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Sunday, August 24, 2014
"Not A Typical Election Contest" Filed Over Postponed Puna Primary
By Robert Thomas @ 6:24 AM :: 6254 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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Friday, August 22, 2014
Hawaii Requests Presidential disaster declaration for Iselle
By News Release @ 2:22 PM :: 3945 Views :: Hawaii County

The request seeks Individual Assistance for Hawaii County. Individual Assistance would make additional funding, loans and services available to affected residents....

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
ACLU Lawsuit Challenges Puna Voting
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 5299 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...lawsuit filed Thursday asks the State Supreme Court to allow any registered voter affected by Tropical Storm Iselle to cast a vote....

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Saturday, August 16, 2014
Nago Fiasco: 'Thousands Disenfranchised' Hanabusa May Challenge Results, Oshiro Talks Special Session
By Selected News Articles @ 5:30 PM :: 7510 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...Lawmakers would have to round up 17 Senate and 34 House members willing to do it, and they’d need five days to move any bills through....

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Judge Rejects Lawsuit To Delay Puna Voting--Polls Open Fri 7AM
By Robert Thomas @ 4:27 PM :: 8314 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections, Politicians

...The motion for preliminary injunction asserts that holding the postponed election on Friday is just too soon, essentially because the two precincts are still a mess....

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Support Aloha for Puna Fund
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 4376 Views :: Hawaii County
First Hawaiian Bank has established the Aloha for Puna fund to assist Big Island residents in the Puna region with relief and recovery ....
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Full Text: Hanabusa Letter Calls for Election Delay, Demands Louie Step Aside
By News Release @ 2:59 PM :: 6284 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections, Politicians

...To ensure unbiased counsel through the remainder of this election, the Office of Elections should not continue to receive legal advice from Mr. Louie....

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Anger Boils in Puna as Nago Changes Election Three Times in Three Days
By News Release @ 4:41 PM :: 7624 Views :: Hawaii County , Democratic Party, Office of Elections

...This repeated change in the date, location and method of the election; 3 times in 3 days, twice within hours of each other, is a violation of the election laws....

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Sunday, August 10, 2014
VIDEO: Helicopter Overflight Shows 100s of Downed Trees in Puna
By Video @ 4:25 PM :: 5827 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

...Hawaii guardsmen help the recovery effort by assessing the damage and reporting to civil authorities, and by clearing the roadways....

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Thursday, August 7, 2014
Oahu, Maui, Hawaii County Shelter Locations
By News Release @ 12:11 AM :: 7420 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Maui County

...List of designated shelters for Hawaii , Maui, and Honolulu .... 

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Monday, June 9, 2014
9th Circuit Demands Briefing on Bridge Aina Lea Suit
By Robert Thomas @ 5:30 AM :: 8777 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Judiciary, Land Use

...several members of the State of Hawaii Land Use Commission were sued by the property owner in their individual as well as official capacities....

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Stung by High Electric Rates, Parker Ranch launches Paniolo Power Company
By News Release @ 6:01 PM :: 6931 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

HELCO rates are consistently more than 37 cents a kilowatt-hour, and often well over 40 cents, despite nearly half of the island’s electricity being generated from renewable sources....

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Monday, March 24, 2014
Hawaii Supreme Court: Must Counties Maintain Accurate Public Records?
By Robert Thomas @ 3:10 AM :: 5846 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

Your first reaction may be "well, duh." But....

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Most Wanted: FBI Searching Big Island for Anti-Biotech Terror Bomber
By News Release @ 1:04 AM :: 7838 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, GMOs

On Aug 28, 2003, two bombs exploded approximately one hour apart on the campus of a biotechnology corporation in Emeryville, CA. Then, on Sept 26, 2003, one bomb strapped with nails exploded ....

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Full Text: Big Island Papaya Farmer Sues to Invalidate anti-GMO Ordinance
By Robert Thomas @ 9:12 PM :: 7800 Views :: Hawaii County , Agriculture, GMOs

Science. It's the darndest thing....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
VA Mortgages Again Available as DoH Reverses Catchment Tank Rules
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 5688 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

...After discussions with VA, DOH has determined that water catchment systems may be made safe for domestic use....

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Sunday, December 15, 2013
Fire Hazard: Volcano School Threatened with Closure After Abercrombie Refuses to Release Funds
By Selected News Articles @ 10:53 PM :: 5012 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12

...the elected State Legislature has twice appropriated $618,000 of State construction and improvement funds specifically directed to the VSAS. The Governor of the State Hawaii, exercising what amounts to line item veto, has arbitrarily, for two years, withheld these funds....

