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Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Navy Shares Latest Red Hill Leak Video with EPA, not Public
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 99 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The Navy’s water supply is unaffected, according to a Dec. 1 Navy release. The Navy’s water comes from the Waiawa shaft, which is approximately 6 miles away from the affected area ....

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Monday, December 5, 2022
Green: My Inauguration Unites State as One
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 174 Views :: DHHL, Hawaii State Government, Homelessness

... Governor Green recently announced the appointments of key cabinet and executive staff leadership roles, signaling the most expeditious assembling of a gubernatorial administration in the state’s history (behind a Carpenters Union chief of Staff) ....

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Monday, December 5, 2022
Ige Announces Completion of over 600,000 Refunds to Hawaii Taxpayers
By News Release @ 3:32 PM :: 210 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits, Taxes

... A total of 606,674 Act 115 refunds were issued, totaling $307.9 million. That includes 288,590 direct deposits and 318,084 paper checks ....

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Monday, December 5, 2022
Ethics Comm Dings Teacher for Accepting $16K
By News Release @ 1:29 AM :: 363 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... making it difficult to ensure that state employees are not accepting cash payments from improper sources  ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
31 Proposals to Stop Fraud, Drug Trafficking, and Bribery by Public Officials
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 613 Views :: Ethics

... Submitted to the House of Representatives on December 1, 2022 by Commission to Improve Standards of Conduct ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
Blangiardi Nominates New DPP Director
By News Release @ 9:48 PM :: 415 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

... Dawn Takeuchi Apuna appointed director designate of City’s Department of Planning and Permitting ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
2022 Honolulu City Lights opening night set for Saturday, Dec. 3
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 310 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

... The month-long celebration of the Honolulu City Lights kicks off with a block party at 4 p.m. on Punchbowl Street ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
DBEDT Economic Projections Unchanged
By News Release @ 9:17 PM :: 304 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... DBEDT kept economic growth projections for 2022 and 2023 for the State unchanged at 2.6 percent and 1.7 percent, respectively ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
Green Names 14 Cabinet Picks
By News Release @ 3:54 AM :: 1046 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Green today announced nominees to serve as Director and/or Deputy Director for fourteen state departments in his cabinet ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
(Another) Former Maui County Environmental Management Official Charged with Accepting Bribes
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 603 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics

... charges stemming from the operation of a long running bribery scheme ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
Guam office of Ernst & Young took $750K COVID loan
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 424 Views :: Ethics, COVID-19

... even though the huge multinational corporation has over 365,000 employees worldwide and multibillion-dollar revenues that consistently grew during the pandemic (from $15.8 in 2019 to $17.6 billion in 2021) ....

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Thursday, December 1, 2022
Red Light Camera Sites Named
By News Release @ 9:24 PM :: 470 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... Construction on the Vineyard Boulevard and Nuuanu Avenue RLSC began on Nov. 28 and is expected to take between 2-4 weeks ....

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Thursday, December 1, 2022
Maui County Christmas Tree Lighting Slated for Monday
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 307 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Religion

... Bring your ohana to enjoy the holiday light display, Christmas music, and treats for the Keiki .... 

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Thursday, December 1, 2022
CNHA: Josh Green will Give us Tourism Contract
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 488 Views :: Ethics, Tourism

... CNHA was disappointed with the Department of Business and Economic Development and Tourism Director’s proposal this past Monday to rescind CNHA’s award; renege on the brokered resolution; and cancel the underlying solicitation ....

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Thursday, December 1, 2022
Hawaii Licensing Regs Burden Low-Income Occupations
By News Release @ 2:03 PM :: 385 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

... Hawaii has the highest average burdens across the occupations it licenses ....

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Environmental Harm and Blasting Hazards Surrounding The Paeahu Solar Project in Kihei
By News Release @ 7:50 PM :: 394 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... The evidentiary hearing is expected to be held throughout December 2022, with a final Maui Planning Commission decision early 2023 ....

