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Sunday, September 28, 2014
October 6 Last Day to Register to Vote
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 5874 Views :: Office of Elections, Small Business
October 6: Last day to register to vote. >>> Register HERE <<<
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
American Samoa Delegate Left Out of Obama Tuna Monument Talks
By Selected News Articles @ 7:13 PM :: 5961 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...Western Pacific Fishery Management Council Executive Director Kitty Simonds who was able to broker this meeting....

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Monday, September 15, 2014
Senate Candidate Lethem Slams Kaka’ako Parking Scam
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 5417 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...Chris Lethem, candidate for state senate representing Kaka’ako and neighboring areas, today called on HCDA to stop two brothers from strong‐arming Kaka’ako businesses....

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
Bag Bans are Bad Business
By NCPA @ 11:48 AM :: 6724 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes, Cost of Living

The government was forced to raise the tax after they noticed that bag use was increasing as consumers began absorbing the cost of the bags....

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Friday, September 12, 2014
DLIR Retakes Occupational Safety Job from OSHA
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 5517 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

...OSHA and HIOSH have shared regulatory responsibility for Hawaii per an Operational Status Agreement that went into effect in September 2012....

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Friday, September 5, 2014
VIDEO: 'Biblical' Spawning Event on Hawaii Reefs
By Video @ 5:30 PM :: 6269 Views :: Environment, Small Business

Scuba divers and aquarium fisherman have noted throughout the islands have noticed that there has been major increases in new juvenile fish populations over the past months....

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Saturday, August 30, 2014
Tuna Monument: Faleomavaega Slow on the Draw
By Selected News Articles @ 8:20 PM :: 8301 Views :: Energy, National News, Politicians, Small Business

...it took nearly a month for the ailing delegate to file a formal letter with Obama pleading with him not to take any action that would harm American Samoa....

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
DCCA: Ige Business 'Not in Good Standing'
By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 7688 Views :: Politicians, Small Business

...According To The DCCA, Robert A. Ige And Associates Has Misfiled Several Annual Reports, And Failed To File Their 2012 Report Until May 5, 2014....

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Saipan Gets better Representation than American Samoa
By Selected News Articles @ 8:04 PM :: 6373 Views :: Environment, National News, Small Business

...“this is certainly the most important congressional group to visit the Northern Marianas at one time.”....

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
More On That Pesky Banner-Towing Airplane
By Robert Thomas @ 1:30 PM :: 5348 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business
Have Honolulu residents really called 911 to report the plane as the mayor requested?
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Thursday, July 17, 2014
Obama, Pacific Islands Leave US Tuna Fleet 'without fishing access to the Pacific Ocean'
By News Release @ 2:35 PM :: 4999 Views :: Environment, Small Business

“Protected Monument Marine Parks,” without consultation with industry or science, has created an environment of increased pressure to secure fishing access within the remaining ocean....

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Lawmakers Throw Light on Secretive ‘Operation Choke Point’
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:39 PM :: 3388 Views :: Small Business

...Operation Choke Point seeks to weed out businesses from the marketplace that the Obama administration considers objectionable....

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Friday, July 11, 2014
Do you Support Regulating Plate Lunch Containers?
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 6:05 PM :: 5114 Views :: Environment, Small Business

Two important bills the Council is reviewing may affect these items....

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
U.S. Senate Democrats introduce bill to counter Hobby Lobby decision
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:47 AM :: 6932 Views :: First Amendment, Religion, Small Business

Schatz is among several Senate Democrats trying to counter the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case....

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Video: Is Uber Super?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:08 AM :: 4612 Views :: Small Business

Grassroot President Keli’i Akina interviews Dale Evans, owner of Charley’s Taxi....

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Hawaii Under Attack From The Air!
By Robert Thomas @ 4:40 AM :: 5853 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...from some of the reaction we're seeing, you might think the Imperial Japanese Navy was once again off of our fair shores....

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Sunday, July 6, 2014
Winner and Still Champ! Oh, No!!
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 6726 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

The old saying "nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there" seems to sum up employment conditions in Hawaii....

