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Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Senate Approves More Millions for Red Hill
By News Release @ 11:01 PM :: 2129 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... $150 Million In New Federal Funding To Defuel, Permanently Close Red Hill, Clean Up Water  ....

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022
What does it take to convince four chronic homeless to get off streets?
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 2162 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

“These are the kinds of successes the Administration and Legislature envisioned when it passed $32 million in ‘Ohana Zone funds to address homelessness statewide.”

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Monday, March 7, 2022
DoD to Permanently Close Red Hill
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 1978 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

"...After close consultation with senior civilian and military leaders, I have decided to defuel and permanently close the Red Hill bulk fuel storage facility in Hawaii...."

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Monday, March 7, 2022
Oahu Family Court Vacancy
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 2253 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Judiciary

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

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Friday, March 4, 2022
Bill 9: ‘Empty homes’ tax won’t fulfill intention
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:57 PM :: 2029 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... Bill 9 would impose a 3% property tax surcharge ....

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
CARES Money Housed 787 Homeless on Oahu
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 2107 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, COVID-19

... Rapid Rehousing provides short-term rental assistance and supportive services to assist people in obtaining housing quickly ....

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Hawaiian Electric seeking proposals for firm renewable energy on Oahu
By News Release @ 10:55 PM :: 1612 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

... Firm renewable energy differs from intermittent resources such as solar and wind in that it is available for use at all times ....

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Results: Honolulu survey on spending of federal recovery funds
By News Release @ 2:20 AM :: 2873 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... The online survey asked community members to rank eight priorities for the use of the City’s multi-million dollar share of the Fiscal Recovery Fund ....

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Blangiardi Appoints Sheet Metal Union Boss to HART Board
By News Release @ 2:16 AM :: 2772 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Rail

"...Art’s management background at Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation (SMART) Workers Local Union 293 and his experience on the Planning Commission make him the perfect candidate...."

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022
DoH: Navy Already in Violation of Emergency Order
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 1813 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The Emergency Order issued by DOH on December 6, 2021 specifies that the Navy must hire a qualified independent contractor, to be approved by DOH ....

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Monday, February 28, 2022
Blangiardi announces the end of the City’s COVID-19 emergency orders
By News Release @ 8:08 PM :: 1899 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... The decision not to extend the emergency order means the Safe Access O‘ahu program, which required businesses such as restaurants, fitness centers, and events that served food, to verify employees and customers were fully vaccinated or had a negative COVID-19 test, will no longer be a government mandate ....

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Monday, February 28, 2022
Navy Secretary Visits Red Hill Again
By News Release @ 6:36 PM :: 1841 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro traveled to Oahu Feb. 25-28 to meet with families and senior officials and to see first-hand the progress that has been made in restoring and protecting the island’s safe drinking water ....

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Friday, February 25, 2022
HD39: Democrats Pick Three to Replace Ty Cullen
By News Release @ 7:21 PM :: 2982 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... Ige will choose one of the three who, remarkably, don't include former HSTA president Rosenlee ....

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Conspiracy to Defraud Honolulu Homeless Program Nets Federal Prison Sentences
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 3109 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

... Defendants Sentenced for Scheme to Defraud Local Housing Programs of Over $100,000 ....

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Dead Bats: Supreme Court Upholds BLNR Approval of Na Pua Makani Windfarm
By News Release @ 2:29 PM :: 2167 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... the Board authorized Na Pua Makani to kill up to 51 ‘ōpe‘ape‘a bats ....

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Cocaine News: Heidi Tsuneyoshi declares candidacy for Governor--as Republican
By News Release @ 7:00 PM :: 5858 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Office of Elections, Politicians, Drugs

... Heidi's husband, Chad Tsuneyoshi, is a federal ex-con convicted for his part in a 1000kg cocaine ring ....

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Saturday, February 19, 2022
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 1:41 AM :: 2039 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... judicial nominees for one position each in the District Court and District Family Court of the First Circuit, island of Oahu ....

