Saturday, March 25, 2023
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Friday, March 24, 2023
March 24, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Samoa: Biden's Giant Sanctuary Proposal Behind Back of Pacific Territories
  2. Rookie House Democrats Tout Bills
  3. Koko Head Archery Range reopening Friday, March 24 
  4. Hawaii Tax Burden 14.1% of Income -- 3rd-Highest in USA 
  5. Lancet: Hawaii Lowest COVID Death Rate--Highest Economic Impact
  6. The Number of People Killed by Police Officers in Hawaii in the Last 10 Years
  7. Another Bank of America Lawsuit Crashes and Burns
  8. Army Corps of Engineers Seeks Comment on Honolulu Harbor Modifications
  9. HB710: Which Felons Can Become Legislators?
  10. Good News: The First Responders Boondoggle Bill Is Dying
  11. Sen Fevella urges ouster of Republican representative over LGBTQ flags at Ewa Int. School
  12. HSTA: Our Gay Flag Rules Middle Schools
  13. Hawaii Board Of Education Approves Salary Boost For Complex Area Superintendents
  14. Mediation canceled before Honolulu landlord murder
  15. After spate of tragedies on Oahu roads, city prosecutor pushes for jail time in more traffic cases
  16. Four HPD officers plead not guilty in connection with horrific crash
  17. Maui’s mayor wants to buy company that controls water flow to thousands of acres

Thursday, March 23, 2023
March 23, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii’s pandemic learning loss recovery could take years
  2. Governor’s Embattled DBEDT Nominee Opts To Face A Full Senate Vote
  3. Hawaii Senate Delays Vote On Planning Director Nominee
  4. Cost of Aloha Stadium Rises to $1.49B
  5. Major state assets left to deteriorate
  6. Hawaii Is Close to Shutting Down Tourism Marketing Agency
  7. Lawmakers Agree On ‘Incoherent patchwork of Solutions’ To Funnel Affordable Housing Money to Cronies
  8. Legislature Kills Measures To Protect Parental Rights In Child Welfare Cases
  9. Shrooms Next: Hawaii Senators Approve Bill To Create Psychedelics Advisory Council To Prepare For Federal Legalization
  10. Hawaii and Guam service members brace for whopping COLA cuts
  11. ‘Progressives’ on Maui Council Obstruct Affordable Housing Project
  12. Maui HS Maybe Open in August--Pedestrian Bridge Will Cost … uh … $25M
  13. Hawaii hotel occupancy down--price up

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
March 22, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii 2nd-Worst Taxpayer ROI
  2. This Week’s Testimony from Grassroot Institute
  3. LIST: Proposed pay raise for these city officials
  4. Hawaii Senate President Remains Mum On The Turmoil In His Caucus
  5. Criminal Homeless Drug Addicts Chase Last Store out of Downtown
  6. Lum Crime Family News: Hawaii Senators’ favorite crook appeals sentence for illegally lobbying Trump
  7. Stadium Authority to hold special meeting on New Aloha Stadium Boondoggle
  8. HB1110: Bill could track drivers’ mileage, tax them per mile
  9. New class of DOCARE officers to hunt tourists, extract money
  10. Funding requests for the Big Isle’s hospitals slashed
  11. OHA Kaka'ako plans dead for session
  12. Maui County, state working on plan to open high school
  13. 40% of Hawaii regularly get seven hours or less a night
  14. Frequent Flier Hits Queens Twice This Month--Looking for #3, Gets Straub

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
March 21, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Critical Race Theory--Disagreement Among Hawaii House Republicans
  2. Will Senators Reject Green’s Nominee for State Planning Director?
  3. Should Imprisoned Prison Guard Get Back Pay, Reinstatement?
  4. SB45: School Counselors can Get TRO Ordering Parents away from their Own Children
  5. UPW votes to reject another Maui Health offer
  6. SB941: $185M for Teacher Housing
  7. Suspect involved in deadly hit-and-run of student back in court
  8. DOH: Red Hill families drank antifreeze, not just jet fuel in water
  9. Iolani Palace Site of Massive Festering Homeless Camp

