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Saturday, April 20, 2024
OIP Issues Five New Opinions
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 1236 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Ethics, Police

... one formal opinion and four informal opinions ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
HB2526 Goes to Governor: Felony for repeat offenders who drive without a license
By News Release @ 4:26 PM :: 1010 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... after a McKinley High School student's life was claimed by a habitual traffic offender ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
Office of Elections: RFK Jr. will appear on Hawaii ballot
By News Release @ 4:09 PM :: 1204 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

... hearings officer Aaron Schulaner, said an objection filed by the Democratic Party of Hawaii “did not meet its burden of proof in this case” ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
Maui County Pushes Back Against AG Report on Fires
By News Release @ 3:24 PM :: 1268 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... The more liability assigned to Maui County, the less liability for Hawaiian Electric. Maui County cannot declare bankruptcy and transfer ownership of the County to outside lenders.  Hawaiian Electric can.  This is all about protecting old-boy power centers. ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
Lahaina fire victims must 'show regular progress toward their permanent housing plan in order to continue staying in FEMA housing'
By News Release @ 2:36 PM :: 1196 Views :: Maui County

... We encourage families to continue to show regular progress toward their permanent housing plan in order to continue staying in FEMA housing ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
DCCA Revokes Miske Termite License--14 Cases of Price Gouging
By News Release @ 2:58 AM :: 1326 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... License revocation, $35,000 fine, $22,114.56 restitution ....

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Friday, April 19, 2024
25 House Bills up for Final Reading
By News Release @ 1:30 AM :: 1065 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... A final vote is scheduled for Friday, April 19 at 11:30 a.m. on the House Floor during the Floor Session ....

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Thursday, April 18, 2024
City’s DMV employees gearing up for LGBTQ+ sensitivity training
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 1031 Views :: Homelessness, Law Enforcement

... employees will be trained to use an individual’s chosen names and preferred gender pronouns when renewing a Hawaiʻi driver’s license or motor vehicle registration ....

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Thursday, April 18, 2024
Six public forums scheduled for UH president’s search
By News Release @ 4:18 PM :: 1002 Views :: Higher Education

... Each forum will be ninety minutes long and available in-person and virtually via Zoom ....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Full Text: Hawaii Attorney General Maui Wildfire Report
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 1386 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Land Use

... AG Lopez structured the FSRI contract to focus entirely on the role of public agencies, thus avoiding any liability borne by Hawaiian Electric or private landowners such as KSBE ....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
No Surprise: Waipiʻo Peninsula eliminated from consideration as potential future landfill site
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 862 Views :: Honolulu County

... based on concerns regarding the site’s proximity to near-shore waters ....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Rolling Blackouts: Senators Demand PUC Investigation
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 1321 Views :: Energy

"The lack of reliability due to insufficient energy generation, HECO’s aging equipment, unreliable oil-fired power generation, and immediate and long term solutions should be investigated."

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
10 'Good Government' Bills up for Final House Vote
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 1132 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... A final vote is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, and upon approval, the bills proceed to the governor's desk for his signature....

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Monday, April 15, 2024
Got your Top Three? Secret Staffing Agency Helps State Retirees get Contract Work
By News Release @ 5:21 AM :: 1805 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

... and the State Ethics Commission says it's all good ....  

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
"How it feels to move to Las Vegas" Grassroot Hawaii Instagram posts attract 2.2 million views in March
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 1601 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

... Here are the top videos that were posted in March ....

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
E Maui Water Diversion: Sierra Club Loses at ICA
By News Release @ 10:50 PM :: 1469 Views :: Maui County, Development

... Sierra Club requested a contested case hearing on the issuance of any revocable permits for calendar year 2021. The BLNR denied the request and voted to continue the permits ....

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
DOH announces new RFPs for ground ambulance services for Kaua‘i and Maui Counties
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 1053 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County

... replacing the RFPs that were canceled on Oct. 23, 2023, after concerns were raised ....

