Pizza Night Fundraiser – 02/15/17


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Kamaile Academy Job Opening Deadline 3/15/17

From: Paul Kepka
Sent: Thursday, February 9, 2017 2:47 PM
To: Sen. Maile Shimabukuro
Subject: Re: FoodCorps Kamaile Academy

Kamaile Academy is looking for an individual to serve as a FoodCorps Service Member for next school year starting August 2017. Strong candidates are those who have have strong connections to wellness, school gardening and love keiki.

FoodCorps Service Members receive a monthly stipend, an education stipend at the end of service, travel opportunities, and professional development.

Application deadline is March 15.

Please see the attached flier for FoodCorps at Kamaile Academy

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HI DOT 2017 Lane Closures Feb 10-12

For lane closures for the weekend of Friday, Feb. 10, to Sunday, Feb. 12 — click here.

SA: ‘Hawaiians Suffer Cancer More Than Other Isle Groups’

By Kristen Consillio
Star-Advertiser, February 4, 2017

Cancer is killing Native Hawaiians more than it is any other ethnic group in Hawaii, a new report shows.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the state, with the highest mortality in both Hawaiian men and women, according to the latest report by the University of Hawaii Cancer Center’s Hawaii Tumor Registry.

The disease is being diagnosed later in Hawaiians, when it is at an advanced stage and harder to cure, said Dr. Randall Holcombe, director of the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. The group also may be using tobacco at a higher rate and have other genetic factors that make them more susceptible to the disease, he said.

“Many cancers are due to environmental exposures, but others may be due, at least in part, to genetic factors,” he said. “What is probably most important is the gene-environment interaction. Identification of specific ethnic and racial groups that have higher incidences of cancer due to genetic factors allows for the development of targeted cancer prevention interventions for these groups. We want to make sure less people die from this disease.”  Continue reading

Reducing Risk and Enhancing Sustainability for Oahu Farms Workshop: 2/3/17

The following invitation is being shared on behalf of O’ahu RC&D:


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Reducing Risk and Enhancing Sustainability for O’ahu Farms Workshop

February 3, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Kahumana Organic Farm & Cafe

Attend this FREE workshop by AgriLogic in partnership with O’ahu RC&D to learn how to protect your farm assets, including topics of record keeping, crop insurance, conservation planning, and funding opportunities to protect your natural resources and farming business.

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The Senate
State Capitol
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813

NEWS RELEASE – For immediate release
February 1, 2017

Senate Media Contact:  Jill Kuramoto               808-586-6261


HONOLULU, Hawai‘i – The Hawai‘i State Senate this week will begin posting the hearing notices for two standing committees in both the English and Hawaiian language as part of the Senate’s continuing initiative recognizing the state’s official languages.

The Senate Committee on Water and Land (WTL), chaired by Senator Karl Rhoads (Dist.13 – Dowsett Highlands, Pu‘unui, Nu‘uanu, Pacific Heights, Pauoa, Punchbowl, Palama, Liliha, Iwilei, Chinatown, and Downtown) and the Committee on Hawaiian Affairs (HWN), chaired by Senator Maile Shimabukuro (Dist. 21 – Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Ko ‘Olina, Nanakuli, Ma‘ili, Wai‘anae, Makaha, Makua) are the piloting the initiative to have the hearing notices posted in both languages.

“Through our legislative materials, this project reflects the responsibility and role of the Senate in showing respect for our host culture,” said Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi. “It makes sense these two important committees would be the first to expand on our Hawaiian language initiative.”

The Senate Order of the Day has been posted in dual languages along with the usage of Hawaiian diacritical markings in its public records since the Senate initiative on Hawaiian language was instituted in 2015.

“Government operations were conducted in the Hawaiian language up to the 1920’s so we have an entire lexicon that is the basis for all of our laws today,” said Senate Majority Leader J. Kalani English. “This initiative proudly reflects the language revitalization in Hawai‘i.”

To view all current committee hearing notices in the 2017 Legislative Session , visit

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Waianae Internet Cafe

The following message is from Curtis J. Kropar, Executive Director of Hawaiian Hope Org:

Just a reminder about our Internet Cafe in Waianae!  Some of the services offered :

  • Printing — B&W 10 cents a page,   Color – 50 cents a page
  • Internet Access — $1 an hour
  • Send and receive faxes nation wide – 50 cents a page!
  • Scan documents — 50 cents a page
  • Photo Copies — B&W 10 cents a page,   Color – 50 cents a page
  • Meet with clients if you need to
  • Room Rentals for meetings
  • Overhead Projector and Sound System
If you have clients that need to get online for something, do job applications, check email, send you documents, etc, we can help.
87-132 Farrington Highway (Mā’ili)
Open 8 Am to 4 PM MondayFriday
Between Mā’ili Deli and Rapoza Auto Repair
Have a computer you are no longer using? Don’t Recycle(Scrap) It! Donate it.
Recycled” computers, even working ones, are melted down for scrap metal!  Donate your computer to us and we can refurbish it and get it to someone in need, just as we have done for over 900 computers so far.  See our website for more details: