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Friday, August 12, 2022
EPA: Kaneohe Marine Base to Upgrade Stormwater Runoff Controls
By News Release @ 1:50 AM :: 344 Views :: Environment, Military

... EPA announced a Federal Facility Compliance Agreement with the U.S. Marine Corps to make improvements related to stormwater discharges at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii ....

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Thursday, August 11, 2022
Navy, UH, DoH Agree to Use EPA-Certified Water Testing Protocols
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 427 Views :: Environment, Military

... to ensure water testing is based on EPA-certified methods ....

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Saturday, August 6, 2022
This Day in History: Truman Announces Hiroshima Bombing
By Selected News Articles @ 5:01 AM :: 54695 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

August 6 and 9 have been made into International Days of Anti-American historical revisionism.  So here is a look at reality as seen from first-hand sources instead of whining activists.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Accused Russian spies in Hawaii are set for trial
By Court House News @ 9:01 PM :: 704 Views :: Military

... “That’s what they’re calling me” ....

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022
UH dashboard provides public, officials with Red Hill water crisis data
By News Release @ 7:56 AM :: 617 Views :: Environment, Higher Education, Military

... The method can be used to flag samples with trace concentrations of dissolved contaminants, as low as 10 parts per billion diesel fuel ....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022
DoH Disapproves Red Hill Defueling Plan
By News Release @ 12:24 AM :: 640 Views :: Environment, Military

...This determination is consistent with the DOD’s own assessment that “it will not receive DOH approval of this defueling plan until it is able to provide this supplemental information.”....

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Russian Spies at Barber's Point for 28 years?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:17 PM :: 1215 Views :: Military

... prosecutors introduced photos of the two spies wearing KGB uniforms ....

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Army Conducts Review of Facility Use by Political Entities
By News Release @ 11:51 PM :: 704 Views :: Ethics, Military, Politicians

... District 21 incumbent state Sen. Maile Shimabukuro, District 44 incumbent state Rep. Cedric Gates and District 44 challenger Darius Kila ....

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Kiribati 'cooking something with China' - former Kiribati president
By Selected News Articles @ 9:06 PM :: 771 Views :: World News, Military

... a deal directly with the Chinese about the Phoenix Islands ....

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Monday, July 11, 2022
What the US Military Spends in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 5:03 AM :: 755 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

... On a per capita basis, defense spending in Hawaii is equal to about $5,506 per person, the third most among states ....

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Friday, July 1, 2022
Full Text: DoD Releases Revised Red Hill Report
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 780 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The Department of Defense (DoD) today released its plan to safely defuel the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility by the end of calendar year 2024 ....  

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Thursday, June 23, 2022
Ukraine Needs Robot Dogs to Clear Mines -- Will HPD Donate?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:08 AM :: 671 Views :: Honolulu County, Military, Police

... it has become increasingly common for deminers to use robots in the field to increase their productivity and mitigate the risk of blowing themselves up ....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Congress Moving $2.2B for Red Hill
By Ed Case @ 2:48 PM :: 604 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... to Further Remediate, Defuel and Close Red Hill and Move the Fuel to More Strategic Locations Elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific ....

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Saturday, June 11, 2022
Navy Releases Remaining Month 1 Long-Term Drinking Water Data, Shows No Fuel Contamination
By News Release @ 4:47 PM :: 621 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... the first month of long-term monitoring (LTM) drinking water data ....

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Thursday, June 9, 2022
Hawai‘i Youth Challenge Academy Graduates 83 Students
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 530 Views :: Education K-12, Military

... the program’s first graduating class in Hawai‘i to graduate with a 100% post-program employment rate, and official accreditation status ....

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Saturday, May 28, 2022
Navy Contractor: Piping Repairs Key to any Red Hill Solution
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 632 Views :: Environment, Development, Military

... It just so happens that these repairs are also the repairs needs to continue using the facility. What a coincidence! ....

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Friday, May 27, 2022
DoH Survey: 87% in Red Hill Impact Area Report Symptoms
By News Release @ 5:17 AM :: 625 Views :: Environment, Health Care, Military

... Eighty-seven percent of over 2,000 survey participants reported at least one new or worsening health symptom following exposure to JP-5 jet fuel in the Navy water system. Thirty-seven percent sought medical care and 17 people reported being hospitalized overnight ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Team Hickam delivers first baby formula flight
By News Release @ 9:14 PM :: 543 Views :: Military

... 78,000 pounds of baby formula arrived in Indianapolis aboard a Hickam-based C-17 Globemaster III flying from Ramstein Air Base, Germany ....

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Red Hill: Navy waives right to contested case hearing
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 760 Views :: Environment, Military

... “The Navy’s decision means that work to defuel and close the Red Hill facility can begin without further delay,” said Kathleen Ho, Deputy Director of Environmental Health ....

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
DoH: Navy Must Present Red Hill Shutdown Plan by November
By News Release @ 3:06 AM :: 577 Views :: Environment, Military

... The Navy must provide DOH with its independent contractor’s assessment on facility operations by May 15, a plan and implementation schedule to defuel by June 30, and a plan for closure of the facility by November 1 ....

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Sunday, May 1, 2022
Red Hill fuel cleanup could require more tax dollars than allocated
By Selected News Articles @ 4:00 PM :: 1054 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Military

... More than $1 billion is being poured into the defueling and cleanup efforts connected to the Red Hill fuel storage facility in Hawaii, but one lawmaker said more money is needed ....

