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Friday, April 28, 2023
Chancellor Solemsaas leaving Hawaiʻi Community College
By News Release @ 7:44 PM :: 2474 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education

... Solemsaas’ last day on campus is scheduled for June 30, 2023 ....

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Thursday, April 27, 2023
$18M to Keep Kona Hospital on Life Support
By News Release @ 8:21 PM :: 2354 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care

... toward upgrades to infrastructure to mitigate the risk of the hospital's closure ....

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Tuesday, April 25, 2023
DLNR Chair Jumps in After Police Face off With Mob ... of Waikoloa Cat Feeders
By Video @ 6:49 PM :: 4667 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Police

... DLNR police taking on organized crime ....

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Sunday, April 9, 2023
Survey: Hawaii Residents Reject Soft-on-Crime Policies
By News Release @ 6:11 PM :: 2297 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

"...A majority also support creation of new offenses criminalizing fraud and corruption by public officials and employees...."

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Reimagining Tourism: DLNR Police Sweep Bums out of Uncle Billy's Hotel--Again
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 1856 Views :: Hawaii County , Homelessness

... DLNR pays $9000/mo for ‘security’ at Uncle Billy’s and somehow can’t keep the bums out.  Obviously this raid is timed to support the DLNR’s request for $12.5M to demolish Uncle Billy’s.  First Rule of Bureaucracy: “Maintain the problem” ....

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Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Hawai‘i County seeking board, commission applicants to fill vacancies
By News Release @ 11:01 PM :: 1961 Views :: Hawaii County

... Volunteer members of these Boards and Commissions serve for staggered terms ranging from four to five years .... 

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Sue and Settle: 122,277 acres on Big Island to be 'critical habitat'
By Court House News @ 3:44 PM :: 1919 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

... The perennial’s natural habitat happens to overlap with a military-owned training area ....

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Monday, March 27, 2023
Ban on short-term rentals won't help Hawaii County produce more homes
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 PM :: 2189 Views :: Hawaii County , Small Business, Tourism

... Hawaii County already has some of the most restrictive housing regulations in the U.S. ....

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Friday, March 17, 2023
Hu Honua Decision Based on 'Right To A Life-Sustaining Climate'
By Selected News Articles @ 7:31 PM :: 2163 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

... the PUC “understood its public interest-minded mission” and rightly considered the impact of the Hu Honua project on citizens’ “right to a clean and healthful environment” ....

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Friday, March 17, 2023
Oʻo Award for Digging out ‘Affordable’ Housing Scam
By News Release @ 6:30 PM :: 2431 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Development, First Amendment

... Tummons, in a series of articles, exposed questionable dealings in Hawaii Countyʻs Office of Housing and Community Development that ultimately led to an FBI investigation and guilty plea by former community development specialist Alan Scott Rudo to accepting almost $2 million in bribes from two Hilo attorneys and a businessman ....

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023
No Wind: Rolling blackouts impact more than 8K customers
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 2442 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

"... the lack of wind on a hot day caused both a higher use of air conditioning and a lack of wind-generated power ...."

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Friday, March 10, 2023
Smuggling Drugs into Jails--PSD Arrests Five
By News Release @ 6:36 AM :: 3014 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Drugs

... The investigations are ongoing, and more arrests are expected ....

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Thursday, March 9, 2023
Hawaii isle zoning review could lead to more housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:41 AM :: 1801 Views :: Hawaii County , Development

... effort underway to update the county’s zoning code ....

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Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Hawaii Man Indicted for Child Porn
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 2062 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

... Hawaii Man Indicted for Traveling to Oregon to Sexually Abuse Two Children, Sharing Video Recordings of the Abuse Online ....

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Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Hawaii Meth Supplier Gets 24 Years for $5.5M COVID Fraud
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 2302 Views :: Hawaii County , Drugs, COVID-19

... L.A. Man Sentenced to More Than 24 Years in Prison for $5.5 Million COVID Jobless Benefits Scam, Tax Fraud and Drug Trafficking ....

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Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Shootout as FBI Raids 800-Person Cockfight--Four Arrested
By News Release @ 3:54 AM :: 4271 Views :: Hawaii County , Agriculture, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... the 800-person cockfight was busted at Hokukano Ranch which is promoted as a Big Island film location ....

