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Two awarded cash judgement after ban that followed run-in with former mayor’s brother

January 26th, 2015 · 3 Comments

The city has been ordered to pay just over $750,000 in damages to two stagehands who were arbitrarily banned for life from working on shows in city facilities after a 2007 run-in with then-honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann’s brother. The incident happened during a rehearsal for a benefit concert at Blaisdell Center in which a performance […]

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Tags: Court · Labor · Politics

Planned Parenthood President to speak on UH Manoa Campus this week

January 25th, 2015 · No Comments

Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, will be speaking on the University of Hawaii Manoa Campus this Friday, January 30, 2015. Her appearance is scheduled for 12:30 pm to 2 pm in Kuykendall Auditorium. The free event is open to the public as well as the […]

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Tags: Education · Health · Politics

A curious fact about the governor’s controversial Land Board nominee

January 24th, 2015 · 13 Comments

I don’t know Carleton Ching, Governor David Ige’s controversial nominee to head the Department of Land and Natural Resources, but here’s one very interesting factoid about him. He did not contribute to Ige’s campaign. In fact, he didn’t contribute to any candidates. Not last year, or in any recent year. Despite being a lobbyist for […]

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Tags: Campaigns · environment · Politics

U.S. called out for our lack of maternity leave and family supports

January 23rd, 2015 · 4 Comments

A segment on last night’s PBS Newshour should be required watching (“Almost every country in the world offers more generous maternity leave than the U.S.“). That link will take you to the video of the segment and a transcript. According to the United Nations, we and Papua New Guinea are the only countries in the […]

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Tags: Business · Economics · Health · Politics

Lingle named to top state post in Illinois

January 22nd, 2015 · 15 Comments

News flash: The Chicago Sun Times has reported that former Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle has been named to a newly created, high-ranking position by the new governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner. In remarks at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, Rauner said Lingle will come on board in what appears to be the […]

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Tags: Politics