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Friday, February 11, 2022
Bum Feeding Operation to Vacate Chinatown
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 1048 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... The City and County of Honolulu and the River of Life Mission have reached an agreement to relocate its public feeding operation from its current location in Chinatown to several new hubs on O‘ahu ....

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Thursday, February 10, 2022
Naming Names: Who Will Cullen and English Rat Out?
By Andrew Walden @ 6:21 AM :: 5664 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

... In the federal system the little fish eats the big fish.  We've got a menu .... 

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Monday, February 7, 2022
$500M Red Hill Funding on the Move in Congress
By News Release @ 9:05 PM :: 1979 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

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

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Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Red Light Cameras to be Activated by May
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 2754 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... engineering studies to select the ten intersections for the pilot began in January and are expected to be completed in March ....

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Honolulu Council Copies OHA Playbook--Threatens Military Leases in Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:03 AM :: 3422 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 :: 2441 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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Saturday, January 29, 2022
Blangiardi Exempts Affordable rentals from GE Tax
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 1908 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Taxes

... New incentives approved to spur development of affordable rentals ....

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Friday, January 28, 2022
Aloha Stadium: Sometimes you wonder where political leaders find numbers to fit the narrative
By Video @ 2:24 AM :: 1862 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Higher Education

... Stadium-villages generally create low wage jobs ....

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Thursday, January 27, 2022
Ige Lacks Authority on Red Hill
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 7:24 PM :: 3335 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 :: 3081 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 :: 1988 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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Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Honolulu 3rd Worst 'Sinkhole City'
By News Release @ 8:33 PM :: 2877 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... HONOLULU remained a Sinkhole City because it needed more than $3.9 billion, or $31,700 from each taxpayer, to pay its bills ....

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Friday, January 21, 2022
Honolulu Rate Commission seeks input on TheBus, HandiVan fare changes
By News Release @ 5:29 PM :: 1543 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

... The Honolulu Rate Commission will be taking public testimony on proposed fare policy changes affecting TheBus and TheHandi-Van at its January 24th and February 8th meetings ....

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Audit of the City's Information Technology Modernization, Services, and Support
By News Release @ 8:31 PM :: 1269 Views :: Honolulu County

... DIT is Unable to Meet Certain Service and Support Expectations .... 

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Bill 41 Could Squash Short-term Rentals
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:47 AM :: 2418 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... Honolulu Council Bill 41, that would limit "short-term” rentals on Oahu to no less than 180 days at a time ....

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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 :: 2030 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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Tuesday, January 11, 2022
DHHL Releases EA for Isenberg Street Rentals, Kalaeloa Solar Project
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 1509 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Energy

... 270 affordable rental units for native Hawaiian beneficiaries of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act ....

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Saturday, January 8, 2022
Red Hill: BWS Smokes out Congress?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:16 PM :: 2623 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... BWS statements have become increasingly apocalyptic.  Just don’t ask them to get specific ....

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Friday, January 7, 2022
National Community Survey for O'ahu Residents
By News Release @ 3:28 AM :: 752 Views :: Honolulu County

>>>  Click here to take the survey!  <<<

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Thursday, January 6, 2022
Capacity at larger indoor gatherings temporarily restricted through January in response to Omicron
By News Release @ 3:09 AM :: 1114 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... caps large indoor gatherings of more than 1,000 people at 50% capacity ....

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Congressional Delegation: Navy Must Comply With DOH Emergency Order To Defuel Red Hill Tanks
By Ed Case @ 2:28 AM :: 2677 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... CLUE: Where is the funding? ....

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Federal CDC to Survey Red Hill Health Impacts
By News Release @ 2:07 AM :: 1203 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... investigators from the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and ATSDR will survey civilians living in homes serviced by the joint base water distribution system ....

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Let's Play Make Believe: Hawaii DoH 'Orders' US Navy to Stop Fueling Ships, Planes
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 1267 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

"... Immediately suspend operations at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Tanks, including fuel transfers...."

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Saturday, January 1, 2022
​Honolulu Police Department Gun Registration Website Now Operational
By News Release @ 11:23 PM :: 1791 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... This, in combination with the settlement agreement in Yukutake v. Connors, means that on Oahu, you can obtain a firearm with a single trip to the police station ....

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Friday, December 31, 2021
Honolulu Hale Multiple Resignations, Retirements
By News Release @ 3:47 PM :: 2778 Views :: Honolulu County

... Blangiardi Administration Cabinet Reshuffle ....

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Sunday, December 26, 2021
Can We Beat COVID Without Lockdowns?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:11 AM :: 2667 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... If Hawaii follows the same pattern as South Africa, we should experience increasing COVID cases until around New Year’s, followed by a sharp decline .... 

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Thursday, December 23, 2021
HPD officer arrested after Niu Valley shooting 
By Andrew Walden @ 9:26 PM :: 1879 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, Second Amendment

... It was reported to us that the officer's (personal) AR-15 was dropped and discharged a round. This round then struck another occupant (relative) in the same home ....

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Honolulu: Largest percentage of homes with inadequate kitchens
By Selected News Articles @ 11:00 AM :: 1496 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... 2021’s Neediest Cities ....

