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Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Four Individuals Arrested for Investment Fraud Scheme Targeting Hawaii Residents
By News Release @ 3:43 AM :: 2227 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... The four defendants were arrested in Waikiki over the weekend by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ....

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Monday, March 6, 2023
Changing tax credit to portion of income would help Oahu homeowners
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:10 PM :: 1732 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits

... Bill 38 (2022) would change the formula for calculating the eligibility for the real property tax credit ....

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Monday, March 6, 2023
Link home exemption to increase in home values
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:05 PM :: 1827 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes, Cost of Living

... Bill 40’s proposal would increase the home exemption by a mere 10% and the exemption for older individuals by just 7% ....

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Thursday, March 2, 2023
Blangiardi Outlines Proposed 2024 Budget
By News Release @ 11:38 PM :: 1922 Views :: Honolulu County

... Commitments to affordable housing, public safety highlighted as Mayor Blangiardi submits proposed budget for 2024 fiscal year ....

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Lawsuit: Ke'eaumoku Condo Site--15 Burials and Counting
By Court House News @ 2:08 AM :: 3377 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, OHA

... no archaeological survey or assessments were conducted after demolition and despite the subsequent findings of burials and related sites and features. The state and city have granted several permits ....

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Sherwoods: Remediation of cancelled ball field project continues
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 1842 Views :: Honolulu County, Greenmail

... An archeological monitor from Pacific Legacy and a cultural monitor from Moehonua Cultural Monitoring Services will be onsite monitoring work performed by the contractor. They will be joined by a special duty HPD officer ....

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Sunday, February 19, 2023
PILOT for Real Property Tax
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2880 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Agriculture, Tax Credits, Taxes

... The owner in the previous year paid $30,154 in property tax and got a bill for $835,710, resulting in an extremely unhappy owner ....

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Saturday, February 18, 2023
Debt: Honolulu 3rd-Worst Sinkhole City
By News Release @ 8:11 PM :: 2287 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

... Honolulu’s financial problems stem mostly from unfunded retirement obligations that have accumulated over the years ....

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Friday, February 17, 2023
Neighborhood Board Elections -- Who is Running in Your District?
By News Release @ 1:57 AM :: 2944 Views :: Honolulu County

... Candidate applications should be submitted online ....

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Wednesday, February 15, 2023
City: Koko Head Shooting Complex to reopen for Archery in March
By News Release @ 4:44 PM :: 1735 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... Current schedule: archery range reopening March 2023, pistol & rifle ranges in April 2023 ....

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Wednesday, February 15, 2023
DLNR--Build Parking Garage at Ala Wai
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 2298 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

“In the very near future, we are going to do a request for proposals for the development within the facility itself. Since this is envisioned as a public-private partnership the current parking layout may shift some in the future. That could include a parking structure at the harbor”

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Friday, February 10, 2023
Miske Witness Guilty --Threatened to 'Behead' Governor, Mayor
By News Release @ 1:20 PM :: 2447 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... here's what happens when a sovereignty activist doesn't want to pay his dock fees at Waianae Small Boat Harbor ....

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Monday, February 6, 2023
Taxi Rates: Council should repeal price fixing law
By Selected News Articles @ 7:49 PM :: 1581 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

... repeal the price fixing provisions in the Revised Ordinances of Honolulu ....

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Thursday, February 2, 2023
City seeks highly-qualified candidates to serve on Oʻahu Historic Preservation Commission
By News Release @ 9:42 PM :: 1539 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

... candidates to serve on the Oʻahu Historic Preservation Commission, which became effective in the Revised Charter of the City and County of Honolulu on January 23, 2023 ....

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Thursday, February 2, 2023
​Waitlist opening for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 1470 Views :: Honolulu County

... Pre-applications will be accepted online from Monday February 6, 2023, 7:45 a.m., to Friday, February 10, 2023, 4:30 p.m. ....

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Thursday, February 2, 2023
Alleged Chinatown Pimp Indicted
By News Release @ 1:42 AM :: 1956 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... The victim was forced to find clients near the Zippy's in Chinatown ....

