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Saturday, August 16, 2014
Papaya Crop Ruined: Anti-GMO Activists Cheer Hurricane Iselle
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:18 AM :: 6536 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

"... Yay Good.  Mahalo Iselle for washing us clean of those GMO ...."

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Friday, August 15, 2014
Primary Results-- Full Printout
By Andrew Walden @ 11:59 PM :: 12678 Views :: Office of Elections

...With Puna voting completed and 800 mail-in absentee votes 'found' on Maui....

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Friday, August 15, 2014
HI House leader ousted in election primary amid controversy
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:11 PM :: 6927 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

House Majority floor leader Rida Cabanilla is out of a job....

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Friday, August 15, 2014
"The Giver" -- Opens Today Oahu, Maui, Kona, Hilo
By Video @ 3:08 PM :: 4841 Views :: National News

A young man living in a future where complacency is valued above all else discovers the sinister secrets that hold his fragile society together....

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Friday, August 15, 2014
Report: 14% of Hawaii HS Grads Leave State Within 12 Months
By Selected News Articles @ 2:40 PM :: 5731 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...four members of the Western collaborative -- Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon and Washington -- agreed to share educational and workforce data....

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Friday, August 15, 2014
DBEDT Releases New Edition of Hawaii Data Book
By News Release @ 2:17 PM :: 3953 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

The state’s Data Book is the most comprehensive statistical book about Hawaii in a single compilation....

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Friday, August 15, 2014
Faleomavaega Skips Visit of Key House Committee to American Samoa
By Selected News Articles @ 11:08 AM :: 5528 Views :: National News, Politicians
The group flew in and out without ever having seen the place or having had to entertain the question “Where’s Eni?”
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Friday, August 15, 2014
Non-Teachers Make Up Half of Public School Workforce
By NCPA @ 10:28 AM :: 4206 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...25 percent of education expenditures going to non-teacher salaries and benefits....

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Friday, August 15, 2014
Applicants Sought for the Hawaii Elections Commission
By News Release @ 12:37 AM :: 3791 Views :: Office of Elections

...Chief Justice Recktenwald is soliciting applications from residents of the County of Maui....

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Abercrombie Has Vested Interest in Quick Puna Vote
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 PM :: 7580 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections, Politicians

...Puna residents have been shamelessly made the latest pawns of Progressives as they desperately attempt to hold on to power after a stunning rebuke at last Saturday’s primary elections....

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Ward Proposes Terminally Ill ‘Right to Try’ Investigational Drugs
By Rep Gene Ward @ 11:32 PM :: 3596 Views :: Health Care

...legislation that will make it legal for a terminally ill patient to access investigational drugs....

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Rand Paul: Militarization of Police Behind Ferguson Troubles
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:20 PM :: 3812 Views :: Law Enforcement

...Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts by using federal dollars to help municipal governments build what are essentially small armies....

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Judge Nakamura: Puna Votes "Even if it is Unconstitutional"
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 6440 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections, Politicians

...Though the judge in the case had numerous problems with holding a hasty election without proper notice, he ruled that "the court is not supposed to interfere with an ongoing election process even if it is unconstitutional."....

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Aiona, Ahu, Djou, Cavasso -- Lokai Rally August 23
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 4254 Views :: Republican Party

...Saturday August 23, Kapiolani Bandstand, 3PM -5PM....

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Judge Rejects Lawsuit To Delay Puna Voting--Polls Open Fri 7AM
By Robert Thomas @ 4:27 PM :: 8432 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections, Politicians

...The motion for preliminary injunction asserts that holding the postponed election on Friday is just too soon, essentially because the two precincts are still a mess....

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Pono Choices May Violate State, Federal Laws
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 3:57 AM :: 6215 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...the DOE's implementation of Pono Choices violated several safeguards contained in the Federal Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)....

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Cam Cavasso in Puna: There is no Difference Between Schatz, Hanabusa
By News Release @ 3:48 AM :: 8293 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians, Republican Party

"Hawaii residents now pay approximately 60% more than mainlanders for many foods and goods, in addition to paying three (3) times more than mainlanders for electricity...."