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021
DPP Online System to let Solar Contractors Bypass DPP Grifters
By News Release @ 1:58 AM :: 1289 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

... a new online building permit application process in response to the increase in number of homeowners seeking photovoltaic (PV), PV battery and battery-only tax credits and other incentives from Hawaiian Electric Co.’s Battery Bonus program ....

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Friday, December 17, 2021
Honolulu most expensive car rental destination for Christmas
By News Release @ 12:13 AM :: 1520 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, Cost of Living

... Honolulu travelers spend a minimum of $754 for a rental car Christmas week ....

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Thursday, December 16, 2021
Case: NDAA Mandates Repair of Red Hill Pipes
By Ed Case @ 5:26 PM :: 1204 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... the bill would require the piping system to ultimately be submitted to strengthened and more frequent inspection and repair requirements ....

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Thursday, December 16, 2021
DOH: All Water Tests Below DoH Action Level
By News Release @ 4:20 AM :: 1395 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Five of the 27 results, located in the Iroquois Point and McGrew Point communities, detected trace levels of petroleum product well below the DOH Environmental Action Level.  Samples collected from twenty-two locations did not detect petroleum products ....

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Thursday, December 16, 2021
Honolulu--Lowest Charitable Giving in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:04 AM :: 1156 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

... Honolulu gives three times less than first place Tulsa, Memphis, Atlanta, Wichita ....

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Hawaii Ethics and Audit Function at Lowest Level in Years
By Andrew Walden @ 3:41 AM :: 2832 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... This proves there is much more corruption to be ferreted out--and the crooks know it ....

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
City Sends 2022 Real Property Assessments -- Average Increase 11.6%
By News Release @ 2:21 AM :: 1686 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes, Cost of Living

... big fat property tax bills coming next ....

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
COVID Funds Buy Buildings for Non-Profits
By News Release @ 2:05 AM :: 1359 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, COVID-19

... a small apartment complex for low to moderate income renters being managed by the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement ....

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Blangiardi signs bill to recover lost Transient Accommodations Tax revenue and give it to Rail
By News Release @ 1:34 AM :: 1469 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, Taxes, Tourism

...Translation: The Legislature took the counties' share of the state TAT away but let them impose their own TAT.  I'm giving it to rail -- so, in effect, other city services have been cut to fund rail but -- like a shell game -- with so many moving parts, the public has been deceived....

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Sierra Club Moves to Intervene in DoH Red Hill Hearing
By News Release @ 11:18 PM :: 1300 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Navy: State has no Authority over Red Hill Tanks ....

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021
FBI Investigating Cyber Attack Against TheBus and TheHandi-Van
By News Release @ 6:44 PM :: 989 Views :: Honolulu County

... Honolulu Board of Water Supply, Emergency Medical Services, Queens Hospital also report cyberattacks on employee data ....

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Saturday, December 11, 2021
DOH: Red Hill Shaft Diesel at 350 Times Limit
By News Release @ 12:25 AM :: 1146 Views :: Honolulu County, Military

... DOH samples were analyzed by Eurofins Laboratory in California. Eurofins found 140,000 parts per billion (ppb) of TPH-d. The DOH EAL for TPH-d is 400 ppb ....

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Thursday, December 9, 2021
City launches first-ever chatbot with voice recognition for customer services
By News Release @ 8:27 PM :: 971 Views :: Honolulu County

... The chatbot named Akamai is equipped to deliver quick voice or text responses to more than 100 questions primarily related to motor vehicle and personal ID services. ...

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Thursday, December 9, 2021
Billionaire Helps Solar Developers Grab More Ag Land
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 1642 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Agriculture

... Billionaire Omidyar helps solar developers sharpen up their sales pitch to overcome community resistance to the solar grab for agricultural lands ....

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Thursday, December 9, 2021
Navy Discovers Contamination at a Second Shaft
By News Release @ 5:04 AM :: 1340 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Navy officials expressed increasing confidence that the cause of the water contamination could be traced to two leaks at the Red Hill facility this year ....

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021
City waives fees and allows storm damage work to begin immediately
By News Release @ 10:07 PM :: 910 Views :: Honolulu County

... DPP delays will not impact storm recovery ....

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Monday, December 6, 2021
Two More Omicron Cases Detected in Hawaii
By News Release @ 8:34 PM :: 2240 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... WHO says no deaths reported from Omicron yet as Covid variant spreads ....

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Health Department Detects Petroleum Product in Navy Water System
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 2214 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... It is hard to miss the possibility that the result of the Nov 20 incident in the fire suppression system has somehow ended up in the Hickam water system ....

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Sunday, November 28, 2021
Tax Isn’t a Peanut Butter Cup
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1915 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Land Use, Taxes

... Once upon a time there were some property developers on Oahu ....

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Blangiardi Eases COVID Restrictions
By News Release @ 5:31 AM :: 1534 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... Honolulu is improving the Safe O‘ahu Response Plan to allow more flexible operations for businesses, while still requiring Safe Access O‘ahu for higher risk activities ....

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Sunday, November 21, 2021
City and County of Honolulu to ring in holiday season Dec. 4
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 1321 Views :: Honolulu County, Religion

... the Honolulu City Lights tree lighting ceremony is back ....

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Sunday, November 21, 2021
After Decade, City, State Finally Eliminate Turtle Beach Traffic Jam
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 1283 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

... For many years various solutions have been discussed ....

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