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Shred papers for free

Free shredding of up to two bank boxes of confidential, personal or business documents will be available at Washington Middle School, 1633 S. King St., tomorrow. The Aloha Aina event runs from 8 to 11 a.m. Secure shedding is being provided by Access Information Management, and resulting materials are recycled.

Ill governor cancels travel

Gov. Neil Abercrombie canceled plans yesterday to attend the National Governors Association conference in Washington, D.C.

He is being treated for an inner ear inflammation, which prevents him from flying, his office said in a news release. Abercrombie woke feeling ill Wednesday morning and visited a doctor for treatment for what appeared to be a cold.

Yesterday’s cancellation came after the trip was postponed Wednesday.

$1.4M to boost state offices

Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed a measure into law allocating $1.4 million in emergency money for the operations of the offices of the governor and lieutenant governor.

The money pays for staff hiring, laptop computers and $345,000 worth of unused vacation time owed to members of former Gov. Linda Lingle’s administration.

Chief of Staff Amy Asselbaye testified that the emergency money will bring the total amount allocated to the Governor’s Office this fiscal year to $2.7 million, less than the $3.1 million budgeted last year for Lingle’s operations.

The House unanimously passed the measure Tuesday. The bill previously passed the Senate.

Abercrombie approved the legislation Wednesday.


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