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HAWAII: Feds give state Labor Department grant for unemployment insurance changes

(West Hawaii Today, Sept. 25)

The U.S. Department of Labor awarded $1.1 million to the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to improve the state’s business processes through the application of technology to the Unemployment Insurance Program.


Networks' Need for Hit Sitcoms is No Laughing Matter

(LA Times, Sept. 22)

Comedies have long been the ratings and profit drivers of the television industry, but only a handful have broken out as hits in recent years.


Warner Bros. Promotes Lachmund to Head Labor Relations

(LA Times, Sept. 22)

Warner Bros. Entertainment has reorganized its labor relations department, appointing longtime studio executive Hank Lachmund to head the division.


CALIFORNIA: Governor Signs Bill Tripling Funding for Film Tax-Credit Program

(Glendale News-Press, Sept. 18)

The bipartisan supported bill to increase Califonia's film and TV incentive program will provide $330 million to productions that shoot in the state annually over the next five years.


ARIZONA: Unemployment Rate in Arizona Up for Third Straight Month

(Arizona Public Media, Sept. 18)

Still, Arizona’s labor force has grown about 2 percent from a year ago, right at the rate state economists had forecast.


Bob Palmer, Veteran Hollywood Publicist, Dies at 85

(THR, Sept. 18)

He led the Oscar campaign for 'Silence of the Lambs' best actor winner Anthony Hopkins and represented Dick Van Dyke, Faye Dunaway and others.


Amazon is a Rising Star in Hollywood

(LA Times, Sept. 17)

Amazon has been investing in original programming to grab business from TV networks and cable channels.


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District 2 is Going to Hawaii in 2015!


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July 10-12, 2015

District 2 is holding its 2015 convention at the beautiful Sheraton Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii, located directly on Waikiki Beach. Convention dates are July 10-12, 2015. We hope all of the Districts delegates can join us in laying out the course for the upcoming year.

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