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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Hirono Attacks Chamber of Commerce
By News Release @ 10:54 PM :: 7764 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Her latest missive is not surprising to the people of Hawaii, as it is simply the latest example of what the public knows already: Mazie puts partisan politics before people....

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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Hawaii Courts Among the Nation's Worst for Abused and Neglected Children
By News Release @ 3:20 PM :: 8153 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

State grades were based on a rigorous examination of state law for adherence to guiding principles developed by national child welfare experts using a 100-point grading system....

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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Norovirus Outbreak Tied to Re-Usable Grocery Bag
By Selected News Articles @ 2:49 PM :: 4812 Views :: National News, Ethics

Oregon investigators have traced an outbreak of norovirus to a reusable grocery bag that members of a Beaverton girls' soccer team passed around when they shared cookies....

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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Why We Need to Terminate Big Wind Subsidies
By NCPA @ 2:30 PM :: 4549 Views :: National News, Ethics

...turbines frequently draw electricity from the grid to keep blades turning when the wind is not blowing....

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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Would You Take an SUV into Combat?
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:04 PM :: 5089 Views :: National News, Ethics

Kachejian's story, which is continued in new book, "SUVs Suck In Combat," illustrates the human impact of an ill-equipped military....

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
US Chamber of Commerce Endorses Lingle
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 7554 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"Like me, the U.S. Chamber recognizes that the time for partisan bickering is over. We must work together to establish bipartisan solutions that will help boost our economy" -- Linda Lingle

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Hawaii Superferries Renamed Guam, Puerto Rico
By News Release @ 1:31 PM :: 8193 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today the names of the Navy’s recently acquired high speed ferries (HSFs); the USNS Guam and the USNS Puerto Rico....

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Pay to Play Bus Dealer Selling Illegally in Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:26 PM :: 8749 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Will Congress Defend Our Military?
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:45 AM :: 4934 Views :: National News, Ethics

This week, the House of Representatives has an opportunity to finally set some limits on Washington's spending spree while also ensuring that the U.S. military has the resources it needs....

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Survey: Hawaii Failing Small Business Owners
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 8645 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Idaho, Texas, Oklahoma and Utah all earned A+'s for their friendliness towards small businesses. In contrast, small business owners gave California, Hawaii, Vermont, and Rhode Island an F....

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Pensions: More than Good Enough for Government Work
By NCPA @ 3:11 PM :: 4397 Views :: National News, Ethics

...public pensions nationwide are underfunded by a total of $4.4 trillion, despite efforts by many state governments to reform pension programs....

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
France: Socialism Rises Again
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:55 PM :: 4736 Views :: National News, Ethics

Last weekend, the people of France took a sharp turn to the left, and the rest of Europe may be on the brink of rebuking its recent tack toward fiscal responsibility....

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Santorum Endorses Romney
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 4722 Views :: National News, Ethics

Above all else, we both agree that President Obama must be defeated. The task will not be easy. It will require all hands on deck if our nominee is to be victorious....

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Lingle to Host Luncheon for Native American Congressman Tom Cole
By News Release @ 12:10 AM :: 7625 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"As a Congressman and member of the Chickasaw Nation, Congressman Cole has made providing indigenous people, including native Hawaiians, the means for self-determination, self-governance and self-reliance a legislative priority," said Gov. Linda Lingle.

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Monday, May 7, 2012
Death on the Job -- Hawaii Ranks 20th
By News Release @ 2:42 PM :: 7516 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This 2012 edition of Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect marks the 21st year the AFL-CIO has produced a report on the state of safety and health protections for America’s workers....

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Monday, May 7, 2012
Hawaii Nurse Elected International VP of Union Nurses Council
By News Release @ 12:48 PM :: 7336 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

OPEIU represents nurses throughout the United States under the umbrella of the OPEIU Nurses Council and recently affiliated the 4,000-member Hawai'i Nurses Association (HNA)....

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Monday, May 7, 2012
Movie Production Incentives in the Last Frontier
By NCPA @ 12:45 PM :: 5727 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...production companies only remain in-state until tax conditions are made more favorable elsewhere....

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Monday, May 7, 2012
A Better Life for Julia
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:37 PM :: 4799 Views :: National News, Ethics

...a faceless young American woman grows from birth to old age with the government at her side every step of the way....

