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Thursday, July 11, 2024
HD1 Rep Mark Nakashima Dead at 61
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 801 Views :: Hawaii County , Democratic Party, Office of Elections

“He was unopposed in this year’s primary and general election for the District 1 seat.”

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Sunday, July 7, 2024
Hawaii County proposal -- good direction for Oahu beekeeping
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:18 PM :: 436 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Agriculture, Small Business

... Hawaii Island lawmakers consider more liberal beekeeping rules while Honolulu County lawmakers ponder making them tougher ....

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Saturday, July 6, 2024
Tokuda Finds Way to Strip Name of Captain Cook from Post Office
By News Release @ 2:56 PM :: 1084 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii History, Military

... the goal is to remove all references to Captain Cook from Hawaii ....

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Tuesday, July 2, 2024
Second observatory removed from Maunakea summit
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 680 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... All site work for the decommissioning of the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) was completed in June 2024  ....

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Thursday, June 27, 2024
State Supreme Court: Is Gov't Imposed "Church Purposes" Deed Restriction Void?
By Robert Thomas @ 3:36 PM :: 934 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Land Use, Religion

... the Hawaii Supreme Court hears oral arguments ....

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Sunday, June 23, 2024
Hawaii County moves toward greater freedom for beekeepers
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:14 PM :: 548 Views :: Hawaii County , Agriculture, Small Business

... The Leeward Planning Commission voted favorably on a bill that would make it easier for beekeepers to expand their businesses ....

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Saturday, June 8, 2024
Hawaii County Council follows through on proposal to cut homeowner taxes
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:39 PM :: 664 Views :: Hawaii County , Kauai County, Maui County, Development, Taxes

... Despite the bill's timidity, passage of the bill was still a welcome move .... 

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Friday, May 31, 2024
Hawaii County Property Tax Cuts for Homeowners and 'Affordable Rentals'
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:51 PM :: 1015 Views :: Hawaii County , Small Business, Taxes, Cost of Living

... The County Council actually improved on a tax cut proposed by Mayor Roth, but neither version gives a break to industrial or commercial properties ....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Latest Cockfighting Arrests ‘No Surprise’ after Hawaii Senate Fails on HB 1980
By News Release @ 6:33 PM :: 958 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Drugs

... Five people were arrested over the weekend during what police say was a cockfight raid at a gathering on the Kaloli Drive end of the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Puna ....

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Friday, April 26, 2024
Bill 152 pre-approved multi-family designs would speed up Hawaii Island housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:25 AM :: 951 Views :: Hawaii County , Development

... allow the Hawaii County Department of Public Works to issue pre-approved model plans for multi-family housing — as it already does for single-family dwellings ....

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Thursday, April 25, 2024
Rolling Blackouts end for Big Island as oil-fired plants come online
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 2833 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

"...Combined, these oil-fired units have up to 53 megawatts of generating capacity. ...."

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
OIP Issues Five New Opinions
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 1244 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Ethics, Police

... one formal opinion and four informal opinions ....

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Friday, April 19, 2024
Hawaii County beekeepers hope Bill 144 will open up new vistas
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:43 PM :: 1159 Views :: Hawaii County , Agriculture, Small Business

... Hawaii County treats beehives like piggeries ....

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
Study STR economic impact before banning them
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:34 PM :: 2104 Views :: Hawaii County , Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tourism

“...30% respondents reported that if there was not a home and vacation rental option during their recent stay in Hawaii, they would not have made the trip....”

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Sunday, April 7, 2024
EPA Orders Hawaii County to Upgrade Sewage Treatment Systems
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 1254 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

... The consent order requires the County of Hawai‘i to address broken equipment and deferred maintenance ....

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Saturday, April 6, 2024
Trask: UH Regents Shakeup May Profit OHA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:46 PM :: 1982 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... must pay fair market value for their leases ....

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Friday, April 5, 2024
Rabbi likely to win bias suit against Hawaii County
By Selected News Articles @ 5:16 AM :: 2502 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Land Use

"It’s like Kabuki theater."

