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Be counted in 2010; it's good for Hawaii

Be counted in 2010; it’s good for Hawaii

Special to Hawaii 24/7 by Sen. Will Espero To be counted or not to be counted – that is the question than can result in millions of dollars for Hawaii. More than $300 billion a year for 10 years, $3 trillion in all, is up for grabs – want some of it? How that money […]

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The food chain and how Hawaii can do better

The food chain and how Hawaii can do better

Special to Hawaii 24/7 by Sen. Will Espero Hawaii’s volcanoes put on a fantastic show for nature lovers, but its lava also creates a rich soil that gives locally grown food their distinctly delicious flavors. Agriculture in Hawaii suffers from memories of plantation days gone by. No longer simply sugar and pineapple, our farmers deserve […]

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Special committee to consider approaches to teacher furloughs

Special committee to consider approaches to teacher furloughs

MEDIA RELEASE Senate President Colleen Hanabusa has announced a Special Committee of the State Senate will convene to consider the options available to address the question of teacher furloughs. “I am proud that my colleagues are stepping up with a battery of ideas to solve the teacher furlough problem,” Hanabusa said, “but every option raises […]

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Sen. Espero speaks out on Kulani closure

Sen. Espero speaks out on Kulani closure

 Sen. Will Espero has written to the governor, urging her to use the facility for women inmates. Espero’s letter appears courtesy of www.hawaiisenatemajority.com: Dear Governor Lingle, I am writing to express my disappointment in the decision to close Kulani Correctional Facility. I know we are facing difficult financial times, but giving up a correctional facility […]

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Federal spending in Hawaii has huge impact

Federal spending in Hawaii has huge impact

Sen. Will Espero/Special to Hawaii247.com The recent announcement by the FBI that Kapolei will be the site of one of the largest law enforcement complexes in the Asia-Pacific regions is heartening news for a state with a troubled economy.   While the new FBI complex is expected to house 230 staff, area businesses will benefit […]

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Caring for our kupuna

Caring for our kupuna

  Special to Hawaii 247.org by Sen. Will Espero Hawaii has long been recognized across the country as one of the best, places to live for senior citizens.   Our Pacific-Asian culture venerates our elderly. We let gramma or grampa live with us when they can’t or shouldn’t live on their own anymore, we visit […]

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Sen. Espero: Healthy Start in danger

Sen. Espero: Healthy Start in danger

Sen. Will Espero goes to bat for Healthy Start: Healthy Start is now itself in danger of losing its life.  The governor has deleted the 25 year old program entirely from the state budget.  Without state funding, the program will immediately stop.  Healthy Start serves more than 4,000 families a year at about $3,000 per […]

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