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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Bonds: Fitch Rates Hawaii's Next $1.1B 'AA'
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 3646 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA' rating to the following State of Hawaii general obligation (GO) bonds....

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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Hawaii tuition increases 34% in five years--#1 in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 12:52 AM :: 4737 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

A new data map courtesy of Fitch Ratings shows which states have the highest college tuition growth....

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Saturday, October 25, 2014
UH Law School again tops nation as 'Best Environment for Minority Students'
By News Release @ 12:09 AM :: 4833 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...the Law School on the UH Mānoa campus was named fourth in the country for “Most Diverse Faculty,” and seventh in the nation as the law school “Most Chosen by Older Students.”....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
Governor Requests Disaster Declaration of Pahoa Lava Flow
By News Release @ 11:28 PM :: 3668 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Emergency protective measures undertaken by Hawaii County include the repair, restoration, and re-establishment of alternate routes in and out of affected communities....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
Photos: Molokai Unites to Defend GMO Agriculture
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:36 PM :: 6781 Views :: Maui County, GMOs

Moloka’i: A Community that Comes Together When Faced with Adversity....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
Djou $416K Cash on Hand With 20 Days to Go
By News Release @ 10:18 PM :: 4231 Views :: Politicians

...Barbara Marumoto, Campaign Manager, issued the following statement on Team Djou's congressional campaign's Pre-General FEC report....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
DLNR Approves Community Management of Haena Fishpond
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 4788 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government

Near Unanimous Support from Haena Community Results In Historic Decision....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
Takai ‘Can’t Carry the Cooler’ for Hawaii
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 4393 Views :: Politicians

... how can we expect him to juggle pressing issues ....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
How to Increase the Value of a Dollar? Move.
By NCPA @ 3:16 PM :: 6796 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

Hawaii salaries are 16th highest in USA.  When adjusted for cost of living, Hawaii salaries drop to 50th....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
Video: Improving Public Schools with Randy Roth
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:43 PM :: 4168 Views :: Education K-12

...what he hopes to accomplish with a newly established educational think-tank....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
Djou: It Will Be Close and We Can Win
By Rep Charles Djou @ 2:22 PM :: 4189 Views :: Politicians

With just 11 days until the election, the race is tied at 47% to 47%....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
VIDEO: Takai has spent over a decade trying to raise taxes on just about everything
By Video @ 1:33 PM :: 5384 Views :: Politicians, Taxes

Mark Takai has spent over a decade trying to raise taxes on just about everything....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
OHA Candidates Debate to be Live-Streamed
By News Release @ 1:46 AM :: 4038 Views :: OHA

OHA and the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs are collaborating to host the 90-minute debate on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 during the civic clubs’ convention in Waikoloa....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
Community Work Day to Clean Up West Oahu Parks
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 12:47 AM :: 4085 Views :: Honolulu County

If you or your organization would like to become a park adoption partner on the Leeward Coast, please call....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
Wind Power Drives Electricity Prices Up
By NCPA @ 12:21 AM :: 4346 Views :: Energy

...in nine of the 10 states most reliant on wind power, electricity prices are rising at least five times faster than the national average....

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
RGA Poll: Ige 39% - Aiona 36%
By News Release @ 9:57 PM :: 6729 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...RGA poll shows 11% of voters still undecided, it is an open race....

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Leaked Emails Show Hawaiian Civic Club Leaders Squabble Over OHA Tribe 'Consortium'
By Video @ 6:38 PM :: 8307 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

An Email That Now Reveals Just Some Of The “Back Door” Activities Already Occurring....

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Lower Cost of Living? Ige Proposes Higher Prices
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 5227 Views :: Politicians, Cost of Living

Instead Of Offering Solutions To Lower Costs, Ige Proposes Making Downtown Parking Cost $500....

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
20 Million Gallons of Sewage Spill on Sand Island
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 5951 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

City could have worked harder to prevent Sand Island sewage spill....

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Hawaii investigator says state agency is shirking duties
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:18 PM :: 4769 Views :: Law Enforcement

...Some Hawaii companies are taking advantage of visitors and elderly residents, but state officials are thwarting attempts to investigate, a supervisor with the state Department of Commerce says....

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Elle Cochran Fired Staffer Because he had National Guard Duty?
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 5:03 AM :: 8026 Views :: Maui County, Military

At the least, this appears to be a violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Right Act....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Aiona Campaign Releases Policy Roadmap
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 5756 Views :: Politicians, Cost of Living
“I have a dream that one day Hawai‘i will be a place where future generations can live, work and play without the highest cost of living in the country.”
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Caldwell signs 'Best Cities for Successful Aging' Pledge
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 3964 Views :: Honolulu County

...the Milken Institute’s Best Cities for Successful Aging Mayor’s Pledge....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Students Now Facing More Cuts, Higher Costs Under Ige's Budget Leadership
By News Release @ 11:11 PM :: 5507 Views :: Education K-12, Politicians

The Department of Education announced today that it will need additional emergency funding in order to avoid cutting bus routes and increasing the cost of school lunches....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Honolulu Airport 3rd Worst in N America
By Selected News Articles @ 9:34 PM :: 5286 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Honolulu’s airport is hardly the welcome to Hawaii that you might expect.....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
S&P Downgrades Hawaii
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 4300 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...state tax revenues underperformed what the state's Council on Revenues had forecast for fiscal 2014 (although, in our view, not by as much as officially reported)....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
VIDEO: Tsutsui on Ige's Lack of Interest in Neighbor Islands
By Video @ 8:32 PM :: 4454 Views :: Politicians

