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Wednesday, September 04, 2019
DoTax Deploys Final Phase of Tech Upgrade
By News Release @ 4:12 AM :: 1166 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...With this final installment, the department will add cigarette/tobacco, fuel and liquor taxes to the new system, completing the configurations needed to administer all Hawaiʻi taxes....

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Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Regents Chair: University Must Lead Effort for Mauna Kea Resolution
By News Release @ 4:50 AM :: 1702 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

"...I hope that the call to this action frees our president to lead in this direction, fortifies those leaders already working toward this end, and inspires other Hawaiʻi leaders, both in our Hawaiian community and in other sectors, to seek the same outcome...."

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Tuesday, September 03, 2019
RAND: Chinese Influence in Micronesia
By News Release @ 4:40 AM :: 1159 Views :: Military

...America's Pacific Island Allies -- The Freely Associated States and Chinese Influence....

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Monday, September 02, 2019
2019 Report: Fixed Wireline Broadband Speeds in Hawaii
By News Release @ 7:41 PM :: 1076 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...reports are based upon an analysis of Hawaii data obtained from consumer-initiated wireline speed tests taken using Speedtest....

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Friday, August 30, 2019
DHHL-HDoT: Joint Statement on Mauna Kea Access Road
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 2708 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA

"...Mauna Kea Access Road is under the control and jurisdiction of DOT...."

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Friday, August 30, 2019
Survey: Over 2,200 Healthcare Jobs Open in Hawaii
By News Release @ 9:40 PM :: 1765 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Higher Education

...more than 2,200 healthcare jobs open across the state, with an average vacancy rate of 10% and most jobs taking six to 12 months to fill....

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Friday, August 30, 2019
Tourist Arrivals up 6.2%
By News Release @ 9:28 PM :: 1034 Views :: Tourism

...Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.70 billion in July 2019, an increase of 2.4 percent compared to July 2018....

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Friday, August 30, 2019
Mauna Kea: 16 Arrests, 1240 Tickets
By News Release @ 3:04 AM :: 1848 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA, Police

...The combined total of the 2-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaiʻi Police Department stands at 1240 citations issued and 16 persons arrested for 29 offenses....

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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Workshops: How to Participate in Legislative Process
By News Release @ 6:33 PM :: 1453 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

...The workshop/presentation "Your Voice!" is about an hour in length and covers the Legislature and how to effectively participate in the legislative process....

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Thursday, August 29, 2019
DoH: New school immunization requirements
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 1516 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Higher Education

...additional immunizations will be required for students entering preschool, kindergarten through grade 12, and colleges/universities in Hawai‘i....

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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Ige Announces Six Judicial Appointments
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 1625 Views :: Judiciary

...Clyde J. Wadsworth – 61, Solicitor General, Department of the Attorney General, State of Hawaiʻi, is appointed to the Intermediate Court of Appeals....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
HECO Demands $77.5M Rate Hike to Pay for More Useless 'Variable' Green Energy
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 1831 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Cost of Living

...Keep working three jobs so you can send money to Elon Musk....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Batteries: Hawaii Ratepayers Give the Most to Elon Musk
By News Release @ 9:58 PM :: 1837 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

... Elon Musk needs money.  That's why he is a billionaire and its why you are paying higher electric rates ....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
LGBT activist: Kamehameha School girls should change in nurse’s station if they don’t like boy in locker room
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 2862 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Family

...meanwhile at public schools girls don't have locker rooms for trannies to push their way in to....

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Monday, August 26, 2019
Maui Officer Arrested After Sex Harassment Complaints
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 1681 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

...He has been charged with attempted perjury, attempted hindering prosecution in the first degree, and tampering with a witness....

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Monday, August 26, 2019
DPP Can't Handle Your Permit, but Has Time for Global Warming 'Pop-ups'
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 2094 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Land Use

...The Department of Planning and Permitting is holding a series of pop-up workshops to gather input on how climate change and sea level rise will affect the area between Kāhala and Pearl City, also known as the Primary Urban Center....

