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Friday, October 31, 2014
VIDEO: Hawaii National Guard Assists in Puna
By Video @ 1:57 AM :: 5022 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

Hawaii Army and Air National Guardsmen were called to support Hawaii County Civil Defense....

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Monday, October 27, 2014
Pahoa: Lava Flow Speeds Up, Possible Evacuations Overnight
By News Release @ 4:46 AM :: 3855 Views :: Hawaii County

The flow has advanced approximately 170 yards since 9:00 this morning and presently located approximately 600 yards from the Pahoa Village Road....

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Are Anti-Price Gouging Policies to Blame for Shortages on the Big Island?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:13 AM :: 6622 Views :: Hawaii County , Economy, Small Business, Cost of Living

...The government bought ice here so no one else could buy the ice....

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Saturday, September 20, 2014
Judge Grants TRO as ACLU Pushes Claim That Panhandling is First Amendment Right
By News Release @ 3:48 PM :: 5973 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Homelessness

The TRO prohibits Hawaii County from interfering with Plaintiff Justin Guy’s right to hold a sign (saying “Homeless Please Help”) by the side of the road....

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Lava Projected to Burn Through Center of Pahoa Town
By News Release @ 6:40 PM :: 5006 Views :: Hawaii County
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Friday, September 12, 2014
Obama Finally Gets Around to Declaring Iselle 'Public Assistance' Disaster
By News Release @ 9:39 PM :: 4578 Views :: Hawaii County

...Obama today signed a Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance. In the meantime, since a Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance was rejected last month, the state and Hawaii County continue to gather sufficient additional information to justify a successful appeal....

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
County of Hawai‘i Faces First Amendment Lawsuit Challenging Panhandling Laws
By News Release @ 12:14 AM :: 6503 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Homelessness

Case to be heard by Judge Mollway on Friday, 9/19/14, 9 a.m....

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Thursday, September 4, 2014
Puna: Lava Diversion 'Culturally Insensitive'
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 5805 Views :: Hawaii County

...for the advancing lava flow in the Wao Kele O Puna area after the flow extended to less than a mile from the edge of the Ka‘ohe Homesteads subdivision....

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Sunday, August 31, 2014
Mauna Kea Audit: UH Lacks Critical Rules
By News Release @ 4:58 AM :: 6094 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...UH lacks critical rules but progress has been made on other prior recommendations....

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Friday, August 29, 2014
FEMA Rejection Shows Lack of Leadership by Schatz
By News Release @ 4:51 PM :: 7014 Views :: Hawaii County , Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

...The rejection of the disaster declaration shows the people of Hawaii that Schatz has no influence where it matters most....

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
FEMA: Iselle Not Severe Enough for Disaster Declaration
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 3923 Views :: Hawaii County

“...it has been determined that the damage from this event was not of such severity and magnitude...."

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Monday, August 25, 2014
Hawaii’s Papaya Growers Struggle in Hurricane Aftermath
By Video @ 2:30 PM :: 6491 Views :: Hawaii County , Agriculture, GMOs

...Estimation of the sales lost, plus the start-up, the bulldozing costs and growing up to that first year, when they’re ready to harvest again … is about $53 million....

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Sunday, August 24, 2014
"Not A Typical Election Contest" Filed Over Postponed Puna Primary
By Robert Thomas @ 6:24 AM :: 5378 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...Thursday at 4:30 p.m. was the statutory deadline for instituting an "election contest" in the Hawaii Supreme Court....

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Friday, August 22, 2014
Hawaii Requests Presidential disaster declaration for Iselle
By News Release @ 2:22 PM :: 3495 Views :: Hawaii County

The request seeks Individual Assistance for Hawaii County. Individual Assistance would make additional funding, loans and services available to affected residents....

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
ACLU Lawsuit Challenges Puna Voting
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 4622 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...lawsuit filed Thursday asks the State Supreme Court to allow any registered voter affected by Tropical Storm Iselle to cast a vote....

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Saturday, August 16, 2014
Nago Fiasco: 'Thousands Disenfranchised' Hanabusa May Challenge Results, Oshiro Talks Special Session
By Selected News Articles @ 5:30 PM :: 6872 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...Lawmakers would have to round up 17 Senate and 34 House members willing to do it, and they’d need five days to move any bills through....

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Judge Rejects Lawsuit To Delay Puna Voting--Polls Open Fri 7AM
By Robert Thomas @ 4:27 PM :: 7345 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections, Politicians

...The motion for preliminary injunction asserts that holding the postponed election on Friday is just too soon, essentially because the two precincts are still a mess....

