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Hanabusa Condemns Indefensible Act of Violence Against Malaysian Jet

U.S. Rep Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii

HONOLULU – U.S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01) condemned the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet flying over Ukraine, and expressed her support for a multi-national investigation into the attack and swift punishment for the attackers. “From what we now know, it appears that the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet flying over Ukraine was an […]

July 18th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

GLBT Caucus Releases Statements of Support for 2014 Primary Election

Kathryn Xian is head of GirlFest and the Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery.

HONOLULU – The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Hawaii’s oldest and only LGBT political organization that is part of any political party, released the list of candidates that they are supporting in Hawaii’s 2014 primary election. “The GLBT Caucus continues its proud tradition of supporting Democratic candidates […]

July 18th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Leadership Changes Hands at NAVFAC Hawaii

CAPT Williamson salutes as he transfers the command to CAPT Tufts.

REPORT FROM NAVFAC - PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii held a change of command ceremony July 16 fronting its headquarters building on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Captain Michael D. Williamson, a Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) Officer, turned over responsibility for NAVFAC Hawaii and more than 1,200 highly-skilled civilian and 200 […]

July 17th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

House Committees to Hold Informational Briefing for Updates on Hawaii Health Connector

Hawaii state capitol

WHO:             House Committee on Health and House Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce WHAT:          The purpose of this informational briefing is to receive updates from the Hawaii Health Connector and various state agencies regarding the continued implementation of Hawaii’s insurance exchange and other matters relating to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including […]

July 17th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Governor Expedites 3 Appointments to Boards and Commissions with Several Vacancies

Gov. Neil Abercrombie

HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the nominations of Jonathan Scheuer to the Land Use Commission (LUC), as well as Rona Fukumoto and Edwin Taira to the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC), effective immediately. All are interim appointments subject to state Senate approval. Scheuer was appointed to […]

July 17th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Governor appoints Hawaii land board members

Gov. Neil Abercrombie

Gov. Neil Abercrombie Monday announced the nominations of Vernon Char, Ulalia Woodside and Christopher Yuen to the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR). All are interim appointments effective immediately and are subject to state Senate approval. Char was appointed to an at-large seat; Woodside to the seat representing the City and County of Honolulu […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Call for nominations for the UH Board of Regents

UH logo

HONOLULU – The Candidate Advisory Council (CAC) has initiated the recruitment process for six seats on the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents, including four seats for immediate appointments, due to the resignations of regents Saedene Ota (Maui County), whose term would have ended on June 30, 2015; Carl Carlson (Hawai‘i County), whose term would […]

July 11th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

House Tourism Chair to Introduce Legislation Banning Aerial Advertisements

Tom Brower

HONOLULU – Representative Tom Brower (Waikiki, Ala Moana) announced plans to introduce legislation banning aerial advertisement in the state of Hawaii. The proposed legislation will seek to clarify the ambiguities and jurisdiction of aerial advertising written in federal, state, and city law. The measure will specifically make it illegal for a pilot to fly a […]

July 11th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Hawaii GOP: Two national publications point to Aiona win

duke aiona

REPORT FROM THE HAWAII GOP - Cook Political Report, an independent, non-partisan newsletter that analyzes elections and campaigns for the US House of Representatives, US Senate, Governors and President as well as American political trends, just moved the Hawaii Governor's race from "Likely Democrat" to "Lean Democrat." This may not seem like much, but the […]

July 11th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Governor Appoints Members to State Ethics Commission

David O’Neal

HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the reappointment of David O’Neal as well as the appointment of Melinda Wood to the State Ethics Commission (SEC), effective immediately. “David O’Neal and Melinda Wood have proven themselves to be great leaders, equipped with knowledge, insights, and experience from which our state will directly benefit,” Gov. Abercrombie […]

July 11th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

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