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Saturday, May 5, 2012
Bankrupt Marianas Islands Pension Fund Advisor Vanishes
By Selected News Articles @ 7:35 PM :: 7732 Views :: National News, Ethics

Complicating matters, the Merrill executive who most-closely dealt with the fund reportedly fell overboard while fishing in waters off Hawaii last September, and has yet to be found.…

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Saturday, May 5, 2012
Hawaii Falls Short, May Still Lose RTTT Money: Hirono, Hanabusa Pleased
By Selected News Articles @ 1:35 AM :: 7989 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The U.S. Department of Education said Friday it would keep Hawaii on "high risk" status for failing to carry out education reforms it promised in return for a $75 million grant from the federal government....

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Friday, May 4, 2012
Weak Economy Disappoints Again
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:40 PM :: 4279 Views :: National News, Ethics

...today's jobs report shows, the U.S. economy only added 115,000 jobs in April -- well below expectations and far, far below what is necessary to drive the economy back to full employment....

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Thursday, May 3, 2012
GAO Details Progress in Jones Act Study Requested by Puerto Rico Congressional Delegate
By News Release @ 5:04 PM :: 7821 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

... supported by Delegate Gregorio “Kilili” Camacho Sablan (D-Northern Mariana Islands), the top Democrat on the Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs ....

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Thursday, May 3, 2012
Hybrids and Hype
By NCPA @ 4:15 PM :: 4934 Views :: National News, Ethics

their aggregate impact on the environmental is completely accounted for, they may be more harmful than their gasoline-only predecessors....

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Thursday, May 3, 2012
Wind Farms Are Warming the Earth, Researchers Say
By NCPA @ 4:10 PM :: 4294 Views :: National News, Ethics

However, new research finds that wind farms actually warm up the surface of the land underneath them during the night....

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Thursday, May 3, 2012
How Does Temperature Affect Solar Panel Power Output?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:01 PM :: 9543 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Graph to show the relationship between temperature and power output of a PV solar panel...

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Thursday, May 3, 2012
Is the Postal Service Doomed?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:24 PM :: 4758 Views :: National News, Ethics

$25 billion in losses over the last five years, $20 billion in annual losses projected in the coming years, and 80 percent of its locations losing money....

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Thursday, May 3, 2012
'Dereliction of Duty' -- Hirono Misses Student Loan Vote for Campaign Event
By General Bob Lee (ret) @ 12:25 AM :: 8263 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In a statement to a local reporter, Hirono's spokesperson said that her campaign travel itinerary took precedence over her duty as a Congresswoman to vote ....

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Thursday, May 3, 2012
Sugar Quotas: Bad for Consumers, Bad for Agriculture and Bad for America
By NCPA @ 12:21 AM :: 6039 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Government interference in the sugar market hurts consumers and food manufacturers by driving up the price of sugar, threatening competitive farmers and ranchers by jeopardizing export growth, and weakening the U.S. economy by diverting resources from more competitive uses...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
GMO Ag Sharply Cuts CO2 Output--Organics Spew Greenhouse Gasses
By NCPA @ 2:03 PM :: 8507 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

In 2009, the shift to biotech crops reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 17.6 billion kilograms, equal to the removal of 7.8 million cars from the road for a year....

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Bin Laden Dead, but the Mission Remains
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:51 PM :: 4524 Views :: National News, Ethics

Unfortunately, under this Administration, the military is facing significant cuts that severely undermine America's ability to defend itself and stand ready to combat the threats that lie around the corner.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Untested Medical IT Allows 33% of Fatal Medication Errors
By News Release @ 4:20 PM :: 6512 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

As the nation’s hospitals rush to adopt new health information technologies such as computerized medication prescribing systems, the potential for such advances to inadvertently result in harm to patients remains a major challenge ....

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Obama's Crucifixion of "Big Oil"
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:55 PM :: 4554 Views :: National News, Ethics

If it ever was a secret, it's not a secret any longer: The Obama Administration is on a vindictive campaign to injure America's oil and gas industry....

