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Saturday, August 14, 2010
Federal Policy Landscape Is Now More Favorable to Wind Energy than at Any Other Time in the Past Decade
By News Release @ 11:49 AM :: 9893 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Companies including AIG, Lehman Brothers, Wachovia, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Union Bank, Wells Fargo and others essentially buy tax benefits from solar (and wind) companies that don’t have enough taxable income to use those credits on their own. Tax-equity investors get to use those tax credits as part of a strategy to shelter otherwise taxable income. (Sounds just like Hawaii ACT 215/221)

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Friday, August 13, 2010
Lingle nominates Recktenwald Chief Justice
By News Release @ 9:10 PM :: 3836 Views :: Energy, Environment

In both of his prior confirmation proceedings, Recktenwald was unanimously confirmed by the State Senate (25-0 for chief appellate judge and 22-0 for associate justice).

Prior to his appointment to the Intermediate Court of Appeals, Recktenwald served as the director of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (2003-2007).  During his tenure, he focused on expanding protections against identity theft and enforcing Hawai‘i’s consumer protection laws, including guarding against unfair and deceptive trade and business practices, and insurance and securities fraud.  He also worked to make the department’s services more convenient for the public by expanding and enhancing on-line services.

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Friday, August 13, 2010
Djou on KITV: "Voters voted against the establishment...I look forward to November"
By News Release @ 8:48 PM :: 10283 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“My responsibility is first and foremost to represent the people of Hawaii and that is absolutely what I have been doing. I think what you saw in the special election is that the majority of the people didn’t vote against me. The overwhelming majority of the voters voted against the establishment. They didn’t like the status quo and felt that the current representation in Congress needs a fundamental change. That’s what I’ve been doing, and that’s who I’m representing. I look forward to the judgment of the voters again in November.”

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Friday, August 13, 2010
Rasmussen: Only 26% of Americans strongly approve of Obama
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 10925 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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Thursday, August 12, 2010
Flip-Flop-Flip: Hannemann again refuses to take position on Gay Civil Unions
By Andrew Walden @ 1:30 PM :: 7601 Views :: Energy, Environment

After months of tortured evasions, Mufi Hannemann July 16 finally came out of the closet and announced that if he were Governor, he "guesses" he would "probably" have vetoed HB444 gay civil unions.

For just a moment, it appeared as if Hannemann had sort of taken a position--after refusals dating back to September, 2009.  But in yesterday’s Democrat Gubernatorial debate, Hannemann again reverted to his old waffly ways refusing to take any firm stance for or against HB444. 

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Stimulus: Dems take $708/year from poor families
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 10286 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This Bill will have the dubious distinction of being the first ever to lower SNAP benefits from one period to the following period. For the first time ever, SNAP recipients will see their monthly benefits shrink. A family of four can expect their benefits to drop about $59 a month starting in April 2014. ($59 x 12 = $708/yr)

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Abercrombie part of Democratic Socialists of America Caucus at Democratic National Convention
By Selected News Articles @ 8:45 AM :: 9880 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

Despite a categorical denial, evidence is mounting that leading Hawaii gubernatorial candidate Neil Abercrombie, is a covert socialist. What is worse, he may be lying about it.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Job Killer: Latest Bailout funded by $11B in taxes on US exporters
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:45 AM :: 10114 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Today the House of Representatives is expected to approve yet another bailout for those states that have proved incapable of controlling their spending on government worker pay, benefits and pensions. The $26.1 billion price tag will be funded in part by $11 billion in tax hikes on U.S. companies that compete internationally.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
How much GE Tax Hike did Hannemann, Schatz and Caldwell promise HGEA?
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 1:21 AM :: 8290 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

"The HGEA Union Bosses have made it clear that a prerequisite for their endorsement is a commitment from candidates to raise the GET tax in order to pay them off.  Hannemann, Schatz and Caldwell need to come clean with Hawaii voters and tell them how big of an increase they promised so we know just how much more in taxes we can expect to pay if they get elected."

