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Maui Community Correctional Center lacks nearly half of its guard staff
Conditions at the Maui Community Correctional Center continue to deteriorate with an increasing number of guards not showing up for duty, leaving those left to work 60 to 80 hours a week to pick up the slack, according to two corrections officers. One officer said the situation has become so unsafe the National Guard may need to be brought in, a prospect a spokeswoman for the Hawaii Department of Public Safety didn’t dispute.
Survey asks Honolulu residents to identify views to protect from development
The Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting is conducting an online survey, asking residents which views of the city they want to be protected as urban Honolulu develops. The results of the survey will help city officials to take into consideration public opinion when making land-use decisions.
Maui lawmakers consider settlement in clean water act lawsuit
Members of the Maui County Council on Monday considered a settlement offer in the case of a county wastewater facility currently scheduled to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. A group of Maui-based environmental groups, led by the Hawaii Wildlife Fund, sued Maui County in 2012 alleging the discharge from the county’s Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility was in violation of the federal Clean Water Act.
Waimānalo teacher chosen for National Geographic expedition to the Arctic
Blade Shepherd-Jones, a sixth-and-eighth-grade science teacher at Waimānalo Elementary and Intermediate School, was among 45 educators from the United States and Canada chosen out of hundreds of applicants as this year’s Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows.
Manoa Chocolate’s Dylan Butterbaugh dives into innovative marketing strategies that took his brick and mortar business to the next level …more
TODAY’S FACT, FIGURE OR PHRASE
“Having some influence on how a hospital or health system can impact its community is one of the most gratifying things about my work.”
– Jason Chang, Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer, The Queen’s Health Systems and Hawaii Business 20 for the Next 20 2019 cohort member
HOW THE WORLD SEES HAWAII
How a sixth-grade science teacher revolutionized Olympic swimming
One of the most important swimming coaches in U.S. Olympic history never really learned how to swim. Soichi Sakamoto, who died in 1997 at the age of 91, was a sixth-grade science teacher in Hawaiʻi when he formed the Three-Year Swim Club in 1937 for approximately 100 children of impoverished local sugar plantation workers.
On the third Monday of every month, Local Iʻa launched a Demo Dinner Series at Kaimukī Superette. Each month the community fishery partners up with a eco-conscious group to teach how to prepare a new dish. Monday April 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m.