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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
HB2231: New law makes it easier to finance energy co-ops
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 4960 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

...this act allows for the use of state special purpose revenue bonds to be used to finance publicly owned energy cooperatives....

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
DBEDT: Housing Over 40% of Consumer Spending for Kauai, Hawaii Co
By News Release @ 5:16 PM :: 6528 Views :: Hawaii County , Kauai County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...An average household in Hawaii County spent an average of $51,700 in 2014....

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
DLNR Closing Mauna Kea, Bringing in Helicopters for Sheep Eradication
By News Release @ 2:13 AM :: 6274 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment

...aerial shooting from helicopters of feral goats, feral sheep, mouflon and mouflon/feral sheep hybrids....

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Saturday, June 4, 2016
Telescope: Nobody can remove all fears of reversal
By Robert Thomas @ 7:39 PM :: 7563 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...the late request by the University to remove Judge Amano ... out of a fear that retaining her might be overturned on appeal, invites the Board to subvert its own independent judgment....

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Friday, June 3, 2016
Telescope: BLNR Sticks With Judge Amano
By News Release @ 8:36 PM :: 7263 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA
...the Board unanimously denied a motion to disqualify retired Hilo judge Riki May Amano as the hearing officer in the case....
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Saturday, May 21, 2016
PUEO Hawaiians Support Telescope
By News Release @ 2:13 PM :: 6818 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...to dispel the myth that all Native Hawaiians oppose the project....

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Parents charged in 1997 death of ‘Peter Boy’
By Selected News Articles @ 11:28 PM :: 6660 Views :: Hawaii County , Family, Law Enforcement
The most notorious missing child-turned-murder case in Hawaii history will finally make its way to a courtroom....
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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Big Island 30 Days Without Dengue
By News Release @ 1:56 AM :: 5101 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care

"As Zika continues to spread rapidly overseas, we must take precautionary measures to prevent any locally acquired cases from taking hold in our state.”

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Friday, April 22, 2016
Ilagan: Petition Against Hawaii County GE Tax Hike
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 4987 Views :: Hawaii County , Taxes

... Sign this petition opposing Bill 165 so that I may share it with the Council members when we discuss the tax increase in the Finance Committee on May 3 ....

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016
USDA on Dengue Mosquito Eradication -- Organic Farms Will NOT Lose Certification
By Andrew Walden @ 6:44 PM :: 6799 Views :: Hawaii County , Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

...dozens of Hawaii County organic farmers are refusing access to State and County mosquito-eradication workers....

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Saturday, April 2, 2016
Republican Appointments to Hawaii State Boards and Commissions
By Rep Beth Fukumoto @ 4:16 PM :: 5934 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...Currently, there is an appointment open with the Elections Commission for Hawaii County....

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Saturday, April 2, 2016
DLNR Finally Gets Around to Appointing Mauna Kea Hearing Officer
By News Release @ 4:08 AM :: 5412 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...retired Hawaii island circuit court judge Riki May Amano (Ret.) has been selected as the hearings officer to conduct the Mauna Kea contested case hearing....

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Photos: Hate-Fueled Attack on Mauna Kea Radio Telescope
By Andrew Walden @ 2:42 PM :: 6974 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...The suspect gained entry by ramming our gates then used his vehicle to ram our outer steel doors multiple times and proceed to beat on our inner doors....

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Thursday, March 24, 2016
Billy Kenoi Indicted, Arrest Warrant Issued -- Could Get 15 Years in Prison
By Selected News Articles @ 2:50 PM :: 7675 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Politicians

Lorraine Inouye: Kenoi Should Resign...

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Friday, March 4, 2016
Hawaii Federal Court: Get Ready For Bridge Aina Lea Trial
By Robert Thomas @ 4:43 PM :: 5582 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

Bottom line: the plaintiff's takings claims are going to trial....

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Sunday, February 21, 2016
Big Island Rolling Blackouts Caused by Lack of Wind
By News Release @ 1:34 AM :: 5950 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

"...wind resources are presently at zero...."

