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Monday, June 29, 2020
List of Routes: Bus Driver Worked Sick with COVID for a Week
By Selected News Articles @ 3:57 PM :: 561 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...route 9 (Pearl Harbor-Kaimuki); 40 (Makaha-Honolulu); 42 (Ewa Beach-Waikiki); 88A (North Shore Express); and 501 (Mililani Mauka)....

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Koko Head Shooting Complex resuming regular walk-in operations
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 509 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment, COVID-19

...Online registration pilot project complete. Walk-in range usage beginning Wednesday, July 1....

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Friday, June 19, 2020
Caldwell Signs Budget: Rail Faces ‘Hard Decisions’ due to Collapse of Economy
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 779 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, COVID-19

...Caldwell expressed worries about the uncertainty of revenue collections that are supposed to pay for the city’s $9.2 billion rail project....

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Friday, June 19, 2020
Tax Credit Available for Low Income Homeowners
By News Release @ 4:33 AM :: 522 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits

...This tax credit will be applied to next year’s taxes. Annual filing is required for this credit....

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Council District Nine--Family Ties
By Selected News Articles @ 1:27 PM :: 1549 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians

... Of the three candidates, two have family members that are already sitting in the Honolulu City Council ....

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Monday, June 15, 2020
Settlement Improves Honolulu Gun Registration System
By Andrew Walden @ 8:12 PM :: 786 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

"...From now on everyone who is in line at HPD's firearms registration department by 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays will be served...."

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Sunday, June 07, 2020
Amemiya Joins Pack of Insiders Grabbing ‘Affordable’ Housing Units for Themselves
By Andrew Walden @ 3:57 AM :: 7869 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

...Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Keith Amemiya knows a lot about the ‘affordable’ housing system and how to ‘work’ it....

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Saturday, June 06, 2020
Auditor Dings City Parks for Poor Management
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 608 Views :: Honolulu County

"...Current operational practices are reactive and appear to wait for park conditions to deteriorate before action is taken, rather than maintaining quality conditions...."

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Saturday, June 06, 2020
Repeal Bill 40, Honolulu's discriminatory builder contracting law
By Joe Kent @ 9:56 PM :: 699 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...use of CWAs, also known as project labor agreements, would drastically limit the use of nonunion employees on public projects, thereby reducing competition among bidding contractors and increasing costs for Honolulu taxpayers....

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Saturday, June 06, 2020
Caldwell Announces New Plan to Jam up Traffic
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 876 Views :: Honolulu County

...The O‘ahu Pedestrian Plan’s draft pedestrian priority network open for public comment....

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Thursday, June 04, 2020
Free Food Giveaways set to conclude
By News Release @ 7:24 PM :: 593 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...to provide food assistance to recently unemployed individuals is set to conclude with two remaining food distribution events at Aloha Stadium....

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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
New online system to assist with shooting range reservations
By News Release @ 5:36 PM :: 1140 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

...Parks and Recreation Online System, PROS, available to public beginning Wednesday, June 3 at 12 noon....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
Mufi Hannemann Pulls Papers to Run for Mayor
By Andrew Walden @ 10:32 PM :: 1193 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

... a surprise on today's candidate printout ....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
No Bill 40 PLA: Contractors Demand Full Repeal of Union Preference Ordinance
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 723 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...City Council to hear union preference 'fixer bill' next Wednesday, June 3....

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
HGEA Endorses Keith Amemiya for Honolulu Mayor
By News Release @ 7:19 PM :: 569 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Politicians

... They need better protections such as higher wages and safer working conditions....  Keith understands this deeply ....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Mayor outlines plan to get more of Oʻahu safely back to work
By News Release @ 7:03 PM :: 741 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

...“Personal Service Providers” would be allowed to resume operations with modifications on Friday, May 29....