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Thursday, July 3, 2014
Must Hawaii Employers Preserve Absent Employees Positions Indefinitely?
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 4783 Views :: Labor, Small Business

The First Circuit Court of Hawaii will have to decide whether employers in the state have a legal obligation to preserve an employee’s original position indefinitely ....

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Monday, June 30, 2014
Today the Supreme Court Protected Religious Freedom
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:25 PM :: 5808 Views :: First Amendment, Small Business

...the justices ruled the government will not be able to force Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties to provide coverage of four drugs and devices that can end the life of a human embryo....

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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Court Strikes Down Soda Ban
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:34 PM :: 4252 Views :: Small Business
“This was a bad day for the food police and a good day for individual freedom”
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Monday, June 23, 2014
Voters Look to Small-Business Owners for Guidance
By Selected News Articles @ 8:22 AM :: 4096 Views :: Small Business
“Disproportionately large percentages of small-business owners are registered to vote (95%), [and] usually do vote (84%)”
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Thursday, June 12, 2014
Productivity and Innovation: Hawaii Stuck on ‘F’
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 6422 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

The categories in this report were chosen as those most likely to be considered by site selection experts for manufacturing and logistics firms....

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Paychecks Hawaii Ratings of the 2014 Legislature
By News Release @ 5:02 PM :: 6522 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians, Small Business
Lawmakers are rated on their support and advocacy for small business and an improved business climate....
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Thursday, June 5, 2014
NFIB Hawaii 2014 Legislative Wrap-up
By News Release @ 8:29 PM :: 3843 Views :: Small Business

...NFIB helped defeat three bills negatively affecting small business before the Legislature adjourned May 2....

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Friday, May 23, 2014
Abercrombie Signs Minimum Wage Hike
By News Release @ 11:39 PM :: 4652 Views :: Labor, Small Business
Minimum Wage Bill Signing 2...
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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Should Honolulu Ban Biodegradable Bags?
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 10:34 PM :: 6206 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Small Business

...Honolulu City Council’s Committee on Public Works and Sustainability held a hearing yesterday to discuss a proposal to expand the existing ban to include biodegradable bags....

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Saturday, May 17, 2014
Chamber of Commerce 23 Harmful Bills Stopped in Legislature
By Selected News Articles @ 5:15 AM :: 6056 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business, Taxes

Of the 54 bills harmful to business that were introduced this session that we tracked, 23 bills were stopped....

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014
SBH Conference: Working for a Better Hawaii Business Climate
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 3878 Views :: Small Business

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in the Hibiscus Ballroom of the Ala Moana Hotel, from 8 am to 2 pm....

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
CATO: Minimum Wage Increase Not the Answer in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 PM :: 7061 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

Despite claims to the contrary, relatively few Hawaiians would benefit from the increase....

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Monday, April 28, 2014
Ige Opposes Appointment of Kobayashi VP to HCDA
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 8043 Views :: Development, Small Business

Ige said he would vote against confirming Brian Tamamototo permanently to fill a small-business seat of the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA)....

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Saturday, April 26, 2014
The Kobayashi Group is not a “Small Business” as Defined by the HCDA Law
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 6333 Views :: Development, Small Business

Kobayashi Group is in partnership with the Howard Hughes Corporation to build ONE Ala Moana, the ultra-luxury condominium being built above Nordstrom’s parking in Ala Moana....

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Rich States-Poor States: Hawaii Improves its Economic Competitiveness Ranking
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:58 AM :: 7404 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

New report ranks Hawaii 36th in economic outlook and 17th in economic performance....

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Sunday, April 13, 2014
NFIB Recruiting Hawaii Small Business Leaders
By News Release @ 6:18 PM :: 4079 Views :: Small Business

A perfect opportunity to get involved in the political process....

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Friday, April 11, 2014
Using Property Rights in Fishery Management
By NCPA @ 1:36 PM :: 5113 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...each quota owner would have the right to a specific percentage of the total allowable catch (TAC) in the season....

