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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Takings: Bridge Aina Lea Suit Dismissed
By News Release @ 1:50 AM :: 4397 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

Hawaii federal judge Susan Oki Mollway yesterday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a private landowner against the State of Hawaii after the State Land Use Commission in 2011 reverted more than 1,000 acres of land in South Kohala on Hawaii island from urban to agricultural use....

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Saturday, June 10, 2017
Hilo: DLNR Land Lease Ends with Demolition of Hotel
By News Release @ 12:53 AM :: 4221 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use, Tourism

...prepare for a new phase of de-vitalization of Banyan Drive....

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Saturday, May 06, 2017
Anti-Dairy Activism Spreads: Big Island Dairy faces fine, possible lawsuit
By News Release @ 5:43 PM :: 5570 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Agriculture

...The fine is based on an inspection DOH officials did March 28-29 in response to Democratic Party insiders....

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Friday, April 14, 2017
Telescope Solution: Maunakea World Park?
By News Release @ 4:12 PM :: 5245 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

'Maunakea World Park' Advanced by Hawaii Mayor Kim at ILOA Galaxy Forum Kona....

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Friday, March 17, 2017
Billy Kenoi Lava Tube
By News Release @ 2:31 AM :: 4110 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics
Former Mayor Billy Kenoi awarded Lava Tube dishonor;
Nancy Cook Lauer earns meritorious Torch of Light award
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Monday, January 30, 2017
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Court of the Third Circuit
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 3678 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

... nomination deadline is Monday, March 13, 2017 -- application deadline is Thursday, April 27, 2017 ....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
Did Activists Meet Deadline to Challenge Council Candidate?
By Robert Thomas @ 1:46 PM :: 4978 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Office of Elections

...Writ to Watch: Hyland v. Gonzales....

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Sunday, January 08, 2017
Native Hawaiian Astronomers Testify in Support of Telescope
By News Release @ 2:11 PM :: 5025 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

“I see Maunakea as a special place that allows us to understand and study our origins....”

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Thursday, January 05, 2017
HD2-Hilo: Ige Appoints Chris Todd to Legislature
By News Release @ 6:47 PM :: 4692 Views :: Hawaii County , Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government

He held several positions at the Suisan Fish Market before becoming distribution manager for Hawai‘i Paper Products last year....

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Hu Honua: Green Power Plant Hits HELCO With $450M Antitrust Suit
By Selected News Articles @ 1:06 PM :: 3860 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

The lawsuit by Hu Honua Bioenergy accuses Hawaii Electric Light of refusing to agree to extensions....

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Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Original Waikoloa Highlands Partners Share History of Cocaine Trafficking
By Selected News Articles @ 3:19 AM :: 7035 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Drugs
“Drugs, Diamonds, International Intrigue – You Won’t Believe Two Hollywood Producers’ Crazy Backstory”
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Friday, October 07, 2016
2016 Hawaii elections: proposed amendments, part 1
By Rachelle Chang @ 12:21 AM :: 8028 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County

In addition to selecting the best candidates for elected office, Hawaii voters have many decisions to make that will have a big impact on County charters and our future....

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
DLNR Helicopters to Eradicate More Sheep
By News Release @ 5:17 PM :: 4241 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

...in the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve (Unit A), Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve (Unit K), Palila Mitigation Lands, and the Ka‘ohe Game Management Area (Unit G) on the island of Hawai‘i....

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
HELCO Proposes $19.3M Rate Hike, Blames Trees
By News Release @ 4:59 PM :: 4996 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

If approved, a typical residential bill for 500 kilowatt hours on Hawaiʽi Island would increase by $9.31 a month to $171.16....

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Thursday, September 15, 2016
Hawaii County Lawsuit: Can Lawyer Engineer Her Way into Office?
By Robert Thomas @ 6:08 PM :: 3353 Views :: Hawaii County

The mayor and county council hired a lawyer who did not have an engineering degree -- only a bachelors with a major in English and a minor in Hawaiian studies, plus a JD....

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Thursday, August 11, 2016
India Parliament: War-Torn Kashmir is Approved as Site for Thirty Meter Telescope
By Selected News Articles @ 5:30 PM :: 5494 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

Indian scientists leading this project, led by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru, visited the region and have completed measurements of Atmospheric turbulence....

