AM :: 1776 Views :: National News

...Trump declared that an emergency exists in the territory of American Samoa and ordered Federal assistance to supplement response efforts in the territory due to the emergency conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Gita....

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
'Money Begins Disappearing' from Bikini Atoll Trust Fund
By Selected News Articles @ 2:27 PM :: 2278 Views :: National News, Ethics

"...large sums being spent on things such as an airplane, two landing craft, an elaborate function in Hawaii, and cash payments to households on Ejit and Kili...."

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Sunday, February 04, 2018
9th Circuit Causing Surge In Illegal Immigration, ICE Chief Says
By Selected News Articles @ 12:23 PM :: 1949 Views :: National News, Judiciary

...the court’s decisions have created a legal environment friendly to illegal aliens....

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Friday, February 02, 2018
American Samoa ID to be Rejected at Airports Starting Feb 5
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 2604 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement, Tourism

...American Samoa is not in compliance with the REAL ID Act and Federal agencies will not accept driver's licenses and identification cards from American Samoa as of February 5, 2018....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Video and Text: President Trump State of the Union Address
By Video @ 11:15 PM :: 1643 Views :: National News

...As long as we are proud of who we are and what we are fighting for, there is nothing we cannot achieve. As long as we have confidence in our values, faith in our citizens, and trust in our God, we will never fail....

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Interior Announces $12.8 Million for Hawaii in 2018 Compact Impact Funding
By News Release @ 5:44 PM :: 1677 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government

...The funding will be provided to the Department of Human Services ....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Compact Impact Bill Reintroduced: Democrats Complaining About Cost of COFA Immigrants
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 2848 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

...to provide additional federal resources to Guam, Hawai’i, the CNMI, American Samoa, and other jurisdictions affected by migrants from the Freely Associated States....

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Saturday, January 06, 2018
Supreme Court Justices asked to uphold third Trump immigration order
By Selected News Articles @ 9:51 PM :: 2155 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...This request, in a case from Hawaii, is the first of two that the government is expected to file....

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Saturday, December 23, 2017
150M Muslims Barred: Ninth Circuit Finds Trump’s 3rd Travel Ban Illegal
By Selected News Articles @ 2:03 PM :: 1813 Views :: National News

...the president’s efforts to bar over 150 million nationals of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States....

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Friday, December 22, 2017
SCOTUS Keeps Rebuking Lower Courts That Rule Against Trump
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 PM :: 2521 Views :: National News, Judiciary

...the justices have issued several fairly extraordinary orders in cases involving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the latest iteration of the travel ban, which deals rather harshly with trial courts in California, Hawaii and Maryland....

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Sunday, December 17, 2017
Defense Department to Investigate Chinese Aid to Micronesia
By Selected News Articles @ 2:09 PM :: 5044 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 :: 2149 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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Thursday, December 07, 2017
​Ninth Circuit Wrestles With Unblocking Trump’s Travel Ban
By Selected News Articles @ 1:12 AM :: 1961 Views :: National News

...A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit heard arguments Wednesday....

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Monday, December 04, 2017
7-2 Supreme Court Allows Latest Travel Ban To Take Full And Immediate Effect
By Selected News Articles @ 4:56 PM :: 1727 Views :: National News

...The Department of Justice asked the justices to lift lower court orders barring enforcement of the proclamation while legal challenges are adjudicated....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Hawaii v Trump: Back to the Supreme Court Again
By Selected News Articles @ 5:55 PM :: 2151 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...Challengers in Hawaii and Maryland responded today to the government’s request to have the Supreme Court intervene....

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Friday, November 24, 2017
A Dozen States Back Travel Ban 3.0 At The Supreme Court
By Selected News Articles @ 4:02 AM :: 1642 Views :: National News

...“We’re hopeful the Supreme Court will agree with our coalition that the travel ban is lawful and constitutional, and should be enforced in its entirety.”....

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Justice Department goes back to Supreme Court over Hawaii judge's block of Trump's travel ban
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 AM :: 2140 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Monday night to lift the lower courts' blockades....

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Monday, November 13, 2017
Ninth Circuit Partly Lifts Trump Travel Ban Blockade
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 PM :: 2387 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

... The Ninth Circuit on Monday partly granted an emergency motion by the Trump administration and lifted a preliminary stay on most aspects of President Donald Trump’s ban on entry into the United States ....

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Friday, November 03, 2017
GOP Tax Plan Will End Federal Subsidy for Unaffordable Housing and High Tax Localities
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 4:10 AM :: 3379 Views :: National News, Republican Party, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

...repeals the state and local tax deduction for income and sales taxes and caps the SALT deduction for property taxes at $10,000. The home mortgage interest is grandfathered in and preserved for new homes up to $500,000....

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Monday, October 30, 2017
Getting Tired? Only Six States Join Chin Suit vs Trump Travel Ban 3.0
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 2052 Views :: National News

...California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, and Washington today filed a motion to intervene....

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