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Friday, April 27, 2018
Rep Ward Salutes Korean Peace Initiative on House Floor
By Rep Gene Ward @ 11:41 PM :: 1069 Views :: Military

...Kim and South Korean leader Moon Jae In pledged earlier today in Panmunjom to negotiate a treaty to formally end the Korean War and also to remove all nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula....

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Saturday, March 17, 2018
Ward Calls on Governor to Release all Missile Alert Recordings
By Rep Gene Ward @ 12:54 AM :: 1500 Views :: Ethics, Military

..."Everyone from Governor Ige on down has been stalling and stonewalling."....

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Friday, March 09, 2018
Ward: Trump, Kim Should Meet in Hawaii
By Rep Gene Ward @ 10:13 PM :: 1809 Views :: Military

...Ward urges Trump to hold the meeting in Honolulu....

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Friday, January 26, 2018
Ward: Fire Employees who do not Cooperate with Missile Alert Investigation
By Rep Gene Ward @ 9:33 PM :: 2020 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Military

“This is not about an individual, this is about our national security."

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Ward: Release HI-EMA Missile Alert Tapes
By Rep Gene Ward @ 7:57 PM :: 1475 Views :: Ethics, Military

...Representative Gene Ward (R–Hawaii Kai, Kalama Valley) wrote a letter to Governor Ige urging him to release the HI-EMA security tapes on the morning of January 13th....

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
HB2253: Driverless Cars for Hawaii
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:38 AM :: 2155 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...jump-start the testing and operation of "driverless" cars in Hawaii....

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Monday, January 22, 2018
Missile Alert Investigator has Conflict of Interest
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:39 PM :: 3155 Views :: Ethics, Military

"...General Hara is a close personal friend of General Miyagi and under the command of General Logan.  General Logan serves as the Director of the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency, so how can he be evaluated by his Deputy Director, General Hara?"

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Saturday, January 20, 2018
False Alarm: 'Hearing' Leaves More Unanswered Questions
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:08 AM :: 1647 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

"...the only thing accomplished today was more unanswered questions and the announcement that we must wait and see what the Governor's study-report by General Hara turns up...."

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Ward Introduces Bill Mandating 'Shelter-in-Place' Drills at Schools
By Rep Gene Ward @ 8:29 PM :: 2657 Views :: Education K-12, Military

...“Hawaii's children must have safe haven at their schools in the event of a missile attack.”....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Ward: Step- by-step walkthrough of the software, hardware, and personnel that led to false alarm
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:01 PM :: 2865 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

...if you expect Friday’s hearing at the Legislature to lead to closure of this matter....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
DoTax Data: 25,500 Vacation Rentals paying TAT in Hawaii
By Rep Gene Ward @ 7:15 PM :: 1995 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Tourism

..."This means there are way more than suspected filers actually paying their transient accommodation taxes than originally estimated"....

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Continuing to Doubt the North Koreans Could be Dangerous to Hawaii
By Rep Gene Ward @ 8:58 PM :: 1430 Views :: Military

“This is like thinking a man pointing a gun at you wouldn’t figure out how to pull the trigger and kill you,”  Ward said.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017
Executive Order 17-07: Autonomous Vehicle Testing in Hawaii
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:30 PM :: 3166 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...The executive order establishes an Administrative Director in the Office of the Governor who will support companies seeking to test self-driving vehicle technology in Hawaiʻi....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
2018 Elections: 20% Turnover in House?
By Rep Gene Ward @ 1:40 PM :: 2273 Views :: Republican Party

...the 8 open seats you should know about....

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Sunday, November 05, 2017
Ward to Ige: Speed Up Nuclear Drills for DOE
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:25 PM :: 1603 Views :: Education K-12, Military

...Rep. Ward (R-Hawaii Kai) wrote a letter to Gov. Ige asking the governor to prepare his departments, particularly the DOE to prepare for the unthinkable....

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
North Korea Disaster Preparedness Community Meeting
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:00 PM :: 1500 Views :: Military

...Hawaii Kai Thursday, November 9th -- Kailua Tuesday, November 14th....

