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HCB: Fred Dodge Made a Difference in Leeward Oahu

By Alyce Dodge, Honolulu Civil Beat, 15 April 2022

His children continue his work and love of aina, peace and justice.

Fred Dodge died April 3, but his work lives on. 

Physician and activist Fred Dodge, who was well known in the Leeward community, died on April 3 after a long decline. He was 90.

Frederick Arthur Dodge was born in 1931 in Trenton, New Jersey. He was the first one in his family born in the United States. His parents and three older siblings were immigrants from Europe.

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KITV4 Update: Resolution urges HPD to create a new patrol district for the Waianae coast

Marisa Yamane, KITV4, 5 Apr. 2022

On Tuesday, the Hawaii Senate Ways and Means Committee unanimously passed the resolution, un-amended.

The next step — SR78/SCR88 will go before the full Senate, and if adopted, will cross over to the House for its consideration.

Original story on 4/4/22:

HONOLULU (KITV4) — Should the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) create a new patrol district specifically for the Waianae coast? A resolution is urging that to happen.

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KHON2: Tougher laws proposed for illegal game room operators

Manolo Morales, KHON2, 5 Apr. 2022

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Two men and a woman were sent to the hospital overnight after a shooting in Ewa Beach. The suspect remains on the loose.

Honolulu Police say it happened in an illegal game room on Hanakahi Street. No arrests have been made.

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HCB: Future Of Oahu Landfill Is Uncertain After Committee Rejects Alternatives

Christina Jedra, Honolulu Civil Beat, 5 Apr. 2022

The city has until the end of the year to choose a new landfill site.

The future of Oahu’s municipal landfill at Waimanalo Gulch is again in question after a committee charged with helping to choose a location for its replacement rejected all the options it was given.

On Monday, the Landfill Advisory Committee voted against recommending any of the six proposed sites, citing concerns that a landfill in those locations could contaminate the island’s drinking water, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. The city is under orders to choose a new location by the end of the year.

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PBS-HI: DHHL Special Funding 3/24/22

Daryl Huff, Department of Hawaiian Homelands Special Funding, Insights on PBS Hawai’i, 3/24/22

The Department of Hawaiian Homelands has been criticized for years over its failure to provide homes to Native Hawaiians. Thousands of people have waited decades for a shot at owning a home on their ancestral lands. Some have died waiting. State lawmakers are poised to pass historic legislation that would provide $600 million to help solve this problem. Panelists include: Tyler Iokepa Gomes, Department of Hawaiian Homelands, Deputy to the Chairman; Sen. Maile Shimabukuro (D), Kalaeloa, Nānākuli, Maiʻli, Waiʻanae, Mākaha; Blossom Feiteira, Maui Island and Hawaiian Homelands Beneficiary, Former Association of Hawaiian Homelands President; and Tom Yamachika, Tax Foundation of Hawaii. Original airdate 3/24/22.

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KITV4: Leeward Oahu lawmaker fighting to get more police resources

State Sen. Maile Shimabukuro (D-Waianae) says it can sometimes take an hour for police to respond to calls.

Waianae Community Seeking Increased Police Presence
[KITV, 4/2/22]

SCR88/ SR78 and SCR49 /SR44, introduced by Sen. Maile Shimabukuro, urge for the creation of a District 9 police district to cover the needs of the Waianae Coast.

Currently the Waianae Coast is included with District 8, which stretches from Waipahu to Kaena Point. It includes the growing communities of Ewa, Kapolei, Makakilo,etc.

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