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
EPA Regs Bring Natural Gas Flaring to Kona
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 5451 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

“It may take a little time for West Hawaii residents to get used to the sight of the flare burning 24 hours a day, seven days a week, especially at night, but the continuous flare means the system is doing what it’s designed to do.”

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Sunday, November 17, 2013
Open Letter: 80% of Hawaii Ag Reject Anti-GMO Bill 113
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 7729 Views :: Hawaii County , Agriculture, GMOs

...the undersigned farmers, ranchers and floral & nursery growers collectively produce more than 80% of the food and agricultural products grown in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Senators: Abercrombie Should Fill HCDA Vacancies
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 6690 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Hawaii State Government

In 2008, the Legislature amended H.R.S. §206E·3 to require Kakaako small business representation on HCDA. The cultural expert and Kakaako resident members were added last year by Act 323. At present, HCDA does not meet these membership requirements....

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Saturday, September 28, 2013
More Papaya Trees Chopped as Anti-GMO Councilmembers Demand List of Future Targets
By Selected News Articles @ 3:43 PM :: 5998 Views :: Hawaii County , GMOs

As the Hawaii County Council considers an anti-GMO bill which would require farmers to "register" the locations of their GMO crop fields, another GMO Papaya field in Puna has been attacked by machete-wielding vandals....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Hawaii County council keeps anti-GMO bill alive
By Selected News Articles @ 8:27 PM :: 5005 Views :: Hawaii County , GMOs

In an embarrassing move, Councilwoman Brenda Ford, whose Bill 109 would ban all GM crops outright, had former yoga instructor and anti-GMO crusader Jeffrey Smith Skyped in to the meeting to give his testimony....

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Monday, September 16, 2013
Hilo: Akina, Hansen to Discuss Jones Act With Portuguese Chamber, ConFor
By News Release @ 12:15 AM :: 5788 Views :: Hawaii County , Jones Act

Friday October 4, 6:00pm, at the Naniloa Hotel Crown Room in Hilo....

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
GMOs: Open Letter to Margaret Wille from Hawaii Papaya Industry Association
By News Release @ 5:25 PM :: 7001 Views :: Hawaii County , GMOs

Brenda Ford’s bill, which would destroy Hawaii’s papaya crop and blow a huge hole in the county and state’s economy....

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Monday, September 2, 2013
Abercrombie’s Refusal to Help Veterans Secure Home Loans Makes National News
By News Release @ 1:03 AM :: 8127 Views :: Hawaii County , Military, Cost of Living

A story invoking Governor Abercrombie’s war-protester past, has surfaced on Breitbart.com....

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Monday, August 19, 2013
Investors Submit Plan to Reorganize Hokulia Project
By News Release @ 11:47 AM :: 7605 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Greenmail

A hearing on the plan’s disclosure statement has been scheduled for Sept. 16, 2013....

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Sunday, August 18, 2013
Army to construct infantry platoon battle course at Pōhakuloa
By News Release @ 12:57 PM :: 5358 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

...The U.S. Army published the record of decision to construct and operate a modern Infantry Platoon Battle Course and associated infrastructure to support current and future Army training requirements at Pōhakuloa Training Area....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Hawaii County: Police Chief Addresses Corruption, Aloha, and Tinted Windows
By News Release @ 1:35 PM :: 7329 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

results of the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s 2013 Community Satisfaction Survey and the police chief’s responses....

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Friday, July 19, 2013
Kamuela Hui to Put Telescope on Moon
By News Release @ 12:45 PM :: 4258 Views :: Hawaii County

...the first private space telescope to operate from the lunar surface, available to researchers, educators and the general public through the internet....

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Saturday, June 15, 2013
Hawaii County PD Community Satisfaction Survey Released
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 6201 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement
608 members of the public participated in the Hawai’i Police Department’s Community Satisfaction Survey....
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Saturday, May 4, 2013
Budget: Kenoi Proposes $21M Property Tax Hike
By News Release @ 10:40 AM :: 5064 Views :: Hawaii County , Taxes
...this budget incorporates a property tax 'adjustment' that would allow the county to collect an estimated $219 million in the year ahead....
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
HHSC Exec Discusses Banner Partnership with Hilo MDs
By Selected News Articles @ 9:36 PM :: 11182 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

Approximately four years ago, the Hawaii State Legislature commissioned Stroudwater Associates to evaluate our Hawaii Health System Safety Net Hospitals....

