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Monday, May 15, 2023
Study Links Hawaii JROTC to positive education and career outcomes
By News Release @ 4:33 PM :: 1955 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Military

... cadets who participated in all four years of the program are more likely to graduate, have higher rates of attendance and lower rates of suspension ....

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Monday, May 15, 2023
DCCA, Feds Target Precious Metals Scam
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 1078 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Red Rock routinely and repeatedly charged mark-ups ranging from approximately 100% to 130% ....

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Sunday, May 14, 2023
Hawaii State Ethics Commission Legislative Wrap-up
By News Release @ 3:48 AM :: 1734 Views :: Ethics

... Bills of interest introduced in 2023 ....

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Saturday, May 13, 2023
Anti-Gun Gay Rights Lawyer to be Next Solicitor General
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 2326 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Fernandes has distinguished herself as a leading expert in the areas of reproductive and LGBTQ+ rights, and as one of the State’s top litigators defending Hawaii’s gun laws against Second Amendment challenges ....

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Friday, May 12, 2023
Hawaii DoE Legislative Wrap-up
By News Release @ 5:31 PM :: 1952 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government

... The Department had a successful legislative session, with five out of the seven administrative bills we advocated for being passed ....

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Friday, May 12, 2023
Craig Angelos recommended for UH Mānoa athletics director
By News Release @ 3:04 PM :: 1847 Views :: Higher Education

... If approved, Angelos would start Monday, June 5, succeeding David Matlin ....

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Friday, May 12, 2023
Overtime Violation: Feds Bust Kauai Cleaning Company Again
By News Release @ 2:30 PM :: 1986 Views :: Kauai County, Labor

... In a 2014 investigation, the division discovered the employer failed to pay overtime when required and recovered $33,612 ....

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Friday, May 12, 2023
Federal COVID Emergency Ends
By News Release @ 12:29 AM :: 1741 Views :: COVID-19

... high levels of vaccination, widespread population immunity, and available treatments have significantly reduced the risk of severe COVID-19 disease, hospitalization, and death ....

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Friday, May 12, 2023
EEOC Sues Honolulu Restaurant and HR Company for Sexual Harassment of Male Employees
By News Release @ 12:20 AM :: 2860 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, Small Business

... Restaurant Co-Owner Sexually Harassed Male Employees, Federal Agency Charges ....

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Thursday, May 11, 2023
Oahu Homeless PIT Count--59% Unsheltered
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 2058 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... 4,028 people experiencing homelessness on O‘ahu on the night of January 22, 2023 ....

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Thursday, May 11, 2023
Senators Introduce FIGHT Act to Enhance Enforcement and Crack Down on Dogfighting, Cockfighting
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 1870 Views :: Agriculture, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... A mass shooting at known illegal cockfighting venue outside Honolulu demonstrates that the violence from animal-fighting enterprises spills into communities, harms people ....

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Thursday, May 11, 2023
Office of Information Practices 2023 Legislative Wrap-up
By News Release @ 3:56 PM :: 1824 Views :: Ethics

... two Sunshine Law amendments ....

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Thursday, May 11, 2023
ALICE Hawaii: $104,052 is 'Household Survival Budget'
By News Release @ 3:00 AM :: 2220 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... $104,052 Household Survival Budget drops to $85,812 when CTC (Child Tax Credit) and CDCTC (Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit) are applied ....

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Thursday, May 11, 2023
Honolulu Citizen-Centric Report Released
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 1873 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

... Honolulu resident opinions about community and city services in the 2022 National Community Survey (NCS). These results were compared with results from other communities ....

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Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Alleged Hawaii Circuit Pimp Busted in Seattle
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 2196 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Washington uses the name “Bentley” online and allegedly had women under his control tattoo the emblem of the luxury car company on their bodies to show his ownership ....

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Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Hawaii Officials Sign Unified Statement on Red Hill
By News Release @ 11:30 PM :: 2119 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The parties will convene over the next three to four months to develop a blueprint to achieve the shared goal of clean water for the future ....

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Tuesday, May 9, 2023
SB1230: A one-finger salute at our military
By News Release @ 3:48 PM :: 2325 Views :: Military, Second Amendment

... under this soon-to-be law, service members are going to be denied their basic fundamental right to bear arms for lawful purposes ....