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Friday, September 15, 2017
Is Hawaii Safe in Light of North Korea's Missile and Nuclear Tests?
By Rep Gene Ward @ 1:36 AM :: 1528 Views :: Military

...Friday, September 15 from 12pm to 1:30pm Plaza Club, Honolulu....

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Saturday, August 05, 2017
Trump - Kim summit in Hawaii?
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:29 AM :: 1937 Views :: National News, Military

...Would you like to see a Trump/Kim summit in Hawaii?....

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Thursday, July 20, 2017
"Make Hawaii the Line in the Sand for North Korean Missiles”
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:27 PM :: 1652 Views :: Military

Representative Gene Ward (R-Hawaii Kai) today sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis urging more protections for Hawaii.... 

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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Punish Judiciary? House Censors Legislator
By Rep Gene Ward @ 3:07 AM :: 2887 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government, Judiciary

Rep Gene Ward today sent Attorney General Doug Chin a letter asking for a first Amendment ruling regarding the potential misuse of censorship on the House Floor on April 11, 2017....

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Friday, March 03, 2017
Security: Hawaii Legislators are Sitting Ducks
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:10 PM :: 1590 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Representative Gene Ward (R – District 17, Hawaii Kai) today requested the Department of Accounting and General Services for more security protection at the State Capitol....

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
HB1595: Involuntary Commitment for Mentally Ill
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:32 PM :: 2412 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

"Currently, there are no laws on the books that allow for the involuntarily commitment of individuals who are mentally ill or drug addicted or alcoholic...."

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Friday, February 03, 2017
HB1595: Urine Free Zones
By Rep Gene Ward @ 5:14 PM :: 2285 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

"A person can be lying in their feces in a public stairwell and have an absolute constitutional right to do so, but the citizens walking over or through this public health hazard have no rights.”

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Bill: Fund Rail by Sale of Development Rights
By Rep Gene Ward @ 3:13 PM :: 1555 Views :: Rail

"The State of Hawaii owns about 50% of the land along the rail corridor between Kapolei and downtown Honolulu and can raise millions of dollars through the sale of development rights...."

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Friday, January 20, 2017
Ward to Introduce ‘Tough Love Act’ for Homelessness
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:34 PM :: 2654 Views :: Homelessness, Drugs

...will give homeless who commit perpetual misdemeanor crimes the option to go before a judge to choose either jail or rehabilitation/taking of their meds/getting off drugs, or getting job training....

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Privatize: “Not one penny more for rail"
By Rep Gene Ward @ 1:08 PM :: 2166 Views :: Rail, Taxes

"We’ve got to wake up and sell development rights along the rail, like they do in Japan and Hong Kong."

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Full Text: Hawaii Kai Homeless Map Cleared by Attorney General
By Rep Gene Ward @ 12:51 PM :: 2816 Views :: First Amendment, Homelessness

According to Deputy Attorney General Diane Tiara, the Hawaii Kai Homeless Map poses no legal or constitutional issues....

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Friday, December 30, 2016
Ward Seeks Attorney General's Opinion On Hawaii Kai Homeless Map
By Rep Gene Ward @ 10:43 PM :: 2621 Views :: First Amendment, Homelessness

Civil Disobedience Idea: Make a map of homeless camps in YOUR community....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Privatize: Honolulu Can See Its Rail Line Finished Without Raising Taxes
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:50 AM :: 3347 Views :: Rail

...there’s still a better way and it’s pretty simple and practiced by the best rail systems in the world....

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Thursday, October 27, 2016
Homeless migrating to East Oahu
By Rep Gene Ward @ 3:05 PM :: 2261 Views :: Homelessness

...so E Oahu residents are against sweeps....

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Ward: Firearms Bill Violates Federal Law
By Rep Gene Ward @ 6:59 PM :: 2138 Views :: Second Amendment
Rep. Ward opposes SB2954 “Rap back system.”
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Saturday, February 20, 2016
A Word With Ward - Dengue Fever with guest Dr. Sarah Parks
By Rep Gene Ward @ 3:30 AM :: 2295 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care

Dr. Sarah Park is the Hawaii State Epidemiologist and Chief of the Disease Outbreak Control Division, Hawaii Department of Health....

