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Monday, August 17, 2015
NRA: Honolulu's Shame
By Selected News Articles @ 4:44 PM :: 3359 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

...straight out of a Michael Bloomberg gun-ban training manual....

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Monday, August 10, 2015
Honolulu City Lights non-profit application deadline is August 31
By News Release @ 5:20 PM :: 2963 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment

Non-profit organizations wishing to create a display on the Frank F. Fasi Civic Center grounds during the annual Honolulu City Lights exhibition must submit applications by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 31....

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Monday, August 10, 2015
Honolulu Police Department to Destroy Guns Worth $500,000
By News Release @ 1:07 PM :: 3289 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

Law-abiding gun owners should be allowed to purchase these surplus handguns and bring nearly $500,000 of revenue to the city....

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Saturday, August 08, 2015
Honolulu Auditor Praises Himself for Undoing PKF Contract Months Before Embezzlement Case Became Public
By News Release @ 4:26 PM :: 2747 Views :: Honolulu County

...PKF's managing partner is now facing federal embezzlement charges....

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Monday, August 03, 2015
2015’s Best & Worst Large Cities to Live in -- Honolulu Ranks 17th
By Selected News Articles @ 4:59 PM :: 2710 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...attractiveness of the largest U.S. cities in terms of livability, the quality of their health and education systems, economic growth and tax rates....

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Pine: Homeless Solutions for Leeward Oahu
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 5:45 PM :: 3555 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...almost a quarter of Oahu's unsheltered homeless are the Leeward district....

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Friday, July 24, 2015
Report: 51% of Honolulu Roads in Poor Condition
By News Release @ 5:37 AM :: 3420 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

10th worst in USA ....

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Thursday, July 23, 2015
Honolulu sewer bonds sell at interest rate higher than bankrupt Detroit
By News Release @ 9:02 PM :: 2658 Views :: Honolulu County

Honolulu pays 3.89% -- Detroit pays 3.24% while in bankruptcy....

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Thursday, July 16, 2015
VIDEO: Ohana of Hawaii WW1 Vets Fight to Save Natatorium
By Video @ 6:31 PM :: 3693 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii History, Military
"We don't want to be the first state to ever tear down and demolish a memorial."
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Thursday, July 16, 2015
East Oahu: 400 Testify Against Federal Takeover of Maunalua Bay
By News Release @ 11:53 AM :: 4923 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...NEXT MEETING: Monday, July 20, 2015--NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council is being held from 9am-5pm at the Pagoda Hotel and is open to the public....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Feds Promote Classes in Honolulu City Parks
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 3206 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

As part of the Interior Department’s leadership of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Outside initiative to engage the next generation of outdoor stewards....

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Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Heroes Housing Heroes to help end veteran homelessness
By News Release @ 3:49 AM :: 3733 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Military

“We are calling on all property owners who have studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units across O‘ahu to be a part of the solution to veteran homelessness.”

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Friday, July 03, 2015
IHS to Operate Sand Island Homeless Transitional Housing
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 4108 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...city launches innovative new partnerships to provide cultural integration to COFA populations....

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Caldwell refuses to sign Council Budget Bills
By News Release @ 4:19 AM :: 3023 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...The City Council deleted funding for the Office of Strategic Development (OSD) positions needed to address homelessness and the affordable housing crisis....

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Friday, June 12, 2015
BWS: Leaking Red Hill Tanks Just 100' Above Key Aquifer
By News Release @ 6:46 PM :: 3968 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

This aquifer is also the same one that BWS uses to provide water to residents from Moanalua to Hawaii Kai....

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Friday, June 12, 2015
Kahuku Windfarm Draft EIS: 21 Years of Death for Shearwater, Nene, Hoary Bat and more
By News Release @ 3:52 PM :: 4232 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

The applicant is requesting an ITP to authorize take of one threatened and six endangered species....

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Wednesday, June 03, 2015
City Plans Sand Island Modular Housing for Homeless
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 3097 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

Caldwell announces plan to build Hale Mauliola temporary modular housing and provide services for homeless on Sand Island site....

