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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.

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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.

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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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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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Hawaii State News Briefs for Tuesday, 11 July 2017


Hawaii News Digest, 12 July 2017, 03:55 UTC, Post #15310.

Source:    http://hawaiitribune-herald/news/state/state-briefs-july-11

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Comment:

As Tuesday, 11 July 2017 comes to a close, here are some of the top stories making headlines in the State of Hawaii:

Kauai farmers increase profits by offering tours of their operations–something called agro-tourism.

Hawaii Governor David Ige supports smaller increase in the transit accommodations tax (hotel room tax).

Honolulu City Councilman Trevor Ozawa wants to place armed park rangers in Honolulu’s largest parks. Ozawa says rangers would be able to address illegal camping, littering, vandalism, and no-smoking policies.

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Hawaii News Digest

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Trump’s “locker room banter” will sink his campaign | i L i n d


Source: Trump’s “locker room banter” will sink his campaign | i L i n d (http://www.ilind.net/2016/10/11/trump’s-locker-room-banter-will-sink-his-campaign/).

Accessed on 13 October 2016, 15:25 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Ian Lind.

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Please be aware that reader replies to Lind’s article contain graphic sexual language.

Comment:

According to long-time Hawaii political analyst Ian Lind, the latest twitter storm ignited by Donald Trump’s comments on women “will sink his campaign.”  At last report, more than 27 million tweets and replies were generated by Trump’s latest tirade.

Lind says “Now it’s clear why Donald Trump has alienated women of all political stripes, and why hollow apologies don’t cut it…it’s a great lesson on the impact of social media when a nerve is hit.”

Please note that some readers of Lind’s article address both candidates with terms usually reserved for “bar talk.”  The level of discourse has degenerated into base emotionalism, with both candidates becoming the target of highly disgruntled voters.

 

What strikes me about the presidential campaign is the total lack of civility shown by Mr. Trump and his dismissal of his behavior toward women.  Mr. Lind also provides a link to a “New York Times” article which digs a bit deeper into the crude, hateful turn the campaign is taking.

No matter how you feel about the candidates, please vote on 08 November 2016.


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Trump dismisses GOP calls to quit race: ‘Never’ | Honolulu Star-Advertiser


NEW YORK >> A defiant Donald Trump insisted Saturday he would “never” abandon his White House bid, facing an intensifying backlash from Republican leaders across the nation who called on him to quit the race following the release of his vulgar and sexually charged comments caught on tape.

Source: Trump dismisses GOP calls to quit race: ‘Never’ | Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://www.staradvertiser.com/2016/10/08/breaking-news/trump-dismisses-gop-calls-to-quit-race/).

Accessed on 09 October 2016, 15:55 hrs, UTC.

Reporter: Associated Press.

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Comment:

Despite calls from Republican leaders to drop out of the presidential race, Donald Trump says he won’t quit and calls the videotape with his comments “nothing more than a distraction”, saying similar charges were levied against former President Bill Clinton.

Meanwhile, key Republican leaders say they’ve had enough of the often flamboyant style of Donald Trump.  Alabama Congresswoman Martha Roby stated “Now, it’s abundantly clear that the best thing for our country and our party is for Trump to step down and allow a responsible Republican to lead the ticket.”

This latest incident involving Donald Trump may sink his campaign for good.


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Cartoon for August 22 | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


The world as seen by cartoonist Ken Catalino, Creators.com.

Source: Cartoon for August 22 | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/commentary/cartoon-august-22-0).

Accessed on 22 August 2016, 17:25 hrs, UTC.

Please click link to see the political cartoon.

Comment:

Here’s the latest political cartoon from Ken Catalino of Creators.com. Now, it’s Ms. Clinton’s turn to catch the eye of political satirists and cartoonists, such as Ken Catalino, who contributes to several mainland newspapers.

Please vote in the 08 November 2016 election.  Primary election voter numbers were dismal.


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Voter turnout lowest in at least 25 years | KHON2


Only 34.8 percent of registered voters cast ballots during the primary.

Source: Voter turnout lowest in at least 25 years | KHON2 (http://www.khon2.com/2016-08/14/voter-turnout-lowest-in-at-least-25-years/).

Accessed on 15 August 2016, 15:40 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Hawaii voter participation in the 2016 primary election was at the lowest level in 25 years.  According to KHON 2 news, only 34.8% of registered voters actually cast ballots on Saturday, 13 August 2016.

Political analyst John Hart says, “Not only low voter turnout, record low voter turnout.  People are staying home, thy’re not voting.  We’re seeing lots of races that are uncontested in the primary and that person goes right to the general.”

Voting levels often reached 50% to 60% only a few decades ago, but now it seems many people can’t be bothered to show up at polling station.  The only silver lining in this scenario is the increase in residents who cast ballots by walk-in voting or through absentee voting.


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Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest