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Friday, June 23, 2023
'Multi-Ton' Chinese Fentanyl Exporters Arrested in Honolulu
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 2197 Views :: Drugs

... advertising fentanyl precursors as a “Mexico hot sale;” guaranteeing “100% stealth shipping” abroad; and posting to its websites documentation of Amarvel Biotech shipping chemicals to Culiacan ....

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Thursday, June 22, 2023
New XO at HI-EMA
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1693 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

... Don Aweau most recently served with the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a senior advisor ....

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Hawaii Gun Registration Applications Drop
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 1763 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment

... 21,881 personal/private firearm permit applications were processed statewide during 2022, marking a 6.1% decrease ....

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023
​Sailor Wins Right to Register Guns
By News Release @ 3:57 PM :: 2901 Views :: Military, Second Amendment

... City and state to pay $130K to settle gun owner’s lawsuit ....

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Oil Spills: EPA Hammers Pacific Biodiesel
By News Release @ 3:44 PM :: 1818 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... Failure to implement measures required by the SPCC Rule can threaten public health or the welfare of fish and other wildlife ....

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Blangiardi announces leadership changes at two City departments
By News Release @ 3:10 PM :: 1815 Views :: Honolulu County

... Keith Suzuka will serve as Deputy Director of the Department of Land Management and Ben Sullivan will serve as Deputy Director of the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency ....

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Maui Mayor accepting applications to Independent Nomination Board
By News Release @ 2:52 PM :: 1543 Views :: Maui County

... The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. June 29 ....

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Monday, June 19, 2023
Neighborhood Commission Office Holds Revote in Hawaii Kai Subdistrict 11
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 1774 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

... a computer glitch prevented Sub District 11 voters from being able to electronically submit their votes ....

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Friday, June 16, 2023
Hawaii May Unemployment 3.1%
By News Release @ 2:34 PM :: 1654 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... in comparison with March 2020 (the last month prior to pandemic effects), nonfarm jobs were down by 24,200, or -3.7 percent ....

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Friday, June 16, 2023
HTA: De Fries Gets Boot
By News Release @ 4:36 AM :: 1771 Views :: Ethics, Tourism

... 'Hawai‘i Tourism Authority President and CEO John De Fries Announces He Will Decline Extension of Employment Contract' LOL! ....

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Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Green Cuts $1B from Budget--Kills First Responder Campus Scheme
By News Release @ 11:20 PM :: 1575 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Don Dela Cruz is not a happy boy ....

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Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Keith Cureton: Kamehameha Schools Director of Ethics Didn't Last Long
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 4772 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... how long would an ethical person stay at KSBE? ....

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Monday, June 12, 2023
Americans for Prosperity Launches Hawaii State Chapter  
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 1225 Views :: Republican Party

... to advocate for policies that promote economic growth, job creation, and greater opportunity for all ....

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Monday, June 12, 2023
Homeless Shut Down Diamond Head State Park
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 2066 Views :: Homelessness, Tourism

... DLNR removed a water hose being used to siphon water into an encampment of meth addicts on the lower slopes of Diamond Head ....

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Saturday, June 10, 2023
Bipartisan Task Force Combats Chinese Influence in Indo-Pacific
By News Release @ 8:49 PM :: 1340 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military

... bipartisan task force to conduct oversight on issues facing the U.S. territories and Freely Associated States (FAS) in the Indo-Pacific region ....

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Saturday, June 10, 2023
DelaCruz uses HIEMA in First Responder Campus Dog n Pony Show
By News Release @ 2:03 AM :: 1587 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military, Police

..  Dela Cruz sales pitch for latest boondoggle ....

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Saturday, June 10, 2023
Oahu Family Court Judge Jessi L. K. Hall seeks another term as Judge
By News Release @ 1:50 AM :: 1488 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... Judicial Selection Commission to determine whether Judge Hall should be retained in office for an additional term of six years ....

