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U.S. called out for our lack of maternity leave and family supports

January 23rd, 2015 · 4 Comments

A segment on last night’s PBS Newshour should be required watching (“Almost every country in the world offers more generous maternity leave than the U.S.“). That link will take you to the video of the segment and a transcript. According to the United Nations, we and Papua New Guinea are the only countries in the […]

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Tags: Business · Economics · Health · Politics

Challenge to television stations license renewals attracts support

January 20th, 2015 · 7 Comments

Opposition to the FCC’s renewal of the broadcast licenses for three Hawaii broadcast channels–KGMB, KHNL, and KFVE–appears to be gaining steam. Media Council Hawaii, formerly known as the Honolulu Community-Media Council, filed a formal petition with the Federal Communications Commission on January 2, 2015. The council is represented by attorneys from the Institute for Public […]

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Tags: Business · Labor · Media · Politics

Trans Pacific Partnership debate heats up with new GOP-led Congress

January 8th, 2015 · 4 Comments

You should check out Robert Reich’s piece today at Salon.com, “The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a disaster in the making.” He summarizes the case against the Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP. It’s no longer free trade versus protectionism. Big corporations and Wall Street want some of both. They want more international protection when it comes to […]

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Army seeking community reactions to potential cuts

January 7th, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Army is inviting community feedback on potential cuts in the number of personnel and family members based in Hawaii. Two “listening sessions” are currently scheduled. January 27, 6:30-9 p.m., Hale Koa Hotel, DeRussy Hall. January 28, 6:30-9 p.m., Leilehua High School Cafeteria. According to the meeting announcement: The Army wants to know what impacts […]

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Making the case for downsizing Hawaii’s military presence

January 6th, 2015 · 4 Comments

I have to admit that I wasn’t really aware of the Oahu Council for Army Downsizing until I saw news of a Honolulu Ethics Commission opinion dismissing concerns over use of public resources to promote a Chamber of Commerce petition against any Army cuts. The Oahu Council takes the view that the Army’s budget cutting […]

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