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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
DLNR: Another Step Towards State-Run Carbon Credit Scheme
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 156 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...Certifying the project under Verra’s VCS, which includes the verification and validation of the project by independent auditors, enables DOFAW to generate certified carbon credits that it, in turn, can sell to interested buyers, brokers, traders, or retailers....

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Saturday, April 13, 2019
UH requesting second round of public hearings for Maunakea administrative rules
By News Release @ 4:55 AM :: 375 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The regents will take up the request at their April 18 meeting at Leeward Community College....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
PIT: Homelessness Down 21% on Big Island -- Volcano Forces Homeless to Accept Shelter
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 698 Views :: Hawaii County , Kauai County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Madame Pele shows the way to solve homelessness--APPLY MORE FORCE....

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Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Hawaii County has Least Expensive Housing in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 AM :: 634 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Editor's Note: The Big Island is different because the subdivisions in Puna and Kau change the supply-demand equation. 

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Monday, April 01, 2019
Hawaii County Police Community Satisfaction Survey
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 478 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...Survey dates are Monday, April 1, 2019 to Tuesday, April 30, 2019....

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Sunday, March 31, 2019
Got Milk? DoH Consent Decree Requires Shut Down of Big Island Dairy
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 710 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Agriculture, Small Business

...The AOC requires Big Island Dairy owners to terminate their dairy operations, remove all their cows from confinement on the site, clean and remove the existing wastewater system, and pay $79,000 by June of 2019....

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Anti-Vaxxer Charter School May Lose Charter over Financial Irregularities
By News Release @ 3:23 PM :: 730 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Ethics

...Kona Pacific Public Charter School, 222 students, 37.4 percent not vaccinated....

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Saturday, March 16, 2019
Lava Tube Dishonor goes to Hawaii County Civil Defense
By News Release @ 2:08 PM :: 994 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment

...that contributed to much of the inaccurate information reported worldwide about the lava flow....

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Friday, March 15, 2019
Judge Allows OHA, UH to Scrap for Mauna Kea Money
By News Release @ 7:12 PM :: 736 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...OHA is pleased....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Ninth Circuit Wants To Know The Statute Of Limitations For Takings Claims In Hawaii
By Robert Thomas @ 4:40 PM :: 952 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary, Land Use

...which statute of limitations applies to takings claims: the two-year personal injury statute, or the six-year "catch all." The answer has not been definitively resolved by Hawaii's courts....

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Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Suddenly Transsexual at 50--Former Dude Scores $95K from New Age Guru
By News Release @ 1:32 AM :: 1173 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Labor, Religion

...transsexual wins $95K after being fired by Big Island New Age retreat center....

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Sunday, February 17, 2019
SB652: Will Legislators Give Drunk Rave Promoter $50M?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:41 PM :: 2596 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Politicians

...This is Jon Riki Karamatsu’s second try for Keahole money....  

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Thursday, February 14, 2019
Hawai‘i County Seeking Applicants for Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 863 Views :: Hawaii County

...The following vacancies need to be filled....

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
HB1180: $60M Lava Relief for Big Island
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 574 Views :: Hawaii County

...Not Included: HRS 171-93: Law Allows Swap of Lava-Covered Lots for State Property in Zone 3....

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Monday, February 04, 2019
​Volcano Homeowners Face New Threat—From Government
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 1210 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use, Tourism

...Beginning April 1, homeowners won’t be allowed to offer their homes as short-term rentals unless their properties fall within designated “resort zones”—and they can face tens of thousands of dollars in fines for violating that law....

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Third Circuit Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 775 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

...independent grand jury counsel for Hilo and Kona....

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Monday, December 24, 2018
Lawsuit: Lloyd's of London Kickback Scheme Steered Lava Victims to Worthless Coverage
By Andrew Walden @ 12:21 PM :: 2028 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

...The Broker Defendants received kickbacks from Lloyd’s for steering Plaintiffs and the Class to the Lloyd’s surplus lines policies....

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Thursday, December 20, 2018
Internal audit of UH managed Maunakea lands finds no irregularities
By News Release @ 2:08 PM :: 1752 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Higher Education, OHA

...UH Office of Internal Audit evaluates university funds, lease payments and external funds received in support of stewardship, management, education and other activities related to Maunakea....

