Sunset Beach Elementary teacher seeks help in national contest – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL

6 03 2015

Vote for Sunset Beach Elementary School in the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation’s “Teach for the Planet” challenge, which provides an opportunity for funding of innovative environmental and sustainability classroom projects. Click here to vote.

Sunset Beach Elementary teacher seeks help in national contest – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL.

Quick Reference Guide to the Budget

3 03 2015

Quick Reference Budget CoverQuick Reference Budget 2

Noise/Convoy Advisory for Schofield Barracks, Feb. 25-March 5

25 02 2015

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – Residents in the vicinity of Schofield Barracks, North Shore and Kahuku areas may experience periodic noise increases Feb. 25 through March 1 as a result of artillery simulators and blank firing during field training exercises conducted daily from approximately 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Training will resume March 3 and continue until March 5.

The Army will be conducting convoys consisting of various types of vehicles along Kaukonahua Road and Farrington Highways, February 23. Residents in the vicinity of Schofield Barracks and the North Shore may experience an increase in traffic along these routes. Convoys will have no more than 10 vehicles and will depart in half-hour increments.

Convoys will return to Schofield Barracks using Farrington Highway and Kaukonahua Road, March 6.

The Army will also be conducting aerial operations as part of a military training exercise in the vicinity of Schofield Barracks, North Shore and the Kahuku areas, February 24 through March 6.  Training flights will be conducted during daylight hours and conclude in the evening.

Please note dates and times are subject to change and are dependent on environmental factors and training completion.

The Army in Hawaii appreciates the community’s understanding and continued support of local Soldiers and their families. While sometimes loud, the sounds of these weapons represent how the Army ensures our nation’s Soldiers are ready to accomplish the mission.

To report concerns related to noise, please call the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) Noise Concern Line at 656-3487 or email The USAG-HI Public Affairs Office will contact you about your concern during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Aloha From Washington DC

21 02 2015

From left to right: Honolulu City Council Chair Ernie Martin, Councilmember Trevor Ozawa, Vice-Chair Ikaika Anderson, Councilmember Brandon Elefante and Councilmember Joey Manahan at the NACo Legislative Conference in Washington DC.

Green Waste at Kawailoa Transfer Station

20 02 2015

Green Waste Notice

Friends of the Library – Kahuku Book and Bake Sale

18 02 2015

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City Council Honors Local Heroes

13 02 2015


Brothers and former NFL players, Ma‘ake and Chris Kemoeatu made national news last summer when Ma’ake chose to effectively end his professional football career to donate his kidney to his younger brother Chris whose own professional football career was cut short when he was diagnosed with a form of kidney disease. Being the oldest of seven, Ma‘ake always felt a responsibility to take care of his younger brothers and sisters. “If my brother or any of my siblings needed blood, they have to have my blood. If any of my siblings needed a kidney, it would have to be my kidney,” he said on national television during an interview just weeks after the successful transplant surgery. The nation took notice of the love and sacrifice of one brother for the other and the strong ties of the Kemoeatu family as they supported each other through the stressful ordeal.

The Kemoeatu brothers have fully recovered and recently returned home to Hawaii to enjoy time with family and friends after missing countless holidays and family events during their successful careers with the NFL. Both Ma‘ake and Chris played for the Kahuku High School Red Raiders and went on to play collegiate football for the University of Utah Utes. After college, Ma‘ake played for the Baltimore Ravens, the Carolina Panthers, and the Washington Redskins before returning to the Baltimore Ravens in 2012 and helping the team to win Super Bowl 47 (XLVII). After college, Chris played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2005 until 2011. During that time, he helped secure two Super Bowl Championships for the Steelers in Super Bowl 40 (XL) and Super Bowl 43 (XLIII).

Looking to use their experience and talents to make life better for others, Ma‘ake and Chris founded the Kemoeatu Brothers Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to help Hawaii’s underprivileged children in their educational, physical, and social development. The organization hosts sports camps, toy drives and fundraising events. The Foundation creates celebrity meeting opportunities, creates scholarships for its program participants and partners with other non-profit organizations to assist them in reaching their goals. The Kemoeatu Brothers also founded Pacific Elite Sports Fitness Center, a company dedicated to helping individuals of all ages and ability levels to maximize their athletic potential.

Family photo with Council

At the January 28th meeting of the Honolulu City Council, I was pleased to honor the Kemoeatu brothers and their family with an Honorary Certificate in recognition of their athletic achievements and humanitarian accomplishments. They are local heroes who exemplify the spirit of ohana and have shown the next generation what can be accomplished through hard work, sacrifice and brotherly love.




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