|Richard Ha has been a banana and tomato farmer and now chairs|
a group wanting to take over Hawaiian Electric to go geothermal.
IN KA`U, `AINA KOA PONO is proposing a biofuel plant between Pahala and Wood Valley, and its contract with Hawaiian Electric is coming up for public hearings on Tuesday, Aug. 2 in Hilo at 9 a.m. at the State Building and in Kona at 4 p.m. at West Hawai`i Civic Center. See the proposal and comments from the public and state officials by googling Hawai`i PUC docket and clicking on the documents in the `Aina Koa Pono file.
THE NEW STATEWIDE CHARTER SCHOOL TASK FORCE meets for the first time this Wednesday in Honolulu at the Capitol. A bill signed into law by Gov. Neil Abercrombie last week requires the task force to develop the framework of accountability between the charter school system and the state Department of Education. The group also will create oversight, recommend funding levels and work on connecting the governing of charter schools with the DOE. The task force will provide its recommendations to the 2012 Hawai`i Legislature.
ONE JOURNEY, THE LOCAL WINNERS of the statewide Brown Bags to Stardom competition, perform live at Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium tomorrow at 7 p.m. Their CDs will be available for purchase and autographs. This After Dark in the Park program is free. A $2 donation is requested, and park entrance fees apply.
KAREN HAGEN SHARES THE ART OF CERAMICS at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 967-7565 for more information.