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WOTUS: Supreme Court Asks US Solicitor General to Weigh in on Maui Injection Wells

JSC Seeks Nominees for First Circuit Court--Two Vacancies

Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 2, 2018

UH: Record-setting Native Hawaiian, Filipino and overall 4-year UH Mānoa graduation rates

Tulsi Gabbard returns to NH, fueling speculation of presidential run

PH: …A second trip in the past three months by Tulsi Gabbard to the state that holds the first-in-the-nation presidential primary is sparking more speculation that the congresswoman from Hawaii is seriously mulling a run for the Democratic nomination.

“I’m seriously thinking of how I can best be of service to our country,” Gabbard told the Portsmouth Herald Sunday, moments before headlining a meet and greet with party activists packed into the Rockingham County Democrats headquarters in Exeter….

(Translation: I have no chance to be President, but maybe Bernie will make me VP.)

Speaking to the Democratic activists, she took indirect aim at Republican President Donald Trump, saying, “it is painful and disheartening to me to see the direction of our country today. To see how much divisiveness and hatred is being fomented by those who wish to tear us apart.” 

(Translation: I didn’t get that Secretary of State gig.)

And Gabbard preached the power of love in politics, noting that there is “no force more powerful than love.”

“When we start from this foundation of love (for Chris Butler), inspired by this love, then we can truly have that strength and that power to be able to take on the tough challenges that are before us,” she added….

Gabbard’s stop in Exeter was a family affair. While she was speaking, her husband, Abraham Williams, was recording the entire event with a camera….

read … Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard returns to NH, fueling speculation of presidential run

McDermott: Republicans Want to Cooperate with Ige

HNN: …“People should be hopeful for us in Hawaii so there are big challenges, we're up to it. I'm excited to be working on it with this team and the people out there," Green said.

Across the aisle, Representative Bob McDermott said even Republicans who butted heads with the governor before, now want to work together.

“Throwing stones isn't going to get us much but if we can collaborate and offer good ideas, I think that's the path forward to success," McDermott said. 

There are plenty of ideas both parties agree on.

"He's trying to cool schools, that's what I want to do. He's trying to help people buy homes, that's what we want to do," McDermott said ….

read … Ige will start his last four years as governor with a new partner

Civil Beat: Release Lots of Criminals from Jail and Open Up Massive Festering Homeless Tent Cities to House Them

CB: … HPD’s “lift zones” for park camping and a diversion-from-jail program with city prosecutors are welcome ideas to alleviate a vexing crisis. …

(Clue: No.  These ideas are both the opposite of what we need to do.  The homeless must be FORCED out of tents into real structures to live. When they violate the law, for instance by stealing mopeds and bikes to pay for meth, jail is where they belong.) 

PDF: Final Report of the House Concurrent Resolution 85 Task Force on Prison Reform

KHON: Prison reform task force announces findings

KGI: Homeless Dude was drug addict, criminal

read … Honolulu Cops Have Two Good Ideas To Help The Homeless

Want To Teach In Hawaii? HSTA-DoE Won’t Recognize Your Seniority

CB: …The California native came to Hawaii because she was looking for a new environment. She also had family here.

“I just wanted something different,” Frazier said. “I was at a life point where I wanted to try something new.”

The veteran teacher knew the move to Hawaii’s school system would involve a salary reduction. She just wasn’t prepared for it to be so steep. In San Diego, her pay had been just over $60,000 annually. Her pay for her first year in Hawaii was $46,000….

read … Want To Teach In Hawaii? The Job Often Comes With A Big Pay Cut

Lime Bike: City Still Clings to Scooter=Moped Position, Kicks Football to Legislature

CB: …In May, the electric rental scooters that had already descended on streets and sidewalks across other U.S. cities landed in Honolulu, where they drew record ridership in their first four days of service.

Less than a week later, the so-called “e-scooters” were gone. Tech-company Lime opted to temporarily suspend its Honolulu operation after the city moved to shut it down, impounding Lime’s vehicles and threatening fines and jail time.

Now, the earliest those scooters could return, city officials say, would be sometime after the state legislative session ends next May.

The City claims that’s because state leaders would have to update Hawaii’s vehicle code, creating new classifications for the e-scooters and other emerging alternatives to cars, in order for them to legally operate here….

read … Don’t Expect To See Those Green E-Scooters Again Anytime Soon

Kaiser graduate speaks out about Amtrak incident

KITV: Out of a coma, 22 year old Aaron Salazar is finally speaking out, saying don't believe everything you hear….

… Even though Trujillo says he doesn't remember anything from that day, she hopes time will help….

Out of a coma, 22 year old Aaron Salazar is finally speaking out, saying don't believe everything you hear.

"I want you all to know, I did not jump off the train. I would never ever try to kill myself," Salazar said. …

read … Kaiser graduate speaks out about Amtrak incident

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