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Thursday, September 26, 2019
TMT Responds to Poll Showing Supporters Outnumber Opponents by 14%
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 1579 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

""These poll results do not deter or discourage us because we strongly believe they reflect responses to a number of issues beyond TMT."

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Hawaii’s One-Stop Solution for Professional Licensees Wins State Government Project Experience Award
By News Release @ 9:12 PM :: 1451 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

...“A recent enhancement that allowed new applications to be submitted online has cut Guard Employee (GDE) processing time from 15 days to two!”....

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Court Upholds Ethics Comm Ruling Against Rowena Akana
By News Release @ 9:02 PM :: 1235 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...The Commission imposed an administrative penalty of $23,106.53 and referred the matter to the Attorney General for further action....

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Debt: Hawaii Owes $31,200 Per Taxpayer
By News Release @ 5:14 PM :: 1582 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii is tied with Massachussets for 4th-highest debt per taxpayer....

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
OHA seeks nonprofit to administer $1.1 million grant for higher education scholarships
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 1096 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

...Between 2010 and 2018, OHA provided more than 2,000 post-secondary education scholarships, totaling more than $5.6 million....

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Sunday, September 22, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 21, 2019
By News Release @ 6:30 PM :: 1052 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... from GovTrack.us ....

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Sunday, September 22, 2019
Feds Approve Hawaii Windfarm Plan to Kill 424 Bats, 47 Nene, 27 Petrels
By News Release @ 2:05 AM :: 1975 Views :: Energy, Environment

...incidental take permit (ITP) amendments to three applicants—Kawailoa Wind, LLC; Auwahi Wind, LLC; and Kaheawa Wind Power II, LLC—and a new ITP to Tawhiri Power, LLC....

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Saturday, September 21, 2019
Public Comment on Judicial Nominees -- 30 Days
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 1041 Views :: Judiciary

... First Circuit and Second Circuit ....

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Saturday, September 21, 2019
Trump Continues to Reshape Ninth Circuit With Two New Picks
By News Release @ 3:17 AM :: 1257 Views :: Judiciary

...President Donald Trump announced six new judicial nominees on Friday, including two to seats on the once reliably liberal Ninth Circuit and four to federal courts in California....

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Friday, September 20, 2019
Trump 'One National Program Rule' Could Wipe out Electric Car Subsidies: Hawaii AG Joins Suit to Save Elon Musk
By News Release @ 9:04 PM :: 1647 Views :: Environment, Tax Credits

...zero emission vehicle program are pre-empted under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), which specifically prohibits states from adopting or enforcing laws or regulations “related to” fuel economy standards....

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Friday, September 20, 2019
Mauna Kea: UH board chair calls for peaceful resolution
By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 1267 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

"... It is my understanding that early attempts at hoʻoponopono to resolve this situation failed. We ask that all sides renew these efforts ...."

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Friday, September 20, 2019
Mauna Kea: Theft Suspect Arrested at Protesters Camp
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 2790 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, Police

...The theft offense had been previously reported to police occurring two days prior in Kalapana. The suspect was found in the same tent where six Department of Transportation (DOT) plastic barricades had been located on (August 30). ...

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Friday, September 20, 2019
Hawaii retiree health care severely underfunded
By News Release @ 4:37 AM :: 1319 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...Hawaii's OPEB plans are only 12.7 percent funded. Hawaii, like many others, treats OPEB on a pay-as-you-go basis, whereby benefits are paid when retirees receive the health care. This leaves future taxpayers stuck paying for OPEB benefits earned by current employees....

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Thursday, September 19, 2019
Hawaii unable to make progress in improving grade for shared parenting efforts
By News Release @ 5:26 PM :: 1403 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

... 2019 Shared Parenting Report Card ....

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Thursday, September 19, 2019
6 Months After Last Raise--DoE Begins Process of Hiking HSTA Pay Again
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 1423 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...Sham Public Meetings Begin Next Round of HSTA Pay Hike Deals....

