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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
UH Tourism Logic: Too Many Visitors to Mauna Kea so We Close the Office on Sundays
By News Release @ 1:20 AM :: 4515 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education

...The VIS has seen a significant increase in visitors since the May closure of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park due to the volcanic eruption.  The unexpected increase has placed a strain on resources....

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Sunday, August 19, 2018
Maunakea Administrative Rules Public Meetings
By News Release @ 7:50 PM :: 5320 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...to provide input on the proposed draft of the administrative rules that will govern public and commercial activities on UH-managed lands on Maunakea....

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Thursday, August 9, 2018
Telescope: Cultural Property Ownership Gets You Only One Proceeding
By Robert Thomas @ 5:14 AM :: 5415 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, Judiciary

...The court held that Mr. Flores -- a native Hawaiian who claims a cultural interest in the mountaintop -- owned "property," but that he had the opportunity to protect that interest in a a parallel administrative proceeding, and didn't need another one....

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Full Text: State Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Telescope
By Andrew Walden @ 9:12 PM :: 6002 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The court’s decision overrules a December 2016 decision by Third Circuit Judge Greg Nakamura that the state Board of Land and Natural Resources should have held a hearing for the 2014 sublease agreement for the six acres of land atop Mauna Kea for use by TMT....

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Hawaii Republican Party Endorses Grace Manipol-Larson – Running Against White Supremacist in HD2 Hilo
By Shirlene Ostrov @ 12:14 AM :: 4479 Views :: Hawaii County , Republican Party

...She embodies the fundamental values that we as Republicans share, and represents the cultural diversity and beauty that make our islands a truly special place to live and raise a family....

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Friday, August 3, 2018
At NELHA, Tenant Debt Accumulates For Years, Then Is Simply Written Off
By Selected News Articles @ 10:04 PM :: 6570 Views :: Hawaii County , Small Business, Tax Credits

...Thanks to the changes in lease language, the state landlord has no clear idea of how many tenants are at NELHA, what they produce, or what rent they pay....

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Friday, August 3, 2018
Hurricane Hector Threatens Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 6:05 PM :: 6579 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

...PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST OR 285 DEGREES AT 14 KT....

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Hawaii Visitor Spending Up 10.8% in First Half of 2018--Down for June on Big Island
By News Release @ 4:27 AM :: 5209 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Hawaii island eruption-related tourism losses could exceed $200 million....

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Ethics: Big Island's Top Sheriff Busted Padding Payroll
By News Release @ 4:19 AM :: 6108 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Police

...securing compensation for himself and his subordinate employees for more hours than they actually worked....

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Lava Suits Begin as Lloyd's Denies Claims
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 3963 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

...Lloyd's Confirms Standing Home a "Total Loss" Yet Wrongfully and Illegally Denies Homeowners' Claims, Foster Law Claims....

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Tupola: "Let's Give Displaced Families Something They Can Count On"
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 1:37 PM :: 6248 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use, Politicians

...August 3rd marks three months since the eruption began....

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Friday, July 27, 2018
Bridge Aina Lea--Next Stop 9th Circuit
By Robert Thomas @ 12:05 PM :: 5960 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

...the jury (after deliberating for a grand total of 15 minutes) held the State of Hawaii Land Use Commission liable for a regulatory taking....

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Lalamilo: Newly Built Windfarm in Default after 10 Months--Demands Subsidy
By Selected News Articles @ 3:07 PM :: 6068 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

...the new Lalamilo windfarm follows in the path of the old Lalamilo windfarm -- but first they want a subsidy funded by higher water rates....

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Friday, July 20, 2018
VIDEO: Car Chase, Running Gunbattle in South Kona as Police Hunt Alleged Cop Killer
By Video @ 4:42 PM :: 5496 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

Police sources say the two arrested are both friends of the suspect, Justin Waiki, who was nowhere to be found....

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Video: Screams as Tour Boat Hit by Lava Bomb
By Video @ 2:55 AM :: 4010 Views :: Hawaii County , Tourism

...At least 22 people on a Lava Ocean Tours vessel were injured this morning after an explosion sent lava through the roof of the boat’s passenger cabin....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Kau Charter School Shuttered Amid Criminal Investigation
By News Release @ 2:43 AM :: 6722 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Ethics

...Big Island police have subpoenaed all of the school’s computers, financial records and student records....

