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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
ACLU Sues to Force Prison Marriages on DPS
By News Release @ 1:36 AM :: 5489 Views :: Energy, Environment

The ACLU is seeking an immediate court order that will affirm the Plaintiffs’ right to get married....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Lingle Birthday to be Celebrated Statewide
By News Release @ 1:09 AM :: 5642 Views :: Energy, Environment

In celebration of her 59th birthday, Governor Linda Lingle will be honored by supporters at Birthday Bash events on the Big Island, Maui, Kauai and Oahu....

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
State DoH Loots $2M from Kona Water Bottler
By News Release @ 3:22 PM :: 5288 Views :: Energy, Environment

The state originally imposed a fine of more than $5 million … Health officials say the water didn't pose any immediate or significant risks.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Hawaii Health Exchange Will Take Place of Your Insurer
By Selected News Articles @ 2:02 PM :: 8785 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

For a family of four, premiums on even one of the lower priced "silver" options could still cost more than $15,000 annually on the exchanges....

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Don't Fear the Free Market
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:00 PM :: 4670 Views :: National News, Ethics

The lingering headline on the front pages this week is that JP Morgan Chase suffered a massive loss on a hedging strategy, costing them $2 billion....

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Hawaii Reapportionment Commission: U.S. Military, Military Families and Students Don't Count
By News Release @ 3:18 AM :: 7348 Views :: Energy, Environment

The State of Hawaii has a long history of refusing to count military personnel and their families when reapportioning the Hawaii State Legislature....

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Monday, May 14, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted May 14
By Congress.org @ 10:30 PM :: 7740 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2012
  • Senate: Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012
  • House: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012
  • House: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
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Monday, May 14, 2012
Lingle: Support S2134 for Military Working Dogs
By News Release @ 8:10 PM :: 7996 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

They sniff out bombs, patrol dangerous explosive zones, and put themselves in harm's way to protect our soldiers. Yet military working dogs are currently classified as "equipment" by the Pentagon and are sometimes left behind ....

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Monday, May 14, 2012
Ron Paul Partially Suspends Campaign
By News Release @ 2:42 PM :: 4484 Views :: National News, Ethics

"...we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted...."

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Monday, May 14, 2012
Marx Nails Mufi, Tulsi on Rail
By News Release @ 2:20 PM :: 6509 Views :: Energy, Environment

“This is Mufi Hannemann’s pet project that he abandoned to run for governor, quite unsuccessfully I might add,” Marx began. “Now it appears another Honolulu politician, Tulsi Gabbard, has decided to take Mufi’s reigns and put the state deeper into financial crisis by supporting a $450,000,000 ‘paper’ loan,” Marx stated....

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Monday, May 14, 2012
VIDEO: Molokai Voters' Guide to the Bizarre Rituals and Slippery Corridors of Hawaii Senate
By Video @ 12:42 PM :: 8594 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Kanohowailuku Helm reports about IAM's visit to the slippery corridors of the state Capitol, where four IAM delegates survived initiation into the bizarre rituals of Hawaii lawmaking....

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Monday, May 14, 2012
1,111 Days Without a Federal Budget
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:25 PM :: 5234 Views :: National News, Ethics

The last time Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) fulfilled his legal responsibility, Conan was still on NBC, Tea Parties hadn't come together and the iPad hadn't yet been introduced....

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Sunday, May 13, 2012
Declining Unions, Growing Churches Shape the Future of Hawaii Politics
By Andrew Walden @ 11:29 PM :: 6899 Views :: Energy, Environment

... there is a huge reservoir of pro-life, pro-family registered non-voters and non-registered voters who can be reached ....

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Sunday, May 13, 2012
France, Flights, and Free Cars: A Peek into a $10B Jones Act 'Union'
By Selected News Articles @ 8:03 PM :: 7939 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

First-class travel. Six-figure salaries for half the 132 officers and staffers. Plenty of plum jobs for family members. Life is good at the top of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012
A Lull Before the Storm, Taxpayers Should be Wary
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 6:11 AM :: 5865 Views :: Energy, Environment

 ...the electorate is growing more and more sensitive to the rising burden of taxes and fees of the past few years as lawmakers attempted to balance the state’s budget on the back of taxpayers....

