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It is not right to let one of the students who was involved in the fight at song practice to graduate and not let the other student walk. It is really unfair.
We humbly request that bill SB883, dubbed the “First Responder Bill”, which will come before the State Legislature in early 2013. If passed, this bill forms a “new bargaining unit” for first responders represented by the HGEA union:
1) Ocean Safety Lifeguards,
2) State Sheriffs,
3) DLNR Officers and
4) Harbor Police Officers.
Since 1970, we have been part of HGEA’s BU3 which primarily caters to clerical workers. There are 600 first responders represented, less than 3% of BU3’s 23,000 membership. As you might imagine, our voices are very quiet in such a large group and our concerns and objectives are different from those of the other 22,400 members.
The bill’s primary benefit is to give our organizations autonomy, similar to city and county’s police and fire. At virtually no cost to the public, this new bargain unit will add a tremendous dynamic to operations, creating a tighter force to protect locals and visitors on Hawaii’s public lands and waters. While the “First Responder Bill” has seen considerable legislative progress recently through endorsement from government agencies, endorsement from the citizens of Hawaii is essential for successful passage.
Should you choose to support this bill, there are several options to express that support. One is to sign any of the petitions circulating the islands- ask at the lifeguard towers. Another is to follow the directions below for 2 online options. And lastly is to physically go to the capital on hearing days and make your opinion known.
HGEA’s First Responders
You may also show support by:
1. Web-based text Testimony: simple and quick
a. Go to www.capitol.hawaii.gov
b. Click on the “Submit Testimony” envelope icon – middle of the page
c. Enter the bill number (to be determined)
d. Fill out pertinent information – name, contact and your position: support the measure
e. Use space to write additional comments
f. Send. You will receive a confirmation email to the address you provided.
2. Formal written Testimony: good for organizations, position arguments, longer testimony
a. Draft written testimony in a word processing document/save as a pdf
d. Upload your document to the website
e. Send. You will receive a confirmation email to the address you provided.
Biotechnology is credited with saving the Hawaiian papaya industry from the blight of ringspot virus.
Unfortunately, this was done without regard to prevention of 'cross-contamination' from genetically engineered papaya to non-GE papaya.
In fact, some consider it irresponsible to market a genetically modified papaya, and especially without labeling it. Indeed, even Japan does not allow importation of Hawaiian papaya without such labeling.
Therefore, distrust has also arisen in the US and Hawaiian marketplace among consumers who cannot distinguish GMO from non-GMO. The biotechnology industry, on behalf of its marketers, has argued that labeling would convey a negative impression to potential consumers, and has resisted labeling. This has further exacerbated the schism between dubious consumers and the Hawaiian papaya industry.
However, an international standard exists which could help resolve this divide in an inconspicuous way, if adopted by the Hawaii Papaya Industry Association.
We urge HPIA to voluntarily implement the International Federation for Produce Standards' convention for genetically engineered produce, by affixing the numerical prefix '8' to the PLU code for Hawaiian GE papaya. As mentioned, this would be unobtrusive except to the most discriminating shopper, and of course is also acceptable to the Produce Marketing Association.
By implementing this procedure, HPIA could not only show its product pride, but at the same time respect the freedom of choice of all consumers.
The Lahaina skatepark has recently been constructed with coping and angle iron on all the ledges to make it bicycle friendly. It is one of the 3 public skateparks on maui and is constructed entirly out of cement.
Bicycles and Skateboard have co-existed on maui for many years with skaters and bikers donating countless hours to help maintain and preserve these parks.
The State of Hawaii is currently trying to ban the aquarium fishery which is the most managed near shore fishery in the State.
Science provides up to date fish counts and does not support a total ban. This is an environmental movement against fishing, and against management.
Lilo and Stitch: The Series is a television series that started airing in 2003 after the release of Stitch!: The Movie. It is one of Disney's most popular and profitable shows other than Hannah Montana to name a few.