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Thursday, September 19, 2019
Hawaiian Mission Houses Commemorates 200th Anniversary Connecting New England to Hawai'i
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 1272 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

..."The Hawai'i, New England Connection," a 30-day tour of History Theatre, panel discussions, and cultural events....

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Feds Charge 15 in Hawaii Gambling Bust
By News Release @ 1:59 AM :: 1645 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

...These cases are being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security (Homeland Security Investigations), Hawaii High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program (HIDTA), U.S. Marshals Service Hawaii Fugitive Task Force, and the Honolulu Police Department....

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Ige: Finding a way forward on Mauna Kea, TMT
By News Release @ 10:54 PM :: 1808 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...I want to work with protest leaders and others to come to a reasonable resolution that ensures safety and respects the law....

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Monday, September 16, 2019
OHA Trustees to Visit Anti-Telescope Protest Site
By News Release @ 10:31 PM :: 1109 Views :: Hawaii County , OHA

...site visit set for 3 p.m., Thu., Sept. 19....

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Monday, September 16, 2019
Most Traffic: Honolulu Ranks 9th
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 1093 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...Average commute time 29.1 minutes....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
DHHL Wants Outside Attorney to Negotiate Land Swaps
By News Release @ 8:27 PM :: 1014 Views :: DHHL

...Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair Issues Statement on Seeking Act 14 Private Counsel....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
OHA Seeks Vendor to Handle $1.66M Cash Giveaway
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 848 Views :: OHA

...The grant is intended to assist Native Hawaiians statewide, whose incomes are at or below 300 percent of Hawaiʻi Federal Poverty Guidelines....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
ACLU Hawaii Announces Plan to Let Lots and Lots of Criminals out of Jail
By News Release @ 8:12 PM :: 1522 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...let's give them a second chance--or a 22nd chance....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
MaunaKea: DoE Sup't Reminds Teachers not to 'Coerce' Students
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 1636 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

...our commitment is to protect our learning environment from approaches that may inappropriately influence or coerce students to a particular political viewpoint....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
Caldwell: "There will always be issues on construction costs and delays"
By News Release @ 7:25 PM :: 1043 Views :: Rail

...Feds still not ready to release the $744M....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
37 Oahu TVRs Get Notice of Violation
By News Release @ 5:04 AM :: 1946 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Small Business, Tourism

...more NOVs are anticipated in the coming weeks....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
Hawaii: 'Natural Resources Management' Jobs up 33%
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 1602 Views :: Environment, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use

...Hawai‘i’s natural resource management jobs were at least 4,697 in 2018....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
State of Play: Youth Sports in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 1201 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...a snapshot of how well adults are serving youth through sports, including sections describing the sport ecosystem in each of the four counties....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
Scooterville: Honolulu #1 for 'Micro-Mobility'
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 830 Views :: Honolulu County

...INRIX: Shared Bikes and Scooters Could Replace Nearly 50 Percent of Downtown Vehicle Trips....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
Registration Open for 2019-2020 Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition
By News Release @ 3:17 AM :: 1087 Views :: Education K-12

...LifeSmarts is a free, national educational program that teaches students critical life skills in five key areas....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
Hawaii Judiciary Seeking Volunteers
By News Release @ 3:05 AM :: 963 Views :: Judiciary

...Grand Jury Counsel, Disciplinary Board, Board of Bar Examiners....

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Thursday, September 12, 2019
Mauna Kea: Ige Hits Back on Flag Tactics
By News Release @ 6:45 PM :: 2100 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, Police

...designed to produce an unnecessary reaction....

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Thursday, September 12, 2019
DLNR: Protesters Rip Out Last Examples of Endangered Plants
By News Release @ 4:53 PM :: 2441 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...“The destruction of the ʻānunu vine is particularly disturbing, since there may be only five populations of this species still in existence.”....

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Thursday, September 12, 2019
Mauna Kea: 2,237 Tickets, 24 Arrests
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 1078 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

... The combined total of the 4-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by the Hawaiʻi Police Department ....

