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Saturday, May 28, 2022
Audit: 'No Limits' to HPD Overtime
By News Release @ 7:37 PM :: 141 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

... overtime cards, which document overtime requests and approval for payroll purposes, are managed manually, increasing the risk for human error, abuse, and fraud ....

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Monday, May 23, 2022
Brig. Gen. Arthur ‘Joe’ Logan chosen as Honolulu’s next police chief
By Video @ 10:16 PM :: 366 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

... After taking a straw poll, the commission narrowed the field to Logan and Ebner, choosing to go outside the embattled department for its next leader ....

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Friday, May 20, 2022
VIDEO: Q&A with Four Finalists for HPD Chief
By Video @ 12:49 PM :: 465 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

... 90 minutes with the four finalists for HPD Chief ....

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Friday, May 20, 2022
Oahu Unsheltered Homeless Count Remains Near Record Level
By News Release @ 3:55 AM :: 494 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... homeless shelter population drops 24% ....

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Survey: How Should Honolulu Spend COVID Money?
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 341 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...Community invited to provide input on Economic and Workforce Development through community engagement survey....

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Honolulu Parks Promise to Stop Wasting Water
By News Release @ 2:25 AM :: 331 Views :: Honolulu County

... Honolulu Parks & Rec partnering with Board of Water of Supply to exceed call for 10% water reduction ....

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Honolulu 10th Most Expensive City for Home Improvement
By News Release @ 2:14 AM :: 406 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... We ranked 200 cities based on 16 key indicators of renovation pricy-ness ....

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Saturday, May 14, 2022
Auditor: City Still Locked in to Expensive Recycling Contracts
By News Release @ 3:53 AM :: 672 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... Solid waste disposal costs can be reduced by diverting recyclable waste to the H-POWER waste to energy facility ....

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
Audit: Caldwell Admin Signed off on ‘Deficient’ Building Permits for Three Years
By Andrew Walden @ 10:06 PM :: 1555 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... Is there a public safety hazard?  DPP’s Michael Silva can’t say ....

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
HECO RFP Seeks 'Renewable' Projects on Maui, Oahu
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 443 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Energy

... that includes but is not limited to wind, solar, biomass and biofuels. Standalone energy storage proposals also will be accepted ....

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
DoH: 100% of Oahu Seniors Vaccinated
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 704 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... According to the State Department of Health, 100.0% of those 65 years and older on O‘ahu have completed their initial series of COVID-19 vaccination ....

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022
​Honolulu's new restrictions on short-term rentals take effect in October
By Selected News Articles @ 6:00 PM :: 626 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... Oahu's available vacation rentals have already fallen over 37% since 2019, more than any other island ....

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Sunday, May 1, 2022
Short-term rental ban will disrupt Honolulu economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:56 PM :: 924 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... a new city enforcement division consisting of seven new employees whose sole duty will be to ferret out Honolulu homeowners who dare to rent out their homes or parts of their homes for less than 90 days ....

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Sunday, May 1, 2022
Red Hill fuel cleanup could require more tax dollars than allocated
By Selected News Articles @ 4:00 PM :: 738 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Military

... More than $1 billion is being poured into the defueling and cleanup efforts connected to the Red Hill fuel storage facility in Hawaii, but one lawmaker said more money is needed ....

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Thursday, April 28, 2022
HB1434 'Dangerous' -- Eminent Domain Property Seizures
By Selected News Articles @ 8:21 PM :: 1207 Views :: Honolulu County, Agriculture, Land Use

... It’s one of the best-kept secrets this session .... 

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Blangiardi signs Bill 41 outlawing some Short Term Rentals
By News Release @ 5:27 AM :: 566 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... The measure was passed by the Honolulu City Council on April 13, 2022 by a vote of 8-to-1 .... 

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Monday, April 25, 2022
Vacation rental ban won’t solve Hawaii housing crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:25 PM :: 849 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism, Cost of Living

... Oahu tightened the screws in 2019. Yet, housing prices still went up. Even when vacation rental usage declined during the lockdowns, it didn’t result in a significant drop in housing costs....