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Hawaii Parents Most Reliant on Child Support in USA
By News Release @ 2:42 AM :: 438 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

... In Hawaii, parents receive an average of $16,656 in child support annually; this makes up 25.1% of their income ....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Accounting for Inflation, Tourist Spending is Down from 2019
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 421 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... Inflation is 17% from 2019 to 2022 so a 15.1% 'nominal' increase means 'real dollar' spending is down, not up ....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Hawaii County PD Sergeants Start Wearing Body Cameras
By News Release @ 2:00 AM :: 309 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

... starting Thursday, December 1, 2022, 40 patrol sergeants will be outfitted with Body Worn Cameras (BWC) in all districts across the island ....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Hawaii Statewide Transportation Plan Virtual Public Meetings
By News Release @ 1:53 AM :: 342 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Hawaii Department of Transportation will be holding virtual public meetings on the update of the Hawaii Statewide Transportation Plan on Dec. 5, 6, 14, & 15 ....

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Monday, November 28, 2022
Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the First Circuit
By News Release @ 3:29 PM :: 410 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... nomination deadline Monday, January 9, 2023 ....

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Friday, November 25, 2022
Hawaii Unemployment 3.4%
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 581 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... total nonagricultural jobs increased by 4,900 in October over September ....

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Friday, November 25, 2022
Third Circuit (Hawaii Island) Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 1:15 PM :: 484 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

... Article I, Section 11 of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii establishes that whenever a grand jury is impaneled an independent counsel shall be appointed, as provided by law, to advise the members of the grand jury regarding matters brought before it ....

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Thursday, November 24, 2022
Blangiardi to establish Oʻahu Historic Preservation Commission
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 552 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

... The commission, which is being established by resolution using the mayorʻs executive reorganization power under Honolulu City Charter Section 4-202, will give effect to Bill 44 (2022), the ordinance passed by the City Council earlier this month ....

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Thursday, November 24, 2022
Hilo Man Receives 42 Months in Prison for Defrauding Covid-19 Relief Programs
By News Release @ 5:12 PM :: 716 Views :: Ethics, COVID-19

... Mills submitted multiple applications for PPP and EIDL funds on behalf of three businesses under his control, Kanaka Maoli Hookupu Center, New Way Horizon Travel, and Uilani Kawailehua Foundation ....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Carpenters Union Director Heads List of Green Appointees
By News Release @ 1:50 PM :: 1483 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... chief of staff, Brooke Wilson, (former political and education director for the Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters) who had served in the same position when he was Hawaiʻi’s lieutenant governor ....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022
'Low Wind Resources': Another Conservation Alert for Big Island
By News Release @ 2:05 AM :: 545 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

... wind resources are forecast to be lower than usual and electricity demand has been unusually high since last week due to humid weather ....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Hawaii: Critically Low Lung Cancer Screening Rates Reveal Opportunity to Save More Lives
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 530 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii ranks last in nation for early lung cancer diagnosis ....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Ala Wai: Corps of Engineers, City Attempt to Bamboozle Public Again
By News Release @ 8:59 PM :: 734 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, City and County of Honolulu requests community input on alternative plans developed for Ala Wai Flood Risk Management General Reevaluation Study ....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
IBEW Cheers Ahakuelo Convictions
By News Release @ 10:33 AM :: 810 Views :: Ethics, Labor

... Former IBEW Local 1260 boss found guilty of fraud, embezzlement ....

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Monday, November 21, 2022
Hawaii Nature Conservancy Buys Reef Insurance Policy
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 607 Views :: Environment

... The policy will provide funding for rapid coral reef repair and restoration across Hawai‘i immediately following hurricane or tropical storm damage ....

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Monday, November 21, 2022
Report: Hawaii Started 95 Transportation Projects in Year-One of Infrastructure Law
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 701 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Hawaii leveraged $290.0 million in federal highway and bridge formula funds in FY 2022 to help jumpstart 95 new improvement projects ....

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
DLNR Sweeps 'til Na Pali Coast 'devoid of craziness and trash'
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 805 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Homelessness

... In October a team hauled out 820-pounds of rubbish in three helicopter sling loads ....

