Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Top airports official resigns, ewaste wanted, spy convicted, lawmakers meet homeless, more news from all of the Hawaiian Islands

The University of Hawaii wants your ewaste. Associated Press.

Hawaii's top airports official has abruptly resigned, not long after he was criticized about his management skills and ethics. Associated Press.

The state Procurement Office has found nothing to substantiate a complaint that Honolulu violated the procurement code in dozens of city contracts for professional services, including three related to the city's $5.5 billion rail project. Star-Advertiser.

A federal jury in Hawaii on Monday convicted a former B-2 stealth bomber engineer of selling military secrets to China. Associated Press.

Guilty verdict in spy case. KHON2.

A critical decision by State Board of Education members will determine the fate of several schools. Hawaii News Now.

Hawaii's two representatives are expected to split their votes on a new spending bill that that would set aside $26 billion for health and education spending by states. KHON2.

Hundreds of Hawai‘i teachers’ jobs will be protected and more funding will be available to provide healthcare to low-income residents after the House finishes work on a $26 billion bill today, U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono said. Garden Island.

The two front-runners in the Democratic primary for Hawaii governor scored major union endorsements. KITV.

State lawmakers took to the streets today to meet with homeless people in the Chinatown area. KHON2.

The state plans to launch a short-term bike rental program in Kailua as a step toward healthier lifestyles. Star-Advertiser.

Why Isn't Honolulu Bike Friendly? Civil Beat.

The Japanese billionaire joked about getting as tanned as Hawaiians, as he spent the day out in the hot sun. KITV.

Building out all the developments that have already been planned or proposed on Lanai would result in more water being pumped out of the island's wells than could be sustained, according to the county's draft Lanai Water Use and Development Plan. Maui News.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has announced it has again received an excellent accreditation status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Associated Press.

If any good has come of the state's budget crunch, say Big Island health care providers, it is a renewed emphasis on self-reliance. Tribune-Herald.

Waimea Surf Classics is a labor of love, driven by a Kailua-Kona couple's desire to share the Big Island lifestyle, encourage others to enjoy the ocean as a playground and support the community. West Hawaii Today.

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