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Monday, June 06, 2016
Auditor: City Computers Remain Vulnerable to Hackers
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 1925 Views :: Honolulu County

...more needs to be done to ensure the city is not vulnerable to unauthorized access to its data assets....

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Thursday, June 02, 2016
Caldwell ‘Disappointed’ With Council Budget
By News Release @ 4:45 PM :: 2351 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...City Council approves $6.8B cap on rail spending....

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Thursday, June 02, 2016
Deconstructing the Kaka‘ako Makai Parks Master Plan
By Rachelle Chang @ 4:33 PM :: 2545 Views :: Honolulu County

...Earlier this month, HCDA released the Kaka‘ako Makai Parks Active Use Facilities Master, a draft Environmental Impact Statement....

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Charter Commission Proposal: Eliminate Neighborhood Boards
By News Release @ 3:49 AM :: 2306 Views :: Honolulu County

...neighborhood boards represent grassroots democracy in its purest form....

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Friday, May 13, 2016
Mediator Peter Adler appointed to serve on Caldwell’s Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 12:44 AM :: 2709 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

His appointment is subject to confirmation by the City Council....

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Friday, May 06, 2016
Did Caldwell Illegally Launch Reelection Campaign On County Time?
By News Release @ 4:14 PM :: 3534 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians

...There appeared to be a number of city employees in attendance....

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Monday, April 18, 2016
Pine: Star-Advertiser Wrong on Makaha Realignment
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 3:54 AM :: 2368 Views :: Honolulu County

The article is inaccurate and implies that the Makaha Realignment project is dead.  This is absolutely false....

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Saturday, April 16, 2016
Haseko Bills before Honolulu Council
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 10:43 PM :: 2871 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

Bill 62, Bill 63 and Resolution 15-206 are part of a master planned lagoon concept in Ewa....

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Friday, April 08, 2016
Caldwell, Omidyar Pressure North Carolina, Mississippi to Allow Trannies into Womens’ Bathrooms
By News Release @ 2:17 PM :: 2574 Views :: Honolulu County, Family

... We at Hawai'i Free Press are still looking for women who really, really, want trannies in the ladies room with them .... still looking ....

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Monday, April 04, 2016
Full Text: Honolulu Issues 2016 Citizen-Centric Report
By News Release @ 10:52 PM :: 2238 Views :: Honolulu County

FULL TEXT: 2015 Service Efforts and Accomplishments Report and The National Citizen Survey for the City and County of Honolulu....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
City proposes bill to waive most accessory dwelling unit permit fees
By News Release @ 3:44 PM :: 2652 Views :: Honolulu County

Bill 27 could save up to $9,000 to $10,000 in application fees....

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Caldwell’s Zoo Loses Accreditation
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 2932 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

...the AZA is concerned the city has not provided adequate funding to the zoo on a consistent basis....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Rail, TheBus and HandiVan Operations – Under HART or the Mayor?
By Natalie Iwasa @ 2:29 PM :: 2489 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...“cannibalized” by rail....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Hawaii County PD Seeks Community Input
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 2846 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

The survey includes both multiple-choice questions and an opportunity to make individual comments....

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Sunday, March 13, 2016
Auditor: Handi-Van Not ADA-Compliant
By News Release @ 4:09 AM :: 2533 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

OTS Handi-Van on-time performance has declined 5% over the past three years; customers experience excessive trip times....

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Friday, February 26, 2016
Court: Kawananakoa Can’t Sue Over Tainted Rail Votes
By News Release @ 4:19 AM :: 3119 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...An ethics scandal called into question more than 100 votes cast by Honolulu City Council members....

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016
DraftKings Quitting Hawaii After Prosecutor Issues Cease-and-Desist Letter
By News Release @ 5:15 PM :: 4625 Views :: Honolulu County, Gambling, Law Enforcement

...the company was hopeful about the prospects of a bill in the Hawaii legislature....

