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Saturday, March 9, 2019
DPP: Shortage of New Affordable Housing Triples
By News Release @ 2:14 AM :: 4243 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

...The share of low-income households experiencing severe housing cost burden continues to increase....

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Thursday, March 7, 2019
Prosecutor Kaneshiro Take Leave of Absence on Deadline to Respond to Supreme Court
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 5043 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...Kaneshiro's decision to take a "leave of absence" does not stop the Supreme Court proceedings regarding his law license....

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Monday, March 4, 2019
City-Funded Survey Tries Out Excuses for Tax Hikes
By News Release @ 5:18 PM :: 4052 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Taxes

...Residents were presented with a list of eight potential projects and asked their level of support for each, even if it involved raising taxes or fees....

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Friday, March 1, 2019
Honolulu Rents 12th Highest in USA
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 3706 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Zumper National Rent Report: March 2019....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Oahu 12% More Homeless Refuse Shelter
By News Release @ 10:32 PM :: 5296 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...the number of homeless in shelters is down 19%....

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Monday, February 25, 2019
City unveils pedestrian safety measures
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 2290 Views :: Honolulu County

...The seven-point package of common sense initiatives is being called “Look All Ways,” and is designed to increase the safety of pedestrians, drivers and cyclists....

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Saturday, February 23, 2019
Impeach Kaneshiro: Yoshimura Pushes Back Against McCorriston tactics
By News Release @ 11:11 AM :: 4832 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... An attorney with Mr. McCorriston’s legal education and experience, should certainly realize his allegation is both false and "baseless" ....

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
City launches new performance dashboard
By News Release @ 2:33 AM :: 2375 Views :: Honolulu County

...Residents can now track local progress on issues, including homelessness and affordable housing....

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
After 21 Years, City Nearly Finished Installing Wheelchair-Friendly Curb Ramps
By News Release @ 2:28 AM :: 2587 Views :: Honolulu County

...Identification of 6,342 intersections in need of ADA improvements, of which only 238 unconstructed curb ramps remain....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
Last Day to Register as Candidate: 2019 Neighborhood Board Elections
By News Release @ 12:10 AM :: 10589 Views :: Honolulu County

...Candidate registration open through Friday, February 15, 2019....

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
FULL TEXT: Connors, Ballard ask Supreme Court to Remove Kaneshiro--Prosecutor Accused of Retaliating Against Witnesses
By Selected News Articles @ 3:04 PM :: 4332 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary

...“Once he sent those disciplinary notices to those employees, signed them, and said you are hereby put on notice, I think it’s moved over to tampering with a witness or obstruction of justice”....

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019
ICA Throws out Case Against Vacation Rental
By Robert Thomas @ 1:24 AM :: 4576 Views :: Honolulu County, Land Use, Tourism

...Hitting someone with a notice of violation and then telling them to disprove it (all the while laboring under ever-increasing daily fines) just won't cut it....

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Hirokazu Toiya named Director of Emergency Management
By News Release @ 10:33 AM :: 3679 Views :: Honolulu County

...Toiya has been the acting director of the Department of Emergency Management since October of 2018, and previous served as deputy director since July 2017....

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Monday, February 4, 2019
Honolulu 4th Deepest 'Sinkhole City'
By Selected News Articles @ 11:11 AM :: 3349 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...Report: 63 out of America’s largest 75 cities can’t pay their bills, acquired $330 billion in unfunded debt....

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Sunday, February 3, 2019
Honolulu Ranks 72nd for Fiscal Health
By News Release @ 5:14 PM :: 4776 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Taxes

...Honolulu has a Taxpayer Burden of $23,000, earning it an "F" grade....

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
City steps up approach to control feral cat population
By News Release @ 8:06 PM :: 3354 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...The Hawaiian Humane Society’s new community cat program coordinator will work with colony caregivers and volunteers to trap, neuter and then return sterilized cats to the colonies they came from....