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
GOP: Did Honolulu Council Act Illegally on Rail in 2011?
By Shirlene Ostrov @ 7:47 PM :: 1213 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail, Republican Party

... Earlier this month, the Hawaii Republican Party’s (HRP) Chairwoman Ms. Shirlene Ostrov sent a letter to Chief Daniel Hanagami, Special Agent, Office of the State Attorney General, who is investigating Honolulu’s Light Rail Project ....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
​Neighborhood Board meetings to reconvene starting June 1
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 664 Views :: Honolulu County

...neighborhood boards will be able to reconvene public meetings starting on Monday, June 1....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Bulky item appointment-based collection going island-wide
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 574 Views :: Honolulu County

...expanding the bulky item appointment-based collection system island-wide starting July 1, 2020....

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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Caldwell provides re-opening requirements for Oʻahu churches and restaurants
By News Release @ 10:08 PM :: 1095 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion, Small Business, COVID-19

...Mayor Caldwell provides guidelines for resuming in-person spiritual services....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Honolulu Sewage Being Tested for Corona Virus
By News Release @ 6:42 PM :: 524 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... Sampling wastewater is experimental but can provide broad testing results to indicate COVID-19 prevalence ....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Honolulu joins the Rockefeller Foundation’s Testing Solutions Group to expand pandemic testing
By News Release @ 6:18 PM :: 892 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...to expand testing capacity to help put Oʻahu safely back to work....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
COVID: City, UH, Labs Team up to Test 100,000 on Oahu
By News Release @ 1:26 AM :: 687 Views :: Honolulu County, Higher Education, COVID-19

...TMC Lab will collaborate with Community Health Centers across Oʻahu and provide capacity to perform up to 50,000 COVID-19 tests and 49,000 antibody tests through the end of 2020....

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Thursday, May 14, 2020
Honolulu Reopens Churches, Athletic Fields
By News Release @ 7:57 PM :: 539 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, COVID-19

...starting Friday, May 15, outdoor sport fields and courts will be open for one-on-one sports or exercise with limitations, as well as drive-in services (e.g., spiritual/religious services) that follow specific guidelines....

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
CARES Money: Honolulu to Give $10K to Small Businesses
By News Release @ 5:26 PM :: 712 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

...Small Business Relief and Recovery Fund using $25 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding....

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Saturday, May 09, 2020
Honolulu $90M grant money from the Federal Transit Administration
By News Release @ 1:49 AM :: 625 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, COVID-19

"...This money will directly support the City’s current transit service operations, TheBus and TheHandi-Van...."

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Thursday, May 07, 2020
Caldwell, Victorino, allow retail establishments to re-open
By News Release @ 7:06 PM :: 1045 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...Oahu and Maui Counties reopening partially....

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Tuesday, May 05, 2020
COVID Wipes Out 69% of Jobs on Maui
By UHERO @ 9:45 PM :: 1777 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

...total job reductions between January and April in Honolulu county were 34% of full-time jobs and 41% of part-time. These numbers were much higher on Hawaii (50% and 67%), Maui (69% and 68%), and Kauai (56% and 62%)....

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Monday, May 04, 2020
Oahu Storm Water Utility to hold virtual community meetings
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 717 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

...Stormwater: $100M Tax Hike After 36 Years of Lawyering and Foot-dragging....

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
City to reopen certain businesses with limitations on May 1
By News Release @ 10:44 PM :: 968 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, COVID-19

...Realtors and car dealers at the top of the list....

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020
VIDEO: Police Ticket Mayoral Candidate for Videotaping Ala Moana Trees Being Cut Down
By Video @ 4:33 AM :: 2184 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, COVID-19

...Six police cars swoop in on Honolulu Mayoral candidate Choon James, Monday, April 27, 2020, as she attempts to video the destruction of Monkeypod trees being cut down during repaving of the Ala Moana/Magic Island parking lot....

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Monday, April 27, 2020
Kahuku Windfarm Case Appealed to Supreme Court
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 695 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Ethics

...Today, Life of the Land filed a direct appeal to the Hawai'i Supreme Court regarding the Public Utilities Commission's decision to deny its motion to void approvals related to the Kahuku windmills project....

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Saturday, April 25, 2020
Partnership to provide meals to the newly unemployed
By News Release @ 6:40 PM :: 594 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...The funds will go to Hawai‘i Foodbank to deploy food distributions at four new locations across O‘ahu beginning Thursday, April 30, 2020....