Sadly, Lilo and Stitch: The Series fell victim to Disney's 65-episode rule limiting it to only two seasons and it's cancellation in 2006. We believe that Lilo and Stitch is one of the few family-friendly shows out there these days and the series should continue airing.
Kamakahonu, the-Eye-of-the-Turtle, is the first Capital of the Hawaiian Islands of the Pacific declared so by Kamehameha the Great in 1812. Kamehameha lived upon the lands at Kamakahonu that included the ahupua'a (land divisions from mountain to the sea) of Lanihau I & II.
Today, more than 10 sacred sites remain on these lands along with sacred burials (including a burial identified as 28398).
If you are a descendant of Kamehameha I, 'Umi-a-Liloa, their relatives or of other families who once lived on the lands of Lanihau I & II in Hawaii, please sign this petition.
Origins/End Result —Halloween grew (in the 70’s) from a couple of costume parties, at local bars after revelers spilled out onto Front Street. More and more came over the years, eventually an amazing 20,000 annually.
Getting Organized — In 1980, The LahainaTown Action Committee (LAC) stepped and supplied port-a-potties, got a permit, closed the street, worked cooperatively with police, sponsored a costume party, and until recent years, ran a tight ship.
Local Businesses Prospered — Enjoying one of their biggest nights of the year, eateries used the extra revenue to tide them over during weak Novembers until the return of holiday visitors. Merchants thought they had a field of dreams: October 31, and they will come.
Halloween Challenged — A group of Native Hawaiians in 2006 challenged LAC sponsorship, saying they objected to parking problems, costumes interpreted as lewd and an alleged increase in crime. In 2008, the Cultural Resources Commission bought the “inappropriate to the culture argument” and denied a street-closing permit for prime time. As a result there was less Sensation for a Front Street Lahaina Halloween. This year there are no planned events and the LAC has pulled their permit.
Collected 500 signatures & still gathering support. Mahalo Go Petition.
We are opposing construction of a 4 Story, 16 Unit Condominium on our water front of Holualoa Bay. The development is to be called Kona Makaha Condominium projects. We believe that this condominium will cause environmental harm to our fragile ocean eco-system.
It is our desire that the original Lyman property be restored and maintained as to preserve the historic, cultural, aesthetic, environmental heritage of Holualoa Bay.
This is a petition to establish the interest in forming a permanent structure in Hilo town for children of all ages to participate in skating activities.
This includes skateboarding, rollerskating, inline skates, and etc,. This structure will consist of ramps, half pipes, flat tracks, and skating street typed structures. Lights will also be installed for later evening events and fundraising community events with performances.
Hawaii State Legislature - 2010 Regular Session - SB2786 - Education - RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
Description: Would require the department of education to establish a searchable budget database website. Requires that the website be made publicly available no later than 07/01/2011.
The decline in Hawaii’s economy and state tax revenues have necessitated corresponding cuts to public programs. There are plenty of unnecessary government programs available to cut.
However, instead of cutting the Department of Education (DoE)’s singularly over‐large central bureaucracy as appropriate, the DoE and the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA), have determined to meet the DoE budget reduction mandate by, in part, furloughing public school teachers for 17 days each year.
The government option has failed and the burden is being thrown onto students, frontline teachers and families. In addition to bearing job losses while having to pay the already increasing taxes that the Hawaii legislature is pursuing, Hawaii families now have to bear the additional financial burden of providing child care or suitable private instruction for their children on the furlough days. Plus, our teachers are out of work for 17 days.
HB 444 HD1 is a bill to enact civil unions in Hawaii extending rights and benefits to same sex couples.
HB 444, Hawaii's Civil Union Bill, does not "take away" the rights of the majority, but extends them to a minority whose relationships and children deserve the same assurances, rights, protections, and opportunities our state is committed to giving all of its citizens.
Time is running out and your support is critical now. There's still time for you to make a difference for the families we value in our hearts, our homes, and our communities.
