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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Lawsuit: Lopaka Ryder, Killed by Drug Dealer, was Police Informant
By Selected News Articles @ 12:05 PM :: 7763 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Drugs

...police disclosed his identity either directly or indirectly to persons being investigated....

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Friday, January 8, 2016
DLNR Officer Arrested--Charged with sexual assault of Minor
By News Release @ 9:27 PM :: 6668 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

...DLNR Officer “was fired (from Honolulu PD) in 2013 after he falsified records and lied to investigators about transporting a female runaway, who was underage.”....

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Friday, January 8, 2016
DLNR to Loosen Death Grip on Hilo Businesses?
By News Release @ 1:53 PM :: 7598 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use, Small Business

One of the leases at Banyan Drive has expired and has been placed on a month-to-month revocable permit. Other leases at Banyan Drive and in the Kanoelehua Industrial Area will expire in the next several years....

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Fake Bomb Found After Big Island Police Arrest Three at Protest Against License Plates
By News Release @ 11:11 PM :: 10959 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

The rally supported what organizers claimed was the constitutional “right to travel” with no driver’s license, registration, license plates, safety stickers and motor vehicle insurance....

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Friday, January 1, 2016
OHA 2016 Legislative Package: Telescope Rent Money, Control of Mauna Kea Tours
By Andrew Walden @ 12:11 AM :: 7762 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...ensure a “fair rate of return” in establishing sublease rent....

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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Hawaii Island Energy Cooperative would deliver transformation better, faster and cheaper
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 6883 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

Big Island customers could save as much as $113 million on the existing HELCO rate base and up to $234 million including investments to modernize the grid over a four-year period....

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Sunday, October 25, 2015
Applications Sought for DLNR Hawaii Island Advisory Council
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 6590 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment

Completed applications must be received by December 22, 2015....

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Friday, October 16, 2015
Fiber optic cables were maliciously cut on Mauna Kea this Summer
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 7256 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA

Damage occurred same day a caravan of construction vehicles was turned around by protesters, leading to 11 arrests...

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Full Text: Hawaii Business Groups Slam Police Refusal to Enforce Law on Mauna Kea
By News Release @ 10:35 PM :: 8580 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

Business cannot operate without laws being enforced. Selective enforcement of laws by State, County and HPD is discriminatory. Citizens place their trust in government that Laws will be enforced equally without the need for political pressure to do so. The result of the faulty law enforcement surrounding Mauna Kea is fostering tension, aggression, racism and business uncertainty. Ambiguity surrounding the rule of law has prompted a poor economic climate....

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
ACLU Scores Big Wins for Panhandlers and Potheads
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 10701 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Homelessness, Labor, Drugs

The ACLU has shared a copy of the settlement agreement in this case with Maui County and Kauai County, both of which have had similar pre-employment medical examination requirements....

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Thursday, September 3, 2015
Bridge Aina Lea: Federal Court Dismisses Most of Case
By Robert Thomas @ 9:09 PM :: 7716 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

...once again, a property owner's federal constitutional claims -- raised in a federal forum -- get decided by a state court....

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Thursday, July 23, 2015
Hawaii Councilman Proposes Reforms After P-Card Audit
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 5338 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

Hawai‘i County Code should be amended to bring it in line with state law...

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Friday, July 17, 2015
Paniolo Power to Withdraw from Merger Docket
By News Release @ 6:46 PM :: 5923 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

"...will instead concentrate on the PUC's pending Power Supply Improvement Plan (PSIP) docket, which is better suited to address transformational planning issues...."

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Thursday, July 2, 2015
Hawaii 100% Renewable Energy Mandate a Blank Check for Rate Hikes
By Selected News Articles @ 3:57 PM :: 8449 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

For example, the Aina Koa Pono project....

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Hawaii Supreme Court: County Initiative Preempted by State Law
By Robert Thomas @ 5:08 PM :: 9539 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Drugs, GMOs

...Hawaii Supreme Court refined the test for determining when a municipal ordinance or charter provision is preempted by state law....

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Thursday, June 4, 2015
Big Island Press Club: Keeping Government Transparent
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:16 PM :: 5705 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

Thursday, June 18, from noon until 1:30 at Restaurant Kenichi in Hilo....

