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Tuesday, June 2, 2020
New online system to assist with shooting range reservations
By News Release @ 5:36 PM :: 3263 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

...Parks and Recreation Online System, PROS, available to public beginning Wednesday, June 3 at 12 noon....

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Saturday, May 30, 2020
Case, Gabbard Pursue First National Forest for Hawai’i
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 2595 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation

...Their legislation follows their recent initiative to create Hawaii’s first National Heritage Area at Ka’ena Point....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
Mufi Hannemann Pulls Papers to Run for Mayor
By Andrew Walden @ 10:32 PM :: 3076 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

... a surprise on today's candidate printout ....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
No Bill 40 PLA: Contractors Demand Full Repeal of Union Preference Ordinance
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 2683 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...City Council to hear union preference 'fixer bill' next Wednesday, June 3....

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
HGEA Endorses Keith Amemiya for Honolulu Mayor
By News Release @ 7:19 PM :: 2631 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Politicians

... They need better protections such as higher wages and safer working conditions....  Keith understands this deeply ....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Mayor outlines plan to get more of Oʻahu safely back to work
By News Release @ 7:03 PM :: 2411 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

...“Personal Service Providers” would be allowed to resume operations with modifications on Friday, May 29....

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
GOP: Did Honolulu Council Act Illegally on Rail in 2011?
By Shirlene Ostrov @ 7:47 PM :: 4151 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail, Republican Party

... Earlier this month, the Hawaii Republican Party’s (HRP) Chairwoman Ms. Shirlene Ostrov sent a letter to Chief Daniel Hanagami, Special Agent, Office of the State Attorney General, who is investigating Honolulu’s Light Rail Project ....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
​Neighborhood Board meetings to reconvene starting June 1
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 1697 Views :: Honolulu County

...neighborhood boards will be able to reconvene public meetings starting on Monday, June 1....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Bulky item appointment-based collection going island-wide
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 1630 Views :: Honolulu County

...expanding the bulky item appointment-based collection system island-wide starting July 1, 2020....

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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Caldwell provides re-opening requirements for Oʻahu churches and restaurants
By News Release @ 10:08 PM :: 3946 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion, Small Business, COVID-19

...Mayor Caldwell provides guidelines for resuming in-person spiritual services....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Honolulu Sewage Being Tested for Corona Virus
By News Release @ 6:42 PM :: 1823 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... Sampling wastewater is experimental but can provide broad testing results to indicate COVID-19 prevalence ....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Honolulu joins the Rockefeller Foundation’s Testing Solutions Group to expand pandemic testing
By News Release @ 6:18 PM :: 2225 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...to expand testing capacity to help put Oʻahu safely back to work....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
COVID: City, UH, Labs Team up to Test 100,000 on Oahu
By News Release @ 1:26 AM :: 2332 Views :: Honolulu County, Higher Education, COVID-19

...TMC Lab will collaborate with Community Health Centers across Oʻahu and provide capacity to perform up to 50,000 COVID-19 tests and 49,000 antibody tests through the end of 2020....

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Thursday, May 14, 2020
Honolulu Reopens Churches, Athletic Fields
By News Release @ 7:57 PM :: 2337 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, COVID-19

...starting Friday, May 15, outdoor sport fields and courts will be open for one-on-one sports or exercise with limitations, as well as drive-in services (e.g., spiritual/religious services) that follow specific guidelines....

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
CARES Money: Honolulu to Give $10K to Small Businesses
By News Release @ 5:26 PM :: 2560 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

...Small Business Relief and Recovery Fund using $25 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding....

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Saturday, May 9, 2020
Honolulu $90M grant money from the Federal Transit Administration
By News Release @ 1:49 AM :: 2279 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, COVID-19

"...This money will directly support the City’s current transit service operations, TheBus and TheHandi-Van...."

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Thursday, May 7, 2020
Caldwell, Victorino, allow retail establishments to re-open
By News Release @ 7:06 PM :: 2868 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...Oahu and Maui Counties reopening partially....

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020
COVID Wipes Out 69% of Jobs on Maui
By UHERO @ 9:45 PM :: 5563 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

...total job reductions between January and April in Honolulu county were 34% of full-time jobs and 41% of part-time. These numbers were much higher on Hawaii (50% and 67%), Maui (69% and 68%), and Kauai (56% and 62%)....

