Defend Hawai’i Teachers!

Thousands of teachers marched to the state Capitol building on Monday for a rally to call for better pay and working conditions.

The event was organized by the teachers union, and comes as the organization is pushing a controversial plan that would raise taxes to improve schools and teacher salaries.

The gathering is expected to be among the biggest ever organized by the Hawaii State Teachers Association, as it seeks to secure a new contract for Hawaii’s public school teachers.

The march kicked off about 10 a.m., from the Blaisdell Center to the state Capitol building. Two lanes of Beretania Street have been closed for the event.

HSTA says Hawaii teachers are paid the lowest in the nation, when the the state’s high cost of living is factored in. They also say the state spends the least of any state on school improvements.

The union is proposing to establish an added tax on high-cost residential investment properties, a change that would require a constitutional amendment. It also wants a surcharge on hotel rooms, timeshares and vacation rentals.

The union estimates the taxes could net about $500 million a year.

“Every day in Hawaii, 10,000 to 20,000 kids go to school and don’t have a qualified teacher,” HSTA President Corey Rosenlee has said. “That’s wrong. We’re robbing our future. We need to make sure that we give all of our keiki the schools they deserve.”

The proposal passed both the House and Senate Education Committees in the past week.

– Hawai’i News Now

UFC Fight Night – Louis Smolka

Louis Smolka will meet The Ultimate Fighter Season 24 winner Tim Elliott, in Kansas City, Missouri this April at 125-pounds for UFC Fight Night

Louis Smolka will attempt to halt a 2-fight losing streak when he meets Elliott on April 15, having lost his last two fights to Brandon Moreno and Ray Borg respectively. Smolka (MMA record 11-3) and Elliott (MMA record 13-7-1) will both likely find themselves outside of the octagon with another loss as the UFC looks to downsize their massive roster as we dive further the new year.

Native Lands Matter

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A cause Native Hawaiians have been fighting for, for a long time. From the illegal occupation of 1893 to preserving sacred Mauna Kea. This has been an on-going mission to preserve the culture and respect the relationship between man and nature but corporate greed and the disconnect from the land cause turmoil amongst the people. legal buy viagra australia

In the times we live in, we have become consumed with our daily lives & personal struggles. Submerged in a world that never stops it can become easy to fall asleep to the issues that don’t affect us directly & immediately. That’s why being aware and spreading awareness is a powerful tool. Not everyone can be there at every fight but if you are we salute you. cialis compare discount price

Defend the Sacred 2017

President Donald Trump used his second weekday in office to sign memoranda aimed at advancing the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, which pleased supporters of the projects and brought immediate condemnation from environmentalists and other opponents. cialis 10mg tadalafil online

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We stand with the people of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. This is nothing more than a Corporation interested in sheer profit going up against culture and the environment. According to Trump, this will create jobs. Sure they will, temporarily. Once the construction and damage have been done, you’ll have temporary workers taking care of a permanent stream of profit that only the corporations’ owners will benefit off of. It seems as Mr. President doesn’t believe Native Lands Matter nor the environment.  cialis 800mg tadalafil buy uk

We wish all the tribes and people who are dedicating their time, energy and spirit the best of luck & continue fighting the good fight. We will prevail, Defend the Sacred!

Mark Zuckerburg suing locals over Kauai land

In 2014, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg spent $100 million on 700 acres of beachfront land on Kauai’s North Shore to create a secluded sanctuary for his family. 

 Now, he’s trying to ensure that privacy by suing families who might stake some claim to that land.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that Zuckerberg is filing lawsuits against a few hundred people – many living and some dead — who inherited or once owned “kuleana lands,” which are lands passed down to the heirs of the first landowner without a will or a deed.

Under the Kuleana Act of 1850, those lands are also passed down to people who now only own fractions of an interest in the property. But in many cases, there’s no documentation.