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Planning to Create More Traffic Jams: Kalihi Complete Streets community meeting Sept. 17
By News Release @ 6:41 PM :: 1342 Views :: Honolulu County

...The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Farrington High School Cafeteria....

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
US News Ranks UH campuses
By News Release @ 3:48 AM :: 1147 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... UH Mānoa is ranked 79 as a top U.S. public school, 166 among national universities and 177 as a best value school ....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
DoE Enrollment Drops Again--Charter School Enrollment Up
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 1641 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...This year, Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools enrolled 167,454 students (down from 168,152 last year) and charter schools enrolled 11,877 students (up from 11,546 last year)....

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Monday, September 09, 2019
The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 1192 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...The Small Business Caucus is hosting the first-ever panel of speakers at the Hawaii State Capitol to discuss the future of A.I. in Hawaii's economy....

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Monday, September 09, 2019
Hawaii Among States with Lowest Death Rate
By News Release @ 9:07 PM :: 1063 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... The average age-adjusted death rate for the five states with the highest death rates was 49% higher than that for the five states with the lowest death rates ….

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Monday, September 09, 2019
The Experience of Homeless, Runaway and Other Street Youth on O‘ahu
By News Release @ 8:46 PM :: 1661 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Hawai‘i’s 2017 homeless point-in-time count reported 319 unaccompanied youth, with 82.0% of these youth living unsheltered....

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Monday, September 09, 2019
DLNR Hikes Small Boat Harbor Fees
By News Release @ 6:38 PM :: 1426 Views :: Small Business, Tourism, Cost of Living

... Fee increases for users of Hawai‘i small boat harbors and boating facilities will be implemented soon, after they were signed into law by Governor David Ige on August 13, 2019 ....

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Monday, September 09, 2019
Lahaina Injection Wells: Maui Mayor Scores Council for Refusing to Consider County's Settlement Offer
By News Release @ 2:26 AM :: 1730 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Cost of Living

...The effects of the Ninth Circuit Court’s expansion of the Clean Water Act on our already tight housing market could be severe....

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Saturday, September 07, 2019
DoE Releases Draft 2030 Promise Plan
By News Release @ 1:24 AM :: 1052 Views :: Education K-12

...A feedback window on the draft of that plan is open through Sept. 20, 2019....

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Saturday, September 07, 2019
Senate Special Session to Confirm Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 1:13 AM :: 1303 Views :: Judiciary

...The Senate will meet in Special Session on Monday and Tuesday, September 16 and 17, 2019 at 10:00 A.M....

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Friday, September 06, 2019
UH Terminates Contractor After Data Covering 70,000 Students Exposed
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 1428 Views :: Higher Education

...Graduation Alliance failed to implement certain requirements of the agreement intended to protect the data....

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Friday, September 06, 2019
DHHL vs OHA on Teardown of Protesters Sacred Shack
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 2549 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Removal efforts were conducted by Hawai’i Department of Transportation (HDOT) personnel, at the request of DHHL....

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Friday, September 06, 2019
UPDATE: Police Demolish 3rd Illegal Structure on 'Sacred' Mauna Kea
By News Release @ 4:12 PM :: 3922 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA
..."We got a library being built, we got kanakas getting established on their national lands."....
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Friday, September 06, 2019
DHS Amends REAL ID Rules for Micronesia
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 1716 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Labor

...to Secure REAL ID Act-Compliant Identification for FAS Citizens....

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Thursday, September 05, 2019
Mauna Kea: 1,806 citations, 19 arrests
By News Release @ 9:39 PM :: 1336 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total of the 3-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaii Police Department stands at 1806 citations issued and 19 persons arrested for 34 offenses. ...

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Thursday, September 05, 2019
Sen Lorraine Inouye: "We are complicit if we don’t do something.”
By News Release @ 8:45 PM :: 2276 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...what if protesters show up in your community blocking a road because they don’t think they like a certain business or activity? What’s to say they won’t decide to block an airport, harbor or other economic lifeline in your community?....

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