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Friday, June 21, 2024
More Taxes and Fewer Lanes: Green, DoT, Eco-Lawyers 'Sue and Settle' Scheme
By News Release @ 4:33 AM :: 79 Views :: Energy, Environment, Taxes

... The young plaintiffs are more likely to move to Las Vegas because of this settlement ....

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Thursday, June 20, 2024
Will US Supreme Court Hear 'Spirit of Aloha' Gun Rights Case?
By News Release @ 7:14 AM :: 622 Views :: Second Amendment

... Wilson v. Hawaii, a prosecution for carrying a handgun without a license ....

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024
OHA has a New COO
By News Release @ 2:23 AM :: 288 Views :: Honolulu County, OHA

... Mayor announces the departure of Kēhaulani Pu‘u from the Department of Parks and Recreation ....

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Sunday, June 16, 2024
Honolulu Inflation Picking Up Again
By News Release @ 7:01 PM :: 375 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Area prices were up 0.7 percent over the past two months, up 5.2 percent from a year ago ....

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Saturday, June 15, 2024
Insular Cases: "Reject efforts to change the political status of American Samoa"
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 372 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

"...call for Congressional and DOJ rejection of any further attempts like the Fitisemanu case in 2022 for courts to change the political status of American Samoa under the 1900-1904 Deeds of Cession, unless initiated and approved by our people through local self-determination....”

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Saturday, June 15, 2024
Lahaina Burn Zone Water Service Partially Restored
By News Release @ 9:37 AM :: 1491 Views :: Maui County, Development

... type your address in the search bar on the County of Maui Sewer Service Status interactive map ....

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Friday, June 14, 2024
$11.3B Loss: Elimination of TVRs Would Drive Hawaii into Economic Depression
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 1391 Views :: Maui County, Economy, Small Business, Tourism

... Study shows short-term rentals generated $2.2 billion in economic activity for Maui and $11.3 billion across Hawaii in 2023 ....

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Lawsuit Challenges Honolulu Concealed-Carry Rules
By News Release @ 11:16 PM :: 609 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... CCW permit policies, which have been deemed excessively burdensome and a violation of constitutional rights ....

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Six Feet Under: UH Doubles Sea Level Rise Projection (again)
By News Release @ 2:28 PM :: 610 Views :: Environment, Tourism

... UH has been peddling '3.2-foot' sea level rise claims since 2018.  That projection was itself a doubling of earlier projections.  Now they have suddenly doubled it again to six feet.  Did you notice? .... 

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Green: Civil Beat Publisher will Steer Hawaii's Applications for Federal Funds
By News Release @ 7:26 PM :: 664 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Pierre Omidyar

... to assist in applying for and securing federal funds relating to renewable energy, local food, clean transportation, and fresh water ....

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Sunday, June 9, 2024
Lahaina: Hundreds Remaining in Hotels to be Kicked Out Monday, June 10
By News Release @ 3:23 AM :: 1009 Views :: Maui County

... all families in the NCS program who are 'actively participating' in their recovery efforts will continue to receive support ....

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Saturday, June 8, 2024
Oahu Flood Risk Survey results
By News Release @ 1:22 PM :: 356 Views :: Honolulu County

... The majority of respondents have homeowners insurance (82%) and hurricane insurance (59%). However, the vast majority are not aware of the gaps in coverage between these insurances and flood insurance ....

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Saturday, June 8, 2024
Hawaii Voters Can Track Their Mail-in Ballot
By News Release @ 3:44 AM :: 432 Views :: Office of Elections

... Hawaii voters can expect to receive their Primary Election ballot in the mail by July 23, 2024 ....

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Friday, June 7, 2024
DBEDT Projects 'Sluggish' Economic Growth in Aftermath of Lahaina Fire
By News Release @ 3:23 PM :: 339 Views :: Maui County, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... Between January and April 2024, visitor arrivals by air to Maui County fell 24.0 percent and expenditures decreased 22.6 percent compared to the same four months in 2023 ....

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Thursday, June 6, 2024
PIT Count Claims 14% Drop in Sister Isle Homeless
By News Release @ 4:20 PM :: 337 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... Unsheltered homelessness fell significantly in two of the three rural counties, with Hawaii down 27 percent and Maui 26 percent. Kauai realized an eight percent increase in unsheltered homelessness ....