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Saturday, February 20, 2016
A Word With Ward - Dengue Fever with guest Dr. Sarah Parks
By Rep Gene Ward @ 3:30 AM :: 5324 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care

Dr. Sarah Park is the Hawaii State Epidemiologist and Chief of the Disease Outbreak Control Division, Hawaii Department of Health....

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Coop Proposes Alternative Power Generation Plan for Big Island
By News Release @ 4:51 PM :: 5487 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

"By building on the successes achieved by Kauai Island Utility Cooperative to integrate high levels of cost-effective solar PV into the grid...."

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Kenoi Declares Dengue Emergency, Ige Refuses
By News Release @ 4:39 PM :: 5569 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Health Care

...meanwhile Obama is seeking $1.8B in Zika funding....

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Bridge Aina Lea: Hawaii ‘Takings’ Case in Federal Court
By Robert Thomas @ 1:32 PM :: 6039 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

The State removed the civil rights lawsuit to U.S. District Court in Honolulu....

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Incumbents Challenged on Day One--Candidates Begin Filing on Maui, Big Island
By Selected News Articles @ 12:56 PM :: 7205 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Politicians

First in line after the 7:45 a.m. office opening in Hilo was state Rep. Joy San Buenaventura....

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Lawsuit: Lopaka Ryder, Killed by Drug Dealer, was Police Informant
By Selected News Articles @ 12:05 PM :: 6924 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Drugs

...police disclosed his identity either directly or indirectly to persons being investigated....

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Friday, January 8, 2016
DLNR Officer Arrested--Charged with sexual assault of Minor
By News Release @ 9:27 PM :: 6012 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

...DLNR Officer “was fired (from Honolulu PD) in 2013 after he falsified records and lied to investigators about transporting a female runaway, who was underage.”....

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Friday, January 8, 2016
DLNR to Loosen Death Grip on Hilo Businesses?
By News Release @ 1:53 PM :: 6683 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use, Small Business

One of the leases at Banyan Drive has expired and has been placed on a month-to-month revocable permit. Other leases at Banyan Drive and in the Kanoelehua Industrial Area will expire in the next several years....

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Fake Bomb Found After Big Island Police Arrest Three at Protest Against License Plates
By News Release @ 11:11 PM :: 9942 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

The rally supported what organizers claimed was the constitutional “right to travel” with no driver’s license, registration, license plates, safety stickers and motor vehicle insurance....

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Friday, January 1, 2016
OHA 2016 Legislative Package: Telescope Rent Money, Control of Mauna Kea Tours
By Andrew Walden @ 12:11 AM :: 6880 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...ensure a “fair rate of return” in establishing sublease rent....

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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Hawaii Island Energy Cooperative would deliver transformation better, faster and cheaper
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 6165 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

Big Island customers could save as much as $113 million on the existing HELCO rate base and up to $234 million including investments to modernize the grid over a four-year period....

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Sunday, October 25, 2015
Applications Sought for DLNR Hawaii Island Advisory Council
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 5800 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment

Completed applications must be received by December 22, 2015....

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Friday, October 16, 2015
Fiber optic cables were maliciously cut on Mauna Kea this Summer
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 6457 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA

Damage occurred same day a caravan of construction vehicles was turned around by protesters, leading to 11 arrests...

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Full Text: Hawaii Business Groups Slam Police Refusal to Enforce Law on Mauna Kea
By News Release @ 10:35 PM :: 7546 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

Business cannot operate without laws being enforced. Selective enforcement of laws by State, County and HPD is discriminatory. Citizens place their trust in government that Laws will be enforced equally without the need for political pressure to do so. The result of the faulty law enforcement surrounding Mauna Kea is fostering tension, aggression, racism and business uncertainty. Ambiguity surrounding the rule of law has prompted a poor economic climate....

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
ACLU Scores Big Wins for Panhandlers and Potheads
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 9475 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Homelessness, Labor, Drugs

The ACLU has shared a copy of the settlement agreement in this case with Maui County and Kauai County, both of which have had similar pre-employment medical examination requirements....

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Thursday, September 3, 2015
Bridge Aina Lea: Federal Court Dismisses Most of Case
By Robert Thomas @ 9:09 PM :: 6911 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

...once again, a property owner's federal constitutional claims -- raised in a federal forum -- get decided by a state court....

