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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
DHHL Breaks Ground on Rent-to-Own Project
By News Release @ 10:06 PM :: 243 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL

... The first 60 homes, a portion of the greater 118-unit Laʻi ʻŌpua Village 4 – Akau, are anticipated to be offered to beneficiaries in mid-2021 ....

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Mauna Kea: Is it an ethics violation if Mayor Harry Kim’s politically favored ‘protesters’ are allowed to break the law with impunity?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:24 AM :: 876 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, Police

...Harry Kim won’t be mayor much longer....  

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Friday, November 13, 2020
Makuu: DHHL Removes 382 Junk Cars -- Retakes Abandoned Leaseholds
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 757 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL

... 382 intentionally abandoned vehicles and approximately 700 tires on three parcels ....

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Friday, November 13, 2020
Puna Geothermal Venture back online after 2½ years
By News Release @ 12:12 PM :: 433 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

...the geothermal facility is one of the largest and most reliable renewable energy resources in the state....

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Feds Lock up Hawaii Domestic Violence Repeat offender
By News Release @ 3:25 AM :: 757 Views :: Hawaii County , Family, Law Enforcement

... Cordeiro’s prior convictions under state law included an incident wherein he physically assaulted and threw gasoline on a prior intimate partner; an incident in which he burned a female victim with the hot metal tip of a butane torch; and two separate incidents wherein he violently struck women while they held his infant child ....

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Saturday, November 7, 2020
Hawaii County PD Begins Using Body Cams
By News Release @ 1:49 AM :: 421 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...the first wave of Body Worn Cameras (BWC) will be live in the South Hilo, Kona, and Puna districts on Monday, November 9, 2020....

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Big Island Courthouse Closed due to 'Lack of Staff'
By News Release @ 9:46 PM :: 540 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

...The South Kohala District Court courtroom will be temporarily closing beginning December 1....

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Thursday, October 29, 2020
'Connected vehicle sensors' to Watch Big Island Roads
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 720 Views :: Hawaii County

...anonymously collecting data from Bluetooth-enabled devices in passing vehicles....

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Saturday, October 17, 2020
Nobel Prize Winner Talks About TMT Challenges 
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 931 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... “Having two disparate points of view is ultimately the way of finding a more creative solution. What I hope ultimately is having a better collaboration between the scientific community and the native Hawaiians will help us arrive at a solution that's right for all of humanity.” ....

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Friday, October 16, 2020
Regents appoint Maunakea Planning Task Group
By News Release @ 4:40 AM :: 1025 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The group will make recommendations to the board ....

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Saturday, September 26, 2020
Telescope Backs Waiakea HS STEM Program
By News Release @ 12:22 AM :: 664 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...With only a few working computers left, it was time to reach out for help.... 

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
VA and HIEMA Report on Hilo Veterans Home COVID Deaths
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 772 Views :: Hawaii County , Military, COVID-19

...The VA report noted “There was very little proactive preparation/planning for COVID...."

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Thursday, September 17, 2020
Waikoloa Mauka Project Now Subject of FBI Investigation, Developer Says
By Selected News Articles @ 7:51 PM :: 1342 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Development, Land Use

...he unwittingly bought into a scheme that is now the subject of an FBI investigation....

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Saturday, September 12, 2020
COVID: Court Upholds Ige Emergency Order Authority Beyond 60 Days
By Andrew Walden @ 8:52 PM :: 4969 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...HRS127A contains no language prohibiting supplementary or additional emergency proclamations....

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Thursday, September 10, 2020
Hilo Jail Riot Began with Contraband Search
By News Release @ 6:18 AM :: 800 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

... The staff were doing their job to eliminate a suspected contraband pathway and the fact of the matter is, the inmates didn’t like it .... 

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Thursday, September 10, 2020
Baseball Bat Assault: Hawaii County Police Dept Employee Arrested
By News Release @ 4:07 AM :: 1097 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...Ruiz is employed by the Hawaiʻi Police Department and last served as a patrol officer in the district of South Kohala in August of 2015.  He is currently assigned to a limited duty position at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Kona....

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Saturday, September 5, 2020
Army Announces Intent to Prepare EIS for Pohakuloa
By News Release @ 7:01 AM :: 869 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Military

...environmental impact statement to analyze its proposal to retain up to approximately 23,000 acres of state-owned land at Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA) to support continued military training....

