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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
​City submits revised short-term rental bill to Planning Commission
By News Release @ 1:33 AM :: 1360 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... would not allow any new STRs in residential areas, but allow STRs adjacent to existing resort areas ....

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Monday, August 23, 2021
Lawsuits bring significant changes to Hawaii gun laws
By Selected News Articles @ 1:00 AM :: 1586 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... Today's ruling against the State eliminates the ten-day expiration period of pistol permits....and the requirement that an individual physically brings a firearm to the police station to register....

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Unions Ask Gov. Ige to Intervene in C&C of Honolulu's Vaccine Mandate
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 1167 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, COVID-19

... The City & County of Honolulu is the only Hawaii government employer that is not providing all unvaccinated employees the “alternative” of regular COVID-19 testing ....

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Thursday, August 12, 2021
Vaccine requirement announced for City and County of Honolulu employees
By News Release @ 12:06 AM :: 1004 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... City and County of Honolulu employees will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated, have completed a single-dose vaccine or initiated the first dose of a two-dose series by Aug. 16, 2021 ....

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021
COVID Cash: Honolulu Rent and Utility Program Reopens
By News Release @ 11:53 PM :: 1068 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... Higher income limits mean more Oʻahu renters can qualify ....

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Lawsuit Challenges Gun Confiscation After Disorderly Conduct Conviction
By News Release @ 12:40 AM :: 1335 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, Second Amendment

... Both plaintiffs were sent letters from HPD denying them the ability to obtain a permit or register firearms and ordering them to surrender any they may have in their possession ....

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Monday, August 9, 2021
Honolulu City Lights application deadline is August 31
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 1106 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

... Permits will be issued for five display sites through a lottery ....

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Sunday, August 8, 2021
A Policy Statement About Fines
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1645 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Law Enforcement

... Bill 17 would allow the city’s Department of Planning and Permitting to record liens against property and then to foreclose on the liens....

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Thursday, August 5, 2021
Are Hawaii's government finances really so bad? Yes. Find out why.
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:10 AM :: 1625 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii State Government

... Hawaii’s finances are in worse shape than our state and county officials would have us believe ....

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Thursday, July 29, 2021
Blaisdell Center awarded Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
By News Release @ 6:11 PM :: 1091 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism, COVID-19

... Blaisdell Center was recently awarded $3,056,261.58 ....

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Locals to be Allowed Back in to Hanauma Bay
By News Release @ 10:34 AM :: 1297 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Tourism

... an effort to accommodate local residents, while maintaining the improved marine environment ....

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Friday, July 23, 2021
Eligible homeowners encouraged to apply for Real Property Tax Credit Program
By News Release @ 11:19 PM :: 1777 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... The deadline to apply for the Real Property Tax Credit Program is September 30, 2021 ....

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Monday, July 19, 2021
Next Boondoggle: USACE, City of Honolulu Sign Agreement for Ala Wai Flood Study
By News Release @ 11:02 PM :: 1486 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Military

... The signing allows USACE and the City and County of Honolulu to develop a salespitch that appears to balance costs and environmental impacts ....

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Saturday, July 10, 2021
Chief Justice Names Maloian to Oahu Family Court
By News Release @ 10:25 AM :: 2105 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... Maloian has been a Deputy Public Defender in Honolulu for the past 18 years ....

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Friday, July 9, 2021
Police Corruption Scandals Revenge for Gambling Prosecutions?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:14 PM :: 4933 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Ethics, Gambling, Police

... What part of ‘mutually assured destruction’ did they not understand? ....

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Thursday, July 8, 2021
First Time Homebuyer? Honolulu Among Worst in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 10:30 PM :: 1428 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Honolulu ranks 269th out of 300 ....

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Thursday, July 8, 2021
COVID 'Hazard Pay': HGEA Scores 25% Pay Hike
By News Release @ 9:59 PM :: 1610 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, COVID-19

... to each individual HGEA bargaining unit member employed by the City who feels they have worked under hazardous conditions relating to COVID-19 exposure ....

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021
The Draft Oʻahu Pedestrian Plan is available for the public’s review
By News Release @ 7:31 PM :: 947 Views :: Honolulu County

... Honolulu’s first island-wide pedestrian plan ....

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Thursday, July 1, 2021
Embezzlement, Bribery: Hawaii Non-Profit Executive Sentenced to 46 Months of Imprisonment
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 3072 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Ethics, Law Enforcement, OHA, COVID-19

... Hawaii Non-Profit Executive Sentenced to 46 Months of Imprisonment for Embezzling Over $500,000 from AmeriCorps and for Agreeing to Receive a Bribe for Approving $845,000 in CARES Act Grants ....

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Thursday, July 1, 2021
​City Doubles Hanauma Bay Entrance Fee to $25 per Tourist
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 1147 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

... $25 entrance fee effective July 1 for non-locals 13 years and older ....

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Thursday, July 1, 2021
Alm: Myeni Encountered Police at Kewalo Basin 30 Minutes Before Shooting
By Video @ 12:51 AM :: 2193 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, Drugs

... Alm added that Myeni, who did have marijuana in his system...also had an odd encounter with officers just 30 minutes before going to Nuuanu, when he approached police at Kewalo Basin as they took a statement from someone reporting a car theft. Alm said Myeni started questioning the victim himself ….

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021
EPA Orders Navy to Upgrade Pearl Harbor Sewage Treatment Plant
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1240 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The plant is owned and operated by the U.S. Navy and provides service for up to 40,000 people ....

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021
$100M Tax Hike: City conducts surveys for feedback about Storm Water Master Plan
By News Release @ 9:29 PM :: 1570 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Taxes

... Stormwater: $100M Tax Hike After 36 Years of Lawyering and Foot-dragging ....

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Monday, June 21, 2021
'Procurement Collusion' -- Hanabusa, HART Reported to Federal Authorities
By News Release @ 4:32 AM :: 2288 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

... In order to steer a consulting contract to its former Board Chair, Colleen Hanabusa, Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART), a federally-funded rail transit project, imposed the following narrowly tailored requirements on bidders ....

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Thursday, June 17, 2021
Honolulu Youth Commission to accept applications for Commissioners
By News Release @ 11:35 PM :: 872 Views :: Honolulu County

... Applications for Commissioners on the first-ever Honolulu Youth Commission will be accepted beginning Thursday, June 17, 2021 through Friday, July 16, 2021 ....

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Blangiardi: I Support HB862 -- 3% TAT Hike for Counties
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 1172 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes, Tourism

"...I support HB 862 as it provides the City the option of restoring a revenue base which has been lost – allowing us to continue services to our people...."

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Doorbell Cam Shows Moments Before Police Shot Lindani Myeni
By Video @ 5:45 PM :: 2954 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

... Officers responded to calls of a burglary in progress in the Nuuanu area where they shot 29-year-old Lindani Myeni after an altercation at a home on Coelho Way ....

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Monday, June 14, 2021
Make $100K? COVID Money will Pay Your Rent and Utilities
By News Release @ 6:49 PM :: 1431 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

"... a household of four people earning up to $100,700 a year in total and demonstrating financial hardship from the pandemic can qualify for support ...."

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Monday, June 14, 2021
Wait list opening for Section 8
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 1079 Views :: Honolulu County

“...The rental subsidy program offered by the City, serves more than 3,800 households in partnership with more than 1,400 landlords....”

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Saturday, June 12, 2021
FBI Raids Lead to Shakeup at Planning Commission?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:58 PM :: 3201 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... Federal authorities, March 30, 2021, unsealed indictments charging six DPP employees in a bribery scheme going back as far as 2012.  Challacombe had been Deputy Director of the Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting from 2013-2016, and then Acting Director in 2016-17 ....

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Friday, June 11, 2021
O‘ahu moves into Tier 4 allowing larger group sizes outdoors and improved operations
By News Release @ 3:20 PM :: 1433 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism, COVID-19

... Social gatherings up to 25 people allowed outdoors ....

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Thursday, June 10, 2021
HPD Sued for False Arrest, Conflict of Interest
By News Release @ 12:11 AM :: 1503 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

... The lawsuit seeks to end HPD’s continuing policy of allowing officers with conflicts of interest to abuse their police powers for personal benefit ....

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Honolulu: ​Interest-free down-payment home loans are now available
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 1261 Views :: Honolulu County

... $800K to fund loans up to $40,000 each ....

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Vaccinations Make Honolulu 14th Most Livable City on Earth
By News Release @ 6:06 PM :: 1194 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... The biggest gainer in this year’s index is Honolulu. The city rose 46 places to fourteenth after its strong progress in containing the pandemic and rolling out its vaccination programme .... 

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Monday, June 7, 2021
Survey: What do you think about the City's Plan to Eliminate Lanes, Jam up Traffic?
By News Release @ 5:33 PM :: 1398 Views :: Honolulu County

... The City invites the public to participate in the Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan Update survey ....

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Thursday, June 3, 2021
Honolulu Rental and Utility Relief Program will reopen on Monday
By News Release @ 4:33 AM :: 900 Views :: Honolulu County

... City and County of Honolulu will accept 10,000 applications ....

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021
2021 Neighborhood Board Election Final Results Posted
By News Release @ 2:34 AM :: 1123 Views :: Honolulu County

... 495 candidates filed to run in this year’s election and 402 were elected ....

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Monday, May 31, 2021
Honolulu Police Commission Announces Recruitment for Chief of Police
By News Release @ 5:25 AM :: 1047 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

... Application packets and required documents must be received/postmarked by: June 30, 2021 ....

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Saturday, May 29, 2021
Homelessness Audit: Most Recommendations Still 'In Process' Four Years Later
By News Release @ 1:27 AM :: 1055 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

"... a low level of confidence in city efforts to address homelessness ...."

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Friday, May 21, 2021
Hawaii Is Replacing Its Last Coal Plant With a ‘Giant Battery’—Powered by Oil
By Selected News Articles @ 8:13 PM :: 2145 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Cost of Living

... The revelation that the Kapolei Energy Storage Facility will be powered with oil caused an uproar at a recent meeting, but the project is slated to continue ....

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Thursday, May 20, 2021
Bodycam Video Shows Sykap Shooting, Crash into Canal
By Video @ 5:29 AM :: 1846 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

... HNN has obtained the April 5 footage from the officer who fired the first shots-- Just yesterday Prosecutor Alm said he would withhold video from the public during his 'independent investigation' ....

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Neighborhood Board Election Ends Friday, May 21
By News Release @ 6:45 PM :: 1985 Views :: Honolulu County

... The voting period is from April 26 to May 21, 2021 .... 

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Thursday, May 13, 2021
Homeless HONU Shelter begins operation in Whitmore Village
By News Release @ 9:27 PM :: 988 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... Operation of HONU is done through a joint effort by the Honolulu Police Department, the City’s Department of Community Services, and the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Homelessness. ...

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Thursday, May 13, 2021
Community Meetings set for O‘ahu Storm Water Master Plan
By News Release @ 9:21 PM :: 1163 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Taxes

... Stormwater: $100M Tax Hike After 36 Years of Lawyering and Foot-dragging ....

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Thursday, May 13, 2021
Stung by PUC, HECO Releases 'Customer Energy Resources Strategy'
By News Release @ 4:45 PM :: 1307 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Cost of Living

"... to increase rooftop solar and similar customer energy resources to the scale needed to reach the state’s clean energy benchmarks ...."

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Thursday, May 13, 2021
HECO vs PUC on Kapolei Battery Farm
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 1093 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, COVID-19

... Hawaiian Electric is asking the PUC to approve the KES project but without the operational and financial conditions it imposed in its April 29, 2021, decision and order (No. 37754) ....

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Bid-Rigging: Hanabusa Chickens out, Blangiardi Appoints her to HART Board Instead
By News Release @ 11:41 PM :: 3532 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

... Blangiardi: “I had nothing to do with that contract” ....

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Saturday, May 8, 2021
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – District Judge, District Court of the First Circuit
By News Release @ 4:04 PM :: 1177 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill the following anticipated judicial vacancy ....

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Friday, May 7, 2021
Creating Facts on the Ground: Stadium Authority Rushes Decision to Demolish Aloha Stadium
By News Release @ 3:45 AM :: 1910 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education, Rail, Tourism

... In a special Stadium Authority Board Meeting this morning (Thursday, May 6), the Board confirmed and voted for an early demolition of the existing stadium location ....

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Thursday, May 6, 2021
O‘ahu to continue in Tier 3 four more weeks
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 1360 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... while the county and the state work together on incorporating vaccination counts on O‘ahu into modified metrics for the Tier system ....

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