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Top Story: Hawaii Governor David Ige has ordered U.S. and Hawaii flags to be “flown at half-staff at the state Capitol, all state offices and agencies and the Hawaii National Guard until sunset Friday.” The order will honor the two Honolulu police officers killed in the line of duty.
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3:18 PM (1 hour ago)
Gov. Ige orders flags to fly at half-staff in honor of 2 fallen Honolulu police officers
Effective immediately, U.S. and Hawaiʻi flags will be flown at half-staff at the state Capitol, all state offices and agencies, and the Hawaii National Guard until sunset on Friday. “These officers paid the ultimate price to ensure the safety of our community. As we honor their sacrifice, we grieve with their families,” Governor Ige said, in a statement.
Aloha shown for fallen HPD officers, families
One day after a senseless tragedy took the lives of two Honolulu Police officers and left three others unaccounted for, the community across the islands and social media showed their aloha for the fallen and their families.
Remembering Martin Luther King’s flower leis
On March 21st, 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. and other Civil Rights activists wore leis on the third and final march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, organized to protest arbitrary voting requirements that prevented black citizens from being able to vote. King visited Hawaiʻi several times during his life. He struck a friendship with fellow reverend Abraham Akaka, head pastor of Kawaiahaʻo Church and older brother of future senator Daniel Akaka.
The nonprofit Ka ʻAhahui ʻo Ka Nāhelelehe, which works to protect Hawaiʻi’s dryland forests, has received a $27,500 grant from Hawaiian Electric for its Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Seed Banking Initiative — an effort to preserve seeds from the native ʻōhiʻa tree for future forest reforestation.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPDATES
Call for entries: 2020 Kukulu Hale Awards
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Hawaii announces the Call for Entries for the 2020 Kukulu Hale Awards, recognizing individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the commercial real estate industry. Entries may include new or renovated commercial real estate projects, including projects completed for the public and nonprofit sectors.
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