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                                Vincent Hoang, the state’s new chief information security officer.

Hoang works to protect the state’s massive computer networks

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                                Vincent Hoang, the state’s new chief information security officer.

Updated on  January 5, 2017 at 9:32 pm
Hoang, 41, came out on top of a nationwide search for Hawaii’s first chief information security officer, said his boss, Todd Nacapuy, the state chief information officer. Read More
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                                Rowena Akana, new chair of the board of trustees, Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

Rowena Akana: New head of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs speaks out, strongly

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                                Rowena Akana, new chair of the board of trustees, Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

Updated on  December 23, 2016 at 8:48 am
Rowena Akana, newly elected to chair the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees, is no stranger to conflict in her 26 years on the board for the agency that manages the Native Hawaiian Trust Fund. Read More
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                                John “Prime” Hina.

John Hina: The founder of 808 Urban helps youth build life skills through art

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                                John “Prime” Hina.

Updated on  December 15, 2016 at 6:23 pm
When The Queen’s Medical Center wanted to see a burst of creativity in its Family Treatment Center housing troubled kids, it turned to John “Prime” Hina, founder of 808Urban, a nonprofit arts collective known for its vibrant murals and street art. Read More
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                                Tammi Oyadomari-Chun, DOE assistant superintendent for strategy, innovation and performance.

Tammi Oyadomari-Chun: Assistant superintendent advances DOE’s plan

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                                Tammi Oyadomari-Chun, DOE assistant superintendent for strategy, innovation and performance.

Updated on  December 9, 2016 at 5:44 pm
Tammi Oyadomari-Chun is surrounded by planning documents and charts with data and a calendar of meetings that has taken her around the state finalizing the Department ofEducation strategic plan. Read More
 
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                                Rich Hartline is vice president of development for DeBartolo Development in Hawaii. The company built Ka Makana Alii, the new shopping center in Kapolei.

Rich Hartline: Development executive oversees opening of long-awaited mall in Kapolei

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                                Rich Hartline is vice president of development for DeBartolo Development in Hawaii. The company built Ka Makana Alii, the new shopping center in Kapolei.

Updated on  November 24, 2016 at 6:28 pm
Weeks before the Black Friday crowds were to show up at Ka Makana Alii, Rich Hartline knew they’d be there in force. The tip-off was the throngs of people who turned out for the grand opening more than a month earlier. Read More
 
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                                Adm. Thomas B. Fargo, USN (Ret.) at his Honolulu downtown office. Fargo is the chairman for 75th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor.

Tom Fargo: Retired Navy admiral prepares for 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

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                                Adm. Thomas B. Fargo, USN (Ret.) at his Honolulu downtown office. Fargo is the chairman for 75th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor.

Updated on  December 7, 2016 at 3:23 pm
Today, as retired Navy Adm. Tom Fargo continues to prep for the upcoming 75th Pearl Harbor Commemoration, he will observe Veterans Day by reflecting on “seven decades of American men and women who have dedicated their lives to their country.” Read More
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                                Jose Fajardo

Jose Fajardo: HPR’s new boss launches statewide broadcasting

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                                Jose Fajardo

Updated on  November 3, 2016 at 6:57 pm
Jose Fajardo has weathered the first storm of any public radio general manager: the semiannual pledge drive. Read More
2016 October 23 EDT  - HSA Photo by Bruce Asato  - Inga Gibson, Hawaii policy consultant with the Humane Society of the United States, holding Pauly, a female rat terrier, left, and Petey, a male rat terrier, both 3 years old and born without their front limbs, both available for adoption thru Fur Angel Foundation,  Sunday, October 23, 2016.

Animal welfare activist wants regulation of Hawaii shelters

2016 October 23 EDT  - HSA Photo by Bruce Asato  - Inga Gibson, Hawaii policy consultant with the Humane Society of the United States, holding Pauly, a female rat terrier, left, and Petey, a male rat terrier, both 3 years old and born without their front limbs, both available for adoption thru Fur Angel Foundation,  Sunday, October 23, 2016.

Updated on  October 27, 2016 at 8:05 pm
Inga Gibson’s dedication to animal welfare issues took shape while growing up in Hawaii and spending time elsewhere in the mid-Pacific. Read More
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                                Dr. Randall Holcombe, the director of the UH Cancer Center.

Randall Holcombe: Director sees bright future for UH Cancer Center

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                                Dr. Randall Holcombe, the director of the UH Cancer Center.

Updated on  October 20, 2016 at 8:01 pm
Dr. Randall Holcombe, 59, looks out over an appealing shoreline vista from his new office as director of the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. The researchers he hopes to attract will find it appealing, too, he said. Read More
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                                “One of the things we’re really excited about … is taking a look at the larger system that helps people keep healthy, (which) is around housing and housing support.” - Judy Mohr Peterson, Med-QUEST Division administrator

Med-QUEST administrator links health care to housing

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                                “One of the things we’re really excited about … is taking a look at the larger system that helps people keep healthy, (which) is around housing and housing support.” - Judy Mohr Peterson, Med-QUEST Division administrator

Updated on  October 13, 2016 at 7:55 pm
Judy Mohr Peterson has sat at the helm of Medicaid programs in two states that had, as she calls it, a “rocky” start of the program expansion when the Affordable Care Act was launched. Read More
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                                “The things we’re dealing with, they’re serious issues in terms of keeping people safe, and that’s our responsibility. We try to be proactive and help people be safe.” - Randall West, Chief, University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Public Safety

Randall West: UH-Manoa’s chief of public safety promotes aloha while working to keep the campus safe

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                                “The things we’re dealing with, they’re serious issues in terms of keeping people safe, and that’s our responsibility. We try to be proactive and help people be safe.” - Randall West, Chief, University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Public Safety

Updated on  October 7, 2016 at 2:31 pm
Randall West has been in law enforcement for more than 35 years, serving as a police officer for cities such as Laguna and Anaheim, Calif., and also — as deputy chief of police— for the entire University of Washington campus system, based in Seattle. Read More
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                                Peter Oshiro.

State environmental health manager expands efforts to ensure Hawaii food safety

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                                Peter Oshiro.

Updated on  September 29, 2016 at 7:05 pm
Peter Oshiro was a newbie food inspector on the North Shore when he got staph poisoning after eating maki sushi from a gas station. He’s learned a lot since then. Read More
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                                Loretta Sheehan, Attorney and member of the Honolulu Police Commission

Newest member of Honolulu Police Commission makes headlines with outspoken views

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                                Loretta Sheehan, Attorney and member of the Honolulu Police Commission

Updated on  September 22, 2016 at 7:29 pm
Loretta Sheehan came into the Honolulu Police Commission a month ago, fully aware that not everyone agrees with her stance: that the commission has broad powers to investigate anything that seems amiss at the Honolulu Police Department. Read More

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