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Hawaii Cockfighters Among Top Traffickers of Animals to Guam, Philippines for Illegal Activity, Investigation Alleges
By News Release @ 7:29 PM :: 1098 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Agriculture, Law Enforcement

...12 of the people named have addresses on the Big Island — four in Hilo, two in Pahoa, two in Waimea, one in Keaau, one in Kealakekua, one in Mountain View and one in Hawi. The remaining 10 addresses are on Oahu....

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Thursday, August 27, 2020
Bridge Aina Lea: US Supreme Court Urged to Hear Case
By Robert Thomas @ 3:14 AM :: 823 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

 ...'This case is the proverbial 'Exhibit A' of much that is wrong with takings law.'....

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
The Road to Recovery is Roads for Lower Puna
By News Release @ 3:27 AM :: 656 Views :: Hawaii County

...Open Letter to Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim....

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Feds Have Funds: Want to Talk to Telescope Protesters About Money
By News Release @ 12:54 PM :: 1458 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... OHA Negotiating Position: “$50 million per year” ....

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Friday, August 21, 2020
Maunakea internal management restructuring approved by regents
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 817 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... BOR approved a revised plan to restructure the internal management of UH-managed lands on Maunakea ....

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Sunday, August 2, 2020
Pro-Telescope Voter Guide
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 6:33 PM :: 2440 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Office of Elections, OHA

...Here is the Imua TMT's latest voter guide. We have compiled a list of candidates and many of their stances on the TMT....

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
5 Years for Embezzling $600K from Hawaiian Charter School
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 1046 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12

... In sentencing Estabilio, the District Judge imposed a sentence above the range suggested by the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. At the sentencing hearing, the District Judge characterized Estabilio’s conduct as “reprehensible,” and driven by “greed” and a sense of “entitlement” ....

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Sunday, July 26, 2020
90 MPH Hurricane Douglas Passes North of Kauai
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 3279 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County

...3 foot storm surge at center of hurricane....

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Friday, July 24, 2020
Cesspools: EPA Hits DLNR, Hawaii County with Big Fines
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 1309 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Hawaii State Government

...EPA banned LCCs in 2005....

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Sunday, July 19, 2020
Telescope Protester Arrested in Hilo Home Depot zip-tie hoax
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 2088 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

...Once all three parking lot entrances were blocked, Glendon was observed walking around the parking lot with a “Lei O Mano,” which is a Hawaiian shark tooth war club....

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Sunday, July 19, 2020
Bridge Aina Lea Heading to US Supreme Court?
By Robert Thomas @ 12:13 AM :: 1097 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

...Cert Petition: "This case is the proverbial 'Exhibit A' of much that is wrong [with takings law]...."

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Friday, July 17, 2020
VIDEO: TMT Remains Committed to Finding a Way Forward in Hawaii
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 12:27 AM :: 1131 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... construction will probably not happen this year or through the upcoming winter season ....

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Ige: Mauna Kea the Cornerstone for US Astronomy
By Video @ 10:08 PM :: 1208 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

" ... the fate of the Thirty Meter Telescope really coincides with the entire astronomy industry in the United States...." --Ige

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Akina for OHA: TMT Yes with Pono Management
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:34 PM :: 1293 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Like many Hawaiians, I believe there is room on the Mauna for both science and the sacred.  But we must protect the environment and honor the culture.  With pono management, the presence of world class scientific equipment will benefit Hawaiians and all people through advances in education, jobs, economic opportunity, and global competitiveness.”....

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Feds Indict Three Hilo Jail Guards for Beating up Inmate
By News Release @ 12:47 AM :: 918 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

...A lawsuit was filed in Hilo Circuit Court in 2017 alleging essentially the same set of facts on the same date....

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Thursday, June 18, 2020
Public input sought on decommissioning of Maunakea telescope
By News Release @ 5:24 AM :: 1104 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is seeking public input on the decommissioning of the Hōkū Keʻa telescope on the summit of Maunakea....