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Friday, February 18, 2022
Former HSTA Pres and five others on short list to become Next Ty Cullen
By News Release @ 7:00 PM :: 2551 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... Dems will forward Rosenlee and two others to Gov Ige so he can pick Rosenlee ....

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Saturday, February 12, 2022
Feds Doing the Job the State Won't Do: Waianae Man Sentenced to Over 11 Years in Prison for Robbery and Attempted Carjacking
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 2160 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts ....

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Saturday, February 12, 2022
Kahele, Case Introduce Legislation To Permanently Shut Down Red Hill
By Ed Case @ 2:18 PM :: 2686 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... Companion legislation is being introduced in the Senate by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz ....

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Friday, February 11, 2022
SHOPO: Honolulu Police Leadership Leaves Neighborhoods Unprotected
By News Release @ 1:20 AM :: 1877 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

... many neighborhoods unprotected, without a single officer patrolling for the entire shift ....

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Friday, February 11, 2022
Bum Feeding Operation to Vacate Chinatown
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 1908 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... The City and County of Honolulu and the River of Life Mission have reached an agreement to relocate its public feeding operation from its current location in Chinatown to several new hubs on O‘ahu ....

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Thursday, February 10, 2022
Naming Names: Who Will Cullen and English Rat Out?
By Andrew Walden @ 6:21 AM :: 7545 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

... In the federal system the little fish eats the big fish.  We've got a menu .... 

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Monday, February 7, 2022
$500M Red Hill Funding on the Move in Congress
By News Release @ 9:05 PM :: 2945 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... a Senate bill includes $100M and a separate House bill includes $403M ....

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Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Red Light Cameras to be Activated by May
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 3918 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... engineering studies to select the ten intersections for the pilot began in January and are expected to be completed in March ....

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Honolulu Council Copies OHA Playbook--Threatens Military Leases in Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:03 AM :: 4603 Views :: Honolulu County, Greenmail, Military, OHA

... this is the same political model being used by OHA to extract rent money from astronomy on Mauna Kea .... 

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Monday, January 31, 2022
DoD on Red Hill: We Will Appeal DoH 'Final Order'
By News Release @ 11:05 PM :: 3367 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... we have a deadline of this Wednesday, February 2, 2022, to file an appeal of DOH's Final Order, and we are planning to file in both federal and state court by this deadline ....

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Saturday, January 29, 2022
Blangiardi Exempts Affordable rentals from GE Tax
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 2816 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Taxes

... New incentives approved to spur development of affordable rentals ....

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Friday, January 28, 2022
Aloha Stadium: Sometimes you wonder where political leaders find numbers to fit the narrative
By Video @ 2:24 AM :: 2844 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Higher Education

... Stadium-villages generally create low wage jobs ....

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Thursday, January 27, 2022
Ige Lacks Authority on Red Hill
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 7:24 PM :: 4387 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... The facility built in 1942 is "grandfathered" and exempt from any EPA rules or compliance.  Second, it is Federal property on Federal land under Federal jurisdiction....

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Defense Appropriations Chairman Jon Tester Tours Red Hill, Does Not Commit to Shut Down
By Video @ 3:09 AM :: 4100 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... said Chairman Tester. “We’ve got work to do, and I’m going to keep working with Senator Schatz to make sure the Department of Defense is getting Hawai‘i and the Navy the tools they need to move forward.” ....

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022
DoH: 'No Evidence Board of Water Supply drinking water impacted by Red Hill Spill'
By News Release @ 8:56 PM :: 2928 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

"... at this time, there is no evidence that Board of Water Supply drinking water has been impacted ...." -- Hawaii Department of Health

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Honolulu 3rd Worst 'Sinkhole City'
By News Release @ 8:33 PM :: 3866 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... HONOLULU remained a Sinkhole City because it needed more than $3.9 billion, or $31,700 from each taxpayer, to pay its bills ....

