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Monday, September 10, 2012
Putting the Punch in Parent Power
By NCPA @ 3:06 PM :: 3751 Views :: National News, Ethics

insights to effective advocacy, organization and mobilization....

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Monday, September 10, 2012
25,000 Chicago Teachers Walk Off the Job
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:49 AM :: 4164 Views :: National News, Ethics

The average teacher in Chicago Public Schools—a district facing a $700 million deficit—makes $71,000 per year before benefits are included.

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Sunday, September 9, 2012
Final EIS for Kihei HS Released
By News Release @ 11:23 PM :: 8580 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

"This is very encouraging news for the citizens of South Maui who have been requesting a high school in Kihei." -- Rep George Fontaine

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Sunday, September 9, 2012
Lingle: Congress Must Lead on Jobs, Hirono has no Plan
By News Release @ 10:18 PM :: 8186 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Lingle also called for Congresswoman Mazie Hirono, a current member of Congress, to answer for the 40,000 unemployed in Hawaii and 12.5 million unemployed across the country with a real plan to put our people back to work.

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Sunday, September 9, 2012
Tax Review Commission Proposes Gambling, Pension Tax, and a Grab for Rail Tax
By Andrew Walden @ 9:48 PM :: 6539 Views :: Energy, Environment

The purpose of this report is to justify killing rail, keeping the 4.5% GE Tax and extending it to the sister isles....

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Sunday, September 9, 2012
Expenditure Focus Rather Than Tax Policy
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 6:08 AM :: 6125 Views :: Energy, Environment

As reported earlier, the current Tax Review Commission seems bent on finding ways to raise new tax revenues as it has directed its consultants to come up with ways to find more money.

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Saturday, September 8, 2012
CSC: New Campaign Spending Violations by Kaniela Ing
By Andrew Walden @ 10:24 PM :: 11643 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Politicians

As of Monday, Ing will owe as much as $950 in fines and will be barred from receiving additional public funding until the report is filed and the fines are paid....

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Saturday, September 8, 2012
VIDEO: First Lingle-Hirono Debate
By Video @ 8:58 PM :: 6582 Views :: Energy, Environment

We just posted the full, uncut video from the U.S Senate Candidates Forum on Thursday....

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Saturday, September 8, 2012
Liquefied Natural Gas for Hawaii: Sourcing and Transportation Options
By Michael Hansen @ 8:26 PM :: 10546 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

To go beyond supplying their current gas customer base in Hawaii, it will be necessary for Hawaii Gas and the other players to look at a very much larger scale program....

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Saturday, September 8, 2012
Senators: DoD Disenfranchising Military Personnel
By News Release @ 7:52 PM :: 11450 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Department of Defense (DoD) stands in clear violation of a central provision of this federal law, which mandated the creation of on-base voter assistance offices....

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Saturday, September 8, 2012
Fifteen Candidates Fail to Report Campaign Spending
By News Release @ 9:39 AM :: 9168 Views :: Energy, Environment

The following candidates running in 2012 and on the Primary Ballot have failed to file the Final Primary Report due August 31, 2012....

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Saturday, September 8, 2012
Eight Candidates File to Run in Maui OHA Trustee Special Election
By Andrew Walden @ 8:57 AM :: 13658 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Candidates have until September 7 to file....

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Saturday, September 8, 2012
Do We Belong to the Government?
By Nacia Blom @ 4:33 AM :: 8366 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan do have a plan. They know that "government belongs to us". They know that if you have a business YOU built it.

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Saturday, September 8, 2012
Why Your Vote for OHA Trustees Matters
By Selected News Articles @ 4:15 AM :: 6167 Views :: Energy, Environment

Cooper and Daws’ thesis in Land and Power in Hawaii, namely that land means power, is being played out by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs ....

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Saturday, September 8, 2012
Dramatic State Tax Hikes on Agenda September 11
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 7522 Views :: Energy, Environment

The new report urges the state to raise taxes, tax pensions, and cut or cancel tax deductions. And it wants to continue increased hotel room taxes....

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Saturday, September 8, 2012
Priebus: GOP Will Win Senate Majority Without Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:16 AM :: 7769 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Republicans will win back the Senate in the fall picking up seats in Wisconsin, North Dakota, Montana and Nebraska, the party's National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus predicts to Newmax.TV.