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Saturday, May 12, 2012
Hawaii Republicans Unite for Once-in-a-Generation Campaign
By Andrew Walden @ 11:21 PM :: 6776 Views :: Energy, Environment

... three hundred delegates gathered at the Hilton Hawaiian Village today for the 2012 Hawaii Republican Party Convention.... 

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Saturday, May 12, 2012
VIDEO: Chamber of Commerce Ad for Lingle
By Video @ 12:13 AM :: 5350 Views :: Energy, Environment

Working together to create jobs will bring Hawaii’s economy back. That’s the independent record that Linda Lingle has built....

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Friday, May 11, 2012
Hirono's Mainland Special Interests: Follow the Money
By Ed Case @ 11:16 PM :: 5774 Views :: Energy, Environment

DC status quo defenders have contributed about $700,000 to Mazie....

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Friday, May 11, 2012
JSC Names Nominees for Supreme Court, 2nd Circuit
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 5593 Views :: Energy, Environment
  • Derrick H.M. Chan
  • Daniel R. Foley
  • David M. Forman
  • Craig H. Nakamura
  • Richard W. Pollack
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Friday, May 11, 2012
Governor Makes Appointments to Public Safety Department and DHHL
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 5532 Views :: Energy, Environment

Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the appointment of a new Director of the Department of Hawaiian Homelands (DHHL) and a change at the Public Safety Department (PSD).

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Friday, May 11, 2012
UHERO: Government Millstone is a Drag on Economy
By News Release @ 8:49 PM :: 5407 Views :: Energy, Environment

The drag from construction and government will end this year, setting the stage for broader growth....

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Friday, May 11, 2012
Djou Campaign Kickoff Rally May 23
By News Release @ 3:11 PM :: 7983 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Almost two years ago today, we made history by winning a historic special election....

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Friday, May 11, 2012
Full Text: Final Briefs Filed in Reapportionment Case
By Robert Thomas @ 1:02 PM :: 7379 Views :: Energy, Environment

The lawsuit argues that the Equal Protection Clause guarantees representational equality as well as voting equality....

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Friday, May 11, 2012
Stopping the Largest Tax Hike in History
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:53 PM :: 5055 Views :: National News, Ethics

The largest tax hike in history is due to strike the United States on January 1, 2013. Known as "Taxmageddon," it would impose $494 billion in higher taxes on the American people in the first year....

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Friday, May 11, 2012
Hawaii Republican Convention This Weekend
By Nacia Blom @ 10:36 AM :: 14185 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Starting May 9th, the Leadership Institute will be returning to Hawaii with world-class campaign training for conservative candidates....

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Friday, May 11, 2012
Fading Chances for Rail Funding to Pass Congress
By Selected News Articles @ 12:56 AM :: 8803 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

For Honolulu, this means that the $250 million that the Obama Administration had set aside for our rail project will just disappear. It also means that New Starts Funding as a national program may also disappear....

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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Flags Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Chief Warrant Officer Don C. Viray
By News Release @ 11:22 PM :: 5560 Views :: Energy, Environment

Governor Neil Abercrombie today ordered that all national and Hawai'i flags at all State offices and agencies as well as the Hawai'i National Guard are to be flown at half-staff ....

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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Hirono Attacks Chamber of Commerce
By News Release @ 10:54 PM :: 7763 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Her latest missive is not surprising to the people of Hawaii, as it is simply the latest example of what the public knows already: Mazie puts partisan politics before people....

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Thursday, May 10, 2012
22% Proficient: Hawaii DoE Test Scores Reach Level of Alabama, Mississippi
By News Release @ 4:09 PM :: 7388 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii's achievement level is at or above 22 percent Proficient, up from 17 percent in 2009...equivalent to Alabama, Arizona, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, and West Virginia....

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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Hawaii Courts Among the Nation's Worst for Abused and Neglected Children
By News Release @ 3:20 PM :: 8152 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

State grades were based on a rigorous examination of state law for adherence to guiding principles developed by national child welfare experts using a 100-point grading system....

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Thursday, May 10, 2012
VIDEO: Short Range Missile Killer Tested off Kauai
By Video @ 3:07 PM :: 8918 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and U.S. Navy sailors aboard the USS LAKE ERIE (CG 70) successfully conducted a flight test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system, resulting in the first intercept of a short-range ballistic missile target ....

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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Bateman Announces Run for State House District Representing Kona, Kau
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 8271 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Bateman, a retired US Air Force Colonel (JAG), former Assistant Attorney General for Washington state and attorney in private practice for 30 years, now owns the Heavenly Hawaiian Coffee farm, which he has operated for the last seven years....