Monday, March 20, 2023
March 20, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Abortion Bill Clears Final House Committee
  2. Republican Bills On The Move
  3. CNHA Hands out $130M COVID Money
  4. ‘20 Minutes’ Movie - Atheist and Believer Face Final Twenty Minutes of Their Life in Hawaii
  5. More Plead Guilty in Sovereignty-Related Tax Fraud Scheme
  6. Saiki: Rep Aiu’s side-gig as Nan Corporate Counsel ‘is a feature of Hawaii’s part-time citizen legislature’
  7. Kakaako Makai: OHA Glass ‘Half-Empty’
  8. Next Boondoggle: ‘Hotel’ part of Plans for ‘first-responders base’ in Mililani
  9. School Councils Are Supposed To Be The Local School Boards In Hawaii. But They’re Hit Or Miss
  10. HHS sued by Hawaii hospitals over 'delayed' Medicare DSH payments

Sunday, March 19, 2023
March 19, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. After Jacking up Property Taxes, Mayor, Honolulu City Council asking big raises from handpicked panel
  2. SB397: Hawaii may boost Medicaid payments to help patients access care
  3. Two Years After remodel--Feds find Kona Community Hospital Pharmacy Unsanitary
  4. Hawai‘i Convention Center needs more than $15M quick fix for leaks
  5. House Committee Approves 13 Ethics Reform Bills

Saturday, March 18, 2023
March 18, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HB126: Increase the penalty for high-profile bribery cases    
  2. Hawaii is 'Paradise' — So Why the Doctor Shortage?
  3. Blangiardi will sign ‘sensitive places’ firearms ban into law
  4. Rail testing, repairs expected ahead of paid service
  5. Drug smuggling remains a problem at Kaua‘i jail
  6. Paia Homeless:   Armed conflicts and lots of body fluids
  7. Toxic Red Hill spill in 2019 came before anti-AFFF hysteria

Friday, March 17, 2023
March 17, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. SB490: State’s new Department of Law Enforcement grabs for Honolulu PD Territory on DHHL Lands
  2. Senators Reject Governor’s Pick For Economy Chief But Give Thumbs-Up To New DHHL Director     
  3. The Hawaii Tourism Authority Is A Step Closer To Being Dissolved
  4. Hu Honua News: Senate Bill to Disrupt PUC Approval Process is Dead
  5. Dwayne Yuen’s child pornography indictment: Is there more to come?
  6. Computer science mandate for Hawaii public schools?
  7. Navy discloses another Red Hill spill of Fire Fighting Foam

Thursday, March 16, 2023
March 16, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kali Watson Tried to Stiff DHHL for $136K Rent
  2. High court decides two cases involving Maunakea
  3. Activists Try to Stop Kauai Hydro Project Set to Provide 25% of Island’s Power
  4. Honolulu City Council passes bill designating gun-free areas
  5. Bill reinstating process to indict violent offenders awaits governor’s signature
  6. HB1439: Keep Deadbeats in Apartments
  7. Needles Glass and Feces: Waikiki Beach Bum Removal Operation Begins Friday 2AM
  8. ‘Unfair’: City plan to restrict commercial activities at parks hits opposition
  9. Vacasa Hawaii Vacation Rentals Tank Amid New Warnings and Losses
  10. COVID Money Flow Ends for Working Poor
  11. Sentencing is delayed in government theft case

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
March 15, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Aloha Stadium News: DBEDT’s New Deputy Chief is Business Partner of Senator Dela Cruz  
  2. Ing gets more time to prepare for campaign spending violation case
  3. Honolulu rail interim opening this summer
  4. Five Perfectly Good Telescopes to be Ripped off of Mauna Kea to Satisfy Activists
  5. BLNR to Hotels: Surrender Yourselves to the Sea
  6. HB132 Would Eliminate Election Audits--Dies in Committee
  7. Students, parents rally as roadblocks continue for opening Kulanihako’i High School
  8. Student Says he was Raped by UH Professor and Three Grad Students
  9. Probation sought for ex-U.S. worker in $35,000 theft case

