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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
VIDEO: “Lessons Learned” from Turtle Bay
By Video @ 9:33 PM :: 6415 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government

"Public-Private partnerships are really hard."

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Hana Pier to be Removed due to Public Opposition to Repairing it
By News Release @ 9:30 PM :: 4228 Views :: Maui County

The estimated cost of the removal is $3.5 million. The additional $16.5 million assigned to the project will be returned to the Harbors Division for use in other improvement projects....

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
HART: Construction Costs Soaring—Another $240M Tacked on to Overruns
By News Release @ 5:42 PM :: 4671 Views :: Rail

...construction cost escalation for Oahu for years 2013 and 2014 has averaged 10.3% per year....

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
A&B to Shutter State’s Last Cane Plantation
By News Release @ 5:36 PM :: 8237 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

...“We are happy" -- Burning Anti-Cane Activists ....

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
UH appeals NCAA ruling on men’s basketball program
By News Release @ 5:05 PM :: 4205 Views :: Higher Education

UH now has 30 days to state its case and submit relevant documents and the NCAA Committee on Infractions will then have 30 days to respond. A final decision is expected by early summer 2016....

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
OHA Trying to Convince Telescope to Stay and Pay
By Video @ 4:41 PM :: 10063 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

Whatʻs In It For Them If TMT Decides To Stay....

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Friedrichs v CTA: Will Supreme Court End Mandatory Union Membership for Government Employees Nationwide?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:48 PM :: 4880 Views :: Labor

The nine teachers who are suing their union in Friedrichs v. CTA are doing so because they believe that many union stances taken in collective bargaining are bad for public schoolteachers and bad for the children they teach....

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Fake Bomb Found After Big Island Police Arrest Three at Protest Against License Plates
By News Release @ 11:11 PM :: 11097 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

The rally supported what organizers claimed was the constitutional “right to travel” with no driver’s license, registration, license plates, safety stickers and motor vehicle insurance....

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Anti-GMO Leader: “Bring Islamic Nation to Battle in Hawaii—Allah Akbar”
By Joni Kamiya @ 6:21 PM :: 7948 Views :: Agriculture, Law Enforcement, GMOs

...Anti-GMO activists cheer New Years Eve arson attack against Waialua farmer....

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016
UHERO: Status Update on Federal GHG Emissions Reduction Policy for Hawaii
By UHERO @ 6:16 PM :: 4509 Views :: Energy

Under the CPP, states have been given the choice of meeting either a rate- or mass-based goal for their existing fleet of power plants....

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016
“Entire American Samoa school system must be revamped”
By Selected News Articles @ 6:12 PM :: 4542 Views :: Education K-12

“We are not doing enough” to educate Samoan students in math and science....

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Monday, January 4, 2016
Gun Control Nuts Tout Hawaii as Example
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 4997 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment

Alaska, Louisiana Have Highest Gun Death Rates in the Nation; Hawaii, Rhode Island Have Lowest....

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Monday, January 4, 2016
Alleged Monk Seal Harasser Sues Police over Arrest
By Selected News Articles @ 4:50 PM :: 5968 Views :: Environment, Police

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration volunteers, who shot the video, called police and told them he was "sitting next to the seal and possibly was harassing the seal,"....

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Sunday, January 3, 2016
Permanent Internet Tax Freedom
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3820 Views :: Taxes

Hawaii was one of fifteen states that were grandfathered....

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Saturday, January 2, 2016
Leaked Nai Aupuni Emails: ‘Godless’ Faction Pushing to Ban Pule at Aha
By Andrew Walden @ 10:14 PM :: 7580 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

"...it seems the Aha dictatorship thus far has no seeming means of keeping participants safe from stalkers and psychos...."

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Saturday, January 2, 2016
AAA Hawaii: Lower 2015 Gasoline Prices Save Drivers $400
By News Release @ 4:55 PM :: 5074 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

Be sure to thank the frackers ....

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Friday, January 1, 2016
DoTax Claims IT System Success
By News Release @ 12:46 AM :: 3810 Views :: Taxes

Three IT systems that were old, unreliable and costly to maintain were replaced with modern scanning and mail-opening equipment....

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Friday, January 1, 2016
OHA 2016 Legislative Package: Telescope Rent Money, Control of Mauna Kea Tours
By Andrew Walden @ 12:11 AM :: 7879 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...ensure a “fair rate of return” in establishing sublease rent....

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