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Profitable Non Profits: COVID Slush Fund Ends Feb 6
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 1449 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... the deadline for submissions for relief through the Non-Profit Relief Program is set for Monday, February 6, 2023 at 11:30 p.m. HST. ....

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – District Judge, District Court of the First Circuit (island of O’ahu)
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 1513 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... nomination deadline of Monday, March 13, 2023 ....

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Saturday, January 28, 2023
Navy: No Groundwater Pollution from AFFF Spill
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 1999 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Today the Navy published its first two weeks of validated groundwater PFAS test results, which show no exceedances of DOH’s EALs for groundwater ....

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023
US Department of Justice Orders Handi-Van to Answer Phones, Book Rides
By News Release @ 10:57 AM :: 1302 Views :: Honolulu County

... TheHandi-Van, who called to make or change reservations for rides, had very long telephone hold times or did not have their calls answered. Under the agreement, Honolulu will take immediate steps to lessen hold times ....

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Hawaiian Electric issues call for projects to significantly expand renewable energy generation on Oahu, Maui
By News Release @ 9:17 PM :: 1902 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Energy

... Latest procurement includes request for firm renewable capacity ....

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Monday, January 23, 2023
U.S. Marine runs toward gunfire, applies lifesaving aid in Waikiki shooting
By Selected News Articles @ 2:08 PM :: 3051 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Military

... The man fell to the ground as the first of the two shooters sprinted to a waiting vehicle. The wounded man was lying on the sidewalk to Issa’s left as the second shooter, located to Issa’s right, began firing frantically at the downed man ....

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Thursday, January 19, 2023
Kauai Democrats Nominate Replacements for Rep Tokioka HD16
By Andrew Walden @ 8:48 PM :: 4274 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County

... the HD37 Democratic Committee picked three nominees: Ron Menor, Charlotte Nekota, Trish LaChica.  Kauai HD16 Democrats picked Evslin, Chock and Cristobal ....

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Thursday, January 19, 2023
City accepting applications for Chief of Treasury
By News Release @ 5:16 PM :: 1310 Views :: Honolulu County

... The Department of Budget and Fiscal Services (BFS) is seeking applicants to fill the vacant civil service position of Chief of Treasury for the Division of Treasury ....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2023
How to fix Hawaii's SLOW permitting departments
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:30 AM :: 2003 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... Hawaii is one of the slowest states in the nation when it comes to approving building permits ....

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Thursday, January 12, 2023
City accepting resumes for Executive Director, Office of Housing and Homelessness
By News Release @ 3:13 AM :: 1623 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... HOU is responsible for coordinating and directing the development, preparation, and implementation of plans and programs relating to affordable housing and homelessness ....

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Saturday, January 7, 2023
Most Expensive US Cities -- Honolulu 5th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:19 PM :: 1830 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... and that doesn’t account for state tax rates, which are among the highest in the nation ....

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Saturday, January 7, 2023
Notice of Judicial Vacancy – District Judge, District Court of the First Circuit (island of O’ahu)
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1658 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... The Chief Justice has the discretion to assign a district judge/district family judge to either the District Court or Family Court ....

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Saturday, January 7, 2023
Sunshine Law Violation? OHA Town Halls to Discuss Kakaako Makai Development
By News Release @ 5:05 AM :: 2133 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, OHA

... January 7, 8, 10, 2023 online ....

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Thursday, December 29, 2022
Chief Logan Signs First Concealed Carry Permit
By Selected News Articles @ 12:11 AM :: 2500 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, Second Amendment

... the first permit issued in modern history for Honolulu ....

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Five Red Light Camera Sites Now Active
By News Release @ 12:24 AM :: 4675 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... five cameras now active along Vineyard Boulevard and Nuuanu Avenue ....

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Friday, December 23, 2022
Red Hill: Navy Requests 'Closure in Place'
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 1876 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Department of Navy Delivers Third-Party Analysis of Alternatives for Closure of Red Hill Tanks, Formally Requests Permanent ‘Closure in Place’ ....

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Thursday, December 22, 2022
EPA Proposes Red Hill Consent Decree
By News Release @ 12:45 PM :: 1819 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... EPA is asking for comments on the proposed order and will host a public meeting the week of January 16, 2023, to go over details of the order and answer questions ....

