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GOP Chair: Hawaii Dems Should Stop Whining

Sunday, October 26th, 2014 in Guest Commentary

BY PAT SAIKI - Mark Takai and Hawaii Democrats are whining about television ads produced and paid for by an independent group that points out Takai has voted to raise our taxes, including supporting a bill that would have taxed pensions that are so important to senior citizens. All that complaining is a convenient way […]

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Why have the national Republicans forgotten about Hawaii?

Sunday, October 12th, 2014 in Guest Commentary

BY TISHA PANTER - Hawaii is moving closer to becoming a perfect storm for a change of power from the Democrat Party to the Republican Party because of a beginning of the recognition of an unnecessary man made high cost of living in Hawaii.    A high cost of living perpetuated by a coalition of three: […]

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Consumer protection and safety at risk as new transit companies enter Hawaii marketplace

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 in Guest Commentary

BY DALE EVANS - As leaders in the commercial transportation industry, it's our job to do everything in our power to protect passengers and drivers. That's why we feel it necessary to speak out about two new transportation alternatives that are not complying with existing regulations. There are now hundreds of these drivers who may be […]

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Navy Schedules Controlled Detonation at Kalaeloa Site

Saturday, September 27th, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

PEARL HARBOR - The Navy announced today various Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC) or potentially explosive items that have been found at Ordy Pond, Kalaeloa, is scheduled to be destroyed through controlled detonations at a safe, pre-designated location at the project site on Sept. 29, 2014. "As demonstrated in the past, the Navy has […]

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National Park Service holding up Hawaii Island development projects

Saturday, September 27th, 2014 in Guest Commentary

BY AARON STENE - I’m growing weary of the National Park Service’s repeated attempts to stop development in North Kona. They’ve held up three different projects that I’m aware of over the past 14 years. The NPS has intervened in the Kaloko Makai, Kaloko Industrial Park expansion (phases III and IV) and the second phase of the Queen Kaahumanu […]

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Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, Scott Perry Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Potential Terrorists from Entering U.S.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA), both Iraq War veterans, today announced legislation that will temporarily suspend the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) for countries with citizens known to be fighting for Islamic extremist groups like ISIL. Hundreds of passport holders from European countries and the U.S have already traveled […]

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Maui Senators Want Community Engaged on Wastewater Policy Changes

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

HONOLULU – Sen. Roz Baker (District 6 – South and West Maui) has asked the Department of Health (DOH) to hold public hearings on the neighbor islands on proposed wastewater management policy changes, and to provide more time for meaningful comment. The changes will affect more than 77,000 homeowners on the neighbor islands and 11,000 […]

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Class Action Suit Seeks Treatment for Autistic Children in Hawaii

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing (AHFI) and the Hawaii Disability Rights Center filed a lawsuit on September 5th in U.S. District Court accusing the State of Hawai`i Department of Human Services of denying critically needed treatment for autistic children. Without the service, called applied behavioral analysis (ABA) treatment, children with autism are less likely to […]

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A Constitutional Tool whose time has come

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

By Paul Hodson - Have you ever tackled a maintenance job around your house, only to go to your toolbox and find that the tool you need is not there?  So, you end up using a wrench to try and drive a nail into a stud? Our nation’s founders created a governing document, the Constitution, […]

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Honolulu Weekly Gas Price Update and Outlook - Sept. 22, 2014

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 in Business

REPORT FROM GASBUDDY.COM- Average retail gasoline prices in Honolulu have fallen 2.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.18/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 214 gas outlets in Honolulu. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34/g, according to gasoline […]

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