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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Hawaii is one of 11 states without a statewide financial relief program for businesses
By News Release @ 2:23 AM :: 2118 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

...Hawaii’s local businesses have taken the economic brunt of stopping the spread of COVID-19....

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
VIDEO: Prosecutor Debate Steve Alm vs Miske's Lawyer
By Video @ 9:48 PM :: 2964 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians

...Megan Kau hired by Miske....

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Massive Effort to Provide 60,000 Free COVID Tests on Oahu Starts Wednesday
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 1963 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...No symptoms necessary...Surge test participants will not be subject to the fourteen-day quarantine that other test programs require. ...

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Monday, August 24, 2020
VIDEO: OCCC Guard Describes how COVID Positive Criminal was released
By Video @ 5:15 AM :: 2110 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...Discussion with OCCC Sgt. Lana Hughes about pandemic conditions at the facility - August 23, 2020....

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Thursday, August 20, 2020
List of Current COVID Clusters in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:22 AM :: 3628 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, COVID-19

...including a strip club, bars, Honolulu Hale, homeless shelter, and jail.... 

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Caldwell Announces More COVID Restrictions--Targets Non-Economic Activity
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 2247 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

...Caldwell said at the news briefing that county and state leaders discussed the modified restrictions for O‘ahu over the past five days, trying to decide whether to use a scalpel or a hammer. “We’ve chosen a scalpel,” Caldwell said....

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Bill 59: Amend Community Garden Program
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 6:50 PM :: 1765 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...“While the mayor has ordered these gardens closed for nearly a month, we need to make sure that when they reopen, more people can have access to garden plots, with increased awareness, easier access and clearer guidelines that minimize red tape. The program needs to be expanded,” Pine said....

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Monday, August 10, 2020
​Honolulu Hale closing to the public --Caldwell Tests Negative
By News Release @ 9:29 PM :: 2316 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...all city workers are instructed to work from home through September 6, if possible....

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Sunday, August 9, 2020
OHA to Take Over Honolulu Council?
By Andrew Walden @ 3:30 AM :: 7193 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Land Use, OHA

...two OHA operatives are in the Council runoff elections this November with one goal in mind--help OHA upzone Kakaako Makai so it can build hotels and condos up to the sky....

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Friday, August 7, 2020
Oahu: List of What's Closed Under New COVID Order
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 2773 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...The “Act With Care – Do Not Gather” Order is effective Saturday, August 8, 2020, at 12 a.m., and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on September 4....

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Honolulu Streets to be Wired for Autonomous Vehicles
By News Release @ 5:09 AM :: 1871 Views :: Honolulu County, Higher Education

...Project preps traffic for self-driving cars, more....

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Monday, August 3, 2020
Oahu COVID Restrictions Back--Parks, Gatherings
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 1788 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...Order 2020-22 does not allow for indoor or outdoor social gatherings to exceed 10 people....

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Sunday, August 2, 2020
Council Candidate Texeira Gets DUI
By Andrew Walden @ 1:52 AM :: 3322 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Honolulu Council District III candidate Alan Texeira was convicted of DUI March 10, 2020....

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
Seller Scores $1.2M Flip on City 'Affordable' Housing Deal
By News Release @ 4:41 AM :: 1538 Views :: Honolulu County

...These were affordable as private-sector units.  The city has added exactly ZERO affordable units to the available supply in Honolulu.  This is a waste of $4M that could have gone to build new units....

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Sunday, July 26, 2020
90 MPH Hurricane Douglas Passes North of Kauai
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 5287 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County

...3 foot storm surge at center of hurricane....

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Friday, July 24, 2020
VIDEO: Rep Gene Ward Hosts Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Forum
By Video @ 12:54 AM :: 2063 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

...Mayoral candidate forum with former U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, former Mayor Mufi Hannemann, Councilmember Kym Pine, and former State Rep. Bud Stonebraker....