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Lyon Bribes: Caldwell Appoints Crook to Zoning Board After Receiving $16.5K
By Andrew Walden @ 9:26 PM :: 8139 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Land Use

...After receiving the campaign contributions, Caldwell appointed the criminal Lyon to the juicy position July 30, 2014 for a term ending June 30, 2019....

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Honolulu Council Dist IV: Ige Signs Proclamation Calling for Special Election
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 3171 Views :: Honolulu County, Office of Elections

...April 13 End of All-Mail Voting for Special Election....

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Monday, January 28, 2019
Conflict of Interest? Judiciary Debunks Ozawa
By News Release @ 9:35 AM :: 4121 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary

...Mr. Ozawa was able to but did not object to any justice’s participation in this case before the final decision. Mr. Ozawa also did not raise any objection to Justice Pollack’s and Justice Wilson’s participation in the 2014 election challenge....

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Sunday, January 27, 2019
Ask Not for Whom the H-1 Tolls…
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 3088 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

...Recently, we have heard the term “congestion pricing” bandied about as a way of improving traffic congestion here, and of raising more money....

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Friday, January 25, 2019
Full Text: Supreme Court Invalidates Ozawa Win--Orders New Election
By Selected News Articles @ 10:41 PM :: 4460 Views :: Honolulu County, Office of Elections

...Ozawa-Waters Case Could Affect Vote by Mail Statewide....

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Bum Patrol: City Extends Park Security Contract
By News Release @ 5:10 PM :: 3863 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...Four-month extension lasting until mid-May....

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Caldwell Coverup: Mayor Hid Target Letter from Public--Feds Raid Fasi Building
By Selected News Articles @ 2:21 AM :: 8565 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...Honolulu’s corporation counsel Donna Leong received a federal “target letter” eleven days ago--Caldwell said nothing until the story broke in the media....

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Thursday, January 10, 2019
Caldwell, Green Bless Iwilei Homeless Magnet
By News Release @ 11:42 PM :: 3259 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...designed to make refusing shelter easier....

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Thursday, January 10, 2019
'The untouchables: Out-of-control prosecutors and the system that protects them'
By News Release @ 2:03 PM :: 5434 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...featuring nationally famous criminal justice journalist Radley Balko....

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Viral 2019: Ten Second Fireworks Video
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:54 PM :: 3342 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

...24 hours later, at 9 AM on January 2, the video had 278,000 views and about 1,300 Likes....

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Pedestrian Death at Site of Improperly Removed Crosswalk
By Rep Gene Ward @ 3:47 AM :: 2388 Views :: Honolulu County

...Rep Gene Ward sent a letter today, urging Mayor Caldwell and his administration to immediately reinstate a crosswalk that was mistakenly removed by the City & County last year....

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Friday, January 4, 2019
Bum Patrol: Security Contract Expands to Windward, North Shore Parks
By News Release @ 3:56 PM :: 3779 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...There are 18 District IV parks covered under this contract, which goes into effect on Friday, Jan. 4....

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Monday, December 31, 2018
Auditor: Styrofoam Ban Doesn't Reduce Litter
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 4336 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Small Business

...H-Power allows recycling without requiring participation in the rituals of the eco-religion....

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Al Hee Sues Water Board Because Rail Project Not Rerouted to Protect His Tax Scam
By Andrew Walden @ 1:10 AM :: 5783 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...At the top of his list of complaints: Things just aren't like they were back in the Inouye days....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
DLNR Publishes Dam Evacuation Maps
By News Release @ 9:12 PM :: 3263 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii State Government

...The newly updated Dam Inventory Management System is now available online with access to dam evacuation zone maps....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Honolulu Bum Patrol Extended City Cites 'Good Results'
By News Release @ 8:27 PM :: 4668 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...Good results so far at nine urban parks under the 24/7 security pilot project....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Honolulu Republican Party Calls for Kaneshiro Resignation
By Brett Kulbis @ 5:18 PM :: 5641 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Republican Party

...this situation involving Kaneshiro, Sapolu and Futa could potentially lead to countless criminal cases being dismissed or overturned, with dangerous and/or violent criminals being set free to roam our streets....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
‘Gold star’ marked duplicate driver licenses now available online
By News Release @ 4:41 PM :: 15680 Views :: Honolulu County

...Residents who do not have the federal REAL ID-compliant “gold star” marking on their current driver license can apply online....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
City, Hawai'i Gas open renewable wastewater biogas facility
By News Release @ 1:00 AM :: 4036 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...at the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant in ‘Ewa Beach....

