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9 hrs ago | Business Journal

Hawaii, Energy Department continue to work together on clean energy

Hawaii and the U.S. Department of Energy have signed an agreement to continue to work together as the state moves into its next phase of its clean energy transformation, which includes the use of alternative fuels in ground and marine transportation such as natural gas and hydrogen. The memorandum of understanding, signed by Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Monday at the opening session of the Asia-Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit & Expo in Honolulu, reaffirms the state and federal governments' commitment to the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative, a long-term partnership to increase energy efficiencies and maximize the use of Hawaii's renewable energy resources.

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13 hrs ago | KPUA-AM Hilo

Obama approves aid for some repairs after Iselle

President Barack Obama has ordered federal aid to help with recovery efforts in Hawaii neighborhoods affected by Tropical Storm Iselle. Obama on Friday declared a major disaster area in those parts of Hawaii.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, Democrat, US Governors, Hawaii County, HI

Fri Sep 12, 2014

KITV-TV

Obama signs Iselle disaster declaration for public assistance

In response to Gov. Neil Abercrombie's request for federal aid to supplement state and local Tropical Storm Iselle recovery efforts, President Barack Obama signed a Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance on Friday. Since a Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance was rejected last month, the state and Hawaii County continue to gather sufficient additional information to justify a successful appeal.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

KITV-TV

OHSA returns health, safety returns to state

The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced on Thursday that continued improvements in Hawaii's workplace safety and health regulation will result in DLIR's Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division reassuming responsibility for regulating Hawaii's General Industry. OSHA and HIOSH have shared regulatory responsibility for Hawaii per an Operational Status Agreement that went into effect in September 2012.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, Democrat, OSHA, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Environmental Law, US Governors

ABC News

Alternate Roads Prepared If Lava Crosses Highway

Lava concerns on Hawaii's Big Island are shifting from it reaching a sparsely populated subdivision to it crossing over a heavily used highway. Hawaii County workers on Thursday began preparing defunct roads to be used as alternate routes if lava from Kilauea volcano reaches Highway 130, which could happen within weeks.

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Related Topix: Hawaii County, HI, Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, Democrat

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Daily Kos

Elections ad roundup: Dan Malloy turns to social issues in the face of a bad poll

Quinnipiac's first look since May at its home state finds the incumbent Democrat trailing Republican Tom Foley 46-40, down from a 43-43 tie last time. That comes despite the fact that left-leaning independent Jonathan Pelto wasn't tested while right-leaning independent Joe Visconti was included.

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Related Topix: Dan Malloy, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, Democrat, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, Representative Dan Benishek

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Daily Kos

Discuss

Tonight voters in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island go to the polls for state and federal party primaries, while New York will hold a primary for state-level offices only . Delaware is also up, but there isn't much to see there.

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Related Topix: US Politics, John Tierney, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eric Cantor, Republican, Ralph Hall, Representative Kerry Bentivolio, US Governors

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Daily Kos

Senate votes on constitutional amendment to over-turn Citizens United today

Fresh off a Hawaii win, gubernatorial candidate David Ige lived up to his name and in a David and Goliath move, defeated Big Money funded Neil Abercrombie despite being outspent 9 to 1. But Ige is the exception. Corporate funders and the immensely wealthy few are bankrolling PACs and campaigns causing their influence to permeate lawmaking.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Mazie Hirono, US News, US Senate, Senator Mazie Hirono, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, Democrat, US Governors, Social Security, Personal Finance

The Honolulu Advertiser

Aiona vows to win trust of electorate, renew respect

Gov. James Duke Aiona has reintroduced himself to voters this year in a softer hue of Republican red, as a former judge, youth basketball coach, substitute teacher and grandfather who would restore trust, respect and balance to Washington Place. With his eight years as Gov. Linda Lingle's lieutenant governor and his 17-point loss to Gov. Neil Abercrombie in 2010 safely out of view, Aiona, polls have shown, has the unlikely advantage in a three-way campaign for governor against state Sen. David Ige, a Democrat, and former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann, a member of the Hawaii Independent Party.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Linda Lingle, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, Democrat, Honolulu, HI

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada gay marriage laws in court