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Monday, May 4, 2020
Oahu Storm Water Utility to hold virtual community meetings
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 2129 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

...Stormwater: $100M Tax Hike After 36 Years of Lawyering and Foot-dragging....

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
City to reopen certain businesses with limitations on May 1
By News Release @ 10:44 PM :: 2627 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, COVID-19

...Realtors and car dealers at the top of the list....

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020
VIDEO: Police Ticket Mayoral Candidate for Videotaping Ala Moana Trees Being Cut Down
By Video @ 4:33 AM :: 4363 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, COVID-19

...Six police cars swoop in on Honolulu Mayoral candidate Choon James, Monday, April 27, 2020, as she attempts to video the destruction of Monkeypod trees being cut down during repaving of the Ala Moana/Magic Island parking lot....

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Monday, April 27, 2020
Kahuku Windfarm Case Appealed to Supreme Court
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 2648 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Ethics

...Today, Life of the Land filed a direct appeal to the Hawai'i Supreme Court regarding the Public Utilities Commission's decision to deny its motion to void approvals related to the Kahuku windmills project....

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Saturday, April 25, 2020
Partnership to provide meals to the newly unemployed
By News Release @ 6:40 PM :: 1849 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...The funds will go to Hawai‘i Foodbank to deploy food distributions at four new locations across O‘ahu beginning Thursday, April 30, 2020....

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Friday, April 24, 2020
COVID Testing: DLS Lab Corrects Caldwell Admin
By News Release @ 7:19 PM :: 2527 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...DLS: Contrary to what the Caldwell admin and Civil Beat claim, all of our COVID tests are approved by FDA under an EUA....

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Kahuku Mother Sues Board of Education over Secret, Closed-Door Meeting and Vote
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 3685 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Energy, Ethics

...suit against the Board of Education for holding a secret, closed door meeting last February, that resulted in denying her petition for rulemaking, violating the state Sunshine Law....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Sound the Horn Thursday 9AM
By News Release @ 9:53 PM :: 1807 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...City and County of Honolulu to commemorate essential public transportation workers....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Kauai, Oahu Require Face Masks in Public
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 2874 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, COVID-19

...An owner or operator of an Essential Business may refuse admission or service to an individual who fails to wear face coverings....

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Monday, April 13, 2020
Unmasked: Petition Demands Caldwell Reopen Fabric Stores
By News Release @ 4:36 PM :: 2281 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

...Mayor Kirk Caldwell: Classify Fabric Stores As An Essential Business....

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Friday, April 10, 2020
Virus Makes Honolulu Hale Pay Raises Inopportune
By News Release @ 2:01 AM :: 2082 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, COVID-19

...Mayor will decline pay raises for City officials....

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Honolulu Zoo achieves accreditation
By News Release @ 6:02 PM :: 1964 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

...The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) has announced that the Honolulu Zoo was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission....

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Sunday, April 5, 2020
Full Text: Council Chair Cries a River After Being Busted Giving Development Deal to Convicted Felon
By Andrew Walden @ 10:02 PM :: 6605 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, COVID-19

...while you are locked down with COVID, this is what some politicians are doing....

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Corona Towers: Council Hides Behind Quarantine, Gives Development Deal to Convicted Felon
By Andrew Walden @ 9:50 PM :: 14432 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, COVID-19

...Ige’s Health Emergency Declaration waves many of the state laws ensuring public participation, transparency, and accountability.    

The implicit understanding is that elected officials will utilize these extraordinary powers only to combat the Corona Virus pandemic in Hawaii.

It only took two days to find out....

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Pine: Cut Blaisdell to Fund Medical Care
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 1:27 PM :: 1602 Views :: Honolulu County

“...I replaced CIP funding for renovations and improvements to the Blaisdell Center and Ala Moana Park with funding for rapid housing, mobile hygiene centers, addiction rehabilitation facilities, mental health treatment facilities and quarantine and medical triage facilities...."

