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Saturday, December 16, 2023
Hawaiian Environmental Activists and Greenpeace USA Protest Deep Sea Mining Ship
By News Release @ 1:44 AM :: 2333 Views :: Energy, Environment

... "500 Mines Needed" to Make Green Energy Possible ....

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Saturday, December 16, 2023
Lahaina Fires: Legislative Working Groups Publish Final Report
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 1211 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government

... from six bipartisan working groups, formed to evaluate topics related to the Lahaina wildfire ....

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Friday, December 15, 2023
Green Picks Miyake for HD10 Vacancy
By Andrew Walden @ 9:58 PM :: 2755 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... Tyson Miyake--Construction boss and former Maui County Chief of Staff under Victorino, now Vice President of Corporate Affairs for lobbying firm, Karey Kapoi LLC ....

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Thursday, December 14, 2023
RFP-LOL: Aloha Stadium will be Built by 2028
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 1483 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Higher Education

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

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Thursday, December 14, 2023
Hawai‘i State Capitol gets metal detectors
By News Release @ 11:25 PM :: 1226 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

... Beginning Monday, December 18, the Hawai‘i State Capitol will join 37 other state capitols that have incorporated metal detection into their security measures ....

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Thursday, December 14, 2023
Hawaii Democrats New Interim Chairman Supported Primary Candidate Against Speaker Saiki
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 4242 Views :: Democratic Party

... Rep Tam backed transsexual Mr Kim Coco Iwamoto in his 2022 primary campaign against House Speaker Scott Saiki.  Saiki has blocked OHA's effrorts to upzone Kakaako Makai ....

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Thursday, December 14, 2023
Hawaii Traffic Fatalities Down from 2022
By News Release @ 2:02 PM :: 1079 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... As of December 13, 2023, 92 fatalities caused by motor vehicle collisions were reported statewide. This is a decrease from the 112 lives lost at this time in 2022 ....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Kauai: Eco Lawyers Block Green Energy Project
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 1514 Views :: Kauai County, Energy, Environment

... Delays caused by lawsuits filed by Earthjustice have resulted in critical project deadlines being missed ....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Former Correctional Officer Receives 42 Months in Prison for Smuggling Drugs into Oahu Community Correctional Center
By News Release @ 5:02 PM :: 1237 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

... Ascencio worked as a correctional officer at the Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) from 2000 until his arrest in 2020 for these charges ....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Oahu Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking and Weapons Possession
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 1237 Views :: Drugs

... Croskery, working with others, was responsible for bringing approximately 80 pounds of methamphetamine and 40,000 counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl from California to Hawaii from June 2021 to February 2022 ....

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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 :: 1228 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
HECO 'Clean' Energy: Biodiesel and Batteries
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 1299 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Hawaiian Electric will begin contract negotiations with the developers of 15 renewable energy projects on Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui ....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
City to send 2024 Real Property Notice of Assessments
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 1770 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

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

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Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Coast Guard Orders Port of Hilo Shut Down -- Then Reopened
By News Release @ 5:05 PM :: 1998 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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Tuesday, December 12, 2023
DBEDT Projects 'Low' Economic Growth for 2024
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 1181 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... DBEDT lowered the economic growth rate for 2024 to 1.3 percent ....

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Monday, December 11, 2023
WaPo: China’s cyber army is invading Hawaii, Guam  -- Target BWS?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:40 PM :: 1712 Views :: Military

"...Among the victims are a water utility in Hawaii...."

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Monday, December 11, 2023
Green Questions Water Rate Hikes After They are Approved
By News Release @ 1:08 PM :: 1264 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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Sunday, December 10, 2023
Empowering Food Entrepreneurs: Education, Policy Changes Needed
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:10 AM :: 1210 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business

...there are a few state rules holding them back....

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Sunday, December 10, 2023
Why Hawaii costs so much — and what we can do about it
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:05 AM :: 3203 Views :: Cost of Living

... Whether we’re talking about buying groceries, paying utilities or just keeping roofs over your heads, Hawaii is always at or near the top of the national rankings for cost ....

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Sunday, December 10, 2023
More craziness caused by 1886 maritime law
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:00 AM :: 1283 Views :: Jones Act

... Cruise ships sailing empty?....

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Sunday, December 10, 2023
The Two Gorillas Still Menace the Budget
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:14 AM :: 1752 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

 ... The names of the two gorillas are ERS and EUTF ....

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Sunday, December 10, 2023
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 9, 2023
By GovTrack .us @ 3:01 AM :: 1087 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... bills introduced and votes cast ....

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Sunday, December 10, 2023
The easiest way to increase tax revenues
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:42 AM :: 1389 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... the state had a huge surplus and many of our lawmakers were going hog-wild trying to spend it ....

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Sunday, December 10, 2023
Anti-Semitic Hawaii ‘Peace’ Activists tied to Hamas, Iran, China
By Selected News Articles @ 2:10 AM :: 4240 Views :: World News, Military

... Hawaii-based Ann Wright, a former Army colonel and US diplomat and who sits on the group's board, was interviewed while aboard a ship headed to Gaza ....

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Saturday, December 9, 2023
‘Not everyone wants to move to Hawaii’
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:48 PM :: 1868 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... if Hawaii is so popular, why has its population declined for seven years in a row? ....

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Saturday, December 9, 2023
Fixation on short-term rentals called distraction from 'true culprit'
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:37 PM :: 1692 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Tourism, Cost of Living

... government actions created the demand for STRs in the first place, and government regulatory failures “created housing unaffordability long before STRs even came into existence." ....

