Governor Fills Senate Seats

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View press release from Governor’s office HERE.

Governor fills Senate seats

Abercrombie chooses a former legislative colleague and a current House member

By B.J. Reyes

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 22, 2010

Gov. Neil Abercrombie turned to present and past legislative experience in filling two Senate vacancies yesterday.

The governor named state Rep. Maile Shimabukuro and former state Sen. Malama Solomon — an ally of Abercrombie’s from their days in the Legislature — to fill vacancies created by the resignations of Colleen Hanabusa (D, Nanakuli-Makua) and Dwight Takamine (D, Hilo-Hawi). Continue reading

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No More Waianae Landfills, Say Most District 1 Candidates

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No more Waianae landfills, say most District 1 candidates

By Leila Fujimori

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 22, 2010

Affordable housing, landfills and the tug of war between agriculture and development were among topics faced by candidates last night at a community forum.

Twelve of the 13 people running in the special election to replace former City Councilman Todd Apo participated in the District 1 forum at Nanakuli High and Intermediate. John Roco was the only candidate not there. Continue reading