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Saturday, August 24, 2019
DoT Among Most Inefficient: Hawaii Highways Rank 47th
By News Release @ 3:04 AM :: 1547 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Study Ranks Every State’s Highway System, Finds Road Conditions Worsening In Important Categories....

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Saturday, August 24, 2019
Oahu Traffic 4th Worst in USA
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 1880 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics

...The average Oahu driver spends 64 hours in congestion each year....

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Friday, August 23, 2019
DBEDT: Economic Outlook Stable--too Early to Detect Effects of TVR Ban
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 1702 Views :: Economy, Small Business, Tourism

...The impact of the vacation rental ban on Oahu has not yet been seen in visitor arrivals....

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Friday, August 23, 2019
Hawaiian Airlines Touts Role as 'Economic Driver'
By News Release @ 9:55 PM :: 856 Views

...The report was commissioned by the airline....

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Friday, August 23, 2019
Homelessness: Ige Issues 5th Supplementary Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 9:43 PM :: 1227 Views :: Homelessness

...to support the development of additional affordable housing for people transitioning out of homelessness....

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Friday, August 23, 2019
$15 Minimum Wage Differential for City & County of Honolulu Employees Ratified
By News Release @ 2:52 PM :: 1928 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...A supplemental agreement pilot project that provides a wage differential for City & County of Honolulu employees to make $15 an hour....

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Friday, August 23, 2019
Former union boss charged in massive fraud, embezzlement indictment
By News Release @ 2:43 PM :: 2440 Views :: Ethics, Labor

...Ahakuelo lead the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1260 until he was ousted three years ago after the union was placed under trusteeship....

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Friday, August 23, 2019
Deadline Nears to Block UHPA Political Fund Deductions
By News Release @ 4:46 AM :: 1418 Views :: Higher Education, Labor

...The UHPA Board of Directors has taken this action in response to the strong feelings held by some members that the union should not participate in making candidate endorsements or political contributions....

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
UH Regents reschedule action on Maunakea administrative rules to November
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 1455 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The board will take up the rules on November 6 at a special meeting on the UH West Oʻahu campus....

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Traffic: Number of 'Super Commuters' up 81% on Oahu
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 1176 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...workers who rely on public transit are most likely to be super commuters, by a wide margin....

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Mauna Kea: Police Arrest 7, Issue 610 Citations
By News Release @ 9:55 PM :: 1849 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA, Police

...Enhanced traffic enforcement efforts will continue on Daniel K. Inouye Highway by Hawaiʻi Police Department for the duration of the ongoing situation....

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Cool Schools? DoE Cuts a Little Red Tape
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 1070 Views :: Education K-12

...The Schools Directed AC program enables school leaders to initiate the process by requesting an official electrical assessment from HIDOE’s Office of Facilities and Operations to determine where there is sufficient electrical capacity for AC in classrooms....

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Pro-Telescope Rally Set for Thursday
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 1470 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...IMUA TMT RALLY This Thursday August 22 @ 5pm STATE CAPITOL....

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Governor Ige, It's Time
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 2246 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Open Letter from State Sen. Lorraine Inouye to Governor Ige and Attorney General Connors, August 18, 2019....

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Sunday, August 18, 2019
Hawaii Among Least Innovative States
By News Release @ 7:50 PM :: 1075 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii 47th -- Amount of R&D per 100,000 people -- $1,640....

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Friday, August 16, 2019
DoE Asks Feds to Allow Revised Suspension Numbers--Claims ACLU Suit Based on DoE Inability to Get Numbers Right
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 1401 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawai‘i DOE submits request to US Department of Education to amend data submission....

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Thursday, August 15, 2019
DBEDT Releases 2018 Hawaii Data Book
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 972 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...The Hawaii State Data Book is the most comprehensive statistical book about Hawaii in a single compilation....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Lyon Corruption: Secretary Bernhardt Transforms Interior’s Ethics Program
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 1375 Views :: Ethics

...Source: Esther Kia’aina and Andy Winer Warned Jim Lyon About Investigation....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
University of Guam Professor Arrested for Conspiring a Bid Rigging Scheme
By News Release @ 8:08 PM :: 1499 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education

...Charged professor, Thomas Marler, still employed by UOG....

