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Lawmaker participates in the Enshrinement of the earthy remains of Saint Marianne Cope

Blessed Mother Marianne Cope

HONOLULU - On October 21, 2012 Mother Marianne was canonized as Saint Marianne Cope by his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in Rome.  Saint Marianne Cope is only the second person, after Father Damien, who had served in Hawaii to be canonized and she is only the 11th American citizen to receive the Roman Catholic Church's […]

August 1st, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

USS Houston Changes Command

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – (July 31, 2014) - Cmdr. Paul Davis addresses the crew of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Houston (SSN 713) for the last time as commanding officer prior to being relieved by Cmdr. Scott McGinnis at a change of command ceremony, July 31. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Khor/Released)

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Khor, Submarine Force Pacific Fleet Public Affairs - (PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii) - A time-honored change of command ceremony was held today, July 31, 2014, for the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Houston (SSN 713) at the submarine piers on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Commander Paul Davis was […]

August 1st, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

RIMPAC Concludes with Enhanced Cooperation among 22 Nations

Marines of Amphibious Assault Vehicle platoon, Combat Assault Company, 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Corps Base Hawaii - Kane'ohe Bay, splashed in off the sands of Pyramid Rock beach July 12, 2012, during Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2012 to meet the USS Essex (LHD-2) off shore. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from Jun. 29 to Aug. 3, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2012 is the 23rd exercise in the series that began in 1971.

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Sorensen - PEARL HARBOR (NNS) – The world’s largest international maritime exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014, concluded August 1 with the participation of 22 nations, 49 surface ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. […]

August 1st, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Ige Says Education Top Priority If Elected Governor

Senate Ways and Means Chair David Ige

HONOLULU — Since the beginning of his campaign, State Senator David Ige has pledged that reforming the state’s education system, from early childhood through higher, would be a top priority if he is elected the next governor of Hawaii. He received early support from the Hawaii State Teachers Association because of his open and honest […]

July 29th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Teamwork Key to Anti-Submarine Warfare for RIMPAC Participants

140725-N-DB801-014 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - (July 25, 2014) - Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise participants Command Master Chief Adam Powars of undersea warfare operations, left, Flight Lt. Marty Young, future operations watch officer of Command Task Force (CTF) 174 for the Royal Australian Air Force, and Lt. Cmdr. Tomoyuki Amanuma, liason naval officer for the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force, discuss operations for the exercise on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, July 25. Twenty-two nations, more than 50 ships and submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in Exercise RIMPAC from June 26 to Aug. 1 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Khor/Released)

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jason Swink, Submarine Force Pacific Public Affairs - (PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii) - Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 exercise provides Anti-Submarine Warfare Force 3rd Fleet (CTF-34) the opportunity to bring together a cooperative training environment for multinational anti-submarine warfare (ASW) June 26 through August 1. Liaison Naval Officers (LNOs) […]

July 29th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Djou campaign holds more cash on hand than any other candidate for Hawaii CD1

former Congressman Charles Djou

HONOLULU - Former Hawaii Congressman Charles K. Djou filed his pre-primary financial report with the Federal Election Commission on July 28.  The Djou campaign reported having raised $48,926.48 for the 20-day period between July 1 and July 20 and holds $439,707.27 cash-on-hand for the remainder of the campaign. Although Djou was the last major candidate […]

July 29th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

League of Women Voters Criticizes State Senate President's Campaign Tactics

Senate President Donna Kim under fire for campaign tactics used in Congressional race

REPORT FROM THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS - HONOLULU - The League of Women Voters has learned that email sent from Donna Mercado Kim’s campaign headquarters urged voters to take a photograph of their ballot to show they voted for her and share it on social media. Why “take a photo and upload it on […]

July 29th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

15-Year-Old Tiana Omayas-Kalili Missing Since July 17

Missing Person: Tiana Omayas-Kalili

Crimestoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Tiana Omayas-Kalili who was last seen leaving her Waianae home on July 17, 2014, at approximately 6:45 a.m. Omayas-Kalili was headed to her ROTC program at Waianae High School, but did not make it to the event. She has not been seen […]

July 28th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Missing Person: Honolulu resident Christopher Ian Riel

Missing: Christopher I. Riel
Race: Filipino
Age: 34 years old
Height: 5’4”
Weight: 260 lbs.
Hair: Dark brown
Eyes: Brown

Crimestoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Christopher Ian Riel who was last seen on July 28, 2014, at approximately 1:15 p.m., leaving his Punchbowl residence. Riel is emotionally distraught and may is driving a silver 2012 Chrysler 4-door bearing Hawaii license plate RXD 627. Anyone with information about […]

July 28th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Hawaii MoveOn.org Members Open Office, Launch Effort to Turn Out Progressive Voters For Brian Schatz in Senate Primary

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz

HONOLULU— With three weeks before the state’s contested Democratic primary, members of MoveOn.org Political Action have opened an office in Honolulu, Hawaii, kicking off a grassroots effort focused on turning out progressive voters in support of the incumbent candidate, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI). On Tuesday night, dozens of local progressives gathered to launch MoveOn’s […]

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

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