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Friday, June 9, 2023
DLNR: Haena State Park to be Model for State
By News Release @ 12:59 PM :: 1528 Views :: Kauai County, Tourism

... following the signing of a bill by Governor Josh Green, M.D., facilitating the continued community-based management of this 65-acre state park ....

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Wednesday, June 7, 2023
OIP Issues Three New Formal Opinions
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 1474 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Higher Education

... seeking the names of all students and faculty serving on the UH William S. Richardson School of Law Admissions Committee ....

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Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Want More COVID Cash? Apply June 13
By News Release @ 10:05 PM :: 1512 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, COVID-19

... ask for up to three months of additional support ....

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Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Water Bills Going Up: BWS Signs $204M Kalaeloa Desalination Contract
By News Release @ 3:03 AM :: 1587 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

... Desalination is an expensive energy hog ....

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Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Marijuana Dispensary Oligopoly Enforcers: Court Upholds Drug Raid on Pinky's Hempire 
By News Release @ 4:21 PM :: 1359 Views :: Drugs

... “Pinky’s Hempire,” alleged that DOH’s interim administrative rules regarding hemp processing were illegal and that the prohibition on Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC products was unconstitutional ....

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Monday, June 5, 2023
Hawaii Republican Party Closes Headquarters
By News Release @ 10:28 PM :: 1405 Views :: Republican Party

... mold spores are present. An air quality test by a certified remediation company is being scheduled.  Until further notice, the Headquarters office is TEMPORARILY CLOSED for your health and safety ....

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Monday, June 5, 2023
Helicopter Association Slams Air Tour Plans for Hawaii National Parks
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 1575 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

... air tour management plans would severely limit helitours at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the Haleakalā National Park ....

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Saturday, June 3, 2023
Green Replaces Board of Education Chair
By News Release @ 4:48 AM :: 1455 Views :: Education K-12

... Warren Haruki, who recently retired from several executive positions, has been appointed to serve as the new board chair ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
HCDA to Ban Residential Development at Kakaako Makai
By News Release @ 10:05 PM :: 1463 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, OHA

... HCDA informational hearing on June 7 at 10:30 on Kakaako Makai Rule Amendments ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the First Circuit (island of O’ahu)
By News Release @ 9:50 PM :: 1244 Views :: Judiciary

... The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
Red Hill 2023 Consent Order Published
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 1431 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Red Hill 2023 Consent Order between the EPA, Navy, and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
Ranking Individual Income Taxes--Hawaii 5th Highest
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 1520 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... and State Tax Collections per Capita--Hawaii 4th Highest ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
Hawaii Job Satisfaction 3rd Lowest in USA
By News Release @ 3:39 AM :: 1449 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

... Three Lowest States: Arkansas (2.1), Mississippi (2.3), Hawaii (2.5) ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
Drone Bills in Hawaii Legislature
By News Release @ 2:49 AM :: 1344 Views :: Small Business

... For the 2023 legislative session, Hawaii introduced five measures, two of which passed ....

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Thursday, June 1, 2023
DBEDT: Economic Recovery Continues in Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:16 PM :: 1220 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... projected economic growth rates for Hawai‘i for both years are better than the expected growth rates for the nation ....

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Thursday, June 1, 2023
Neighborhood Board Election Results Posted
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 7122 Views :: Honolulu County

... see the list of elected candidates ....

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Abercrombie News: Green Appoints Three UH Regents
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 1363 Views :: Higher Education

... Former Governor Neil Abercrombie, Attorney Lauren Akitake, and Global Resiliency Hub CEO Alapaki Nahale-a will fill seats for the term beginning July 1, 2023 for five-year appointments, subject to confirmation by the Hawai‘i State Senate .... 

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Saturday, May 27, 2023
Green Opens First Homeless 'Kauhale'
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 2434 Views :: Homelessness

... The 10-unit village is being constructed by nonprofit HomeAid Hawaii in the mauka-most section of the Department of Health parking lot, will be completely fenced and will have 24-hour private security ....

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Saturday, May 27, 2023
HDoT Reopens HNL Runway--sort of
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 1450 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tourism

... Nightly closures of runway 8L from 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. will be needed for a 140-day period to complete the improvements to the runway ....