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
PETITION: Impeach City and County Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 5177 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Shall City and County of Honolulu Prosecutor Keith M. Kaneshiro be impeached and removed from his position for malfeasance, misfeasance or non-feasance in office?....

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Monday, December 10, 2018
Honolulu Neighborhood Boards -- 34 Vacancies
By News Release @ 1:41 PM :: 2844 Views :: Honolulu County

... to volunteer contact your local neighborhood board ....

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Saturday, December 1, 2018
Honolulu Ethics: Legal to Campaign on County Time?
By News Release @ 5:51 PM :: 3102 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...a concern was filed with the Ethics Commission alleging that the Department Head’s intranet video message was a misuse of city resources for political purposes....

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Caldwell Allows 60-Day Permitting Bill to Become Law Without Signature
By News Release @ 10:09 PM :: 5094 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Small Business

...However, Bill 64 requires certain mandates that residents and contractors should be aware of....

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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Bum Patrol: City Launches 24/7 Security Project for Nine Parks
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 3707 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...This pilot project involves two uniformed guards regularly patrolling the above mentioned parks, using a marked vehicle as their transport. These guards do not have citation powers, but are trained to mitigate confrontational situations and coordinate with the Honolulu Police Department should further enforcement be necessary....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Caldwell: No Limebike Treatment for Ride Sharee
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 3843 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...Unlike Limebike, Ride Sharee hired local insider Alex Wong.  That makes all the difference.  It is amusing to watch them try to explain why Ride Sharee bikes are OK and Limebikes are not....

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Friday, November 9, 2018
Trump Admin: Caldwell a Section 8 High Performer
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 3432 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...The City and County of Honolulu, the largest housing authority in Hawai‘i that administers a Housing Choice Voucher Program, has once again been designated as a “High Performer” by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development....

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Public meetings scheduled for Oahu Climate Action Plan
By News Release @ 8:24 PM :: 6011 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Land Use

...The sense of urgency is palpable in these meetings....

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018
More Traffic Jams -- Oahu Bike Plan update to be announced at public meeting
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 2445 Views :: Honolulu County

..the plan is to exploit cyclists as part of a social engineering project designed to make driving more inconvenient....

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Monday, November 5, 2018
Honolulu Tagged in Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 4410 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Honolulu is accepted into a two-year acceleration program that will provide cities powerful new resources and access to cutting-edge support to help meet or beat their near-term carbon reduction goals....

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Rail: Bill 42 Breaks a Promise
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:22 PM :: 4338 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...Bill 42 break the promise made by the full City Council in 2006 that city funds or bonds would not be used to fund the rail....

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Honolulu Development Plan Forum Set for Weds Nov 7
By News Release @ 5:20 PM :: 3458 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

...the day after Election Day, maybe nobody will notice....

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Saturday, October 27, 2018
​‘P3′ for rail a budgetary ruse
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:23 PM :: 4891 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...to duck budgetary limits in the short run and spread their higher costs over the long run....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
How Much Does Over-Regulation Increase Hawaii Housing Costs?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:32 PM :: 6742 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Cost of Living

...Government and the Cost of Living: Income-Based vs. Cost-Based Approaches to Alleviating Poverty....

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Sunday, October 21, 2018
Shore water event application deadline extended for non-North Shore surf events
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 3024 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

...Short term extension valid for events scheduled between October 22, 2018 and February 28, 2019....

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