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President's Message
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Con Con Study Committee Reports (Jean Aoki)
Honolulu League Strongly Opposing Rail (Pearl Johnson)
Gleanings from Our Readings (Jean Aoki)
Amending the State Constitution (Harold G. Loomis)
Drug Policy Study (Suzanne Meisenzahl)
Ah Jook Ku
Tennessee Really Makes it Hard! (Jean Aoki)
In Support of the LWV-HI (Jackie Parnell)
League Immigration Policy (Jackie Parnell)
Iron-Jawed Angels Fundraiser (Jackie Parnell & Mary Anne Raywid)
Hawaii Chapter Report (Leilani Bronson-Crelly & Sue Dursin)
Kauai Chapter Report
Honolulu Chapter Report (Piilani Kaopuiki)
Website Update - www.lwv-hawaii.com - the first year (Stephen Trussel)

Website Update - www.lwv-hawaii.com - the first year

Our website at lwv-hawaii.com went up on the www on July 9, 2006, replacing the predecessor www.hi.lwv.org site which had been on the web for about seven years. (For some unclear reason we lost that site address and had to change.)

The new website began as a reformulation of the old -- a similar face with the contents slightly reorganized -- for I'd been "drafted" as the new webmaster by Suzanne Meisenzahl. The site presented League position papers and other documents, introduction to the League, contact information, etc.

Within a few months we added a set of Legislative pages, providing access to current Legislators’ information, and the online presentation of our recent newsletters. This led to the idea of an online newsletter archive, which has become the major project of the site. At this writing, on our site there are now over 4,200 articles from over 380 issues, dating back over 25 years, and progressing daily!

At the same time we've added a testimony section, in which League testimony at the Legislature is posted and indexed, and a photo section made from photos in the newsletters as well as from bulletin boards and scrapbooks in the League office. The site is growing daily, as the statistics show.

Visitors to www.lwv-hawaii.com
July 2006-June 2007

This graph represents the site's first year, month-by-month. The taller, white bars represent estimated visits. The shorter, gray bars represent estimated visitors. (These are estimates because only very limited information about visits/visitors is known -- basically time of request, files requested, and requesting address. The addresses are arbitrary and temporary, and there's no clear indication of how long a visit lasts. But programs have been written to estimate these figures from the log "hits." More info on this can be found in the Webmaster's report at the bottom of our homepage.)

This graph shows a range from the 94 visits of July 2006, to the June 2007 total of 13,345! The statistics show that the June visits, for example, came from almost 3,500 addresses. Every month we have visitors from over 20 countries, around-the-clock, an average of some 20 visits per hour... and it's still climbing.

If you haven't visited our website lately, this is a good time to get acquainted!

Steve Trussel

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