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Monday, May 8, 2023
DoI to End 'Compact Impact' Payments
By News Release @ 5:12 PM :: 2146 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government

... More than half of these populations now reside in the continental United States and an estimated 43% are U.S. citizens ....

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Monday, May 8, 2023
TheBus Routes Changing to Link up with Rail
By News Release @ 2:33 PM :: 2565 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

... a complete visual map of TheBus and Rail system ....

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Sunday, May 7, 2023
Territorial Governors Challenge Biden on Marine Monument
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 2116 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... the Governors have requested a meeting with President Biden to discuss the affect of his announced plan to place 777,000 square miles of Pacific waters off limits to fishing ....

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Sunday, May 7, 2023
First-ever National LifeSmarts Championship for Hawaiʻi
By News Release @ 9:22 PM :: 1846 Views :: Education K-12

... A team of high school students from Maryknoll School were crowned as 2023 champions at the National LifeSmarts Championship on Sunday, April 30, in Cincinnati, Ohio ....

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Sunday, May 7, 2023
Sewage Plant Spews Filth into Kailua Bay
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 1974 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

... wastewater discharges that exceed the bacteria limits in its state permit on 13 days beginning on April 8, and most recently on May 4. The highest exceedances, reported on April 28 and May 1, were over six times the limit set by DOH ....

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Saturday, May 6, 2023
HTA Funding? $30M Magically Appears After Legislature Zeroes out Budget
By News Release @ 6:20 AM :: 2248 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Tourism

“HTA is thankful that the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and the Legislature agreed on a funding approach that will allow HTA to continue...."

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Saturday, May 6, 2023
Sine Die: Green Calls Session Success
By News Release @ 6:10 AM :: 1956 Views :: Hawaii State Government

"...Green would like to thank the legislature for its collaboration...."

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Saturday, May 6, 2023
Green Names Tokioka head of DBEDT
By News Release @ 5:31 AM :: 2399 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tourism

... how will this help Dela Cruz make money on Aloha Stadium? ....

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Saturday, May 6, 2023
Mana Moriarty to head Office of Consumer Protection
By News Release @ 5:03 AM :: 2579 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... The Executive Director of OCP is the consumer counsel for the State of Hawai‘i ....

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Friday, May 5, 2023
Every single bill submitted to fund and support OHA died at the Capitol
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 2399 Views :: OHA

"Two months ago, we offered OHA $65 million for wharf repairs, $100 million in cash, and an increase to the annual ceded lands trust proceeds, in exchange for an easement to maintain open space by preserving the residential ban at Kakaʻako Makai." -- Speaker Saiki

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Friday, May 5, 2023
HB600: Safe Routes to School
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 2016 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government

... empower the State, county, schools, and community members to directly collaborate on efforts to make streets safer ....

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Friday, May 5, 2023
Sine Die: House Leaders Tout Budget
By News Release @ 5:37 PM :: 1931 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... On closing day, the House passed the final version of the state budget and priority fiscal bills ....

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Thursday, May 4, 2023
Senate Confirms Guidry for Intermediate Court of Appeals
By News Release @ 8:36 PM :: 5089 Views :: Judiciary

... Solicitor General Kimberly Tsumoto Guidry served as deputy attorney general for over 20 years  ....

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Thursday, May 4, 2023
Former ILWU Officer Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison for Embezzlement
By News Release @ 5:47 AM :: 2532 Views :: Ethics, Labor

... for embezzling $96,000 while he was the Secretary-Treasurer of the Hawaii Longshore Division of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142 ....

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Thursday, May 4, 2023
Chair of State Council on Developmental Disabilities Indicted for International Financial Fraud
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 2897 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... a years-long scheme to steal millions of dollars from American consumers’ bank accounts ....

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023
DLNR, DOA Continue Act 90 Partnership
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 2012 Views :: Agriculture, Land Use

... to transfer non-ag park lands to the Department of Agriculture (DOA) for agricultural production ....

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to NOAA Requirement that Vessels Pay Monitoring Fees
By News Release @ 4:40 PM :: 2032 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... a funding scheme that would force them to hand over 20 percent of their pay to third-party at-sea monitors they must bring on their boats—a mandate that Congress never approved by statute ....

