BEGIN’s ‘Uta no Hi’ Concert Live Via Internet 6/28/13, 7:00pm-1:30am Hawaii Time

uta no hiClick the image above or go to this site to watch the concert:

Streaming live from Kadena, Okinawa, on 6/29, from 2pm to 8:30pm.

Hawaii time: 6/28, from 7pm to 1:30am.

For those who don’t know the popular Okinawan group BEGIN, see the video below for their performance of  “Sanshin No Hana,” with English translation.

AP/Star Advertiser: Hawaii State Senate Committee for Tourism, Hawaiian Affairs Split – Sen. Shimabukuro to Head Hawaiian Affairs

Senate Committee for Tourism/Hawaiian Affairs Split

By Associated Press

POSTED: 11:38 a.m. HST, Jun 28, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 11:38 a.m. HST, Jun 28, 2013

The Hawaii State Senate is splitting its committee on tourism and Hawaiian affairs into separate committees for each subject.

Senate President Donna Mercado Kim said in a statement today that the new assignments will give lawmakers better flexibility to focus on the subject areas.

The Tourism Committee will be led by Sen. Gilbert Kalehe, while Sen. Maile Shimabukuro will head the Hawaiian Affairs Committee.

Senate Majority Leader Brickwood Galuteria had been chairman of the combined committee. He says he’ll be more effective as a majority leader with his understanding as a committee chairman.

The Senate also announced smaller changes to its commerce and water committees, with Sen. Brian Taniguchi to serve as vice-chairman of the commerce committee and Galuteria to be vice-chairman of the water committee.

NHIS Athletic Department 3rd Annual “Come Fly With Us” Golf Tournament Fundraiser 7/28/13

come-fly-2012dSUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013







$10,000 CASH PRIZE

$50,000 CASH PRIZE





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Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board No. 24: REGULAR MEETING AGENDA 7/2/2013

Neighborhood Bd 24Printable version (copy and paste into browser):

Click to access NC201306Ag.PDF

Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board No. 24

7:00 P.M. TO 9:30 P.M.

1. CALL TO ORDER/WELCOME: Johnnie-Mae L. Perry, Chair Pro Tem


3. THE OATH OF OFFICE: Administration of the Oath of Office to All Elected Wai`anae Neighborhood Board Members [NP §2-14-101(a)]

4. ELECTION OF OFFICERS: Election of Officers to Serve from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 [NP §2-14-103(b), 2-14-120; see NP §2-14-123 for duties of officers]: Chair, One (1) or More Vice Chairs, Secretary, Treasurer, and any other officer(s) determined needed to conduct the Board’s business.

5. FILLING OF BOARD VACANCY: One (1) Vacancy in Sub-District 01 (Waianae)


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Star-Advertiser: Preschool Program Expansion Funds Cleared 6/25/13

[Note: The following excerpts are from Nanea Kalani’s “Abercrombie Clears Funds and Preschool Program’s Expansion” (Star-Advertiser, 25 June 2013). See the press release.]

Subhead: “The new law falls short of the governor’s call for a universal education readiness initiative”

Governor Neil Abercrombie

Governor Neil Abercrombie

Senate Bill 1093 — now Act 151 — will expand the existing Preschool Open Doors program under the state Department of Human Services with an additional $6 million for subsidies to help pay for about 900 children to attend preschool next year.

Preference will be given to children from low- and middle-income families and those underserved or at risk. Children from low-income families would be able to attend for free, while children from middle- and higher-income families would pay fees on a sliding scale.

The bill also requires participating preschool providers to conduct school-readiness assessments and prepare children for school through either English or Hawaiian language.

“It’s a start. That’s all it is, is a start. But it’s everything,” Abercrombie said at a news conference Monday at Washington Place. “For the first time, the state will be codifying into law a commitment to preparing young children for success in school and in life.”

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Podium Raceway Electric Kart Racing in Kapolei

 Address: 91-1085 Lexington St, Bldg 1844, Kapolei, HI 96707

Click photos to enlarge. Address: 91-1085 Lexington St, Bldg 1844, Kapolei, HI 96707. Visit the website.

