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Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Water Bills Going Up: BWS Signs $204M Kalaeloa Desalination Contract
By News Release @ 3:03 AM :: 2145 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

... Desalination is an expensive energy hog ....

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Sunday, June 4, 2023
It’s Time for OHA to Change its Messaging About Kakaʻako Makai
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:00 PM :: 2046 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, OHA

... the messaging OHA uses to promote this development project could be connected to our failure to rally support in the legislature ....

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Saturday, June 3, 2023
Do you want distractions or solutions?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:02 PM :: 1775 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... increasing taxes on anyone can come with its own set of problems ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
HCDA to Ban Residential Development at Kakaako Makai
By News Release @ 10:05 PM :: 1950 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, OHA

... HCDA informational hearing on June 7 at 10:30 on Kakaako Makai Rule Amendments ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
Red Hill 2023 Consent Order Published
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 1953 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Red Hill 2023 Consent Order between the EPA, Navy, and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) ....

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Thursday, June 1, 2023
Neighborhood Board Election Results Posted
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 8803 Views :: Honolulu County

... see the list of elected candidates ....

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Thursday, June 1, 2023
‘Empty homes’ tax won’t fix supply-side housing crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:10 AM :: 1864 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Taxes

... the “empty homes” theory is just another distraction from the real cause of Hawaii’s housing crisis, which is regulations that block homebuilding ....

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Friday, May 26, 2023
DPP Supervisor Gets 60 Months in Prison for Bribery Scheme
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 2062 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... After a lengthy investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) into corruption at the DPP, honest services wire fraud charges were filed against six individuals, including Inouye, arising out of schemes in which employees of the DPP took bribes in exchange for performing official acts at DPP ....

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Honolulu Youth Commission now accepting applications
By News Release @ 3:57 PM :: 1692 Views :: Honolulu County

... The new commissioners will be selected by Mayor Rick Blangiardi and Council Members Matt Weyer (District 2), Tommy Waters (District 4), Calvin Say (District 5), Tyler Dos-Santos-Tam (District 6), and Val Okimoto (District 8) ....

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023
'Out of State Permits' Drop 30%
By News Release @ 3:52 PM :: 1819 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

... 30 percent decrease over the past four years in the number of out-of-state permits issued in the City and County of Honolulu, falling to 2,545 in 2022 from 3,655 in 2019 ....

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023
City sets public hearing on new rules for personalized license plates
By News Release @ 9:50 PM :: 1903 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment

... new rules designed to rein in the offensive language motorists want to affix to their Hawaiʻi license plates ....

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Thursday, May 11, 2023
Honolulu Citizen-Centric Report Released
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 1966 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

... Honolulu resident opinions about community and city services in the 2022 National Community Survey (NCS). These results were compared with results from other communities ....

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Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Hawaii Officials Sign Unified Statement on Red Hill
By News Release @ 11:30 PM :: 2228 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The parties will convene over the next three to four months to develop a blueprint to achieve the shared goal of clean water for the future ....

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Monday, May 8, 2023
TheBus Routes Changing to Link up with Rail
By News Release @ 2:33 PM :: 2824 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

... a complete visual map of TheBus and Rail system ....

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Sunday, May 7, 2023
Is racism why OHA can’t build condos?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:12 PM :: 2592 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, OHA

... the restriction was put in place before OHA chose to acquire the property ....

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Sunday, May 7, 2023
Sewage Plant Spews Filth into Kailua Bay
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 2069 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

... wastewater discharges that exceed the bacteria limits in its state permit on 13 days beginning on April 8, and most recently on May 4. The highest exceedances, reported on April 28 and May 1, were over six times the limit set by DOH ....

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023
He'eia: DOBOR Spews Filth into Harbor for Eight Years--Now DoH Grabs Control of Budget
By News Release @ 11:20 PM :: 2128 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Hawaii State Government

... After eight years of inaction, DoH forced DOBOR's hand by grabbing control of their budget ....

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Friday, April 28, 2023
EPA Inspector General Report on Red Hill Facility
By Selected News Articles @ 2:19 AM :: 2261 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

"EPA Region 9 Must Continue Oversight Throughout the Decontamination and Closure of the Red Hill Facility"

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023
City Touts Fasi Building Energy Efficiency
By News Release @ 12:14 AM :: 2211 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

... The Energy Star recognition comes after the City completed Phase 1 of its energy and water-saving Performance Contract at 10 municipal buildings, including the Fasi Building ....