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
March 14, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Supreme Court Rejects Hu Honua -- Scheme Would Add $10.97 to monthly electric bill
  2. State begins Maunakea transfer from UH with newly nominated stewardship team
  3. Economic cost of 3 years of COVID-19
  4. HPD chief: 38 concealed-carry gun permits approved so far
  5. In The Line Of Duty? Kealoha Ruling Raises Questions About Public’s Obligation To Cops
  6. Can courts order involuntary treatment for chronically homeless individuals?
  7. Convicted rapist who ‘reclaimed’ DHHL land step up pressure campaign ... with a bulldozer
  8. Wait times back to normal at Hilo Airport following issue at security checkpoint

Monday, March 13, 2023
March 13, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Jail Takes 1,000 Homeless Off Oahu Streets
  2. HB817: Hawaii Legislative Hearing on Pro Hu Honua Bill
  3. Honolulu City Council begins overhaul of land use ordinance
  4. State works to address long delays in issuing birth certificates, other vital records
  5. False to say UH athletic committee is not diverse
  6. Hawaii jobless rates higher than reported
  7. More Homeless Kauhale Planned

Sunday, March 12, 2023
March 12, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Your Property Tax Hike at Work--253% Pay Hike for Tommy Waters?
  2. Plenty Of Legislators Support Term Limits. So Why Won't They Let The Public Vote On Them?
  3. New stadium sees more political games than sports events
  4. Stadium?  UH Wise to Invest in TC Ching
  5. Maui’s Kulanihakoi High School is empty and stuck in bureaucratic limbo
  6. After Years, Waianae Homeless Camp has only an A-Frame and a plan
  7. Miske Case: Judge To Decide If Defense Attorney’s Removal Should Stand

Saturday, March 11, 2023
March 11, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Land Board Sidesteps Eminent Domain Law: Tries to steal shoreline land without compensation to owner        
  2. Land Board Threatens to let Kaanapali Hotels Fall into Sea
  3. Malasada News: DPP requests $34.6M budget to staff, turn around agency
  4. Judge denies bid to dismiss Kaneshiro case charges
  5. Ethics reform at Capitol?
  6. Eliminate GE Tax on Medical Care? Saiki Sets up Tough Road for SB1035
  7. This Year’s Roof Repair Sales Pitch: ‘Convention Center about to be Condemned’
  8. Emergency SNAP Benefits End Next Month
  9. As Hawaiʻi's minimum wage rises, some lawmakers want to scrap the tip credit        
  10. Maui settles civil suit tied to officer convicted of sex crimes

Friday, March 10, 2023
March 10, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Real personal income declined more than 6 percent last year
  2. New stadium wouldn’t be able to support itself
  3. It’s not your imagination: The price of rice is way up
  4. Punaluu homeowner faces $188K fine for shoreline violations
  5. Waiahole Valley tenants get reprieves over rent
  6. Citizens patrols in Waikiki are making a difference

Thursday, March 9, 2023
March 9, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Who will be fooled? COR ‘projection’ becomes instant excuse to eliminate tax cuts
  2. $773M Pure Waste: HART proposes $108.9 million operating budget for fiscal 2024 plus another $95M to operate trains and $569M to build tracks
  3. House Budget Gives Millions More to Crooked HTA
  4. ‘Creating Positions’--New Law Enforcement Director Plan focuses on replacing Private Security Guards with Sheriffs
  5. Roth on health care crisis: ’A matter of life or death’
  6. Beth Fukumoto: We Passed Crisis Level With Mental Health Services A Long Time Ago
  7. Kauai North Shore Tops List of Anti-Vaxxer Schools
  8. County code changes might be needed before Hawaii County’s Corrupt ‘Affordable’ Housing Program can be fully improved
  9. City clears trash from homeless encampments in Waianae

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
March 8, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Watered Down GET bill clears state Senate--House Version Dead
  2. High Court: Former HPD Chief Kealoha was not entitled to city legal representation
  3. Miske co-defendant pleads “no contest” to state felony assault charges
  4. Dozens Of Sunshine Bills Survive Session’s Halfway Mark
  5. Council on Revenues Suddenly Makes $328M Disappear
  6. Tax relief measure aimed at helping farmers advances
  7. Hydrogen -- Fossil Fuel’s ‘Solution’ for Climate Change
  8. Navy provides details on surveys for repurposing Red Hill
  9. Honolulu Medical Examiner backlog of reports causing death certificate delays
  10. Permanent, affordable housing for former women inmates
  11. Honolulu Police officer arrested for violating temporary restraining order
  12. Lefties Claim Homelessness is Caused by Evictions not Methamphetamines, LOL
  13. $600 A Month In Kakaako Gets Seniors Mold, Shocks And The Smell Of Death

