KHON2: Sen. Shimabukuro ‘petitions for change in safety check requirements’ 3/3/17

HI DOT 2017 Lane Closures March 3-5

Lane closures for the weekend of Friday, March 3, to Sunday, March 5.

Run up Kolekole Pass, March 11, 2017

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Register at any Army Hawaii Physical Fitness Center or Health & Fitness Center page.

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Pizza Night Fundraiser – 02/15/17

pizza-night-fundraiser

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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.

www.foodcorps.org/apply

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