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Sunday, July 21, 2019
VIDEO: Crying DOCARE Chief Begs Protesters to Open Road
By Video @ 3:55 AM :: 126 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA, Police

...“I don't wanna be here,” said Kamakau who is the DOCARE Hawai‘i Island Branch Chief....

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Saturday, July 20, 2019
Machado: “OHA has no position on the siting of the TMT on Maunakea”
By Andrew Walden @ 11:02 PM :: 169 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Greenmail, Higher Education, Land Use, OHA

...Trustees are reminding Governor Ige of OHA’s real goal—not stopping the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) but gaining control of thousands of acres atop Mauna Kea.... 

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Saturday, July 20, 2019
Gabbard: "Spiritual nourishment of much greater value than Telescope"
By Video @ 4:06 PM :: 161 Views :: Hawaii County , Congressional Delegation, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...More Woo than You....

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Friday, July 19, 2019
Lt Gov Green: Telescope Not Worth 'Damage to Fabric of our Ohana in Hawaii'
By News Release @ 5:37 PM :: 347 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, Law Enforcement, Military, OHA, Politicians

...In my opinion no single project, not any, is important enough to allow ourselves to damage the fabric of our Ohana in Hawaii....

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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Mauna Kea: Ige Signs Proclamation 'To Prevent Lawless Violence'
By News Release @ 3:18 AM :: 273 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA

...The emergency proclamation gives law enforcement increased flexibility and authority to close more areas and restrict access on Mauna Kea....

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
OHA: Protests are Opportunity for us to Grab Mauna Kea Lease
By News Release @ 6:07 PM :: 360 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

"...Regardless of your position on TMT, we must all agree with Gov. Ige’s 2015 statement that the state has 'failed' Maunakea...."

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Sunday, July 14, 2019
'Sacrilege': OHA Leadership Predicts Violence at TMT Construction Site
By News Release @ 11:22 PM :: 1349 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA, Religion

"...the commencement of construction activities for the TMT will result in bodily harm and psychological trauma to OHA’s beneficiaries and others at the hands of the State...."

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Sunday, July 14, 2019
Board of Regents to consider proposed Maunakea administrative rules at August meeting
By News Release @ 7:53 PM :: 353 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The measure will be taken up at the BOR’s August 22 meeting on the UH Mānoa campus. It was initially scheduled for the July 18 BOR meeting but has been rescheduled a month so the university can fully consider all written and oral submissions submitted during the June 2019 public hearings process....

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Sunday, July 14, 2019
Mauna Kea: ACLU Lists Grounds for Lawsuits Against Police
By News Release @ 6:59 PM :: 623 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Police

"...corralling of protesters is simply unconstitutional...."

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Telescope Construction to Begin Next Week
By News Release @ 6:56 PM :: 383 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The State Department of Transportation announced that Mauna Kea Access Road will be closed and there could be lane and other road closures associated with large equipment movement beginning July 15....

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Monday, July 08, 2019
Solar Variance Trick Makes Housing Even More Un-affordable in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 11:04 PM :: 1015 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Development, Cost of Living

...a dirty legislative trick from 2008 has--eleven years later--effectively outlawed new installation of tankless on-demand gas water heaters....

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Auditor Rips DLNR Leasehold Management
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:57 PM :: 729 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Land Use, Small Business

...The absence of long-range planning has left the Land Division staff without the expertise, resources, and options to actively and effectively manage its land portfolio....

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Thursday, June 20, 2019
Telescope: State Issues Notice to Proceed, Rips Down Protesters Shacks
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 1138 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... So that construction of the telescope can begin safely, four unauthorized structures were removed from Mauna Kea earlier this morning by multiple state agencies .... 

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Sunday, May 26, 2019
NPS: Eruption Cut Volcanoes National Park Traffic 45%
By News Release @ 4:56 PM :: 1067 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...“It’s not surprising to see a decrease in visitor spending during 2018 since most of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park was closed for 134 days due to unsafe and unpredictable volcanic activity”....

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Friday, May 24, 2019
Let’s get smart about government spending
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:29 AM :: 1297 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Taxes

...Kauai is looking at a budget increase of 10.7%; Honolulu, 8.6%; Maui 8.1%; and Hawaii County 12.7%....