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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Auditor: Federal Land Use Issues Dog Aloha Stadium
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 5:09 AM :: 3339 Views :: Honolulu County, Higher Education

...the stadium is a facility that inherently “pushes the boundaries”....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
2015 Neighborhood Board Election Results
By News Release @ 1:50 PM :: 5688 Views :: Honolulu County

Complete results from all NB races ....

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Friday, May 15, 2015
Voting for 2015 Neighborhood Board elections ends tonight
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 2298 Views :: Honolulu County

Friday, May 15: Ballots must be cast by 11:59 p.m....

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Three days left to vote in the 2015 Neighborhood Board elections
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 2276 Views :: Honolulu County

The voting deadline for the 2015 Neighborhood Board elections is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 15....

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Council Refuses to Back Down After Caldwell Threatens to Make Kakaako a Homeless Tent City
By News Release @ 3:54 AM :: 3764 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness
Caldwell: I will Make Kakaako a Homeless Tent City Unless Council Funds 'Positions'
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Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Over 14,000 ballots cast in the 2015 Neighborhood Board elections -- Voting Open One More Week
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 2384 Views :: Honolulu County

Eligible voters were mailed passcodes they may use to access their digital ballots; they have until May 15 to submit them....

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Rail Tax Hike: How They Voted
By Andrew Walden @ 1:14 AM :: 3788 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, Taxes

Senate 21-4 : House 39-12

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Monday, May 04, 2015
Former Oahu Probation Officer Charged with Theft, Forgery
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 3794 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... July 1, 2011 through July 9, 2013, Sasao collected eleven payments from various probationers that had been assigned to him and kept the payments for his own use....

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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Turtle Bay Deal Announced
By News Release @ 9:57 PM :: 5059 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Tourism

“The proposed bill will give the state the beach front property around Kawela Bay in fee simple for $35 million...."

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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Desperate to Push GE Tax Hike Thru, HART Pretends Property Tax Hike is Only Alternative
By News Release @ 3:07 AM :: 3785 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, Taxes

Watch HART try to pitch a Property Tax hike in order to make the GE tax seem palatable....

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
UPDATE: 85 Republicans Running for Honolulu Neighborhood Board
By News Release @ 12:39 AM :: 7487 Views :: Honolulu County, Republican Party

All voting is done online or by phone. Registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail including a passcode they will need to use in order to access their digital ballot. This passcode was mailed out on April 23, 2015....

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Saturday, April 25, 2015
Neighborhood Board elections now open for voting
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 2912 Views :: Honolulu County

Voters may use the passcodes to cast ballots online via their computers or mobile devices from today, April 24, until May 15....

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Honolulu: 40% of Homeless Refusing to Accept Shelter
By News Release @ 2:15 PM :: 3263 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

The number of homeless individuals on Oahu is 4,903, a 4% (191) increase over 2014. The percentage of those who are unsheltered is 40% (1,939), the highest percentage since these data were collected in 2009....

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Saturday, April 18, 2015
Auditor: City Unable to Track Federal Transportation Funds
By News Release @ 3:25 PM :: 3122 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...grants and appropriations had lapsed or were subject to de-obligation because project managers lacked accurate, complete and reliable information....

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Saturday, April 18, 2015
Ige: Telescope Legally Entitled to Proceed With Construction
By News Release @ 4:09 AM :: 3604 Views :: Honolulu County, Higher Education, OHA
Any further announcements about the construction schedule will come from TMT....
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Friday, April 10, 2015
HPD to Face on-site Accreditation Commission
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 3617 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

As part of the on-site assessment, the public is invited to phone in comments....

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Thursday, April 09, 2015
City launches Important Agricultural Lands (IAL) website
By News Release @ 1:48 AM :: 3512 Views :: Honolulu County, Agriculture

...MapOahuAgLand.com, provides information on the legal basis for IAL, the city’s process to map IAL, upcoming community meetings and announcements, and resource maps that show various characteristics of potential IAL....

