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Thursday, July 18, 2024
Miske Convicted
By Court House News @ 11:50 PM :: 206 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

... convicted of 13 of the 16 remaining charges against him, including murder in aid of racketeering, kidnapping and conspiracy to commit assault ....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Honolulu Highest Yearly Inflation in USA
By Wallet Hub @ 1:08 AM :: 331 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... prices are up 5.2% year over year ....

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Sunday, July 14, 2024
Honolulu Council acts to repeal outdated city transit ordinances
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:46 PM :: 378 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

... Grassroot says the two laws are no longer relevant, and they hope the Council will continue to target outdated laws ....

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Saturday, July 13, 2024
Miske Lawyers Blame Wayne Miller for Everything
By Court House News @ 3:14 AM :: 559 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police, Drugs

... racketeering, fraud and attempted kidnapping ....

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Friday, July 12, 2024
​‘Enough of the terror’: Prosecutors urge jury to convict accused Hawaii crime boss
By Court House News @ 3:38 AM :: 504 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police, Drugs

... Miske "left a path of battered bodies, shattered lives, traumatized victims and death scattered in his wake,” as part of a decades-long criminal enterprise ....

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Michaels CEO Indicted: 12-year racketeering conspiracy
By News Release @ 5:12 AM :: 1026 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... Read the indictment and visualize how Michaels execs would run the same scheme in Hawaii .... 

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Monday, July 8, 2024
City, ACLU Settle Homeless Lawsuit
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 593 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

“I’m extremely pleased with this outcome,” said Mayor Rick Blangiardi. “It completely strengthens our ability to enforce these laws to protect our residents and visitors."

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Monday, July 8, 2024
Koko Head Shooting Complex resuming weekday schedule
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 485 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... Ranges open for public use Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays, 12 noon to 4 p.m., beginning July 10 ....

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Sunday, July 7, 2024
Hawaii County proposal -- good direction for Oahu beekeeping
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:18 PM :: 468 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Agriculture, Small Business

... Hawaii Island lawmakers consider more liberal beekeeping rules while Honolulu County lawmakers ponder making them tougher ....

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Saturday, July 6, 2024
Dillingham Airfield Saved by 50-Year Lease
By News Release @ 2:03 PM :: 521 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... The new lease will go into effect July 6, 2024, at which time airfield operations will continue normal operations, including uninterrupted water service to the tenants ....

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Thursday, July 4, 2024
Operation 'Shine the Light' Rescues 11 Missing Children on Oahu
By News Release @ 4:33 PM :: 1682 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Law Enforcement

“...This operation required quick action and decisions and DHS is thankful for all involved with the successful location of these 11 children and youth....”

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Wednesday, July 3, 2024
City: Towing Contractor Ripped off 782 Customers
By News Release @ 9:31 PM :: 843 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

... invoices revealed the mishandling of a $900 fee ....

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Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Mayor signs bill limiting gifts to City employees
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 545 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

... prohibiting gifts to City officers and employees valued at more than $50 ....

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Sunday, June 30, 2024
Update development standards to allow more apartment housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:54 PM :: 564 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

... if Honolulu were to revise upward all the other development standards as well — the minimum setbacks, the height limits, the maximum lot coverage and minimum lot widths and depths — the number of newly legal units could skyrocket ....

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Saturday, June 29, 2024
Biki Bikeshare abandoned by owners, operation handed over to City
By News Release @ 5:40 PM :: 1134 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, Tourism, Drugs

... as of Monday, July 1, 2024, Bikeshare Hawaiʻi has turned over its oversight role of the Biki bikeshare system to DTS ....

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Saturday, June 29, 2024
Criminal Alleges Ariel Sellers Buried at Bumpy Kanahele’s Waimanalo Compound 
By Andrew Walden @ 5:55 AM :: 2890 Views :: Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Family, OHA

“HPD is taking this seriously and attempting to determine whether Branco may have indeed been able to contact Kalua while in jail.”

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Thursday, June 27, 2024
Government says Red Hill plaintiffs are asking for too much in damages
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 PM :: 579 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Seventeen plaintiffs are asking for $7 million ....

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Building Benchmarking Report -- deadline extended
By News Release @ 7:12 PM :: 534 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Cost of Living

... requires large commercial and multi-family buildings to annually report aggregate energy and water utility data to the City and County of Honolulu ....

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Saturday, June 22, 2024
Blangiardi signs City’s FY25 budget bills into law
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 539 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, COVID-19

... increase the appropriation for the COVID hazard pay contingency to $115 million ....

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024
OHA has a New COO
By News Release @ 2:23 AM :: 777 Views :: Honolulu County, OHA

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

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Saturday, June 15, 2024
How Urban Planning Made Honolulu 'Impossibly Unaffordable'
By Selected News Articles @ 9:44 PM :: 1587 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Cost of Living

... The crisis stems principally from land use policies that artificially restrict housing supply ....

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Lawsuit Challenges Honolulu Concealed-Carry Rules
By News Release @ 11:16 PM :: 845 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
Court stays six Red Hill lawsuits until verdict is reached in recent trial
By Selected News Articles @ 3:14 PM :: 561 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The six lawsuits involved in the court-ordered stay requested by the government involve 2,375 people ....