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Thursday, May 23, 2019
Debunk: Sierra Club Fluff Piece on Hawaii Carbon Credit Scheme
By Andrew Walden @ 5:44 PM :: 1363 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Ethics, Land Use

...Apparently nobody at the Sierra Club Magazine knows what a penny stock tout is....

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Thursday, May 16, 2019
HAWSCT: PUC Must Consider Whether Renewable Biofuel Energy Plant Might Impact Property Right To Clean And Healthful Environment
By Robert Thomas @ 6:53 PM :: 1070 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...the court's conclusion that the property right to a clean and healthful environment not only requires the PUC to conduct an administrative trial, but that as part of the trial, the agency must expressly consider "the reduction of [greenhouse gas] emissions"....

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Friday, May 10, 2019
Biomess: Hawaii Supreme Court Overturns PUC Approval of Hu Honua
By News Release @ 4:26 PM :: 1391 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...the PUC erred by failing to explicitly consider the reduction of GHG emissions in approving the Amended PPA, as required by statute....

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Sunday, May 05, 2019
Conflict of Interest? Judge Hiraoka’s Adventures in Dubinland
By Andrew Walden @ 8:22 PM :: 2792 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Judiciary

...For three and a half years, Gilpin alleges, Hiraoka was simultaneously fighting to save Gary Dubin’s law license in one court while opposing Dubin in another, creating a conflict of interest....

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Sunday, May 05, 2019
Waimea DHHL Association Seeks Federal Recognition as Indian Tribe
By Video @ 4:24 PM :: 2568 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, DHHL

...Waimea Hawaiian Homes Association is attempting to become a federally recognized government called Waimea Nui under DOI....

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Sunday, May 05, 2019
Corrections Officer charged with felony drug offense
By News Release @ 3:23 AM :: 1716 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Drugs

...the police officer observed drug paraphernalia in plain view and subsequently arrested Espejo....

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Sunday, April 28, 2019
Public urged to participate in next round of hearings on proposed Maunakea rules
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 1251 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...to provide feedback on the latest draft of the proposed administrative rules to govern public and commercial activities on UH-managed lands on Maunakea....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
DLNR: Another Step Towards State-Run Carbon Credit Scheme
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 1929 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...Certifying the project under Verra’s VCS, which includes the verification and validation of the project by independent auditors, enables DOFAW to generate certified carbon credits that it, in turn, can sell to interested buyers, brokers, traders, or retailers....

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Saturday, April 13, 2019
UH requesting second round of public hearings for Maunakea administrative rules
By News Release @ 4:55 AM :: 1890 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The regents will take up the request at their April 18 meeting at Leeward Community College....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
PIT: Homelessness Down 21% on Big Island -- Volcano Forces Homeless to Accept Shelter
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 2083 Views :: Hawaii County , Kauai County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Madame Pele shows the way to solve homelessness--APPLY MORE FORCE....

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Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Hawaii County has Least Expensive Housing in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 AM :: 1681 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Editor's Note: The Big Island is different because the subdivisions in Puna and Kau change the supply-demand equation. 

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Monday, April 01, 2019
Hawaii County Police Community Satisfaction Survey
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 1159 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...Survey dates are Monday, April 1, 2019 to Tuesday, April 30, 2019....

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Sunday, March 31, 2019
Got Milk? DoH Consent Decree Requires Shut Down of Big Island Dairy
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 1975 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Agriculture, Small Business

...The AOC requires Big Island Dairy owners to terminate their dairy operations, remove all their cows from confinement on the site, clean and remove the existing wastewater system, and pay $79,000 by June of 2019....

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Anti-Vaxxer Charter School May Lose Charter over Financial Irregularities
By News Release @ 3:23 PM :: 1687 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Ethics

...Kona Pacific Public Charter School, 222 students, 37.4 percent not vaccinated....

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Saturday, March 16, 2019
Lava Tube Dishonor goes to Hawaii County Civil Defense
By News Release @ 2:08 PM :: 2141 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment

...that contributed to much of the inaccurate information reported worldwide about the lava flow....

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Friday, March 15, 2019
Judge Allows OHA, UH to Scrap for Mauna Kea Money
By News Release @ 7:12 PM :: 1654 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...OHA is pleased....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Ninth Circuit Wants To Know The Statute Of Limitations For Takings Claims In Hawaii
By Robert Thomas @ 4:40 PM :: 1985 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary, Land Use

...which statute of limitations applies to takings claims: the two-year personal injury statute, or the six-year "catch all." The answer has not been definitively resolved by Hawaii's courts....