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
88 hours stuck in Traffic: Honolulu 3rd Most Congested in US
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 4198 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Rail

...Delay per year with a 30 min commute -- 88 hours...

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
City to hold Important Agricultural Lands (IAL) meetings
By News Release @ 12:22 AM :: 3109 Views :: Honolulu County, Agriculture

...The Department of Planning and Permitting will hold a series of meetings in April to seek public input in identifying and mapping Oahu’s Important Agricultural Lands....

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
“Making Honolulu Age-Friendly – An Action Plan” finalized and available for public comment
By News Release @ 12:12 AM :: 2521 Views :: Honolulu County

...Making Honolulu Age-Friendly – An Action Plan has been finalized and is being released today for public comment for 30 days....

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Honolulu Auditor Releases Citizen Centric Report
By News Release @ 5:12 PM :: 2997 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

Characteristics receiving the lowest percentage of excellent or good ratings were the availability of affordable quality housing, cost of living, and traffic flow on major streets....

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Monday, March 23, 2015
Kapolei NB: HB1329 Racetrack Bill -- Insensitive, Unethical, Possibly Illegal
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 3512 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...ONLY those who stood by to directly benefit financially from the bill were provided an opportunity to testify on it....

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Monday, March 23, 2015
Feds Will Decide on Hawaii Offshore Wind Projects
By News Release @ 3:11 AM :: 3242 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy
"The Energy Policy Act of 2005 granted BOEM authority to issue leases for renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), which begins 3 nautical miles offshore the islands of Hawaii."
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Sunday, March 22, 2015
Makakilo NB Opposes "48 Minute" Bill 1329
By Selected News Articles @ 1:36 PM :: 4106 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Ethics, Military

The bill is now in the Senate, and has been referred to the Senate Committee on Economic Development and Technology....

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Auditor Releases National Citizen Survey of Honolulu Residents
By News Release @ 10:05 PM :: 2507 Views :: Honolulu County

This is the sixth National Citizen Survey of Honolulu residents conducted for the City....

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Honolulu Auditor: Only 26% of Recommendations Satisfactorily Addressed
By News Release @ 9:52 PM :: 3716 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

Our review covered 150 outstanding audit recommendations from 2004 to 2013....

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Caldwell Touts Community Participation in Ala Moana Park Planning
By News Release @ 9:16 PM :: 3049 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

More than 350 people participated in a planning workshop at McCoy Pavilion....

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Ethics Commission: Mayor can use city resources for 'Keep Hawaii's Heroes'
By News Release @ 5:42 AM :: 3195 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Military

...the Commission has long-held that there is an exemption to Revised Charter of Honolulu Sec. 11-1041 for helping non-profit organizations with projects that the Mayor has officially designated as a project with community–wide benefit....

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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Bond refinancing saves Honolulu taxpayers nearly $44 million
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 2309 Views :: Honolulu County

...The average interest rate on the tax-exempt bonds for new projects is 3.39 percent, the second lowest rate in modern history....

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Oahu Family Court Nominees
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 3424 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Judiciary

...Comments must be post-marked, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered no later than Thursday, April 2, 2015. All comments will be kept confidential....

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Proposed racetrack would obliterate WWII battlefield
By Selected News Articles @ 4:12 AM :: 5245 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Ethics, Hawaii History, Military

...HB1329 has been assigned to EDT and WAM, though a hearing has not yet been scheduled....

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Who Needs Tax Hike? DLNR: Waikiki Erosion Caused by Weather Anomaly
By News Release @ 2:15 AM :: 3258 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes, Tourism

...Sand Should Return with Trade Winds....

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Friday, March 13, 2015
Fitch: Debt, Retiree Benefits Key to Honolulu Bond Ratings
By News Release @ 7:53 PM :: 2452 Views :: Honolulu County

Fixed costs for debt service and retiree benefits comprise a high and growing share of general fund spending....

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