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Thursday, February 23, 2023
Audit: DHHL Traded 42 Affordable Housing Credits for a Fence
By Andrew Walden @ 8:53 PM :: 3185 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Ethics

... Big Island lawyers facing the possibility of Federal Penitentiary after allegedly scamming Hawaii County Affordable Housing credits may have one question on their mind ....

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Monday, February 20, 2023
Zoning, planning reforms would help produce more Hawaii County housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:36 PM :: 2405 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

... How to ensure that zoning and building codes don’t undermine housing growth ....

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Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Tour company sues Hawaii County for removing access to beach road
By Court House News @ 11:57 PM :: 1382 Views :: Hawaii County , Tourism

... Waipi'o Valley Road, now partially reopened, has been the subject of controversy since its February 2022 closure ....

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Friday, February 10, 2023
Lawsuit: Catholic Charities Approved Foster Care Home with Schizophrenic Child Molester
By Andrew Walden @ 8:29 PM :: 2853 Views :: Hawaii County , Family

... The girl was placed in foster care on or about July 31, 2017, then allegedly endured several months of sexual assault at the hands of two different adult male alleged perpetrators who were living in the house. Both have criminal records ....

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Saturday, February 4, 2023
After Fraudsters Jailed, Auditor Discovers Affordable Housing Program Has no Administrative Rules
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 2920 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Development, Cost of Living

... Decades of neglect in monitoring the program has left the department unable to evaluate its success ....

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Thursday, February 2, 2023
Proposed Short Term Rental Regs Could Harm Big Island Farmers, Economy.
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:19 PM :: 2316 Views :: Hawaii County , Agriculture, Small Business, Tourism

... Some members of the Hawaii County Council are proposing tighter regulations on hosted short-term rentals ....

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Biomass plant appeals to Hawaii Supreme Court to begin operations
By Selected News Articles @ 2:53 PM :: 1948 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... greenhouse gas concerns, as well as the comparatively high cost of biomass electricity ....

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Monday, January 30, 2023
Judge Lifts West Hawaii Fishing Injunction
By News Release @ 6:16 PM :: 1645 Views :: Hawaii County , Small Business, Tourism

... the lifting of the injunction in the WHRFMA does not permit the immediate resumption of commercial aquarium fishing ....

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Preventing the Next Foster Care Disaster--Bills Mandate Court-Appointed Attorneys for Biological Parents
By Andrew Walden @ 3:36 AM :: 2259 Views :: Hawaii County , Family

... Could Fabian’s death have been prevented if the biological parents had an attorney to investigate the fitness of these foster parents prior to Fabian’s placement? ....

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Schweitzer Exonerated of Dana Ireland Murder After 25 Years
By News Release @ 12:34 AM :: 2050 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Police

... REALLY OBVIOUS QUESTION: Will Hawaii County Police or Prosecutor now search federal databases for a match to the DNA from 'Unknown Male #1'? ....

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Applicants Sought for Hawaiʻi Elections Commission
By News Release @ 10:32 PM :: 1743 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

... to fill the unexpired term of William Dean (County of Hawaiʻi) that will expire on June 30, 2024 ....

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Saturday, January 7, 2023
Optimism About Astronomy on Mauna Kea
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 PM :: 2302 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

“...A year ago I would have been pessimistic….”  …but … Recent developments make John O’Meara “optimistic about astronomy on Mauna Kea whether or not TMT is part of it....”

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Applicants Sought for District Family and/or District Court of the Third Circuit (Hawaii Island) Per Diem Judges
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 1922 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

... Applications for consideration should be submitted by February 01, 2023 .... 

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Saturday, December 17, 2022
Why We Left Hawaii: Police Misconduct Threatens My Wife and Daughter
By Andrew Walden @ 9:37 PM :: 8015 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Police

... building contractor Chris Kagawa lived on the Big Island his entire life until he was forced to relocate to the mainland in June, 2022 due to the actions of the Hawaii County PD ....

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Thursday, December 15, 2022
DoI Announces Avian Malaria Plan for Maui, Big Island
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 2026 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Environment

... Haleakalā National Park is the first site where novel mosquito control technologies will be implemented. Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park will follow in subsequent years ....

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Friday, December 9, 2022
Law Of The Lava - Who Owns New "Accreted" Land?
By Robert Thomas @ 10:08 PM :: 1956 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

... who owns "accreted" lava ....

