Monday, October 3, 2011

Schools fight bullying, add surfing, public lands board defies Sunshine Law, Honolulu council seeks quiet, Maui groups fight Halloween celebration, Kauai solar farm advances, Kona gears up for Ironman, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

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'Bummer of a Summer' for Hawaii's Visitor Industry. Civil Beat.

DOE Travels To D.C. To Discuss No Child Left Behind. Hawaii Public Radio.

A couple of members of Gov. Neil Abercrombie's security detail are under investigation after allegations of improper overtime, favoritism and even prostitution. KITV4.

Surfing is headed for official recognition as a high school sport. KHON2.

The state will unveil a new campaign to fight bullying and cyberbullying in schools Tuesday that will include more training for educators, better efforts to identify and help kids who are bullied, and increased outreach to stop bullying before it starts. Star-Advertiser.

The state's new public lands board isn't doing so well when it comes to keeping the public informed.  Civil Beat.

Redrawn districts do not faze officials. Star-Advertiser.

Oahu


The Honolulu City Council wants to regulate the amount of noise that is forced on the innocent public. Pacific Business News.

Two former military doctors are asking Hawaii-based Marines not to operate on pigs and goats during combat trauma training this week. Associated Press.

Hawaii


University of Hawaii at Hilo administrators hope a half-million-dollar grant will help improve technology and Internet services on campus. Tribune-Herald.

Tomotaka Takahashi's description of a humanoid robot feels a little like a modern retelling of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." West Hawaii Today.

On a picture-perfect Saturday, several hundred people soaked up the sun, fun, food and aloha at the second World Peace Festival at Coconut Island in Hilo. Tribune-Herald.

Maui

Maui itself a brand: Local trades thrive in hard times. Maui News.

The County of Maui has reached a resolution regarding the purchase of $32 million in student loan auction rate securities from Merrill Lynch. Hawaii Reporter.

A group of Native Hawaiian leaders and Lahaina residents declared this week that they want their concerns to be heard before Halloween resumes in Lahaina this month. Maui News.

Kauai

Kaua‘i’s largest solar farm should be ready to harvest clean energy in 2012 if the county Planning Commission approves the Alexander & Baldwin project proposal as expected. Garden Island.


Molokai

DHS Molokai Office Increases Staff. Molokai Dispatch.