Podium Raceway features public indoor electric kart racing.  Waianae residents enjoyed the raceway; L-R: Paul Kepka, Robin Fields, Derrick Kiyabu, and friend.

Podium Raceway features public indoor electric kart racing. Waianae residents enjoyed the raceway; L-R: Paul Kepka, Robin Fields, Derrick Kiyabu, and friend.

Sen. Shimabukuro and her boyfriend, Shayne, had fun at the raceway with family and friends.  For more information, visit

Sen. Shimabukuro and her boyfriend, Shayne, had fun at the raceway with family and friends. For more information, visit the Podium Raceway website.

Nanakuli H.S. Graduation 2013 – Update

NHIS Graduation 2013DNHIS Graduation 2013CNHIS Graduation 2013EHere is a link to a photo album:

See the original PDF files: page 1 and 2.

Click to enlarge. Also see the original PDF files: page 1 and 2.

US Navy’s Nanakuli/Lualualei Dust Mitigation Project

Click image to view larger PDF version.

Click image to view original PowerPoint version.


Update on Reconstruction of Mailiilii Road

For your information below – Update on the Mailiilii Road closure from Board of Water Supply.

Louis Galdeira III
Waianae Coast Community Liaison
Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine
District One | Honolulu City Council
530 South King Street | Honolulu, HI 96813
Office: 808.768.5001 | Direct: 808.768.5089
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From: Keoni D. Mattos []
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2013 6:20 PM
To: Galdeira, Louis
Subject: Update on Reconstruction of Mailiilii Road

Aloha Louis,

Ellen asked that I follow up with you to provide an update on Mailiilii Road.

The BWS contractor working on the reconstruction of Mailiilii Road now estimates that Mailiilii Road will be re-opened in mid-July. Reopening of the roadway has been delayed for a few weeks due to a design interpretation issue. Currently, the BWS contractor is waiting for new parts and equipment to arrive so they can resume work to construct a new headwall around the three 36-inch drainage culverts in the area. Once the headwall construction is completed, they will then repair and ultimately reopen the roadway.

The BWS appreciates the patience and understanding of Waianae Valley residents as we conduct these emergency repairs. The contractor is working as quickly as possible to complete permanent repairs to make the roadway safe for residents and drivers.

Feel free to contact us should you have any questions.

~Keoni D. Mattos~

Board of Water Supply, Communications Office
630 South Beretania Street | Honolulu, Hawaii 96843

Twitter: @BWSHonolulu




GMO week


Media Contact:
Deborah Sharkey
Makana Communications
Phone: 808.349.8221

– The ‘Ōlelo signature productions air June 24-27 on Channel O‘AHU 55 –

Honolulu, HI (June 19, 2013) – ‘Ōlelo Community Media has gathered people from both sides of the GMO (genetically modified organisms) debate for four nights of signature programming that aims to delve more deeply into this often divisive issue.

“The subject of GMOs is clearly one that many people in our community feel passionately about,” says Roy Amemiya, president & CEO of ‘Ōlelo. “We hope that GMO Week will help all of us gain a better understanding of both the pros and cons of GMO so that our community can create solutions that are in the best interest of Hawai‘i.”

GMO Week launches on Monday, June 24 and continues through Thursday, June 27, running from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each night. The ‘Ōlelo signature productions will air on Oahu on ‘Ōlelo Channel O‘AHU 55.

Because Neighbor Island interest in GMOs is so great, the shows will be also available during the same times on all of the Neighbor Islands through Channel 54, thanks to the local community access providers Akakū in Maui County, Nā Leo ‘O Hawai‘i on the Big Island and Ho‘ike Kauai.
The shows will also available for online viewing through ‘ŌleloNet On Demand by visiting

Monday, June 24 and Tuesday, June 25
GMO Week starts with two pre-recorded shows from panels that convened earlier this month. The June 25 show will present a continuation of what airs on June 24. On the first night, 30 minutes of programming from the pro-GMO panel will be presented first, followed by 30 minutes from the anti-GMO panel. On the second night, the order will switch, with 30 minutes from the anti-GMO panel to air first, followed by the pro-GMO panel.