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Letters to the Editor March, 2023
Letters to the Editor
  • HB1291: The Ghost of Peter Boy is Waiting
  • How One Dentist Stays in Hawaii

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
March 7, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Link home exemption to increase in home values
  2. Changing tax credit to portion of income would help Oahu homeowners
  3. Time running out at Legislature for bills hoping to make it to the governor's desk
  4. How Police Department Spending in Hawaii Compares to Other States
  5. FBI Raids 800-Person Cockfight--Four Arrested
  6. Hawaii Meth Supplier Gets 24 Years for $5.5M COVID Fraud
  7. Tax Hike set for Senate Vote
  8. Hawaii lawmakers kill excise food tax exemption
  9. SB1035: Senate to Vote on Eliminating GE Tax on Medical Care
  10. Report: Teacher Turnover Increases Sharply In Hawaii
  11. Guards: PSD Covers Up Drug Use At Hawaii’s Largest Prison
  12. Soft on Crime: DNA Match but Alleged Killer Walks Free
  13. Gov. Josh Green ‘simplifying’ Aloha Stadium P3 plan-now stuck with ownership of this boondoggle
  14. Local zoning reform is hot topic at federal level, too
  15. How to Stop Affordable Housing
  16. Lease dispute escalates over state land in Hilo
  17. ‘Nobody Wants To Sell’: An Iconic Honolulu Church Makes A Difficult Decision

Monday, March 6, 2023
March 6, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Honolulu Rehab Boss got $500K Salary and Absconded to Colorado with Miss Hawaii--Stiffed Employees for $452K, Federal Probe Finds
  2. Not Dead Yet--Government Reform Bills Still Moving At The Legislature
  3. Green Says he Will Sign Bills To Make Hawaii Government More Open--If Legislature Approves Them
  4. Pension fund exec optimistic despite $13.5B shortfall
  5. As Marijuana Becomes Legal, Tobacco is Outlawed
  6. Unlicensed midwives push to practice in the islands without getting certified

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Dela Cruz Manipulation? Senate Rejects Green's Pick for DBEDT
by News Release Saturday, March 25, 2023

... Green's pick for #2 at DBEDT is Dane Wicker, a current business partner and former chief of staff to Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz.  If Sadayasu is rejected, Wicker could advance to #1 ....


VIDEO -- See For Yourself: Rep Pierick at Ewa Int School
by Video Video Saturday, March 25, 2023

... Here is what happens if you even slightly question the gay agenda for children ....


The Number of People Killed by Police Officers in Hawaii in the Last 10 Years
by News Article Friday, March 24, 2023

... In Hawaii, 48 police killings were reported from 2013 to 2022, or about 3.3 for every 100,000 residents, the 22nd fewest among states ....


Another Bank of America Lawsuit Crashes and Burns
by Court House News Friday, March 24, 2023

“...egregiously long, unnecessarily complex, and confusing....”


Lancet: Hawaii Lowest COVID Death Rate--Highest Economic Impact
by News Release Friday, March 24, 2023

... Hawaii, Washington DC, and New York had the largest reduction in employment ....


Samoa: Biden's Giant Sanctuary Proposal Behind Back of Pacific Territories
by News Release Thursday, March 23, 2023

... the administration made no effort to discuss this issue with the Pacific delegations or to notify us even at the recent IGIA forum that such a drastic change to our way of life was even being considered ....


Army Corps of Engineers Seeks Comment on Honolulu Harbor Modifications
by News Release Thursday, March 23, 2023

... two public scoping meetings, March 30 and 31 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. ....


Hawaii Tax Burden 14.1% of Income -- 3rd-Highest in USA
by Tax Foundation Thursday, March 23, 2023

... Hawaii State & Local Tax Burden as a Share of State Income -- 14.1% -- 3rd highest in USA -- $8,410 per capita ....


Rookie House Democrats Tout Bills
by News Release Thursday, March 23, 2023

... 55 bills introduced by the House Majority Freshmen have passed third reading in the House and crossed over to the Senate ....


