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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 :: 2123 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 :: 1636 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 :: 1889 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

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

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Saturday, August 03, 2019
Laniakea Turtle Beach Pedestrian Accident Sparks Blame Game
By News Release @ 3:47 PM :: 1392 Views :: Tourism

...HDOT is confident that if the barriers were in place this collision would not have happened....

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Thursday, August 01, 2019
Mauna Kea Reopened to Hunters
By News Release @ 5:10 PM :: 1278 Views :: Hawaii County , Second Amendment

... The units were closed to protect public safety and provide security for the safe movement of heavy construction equipment associated with the Thirty Meter Telescope ....

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Thursday, August 01, 2019
Lyon Corruption: Master Halbert gets 18 Months
By News Release @ 2:43 AM :: 10400 Views :: DHHL, National News, Ethics

...for his participation in a money laundering scheme involving bribes made to corruptly secure engineering and project management contracts from the government of FSM....

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Hawaii Attorney General Urges Ban on Firefighting Foam
By News Release @ 11:38 PM :: 2048 Views :: Environment, National News, Law Enforcement

"...contamination is most often associated with military bases, firefighting training centers, civilian airports, and industrial facilities...."

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019
"F" Again -- Hawaii Manufacturing and Logistics Scorecard
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 1836 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...The Manufacturing Scorecard shows how each state ranks among its peers in several categories that are of particular interest to site selection experts for the manufacturing and logistics industries....

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Pro-Telescope Rally Set for Thursday
By News Release @ 4:47 AM :: 1156 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

... IMUA TMT RALLY -- This Thursday August 1 @ 5pm, STATE CAPITOL ....

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019
National Parents Day Honors Bob and Utu McDermott
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 1429 Views :: Family, Politicians

... the McDermotts were named Parents of the Year 2019 in the Civic Leadership category in a ceremony at The Washington Times newspaper in Washington, DC ....

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Big Island District Court: JSC Nominates Six
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 1223 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

...The Chief Justice has 30 days from his receipt of the list today to make his appointment....

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Lassner: My Biggest Concern--'The Fabric of the University'
By News Release @ 11:25 PM :: 1500 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...TMT now represents a huge source of friction in our work to become a model indigenous-serving university and Hawaiian Place of Learning....

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Climate Commission Outlines Plan to Seize Shoreline Real Estate if Hurricane Hits
By News Release @ 11:16 PM :: 1739 Views :: Environment, Land Use

"...Disasters provide critical windows of opportunity and funding for improving resilience to future disasters and changing conditions with climate change and sea level rise...."

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
DLNR Extends Telescope Permit--Ige Cancels 'Emergency'
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 1716 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Higher Education, OHA

...This morning, at the request of TMT, the University of Hawaiʻi asked for a two-year extension of the Conservation District Use permit deadline for the initiation of construction. The Department of Land and Natural Resources granted this extension until Sept. 26, 2021....

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Ige Appoints Clayton Hee to Hawaii Paroling Authority
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 1909 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...Really Obvious Question: How will Clayton Hee exploit his leverage over Hawaii criminals?....

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Tourist Arrivals Up--Spending Down
By News Release @ 10:31 PM :: 1149 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Hawaii Visitor Statistics Released for the First Half of 2019....

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Ige Considers Judicial Nominees for Six Positions
By News Release @ 4:13 AM :: 1347 Views :: Judiciary

...Ige has until Aug. 28 to make his appointments, which are subject to Senate confirmation....

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Ige names Rona Suzuki interim director of DOTAX
By News Release @ 4:09 AM :: 1125 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Current director Linda Chu Takayama to take chief of staff position in Ige Administration August 1....

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
$350M Stadium Bill: "Abusive Gut and Replace" Scheme being Challenged in Court
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 2216 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Tourism

"...the Legislature should have fully and seriously considered HB 1586 and allowed the public to weigh in on the measure, given the major financial effects on the State, instead of using the ‘gut and replace’ practice currently being challenged in court....”

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Saturday, July 27, 2019
Mental healthcare in Hawaii: Young minds at risk
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 1865 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

...The state of mental healthcare for Hawai‘i’s medicaid-eligible youth....

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Saturday, July 27, 2019
Hawaii Consumers Deepest in Debt--Not Counting Mortgages
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 1685 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii is No. 1 in the country when it comes to residents whose consumer debt, not including mortgages, outweighs their yearly salary....

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Saturday, July 27, 2019
GAO Looks at Honolulu Rail Project
By News Release @ 2:15 AM :: 1231 Views :: Rail

...Federal Transit Administration Could Improve Information on Estimating Project Costs....

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Friday, July 26, 2019
Maunakea Rules: UH Regents Move Meeting to Aug 30
By News Release @ 7:53 PM :: 2353 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The administrative rules were previously scheduled to be heard at a BOR meeting on July 18 and was rescheduled to August 22. The August 22 meeting was rescheduled in an effort to accommodate increased public interest on the proposed rules ....

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Friday, July 26, 2019
GAO: Micronesia Trust Funds Unlikely to Replace US Aid
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 1073 Views :: National News

... To date, the U.S. Interior Department has not implemented the 6 recommendations we previously made to address the risks to the funds' ability to provide income after 2023 ....

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Friday, July 26, 2019
OHA Trustees Call on Ige to Rescind Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 4:57 AM :: 1809 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Regardless of your position on the Thirty Meter Telescope....

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Thursday, July 25, 2019
Imua TMT: Video from Pro-Telescope Rally
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 2773 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...TMT supporters must be patient, but start taking action....

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Thursday, July 25, 2019
Military Consumers Target for Scams and Unethical Business Practices
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 1832 Views :: Ethics, Military, Small Business

...BBB release Military Report on Marketplace Challenges....

