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October 18, 2010

Nominations sought for open position on State Water Commission

The State is seeking nominations to the Commission on Water Resource Management.  A Nominating Committee will screen the applicants and send to the Governor the names of at least three individuals for a single open position. The Water Commission is composed of seven members that have jurisdiction and final authority on matters relating to implementation... Read more »
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August 27, 2010

VIDEO: Norman Sakamoto, Lt Governor Candidate Profile, Decision 2010 MauiNOW.com

Norman Sakamoto, 2010 candidate for Lt. Governor of Hawaii, Transcript:    Introduction: Aloha, My name is Norman Sakamoto.  I’m running for the very important office of Lt. Governor.  There are many issues facing our state, but certainly jobs and education are at the top.  A brief background:  I’m a building contractor, a civil engineer.  I went to University... Read more »
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August 20, 2010

Governor appoints McGregor as new Kahoolawe Commissioner

Longtime Protect Kahoolawe Ohana organizer and spokesperson, Davianna Pomaikai McGregor was appointed to serve on the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission. Governor Linda Lingle made the appointment, which is still subject to state Senate confirmation.  McGregor, who is a professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, has participated as a consultant in numerous studies and... Read more »
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August 13, 2010

Mark Recktenwald nominated as Chief Justice for Hawaii Supreme Court

Governor Linda Lingle today nominated Associate Justice Mark E. Recktenwald to serve as Chief Justice of the Hawai‘i State Supreme Court.  If confirmed, Recktenwald, 54, would succeed Chief Justice Ronald Moon to become Hawai‘i’s fifth Chief Justice; serving an initial 10-year term as the head of the State’s highest court, while overseeing the Hawai‘i Judiciary. “I... Read more »
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August 04, 2010

Kobayashi Appointed Maui District Court Judge

Maui has a new District Court Judge.  Chief Justice Ronald T. Y. Moon appointed Blaine J. Kobayashi as judge of the District Court of the Second Circuit (islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai).  Kobayashi fills the vacancy created by the expiration of the term of Judge Simone Polak. A partner with the Carlsmith Ball law... Read more »
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June 02, 2010

Governor signs executive order creating Surf Reserves

Governor Linda Lingle today issued an executive order to establish surfing reserves at two of Hawai‘i’s most well-known surfing areas.  The executive order “acknowledges the cultural, sports and historic significance of important surf sites in Hawai‘i,” and “raises public awareness about the importance of protecting, nourishing and developing Hawai‘i’s world famous surf sites.” The Governor’s... Read more »
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January 04, 2010


Governor Linda Lingle today nominated former U.S. Attorney Edward H. Kubo, Jr. to serve as a Circuit Court judge of the First Circuit (O‘ahu).  If confirmed by the State Senate, Kubo will fill the vacant seat created by the retirement of Judge Frances Wong. Lingle released a statement in support of her nomination saying, “Ed... Read more »
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July 22, 2009


Governor Linda Lingle today named Craig H. Nakamura to serve as the chief judge of the Hawai’i Intermediate Court of Appeals. Nakamura served as an associate judge on the Intermediate Court of Appeals since April 2004.  If confirmed by the State Senate, he would fill the seat left vacant by former Chief Judge Mark Recktenwald,... Read more »
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