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Monday, February 19, 2018
City Reports multiple sewer spills in Windward
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 141 Views :: Honolulu County

...Crews will place warning signs beginning Monday morning....

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Friday, February 16, 2018
City Agrees to Stop Illegally Towing Cars Belonging to Deployed Military Personnel
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 598 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Military

...The Department’s investigation revealed that between 2011 and 2016, Honolulu auctioned 1,440 cars registered to individuals who had identified themselves as servicemembers on City forms during the motor vehicle registration process.....

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Friday, February 16, 2018
Will Caldwell Bumbling Wipe out North Shore Surf Contests?
By News Release @ 1:17 AM :: 343 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

...the Mayor acknowledged the need to overhaul the permit rules, to support competitive opportunities....

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Sunday, February 11, 2018
Former Cocaine Dealer’s Wife Running for Honolulu Council
By Andrew Walden @ 4:03 AM :: 3077 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Drugs

...Should ex-coke dealers get more political representation?....

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Electric Buses: Caldwell Helps Al Gore with Billion Dollar IPO
By Selected News Articles @ 8:30 PM :: 680 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Tax Credits

...Proterra hopes to hype these buses into a billion dollar IPO to pay off Proterra investor Al Gore....

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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Traffic: Honolulu 19th Worst in USA
By News Release @ 12:33 PM :: 556 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu drivers spend 11% of drivetime in congestion....

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Friday, February 02, 2018
Ewa Beach Skate park improved through private-public partnership
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 466 Views :: Honolulu County

...The work to improve this skate park began following a gift from the Association of Skateboarders in Hawaiʻi ....

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Thursday, February 01, 2018
Ige will not sign HCDA 30-Year Resale Restriction on Affordable Units
By News Release @ 3:33 PM :: 767 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

...Gov. Ige has informed the Authority that he would be open to considering a 10-year restriction on re-sales....

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Honolulu Neighborhood Boards--27 Vacant Positions
By News Release @ 7:18 PM :: 702 Views :: Honolulu County

...Apply to your local Neighborhood Board to be appointed to fill a vacant position....

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Honolulu does not have enough money to pay its bills
By Selected News Articles @ 2:57 PM :: 2213 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

... Truth in Accounting released its second Financial State of the Cities report ....

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Saturday, January 20, 2018
O‘ahu Bicycle Master Plan workshops
By News Release @ 1:56 AM :: 498 Views :: Honolulu County

...a series of community workshops to provide project information and gather community input....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Final presentation scheduled for Ala Moana Regional Park Master Plan
By News Release @ 4:20 PM :: 1564 Views :: Honolulu County

...Monday, January 29, 2018, 6 p.m., at the McCoy Pavilion Auditorium....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Real Traffic Relief: Westside Welcomes Fifth Lane
By News Release @ 1:36 PM :: 623 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...The addition of the fifth lane along the Wai’anae Coast has been long overdue....

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Caldwell: Affordable Housing is a Monster Which Must be Killed
By News Release @ 9:40 PM :: 1252 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...Caldwell is calling upon the Honolulu City Council to pass legislation that places a moratorium on their construction....

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Monday, December 18, 2017
Homeless Court clears hundreds of cases--16 Accept Housing
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 1553 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Judiciary

...How Tickets Forced 16 Homeless to accept Housing....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
Draft EIS for Natatorium set to be complete by summer 2018
By News Release @ 11:38 PM :: 1520 Views :: Honolulu County, Military, Tourism

...four alternatives proposed for the facility....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
Kaneshiro names new First Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
By News Release @ 1:38 PM :: 829 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

...Sapolu has worked as a Deputy Prosecutor since 2011....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Circuit Court judge dismisses all claims against city in case involving Kaka‘ako Land Company
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 759 Views :: Honolulu County

...Earlier this year, the Honolulu City Council adopted Resolution 16-213 requesting the city administration to initiate eminent domain proceedings for several streets in Kaka‘ako....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Vision for Future Waianae Coast with Kelii Akina and Germaine Meyers
By Video @ 3:15 PM :: 953 Views :: Honolulu County, OHA

...Dr. Keli'i Akina discusses a vision for the future of Waianae with one of its most passionate advocates and Community leaders, Germaine Meyers....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
HUD Reviews Honolulu Section 8 Program
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 880 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...Flashback: Audit Bashes Honolulu’s Rent Subsidy Program For Not Collecting Debts....