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Attorney: OHA Chair Secretly Supports Telescope
By Video @ 5:40 PM :: 4206 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

Attorney Claims OHA Trustee Robert Lindsey Supports Building The Thirty Meter Telescope Atop Mauna Kea....

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Tuesday, August 09, 2016
$188K Cesspools: EPA Fines State, Counties
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 4385 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Environment

EPA today announced separate agreements with the County of Hawai‘i, the County of Maui and the State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources to close illegal large-capacity cesspools....

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Thursday, August 04, 2016
Latest Poll on Hawaii Island Shows 2-1 Margin in Support for TMT Construction
By News Release @ 2:15 PM :: 4255 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...support for TMT’s construction is split among Hawaiians/part Hawaiians on Hawaii Island, with 46 percent of those polled in support of the project and 45 percent opposed....

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Sunday, July 24, 2016
Recreation Department Audit: No Way to Know How Much They Stole
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 4228 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

...there were multiple days where no deposit or revenue was recorded....

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Friday, July 22, 2016
Darby: Hawaii and Maui County Shelters Open
By News Release @ 11:45 PM :: 3728 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County

... Shelters are open now ....

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Friday, July 22, 2016
TS Darby heading to Hawaii, tropical storm watch issued for Big Island, Maui Co
By News Release @ 2:03 AM :: 3954 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County

Darby will pass very close to, or over, Hawaii Island on Saturday....

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
HB2231: New law makes it easier to finance energy co-ops
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 3464 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

...this act allows for the use of state special purpose revenue bonds to be used to finance publicly owned energy cooperatives....

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
DBEDT: Housing Over 40% of Consumer Spending for Kauai, Hawaii Co
By News Release @ 5:16 PM :: 4730 Views :: Hawaii County , Kauai County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...An average household in Hawaii County spent an average of $51,700 in 2014....

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
DLNR Closing Mauna Kea, Bringing in Helicopters for Sheep Eradication
By News Release @ 2:13 AM :: 4511 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment

...aerial shooting from helicopters of feral goats, feral sheep, mouflon and mouflon/feral sheep hybrids....

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Saturday, June 04, 2016
Telescope: Nobody can remove all fears of reversal
By Robert Thomas @ 7:39 PM :: 5641 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...the late request by the University to remove Judge Amano ... out of a fear that retaining her might be overturned on appeal, invites the Board to subvert its own independent judgment....

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Friday, June 03, 2016
Telescope: BLNR Sticks With Judge Amano
By News Release @ 8:36 PM :: 5396 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA
...the Board unanimously denied a motion to disqualify retired Hilo judge Riki May Amano as the hearing officer in the case....
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Saturday, May 21, 2016
PUEO Hawaiians Support Telescope
By News Release @ 2:13 PM :: 5031 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...to dispel the myth that all Native Hawaiians oppose the project....

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Parents charged in 1997 death of ‘Peter Boy’
By Selected News Articles @ 11:28 PM :: 4761 Views :: Hawaii County , Family, Law Enforcement
The most notorious missing child-turned-murder case in Hawaii history will finally make its way to a courtroom....
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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Big Island 30 Days Without Dengue
By News Release @ 1:56 AM :: 3773 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care

"As Zika continues to spread rapidly overseas, we must take precautionary measures to prevent any locally acquired cases from taking hold in our state.”

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Friday, April 22, 2016
Ilagan: Petition Against Hawaii County GE Tax Hike
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 3663 Views :: Hawaii County , Taxes

... Sign this petition opposing Bill 165 so that I may share it with the Council members when we discuss the tax increase in the Finance Committee on May 3 ....

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Tuesday, April 05, 2016
USDA on Dengue Mosquito Eradication -- Organic Farms Will NOT Lose Certification
By Andrew Walden @ 6:44 PM :: 4860 Views :: Hawaii County , Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

...dozens of Hawaii County organic farmers are refusing access to State and County mosquito-eradication workers....

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Saturday, April 02, 2016
Republican Appointments to Hawaii State Boards and Commissions
By Rep Beth Fukumoto @ 4:16 PM :: 4380 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...Currently, there is an appointment open with the Elections Commission for Hawaii County....

