HB 2161 Worker’s Compensation Hearing Officer Appropriation Bill hearing scheduled for 2/24/26

All- HB 2161, the House companion for the hearing officer appropriation bill, has been scheduled for 02/24/16:


Please submit your testimony ASAP and spread the word!




SB 2346 on ERS Divorce & Investment Bill scheduled hearing 2/24/16

All – SB 2346 has been scheduled on 2/24/16.

The bill, “Expands the types of investment personnel that may be appointed by the ERS. Requires ERS to make direct payments to a spouse of a system member or retirant pursuant to a qualified domestic relations order.”

Please note that the Ways & Means Committee accepts written testimony only.  However, WAM sometimes has questions for testifiers.  Here are links to the hearing notice and bill status:



Please submit your testimony ASAP and spread the word.




Foster Care Information Waianae Session: Saturday May 7 10am-11:30am

Learn more about the foster care licensing process and hear from Resource Caregivers, former foster youth.  Also learn about other ways to get involved!

Saturday, March 12, 2016
10:00am – 11:30am
Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center
1300-A Halona St.
Honolulu, HI  96817

Saturday, May 7, 2016
10:00am – 11:30am
Kamehameha Schools Community Learning Center at Maili
87-790 Kulauku St.
Waianae, HI  96792

Saturday, May 21, 2016
10:00am – 11:30am
Oahu Veteran’s Center
1298 Kukila St.
Honolulu, HI  96818

To reserve your seat, call 441-1117 or click here to submit online registration.


For more information, visit: About Foster Care – Partners in Development Foundation

About Foster Care – Partners in Development Foundation

There are approximately 1,200 children in Hawaii who are not able to live with their families.  We especially need General Licensed families willing to accept older…

At-Risk Youth In-Patient Program Opens in Waianae

I met with Wahi Kana’aho last week, which is a long-awaited, free in-patient program for at-risk youth. The program started in April 2015, and is located on the Waianae Coast. L-R: Jolyn Ballenti, Sen. Shimabukuro, Wayde Lee, Jazlyn Wandasan, Mayling Chung, and Momi Cruz-Lozano.
Here is information from their website:

Waki Kana‘aho is a cultural learning center for the healing arts that draws from the wisdom of our kupuna (elders). We host a 21-day residential program to support youths in charting a pono (righteous) path in their lives. We teach concepts and practices related to ho‘oponopono, a traditional Hawaiian practice of setting things right and restoring balance and harmony. We work with youths ages 12-18 from all ethnic, religious, gender, economic, and educational backgrounds. The Wahi Kana‘aho currently accepts youth who are referred through the Ho‘opono Mamo Civil Citation Initiative. Referrals from other sources may be accepted based on space availability.

For more information, visit:



Job Fair at Univeristy of Hawaii-West Oahu Feb 26 & Feb. 27 For Four Seasons Resort hiring

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Waianae Public Library Wednesday March 2 3pm-6pm

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Free in -person Tax preparation Service Waiane Public Library

Free AARP Tax-Aide

Slack Key Music Waianae Library Saturday April 2 2pm

Jeff Peterson flyer own april2016

Waianae Public Library book Club I am Malala Wednesday March 16

Book Club flyer - Mar 2016

Golden Legacy Mural at NHIS


NHIS Annual Song Contest: Thursday, March 3rd, 6pm

Annual Song Contest

Tribute to Prince Kuhio and Hawaiian Homestead lands at Nanakuli High School