Thursday, April 24, 2014         


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 Hold principals to high standards
The large pay raises an arbitration panel awarded public school principals come amid an era of rising expectations for Hawaii's public schools — expectations that will be met only if the Department of Education succeeds in holding principals ultimately accountable for the success or failure of their schools.  Story »
In 2012, the state transferred 30 acres of prime real estate in Kakaako to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), in a long-awaited settlement of the state's outstanding debt to Native Hawaiians.  Story »

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Tony Gill is a second-generation labor attorney and former Democratic Party of Hawaii official who believes that only people who publicly support the Democratic Party of Hawaii should be able to pick its candidates.

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For Thursday, April 24, 2014
GMO crops save Third World lives • Council displays dismaying inaction • HMSA raises rates, cuts reimbursement; and more


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For Thursday, April 24, 2014
The list of gubernatorial candidates grows • A slot machine by any other name …

Island Voices
During a recent visit to Waipahu High School, federal education leader Arne Duncan claimed that Hawaii was making "notable strides."  Story »

Preserving the priceless coastline from Kawela to Kahuku is a wise and prudent investment and we must seize this opportunity of a lifetime.  Story »

While presumably insisting on its impartiality, the Hawaii Democratic Party has obviously thrown its support to state Sen. David Ige in his challenge of Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

Synopsis: The federal government needs to take responsibility regarding the Compact of Free Association. But in the meantime, Hawai'i should not avert its eyes elsewhere and should offer paid health care benefits to Micronesians living in Hawai'i.

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