Members of Hawaii’s congressional delegation don’t want the Army pulling any soldiers out of Hawaii in an effort to balance the budget.
“Though no final decision has been made, a worst-case scenario was laid out that would be catastrophic for Hawaii,” U.S. Rep. Mark Takai said in a statement Tuesday.
“This option would result in a reduction of approximately 20,000 soldiers and civilians from Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks, along with another 30,000 of their family members,” he said. “The communities around Schofield Barracks would lose approximately 30 percent of their population, causing an
Hawaii will receive $11.6 million of Continuum Care awards to help combat homelessness, it was announced Monday.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development gave 45 Continuum Care awards to non-profits and government programs that help homeless individuals and families. The Continuum Care program supports organizations that provide services and housing to the homeless while promoting self-sufficiency.
A number of Hawaii Department of Human Services and a number of Honolulu City and County programs will receive funding for projects that provide supportive housing and rental assistance. The award is similar to
Sen. Mazie Hirono is continuing to defend the Jones Act in an interview with Politico, after a floor speech last week in which she voiced strong opposition to an amendment that would dismantle the Jones Act.
The Jones Act requires that goods shipped between U.S. ports be carried by vessels built in the country and owned and operated by Americans. During last year’s election season, many candidates for Hawaii offices said its repeal would reduce the high cost of living here.
Sen. John McCain, an Arizona Republican, is pushing an amendment to
U.S. Rep. Mark Takai, the newest member of Hawaii’s congressional delegation, has been named to the House Natural Resources Committee, which deals with issues such as fishing regulations, native affairs and energy production.
“I am excited to serve on such a crucial committee for our state,” Takai said in a statement Wednesday. “The Natural Resources Committee plays an important role in the preservation of our island home, and I look forward to forging real solutions for our citizens while on this committee.”
“I have long been a proponent of sustainability and ending
Hawaii’s newly elected Congressman Mark Takai has been tapped to serve on the Escort Committee for President Barack Obama’s seventh State of the Union address Tuesday evening.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who was in Honolulu last week for Takai’s swearing-in ceremony, made the decision to have the freshman lead the president into the chamber where he shakes hands with members along the center aisle en route to the rostrum to deliver his speech, according to a media advisory from Takai.
Obama’s State of the Union address, which starts at 4 p.m. (9 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Intelligence Committee chair, discusses the report on CIA interrogations live on C-Span2, Tuesday.
The release Tuesday of a 524-page, heavily redacted executive summary of the U.S. Senate intelligence committee’s highly anticipated torture report is dominating headlines worldwide.
The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald has been one of the best outlets providing live coverage of the report, which he describes as “by far the most comprehensive and official account of the War on Terror’s official torture regime.”
The New York Times is providing a detailed look at the report, along with
“Asians. You can work them long hours, they do what you tell them and they don’t complain.”
That’s how one of several new Rock the Vote ads begins, part of the nonprofit’s $250,000 national media campaign that launched Thursday to get young people to the polls on Nov. 4.
The actor delivering those words is portraying a type of voter. This ad, as well as several others like it, is meant to be offensive and spur Millennials in particular to stand up for their beliefs by casting ballots for candidates who support their views.
The deadline to register to vote in the general election is Monday, Oct. 6. So, “no vote, no grumble,” OK?
Drive-thru voter registration will once again be held on that day at various locations (see below). Individuals may drive to designated locations and register on the spot.
“We hope people will take this opportunity to register to vote. It’s quick and easy. Just stay in your car and an election official will have you registered in minutes,” said Chief Election Officer Scott Nago in a press release today.
A total of 1,200 individuals registered during the primary
The White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders, in partnership with Data.gov, has launched Data.gov/AAPI, “the most comprehensive hub of government data on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.”
That’s according to the White House, which issued a press release today. The goal is to help policymakers and the public “understand and address disparities in socioeconomic status, educational attainment, health, and other areas of importance to the AAPI community.”
Says WHIAAPI Executive Director Kiran Ahuja, “The launch of Data.gov/AAPI marks an important milestone for better understanding and responding to the