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Thursday, June 6, 2024
KIUC Continues to Lead State in 'Renewable' Generation
By News Release @ 4:01 PM :: 302 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

... Solar contributed 38.1% of KIUC’s generation in 2023. Almost one-third of the solar production came from members’ rooftop systems. Other renewables contributing in 2023 were hydropower (12%) and biomass (7.8%) ....

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Tuesday, June 4, 2024
279 Candidates File Papers for 2024 Elections
By News Release @ 10:50 PM :: 22032 Views :: Office of Elections

... Candidate filing ended today, Tuesday, June 4, 2024 -- candidates may withdraw tomorrow ....

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Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Court Upholds Governor's Emergency Proclamation on Affordable Housing
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 473 Views :: Maui County, Development, Cost of Living

... the Sixth Proclamation Relating to Affordable Housing—remains in full effect ....

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Saturday, June 1, 2024
Green Makes Several Appointments
By News Release @ 4:16 AM :: 974 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... a new deputy director for the Department of Human Resources Development, and appointed several individuals to various open positions in state boards and commissions ....

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Friday, May 31, 2024
Green Picks Nominees for Four Oahu Circuit Court Vacancies
By News Release @ 11:47 PM :: 2264 Views :: Judiciary

... The Governor has 30 days from his receipt of these lists today to make his appointments .... 

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Friday, May 31, 2024
Senate Committee Changes Announced
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 894 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... With the retirement of Senator Maile S.L. Shimabukuro effective today, Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi announced changes to the composition of Senate Standing Committees ....

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Friday, May 31, 2024
Al Hee to Cut Hawaiian Homelands Phone Lines?
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 2150 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

... An SIC service outage would also affect DHHL’s phone service...the department has established an interim call center for lessees ....

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Friday, May 31, 2024
Red Hill Tanks to be Vented and Cleaned
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 712 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Notification to the public at least 12 hours before the start of venting a tank ....

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Friday, May 31, 2024
April 2024 Tourist Spending and Arrivals Down Sharply
By News Release @ 4:33 PM :: 867 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... There were 753,551 visitors to the Hawaiian Islands in April 2024, down 8.9 percent from the same month last year. Total visitor spending measured in nominal dollars was $1.51 billion, which was a 12.6 percent drop from April 2023 ....

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Friday, May 31, 2024
Green Signs Condo Bills
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 725 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

... designed to streamline processes, enhance management practices, and increase accessibility to clean energy programs ....

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Thursday, May 30, 2024
DLNR: No Evidence Cruise Ships too Close to Na Pali Coast
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 731 Views :: Kauai County, Tourism

... The cruise line elected to include Nāpali Coast sailings after being unable to make port calls at Lahaina due to last year’s wildfires ....

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Thursday, May 30, 2024
HECO to Begin Preemptive Blackouts for Fire Risk Areas
By News Release @ 2:05 PM :: 808 Views :: Energy

... Starting July 1, Hawaiian Electric may preemptively shut off power in areas that appear at high risk of wildfire during periods of forecast high winds and dry conditions ....

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Thursday, May 30, 2024
'Sun Bucks' -- $177 per kid Boost on EBT Cards
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 801 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Cost of Living

... Most eligible families will get SUN Bucks automatically without the need for an application ....

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Thursday, May 30, 2024
65 Lahaina Fire Victims Opt in to Settlement Fund
By News Release @ 2:20 AM :: 993 Views :: Maui County

... Another Deadline Extension Will Allow Additional Applicants to Begin and Complete the Process ....

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Thursday, May 30, 2024
Mayor signs resolution to create standalone Ocean Safety Department
By News Release @ 2:03 AM :: 722 Views :: Honolulu County

... Blangiardi also signed Resolution 24-50, FD1, allowing voters to decide on November’s ballot whether to establish an Ocean Safety Commission to oversee the new department ....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Governor's Office 'Listening Sessions' on Child Welfare System
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 169 Views :: Family, Hawaii State Government

... with a culminating virtual statewide meeting on Tuesday, July 2 ....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Kalua Case Secrecy: Hawaii Department of Human Services Nominated for 'Golden Padlock Award'
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 986 Views :: Ethics, Family

... for stonewalling a review of its own actions in the death of a 6-year-old girl ....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Green Signs Six Housing Bills Into Law
By News Release @ 3:04 AM :: 1214 Views :: Development, Cost of Living

... bills designed to expand the affordable housing inventory and improve the governance of rental laws under the Residential Landlord-Tenant Code ....

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Sunday, May 26, 2024
SB2475 on Governor’s Desk: Creates Database of School Child Molesters
By News Release @ 3:05 AM :: 619 Views :: Education K-12

... If approved by the Governor, SB2475 CD1 would go into effect on July 1, 2024 ....

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Saturday, May 25, 2024
DoH Awards Ambulance Contract for Maui, Kauai
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 652 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County, Health Care

... Hawai‘i State Department of Health awards ground ambulance contracts to American Medical Response ....

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Saturday, May 25, 2024
Former CIA Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Espionage
By News Release @ 2:16 AM :: 359 Views :: World News, Law Enforcement

... Both Ma and CC #1 worked for the CIA ­­­­— CC #1 from 1967 until 1983, Ma from 1982 until 1989 ....

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Friday, May 24, 2024
UHPA: Legislators' Retaliation Games Endanger UH Outside Funding
By News Release @ 10:06 PM :: 790 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, Labor

"These legislators continually criticize, find fault, and introduce legislation intent on diminishing the work carried out at UH."

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Thursday, May 23, 2024
Green Announces Plan: Fly 3,000 Lahaina Survivors to Mainland
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 3248 Views :: Maui County, Tourism, Cost of Living

... To make a buck, CNHA will help move Hawaiians out of Hawaii ....

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Thursday, May 23, 2024
DoH: No Jet Fuel Found in Navy Water System
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 624 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... no petroleum or jet fuel compounds were detected in 15 drinking water samples collected at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) and Aliamanu Military Reservation (AMR)—12 from homes at JBPHH and AMR and three from source water shafts ....

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Thursday, May 23, 2024
DoE Begins Process of Convincing Lahaina Community to Accept School Relocation Plan
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 704 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

... HIDOE presents three possible sites to rebuild permanent campus for King Kamehameha III Elementary ....

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Sue Big Pharma: State Scores $900M Jackpot
By News Release @ 12:16 AM :: 813 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

"they did not update their label”

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Green Cuts off Food to Lahaina Survivors
By News Release @ 12:06 AM :: 1902 Views :: Maui County

... FEMA's current extension for the Non-Congregate Sheltering (NCS) Program is now set for June 10, 2024. On May 31, 2024, the state of Hawaiʻi will cease its feeding operations ....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Latest Cockfighting Arrests ‘No Surprise’ after Hawaii Senate Fails on HB 1980
By News Release @ 6:33 PM :: 850 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Drugs

... Five people were arrested over the weekend during what police say was a cockfight raid at a gathering on the Kaloli Drive end of the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Puna ....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
DHHL: After Hawaiian Tel Auction Buy, Criminal Al Hee's Sandwich Isles Scam Causing 'phone and internet disruptions'
By News Release @ 4:47 PM :: 1739 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...At a May 20, 2024, US Marshall’s Auction on the steps of the Honolulu Federal Courthouse, Hawaiian Tel won ownership of the former assets of Sandwich Isles Communications....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Derek Turbin Elected Chair of Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 906 Views :: Democratic Party

... The Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi’s 2024 Convention concluded on Saturday evening with over 400 delegates ...

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Saturday, May 18, 2024
National recruitment for next UH president to begin in late May
By News Release @ 2:16 AM :: 894 Views :: Higher Education

... CLUE: Dobelle and Greenwood are both still alive ....

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Friday, May 17, 2024
Oahu Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Fraudulent Check Scheme
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 863 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Judge Helen Gillmor sentenced Phong Duy Le, 49, of Honolulu, Hawaii to 29 months in federal prison ....

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Thursday, May 16, 2024
Curt Otaguro Named new Boss of Airports Division
By News Release @ 1:45 AM :: 1219 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... In his previous roles as State Comptroller and Deputy Superintendent of Operations for the Department of Education, Otaguro managed facilities on a large scale as well as complex Capital Improvement Projects ....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
How DHS Policy Change Drives Homeless Count UP, UP, UP
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 1211 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... Effective Feb 1, 2017, the Hawaii DHS mandated more square footage per shelter bed, thus reducing the profitibility of homeless shelters and reducing the number of beds available.  The obvious result of this policy change is before us ....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Blasting and drilling to begin soon at the Kilohana temporary housing site
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 684 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development

... The USACE lead contractor on the project, Aktarius, LLC dba Dawson AKT ....

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