|Miloli'i will receive a million dollars from the U.S. Congress for its Community |
Enrichment & Historical Center. Photo by Julia Neal
MANY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WILL GO TO AGRICULTURE and the aim is to impact this Congressional district, according to Congressman Kai Kahele. He announced today that recent funding includes $4.5 million for coffee plant research; $1.2 million for macadamia tree research; $10 million for micro-grants for food security programs; and $3 million to geographically disadvantaged farmers and ranchers for transportation costs.
|Breadfruit is one of the food plants receiving funding|
from Congress, reports Rep. Kai Kahele. Photo from U.H.
such as breadfruit, taro, avocado, ginger and cacao."
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“I spoke with Governor Ige and Senate President Kouchi to convey my wish to withdraw my appointment to the Intermediate Court of Appeals. However, if I withdrew, it would have created confusion as to how the next appointment would be made. My understanding, therefore, is
that the Senate had to proceed with a vote. “Opponents of my appointment, particularly members of the Bar, were courageous in voicing their deeply rooted, legitimate grievances regarding the ways in which systemic racism and inequality permeate our lives. They are correct that it is not easy to oppose a judicial nominee. They are correct that every one of us has an obligation to do more to right historic injustice. “During the Judiciary Committee hearing on my appointment, I stated that I wanted to follow the appointment process set forth in the Constitution. Yet I hope that, by indicating my desire to withdraw from this process, today’s vote can be less divisive for the Senate and Hawai‘i as a whole. The community deserves judges who bring all of us closer rather than fracturing us further. The other nominees on the list have extraordinarily impressive credentials; any one of them can, and will,
serve the ICA with distinction. “I applied to be a judge because I wanted to serve the people of Hawai‘i: to try to promote justice and equity in the islands I call home. I continue to believe that I have the skills,
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THE M8.2 CHIGNIK EARTHQUAKE, THE LARGEST U.S. QUAKE IN 50 YEARS, created a tsunami watch for Hawai'i last night. Located offshore in Alaska, near Chignik Island and about 45 miles from last year's 7.6 Simeonof Island Earthquake, its depth was 28.5 miles in a location where the North American plate is crossing the Pacific plate. It's an area called the Aleutian megathrust.
The quake occurred at 10:15 p.m., Alaska and 8:15 Hawai'i time. According to the Alaska Earthquake Center at University of Alaska, Fairbanks, "In terms of seismic energy release, the 1965 M8.7 was five times as energetic, and the 1964 M9.2 Great Alaska Earthquake was 30 times more energetic" than last night's M8.2. The circles in the energy release figure are scaled to show a relative comparison between the three earthquakes. Alaskan earthquakes that damaged Hawai'i with a tsunami include the 1946 quake in the Aleutians that killed 173 people here, 96 of them in Hilo and wiped out Wailuku Bridge and many buildings.
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