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Sun-Times lays off its entire photo staff The irony being no one was there to photographically document it. #DamnShame @ romenesko @ david_c_steele - EMD (@nerditry) May 30, 2013 Actually, there were some photos taken after the announcement.
Current post: A taste of Maui at 12th Ave. Grill
I was fortunate to get an invitation to last night's beer dinner at 12th Avenue Grill (@12thAveGrillNow), which had an all-Maui theme. The ingredients were flown in from Maui, and all dishes were paired with Maui Brewing Co. (@MauiBrewingCo) beers. Now, I'm not a beer drinker. In fact, I have a lousy beer palate.
Honolulu Civil Beat - Hawaii Education Blog
The University of Hawaii at Manoa announced the four finalists in the running for Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities today. Don't feel bad if you haven't heard of any of them - neither have we.
Governor's Emails Auto-Deleted After 60 Days
For nearly a decade, the state has automatically deleted emails on computers in the Hawaii governor's office and all administration departments after just 60 days. State officials say the state doesn't have the storage space to keep them so they are killed unless intentionally archived.
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Capitol Watch — Hawaii Politics and Government — Feb. 13-19
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Electric cigarette explodes in Fla man's mouth | ajc.com
PENSACOLA, Fla. - A faulty battery caused an electronic cigarette to explode in a Florida's man's mouth, taking out some of his front teeth, a chunk of his tongue and severely burning his face, fire officials said. Tom Holloway, 57, of Niceville, was trying to quit smoking so he was puffing on the device Monday night when it blew up, fire officials said.
Words and Actions, Purple Spot Edition
Back before the 2010 election, Civil Beat sent prospective Honolulu City Council candidates a questionnaire on important local issues, and posted their responses in full on each of their topic pages. It’s important to hold politicians accountable for campaign pledges after they’re in office, but sometimes I forget those pages are there as a resource.
Environmentalists Peeved At House Speaker's 'Unusual' Procedural Move
House Speaker Calvin Say is raising the ire of environmental activists by sidestepping normal legislative procedures on a bill they think would weaken environmental protection in the state. The measure could exempt many state and county projects from environmental reviews, something Say has been saying is needed to boost economic development and create jobs.
HCDA: Director Tony Ching Deserves Pay Raise
The Hawaii Community Development Authority approved a 5 percent increase for executive director Tony Ching at a time when other state officials are subject to a 5 percent salary cut because of tight fiscal times. Two sources tell Civil Beat that the HCDA made the recommendation during an executive session on Feb.
AP: Inmates killed in Honduras fire not convicted - CBS News
COMAYAGUA, Honduras - The prisoners whose scorched bodies were carried out piece by piece Thursday morning from a charred Honduran prison had been locked inside an overcrowded penitentiary where most inmates had never been charged, let alone convicted, according to an internal Honduran government report obtained by The Associated Press.
Why Did Council Overrule Waianae Residents and Council Member?
KAPOLEI - A riddle, of sorts: If the overwhelming majority of community members testify in favor of a proposed action, and the City Council member representing that community agrees with them, how can a vote on the long-term vision for that community go the other way?
Waianae Plan Passed — With Purple Spot
The Waianae Sustainable Communities Plan has passed, with the “purple spot” of industrial zoning left in it. Here’s how it went down: First, a quick answer on a second proposal to remove the purple spot: it was a no-go. Six Honolulu City Council members objected to Tulsi Gabbard’s amendment.
Case Remains Behind Other Leading Candidates In Senate Money Race
WASHINGTON - Former Congressman Ed Case isn't raising as much money in his campaign for U.S. Senate as Democratic opponent Rep. Mazie Hirono and Republican candidate Linda Lingle. But what Case lacks in cash, he may be able to make up for with name recognition, one political analyst suggests.
New Hawaii Water Commissioner Withdraws Amid Controversy
The president of Young Brothers is withdrawing from the state water commission a day before he was supposed to show up for his first meeting. Glenn Hong is the head of Hawaii's largest shipping company and a prominent member of the local business community.