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USS Columbus Holds Change of Command

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Khor, Submarine Force Pacific Fleet Public Affairs PEARL HARBOR - Commander David Youtt was relieved by Cmdr. Albert Alarcon as commanding officer of USS Columbus (SSN 762) today, Aug. 26, during a change of command ceremony at the submarine piers on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Youtt expressed how […]

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State Remains Optimistic on Economic Growth

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

REPORT FROM DBEDT - HONOLULU — In its third quarter 2014 statistics and economic report, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) revised Hawaii economic growth upward due primarily to the prevailing low inflation rate. “Hawaii’s inflation rate (1.1 percent) was lower than the U.S. average for the first time since 2003,” said […]

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Hawaii State Department of Education releases Educator Effectiveness System Results from School Year 2013-14

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 in Education

REPORT FROM THE DOE - HONOLULU – An overwhelming majority of the state’s more than 11,000 teachers are “effective” and “highly effective” educators, according to Educator Effectiveness System (EES) results from school year 2013-14 released today by the Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE). Teachers received their results during conferences with their administrators earlier this […]

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Hawaii Kai CPA Launches Blog on Local Politics

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 in Guest Commentary

BY NATALIE IWASA - One of the greatest things about campaigning for the Honolulu City Council these past few months was getting to talk, debate and share ideas with so many people. Let's not lose that momentum and that great energy. Join me on my new blog where we can keep talking and sharing our […]

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Flying High: Taxes and fees on travelers continue to rise

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 in Guest Commentary

By Tom Yamachika - Recently, the airline industry was in the spotlight because Transportation Security Administration (TSA) fees rose on July 21 from $2.50 for nonstop flights and $5.60 for connecting flights to $5.60 for all flights. Very few travelers look forward to the security line at the airport and what that entails, and fewer […]

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Image & Imagination exhibition opens Sept. 5 at HiSAM as part of First Friday

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

HONOLULU – Image & Imagination, an exhibition of curiosity-inspiring works from the Art in Public Places Collection, opens at 6 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Hawai’i State Art Museum’s (HiSAM) Diamond Head Galleries. Image & Imagination, sponsored by the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA), includes 38 works in a variety of […]

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Hawaii Soldier honored for Selfless Act

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

By Sgt. Jessica DuVernay, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade - WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - A Soldier assigned to 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, was honored with an Army Commendation Medal, on Wheeler Army Airfield Aug. 14, for his heroic actions in aiding to save a young girl's life. Sgt. […]

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Former Department of Human Services Investigator Charged with Theft

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

HONOLULU – Attorney General David M. Louie announced that Roselani Wise (51, Lihue) was charged with Theft in the Second Degree on July 23, 2014 and arraigned on August 12, 2014, before Judge Randal Valenciano, Fifth Circuit, Island of Kauai. Her trial has been set for October 6, 2014. Ms. Wise, a former Department of […]

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New Format Planned for This Year’s Community Budget Meetings

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 in Guest Commentary

WAILUKU – Mayor Alan Arakawa and his administration will host a series of community meetings in September and October to receive comments and suggestions from the public regarding the proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2015-2016. Citizens with an interest in the County budget are encouraged to attend a meeting in their local area and […]

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Fire Rescue team and pilot receive esteemed award in Dallas, TX

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

Four firefighters and a pilot with the Kaua‘i Fire Department’s Rescue 3 crew were awarded the 2014 International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)/Motorola Solutions’ Benjamin Franklin Fire Service Award for Valor, and Fire Chief Robert Westerman was awarded the Ben Franklin Leadership Award, at the annual Fire-Rescue International conference held in Dallas, TX last week. […]

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