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Governor Signs School Readiness Bill

Governor Neil Abercrombie

Governor Neil Abercrombie

[See the Star-Advertiser article 6/25/13.]

Press Release

Governor Signs School Readiness Bill
Names New Early Learning Director for Implementation Phase

HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed Senate Bill 1093, a significant first step to transform early education in Hawaii and ensure that all island keiki have access to preschool.

“In my 2013 State of the State, I described any failure to address early learning development as one of our state’s greatest unfunded liabilities; this bill breaks from the status quo and provides our first down payment on ensuring Hawaii’s keiki are prepared to enter kindergarten ready to learn,” Gov. Abercrombie said. “No other piece of legislation this year was more important. I firmly believe that giving keiki a strong early childhood education foundation is the best, most effective way to empower their success in life.”

Gov. Abercrombie also announced the appointment of GG Weisenfed, Ed.D, as director of the Executive Office on Early Learning (EOEL). Weisenfeld will take over for Terry Lock, the state’s former early childhood coordinator who the Governor appointed as director when the office was first established. Lock has accepted a position with the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Education, where she will focus on the professional and leadership development of current and future early childhood educators.

“Terry joined my administration in 2011 and has been a steadfast leader for our youngest citizens,” the Governor said. “She and her team have made significant progress and established a strong foundation for early learning and development in Hawaii, including completing the strategic plan ‘Taking Action for Hawaii’s Children.’ As we enter this next phase of implementation, it means a great deal to me that Terry recommended GG to lead our efforts forward.”

A key component of the Governor’s legislative package, SB1093 (enacted as Act 151) establishes the Preschool Open Doors Program as the statewide school readiness program administered by the state Department of Human Services. The new voluntary program will provide access to school readiness services that address children’s physical, cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional development. The program will serve 4-year-old children, with priority extended to underserved or at-risk keiki, and those who are not eligible to attend public school kindergarten in the school year they turn 5 because their birth date occurs after the kindergarten eligibility date.

The bill also requires each provider to conduct school readiness assessments, give priority to children from low- and moderate-income families, and prepare children for school through either English or Hawaiian language.

The measure includes appropriations of $720,000 in fiscal year 2013 and $440,000 in fiscal year 2014 to fund three temporary positions and contract services, as well as an additional $6 million for program subsidies in fiscal year 2014.

About the New Director
Weisenfeld was most recently the director of the Hawaii P-3 Initiative at the University of Hawaii, where she aligned policies and programs between the early childhood community and the state Department of Education through researching and leading the development of the Hawaii’s Early Learning and Development Standards (HELDS). As an early childhood research specialist at the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii, Weisenfeld facilitated the creation of a research-based design and implementation plan for a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for early childhood programs in Hawaii.

Weisenfeld has established herself as a champion of early learning, publishing numerous works on the issue. She honed her skills in New York’s early education system and has served in positions ranging from early childhood classroom teacher, to director of childhood services (including Head Start and Early Head Start), to assistant professor of education.

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News Release

HONOLULU – In observance of National HIV Testing Day, Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) clinics and other community-based sites are offering free HIV screening on Thursday, June 27, 2013. National HIV Testing Day occurs every year to encourage individuals to get tested for HIV and learn their HIV status.

hiv testing day

“The DOH recommends that everyone from age 14 to 64 have an HIV test,” said Nancy Deeley, HIV testing coordinator for the DOH STD/AIDS Prevention Branch (SAPB).

“A person who knows their HIV status is less likely to engage in behavior that puts others at risk; can be started on HIV treatment which makes them less infectious to others; can be treated for STDs that increase the likelihood of transmitting HIV; and can be provided with prevention counseling and other support services,” said Peter Whiticar, chief of the DOH STD/AIDS Prevention Branch.

In 2010, under the direction of President Barack Obama, the United States released its first-ever National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). The NHAS served to redirect attention to the HIV epidemic that has killed approximately 600,000 people in the United States and continues to infect 56,000 people in the nation each year.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than 1.1 million Americans are currently living with HIV and about 25 percent (259,000) of this total are unaware of their HIV infection.

The number of people living with HIV/AIDS infection in Hawaii has increased each year from 2001 to 2011. SAPB data indicates there were a total of 4,334 individuals in the state living with HIV/AIDS as of December 31, 2011.