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
5th Extension: COVID Emergency Lives on in Food Stamps
By News Release @ 4:15 AM :: 556 Views :: COVID-19

... Gov. David Ige signed a fifth emergency proclamation today extending Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotment benefits through January 16, 2023 ....

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
UPW News: HCCC Supervisor gets 12 years for 'multi-year conspiracy to cover up abuse'
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 657 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... on June 15, 2015, Taum supervised his two co-Defendants and a third correctional officer while they transported an inmate across the facility. The inmate became frightened in the course of the transfer ....

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Friday, November 18, 2022
Two Maui Men Found Guilty of Hate Crimes for Racially Motivated Attack
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 1179 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

... the defendants, who had never met C.K. before, stormed onto his property and demanded that he pack his things and leave, threatening to “tie [him] up and drag [him]” and make him “go missing” ....

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Friday, November 18, 2022
Lack of Wind Threatens Rolling Blackouts on Big Island (again)
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 956 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

... wind resources are forecast to be lower than usual ....

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Thursday, November 17, 2022
Hawaii Short 3,873 Healthcare Professionals
By News Release @ 7:58 PM :: 613 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... The state’s need for healthcare professionals has grown 76 percent – from 2,200 job openings in 2019 to 3,873 openings today ....

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Thursday, November 17, 2022
Hawaii State Senate Announces Leadership, Committee Chairs for 2023
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 958 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Senate announces new Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs for 2023 .... 

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Six Gays Elected in Hawaii
By News Release @ 11:31 PM :: 1234 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

... Hawai‘i will have more out elected LGBTQIA+ officials at one time than we ever had in the history of our state ....

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Pentagon Press Secretary: 'Red Hill created a trust deficit'
By News Release @ 6:18 AM :: 527 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

"...It's currently estimated that the facility closure process will take three years to complete...."

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Honolulu Bill 57: Concealed Carry Gun Restrictions
By News Release @ 2:24 AM :: 772 Views :: Second Amendment

... these bills are a knee-jerk reaction to the Bruen decision ....

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Fitch: Public Employee Pay Hikes, Higher Interest Rates Will Push Hawaii Liabilities Higher
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 587 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

"...higher inflation will pressure pension liabilities via rising employee wages, which raise projected benefits, and automatic cost of living adjustment mechanisms...."

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Monday, November 14, 2022
Feds: COVID Fraudster Shipped Fentanyl to Hawaii
By News Release @ 7:40 PM :: 579 Views :: Drugs, COVID-19

... Los Angeles Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges for Stealing Nearly $5.5 Million in COVID Jobless Relief and for Drug Trafficking ....

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Monday, November 14, 2022
Third Senator? Hawaii Republicans Seek 'Cure' for 72 Vote Deficit
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 740 Views :: Republican Party

... UPDATE: GOP comes up 40 votes short .... 

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Monday, November 14, 2022
Bill 220: Hawaii County Concealed Carry ‘Sensitive Places’ Ban Unconstitutional
By News Release @ 1:48 PM :: 678 Views :: Second Amendment

... Hawaii County has scheduled another hearing for Bill 220 Draft 3 - Sensitive Places which bans CCW in certain places ....

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Saturday, November 12, 2022
DLNR Imposes $1M Fine for Coral Damage
By News Release @ 3:33 PM :: 652 Views :: Environment

... the barge’s anchors and cables broke or damaged over 15,000 corals and 140-square yards of live rock ....

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Thursday, November 10, 2022
Respiratory Syncytial Virus and influenza are increasing in Hawaii
By News Release @ 8:20 PM :: 748 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

... RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms ....

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Green Administration Hiring Now--Bissen Too!
By News Release @ 7:33 PM :: 1346 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... click here to apply ....

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022
75% of Hawaii Rural Hospitals at Risk of Closing
By News Release @ 7:41 PM :: 1216 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii has the highest percentage of at-risk rural hospitals in USA ...

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