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Thursday, May 14, 2015
IRONMAN fined $2.7M for illegal lottery
By News Release @ 3:58 AM :: 5234 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

...Ironman charged athletes, who did not otherwise qualify, $50 to enter lotteries for the chance to compete in the Ironman World Championship....

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Thursday, May 7, 2015
Kilauea Largest Source of SO2 Pollution in USA
By UHERO @ 2:19 AM :: 7155 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Using Vog from Kilauea to Estimate the Health Consequences of Particulate and SO2 Pollution....

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Thursday, April 16, 2015
HS Senior Launches pro-Telescope Petition
By Selected News Articles @ 2:43 PM :: 7340 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

King Kalākaua was an early and ardent supporter of astronomical observation in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Stewardship by UH to protect Maunakea for future generations
By Selected News Articles @ 9:26 PM :: 7145 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

Since 2000, Maunakea has been under stewardship of the Office of Maunakea Management....

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Criminal Charges? Attorney General to Investigate Kenoi
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 8430 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians

Facts learned during the course of the investigation will determine whether the attorney general’s office pursues or recommends criminal charges....

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Friday, April 3, 2015
Success of independently funded GMO papaya confounds anti-tech ideologues
By Selected News Articles @ 4:20 PM :: 5822 Views :: Hawaii County , GMOs

...This 12-part series by entomologist Anthony Shelton is the first comprehensive article about a genetically engineered crop, in this case, GE papaya in Hawaii....

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Thursday, April 2, 2015
Mauna Kea Protesters Arrested for Blocking Road to the Top
By News Release @ 10:41 PM :: 9003 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Mauna Kea: OHA Demands $50M Payoff for Mountain....

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Do Drugs? Hawaii County is Hiring!
By Selected News Articles @ 9:01 PM :: 6470 Views :: Hawaii County , Drugs

...A newly hired legal clerk at the Hawaii County Prosecutor's Office in Hilo can start working without the mandatory urine test, a federal judge ruled Friday....

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Demand: NextEra Eat Cost of HEI's Disused Oil Plants
By News Release @ 4:19 AM :: 5578 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy
“What portion of the potentially stranded assets should be borne by shareholders? Why should the ratepayers be responsible for all of these costs?”
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Friday, February 27, 2015
Police seek man on video at the scene of a suspicious Kona Church Fire
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 7039 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Religion

At 6:10 a.m. Thursday (February 26), Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a fire at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Captain Cook....

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
HELCO selects Ormat to provide an additional 25MW of geothermal energy
By News Release @ 9:34 PM :: 5690 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

The next step in the process is to begin contract negotiations with Ormat, with an agreement to be submitted to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for approval....

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Big Island Group Proposes Electric Co-Op
By News Release @ 4:25 PM :: 5763 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

Local, democratic control over the island’s energy infrastructure....

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Monday, January 26, 2015
Electric Co-op for Big Island?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:07 PM :: 6861 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy
“Both Ha and Ishibashi were reluctant to disclose who sits on the co-op steering committee.”
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Friday, January 23, 2015
Bridge Aina Lea: 9th Circuit Affirms State Supreme Court Ruling (sort of)
By Robert Thomas @ 2:28 PM :: 5713 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

...we've been waiting for the other shoe to drop, and today it did....

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Parker Ranch sells rights to NextEra to Build Giant Windfarm
By News Release @ 5:05 PM :: 5565 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

This agreement provides NextEra Energy Resources with long-term access rights to PRFT lands to develop renewable energy derived from PRFT's wind resources....

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Friday, December 19, 2014
Hawaii Supreme Court: Agencies Have No Duty To Keep Their Records Accurately
By Robert Thomas @ 4:00 AM :: 7197 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary, Land Use

Last month, the Hawaii Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion which declined to impose a duty of reasonable care on the Hawaii County Planning Department....

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Thursday, November 20, 2014
U.S. not prepared for a major volcanic eruption, panel says
By Selected News Articles @ 2:29 PM :: 7074 Views :: Hawaii County , National News, Congressional Delegation
The U.S. is falling short in its ability to track and respond to a major volcanic eruption at this time, a panel of experts told a congressional hearing Wednesday.…
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Saturday, November 8, 2014
Veterans Day Parade Hilo, Sat. Nov 8
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 6236 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

...assembling at 8:00 am. Parade starts at 9:00 am....