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Saturday, April 02, 2016
DLNR Finally Gets Around to Appointing Mauna Kea Hearing Officer
By News Release @ 4:08 AM :: 4031 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...retired Hawaii island circuit court judge Riki May Amano (Ret.) has been selected as the hearings officer to conduct the Mauna Kea contested case hearing....

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Photos: Hate-Fueled Attack on Mauna Kea Radio Telescope
By Andrew Walden @ 2:42 PM :: 5263 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...The suspect gained entry by ramming our gates then used his vehicle to ram our outer steel doors multiple times and proceed to beat on our inner doors....

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Thursday, March 24, 2016
Billy Kenoi Indicted, Arrest Warrant Issued -- Could Get 15 Years in Prison
By Selected News Articles @ 2:50 PM :: 5867 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Politicians

Lorraine Inouye: Kenoi Should Resign...

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Friday, March 04, 2016
Hawaii Federal Court: Get Ready For Bridge Aina Lea Trial
By Robert Thomas @ 4:43 PM :: 4193 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

Bottom line: the plaintiff's takings claims are going to trial....

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Sunday, February 21, 2016
Big Island Rolling Blackouts Caused by Lack of Wind
By News Release @ 1:34 AM :: 4313 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

"...wind resources are presently at zero...."

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Saturday, February 20, 2016
A Word With Ward - Dengue Fever with guest Dr. Sarah Parks
By Rep Gene Ward @ 3:30 AM :: 3913 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care

Dr. Sarah Park is the Hawaii State Epidemiologist and Chief of the Disease Outbreak Control Division, Hawaii Department of Health....

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Coop Proposes Alternative Power Generation Plan for Big Island
By News Release @ 4:51 PM :: 3955 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

"By building on the successes achieved by Kauai Island Utility Cooperative to integrate high levels of cost-effective solar PV into the grid...."

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Kenoi Declares Dengue Emergency, Ige Refuses
By News Release @ 4:39 PM :: 4112 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Health Care

...meanwhile Obama is seeking $1.8B in Zika funding....

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Bridge Aina Lea: Hawaii ‘Takings’ Case in Federal Court
By Robert Thomas @ 1:32 PM :: 4393 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

The State removed the civil rights lawsuit to U.S. District Court in Honolulu....

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Incumbents Challenged on Day One--Candidates Begin Filing on Maui, Big Island
By Selected News Articles @ 12:56 PM :: 5248 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Politicians

First in line after the 7:45 a.m. office opening in Hilo was state Rep. Joy San Buenaventura....

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Lawsuit: Lopaka Ryder, Killed by Drug Dealer, was Police Informant
By Selected News Articles @ 12:05 PM :: 5083 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Drugs

...police disclosed his identity either directly or indirectly to persons being investigated....

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Friday, January 08, 2016
DLNR Officer Arrested--Charged with sexual assault of Minor
By News Release @ 9:27 PM :: 4662 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

...DLNR Officer “was fired (from Honolulu PD) in 2013 after he falsified records and lied to investigators about transporting a female runaway, who was underage.”....

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Friday, January 08, 2016
DLNR to Loosen Death Grip on Hilo Businesses?
By News Release @ 1:53 PM :: 4821 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use, Small Business

One of the leases at Banyan Drive has expired and has been placed on a month-to-month revocable permit. Other leases at Banyan Drive and in the Kanoelehua Industrial Area will expire in the next several years....

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Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Fake Bomb Found After Big Island Police Arrest Three at Protest Against License Plates
By News Release @ 11:11 PM :: 7565 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

The rally supported what organizers claimed was the constitutional “right to travel” with no driver’s license, registration, license plates, safety stickers and motor vehicle insurance....

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Friday, January 01, 2016
OHA 2016 Legislative Package: Telescope Rent Money, Control of Mauna Kea Tours
By Andrew Walden @ 12:11 AM :: 5055 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...ensure a “fair rate of return” in establishing sublease rent....

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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Hawaii Island Energy Cooperative would deliver transformation better, faster and cheaper
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 4485 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

Big Island customers could save as much as $113 million on the existing HELCO rate base and up to $234 million including investments to modernize the grid over a four-year period....

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Sunday, October 25, 2015
Applications Sought for DLNR Hawaii Island Advisory Council
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 4128 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment

Completed applications must be received by December 22, 2015....

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