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Sunday, April 6, 2014
Occupy, Union Activists Organizing Homeless Tent Cities in Honolulu?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:35 AM :: 14233 Views :: Homelessness, Labor, OHA, Small Business, Tourism

In Honolulu, unofficial tent cities are now set up in strategic locations designed to pressure the tourism industry, the Chinatown community, the Korean community, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and the Honolulu Council debate over Housing First....

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
HCDA ‘Small Business’ Reps: Kobayashi & Mitsunaga
By News Release @ 1:44 PM :: 7558 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...the Kobayashi Group is an investor in a hui that plans to build one or more luxury developments in Kaka’ako....

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals Launches Honolulu Chapter
By News Release @ 12:21 AM :: 6756 Views :: Military, Small Business

The Chapter Launch Ceremony will be held at the Hale Koa Hotel, 2055 Kalia Road, Honolulu, on Friday, April 4, 2014.....

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Video: Are You Being Told The Truth About Plastic Bags?
By Video @ 12:45 AM :: 6565 Views :: Environment, Small Business

Watch our six minute movie and decide for yourself....

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Thursday, March 20, 2014
Own Ivory? 89% Chance You Won't Be Able to Sell it Legally if Clayton Hee Gets His Way
By News Release @ 9:43 PM :: 6632 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Tourism

Hawaii is the third largest retailer of ivory and ivory products in the nation....

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Grassroot: Minimum Wage Hike Will Not Lift Working Families out of Poverty
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:07 PM :: 5024 Views :: Labor, Small Business

SB 2609 would provide for a gradual increase in the minimum wage with a provision for an unspecified tip credit....

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Monday, March 17, 2014
March 25: Small Business Day at the Capitol
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 3818 Views :: Small Business

Every major poll shows small-business owners the most highly regarded group in America, and every elected official claims to be your friend....

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Thursday, March 6, 2014
How Many Jobs Are Threatened by the EPA in YOUR District?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:37 PM :: 5970 Views :: Environment, Labor, Small Business

Average of more than 770 jobs losses per congressional district....

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Saturday, March 1, 2014
Supreme Court Rejects Kauai Springs Appeal
By Robert Thomas @ 8:35 PM :: 8749 Views :: Kauai County, Land Use, OHA, Small Business
The Hawaii Supreme Court has issued an opinion in Kauai Springs, Inc. v. Kauai Planning Comm'n....
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Friday, February 28, 2014
FACE Ad campaign pushes minimum wage hike
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:24 PM :: 6115 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

FACE said the increase is needed because Hawaii’s utilities are 110 percent higher than the national average, housing is 104 percent higher and groceries are 57 percent higher than other states...

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
SB2487: Small Business Regulatory Review Board to be Abolished?
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 7:34 PM :: 4721 Views :: Small Business

Since its inception in 1998, the Board has reviewed more than 600 proposed rules and provided advice to state and county agencies....

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Senate Minimum Wage Bill Will Fail Hawaii's Low-Wage Earners
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:06 PM :: 5118 Views :: Labor, Small Business

With SB 2609 moving in Senate, Grassroot Institute says it will fail in its objectives....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
DBEDT: Shortage of Housing Supply Contributes to High Prices
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 6095 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Cost of Living

The first report of its scope in nearly 14 years, it examines the past performance of Hawaii’s construction industry and forecasts future growth....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
The Problem with Giving America a Raise
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:29 PM :: 4432 Views :: Labor, Small Business
The CBO estimated that the wage hike Obama and his allies champion would cost 500,000 jobs....
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Saturday, February 15, 2014
Four Things You Should Know About The Minimum Wage Debate In Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 8:31 AM :: 7863 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes, Cost of Living

If the legislature is serious about fighting poverty in Hawaii, a broader and more comprehensive discussion is essential....

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Sunday, February 9, 2014
Minimum Wage Fraud Revisited–Again and Again
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:35 PM :: 6187 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living
Why do the prices of food, clothing, and shelter keep going up?
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