Koko Head Archery Range reopening Friday, March 24
by News Release Thursday, March 23, 2023

... Pistol and rifle ranges at the Koko Head Shooting Complex on-track for reopening in April 2023 ....


Maui Physician Charged with Unlawful Distribution of Hydrocodone
by News Release Thursday, March 23, 2023

... in June 2022, an undercover agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) sought an appointment with Boulange, posing as a new patient seeking a prescription of opioids ....


Green Signs Abortion Bill
by Court House News Thursday, March 23, 2023

... The state bolstered its already robust abortion laws to better shield abortions seekers and providers from being targeting by states with more hostile abortion restrictions ....


Green Signs First Bills into Law
by News Release Thursday, March 23, 2023

... SB36 amends state law to allow county prosecutors to initiate felony cases by complaints following preliminary hearings and prohibits multiple attempts to initiate a felony prosecution for an offense, except in certain circumstances ....


Red Light Cam Activated at Site of Deadly Hit-and-Run
by News Release Wednesday, March 22, 2023

... Kapiʻolani Boulevard and Kamakeʻe Street is the first Red-Light Safety Camera location under City and County of Honolulu jurisdiction ....


After 42 Years Hawaii Finally Compliant with “Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services”
by News Release Wednesday, March 22, 2023

... Hawai‘i has joined the rest of the nation in implementing sweeping changes that enable residents with disabilities and older adults to live and participate fully in their communities ....


COVID Closures Hit DoE College Readiness Indicators
by News Release Wednesday, March 22, 2023

... The CCRI report shows how the pandemic affected the class of 2022’s college enrollment and more ....


DoE Seeks Comment on Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act Application
by News Release Wednesday, March 22, 2023

... comments will be accepted until May 4, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. ....


Who is Running for Neighborhood Board in Your Community?
by News Release Wednesday, March 22, 2023

... see the list of registered candidates--voting begins April 28, 2023 ....


This Week’s Testimony from Grassroot Institute
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, March 22, 2023

... The Hawaii State Legislature is off and running again after a brief pause during which the House and Senate exchanged the bills they each had approved ....


Hawaii 2nd-Worst Taxpayer ROI
by News Article Tuesday, March 21, 2023

... 73% of people think the government doesn’t spend their tax dollars wisely ....


Biden: Designate 777,000 Square Mile Marine Sanctuary Near Hawaii
by Ed Case Tuesday, March 21, 2023

... that’s an area larger than Alaska and Colorado put together ....


Three Ethics Bills Heading to Governor's Desk
by News Release Tuesday, March 21, 2023

... HB99, HB137, and HB142 were introduced by Speaker Scott K. Saiki by request based on recommendations made by the Commission to Improve Standards of Conduct ....


FSM Micronesia Election Results Announced
by News Release Monday, March 20, 2023

... On May 11th, 2023, the 23rd Congress of the FSM will formally convene; amongst its first duties will include the election of the President and Vice President ....


Hawaii Worst State for Doctors
by News Article Monday, March 20, 2023

... Hawaii ranks 51st ....


​Fire and Flooding Risks Surrounding of the Paeahu Solar Project in Kihei, Maui
by News Release Monday, March 20, 2023

... the large lithium-ion batteries that are proposed for this project, could make gaining control of a fire more difficult and dangerous due to the increased risk of electrocution and thermal runaway ....


Hawaii lawmakers considering sweeping gun control bill
by News Article Monday, March 20, 2023

... The state Attorney General's Office said the bill is in reaction to the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen ruling issued by the U.S. Supreme Court last year ....


Counties where the most people work from home in Hawaii
by News Article Monday, March 20, 2023

... Hawaii County -- 13.0% of workers work from home ....


Hawaii Drug Dealer Gets Parole so Feds Deport Him
by News Release Monday, March 20, 2023

... convicted by the Circuit Court of the First Circuit of felony promoting dangerous drugs and second-degree robbery in June 2019 ....


UH Mānoa Student vs Hawaii DoE in Title IX Lawsuit
by News Article Monday, March 20, 2023

... Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed 50 years ago that Hawaii DoE still doesn't obey ....


