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Waialua Robotics at the Capitol

The 2018 Waialua Robotics Program was honored on the Senate Floor during Education Week, a time when we acknowledge top performing teachers, administrators, school innovators and successful educational programs. Fresh from their most recent success at the FIRST Festival de Robotique Regional Championship in Montreal, Canada, our champions took time out from their preparations at the FIRST Robotics Hawaii Regional at UH Manoa to join our presentation. While in Montreal, the team had to struggle through some unexpected adversity when thieves broke into their car, stole several pieces of equipment, personal items and one student's passport. Fortunately, "Poi Pounder," their robot, was safe at

Laniakea Ticketing Abruptly Ends

That did not last long. The police began ticketing parked cars at Laniakea on Friday, February 16th, and stopped writing tickets 10 days later. My office asked the police for an explanation of this abrupt change and received the following reply. “The Honolulu Police Department shares the concerns expressed by North Shore residents and others who must drive past Laniakea or Turtle Beach. After issuing parking citations in late February, the HPD was informed of an agreement that had been made in 2015 which prohibits parking enforcement to take place for the duration of a lawsuit that had been filed against the City and State. The HPD is currently waiting for direction from city attorneys a

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