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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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The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), Goodfellow Bros., Inc. (GBI), and all the Project Team members, are pleased to announce construction for the Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway, Phase 2 project will resume Monday, January 30, 2017.

The work beginning on January 30 will involve excavation of retaining walls near the National Park; traffic signal, interconnect, and street light foundation and conduit installation at multiple locations on the north end of the project; and, reclaimed water utility installation and testing. This will be followed by subgrade preparation for aggregate base course and pavement and further utility work.

Dept of Transportation update on Queen Kaahumanu Highway widening, phase II

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), Goodfellow Bros., Inc. (GBI), and all the Project Team members, are pleased to announce construction for the Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway, Phase 2 project will resume Monday, January 30, 2017. The work beginning on January 30 will involve excavation of retaining walls near the National Park; traffic signal, interconnect, and […]

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The Third Circuit Court is seeking applicants for independent grand jury counsels

Jury Counsels (Hilo and Kona). The compensation shall be as provided by law. Article I, Section 11 of the Constitution of the state of Hawaii establishes that whenever a grand jury is impaneled, an independent counsel shall be appointed as provided by law, to advise the members of the grand jury regarding matters brought before […]

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Senator Hirono calls for exemption to hiring freeze for Pear Harbor shipyard

Senator Mazie K. Hirono and a bipartisan group of seven Senators wrote to Secretary of Defense James Mattis to call for exempting Department of Navy shipyard civilian employees from the recent executive order signed by President Trump that freezes federal hiring. While the President’s executive order states that it does not apply to military personnel […]

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Governor David Ige's address before the twenty-ninth state legislature meeting in joint session January 23, 2017. Photo courtesy of Hawaii State Senate

Governor David Ige’s State of the State Address Monday (Jan 23)

Governor David Ige’s address before the twenty-ninth state legislature meeting in joint session January 23, 2017.

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The Hawaii State Judiciary is making more court documents available for online viewing. Circuit and family court criminal case documents filed on January 23, 2017 and thereafter will be available for download and purchase online through eCourt Kokua. This will supplement the current traffic, district court criminal, and appellate cases presently available on eCourt Kokua. Civil case information will continue to be available through Ho’ohiki.

More court documents to be made available online via eCourt Kokua website

The Hawaii State Judiciary is making more court documents available for online viewing. Circuit and family court criminal case documents filed on January 23, 2017 and thereafter will be available for download and purchase online through eCourt Kokua. This will supplement the current traffic, district court criminal, and appellate cases presently available on eCourt Kokua. […]

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Court interpreter applicants wanted, workshops to be held

The state Judiciary is seeking individuals who speak English and another language to become court interpreters. Applications are now being accepted for the next state court interpreter orientation workshop to be held on each of the major islands in February and March.

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