City worried about sewer sludge in landfill crisis – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL Home

City worried about sewer sludge in landfill crisis – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL Home.

Governor calls for shared sacrifice – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL Home

Governor calls for shared sacrifice – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL Home.

Abercrombie wants school board appointments on fast track – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL Home

Abercrombie wants school board appointments on fast track – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL Home.

Star Advertiser 01/24/2011: Abercrombie pitches new priorities and new taxes

Recalling the “New Day” theme from his campaign, Gov. Neil Abercrombie promised to confront head-on the challenge of an $844 million budget deficit through a restructuring of government and proposals for new taxes.

“A new day for me begins, I hope, with an honest account of the state of our government,” Abercrombie said at the outset of his first State of the State address.

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http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/Abercrombie_pitches_soda_tax_in_State_of_the_State_.html

Click HERE to view the full text of  Governor Abercrombie’s State of the State Speech.

Opportunities for High School Students: Model APEC Summit and Japan Study Tour

From the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC):

PAAC is proud to provide opportunities for HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS to develop the international awareness and leadership skills necessary to compete in today’s global economy.

Click HERE to view information on 2 such opportunities.

 

CAPITOL TV BROADCAST LIVE: State Senate JDL Committee Hearing re SB 232 Civil Unions

Coverage by Capitol TV:
Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 25, 2011

10:00 a.m. Senate JDL:

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KITV4 News: Homeless Camp Proposed At Sand Island Park

Waianae State Sen. Maile Shimabukuro, D-Waianae, Mahaka, is one of the co-sponsors of the proposal.

 

“People on the Waianae Coast really do feel as if we’ve done our fair share of having homeless along our coastline for decades now, so the community advocates don’t support putting a safe zone, a campground, along the Waianae coast,” said Shimabukuro…

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http://www.kitv.com/news/26578517/detail.html.

Committee On Education Reviews Senate Bill 8 – Education News Story – KITV Honolulu

Committee On Education Reviews Senate Bill 8 – Education News Story – KITV Honolulu.

Star Advertiser 01/24/2011 Breaking News: [State] Senate panel to consider BOE elections legislation

A state Senate committee is set to consider legislation that would grant the governor authority to appoint members of the state Board of Education.

The Committee on Education will meet Monday at 1:15 p.m. in the state Capitol to review and possibly vote on SB 8 by Sen. Jill Tokuda, Democrat of Kaneohe and Kailua.

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http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/114479774.html

Star Advertiser 01/24/2011 Hanabusa seated on military and land panels

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa has been appointed to House committees that handle military and environmental policies [in addition to other committees she had previously been appointed to].

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http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/20110124_Hanabusa_seated_on_military_and_land_panels.html

Star Advertiser 01/24/2011 Recycler accepting unmarked glass jars

Reynolds Recycling, one of the state’s largest recyclers of deposit beverage containers, has begun accepting and paying for glass containers not marked HI-5 now that the city is paying recyclers more for handling nondeposit glass.

Reynolds will pay 4 cents a pound for nondeposit, clean, empty, unbroken glass bottles and jars at any of its 33 Oahu redemption centers. That goes for everything from wine and hard-liquor bottles to jelly and cosmetic jars.

 

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http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/20110124_Recycler_accepting_unmarked_glass_jars.html

Star Advertiser 01/24/2011 Trash accumulates with landfill closed

City Council members Stanley Chang and Tulsi Gabbard Tamayo hope to get answers this morning on how to prevent future disasters at the city’s only landfill like the Jan. 13 release of unknown amounts of medical waste onto Oahu’s Leeward beaches.

But with the Waimanalo Gulch Landfill closed and bulky trash piling up on Oahu sidewalks as a result, today’s Council committee hearings on the spill of medical waste will likely touch on the even trickier issue of what to do about the island’s ongoing problem of mounting trash.

 

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http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/20110124_Trash_accumulates_with_landfill_closed.html