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Saturday, December 29, 2012
Kealakekua Kayak Rentals: DLNR Bans Small Businesses From Water
By News Release @ 1:07 AM :: 7486 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

"The proliferation and use of unpermitted kayak rentals being conducted at Napoopoo have resulted in concerns .... " 

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Hawaii County: In Election Cases, Time Deadlines Matter
By Robert Thomas @ 2:30 PM :: 6730 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

The case involved a challenge to the charter's requirement that a candidate for public office be a resident of the district in which she intends to run for at least 90 days ....

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Governor Releases $3.7 Million for Hilo Medical Center
By News Release @ 8:46 PM :: 8650 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

 ... $3.7 million for capital improvement projects (CIPs) at Hilo Medical Center ....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Hawaiian Electric Seeks Public Comment on ‘Integrated Resource Planning’
By Selected News Articles @ 5:59 PM :: 14387 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...providing safe and reliable utility service at a reasonable cost, through the development of Resource Plans and Scenarios....

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Saturday, November 24, 2012
Sen Josh Green: Doctors Need Florida Pill Mill Company to Survive Financially
By Andrew Walden @ 8:03 PM :: 11570 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

I am humbled to try and get everyone access to healthcare in a fair and timely way in Hawaii and that is all my letter to the city of Honolulu was about....

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Friday, November 23, 2012
Hawaii County Vote is Referendum on Eradication
By Tom Lodge @ 5:59 PM :: 8652 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment

It is the aerial slaughter of sheep, goats, and pigs that prompted the referendum....

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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Five Year Plan: Hawaii County Energy Sustainability Program
By News Release @ 2:11 PM :: 7587 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

...recommendations to strengthen the County’s energy program and realize more than $3.9 million in taxpayer saving....

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Monday, November 19, 2012
Hawaii County Police earn accreditation from national agency
By News Release @ 11:36 PM :: 6742 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

Chief Harry Kubojiri announced that the Hawaiʻi Police Department has been awarded accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies....

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Friday, November 16, 2012
Voters issue a powerful mandate for hunting, fishing and gathering on Hawaii island
By Selected News Articles @ 10:37 PM :: 7703 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment

The ballot item on the formation of a hunting, fishing and gathering advisory commission in the November 6 election passed by almost 2 to 1 margin....

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Hundreds Turn Out for NRA President in Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 13790 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The Second Amendment is alive and well in Hawaii....

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Friday, November 9, 2012
HELCO Files 50MW Geothermal RFP
By News Release @ 6:41 PM :: 6668 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

Hawaii Electric Light Company is seeking to add up to 50 megawatts (MW) of geothermal power at prices not tied to the cost of oil to help lower electricity costs for customers....

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Friday, November 9, 2012
Spirit of LIFE 20th Anniversary 2012 Gala Celebration
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 6613 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

November 9th 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sheraton Keauhou Resort, Kailua-Kona 

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Best Invention of 2012: Time Magazine Recognizes Kona Kampachi
By Selected News Articles @ 3:03 PM :: 7908 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

Hounded by Luddites, shakedown artists, and anti-GMO hypesters, Hawaii’s Kamapachi Farms open ocean fish farm has now been named by TIME magazine as one of the Best Inventions of the Year 2012. Surely it will soon be driven from the state....

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Thursday, November 1, 2012
HD5 Bateman Releases Final Radio Commercial
By Audio @ 10:56 AM :: 8526 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

It is clear that our state government has not been working for the people and I am running to change that.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Hawaii County Releases Absentee Voting Totals
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 6509 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill

104,323 Hawaii County residents are registered to vote in the 2012 General Election....

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
AKP Biofuel Scam Finds Only 20 Supporters in Survey of 300
By Henry Curtis @ 4:09 AM :: 12342 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

SMS did a survey of 303 interviews, 90% said they unfamiliar with `Aina Koa Pono (AKP). 10% were aware of AKP. The math says this is 29-31 people.

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Saturday, October 27, 2012
Voter Guide: Hawaii State and County Ballot Initiatives 2012
By Andrew Walden @ 10:34 PM :: 20466 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawai'i Free Press endorsements on State and County ballot initiatives....

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Saturday, October 27, 2012
Video Interview: Kona Resident--Father of Slain SEAL Killed in 9-11 Attack, Bengazi
By Audio @ 3:21 AM :: 10784 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, National News, Ethics

Retired Judge Charles Woods descibes meeting Pres Obama, V Pres Biden and Sec'y Clinton....

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