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Charter Commission Defers Proposal to Repeal Affordable Housing Fund
By Natalie Iwasa @ 1:21 PM :: 2016 Views :: Honolulu County

... commissioners decided to defer Proposal 17, which would have repealed the Affordable Housing Fund, Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund, and Grants in Aid Fund as well as returned authorization for special fund creation back to the mayor with council approval ....

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
List of Neighborhood Board Vacancies
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 2253 Views :: Honolulu County

To fill a vacancy, contact your local Neighborhood Board....

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Breakthrough: ACLU Allows City to Dispose of Homeless People’s Urine, Feces
By News Release @ 6:30 PM :: 2642 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...the City can immediately dispose of items such as combustible or hazardous items, weapons, illicit drugs, items that contain urine or feces or that are infested with rodents or insects....

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Sunday, January 17, 2016
Honolulu Charter Commission Discusses Ethics, Police, Fire and Salaries
By Natalie Iwasa @ 7:40 PM :: 2573 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

... more independence with respect to investigation of waste, abuse and fraud? ....

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Sunday, January 10, 2016
Update on Honolulu Charter Commission – Meeting Friday
By Natalie Iwasa @ 8:57 PM :: 2479 Views :: Honolulu County

The commission has been meeting since March 2015 and received over 150 proposals for changes to the charter. Fifteen of those proposals have been deferred....

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Thursday, January 07, 2016
Public Meeting on Honolulu Bikeways January 13
By News Release @ 6:16 PM :: 2074 Views :: Honolulu County

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Center, Hawaii Suite....

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Hawaiian Humane Society restores services under city contract
By News Release @ 4:44 AM :: 3113 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

Stray dog pickups and law enforcement work such as dangerous dog investigations and barking dog complaints resume today....

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Sunday, December 13, 2015
Audit: H-Power Contracts Designed to Hide Waste, Fraud, and Abuse
By News Release @ 8:23 PM :: 3177 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

ENV relied on the contractor, consultants, and external law firms to establish reasonable pricing and did not solicit or obtain open, competitive bids from other contractors....

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Saturday, December 12, 2015
Charter Commission Agenda: Defer all ‘Proposals to Dismantle HART’
By Natalie Iwasa @ 9:09 PM :: 3204 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday December 17 at 3:30 p.m....

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Monday, November 30, 2015
Revolving Door: KITV Reporter Becomes Caldwell ‘Information Officer’
By News Release @ 9:24 PM :: 3272 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Caldwell announced today that veteran journalist Andrew Pereira will be joining the Managing Director’s Office as an information officer and part of the Mayor’s communications team....

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Monday, November 23, 2015
Honolulu Economic Development Grants Available Now
By News Release @ 6:43 PM :: 2360 Views :: Honolulu County

The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, December 18, 2015 at 4:00 p.m....

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Friday, October 30, 2015
Bill 72: Property Tax Break for Honolulu Home Businesses
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 3:52 AM :: 3247 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Taxes

...homeowners of flex units face the challenge of having their entire property classified as 'Commercial', which equates to approximately 254% more in taxes....

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Thursday, October 29, 2015
AARP and WHO accept Honolulu’s Age-Friendly City plan
By News Release @ 3:03 AM :: 2459 Views :: Honolulu County

The WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities is an international effort launched in 2006 to help cities prepare for rapid population aging and the parallel trend of urbanization....

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Saturday, October 17, 2015
City now accepting Grants in Aid applications
By News Release @ 11:13 AM :: 2210 Views :: Honolulu County

GIA proposals must be submitted by 2 p.m. on November 16, 2015....

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Thursday, October 15, 2015
Honolulu Repaves 202 Lane-Miles of Roads
By News Release @ 11:45 PM :: 1975 Views :: Honolulu County

...city’s quarterly road repaving progress report....

