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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Team Hickam delivers first baby formula flight
By News Release @ 9:14 PM :: 188 Views :: Military

... 78,000 pounds of baby formula arrived in Indianapolis aboard a Hickam-based C-17 Globemaster III flying from Ramstein Air Base, Germany ....

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Red Hill: Navy waives right to contested case hearing
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 476 Views :: Environment, Military

... “The Navy’s decision means that work to defuel and close the Red Hill facility can begin without further delay,” said Kathleen Ho, Deputy Director of Environmental Health ....

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
DoH: Navy Must Present Red Hill Shutdown Plan by November
By News Release @ 3:06 AM :: 386 Views :: Environment, Military

... The Navy must provide DOH with its independent contractor’s assessment on facility operations by May 15, a plan and implementation schedule to defuel by June 30, and a plan for closure of the facility by November 1 ....

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Sunday, May 1, 2022
Red Hill fuel cleanup could require more tax dollars than allocated
By Selected News Articles @ 4:00 PM :: 715 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Military

... More than $1 billion is being poured into the defueling and cleanup efforts connected to the Red Hill fuel storage facility in Hawaii, but one lawmaker said more money is needed ....

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Saturday, April 9, 2022
Army invites public comments on draft EIS for Pōhakuloa Training Area
By News Release @ 7:34 PM :: 748 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Military

... Draft EIS 60-day public comment period April 8 through June 7, 2022 ....

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Friday, April 8, 2022
New Monitoring Wells to be Installed at Red Hill
By News Release @ 5:01 PM :: 695 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... “These wells will add to our existing knowledge of the hydrogeology of the area and provide for long term monitoring of our water resources” ....

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Red Hill Captain Relieved--Rear Admiral Takes Over
By News Release @ 5:32 AM :: 642 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... following a series of leadership and oversight failures at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility ....

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Friday, April 1, 2022
Red Hill Closure Fake?
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 7:06 PM :: 846 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

"... Red Hill is not going to be shut down anytime soon or in the foreseeable future ...."

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Monday, March 28, 2022
DoD to Spend $1B on Red Hill
By Selected News Articles @ 6:51 PM :: 603 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Case’s Appropriations Committee will review the request as part of the President’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget request ....

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Friday, March 18, 2022
DoH Declares Navy Water Safe in All Residential Areas
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 2895 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The health advisory for all 19 zones and Manana Housing has been amended and water in these zones is safe to drink ....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022
McDermott: DoD Red Hill Closure Memo 'a vague non-binding promise'
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 11:15 PM :: 703 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... Austin was forced to give Schatz something and Schatz secured a vague promise out into the future that is non-binding with no funds for closure.  Conversely, the Omnibus spending Bill is quite detailed in what it funds, and funds for Decommissioning are missing ....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Hawaii National Guard Completes Two-Year COVID Mission
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 780 Views :: Military, COVID-19

... The HING JTF has been on orders assisting the state since April 6, 2020 ....

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Monday, March 14, 2022
Let’s Not Die on Red Hill
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:13 PM :: 751 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... the government has reacted in a typical knee-jerk fashion ....

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Senate Approves More Millions for Red Hill
By News Release @ 11:01 PM :: 679 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... $150 Million In New Federal Funding To Defuel, Permanently Close Red Hill, Clean Up Water  ....

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Monday, March 7, 2022
DoD to Permanently Close Red Hill
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 777 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

"...After close consultation with senior civilian and military leaders, I have decided to defuel and permanently close the Red Hill bulk fuel storage facility in Hawaii...."

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022
DoH: Navy Already in Violation of Emergency Order
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 695 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The Emergency Order issued by DOH on December 6, 2021 specifies that the Navy must hire a qualified independent contractor, to be approved by DOH ....

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Monday, February 28, 2022
Navy Secretary Visits Red Hill Again
By News Release @ 6:36 PM :: 648 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro traveled to Oahu Feb. 25-28 to meet with families and senior officials and to see first-hand the progress that has been made in restoring and protecting the island’s safe drinking water ....

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Saturday, February 26, 2022
Jones Act a threat to Hawaii security?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:57 PM :: 1011 Views :: Jones Act, Military, Cost of Living

... for years, Hawaii has been getting about one-third of its crude oil from Russia ....