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Monday, July 20, 2020
Hawaii Family Advocates Honolulu Election Endorsements
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 5:12 PM :: 1772 Views :: Honolulu County
  • For Honolulu Mayor, Bud Stonebraker.   
  • For Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney, RJ Brown  
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Thursday, July 16, 2020
City Announces Progress on Sewage System Consent Decree
By News Release @ 7:09 PM :: 2169 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...In 2010, the city estimated that it would spend $3.4 billion in capital costs through fiscal year 2020....  

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Feds: Miske Could Get Death Penalty
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 3053 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

...Eleven defendants charged in Hawaii federal court with racketeering and other offenses....

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Former HPD Officer Gets Four Years Prison--Forced Two Suspects to Lick or Dunk Toilet
By News Release @ 3:25 AM :: 2112 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...on January 28, 2018, while working as on-duty officers, Rabago and Reginald Ramones conspired to force an individual to lick a urinal in a public bathroom...in a separate and unrelated incident prior to January, 2018, Rabago made another individual place his head in a public bathroom toilet in order to avoid arrest....

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
FBI Arrests Kealoha Pal Mike Miske for Murder
By Selected News Articles @ 3:14 PM :: 24253 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...sources say this is the result of a grand jury indictment....

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Monday, July 13, 2020
VIDEO: 2020 Honolulu Prosecutor Candidates Debate
By Video @ 4:56 PM :: 2491 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Politicians

...sponsored by Hawaii Women Lawyers....

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Friday, July 10, 2020
City Council defers borrowing for rail
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:11 AM :: 1634 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...a resolution that would have authorized up to $26 million in borrowing to help fund its over-budget and behind-schedule rail project....

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020
HPD System Prevents Gun Owners from Registering Guns
By Selected News Articles @ 2:46 AM :: 4815 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... The number of appointments available to the public is completely full. Every morning, hundreds of people try to access the website to get an appointment. This causes the system to freeze and crash, something reminiscent of the state's unemployment website in the early days of the pandemic ....

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Candidate Forum: Rick Hamada Hosts 12 Honolulu Mayoral Candidates
By Video @ 11:06 PM :: 2038 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

...Rick Hamada Hosts 12 Honolulu Mayoral Candidates July 7, 2020, in the 2020 Mayoral Candidate Forum sponsored by the Sales and Marketing Executives of Honolulu, KHVH 830AM Radio, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, and KHON....

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020
COVID Debt Bomb Puts Honolulu Over the Limit
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:48 PM :: 2218 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, COVID-19

...Honolulu county can't afford to borrow more for rail, Grassroot Institute says....

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Oahu Mandates Face Masks Indoors and Out
By News Release @ 1:19 AM :: 2431 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...Order 5: Non-Medical Grade Face Coverings now requires everyone on O‘ahu to wear non-medical grade face coverings over their noses and mouths.... 

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Monday, June 29, 2020
List of Routes: Bus Driver Worked Sick with COVID for a Week
By Selected News Articles @ 3:57 PM :: 2180 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...route 9 (Pearl Harbor-Kaimuki); 40 (Makaha-Honolulu); 42 (Ewa Beach-Waikiki); 88A (North Shore Express); and 501 (Mililani Mauka)....

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Koko Head Shooting Complex resuming regular walk-in operations
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 2345 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment, COVID-19

...Online registration pilot project complete. Walk-in range usage beginning Wednesday, July 1....

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Friday, June 19, 2020
Caldwell Signs Budget: Rail Faces ‘Hard Decisions’ due to Collapse of Economy
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 2347 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, COVID-19

...Caldwell expressed worries about the uncertainty of revenue collections that are supposed to pay for the city’s $9.2 billion rail project....

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Friday, June 19, 2020
Tax Credit Available for Low Income Homeowners
By News Release @ 4:33 AM :: 1792 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits

...This tax credit will be applied to next year’s taxes. Annual filing is required for this credit....

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Council District Nine--Family Ties
By Selected News Articles @ 1:27 PM :: 3957 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians

... Of the three candidates, two have family members that are already sitting in the Honolulu City Council ....

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Monday, June 15, 2020
Settlement Improves Honolulu Gun Registration System
By Andrew Walden @ 8:12 PM :: 3109 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

"...From now on everyone who is in line at HPD's firearms registration department by 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays will be served...."

