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The Conversation: Gun Control Bills at the Legislature

Cory Doctorow

Gun control bills at the 2020 legislative session; AARP Hawaii warns of Census scammers; Hitachi lands $70M a year rail contract; Creating Hawaiian subtitles for Netflix content

Gun control bills at the 2020 legislative session

The Honolulu Police Department is advocating for changes to Hawaii's gun laws in light of last month's fatal shooting of two of its officers. Representative Gregg Takayama, chair of the House Public Safety Committee, explains the proposed legislation that will be up for a vote today.

Honolulu Police Department Chief Susan Ballard, Honolulu Emergency Services Director Jim Howe, State Senator Karl Rhoads, State Representative Gregg Takayama

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AARP Hawaii warns of Census scammers

There's been a lot of talk lately about why it's important to make sure you are counted in the 2020 Census. But the AARP wants families to know about potential scams. AARP Hawaii spokesman Craig Gima tells us more. Click here to learn more about census scams. Click here for more info on the Imposter Fraud Telephone Town Hall. 

AARP Hawaii spokesperson Craig Gima

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Hitachi lands $70 million a year rail contract

The new 13-year, $918 million deal with Hitachi is nearly $100 million more than the one signed in 2011. It will cover just over half of the costs to run the rail system. Marcel Honore discusses the details. Click here to read the rest of the story from Honolulu Civil Beat.

Honolulu Civil Beat Reporter Marcel Honore

Creating Hawaiian subtitles and dubs for Netflix

Olelo Jam is a novel way to get Hawaiian language learners to test their skills. Kalani Bright is one of the driving forces behind a new event that combines popular movie culture and technology and a creative way to engage and challenge students, or haumana. Click here for more info the Olelo Jam event.

Kalani Bright of Mana Studios

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