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Support Aloha for Puna Fund
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 3803 Views :: Hawaii County
First Hawaiian Bank has established the Aloha for Puna fund to assist Big Island residents in the Puna region with relief and recovery ....
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Full Text: Hanabusa Letter Calls for Election Delay, Demands Louie Step Aside
By News Release @ 2:59 PM :: 5610 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections, Politicians

...To ensure unbiased counsel through the remainder of this election, the Office of Elections should not continue to receive legal advice from Mr. Louie....

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Anger Boils in Puna as Nago Changes Election Three Times in Three Days
By News Release @ 4:41 PM :: 6607 Views :: Hawaii County , Democratic Party, Office of Elections

...This repeated change in the date, location and method of the election; 3 times in 3 days, twice within hours of each other, is a violation of the election laws....

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Sunday, August 10, 2014
VIDEO: Helicopter Overflight Shows 100s of Downed Trees in Puna
By Video @ 4:25 PM :: 5239 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

...Hawaii guardsmen help the recovery effort by assessing the damage and reporting to civil authorities, and by clearing the roadways....

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Thursday, August 7, 2014
Oahu, Maui, Hawaii County Shelter Locations
By News Release @ 12:11 AM :: 6586 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Maui County

...List of designated shelters for Hawaii , Maui, and Honolulu .... 

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Monday, June 9, 2014
9th Circuit Demands Briefing on Bridge Aina Lea Suit
By Robert Thomas @ 5:30 AM :: 7734 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Judiciary, Land Use

...several members of the State of Hawaii Land Use Commission were sued by the property owner in their individual as well as official capacities....

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Stung by High Electric Rates, Parker Ranch launches Paniolo Power Company
By News Release @ 6:01 PM :: 6239 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

HELCO rates are consistently more than 37 cents a kilowatt-hour, and often well over 40 cents, despite nearly half of the island’s electricity being generated from renewable sources....

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Monday, March 24, 2014
Hawaii Supreme Court: Must Counties Maintain Accurate Public Records?
By Robert Thomas @ 3:10 AM :: 4986 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

Your first reaction may be "well, duh." But....

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Most Wanted: FBI Searching Big Island for Anti-Biotech Terror Bomber
By News Release @ 1:04 AM :: 7090 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, GMOs

On Aug 28, 2003, two bombs exploded approximately one hour apart on the campus of a biotechnology corporation in Emeryville, CA. Then, on Sept 26, 2003, one bomb strapped with nails exploded ....

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Full Text: Big Island Papaya Farmer Sues to Invalidate anti-GMO Ordinance
By Robert Thomas @ 9:12 PM :: 6905 Views :: Hawaii County , Agriculture, GMOs

Science. It's the darndest thing....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
VA Mortgages Again Available as DoH Reverses Catchment Tank Rules
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 5046 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

...After discussions with VA, DOH has determined that water catchment systems may be made safe for domestic use....

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Sunday, December 15, 2013
Fire Hazard: Volcano School Threatened with Closure After Abercrombie Refuses to Release Funds
By Selected News Articles @ 10:53 PM :: 4427 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12

...the elected State Legislature has twice appropriated $618,000 of State construction and improvement funds specifically directed to the VSAS. The Governor of the State Hawaii, exercising what amounts to line item veto, has arbitrarily, for two years, withheld these funds....

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
EPA Regs Bring Natural Gas Flaring to Kona
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 4812 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

“It may take a little time for West Hawaii residents to get used to the sight of the flare burning 24 hours a day, seven days a week, especially at night, but the continuous flare means the system is doing what it’s designed to do.”

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Sunday, November 17, 2013
Open Letter: 80% of Hawaii Ag Reject Anti-GMO Bill 113
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 6886 Views :: Hawaii County , Agriculture, GMOs

...the undersigned farmers, ranchers and floral & nursery growers collectively produce more than 80% of the food and agricultural products grown in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Senators: Abercrombie Should Fill HCDA Vacancies
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 5913 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Hawaii State Government

In 2008, the Legislature amended H.R.S. §206E·3 to require Kakaako small business representation on HCDA. The cultural expert and Kakaako resident members were added last year by Act 323. At present, HCDA does not meet these membership requirements....

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Saturday, September 28, 2013
More Papaya Trees Chopped as Anti-GMO Councilmembers Demand List of Future Targets
By Selected News Articles @ 3:43 PM :: 5232 Views :: Hawaii County , GMOs

As the Hawaii County Council considers an anti-GMO bill which would require farmers to "register" the locations of their GMO crop fields, another GMO Papaya field in Puna has been attacked by machete-wielding vandals....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Hawaii County council keeps anti-GMO bill alive
By Selected News Articles @ 8:27 PM :: 4238 Views :: Hawaii County , GMOs

In an embarrassing move, Councilwoman Brenda Ford, whose Bill 109 would ban all GM crops outright, had former yoga instructor and anti-GMO crusader Jeffrey Smith Skyped in to the meeting to give his testimony....

