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February 15, 2009
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Legislature: Proposed marijuana laws could ease restrictions

House Bill 1193, for example, would make laws relating to marijuana the lowest law enforcement priority. The language of the bill is similar to an ordinance that Hawaii County voters passed in the last election.  House Bill 967, also introduced by Hanohano, Bertram and House Speaker Calvin Say, changes all references to "medical marijuana" into "medical cannabis," transfers the program from the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Health and protects licensed growers from arrest.  (Two of several MJ bills on tap ...)
(This is a great way to bring new Democrat voters into the state.  Also it will promote the mind-altering effects necessary to create new socialist slaves.  Those Legislators are really thinking ahead!)

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Stryker memorial project raises funds

Spouses and soldiers of the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team based at Schofield Barracks want an 8-foot-high memorial honoring the unit's soldiers who died in Iraq.  They hope to raise $45,000 so the memorial can be dedicated on May 21 before the returning Stryker soldiers move on to other assignments.

The 4,000-member Stryker brigade began arriving home from Iraq yesterday following a 15-month deployment, during which 11 soldiers died.  A welcome-home ceremony is planned for 10 a.m. March 12 at Schofield Barracks' Sill Field. This is the unit's second deployment to northern Iraq.

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High subsidies may scuttle Oahu commuter ferry

TheBoat, Honolulu's commuter ferry from Kalaeloa to Alo- ha Tower, gives West O'ahu residents an oceangoing alternative to increasingly clogged highways, for no more than $4 per round- trip ticket.  What makes the service so cheap is that Honolulu taxpayers pay an additional $120 per roundtrip rider to cover the actual costs of operating TheBoat, according to a city study.

"If you can find several of those ($4 million programs to cut), you can solve our budget problems."

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Study backs H-power growth

Expansion of the Kapolei H-power plant could reduce city landfill needs and increase energy production with no significant increase in health risks, according to a recently released draft environmental impact study.

(But waste-to-energy recycling does not require the action of millions of people so it cannot become the 'propaganda of action' that physical recycling is.)

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