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Green Appoints Thielen, Hannemann ... and Ex-Con Stacy Moniz

After One Month, Still Nobody Riding Rail--HART Fears Kids will Sell Free Holo Cards

SA: … Since paid ridership began July 5, Skyline averages 3,000-4,000 passengers per day. But Morton expects (dreams) ridership to increase when school resumes in the fall and close out 2023 with about 8,000 daily passengers….

(Without doing shrooms) Morton expects (hallucinates) ridership to grow as each new station opens, especially at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and Middle Street, eventually increasing to 85,000 daily passengers when rail reaches town.

By 2026, Morton expects this year’s forecast of 8,000 daily passengers to nearly double to 15,000….  (and still no shrooms).

“We need to be clear-eyed about ridership,” he said without laughing…

(CLUE: Dilated pupils.)

Beginning in August, the Department of Education will provide public high school students in grades 9 through 12 with free HOLO-style student ID cards that will let them ride TheBus and rail for free through May, Morton said.

Each pass is worth $400 but will be issued only with parental permission, he said. 

(CLUE: Kids will be selling these.)

read … Rail’s on-time rate hits close to 99%

Hawaii sees average credit card debt balloon as cost of living rises

HNN: … Hawaii has the second-highest credit card debt per borrower in the country — and that debt is rising, a new analysis from Moneywise.

Hawaii’s average credit card borrower owes $4,260, up 14% from last year amid rising inflation. The total debt average in Hawaii is third overall in the US at $82,650 per borrower.

Alaska has the highest credit card debt while Mississippi has the lowest….

read … Hawaii sees average credit card debt balloon as cost of living rises

Anzai Brought in to Cover Up Broken Trust

SA: … Anzai succeeded Margery Bronster in the post in 1999 (after corrupt KSBE-owned Senators refused her reappointment) and served as attorney general until the end of Cayetano’s second term in 2002.

“I will never forget when he told me, ‘Now I will show you how it is supposed to be done,’” Bronster said in the news release….

From 1990 to 1994 he served as special counsel at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs…

read … Former attorney general, budget director Earl Anzai dies at 81

DHHL to build Vertical?

HNN: … The project functions as a temporary housing solution for Native Hawaiians on the waiting list for a DHHL 99-year homestead lot…. While living in the high-rise, Native Hawaiians will maintain their status on the waitlist….

According to the DHHL, 14 out of 20 projects most recently approved by the Hawaiian Homestead Commission involve vertical construction, though that could be subject to change.

Of the 2,700 DHHL housing units slated to be constructed, 2,400 of them are vertical….

read … High-rise Hawaiian Home Lands project could be first of many, but not everyone is on board

Why were oral arguments challenging permit of Thirty Meter Telescope deferred? Nobody will say

BIN: … The Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources, which announced the postponement on July 21, provided no reason why the arguments would not be heard at the July 28 regular Land Board meeting. It also would not say how long the arguments will be stalled.

“As this is considered a continuation of a previous hearing, we cannot make any comment until the Board of Land and Natural Resources continues the hearing,” said Dan Dennison, senior communications manager of the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

He said the department is working with all parties on scheduling a continuation, and that all parties will be notified via another order when a new date is selected.

Land Board Chairwoman Dawn Chang also filed on July 17 a disclosure statement in relation to the matter in which she shared her history as principal at Ku‘iwalu Consulting from 2001 to 2022….

read … Why were oral arguments challenging permit of Thirty Meter Telescope deferred? Nobody will say

Hu Honua is not Going Away -- Comeback as ‘Green’ Hydrogen Scheme

IM: … Hu Honua is not going away, they may be seeking to bid into HELCO`s next round of requests for proposals for renewable energy projects, producing biofuel, and/or producing hydrogen.

HELCO negotiated an Amended and Restated Power Purchase Agreement (ARPPA) for Renewable Dispatchable Generation with Puna Geothermal Venture, LLC in docket no. 2019-0333. 

The intervenors are Hu Honua Bioenergy, Puna Pono Alliance, Tawhiri Power, and Big Island Community Coalition. …

CB: Is Hu Honua's Energy Future Tied To Hydrogen? - Honolulu Civil Beat

read … Hu Honua Files Document With Hawai`i Public Utilities Commission

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