In this Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, Governor Neil Abercrombie, left, and former senator Avery Chumley hold up a copy of the Star Advertiser after Abercrombie signed the bill legalizing gay marriage in Hawaii in Honolulu. The same-sex marriage debate returns Monday Sept.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Gay/Lesbian, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, Democrat, US Governors, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Sun Sep 07, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Volcanic Ash: Isle Dems in Congress must stay alert to their situations

Schatz, who Abercrombie appointed to replace the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, guessed Hanabusa would run against him to try to fulfill Inouye's wish that she succeed him. ~~ I had a conversation with U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz when U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa was still deciding whether to run against him or Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

West Hawaii Today

Residents prepare for worst as lava creeps toward homes

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Residents listen during an informative meeting about the June 27th encroaching lava flow Thursday evening at Pahoa High School. HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald UH-Hilo Livestock Technician Ryan Okimoto helps load a Kaohe resident's livestock to be taken to a safe pasture Friday afternoon at an undisclosed location.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Mashable

Hawaii Volcano Flow Could Hit Rural Area in About a Week

If the lava flow from Kilauea, the world's most active volcano, continues on its path, it could impact a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island in about a week, scientists warn. As it moves through a thick forest, the flow is leaving behind plumes of smoke, according to the U.S. Geological Survey .

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, Democrat, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science, US Governors

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

A look at Hawaii volcano sending lava toward homes

An Air Force official says two F-15 fighter jets were scrambled after the pilot of a private plane over the Atlantic Ocean failed to respond to air traffic controllers. Shadowed by two U.S. fighter jets, a small plane with its windows frosted and its pilot slumped over flew a ghostly 1,700-mile journey down the Atlantic Coast and beyond Friday before finally crashing in the waters off... Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos is creeping slowly but steadily through cracks in the earth toward a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, Democrat, US Military, US Air Force, US Governors

Seattle Gay News

Marriage equality cost me reelection, Hawaii governor claimsand Or was he just a bad governor?

Abercrombie, a 40-year veteran of Hawaii politics went down to crushing defeat in the August 8 Democratic primary, losing to State Senator David Ige by 35 points. Abercrombie's loss was even more stunning because he outspent Ige by a ten-to-one margin.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Daniel Inouye, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, Representative Colleen Hanabusa, Hawaii Government, Hawaii, US Governors

Business Journal

Hawaii is too small to be an energy innovator, expert says

Fereidun Fesharaki, chairman of Honolulu-based Facts Global Energy, says that Hawaii is too small to be an energy innovator. Hawaii is too small of a market to be a test bed for energy innovation, and the rest of the world should take the lead in this crucial area, according to an internationally-known energy expert.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Hawaii Government, Hawaii, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, Democrat, US Governors, Linda Lingle, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Thu Sep 04, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Hawaii Lava Threat

Hawaiian officials called a state of emergency Thursday for portions of the Big Island after advancing lava from the Kilauea volcano came within a mile of a subdivision and threatened to cut off the major road serving the area. "We are taking this step to ensure our residents have time to prepare their families, their pets, and their livestock for a safe and orderly evacuation from Ka'ohe in the event the flow continues to advance," Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi said in a statement , referring to the Kenoi called for the state of emergency after U.S. Geological Survey officials raised the lava threat from a watch to a warning for subdivisions in the Wao Kele o Puna area.

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KITV-TV

Watch KITV's Thursday midday webcast

Thanks for watching KITV4 News Online, I'm Lara Yamada. Big Island residents are invited to another meeting tonight -- on the LAVA FLOW Inching closer to homes.

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Business Journal

Hilo Medical Center receives $1.8M to fix leaky faucets, water damage

Hilo Medical Center is getting $1.8 million in state funds to repair water damage and perform repairs to patient rooms and bathrooms. Hilo Medical Center will receive $1.8 million in state funds to fix water damage to an atrium wall and perform repairs to patient rooms and bathrooms in the one of the busiest hospitals in the Hawaii Health Systems Corp. network.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Business Journal

Hilo Medical Center receives $1.8M to fix leaky faucets, water damage

Hilo Medical Center is getting $1.8 million in state funds to repair water damage and perform repairs to patient rooms and bathrooms. Hilo Medical Center will receive $1.8 million in state funds to fix water damage to an atrium wall and perform repairs to patient rooms and bathrooms in the one of the busiest hospitals in the Hawaii Health Systems Corp. network.

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