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How to Clean and Lube your AK--a Q&A with Mrgunsngear


by Rob Kay In case you don't know him, Mrgunsngear (aka Mike) is a straight shooting firearms savant who has produced over 600 videos. A  graduate of the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Center, Mike has done stints in the USAF as well as the Army. He's also become a trusted source when it comes to guns and […]

February 18th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,News,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

SHOT SHOW 2015 Highlights from Rifle Dynamics, Century, Magpul, Metrolight and Geissele

By Rob Kay and Luke Williams Will this be the year the AK goes mainstream?  We guess that depends how you define “mainstream”.  In the MSR space the AR is still the king when it comes to sales but the AK niche is growing.  A solid indicator is that AKs are beginning to be manufactured […]

February 5th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,News,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

University of Hawaii Receives Industrial Hemp Seed Import Permit

Hemp Permit 2015Today, the University of Hawaii received a permit from U.S. Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Administration, to import industrial hemp seeds from Australia for Hawaii’s Industrial Hemp Research Project. This project was signed into law on April 30,, 2014 and will be started as soon as the seeds arrive in the islands. “This […]

January 28th, 2015 | Posted in Hawaii Politics,News | Read More »

An Insider’s Guide to Tahiti--Part 2

Les 3 Brasseurs

by Rob Kay & Philippe Guesdon Editor's Note: This is the second and final column of a two-part series on Tahiti. On a recent trip we spent hours grilling locals on their favorite restaurants, cafes and attractions. In the second of this two part series we'd like to share with the reader what we've found to be the best of Tahiti. When you first […]

January 26th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,News,Opinion,Special Features,Travel,Travel | Read More »

Pope Urges Philippine Leaders to End Corruption, Poverty

Pope Francis meets with Philippine president Benigno Aquino III, Jan. 16, 2015.

Pope Francis has told Philippine leaders to reject the endemic corruption that has plagued the island nation for decades and instead work to end what he called the "scandalous" poverty and social injustices that afflict its people. Francis made the comments Friday during a speech to President Benigno Aquino and other officials on his first […]

January 16th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Belgium Arrests 13 in Anti-terror Raids

Belgian police officers guard a street in Verviers, Belgium, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.

Belgian prosecutors say they have arrested 13 people in a series of raids across the country, saying the suspects are believed to have been members of an Islamic group planning attacks on police officers. Officials told reporters Friday there is no apparent link to last week's terror attacks in Paris. However, two suspects were arrested […]

January 16th, 2015 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

'Fat Leonard' Pleads Guilty in US Navy Bribery Scandal

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mark Pletcher, left, and Robert Huie, talk outside the federal courthouse, about the guilty plea of Leonard Francis, known in military circles as Fat Leonard, on bribery charges involving U.S. Navy officials Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

VOA News - A Malaysian military contractor at the center of a corruption scandal rocking the U.S. Navy has pleaded guilty to bribery and fraud charges, admitting he presided over a decade-long conspiracy involving scores of U.S. Navy officials, tens of millions of dollars in fraud, and millions of dollars in bribes and gifts, including […]

January 16th, 2015 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Hawaii Obamacare exchange projected to be financially viable — in 2022

Hawaii Health Connector is Hawaii's Obamacare exchange

By Malia Zimmerman | Watchdog.org HONOLULU — Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange, Hawaii Health Connector, has been under fire for being the most costly in the nation, and a new report from the Hawaii Commerce and Consumer Affairs Department shows the Connector won’t be fiscally sustainable until 2022. That’s based on an enrollment of 70,000 to 80,000, said […]

January 16th, 2015 | Posted in Hawaii Politics,Today in Hawaii | Read More »

Hawaii financial advisor who targeted elderly sentenced to federal prison

US District Court - Hawaii

BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - HONOLULU - Kevin Alan Loux, owner of the Loux Financial Group, was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison and 5 years of supervised yesterday despite a tearful plea for mercy to U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway. The 63-year-old licensed independent life insurance and annuity broker, who operated in Hawaii […]

January 13th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Today in Hawaii | Read More »

Former Portlock madam convicted on federal drug charges

Malia Arciero

BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - HONOLULU – The former Porlock madam who said she ran an elite prostitution business for 10 years servicing celebrities, politicians and law enforcement, has been convicted on federal drug charges. A federal jury on Jan. 9 found Malia Elena Arciero guilty of one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with […]

January 9th, 2015 | Posted in Special Investigation,Today in Hawaii | Read More »

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