County of Hawaii Joins Cities’ Financial Empowerment Coalition

From the Mayor’s Office:

Hawai‘i County has joined a group of municipalities to advance an innovative program to promote access to safe and affordable financial products and services, increase financial literacy and asset-building for its residents.

The Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) Coalition is led by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s representative, New York City Consumer Affairs Commissioner Jonathan Mintz, and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s representative, Treasurer José Cisneros.  Other member cities are Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, N.J.; Providence, R.I.; San Antonio, Savannah, Ga.; and Seattle.

“During difficult economic times, municipalities across the country must find innovative ways to do more with less,” said Bloomberg. “We welcome the County of Hawai‘i to what is becoming a robust network of local governments who are all committed to helping residents get through financial uncertainties. Together, we continue learning and strengthening the many unique programs that are providing thousands of Americans with the tools for a stable financial future.”

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One Night Only! 8th Annual Earl’s Garage Halloween Haunted House

Media Release:

Filled with mechanical surprises brewed by the Earl’s Garage crew of young ghouls and goblins, FRIGHT SHOP, the 8th Annual Earl’s Garage Halloween Haunted House opens for one night on Saturday, October 30th from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.

Admission is $2. Your admission supports Earl’s Garage hands-on, minds-on activities based in science technology, and creativity for kids ages 7 and up.  A unique Halloween experience awaits you.

Be there. Be scared. Earl’s Garage is a project of Friends of the Future, a nonprofit organization.

UH Law School Employee “High on Drugs When Defending Accused Drug Traffickers”

Well I wonder when UH will pick up on this or if they know about it and still hired the buggah?

…Local 12′s Deborah Dixon tells us what Lawson had to say from Hawaii, where he lives and works.

Ken Lawson, the once-powerful attorney whose faded image is still a mural on Liberty Street, claimed to represent the underdog. It turned out, he was high on drugs for years while doing that…

…Lawson gave a deposition from his home in Hawaii, and said he did Percocet and cocaine in 2004, was under the influence 24 hours a day, and regrets defending Ford high, but Lawson said, he still thought he was effective. After all, Lawson said, 2004 wasn’t as bad as 2005 and 2006 when all he thought about was getting pills and how long they would last. Ford is asking for a new trial, with a new lawyer…

In his deposition, Lawson said he now works for the Innocence Project at the University of Hawaii’s School of Law.

More here: Ken Lawson Admits Being High During Trial

and even more here: Ken Lawson Sentenced to Two Years