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Newswatch

For Friday, September 14, 2012

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 14, 2012

~~<p><strong>Bonds to fund sewer repairs</strong><br />
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Honolulu is preparing to issue about $300 million in bonds to help pay for repairs and upgrades to the city&rsquo;s sewage system.<br />
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The city said Wednesday that proceeds will help cover work on wastewater pump stations, pipes and facilities in areas including Ala Moana, Kalihi and Wahiawa.<br />
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The bonds will be sold starting next week.<br />
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Moody&rsquo;s and Fitch rated the city&rsquo;s wastewater revenue bonds &ldquo;Aa2&rdquo; and &ldquo;AA&rdquo; last year.<br />
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WCC teacher wins Cades award</strong><br />
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Windward Community College instructor Janine Oshiro has received the Elliott Cades Awards for Literature. <br />
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Cades, an English instructor, was one of two winners of the prestigious Hawaii literary award chosen by the Hawaii Literary Arts Council, which hosts the awards program. Oshiro was recognized as an <br />
emerging artist.<br />
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Oshiro accepted her award and read a selection of poems at the Hawai&lsquo;i Book and Music Festival on the Civic Center Grounds at Hono&shy;&shy;lulu Hale held May 5-6.<br />
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Oshiro was born in Kaha&shy;luu and raised in Mililani. She graduated from Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash., received her master&rsquo;s degree in writing from Portland State University and studied at the University of Iowa Writers&rsquo; Workshop. She is a Kundiman fellow and the recipient of a poetry fellowship from Oregon&rsquo;s Literary Arts.<br />
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Her first work, &ldquo;Pier,&rdquo; was published last year. <br />
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The Cades Awards, given annually since 1988, were created by Charlotte and J. Russell Cades in memory of Russell&rsquo;s brother, Elliott, a teacher and lover of literature.</p>
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Bonds to fund sewer repairs Honolulu is preparing to issue about $300 million in bonds to help pay for repairs and upgrades to the city’s sewage system. The city said Wednesday that proceeds will help cover work on wastewater pump stations, pipes and facilities in areas including Ala Moana, Kalihi and Wahiawa. The bonds will be sold starting next week. Moody’s and Fitch rated the city’s wastewater revenue bonds “Aa2” and “AA” last year. WCC teacher wins Cades award Windward Community College instructor Janine Oshiro has received the Elliott Cades Awards for Literature. Cades, an English instructor, was one of two winners of the prestigious Hawaii literary award chosen by the Hawaii Literary Arts Council, which hosts the awards program. Oshiro was recognized as an emerging artist. Oshiro accepted her award and read a selection of poems at the Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival on the Civic Center Grounds at Hono­­lulu Hale held May 5-6. Oshiro was born in Kaha­luu and raised in Mililani. She graduated from Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash., received her master’s degree in writing from Portland State University and studied at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is a Kundiman fellow and the recipient of a poetry fellowship from Oregon’s Literary Arts. Her first work, “Pier,” was published last year. The Cades Awards, given annually since 1988, were created by Charlotte and J. Russell Cades in memory of Russell’s brother, Elliott, a teacher and lover of literature.

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