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State Asks Teachers For 5% Cut

State Asks Teachers For 5% Cut | Hawaii | Scoop.it
State officials say they have been unable to reach a new contract agreement with the Hawaii teachers union.
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Pattern Energy stays committed to wind farm

Despite a series of contentious meetings on Molokai this week, San Francisco-based Pattern Energy won’t be fleeing Hawaii, according to David Parquet, the wind-energy developer’s director of development for special projects.
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Former Hannemann Aide Admits Anonymous Attacks

Former Hannemann Aide Admits Anonymous Attacks | Hawaii | Scoop.it
Keith Rollman, a former city official and campaign advisor to Mayor Mufi Hannemann, used false names to post critical comments on the internet during mayoral and rail campaigns.
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Prescription drug abuse and addiction on the rise in Hawaii

Prescription drug abuse and addiction on the rise in Hawaii | Hawaii | Scoop.it
Drug experts in Hawaii are realizing a dangerous new trend."The last three interventions I've done have been prescription drugs, these are on young people," says Bobby Newman, Narconon Hawaii Executive Director.Experts are estimating it's now the...
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Hawaii schools make progress in reforming education

Hawaii schools make progress in reforming education | Hawaii | Scoop.it
Federal and state education leaders discussed the direction of Hawaii’s education system during a series of meetings over the last two days, noting the collaboration to ensure success in the classroom is unprecedented.
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Off The Beat: Our Imperial Governor

Off The Beat: Our Imperial Governor | Hawaii | Scoop.it
What a way to turn people off from public service!
Gov. Neil Abercrombie came roaring into office talking about the state's greatest resource being its people and how their potential needs to be tapped.
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DBEDT Director Richard Curtis Lim has major energy investments

Director Richard Lim addressed the Hawaii Economic Association at the Plaza Club (June 2, 2011). He stated: “Of course, there will always be the vocal minority that will object. Think of the super ferry.
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Failed Hawaii Superferry catamarans are for sale

The final chapter in the story of the failed Hawaii Superferry is about to unfold as the owner of the two high-speed catamarans that were built to sail between the islands is attempting to find a buyer for the vessels.
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Compact of Free Association

Compact of Free Association | Hawaii | Scoop.it
The Compact of Free Association, or COFA, is a set of strategic treaties made between the U.S. and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau,1 all of which are sovereign states. COFA outlines the relationship that these countries have entered into as freely associated states with the U.S.
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Barriers to Medical Cannabis Research in Hawaii

Barriers to Medical Cannabis Research in Hawaii | Hawaii | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: The ACLU of Hawaii Foundation will co-sponsor two events this weekend to mark the 40th anniversary of President Nixon’s declaration of a “war on drugs.” Clifton Otto will be speaking at the conference.
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No Aloha for Micronesians in Hawaii

No Aloha for Micronesians in Hawaii | Hawaii | Scoop.it
Editor's note: This is the first of two articles on Micronesians in Hawaii. Tomorrow we examine whether media coverage has contributed to negative attitudes toward the group.
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Most Fired, Suspended TSA Officers Will Appeal

Most Fired, Suspended TSA Officers Will Appeal | Hawaii | Scoop.it
A majority of the 48 Honolulu TSA screeners and their bosses who were fired or suspended June 3 are expected to appeal their cases, a process that could take months and even years to finalize.
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Hawaii students win national honors at speech and debate competition

Hawaii students win national honors at speech and debate competition | Hawaii | Scoop.it
Two Hawaii high school students won big in Texas this weekend after taking the top prizes in two separate categories at the 2011 National Forensic League National Speech and Debate Tournament.Matthew Yasuoka and Braden Clark, both of Kamehameha...
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$55M for Honolulu rail in current fiscal year

$55M for Honolulu rail in current fiscal year | Hawaii | Scoop.it
HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu's $5.3 billion rail transit project is to receive $55 million from the federal government for the current fiscal year.Hawaii's congressional delegation said Friday the Federal Transit Authority funding is the same amount...
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Hawaiian Telcom gets OK to offer cable TV

Hawaiian Telcom Services Co. Inc. has been granted a nonexclusive cable franchise, allowing it to provide cable television services to consumers on Oahu.
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Why Abercrombie Chose To Target Five Boards

Why Abercrombie Chose To Target Five Boards | Hawaii | Scoop.it
Why did Gov. Neil Abercrombie choose to ask the members of only five of the more than 150 boards and commissions to resign?
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HELCO looking at geothermal options in W. Hawaii

Hawaii Electric Light Co. is taking the first steps toward establishing geothermal energy as a means to meet West Hawaii's electrical needs.
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Rail Report Reveals Little About Ansaldo's Problems

Rail Report Reveals Little About Ansaldo's Problems | Hawaii | Scoop.it
City Council Transportation Chairman Breene Harimoto traveled more than 7,000 miles to Copenhagen, Denmark, on a fact-finding rail trip and reached this conclusion: "In short, it’s not only how well you build a system that counts, but how well...
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Governor Signs 15 More Measures Into Law

Governor Signs 15 More Measures Into Law | Hawaii | Scoop.it
HONOLULU, HAWAII – Governor Neil Abercrombie today signed into law fifteen measures, bringing the number of Acts to date to 146.
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Kahuku Farms now offering public tours of diversified ag

Kahuku Farms now offering public tours of diversified ag | Hawaii | Scoop.it
Kahuku Farms is now offering tours of its facilities to those interested in seeing how diversified agriculture is being implemented on Oahu.
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2 Congressmen call for Honolulu TSA probe

2 Congressmen call for Honolulu TSA probe | Hawaii | Scoop.it
HONOLULU (AP) - Two Republican Congressmen are calling for the Department of Homeland Security to investigate the security lapses at the Honolulu International Airport, which led to the firing of dozens of screeners.In a letter sent Tuesday and...
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Mazie and Colleen: Million Dollar Babies

Mazie and Colleen: Million Dollar Babies | Hawaii | Scoop.it
Annual financial disclosures filed with the U.S. House of Representatives for calendar year 2010 were made available online Wednesday.
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New Push To Crackdown on Kaneohe Sand Bar Activity

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is proposing to create a new safety zone around the Kaneohe Sandbar, also known as Ahu O Laka.
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Civil Beat to Open Bureau in Washington, D.C.

Civil Beat to Open Bureau in Washington, D.C. | Hawaii | Scoop.it
Civil Beat will open a Washington, D.C., office next month, making it the only Hawaii-based news organization with a full-time reporter in the nation's capital.
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South swell expected to hit this week

South swell expected to hit this week | Hawaii | Scoop.it
Trade winds will continue over the weekend, carrying with them a band of showers across the islands. These showers will mainly stick around the windward and mauka area, with heavier rainfall at night and the early morning hours.
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