Month: January 2016

MADD Bulletin to supporters

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 Dear MADD supporter:

“Hawai’i remains one of only 18 states that has not established constitutional rights for victims of crime.  For over a decade, MADD Hawai’i has been working with other victim service agencies to amend our state constitution to change this situation.  Marsy’s Law for Hawai’i, a foundation dedicated to strengthening victims’ rights, joined the effort last year.  Together, we remain committed to passing legislation that will result in a state constitutional amendment guaranteeing specific rights for victims of crime.  The constitutional amendment will ensure that victims are treated fairly and with dignity and receive information about, and are allowed to fully participate in, the criminal justice process.

Our success depends on our ability to generate testimony and overwhelming support for the amendment.  Now the 2016 Legislative Session has begun, we need you to:

  • Call or write to your legislator and ask them to support the amendment, and
  • Attend committee hearings at the capitol and present testimony if appropriate – otherwise just being in the hearing room as a supporter adds power to our messages

If you do not know who your legislator is, go to the Hawai’i State Legislature’s website at:http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/members/legislators.aspx?chamber=all. At the top right, there is a spot where you can enter your street name to identify your legislator. Your representative or senator’s email address can be found on this page, too.

When you write testimony, use your own words as much as possible since legislators are most persuaded by your own unique story or perspective.

Legislative hearings will begin very soon and we must be ready to testify and attend to show strong support for the constitutional amendment.  We are available now to assist you in preparing your testimony so that it is ready to be submitted before the hearings, which have tight deadlines.  Please either call the MADD office at 532-6232 or send an email todoreida.oneill@madd.org at your earliest convenience.  We look forward to working with you to get the constitutional amendment for victims’ rights passed.

Mahalo and warm aloha,

Carol McNamee
Founder, MADD Hawai’i”

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USDA: Know your Food Group Targets!

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Tip: Know your food group targets!

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Know your food group targets!


Use SuperTracker to find out what kinds of foods to eat and how much. Receive a personalized plan to make healthier choices.

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USDA Tip of the Day: Looking for an Easy Grab and Go?

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Tip: Looking for an easy grab & go?

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Looking for an easy grab & go?


Keep healthy beverage options on hand. Have reusable water bottles  available in the refrigerator for easy grab-and-go.

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USDA TIP OF THE DAY

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Tip: Support the bones that support you!

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Support the bones that support you!


Keep your body strong by moving to low-fat or fat-free milk or yogurt.

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DOH to hold weekly Dengue Info Sessions

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR
VIRGINIA PRESSLER, MD
DIRECTOR
NEWS RELEASE                                                      16-003
Jan. 13, 2016
Hawaii Department of Health to Hold Weekly Dengue Informational Sessions in Kona and Hilo
HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) will hold weekly dengue information sessions in Kona and Hilo to provide timely updates and answer questions from the community about the Hawaii Island dengue outbreak. Participants will learn about the prevalence, transmission, and symptoms of dengue fever; outbreak response efforts; how to interpret case counts and maps; and the best ways to fight the bite.
Weekly sessions will be held every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the State Office Building, Rooms A, B, and C located at 75 Aupuni St. in Hilo, and at the West Hawaii Civic Center, Mayor’s Conference Room located at 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy. in Kailua-Kona.
Beginning Jan. 19, weekly sessions will be held every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at Yano Hall located at 82-6165 Mamalahoa Hwy. in Captain Cook.
These sessions are open to the public and scheduled to continue through February.
Contact the Department of Health Hawaii District Health Office at 974-6001 for more information.
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