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Saturday, December 9, 2023
Bums Invade Army Base, MPs Respond
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 1558 Views :: Homelessness, Military

... forces to clear waste and debris from a sizable homeless encampment in Kīpapa Gulch, along Kamehameha Highway....

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Saturday, December 9, 2023
How times have changed
By Selected News Articles @ 1:02 AM :: 1463 Views :: Tourism

... the mere fact that an airline that was not “Hawai‘i based” came in to buy a “Hawai‘i based airline” that didn’t elicit an immediate hearing in the State Capitol on the merits of it told me that, indeed, the relationship between the people of Hawai‘i, its government officials, and its aviation options, has very much changed....

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Friday, December 8, 2023
Toxins? What Toxins? Maui Air Monitoring and Sampling Shows Good Air Quality
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 1136 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... no toxins here ....

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Thursday, December 7, 2023
​Regents approve search process for next UH President
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 445 Views :: Higher Education

... trying to please Mercado Kim ....

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Thursday, December 7, 2023
Forgotten Honouliuli: Jack Burns, Police Spy
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 36599 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii History, Military, Police

“It was (his) work as head of the HPD’s Espionage Bureau that lay the foundation for Burns’ later political success in Hawaii.”  

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Green Speech Marks First year in Office
By News Release @ 11:47 AM :: 988 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... 10,800 housing units were approved.  800 were actually built ....

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Trump Campaign Bulks up Hawaii Operations
By News Release @ 1:59 AM :: 1505 Views :: Republican Party

... Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus, Tuesday, March 12, 2024, from 6pm to 8pm ....

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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 :: 1423 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Police, Drugs

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

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Tuesday, December 5, 2023
PBS Wokesters Look Out for Hawaii’s ‘Local Menstruators’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 AM :: 1527 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

... a story that fused the tax-funded outlet’s search for niche necessities that require government funding with its ongoing attempt to defy science and pretend humans other than biological women get periods ....

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Tuesday, December 5, 2023
DHS Offers $11K/Month for TVRs to House Lahaina Victims
By News Release @ 3:17 AM :: 1278 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... Program will house FEMA-ineligible survivors of Maui wildfires for up to 12 months ....

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Monday, December 4, 2023
Kaneohe: Navy Floats P8 Poseidon, Plans to Restore it to Service
By Selected News Articles @ 3:44 AM :: 2226 Views :: Environment, Military

... the aircraft would be lifted and moved to the runway, “and it would settle onto its landing gear, which is still in good condition” ....

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Alaska Airlines Buys Hawaiian Air for $1.9B
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 2224 Views :: Tourism

... a definitive agreement under which Alaska Airlines will acquire Hawaiian Airlines for $18.00 per share in cash, for a transaction value of approximately $1.9 billion ....

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Two types of corruption fuel cronyism in Hawaii — illegal and legal
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:14 PM :: 1394 Views :: Ethics

... Legal corruption comes in the form of special interest groups currying favor from politicians to pass laws that narrowly benefit just them ....

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Hawaii to join more medical licensure compacts?
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:58 PM :: 1127 Views :: Health Care, Military

... green-light compacts for other medical professionals, such as nurses, physical and occupational therapists, emergency medical service personnel, psychologists, audiologists ....

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Population: Still Losing
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1403 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

... Are we going to put more pressure on our taxpayer base to dig into their pockets ever more deeply? ....

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
A New Day for Hawaiian Homelands: Collaboration Between OHA and DHHL
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:44 AM :: 1183 Views :: DHHL, OHA

... This partnership between OHA and DHHL is a positive start, but there are other possibilities worth exploring such as ....

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Accounts in Distress? Hawaii Ranks 5th in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:28 AM :: 1197 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... States with the Most People in Financial Distress in 2023 .... 

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Hawaii has the highest electricity prices in the U.S.
By Selected News Articles @ 3:10 AM :: 1383 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... An analysis of average electricity prices by state shows Hawaii is easily the most expensive at 30.31 cents per kilowatt ....

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 2, 2023
By GovTrack .us @ 12:28 AM :: 1006 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... votes cast and bills introduced in Congress ....

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Saturday, December 2, 2023
Eight Candidates on Ballot for Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 6511 Views :: Republican Party

... The Hawai'i GOP Caucuses will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2024, from 6PM to 8PM at dozens of voting locations statewide ....

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Saturday, December 2, 2023
Use carrots, not sticks, to help Maui fire victims
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:35 PM :: 1179 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... looking for a “win-win” result ....

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Friday, December 1, 2023
Green: We will only build 800 Affordable Units Next Year--but we will Pretend to Rebuild Mayor Wright (again)
By News Release @ 11:06 PM :: 1235 Views :: Development, Cost of Living

... keeping you distracted while keeping housing costs high ....

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Friday, December 1, 2023
HTA: Input Invited on Tourism’s Role in Supporting Maui’s Recovery
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 1047 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... Community Meeting to be Held at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, December 4 ....

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Friday, December 1, 2023
EPA Completes Removal of Hazardous Materials Following Wildfires on Maui
By News Release @ 4:59 PM :: 1087 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... Removed batteries from 94 electric and hybrid vehicles and decommissioned 274 power walls in homes and businesses. Two containers with more than 30 tons of decommissioned battery material were shipped off the island ....

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