14. Support SB 62
It is important that everyone, especially our law makers understand that Hawaii's workers comp system is so flawed that there is no quick fix or silver bullet that can repair it. The passage and enactment of SB62 is only a start, but an essential one.
Please show your support and sign this petition.
The registration database of medical marijuana patients in the State of Hawaii is currently located with the Department of Public Safety (DPS), Narcotics Enforcement Division. In July of 2008 the Department of Public Safety released the entire database contents including the names, addresses, grow locations, physicians, and medical condition to a Big Island reporter thereby proving itself unreliable in overseeing this confidential information.
Since medical marijuana is currently illegal under federal regulations and medical marijuana patients live in fear of federal prosecution, it does not make sense that the registration database is in the hands of any form of law enforcement.
Because of the confidential medical contents of the database, the Department of Health should be in charge of this registry.
The Honolulu Police Department does not currently have a concise written policy concerning medical marijuana, which leaves gray areas in the interpretation of the Hawaii Medical Marijuana Law.
The Hawaii County Police Department adopted a written medical marijuana policy which leaves little room for doubt when it comes to medical marijuana, and affords the patients the protection that the medical marijuana law intended.
The Hawaii County Police Department medical marijuana policy can be viewed by visiting their website: http://www.hawaiipolice.com/misc/medical_mj_rules.htm
Municipal and state law enforcement officers are sworn to uphold Hawaii State Law and not federal law. The Hawaii Medical Marijuana law is in conflict with federal law and confuses law enforcement officers as to which laws they should enforce and uphold.
The California Attorney General issued a statement which alleviated this confusion within California by stating that California Law Enforcement officers were to uphold State Law and local ordinances and not federal law.
Local and state law enforcement officers are hired to enforce local and state laws. Federal laws are not their concern. Only federal law enforcement officers should be enforcing federal laws. For this reason, local and state law enforcement officers should take no part in enforcing federal laws, which include assisting the DEA on their raids of medical cannabis patients.
In the Hawaii Region of Kaiser Permanente, physicians are not allowed to recommend medical marijuana for their patients by regional policy. If the same person were a member of Kaiser in either California or Colorado, their physicians would be able to recommend medical marijuana if they feel it is needed.
In Hawaii, Kaiser members are receiving a different standard of medical care than their counterparts in California and Colorado receive. The members physician that normally treats the patient for their condition is the best person to determine if the patient would benefit from treatments including medical marijuana.
Several studies conducted by Kaiser Permenente themselves have proven the safety and effectiveness of medical marijuana, yet the Hawaii Region members are being treated unfairly and denied access to appropriate medical care.
Hawaii passed the Medical Marijuana law in 2000, but has never set up a safe and legal way for the patients in Hawaii to receive their medication. Medical marijuana patients are required to risk their personal safety by obtaining their medication through the black market.
Acts of violence including the murder of Ken Gorman, a medical marijuana patient in Denver Colorado, and the murders of as many as 19 other legal medical marijuana providers around the country are ever present when patients are forced to grow their medicine in their homes, or visit often-violent street drug dealers to obtain their medication.
The Jonas Brothers - what teenage girl or parent doesn't know they exist? The Jonas Brothers, made up of Nicholas, Joseph, and Paul (Kevin), are the wonders of the world. Girls scream while they play their hits including, S.O.S. and When You Look Me In The Eyes.
There are thousands of fans around the world. There's not single reason why they SHOULDN'T play in every United State's state? So why don't the brothers make a stop in Honolulu? The fan's aren't reacting!
Sign this petition to get them to your city!
"A number of states classified ferrets as wild animals and banned them as pets before they become popular as companion animals in the United States. As ferrets grew in popularity, these bans were overturned in quick succession. At this point, California and Hawaii remain the only two states to prohibit ferrets. There has been no effort to legalize them in Hawaii, whereas the struggle in California has been ongoing for fifteen years.
