Tuesday, June 22, 2010

William S. Richardson remembered, Honolulu budget up under Hannemann, Lingle stalls on civil unions veto decision, Maui water plant challenged, more

William Shaw Rich- ardson, a statehood advocate and Dem- ocratic Party leader who became lieutenant governor, chief justice of the State Supreme Court and a Bishop Estate trustee, died early Monday. KITV

William S. Richardson, a former Hawaii State Supreme Court chief justice, had a lifelong commitment to social justice that has served as a model for thousands of students whose juris doctorates bear the name of the law school he helped found. Star-Advertiser.

A longtime leader is gone. William S. Richardson died Monday at the age of 90. Hawaii News Now.


Former Hawaii Chief Justice William S. Richardson died early Monday morning at his home in Honolulu at the age of 90. KHON2.

Hawaii's political leaders mark the passing of Chief Justice William S Richardson. Excerpts from their statements are below: Hawaii News Now.


Gov. Linda Lingle on Monday bought herself two more weeks to make a decision on contentious legislation that would allow same-gender couples to form civil unions. AP.


Gov. Linda Lingle said yesterday that she had not made up her mind on civil unions and described her deliberations on the bill as perhaps the most difficult of her political career. Star-Advertiser.


Gov. Linda Lingle (R) on Monday released a list of 39 bills she may veto, including the civil unions bill. KITV.


After months of consideration, the governor has put the civil unions bill on her list of potential vetoes. KHON2.


Here is a list of the 39 bills that Governor Linda Lingle has submitted to the state legislature for potential veto. Hawaii News Now.


On Monday Governor Linda Lingle recapped her 11-day trip to Asia Hawaii News Now.

During Mufi Hannemann's half-decade as mayor, annual spending on operating expenses has gone up 39 percent to $1.2 billion, despite the nation going through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Civil Beat.


Earthjustice filed a lawsuit Monday in 2nd Circuit Court, challenging Alexander & Baldwin's plans to build a $30 million water treatment plant in Wailuku that would draw 9 million gallons of water from contested Na Wai Eha streams. Maui News.


Breene Harimoto, an eight-year member of the Board of Education who in recent months has become an outspoken critic of its operations, will resign effective June 30 to run for City Council. Star-Advertiser.


A new plan calls for building an estimated $12 million municipal parking structure with more than 360 stalls in the heart of Wailuku town. Maui News.


Renew our faith, unite our efforts, ensure our future" is the theme of Hilo Meishoin's centennial celebration. Hawaii Tribune-Herald.


As robotics experts from around the world continue to work with submersibles to stanch the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the next generation of experts will be honing their skills right here in Hilo. West Hawaii Today.