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GMO update from Councilmember Wille

Councilmember Margaret Wille, District 9, released the following statement on the County Council’s committee discussion on GMOs: The council members generally recognized there is a need to restrict any further introduction of the GMOs here on our island offering suggestions to address those concerns. Given the current presence of some genetically modified crops here, the […]

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Public meeting about Bill 79 and GMOs

MEDIA RELEASE Featuring: Hawaii County Councilmember Margaret Wille and CTAHR Professor of Tropical Organic Agriculture Hector Valenzuela Time: 7-9pm, June 24th  Place: UH Hilo, room STB 108 Free and open to the public Following a short film about Genetically Modified Organisms growing in Hawaii, Dr. Valenzuela will give a presentation around the effects of GMOs […]

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Legislative issues top Waimea Community Association agenda (Feb. 7)

MEDIA RELEASE Hot issues and community funding priorities for Waimea and North Hawaii will top the Waimea Community Association Town Meeting Agenda at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 in Waimea School Cafeteria. The district’s elected public policy makers – Sen. Malama Solomon and Rep. Cindy Evans – will provide an overview of the session, including […]

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Council Districts 6 & 9 forum (Oct. 8)

MEDIA RELEASE A moderated candidate forum is set for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 at Kealakehe High School cafeteria featuring two sets of candidates. The candidates for County Council for District 6, Volcano through South Kona, are Maile David and incumbent Brenda Ford. The candidates for County Council for District 9, Waikoloa through Kohala, are […]

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Wille to run for District 9 County Council seat

Wille to run for District 9 County Council seat

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Attorney and blogger Margaret Wille has announced she will run for the District 9 County Council seat. That seat currently is held by Pete Hoffmann, who cannot run again due to term limits. Wille has issued the following statement: A number of months ago, Councilman Pete Hoffmann called and asked me to […]

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Emergency preparedness on Waimea agenda (Nov. 5)

MEDIA RELEASE Community Resilience: the ability to recover from or adjust to misfortune or change; the capacity to withstand shock without permanent deformation. The “misfortune” or “stress” for a rural community such as Waimea could be any of a wide array of natural or man-made disasters:  pandemic illness such as swine flu, earthquake, hurricane or […]

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