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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 :: 2482 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 :: 3966 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 :: 3990 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 :: 5315 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 :: 3973 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 :: 7725 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 :: 3027 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 :: 3390 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 :: 3271 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 :: 3786 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 :: 3762 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 :: 3687 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 :: 4365 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 :: 3285 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 :: 2624 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 :: 3168 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 :: 3624 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 :: 3412 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 :: 4301 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 :: 2599 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 :: 3881 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 :: 3187 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 :: 3377 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 :: 2400 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 :: 3639 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 :: 5490 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 :: 3401 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 :: 2575 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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Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Final List of Neighborhood Board Candidates Released
By Selected News Articles @ 3:20 PM :: 5239 Views :: Honolulu County

Neighborhood Board elections will be held in April and May of this year....

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Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Full Text: 2015 State of the City Address
By News Release @ 3:09 AM :: 2663 Views :: Honolulu County

...Caldwell delivered his third annual State of the City Address on Tuesday morning, February 24, 2015....

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Saturday, February 28, 2015
Will Legislators Co-Sign $660M Loan for Evicted Racetrack Owner?
By Andrew Walden @ 7:24 PM :: 7282 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...If approved, non-profits directed by Grace, the Paradise Lua porta-potty magnate who beat the rap for the 1999 Aloha Stadium porta-potty fire bombings, would be eligible for millions of dollars to fund proposals such as the "Paradise Ohana Heart and Vascular Center, Inc."....

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Saturday, February 28, 2015
611 Candidates on Ballot for Neighborhood Board Elections
By Selected News Articles @ 3:53 AM :: 2578 Views :: Honolulu County

The 2015 Neighborhood Board elections will be held in April and May of this year. At stake are 437 seats on Oahu’s 33 Neighborhood Boards, whose volunteer members hold monthly meetings and serve as advisors on community concerns....

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Monday, February 23, 2015
608 Candidates Register for Neighborhood Board Elections
By Selected News Articles @ 7:35 PM :: 3663 Views :: Honolulu County

Neighborhood Board elections will be held in April and May of this year. At stake are 437 seats on Oahu’s 33 Neighborhood Boards....

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Saturday, February 21, 2015
575 Candidates file for Neighborhood Board Elections
By Selected News Articles @ 2:54 AM :: 2668 Views :: Honolulu County

The 2015 Neighborhood Board elections will be held in April and May of this year. At stake are 437 seats on Oahu’s 33 Neighborhood Boards....

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Thursday, February 19, 2015
Neighborhood Boards: 516 Candidates Enter Race With One Day to Go
By News Release @ 10:26 PM :: 2979 Views :: Honolulu County

The deadline to submit completed candidate and voter registration forms for Neighborhood Board elections is this Friday, February 20, 2015....

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
449 Candidates File for Neighborhood Board Elections
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 2246 Views :: Honolulu County

The deadline to submit completed candidate and voter registration forms for Neighborhood Board elections is this Friday, February 20, 2015....

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Friday, February 13, 2015
Feb 20: Last Chance to file for Neighborhood Board Elections
By News Release @ 8:41 PM :: 2686 Views :: Honolulu County

The deadline to submit completed candidate and voter registration forms for Neighborhood Board elections is next Friday, February 20, 2015....

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Friday, February 13, 2015
406 Candidates file for Neighborhood Board Elections
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 2492 Views :: Honolulu County

... February 20 is the last day to file ....

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Saturday, February 07, 2015
369 Candidates file for Neighborhood Board Elections
By News Release @ 3:21 AM :: 3153 Views :: Honolulu County

February 20 is the deadline to file....

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Saturday, January 31, 2015
340 Candidates file for Neighborhood Board Elections
By News Release @ 6:07 AM :: 2455 Views :: Honolulu County

The deadline to apply is February 20, 2015....

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
300 Candidates file for Neighborhood Board Elections
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 2639 Views :: Honolulu County

“Serving on your Neighborhood Board presents the opportunity to create real change in your community, build a legacy, and network with other leaders.”

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
City to hold second Airport Area TOD community meeting
By News Release @ 6:46 PM :: 3730 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

...Monday, Feb. 2, at the Aliamanu Middle School Cafeteria, 3271 Salt Lake Blvd., from 5:30-7:30 p.m....

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Saturday, January 24, 2015
286 Candidates file for Neighborhood Board Elections
By News Release @ 7:35 PM :: 2297 Views :: Honolulu County

“Serving on your Neighborhood Board presents the opportunity to create real change in your community, build a legacy, and network with other leaders.”

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Saturday, January 24, 2015
Protest Rail Tax Hike Monday Jan 26
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 3494 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, Taxes

Monday, Jan 26, 2015, hearing starts at 2:30pm, State Capitol Auditorium

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Saturday, January 24, 2015
Revised Central Oahu Plan available for review and comment
By News Release @ 12:55 PM :: 3115 Views :: Honolulu County

Comments are due by March 13....

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Friday, January 23, 2015
Affordable Housing and Car Sharing on Council Agenda
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 10:02 AM :: 2491 Views :: Honolulu County

...in the Villages of Kapolei, the road approvals have not been processed in more than 10 years - since they were first built....

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
263 Candidates file for Neighborhood Board Elections
By News Release @ 9:58 PM :: 2284 Views :: Honolulu County

“Serving on your Neighborhood Board presents the opportunity to create real change in your community, build a legacy, and network with other leaders.”

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Sunday, January 18, 2015
254 Candidates file for Neighborhood Board Elections
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 2658 Views :: Honolulu County

“Serving on your Neighborhood Board presents the opportunity to create real change in your community, build a legacy, and network with other leaders.”

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Friday, January 16, 2015
Empower Windward: Neighborhood Board Election 2015 Workshop
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 2216 Views :: Honolulu County

Tuesday January 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Kailua District Park, Multipurpose Room, 21 South Kainalu Drive....

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Thursday, January 15, 2015
241 Candidates File for Neighborhood Board Elections
By News Release @ 2:38 AM :: 2148 Views :: Honolulu County

“Serving on your Neighborhood Board presents the opportunity to create real change in your community, build a legacy, and network with other leaders...”

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