DOH provides free confidential HIV testing on all islands. For information about HIV testing services, contact:

Oahu: Nancy Deeley

Diamond Head Health Center (3627 Kilauea Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816)

Clinic hours on HIV Testing Day will be 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Phone: (808) 733-4383; e-mail:

Hawaii: Peter Tuiolosega Silva

STD/HIV Clinic at the Waiakea Health Center (191 Kuawa St., Hilo, HI 96720)

Phone: (808) 974-4247; e-mail:

Maui: Janelle Miller

Maui District Health Office (121 Mahalani St., Suite 104, Wailuku, HI 96793)

Phone: (808) 984-2129; e-mail

Kauai: Jason Yaris

Kauai District Health Office (3040 Umi St., Lihue, HI 96766)

Phone: (808) 821-2741; e-mail

For information on HIV/AIDS and access to testing in Hawaii:

For information on National HIV Testing Day:

For more information on National HIV/AIDS Strategy:


For more information on this news release contact:

Nancy Deeley

DOH HIV Testing Coordinator

Phone: (808) 733-4383

Hawaii P-20 Update


Dear Friends of Hawai‘i P-20 and the Hawai‘i P-3 Initiative,

This morning, the Governor of Hawai‘i signed a historic bill which will serve as the foundation of a new School Readiness program for Hawai‘i’s keiki. At the bill signing, he further announced that Dr. Georgenne (GG) Weisenfeld, our current Hawai‘i P-3 Director of Early Learning of Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education, will become the new Director of the Executive Office on Early Learning (EOEL), starting July 16th. Click here to read the Governor’s official press release.

We celebrate this new development with Dr. Weisenfeld as she moves into a position of statewide significance. She has been a brilliant and innovative leader in her time with Hawai‘i P-3. Fortunately, she will continue to be a strategic policy leader for P-3, and we fully anticipate that all of the P-3 initiatives will continue seamlessly. For those initiatives and the P-3 demonstration project work, the point of contact will be Ms. Kim Guieb, our P-3 Operations Specialist, whom many of you know and respect for her amazing capacity and who will lead our P-3 program forward.

In the next few weeks and months, more details will emerge about our working relationship with EOEL. Thank you for your continued support!


Karen Lee, Ed.D.
Executive Director
Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education