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018
ACLU Demands Pahoa Voters be Allowed to Register and Vote in Person on Election Day
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 4166 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...The letter, written by ACLU of Hawai’i Legal Director, Mateo Caballero, vows swift legal action if the “severe burden on the right to vote” imposed by the Office of Elections’ current voting plans for areas of Hawai‘i Island affected by the eruption of Kilauea Volcano are not fixed....

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Monday, June 25, 2018
Election Officials Mail Absentee Ballots to Voters Affected by Lava
By News Release @ 3:49 PM :: 4858 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...The Hawaii County Elections Division will begin mailing absentee ballots on June 25, 2018 to voters originally assigned to Pahoa Community Center, 04-03, and Pahoa High/Intermediate School, 04-04....

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Friday, June 22, 2018
SNOPES: Did Fracking Cause Volcanic Activity on Hawaii’s Big Island?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:47 PM :: 5782 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...Fracking does not take place on Hawaii’s Big Island, but that is far from the only problem with this absurd conspiracy theory….

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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Would Pele Play Favorites?
By Video @ 2:07 AM :: 4392 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL

...All Who Have Been Promised Land From The State Should Get It & Now....

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Saturday, June 16, 2018
PUC: Geothermal Shutdown Means Higher Rates, Dirtier Air
By News Release @ 2:31 AM :: 5528 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

... PUC Plan: More solar and energy efficiency programs ....

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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Trump Approves Federal Individual Assistance for Volcano Victims
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 4466 Views :: Hawaii County

...Hawai’i County Residents May Register for Assistance, Disaster Recovery Center to Open....

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Sunday, June 10, 2018
Just home from Iraq, air traffic controllers answer call for Volcano Relief
By Selected News Articles @ 3:13 AM :: 4304 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

...When the Kilauea volcano erupted on Hawaii’s Big Island, members of the 297th Air Traffic Control Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard, were just getting home from a seven-month deployment that sent them to Al Asad Airbase, Al Anbar Province, Iraq.... 

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Sunday, June 10, 2018
Nanawale on Alert After Small Breakout Near Lava Tree
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 3222 Views :: Hawaii County

...Mid-morning, lava started to slowly spill over the channel levees in the vicinity of Pohoiki road but most of the lava did not extend far enough to reach ground not already covered by lava. By early afternoon, lava was again confined to the flow channel....

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Friday, June 8, 2018
Nago Closes Puna Polling Places—Absentee-Only for Lava Zone
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 4501 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...voters assigned to Pahoa Community Center (District Precinct 04-03) and Pahoa High & Intermediate School (District Precinct 04-04) are at risk of not being able to vote....

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Thursday, June 7, 2018
Ige Releases $12M for Volcano Response
By News Release @ 10:06 PM :: 4664 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii State Government, Labor

...costs for overtime, equipment and materials are mounting....

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Thursday, June 7, 2018
A Housing “Boom” and a Volcanic “Bang”
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:57 PM :: 4325 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

...how the state government’s housing policies have gone up in flames....

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
VIDEO: 500 More Homes Destroyed--Kapoho Bay Fills with Lava
By Video @ 2:50 AM :: 3794 Views :: Hawaii County

...Big Isle mayor’s home destroyed by lava, county confirms....

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Ige Volcano Proclamation: 'Make State Lands Available for Housing'
By News Release @ 10:21 PM :: 6566 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use, Law Enforcement

...“I, David Y Ige … hereby authorize and invoke … Section 171-85, et. seq., Hawaii Revised Statutes, disposition to victims of natural disaster….”

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Sunday, June 3, 2018
After Decades of Hysteria--Lava Covers Geothermal Well-AND NOTHING HAPPENS!
By Selected News Articles @ 6:20 PM :: 4281 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

...Neither well is expected to release any hydrogen sulfide....

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Saturday, June 2, 2018
Lava Covers Four Corners, Hundreds of Homes Cut off
By News Release @ 8:21 PM :: 11057 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

...Residents of Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland are isolated due to lava inundation of Beach Road at Four Corners....

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Friday, June 1, 2018
Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Volcano
By News Release @ 10:08 PM :: 3523 Views :: Hawaii County , Taxes

...DoTAX today issued a Tax Announcement describing various forms of relief that are available to taxpayers who are affected by the disaster....