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Lingle: Latest Federal Bailout slashes Hawaii food stamps and highway funds
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 12:57 AM :: 11307 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"... in order to pay for this latest $26 billion bailout of states, the Democrat-controlled Congress cut almost $12 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps), at a time when a record number of Americans – including almost 141,300 Hawai‘i residents – depend on this assistance to subsidize their food purchases.

“In addition, Congress rescinded $2.2 billion in unobligated highway funds, including an estimated $10 million that would have been used for Hawai‘i highway projects. 

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Does Colleen Hanabusa Support Her Party’s Spending Addiction?
By News Release @ 12:43 AM :: 8904 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

With unemployment at 9.5 percent and the national debt at an all-time high, the last thing middle-class families need is more of the Democrats’ reckless spending agenda. Instead of calling Congress back into session to create private-sector jobs, House Democrats have once again dismissed an opportunity to rein in runaway government spending and provide the fiscal discipline needed to create jobs.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
City, State, EPA agree to Federal consent decree for Honolulu sewage treatment
By News Release @ 9:45 PM :: 12718 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

(08/10/10) HONOLULU – A comprehensive settlement has been reached with the City and County of Honolulu that will address Clean Water Act compliance at Honolulu’s wastewater collection and treatment systems, the Justice Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Hawaii Attorney General’s Office, Hawaii Department of Health, and three environmental groups announced today.

The settlement which also resolves lawsuits brought by the Sierra Club, Hawaii’s Thousand Friends and Our Children’s Earth Foundation, includes a comprehensive compliance schedule for the city to upgrade its wastewater collection system by June 2020. Under the settlement, the Honouliuli wastewater treatment plant will need to be upgraded to secondary treatment by 2024. The Sand Island plant will need to be upgraded by 2035, but could be extended to 2038 based on a showing of economic hardship.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Djou on FOX Business News: “Congress is willing to spend any amount of money to protect a government job”
By News Release @ 12:49 PM :: 10107 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“The problem in Congress today is that it seems that the universal answer to every one of our nation’s problems is spend, spend, and—if that doesn’t work—spend some more. And this particular bill that we’re voting on today fits exactly in that genre—‘Spending can fix all of our nation’s woes.’

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Showdown in DC: Djou says “no” to $26B in federal pork
By News Release @ 12:06 PM :: 10468 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Editor's Note: For decades, Hawaii Democrats have based their power on their ability to get federal pork from DC.  Charles Djou is directly challenging the desirability of their pork.  This vote is probably the most direct challenge in decades to Hawaii Democrats' basic strategy.  Will it be a winning issue for Djou?  Election Day is Nov 2.

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Monday, August 9, 2010
Same-Sex Marriage Judge Finds That a Child Has Neither a Need Nor a Right to a Mother
By Selected News Articles @ 7:23 PM :: 9295 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker, who ruled last week that a voter-approved amendment to California’s constitution that limited marriage to the union of one man and one woman violated the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, based that ruling in part on his finding that a child does not need and has no right to a mother.

Nor, he found, does a child have a need or a right to a father.

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Monday, August 9, 2010
Blaming Bush Doesn't Create Jobs
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:13 PM :: 5115 Views :: National News, Ethics

Last Friday, some 19 months after the stimulus bill became law, the Labor Department issued its monthly jobs report showing the U.S. economy shed 131,000 jobs and unemployment tread water at 9.5% as 181,000 workers left the workforce entirely. These numbers are so terrible that the Federal Reserve is expected to downgrade its assessment of the U.S. economic outlook when it meets tomorrow.

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Monday, August 9, 2010
Excess of $1.4B found in 186 Hawaii Special Funds
By News Release @ 4:51 PM :: 7009 Views :: Energy, Environment

According to the study, 186 special funds spread across twenty different departments hold an estimated $1,412,357,203 in unspent revenues over and above their operational requirements. Some of the special funds were tagged by the auditor almost a decade ago for repeal.

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Monday, August 9, 2010
BoE Chair Toguchi speaks out against appointed BoE
By News Release @ 2:33 PM :: 6559 Views :: Energy, Environment

Here are a few words from the individual most responsible for invention of Furlough Fridays.  How much money will be put up to promote the status quo and promulgate these arguments for continuing the structure which makes the waste, fraud, and corruption in the DoE possible?  Will the HSTA spend $100K in NEA money to oppose an appointed BoE just as they did in opposition to local school boards?  We will soon find out.

