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Funding

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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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Hawaii court bars state from selling ceded land

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February 1, 2008

By Dan Nakaso Advertiser Staff Writer The state cannot sell or transfer the 1.8 million acres of former Hawaiian monarchy lands, known as ceded lands, until the claims of Native Hawaiians to the property have been resolved, the Hawai’i Supreme Court ruled yesterday. The Supreme Court ruling was a victory for the Office of...
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HB 2909

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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

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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?

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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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Keanu Sai Presentation

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September 3, 2007

Sept. 2, 2007 10:30 am and 1:30 pm Kana`ina Building `Iolani Palace Grounds Honolulu, Hawai`i The re-enactment will be preceded by a presentation by David Keanu Sai, who will provide a context for understanding why the signatures were being gathered by the Hui Aloha `Aina o na Wahine and the Hui Aloha `Aina o...
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Hawaiians mark key date in 1843

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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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Observe statehood with more than a party

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March 23, 2007

Legislation for a celebration of 50 years of statehood appears headed for approval.   IF NUMBERS have any significance, then an observance of the 50th anniversary of the 50th state’s admission to the nation is in order.   In recent years, Statehood Day hasn’t been given much attention, except as a day off for...
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Restoring the Loss

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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!

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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 celebration at palace gets heated

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August 19, 2006
Statehood celebration at palace gets heated

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARBULLETIN.COM State Sen. Sam Slom, holding a U.S. flag, and state Rep. Barbara Marumoto, dressed as the Statue of Liberty, faced protesters who said Iolani Palace was the wrong place for yesterday’s statehood celebration. Statehood celebration at palace gets heated Protesters say the event was held at the “scene of a...
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Statehood Showdown At Iolani Palace

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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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