State Senator Maile Shimabukuro: ‘Ōlelo Candidates in Focus 2018

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HNN (7/11/18): New Window Allows Sex Abuse Victims to File Claims from Decades Ago

 

New Window Allows Sex Abuse Victims to File Claims from Decades Ago
By: Lynn Kawano, Hawaii News Now

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Adults who were victims of sex abuse as children have another chance to come forward and make claims under a new, two-year window for civil lawsuits.

Similar openings ended with dozens of pedophiles being exposed.

It also revealed “cover-ups” by multiple schools, churches, and non profits.

That’s exactly what a new Hawaii report released Wednesday seeks to spotlight, describing in detail 58 men of the cloth recently accused even though the alleged abuse happened decades ago.

Some have died and some are still in the community.   Continue reading

2018 Session Wrap Up!

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KHON2 Interview of Sen. Shimabukuro re SB2051 (7/8/18): School Business

Congratulations Mrs. Makaha-Crystal Nielsen & Mrs. Wai’anae-Katelin Manansala!

Talk about the full package ~ Mrs. Wai’anae-Katelin Manansala, and Mrs. Makaha-Crystal Nielsen, both home school their children, and focus on promoting the health and well-being of our community. I had the pleasure of seeing them in action at the 07/08/18 Breathe Aloha fundraiser to benefit “Arise Five” non-profit organizations: Ho’ola Na Pua, She Rescue, Special Olympics, HUGS, and YWCA. Mahalo nui loa to Mrs. Hawai`i-Heidi Fowler, Mrs. Makaha-Crystal Nielsen, Mrs. Wai’anae-Katelin Manansala, and all others who supported this fantastic good cause!

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KITV Interview of Sen. Shimabukuro and Rep. Gates 7/8/18: School Business

New Law Allows Schools to Sell Goods
By: Jordan Segundo, KITV; 07/08/18

Schools can now be “open for business” thanks to a bill spearheaded by Waianae High School. Senate bill 2051 is slated to become law on July 10.

The bill allows individual Department of Education schools and programs operated within a school, to engage in commercial enterprises, including the sale of goods produced by students.

Current laws prevent schools from selling more than $25,000 in goods or services.

The new bill removes this cap, and creates an outlet for all schools to engage in business enterprises which will generate much needed funds for their schools.

Waianae High School educators encouraged their legislators to turn the bill into law.

“Now you’ll have the marine science learning center being able to market and sell their shrimp, mullet, ogo, kalo, and sun fish on the open market. And then funds will go directly back into the program, which of course the school desperately needs,” said Senator Maile Shimabukuro (D) Kalaeloa-Honokai Hale-Ko Olina-Waianae Coast.

“My hope for the students is that we create employers rather than employees,” said Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates (D) Maili-Waianae-Makaha. “I believe a lot of them will go off to be small business owners, to provide for our community the services and goods that we get outside our community.”

Stacelynn Eli, Rep. Cedric Gates & Sen. Maile Shimabukuro Work Together to Serve the Community

“I enjoy collaborating with other community leaders to respond to our constituents’ needs, and come up with solutions to our most pressing problems.”

~ Sen. Maile Shimabukuro.

L-R: Stacelynn Eli, Rep. Cedric Gates, and Sen. Maile Shimabukuro.