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Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Suddenly Transsexual at 50--Former Dude Scores $95K from New Age Guru
By News Release @ 1:32 AM :: 2423 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Labor, Religion

...transsexual wins $95K after being fired by Big Island New Age retreat center....

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Sunday, February 17, 2019
SB652: Will Legislators Give Drunk Rave Promoter $50M?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:41 PM :: 3182 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Politicians

...This is Jon Riki Karamatsu’s second try for Keahole money....  

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Thursday, February 14, 2019
Hawai‘i County Seeking Applicants for Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 1210 Views :: Hawaii County

...The following vacancies need to be filled....

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
HB1180: $60M Lava Relief for Big Island
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 923 Views :: Hawaii County

...Not Included: HRS 171-93: Law Allows Swap of Lava-Covered Lots for State Property in Zone 3....

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Monday, February 04, 2019
​Volcano Homeowners Face New Threat—From Government
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 1868 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use, Tourism

...Beginning April 1, homeowners won’t be allowed to offer their homes as short-term rentals unless their properties fall within designated “resort zones”—and they can face tens of thousands of dollars in fines for violating that law....

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Third Circuit Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 1253 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

...independent grand jury counsel for Hilo and Kona....

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Monday, December 24, 2018
Lawsuit: Lloyd's of London Kickback Scheme Steered Lava Victims to Worthless Coverage
By Andrew Walden @ 12:21 PM :: 2487 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

...The Broker Defendants received kickbacks from Lloyd’s for steering Plaintiffs and the Class to the Lloyd’s surplus lines policies....

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Thursday, December 20, 2018
Internal audit of UH managed Maunakea lands finds no irregularities
By News Release @ 2:08 PM :: 2422 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Higher Education, OHA

...UH Office of Internal Audit evaluates university funds, lease payments and external funds received in support of stewardship, management, education and other activities related to Maunakea....

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Thursday, December 20, 2018
DoH Fines Hu Honua Biofuel Plant for Water Pollution
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 2252 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...Between 3,500 and 32,500 gallons of treated industrial wastewater composed of freshwater, acidic metal cleaning solution and residue from the descaling of the boiler was discharged....

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Sunday, December 16, 2018
Judicial Vacancy – District Judge, District Court of the Third Circuit
By News Release @ 3:10 PM :: 1947 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

...The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations....

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Saturday, December 15, 2018
HELCO Pushing $13.4M Rate Hike
By News Release @ 12:36 PM :: 2373 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

...If approved, a typical residential bill for 500 kilowatt-hours on Hawaii Island would increase by $8.21 a month....

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Saturday, December 01, 2018
Ige Extends Lava Emergency for 5th Time
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 1566 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

...This proclamation also provides additional time for Puna Geothermal Venture to re-establish, or begin to re-establish, the regulatory framework under which it is required to operate....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Potential Criminal Prosecution: Hu Honua Violates Water Pollution Laws
By News Release @ 5:21 PM :: 2276 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...potential civil penalties of up to $25,000 per day per violation and potential criminal prosecution....

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Saturday, November 24, 2018
Lloyd’s of London Throws in the Towel on Lava Exclusion
By News Release @ 2:04 AM :: 2685 Views :: Hawaii County

...Volcano Lawsuits Force Abrupt Change; Payouts in the Tens of Millions to Victims....

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Saturday, November 10, 2018
Hawaii Supreme Court Affirms TMT Permit 4-1
By News Release @ 1:46 AM :: 4331 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...TMT will move forward with fulfilling the numerous conditions and requirements of the state CDUP prior to the start of any construction....

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Saturday, October 27, 2018
​Ruggles’ Supposed Sovereignty “Expert” Has A Troubling Past
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 PM :: 4492 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Greenmail, Hawaii History, OHA

...Hero of Holocaust Deniers, Alfred De Zayas....

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Saturday, October 13, 2018
Regents to consider revisions to proposed Maunakea administrative rules after public hearings
By News Release @ 2:30 AM :: 2261 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...regents will consider this request at their October 18 monthly meeting on the UH Mānoa campus....

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Hawaii ACLU: DMV Must Allow Islamic Hijab
By News Release @ 2:42 AM :: 2708 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Religion

...The ACLU has also requested that Honolulu, Maui, and Kauai counties respond....

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