More Guilty Pleas in Sovereignty-Related Tax Fraud Scheme
by News Release Monday, March 20, 2023

... The Chocks were plaintiffs alongside Rose Dradi, a Keanu Sai-Dexter Kiama collaborator, in a now-dismissed Sept 7, 2018, lawsuit claiming the IRS had no legal authority to collect taxes from them ....


‘20 Minutes’ Movie - Atheist and Believer Face Final Twenty Minutes of Their Life in Hawaii
by News Release Monday, March 20, 2023

... An atheist and a believer grapple with a nuclear bomb heading to Hawaii in the movie '20 Minutes' that hits theaters on March 24, 2023 ....


CNHA Hands out $130M COVID Money
by News Release Sunday, March 19, 2023

... an average of $15K each to 8,625 households ....


Republican Bills On The Move
by News Release Sunday, March 19, 2023

... The following measures have PASSED the first crossover and are moving to the Senate ....


Abortion Bill Clears Final House Committee
by Hawaii Family Forum Sunday, March 19, 2023

... SB1SD2 added language (over 40 pages) to protect medical providers that perform abortions ....


Sneaky One Day Notice to Comment--Will Next KSBE Trustee be a Tax Credit Schemer or a CNHA Operative?
by News Release Sunday, March 19, 2023

... surprise--you've got less than 24 hours to comment on KSBE Trustee selection  ....


Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 18, 2023
by GovTrack .us Sunday, March 19, 2023

... bills introduced and votes cast in Congress ....


Picking Apart the Case for Conveyance Tax Hikes
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, March 19, 2023

... Senate Bill 362 proposes to double the tax on residential property, selling for at least $2 million ....


Dead Bodies, Convicted Felons and Kakaako Makai: Meet the new Gang at OHA
by Andrew Walden Sunday, March 19, 2023

... “We greatly appreciate what Senator Dela Cruz is trying to do. And we thank him.” -- OHA Chair Carmen Hulu Lindsey ....


The last time Congress created a new state
by News Article Sunday, March 19, 2023

...On March 19, 1959, Congress approved Hawaii for admission to the union as the 50th state....


JSC Names Five Nominees for Intermediate Court of Appeals
by News Release Saturday, March 18, 2023

... The Governor has 30 days from his receipt of the list today to make his appointment ....


The honeymoon is over; what about our tax cuts?
by Kelii Akina Saturday, March 18, 2023

... Wednesday was Gov. Josh Green’s 100th day in office, and I think it’s safe to say his honeymoon period with voters and the Legislature has come to an end ....


Report backs UH Mānoa athletics response to Senate 'concerns'
by News Release Saturday, March 18, 2023

... The allegations were raised during a January 7, 2022 public informational briefing by the Hawaiʻi State Senate Committees on Ways and Means and Higher Education ....


Hawaii Senate Public Safety Committee Hearing Anti-Gun Bills
by NRA ILA Friday, March 17, 2023

... House Bill 426 aims to undermine the PLCAA and subject licensed firearm manufacturers and sellers to frivolous lawsuits ....


Pentagon: Red Hill Defueling on Track
by News Article Friday, March 17, 2023

... Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met with Vice Adm. John Wade, commander of the Joint Task Force – Red Hill, and other Navy and defense leaders this week to discuss the progress on defueling the bulk fuel storage facility ....


Hu Honua Decision Based on 'Right To A Life-Sustaining Climate'
by News Article Friday, March 17, 2023

... the PUC “understood its public interest-minded mission” and rightly considered the impact of the Hu Honua project on citizens’ “right to a clean and healthful environment” ....


Oʻo Award for Digging out ‘Affordable’ Housing Scam
by News Release Friday, March 17, 2023

... Tummons, in a series of articles, exposed questionable dealings in Hawaii Countyʻs Office of Housing and Community Development that ultimately led to an FBI investigation and guilty plea by former community development specialist Alan Scott Rudo to accepting almost $2 million in bribes from two Hilo attorneys and a businessman ....


Honolulu police officers charged over car chase
by Court House News Friday, March 17, 2023

" ... officers ran a car off the road and abandoned the driver with brain injuries and a 14-year-old boy that was left partially paralyzed .... "


Nominee for State Planning Director responsible for Oahu’s High Electricity Costs
by News Article Friday, March 17, 2023

... HECO announced a rate increase of 7% to buy more oil ....