JOB TREE Our Father in Heaven Ministry 489 8016

First to Work 587 3850
333 N.King st room 200
Jan Guard security 524 Kalihi st 585 7346
Altres staffing agency many positions 674 3711
Alliance personnel 521 4300
Express employment agency 525 5225
Offering RESUME building please apply online if you are interested in having help with your resume email
Live in situation and work Waianae must be drug alcohol free please call Bobby at 275 6995
Looking for a multi talented tradesman apply via email at
Car alarm installer on call 228-1801 M-F 10-7 for an interview at the Race Factory
Real painter Kunia temp work apply via
Experienced solar technician fax resume to 1-866-422-0809
Skilled painting looking for skilled and experienced call 342-1806
Carpenter plumber Leeward Waianae 951-9906 must have own tools
Journeyman Plumber apply via email
Auto mechanic apply in person A1 Auto Sales 3251 Nimitz Highway Honolulu
Roofers 1 or 2 people Pearl City call 688-4503
Painter with a sprayer Captain Cook call 923-0005 ask for Dennis
Japanese speaking make up artists needed Waikiki text
Cashier Benihana of Tokyo Waikiki apply in person at 2005 Kalia Road Honolulu in Hawaii Hilton Village Hotel
Prepared foods department hiring Kailua please go to
Great Harvest Bread Company Kahala Baker Customer Service pick up application in person
Baristas Starbucks Mililani-Waipio hiring
Vacation cleaning and staging set up Waikiki call 541-517-0468 and ask for Henry
Prep cook Kona Brewing Company Koko Marina apply via email
PT cooks Honolulu at 1295 S. Beretania Street Honolulu at Honolulu Burger Company
Smoothie Maker Kailua Jewel or Juice apply in person 305 Uluniu Street #102 Kailua closed Mondays
Sous Chef Haleiwa apply via
Vegetarian Café Haleiwa apply in person at Beet Box apply in person at 66-443 kam hwy Haleiwa n.shore
Houseless couple open to receiving a donation of car truck or van call 489-8016
Barista Cashier wanted at the Pacific Place Tea Garden 3rd level of Ala Moana
Server Jinroku hiring bilingual English Japanese Waikiki apply in person at 7427 Kuhio Avenue 11-3 pm
Host Hostess Bussers Cashiers Honolulu Waikiki apply in person Ala Moana Center 4th Floor, 1450 Ala moana or 2250 Kalakaua Avenue call after 12 pm at 945-3443 or 922-4702
Teppan Yaki Chefs Chef Trainees Waikiki Honolulu 4th floor Ala Moana Shopping Center or Waikiki Shopping Plaza at 3rd floor call 945-3443 or 922-4702 call after 12 noon
Cocktail Server Honolulu call 384-8977
Food Server Nico’s Pier 38 apply in person Mon-Wed 3-4 pm at 1129 N. Nimitz Highway
Wedding Banquet Server Waimanalo call 521-4300 staffing agency
Dining room busser apply at under employment opportunities
PT Cook Nuuanu call 781-3502 and ask for Guy call before noon
Servers Cooks Pizaa Pasta Pantry FT apply in person M-F3-5 pm at 1450 Ala Moana Boulevard
Counter attendant Dole Plantation Wahiawa apply in person 9:30-5:30 pm
After School leaders Honolulu call for an interview 955-1555
English SSAT tutor wanted Moiliili email send resume to
Wellness trainer at arcadia retirement residence send resume to
Polynesian Hospitality openings Bus Trainer Operations Supervisor Mechanic helper call 524-5040 ext. 243
School Bus Drivers PT CDL Pearl City Waialua Waipahu call 263-4455 at Tomasa’s Bus
Sales Restaurant Row call 628-3783
Bank of Hawaii apply online at call 694-8264
State City & County jobs go online at
Jani King own your own business call 535-6100
Pest control and Sentricon Tech FT apply in person M-F 8-3 pm at 94-435 Akoki Street
Security Guard PT apply in person at 2270 Kalakaua Avenue, Suite 1800 call 923-1191
CNA FT PT temp Hale Malamalama LLC 6163 Summer Street Honolulu
FT Medical Assistant for internal medicine practice in Ewa Beach 2 yrs experience with EMR knowledge please fax resume to 689-8153
Nurse finders Nurses CNA call 838-7590
Waimanalo Health Center Job applications
Sales person Menehune Water fax resumes to 487-6989
Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific call in Positions Nursing Therapy and support positions for more info and to apply go online at
Tour Driver Trolley Driver Tour Driver CDL FT Trolley Driver FT earn CDL apply in person M-F 9 am-3 pm at 3015 Koapaka Street Suite B call 593-8073 ext. 202
Security Guard FT PT for guardsmark apply in person at 900 Fort Street Mall Suite 1650 Honolulu no parking validation
City Mill Human Resources Manager at 660 N. Nimitz Highway M-Thurs 8:30-3:30 pm Human Resources Department
Experienced Repair Tech for Amusement Company fax resume or call for appointment 485-5888
Fish cutter Honolulu apply in person 7 am – 3 pm at Fresh Island Fish at Pier 38 at 1135 N. Nimitz Highway
Housecleaning FT M-F the Home Team Cleaning Service call
Job interviews Janitor & stockers FT PT Monday June 24th 9-11 am & 2-4 pm in Wahiawa apply in person at Federal Maintenance at 823 Olive Avenue Wahiawa call 853-3375
Light Maintenance and hauling truck and tools a must retirees and seniors welcome call 955-0903
7-11 Windward Area to apply please visit our career center for an onsite interview M-F 9 am – 3 pm 1755 Nuuanu Avenue 2nd floor Honolulu
Taro Brand Job Fair Saturday June 22nd 10-2 pm Production Worker Sales & Marketing Manager repair & maintenance manager packer for a complete list of all job openings go online at
Kuakini Health System help desk tech go to
call 547-9148
PT Student Helper in Home office 1073 Kinau Street
Maui Divers Jewelry Store Manager duty free stores Waikiki Cleaner Sales Boutique Jewelry
FT PT Japanese English speaking Sales Associate to apply online at call 943-8366
Car alarm installer Honolulu call M-F 10-7 pm call 228-1801 Race Factory
Delivery Driver production Honolulu apply in person at 521 Kuwili Street fax resume to 523-3697 bring abstract
CDL A Driver Sand Island fax resume to 239-6947
Job Fair for Roberts Hawaii in Hawaii apply in person at Waipahu Work Links Office at 94-725 Mokuloa Street #201C call 675-0010 Thursday June 20th
Japanese Speaking customer service to work on boat Kaneohe Bay apply on email
Experienced embroidered N.Shore apply via email at
Maintenance Waikiki apply in person atn2040 Kuhio ave and see front desk M-F 9-3pm
Stocker for Coco cove store Waikiki apply in person at 2284 kalakaua st
Landscape laborer windward call 235 4328
Laborer temp call 672 7553 and ask for Marie Michelle
Taxi driver wanted no experience necessary EZ taxi hiring no experience call Eric at 447 9039
Plant nursery worker Waimanalo apply via email
Masonry concrete work job N.shore waialae call 637 0443xtn 3022
ask for Dennis
Van and delivery driver helper Kailua to airport need
van and helper can lead to repeat business apply via email at
Plant and garden care call 735 5005
Car washer/detailers honolulu call 847 5545 apply in person at 523 Mokauea st
Driver warehouse McKilican hiring fax resume to 808 839 4766
Helper honolulu apply in person at pier 42 island movers
Polisher stone fabricator apply in person at 2909 Ualena st ask for Kristen
Landscape laborers windward call 235 4328
Delivery driver assistant apply in person at Aloha water 99-1303 koaha place
Mechanical tech honolulu apply in person at Tuesday or Thursday 9-12 Island movers pier 42 call 832 4816 see human resources
Utility repair person apply in person at 45 550 Kionaole rd Kaneohe 830-4pm
Commercial flooring project kahala mall honolulu apply via email at
Refrigeration appliance repair techs honolulu Tuesday June 25th Sears district office by mapunapuna apply in person at 2886
Paa st starts 10am requires CFC or EPA certificate or call
877 827 9419 for immediate consideration call recruiter Katherine at 407 551 5886
Landscaper needed honolulu Waikiki 2-3 yrs experience call
760 580 9707
Journeyman carpenter fax resume to 254 8256