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Friday, June 1, 2018
Mayor Kim Suspends Several Hawaii County Building, Land Use Laws
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 4479 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

...in order to facilitate the establishment of temporary emergency shelters on specific sites approved by the County, and independently supported by private organizations....

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Friday, June 1, 2018
Hawaii County Seeks Applicants for Charter Commission
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 2984 Views :: Hawaii County

...seeking applicants to fill eleven vacancies with the Charter Commission....

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Telescope: Congress offers funding, Pushes Mauna Kea-Chile Cooperation
By News Release @ 11:33 PM :: 6057 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

... Rival giant telescopes join forces to seek U.S. funding  ....

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Thursday, May 24, 2018
Lava disaster could worsen Hawaii pension crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:27 PM :: 4680 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii State Government, Labor

...ERS director warns emergency overtime costs add to state's unfunded liabilities....

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Saturday, May 19, 2018
​Lava crosses Highway 137 and enters ocean in lower Puna
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 18443 Views :: Hawaii County

... Two lava flows enter the ocean at MacKenzie State Park off Highway 137; Coast Guard enforcing ‘safety zone’ ....

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Monday, May 14, 2018
State encouraged building in risky lava zone
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:22 PM :: 4889 Views :: Hawaii County

...ongoing disaster could have been avoided....

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Saturday, May 12, 2018
HRS 171-93: Law Allows Swap of Lava-Covered Lots for State Property in Zone 3
By Andrew Walden @ 9:57 PM :: 59558 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii History, Land Use

...After the 1960 Tsunami, homeowners in the destroyed Shinmachi area of Hilo bayfront were given fee-simple lots on newly subdivided state land in Waiakea Uka.  Shinmachi is now the site of the Hilo Bayfront Park....

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Saturday, May 12, 2018
Trump Approves Volcano Disaster Proclamation
By News Release @ 3:34 AM :: 2994 Views :: Hawaii County

...Today’s Presidential Disaster Declaration for Hawai‘i Island follows the Presidential Disaster Declaration for flood-damaged Kaua‘i and the City and County of Honolulu, which was granted on May 8....

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Thursday, May 10, 2018
How State Government fanned flames of volcano disaster
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:45 PM :: 11881 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

...the state originally encouraged the building of homes in this dangerous area by offering lava insurance where no private company would....

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Ige Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Kilauea Eruption
By News Release @ 10:16 PM :: 2949 Views :: Hawaii County

...The governor is asking that the declaration authorize the Public Assistance Grant Program for Hawai‘i County, as well as the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program statewide....

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Ookala: DoH Warns on Dairy-Related Water Pollution
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 5134 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Agriculture

...Big Island Dairy has reported untreated wastewater from the dairy’s wastewater treatment system spilled from a damaged sewage pipe in the evening on May 6....

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Friday, May 4, 2018
Hawaii County Audit Finds Bundles of Cash in Breakroom
By News Release @ 9:06 PM :: 5995 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

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Friday, May 4, 2018
VIDEO: Evacuation Ordered As Lava Erupts in Leilani Estates
By Selected News Articles @ 3:11 PM :: 3994 Views :: Hawaii County

...fissure vents have opened in Leilani Estates subdivision in the lower Puna district....

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Our Connection to the Stars
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:35 AM :: 5138 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...Hawaii will be set back for years with the loss of the Thirty Meter Telescope....

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Friday, April 13, 2018
Hawaii County seeks applicants for Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 2874 Views :: Hawaii County

...The following vacancies need to be filled....

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Pohakuloa: Court Orders Review of State Lease
By News Release @ 10:26 PM :: 5328 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Military

...The judge’s order asks for a plan to be submitted to the court by Dec. 28, 2018 which requires a written stewardship plan, regular monitoring and inspections, inspection reports with recommendations, procedures for addressing violations and debris removal plans....

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Community-based report on Maunakea released
By News Release @ 2:16 AM :: 6456 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...EnVision Maunakea, a report reflecting the beliefs, views and opinions of about 100 Hawaiʻi Island residents about the future of Maunakea, is now available to the public....

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Bridge Aina Lea: Jury Rejects LUC Taking After 15 Mins Deliberation
By Robert Thomas @ 7:26 PM :: 7163 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

...We're guessing both the State and the property owner will likely be taking this case up the chain to the Ninth Circuit.... 

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