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Hawaii prepares for 50th anniversary

March 11, 2008

from KPUA Hawaii prepares for 50th anniversary By Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) _ When Hawaii celebrates the 50th anniversary of statehood next year, organizers envision a grand Waikiki parade and other events celebrating a half-century of cultural integration and economic growth. No events are final, but planners have been meeting since November to decide...
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Funding

February 20, 2008

From an internal memo between Leslie Goo, Budget Analyst-House Finance Committee and Lenny Klompus the Statehood Commission vice-chair. A couple quick questions about the $500,000 you request: 1.How was the source of funding determined? FYI- Funds requested based on a $1.2 million dollar budget, $600K ($100 approved last year), and would constitute matching funds....
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HB 2909

January 22, 2008

Jan 22, 2008 HB 2909 Although it doesn’t mention the funds appropriated to fulfill a statehood commission, but an article in the Advertiser said $250,000 would be appropriated to put together a commission. http://capitol.hawaii.gov/site1/docs/getstatus2.asp?billno=HB2909
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January Statehood Commission Meeting

January 20, 2008

These are the members of the Statehood Commission Vivian Aiona Muriel Anderson- Hawaii Tourism Authority George S. Applegate- Hawaii Islands Visitors Bureau Elias T. Beniga Judge James S. Burns (ret.) Donald Cataluna- OHA Trustee Kippen de Alba Chu- Director of Iolani Palace Daniel Chun- State Tourism Liason Office Walter Dods Jr. Denise M. Hayashi...
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50 years of statehood, but who’s counting?

November 22, 2007

VOLCANIC ASH 50 years of statehood, but who’s counting? Nov. 21, 2007 By David Shapiro Plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Hawai’i’s statehood on Aug. 21, 2009, are off to a decidedly low-key start. With little fanfare, Gov. Linda Lingle last week convened the first meeting of a 25-member statehood commission created by...
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Hawaiians mark key date in 1843

July 30, 2007

Flag-raising honors restoration of the Kingdom of Hawai’i Hawaiian sovereignty activists commemorated the 1843 restoration of the Kingdom of Hawai’i by British authorities with a brief noontime flag-raising ceremony at Thomas Square yesterday. As rain showers chased sunlight around the park, some 150 people joined hands in a circle and sang “Hawai’i Pono’i” at...
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Restoring the Loss

February 12, 2007

go to original RESTORING THE LOSS-Arnie Saiki NOV. 1993 Aloha ‘oe, aloha ‘oe E ke onaona noho i ka lipo One fond embrace, a ho’i a ‘e au A hui hou aku. Lili’uokalani, Aloha Oe Farewell to you, farewell to you, O fragrance in the blue depths. One fond embrace and I leave to...
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Student Festival Coming to Hawaii to Celebrate!

January 4, 2007

governor_letter December 13, 2006 Student Festival Coming to Hawaii to Celebrate! What kind of greeting will these poor students have when they set foot here? Do they know what they’re getting into? From About page on Hawaii50years.com: The year 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of our 50th state. Hawaii will host celebrations and events...
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Statehood Showdown At Iolani Palace

April 19, 2006
Statehood Showdown At Iolani Palace

statehood day showdown: April 18, 2006 Statehood Showdown At Iolani Palace Featured Videos Kealii Collier State Sen. Sam Slom Aug 18, 2006 08:41 PM By Stephen Florino HONOLULU (KHNL)- A day of celebration turned into one of confrontation. As dozens tried to honor Hawaii’s statehood, many more showed up to put an end to...
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