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Native Hawaiian Convention to Feature Drag Show
By News Release @ 4:25 PM :: 2643 Views :: DHHL, Family, OHA

... The latest leftist fad has already become a 'deeply held cultural belief' ....

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023
​DOD Implements New Overseas Cost-of-Living Allowance Adjustment Process
By News Release @ 4:19 PM :: 2007 Views :: Military, Cost of Living

... Many of the locations that we will see initially will be in areas such as Hawaii, Guam, Japan and other locations in the [U.S. Indo-Pacific Command] theater .... 

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023
March 2023: Tourist Count Reaches 97% of Pre-Pandemic Levels
By News Release @ 1:19 PM :: 1732 Views :: Tourism

... As measured in nominal dollars, these visitors spent $1.84 billion in March 2023, up from $1.53 billion (+20.4%) in March 2022 and $1.49 billion (+23.4%) in March 2019 ....

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023
He'eia: DOBOR Spews Filth into Harbor for Eight Years--Now DoH Grabs Control of Budget
By News Release @ 11:20 PM :: 2017 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Hawaii State Government

... After eight years of inaction, DoH forced DOBOR's hand by grabbing control of their budget ....

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Hawaii refinery to produce 'renewable' fuels
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 2020 Views :: Energy

... Par Hawaii is the first refinery in the nation authorized to use renewable feedstock to produce renewable fuels under Foreign-Trade Zone procedures ....

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Saturday, April 29, 2023
HB1375 deferred: HTA is just a can to kick into the next session
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 2097 Views :: Tourism

... I am confident that HTA can continue to operate with roughly $30 million of unspent American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds ....

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Friday, April 28, 2023
Chancellor Solemsaas leaving Hawaiʻi Community College
By News Release @ 7:44 PM :: 2307 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education

... Solemsaas’ last day on campus is scheduled for June 30, 2023 ....

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Thursday, April 27, 2023
‘Drag Mother and Daughter Duo’ to Star at Aala Park Drag Queen Story Hour for Homeless Children
By News Release @ 9:59 PM :: 3174 Views :: Family, Homelessness

... drag queens may experience difficulty when reaching out to vulnerable children in the projects ....

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Thursday, April 27, 2023
Feds Send $115.5 Million to Expand Broadband
By News Release @ 8:37 PM :: 2046 Views :: DHHL

... $101.7 million investment in the Hawaiʻi Subsea Middle Mile Program to address the subsea cable infrastructure needed to provide high-speed internet access to the islands ....

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Thursday, April 27, 2023
$18M to Keep Kona Hospital on Life Support
By News Release @ 8:21 PM :: 2193 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care

... toward upgrades to infrastructure to mitigate the risk of the hospital's closure ....

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Thursday, April 27, 2023
HSTA Contract Ratified--14.5% raise
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 4147 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... Ninety-two percent of the nearly 7,000 valid ballots cast approved the contract ....

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Conference Committee Approves Budget Bill
By News Release @ 9:56 PM :: 2039 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... A final version of the State Budget Bill (HB300 CD1) was approved last night by Senate and House conferees ....

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Tokuda Addresses Congress to Celebrate Transsexual Victory
By News Release @ 9:29 PM :: 2479 Views :: Family, Congressional Delegation

" ... I am so proud that a fellow Windward girl, hailing from the homesteads of Waimanalo, has earned the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar ...."

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Ethics: Charter School Commission Exec Funneled Money to his Pet Nonprofits
By News Release @ 4:46 AM :: 2793 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... Thompson admitted he violated the Conflicts of Interests law on fifteen occasions. He further admitted that he violated the Financial Disclosure law by failing to disclose his positions on the boards ....

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Cult? Republican Caucus Pushes Back Against Souza
By News Release @ 1:33 AM :: 2413 Views :: Republican Party

... Souza has tried time and time again to create division and discord within our caucus ever since she was not elected by our members as the minority leader ....

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023
City Touts Fasi Building Energy Efficiency
By News Release @ 12:14 AM :: 2085 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

... The Energy Star recognition comes after the City completed Phase 1 of its energy and water-saving Performance Contract at 10 municipal buildings, including the Fasi Building ....

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