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Thursday, July 25, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard sues Google, alleging 'election interference' after Dem debate
By News Release @ 6:08 PM :: 2170 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Politicians

...On June 28th, 2019 in the immediate hours following the first Democratic Presidential debate, millions of Americans were searching online for information about Tulsi Gabbard.  In fact, according to multiple news reports, Tulsi was the most searched candidate on Google.  Then, without any explanation, Google suspended Tulsi’s Google Ads account....

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Thursday, July 25, 2019
HDOT Working with Police to "Address Illegal Actions by Protesters"
By News Release @ 2:09 PM :: 1632 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA

...HDOT will continue to work with law enforcement to address illegal actions by protestors on neighboring islands to impact the daily lives of commuters on other state roads such as the H-1 Freeway....

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019
City holding workshops to update Primary Urban Center plan
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 1694 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

...The PUC spans from Wai‘alae-Kāhala to Pearl City....

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Mauna Kea Observatories: "Uncertainty About what Lies Ahead"
By News Release @ 4:23 PM :: 1721 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Conflicts and protests on the mountain in 2014 and 2015 frame our expectations of 2019, and perhaps beyond....

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
UH Board of Regents elects new leadership
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 1167 Views :: Higher Education

...Board of Regents to consider proposed Maunakea administrative rules at August meeting....

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Judges Refuse: No Halt to Telescope Construction--No End to Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 7:49 PM :: 2862 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, Religion

...Court’s suspension of governor’s emergency proclamation applies only to one Person....

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Former Laborers Union leader charged, accused of stealing thousands
By News Release @ 6:57 PM :: 1963 Views :: Ethics, Labor

...The union since has been placed under trusteeship by LIUNA headquarters after running into difficulties not unrelated to the thefts....

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Doomed Telescope: Ige Hands off 'Leadership' to ... uh... Harry Kim
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 4227 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...“I honestly don’t know how this is going to end,” says Doug Simons, an astronomer and executive director of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope....

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Monday, July 22, 2019
Ethics: Wanna Buy Some State Land? -- Hire a Legislator, Its Legal!
By News Release @ 9:04 PM :: 1426 Views :: Ethics

...Chapter 84 permits the legislator to represent a private client in submitting an offer to purchase state property from a state agency....

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Monday, July 22, 2019
U.S. Insular Areas Aid Supports More than 26,000 Jobs
By News Release @ 4:44 PM :: 1389 Views :: National News, Economy

...the impact on government employment ranged from three to 17 percent in the territories and close to 45 percent in the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands....

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Sunday, July 21, 2019
Notice of Judicial Position – District Family Judge, First Circuit
By News Release @ 10:11 AM :: 1291 Views :: Judiciary

...The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill a new judicial position in the State of Hawaii....

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Friday, July 19, 2019
Lt Gov Green: Telescope Not Worth 'Damage to Fabric of our Ohana in Hawaii'
By News Release @ 5:37 PM :: 3120 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, Law Enforcement, Military, OHA, Politicians

...In my opinion no single project, not any, is important enough to allow ourselves to damage the fabric of our Ohana in Hawaii....

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Friday, July 19, 2019
Poll: Hirono Approval 46% - Schatz 52%
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 1639 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...The poll was conducted from April 1 through June 30....

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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Mauna Kea Protests: UH Releases Guidelines for Staff
By News Release @ 2:08 PM :: 1024 Views :: Higher Education

...with information in the event they encounter forms of expression that may alarm them or prevent them from accessing or leaving their place of employment....

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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Mauna Kea: Ige Signs Proclamation 'To Prevent Lawless Violence'
By News Release @ 3:18 AM :: 1830 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA

...The emergency proclamation gives law enforcement increased flexibility and authority to close more areas and restrict access on Mauna Kea....

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Caldwell in DC for Schatz Climate Hearing
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 1717 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation

...It’s getting hard to take Kirk Caldwell seriously....

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
OHA: Protests are Opportunity for us to Grab Mauna Kea Lease
By News Release @ 6:07 PM :: 2204 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

"...Regardless of your position on TMT, we must all agree with Gov. Ige’s 2015 statement that the state has 'failed' Maunakea...."

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Sunday, July 14, 2019
'Sacrilege': OHA Leadership Predicts Violence at TMT Construction Site
By News Release @ 11:22 PM :: 3844 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA, Religion

"...the commencement of construction activities for the TMT will result in bodily harm and psychological trauma to OHA’s beneficiaries and others at the hands of the State...."

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Sunday, July 14, 2019
Mauna Kea: ACLU Lists Grounds for Lawsuits Against Police
By News Release @ 6:59 PM :: 2845 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Police

"...corralling of protesters is simply unconstitutional...."

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Friday, July 12, 2019
Ige Appoints New Chief of Staff, COO
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 1272 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Ige has appointed Linda Chu Takayama as his chief of staff, effective Aug. 1 an Keith Yamamoto as chief operating officer.... 

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Friday, July 12, 2019
DHHL Approves Kalaeloa Solar Project
By News Release @ 3:02 PM :: 1677 Views :: DHHL, Energy

...A proposal to Build Solar Farm on Hawaiian Home Lands turns ugly in Kapolei....

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Thursday, July 11, 2019
Tourism Activists Find New Way to Push Agriculture out of Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:21 AM :: 2376 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...Hawai‘i’s Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) has violated the federal Clean Water Act by polluting ocean waters along Kauaʻi’s West Side without a permit, a federal court ruled yesterday....

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Telescope Construction to Begin Next Week
By News Release @ 6:56 PM :: 1485 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The State Department of Transportation announced that Mauna Kea Access Road will be closed and there could be lane and other road closures associated with large equipment movement beginning July 15....

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