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Saturday, April 9, 2022
Army invites public comments on draft EIS for Pōhakuloa Training Area
By News Release @ 7:34 PM :: 979 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Military

... Draft EIS 60-day public comment period April 8 through June 7, 2022 ....

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Friday, April 8, 2022
New Monitoring Wells to be Installed at Red Hill
By News Release @ 5:01 PM :: 914 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... “These wells will add to our existing knowledge of the hydrogeology of the area and provide for long term monitoring of our water resources” ....

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Red Hill Captain Relieved--Rear Admiral Takes Over
By News Release @ 5:32 AM :: 878 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... following a series of leadership and oversight failures at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility ....

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Friday, April 1, 2022
Red Hill Closure Fake?
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 7:06 PM :: 1069 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

"... Red Hill is not going to be shut down anytime soon or in the foreseeable future ...."

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Monday, March 28, 2022
DoD to Spend $1B on Red Hill
By Selected News Articles @ 6:51 PM :: 802 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Case’s Appropriations Committee will review the request as part of the President’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget request ....

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Friday, March 18, 2022
DoH Declares Navy Water Safe in All Residential Areas
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 3425 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The health advisory for all 19 zones and Manana Housing has been amended and water in these zones is safe to drink ....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022
McDermott: DoD Red Hill Closure Memo 'a vague non-binding promise'
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 11:15 PM :: 928 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... Austin was forced to give Schatz something and Schatz secured a vague promise out into the future that is non-binding with no funds for closure.  Conversely, the Omnibus spending Bill is quite detailed in what it funds, and funds for Decommissioning are missing ....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Hawaii National Guard Completes Two-Year COVID Mission
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 976 Views :: Military, COVID-19

... The HING JTF has been on orders assisting the state since April 6, 2020 ....

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Monday, March 14, 2022
Let’s Not Die on Red Hill
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:13 PM :: 949 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... the government has reacted in a typical knee-jerk fashion ....

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Senate Approves More Millions for Red Hill
By News Release @ 11:01 PM :: 908 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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Monday, March 7, 2022
DoD to Permanently Close Red Hill
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 967 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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Tuesday, March 1, 2022
DoH: Navy Already in Violation of Emergency Order
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 878 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
Navy Secretary Visits Red Hill Again
By News Release @ 6:36 PM :: 840 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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Saturday, February 26, 2022
Jones Act a threat to Hawaii security?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:57 PM :: 1223 Views :: Jones Act, Military, Cost of Living

... for years, Hawaii has been getting about one-third of its crude oil from Russia ....

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Friday, February 18, 2022
Red Hill: Senate Approves $350M
By News Release @ 2:33 AM :: 1064 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... $250 million in funding for the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and Air Force to cover expenses incurred related to drinking water contamination and $100 million for the Department of Defense to comply with the State of Hawaii’s emergency order to defuel the Red Hill tanks ....

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Sunday, February 13, 2022
HB2026: Ease Interstate EMT hiring
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:59 AM :: 1268 Views :: Health Care, Military

... SB2026 would enter Hawaii into the Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact....

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Saturday, February 12, 2022
Kahele, Case Introduce Legislation To Permanently Shut Down Red Hill
By Ed Case @ 2:18 PM :: 1330 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
Three Navatek Execs Indicted for Unlawful Campaign Contributions
By News Release @ 5:34 AM :: 1538 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Military

... According to the indictment, Martin Kao, 48, Clifford Chen, 48, and Lawrence “Kahele” Lum Kee, 52, all of Honolulu, were employed by a defense contractor prohibited from making contributions in federal elections ....

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Friday, February 11, 2022
SB2239 Senate Committee Passes Bill to Limit State Participation in Federal Programs to Militarize Police
By Selected News Articles @ 4:11 AM :: 1040 Views :: Military, Police

... a bill that would ban state and local law enforcement agencies from acquiring certain military equipment from federal programs ....

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Monday, February 7, 2022
$500M Red Hill Funding on the Move in Congress
By News Release @ 9:05 PM :: 1889 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

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

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Friday, February 4, 2022
Boosting Long-Term Engagement In the Pacific (BLUE Pacific) Act Passes U.S. House
By Ed Case @ 2:58 PM :: 3045 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Military

... Provisions included in the COMPETES Act, a major measure to strengthen U.S. economic competitiveness, domestic capacity and supply chains ....

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022
FACT: Our Congressional Leaders Are Unable or Unwilling to Close Red Hill
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 6:19 PM :: 2877 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... Defueling is not a complete shutdown or decommissioning. It is simply a mechanism to fix safety deficiencies and buy time to keep the fuel tanks in Red Hill ....

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Honolulu Council Copies OHA Playbook--Threatens Military Leases in Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:03 AM :: 3311 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 :: 2349 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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Thursday, January 27, 2022
Ige Lacks Authority on Red Hill
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 7:24 PM :: 3223 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 :: 2939 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 :: 1917 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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Friday, January 21, 2022
Ing Tells Russia US Military Not Wanted in Hawaii
By Audio @ 6:00 PM :: 2439 Views :: Military, Politicians

... Somebody needs to tell ex-Rep Kaniela Ing the left doesn't like Russia anymore ....

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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 :: 1961 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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