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Friday, November 19, 2021
Ala Wai: Corps of Engineers, City Attempt to Bamboozle Public Again
By News Release @ 4:23 AM :: 1547 Views :: Honolulu County, Military

... Approximately 110 community members participated during the Nov. 10 workshop and 45 participated on Nov. 13 ....

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
State Democratic Party Chair Announces Plan to Avert Anti-Vaxxer Takeover of Party
By Andrew Walden @ 4:42 AM :: 2552 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, COVID-19

... Tyler Dos Santos Tam wants to have his candidacy and keep his Chairmanship too ....

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Friday, November 12, 2021
Police Allege Isabella Kalua Duct-Taped and Locked in Dog Cage Before Death
By Andrew Walden @ 11:03 PM :: 3783 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Law Enforcement

... criminal complaint reveals many previously unreported allegations regarding the death of Isabella Kalua ....

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Thursday, November 11, 2021
VIDEO: Police Allege Isabella Kalua Killed One Month Before Disappearance Reported
By Video @ 3:18 AM :: 1817 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Police

... Full Video of HPD News Conference .... 

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Oahu Ambulances may now take patients to urgent care
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 1134 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

... Both HESD and DOH plan to expand the program to other selected alternative care sites throughout O’ahu and Neighbor Islands. Other alternative sites are being identified and may be ready by the end of this year ....

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Sunday, November 7, 2021
Hike Traffic Fines for Profit
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1477 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

... The Honolulu City Council wants to raise money for the Honolulu Police Department by adding a surcharge to traffic fines .... 

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Saturday, November 6, 2021
DoH Orders Embry Health to Stop COVID Testing
By News Release @ 3:53 AM :: 2601 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... After learning that Embry Health was collecting specimens for COVID-19 tests in Hawai‘i, DOH made repeated attempts to work with Embry Health to secure the necessary certification or approval. Embry Health withdrew its application for certification on October 19....

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Friday, November 5, 2021
HECO Suddenly Agrees to 39% Reduction in Cost of Electricity Bought from Kalaeloa Partners
By News Release @ 3:42 AM :: 1487 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Cost of Living

... charge being reduced to $100/kilowatts (kW) per year for the full 208 MW, as compared to $164.35/kW per year for the first 180 MW ....

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Thursday, November 4, 2021
City introduces amended short-term rental bill
By News Release @ 11:17 PM :: 1846 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

... Bill 41 Relating to Transient Accommodations was transmitted to the Council by the Honolulu Planning Commission last month and is scheduled for First Reading at its full Council meeting on Nov. 10, 2021 ....

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Congressional Delegation Squeezes Navy on Fuel Leak
By News Release @ 6:03 PM :: 1520 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... Hawai‘i Congressional Delegation Calls On Navy To Improve Accountability To Public On Hawai‘i Fuel Operations, Plans To Ensure Health And Safety Of Oahu Residents ....

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Honolulu Council Employee Guilty of Smuggling Heroin
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 2339 Views :: Honolulu County, Drugs

... Arlene-Anela Kekoolani, 30, of Honolulu, Hawaii, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin ....

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Sunday, October 31, 2021
Climate Change: Billionaire Pats Honolulu Mayor on Head
By News Release @ 4:32 PM :: 2102 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... Honolulu recognized for 'Transforming Streets for Public Transit' ....

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Friday, October 29, 2021
Next Boondoggle: Push is on to Sell You Ala Wai Flood Risk Management Project
By News Release @ 5:35 AM :: 1206 Views :: Honolulu County

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Thursday, October 28, 2021
City eases COVID-19 restrictions for managed events
By News Release @ 2:23 AM :: 2633 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... the City and County of Honolulu is easing restrictions for managed events if all attendees are vaccinated and safety measures are followed ....

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Thursday, October 28, 2021
Red Hill: State Fines Navy $325K
By News Release @ 1:32 AM :: 1539 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The violations were discovered during a routine DOH compliance inspection that took place from Sept. 28, 2020 through Oct. 9, 2020 ....

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Monday, October 25, 2021
Republican Reapportionment Update
By Brett Kulbis @ 7:51 PM :: 1779 Views :: Honolulu County, Office of Elections, Republican Party

... Notable proposed changes to Oahu ....

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Monday, October 25, 2021
Budget crisis not needed to solve housing crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:35 PM :: 1528 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

... These are suggestions that are broadly supported and would require little if any taxpayer investment ....

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Saturday, October 23, 2021
City to Merge DCS, OHH
By News Release @ 2:17 PM :: 1218 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... Acting Director Krucky will continue to work with his dedicated team of professionals in the Office of Housing and Homelessness while he is at DCS, with a design to eventually join the two organizations together to address community issues ....

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Saturday, October 23, 2021
City to hold hearings on new affordable housing rules
By News Release @ 2:09 PM :: 1339 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

... DPP will hold two public hearings to gather community input on the newly proposed measures ....

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Monday, October 18, 2021
COVID the Lion Killer
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 1322 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... Honolulu Zoo bids aloha to Ekundu the African lion ....

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
​City and County of Honolulu is now accepting Grants In Aid applications
By News Release @ 8:08 PM :: 1211 Views :: Honolulu County

... deadline 2 p.m. Hawaiʻi Standard Time on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 ....