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Saturday, April 23, 2022
City celebrates Earth Day by releasing 2022 Annual Sustainability Report
By News Release @ 4:41 PM :: 599 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

... respecting the State religion by celebrating our efforts to get closer to the goddess Gaia ....

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Thursday, April 21, 2022
Jury Convicts Katherine Kealoha's Drug-Dealing Brother
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 872 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Ethics, Drugs

... Federal Jury Convicts Big Island Pain Doctor Rudolph B. Puana of Conspiracy and Distribution of Oxycodone and Fentanyl ....

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Thursday, April 21, 2022
Victims' rights events set for Oahu, Maui
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 2732 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Law Enforcement

... commemorating National Crime Victims’ Rights Week ....

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Friday, April 15, 2022
National Community Survey of Honolulu Residents
By News Release @ 10:21 PM :: 702 Views :: Honolulu County

... residents’ opinions across 10 facets of the community: Economy; Mobility; Community Design; Utilities; Safety; Natural Environment; Parks and Recreation; Health and Wellness; Education, Arts, and Culture; and Inclusivity and Engagement ....

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Honolulu Population Down 1.2% in Year
By Selected News Articles @ 4:17 PM :: 658 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

... 13,690 more people moved out of the metro area than moved in over the last year ....

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Monday, April 11, 2022
DPP Scandal Spreads to Liquor Commission?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:18 AM :: 2236 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

... On March 7, 2022, Co-Vice Chair of Honolulu Liquor Commission, Darren Y Lee, resigned ‘effective immediately’ .... 

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Friday, April 8, 2022
New Monitoring Wells to be Installed at Red Hill
By News Release @ 5:01 PM :: 707 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... “These wells will add to our existing knowledge of the hydrogeology of the area and provide for long term monitoring of our water resources” ....

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Red Hill Captain Relieved--Rear Admiral Takes Over
By News Release @ 5:32 AM :: 653 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... following a series of leadership and oversight failures at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility ....

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Friday, April 1, 2022
Red Hill Closure Fake?
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 7:06 PM :: 861 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

"... Red Hill is not going to be shut down anytime soon or in the foreseeable future ...."

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Friday, April 1, 2022
Is Council District 2 Reserved for Crime Families?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:41 PM :: 2335 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians

... in Council District Two, Makua Rothman pulled papers on March 4, 2022 ....

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Monday, March 28, 2022
DoD to Spend $1B on Red Hill
By Selected News Articles @ 6:51 PM :: 613 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Case’s Appropriations Committee will review the request as part of the President’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget request ....

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022
City Departments Work to Conserve Water amid Strain on Water Supply
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 544 Views :: Honolulu County

... BWS has requested all Oʻahu water users to voluntarily decrease water usage by 10% ....

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Friday, March 18, 2022
DoH Declares Navy Water Safe in All Residential Areas
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 2937 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The health advisory for all 19 zones and Manana Housing has been amended and water in these zones is safe to drink ....

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Friday, March 18, 2022
Your house probably made more than you did last year
By News Release @ 9:06 PM :: 859 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Expensive coastal markets in California and Hawaii saw home value growth wallop local median incomes by the largest amounts ....

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Thursday, March 17, 2022
Fat City Survey: Honolulu Ranks 95th in Obesity
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 PM :: 738 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... slim pickings ....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Cocaine News: Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi Obtains Divorce -- After Trying to Keep Case Records Secret
By Andrew Walden @ 11:52 PM :: 10926 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary, Drugs

... the only declared Hawaii Republican gubernatorial candidate to previously hold elected office has divorced her cocaine-dealer husband ....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022
McDermott: DoD Red Hill Closure Memo 'a vague non-binding promise'
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 11:15 PM :: 716 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... Austin was forced to give Schatz something and Schatz secured a vague promise out into the future that is non-binding with no funds for closure.  Conversely, the Omnibus spending Bill is quite detailed in what it funds, and funds for Decommissioning are missing ....