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Thursday, December 20, 2018
DoH Fines Hu Honua Biofuel Plant for Water Pollution
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 1576 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...Between 3,500 and 32,500 gallons of treated industrial wastewater composed of freshwater, acidic metal cleaning solution and residue from the descaling of the boiler was discharged....

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Sunday, December 16, 2018
Judicial Vacancy – District Judge, District Court of the Third Circuit
By News Release @ 3:10 PM :: 1442 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

...The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations....

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Saturday, December 15, 2018
HELCO Pushing $13.4M Rate Hike
By News Release @ 12:36 PM :: 1655 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

...If approved, a typical residential bill for 500 kilowatt-hours on Hawaii Island would increase by $8.21 a month....

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Saturday, December 01, 2018
Ige Extends Lava Emergency for 5th Time
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 1070 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

...This proclamation also provides additional time for Puna Geothermal Venture to re-establish, or begin to re-establish, the regulatory framework under which it is required to operate....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Potential Criminal Prosecution: Hu Honua Violates Water Pollution Laws
By News Release @ 5:21 PM :: 1687 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...potential civil penalties of up to $25,000 per day per violation and potential criminal prosecution....

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Saturday, November 24, 2018
Lloyd’s of London Throws in the Towel on Lava Exclusion
By News Release @ 2:04 AM :: 2200 Views :: Hawaii County

...Volcano Lawsuits Force Abrupt Change; Payouts in the Tens of Millions to Victims....

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Saturday, November 10, 2018
Hawaii Supreme Court Affirms TMT Permit 4-1
By News Release @ 1:46 AM :: 3143 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...TMT will move forward with fulfilling the numerous conditions and requirements of the state CDUP prior to the start of any construction....

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Saturday, October 27, 2018
​Ruggles’ Supposed Sovereignty “Expert” Has A Troubling Past
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 PM :: 3402 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Greenmail, Hawaii History, OHA

...Hero of Holocaust Deniers, Alfred De Zayas....

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Saturday, October 13, 2018
Regents to consider revisions to proposed Maunakea administrative rules after public hearings
By News Release @ 2:30 AM :: 1707 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...regents will consider this request at their October 18 monthly meeting on the UH Mānoa campus....

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Hawaii ACLU: DMV Must Allow Islamic Hijab
By News Release @ 2:42 AM :: 2009 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Religion

...The ACLU has also requested that Honolulu, Maui, and Kauai counties respond....

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Monday, October 08, 2018
Mauna Kea: DLNR Helicopters to Exterminate Sheep Again
By News Release @ 7:31 PM :: 2133 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment

...aerial shooting from helicopters is scheduled for October 25 and 26, 2018....

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Sunday, September 16, 2018
Lawsuits Close in on Hawaii’s Largest Carbon Credit Scheme
By Andrew Walden @ 9:48 PM :: 6083 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Ethics, Agriculture

...When a couple of penny-stock touts, one of whom is listed in the Panama Papers Offshore Leaks Database, start selling timber futures and carbon credits in Hawaii, the greenwash is thicker than most....

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Friday, September 14, 2018
VIDEO: 'Problematic' HSTA Rental Tax
By Video @ 5:40 PM :: 1992 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...Two public forums have been set to help educate voters....

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Hawaii County Hires Katyal to Fight Against Second Amendment Ruling
By Video @ 2:45 AM :: 2705 Views :: Hawaii County , Second Amendment

...Resolution 666-18 would allow the County to enter into an agreement with the State of Hawai‘i to retain the legal services of Mr. Neal Katyal as special counsel, with the State to pay all fees and costs....

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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Hawaii homeowners caught in limbo when insurers meet Kilauea
By Selected News Articles @ 11:45 AM :: 1329 Views :: Hawaii County

...“I cannot count how many homeowners told me that their insurance agents told them to not worry about their lava exclusion, because everyone knows that fires burn houses during an eruption”....

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Friday, August 24, 2018
OHA emergency funds distributed to lava flow victims
By News Release @ 8:17 PM :: 1471 Views :: Hawaii County , OHA

...A second batch of checks from OHA’s natural disaster relief program released to 55 Native Hawaiian households in Puna....

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
With Daddy up on Drug Charges, Hawaii County Councilmember Suddenly Tries to Join 'Hawaiian Kingdom'
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 6454 Views :: Hawaii County , OHA, Politicians, Drugs

...Sovereignty flows from the will of the people.  The people's will is statehood.  So skip the rhetoric and scroll down to the bottom for the real story.  Or if your really want to have some fun, read all the explanatory comments I inserted in parenthesis. -- Editor....