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Monday, August 9, 2010
Djou attends Iraq mobilization ceremony of former unit
By News Release @ 1:39 PM :: 14092 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“I was honored to attend the mobilization ceremony today (Sunday Aug 8, 2010) for the 305th MPAD/9th MSC. It was a particularly special honor to be with a number of soldiers from the 1101st GSU, my former unit in the Army Reserve, who will be deploying to Iraq with the 305th."

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Sunday, August 8, 2010
Individual right to sue for “clean and healthful environment”? State moves for reconsideration
By Robert Thomas @ 10:38 AM :: 7985 Views :: Greenmail

The State argues: ...the Court has made new law that will significantly affect multiple sectors of our community, all levels of state and county government, and countless administrative and judicial proceedings that are pending in the courts and before state and county land use and environmental regulatory agencies." 

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Saturday, August 7, 2010
Leonard Appointment: How they voted
By Selected News Articles @ 3:11 PM :: 7669 Views :: Energy, Environment

The words “Colleen Hanabusa” appear in almost none of the coverage of this charade.  We’d just like to point that out.

KHON: "I cannot just trust that she will grow into this position. I cannot just trust that she will become a good leader and administrator," said Sen. Rosalyn Baker (D-Kapalua, Lahaina, Kihei).  (BTW: Sen Roz Baker showed who she CAN trust in an administrative position when she hired convicted child molester Leon Rouse as a committee aide in 2006.) 

SA: "Sen. Clayton Hee, in opposition, raised concerns about whether Leonard would be open enough to Native Hawaiian rights. A court that strictly follows the rule of law may not have led to the recognition of customary Hawaiian rights, he said."

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Saturday, August 7, 2010
The 'Birthers' Began on the Left
By Selected News Articles @ 3:02 PM :: 9678 Views :: Obama

Investigations for my new book, Wingnuts, revealed that the Birther conspiracy theory was first concocted by renegade members of the original Obama haters, Party Unity My Ass, known more commonly by their acronym, the PUMAs. They were a splinter group of hard-core Hillary Clinton supporters who did not want to give up the ghost after the bitter 50-state Bataan Death March to the 2008 Democratic nomination.

In the early summer of '08, message boards on sites like PUMAParty.com began lighting up with the ultimate reversal-of-fortune fantasy—that their party's nomination could be overturned on constitutional grounds....

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Saturday, August 7, 2010
Djou on MSNBC: “We’ve lost 2.5 million jobs since the stimulus package was created. That’s not progress.”
By Selected News Articles @ 3:02 PM :: 11358 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) appeared on MSNBC today with guest host Cenk Uygur to discuss the current economy, today’s disappointing jobs numbers and the need to create more private sector jobs by enacting pro-growth policies.

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Friday, August 6, 2010
Lingle: “Senators revealed their true colors”
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 9:58 PM :: 6285 Views :: Energy, Environment

“The 14 senators who voted down Judge Leonard’s confirmation represent the height of hypocrisy, given that earlier this year they all voted for a resolution calling on me to appoint more women to the bench.  Yet, when given the opportunity to confirm my nomination of a woman who is eminently qualified to serve in the highest judicial position in the state, these senators revealed their true colors that their so-called resolution was purely for show. 

“It’s also very telling that not one woman senator supported Judge Leonard’s confirmation, despite being so impassioned about getting more women on the bench.

“I commend Senators Espero, Gabbard, Galuteria, Green, Hemmings, Sakamoto, Slom and Tsutsui who recognized Judge Leonard was eminently qualified to be the next Chief Justice.

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Friday, August 6, 2010
Aiona challenges Hannemann and Abercrombie to speak up on Leonard confirmation
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 9:30 PM :: 6025 Views :: Energy, Environment

“Judge Leonard was more than qualified, as evidenced by her unanimous approval as appellate judge and the outpouring of testimony from the legal community in support of her appointment to Chief Justice.

“I call on my potential opponents and Hawai‘i’s other candidates to join me in strongly objecting to this misguided decision.