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022
State of the City: Blangiardi Announces Latest Scheme to Get Rail Money Withheld by Feds
By Video @ 7:23 PM :: 1505 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Rail, COVID-19

"...We submitted a Recovery Plan to the FTA, proposing to amend the Full Funding Grant Agreement to the following scope: 18.75 miles/19 stations through Downtown, to the Civic Center Station, which is 1.25 miles and 2 stations short of Ala Moana Center...."

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Monday, March 14, 2022
Let’s Not Die on Red Hill
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:13 PM :: 763 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... the government has reacted in a typical knee-jerk fashion ....

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Thursday, March 10, 2022
Honolulu ‘Ethics’ Commission: Kealoha Investigations Closed, Lets go After Tupola
By Andrew Walden @ 2:10 PM :: 2406 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, COVID-19

... Honolulu ‘ethics’ function--covering up for the big sharks while spearfishing manini to make it look like they are doing something ....

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Senate Approves More Millions for Red Hill
By News Release @ 11:01 PM :: 706 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... $150 Million In New Federal Funding To Defuel, Permanently Close Red Hill, Clean Up Water  ....

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022
What does it take to convince four chronic homeless to get off streets?
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 786 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

“These are the kinds of successes the Administration and Legislature envisioned when it passed $32 million in ‘Ohana Zone funds to address homelessness statewide.”

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Monday, March 7, 2022
DoD to Permanently Close Red Hill
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 795 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

"...After close consultation with senior civilian and military leaders, I have decided to defuel and permanently close the Red Hill bulk fuel storage facility in Hawaii...."

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Monday, March 7, 2022
Oahu Family Court Vacancy
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 856 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Judiciary

... The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations ....

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Friday, March 4, 2022
Bill 9: ‘Empty homes’ tax won’t fulfill intention
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:57 PM :: 890 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... Bill 9 would impose a 3% property tax surcharge ....

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
CARES Money Housed 787 Homeless on Oahu
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 732 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, COVID-19

... Rapid Rehousing provides short-term rental assistance and supportive services to assist people in obtaining housing quickly ....

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Hawaiian Electric seeking proposals for firm renewable energy on Oahu
By News Release @ 10:55 PM :: 586 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

... Firm renewable energy differs from intermittent resources such as solar and wind in that it is available for use at all times ....

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Results: Honolulu survey on spending of federal recovery funds
By News Release @ 2:20 AM :: 1519 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... The online survey asked community members to rank eight priorities for the use of the City’s multi-million dollar share of the Fiscal Recovery Fund ....

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Blangiardi Appoints Sheet Metal Union Boss to HART Board
By News Release @ 2:16 AM :: 1272 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Rail

"...Art’s management background at Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation (SMART) Workers Local Union 293 and his experience on the Planning Commission make him the perfect candidate...."

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022
DoH: Navy Already in Violation of Emergency Order
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 712 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The Emergency Order issued by DOH on December 6, 2021 specifies that the Navy must hire a qualified independent contractor, to be approved by DOH ....

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Monday, February 28, 2022
Blangiardi announces the end of the City’s COVID-19 emergency orders
By News Release @ 8:08 PM :: 824 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... The decision not to extend the emergency order means the Safe Access O‘ahu program, which required businesses such as restaurants, fitness centers, and events that served food, to verify employees and customers were fully vaccinated or had a negative COVID-19 test, will no longer be a government mandate ....

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Monday, February 28, 2022
Navy Secretary Visits Red Hill Again
By News Release @ 6:36 PM :: 668 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro traveled to Oahu Feb. 25-28 to meet with families and senior officials and to see first-hand the progress that has been made in restoring and protecting the island’s safe drinking water ....

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Friday, February 25, 2022
HD39: Democrats Pick Three to Replace Ty Cullen
By News Release @ 7:21 PM :: 1382 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... Ige will choose one of the three who, remarkably, don't include former HSTA president Rosenlee ....

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