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Monday, April 1, 2024
Concealed Carry Win on Big Island
By Selected News Articles @ 5:56 PM :: 2462 Views :: Hawaii County , Second Amendment

... The legal ownership of a firearm inherently includes the right to carry it ....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Bill 121: TVRs to be Banned?
By Video @ 12:00 PM :: 2050 Views :: Hawaii County , Small Business, Tourism

... Once Hawaii County forces families to apply for permits, the next step will be an effort to ban our industry entirely ....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Puna Man Charged with Heinous Abuse of a 2-Year-Old Girl
By News Release @ 5:30 AM :: 1643 Views :: Hawaii County , Family

... admitted to the emergency room with various burn marks, physical signs of dehydration and malnutrition, bruising at various stages of healing, and a fractured rib and femur bone ....

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Monday, March 25, 2024
HELCO Predicts tight supply of electricity on Hawaii Island Thru April
By News Release @ 7:41 PM :: 1645 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

... especially when wind, solar and hydroelectric output is lower than forecast ....

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Big Island Press Club celebrates retired judge, dishonors Hawai‘i emergency administrator
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 1981 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, First Amendment

... law allowing the governor and county mayors to suspend electronic media transmission during a state of emergency ....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024
FWS Designates 119,326 acres as critical habitat on Big Island
By News Release @ 4:58 PM :: 1607 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Land Use

... 119,326 acres of federal, state, private, and public lands are being designated as critical habitat for 12 species, meaning these areas have been identified as essential for the conservation of one or more of the species ....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024
JSC Still Seeking Applicants for Big Island Circuit Judge
By Andrew Walden @ 4:31 PM :: 1451 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

... Notice of Second Extended Deadline for Applications for Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the Third Circuit (island of Hawai’i) ....

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Friday, March 8, 2024
Soft on Crime: After 41-year Crime Spree, Child Molesting Meth Dealer Gets Something Besides Probation
By News Release @ 3:07 PM :: 2255 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... (he got probation after being) found with methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and an unconscious minor who had no pants and displayed physical indications of sexual assault. At that time, Kinoshita was out on bail for two state felony cases ....

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Monday, March 4, 2024
No Money for Mauna Kea? Science Foundation Funds only one Giant Telescope
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 1846 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... NSF discuss with the Board during the May 2024 meeting its plan to select which of the two candidate telescopes the Agency plans to continue to support ....

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Saturday, March 2, 2024
Short-term rental owners stand firm for their rights
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:35 PM :: 2189 Views :: Hawaii County , Small Business, Tourism

... Short-term rental owners in Hawaii could hardly find a better spokesperson for their cause ....

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Saturday, March 2, 2024
There is Room on Mauna Kea for Both Culture and Science
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:11 PM :: 1806 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... what we need is “the collective will to share the Mauna” ....

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Friday, March 1, 2024
2nd Maunakea telescope decommissioning to begin
By News Release @ 12:43 PM :: 1638 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... UH is working with MKSOA to transfer its leases, conservation district use permits, and an easement for lands on Maunakea to the new authority ....

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Thursday, February 29, 2024
Climate Activist And Liberal Billionaire Quietly Gobbles Up Rural Land In Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 1:27 PM :: 2526 Views :: Hawaii County , Cost of Living

"...a more fair, equal and sustainable capitalism...."

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Thursday, February 15, 2024
Rabbi Sues Hawaii County Over Mounting Fines for Hosting Small Religious Gatherings in His Home
By News Release @ 4:19 PM :: 1982 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment

... Lawsuit seeks relief from growing fines of $40,000+ and end to harassment leveled against Rabbi Levi Gerlitzky by county officials for using home for religious gatherings ....

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Big Island: Low Winds Lead to Rolling Blackouts
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 1800 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

... Wind resources are forecast to be zero ....

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Sunday, January 28, 2024
Proposed STR regulations pose threat to Hawaii Island economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:39 PM :: 1691 Views :: Hawaii County , Economy, Small Business, Tourism

“...30% respondents reported that if there was not a home and vacation rental option during their recent stay in Hawaii, they would not have made the trip....”

