Students Sought for Media Internships – Deadline 2/28/15

Star-Advertiser, 1/16/15

The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is seeking candidates for 14 summer internships for print, online and broadcast journalism and public relations.

Eligible applicants must be Hawaii residents enrolled in a college or university and who attended a high school in Hawaii or any student enrolled in a college or university in Hawaii.

Full-time internships (10 weeks at 40 hours per week) with a $3,600 salary will be available at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Pacific Business News, Hawai‘i magazine, Hawaii Business magazine, Honolulu magazine, Pacific Edge magazine, Hono­lulu Civil Beat, HuffPost Hawaii, The Hawaii Independent (online news), Hawaii News Now, KHON Channel 2 and Alexander & Baldwin (public relations).

Part-time internships (eight weeks at 27 hours per week) with a $2,106 salary will be at Hawaii Public Radio and KITV Channel 4 TV news.

To apply, go to http://www.ha­waii­ to download an application form.

Applicants should also write a cover letter that introduces themselves and explains why they want an internship, as well as list relevant coursework or news media experience and include three references and their contact information. Applicants should also include samples of news media work.

Materials should be emailed to by Feb. 28.

For more information, contact SPJ’s Craig DeSilva at (808) 282-1038 or at

DOT: Oahu Weekend Closures – Jan. 16-18, 2015



For Immediate Release: Jan. 15, 2015 15-0018
OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEKEND OF JAN. 16 – JAN. 18 PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting.   — H-1 FREEWAY —

1) SALT LAKE TO HONOLULU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Three lanes closed on the H-1 Freeway in the eastbound direction between the Radford Drive Overpass and the Airport Off-Ramp (Exit 16) from 9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16, through 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 18, for deck repairs.  The On-Ramp originating from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam will also be closed. Speed limits will be reduced to 15 mph in order to minimize traffic induced vibrations that may lead to cracking in the newly repaired deck. Airport Viaduct improvements include concrete deck replacements, expansion joint repairs, and pavement restriping.  Work is located between the Pearl Harbor Interchange and the Keehi Interchange.

1) SALT LAKE TO HONOLULU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Three right lanes closed on Nimitz Highway in the eastbound direction between Elliott Street and Aolele Street from 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, through 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, as a safety precaution due to deck repairs happening above.

KHON2: ‘President Obama’s Paid Sick Leave Plan Gets Mixed Reactions’ (1/14/15)

The following are excerpts from the article/video by Manolo Morales, published 14 Jan. 2015. For the full report, go to KHON2.

A national study says more than 40 percent of workers in the private sector do not get paid sick leave. They come to work unable to be at their best as well as get their co-workers sick.

That’s why President Barack Obama is calling on all businesses to give their workers up to seven paid sick days a year.

Goran Streng, chef and owner of Tango Contemporary Cafe, has 25 employees. He says that added cost has to be added on to the customers just to keep his business profitable.

Gregg Fraser, executive director of the Hawaii Restaurant Association, says paid sick leave may add to the already staggering number of restaurants that go out of business within the first year of operating.

The president’s proposal is actually meant to increase productivity by helping workers recover faster and prevent germs from spreading.

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The president’s proposal would require seven days a year and a state lawmaker says overall it’s a good idea.

“I’m sure there would be debate and we’d try to balance the needs of the employers and the needs of the employee, but I think overall, I would think it would be something that we would support,” said state Sen. Maile Shimabukuro, (D-Kalaeloa, Ko Olina, Nanakuli, Maili, Waianae), vice chair of the Senate labor committee.

But, Shimabukuro says, it’s important that employees don’t abuse that right, so there should be certain safeguards like requiring a doctor’s note. “That at least shows that I truly was sick, here’s some proof from my doctor, and it’s not something where you can just call in and claim to be sick,” she said.

Obama will ask Congress to pass the measure and will also ask cities and different states to pass similar laws at the local level.

See the full report on KHON2.