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County of Hawaii and Hawaiian Earth Recycling reach composting contract agreement

The County of Hawai‘i (County) has rescinded its February 16, 2017 Notice of Termination to Hawaiian Earth Recycling, LLC (HER). Mr. Clyde Kaneshiro, HER’s local principal, together with HER representatives, in cooperation with the Mayor’s Office and County representatives, have reached an agreement in principle, addressing the pricing and operational concerns of the County.

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Senator Hirono undergoes corrective eye surgery

In consultation with her physician, Senator Mazie Hirono has elected to undergo surgery to implant a lens to improve the vision in her left eye. Because this surgery requires some preparation, Senator Hirono plans to have this procedure during the Congressional recess, which will allow her to get back to work when the Senate is […]

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Rep. Gabbard to host town hall meetings in Kona and Hilo

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) Monday (April 3) announced the schedule for her statewide Town Hall Tour during the April District Work Period, which includes meetings on Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Maui, Molokaʻi, Lanaʻi, and in Hilo and Kona on Hawaiʻi Island.

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The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has formally withdrawn its Draft Environmental Assessment for a proposed composting facility in Pana‘ewa amid residents’ concerns that the location of the facility would impose adverse impacts on the community. This location for the facility was specifically identified in the Compost Contract.

County cancels proposed composting facility in Panaewa

The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has formally withdrawn its Draft Environmental Assessment for a proposed composting facility in Pana‘ewa amid residents’ concerns that the location of the facility would impose adverse impacts on the community. This location for the facility was specifically identified in the Compost Contract.

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Hawai‘i County and Hawaiian Earth Recycling agreed Thursday to work towards resolving their present contract differences.

Representatives of the recycling company, headed by its Executive Director Mark Cummings, met with Mayor Harry Kim and the County Department of Environmental Management, and the parties have agreed to work towards addressing concerns with the present contract.

County and recycler work on resolution for composting contract

Hawai‘i County and Hawaiian Earth Recycling agreed Thursday to work towards resolving their present contract differences. Representatives of the recycling company, headed by its Executive Director Mark Cummings, met with Mayor Harry Kim and the County Department of Environmental Management, and the parties have agreed to work towards addressing concerns with the present contract.

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Applicants sought for Hawaii Island Forestry Advisory Council positions

The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, is now accepting applications for vacant seats on the Laupāhoehoe Advisory Council (LAC) and the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Advisory Council (PAC) on Hawai‘i island.

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Mayor Harry Kim on February 16, 2017 signed a termination of a composting contract that was deemed disadvantageous to the County of Hawai’i.

The County informed the contractor, Hawaiian Earth Recycling, LLC (Hawaiian Earth Recycling), that the Service Agreement for the Organics Diversion Program in East Hawai‘i and West Hawai‘i with the County of Hawai‘i will be terminated as of June 30, 2017.

Mayor Kim cancels composting contract with current company

Mayor Harry Kim on February 16, 2017 signed a termination of a composting contract that was deemed disadvantageous to the County of Hawai’i. The County informed the contractor, Hawaiian Earth Recycling, LLC (Hawaiian Earth Recycling), that the Service Agreement for the Organics Diversion Program in East Hawai‘i and West Hawai‘i with the County of Hawai‘i […]

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In the hearing today by the Senate Committee on Commerce Consumer Protection (CPH), SB1129 SD1 was passed with amendments that would establish a medical aid in dying act under which a terminally ill adult resident may obtain a prescription for medication to end the patient’s life.

Senate committee passes medical aid in dying bill

In the hearing today by the Senate Committee on Commerce Consumer Protection (CPH), SB1129 SD1 was passed with amendments that would establish a medical aid in dying act under which a terminally ill adult resident may obtain a prescription for medication to end the patient’s life.

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Sen. Hirono introduces bill to improve volcano monitoring and early warning

Senators Mazie K. Hirono, Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced legislation to improve volcano monitoring and early warning capabilities that help keep communities and travelers safe.

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Four sites being considered for future OCCC prison facility on Oahu

The Department of Public Safety (PSD) submitted its progress report on the future of the Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) to the 2017 Hawaii State Legislature. The report titled “Planning for the Future of the Oahu Community Correctional Center” was submitted on schedule, as required by legislative mandate. The report addresses the key topics associated […]

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A Hawaii coalition on the steps of the Federal Building in Honolulu Wednesday (Feb 1) opposing the executive orders on immigration. Photo courtesy of ACLU Hawaii

Demonstration at the Federal building in Honolulu to oppose President Trump’s orders on immigration

A coalition of Hawaii-based organizations, joined the Muslim Association of Hawaii to oppose and reject the recent anti-immigration executive orders issued by President Donald Trump.

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Rep Lowen backs ban on sunscreens that harm coral reefs

The House Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection today passed House Bill 600, introduced by Representative Nicole Lowen (District 6, Kailua-Kona, Holualoa), which would prohibit the sale of sunscreens containing the chemical oxybenzone.

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