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Friday, January 21, 2022
Honolulu Rate Commission seeks input on TheBus, HandiVan fare changes
By News Release @ 5:29 PM :: 2399 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

... The Honolulu Rate Commission will be taking public testimony on proposed fare policy changes affecting TheBus and TheHandi-Van at its January 24th and February 8th meetings ....

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Audit of the City's Information Technology Modernization, Services, and Support
By News Release @ 8:31 PM :: 1899 Views :: Honolulu County

... DIT is Unable to Meet Certain Service and Support Expectations .... 

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Bill 41 Could Squash Short-term Rentals
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:47 AM :: 3455 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... Honolulu Council Bill 41, that would limit "short-term” rentals on Oahu to no less than 180 days at a time ....

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Navy to Congress: Future of Hawaii Red Hill Fuel Facility Uncertain
By Selected News Articles @ 10:01 PM :: 2888 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Converse said those reports “will allow [the Navy] to make a long-term decision” as to whether the facility, used by all the services in the Indo-Pacific, will remain in operation. He said the question comes down to evaluating other sites and finding “better methods of distribution.” ....

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022
DHHL Releases EA for Isenberg Street Rentals, Kalaeloa Solar Project
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 2811 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Energy

... 270 affordable rental units for native Hawaiian beneficiaries of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act ....

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Saturday, January 8, 2022
Red Hill: BWS Smokes out Congress?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:16 PM :: 3674 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... BWS statements have become increasingly apocalyptic.  Just don’t ask them to get specific ....

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Friday, January 7, 2022
National Community Survey for O'ahu Residents
By News Release @ 3:28 AM :: 1309 Views :: Honolulu County

>>>  Click here to take the survey!  <<<

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Thursday, January 6, 2022
Capacity at larger indoor gatherings temporarily restricted through January in response to Omicron
By News Release @ 3:09 AM :: 1963 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... caps large indoor gatherings of more than 1,000 people at 50% capacity ....

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Congressional Delegation: Navy Must Comply With DOH Emergency Order To Defuel Red Hill Tanks
By Ed Case @ 2:28 AM :: 3867 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... CLUE: Where is the funding? ....

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Federal CDC to Survey Red Hill Health Impacts
By News Release @ 2:07 AM :: 2094 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... investigators from the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and ATSDR will survey civilians living in homes serviced by the joint base water distribution system ....

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Let's Play Make Believe: Hawaii DoH 'Orders' US Navy to Stop Fueling Ships, Planes
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 2107 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

"... Immediately suspend operations at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Tanks, including fuel transfers...."

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Saturday, January 1, 2022
​Honolulu Police Department Gun Registration Website Now Operational
By News Release @ 11:23 PM :: 3152 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... This, in combination with the settlement agreement in Yukutake v. Connors, means that on Oahu, you can obtain a firearm with a single trip to the police station ....

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Friday, December 31, 2021
Honolulu Hale Multiple Resignations, Retirements
By News Release @ 3:47 PM :: 3733 Views :: Honolulu County

... Blangiardi Administration Cabinet Reshuffle ....

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Sunday, December 26, 2021
Can We Beat COVID Without Lockdowns?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:11 AM :: 3444 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... If Hawaii follows the same pattern as South Africa, we should experience increasing COVID cases until around New Year’s, followed by a sharp decline .... 

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Thursday, December 23, 2021
HPD officer arrested after Niu Valley shooting 
By Andrew Walden @ 9:26 PM :: 3050 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, Second Amendment

... It was reported to us that the officer's (personal) AR-15 was dropped and discharged a round. This round then struck another occupant (relative) in the same home ....

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Honolulu: Largest percentage of homes with inadequate kitchens
By Selected News Articles @ 11:00 AM :: 2360 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... 2021’s Neediest Cities ....

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021
DPP Online System to let Solar Contractors Bypass DPP Grifters
By News Release @ 1:58 AM :: 2243 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

... a new online building permit application process in response to the increase in number of homeowners seeking photovoltaic (PV), PV battery and battery-only tax credits and other incentives from Hawaiian Electric Co.’s Battery Bonus program ....

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