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Monday, April 30, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted April 30, 2012
By Congress.org @ 2:03 PM :: 7565 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
  • Senate: 21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012
  • Senate: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011
  • House: Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
  • House: Interest Rate Reduction Act
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Monday, April 30, 2012
America's Budget Crisis in Pictures
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:40 PM :: 5510 Views :: National News, Ethics

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Sunday, April 29, 2012
Honolulu Attorney Named to Board of Owners Counsel of America
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 9215 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Robert Thomas, a Director with Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert in Honolulu, concentrates his practice on property and land use issues including eminent domain, regulatory takings, water rights, and voting rights....

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Saturday, April 28, 2012
Lingle: Americans Losing Trust in TSA
By News Release @ 4:13 PM :: 9707 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"I will support Congressional investigation efforts into the TSA policies and guidelines and will advocate for practices that maintain security while not sacrificing the personal dignity of our residents and visitors." -- Gov. Lingle

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Saturday, April 28, 2012
How Green Are Electric Cars? Depends on Where You Plug In
By NCPA @ 3:33 PM :: 5185 Views :: National News, Ethics

...in some regions of the country, the well-to-wheel emissions level for all-electric vehicles may be higher than the best hybrid and all-gasoline competitors, says the New York Times....

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Saturday, April 28, 2012
VIDEO: Anti-Bullying Speaker Curses 'Pansy-Assed' Students
By Video @ 1:25 PM :: 6223 Views :: National News, Ethics

Savage is the creator of the two-year-old It Gets Better Project which encourages teens struggling with same-sex attractions to embrace homosexuality....

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Friday, April 27, 2012
Sa-i-gu: Koreans wrestle with aftermath of LA riots
By Selected News Articles @ 11:53 PM :: 7939 Views :: National News, Ethics

To Leftists and black activists, it was an “uprising”; white liberals prefer to call it “civil unrest”; many others call them the L.A. Riots. But Koreans simply call it Sa-i-gu, or April 29....

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Friday, April 27, 2012
Washington Needs A Lesson on Student Loans
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:30 PM :: 4639 Views :: National News, Ethics

You know a politician is looking for applause when he speaks in front of a crowd of college students and says he's there to help them pay back their student loans.... 

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Friday, April 27, 2012
US, Japan Reach $8.6B Deal on Transfer of 9,000 Okinawa Marines
By News Release @ 10:38 AM :: 12805 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Abercrombie jumps the gun to claim credit for something that wasn't his doing ....

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Thursday, April 26, 2012
Hawaii is #2 in Nation for Mortgage Scams
By News Release @ 4:20 PM :: 8390 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The top five states ranked by per capita in 2011 were: California, Hawaii, Florida, Nevada, and the District of Columbia ....

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Thursday, April 26, 2012
NMI Medicaid Cases “Circulate in Hawaii Like Hot Potatoes”
By Selected News Articles @ 5:26 AM :: 8957 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Private clinics and pharmacies have whispered among themselves for months about suspending services due to non-payment of millions....

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Thursday, April 26, 2012
Stopping the Cyber Espionage Threat
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:38 AM :: 5311 Views :: National News, Ethics

...today Congress has the opportunity to do something about it....

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Three Years without a Federal Budget
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:19 PM :: 5083 Views :: National News, Ethics

April 29 marks the third year in which the U.S. Senate has not passed a budget -- a staggering dereliction of duty, particularly given the country's near-$16 trillion debt. But that's not the Senate's only blockbuster failure ....

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Romney: A Better America Begins Tonight
By Video @ 11:32 PM :: 5890 Views :: National News, Ethics

Romney's speech in NH...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
DoD IDs Hawaii Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 9646 Views :: Energy, National News, World News, Family

They died April 19, in southwestern Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the UH-60 Black Hawk they were in crashed.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Progressives Move to Amend First Amendment
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:47 PM :: 5754 Views :: National News, Ethics

The proposal, which is known as the "People's Rights Amendment," would amend the Constitution and hold that constitutional rights are only for "natural persons," meaning that corporations and legal entities would no longer enjoy the freedoms the Constitution guarantees....

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Monday, April 23, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 23, 2012
By Andrew Walden @ 8:42 PM :: 8073 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
  • Senate: Cloture Motion; Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012
  • House: Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012
  • House: Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, Part II
  • House: Small Business Tax Cut Act
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Monday, April 23, 2012
The Bloated Government of America
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:50 PM :: 5508 Views :: National News, Ethics

The latest example came last week when Democratic leadership in the Senate again passed the buck on enacting a budget -- on April 29, it will have been three years since the Senate last passed a budget resolution....

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