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Friday, May 26, 2023
Hawaii Settles Lawsuit Allowing for Carrying of Billies for Self-Defense
By News Release @ 1:52 AM :: 1668 Views :: Second Amendment

... On May 23, 2023, a settlement was reached in the case of Yukutake vs Shikada, which challenged Hawaii's law on carrying batons in public for self-defense ....

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Friday, May 26, 2023
DPP Supervisor Gets 60 Months in Prison for Bribery Scheme
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 1545 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... After a lengthy investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) into corruption at the DPP, honest services wire fraud charges were filed against six individuals, including Inouye, arising out of schemes in which employees of the DPP took bribes in exchange for performing official acts at DPP ....

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Thursday, May 25, 2023
Surgeon General Warning: Social Media a profound risk to mental health of children
By News Release @ 3:12 AM :: 1591 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

"... urgently take action to create safe and healthy digital environments that minimize harm and safeguard children’s and adolescents’ mental health ...."

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Thursday, May 25, 2023
Wailuku: DLNR, NOAA Raid 'Antique Freak' Shop
By News Release @ 2:00 AM :: 1483 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Law Enforcement

... 26 counts of prohibited wildlife trafficking (HRS 183D-66) and 26 counts of possession of endangered and protected wildlife ....

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Sovereignty Hitman Gets Piddling 37 Months for Beheading Threats
By News Release @ 6:08 PM :: 1762 Views :: Law Enforcement

“... we cut their heads off right in the [obscenity omitted] palace, for treason -- for treason and human trafficking ....”

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Honolulu Youth Commission now accepting applications
By News Release @ 3:57 PM :: 1241 Views :: Honolulu County

... The new commissioners will be selected by Mayor Rick Blangiardi and Council Members Matt Weyer (District 2), Tommy Waters (District 4), Calvin Say (District 5), Tyler Dos-Santos-Tam (District 6), and Val Okimoto (District 8) ....

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023
'Out of State Permits' Drop 30%
By News Release @ 3:52 PM :: 1340 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

... 30 percent decrease over the past four years in the number of out-of-state permits issued in the City and County of Honolulu, falling to 2,545 in 2022 from 3,655 in 2019 ....

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023
'Renewable' Gravy Train End of Line: After Decades, HECO Dumps 'Avoided Cost' Contracts
By News Release @ 12:19 PM :: 1728 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

... The four original contracts were negotiated in the 1990s and 2000s ... a typical residential customer using 500 kilowatts could see savings ranging from $9 to $13 per month ....

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Flags Lowered for Late Senator Sam Slom
By News Release @ 12:15 AM :: 1676 Views :: Hawaii History, Republican Party, Small Business

“Sam dedicated some 20 years to representing East Honolulu and was a vocal member of the Republican Party and a longtime strong voice for small business.”

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Slush Fund News: HTA Gives $27M Contract to CNHA
By News Release @ 12:07 AM :: 1685 Views :: Ethics, Tourism

... $27M of Green's illegal $200M slush fund has spilled into CNHA's lap ....

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Monday, May 22, 2023
Green Touts 'Progress' in First Six Months
By News Release @ 11:34 PM :: 1171 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... The main areas where progress was cited were affordable housing, homelessness, the high cost of living, healthcare, education, and the environment ....

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Monday, May 22, 2023
Public invited to observe 72nd Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 1292 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

... SEW A LEI FOR MEMORIAL DAY ....

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Thursday, May 18, 2023
Got Nepotism? Ethics Commission has a Form for That
By News Release @ 4:47 AM :: 1510 Views :: Ethics

... the agency or employee explain and furnish proof of why they need to be exempted from the nepotism law ....

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023
“Aloha Always WINS!” Children’s Program & Book Fights Bullying in over 300 Hawaii schools
By News Release @ 2:23 PM :: 1561 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Life

... “Choose Aloha” Program teaches keiki to choose love not hate, bullying, self-harm or suicidal ideation ....

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