|Food is growing at the school farm at Ka`u High School with volunteers from Wilderness Adventures|
helping to weed eggplant, kalo and lettuce, as students get ready to come back to campus next Wednesday. Photo by Julia Neal
|Hydroponic lettuce growing at Ka'u High.|
Photo by Julia Neal
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EAST KAʻŪ'S STATE SENATOR VOTED AGAINST A NOMINEE TO THE state Court of Appeals today. The nominee is Dan Gluck, a caucasian man who has worked as an attorney and legal staff director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai'i. He has been administrator and counsel for the state Ethics Commission for the last five years. Gluck has also served as adjunct professor, Civil Rights Seminar at University of Hawai‘i William S. Richardson School of Law. Gluck earned a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Gluck was president of the
|Dan Gluck, state Ethics Commission|
administrator, nominated for judgeship.
According to a story in Civil Beat today, Sen. Joy San Buenaventura, herself an attorney, asked Gluck during his interview Tuesday, “If you really do truly believe in diversity and historic biases … shouldn’t you withdraw your nomination?” Some testifiers called on him to withdraw his nomination, suggesting the confirmation of a female person of color. The pool of attorneys from which Gov. David Ige picked Gluck includes people of color with three women, one a sitting judge, noted Civil Beat.
Senators Mike Gabbard, Chris Lee and Karl Rhoads voted for Gluck. Sens. Jarrett Keohokalole, Laura Acasio, Donna Kim and Kurt Fevella cast no votes. The full Senate votes Thursday on Gluck's confirmation.
|An inmate being transported from overcrowded|
Hawai'i Island correctional facilities to O'ahu.
Photo from Hawai'i National Guard
“Moving these sentenced felons helped to free up more space for the pre-trial custodies at HCCC,” said PSD Director Max Otani. “We couldn’t have done this without the coordination and collaborative relationship with our federal, executive and judicial partners.”
Tommy Johnson, Deputy Director for Corrections added, “The National Guard and PSD’s Deputy Sheriffs, along with ACOs and health care staff from OCCC, HCF, HCCC and the Kulani Correctional Facility all worked together to provide a successful and safe air and ground transport. I want to give a big Mahalo to everyone for all their hard work and for helping to expedite this necessary transport.”
GOLF & MEMBERSHIPS for Discovery Harbour Golf Course and its Clubhouse: The Club offers Social Memberships, with future use of the clubhouse and current use of the pickleball courts as well as walking and running on specified areas of the golf course before 8 a.m. and after 3 p.m. to enjoy the panoramic