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Friday, November 10, 2017
More Traffic Jams Coming--Creation of Oahu’s First Pedestrian Plan underway
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 1062 Views :: Honolulu County

...The City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services (DTS) is excited to announce the creation of the first O‘ahu Pedestrian Plan and an update of the 2012 Bicycle Master Plan....

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017
$150M Rate Hike Plan--BWS Accepting Comments
By News Release @ 12:12 AM :: 1046 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...The last rate hike was two years ago--the next increase could happen in 2019....

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Monday, November 06, 2017
City to hold final public workshop on $500M Blaisdell Center Master Plan
By News Release @ 8:34 PM :: 789 Views :: Honolulu County

...While Rail Hangs in Balance, Caldwell Plans to Splurge $500M on Blaisdell....

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Friday, November 03, 2017
Scheming to Jam up Traffic Even More, Caldwell Sets Community Meetings
By News Release @ 1:45 AM :: 1140 Views :: Honolulu County

...Share your ideas on ‘Complete Streets’ solutions for Honolulu....

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Saturday, October 28, 2017
Audit: City Loses $36.5M by Not Recycling Paper and Plastic into Electricity
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 1414 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... cost-benefit comparison of recycling selected materials versus incinerating them at H-POWER ....

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Unanimous Police Commission Names Maj. Susan Ballard HPD Chief
By Selected News Articles @ 8:04 PM :: 1509 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...“I was not involved in (Kealoha's) administration whatsoever. I was very marginalized, because I was very vocal,” she said....

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Friday, October 20, 2017
Government is making a mess of Honolulu's Kakaako Waterfront Park
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:40 AM :: 1229 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...There likely are plenty of groups around Hawaii that would be willing to manage Kakaako Waterfront Park instead of the state. Why not give them a try?....

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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Caldwell announces nominees to Honolulu Police Commission 
By News Release @ 3:28 AM :: 1816 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

...Caldwell today nominated Karen Chang and Jerry Gibson to serve on the volunteer Honolulu Police Commission. Their appointments require confirmation by the Honolulu City Council....

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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Caldwell signs bills creating Waikīkī Transportation Management Special Improvement District
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 2228 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, Tourism

...bills passed by the Honolulu City Council last week create and authorize the Waikīkī Transportation Management Special Improvement District....

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
City now accepting Grants in Aid applications
By News Release @ 5:26 PM :: 2053 Views :: Honolulu County

GIA proposals must be submitted by 2 p.m. on November 16, 2017....

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Honolulu Neighborhood Boards: 30 Vacant Seats Available
By News Release @ 5:18 PM :: 1336 Views :: Honolulu County

...To fill one of the vacancies listed below, apply to your local Neighborhood Board....

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Sunday, October 01, 2017
Two HPD Chief Nominees Sued: Cover up Manslaughter, Excessive Force
By Andrew Walden @ 8:46 PM :: 4570 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...a secret commission larded with Kealoha loyalists has picked some candidates to continue the tradition....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Audit: Honolulu Homeless Programs Subject to Corrupt, Incompetent Department of Community Services
By News Release @ 9:18 PM :: 1621 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Homelessness

...Audit of Housing First, Community Assistance Program, and Hale Mauliola Homeless Programs....

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Friday, September 22, 2017
Oahu Construction Boom Ending: What Excuse Will HART Use Next?
By UHERO @ 4:04 PM :: 1503 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, Rail

...number of significant condo and retail projects have wrapped up on Oahu, while fewer new buildings have broken ground, resulting in an overall reduction in construction activity and employment....

