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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Oahu residents invited to view new Extreme Tsunami Evacuation Zone maps
By News Release @ 8:37 PM :: 2291 Views :: Honolulu County

...free public information outreach workshops for a preview of new Extreme Tsunami Evacuation Zones....

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Honolulu Grants in Aid Deadline December 12
By News Release @ 2:41 AM :: 3378 Views :: Honolulu County

...qualified nonprofit organizations seeking grants available through the city’s Grants in Aid (GIA) program have from today through December 12, 2014 to submit proposals....

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Monday, November 10, 2014
Un-Taxis?
By Tom Yamachika @ 12:24 AM :: 2702 Views :: Honolulu County

Big names in the market are Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar....

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Caldwell to host affordable housing town hall meeting
By News Release @ 1:07 AM :: 4616 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Cost of Living

The meeting will be held at the Waipahu District Park in Waipahu on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7 p.m.....

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Monday, October 27, 2014
Open Letter to Gubernatorial Candidates from Kaka'ako Coalition
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 3925 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

...to seek resignations from the present department head members on HCDA’s board....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
Community Work Day to Clean Up West Oahu Parks
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 12:47 AM :: 2761 Views :: Honolulu County

If you or your organization would like to become a park adoption partner on the Leeward Coast, please call....

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
20 Million Gallons of Sewage Spill on Sand Island
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 4048 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

City could have worked harder to prevent Sand Island sewage spill....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Caldwell signs 'Best Cities for Successful Aging' Pledge
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 2620 Views :: Honolulu County

...the Milken Institute’s Best Cities for Successful Aging Mayor’s Pledge....

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Massive Debris Pile Reveals Risk of Huge Tsunamis in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:32 PM :: 3793 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii History

The county hopes to have the new tsunami evacuation maps distributed to residents by the end of the year....

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Monday, October 20, 2014
Caldwell Town Halls to discuss Islandwide Housing Strategy
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 4675 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Homelessness
Three meetings to be held to discuss Islandwide Housing Strategy
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Caldwell Claims 269 Lane Miles Repaved
By News Release @ 1:00 AM :: 1862 Views :: Honolulu County

...Caldwell released today the city’s quarterly road repaving progress report....

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Saturday, October 11, 2014
Council Hikes Fines for Illegal Dumping
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 4:42 AM :: 3429 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

These bills are a first step toward empowering our communities to fight back against illegal dumping....

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Saturday, September 27, 2014
Property Tax Hike? You Have Until Sept 30 to Get Out of It
By News Release @ 5:01 PM :: 4602 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits, Taxes

...September 30, 2014 deadline for three real property programs is approaching and urge those wishing to participate to submit the required documentation....

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Saturday, September 20, 2014
Department of Community Services to hold GIA workshops
By News Release @ 3:45 AM :: 2677 Views :: Honolulu County

Workshops will be held at Mission Memorial Hearings Room from 6 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30 and Thursday, October 2....

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Friday, September 19, 2014
Panos: Hoopili Traffic Assessments Untruthful
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:47 AM :: 4757 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

...Hoopili’s traffic impact will be immense with or without rail....

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Council Action Needed to Restore Honesty to Water Board’s Billing
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 4:20 PM :: 3612 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...Oahu’s water customers who end up paying the price for the BWS’ defective meters and billing errors would likely fare better if the BWS was subject to regulation by the Public Utilities Commission....

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Korea: Caldwell Pushes the Bubble
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 2472 Views :: Honolulu County

...Koreans have invested in real estate projects islandwide, from affordable housing projects to golf courses.  During his visit, Mayor Caldwell will be looking to further enhance these and other opportunities....

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Monday, September 15, 2014
Senate Candidate Lethem Slams Kaka’ako Parking Scam
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 3769 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...Chris Lethem, candidate for state senate representing Kaka’ako and neighboring areas, today called on HCDA to stop two brothers from strong‐arming Kaka’ako businesses....

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Auditor: Water Board Cannot Justify Monthly Billing Charge
By News Release @ 9:52 PM :: 6680 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

BWS claims that the billing charge is justified to defray administrative costs associated with billing and cost recovery for installing the new billing system....

