April Estrellon – Honolulu Civil Beat https://www.civilbeat.org Honolulu Civil Beat - Investigative Reporting Wed, 24 Apr 2019 00:37:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 VIDEO: What Is A Carbon Tax? https://www.civilbeat.org/2019/04/__trashed-16/ Thu, 11 Apr 2019 10:01:25 +0000 https://www.civilbeat.org/?p=1327476  Civil Cafe: Pricing CarbonThursday, April 23rd — Civil Beat is partnering with the Sustainability Business Forum to bring you a Civil Cafe panel discussion on pricing carbon emission. Visit our events page for more information.

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Civil Cafe: Pricing Carbon
Thursday, April 23rd — Civil Beat is partnering with the Sustainability Business Forum to bring you a Civil Cafe panel discussion on pricing carbon emission. Visit our events page for more information.

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Pod Squad: Save Our Sharks https://www.civilbeat.org/2019/04/pod-squad-save-our-sharks/ Mon, 08 Apr 2019 10:01:55 +0000 https://www.civilbeat.org/?p=1326867 Inga Gibson, policy director for Pono Advocacy LLC (which has nonprofit clients) joins Pod Squad host Chad Blair to push for passage of House Bill 808, the Shark-Ray Protection Act, that would cover the fish in Hawaii waters. Gibson says sharks are sometimes killed just for their teeth.

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Inga Gibson, policy director for Pono Advocacy LLC (which has nonprofit clients) joins Pod Squad host Chad Blair to push for passage of House Bill 808, the Shark-Ray Protection Act, that would cover the fish in Hawaii waters. Gibson says sharks are sometimes killed just for their teeth.

Inga Gibson, policy director for the nonprofit Pono Advocacy, holds a photo of a tiger shark killed in Kaneohe Bay.

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Pod Squad: Helping Men In Their Crucial First Weeks Out Of Prison https://www.civilbeat.org/2019/04/pod-squad-helping-men-in-their-crucial-first-weeks-out-of-prison/ Mon, 01 Apr 2019 10:01:44 +0000 https://www.civilbeat.org/?p=1325806 Matt Taufetee is executive director of First Lap (“Life After Prison”), a Palolo Valley center that helps just-released inmates assimilate back into the community, especially during the first 30 days. Taufetee, a former inmate himself, joins the Pod Squad to talk about his experiences, which include participating in recent state task force on criminal justice […]

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Matt Taufetee is executive director of First Lap (“Life After Prison”), a Palolo Valley center that helps just-released inmates assimilate back into the community, especially during the first 30 days.

Taufetee, a former inmate himself, joins the Pod Squad to talk about his experiences, which include participating in recent state task force on criminal justice reform.

Matt Taufetee, executive director of First LAP (“Life After Prison”).

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Pod Squad: Hawaii’s ‘Vaping Epidemic’ https://www.civilbeat.org/2019/03/pod-squad-hawaiis-vaping-epidemic/ Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:01:24 +0000 https://www.civilbeat.org/?p=1325095 Senate Bill 1009 seeks to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products due to what public health advocate Trish La Chica calls a “vaping epidemic” in Hawaii. She is policy and advocacy director for the nonprofit Hawaii Public Health Institute, which also wants to ensure healthy beverages for kids are offered at Hawai residents, including fast […]

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Senate Bill 1009 seeks to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products due to what public health advocate Trish La Chica calls a “vaping epidemic” in Hawaii.

She is policy and advocacy director for the nonprofit Hawaii Public Health Institute, which also wants to ensure healthy beverages for kids are offered at Hawai residents, including fast food outlets that serve children’s meals.

She joins Pod Squad host Chad Blair this week to talk about both issues.

Trish La Chica of the Hawaii Public Health Institute brought a basket of vaping products to her Pod Squad interview.

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Pod Squad: Trevor Ozawa — ‘I Bring An Independent Voice To This Community’ https://www.civilbeat.org/2019/03/pod-squad-trevor-ozawa-i-bring-an-independent-voice-to-this-community/ Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:01:01 +0000 https://www.civilbeat.org/?p=1324364 A special election is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, to fill a vacancy for the Honolulu City Council District 4 seat. Candidate Trevor Ozawa talks with Pod Squad host Chad Blair about his rematch with Tommy Waters, who was the Pod Squad guest Monday. Subscribe to the Civil Beat Pod Squad on iTunes or Stitcher.

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A special election is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, to fill a vacancy for the Honolulu City Council District 4 seat.

Candidate Trevor Ozawa talks with Pod Squad host Chad Blair about his rematch with Tommy Waters, who was the Pod Squad guest Monday.

Trevor Ozawa in the Civil Beat Office for his Pod Squad interview.