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Saturday, September 09, 2017
Honolulu to hold 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
By News Release @ 3:15 PM :: 3534 Views :: Honolulu County, National News, Military, Police

...The ceremony will be held on Monday, September 11, beginning at 10 a.m. in front of the Eternal Flame Monument on the front lawn of Honolulu Hale featuring Honolulu’s first responders and airline representatives....

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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Best Place to Raise a Family? Honolulu Ranks 62nd
By Selected News Articles @ 1:22 PM :: 1503 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Hawaii Statistics

... analysts compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities based on 41 key metrics ....

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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Ige Signs $2.4B Rail Tax Hike Bill
By News Release @ 2:01 AM :: 1573 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, Taxes

...Ige’s signing of the rail funding bill also allows the Honolulu City Council to approve Bill 45, which extends O‘ahu’s half-percent surcharge to the state general excise tax another three years....

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Saturday, September 02, 2017
King Tide Floods? City Installed Valve Makes Them Worse
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 6:51 PM :: 1629 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...but it helps generate more 'sea level rise' photos....

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Sunday, August 27, 2017
Honolulu: For 1000s Property Tax Rate Will Quadruple Sept 1
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 2991 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

...People who aren’t aware of what happened may find themselves with property tax bills many times what they are now....

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Ige Unveils Plan to Bulldoze Kalihi, Build Condos
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 2506 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

...to transform the community....

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Friday, August 18, 2017
City rail audit won’t look for fraud?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:11 PM :: 1809 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...despite the fact that City Auditor Edwin Young told the committee “the red flags were there”....

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Audit: Bulky Pickup Schemes Generate Millions in Overtime
By News Release @ 5:43 PM :: 1515 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Labor

...153 employees received $1.7 million in overtime for bulky and white goods collection....

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Honolulu 2016 Citizen-Centric Report Released
By News Release @ 5:06 PM :: 845 Views :: Honolulu County

... government financial information in a concise, timely, clear, understandable, and accurate manner to the general public ....

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Honolulu Ethics Comm Seeks Comments on Draft Strategic Plan
By News Release @ 4:56 PM :: 1171 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Please send your comments on the draft strategic plan by September 1, 2017....

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
HART officials to meet with bond rating agencies in San Francisco
By News Release @ 1:32 AM :: 1195 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...In addition to the bond meetings, on Tuesday Mayor Caldwell and Chair Manahan will tour electric bus manufacturer Proterra to examine emission free buses that could be brought to O‘ahu in the future....

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Monday, July 31, 2017
Crosswalk Cellphone Ban: Just because something is a good idea doesn’t mean it’s a good law.
By Selected News Articles @ 7:03 PM :: 1129 Views :: Honolulu County

...What is the function of government?....

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Sunday, July 30, 2017
Slate: The Absurdity of Honolulu's New Law Banning Pedestrians From Looking at Their Cellphones
By Selected News Articles @ 8:05 PM :: 1405 Views :: Honolulu County

...If the fusty sigh of “Kids these days!” were a law, it would look something like the new Honolulu ordinance making it illegal to cross the street while looking at a cellphone....

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Thursday, July 27, 2017
Audit: Caldwell's Section 8 Program Hides Homeless Data
By News Release @ 7:52 PM :: 1525 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Homelessness

...Section 8 does not have a formal fraud program although, as of FY 2016, the program's delinquent accounts receivables totaled approximately $1.5 million....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Full Text: Mandatory Sprinkler Bill
By News Release @ 5:09 AM :: 987 Views :: Honolulu County

...Caldwell today introduced a bill requiring retrofitted sprinkler systems be installed in all high-rise residential buildings over 75 feet tall built before sprinkler systems were required in 1975....

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Friday, July 14, 2017
Honolulu Auditor Announces Plans for 2017-18
By News Release @ 10:13 AM :: 1551 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...plan of proposed audits for FY2017-18....

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