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Saturday, June 8, 2024
Oahu Flood Risk Survey results
By News Release @ 1:22 PM :: 522 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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Friday, May 31, 2024
Red Hill Tanks to be Vented and Cleaned
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 847 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

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

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Thursday, May 30, 2024
Mayor signs resolution to create standalone Ocean Safety Department
By News Release @ 2:03 AM :: 822 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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Thursday, May 23, 2024
DoH: No Jet Fuel Found in Navy Water System
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 732 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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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Oahu unsheltered veterans reported in PIT 2024 likely underestimated by more than 100%
By Selected News Articles @ 6:07 PM :: 897 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... Count also finds 700+ empty shelter beds on Oahu ....

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Saturday, May 18, 2024
Honolulu cuts budget by $40M; Grassroot says ‘keep going’
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:08 PM :: 1010 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... Most of the targeted savings would come from the operating budget of the city’s Department of Information Technology ....

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Saturday, May 18, 2024
Defend Hawaii: Miske Lawyer Celebrates Kaneshiro Corruption Victory, Tells Feds to Pack Up and Leave
By Court House News @ 2:06 AM :: 4769 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... The quirky panel of 14 jurors had been coordinating outfits by color most days throughout the duration of trial ....

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Friday, May 17, 2024
Tupola Proposal Lowest TVR Property Taxes for 2025
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:16 AM :: 1198 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... Resolution 24-61 would set the property tax rates for fiscal year 2025 ....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Honolulu Highest Inflation in USA
By Wallet Hub @ 5:44 PM :: 1240 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... WalletHub compared 23 major MSAs (Metropolitan Statistical Areas) ....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Environmentalists hit snag in Navy fuel contamination case  
By Court House News @ 5:05 PM :: 1159 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... may have to wait until ongoing defueling is completed ....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Closing arguments begin in high-profile Hawaii bribery trial
By Court House News @ 2:40 PM :: 1212 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... trial of former Honolulu prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro, businessman Dennis Mitsunaga and co-defendants facing accusations of conspiracy to commit fraud and bribery ....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Final witness testifies as former prosecutor’s corruption trial draws to a close in Hawaii
By Court House News @ 2:22 PM :: 1183 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... Prosecutors say businessman Dennis Mitsunaga used hefty campaign contributions to exert influence over Hawaii's political landscape ....

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Monday, May 13, 2024
Black Sand, Kobayashi First to benefit from DEP 'Affordable Housing' Scheme
By News Release @ 9:07 PM :: 1518 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... involves sharing a percentage of net appreciation with HHFDC ....

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Sunday, May 12, 2024
14 Years Later: Honouliuli WWTP portion of Consent Decree completed
By News Release @ 2:27 AM :: 1142 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

... the second major milestone within the 2010 Consent Decree – the full secondary treatment upgrade of the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant  ....

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Monday, May 6, 2024
Mayor Blangiardi signs bill declaring the City and County of Honolulu a “Purple Heart City”
By News Release @ 3:13 AM :: 1176 Views :: Honolulu County, Military

... to honor Honolulu’s Purple Heart recipients for their “singularly meritorious action” in the line of duty and service to their nation ....

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Monday, May 6, 2024
40,457 Unregistered Cars on Oahu Streets
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 1457 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... 73 percent of those vehicles with expired tags have not been registered in at least five years ....

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024
DOH rejects Navy’s Red Hill consolidated groundwater sampling plan
By News Release @ 7:16 PM :: 1463 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... groundwater monitoring to support the Navy’s request to reduce the amount of water being discharged into Halawa Stream from 4.5 million gallons a day to 1.8 million gallons a day ....

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Federal judge tosses challenge over recall of 'FCKBLM' vanity license plate
By Court House News @ 2:41 AM :: 1551 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment

... Edward Odquina wanted a license plate reading "FCKBLM." The city of Honolulu said no. A number of judges have now agreed ....

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the First Circuit (island of Oʻahu)
By News Release @ 12:08 AM :: 961 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill the following anticipated judicial vacancy ....

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Monday, April 22, 2024
City Points to Empty Rail System as Example of 'Sustainability'
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 1493 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Rail

... and an interactive Skyline tour, showcasing that Earth Day is for everyone ....

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Friday, April 19, 2024
Blangiardi: City Will Not Sue Glock
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 2303 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... a Council bill had proposed hiring specialized legal experts from the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Dentons law firm ....

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Friday, April 19, 2024
Honolulu mayor says he's responsible for Honolulu’s gun licensing problems.
By Video @ 8:20 PM :: 1357 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... The law clearly says the police chief makes the policies, but the mayor says he's pulling those strings ....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Naming Names: Airports Division Ran Late-Night Parties Where Hawaii Politicians Raked In Money
By Selected News Articles @ 4:04 PM :: 4820 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, OHA, COVID-19

... late-night parties in a cramped second-floor office where lobbyists and executives seeking government contracts lined up to drop cash and checks into a metal lockbox ....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
No Surprise: Waipiʻo Peninsula eliminated from consideration as potential future landfill site
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 869 Views :: Honolulu County

... based on concerns regarding the site’s proximity to near-shore waters ....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Victim of bribery scheme testifies in Hawaii prosecutor corruption case
By Court House News @ 5:31 AM :: 1783 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... A former Honolulu prosecutor is accused of accepting nearly $50,000 from a local engineering firm to go after a former employee with criminal charges ....

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Monday, April 15, 2024
Homicide up 175% in Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 4:59 AM :: 1800 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Police

... 11 homicides in Honolulu as of March 31 ....

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
City Closing Ulehawa Beach Park to Clean Tons of Homeless Tent City Garbage
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 1178 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... beaches along the Waianae Coast have been taken over by a 20-mile-long homeless camp.  This is just one mile ....

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