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Glee star Matthew Morrison to headline Honolulu gala

Matthew Morrison, Glee's Mr. Schuester

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Glee star Matthew Morrison will headline the 2013 Equality Gala presented by the Sheraton Waikiki to benefit the Equality Hawaii Foundation at Aloha Tower in September.

The event will take place on Saturday, September 21 from 7 - 10 p.m.

Honolulu's waterfront icon will serve as the ideal backdrop for this year's theme, "Shaken, Not Stirred," as the state's largest organization dedicated to securing equality for Hawaii's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people celebrate recent milestones for equality with in an old Hawaii, James Bond style.

In addition to Morrison, the evening will feature gourmet pupus, hosted libations and a silent auction anchored by Tiffany & Co.

Admission is $100 suggested minimum donation in advance and $125 at the door. For more details on the Gala call (808) 221-0799.

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Three dozen arrests made in joint warrant sweep

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- 36 people were arrested for 47 outstanding warrants during a sweep operation.

The Honolulu Police Department, U.S. Marshals Service, and Hawaii Fugitive Task Force, which is comprised of the Deputy U.S. Marshals and Hawaii State Sheriffs, conducted a joint warrant sweep operation on Oahu.

The operation began on August 20, 2013, and ended Thursday.   

The sweep targeted parole or probation violators and those with criminal outstanding warrants that included drugs, firearms, and sexual offenses.

Three of the thirty-six were arrested for additional drug offenses.  The bail amount for all suspects totaled $765,410.  That number does not include the four suspects who had warrants with no bail.

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$66.3M Raised for University of Hawaiʻi Students, Faculty, Research and Programs

$66.3M Raised for University of Hawaiʻi Students, Faculty, Research and Programs

 

Generous donors gave $66.3M in fiscal year 2013 (7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013) to support University of Hawai‘i students, faculty, research and programs on all ten UH campuses.

“We are very grateful that our active partnership with our Board of Trustees, UH Board of Regents, UH leadership, and faculty and staff on all ten campuses has resulted in another successful year of delivering private investment to enhance opportunities, provide access and create excellence for Hawai‘i,” said Donna Vuchinich, president and CEO, University of Hawai‘i Foundation.

 

Donna Vuchinich added, “The donors we work with are inspired, strategic philanthropists. We are humbled and grateful for their generosity, and know that the investments they have made in students and programs on all 10 UH campuses will make a positive and lasting impact.”

Pūlama Lāna‘i Names Randall Ishikawa General Counsel and Harrilynn Kameʻenui Assoc. General Counsel

Pūlama Lāna‘i Names Randall Ishikawa General Counsel and Harrilynn Kameʻenui Assoc. General Counsel

Pūlama Lāna‘i has appointed Randall K. Ishikawa as Senior Vice President and General Counsel responsible for leading the company’s legal team and Harrilynn Kame‘enui as Associate General Counsel. Both Ishikawa and Kame‘enui will provide legal counsel to support Pūlama Lāna‘i’s vision and mission.

“We are delighted to welcome Randall and Harrilynn to Pūlama Lāna‘i at this very exciting time for the company and the island of Lāna‘i,” said Kurt Matsumoto, Pūlama Lāna‘i chief operating officer. “Both Randall’s and Harrilynn’s professional skills, community involvement and extensive experience will be a tremendous asset for our company.”

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HAPA Young Leaders Travel to Japan for Leadership Training and Community Service Initiative

HAPA Young Leaders Travel to Japan for Leadership Training and Community Service Initiative

The Hawaii Asia Pacific Association (HAPA) will be sending a delegation of 11 local business executives to Tokyo and Kesennuma, Japan, from Aug. 24 through Aug. 29, as part of the organization’s Executive in Residence Program – Japan Experience to participate in an intense, four-day cultural and leadership training. In line with the theme of the trip, which is “Leading from the Heart,” the Hawaii group will team up with business and community leaders from Japan to perform volunteer activities to help families and businesses in the Tohoku region that were devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The Hawaii and Japan participants will also identify a long-term project on which they will hopefully collaborate for years to come.

Hawaii Meth Project Announces “Break the Ice” Art Contest Call-for-Entries

Hawaii Meth Project Announces “Break the Ice” Art Contest Call-for-Entries
Social media art contest to engage youth, educate community about the risks of methamphetamine

The Hawaii Meth Project today announced its 2013 “Break the Ice” Art Contest, aimed at communicating the risks of methamphetamine through works of art. The “Break the Ice” art contest is a way for teens to be recognized for their artistic ability while learning about the harmful effects of this drug.

Hawaii students ages 13 to 18 are eligible to enter the “Break the Ice” contest during the submission period of September 1 through October 20, 2013.

Volta Industries Heads to Arizona as It Gets Set for Launch of New Electric Vehicle Stations

Volta Industries Heads to Arizona as It Gets Set for Launch of New Electric Vehicle Stations

HONOLULUwww.VoltaCharging.com – Volta Industries LLC (Volta) today announced that Arden Penton, Director of Media and Operations, will be embarking on a tour through Arizona to secure advertisers for the company’s newest electric vehicle charging stations, which are scheduled to launch in the Grand Canyon state over the coming weeks. The Arizona visit follows a highly successful California tour Penton completed in July, as Volta prepares to expand its presence along the West Coast.

Volta operates the Volta Network, Hawaii’s only free-to-use electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. One of the largest networks of both free and pay-to-use EV charging stations on Oahu, the trek across California and Arizona demonstrate Volta’s efforts in growing the company beyond Hawaii.