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Pod Squad: Tommy Waters Says Homelessness Is The Issue In Council Race https://www.civilbeat.org/2019/03/pod-squad-tommy-waters-has-knocked-on-15000-doors-in-election-quest/ Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:01:23 +0000 https://www.civilbeat.org/?p=1324062 A special election is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, to fill a vacancy for the Honolulu City Council District 4 seat. Candidate Tommy Waters talks about his rematch with Trevor Ozawa, who was a Pod Squad guest Tuesday.

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A special election is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, to fill a vacancy for the Honolulu City Council District 4 seat.

Candidate Tommy Waters talks about his rematch with Trevor Ozawa, who was a Pod Squad guest Tuesday.

Tommy Waters.

Tommy Waters is running for Honolulu City Council District 4 in a court-ordered rematch. He lost to incumbent Trevor Ozawa in November by just 22 votes.

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Pod Squad: Speaking Up For The State Senate https://www.civilbeat.org/2019/03/pod-squad-speaking-up-for-the-state-senate/ Mon, 11 Mar 2019 10:01:24 +0000 https://www.civilbeat.org/?p=1323120 Hawaii’s state senators are “dedicated people doing hard work,” says Senate Communications Director Richard Rapoza, who even comes to the defense of the controversial gut-and-replace legislative technique. Pod Squad host Chad Blair chats with Rapoza, who also talks about being the spokesman for the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency when the infamous incoming-missile alert was sent […]

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Hawaii’s state senators are “dedicated people doing hard work,” says Senate Communications Director Richard Rapoza, who even comes to the defense of the controversial gut-and-replace legislative technique.

Pod Squad host Chad Blair chats with Rapoza, who also talks about being the spokesman for the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency when the infamous incoming-missile alert was sent out last year.

State Senate Communications Director Richard Rapoza joins the Pod Squad.

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Pod Squad: When You’re Not In A Union, There’s A Retirement Crisis https://www.civilbeat.org/2019/03/pod-squad-when-youre-not-in-a-union-theres-a-retirement-crisis/ Mon, 04 Mar 2019 10:01:44 +0000 https://www.civilbeat.org/?p=1322303 There is a retirement crisis in the country, including here in Hawaii, where half the working population can’t afford to set aside money from their paychecks to save for retirement. Sarah Gill, a senior legislative representative with AARP’s government affairs department in Washington, D.C., is in Honolulu to advocate for passage of Senate Bill 1374 which […]

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There is a retirement crisis in the country, including here in Hawaii, where half the working population can’t afford to set aside money from their paychecks to save for retirement.

Sarah Gill, a senior legislative representative with AARP’s government affairs department in Washington, D.C., is in Honolulu to advocate for passage of Senate Bill 1374 which would establish a Hawaii retirement savings program for private sector employees.

She joins Pod Squad host Chad Blair to discuss the legislation and the plight many Hawaii residents find themselves in as they near retirement age. The bill is headed for a full floor vote this week.

Sarah Gill is a senior legislative representative with AARP’s government affairs division in Washington, D.C. At right is Pod Squad host Chad Blair.

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Pod Squad: Got A Tip On A Crime? Call This Guy https://www.civilbeat.org/2019/02/pod-squad-got-a-tip-on-a-crime-call-this-guy/ Mon, 25 Feb 2019 10:01:43 +0000 https://www.civilbeat.org/?p=1321408 Honolulu Police Department Sgt. Chris Kim, a 21-year-veteran of the department, is on loan indefinitely to CrimeStoppers Honolulu. Kim joins Pod Squad host Chad Blair for a discussion of the longtime program that aims to cut down on crime through citizen involvement in their community. The organization also works with schools to help cut down […]

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Honolulu Police Department Sgt. Chris Kim, a 21-year-veteran of the department, is on loan indefinitely to CrimeStoppers Honolulu.

Kim joins Pod Squad host Chad Blair for a discussion of the longtime program that aims to cut down on crime through citizen involvement in their community. The organization also works with schools to help cut down on internet crime and online bullying..

HPD Sgt. Chris Kim, left, joins Chad Blair to talk about CrimeStoppers Honolulu.

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Pod Squad: Kai Kahele Is Already Running For Congress. Here’s Why https://www.civilbeat.org/2019/02/pod-squad-kai-kahele-is-already-running-for-congress-heres-why/ Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:01:44 +0000 https://www.civilbeat.org/?p=1319963 Kai Kahele, a state senator from Hilo, surprised many when he announced last month that he is challenging  U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in the 2020 Democratic primary. Kahele feels a call to service, for one. He is also disappointed for Gabbard’s having visited the leader of Syria. Subscribe to the Civil Beat Pod Squad on […]

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Kai Kahele, a state senator from Hilo, surprised many when he announced last month that he is challenging  U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in the 2020 Democratic primary.

Kahele feels a call to service, for one. He is also disappointed for Gabbard’s having visited the leader of Syria.

Kai Kahele joins Chad Blair to demonstrate how much taller and better dressed he is. Oh, and also to talk about why he wants to go to Washington, D.C.

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