• The GMO Debate, Food For Thought: Part 3

    KITV - Feb 24, 2012

    Critics Question Lawmakers? GMO Labeling Bill Killing Move -We had hours and hours and hours of testimony, really heart-felt, passionate testimony,? said Maui Councilmember Elle Cochran, who spent the past year fighting for legislation to get genetically modified foods labeled.I think everyone should have an option and know what we are consuming,? she said.But that may be getting tougher to do.In 2008, the U.S.

  • State Proposing New E-Waste Fees

    KITV - Feb 14, 2012

    Lawmakers Consider Fees To Recycle Electronic Devices - State health officials hope to build on the success of a bottle recycling program and expand it to include electronic devices."We are looking for a system to deal with our electronic goods altogether to reclaim the valuable metals that are in them, and handle them in a way that is cost effective and efficient for everyone," said deputy health director Gary Gill.Mike Allwer sold a car stereo at his discount store on Pensacola Tuesday.

  • Jobs and stability top agenda as legislature convenes

    Hawaii News Now Jan 18, 2012

    After a few lean years marred by budget cuts and furloughs Hawaii state economy is slowly recovering and lawmakers were cautiously optimistic about Hawaii's financial future as they opened the 2012 legislative session Wednesday.Their goals for the new session include creating jobs, balancing the budget without raising taxes or imposing new taxes, and improving Hawaii's business climate.During his opening remarks House Speaker Calvin Say said he would like to maintain stability."Maintaining stability means no new taxes for state government from residents and businesses.

  • Ramping up traffic relief in Kapolei

    KHON - May 16, 2011

    New H-1 freeway westbound ramps will help alleviate bottlenecks around some of the large shopping centers in Oahu’s second city. There's still a lot of work to be done before motorists see complete traffic relief.State transportation officials and Kapolei lawmakers say $18.7 million is well worth the price for improved traffic flow heading in and out of Oahu's second city. "It's going to save a tremendous amount of time,” said Sen.

  • Kapolei Interchange Complex on-ramps now open to public

    HNN - May 16, 2011

    A dedication ceremony was held Monday morning.Drivers in west Oahu will now have some much needed traffic relief. The new westbound freeway ramps at the Kapolei Interchange Complex are now open. A dedication ceremony was held Monday morning at the site and the ramps opened at 1 p.m. The $18.7 million project adds a new on-ramp at the Makakilo Drive and a new off-ramp leading to Farrington Highway which exits near the Wet 'N' Wild water park.

  • Slaughterhouse purchase faces final House vote

    KHON - Apr 12, 2011

    HONOLULU- After sailing through the state Senate since being introduced in late January, a plan that would allow the state to purchase Oahu’s only slaughterhouse for $1.6 million faces a final vote on the House floor Tuesday morning. Supporters of SB249 say buying the slaughterhouse at Campbell Industrial Park with taxpayer dollars will ensure the viability of the livestock industry for years to come.“If we really want to protect our local agriculture in regards to livestock, then we have to ensure that this slaughterhouse is going to be viable,” said state Sen.