This is the kind of mess the caretakers cleaned up after the Memorial Day weekend in Makua. There were also 4 other areas in Makua that looked the same.

Makua 5-28-13

It took 6 flatbed truck loads to clean up Keawaula and Makua.

– Eric Kato
State Parks
Oahu District Superintendent
(808) 733-9102
(808) 733-9107 fax

For more information about our state parks, contact:
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OHA: Hua Kanu Business Loan Program


The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has announced that it is offering low-cost loans of up to $1 million to help Native Hawaiian-owned small businesses expand.

Under OHA’s Hua Kanu business loan program, highly-qualified applicants would be eligible for between $200,000 and $1 million that they would be required to repay over a seven-year period.

The interest rate on this business loan is 6.25 percent (find other rates here).

“We are hopeful that this program will help ensure that Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs have an opportunity to thrive at a time when small businesses remain the economic backbone of our state,” said OHA Chief Executive Officer (Ka Pouhana) Kamana’opono M. Crabbe.

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Town Hall Meeting on the `Ewa Development Plan 6/25/13

From: Dr. Kioni Dudley

Town Hall Meeting on the ‘Ewa Development Plan

7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 25

Kapolei High School Cafeteria
(Kapolei Parkway at Ft. Barrette Rd.)

Come hear experts talk of the Plan’s tremendous impacts on you–
traffic + less farm-fresh food + desalinated water

Come in person or watch it at home!
Televised live on ‘Olelo VIEWS Channel 54

Sponsored by League of Women Voters, Hawaii’s Thousand Friends,
Save O’ahu Farmlands, Friends of Makakilo, Makawalu and Others

Children’s Passport Issuance Alert Program

child_passpThis information may be very helpful to parents who fear that the other parent may take their child out of the country.

