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Thursday, January 11, 2024
Navy still on the hook for negligence claims by military families injured by jet fuel leak
By Court House News @ 11:59 PM :: 282 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The government managed to dodge failure to warn claims thanks to the Federal Tort Claims Act ....

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Thursday, January 11, 2024
Oahu Rolling Blackouts Caused by Coal Plant Closure
By News Release @ 8:29 PM :: 1331 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

... In 2020, the Legislature passed a bill that banned coal powered energy production in the State by 2023 ....

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Monday, January 8, 2024
Rolling Blackout Hits Within Days After Kapolei Battery Farm Goes Online
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 2159 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

"...due to heavy cloud cover and rainy conditions across the island, production from solar energy systems has been reduced and battery energy storage systems could not charge...."

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Friday, January 5, 2024
Kobayashi Profits as City buys up expensive real estate in Iwilei
By News Release @ 8:17 PM :: 3153 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

... 43% profit for Black Sand / Kobayashi ....

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Saturday, December 30, 2023
Keeping Honolulu Jammed: 2023 Complete Streets Progress Report
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 1254 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

... In previous decades, City streets were planned and designed primarily for vehicular capacity, not any longer! ....

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023
EMS lost $33M after failing to bill patients?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 1536 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

... City and County of Honolulu had nearly a year to prepare for the July 1, 2022 handover, but somehow didn’t get the billing contract established ....

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Sunday, December 24, 2023
Merry Wet Christmas for Honolulu BWS
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3218 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes, Cost of Living

... Honolulu consumers will be subjected to a double whammy next year ....

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Saturday, December 16, 2023
Hearing Set for Honolulu PD Concealed Carry Rules
By News Release @ 11:58 PM :: 1551 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... at HPD HQ Jan 9, 2024, 10am ....

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Saturday, December 16, 2023
Loss of $192M? Honolulu EMS forgot to bill ambulance patients for over a year
By Andrew Walden @ 10:07 PM :: 2153 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

... EMS neglected to bill patients for ambulance rides starting July 1, 2022 ....

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Thursday, December 14, 2023
RFP-LOL: Aloha Stadium will be Built by 2028
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 1493 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Higher Education

... 2028?  How hard are you laughing? ....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
New Oil Burner: HECO to Repower 76-Year Old Waiau Plant
By News Release @ 3:17 PM :: 1237 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

..."The proposed repowering of the Waiau facility will be the largest generation project in Hawaiian Electric’s 132-year history."  It will run on oil, but read on to see how HECO conceals this fact....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
City to send 2024 Real Property Notice of Assessments
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 1792 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... an approximate increase of 0.79 percent ....

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Monday, December 11, 2023
Green Questions Water Rate Hikes After They are Approved
By News Release @ 1:08 PM :: 1275 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military, Cost of Living

... “The BWS’ decision to raise water rates by about 50% may create a hardship for many residents. It’s important for the BWS to take advantage of available federal funding to reduce the costs it passes on to O‘ahu residents,” said Governor Josh Green, M.D. ....

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Navy Notifies Regulators of Groundwater PFAS Detection
By News Release @ 12:46 AM :: 1172 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Four of 21 groundwater monitoring wells showed exceedance of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), a component of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) ....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Hawaii demands remediation from Navy following jet fuel leak
By Court House News @ 4:37 PM :: 1703 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Red Hill fuel-polluted soils could cost $750 million to clean up ....

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Saturday, November 25, 2023
Public comment open on Ala Wai Flood Risk Management Study
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 1358 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... release of the Ala Wai Flood Risk Management draft General Reevaluation Report and Integrated Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for review and 45-day public comment period ....

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Friday, November 24, 2023
JSC seeks Nominees for Several Judicial Vacancies
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 1404 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Judiciary

... vacant judgeships on Oahu and Big island ....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023
BWS files $1.2 billion claim over Red Hill damages
By Selected News Articles @ 4:56 PM :: 1382 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Honolulu's Board of Water Supply is seeking $1.2 billion from the U.S. Navy for costs associated with the fuel leak at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility ....

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Sunday, November 19, 2023
Let's not fall for all the Aloha Stadium hype
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:24 AM :: 1626 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Tourism

... even the slimmed down plan is worrisome ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
Honolulu 'Equality' Score Jumps with Transgender 'Health' Benefits
By News Release @ 1:42 PM :: 1507 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Police

...  Honolulu achieved additional points in this year’s rankings for having transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits ....

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Pentagon Plans Transfer of Red Hill Back to Navy
By Selected News Articles @ 10:41 PM :: 1556 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Joint Task Force – Red Hill was in charge of defueling, while the Navy and the Department of Defense will take on the closure process ....

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Monday, November 13, 2023
Gun Violence: Westside Legislators Push Back Against Grace, Fevella
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 3058 Views :: Honolulu County, Gambling, Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

"We are disappointed that one of our colleagues has chosen to align themselves with a group of people promoting hate and bullying."

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Sunday, November 12, 2023
Audit Exposes Caldwell’s $175M Slush Fund
By Andrew Walden @ 9:19 PM :: 4948 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, COVID-19

... Could credit union executives go to jail? ....

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Sunday, November 12, 2023
​Honolulu Council approves self-certification for permits
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:00 AM :: 3170 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

... Bill 6 (2023), CD1 would allow building applications to be reviewed by professionals qualified to self-certify that the plans and other data in the applications are in compliance ....

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Saturday, November 11, 2023
Streamline permitting process to reduce wait times, favoritism
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:40 AM :: 1586 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

... The Actors Guild, a local acting group, produced a play based on their five-year ordeal of trying to get a permit to renovate their theater at Dole Cannery ....