Keoni Shultz, a partner at Cades Schutte, which represents Zuckerberg companies, released this statement:

“It is common in Hawaii to have small parcels of land within the boundaries of a larger tract, and for the title to these smaller parcels to have become broken or clouded over time.  In some cases, co-owners may not even be aware of their interests. Quiet title actions are the standard and prescribed process to identify all potential co-owners, determine ownership, and ensure that, if there are other co-owners, each receives appropriate value for their ownership share.”   

A contested case could potentially cost land owners more than $200,000, though Shultz says Zuckerberg has no intention of contesting any co-owner who can prove their interest in any of the land parcels.  

Copyright 2017 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.

 

 

BJ Penn – Fight Night 103

This past Sunday, we all tuned into Fox Sports to watch our hero & legend BJ Penn grace the octagon once again after a 2 1/2 year hiatus. Taking place on UFC Fight Night 103, Penn matched up against a young, up & coming fighter; Yair Rodriguez.

After all the suspense and eagerness the time had come. The pre-lims were over, the co-main event settled down & the crowd was ready for BJ to come out & show up. If you’re a BJ fan you could feel it in your bones. As soon as the classic Braddah IZ song started to play you knew it was that time.

The fight is about to start, Big John has gone over the rules, Penn & Rodriguez touch gloves, alright here we go, the moment we have all been waiting for. The bell rings, BJ makes his way towards the center of the octagon as him & Yair find their comfort zones. Penn found a home for a counter left and a right hand in the opening minutes of the fight, but once Rodriguez started to open up his arsenal and let his weapons fly, the massacre began. Unfortunately, Hawaii’s beloved son & MMA Icon was defeated in the opening of the second round. 

Congratulations to Yair for the win over such a legendary figure in the MMA community & congratulations to BJ Penn for stepping into the octagon once again proving that regardless of age or time away from the sport, the love & passion to compete is still there. Of course, it’s about the W but what’s more important than that is the fact that we have legends still willing to test themselves against a new generation of athletes that have learned from the legends & evolved from those lessons to become the fighters they are today.

You can give the man a loss on his record but you could never take away the achievements he as accomplished. We will always support you BJ Penn in any way, shape or form. We wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavors & we hope to see you bounce back like the champ we all believe you to be. 

124 Years Later… #DefendHawaii

On Jan. 17, 1893, the government of the Kingdom of Hawaii was overthrown.

Hawaii’s last reigning monarch protested the overthrow, but Queen Liliuokalani yielded her authority in hopes to avoid bloodshed and spare her people. She did release a statement saying she expected the United States to reinstate her as the rightful Constitutional Sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands.

That never happened.

In commemoration of the 124th anniversary of the overthrow, the Royal Order of Kamehameha I is holding a rally at the King Kamehameha statue off King Street across from Iolani Palace.

The Order is a knighthood established by Kamehameha V to promote and defend the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Hawaii. 

Hookupu and ritual protocol will be presented by the men of Ka Leo O Laka l Ka Hikina O Ka La, who won overall at the 2014 Merrie Monarch.

Members from all statewide chapters of the Order will be present for a proclamation and statement to the community regarding the recent Interior Department rule on Native Hawaiian nation-building efforts.

Over the decades, the Order has maintained its position that the Kingdom of Hawaii still exists — although the government does not — and it has expressed its commitment to work towards someday restoring a rightful government to the Hawaiian people. Order members say this does not mean kicking everyone out of Hawaii or even seceding from the United States, but it does mean that the re-established government would be the inheritors of all lands presently held in trust as “ceded lands.” 

On the 100th anniversary in 1993, President Bill Clinton signed into law the “Apology Resolution” passed by Congress, which apologizes to Native Hawaiians on behalf of the United States for its involvement in the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii. It was the first formal recognition by the United States government of the Native Hawaiian monarchy’s dissolution.

The Royal Order of Kamehameha I says Tuesday’s rally, which starts at 10 a.m., is open to everyone.

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