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Ku‘ulei Williams: Head of Aloha Harvest rescues food for those who need it most

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 6:16 pm
Aloha Harvest trucks pick up quality edibles that restaurants, caterers, groceries, food distributors and other purveyors would otherwise pitch, and make same-day deliveries to agencies serving the needy. Read More

The executive director of Bikeshare Hawaii wants Honolulu to become a biking city

Updated on  July 13, 2017 at 6:42 pm
Lori McCarney pedaled in, checked in her bike in an empty stall and sat down for an interview at Auahi and Keawe streets, fronting the ninth most popular out of 89 Biki stations in Honolulu. Read More

Damien Kim: HART’s chairman remains bullish on completing rail project

Updated on  June 29, 2017 at 7:09 pm
Damien Kim, wearing the hat of business manager of the electrician’s union, has seen a lot of construction projects in his time, all embedded with risk and worry. Read More

The state’s top consumer protection officer wants Hawaii residents to beware of scams

Updated on  June 16, 2017 at 12:32 am
Stephen Levins, executive director of the state Office of Consumer Protection (OCP), has recently graduated into the class of people especially protected by Hawaii’s laws against unfair or deceptive trade practices. Read More

Head of city’s climate change office wants to build a resilient Honolulu

Updated on  June 8, 2017 at 5:05 pm
In the run-up to November’s general election, the city’s Charter Commission told voters that passage of a proposed amendment to Honolulu’s “Constitution” would establish a central point for contending with sustainability-related stewardship of our natural resources for present and future generations. Read More

Affordable-housing advocate lobbies government to do more for low-income residents

Updated on  June 2, 2017 at 12:25 am
Catherine Graham, one of the leading lights of the Housing Now! Coalition throughout the just-finished legislative session, would describe herself as a passionate advocate for affordable housing — but not any kind of expert. Read More

New GOP Hawaii head Ostrov sees strength in core beliefs, diversity

Updated on  May 26, 2017 at 12:42 am
When Shirlene DelaCruz Ostrov, the newly elected chairwoman of the Hawaii Republican Party, started college, she had no interest in politics. Read More

Longtime hotel honcho keeps active in the military

Updated on  May 18, 2017 at 6:05 pm
David Carey, the just-retired CEO of Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, now has more time for meetings as chairman of the Military Affairs Council at the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii. Read More

Name in the News: Mike Packard leads Complete Streets

Updated on  May 11, 2017 at 7:11 pm
Five years ago, when the City Council adopted a Complete Streets ordinance, it joined an emerging nationwide movement. But the idea of underscoring safe multimodal travel in community design is not new to Oahu. Read More

Family Assessment Center director welcomes the homeless — and moves them along

Updated on  May 5, 2017 at 11:15 am
Adrian Contreras, keeps an eye on the 90-day turnaround window for families, who should move into permanent housing by then. On average, the Family Assessment Center reports it has met that target in its first six months of operation. Read More

Head of robotics program helps tech-savvy students succeed

Updated on  April 27, 2017 at 6:08 pm
Lenny Klompus, who has helped shape the thriving robotics movement in Hawaii, serves as president and board chairman at Hawaii Friends of Robotics. Read More

Head of Honolulu Police Commission leads search for next police chief

Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 6:11 pm
At 65, with two grown children, Max Sword’s attention can turn to his current goal to appoint “the best person we can find” to the top HPD job. All things being equal, a local resident has an advantage, Sword said, but all things aren’t always equal. Read More

Sheri Rolf leads Food Drive Day

Updated on  April 13, 2017 at 5:37 pm
Since the Hawaii Foodbank’s early days, Sheri Rolf has immersed herself in its annual Food Drive Day. Read More

Name in News: Culinary Institute’s Conrad Nonaka

Updated on  April 6, 2017 at 7:32 pm
Conrad Nonaka, director of the Culinary Institute of the Pacific, knows his way around a kitchen, even the sparkling, video-enabled workstations at the institute’s new Diamond Head campus. Read More

Getting Honolulu’s rail project back on track

Updated on  March 30, 2017 at 6:47 pm
Under a one-year contract, which started in December, Krishniah Murthy is tasked with leading the semi-autonomous agency responsible for completing Oahu’s cash-strapped multibillion-dollar elevated transit system. Read More

HCDA executive director balances needs of developers

Updated on  March 23, 2017 at 8:15 pm
Jesse Souki is executive director of the Hawaii Community Development Authority, a state agency that has oversight of land uses in Kakaako, Kalaeloa and Heeia — the latter being a site where preservation more than development is the concern. Read More

Hazama has a passion for building better communities

Updated on  March 30, 2017 at 7:14 pm
Dean Hazama is now in his fifth year on the city’s Planning Commission, currently serving as chairman of the nine-member panel. Read More

New head of CCH tackles homelessness, immigration issues

Updated on  March 9, 2017 at 6:38 pm
Terrence “Terry” Walsh moved back to Oahu last fall to take over as chief executive officer and president of Catholic Charities of Hawaii, after holding a similiar post at the social service agency’s West Michigan operation, as well as overseeing its immigration services in that state and New Jersey. Read More

Head of Hawaii’s charter school commission wants innovation in education

Updated on  March 2, 2017 at 6:56 pm
Sione Thompson was a football coach at Saint Louis School when he was asked to give substitute teaching a try. He went on to various positions, including social sciences teacher and dean of students, before being named principal of the all-boys Catholic school in 2015. Read More