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“Outstanding Older American” Nominees Announced

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WAILUKU, MAUI – The Maui County Office on Aging today announced the ten nominees who will be honored at the 46th Annual Outstanding Older American Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. The awards luncheon will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Maui Beach Hotel’s Elleair Ballroom and will include an announcement by Mayor […]

April 16th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Coast Guard suspends search for overboard crewmember of container ship

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HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the search Wednesday for a Japanese crewmember reported overboard from the container ship Hercules Highway, approximately 805 miles northeast of Oahu. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center were notified at approximately 8:23 a.m., Monday regarding the 23-year-old male who was reported overboard from the container ship […]

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Where your federal tax dollars went

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Hawaii Fire Fighters Association Endorses Abercrombie

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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Fire Fighters Association (HFFA) has announced that it will endorse Governor Neil Abercrombie for a second term. HFFA represents nearly 3,100 active and retired firefighters throughout Hawaii. “Governor Abercrombie has stood by our side for over 40 years,” said Bobby Lee HFFA president. “We first endorsed him in 1974. Since that time, he’s consistently […]

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

Memorial Fund Established for Victims and Families of Lāna‘i Airplane Crash

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WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai‘i – A “Maui County Remembers” memorial fund has been established by Pūlama Lāna‘i to provide financial assistance to the families of those who perished or were injured in the Lāna‘i plane crash on February 26, 2014. All funds will be allocated to assist crash victims and their families. “Our hearts go out […]

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

Congress.org: How Hawaii's Elected Officials Voted - April 14, 2014

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In this MegaVote for Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Unemployment Benefits Extension – Passage Senate: Equal Pay – Cloture House: Budget Resolution – Passage Editor's Note: Both the House and Senate are in recess until the week of April 28. Recent Senate Votes Unemployment Benefits Extension – Passage - Vote Passed (59-38, […]

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

Hawaii Legislation Restructures Controversial State Agency

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HONOLULU – The state House of Representatives has passed the omnibus bill that seeks to improve management, legislative oversight and public participation of the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA). HB1866 HD2 SD2 is one of a number of bills that originated in the House, was amended by the Senate, and now goes to the Governor […]

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

Senate Approves More than 170 House Bills

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HONOLULU -- At Second Crossover, the Hawaii State Senate advanced several bills that align with its 2013 legislative session priorities:  improving the lives of Hawaii’s people through kūpuna support, environmental protection, community investment and fiscal responsibility. Lawmakers advanced legislation relating to education, housing and homelessness, health, public safety, agriculture, veterans, and tourism. The Senate passed […]

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

Kailua Legislative Meeting Scheduled for May 7

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KAILUA –Rep. Cynthia Thielen, Rep. Chris Lee, Senator Laura Thielen and Councilmember Ikaika Anderson will hold a community meeting in Kailua from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Keolu Elementary School in the Cafeteria.  The school is located at 1416 Keolu Drive  in Kailua.   Light refreshments will be served. This […]

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

Industrial Hemp Legislation Passes Hawaii Legislature

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HONOLULU – On Monday, the Hawaii State Legislature passed Senate Bill 2175 Senate Draft 2 House Draft 2, also known as the “Hemp Bill,” which authorizes the Dean of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawaii at Manoa to conduct a two-year industrial hemp phytoremediation and biofuels research program. […]

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