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‘Project Sam’ in Hawaii to educate and raise awareness of marijuana issues

‘Project Sam’ in Hawaii to educate and raise awareness of marijuana issues

HONOLULU – Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) has come to Hawaii as part of its new national dialogue on policy issues related to marijuana use and legalization. The organization will be holding four community meetings on Oahu, Lana‘i and the Big Island to discuss marijuana use and the potential impact it has on health.

“The legalization of marijuana is moving fast in parts of the United States and it looks as though the domino effect could quickly move to other states such as Hawaii,” said former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Project SAM chairman. “We decided to bring SAM to Hawaii to spur discussions about marijuana use and misuse.”

Project SAM, has four main goals:

Hundreds rally in support of renewable energy tax credits

Hundreds rally in support of renewable energy tax credits

 

HONOLULU — Nearly three hundred gathered at the State Capitol today in support of legislation that will keep renewable energy tax credits going strong in Hawaii and remain available to homeowners and businesses wishing to invest in solar and other sources of clean energy for their homes and businesses.

Those rallying included:

Three-alarm Chinatown fire caused by faulty wall outlet

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) fire investigators have completed their investigation of the fire at 1121 Nuuanu Avenue in Chinatown and determined that the fire accidentally began in an employee lounge and was caused by an electrical malfunction in a wall outlet.

The fire occurred in the McLean Building on Tuesday, March 19 at about 11:25 p.m. Firefighters found heavy smoke showing from the Nuuanu Avenue and Bethel Street sides of the building and requested a second and rare third alarm while stretching hose lines into the building and attacking the fire.

Firefighters found the fire had breached the ceiling in the employee lounge and was beginning to spread through the common attic. Firefighters made an aggressive fire attack, which was able to stop the fire's spread in the attic. Firefighters confined the fire to the employee lounge and an adjacent storage room.

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Prince Kuhio Day Holiday

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Prince Kuhio Day Holiday

All public libraries will be closed on Tuesday, March 26 in observance of the Prince Kuhio Day 2013 Holiday. 

Please visit www.librarieshawaii.org or call your local library for public service hours.

 

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Good Friday Holiday and Easter

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Good Friday Holiday and Easter

All public libraries will be closed on Friday, March 29 in observance of the Good Friday 2013 Holiday and on Sunday, March 31 for Easter.

Twenty-two libraries will be open on Saturday, March 30:

Oahu – Aina Haina Public Library, Hawaii State Library, Kailua Public Library, Kalihi-Palama Public Library, Kapolei Public Library, Manoa Public Library, McCully-Moiliili Public Library, Mililani Public Library, Wahiawa Public Library, Waialua Public Library, Waianae Public Library, Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library, Waimanalo Public & School Library;

Big Island – Hilo Public Library, Kailua-Kona Public Library, Kealakekua Public Library, Thelma Parker Memorial Public & School Library;

Kauai – Hanapepe Public Library, Princeville Public Library;

Maui – Kahului Public Library, Kihei Public Library, and Lahaina Public Library.   

Joe Belechak Named First dck worldwide Chief Operating Officer

Joe Belechak Named First dck worldwide Chief Operating Officer

HONOLULU, HAWAII – March 20, 2013 – dck worldwide, parent company of dck pacific construction,  announced the promotion of Joe Belechak to Chief Operating Officer of the company. Belechak joined dck back in October 2012. Since that time, he has been working closely with all levels of the organization to define and refine dck’s strategy, vision, business model, operating model, and performance management plan to drive continuous improvement as dck moves forward.

Firefighters extinguish blaze above Indigo Restaurant

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Honolulu firefighters are investigating the cause of a building fire that burned the second floor of the McLean Building in Chinatown late Tuesday night.

Crews from the Honolulu Fire Department first responded to emergency calls at around 11:30 p.m. and immediately dispatched a rare third alarm to the building to help battle the flames.

"First company saw heavy smoke and flames showing from two sides, the Nu'uanu side and the Bethel side," said Capt. Terry Seelig. "So, we called the third alarm."

Fire investigators say the fire is believed to have started in a second floor office space on the mauka end of the building, about the Indigo Restaurant and Bar. Firefighters were able confine the flames to the second floor.

The main parts of Indigo were not damaged, and the restaurant's owner says he will likely be back open for business today.