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Friday, November 10, 2023
Mililani Fire Video: Native Trees Burn, Albizia Survives
By Video @ 3:09 AM :: 1747 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

... While flames are no longer visible, the landscape is a mosaic of blackened native trees interspersed with invasive ones, like Albizia ....

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Friday, November 10, 2023
Trap & skeet ranges at Koko Head Shooting Complex reopening this weekend
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 1503 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... Skeet Range opening Saturday, Nov. 11, Trap Range reopening Sunday, Nov. 12 ....

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Thursday, November 9, 2023
DOBOR Proposes Paid Parking at Ala Wai (again)
By News Release @ 1:09 AM :: 1526 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

... Ed Underwood said, “The boating program is currently subsidizing free parking in the facility which is not fair to those who are paying the fees" ....

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Thursday, November 9, 2023
2023 Honolulu City Lights opening night set for Saturday, December 2nd
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 1888 Views :: Honolulu County, Religion

... tree lighting ceremony, Public Workers’ Electric Light Parade and City Lights block party ....

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Sunday, November 5, 2023
Queens to Buy Wahiawa Hospital
By News Release @ 1:57 AM :: 1671 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

... Queen’s to formalize the purchase of WGH scheduled for March 31, 2024 ....

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Saturday, November 4, 2023
Public Input Sought for City’s First Climate Adaptation Strategy
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 1470 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

... The Resilience Office is engaging in fifteen islandwide programs in the first half of November ....

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Saturday, November 4, 2023
Oahu Judicial Vacancy -- First Circuit Court
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 1489 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

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

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Friday, November 3, 2023
Court Blocks Parts of Honolulu ‘Sensitive Places’ Gun Law
By News Release @ 4:38 AM :: 1815 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... Due to our "sensitive places lawsuit," Honolulu is no longer able to enforce parts of its sensitive places ordinance ....

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Sunday, October 29, 2023
How monster homes came to be: A Halloween Story
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:50 PM :: 2461 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... meet the monster’s creators ....

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Friday, October 27, 2023
Adaptability is key to solving Hawaii’s housing crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:01 PM :: 1522 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

... adaptive reuse as a possible solution to two pressing issues in Honolulu: downtown office vacancies and Oahu’s housing shortage ....

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Friday, October 27, 2023
​Grassroot testifies before county councils on housing, property tax relief, permitting
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 PM :: 1821 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Development, Land Use

... testimony to the Honolulu, Maui and Kauai county councils about measures that could increase the supply of housing ....

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Honolulu Businesses Invited to Participate in Small Business Survey
By UHERO @ 9:25 PM :: 876 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

... Results from this survey will help the city allocate resources to better support the business community ....

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Sunday, October 22, 2023
Stop Permitting Favoritism
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:31 AM :: 1914 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... All permit applications are equal, but some are more equal than others ....

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Friday, October 20, 2023
Honolulu Hale to be illuminated in blue and white in solidarity with Israel
By News Release @ 4:08 PM :: 1722 Views :: Honolulu County, World News

... Mayor Rick Blangiardi announced Thursday that Honolulu Hale will be illuminated in the colors blue and white from sundown on Saturday, October 21, through sunrise on Sunday, October 22, in support of Israel ....

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Thursday, October 19, 2023
Honolulu recognized amongst Greenest Cities in America
By News Release @ 3:55 AM :: 1749 Views :: Honolulu County

... The report also highlighted Honolulu as having the highest number of farmers markets per capita ....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Red Hill defueling underway
By Selected News Articles @ 4:02 AM :: 1638 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... nearly two years after a spill into the area's water forced thousands from their residences ....

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Saturday, October 14, 2023
Three Vacancies on First Circuit Court
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 1676 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

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

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Saturday, October 14, 2023
City now accepting Grants in Aid Applications
By News Release @ 1:29 PM :: 1722 Views :: Honolulu County

... GIA proposals must be submitted by 2 p.m. on November 22, 2023 ....

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023
DoH Approves Red Hill Defueling Plan
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 1539 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Leading up to this decision, DOH oversaw completion by JTF-RH, of 297 repairs and enhancements needed for repacking and defueling ....

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Monday, October 9, 2023
Aiming the Cannon at Monster Homes
By Tom Yamachika @ 3:50 AM :: 1835 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

... Bill 52 provides an initial fine of $25,000, plus $10,000 per day without an upper limit ....

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Saturday, October 7, 2023
Aloha Stadium Boondoggle Becoming Instagram Joke
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:49 PM :: 2186 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... Jonah Jameson from the "Spiderman" movie franchise laughing at a news headline about the stadium project with a sarcastic caption above it that reads "This won't be another disaster like the rail." ....

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Saturday, October 7, 2023
Pave way for office buildings to be converted into housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:39 AM :: 1679 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

... Bill 54 (2023), which would for a five-year period to facilitate the conversion of commercial buildings to multifamily residential units ....

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Saturday, October 7, 2023
Allow owner-occupants of Residential A homes to apply for missed property tax relief
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:30 AM :: 1647 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits, Taxes

... Resolution 23-243, which would give property tax relief to owner-occupants who failed to file for a homeowner exemption in 2022 and whose homes were taxed at the Residential A rate as a result ....

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Wednesday, October 4, 2023
EPA Approves Red Hill Pre-Defueling Preparedness Report
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 1742 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Decision paves way for safe defueling operations to begin ....

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Monday, October 2, 2023
Transsexual flag flying outside the Fasi Municipal Building
By News Release @ 7:26 PM :: 1924 Views :: Honolulu County, Family

... City to celebrate Honolulu Pride Month ....

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