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Shock and awe-inspiring: 2014 DOE Employee of the Year hails from Kahaluu Elementary

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 in Education

REPORT FROM THE DOE - Days after hearing her name announced as the Hawaii Department of Education’s 2014 Employee of the Year, Kahaluu Elementary’s Monica DeCosta said she still felt shocked. It was the first award she received in her 20-year DOE career, she stated. “This award is meaningful because after all my hard work, […]

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Local Energy Expansion Would Fuel Tribal Independence

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 in News

By Chris Faulkner - The nation's economic woes have hit American Indians hard. Between 2008 and 2013, unemployment for American Indians never once dipped below 10 percent, the highest rates for any group in all the Midwest, Northern Plains, and Southwest. And nearly one in three single-race American Indians live in poverty, according to the […]

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The Tomahawk Game Changer

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 in Guest Commentary

By Mike Roller - American troops are back in Iraq. About 500 have been assigned to protect the U.S. embassy and Baghdad's airport; the remainder are assessing the state of the fight between Iraq's government and rebels from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. With U.S. troops potentially in harm's way once again, […]

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Hawaii's out-of-control living costs can be beat

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 in Guest Commentary

Rep. Gene Ward - One of the easiest and most doable things to lower our cost of living in Hawaii is an esoteric act passed by Congress almost 100 years ago and is called by an innocuous name that makes people’s eyes glaze over when they hear it, i.e. “The Jones Act.”  This 1920 law […]

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HOW TO MANAGE YOUR TALENT: Five Realistic Tips for Success

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 in Guest Commentary

By Beverly Delich - Michael Bublé’s Rise to Stardom (A Memoir) Each year approximately 43,000 demos are being sent to approximately 35 major labels. Out of those 43,000 demo submissions, roughly 30 get that rare multi-album deal of yesteryear, which includes a large advance and all the perks. Even if you have a recording label […]

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Obama should act now to deal with ISIS

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 in Guest Commentary

REPORT FROM CAM CAVASSO FOR US SENATE - President Obama's strategy to deal with ISIS/ISIL, set to be unveiled tomorrow, is expected to include a bombing campaign in both Iraq and Syria, and the sending of U.S. and coalition countries' advisors to train the Kurdish and the Iraqi troops.  It is expected that the strategy […]

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Report: British National Archives show a son was born to Obama Sr. in 1961 in Kenya

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

REPORT FROM DC CLOTHESLINE - The British National Archives (BNA) is an executive agency of the government of the United Kingdom. Based in Kew in southwest London, the BNA is the UK government’s official archive, containing 1,000 years of history from Domesday Book to the present, with records from parchment and paper scrolls to digital files and […]

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Hawaii Civil Rights Commission issues decision in harassment case

Thursday, September 4th, 2014 in Business

REPORT FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR - HONOLULU — The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission (HCRC) issued a final decision and order holding the Research Institute for Hawaii USA (RIH), and its CEO Christopher Damon Haig, liable for religious and sexual harassment and discrimination against their former executive director Kay Lorraine Bate. HCRC Executive Director […]

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Failures in Math and Science Education Beginning to Add Up

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 in Guest Commentary

By Dick Resch - Americans could use a crash course in math. According to a new study from the Brookings Institution, jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math are vacant for more than twice as long as non-STEM positions -- largely because employers can't find people with the requisite math and science skills to fill […]

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ISIS is a cancer on the World

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 in Guest Commentary

REPORT FROM CAM CAVASSO'S US SENATE CAMPAIGN - Today, ISIS/ISIL released a video of the beheading of another U.S. journalist, Steven Sotloff.  The same masked man with a British accent as in the video of the death of journalist James Foley, says in the most recent video "I'm back, Obama, and I'm back because of […]

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