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Monday, September 08, 2014
Caldwell Blocks off Two Lanes of King Street, Installs Bicycle 'Conflict Zone'
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 2882 Views :: Honolulu County

...Mayor Caldwell, Councilmembers, Hawaii Bicycling League representatives, and city workers applied green paint to a “conflict zone” near the Alapa‘i Transit Center....

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Saturday, September 06, 2014
Mayor’s Remembrance Walk to be held on Sept. 7
By News Release @ 4:06 PM :: 2374 Views :: Honolulu County
The public is invited to join Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Honolulu’s first responders at the Mayor’s Remembrance Walk to pay tribute to the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks....
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Friday, September 05, 2014
Honolulu Grants-in-Aid Workshops Set
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 3:58 AM :: 3272 Views :: Honolulu County

City grants are very competitive and the City’s Department of Community Services (DCS) strongly recommends that interested non-profits attend a grant workshop....

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Hughes Corp. Fails to Wheedle Out of Affordable Housing Requirement
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 3576 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

The housing requirement is a promise Hughes made in order to gain approval for its massive, 22-tower Kaka’ako luxury high-rise condominium development....

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Saturday, August 30, 2014
Audit: Honolulu Motor Vehicle Division Does Not Care About Long Lines
By News Release @ 3:45 PM :: 3236 Views :: Honolulu County

...the MVLP Division did not support the initiatives for improving customer service; did not consider the long lines and long waits as valid concerns....

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Honolulu City Lights non-profit display application deadline is August 29
By News Release @ 8:53 PM :: 4400 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

Applications must be received by this Friday, August 29 before 4:30 p.m. at the Mission Memorial Building next to Honolulu Hale, 550 South King St....

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
UPW Scores Massive Pay Hikes After Disrupting Honolulu Ambulance Service
By News Release @ 6:47 PM :: 7685 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor

Field Operation Supervisors

  • Current: $70,692-$80,388
  • New: $89,860-$102,185
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Thursday, August 07, 2014
Oahu, Maui, Hawaii County Shelter Locations
By News Release @ 12:11 AM :: 4979 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Maui County

...List of designated shelters for Hawaii , Maui, and Honolulu .... 

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Monday, July 28, 2014
Russ Grunch Council 8 Campaign Gains Momentum with Key Star-Advertiser Endorsement
By News Release @ 8:10 PM :: 2828 Views :: Honolulu County

Grunch “stands out among the four vying to replace Breene Harimoto...."

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
More On That Pesky Banner-Towing Airplane
By Robert Thomas @ 1:30 PM :: 3629 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business
Have Honolulu residents really called 911 to report the plane as the mayor requested?
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Proposed EPA Rule Gives Feds Control of Hawaii Water Ditches
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:31 PM :: 5224 Views :: Honolulu County, National News, Agriculture

...the new proposed rule would regulate all ditches, except in narrow circumstances. This even includes man-made ditches....

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Star-Advertiser and Sierra Club Endorse Iwasa for Council
By Natalie Iwasa @ 10:54 PM :: 3505 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

Honolulu City Council District 4 (East Oahu) candidate Natalie Iwasa picked up key endorsements....

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
City to hold Airport TOD Plan community workshop
By News Release @ 12:20 PM :: 3782 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

The workshop is set for Tuesday, July 22, at the Aliamanu Elementary School Cafeteria, 3265 Salt Lake Boulevard, from 5:30-7:30 p.m....

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
51,700 LED Streetlights to be Financed by 'Public-Private Partnership'
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 3830 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

The city is preparing a request for proposal to form a public-private-partnership that will replace all 51,700 city streetlights with LEDs....

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Sunday, July 06, 2014
City Ethics: Hire Spouse, Throw in Cellphone, Overtime
By News Release @ 9:06 PM :: 3886 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...nepotism and preferential treatment that could have been mitigated if the Department had implemented the Commission’s instructions from a prior investigation of the same situation....