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Friday, February 18, 2022
Red Hill: Senate Approves $350M
By News Release @ 2:33 AM :: 857 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... $250 million in funding for the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and Air Force to cover expenses incurred related to drinking water contamination and $100 million for the Department of Defense to comply with the State of Hawaii’s emergency order to defuel the Red Hill tanks ....

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Sunday, February 13, 2022
HB2026: Ease Interstate EMT hiring
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:59 AM :: 1080 Views :: Health Care, Military

... SB2026 would enter Hawaii into the Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact....

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Saturday, February 12, 2022
Kahele, Case Introduce Legislation To Permanently Shut Down Red Hill
By Ed Case @ 2:18 PM :: 1101 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... Companion legislation is being introduced in the Senate by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz ....

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Friday, February 11, 2022
Three Navatek Execs Indicted for Unlawful Campaign Contributions
By News Release @ 5:34 AM :: 1332 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Military

... According to the indictment, Martin Kao, 48, Clifford Chen, 48, and Lawrence “Kahele” Lum Kee, 52, all of Honolulu, were employed by a defense contractor prohibited from making contributions in federal elections ....

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Friday, February 11, 2022
SB2239 Senate Committee Passes Bill to Limit State Participation in Federal Programs to Militarize Police
By Selected News Articles @ 4:11 AM :: 875 Views :: Military, Police

... a bill that would ban state and local law enforcement agencies from acquiring certain military equipment from federal programs ....

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Monday, February 7, 2022
$500M Red Hill Funding on the Move in Congress
By News Release @ 9:05 PM :: 1024 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... a Senate bill includes $100M and a separate House bill includes $403M ....

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Friday, February 4, 2022
Boosting Long-Term Engagement In the Pacific (BLUE Pacific) Act Passes U.S. House
By Ed Case @ 2:58 PM :: 1186 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Military

... Provisions included in the COMPETES Act, a major measure to strengthen U.S. economic competitiveness, domestic capacity and supply chains ....

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022
FACT: Our Congressional Leaders Are Unable or Unwilling to Close Red Hill
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 6:19 PM :: 1099 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... Defueling is not a complete shutdown or decommissioning. It is simply a mechanism to fix safety deficiencies and buy time to keep the fuel tanks in Red Hill ....

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Honolulu Council Copies OHA Playbook--Threatens Military Leases in Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:03 AM :: 1233 Views :: Honolulu County, Greenmail, Military, OHA

... this is the same political model being used by OHA to extract rent money from astronomy on Mauna Kea .... 

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Monday, January 31, 2022
DoD on Red Hill: We Will Appeal DoH 'Final Order'
By News Release @ 11:05 PM :: 968 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... we have a deadline of this Wednesday, February 2, 2022, to file an appeal of DOH's Final Order, and we are planning to file in both federal and state court by this deadline ....

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Thursday, January 27, 2022
Ige Lacks Authority on Red Hill
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 7:24 PM :: 1127 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... The facility built in 1942 is "grandfathered" and exempt from any EPA rules or compliance.  Second, it is Federal property on Federal land under Federal jurisdiction....

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Defense Appropriations Chairman Jon Tester Tours Red Hill, Does Not Commit to Shut Down
By Video @ 3:09 AM :: 1049 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... said Chairman Tester. “We’ve got work to do, and I’m going to keep working with Senator Schatz to make sure the Department of Defense is getting Hawai‘i and the Navy the tools they need to move forward.” ....

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022
DoH: 'No Evidence Board of Water Supply drinking water impacted by Red Hill Spill'
By News Release @ 8:56 PM :: 1046 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

"... at this time, there is no evidence that Board of Water Supply drinking water has been impacted ...." -- Hawaii Department of Health

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Friday, January 21, 2022
Ing Tells Russia US Military Not Wanted in Hawaii
By Audio @ 6:00 PM :: 1510 Views :: Military, Politicians

... Somebody needs to tell ex-Rep Kaniela Ing the left doesn't like Russia anymore ....

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Navy to Congress: Future of Hawaii Red Hill Fuel Facility Uncertain
By Selected News Articles @ 10:01 PM :: 1012 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Converse said those reports “will allow [the Navy] to make a long-term decision” as to whether the facility, used by all the services in the Indo-Pacific, will remain in operation. He said the question comes down to evaluating other sites and finding “better methods of distribution.” ....