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Lehua Island Rat Eradication -- Two Years After the Mindless Hysteria
By News Release @ 6:53 PM :: 1913 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

...Learn About Hysteria and Ignorance on Kauai....

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Critical observation made on Maunakea during first night of return to operations
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 1928 Views :: Higher Education

...The existing astronomical observatories on Maunakea returned to operations this weekend, and it didn’t take long for a significant result to be achieved, not only for science, but for assuring the safety of the Earth....

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Sunday, August 11, 2019
Kate Stanley Elected Chair of Hawaii Democratic Party
By News Release @ 8:37 PM :: 1816 Views :: Democratic Party

...after the resignation of corporate lobbyist Kealii Lopez....

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Friday, August 09, 2019
Astronomers Agree to Access Maunakea Through Protest Camp
By News Release @ 11:22 PM :: 2154 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...This route is unimproved and lined with tents, cars and people. However, pursuant to this agreement, on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 the state laid cinder and cones in an attempt to address safety concerns....

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Friday, August 09, 2019
Honolulu City Lights non-profit display application deadline is Sept. 6
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 1754 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

...Non-profit organizations wishing to create a display on the grounds of the Frank F. Fasi Civic Center during the annual Honolulu City Lights exhibition must submit applications....

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Friday, August 09, 2019
Hearings to Set Rail Fares
By News Release @ 12:36 AM :: 1624 Views :: Rail

...the City's Rate Commission has scheduled meetings for July, August, and September to receive public input on fares for the rail system....

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Thursday, August 08, 2019
UH Names Chun executive director of Maunakea stewardship
By News Release @ 11:53 PM :: 2055 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Chun has formal training as a clinical psychologist....

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Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Hooser Claims he is not Running for Chair
By News Release @ 7:18 PM :: 1293 Views :: Democratic Party, GMOs

...Hooser claims to be too busy pushing the regessive leftist tourism-driven agenda of anti-GMO, anti-cane smoke, anti-dairy, anti-Superferry, anti-telescope activism....

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Wednesday, August 07, 2019
BLNR Nominees Sought
By News Release @ 6:23 PM :: 2017 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government, Land Use

...Ige is recruiting qualified and dedicated people who are interested in serving on the State Board of Land and Natural Resources....

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Wednesday, August 07, 2019
DHHL Seeks Developer for First Rental Complex at Moiliili Bowl-O-Drome Site
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 1676 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL

...The Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) recently adopted new administrative rules to allow DHHL to administer rentals on Hawaiian homelands. The new rules are awaiting Governor David Ige’s signature....

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Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Open Letter to Surfrider: Drop Laniakea Suit Before Child is Killed
By News Release @ 3:44 AM :: 2637 Views :: Honolulu County, Greenmail, Tourism

...Please do not minimize the danger of the current situation: you can easily improve it by dropping the suit....

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Tuesday, August 06, 2019
840 Maui Hospital Workers Liberated from HGEA—UPW Next?
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 2586 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

...By joining more than 32,000 sisters and brothers at UNAC/UHCP, the Maui Health System members gain significant strength in dealing with Kaiser Permanente....

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Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Canary Island Enviros -- Hawaii Inspires us to Block Telescope from OUR Islands
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 2121 Views :: Environment, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

"...The Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory (TIO) claims to have a backup site on the Canary Island of La Palma, an argument used to put pressure on the Hawaiian authorities, but that has now turned against them when used by TMT opponents...."

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Monday, August 05, 2019
Lawsuit: Hawaii DoE SPED Suspensions top in USA
By News Release @ 10:16 PM :: 1633 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection show Hawaiʻi to be the worst state in the nation for public school students with disabilities....

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Sunday, August 04, 2019
OHA seeks nonprofit to administer $3 million charter school grant (again)
By News Release @ 10:36 PM :: 1882 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

...Flashback 2017: Help Stop CNHA Grab for Charter School Funds....

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