“The people of Hawai‘i deserve principled decision-makers, not political partisans.”

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Friday, August 6, 2010
Rejected 14-8 by Senate Democrats: Judge Leonard had more judicial experience than Elena Kagan
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 11331 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Here's the real reason: "Sen. Clayton Hee, in opposition, raised concerns about whether Leonard would be open enough to Native Hawaiian rights. A court that strictly follows the rule of law may not have led to the recognition of customary Hawaiian rights, he said."

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Friday, August 6, 2010
April 7, 2010: Hawaii Senate “Urging Governor to use and consider gender equity when appointing judges”
By Selected News Articles @ 3:35 PM :: 5693 Views :: Energy, Environment

Shapiro: "First senators try to embarrass Lingle by criticizing her for not appointing enough women judges, then they try to embarrass her by rejecting the most prominent woman she does appoint.  Shame on them for polluting our Judiciary with their bush league politics."

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Friday, August 6, 2010
Mufi does it again in Debate: “Screaming, yelling, ranting, raving, finger pointing, name-calling” Abercrombie: I am Dan Inouye
By Selected News Articles @ 1:46 PM :: 10631 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

Mufi to Neil:  "You can't know the private sector...."

Neil on Mufi: "...name-calling and finger pointing there..."

Neil on Birthers: "(Obama) was born yesterday in Kapiolani Hospital in 1961, I can assure you...."  (Defeating birthers to become Gubernatorial priority???)   ...  and much, much more....

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Friday, August 6, 2010
Djou, Micronesian Ambassador: “Status quo is not working”
By News Release @ 12:57 PM :: 14617 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Congressman Djou articulated his concerns about the impact of Micronesian immigration to Hawaii on the City and County of Honolulu and the State of Hawaii's social service programs. Congressman Djou and Ambassador George both acknowledge that the status quo is not working.

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Friday, August 6, 2010
What Happened to the “Recovery Summer,” Colleen Hanabusa?
By News Release @ 12:12 PM :: 9109 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington- The Obama White House promised this would be a summer of economic recovery, but after another disappointing month of high unemployment it is evident that is simply not the case. Now, Hawaii families can add another false promise to their growing list of grievances against Colleen Hanabusa's out-of-touch Democrat friends, whose runaway spending addiction has led the economy astray. With unemployment standing at 9.5 percent and over 130,000 jobs lost last month, Hawaii families are feeling burned by Hanabusa's Washington friends, whose trillion-dollar stimulus has failed to bring them out of this jobless recovery.

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Friday, August 6, 2010
Lingle: “I remain confident that the full Senate will do the right thing”
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 12:25 AM :: 5972 Views :: Energy, Environment

“To ignore the Hawai‘i State Bar Association’s rating for Judge To‘oto‘o, but not for Judge Leonard makes no sense and creates a double standard. 

“Judge Leonard is eminently qualified, as evidenced by the overwhelming testimony and support from the legal community. 

“Both the Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office and the State Public Defender’s Office – who take opposing sides in the courtroom – testified in her favor, saying she is fair.  That’s exactly the type of chief justice that should be on the bench – someone who both sides consider fair." 

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Thursday, August 5, 2010
Kaauwai: “Democrats try every trick to keep Lingle from appointing next Chief Justice”
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 9:52 PM :: 8100 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“Democrats in the Senate have tried every trick in the book to prevent Governor Linda Lingle from appointing the next Chief Justice. They put a question on the ballot to change the retirement age for judges which was voted down by voters and now they are trying to vote down an obviously qualified judge, with Judiciary Chair Brian Tanaguchi telling the media after the hearing that the five men on the list were all qualified. This is height of hypocrisy."

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Thursday, August 5, 2010
Politico: Abercrombie leans on Pelosi for help
By Selected News Articles @ 8:53 PM :: 11273 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

But Pelosi agreed to offer her support when the Abercrombie camp sought to counter a tough ad that attacked Abercrombie’s attendance record in the House, his March resignation from Congress to run for governor, and calls him a “follower.”   (Gee. I wonder where they got THAT idea?)