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Friday, June 27, 2014
HPD Ordered to Pay $31K over Censored Facebook Comments
By Andrew Walden @ 4:10 AM :: 74595 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

...plaintiffs sued alleging First Amendment violations after the HPD allegedly removed Second Amendment activists' Facebook comments from an HPD Facebook page....

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Monday, June 16, 2014
Supreme Court Briefs in Bridge Aina Lea: Takings, Reclassification, and Orders to Show Cause
By Robert Thomas @ 7:26 PM :: 3936 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

Here are the merits briefs in an important case set for argument later this month in the Hawaii Supreme Court....

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Saturday, June 07, 2014
Ethics: City Employee Processes Dozens of Permits for His Own Contracting Company
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 4116 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

2012: Commission staff received a complaint that Employee was using city work time to stand in line to process residential building permit applications....

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Friday, May 30, 2014
Appeals Court Rules: Hanabusa a Big Loser on Waimanalo Gulch
By Andrew Walden @ 11:29 PM :: 3841 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

Today the Intermediate Court of Appeals ruled on Hanabusa v Honolulu, Colleen Hanabusa's fake effort to fight to close Waimanalo Gulch Landfill....

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Aiea: More Condos, Fewer Traffic Lanes, and Toxic Waste
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 5251 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Rail

...1,500 residential units in five towers will be the city’s first catalytic Transit Oriented Development project along the rail route....

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
CitiBike? No, SillyBike
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:15 PM :: 4044 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail
"CitiBike has put out 6,000 bikes at 325 locations at a cost of $6,833 per bike."
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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Should Honolulu Ban Biodegradable Bags?
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 10:34 PM :: 4147 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Small Business

...Honolulu City Council’s Committee on Public Works and Sustainability held a hearing yesterday to discuss a proposal to expand the existing ban to include biodegradable bags....

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Honolulu Ethics: 100 Building Permits, Free Golf, Prizes for 40 City Employees
By News Release @ 6:11 AM :: 4167 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Since 2008, Employee had reviewed and approved at least 100 building permit applications that had been routed through the Department by [Business]....

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
After 9 Years, City Reopens Section 8 Waiting List for 6 Days
By News Release @ 4:21 PM :: 3789 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

Online applications will be accepted from 12:00 a.m. on May 15, 2014, through 11:59 p.m. on May 21, 2014....

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Friday, May 02, 2014
Charity controlled by Hawaii House leader gets $100,000 to maintain cemetery
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:26 PM :: 3813 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians

House Majority floor leader Rida Cabanilla, D-Ewa, controls a nonprofit that got a $100,000 grant from the Legislature, even though it was out of compliance with the Internal Revenue Service....

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Friday, May 02, 2014
Legislative debate, prostitution arrests put Honolulu police in spotlight
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:24 PM :: 3961 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

Under Hawaii law, police don’t need to have physical contact with prostitutes to make an arrest, though they must prove someone is willing to exchange sex for money....

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Thursday, May 01, 2014
Waste Management of Hawaii, others indicted for 2011 ocean contamination
By Malia Zimmerman @ 10:42 PM :: 3811 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

... 7.5 million gallons of contaminated water, toxic soil, trash, fecal matter and human medical waste poured into west Oahu’s ocean waters on Jan. 13, 2011 ....

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Thursday, May 01, 2014
Waimanalo Gulch Flooding: Federal Indictments Handed Down
By News Release @ 2:41 AM :: 3667 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

A federal grand jury in Honolulu returned a 13-count indictment today charging Waste Management of Hawaii Inc....

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Saturday, April 19, 2014
Honolulu Council Proposals That Affect You and Your ‘Ohana
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 2:00 AM :: 2834 Views :: Honolulu County

This week the Honolulu City Council held its monthly meeting....

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
City Seeks Input on Transit-oriented Development, Affordable Housing
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 3948 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

...developing an Affordable Housing Strategy for Oahu.....

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Caldwell releases quarterly road repaving progress report
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 2299 Views :: Honolulu County

126 lane miles repaved through the first quarter of 2014....

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