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
City Closing Ulehawa Beach Park to Clean Tons of Homeless Tent City Garbage
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 1170 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... beaches along the Waianae Coast have been taken over by a 20-mile-long homeless camp.  This is just one mile ....

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
2nd Crossover: Senate Moves 182 Bills
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 1089 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... the Senate passed 182 House Bills out on third reading this week ....

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Friday, April 12, 2024
Health Department: Lahaina Ocean Waters Safe for Recreation
By News Release @ 3:07 PM :: 1046 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... 'Toxic' hysteria has been used to keep property owners away from their lots in the Lahaina burn zone--but the DoH just can't find any toxins ....

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
Waipahu High students, Hawai‘i Pacific Health doctors and nurses to work side by side in new Academic Health Center
By News Release @ 5:16 PM :: 1102 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

... more than 500 health academy students who will receive hands-on training from Hawai‘i Pacific Health physicians and medical professionals to support the community clinic ....

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Monday, April 8, 2024
Lahaina: 43.8% of businesses “critical, on life support"
By News Release @ 9:53 PM :: 1311 Views :: Maui County, Small Business

...43.8% of businesses described themselves as “critical, on life support,” with only 3.1% reporting “doing great, feeling great.”....

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Monday, April 8, 2024
Hours extended for re-entry access into Lahaina Wildfire Disaster Area
By News Release @ 9:50 PM :: 1052 Views :: Maui County, Development

... Re-entry activities, such as sifting, may be restricted ....

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Monday, April 8, 2024
‘Grave Threat’: Calls Mount For SCOTUS To Intervene In Hawaii Climate Lawsuit Against Major Energy Companies
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 1436 Views :: Energy, Environment, Judiciary

... the case should be in the Supreme Court’s domain given the implications it could have for the U.S. economy, national security and federalism ....

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Sunday, April 7, 2024
Hawaiian Electric Cracks Down on Useless Solar Production
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 1804 Views :: Energy

... lower export payments for daytime solar and 'opt-out' reassignment to 'Shift and Save' evening rate hikes ....

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Sunday, April 7, 2024
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – District Family Judge, Second Circuit
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 694 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

... nomination deadline May 20, 2024 ....

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Sunday, April 7, 2024
EPA Orders Hawaii County to Upgrade Sewage Treatment Systems
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 1250 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

... The consent order requires the County of Hawai‘i to address broken equipment and deferred maintenance ....

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Sunday, April 7, 2024
SB3196: Gun Control Bill Dead for Session
By News Release @ 10:35 AM :: 3756 Views :: Second Amendment

... gun control bill dead ....

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Thursday, April 4, 2024
Lahaina: 500 Properties Cleared, Zero Building Permits Issued
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 1591 Views :: Maui County, Development

... No Lahaina burn zone property owners have been given building permits ....

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Thursday, April 4, 2024
HONU Housing Less Than One Homeless Per Day
By News Release @ 4:50 AM :: 1642 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... for the past 153 days HONU connected 119 clients with shelter or supportive housing ....

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Thursday, April 4, 2024
DLNR Now Charging $1 to Use Ocean
By News Release @ 4:38 AM :: 1617 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes, Tourism

... more than 500 companies with commercial use permits from the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR), began collecting one dollar from each passenger or customer ....

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024
SB2335: Recreational Marijuana Bill Appears Dead for Session
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 1302 Views :: Drugs

... the dispensaries don't want the competition ....

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024
EXTENDED AGAIN: Applicants Wanted for State Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 1:12 AM :: 4076 Views :: Ethics

... The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Hawaiʻi State Ethics Commission. The term will be for four years ....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Lahaina Fire: COFA Citizens may now Apply for FEMA Aid
By News Release @ 2:25 PM :: 1456 Views :: Maui County, National News

... Biden recently signed the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2024, which extended federal benefits to COFA citizens who legally reside in the United States ....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Twenty States Ask SCOTUS to Stop Hawaii Supreme Court from Dictating US Energy Policy
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 3320 Views :: Energy, Judiciary

"Major decisions about our national energy policy must be made at the federal level, not dictated by one lawsuit brought by one city in its own courts.”