“His early resignation cost President Obama critical support for healthcare and Wall Street reform,” the ad says. “Neil says to look at his record. We agree.”

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Thursday, August 5, 2010
WaPo: As Hawaii Democrats battle, RGA goes up with ads
By Selected News Articles @ 8:46 PM :: 9401 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Three months after Rep. Charles Djou (R-Hawaii) won a key special election in one of the blue state's two House districts, the RGA is signaling that it thinks it can win that state's governor's race too.

The TV and radio ads are 100 percent positive and don't mention Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona's (R) Democratic opponents. They feature Aiona himself and talk about his efforts to control drugs in the state.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010
RGA ad for Duke Aiona: “People want their leaders to be positive, not divisive and negative”
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 7593 Views :: Energy, Environment

“In these tough economic times, people want ideas and solutions.  Duke Aiona’s creation of the Drug Court is an example of finding a better way to improve lives.  People want their leaders to be positive, not divisive and negative.  That’s what Duke’s whole life has been about.” 

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Thursday, August 5, 2010
The Obama Elite vs The American People
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:35 PM :: 8041 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This Tuesday voters in Missouri, by a 40-point margin, approved a ballot measure rejecting the individual mandate at the core of President Barack Obama's health care law. Asked what the vote meant to the White House, press secretary Robert Gibbs said: "Nothing." Yesterday in San Francisco, federal judge Vaughn Walker gave the exact same weight to a California ballot measure that affirmed marriage as an institution between one man and one woman. Specifically Judge Walker overturned the California Marriage Protection Act after concluding, as a matter of fact, that the majority of Californians who voted to protect marriage were bigots who had no rational basis to define marriage on their own terms.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010
FULL TEXT: Federal Judge rules Calif. gay marriage ban unconstitutional
By Selected News Articles @ 2:28 PM :: 9172 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

JUDGE: THE RIGHT TO MARRY PROTECTS AN INDIVIDUAL’S CHOICE OF MARITAL PARTNER REGARDLESS OF GENDER...

DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS DO NOT SATISFY CALIFORNIA’S OBLIGATION TO ALLOW PLAINTIFFS TO MARRY...

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Hawaii 3rd most indebted state
By Selected News Articles @ 10:52 PM :: 11471 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Even with furloughs, Edison curriculum turns around 14 failing Hawaii DoE schools
By News Release @ 7:28 PM :: 10537 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

"The achievements in Hawaii's public schools this year are truly remarkable and inspiring, and we are especially pleased with the results coming from the 14 schools in our Alliance partnership that achieved AYP targets," said Babette Moreno, EdisonLearning's Regional General Manager for Hawaii.  "The outcomes are a solid testament to the work done in the schools by the principals, teachers, students, and our dedicated partners at the DOE – who are all helping students to learn."

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Hawaii Right-to-Life announces 2010 Political Endorsements
By News Release @ 7:01 PM :: 10883 Views :: Energy, Environment

...among the various concerns facing us today, the most important one is the right to life. Without this most fundamental and “unalienable” right, we need not worry about any other issues. Accordingly, we must identify who among the candidates running for office will stand firm in defense of this right, for all people at all times, regardless of the circumstances.

Hawaii Right to Life PAC has researched the candidates (and when applicable, ballot questions) and provides the following information to assist you, the voter, in choosing life with your vote. By each of us taking a principled stand with our vote, we can make a real difference to save countless lives and improve Hawai‘i Nei for generations to come.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Bank bailouts: Maxine Waters faces ethics charges—Inouye next?
By Andrew Walden @ 3:44 PM :: 11609 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Could Sen. Dan Inouye be next?  The US Senate equivalents of the Waters charges could easly be brought to bear against him if the political will exists.  While Waters was allegedly seeking help for her husband’s bank, Inouye allegedly sought help for Central Pacific Bank.  At the time, CPB stock made up an estimated 66% of Inouye’s personal net worth.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Caught on VIDEO: Thief steals Arakawa for Mayor signs in Wailuku
By News Release @ 11:51 AM :: 8868 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

On Sunday, August 1, at approximately 6:39 a.m., two video cameras captured a Caucasian male, approximately 60 years old, stealing one of Arakawa’s campaign signs from privately owned property in Wailuku town. The suspect’s silver Nissan vehicle had a license plate identification ending with “722.”