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Friday, September 7, 2012
BIG WIND: PEIS Comments Due Oct. 9
By Video @ 5:10 PM :: 10067 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Comments to the new Programmatic Environment Impact Statement for Hawaii’s Clean Energy Program are due on October 9th. The newest IAM film explains the PEIS process and how to make your comments.... 

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Friday, September 7, 2012
VoteVets: How Tulsi Beat Mufi
By Selected News Articles @ 3:23 PM :: 6772 Views :: Energy, Environment

The problem was that she was a nearly 50 point underdog in the polls, and the conventional wisdom in D.C. was that she had no shot....

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Friday, September 7, 2012
Honolulu Has Opportunity to Meet and Greet America's Medal of Honor Recipients
By News Release @ 1:29 PM :: 6605 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

More than 50 Medal of Honor recipients will be on hand Oct. 6 for a book signing open to the public as part of the 2012 Medal of Honor Convention.

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Friday, September 7, 2012
Kauai County Prosecutor Fined for Racial Harassment of White Attorney
By News Release @ 1:11 PM :: 9825 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

...she needed to assimilate more into the local culture and break up with her boyfriend at the time, also white, in favor of a local boy....

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Friday, September 7, 2012
Obama's Dismal Jobs Record
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:40 PM :: 4899 Views :: National News, Ethics

...a large chunk of Americans have simply given up looking for work. A significant number are collecting disability insurance instead....

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Friday, September 7, 2012
Full Text: DoE Requests End to NCLB Accountability
By News Release @ 12:27 AM :: 6393 Views :: Education K-12

The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) today filed its application for ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) Flexibility with the U.S. Department of Education....

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Full Text: Obama Speech to Democrat Convention
By News Release @ 10:58 PM :: 5406 Views :: National News, Ethics

"Joe Biden, thank you for being the best Vice President I could ever hope for...."

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Full Text: Joe Biden Democrat Convention Speech
By News Release @ 10:54 PM :: 4857 Views :: National News, Ethics

Jilly, I want you to know that Beau, Hunt, Ashley, and I are so proud of you....

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Fact Check: Mazie Scores 10 Misrepresentations in First Forum
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 7867 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hirono attempted to mislead the audience at the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii with at least 10 statements that were factually inaccurate and patently false....

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Court: Pacific Beach Hotel Must Submit to ILWU
By Selected News Articles @ 9:18 PM :: 9036 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The 9th Circuit chastised the parent of a Honolulu hotel on Thursday for a decade of union-busting and defiance of federal labor laws.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Abercrombie Named to National Governors Association Health and Homeland Security Committee
By News Release @ 8:42 PM :: 6895 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Governor Abercrombie is in North Carolina attending the Democratic Governors Association meeting as well as the Democratic National Convention. The NGA announced its committees for the 2012 – 2013 year today....

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
PROP: Enviros Back Pacific Ocean Partnership
By News Release @ 8:36 PM :: 10225 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“This is a very important step in implementing the National Ocean Policy in the Pacific,” said Dave Raney, Chair of the Sierra Club’s national Marine Action Team....

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Hilo: Fired Old Boy Election Workers File New Lawsuits
By News Release @ 4:01 PM :: 9543 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Yesterday afternoon, Elections Administrator, Patricia Nakamoto, and former Senior Elections Clerk, Shyla Ayau, filed separate defamation and negligence lawsuits.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Clinton Is Wrong on Welfare Reform
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:13 PM :: 4779 Views :: National News, Ethics

Government Accountability Office this week gave notice to the Administration that this type of law change must go through Congress....

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
To Head off Kim Committee, UH Regents establish task group on accountability
By News Release @ 4:23 AM :: 3533 Views

The Board of Regents today approved the formation of a special committee to evaluate the University’s operational and financial controls and oversight practices....

