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By Sarah Yoro On Friday, Honolulu police arrested a 42-year-old Kalihi woman accused of threatening an off-duty police officer with a knife. KHON2...

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Hawaii Sportsmen's Alliance

Nani Pogline, our District 4 Game Management Advisory Commissioner. summarized our last meeting for publication by the Newspapers, which I wasn't aware they did last meeting either, so I thought I'd share her efforts here as well. ...

Well they've pulled the chain on the water closet.... It's gonna have to be Voice, Energy, and Commitment going forwards.... :)

bigislandnow.com/2015/04/24/senate-confirms-case-to-chair-dlnr/
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Well they've pulled the chain on the water closet.... It's gonna have to be Voice, Energy, and Commitment going forwards.... :)

bigislandnow.com/2015/04/24/senate-confirms-case-to-chair-dlnr/
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Oh the joys!

-------- Original message --------
From Marjorie Ziegler <mz@conservehi.org>
Date: 04/23/2015 2:59 PM (GMT-10:00)
To marjorie <mz@conservehi.org>
Subject ALOHA 'AINA ALERT - EARTH DAY LEGISLATIVE ASSAULT ON THE ENVIRONMENT!

Aloha, everyone. Senate Ways and Means Committee Chair Sen. Jill Tokuda and House Finance Chair Rep. Syliva Luke want to raid the Land Conservation Fund and the Natural Area Reserve Fund.

Please do not let legislators (in conference committee no less!) pillage these important environmental special funds that were created with broad grassroots support for the ‘aina, for the people, and for our kids and future generations. This is Earth Day. Tell legislators not to mess with our environment. Hands off our land and environmental special funds!

Please kokua, ask others to do the same, broadcast this alert, and post it on your Facebook page. No doubt more mischief is afoot, and we will keep you posted. Mahalo nui loa.

PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW!
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Chimo Shipp shared Saltwater_Soldiers's to the group: Hawaii Sportsmen's Alliance. ...

#bluemarlin @kaiwi_joe #SaltwaterSoldiers #SustainableSeafoods #MahiMadness

Chimo Shipp shared Saltwater_Soldiers's to the group: Hawaii Sportsmen's Alliance. ...

#Legend #SaltwaterSoldiers #SustainableSeafoods #MahiMadness

Current events:

In light of the new nominee for DLNR, we did have a phone conference with nominee Case.
In my own view, I found her to be very respectful, open to listening, and future dialog.
I had also requested a letter for response. I understand time is not easy, so I did not expect a response. She did respond and directed our attention to her letter of testimony response to the Water and Land Committee.

You can view that here :
www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2015/Testimony/GM750_TESTIMONY_WTL_04-17-15_NOMINEE_TESTIMONY_INCLU...

It does not answer the questions I had in the letter, but I'm ok with it as again, I did not expect a direct response in that sense. You can read for yourself and make your own conclusions. The alliance stands by our submitted testimony of comments which you may view here:
www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2015/Testimony/GM750_TESTIMONY_WTL_04-17-15_ORGANIZATIONS.PDF

There was only one topic that stuck out in my mind through the conference. We were asked what do hunters think about BAG LIMITS?

This is a topic where, if you're not careful, preservationists and extreme environmentalism uses ourselves against each other. Generally, they want the lifting of all bag limits across the WHOLE State. Is that what all of you truly want?

The Alliance stance is that hunting bag limits are area and objective specific and should be set accordingly. Also the administrative rulemaking process is currently not sufficient to properly conserve resources with a normal timetable of 7 years to review and complete.
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Nani Pogline, our District 4 Game Management Advisory Commissioner. summarized our last meeting for publication by the Newspapers, which I wasn't aware they did last meeting either, so I thought I'd share her efforts here as well. ...

Ryan and I both received a letter back from Ms. Case today, and part of her dialog with us was to have us look over her responses to questions from Chair Theilen on her nomination. One question in particular was of interest to me in that she was in a roundabout way discussing the "public process". She stated that The Nature Conservancy has supported most if not all of the public-private-partnerships found throughout the state and that the approach of TNC was effective in achieving Consensus.

TNC has been involved in all of the "group think" I have been involved with. Suzanne Case speaks of consensus... group approval or group thinking anyway being homogenized

Here are her answers to the question of what do you do when dialog fails to achieve this consensus...

(Theilen) Please describe how you have handled situations where the approach has been unsuccessful [in] achieving consensus.

(Case) Open and respectful dialogue, through facilitated forums where citizens can engage constructively, ensuring all voices are heard, and understanding the perspectives of others, is the fundamental basis of fair public processes.

When consensus can't be achieved, the assigned decision-makers in the process must decide on the best path forward in light of their mandate, and explain their decision and move to implement it.

Democracy and the rule of law provide a sometimes messy but important process to hear the issues and resolve often conflicting agendas. By applying the law, mandate and values to the facts in light of the situation, a principled and respectful path forward can be found, with the parties "agreeing to disagree" where consensus can't be achieved.

Agreeing to disagree isn't problem solving. The problem remains and in their case, someone makes the decision anyway and the response to the slighted party is, we agreed to disagree. I feel that Suzanne Case sees her mission in that light.
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