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Monday, September 16, 2013
Hilo: Akina, Hansen to Discuss Jones Act With Portuguese Chamber, ConFor
By News Release @ 12:15 AM :: 5214 Views :: Hawaii County , Jones Act

Friday October 4, 6:00pm, at the Naniloa Hotel Crown Room in Hilo....

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
GMOs: Open Letter to Margaret Wille from Hawaii Papaya Industry Association
By News Release @ 5:25 PM :: 6284 Views :: Hawaii County , GMOs

Brenda Ford’s bill, which would destroy Hawaii’s papaya crop and blow a huge hole in the county and state’s economy....

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Monday, September 2, 2013
Abercrombie’s Refusal to Help Veterans Secure Home Loans Makes National News
By News Release @ 1:03 AM :: 7513 Views :: Hawaii County , Military, Cost of Living

A story invoking Governor Abercrombie’s war-protester past, has surfaced on Breitbart.com....

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Monday, August 19, 2013
Investors Submit Plan to Reorganize Hokulia Project
By News Release @ 11:47 AM :: 6761 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Greenmail

A hearing on the plan’s disclosure statement has been scheduled for Sept. 16, 2013....

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Sunday, August 18, 2013
Army to construct infantry platoon battle course at Pōhakuloa
By News Release @ 12:57 PM :: 4840 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

...The U.S. Army published the record of decision to construct and operate a modern Infantry Platoon Battle Course and associated infrastructure to support current and future Army training requirements at Pōhakuloa Training Area....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Hawaii County: Police Chief Addresses Corruption, Aloha, and Tinted Windows
By News Release @ 1:35 PM :: 6787 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

results of the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s 2013 Community Satisfaction Survey and the police chief’s responses....

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Friday, July 19, 2013
Kamuela Hui to Put Telescope on Moon
By News Release @ 12:45 PM :: 3809 Views :: Hawaii County

...the first private space telescope to operate from the lunar surface, available to researchers, educators and the general public through the internet....

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Saturday, June 15, 2013
Hawaii County PD Community Satisfaction Survey Released
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 5687 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement
608 members of the public participated in the Hawai’i Police Department’s Community Satisfaction Survey....
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Saturday, May 4, 2013
Budget: Kenoi Proposes $21M Property Tax Hike
By News Release @ 10:40 AM :: 4583 Views :: Hawaii County , Taxes
...this budget incorporates a property tax 'adjustment' that would allow the county to collect an estimated $219 million in the year ahead....
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
HHSC Exec Discusses Banner Partnership with Hilo MDs
By Selected News Articles @ 9:36 PM :: 10076 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

Approximately four years ago, the Hawaii State Legislature commissioned Stroudwater Associates to evaluate our Hawaii Health System Safety Net Hospitals....

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Saturday, December 29, 2012
Kealakekua Kayak Rentals: DLNR Bans Small Businesses From Water
By News Release @ 1:07 AM :: 6596 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

"The proliferation and use of unpermitted kayak rentals being conducted at Napoopoo have resulted in concerns .... " 

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Hawaii County: In Election Cases, Time Deadlines Matter
By Robert Thomas @ 2:30 PM :: 6112 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

The case involved a challenge to the charter's requirement that a candidate for public office be a resident of the district in which she intends to run for at least 90 days ....

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Governor Releases $3.7 Million for Hilo Medical Center
By News Release @ 8:46 PM :: 7848 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

 ... $3.7 million for capital improvement projects (CIPs) at Hilo Medical Center ....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Hawaiian Electric Seeks Public Comment on ‘Integrated Resource Planning’
By Selected News Articles @ 5:59 PM :: 12819 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...providing safe and reliable utility service at a reasonable cost, through the development of Resource Plans and Scenarios....

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Saturday, November 24, 2012
Sen Josh Green: Doctors Need Florida Pill Mill Company to Survive Financially
By Andrew Walden @ 8:03 PM :: 10360 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

I am humbled to try and get everyone access to healthcare in a fair and timely way in Hawaii and that is all my letter to the city of Honolulu was about....

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Friday, November 23, 2012
Hawaii County Vote is Referendum on Eradication
By Tom Lodge @ 5:59 PM :: 7612 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment

It is the aerial slaughter of sheep, goats, and pigs that prompted the referendum....

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