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State struggles with security

Federal mandates, paperwork and money problems are overwhelming Hawai’i homeland security officials as they struggle to secure airports and ports and improve communication among emergency responders. “We have grave concerns about homeland security,” said Doug Aton, director of Honolulu’s Civil Defense. “Some kind of direction has to come from the federal government, and we’re not heading in that direction.” It could take several years before Hawai’i meets federal requirements for security and cooperation among first responders — police, fire, hazardous materials teams and other agencies. Full Story

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