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Monday, October 12, 2015
City Returning to Kakaako to Remove 'Tremendous Volume of Trash'
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 2392 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...removed 26.84 tons of trash, 52 cubic yards of metals, 9 shopping carts, stored 8 bins of personal property....

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Saturday, October 10, 2015
FBI moving against HPD chief, wife--Special Prosecutor Appointed
By Selected News Articles @ 2:48 PM :: 4887 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...subpoenas are going out and an investigative grand jury could hear the case later this year....

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Saturday, October 10, 2015
List of Honolulu Neighborhood Board Vacancies
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 2411 Views :: Honolulu County

19 open seats on Neighborhood Boards .... 

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Thursday, October 08, 2015
Factors that Explain Honolulu's High Pedestrian Accident Rate
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:27 AM :: 3533 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Rail

Hawaii is shown to have the 4th worst pedestrian accident rate in the nation....

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Friday, September 25, 2015
Kaka‘ako enforcement continues next week
By News Release @ 10:28 PM :: 2585 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

On Tuesday, September 29, beginning at approximately 11 a.m., Phase V enforcement of the sidewalk nuisance and stored property ordinances will take place....

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Public Comments Invited on Project to Erect Wall Around Ala Wai Canal
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 3208 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Tourism

The meeting will be held at Washington Middle School from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Weds Sept 30....

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Honolulu Charter Commission Seeks Proposals
By News Release @ 7:22 PM :: 2044 Views :: Honolulu County

The Commission is accepting proposals through October 31, 2015, to amend the Charter....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Conference to discuss development opportunities, environmental issues along rail line
By News Release @ 5:06 AM :: 3823 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

The workshop is designed for landowners, developers, real estate brokers....

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Monday, September 14, 2015
Livable? Honolulu 37th
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 2638 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

Livability.com has released its third-annual Top 100 Best Places to Live list....

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Thursday, September 10, 2015
'Smart911' Gives Your Profile to Emergency Responders
By News Release @ 6:40 PM :: 2818 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

Public Safety Officials Encourage Residents to Create a Safety Profile with New Service....

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Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Full Text: Lawsuit Seeks Nullification of Six Councilmembers’ Rail Votes
By Andrew Walden @ 3:54 PM :: 3595 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...the resulting measures are void and unenforceable....

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Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Rail Revote: Is There Anybody Without a Conflict of Interest?
By News Release @ 5:17 PM :: 3752 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...all Council members received a great number of donations from entities that would profit directly from approval of the Ho’opili/Rail project....

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Thursday, September 03, 2015
Honolulu Recycling Plan Needs Revisions
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:26 AM :: 3879 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

Paper and cardboard should go to H-Power....

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Monday, August 31, 2015
Court: Removal of Protest Signs OK After City Finally Figures out how to Seize Property
By Robert Thomas @ 12:03 PM :: 2887 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment

You remember that case about property on the rural north shore of Oahu, in which the City and County of Honolulu is condemning a vacant parcel in order to build a new fire station....

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Monday, August 31, 2015
Honolulu: Mayor Caldwell Gives up $575,000 to aid Gun Manufacturers
By Selected News Articles @ 4:02 AM :: 3430 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

The Caldwell administration is deeply dysfunctional....

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
After Lying, Caldwell Admin Finally Admits Waikiki Flooding is Purely Due to City's own Incompetence
By Selected News Articles @ 2:00 AM :: 5362 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Tourism

... Caldwell 'Running from Controversy', 'Wasn't Around' During Crisis, 'Not the First Time' ....

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Friday, August 21, 2015
Light Wind, Worthless Windfarms Leave Oahu at Risk for Blackouts
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 3290 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...light winds have limited production from the two wind farms on the North Shore....

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Hale Mauliola construction contract awarded: Caldwell Vetoes One Sit-Lie Bill, Signs Another
By News Release @ 9:34 PM :: 2909 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...transitional housing for up to 83 persons in 25 containers by the end of the year....

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