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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
HUD Reviews Honolulu Section 8 Program
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 167 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 :: 610 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 :: 595 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 :: 449 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 :: 840 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 :: 831 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 :: 1019 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 :: 842 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 :: 1509 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 :: 1688 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 :: 1843 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 :: 1081 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 :: 3966 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 :: 1195 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 :: 1041 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 :: 3007 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 :: 1141 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 :: 1159 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 :: 1286 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 :: 2627 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 :: 2148 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 Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 8:11 PM :: 1450 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 :: 1173 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 :: 659 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 :: 964 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 :: 949 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 :: 929 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 :: 1190 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 :: 1157 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 :: 773 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 :: 1224 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

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

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Honolulu 6th-Worst City to Drive in
By Selected News Articles @ 8:26 PM :: 968 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...average gas prices to average annual hours of traffic delays to auto-repair shops per capita....

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
City to hold second public workshop on Blaisdell Master Plan
By News Release @ 4:39 AM :: 808 Views :: Honolulu County

...Thursday, July 13 beginning at 6pm....

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Sunday, July 02, 2017
Honolulu Neighborhood Boards: 47 Vacant Positions Available
By Selected News Articles @ 1:26 PM :: 1227 Views :: Honolulu County

Any eligible voter may apply to their local NB to be appointed to a vacant position by vote of the NB. 

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Thursday, June 29, 2017
DMV Computer Fixed After Phone Call to Bulgaria
By News Release @ 5:14 AM :: 1893 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Police

...Pereira said Department of Information Technology fixed the problem following a five-hour conference call, involving technicians from as far as Bulgaria and Paris....

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
10 Buildings With the Highest Honolulu Property Taxes in 2016
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 1719 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Honolulu raked in over $50 million in property taxes last year, from the top 10 taxpaying properties alone....

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
UH: Housing First Keeps 89% of Homeless Housed
By News Release @ 1:41 AM :: 1285 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

Clients were 64% less likely to visit the emergency room and 74% less likely to be admitted to a hospital....

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017
City seeks proposals for its third Housing First program
By News Release @ 12:09 AM :: 1350 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

Housing First Increment III will provide permanent supportive housing to 100 households experiencing chronic homelessness at a cost of $2.2 million....

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Thursday, June 01, 2017
Caldwell: I’m Building Rail Along the Waterfront—But We Should Ignore That and Just Pretend to Believe in Climate Change Anyway
By News Release @ 10:57 PM :: 907 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Rail

...Hawaii Legislators pledge to Keep Shoveling Money to Silicon Valley Billionaires like Elon Musk....

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Saturday, May 27, 2017
Republicans Elected to Honolulu Neighborhood Board
By Brett Kulbis @ 4:56 AM :: 1012 Views :: Honolulu County

"The Honolulu County Republican Party is confident that your influence will be instrumental in making Oahu better in each of your neighborhoods."

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Saturday, May 27, 2017
Election Results—Honolulu Neighborhood Board
By News Release @ 4:54 AM :: 1040 Views :: Honolulu County

...Complete un-certified results from the 2017 Honolulu Neighborhood Board elections....

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Proposed revisions to Central Oahu Plan available for review
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 940 Views :: Honolulu County, Land Use

The plan will be presented at the Waipahu Neighborhood Board meeting on Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m. in the Filipino Community Center....

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Friday, May 19, 2017
Polls Close Tonight at 11:59PM-- Neighborhood Board elections
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 1302 Views :: Honolulu County

...Online Voting ends at 11:59PM Friday May 19....

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
ACLU: Ten Questions for Honolulu’s Next Chief of Police
By News Release @ 4:29 AM :: 1277 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...we ask that the Commission pose the following ten questions to all candidates for the position....

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Ikaika Anderson Land Use Facepalm
By Robert Thomas @ 2:24 PM :: 1150 Views :: Honolulu County, Land Use
“The lawyers start rubbing their hands a little bit because the comments are giving them ammunition.”
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Oahu Neighborhood Board Elections: 15,500 votes cast so far
By News Release @ 8:29 PM :: 1139 Views :: Honolulu County

Voters may use their unique passcodes to cast ballots online via their computers or mobile devices through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 19....

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Monday, May 01, 2017
70 Republicans Running for Oahu Neighborhood Board
By News Release @ 1:19 AM :: 2205 Views :: Honolulu County, Republican Party

...Look for your password coming in the mail soon for online voting....

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Friday, April 28, 2017
Honolulu Neighborhood Board--List of Contested Races and Candidates
By News Release @ 6:01 AM :: 5983 Views :: Honolulu County

The election is slated to begin April 28, 2017 and end May 19, 2017....

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
City unveils new apartments for homeless
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 1363 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

The maximum income for applicants is 50 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI), with rents ranging from $880 to $1,306 per month....

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
‘30-35’ Applications for Honolulu Police Chief—Will Outsiders be Allowed to Compete?
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 1983 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police
HB1534: Will Legislators Allow Outsiders to Apply for HPD Chief?
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