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Changing Hawaii – Fred Hemmings
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:36 AM :: 5556 Views :: Jones Act, Republican Party

...we’re paying a premium not because of the distance from commodities that can be sold, but because of taxes and hidden costs of transportation....

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Hawaiians Punish Abercrombie for Federal Recognition Push
By Video @ 10:40 PM :: 6906 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA
What Effect Does This Have On Federal Recognition & The DOI Hearings?
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
GMOs: No Evidence or Logic Will Ever Be Considered by Those Who Don’t Value It
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:19 PM :: 4871 Views :: GMOs

"If someone doesn't value evidence, what evidence are you going to provide that they should value it?"

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
OHA focuses new attention on developing master plan for 30 acres in Kaka'ako Makai
By News Release @ 9:18 PM :: 5069 Views :: Development, OHA

....accepting proposals for help with drawing up a master plan that sets out a vision for 30 acres in Kaka‘ako Makai over the next 20 years....

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
UPW Scores Massive Pay Hikes After Disrupting Honolulu Ambulance Service
By News Release @ 6:47 PM :: 9639 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor

Field Operation Supervisors

  • Current: $70,692-$80,388
  • New: $89,860-$102,185
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Support Aloha for Puna Fund
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 4469 Views :: Hawaii County
First Hawaiian Bank has established the Aloha for Puna fund to assist Big Island residents in the Puna region with relief and recovery ....
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Full Text: Hanabusa Letter Calls for Election Delay, Demands Louie Step Aside
By News Release @ 2:59 PM :: 6371 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections, Politicians

...To ensure unbiased counsel through the remainder of this election, the Office of Elections should not continue to receive legal advice from Mr. Louie....

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Activists, Hurricane Deal One-Two Punch to Hawaii Farmers
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:15 PM :: 5677 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...Just last week it was announced that the activists groups, the Center for Food Safety and Earthjustice (formerly known as the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund) joined on to sue these same farmers....

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Puna to Pick Senator
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:59 PM :: 5675 Views :: Office of Elections, Politicians

...New Age seekers, Hawaiian sovereignty activists, organic farmers and the odd pakalolo grower....

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Video: Hawaii National Guard Reaches Cut-off Puna Homes
By Video @ 1:45 PM :: 3955 Views :: Military

...Hawaii Army and Air National Guardsmen partnered with civil authorities and went through neighborhoods hit by the hurricane....

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Obama Executive Order to Screen Unions, Federal Contractors for Labor Law Violations
By NCPA @ 1:37 PM :: 3838 Views :: Labor

...Labor Compliance Advisors -- appointed by each government agency -- will decide whether the contractors have shown a "lack of integrity or business ethics."....

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Issues To Watch In The Promised Lawsuit Challenging Hurricane Primary
By Robert Thomas @ 5:46 AM :: 4336 Views :: Office of Elections

...we'll see soon enough how the challenge is framed, in what court it is brought, and what relief it seeks. Stay tuned....

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Sabato: Abercrombie Biggest Loser in History of 50 States
By Selected News Articles @ 3:17 AM :: 6737 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii Statistics, Politicians

Abercrombie’s defeat by 36.1 points is the largest primary loss by of any sitting governor in U.S. history....

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
It was 116 years ago today: The U.S. becomes a global power
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 4539 Views :: Hawaii History

On August 12, 1898, the United States and Spain reached a cease-fire agreement in its brief conflict over Cuba and the Philippines....

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Anger Boils in Puna as Nago Changes Election Three Times in Three Days
By News Release @ 4:41 PM :: 7779 Views :: Hawaii County , Democratic Party, Office of Elections

...This repeated change in the date, location and method of the election; 3 times in 3 days, twice within hours of each other, is a violation of the election laws....

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Obamacare Still Struggling A Year Later
By NCPA @ 3:44 PM :: 2939 Views :: Health Care

...ACA enrollees may also be sicker....

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Kauai: Hundreds Demand Explanation for Massive Property Tax Hikes
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 5519 Views :: Kauai County, Taxes

“We’ve taken literally hundreds of inquiries over the past three weeks and have explained to each taxpayer in great detail why their taxes may have increased....”