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Saturday, June 13, 2020
Regents to consider new Maunakea internal management structure
By News Release @ 4:22 AM :: 1217 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents will consider the UH Hilo internal restructuring plan for management operations of Maunakea lands at the board’s upcoming June 18 monthly meeting....

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Thursday, June 4, 2020
HD5 Rep Creagan Withdraws from Race for Reelection
By Andrew Walden @ 10:20 PM :: 1058 Views :: Hawaii County , Politicians

...Creagan made his unannounced move June 3, 2020—the last day for withdrawals and one day after the deadline to file....

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Latest Poll Shows 2-1 Margin in Support of TMT on Maunakea
By News Release @ 6:54 PM :: 1277 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education

...61 percent of Hawaii residents support moving ahead with construction of TMT, with 32 percent opposed....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
BLNR Rejects Aquarium Fishing EIS
By News Release @ 8:26 PM :: 1025 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Small Business

...The over 2000-page EIS had been produced by a group of ten West Hawaiʻi aquarium fishers and the National Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, on their proposal to ask the DLNR to issue permits to the ten aquarium fishers....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Restructuring of Maunakea management will provide greater accountability and transparency
By News Release @ 5:13 PM :: 1200 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The regents are expected to vote on the new internal management structure at their May 21 meeting....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
​Peter K. Kubota Sworn In as New Circuit Court Judge of the Third Circuit
By News Release @ 2:25 AM :: 1037 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

...For the first time in state history, a judicial swearing-in ceremony was conducted by videoconference and broadcast live on the Judiciary’s YouTube channel....

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Friday, May 15, 2020
DLNR Begins Review of Mauna Kea Management Plan
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 1047 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...the department is launching an independent evaluation of the University of Hawai‘i’s (UH) compliance with the Mauna Kea Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP)....

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Thursday, May 14, 2020
VIDEO: Three DOCARE Cops Wrestle Beachgoer to Ground
By News Release @ 8:42 PM :: 1914 Views :: Hawaii County , Tourism, COVID-19

...that'll stop the virus....

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020
COVID Wipes Out 69% of Jobs on Maui
By UHERO @ 9:45 PM :: 2585 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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Saturday, May 2, 2020
Court Orders FAA Clampdown on Helicopter Tours over National Parks
By Court House News @ 4:32 PM :: 1342 Views :: Hawaii County , Small Business, Tourism

...Friday’s ruling says the agencies must bring 23 national parks into compliance with commercial air tour regulations.... 

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Thursday, April 30, 2020
Big Island Hospitals Re-open Elective Surgeries, Outpatient Services
By News Release @ 3:26 PM :: 1525 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care, COVID-19

...Clinics and outpatient services, such as imaging and rehabilitation services, were significantly reduced last month and elective procedures were ceased in order to limit the spread of COVID-19....

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Sunday, April 26, 2020
Harry Kim Pulls Papers to Run for Reelection
By Andrew Walden @ 8:44 PM :: 1449 Views :: Hawaii County , Politicians

...Kim, 80, had previously expressed uncertainty about his reelection plans....

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Thursday, April 23, 2020
New management structure for Maunakea proposed to regents
By News Release @ 6:39 AM :: 1632 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...four options, all dealing with the master lease.....

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Friday, April 17, 2020
Judge Orders Habitat Protection for 14 Hawaii Species
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 1281 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Environment

...The rare species, which are now required to receive protection no later than Feb. 29, 2024, include 12 plants, one anchialine pool shrimp and a picture-wing fly....

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Friday, April 17, 2020
Hawaii County Police 162 Arrested or Cited for Stay-at-Home Violations
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 1325 Views :: Hawaii County , Police, COVID-19

...The Hawaiʻi Police Department three week combined total enforcement stands at 162 individual offenses (40 arrests, 115 citations issued, and 7 additional cases)....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
COVID Cluster at Two Kailua-Kona McDonalds
By News Release @ 6:13 AM :: 1085 Views :: Hawaii County , Small Business, COVID-19

...We have closed our Kona Commons and McDonald’s of Walmart Kona locations for deep cleaning....

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Economist unpacks disruptions to Kauai, Hawaii Island real estate
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 1691 Views :: Hawaii County , Kauai County, Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

...Paul Brewbaker shares his COVID-19 analysis and forecast with a joint meeting of three boards of REALTORS®....

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