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President Donald Trump to visit Arizona Memorial next month


Hawaii News Digest, 17 October 2017, 0415 UTC, Post #15786.

Source:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/10/16/breaking-news/trump-to-visit-arizona-memorial-next-month/

Reporter:  William Cole (“Honolulu Star-Advertiser”).

Accessed on 17 October 2017, 0415 UTC.

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Comment:

According to a White House press release, President Donald Trump will make his first official visit to Hawaii and Asia, beginning on 03 November 2017.  Mr. Trump will stop at the USS Arizona Memorial and will receive a formal briefing from the U.S. Pacific Command.

Following his brief stay in Hawaii, Mr. Trump will fly to Japan, South Korea, The Peoples Republic of China, Vietnam, and The Philippines from 03 November to 14 November 2017.  Mr. Trump will attend a series of high-level diplomatic meetings in South Korea and in the Peoples Republic of China.  His visit will include a keynote address at The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperative Economic Leaders’ meeting on 11 November 2017 in Danang, Vietnam.  Mr. Trump will complete his Asian tour with a diplomatic conference in Manila with Philippine leaders.

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Newsletter, Free Workshop, and Credit Protection


Hawaii News Digest, 29 September 2017, 0615 UTC, Post #15676.

Source:

Personal mailing from Hawaii Island State Representative Mark Nakashima, dated 28 September 2017, 4:45 p.m.

Accessed on 29 September 2017, 0615 UTC.

Comment:

Hawaii Island State Representative Mark Nakashima has scheduled two public meetings on Hawaii Island to discuss a variety of issues passed by the Hawaii State Legislature.

Here is the text of the message sent by Lori Hasegawa from Mark Nakashima’s office:

“September 28, 2017

 

Aloha!

 

Representative Nakashima would like to share with you the attached information regarding the results of the recent special session on rail, news about a free workshop, tips on how to protect your credit, along with his attached September Newsletter.

 

The workshop will explain why it is important to decide what kind of care you want if you become unable to speak for yourself. By creating an advance health care directive, you will have a written statement about your wishes for your medical care so your family and friends will not have to guess.

 

Advanced Health Care Directive Workshop

Hilo Coast United Church of Christ in Honomu

28-1630 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Honomu

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10:00 – 11:30 am.

Saturday, October 28, 2107 at 10:00

 

A Community First team will help you fill out these important documents. Two weeks later, they will review and help you legalize the final copy for you to take home. Even if you already have a directive, it is good to review and perhaps update the one you have. Community First, Hospice of Hilo and the Hilo Coast United Church of Christ sponsor the workshop.  For more information, please contact Katherine Rycraft at (808) 895-4165 or email krycraft@yahoo.com

 

Also, the state is urging consumers to take advantage of one-year free credit monitoring in wake of the Equifax security breach.  Please read the attached flyer for details to obtain your free credit monitoring. You will need to enroll at www.equifaxsecurity2017.com by November 21, 2017.

 

Should you wish to be removed from this list, please reply to this email with the subject “please remove”

 

Mahalo,

 

Lori Hasegawa

House District 1

Representative Mark M. Nakashima

Tel: (808) 586-6680

Hawaii Island toll free:  974-4000 ext 6-6680

email: l.hasegawa@capitol.hawaii.gov”

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Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking


Hawaii News Digest, 23 September 2017, 0510 UTC, Post #15639.

Source:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/09/22/breaking-news/federal-government-notifies-21-states-of-election-hacking/

Accessed on 23 September 2017, 0510 UTC.

Please click link to read the full story.

Comment:

After almost a year’s delay, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has notified 21 states targeted by cyber warfare teams during the November 2016 General Election.  Homeland Security officials said the states with the most attempted hacks were Pennsylvania, Florida, Wisconsin, Virginia, and Ohio.

Although these states were targeted for hacking activity, security officials told the Associated Press that “it doesn’t mean that sensitive voter data (were) manipulated or results were changed.”

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said he wasn’t impressed by the report:

“It is completely unacceptable that it has taken DHS over a year to inform our office of Russian scanning of our systems, despite our repeated requests for information…The practice of withholding critical information from elections officials is a detriment to the security of our elections and our democracy.”

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Bannon mentions Hawaii congresswoman in national interview


Hawaii News Digest, 13 September 2017, 0545 hrs, UTC, Post #15580.

Source:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36352314/bannon-name-drops-hawaii-congresswoman-in-national-interview

Accessed on 13 September 2017, 0545 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard received some unexpected praise from former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon during a PBS interview with host Charlie Rose.

