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The investigation into the false ballistic missile alert that rocked the Hawaiian Islands on Jan. 13 revealed that the state's Emergency Management Agency has been using an outdated and inadequate IT system to perform its critical work. The software's design was even partially blamed for the human error ...
Senate Bill 2735 would change the way the OIP director is appointed. Currently the governor has complete control over who is appointed and how they are removed. Tanida referred to former OIP director Cathy Takase who was fired in 2011 after publicly disagreeing with then-Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

Dismissal Procedures. The OIP says the bill would improve public confidence in the office by having a director serve for a six-year term, subject to Senate approval, which could last beyond a governor's tenure. Park was appointed by then-Gov. Neil Abercrombie in 2011. Her predecessor, Cathy Takase, ...
USU Government Relations Director Neil Abercrombie said Friday he believes it was because members of a legislative committee felt it was appropriate for the BNR to be funded following the construction of the Life Sciences Building. “It was critical the Legislature fulfill that obligation of the second phase,” ...
Neil Abercrombie on Monday, expressing his support for the measure and the democratic process that he followed. Abercrombie, who sat in the gallery between two lobbyists Tuesday watching the session unfold, said the hearings leading up to the vote were a “masterpiece of transparent deliberation.”.
Updated: Gov. David Ige recently held two campaign fundraisers in Washington, D.C., while on official business. And Rep. Hanabusa took cash from NextEra. By Chad Blair / March 1, 2018. The National Governors Association held its winter meeting in the nation's capital late last month, and Hawaii's chief executive was in ...

Neil Abercrombie gave Schatz high-profile tasks like running the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Honolulu, Moore said. Ige, by contrast, had a tense relationship with Tsutsui, who was left with nothing to do. “It's a good platform to run for governor, not only because you're fairly visible but the ...
Neil Abercrombie received when he was unseated as governor. "He's clearly the underdog, but he definitely has a chance potentially to win. So I don't think he's just a spoiler,” said University of Hawaii political science Professor Colin Moore. For Hee, attracting young voters between the ages of 20 and 40 ...
Neil Abercrombie signed a state law that opened a one-time, two-year window for victims to file lawsuits without being time-barred by the statute of limitations. That's when Betti and another attorney, Jared A. Washkowitz, filed the case in Hawaii against the Diocese of Buffalo and the Diocese of Honolulu, ...
Neil Abercrombie, USU's director of Government Relations, said the Utah Supreme Court travels once or twice a year, but usually go to law schools, such as the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. It was a “unique” experience for USU, Abercrombie said, because USU doesn't typically host ...
Hawaii beer consumers will soon start to see the effect of a law that was passed in 2013 allowing breweries to diversify into other types of alcohol. Senate Bill 3042, which was signed into law by Gov. Neil Abercrombie at Maui Brewing Co.'s Kihei headquarters, allowed for the creation of a new alcohol ...
Ariyoshi acknowledged that he backed Ige in his 2014 campaign to oust fellow Democrat Neil Abercrombie. “And I'm disappointed,” he said. “I'm disappointed that when I backed him up and talked about things that are important . . . those things have not been worked on.” In response to Ariyoshi's comments ...
Neil Abercrombie to replace Cathy Takase (a director whose agency took on average 90 days, not 464, to issue a substantive decision.) Abercrombie fired Takase when she told the governor he needed to release the names of judicial nominees. Abercrombie, who was often no friend of public information, ...
He often went unchallenged to keep his state Senate seat representing Pearl City and Aiea and he won a decisive victory over former Gov. Neil Abercrombie in 2014 despite a 10-to-1 fundraising disadvantage. Abercrombie had $2.2 million in his war chest at this point in the race, having raised more funds ...
Tsutsui came to be lieutenant governor in the wake of the political dominoes created by the death of U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye on Dec. 17, 2012. Then-Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz was appointed by then-Gov. Neil Abercrombie to fill out Inouye's term and convinced Tsutsui, who was first in line of succession, to take ...
Then his protest candidacy against then-Governor Neil Abercrombie (a fellow Democrat!) steamrolled into a primary upset and then an overwhelming general election victory. Today, after three years as Governor, Ige's greatest accomplishment is that he's somehow become an even weaker incumbent than ...
Neil Abercrombie appointed his own lieutenant governor, Brian Schatz, to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated when U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye died. Tsutsui was Senate president at the time. He represented central Maui in the state Senate. Under Abercrombie, Tsutsui lead a sports development initiative and ...

On Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a Hawai'i federal court's dismissal of a challenge to then Gov. Neil Abercrombie's appointment of then Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz to fill the vacancy in the U.S. Senate that occurred after Sen. Daniel K. Inouye passed away on Monday, Dec.
Brian Schatz scrambling to win over Puna voters after Tropical Storm Iselle delayed voting at a couple of precincts. Schatz, who former Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed to the seat, won by 1,769 votes. “What I did learn is the strong sense of independence that the people feel there,” Hanabusa said.
There was some discussion Wednesday about reviving a departmental effort that languished in former Gov. Neil Abercrombie's final days in office in 2014 that would require an upgrade to a septic or other wastewater system upon the sale of the property. Kawaoka has said that plan did not go over well with ...
Neil Abercrombie signed the program into law, after which a 2014 bond issue raised $150 million for the program. Recently, in Order No. 34930, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission focused on how the GEMS program was coexisting with another ratepayer-funded program, which you may know as ...
Hanabusa needs to follow the example of Neil Abercrombie, who left the very same seat in Congress after 20 years to run for governor. That set up a special election in May 2010 to fill out the remainder of his term. Hawaii voters deserve nothing short of full and active representation in the U.S. House of ...
He said he's made hard, sometimes unpopular decisions. Ige defeated a sitting governor in the Democratic primary four years ago, the first such victory in Hawaii history. Now, he finds himself in the same position as his former foe, Gov. Neil Abercrombie, in defending himself against a primary challenger.
That's in contrast to Neil Abercrombie, who resigned early from Congress in 2010 to run successfully for governor. Hanabusa eventually replaced Abercrombie in Congress. Abercrombie was not required to step down from his federal job. But his primary opponent that year, Honolulu Mayor Mufi ...
The big difference is that everyone knew who Neil Abercrombie was and no one knew who David Ige was. Ige is better known today, of course, but Hanabusa is a brand name. And while the severely underfunded Ige in 2014 ousted the deep-pockets career politician in an unprecedented upset, Hanabusa ...
Neil Abercrombie made the same request. At the time, Ige was chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee. “Governor Ige, who was my counterpart at that point, and I rejected it. He should kind of assume that's what we're going to do as well,” Luke said. Luke says the best way to fund the transition ...
First, we will have a primary race within the Democratic Party with an incumbent. Gov. David Ige is running for re-election. As he did with Neil Abercrombie, then the governor and a former congressman, Ige's faced with another opponent from Congress. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa has pretty much made it clear ...
David Ige, she said in an interview on Hawaii News Now Sunrise. “It's about getting things for Hawaii, and unless you understand the process it takes, you're not going to be effective in Hawaii,” Hanabusa said. When Ige was elected in 2014, he unseated then-Gov. Neil Abercrombie. “People did not like ...
Neil Abercrombie, government relations director for USU, said the Logan university has not taken an official position on the bill. He said USU will take the same position on it as the Board of Regents and Higher Education commissioner. “I think there's going to continue to be a higher education discussion ...
“These students really needed somebody on their side, sitting at the table-making decision and holding colleagues accountable,” she said. Iwamoto was reelected in 2010, the last election to determine the board, which switched to an appointment process. Later, Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed her to the ...
Established in the 1970s with the help of then-Honolulu Mayor Frank Fasi and then-state Rep. Neil Abercrombie, this is the only public library in Hawaii that isn't funded by the state. It's located in one of several city-owned properties in Makiki District Park, formerly a research center for the Hawaiian Sugar ...
Neil Abercrombie and other dignitaries attended a memorial service for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye at Honolulu's National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Jean Harris, the patrician girls' school headmistress who spent 12 years in prison for the 1980 killing of her longtime lover, "Scarsdale Diet" doctor ...
This week, KHON2 marks the 65th anniversary of our first broadcast and to celebrate, we've been looking back at Hawaii's Heritage, Our Yesterdays and Tomorrows. This morning on Wake Up 2day, former Governor Neil Abercrombie joined us in studio to reflect back on the last six decades in Hawaii.
"If there was any message that Barack Obama delivered and continues to deliver is that in fact our diversity does in fact define us and not divide us," said former Governor Neil Abercrombie, a family friend of the Obama's. The Obama exhibit will be at Honolulu Hale until March 2. Copyright 2018 Hawaii ...
Kamehameha Schools has agreed to pay $80 million to 32 plaintiffs who were sexually abused by a psychiatrist decades ago while they were students at the private school or were treated by him, according to terms of a tentative agreement reached between the two sides. The late Dr. Robert Browne, chief ...
State minimum wage raise. Hawai'i's minimum wage will again increase on Jan. 1, to $10.10 per hour. The law, signed by then-Gov. Neil Abercrombie in 2014, has incrementally raised the state's minimum wage from $7.75 per hour in 2015 to $9.25 last year.
Neil Abercrombie's administration. Ala Moana is the first neighborhood where the city's vision for redeveloping the urban core is becoming a ...
Neil Abercrombie 67 percent to 32 percent in the 2014 primary, so a victory would not be unprecedented. As the Democratic nominee, ...
Two high-profile challengers will spice up the races for the embattled Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees. By Chad Blair / October 31, ...
After all, the most notable elected officials to be thrown out of office lately were Neil Abercrombie and Sam Slom, both of whom needed to work ...
State Legislative leaders have announced their four picks to serve as nonvoting members on the volunteer Honolulu Authority for Rapid ...
Neil Abercrombie. Senate President Ron Kouchi would have been first in line to succeed Tsutsui. He plans to continue his work in the ...
Former U.S. Congressman and Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie and his wife, Nancie Caraway, make their Manoa home a peaceful place to ...
In addition to Cockett, Hawks, Sakrison and Wells, the meeting included USU vice presidents Neil Abercrombie and David Clark, USU Vice ...
Brian Schatz for a seat in the U.S. Senate, and Ige was running for governor against Neil Abercrombie, Hawai'i's Democratic incumbent.
Neil Abercrombie's BOE appointees had moved BOE meetings to Tuesdays during the day. Working people, like teachers, could not attend ...
Anyone wishing to tour the building must apply in writing to David M. Louie, who was Hawaii attorney general during Gov. Neil Abercrombie's ...
... Daniel Inouye after his death in 2012 by Governor Neil Abercrombie and won his first six-year term in 2016, has pushed on climate change.
... for example, President Barack Obama unsuccessfully endorsed Hawaii's Neil Abercrombie and Pennsylvania's Arlen Specter in primaries.
A company points to a 2012 state law as it sues for the right to sell its coffee beans and cigars on agricultural land. By Stewart Yerton / About 9 ...


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