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Calling all Hawaii non-profits! Apply for a free office makeover to celebrate the New Year

Dec 17, 2010 - 05:10 PM | by Barb Forsyth

HONOLULU -- January is National Get Organized Month, which reminds folks about the benefits of getting and staying organized, including having the right organizing “tools” and working with a professional organizer. To celebrate this annual event, the members of the Hawaii Association of Professional Organizers (HAPO, Inc.) are donating their time and services towards an office makeover to a nonprofit/charity organization of their choosing. Read More

Learning Hale: Federal Title I education funding underutilized in Hawaii

Dec 16, 2010 - 02:30 PM | by Jamie Winpenny

HONOLULU -- There are currently 111 Hawaii public and charter schools that qualify for free tutoring from organizations like the Learning Hale, which has a database of about 800 former and current students. Sadly, this resource for Hawaii students is vastly underutilized, according to the Learning Hale’s Paul Ware. Read More

Fight human trafficking, Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery seeks support

Dec 15, 2010 - 03:17 PM | by Hawaii Independent Staff

2010 saw former Gov. Linda Lingle veto what would have been its first state anti-human-trafficking law. 2010 also saw Hawaii implicated in two labor-trafficking cases, one of which (Global Horizons) is the largest labor-trafficking case in U.S. history involving 400 Thai victims. Read More

Abercrombie announces key cabinet appointments

Dec 15, 2010 - 03:05 PM | by Hawaii Independent Staff

HONOLULU -- Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced key appointments of cabinet members to his administration. Read More

Abercrombie selects Pat McManaman for Department of Human Services director

Dec 13, 2010 - 12:18 PM | by Hawaii Independent Staff

HONOLULU -- Gov. Neil Abercrombie selected Pat McManaman to be appointed as the Director of Department of Human Services (DHS) last week. Read More

ALERT: ‘Oh the weather outside is frightful’

Dec 10, 2010 - 09:08 AM | by Hawaii Independent Staff

HONOLULU -- Oh the weather outside is certainly frightful going into the weekend, thanks to the showers, thunderstorms, and snow (for Hawaii Island) making its way across the islands. The temperature also got as low as 64 degrees Fahrenheit this morning. The National Weather Service (NWS) in Honolulu said flooding is possible across all islands today, Friday, December 10. Read More

Do ask, do tell: The time for hushed tones and timid support is past

Dec 09, 2010 - 01:36 PM | by Gary Hooser

Kudos to Hawaii’s U.S. Senators Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka for coming out in strong support of ending the untenable "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy targeting gay and lesbian military service members. Hawaii’s two U.S. Senators are now out. Our governor is out on this issue. Our two members of the U.S Congress are also out. And a strong majority of the Hawaii State Senate and House of Representatives came out in support during this past year -- some enthusiastically and others dragged kicking and screaming. But they too have been outed, nonetheless. Read More

$90 million released from Hawaii’s Hurricane Relief, Rainy Day funds for school days, non-profits

Dec 07, 2010 - 04:24 PM | by Hawaii Independent Staff

HONOLULU -- On Monday, Gov. Neil Abercrombie released $67 million from Hawaii's Hurricane Relief Fund to restore 17 instructional days for the 2010-2011 school year; and $23.7 million from the Rainy Day Fund for community programs as appropriated by the State Legislature under Act 191. Read More

Federal bill aims to keep junk food, soda away from 100,000 Hawaii students

Dec 02, 2010 - 11:58 AM | by Hawaii Independent Staff

HONOLULU -- On Capitol Hill today, the U.S. House passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, S. 3307 by a vote of 264 yeas to 157 nays. The bill now goes to the White House for President Obama’s signature. Read More