According to Bannon, Tulsi Gabbard, is one of the few lawmakers who really understands President Trump’s “economic populism.”

“You want to talk about hate crimes? Economic hate crime on the working class people on this country. That’s a hate crime,” he said.

“Bernie Sanders understands, Sherrod Brown understands, Tim Ryan understands, Seth Molton understands, Tulsi Gabbard understands that that’s what can win in this country.”

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North Korea says it has loaded a H-bomb on an ICBM


Hawaii News Digest, 03 September 2017, 0445 hrs, UTC, Post #15529.

Source:

http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-north-korea-hydrogen-bomb-20170902-story.html

Accessed on 03 September 2017, 0445 hrs, UTC.

Please click link to read the full story.

Comment:

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang says leader Kim Jong Un has inspected the loading of a small hydrogen bomb onto an ICBM capable of striking targets in the Pacific, including Guam, Alaska, and Hawaii.

KCNA claims the North Korean Nuclear Weapons Institute has solved the problem of size and can now fit nuclear warheads onto long-range missiles.  Some of these missiles are able to reach parts of the continental United States.

That news, be it true or false, will raise worries another notch on the Korean peninsula.

The North Korean regime refuses to suspend its nuclear weapons program unless the United States withdraws from the Korean peninsula and allows North Korea to occupy and govern South Korea.

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Here are some news sites that may interest you:

Hawaii Science Digest (https://paper.li/f-1476233615).

Hawaii Intelligence Digest (https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com).

Hawaii Intelligence Daily (https://paper.li/f-1482109921).

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Hawaii News Digest

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Hawaii County Council Update from District 9 Councilman Tim Richards


Hawaii News Digest, 08 August 2017, 15:40 hrs, UTC, Post #15403.

Source:

http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/north-hawaii-news/nhn-columns/county-council-update-5

Accessed on 08 August 2017, 15:40 hrs, UTC.

Author:  District 9 Councilman Tim Richards.

Please click link to read the full story.

Comment:

Here’s the latest Hawaii County Council update from Tim Richards.  The report covers four areas:

Shooting Range.  Mr. Richards says there is a need for a safe shooting range to accommodate the growing popularity of competitive shooting sports.

Roads in Limbo.  Hawaii County is still trying to resolve the ownership and maintenance issues relating to private roads that fall outside the responsibility of the state and county.

Wastewater matters.  Sewage and wastewater management continue to be difficult issues for Hawaii County, especially in older urban areas bordering Alii Drive in Kona and in rural areas such as Puako. The main issue is getting money to upgrade cesspools to modern septic tank systems.

Flood Zones.  The County Council is working on the alignment of local ordinances with federal flood control standards.  New flood inundation maps are being issued.  Several insurance and liability issues remain to be resolved.

Other information:

“The 1st Waimea Emergency Preparedness Fair will be held on Aug. 19 at the Waimea LDS Church from 9 a.m.–noon. Be sure to attend as there will be vendors, demos, workshops and refreshments to encourage us all to “be smart, take part and prepare.”

“We have a new office location. The Council District 9 office is now located in the Parker Square complex in Waimea, Suite 109. Most of the moving pains are behind us now, though we are still encountering a few technology glitches with the phones and Internet service. Very shortly, the Waimea office will be set up and running for public testimony during council meetings. The County Clerk’s office is working steadily to resolve the problems. We look forward to servicing you better out of our new location.”

“As always, it is a great privilege to serve as your councilman and I look forward to continuing my work for you.”

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Nation and World Briefs for July 15, 2017


Hawaii News Digest, 15 July 2017, 16:50 hrs, UTC, Post #15327.

Source:

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/nation/nation-and-world-briefs-july-15-0

Accessed on 15 July 2017, 16:50 hrs, UTC.

Please click link to read the full story.

Comment:

Here are the top national and world headlines for Saturday, 15 July 2017:

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is out of the hospital.

Liberation from Islamic State militants leaves devastation in Mosul.

Russian-American lobbyists joined Trump’s son’s meeting, too.

Trump, administration press Republicans to back health bill.

Senator selling stock after Associated Press ties his company to Mexican labor.

Papers reveal pot dealer’s grisly confession in 4 slayings.

 

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Here are some websites that may interest you:

Hawaii Science Digest (https://paper.li/f-1476233615).

Hawaii Intelligence Digest (https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com).  Trends in geopolitical intelligence, strategic forecasting, politics, terrorism, and cybersecurity.

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