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Sunday, June 7, 2020
Amemiya Joins Pack of Insiders Grabbing ‘Affordable’ Housing Units for Themselves
By Andrew Walden @ 3:57 AM :: 14685 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

...Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Keith Amemiya knows a lot about the ‘affordable’ housing system and how to ‘work’ it....

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Saturday, June 6, 2020
Auditor Dings City Parks for Poor Management
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 1466 Views :: Honolulu County

"...Current operational practices are reactive and appear to wait for park conditions to deteriorate before action is taken, rather than maintaining quality conditions...."

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Saturday, June 6, 2020
Repeal Bill 40, Honolulu's discriminatory builder contracting law
By Joe Kent @ 9:56 PM :: 2309 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...use of CWAs, also known as project labor agreements, would drastically limit the use of nonunion employees on public projects, thereby reducing competition among bidding contractors and increasing costs for Honolulu taxpayers....

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Saturday, June 6, 2020
Caldwell Announces New Plan to Jam up Traffic
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 1673 Views :: Honolulu County

...The O‘ahu Pedestrian Plan’s draft pedestrian priority network open for public comment....

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Thursday, June 4, 2020
Free Food Giveaways set to conclude
By News Release @ 7:24 PM :: 2329 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...to provide food assistance to recently unemployed individuals is set to conclude with two remaining food distribution events at Aloha Stadium....

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020
New online system to assist with shooting range reservations
By News Release @ 5:36 PM :: 2913 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

...Parks and Recreation Online System, PROS, available to public beginning Wednesday, June 3 at 12 noon....

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Saturday, May 30, 2020
Case, Gabbard Pursue First National Forest for Hawai’i
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 2155 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation

...Their legislation follows their recent initiative to create Hawaii’s first National Heritage Area at Ka’ena Point....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
Mufi Hannemann Pulls Papers to Run for Mayor
By Andrew Walden @ 10:32 PM :: 2678 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

... a surprise on today's candidate printout ....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
No Bill 40 PLA: Contractors Demand Full Repeal of Union Preference Ordinance
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 2222 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...City Council to hear union preference 'fixer bill' next Wednesday, June 3....

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
HGEA Endorses Keith Amemiya for Honolulu Mayor
By News Release @ 7:19 PM :: 2155 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Politicians

... They need better protections such as higher wages and safer working conditions....  Keith understands this deeply ....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Mayor outlines plan to get more of Oʻahu safely back to work
By News Release @ 7:03 PM :: 2027 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

...“Personal Service Providers” would be allowed to resume operations with modifications on Friday, May 29....

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
GOP: Did Honolulu Council Act Illegally on Rail in 2011?
By Shirlene Ostrov @ 7:47 PM :: 3513 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail, Republican Party

... Earlier this month, the Hawaii Republican Party’s (HRP) Chairwoman Ms. Shirlene Ostrov sent a letter to Chief Daniel Hanagami, Special Agent, Office of the State Attorney General, who is investigating Honolulu’s Light Rail Project ....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
​Neighborhood Board meetings to reconvene starting June 1
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 1456 Views :: Honolulu County

...neighborhood boards will be able to reconvene public meetings starting on Monday, June 1....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Bulky item appointment-based collection going island-wide
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 1351 Views :: Honolulu County

...expanding the bulky item appointment-based collection system island-wide starting July 1, 2020....

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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Caldwell provides re-opening requirements for Oʻahu churches and restaurants
By News Release @ 10:08 PM :: 3302 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion, Small Business, COVID-19

...Mayor Caldwell provides guidelines for resuming in-person spiritual services....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Honolulu Sewage Being Tested for Corona Virus
By News Release @ 6:42 PM :: 1534 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... Sampling wastewater is experimental but can provide broad testing results to indicate COVID-19 prevalence ....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Honolulu joins the Rockefeller Foundation’s Testing Solutions Group to expand pandemic testing
By News Release @ 6:18 PM :: 1939 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...to expand testing capacity to help put Oʻahu safely back to work....

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