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
DOH/CDC health survey expanded to include all Navy water system users
By News Release @ 1:27 AM :: 777 Views :: Environment, Military

... a survey to learn more about the experience of people who have been affected by the petroleum contamination ....

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Saturday, January 8, 2022
Red Hill: BWS Smokes out Congress?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:16 PM :: 2347 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... BWS statements have become increasingly apocalyptic.  Just don’t ask them to get specific ....

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Friday, January 7, 2022
House subcommittee to take up Navy fuel cleanup in Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:10 PM :: 963 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military

... This hearing will conduct oversight into the Navy’s maintenance of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, the Navy’s investigation into and response to the November 2021 release of fuel from Red Hill facility ....

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Congressional Delegation: Navy Must Comply With DOH Emergency Order To Defuel Red Hill Tanks
By Ed Case @ 2:28 AM :: 1068 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... CLUE: Where is the funding? ....

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Federal CDC to Survey Red Hill Health Impacts
By News Release @ 2:07 AM :: 958 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... investigators from the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and ATSDR will survey civilians living in homes serviced by the joint base water distribution system ....

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Hawaii Top Choice for Taiwan-National Guard Partnership: Report
By Selected News Articles @ 2:42 PM :: 887 Views :: Military

... A new proposal by the United States could see the state of Hawaii "adopt" Taiwan and help train the island's forces through a partnership with the National Guard ....

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Let's Play Make Believe: Hawaii DoH 'Orders' US Navy to Stop Fueling Ships, Planes
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 1036 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

"... Immediately suspend operations at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Tanks, including fuel transfers...."

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021
DoD Inspector General to Investigate Red Hill
By News Release @ 12:55 AM :: 904 Views :: Environment, Military

... Project Announcement: Evaluation of the Operation, Maintenance, Safety, and Oversight of the Navy's Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility ....

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Thursday, December 16, 2021
Case: NDAA Mandates Repair of Red Hill Pipes
By Ed Case @ 5:26 PM :: 931 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... the bill would require the piping system to ultimately be submitted to strengthened and more frequent inspection and repair requirements ....

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Thursday, December 16, 2021
DOH: All Water Tests Below DoH Action Level
By News Release @ 4:20 AM :: 1132 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Five of the 27 results, located in the Iroquois Point and McGrew Point communities, detected trace levels of petroleum product well below the DOH Environmental Action Level.  Samples collected from twenty-two locations did not detect petroleum products ....

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Sierra Club Moves to Intervene in DoH Red Hill Hearing
By News Release @ 11:18 PM :: 1054 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Navy: State has no Authority over Red Hill Tanks ....

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Sunday, December 12, 2021
Former University of Guam Professor Sentenced in Bid-Rigging Scheme
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 1161 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, Military

... produced fictitious bids in order to make the procurement process appear legitimate ....

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Saturday, December 11, 2021
DOH: Red Hill Shaft Diesel at 350 Times Limit
By News Release @ 12:25 AM :: 933 Views :: Honolulu County, Military

... DOH samples were analyzed by Eurofins Laboratory in California. Eurofins found 140,000 parts per billion (ppb) of TPH-d. The DOH EAL for TPH-d is 400 ppb ....

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Thursday, December 9, 2021
Navy Discovers Contamination at a Second Shaft
By News Release @ 5:04 AM :: 1113 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Navy officials expressed increasing confidence that the cause of the water contamination could be traced to two leaks at the Red Hill facility this year ....

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Forgotten Honouliuli: Jack Burns, Police Spy
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 29956 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii History, Military, Police

“It was (his) work as as head of the HPD’s Espionage Bureau that lay the foundation for Burns’ later political success in Hawaii.”  

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Health Department Detects Petroleum Product in Navy Water System
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 1817 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... It is hard to miss the possibility that the result of the Nov 20 incident in the fire suppression system has somehow ended up in the Hickam water system ....

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Friday, November 19, 2021
Ala Wai: Corps of Engineers, City Attempt to Bamboozle Public Again
By News Release @ 4:23 AM :: 1259 Views :: Honolulu County, Military

... Approximately 110 community members participated during the Nov. 10 workshop and 45 participated on Nov. 13 ....

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