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Coalition Steps in to Defend Maui Residents from Pesticides and GE Contamination

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REPORT FROM CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY - HONOLULU – A coalition of Maui and Moloka‘i residents, farmers, and public interest groups, represented by Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Earthjustice, has filed papers in Honolulu federal district court to defend the County of Maui’s recently passed genetically engineered (GE) crop safety initiative from a legal challenge by multinational chemical […]

November 24th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Ocean Safety officials advising no swimming on Kauai's North Shore due to high surf

Kauai's Kalihiwai

Ocean Safety officials are advising no swimming at all North Shore beaches due to hazardous ocean conditions, including high surf, strong shore breaks and dangerous currents. A High Surf Advisory remains in effect for all north and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau. The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that a large northwest swell is […]

November 24th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

CONGRESS.ORG: How Hawaii's elected officials voted - Nov. 24, 2014

U.S. Capitol - Illustration by Emily Metcalf

November 24, 2014 In this MegaVote for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Keystone XL Pipeline - Passage Senate: Surveillance Authorities - Cloture House: EPA Research Standards – Passage Editor's Note: Both chambers are in recess until Monday, December 10. Recent Senate VotesKeystone XL Pipeline - Passage - Vote Failed (59-41) The Senate rejected a bill that […]

November 24th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Coast Guardsman convicted of lewd act during general court-martial

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HONOLULU — A Coast Guardsman was convicted of committing a lewd act on a minor and other violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice during a general court-martial at the United States District Court - District of Hawaii Thursday. Petty Officer 1st Class Shane E. Reese was found guilty of Article 120b of the […]

November 21st, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Sierra Club violated Hawaii campaign spending law, commissioners said

Matt LoPresti is the new representative in Ewa after beating the incumbent in the primary and two other candidates in the General election.

HONOLULU - The Sierra Club of Hawaii spent $3,700 to create, print and mail a campaign flier in support of Matt LoPresti’s House campaign. LoPresti ultimately defeated Rep. Rida Cabanilla in the 2014 primary election, and went on to win the general election. But the state campaign spending commission said under Hawaii law, the Sierra […]

November 21st, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

U.S. Citizen pleads guilty to traveling to Thailand to engage in sexually explicit conduct with minors

US District Court - Hawaii

REPORT FROM THE US ATTORNEY - WASHINGTON – A U.S. citizen residing in Thailand pleaded guilty today to one count of sexually exploiting a minor before U.S. Magistrate Judge Richard L. Puglisi of the District of Hawaii. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Florence T. Nakakuni […]

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

Hawaii's homeless advocates protest Sit-Lie legislation

Photo: Emily Metcalf

HONOLULU - Hawaii’s homeless advocates will hold a protest on Thursday, November 20, at 11:30am, at city hall during National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. They want to encourage Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell to veto Bill 48, which seeks to expand the so called Sit-Lie ban to 15 more districts on Oahu. The Honolulu City […]

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

Report: Same sex marriages give Hawaii economic boost

WAIKIKI: A high angle twilight view of Kapiolani Beach Park and the high-rise hotels along the shoreline of Waikiki. (Canadian Press via AP Images courtesy Watchdog.org)

HONOLULU - There have already been more than one thousand 800 same sex marriages in Hawaii since the practice was legalized in December 2013. Nerdwallet reports there has been a positive impact on Hawaii’s economy because of those marriages, with Hawaii bringing in $26,615,971 more. The report said 5.1 percent of Hawaii's population is LGBT and assumed 1 […]

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

Testing can now be done in Hawaii on suspected Ebola samples

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HONOLULU - The Hawaii State Department of Health’s State Laboratories Division will now be able to test for the Ebola virus in Hawaii rather than relying on blood samples from suspected Ebola patients sent out of state, according to a statement from the agency. Up until now, two blood samples were drawn from the suspected […]

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

NRA President to headline two events in Hawaii this weekend

Jim Porter, president of the National Rifle Association of America

HONOLULU - Jim Porter, president of the National Rifle Association of America, is in Hawaii preparing to speak at two events over the weekend. Porter headlines the Hawaii Republican Assembly Veterans Day event on Saturday. On Sunday, he will keynote the Hawaii Friends of the NRA dinner. This is only the second time a sitting […]

November 6th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

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