The Children’s Passport Issuance Alert Program (CPIAP) is one of the Department’s most important tools for preventing international parental child abduction.

The program allows parents to register their U.S. citizen children under the age of 18 in the Department’s Passport Lookout System. If a passport application is submitted for a child who is registered in CPIAP, the Department contacts and alerts the parent or parents.

The passport lookout system gives all U.S. passport agencies as well as U.S. embassies and consulates abroad an alert on a child’s name if a parent or guardian registers an objection to passport issuance for his or her child. This procedure provides parents advance warning of possible plans for international travel with the child.

The Office of Children’s Issues, which is part of Overseas Citizen Services, is responsible for administering CPIAP. You may complete the Entry Request Form and send to us using one of the options listed below.

Here are the links to the website and the form to register an objection. Please note the caveat on the form on page 2 regarding dual nationality for children.



Mauna Lahilahi Draft Environmental Assessment, Apr. 2013

See the full document in PDF.

See the full document in PDF.

Please click on the link below to view the Mauna Lahilahi Draft Environmental Assessment (note the full document is 119 pages).

Click to access 2013-05-23-OA-5B-DEA-Mauna-Lahilahi-Beach-Park-Rock-Revetment.pdf

Hawaii’s Legacy Land Conservation Program Seeks Applicants for Land Acquisition Funding – Deadlines 7/19/13 & 9/16/13

William J. Aila, Jr., DLNR chairperson

William J. Aila, Jr., DLNR chairperson

HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Legacy Land Conservation Program is seeking applicants for grants from the State Land Conservation Fund to support the protection, through acquisition, of lands having value as a resource to the State of Hawai‘i.

The Legacy Land Conservation Program provides an annual source of funding for the acquisition and conservation of watersheds; coastal area, beach and ocean access; habitat protection; cultural and historic sites; recreational and public hunting areas; parks; natural areas; agricultural production; and open spaces and scenic resources.

“Legacy Land provides grants to partners — nonprofits, counties, or state agencies — that protect important lands and resources by acquiring land or conservation easements,” stated DLNR Chairperson William J. Aila, Jr. “The Legacy Land Conservation Commission provides an open process for review and public input to ensure that State Legacy Land funds are put towards projects that protect agricultural lands, watersheds, natural areas, cultural sites, and recreational lands for the public’s benefit.”

Proposed projects may include acquisition of fee title or conservation easements. County agencies and non-profit project applicants must be able to provide at least 25 percent of the total project costs. On average, funded projects usually bring about 65 percent matching funds from federal, county, or private sources.

The 2013-2014 application cycle may provide approximately $3 million in grants, awarded through a competitive process and subject to any budget restrictions. Funding is available through a portion of the state’s land conveyance tax set aside annually in the Land Conservation Fund for the purpose of protecting Hawai‘i’s unique and valuable resource lands.  Project applications will be reviewed by the Legacy Land Conservation Commission, which will nominate projects for funding.

Projects are subject to the approval of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, consultation with the state Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, review by the Department of the Attorney General and the approval of the Governor. Final awards are subject to the availability of funds.

This year, applicants are advised of an early deadline to allow additional time for consultation with state agencies. Starting June 17, 2013, the 2013-2014 grant application and instructions are available at A one-page project summary must be submitted to consulting state agencies by July 19, 2013, and full applications must be received or postmarked no later than 4:30 p.m. September 16, 2013.

For more information on the Legacy Land Conservation Program, please visit or call (808) 586-0921.

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30 second news in brief:  State and county agencies, and non-profit land conservation organizations may now apply for grants from the State Land Conservation Fund to acquire and protect lands having rare or important resources.  Funding can be used for conservation of watersheds; coastal area, beach and ocean access; habitat protection; cultural and historic sites and much more. For information, contact the Legacy Land Conservation Program at 586-0921.

For more information, media may contact:

Molly Schmidt
LLCP Program Coordinator
Phone: (808) 586-0921

Deborah Ward
DLNR Public information specialist
Phone: (808) 587-0320