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Saturday, November 8, 2014
Kona Planned Parenthood Abortion Facility Loses Lease, Must Close
By Selected News Articles @ 2:49 AM :: 6754 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care, Life

Planned Parenthood’s Kona Health Center will shut down after Monday, November 10....

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
President Declares Disaster for Hawaii Lava Flow
By News Release @ 2:10 PM :: 4557 Views :: Hawaii County

...federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of Hawaii....

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Hawaii Residents Have Coverage For Lava Flow Damage
By News Release @ 5:31 PM :: 4608 Views :: Hawaii County

...covered under a homeowners, renters or business insurance policy, according to the Insurance Information Institute....

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Friday, October 31, 2014
VIDEO: Hawaii National Guard Assists in Puna
By Video @ 1:57 AM :: 5727 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

Hawaii Army and Air National Guardsmen were called to support Hawaii County Civil Defense....

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Monday, October 27, 2014
Pahoa: Lava Flow Speeds Up, Possible Evacuations Overnight
By News Release @ 4:46 AM :: 4429 Views :: Hawaii County

The flow has advanced approximately 170 yards since 9:00 this morning and presently located approximately 600 yards from the Pahoa Village Road....

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Are Anti-Price Gouging Policies to Blame for Shortages on the Big Island?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:13 AM :: 7490 Views :: Hawaii County , Economy, Small Business, Cost of Living

...The government bought ice here so no one else could buy the ice....

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Saturday, September 20, 2014
Judge Grants TRO as ACLU Pushes Claim That Panhandling is First Amendment Right
By News Release @ 3:48 PM :: 6867 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Homelessness

The TRO prohibits Hawaii County from interfering with Plaintiff Justin Guy’s right to hold a sign (saying “Homeless Please Help”) by the side of the road....

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Lava Projected to Burn Through Center of Pahoa Town
By News Release @ 6:40 PM :: 5564 Views :: Hawaii County
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Friday, September 12, 2014
Obama Finally Gets Around to Declaring Iselle 'Public Assistance' Disaster
By News Release @ 9:39 PM :: 5140 Views :: Hawaii County

...Obama today signed a Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance. In the meantime, since a Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance was rejected last month, the state and Hawaii County continue to gather sufficient additional information to justify a successful appeal....

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
County of Hawai‘i Faces First Amendment Lawsuit Challenging Panhandling Laws
By News Release @ 12:14 AM :: 7448 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Homelessness

Case to be heard by Judge Mollway on Friday, 9/19/14, 9 a.m....

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Thursday, September 4, 2014
Puna: Lava Diversion 'Culturally Insensitive'
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 6442 Views :: Hawaii County

...for the advancing lava flow in the Wao Kele O Puna area after the flow extended to less than a mile from the edge of the Ka‘ohe Homesteads subdivision....

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Sunday, August 31, 2014
Mauna Kea Audit: UH Lacks Critical Rules
By News Release @ 4:58 AM :: 6884 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...UH lacks critical rules but progress has been made on other prior recommendations....

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Friday, August 29, 2014
FEMA Rejection Shows Lack of Leadership by Schatz
By News Release @ 4:51 PM :: 7838 Views :: Hawaii County , Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

...The rejection of the disaster declaration shows the people of Hawaii that Schatz has no influence where it matters most....

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
FEMA: Iselle Not Severe Enough for Disaster Declaration
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 4535 Views :: Hawaii County

“...it has been determined that the damage from this event was not of such severity and magnitude...."

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Monday, August 25, 2014
Hawaii’s Papaya Growers Struggle in Hurricane Aftermath
By Video @ 2:30 PM :: 7649 Views :: Hawaii County , Agriculture, GMOs

...Estimation of the sales lost, plus the start-up, the bulldozing costs and growing up to that first year, when they’re ready to harvest again … is about $53 million....

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Sunday, August 24, 2014
"Not A Typical Election Contest" Filed Over Postponed Puna Primary
By Robert Thomas @ 6:24 AM :: 6249 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...Thursday at 4:30 p.m. was the statutory deadline for instituting an "election contest" in the Hawaii Supreme Court....

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