East Oahu News – Friday Update 02/03/2017

February 3 – Representative Gene Ward seeks bill to create “urine-free zones.” Proposed House Bill 1595 would make it illegal to go to the bathroom on:(1) Public playgrounds and playground equipment (2) Public bus stops (3) Public park and ride facilities (4)Public parking garages, including structures and stairwells. [HNN]

February 2 – Hanauma Bay was closed Wednesday, February 1 due to high surf and was reopened on Thursday. [Star-Advertiser]

February 1 – An upheaval ousting State Rep. Beth Fukumoto (R-Mililani) from the post of House Minority Leader has her asking constituents to consider her departure from the Republican Party.   In her place, Rep. Andria Tupola, (R-Leeward Oahu) was named House Minority Leader. Rep. Gene Ward, (R- Hawaii Kai, Kalama Valley) was named Minority Floor Leader. [KHON]

January 31 – Denby Fawcett offers an op-ed on the expected February sweep of homeless on Diamond Head.  Currently, 50-70 people are estimated to be living on the slopes. [Civil Beat]

January 31 – Last week’s water main break and subsequent highway closure has the Board of Water Supply reassessing and analyzing the public feedback process. [KHON]

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