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Monday, August 11, 2014
2 PRP Candidates Win, 3 More Head to General
By News Release @ 10:57 PM :: 6218 Views :: Labor, Politicians, Rail

... News Release from PRP Frontgroup "Forward Progress" ....

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Monday, August 11, 2014
Incumbent Hawaii governor out in historic upset
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:27 PM :: 5507 Views :: Office of Elections, Politicians

Ige got 143,835 votes, Abercrombie, 67,368....

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Monday, August 11, 2014
Is There Any Benefit to Plastic Bag Bans?
By NCPA @ 4:14 PM :: 4368 Views :: Environment

...paper and reusable bags use more energy and release more greenhouse gas emissions than plastic bags....

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Monday, August 11, 2014
Video: Free Press for a Free Society
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:20 PM :: 4358 Views :: First Amendment

Grassroot President Keli’i Akina sits down with Andrew Walden, Founder and Editor of Hawai'i Free Press....

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Sunday, August 10, 2014
Djou: 86 Days to Create a Better Future
By Rep Charles Djou @ 9:09 PM :: 4348 Views :: Politicians

Last night, we won our primary with 96% of the vote....

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Sunday, August 10, 2014
VIDEO: Helicopter Overflight Shows 100s of Downed Trees in Puna
By Video @ 4:25 PM :: 5889 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

...Hawaii guardsmen help the recovery effort by assessing the damage and reporting to civil authorities, and by clearing the roadways....

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Sunday, August 10, 2014
Akina in OHA Runoff
By News Release @ 2:20 PM :: 7035 Views :: Office of Elections, OHA, Politicians

...Credits His Opposition to Race-Based Nationhood for Strong Public Support....

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Sunday, August 10, 2014
The Law Behind Hawaii's Hurricane Senate Primary Election: Let The Games Begin!
By Robert Thomas @ 2:02 PM :: 4423 Views :: Office of Elections

...all votes statewide have been counted, except for two in the Big Island's Puna district, in which up to 8,000 votes may be in play....

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Sunday, August 10, 2014
Anti-GMO Candidates Lose Big Statewide
By Andrew Walden @ 5:35 AM :: 9863 Views :: Politicians, GMOs

On Kauai, pro-GMO mayor Bernard Carvalho crushed anti-GMO candidate Dustin Barca, leader of the so-called "Kauai Rising" protests....

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Sunday, August 10, 2014
Do We Really Want to Starve the Golden Goose?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 4605 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...Department of Taxation employees were able to answer the phone only 59% of the time in 2013....

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Saturday, August 9, 2014
Dobelle Sued for Personal Use of School Funds
By News Release @ 5:21 PM :: 5095 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education

...Evan Dobelle Allegedly Spent Close to $100,000 on Personal Purchases and Family Vacations....

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Saturday, August 9, 2014
Two Big Island Precincts Voting Postponed
By Selected News Articles @ 4:38 AM :: 6732 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections, Politicians

...Delayed Voting Could Sink Hanohano....

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Saturday, August 9, 2014
Video: Iselle Hits Mountains, Disintegrates
By Video @ 3:40 AM :: 4921 Views :: Environment

...The radar loops show the destruction of the hurricane mass as it tries and fails to ride up the south slope of Mauna Loa....

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Friday, August 8, 2014
Major storms hit Hawaii after lawmakers raid hurricane fund
By Malia Zimmerman @ 10:11 PM :: 4968 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...the state’s $126 million hurricane relief fund has nearly run dry after the state Legislature snatched the funds to balance the budget in 2011....

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Friday, August 8, 2014
UHERO: Stall in Tourism Slows Hawaii Economy
By UHERO @ 3:32 PM :: 5139 Views :: Economy, Tourism

...and no other sector has yet emerged to provide offsetting stimulus....

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Friday, August 8, 2014
Breaking HECO's Monopoly with Community Choice Aggregation?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:15 PM :: 4354 Views :: Energy

...the CCA approach was discussed at the “Electric Utilities: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be” conference....

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