Hawaii most expensive state to live in--86% Higher than US Average
by News Article Friday, March 17, 2023

... State cost of living index: 186 ....


Green Makes First Judicial Appointment
by News Release Friday, March 17, 2023

... Michelle L. Drewyer to serve as Circuit Court Judge for the Second Circuit, to fill the vacancy created by now-Maui County Mayor Richard Bissen Jr. ....


Haleakala Insanity: Secretary of Defense Briefed on 700 Gallon Fuel Spill
by News Release Thursday, March 16, 2023

... The meeting included the Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro, Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Gilbert R. Cisneros Jr., Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment William A. LaPlante, INDOPACOM commander Admiral John C. Aquilino, Joint Task Force Red Hill commander Vice Admiral John Wade, and other senior leaders ....


Hawaii Supreme Court Finds Excuse to Reverse Sex-Trafficking Conviction
by Court House News Thursday, March 16, 2023

"CW testified that she gave all of the money that she made from prostitution activities directly to Ferreira"


House passes state budget for third reading
by News Release Wednesday, March 15, 2023

... update on the state budget and the Majority Caucus' legislative priorities ....


Unsolved Mysteries releases ‘Hawaiian Homicide’ podcast
by Video Video Wednesday, March 15, 2023

... Information sought in the 2010 murder of HSTA employee Amber Jackson ....


Green Marks First 100 Days as Governor
by News Release Wednesday, March 15, 2023

... Gov. Green became Hawaiʻi’s ninth governor on December 5, 2022 and has since managed to fully staff his office ....


Hawaii Supreme Court rejects Big Island bioenergy plant
by Court House News Wednesday, March 15, 2023

... Rate hikes and massive amounts of greenhouse gases from a proposed biomass burning power plant would outweigh any benefits, the court found ....


Full text of Mayor Blangiardi’s 2023 State of the City address
by Video Video Wednesday, March 15, 2023

"... Wicked Problems threaten the vitality of communities everywhere ...."


Hawaii has the most expensive gas, nationwide
by News Article Wednesday, March 15, 2023

... over the past year gas prices in Hawaii jumped from $4.57 to $4.88, a 6.8% increase ....


Promoting Local Foods in Hawaii; Removing Barriers is Key to Growth
by Kelii Akina Wednesday, March 15, 2023

... The state has used numerous strategies to achieve that goal, but with mixed success ....


No Wind: Rolling blackouts impact more than 8K customers
by News Release Tuesday, March 14, 2023

"... the lack of wind on a hot day caused both a higher use of air conditioning and a lack of wind-generated power ...."


"An opportunity drops into OHA’s lap"
by Hawaii State Auditor Tuesday, March 14, 2023

... “Rules were meant to be broken,” the trustee said. “We do that all the time.” ….


Auditor Rips OHA Land Acquisitions--Making it up as they Go Along
by Hawaii State Auditor Tuesday, March 14, 2023

... these acquisitions were ad hoc, featuring strategies and criteria created to facilitate the acquisition ....


Four Anti-Gun Bills Left
by News Article Tuesday, March 14, 2023

... We started this legislative session with 49 gun bills and now at crossover were down to just four ....


Congress Funds New ‘YIMBY’ Grants for Zoning Reform
by News Article Monday, March 13, 2023

... The final act of Congress in 2022 included passage of a new $85 million grant program aimed at zoning reform ....


Building Vs. Buying: Which Is Cheaper in The Aloha State?
by News Article Sunday, March 12, 2023

... Hawaii shines as #1 out of only 18 states where it’s more cost-effective to build rather than buy ....


Hawaii Longliners Producing Highly Monitored, Sustainable Swordfish in First Season since MSC Certification
by News Release Sunday, March 12, 2023

... This is the first season since the fishery was certified sustainable by the globally recognized Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ....


Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 12, 2023
by GovTrack .us Sunday, March 12, 2023

... votes cast and bills introduced in Congress ....


California’s Surplus to Deficit
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, March 12, 2023

... the revenue that did materialize was spent in a flash ....


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... The Hawaii Legislature is halfway through its 2023 session ....


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