The stated objection given by ferret opponents in California is that ferrets could start breeding in the wild and pose a threat to agriculture and native species. Since ferrets in the U.S. are exclusively indoor pets, are almost always spayed and neutered, do not survive on their own for more than a few days, and have absolutely no history of breeding on their own anywhere in the country, we are not sure where these fears are coming from. Although the true motivation for opposing ferrets remains a mystery to us, we hope that the injustice will soon be rectified, either by the legislature or through a state-wide ballot initiative."
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Ferrets are commonly believed to be wild, vicious animals that will hunt and kill prey if let loose. This is false...misinformation pure and simple. Ferrets have been domesticated for thousands of years; possibly even longer then the common house cat! Domestic ferrets are significantly different from their wild counterparts having poor vision, skeletal differences, size differences, and reproductive difficulties! They are not hunters! There are only 65 reports of ferrets causing real harm per year (bites, scratches, etc.) out of the 8-10 MILLION ferrets in the U.S. alone! Even attacks per capita leave ferret attacks at a ratio of 1:250 at the MOST conservative and unrealistically low standards. In a more realistic light you are almost 5,000 times more likely to be bitten by a dog than a ferret! For more information about ferrets and the rumors surrounding them click on one of the following links:
Ferrets are officially domestic animals and are statistically much less dangerous then dogs or cats. If you're still not convinced then send me a message and let me know why ferrets SHOULD be illegal!!
The Kawamoto Pool in Hilo, Hawaii has been out of service for the last 8 months. Prior to needing repair it was running without a heater, year round. This is a pool that is paid for by taxpayer dollars and used very regularly by the people that are in fact paying for it.
The pool is also used by local high schools who train their water polo, swimming, and wrestling teams at the facility and private swimming clubs also use the pool daily. Without a heater the pool is almost dangerous in the winter months when the water tempurature can get down to the low 60's.
Low pool temp and low air temp, coupled with the fact that the pool design doesn't let in sun light contributes to the risk of people becoming hypothermic. Last year I had to have my water polo team wear wetsuit tops just to complete workouts.
CHICAGO Oct 9, 2006 (AP)— Here's some soothing medicine for stressed-out parents and overscheduled kids: The American Academy of Pediatrics says what children really need for healthy development is more good, old-fashioned playtime.
The following petition is being put forth due to the actions that have taken place and are still occurring in present day concerning Keoni and the noise pollution that he has caused and continues to cause day in and day out.
Keoni religiously rides his dirtbike up and down our neighborhood; causing for loud noise clutter, disturbance of the peace, and discomfort throughout the neighborhood. Keoni chooses to patrol up and down the streets of our neighborhood; in which his rides range from all times of the day, even throughout the early hours of the morning.
We are also concerned about the speed that Keoni chooses to ride his dirtbike. We are not only concerned about his own safety, but the safety of our children; who cross our streets, and for our safety as well for when we drive through our neighborhood.
North Jersey and South Jersey act so different, and don't care about eachother, so how come we aren't seperate states!
We have North Dakota and South Dakota, North Carolina and South Carolina, we even have West Virginia! I am a strong believer that South Jersey should be its own state, away from North Jersey, I mean hell, we don't even talk the same way, and I have also noticed it a few of my history books from school, North Jersey and South Jersey are shown in different colors and have their own count number when it shows how different states voted for stuff.
As for adding a new star to the flag, no need to worry, Hawaii aways says they welcome people from the states, but then get pissed off when one of us so called 'in landers' decides to move down there. They can be a US territory, but they don't treat us like we're their fellow states, so why should they be a state when they don't like it when we move there.
But then again the Hawaii thing is just a suggestion. It's possible to dump Hawaii so when the change is made, we don't have to mess up our flag.
South Jersey should be a seperate state, and I wanna know who's with me!
Since tourism is the number one economic resource of the state of Arizona, just as is for the state of Hawaii. I think we should have the same type of resident cost reduction for golf. In the winter when the weather is great, we have to pay the same outrageous rates as the winter visitors, upto four times the summer rate at some courses. Like Hawaii, all a player would have to do to get the lower rate would be to show his/her drivers license. No new costly forms to fill out.