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Hawaii County Police Chief Finalists Named
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 1917 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

... 1 Hawaii Co, 1 Kauai Co, 1 HPD, 1 FBI ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
Hilo Housing Cost Half of Statewide Median
By Selected News Articles @ 10:01 PM :: 1758 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii Statistics

... in Hilo, the typical home is worth $341,500 - compared to the typical home in Hawaii, which is worth $636,400 ....

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Thursday, December 1, 2022
Hawaii County Rules Make it Easy to Build Mansions
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:42 PM :: 2226 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

... Ever wonder why so many mansions are being built on Hawaii Island? It’s because they don’t involve a lot of red tape or public opposition ....

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022
VIDEO: Mauna Loa Erupts, Flow Aims for Saddle Road
By Video @ 8:43 PM :: 4491 Views :: Hawaii County

... Mauna Loa eruption live cam from USGS ....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Hawaii County PD Sergeants Start Wearing Body Cameras
By News Release @ 2:00 AM :: 1560 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

... starting Thursday, December 1, 2022, 40 patrol sergeants will be outfitted with Body Worn Cameras (BWC) in all districts across the island ....

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Friday, November 25, 2022
Third Circuit (Hawaii Island) Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 1:15 PM :: 1739 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

... Article I, Section 11 of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii establishes that whenever a grand jury is impaneled an independent counsel shall be appointed, as provided by law, to advise the members of the grand jury regarding matters brought before it ....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022
'Low Wind Resources': Another Conservation Alert for Big Island
By News Release @ 2:05 AM :: 1692 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

... wind resources are forecast to be lower than usual and electricity demand has been unusually high since last week due to humid weather ....

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Friday, November 18, 2022
Lack of Wind Threatens Rolling Blackouts on Big Island (again)
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 2129 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

... wind resources are forecast to be lower than usual ....

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Monday, November 7, 2022
Hawaii County could use ‘Konno’ exceptions to address permit backlog
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:26 AM :: 1936 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Labor

... “Konno” has a provision that has an exemption for special or unique services that are essential to the public and cannot be filled by civil servants ....

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Saturday, November 5, 2022
Hawaii Supreme Court: Hawaii MDs Eligible for Enhanced Medicaid Payments
By Andrew Walden @ 9:00 PM :: 2621 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care

...  the Hawaii Department of Human Services spent seven years litigating against an honest doctor in Hilo.  They lost ....

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Friday, October 21, 2022
EPA ordering closure of three illegal cesspools
By News Release @ 11:53 PM :: 1855 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Small Business

... two illegal large capacity cesspools at the Wailuku Professional Plaza in Hilo and one cesspool at the SKS Management LLC self-storage business in Kailua-Kona .... 

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Friday, October 21, 2022
Two Nights in a Row -- Lack of Wind Threatens Rolling Blackouts for Big Island
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 3100 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

... but, on the bright side, the lack of wind will save bats' lives ....

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Hawaii County Bill 220 - Gun Carry Ban in “Sensitive Places”
By News Release @ 6:39 PM :: 2145 Views :: Hawaii County , Second Amendment

... hearing October 4th, 2022 at 9am ....

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Friday, September 30, 2022
Concealed Carry: Blangiardi Proposes New Gun Regulations
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 2316 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... it creates a default rule for private businesses and charitable organizations, to make it clear that the property owner gets to decide whether firearms are allowed on the premises ....

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Monday, September 12, 2022
Ige Names Eight to Mauna Kea Stewardship Authority
By News Release @ 11:18 PM :: 2834 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

“...I want to thank these individuals for stepping forward. Through this new stewardship model, I believe we can find a way for science and culture to coexist on Mauna Kea in a mutually beneficial way,” said Gov. Ige....

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Friday, September 2, 2022
Legislature Paves Way for Issuance of SPRBs for Carbon Credits – Or Does It?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:46 PM :: 2772 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Ethics, Agriculture, Development

... there is a line item for renting four 480-square-foot units from the Four Seasons for nearly $300,000 a year ....

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Friday, September 2, 2022
HECO's Idea of 'Good News' -- Oahu Electric Bills to go up 4%
By News Release @ 12:43 AM :: 2167 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Maui County, Energy, Cost of Living

... This is an improvement over the earlier forecast that projected bills would increase 7% or about $15 after the coal plant ends operations, which is scheduled for today ....

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Monday, August 29, 2022
HECO Warns of Rolling Blackouts on Big Island
By News Release @ 11:41 PM :: 2352 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Energy

... If rolling outages are necessary, Hawaiian Electric will send out a Tweet.  That's the plan ....

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