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  1. The 36 Best Things About HawaiiRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Switched

    Two years ago, HuffPost Hawaii was launched to put the spotlight on the Islands, not just as a postcard, but as a community, as Arianna Huffington said at the time . And from the very first story listing vital Hawaiian words to live by to the many insightful blog contributions along the way, we have come to love the land of a thousand rainbows .

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  2. State lawmakers call for more action on sweltering schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Honolulu Advertiser

    The issue was heightened when an elementary school teacher drove herself to the hospital with symptoms of heat exhaustion this week. The Hawaii Legislature set aside $258 million for school capital improvement projects in the two-year budget that began in July, but the department of Education hasn't dedicated enough of that money to air conditioning, said Rep. Sylvia Luke, chairman of the House Finance Committee.

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  3. New things to do, places to stay in HawaiiRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SFGate

    Although canoe surfing is an ancient sport in the islands, Maui's Hawaiian Paddle Sports is the first outfitter in the state to offer outrigger canoe surfing excursions. Hotel Wailea mixologist Kerry Mekeel uses fresh and local ingredients, some grown at the on-site organic farm, to create poolside cocktails such as the Myetye.

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  4. Guam Passes Legislation To Chemically Castrate Convicted Sex OffendersRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Switched

    Legislators in the U.S. territory of Guam have voted in favor of a measure to allow the Department of Corrections to begin chemically castrating pedophiles and other convicted sex offenders as a condition of their parole. " This is a good day for the island of Guam ," said Sen. Brant McCreadie , who introduced the bill.

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  5. The DitchRider posted a blog postRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 2 | Duke City Fix

    It was still light out when Pepper took the stage. The band's set began with the threat of a storm and a few flaked drops.

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  6. About Town | 9-2-16Read the original story

    Wednesday Sep 2 | West Hawaii Today

    Nai Aupuni reminds all Native Hawaiians certified by Kanaiolowalu, the Native Hawaiian Roll, that the deadline to file as adelegate candidate to the Native Hawaiian constitutional convention, or aha, is Sept. 15. Candidates may file theirnominations online at naiaupuni.org.

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  7. Hawaii's Obamacare Exchange: Doomed from the Start Alexander Hendrie...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | National Review Online

    Hawaii Health Connector, as the exchange was known, has the distinction of being the first completed, functioning state exchange to have been closed down in favor of the federal system. When Obamacare was implemented in 2010, states had the option of constructing their own insurance exchanges to administer the program.

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  8. Opponents file injunction to stop Native Hawaiian electionRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 1 | West Hawaii Today

    The plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging a Native Hawaiian voter roll and constitutional convention have asked a federal judge to halt an election of delegates while the case is being considered in court. The motion for preliminary injunction, filed in U.S. District Court on Friday, argues that the plaintiffs are likely to succeed on the merits of their claims that the election violates the First, Fourth and 15th Amendments and the Voting Rights Act.

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  9. McKinley Hot TakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | Lawyers, Guns, and Money

    Proving there is literally nothing President Obama can do that won't threaten their whiteness and send them into spasms of uncontrolled fury, conservatives are going ballistic over the official name of change of Mt. McKinley to Denali.

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  10. Sharing a common bondRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | North Hawaii News

    A Kanu third grader and one of the New Zealand students share their cultures during class. She and 250 students, teachers, faculty and family members from the Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Ruamata school in Roturua, Aotearoa traveled nearly 4,500 miles from their homeland to Hawaii Island last month, much as their Maori ancestors had first done about 1000 years ago, and shared their cultural history at Kanu o Ka Aina school on Aug. 20. Roturua, set on its namesake lake on New Zealand's North Island, is a cultural center for the indigenous Maori people, who were their country's first inhabitants.

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  11. Alexander Hendrie 8 minutes ago After receiving $205 million in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | National Review Online

    Hawaii Health Connector, as the exchange was known, has the distinction of being the first completed, functioning state exchange to have been closed down in favor of the federal system. When Obamacare was implemented in 2010, states had the option of constructing their own insurance exchanges to administer the program.

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  12. Obama Rejects Imperialist Legacy of McKinley, Renames MountainaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | Breitbart.com

    On Sunday, President Obama's administration announced that he would, by executive order, change the name of Mount McKinley to Mount Denali. He did not explain the decision, which frustrated Ohio legislators upset at the slap at President William McKinley's legacy; he is expected to speak on the topic today in Anchorage.

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  13. The quandary of taxing digital goodsRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 30 | West Hawaii Today

    Recent advances in technology have enabled us to deliver lots of useful "digital products" over the Internet that weren't possible just a decade or two ago. The tax regimes from local governments seeking to get a piece of the action haven't kept up, so taxing authorities have had to undergo serious mental gymnastics to characterize digital products such as streaming video in a way that can be dealt with by their tax regime.

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  14. Vivid history of Hawaii has feminism at its heartRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 30 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    "The task of understanding the past is never-ending," Susanna Moore observes late in "Paradise of the Pacific: Approaching Hawaii," her fascinating account of the "short 120 years from the arrival of Captain Cook in 1777 to the annexation of the Islands in 1898 by the United States." Such a point of view - imbued as it is with a sense of story as malleable, dependent on teller as much as character - belongs as much to the novelist as to the historian.

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    Saturday Aug 29 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    To native Hawaiians, the dormant volcano is the most sacred land in the entire Pacific. It is the point where the sky and earth meet.

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  16. a State, feds to pay $3.3M and $2.8M to extend life of Hawaii Health ConnectorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Business Journal

    The state of Hawaii is likely to extend the operations of the Hawaii Health Connector through October 2016 for $3.3 million, the health insurance exchange's officials announced Friday at its board of directors meeting. Hawaii's state-based insurance marketplace also received confirmation Thursday that the federal government would chip in a $2.8 million grant to support "marketplace assister organizations" - the Connector's nonprofit partners that assist the community in signing up for health insurance.

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  17. Vehicle access coming to Ka'u Forest ReserveRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | West Hawaii Today

    The public will soon have vehicle access to part of a massive forest reserve on the southeastern slopes of Mauna Loa. An access route is being established along three miles of road along the lower boundary of the Ka'u Forest Reserve, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources announced Thursday.

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  18. Hawaii Supreme Court hears Mauna Kea telescope caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | West Hawaii Today

    Hawaii's Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case involving building one of the world's largest telescopes on Mauna Kea. Opponents, who are against building the Thirty Meter Telescope on land that many Native Hawaiians consider sacred, are challenging a permit that would allow the telescope to be built on conservation land on Hawaii's Big Island.

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  19. Hawaii's Governor Is Officially Against Using Natural Gas For ElectricityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | ThinkProgress

    Hawaiian Gov. David Ige said this week he opposes plans to use natural gas as a "transitional fuel" for the island state as it moves to 100 percent renewable electricity. Ige said investment in infrastructure for LNG - or any fossil fuel - was misplaced, and he expressed doubt that there would be any monetary benefits to LNG proposals.

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  20. Obituaries for August 28Read the original story

    Friday Aug 28 | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

    Midori Fukunaga, 89, of Hilo died Aug. 17 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center.

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