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Thursday, July 23, 2015
Hawaii Councilman Proposes Reforms After P-Card Audit
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 4732 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

Hawai‘i County Code should be amended to bring it in line with state law...

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Friday, July 17, 2015
Paniolo Power to Withdraw from Merger Docket
By News Release @ 6:46 PM :: 5209 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

"...will instead concentrate on the PUC's pending Power Supply Improvement Plan (PSIP) docket, which is better suited to address transformational planning issues...."

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Thursday, July 2, 2015
Hawaii 100% Renewable Energy Mandate a Blank Check for Rate Hikes
By Selected News Articles @ 3:57 PM :: 7648 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

For example, the Aina Koa Pono project....

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Hawaii Supreme Court: County Initiative Preempted by State Law
By Robert Thomas @ 5:08 PM :: 8391 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Drugs, GMOs

...Hawaii Supreme Court refined the test for determining when a municipal ordinance or charter provision is preempted by state law....

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Thursday, June 4, 2015
Big Island Press Club: Keeping Government Transparent
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:16 PM :: 4883 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

Thursday, June 18, from noon until 1:30 at Restaurant Kenichi in Hilo....

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Thursday, May 14, 2015
IRONMAN fined $2.7M for illegal lottery
By News Release @ 3:58 AM :: 4743 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

...Ironman charged athletes, who did not otherwise qualify, $50 to enter lotteries for the chance to compete in the Ironman World Championship....

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Thursday, May 7, 2015
Kilauea Largest Source of SO2 Pollution in USA
By UHERO @ 2:19 AM :: 6571 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Using Vog from Kilauea to Estimate the Health Consequences of Particulate and SO2 Pollution....

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Thursday, April 16, 2015
HS Senior Launches pro-Telescope Petition
By Selected News Articles @ 2:43 PM :: 6727 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

King Kalākaua was an early and ardent supporter of astronomical observation in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Stewardship by UH to protect Maunakea for future generations
By Selected News Articles @ 9:26 PM :: 6471 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

Since 2000, Maunakea has been under stewardship of the Office of Maunakea Management....

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Criminal Charges? Attorney General to Investigate Kenoi
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 7367 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians

Facts learned during the course of the investigation will determine whether the attorney general’s office pursues or recommends criminal charges....

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Friday, April 3, 2015
Success of independently funded GMO papaya confounds anti-tech ideologues
By Selected News Articles @ 4:20 PM :: 5157 Views :: Hawaii County , GMOs

...This 12-part series by entomologist Anthony Shelton is the first comprehensive article about a genetically engineered crop, in this case, GE papaya in Hawaii....

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Thursday, April 2, 2015
Mauna Kea Protesters Arrested for Blocking Road to the Top
By News Release @ 10:41 PM :: 7827 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Mauna Kea: OHA Demands $50M Payoff for Mountain....

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Do Drugs? Hawaii County is Hiring!
By Selected News Articles @ 9:01 PM :: 5833 Views :: Hawaii County , Drugs

...A newly hired legal clerk at the Hawaii County Prosecutor's Office in Hilo can start working without the mandatory urine test, a federal judge ruled Friday....

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Demand: NextEra Eat Cost of HEI's Disused Oil Plants
By News Release @ 4:19 AM :: 5006 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy
“What portion of the potentially stranded assets should be borne by shareholders? Why should the ratepayers be responsible for all of these costs?”
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Friday, February 27, 2015
Police seek man on video at the scene of a suspicious Kona Church Fire
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 6179 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Religion

At 6:10 a.m. Thursday (February 26), Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a fire at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Captain Cook....

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
HELCO selects Ormat to provide an additional 25MW of geothermal energy
By News Release @ 9:34 PM :: 5003 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

The next step in the process is to begin contract negotiations with Ormat, with an agreement to be submitted to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for approval....

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Big Island Group Proposes Electric Co-Op
By News Release @ 4:25 PM :: 5129 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

Local, democratic control over the island’s energy infrastructure....

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Monday, January 26, 2015
Electric Co-op for Big Island?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:07 PM :: 6182 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy
“Both Ha and Ishibashi were reluctant to disclose who sits on the co-op steering committee.”
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