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
UH Tourism Logic: Too Many Visitors to Mauna Kea so We Close the Office on Sundays
By News Release @ 1:20 AM :: 1831 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education

...The VIS has seen a significant increase in visitors since the May closure of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park due to the volcanic eruption.  The unexpected increase has placed a strain on resources....

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Sunday, August 19, 2018
Maunakea Administrative Rules Public Meetings
By News Release @ 7:50 PM :: 1970 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...to provide input on the proposed draft of the administrative rules that will govern public and commercial activities on UH-managed lands on Maunakea....

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Thursday, August 09, 2018
Telescope: Cultural Property Ownership Gets You Only One Proceeding
By Robert Thomas @ 5:14 AM :: 2094 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, Judiciary

...The court held that Mr. Flores -- a native Hawaiian who claims a cultural interest in the mountaintop -- owned "property," but that he had the opportunity to protect that interest in a a parallel administrative proceeding, and didn't need another one....

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Full Text: State Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Telescope
By Andrew Walden @ 9:12 PM :: 2356 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The court’s decision overrules a December 2016 decision by Third Circuit Judge Greg Nakamura that the state Board of Land and Natural Resources should have held a hearing for the 2014 sublease agreement for the six acres of land atop Mauna Kea for use by TMT....

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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Hawaii Republican Party Endorses Grace Manipol-Larson – Running Against White Supremacist in HD2 Hilo
By Shirlene Ostrov @ 12:14 AM :: 1982 Views :: Hawaii County , Republican Party

...She embodies the fundamental values that we as Republicans share, and represents the cultural diversity and beauty that make our islands a truly special place to live and raise a family....

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Friday, August 03, 2018
At NELHA, Tenant Debt Accumulates For Years, Then Is Simply Written Off
By Selected News Articles @ 10:04 PM :: 2868 Views :: Hawaii County , Small Business, Tax Credits

...Thanks to the changes in lease language, the state landlord has no clear idea of how many tenants are at NELHA, what they produce, or what rent they pay....

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Friday, August 03, 2018
Hurricane Hector Threatens Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 6:05 PM :: 2723 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

...PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST OR 285 DEGREES AT 14 KT....

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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Hawaii Visitor Spending Up 10.8% in First Half of 2018--Down for June on Big Island
By News Release @ 4:27 AM :: 2063 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Hawaii island eruption-related tourism losses could exceed $200 million....

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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Ethics: Big Island's Top Sheriff Busted Padding Payroll
By News Release @ 4:19 AM :: 2303 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Police

...securing compensation for himself and his subordinate employees for more hours than they actually worked....

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Lava Suits Begin as Lloyd's Denies Claims
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 1561 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

...Lloyd's Confirms Standing Home a "Total Loss" Yet Wrongfully and Illegally Denies Homeowners' Claims, Foster Law Claims....

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Tupola: "Let's Give Displaced Families Something They Can Count On"
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 1:37 PM :: 2319 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use, Politicians

...August 3rd marks three months since the eruption began....

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Friday, July 27, 2018
Bridge Aina Lea--Next Stop 9th Circuit
By Robert Thomas @ 12:05 PM :: 2162 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

...the jury (after deliberating for a grand total of 15 minutes) held the State of Hawaii Land Use Commission liable for a regulatory taking....

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Lalamilo: Newly Built Windfarm in Default after 10 Months--Demands Subsidy
By Selected News Articles @ 3:07 PM :: 2671 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

...the new Lalamilo windfarm follows in the path of the old Lalamilo windfarm -- but first they want a subsidy funded by higher water rates....

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Friday, July 20, 2018
VIDEO: Car Chase, Running Gunbattle in South Kona as Police Hunt Alleged Cop Killer
By Video @ 4:42 PM :: 2713 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

Police sources say the two arrested are both friends of the suspect, Justin Waiki, who was nowhere to be found....

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Video: Screams as Tour Boat Hit by Lava Bomb
By Video @ 2:55 AM :: 1676 Views :: Hawaii County , Tourism

...At least 22 people on a Lava Ocean Tours vessel were injured this morning after an explosion sent lava through the roof of the boat’s passenger cabin....

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