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Why I'm Running: Stop Illegal Dumping on the Leeward Coast
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 4:09 AM :: 6844 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

The era of illegal dumping must end for the sake of our beautiful home, the Leeward Coast.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Regents approve UH West O'ahu loan
By News Release @ 2:31 AM :: 7998 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The CanAm loan funds are currently in escrow, awaiting final approval by the US government, and were expected to be released this summer. The new projected release date is October, 2012.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
$16T Debt Enabled by Hirono
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 11:38 PM :: 7373 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Mazie Hirono has enabled this spending binge. She may be notorious for skipping votes—127 and counting so far this year—but she knows how to vote “aye” along party lines when it comes to more spending.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
VIDEO: Democrats Boo, Jeer as 'God' and 'Jerusalem' Rammed Back Into Platform
By Selected News Articles @ 7:36 PM :: 8233 Views :: National News, Ethics

"For Democrats, there is no God in 2012 — at least as far as the party’s platform is concerned. Nor is there a Jerusalem." -- ABC News Sept 4

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Romney vs. Obama vis-à-vis Israel
By Daniel Pipes @ 7:11 PM :: 8056 Views :: Obama

sacrificing a friend for selfish reasons ....

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
$16,000,000,000,000
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:54 PM :: 4889 Views :: National News, Ethics

Obama’s Administration has already added almost $6 trillion to the debt. That means he is on track to triple Bush’s debt increase over eight years.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
1948: Communists Decide to Enter the Hawaii Democratic Party
By Selected News Articles @ 5:43 AM :: 6797 Views :: Energy, Environment

This began a long march to transform the Democratic Party from the party of Truman and JFK to the party of Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama....

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Duke Aiona Urges Support for Lingle in General Election
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 5:27 AM :: 6523 Views :: Energy, Environment

Linda Lingle has the heart and vision to be the leader Hawaii needs in Washington, D.C....

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Mizuno Demands Criminal Investigation of Reporter, Denies Gun Control Plot
By News Release @ 5:11 AM :: 9387 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

I ask that they print this Press Release in their news section, and that the state Attorney General's Office look into these false allegations for possible criminal charges....

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Mayor’s 9-11 Remembrance Walk Sunday
By News Release @ 4:08 AM :: 7160 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Mayor Peter Carlisle will lead the 2012 Mayor’s Remembrance Walk at 5 p.m., on Sunday, September 9....

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
National Debt Hits $16T--up 50% in Four Years
By Rep Charles Djou @ 12:34 AM :: 9554 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

... over $50,000 for every American - including our children ....

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Brookings: Education, Job Openings and Unemployment in Honolulu
By NCPA @ 5:12 PM :: 6430 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

A new paper from the Brookings Institution aims to provide metro, state and national policy makers with a better sense of the specific problems facing metropolitan labor markets....

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of a New School Year
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:21 PM :: 4982 Views :: National News, Ethics

As of today, the vast majority of American students have begun a new school year. As lunches are packed and carpool lines grow, Heritage reviews the good, bad, and ugly in education....

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Monday, September 3, 2012
Report: States' Combined Debt Exceeds $4T
By Selected News Articles @ 5:27 PM :: 7803 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

For the third consecutive year, State Budget Solutions examined state debt and calculated the total amount of debt that each state faces....

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Monday, September 3, 2012
Voting? Hirono Abstains 23 Times, Misses 23%
By News Release @ 4:59 PM :: 8301 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hirono abstained from voting 23 times; Sen. Daniel Inouye abstained from voting nine times; Hanabusa abstained from voting six times; Sen. Daniel Akaka abstained from voting six times....

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Monday, September 3, 2012
Union Money in Elections-- $4.4B
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:38 PM :: 6131 Views :: National News, Ethics

"Organized labor spends about four times as much on politics and lobbying as generally thought."

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Monday, September 3, 2012
Hawaii Ag Leadership: Partnerships for Profit
By News Release @ 10:57 AM :: 4450 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Agricultural Leadership Foundation of Hawaii will host the 2012 Hawaii Agriculture Conference. The biennial event will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center on September 20 & 21, 2012.

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Sunday, September 2, 2012
Chamber of Commerce: University of Hawaii System Ranks 'D'
By News Release @ 5:07 PM :: 6233 Views :: Energy, Environment

There is a growing skepticism among employers about whether those lucky enough to graduate have acquired the skills and knowledge necessary for success in the 21st century economy.

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Sunday, September 2, 2012
Hirono Not Showing Up for Work, Missing Votes
By News Release @ 1:59 PM :: 5431 Views :: Energy, Environment

"Since taking office, Mazie Hirono sponsored 49 bills and zero has passed into law. And she missed 127 votes so far this year, many of them pertaining to important issues like job creation, the environment, and federal support for student loans."

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