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Lingle: Bar Association refuses to state its reasons for ‘unqualified’ ratings
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 12:51 AM :: 6771 Views :: Energy, Environment

“The Hawai‘i State Bar Association’s (HSBA) ‘unqualified’ ratings of Judge Katherine Leonard and Judge Faauuga To‘oto‘o are outrageous and are clearly not based on the legal experience and qualifications of these two highly qualified nominees,” said Governor Lingle.

“The State Bar Association’s review process was unfair, flawed, and conducted under a veil of secrecy, with no accountability to the public.  The HSBA has refused to state its reasons for its ratings.

“It is impossible to know whether there is political, gender or ethnic bias on the part of the HSBA, since they refuse to state their reasons. 

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Monday, August 2, 2010
RTTT National Standards: Districts’ Head-fake to grab federal cash?
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:37 PM :: 6705 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Adoption of national standards by states appears to be only an attempt to gain federal grants—not real reform. But in taking Washington’s money, are states sacrificing their educational autonomy for short-term budgetary security?

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Monday, August 2, 2010
Poll: Djou leads by 8% margin
By Selected News Articles @ 2:37 PM :: 14065 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Just two-and-a-half months after winning his special election in HI-01, a new poll from Rep. Charles Djou's (R) camp shows he starts the general election in a rather strong position. In the survey, Djou led state Senate Pres. Colleen Hanabusa (D) 50-42%.

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Monday, August 2, 2010
Small donors push Aiona campaign over $2.3M
By News Release @ 2:33 PM :: 5013 Views :: Energy, Environment

HONOLULU - Lt. Governor Duke Aiona today announced that he has raised more than $370,000 in the first six months of 2010, including more than 1,350 donations of $100 or less. In the last six months of 2009, Duke Aiona raised nearly 950 donations of $100 or less.

Aiona has raised more than $2.3 million during his gubernatorial campaign. Approximately 88 percent of his donations have come from Hawai`i residents.

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Monday, August 2, 2010
Gallup: Hawaii conservatives outnumber liberals, state tops in moderates
By Andrew Walden @ 1:39 PM :: 9881 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Aloha State conservatives still have a 7% edge—28% to 21%--over liberals.  Hawaii’s 47% of self-identified moderates tops the nation. 

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Monday, August 2, 2010
Legislative races: Mainland “Gay Victory” money flowing to molester’s buddy Joe Bertram and HB444 sponsor Blake Oshiro
By Andrew Walden @ 3:44 AM :: 21534 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Mainland gay activists are doing everything they can to make sure that Hawaii remains under the thumb of child-molester advocate Rep Joe Bertram (D-Kihei) and HB444 sponsor Rep Blake Oshiro (D-Aiea).  The multi-million dollar Washington, DC-based Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund names Oshiro as one of its “featured candidates” pumping mainland gay money into Oshiro’s campaign as he faces off against a strong Democrat Primary challenge from Honolulu Councilmember Gary Okino, a firm opponent of HB444.

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Sunday, August 1, 2010
Duke Aiona: “Creating jobs now”
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 1:33 PM :: 6494 Views :: Energy, Environment

As Governor, I will:

  • Cut red tape and unnecessary regulatory burdens
  • Keep taxes low to promote a business-friendly environment
  • Invest in human capital to compete in the global economy
  • Develop new economic sectors in naturally competitive areas
  • Transform Hawai`i into a world model for clean energy
  • Accelerate infrastructure modernization projects: airports, harbors, highways, and broadband
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Saturday, July 31, 2010
“Birthers” smell profit in an Abercrombie governorship?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:49 PM :: 10970 Views :: Obama

When researcher Trevor Loudon in a July 12 NewZeal article posted at Hawai’i Free Press brought out evidence that Neil Abercrombie has for years been a secret member of the Democratic Socialists of America, the “birthers” at World Net Daily, were quick to cover the story--thus providing Abercrombie with the handy foil Abercrombie needed to falsely dismiss Loudon’s questions as the rantings of conspiracists. 

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