Hawaii’s highest-in-the-nation energy costs stay intact by politics, monopoly

By   /  July 21, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

Much of Oahu's tropical beauty is marred by a crisscross of aging power polls and powerlines, critics say

If residents of Hawaii are going to have affordable electricity, the state needs to break up Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc., the parent of the Hawaiian Electric Co., a former lawmaker contends.

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Homeless in Hawaii? Lawmaker wants to give you a free flight home

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Hawaii, National, News  /  No Comments

House Majority Floor Leader Rida Cabanilla wants to taxpayers to fund airline tickets for homeless so they can return to their home state

A Hawaii state representative says it’s time state taxpayers give the homeless a ticket to ride .

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$204 million Obamacare grant reduces Hawaii’s uninsured population just 2.75 percent

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

SIGN HERE: Hawaii Health Connector sign ups improved Hawaii's uninsured rate by 2.75 percent at a cost of $204 million, study shows.

After getting $204 million from a federal grant to establish its own Affordable Care Act Exchange, Hawaii’s uninsured population has been reduced by less than 3 percent.

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State Department documents rise in human trafficking

By   /  July 11, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

A Laotian farm worker trafficked to Hawaii shows investigators the tiny chicken coup he was forced to live in on an Oahu farm

Americans celebrated independence, liberty and freedom on Fourth of July, but a new report from the U.S. State Department shows there are plenty of people in this country who aren’t free.

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Hawaii’s drop in tax collections shows economic recovery not complete, Senate leader says

By   /  July 11, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

A high angle twilight view of Kapiolani Beach Park and the high-rise hotels along the shoreline of Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Hawaii’s Senate minority leader is telling Gov. Neil Abercrombie to reduce spending,

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U.S. Senate Democrats introduce bill to counter Hobby Lobby decision

By   /  July 10, 2014  /  Hawaii, National, News  /  No Comments

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By Malia Zimmerman | Watchdog.org
HONOLULU — Several U.S. Senate Democrats are fast-tracking a bill,  the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act, they say will counter the U.S. Supreme Court’s  Hobby Lobby decision.
Those senators include Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Mark Udall, D-Colo.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 June 30 in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that [...]

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