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Saturday, March 30, 2024
Hawaii Legislators Proclaim Easter Sunday to be 'Transgender Day of Visibility'
By News Release @ 3:36 PM :: 2202 Views :: Family, Religion

"As we approach March 31, International Transgender Day of Visibility, I stand with pride alongside fellow members of the House who consistently affirm, embrace, and support transgender folks in our communities."

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Friday, March 29, 2024
OIP Director Leaving Office
By News Release @ 4:50 PM :: 1632 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

... Park will be retiring from OIP at the end of March 2024.  Supervising Staff Attorney Carlotta Amerino will become OIP’s Acting Director in April. ....

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Friday, March 29, 2024
Aloha Stadium Bidding Limited to Two Gangs of Insiders
By News Release @ 4:34 AM :: 3942 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education

... only these insiders are qualified to bid ....

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Friday, March 29, 2024
​Applicants Sought to Fill Vacancies on the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court
By News Release @ 1:18 AM :: 1407 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... Applicants Also Sought for Attorneys and Judges Assistance Program Board ....

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Friday, March 29, 2024
Recktenwald Appoints Michelle N. Comeau Oahu District Judge
By News Release @ 12:05 AM :: 2884 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... The appointment is subject to Senate confirmation ....

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Thursday, March 28, 2024
Senate WAM Approves Budget
By News Release @ 11:42 PM :: 1467 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Additionally, due to the August 2023 Maui Wildfires, Ways and Means unanimously approved other emergency appropriation bills, House Bill 679 Senate Draft 2 and House Bill 2610 Senate Draft 2 ....

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Thursday, March 28, 2024
Criminal Escapes Kauai Jail, Dead After Run Over by Car 
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 2902 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

... The driver of the vehicle failed to stop to render aid and was last seen making a U-turn toward Kapa‘a ....

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Thursday, March 28, 2024
Tourism Arrivals and Spending Down
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 1567 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... February 2024 average daily census of 236,008 is a decline from 2023 ....

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Green Appoints Dozens to Powerful State Boards
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 2655 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education, Land Use

... BLNR, BoE, UH Regents and more ...

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Exodus to Mainland: State Loses $185M Tax Revenue
By News Release @ 6:39 PM :: 1752 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Cost of Living

... outmigration since 2020 has resulted in the loss of $185 million in general excise taxes and state income taxes, or approximately $61.8 million per year ....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Puna Man Charged with Heinous Abuse of a 2-Year-Old Girl
By News Release @ 5:30 AM :: 1638 Views :: Hawaii County , Family

... admitted to the emergency room with various burn marks, physical signs of dehydration and malnutrition, bruising at various stages of healing, and a fractured rib and femur bone ....

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Monday, March 25, 2024
HELCO Predicts tight supply of electricity on Hawaii Island Thru April
By News Release @ 7:41 PM :: 1640 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

... especially when wind, solar and hydroelectric output is lower than forecast ....

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Monday, March 25, 2024
Leaked WPATH Files Expose Medical Malpractice at Global Transgender Healthcare Authority
By News Release @ 6:24 AM :: 1832 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

... The files, which were leaked from within the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), were published by the US-based think tank Environmental Progress ....

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Saturday, March 23, 2024
Hawaii has the Most Long-Tenured Homeowners in the US
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 1687 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics

... 36% of Hawaii’s homeowner population has lived in its current residence for at least 24 years ....

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Saturday, March 23, 2024
Fraud: Another Sovereignty Scammer Pleads Guilty
By News Release @ 3:10 PM :: 2440 Views :: Higher Education, OHA, Taxes

... the sixth person charged in connection with the investigation into a group tied to Dexter Kiama and David Keanu Sai ....

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