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Shelter-In-Place ordered for Honolulu and Maui through April 30; Curfew for Kaua‘i through May 3
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 3638 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Hawaii County is still going its own way....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
UPDATE--Stay Home Order Imposed: Caldwell Updates COVID Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 12:22 AM :: 4103 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Small Business

...all individuals are ordered to stay at their place of residence startyng Mon March 23, 2020 at 430pm....

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Sunday, March 22, 2020
Honolulu Sues 'Big Oil' -- Fatal Flaws in Evidence
By Selected News Articles @ 9:18 PM :: 2403 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...Why is this latest effort by Hawaiian officials political suicide? Because ……. Sher Edling....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
Caldwell: Homeless enforcement more important than ever
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 2496 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Homelessness

...Stored property enforcement and sidewalk nuisance enforcement to continue; HONU to continue to serve homeless population....

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
6 Years Later: Navy Brings Red Hill Tank 5 Back into Service
By News Release @ 7:05 PM :: 2639 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

...In early 2014, a release was identified from Red Hill Tank 5.  This release occurred during the refilling process after the tank was cleaned, inspected, and repaired.... 

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Monday, March 9, 2020
INRIX Honolulu Traffic Congestion Report Card
By News Release @ 5:51 PM :: 2101 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...19 Hrs Driving time spent in congestion in 2019....

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Pine: Risk of Corona Virus Recession Means Hold off 'Nice-to-Have' Projects Like Blaisdell
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 12:11 AM :: 2222 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

...“We should hold off on ‘nice-to-have’ projects like construction at Blaisdell Center and focus on fiscal prudence,” said Pine....

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Quality of Life? Residents Say Honolulu Ranks 391st
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 3809 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Cost of Living

... 1 in 4 Honolulu residents say they plan to be gone by 2025 ....

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
​Thousands of O‘ahu drivers qualify to get duplicate license online
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 2406 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

...If the required documents previously submitted are on file with the city, these motorists can simply get a duplicate license online and add on the star marking to indicate REAL ID compliance....

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Monday, February 24, 2020
Before the Crash: Dillingham Aviator's Last Letter to Airports Division
By News Release @ 2:40 AM :: 6053 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii State Government, Small Business, Tourism

...Experienced aviators Rick Rogers and Bill Enoka have been identified as the two killed at Dillingham Airfield Saturday, February 22, 2020, when their Cessna crashed on takeoff.  Captain Rogers forwarded this letter to media outlets Wednesday, February 19, 2020.... 

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Saturday, February 22, 2020
Katherine Kealoha’s Boyfriend’s Attorney’s Cell Phone found at Massage Parlor?
By Andrew Walden @ 7:27 PM :: 9031 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

...A female answering the phone did not seem to understand a reporter requesting to speak to Chris Woo.  She kept asking, “You want masagee?”....

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Friday, February 21, 2020
Public Invited to Testify on 233% Bus Fare Hike
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 3438 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, Cost of Living

...Railroaded: City proposes Mind-Blowing 233% increase in bus fares....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Nanakuli: From Hardship to Hope
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:45 PM :: 2855 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, OHA

...Diamond Garcia's own journey from hardship to hope is reflective of the challenges many face in his hometown of Nanakuli....

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
Stormwater: $100M Tax Hike After 36 Years of Lawyering and Foot-dragging
By Selected News Articles @ 10:09 PM :: 5029 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...the equivalent of a 16% property tax hike on the residential rate....

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Friday, February 7, 2020
Free Golf, Methamphetamines, and Building Permits
By Andrew Walden @ 12:00 PM :: 11512 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Small Business, Cost of Living

...These are the kind of people who make Hawaii what it is today....

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Monday, February 3, 2020
Fireworks Prove Honolulu Port Security Lacking
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 9:38 PM :: 2890 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...“New Year’s Eve was just one of many indications that the inspection process is lacking, which is how illegal goods are coming into the state through our ports. We have seen an increase in gun violence, drug addiction is an epidemic and we are at high-risk for suffering from toxic substances and agricultural invasive species that can hurt our environment,” said Councilmember Pine....

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Monday, February 3, 2020
Andria Tupola Announces Run for Council District 1
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 5:06 PM :: 3550 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Republican Party

...Former Representative, Andria Tupola announced today that she will be running for City Council District 1....

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