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Kona Airport Runway Cracks Force Shutdown
By News Release @ 2:06 AM :: 1278 Views :: Hawaii County , Tourism

... HDOT is also working with contractors to mill and resurface a 10’ X 10’ area. Expected completion of the resurfacing, which will allow the runway to reopen, is prior to first light Tuesday, Jan. 16 ....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024
​Hawaii Isle property tax bill could penalize owners with ohana units
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:45 AM :: 1507 Views :: Hawaii County , Small Business, Cost of Living

... they often foot the bill for property tax increases in the form of higher rent ....

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Friday, December 22, 2023
Long-term rental tax relief should include mixed-use properties
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 PM :: 1445 Views :: Hawaii County , Taxes

... a new real property tax classification specifically for long-term rental properties ....

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Monday, December 18, 2023
Drugs Behind 50% of Traffic Fatalities
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 1434 Views :: Hawaii County , Drugs

“...Drugs specifically played a role in 38 of the 76 traffic deaths on island in the past three years....”

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Saturday, December 16, 2023
Big Island: Gun License Denial Leads to Lawsuit
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 1665 Views :: Hawaii County , Second Amendment

... The lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of Hawaii's firearm permitting scheme, arguing that it grants law enforcement officials too much discretion ....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Coast Guard Orders Port of Hilo Shut Down -- Then Reopened
By News Release @ 5:05 PM :: 2234 Views :: Hawaii County , Jones Act

...the fire hydrant near the Young Brothers area was connected to a 1920s-era water tower as its water source but that the county had demobilized that tower....

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Hilo Police Detective Arrested for Perjury and Tampering With a Government Record
By News Release @ 1:49 AM :: 1624 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Police, Drugs

... Following his arrest, Brown was placed on leave without pay pending the outcome ....

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Friday, November 24, 2023
JSC seeks Nominees for Several Judicial Vacancies
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 1535 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Judiciary

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

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Tuesday, November 21, 2023
DOBOR: We Knew Surf School Bidding Was Rigged
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 2278 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Small Business

... After 'randomly' choosing four companies it turned out three of them are owned by the same person. ...

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Thursday, November 16, 2023
Water May Run Out due to Fire-Related Power Outages
By News Release @ 10:44 PM :: 2042 Views :: Hawaii County

"...an extended power outage could leave portions of DWS’ water systems empty and customers with no water...."

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Saturday, October 21, 2023
Defend Hawaii: Mainland Drug Dealer Starts Selling in Hilo, gets Busted Within Two Weeks
By News Release @ 2:40 AM :: 2351 Views :: Hawaii County , Police, Drugs

... look how very efficient the Hawaii County PD becomes when an outsider starts selling here ....

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Sunday, October 1, 2023
2A Victory: Hawaii County Concealed Carry Rules Rejected by Court
By Selected News Articles @ 6:30 AM :: 2254 Views :: Hawaii County , Second Amendment

... Hawaii County must use the same form as Honolulu ....

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Earthjustice Files Lawsuit to Clean Up Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Plant
By News Release @ 6:08 AM :: 1864 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

.... treated sewage from the Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Plant flows into Honokōhau Harbor through groundwater ....

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Monday, September 18, 2023
Green Orders 24-Hour Bum Patrol at Uncle Billy's Hotel
By News Release @ 9:12 PM :: 2056 Views :: Hawaii County , Homelessness, Drugs

... Vegetation around the property has been cleared and a perimeter fence has been constructed. However, several breaches of the newly installed fence have already occurred ....

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Wednesday, September 6, 2023
County Councils Consider Property Tax Exemptions for Seniors, Homeowners
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:55 PM :: 2478 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Tax Credits

... Bills on the move: Honolulu, Hawaii County, Kauai County ....

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Thursday, August 31, 2023
Removal of Caltech Telescope from Maunakea is underway
By News Release @ 3:39 AM :: 1947 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... before and after photos ....

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Saturday, August 19, 2023
Hawai’i County Police Officer Arrested for Burglary and Assault
By News Release @ 2:36 AM :: 2250 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Police

... The arrest of Kaili stems from an incident reported early Tuesday morning at a residence in Naalehu, where two masked men reportedly entered the 20-year-old victim’s residence and assaulted him ....

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