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Congressional Delegation Calls For Independent Investigation Into Toxic AFFF Leaks At Red Hill
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 2007 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... Lawmakers Demand Answers On Report That Information On Previous Leak Was Withheld From Regulators; Delegation: Investigation Should Not Delay Defueling ....

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Monday, December 19, 2022
​Counties should not profit from Hawaii's housing crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:00 AM :: 2078 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes, Cost of Living

... assessments of all real property on Oahu went up by 12.4% compared with the previous year. And that’s just the average ....

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Saturday, December 17, 2022
Five Months Later--Still No Concealed Carry in Honolulu
By News Release @ 2:34 AM :: 2028 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... Is this intentional or incompetence? ....

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Saturday, December 17, 2022
EPA takes action to address pollution violations at Kailua Wastewater Treatment Plant
By News Release @ 1:44 AM :: 1772 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

... In January 2021, the facility experienced a failure at one of two biotower treatment units, causing the plant’s discharge to exceed limits for bacteria ....

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Blangiardi names Jiro Sumada DPP Deputy Director
By News Release @ 11:22 PM :: 1842 Views :: Honolulu County

... Sumada will be returning to the same position he held at the DPP from 2010 to 2013. He also served briefly as Acting Director. ...

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022
2023 Real Property Assessments up 12.4%
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 2960 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes, Cost of Living

... City to Send 2023 Real Property Notice of Assessments ....

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Friday, December 9, 2022
Red Hill funds included in annual defense bill
By Selected News Articles @ 11:43 PM :: 1857 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2023 includes $1 billion for cleaning up the site of a fuel leak into Hawaii's water supply ....

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Friday, December 9, 2022
​Guns: Supreme Court shows us the ‘Sensitive Places’
By Selected News Articles @ 10:19 PM :: 1788 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... If you look at Bill 57, the Mayor has taken a cut-and-paste list from places such as New York, New Jersey, and D.C. to make a list that is currently failing at every challenge in court in those exact locations....

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Thursday, December 8, 2022
City to accept applications for $30 million in relief for non-profits affected by Covid-19
By News Release @ 12:28 PM :: 1862 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... Non-profits may be eligible to receive up to $100,000. These funds will be awarded to qualifying non-profits on a first-come, first serve basis until the funds are exhausted ....

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Ewa Foreclosure Scammer Indicted for Stealing Chief Federal Judge’s Identity
By News Release @ 4:55 PM :: 1857 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... According to the indictment, Abordo used the forged signature and a federal court seal to create a phony court order, which he then used to prove to the victim that he’d pulled her Ewa Beach, Hawaii, home out of foreclosure ....

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Federal Real ID enforcement delayed to May 2025
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 1680 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Tourism

...O‘ahu residents now have an additional two years to get the REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and state identification cards necessary to board domestic flights and enter some federal buildings....

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022
​City’s free COVID-19 testing program to end on December 30, 2022
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 1673 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... dedicated staff from the National Kidney Foundation of Hawai‘i ....

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Navy Shares Latest Red Hill Leak Video with EPA, not Public
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 1803 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The Navy’s water supply is unaffected, according to a Dec. 1 Navy release. The Navy’s water comes from the Waiawa shaft, which is approximately 6 miles away from the affected area ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
Blangiardi Nominates New DPP Director
By News Release @ 9:48 PM :: 1837 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

... Dawn Takeuchi Apuna appointed director designate of City’s Department of Planning and Permitting ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
2022 Honolulu City Lights opening night set for Saturday, Dec. 3
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 1964 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

... The month-long celebration of the Honolulu City Lights kicks off with a block party at 4 p.m. on Punchbowl Street ....

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Monday, November 28, 2022
Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the First Circuit
By News Release @ 3:29 PM :: 1648 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... nomination deadline Monday, January 9, 2023 ....

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Sunday, November 27, 2022
No, Boosting the Affordable Housing Fund Isn’t the Answer
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1941 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Taxes

"... it is essentially a budgeting gimmick ...."

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