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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Norovirus Outbreak Tied to Re-Usable Grocery Bag
By Selected News Articles @ 2:49 PM :: 4809 Views :: National News, Ethics

Oregon investigators have traced an outbreak of norovirus to a reusable grocery bag that members of a Beaverton girls' soccer team passed around when they shared cookies....

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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Why We Need to Terminate Big Wind Subsidies
By NCPA @ 2:30 PM :: 4548 Views :: National News, Ethics

...turbines frequently draw electricity from the grid to keep blades turning when the wind is not blowing....

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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Would You Take an SUV into Combat?
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:04 PM :: 5088 Views :: National News, Ethics

Kachejian's story, which is continued in new book, "SUVs Suck In Combat," illustrates the human impact of an ill-equipped military....

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
US Chamber of Commerce Endorses Lingle
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 7551 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"Like me, the U.S. Chamber recognizes that the time for partisan bickering is over. We must work together to establish bipartisan solutions that will help boost our economy" -- Linda Lingle

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Hawaii Superferries Renamed Guam, Puerto Rico
By News Release @ 1:31 PM :: 8191 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today the names of the Navy’s recently acquired high speed ferries (HSFs); the USNS Guam and the USNS Puerto Rico....

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
City to Build More Transitional Housing for Homeless
By News Release @ 1:15 PM :: 6490 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...$3.5 million from the City’s Affordable Housing Fund to acquire and/or renovate an existing structure to provide transitional housing....

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Lawsuit: OCCC Guards Slept Thru Ex-Guard's Prison Suicide
By Selected News Articles @ 1:00 PM :: 9518 Views :: Law Enforcement

One of the guards slept through the ordeal, and another sat in a chair with a towel draped over his head, Cocklin says. 

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Pay to Play Bus Dealer Selling Illegally in Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:26 PM :: 8746 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

05.02.12_COVER...

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
HSTA Reelects Okabe President
By News Release @ 12:03 PM :: 5956 Views :: Energy, Environment

"...we cannot have high-quality schools without adequate funding...." -- Wil Okabe

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Abercrombie Releases $37.5M in Transportation CIP
By News Release @ 11:50 AM :: 5131 Views :: Energy, Environment

Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) that address recent March 2012 storm damage to highways and roadways as well as implement safety improvements throughout the state’s transportation system....

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Will Congress Defend Our Military?
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:45 AM :: 4934 Views :: National News, Ethics

This week, the House of Representatives has an opportunity to finally set some limits on Washington's spending spree while also ensuring that the U.S. military has the resources it needs....

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
State Releases Information Technology Proposal
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 5946 Views :: Energy, Environment

On May 8, 2012, the state released the first draft of its strategy to transform its information technology and business processes....

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Census Bureau Releases 2010 Data on Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders
By News Release @ 4:56 PM :: 8504 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, OHA

Overall, 1.2 million people, or 0.4 percent of all people in the United States, identified as Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (NHPI), either alone or in combination with one or more races. This population grew by 40 percent from 2000 to 2010.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Survey: Hawaii Failing Small Business Owners
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 8643 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Idaho, Texas, Oklahoma and Utah all earned A+'s for their friendliness towards small businesses. In contrast, small business owners gave California, Hawaii, Vermont, and Rhode Island an F....

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Pensions: More than Good Enough for Government Work
By NCPA @ 3:11 PM :: 4394 Views :: National News, Ethics

...public pensions nationwide are underfunded by a total of $4.4 trillion, despite efforts by many state governments to reform pension programs....

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
France: Socialism Rises Again
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:55 PM :: 4735 Views :: National News, Ethics

Last weekend, the people of France took a sharp turn to the left, and the rest of Europe may be on the brink of rebuking its recent tack toward fiscal responsibility....

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Santorum Endorses Romney
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 4722 Views :: National News, Ethics

Above all else, we both agree that President Obama must be defeated. The task will not be easy. It will require all hands on deck if our nominee is to be victorious....

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Lingle to Host Luncheon for Native American Congressman Tom Cole
By News Release @ 12:10 AM :: 7623 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"As a Congressman and member of the Chickasaw Nation, Congressman Cole has made providing indigenous people, including native Hawaiians, the means for self-determination, self-governance and self-reliance a legislative priority," said Gov. Linda Lingle.

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