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Friday, April 24, 2020
COVID Testing: DLS Lab Corrects Caldwell Admin
By News Release @ 7:19 PM :: 1119 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...DLS: Contrary to what the Caldwell admin and Civil Beat claim, all of our COVID tests are approved by FDA under an EUA....

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Kahuku Mother Sues Board of Education over Secret, Closed-Door Meeting and Vote
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 1309 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Energy, Ethics

...suit against the Board of Education for holding a secret, closed door meeting last February, that resulted in denying her petition for rulemaking, violating the state Sunshine Law....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Sound the Horn Thursday 9AM
By News Release @ 9:53 PM :: 569 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...City and County of Honolulu to commemorate essential public transportation workers....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Kauai, Oahu Require Face Masks in Public
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 912 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, COVID-19

...An owner or operator of an Essential Business may refuse admission or service to an individual who fails to wear face coverings....

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Monday, April 13, 2020
Unmasked: Petition Demands Caldwell Reopen Fabric Stores
By News Release @ 4:36 PM :: 757 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

...Mayor Kirk Caldwell: Classify Fabric Stores As An Essential Business....

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Friday, April 10, 2020
Virus Makes Honolulu Hale Pay Raises Inopportune
By News Release @ 2:01 AM :: 565 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, COVID-19

...Mayor will decline pay raises for City officials....

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Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Honolulu Zoo achieves accreditation
By News Release @ 6:02 PM :: 629 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

...The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) has announced that the Honolulu Zoo was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission....

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Sunday, April 05, 2020
Full Text: Council Chair Cries a River After Being Busted Giving Development Deal to Convicted Felon
By Andrew Walden @ 10:02 PM :: 3851 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, COVID-19

...while you are locked down with COVID, this is what some politicians are doing....

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Corona Towers: Council Hides Behind Quarantine, Gives Development Deal to Convicted Felon
By Andrew Walden @ 9:50 PM :: 9516 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, COVID-19

...Ige’s Health Emergency Declaration waves many of the state laws ensuring public participation, transparency, and accountability.    

The implicit understanding is that elected officials will utilize these extraordinary powers only to combat the Corona Virus pandemic in Hawaii.

It only took two days to find out....

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Pine: Cut Blaisdell to Fund Medical Care
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 1:27 PM :: 521 Views :: Honolulu County

“...I replaced CIP funding for renovations and improvements to the Blaisdell Center and Ala Moana Park with funding for rapid housing, mobile hygiene centers, addiction rehabilitation facilities, mental health treatment facilities and quarantine and medical triage facilities...."

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Shelter-In-Place ordered for Honolulu and Maui through April 30; Curfew for Kaua‘i through May 3
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 1037 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Hawaii County is still going its own way....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
UPDATE--Stay Home Order Imposed: Caldwell Updates COVID Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 12:22 AM :: 1529 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Small Business

...all individuals are ordered to stay at their place of residence startyng Mon March 23, 2020 at 430pm....

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Sunday, March 22, 2020
Honolulu Sues 'Big Oil' -- Fatal Flaws in Evidence
By Selected News Articles @ 9:18 PM :: 954 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...Why is this latest effort by Hawaiian officials political suicide? Because ……. Sher Edling....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
Caldwell: Homeless enforcement more important than ever
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 676 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Homelessness

...Stored property enforcement and sidewalk nuisance enforcement to continue; HONU to continue to serve homeless population....

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
6 Years Later: Navy Brings Red Hill Tank 5 Back into Service
By News Release @ 7:05 PM :: 797 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

...In early 2014, a release was identified from Red Hill Tank 5.  This release occurred during the refilling process after the tank was cleaned, inspected, and repaired.... 

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Monday, March 09, 2020
INRIX Honolulu Traffic Congestion Report Card
By News Release @ 5:51 PM :: 625 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...19 Hrs Driving time spent in congestion in 2019....

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Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Pine: Risk of Corona Virus Recession Means Hold off 'Nice-to-Have' Projects Like Blaisdell
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 12:11 AM :: 803 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

...“We should hold off on ‘nice-to-have’ projects like construction at Blaisdell Center and focus on fiscal prudence,” said Pine....

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