...Ige admitted he rarely visited the neighbor islands before he decided to run for Governor....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Ige on Housing? More of the Same
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 5885 Views :: Politicians, Cost of Living

David Ige Offers The Same Policies Of The Last Four Years While Housing Costs Soar....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BoE: Matayoshi No Longer 'Exceptional'
By News Release @ 1:40 PM :: 3783 Views :: Education K-12

“The overall performance grade is ‘Exceeds Expectations,’ which is one step below the prior year....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Hawaii DoE Presents Next Biennium Budget--Unions Take $231M Bite
By News Release @ 1:29 PM :: 4083 Views :: Education K-12

Enrollment dipped somewhat this year due to a change in the cutoff age for students to be eligible for kindergarten....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Matson to pay $1 million for Honolulu molasses spill under plea agreement
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:35 PM :: 5592 Views :: Environment, Jones Act

...Matson Terminals Inc has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor violations of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899....

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Business Development Counselors Rank Hawaii Business Environment
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 4859 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

“Winning Strategies provides a glimpse into the minds of corporate executives and site selection consultants and their perceptions of locations across the United States and the world.”

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
S.567: Schatz Proposes Largest Tax Hike in US History
By Selected News Articles @ 8:56 PM :: 5949 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Taxes

GovTrack predicts S.567 and H.R.3118 has a 0% chance of passing out of committee and a 0% probability of being enacted....

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
“Few Major Policy Differences” Between Ige And Abercrombie
By News Release @ 4:55 PM :: 4268 Views :: Politicians

Ige Has Failed To Offer A Different Policy Vision While Hawaii Families Demand Change....

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
VIDEO: We're Worried About Brian
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 4649 Views :: Politicians
Where are the debates in the U.S. Senate Race for Hawaii?
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The Future of Farming and Rise of Biotechnology
By NCPA @ 4:30 PM :: 6728 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

Today, more than 800 million people are malnourished....

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
BLNR Considers New Hunting Rules
By News Release @ 4:06 PM :: 5414 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment

BLNR will consider approval of new state hunting rules for game mammals and game birds on Oct. 24....

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
NRA Grades Hawaii Candidates on Second Amendment
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 4548 Views :: Second Amendment

Hawaii Candidates graded by NRA ....

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The Jones Act--Backward Thinking
By Selected News Articles @ 3:51 PM :: 4550 Views :: Jones Act

With the right policies, the U.S. has an opportunity to become the world’s top energy producer and to continue the return of manufacturing jobs....

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Massive Debris Pile Reveals Risk of Huge Tsunamis in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:32 PM :: 5475 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii History

The county hopes to have the new tsunami evacuation maps distributed to residents by the end of the year....

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Walk-In Early Voting Begins October 21
By News Release @ 12:36 AM :: 4544 Views :: Office of Elections

Early Voting Walk-In Locations ....

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Monday, October 20, 2014
Ige's HHSC Mess Gets Worse
By News Release @ 5:59 PM :: 5173 Views :: Health Care

...Star Advertiser Editorial Slams Chairman Ige And His Fellow Legislators For Their Failure....

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Monday, October 20, 2014
Caldwell Town Halls to discuss Islandwide Housing Strategy
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 6948 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Homelessness
Three meetings to be held to discuss Islandwide Housing Strategy
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Monday, October 20, 2014
Hawaii Energy Survey Shows Public Support Inversely Proportional to Amount of Energy Produced
By News Release @ 3:25 PM :: 4021 Views :: Energy

...the UH survey did not ask about Natural Gas....

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Monday, October 20, 2014
Government to Ordained Ministers: Celebrate Same-Sex Wedding or Go to Jail
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:08 PM :: 7762 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion

Ministers face a 180-day jail term and $1,000 fine for each day they decline to celebrate the same-sex wedding....

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Monday, October 20, 2014
Plastic Bag Ban Increases Litter
By NCPA @ 1:35 PM :: 7017 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Solid Waste

San Francisco saw an increase in litter after its bag ban was implemented....

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Sunday, October 19, 2014
Former Execs of Honolulu Rail Supplier Parent Company Get Two Year Prison Term
By Selected News Articles @ 6:35 PM :: 4877 Views :: Rail

...paying tens of millions of euros to Indian officials including a former Air Force head through intermediaries and falsifying invoices to win a high-profile contract....

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Sunday, October 19, 2014
What Will It Take to Grow GDP? (Part 2)
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4261 Views :: Economy

As of June 30, 2013, Hawaii’s 11% top individual rate was second only to California....

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Saturday, October 18, 2014
UPDATE: Hurricane Ana Takes Aim at Kauai
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 9440 Views :: Kauai County, Hawaii State Government

Tropical Storm Warning in effect as Ana takes aim at South Shores of Kauai and Island of Niihau ....

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Saturday, October 18, 2014
Akina For OHA: Stop Nation-Building Effort
By Video @ 6:29 PM :: 5331 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

OHA should stop wasting money on the failed pursuit of race-based nationhood and, instead, use that money to help meet the real needs of Hawaiians for housing, education, jobs, and health care....

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