Halloween Sign Waving Fun on 10-29-10

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Mahalo to all the volunteers who sign waved in costume on 10/29/10. We sure had a lot of fun, and got into the Halloween spirit!

Thanks to Cathy Outland for, as always, taking excellent photos to memorialize the day. Cathy and her husband Brooks went “all out” with their blow-up duck and sumo costumes, respectively, and their witch and skeleton props. Cathy also lent costumes to several volunteers, donated props and decorations for the Haunted House and Spooktacular party, and helped set up the Haunted House.

Click here or on the following link to view more pictures of the 10/29/10 costume sign waving (photos compliments of Cathy Outland):

Grace ‘Tinky’ Leach Endorses Maile

“Maile is a smart lawyer who has helped many people on the Wai’anae Coast. We need to re-elect her.” – Grace “Tinky” Leach (center), Makaha resident, pictured with grandchildren Thalia and Aiden Magallanes.

Star-Advertiser Endorses Rep. Shimabukuro

[Note: The Star-Advertiser published the following endorsement on 30 Oct. 2010. Click here to read the entire article.]

Smaller-town Values Rise to Top

The Star-Advertiser completes its legislative endorsement series today with a look around the most rural piece of an otherwise urbanized island. It starts with the farmland-turned-subdivisions of Ewa and curves around the Waianae Coast through the North Shore communities – where the “keep the country, country” mantra still resounds.

House District 45 (Waianae, Makaha, Makua): Voters should return Democrat Maile Shimabukuro to the House due to her broad-based experience over Republican competitor Jadeen Meyers. Shimabukuro has pushed for better educational opportunities, such as the planned improvement of the Leeward Community College satellite campus in Waianae, and projects such as turn lanes to alleviate traffic backups on Farrington Highway and enable possible contraflow lanes.

Maile Responds to Questions from The Hawaii Independent

On 30 Oct. 2010, The Hawaii Independent published this interview with Rep. Maile Shimabukuro. Click here for the original article.

Q. Who is your largest campaign contributor?

A. Unions and plaintiff’s attorneys

Q. Where do you stand on civil unions? Would you have voted for House Bill 444? Do you think that the debate over gay marriage contributes to gay bashing in our schools?

A. I support civil unions, and I voted in favor of HB444. Yes.

Q. How, as an elected official, will you support and enforce the existing State laws that protect and nurture the rights of Native Hawaiians?

A. One of my top priorities if re-elected is to renew efforts to place a moratorium on the sale and transfer of ceded and public land. I believe that all public lands should be treated like a trust, similar to how DHHL handles their lands. Long-term leases are fine, but the state should not be allowed to sell/transfer our most precious and finite resource – land.

Q. What kind of tax relief do you support and how else do we lower the cost of living for full time residents?

A. I support establishing a state earned income tax credit for low-income families and individuals.

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Mahalo to 10-28-10 "Wake Up Crew" Sign Wavers!

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Thanks to Cathy Outland for the photos!

Update: Video & Photos: Maile’s Spooktacular 2010!

Click the image to see the video by Don Hutton.

Click here or visit this link to view Spooktacular photos from Cathy Outland: share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8AZuWrFi5auGLP


“Mahalo for serving the Wai’anae community all these years. You’re doing an awesome job! We need to keep an experienced representative already serving.”
Berny M Luning, Makaha resident