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Monday, January 18, 2016
Rep. Ward: Legislators don’t have to Follow Souki and Ige Against DHHL Funding
By Rep Gene Ward @ 4:18 PM :: 2045 Views :: DHHL

...no one in the Senate or the House was ever consulted by leadership's terse "Notice to Intervene"....

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Friday, September 04, 2015
Ward: Coop Does not Mean Lower Rates
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:28 PM :: 1915 Views :: Energy

"The only model we have in Hawaii is Kauai Island Utility and its rates are among the highest in the State and nation."

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Ward: NOAA should not be given cart blanche over Hawaii Waters
By Rep Gene Ward @ 4:30 PM :: 2163 Views :: Environment

...I believe the SSMA is written in a rather one-sided manner....

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Saturday, January 31, 2015
'Right to Try' Legislation Can Save Lives
By Rep Gene Ward @ 6:32 PM :: 2302 Views :: Health Care, Life

“The bottom line of this bill is to start saving lives."

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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Compulsory Voting for Hawaii?
By Rep Gene Ward @ 6:19 PM :: 2276 Views :: Office of Elections

Voting has been compulsory in Australia since 1912 and appears to have reached about 94% voter turn-out in most elections....

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Rep Ward: Is Governor Ige supporting Republican Issues?
By Rep Gene Ward @ 6:39 PM :: 2517 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

"We listened, and we heard an open invitation to work with Governor Ige on legislative issues...."

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Hawaii's out-of-control living costs can be beat
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:59 AM :: 1967 Views :: Jones Act

...the people of Hawaii are paying thousands of dollars more per family to subsidize this act....

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Ward Proposes Terminally Ill ‘Right to Try’ Investigational Drugs
By Rep Gene Ward @ 11:32 PM :: 1530 Views :: Health Care

...legislation that will make it legal for a terminally ill patient to access investigational drugs....

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Ward: No Pension Tax
By Rep Gene Ward @ 10:21 PM :: 3086 Views :: Taxes

Souki's call for a pension tax on older, well-off residents of Hawaii is like Governor Abercrombie's Pension Tax of 2011...

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Monday, October 08, 2012
Retirement Party for Rep Barbara Marumoto
By Rep Gene Ward @ 9:16 PM :: 3057 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawaii Solutions is the only state Super PAC focused on getting more Republicans elected to the State Legislature and the funds raised at this event will go directly to do just that....

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Friday, May 04, 2012
Environment: Hawaii Republicans Reclaim Legacy of Teddy Roosevelt
By Rep Gene Ward @ 1:45 AM :: 3341 Views :: Energy, Environment

Republicans in the State House of Representatives successfully led the way in opposing a series of bills that would have resulted in lasting damage to our environment....

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Friday, February 24, 2012
HB2193: State Bank to be Controlled by Abercrombie, Insured by Taxpayer
By Rep Gene Ward @ 12:47 PM :: 3821 Views :: Energy, Environment

The bank's board of directors is appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of, the Governor....

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Rep Gene Ward: We Need to Brag About Hawaii
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:21 AM :: 3806 Views :: Energy, Environment

We have the best bank and best airline in the nation; we’re the national leader for renewable energy, have the largest solar telescope in the world, serve as the home of the Pacific Command responsible for the security of over 50% of the earth’s surface, have the biggest shipyard in the US: Pearl Harbor, as well one of only two missile ranges in the nation; and grow 80% of the world’s seed corn in our soil....

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Thursday, August 18, 2011
Rep Ward: Governor's Report Long on Rhetoric, Short on Specifics
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:26 PM :: 3826 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...Abercrombie's solutions focus on spending more on government services rather than growing our economy and creating jobs. His statement today didn't even mention our small businesses or entrepreneurs ....

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Monday, June 13, 2011
Ward: Abercrombie’s Pro Bowl attack continues short-sighted strategy
By Rep Gene Ward @ 10:56 AM :: 4199 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s statements against the Pro Bowl last Thursday revealed the severity of the vision deficit facing our state.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Lingle closed $3B budget gap without raising taxes
By Rep Gene Ward @ 3:50 PM :: 3778 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Governor’s proposal will require Hawai’i citizens, particularly our seniors to fork over more than $100 million, at a time when their families are struggling to make ends meet.  In total his budget will increase taxes by over half a billion dollars in the next two years.

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