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Calling all Hawaii non-profits! Apply for a free office makeover to celebrate the New Year
Learning Hale: Federal Title I education funding underutilized in Hawaii
Fight human trafficking, Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery seeks support
Abercrombie announces key cabinet appointments
Abercrombie selects Pat McManaman for Department of Human Services director
ALERT: ‘Oh the weather outside is frightful’
Do ask, do tell: The time for hushed tones and timid support is past
$90 million released from Hawaii’s Hurricane Relief, Rainy Day funds for school days, non-profits
State House minority leader points to federal funds as a solution to charter school nepotism charges
Federal bill aims to keep junk food, soda away from 100,000 Hawaii students
Regularly scheduled well-child care visits are good for keiki, study finds
Comment: As the tide resides, a tsunami of change is ready to run through Hawaii government
Should police in Hawaii be held responsible for pedestrian crosswalk deaths?
$1 million in City community services grants available for Fiscal Year 2011
Congresswoman Hirono elected to the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee
Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement joins effort to reduce grid dependency
State reports that the number of people transitioning from shelters is on an upswing
2010 Homeless Service Utilization Report shows 13,886 people experienced ‘homelessness’ in Hawaii
ALERT: Flash Flood Watch in effect for Oahu through Friday
Less than half of federal ‘Stop Loss’ pay has been paid out to eligible Armed Services members
Hawaii People’s Fund brings $50,000 in ‘change, not charity’ to Hawaii grassroots groups
Federal stimulus funds to support students at schools that do not meet Adequate Yearly Progress
General Election 2010: And the winners are ...
Neil Abercrombie victory lap focuses on the call for change made by all sides of this election
Board of Education candidate information: It’s not too late to find out about them
Alert: Hawaii bank scam is asking for account information via telephone and text messages
General Election 2010: ‘So, who you voted for?’
EPA backs off for Tesoro, Chevron, and Pacific Command at governor’s request
Honolulu Agricultural Development Task Force to discuss enforceable, performance standards
No Child Left Behind: Hawaii’s ‘Blue Ribbon Schools’ to be announced
Federal grant funds building of turbine hybrid-electric buses for use in Waikiki
Gale warning: Strong winds expected in Honolulu through Thursday morning
Cost of life: One in four Hawaii retirees over 65 depends almost entirely on Social Security
General Election walk-in absentee voting now underway
Second Annual Honolulu Equality March lets LGBT youth know that they are not alone
Musicians withdraw unfair labor charge so Honolulu Symphony can meet bankruptcy filing deadline
Peter Carlisle officially Honolulu’s 13th mayor, says rail is a priority
Put up your ‘Dukes’: What’s your impression of Hawaii’s gubernatorial candidates?
Honolulu City and County: It’s a Furlough Friday
By the numbers: The latest data on Hawaii’s mothers
Parking placards for persons with disabilities now renewable by mail
State automated phone directory makes it easier to compliment your local officials
General Election: Voter registration deadline on October 4
Right now, we can resolve to learn about our BOE candidates and not leave the ballot blank
City takes over retired and senior volunteer program
If I had a million dollars ...
40 percent: OHA report finds Native Hawaiians disproportionately represented in Hawaii prisons
Nearly $1 million in grants will go toward preventing underage drinking
New Hawaii construction laws found to violate federal housing and development rules
Federal funding goes toward energy reduction, job creation in Hawaii’s rural communities
The way to road safety is first through awareness, education ... not bike lanes
State Department of Health receives $1.1 million grant to update its data systems
$1.5 million in federal funding goes to new bus and Handi-Vans on Oahu
Primary elections: Who wins what? How do you figure?
Primary election recap: Abercrombie, Schatz to take on Aiona, Finnegan
Rotunda: An independent campaign guide to E-Day
U.S. Tsunami Warning System leaves coastal residents vulnerable
Hawaii Jaycees set high goals for this year’s Adopt-A-School Day
Hawaii Department of Agriculture receives $416,808 grant for specialty crops
State Department of Transportation director resigns for executive position at construction company
Hawaii Civil Defense leads National Preparedness Month
Verbatim: Ed Case makes late appeal for Carlisle
Verbatim: Lingle comments on rail EIS process
City awards project funding for eight art organizations
Verbatim: 9/11 a time to recommit our hearts and dedication to our community, state, and nation
Give aloha to Girl Fest when you grocery shop
City block grants and community housing funding available
Community leaders to discuss importance of higher education to Hawaii’s future
Hawaii’s 2010 Primary Election absentee voting underway
Unanimous decision: Mark E. Recktenwald is Hawaii’s next Chief Justice
Hawaii educators will get test-heavy as part of Race to the Top assessment program
Bottomfish season is here!
Hawaii road conditions ranked 47th nationwide
Drought: Disaster assistance available for Hawaii’s affected small businesses
It’s a Furlough Friday, no work till Tuesday ...
Hawaii partners with Nissan to promote electric vehicles, state-wide charging network
City to fine property owners for bulky trash abuses in 2011
Homestead families save $91,368 toward home purchases through nonprofit program
Missouri law students complete internships in Hawaii to learn about Native issues
League of Women Voters and AARP Hawaii to talk about over-50 voters
Heads up: City furlough day on Friday, August 27
Honolulu holding onto its garbage
Race to the Top: Hawaii wins $75 million in federal education funding
Clean Water and Natural Lands Commission seeking applications for conservation projects
Basic Health Hawaii causing complications
Forum works to improve sustainability of fish stocks and protected species
Hawaii League of Women Voters website to host candidate statements
Real property tax time again, what I going do?
2010 Primary Election voter registration deadline on August 19
Three new Ruby Tuesday restaurants coming to Hawaii in next three years
It’s Statehood Day on Friday, August 20
Synchronized dining experience supports hungry kupuna
Lingle nominates Associate Justice Mark Recktenwald for Chief Justice
Lingle releases $65.5 million for school improvement projects
New transportation website centralizes traffic info for Hawaii commuters
Third round of Medicare prescription rebate checks reach Hawaii’s ‘donut hole’ seniors
Lingle condemns federal bailout bill, Obama says 700 Hawaii teachers saved
WE Connect website brings together money-saving resources for Hawaii families
Expect traffic: College campuses, private schools back in session
UH to begin year-long study as part of NCAA Division I athletics certification program
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