“Daughters of Republican Fathers,” my friend Sofia and I have joked we should get t-shirts reading just that. She is among a number of women friendsÂ who have a difficult time relating to our fathers. Â Largely, we blame our political dichotomy.
At 33, I don’t really know where I stand on the spectrum of politics, but it’s certainly not a Republican. I can’t decide whether I’m Libertarian, Green, or Democrat, but I definitely have liberal tendencies. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Converse County, David Richard Edwards, Douglas, Everett Alvarez, John McCain, Republican Party, U.S. Navy, United States of America
23 Sep 2009 /
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(Media release) â€”Â County of Hawaiâ€™i Mayor Billy Kenoi announced today that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $70 million contract to the Hawaiâ€™i-based Environet Inc., to remove unexploded artillery shells and other ordnance from the 100,000-acre former Waikoloa Maneuver Area on the Island of Hawaiâ€™i.
The contract will span more than five years, and will involve cleanup of Department of Hawaiian Homelands and Parker Ranch lands in West Hawaiâ€™i.
â€œI am extremely pleased to see this important work move ahead under this contract,â€ said Kenoi. â€œItâ€™s represents a significant investment that will make our island safer for residents and visitors, and will provide good jobs for County of Hawaiâ€™i residents who will be employed on the project.â€ Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense, Department of Hawaiian Homelands, Environet, Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS), Hawai`i Community College, Hunter Bishop, Indefinite Delivery Quantity (IDIQ), Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC), Parker Ranch, Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, Unexploded Ordnance Tech I, Waikoloa Maneuver project