Monday, October 24, 2011

Hawaii campaign contributors donate evenly, Native Hawaiians sue to stop Maui Halloween, APEC homeless cleanup continues, Big Island redistricting pits incumbent councilors, zero waste for Kauai, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu homeless (c) 2011 All Hawaii News

Capitol lacks enough staff to clean up after homeless. Star-Advertiser.

If you've gone down Beretania Street in Chinatown it's hard not to notice all the tents and makeshift shelters on the sidewalk. But all that will change 7:30 Monday morning. KHON2.

Lawmakers back lottery. Tribune-Herald.

Nearly 10 years later, Lingle, Hirono and Case are together again — running for the same U.S. Senate seat, a contest that could tip the balance of power in Washington and elect a new senator who could serve for a generation. Civil Beat.

GOP, Dems Benefit Equally From Hawaii's Big Donors. Civil Beat.

The Senate Minority is pleased to announce and welcome Lauren V. Rogan as the new full time Director of Research and Legal Affairs for the Senate Minority Research Office (SMRO), effective October 25. Hawaii Reporter.

Oahu

More than 17 percent of Honolulu’s total personal income comes from outside sources such as dividends, interest and rent payments, according to an analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Pacific Business News.

The state needs more input on the widening of Kahekili Highway. But ask Kaneohe resident Kenneth LeVasseur about it, and he'll tell you it's about keeping the country country. Star-Advertiser.

Downtown residents will have a chance to weigh in on the upcoming rail transit stations. Hawaii News Now.

Honolulu police held a major training exercise in leeward Oahu Sunday, the final rehearsal before the APEC conference in November. KITV4.

Hawaii


A draft map produced Friday by the county Redistricting Commission puts South Kona Councilwoman Brenda Ford in the same council district as Ka'u Councilwoman Brittany Smart. West Hawaii Today.

Maui

A Native Hawaiian group has filed suit in 2nd Circuit Court seeking a restraining order to stop planned Halloween celebrations in Lahaina. Maui News.

Wailuku has "First Friday," Paia has "Fourth Friday," and soon Makawao and Lahaina hope to have Fridays of their own. Maui News.

Kauai

The Kaua‘i County Council has unanimously approved a resolution adopting the principles of zero waste as the official waste management policy for the county — at least for the next year. Garden Island.

Kaua‘i County Council member Tim Bynum said the public has been waiting almost 18 years for camping to be allowed at Lydgate Park. Garden Island.

Molokai

Molokai cannot afford a 6.7 percent electricity rate increase requested by Maui Electric Company (MECO), residents testified during a Public Utilities Commission (PUC) public hearing at Mitchell Pauole Center last week. Molokai Dispatch.