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Saturday, October 9, 2021
Wood Pellets? Hawaii 'Green' Energy Scam is Dirtier Than Coal
By Selected News Articles @ 6:53 PM :: 3679 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... Hu Honua on the Big Island and AES on Oahu are both proposing to burn wood to generate electricity.  NRDC explains that wood burners actually produce more CO2 than coal.... 

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Saturday, October 9, 2021
City allows managed events up to 1,000 with enhanced COVID safety measures
By News Release @ 3:23 AM :: 1356 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... 50% capacity or a maximum of 1,000 attendees (whichever is smaller) ....

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Taxpayer Debt Burden: Honolulu Grade 'F', Maui Grade 'D'
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:43 AM :: 1661 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

“When combined with their share of the state debt, Honolulu taxpayers each owe $61,300.”

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Monday, September 27, 2021
City narrows down new landfill to Makakilo or Wheeler (plus two fake sites on N Shore)
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 1445 Views :: Honolulu County

... the city’s Landfill Advisory Committee (LAC) will hold its first virtual meeting October 4 from 2-4 p.m ....

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Friday, September 24, 2021
NDAA Tightens Red Hill Safety Standards
By Ed Case @ 5:02 PM :: 1473 Views :: Honolulu County, Military

... the $768 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to require stricter inspection and safety standards for the military’s fuel tanks and supporting infrastructure at Red Hill on O’ahu....

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Friday, September 24, 2021
HDoT Revokes Plan to Terminate Dillingham Airfield
By News Release @ 4:39 AM :: 1554 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... Members from the HDOT, U.S. Army, Congress, Executive Office, Legislature, Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association (AOPA), tenants and community members have been meeting every few weeks for the past nine months as a collaborative effort to help save the airfield ....

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Ban on large gatherings extended through Oct. 19
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 1422 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations have improved since the initial suspension began Aug. 25, 2021 ....

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Friday, September 17, 2021
Volunteers Needed for 45 Neighborhood Board Vacancies
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 1280 Views :: Honolulu County

... contact your local Neighborhood Board Chair to volunteer for a vacant seat ....

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Thursday, September 16, 2021
Restaurant Defies Oahu’s new COVID rules--Gets Red Tagged
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 2095 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... DOH Food Safety Branch has issued a Cease and Desist Order and a red “closed” placard to Doner Shack ....

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Sunday, September 12, 2021
Vacant Homes Tax?
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2685 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... How does some bureaucrat sitting in the real property tax office have any idea whether a property is vacant? ....

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Friday, September 10, 2021
​The Vacant Homes Tax: Can this Even be Enforced?
By Video @ 4:53 AM :: 2195 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... an increase of up to 2000% ....

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Thursday, September 9, 2021
Judiciary Seeks Applicants for Oahu Independent Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 1732 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... To be considered for a one-year appointment ....

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Thursday, September 2, 2021
VIDEO: Blangiardi shows us why it is useless to argue with antivaxxer fools
By Video @ 4:28 PM :: 2152 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... Instead of drawing attention to these protesters, political leaders should be out at vaccination sites thanking people for getting vaxxed and highlighting the stories behind their decision to get vaxxed.  These stories will convince others to get vaxxed ....

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Thursday, September 2, 2021
City Releases Draft Right-of-Way Widths for Planned Streets
By News Release @ 12:24 AM :: 1860 Views :: Honolulu County, Land Use

"...to implement Complete Streets which provide equitable access across all modes and for all abilities, including pedestrians, bicycles, cars, trucks, and buses...."

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Rep Okimoto: Vaccine passport will increase spread among unvaccinated
By News Release @ 11:45 PM :: 2090 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... if you implement a policy that segregates the vaccinated with the unvaccinated, we're inadvertently incentivizing the unvaccinated community to gather and spread COVID within their own communities ....

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021
New Tax Proposals at the Honolulu Council
By Video @ 5:01 AM :: 1993 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, Taxes

... Honolulu rail project get a portion of the revenues? ....

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Monday, August 30, 2021
City Launches Vaccine Pass System for Restaurants, Bars, Gyms
By News Release @ 11:43 PM :: 1977 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... City launches “Safe Access O‘ahu” program to help protect businesses, employees and customers ....

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Thursday, August 26, 2021
Secret Arbitration Revealed: How DPS Official Kept Crooked Cop On The Job After FBI Raid
By Selected News Articles @ 2:42 PM :: 5674 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Labor, Police

... top Corrections Official was Secret Arbitrator keeping mafia-connected HPD officers on the job ....

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Honolulu Rail Critic Pushes for Middle Street Endpoint
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 8:02 PM :: 2005 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

... Then on August 3 came devastating confirmation from a respected FTA agent ....

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Large organized gatherings to be suspended on O‘ahu beginning Aug. 25, 2021
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 2008 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... The modification will be in effect for 28 days ....

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Oahu Workplace Survey: 1 in 3 Already Have Vaccine Mandate
By UHERO @ 4:58 AM :: 1727 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... The largest businesses of 50 or more employees reported the lowest proportion of vaccinations at their workplaces ....

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
​City submits revised short-term rental bill to Planning Commission
By News Release @ 1:33 AM :: 2049 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 :: 2313 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 :: 1787 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 :: 1459 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 :: 2604 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 :: 2062 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 :: 1799 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 :: 2323 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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