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Thursday, March 3, 2011
Pine: Hawaii hands out the most welfare dollars, food, and benefits in Nation
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 5:59 PM :: 7664 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

One day, the mother of a 12 year-old girl I mentored called me asking for help after they had become homeless....

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Thursday, March 3, 2011
Akaka never cast one vote in favor of legal protection for unborn children in 22 years
By Selected News Articles @ 12:13 PM :: 4973 Views :: Energy, Environment

None of the Democratic names being tossed around as a replacement for Akaka are pro-life. At the top of the list are pro-abortion Lieutenant Governor Schatz and pro-abortion Rep. Colleen Hanabusa. Regarding the open Hawaii Senate seat, former Democratic Rep. Ed Case, also pro-abortion, told Politico, “I have been interested and I remain interested.”

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Thursday, March 3, 2011
NPR: Senate Exit By Hawaii's Akaka May Open Door For Lingle
By Selected News Articles @ 11:58 AM :: 5709 Views :: Energy, Environment

As the Cook Report's Linda Duffy noted in a National Journal piece, there is a potential cloud on the horizon for Hawaiian Democrats. She is Linda Lingle, the relatively popular former Republican governor of the Aloha State....

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Thursday, March 3, 2011
Lingle, Djou comment on Akaka retirement
By News Release @ 11:11 AM :: 7975 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

I worked closely with the Senator to gain support for the Akaka Bill and I still have hopes that this important legislation will come to fruition during the remainder of his term. -- Gov Linda Lingle

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Thursday, March 3, 2011
Mufi: “Plenty of time to discuss my plans”
By News Release @ 10:47 AM :: 7052 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

While some may be curious, there will be plenty of time to discuss my own personal plans in light of his announcement.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011
Acting director Fuddy named DoH Chief
By News Release @ 12:10 AM :: 3652 Views :: Energy, Environment

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Ed Case: “I remain interested in U. S. Senate”
By Ed Case @ 11:18 PM :: 5744 Views :: Energy, Environment

For those who've asked, I remain interested in serving Hawai‘i in the U. S. Senate.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Extortion, Criminal Conspiracy: FBI investigating Gulen Religious Cult behind Mokapu STEM School, Pacifica Institute
By Selected News Articles @ 8:41 PM :: 17377 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

An email sent in June 2008 with regard to teachers who were late in making the paybacks reads: "Brother Veli wants to have all the “salary returns."  And he says to withhold future salaries from those who have not made them."

More incriminating still is an email dated June 13, 2007...which recommends "increasing the number of teachers from Turkey ... to acquire more money."

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
How Inouye sabotaged Akaka Bill
By Andrew Walden @ 6:40 PM :: 10467 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The White House may be the most convenient punching bag, but it is not that simple.  The DoJ’s point man on the Akaka Bill, Deputy Associate US Attorney General Sam Hirsch, in not an Obama loyalist.  His ties are to Inouye.... 

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Akaka not running in 2012, will not let Abercrombie choose successor
By Selected News Articles @ 6:38 PM :: 9714 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Not a word about the Akaka Bill....

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Hirono, Hanabusa reject Obama, vote for Government Shut Down
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 7196 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"Hirono and Hanabusa voted against this resolution that was supported by almost all Republicans, a majority of the Democratic caucus, President Obama, and both of Hawaii's Senators.  Only the far left wing of the Democratic Party opposed this measure.”

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Jamie Story leaving Grassroot Institute
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:43 PM :: 7654 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Grassroot Institute's outstanding board of directors, led by Dick Rowland, the man who started GRIH and allowed me to serve all these years, already has begun an extensive search for my successor. I trust they will find someone capable of carrying on this vital work....

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Honolulu 40 Days for Life Rally at Capitol
By Janet M. Grace @ 2:08 PM :: 7843 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Kick-Off Rally on Sunday, March 6 @ State Capitol from 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Being Human Documentary to Air March 8-11 on KALO-TV

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011
HB1407: Abolishes Adoption privacy, requires names of birth parents be public record
By Selected News Articles @ 10:49 PM :: 5508 Views :: Energy, Environment

House Bill 1407 would require birth parents' names be written next to adoptive parent names on finalized official adoption birth certificates. This means women wanting anonymity will not be allowed to go through the regulated adoption process, but will be left with nothing to do but to abandon their babies on doorsteps or revert to abortion.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Local Leaders Donate $732,278 to Stop Meth Use
By News Release @ 10:08 PM :: 5909 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Hawaii Meth Project announced today the launch of a $2.0 million campaign to support its statewide prevention program focused on reducing Meth use among Hawaii’s teens and young adults.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011
VIDEO: Abercrombie blames elderly living longer for increasing debt, spending
By Video @ 9:54 PM :: 5835 Views :: Energy, Environment

Abercrombie lashes out “Against global forces of carbon-based energy that are out there right now victimizing us….”

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Slom on Taxes and Pensions: “I don’t think this Governor is going to wink-flinch”
By Video @ 9:40 PM :: 6974 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Slom: Legislators, Governor will turn to GE Tax in the waning days of this session….

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Legislature seeks to tax music, book, movie writers working in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:47 PM :: 7002 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

... the House Finance Committee heard bills that would tell a business how much it can pay its executives, prohibit a deduction of business travel expenses, impose fees on repeat visitor accommodations, tax creative entrepreneurs who write music or movies, tax their death benefits when a key employee dies; and reverse the state’s long standing position of encouraging investment in high technology firms.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011
HB853: State-Owned Bank to be run by Takamine, Abercrombie
By News Release @ 2:44 PM :: 8546 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“This State run bank would be governed by persons without a banking background including Governor Abercrombie and the State Director of Labor. I cannot see how Governor Abercrombie, who would be designated as Chairman of the Bank, and three of his political appointees could operate this bank while also managing the entire State, ” noted Rep. Gene Ward, House Republican Leader.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Finalists for new Dean of College of Natural Sciences will visit UH Mānoa
By News Release @ 11:43 AM :: 7428 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment
Four finalists have been identified for the position of Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.  The four are scheduled to participate in a two-day period of visits that covers college department discussions; meetings with senior administrators, faculty, staff, students and members of their respective professions; and a public presentation.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Governor Appoints Deputy Directors for Corrections and Behavioral Health
By News Release @ 11:27 AM :: 5456 Views :: Energy, Environment

Governor Neil Abercrombie announces the appointment of Deputy Director for the Department of Public Safety and Department of Health Deputy Director of Behavioral Health.

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