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Friday, April 21, 2023
OHA Check Register 2022--Insiders Rake in $1.2M for Kakaako Makai Lobbying
By Andrew Walden @ 11:29 PM :: 4354 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, OHA

... “Dead Bodies, Convicted Felons and Kakaako Makai: Meet the new Gang at OHA” ....

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Red Hill: Case Urges Waiver From Jones Act/Cargo Preference Requirements To Expedite Defueling
By Ed Case @ 5:16 PM :: 2581 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Jones Act, Military

... He says waivers are needed to assure full, dependable and cost-effective availability of the ten oceangoing fuel tankers called for under Defense Department’s proposed defueling plan ....

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Kaneohe Marine Corps Project Funnels Millions to Sierra Club
By Selected News Articles @ 1:49 AM :: 2594 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Greenmail, Military

... Marine Corps Base Hawaii have devoted “millions” to clearing out invasive mangrove species and partnered with environmental groups, such as the local Sierra Club chapter, to shovel out the aggressive plants ....

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Joint Task Force – Red Hill Begins Dewatering
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 AM :: 2382 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Dewatering is expected to last through April 21 ....

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Sunday, April 16, 2023
Next Boondoggle: Public Comment on Ala Wai Canal Flood Risk Management Study
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 2375 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... will you be fooled this time? ....

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Sunday, April 16, 2023
Latest Mass Shooting at Cockfight Inevitable Outcome of Inattention by Political Leaders and Law Enforcement
By News Release @ 1:51 PM :: 3125 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... Hawaii Legislators are hell-bent on taking away the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners--but when a real gun crime occurs, its 'nobody here but us chickens' ....  

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Friday, April 14, 2023
Koko Head Shooting Complex reopening April 29 with lots of new rules
By News Release @ 7:54 PM :: 2703 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... Weekend schedule, free online reservations implemented due to current staffing shortage ....

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Saturday, April 8, 2023
In Honolulu $100K only worth $36,026
By Selected News Articles @ 6:26 PM :: 2877 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... In Honolulu, $100K amounts to just $36,036 when you consider taxes and the cost of living ....

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Saturday, April 8, 2023
Is there relief for rising property taxes on Oahu?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:53 AM :: 2591 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Taxes, Cost of Living

... Akina said Hawaii home prices are sky-high because of the scarcity of housing caused by “all the regulation … that developers and individual home builders have to go through in order to renovate or in order to build.” ....

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Friday, April 7, 2023
Moody's Downgrade: Rail Debt Gimmick Comes Back To Bite Honolulu Taxpayers
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 3975 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

... The debt burden has recently been rising due to GOULT bonds issued for construction of the rapid transit system ....

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Friday, April 7, 2023
30 Years later First members Appointed to Oahu Historic Preservation Commission
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1942 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Hawaii History

... Administratively, the Oʻahu Historic Preservation Commission will be managed by the City’s Department of Planning and Permitting ....

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Thursday, April 6, 2023
OHA Rejects $100M Offer--Sees More Profit in Lying About Kakaako Makai
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 2377 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, OHA

"... The prohibition of residential development via a 'perpetual easement' has too adverse of an impact on the future value of Hakuone lands ...."

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Sunday, April 2, 2023
VIDEO: Lottery Scammer Tracked to Ewa Beach Condo
By Video @ 4:33 PM :: 2443 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... from Trilogy Media April, 2023: Today we’re showing up to the front door of a money mule scammer who’s expecting a check of $150,000 from a victim of a PCH/Lottery scam ....

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Saturday, April 1, 2023
Judge dismisses parts of lawsuit over arrest of 10-year-old girl
By Court House News @ 2:03 PM :: 4554 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Police

... Trial for the case has been scheduled for February 2024 ....

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Saturday, April 1, 2023
Blangiardi signs Bill 57, designating 'sensitive places' for firearms on Oʻahu
By News Release @ 1:27 AM :: 2070 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... The bill, which was passed by the Honolulu City Council earlier this month, goes into effect on May 1, 2023 ....

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Thursday, March 30, 2023
Next Boondoggle: $44M Blaisdell Renovation
By News Release @ 11:38 PM :: 2027 Views :: Honolulu County

... health, safety and deferred maintenance ....

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Thursday, March 30, 2023
More Red Light Cams Activated
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1953 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... Since start, nearly 1,800 citations issued along Vineyard and Pali ....

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Saturday, March 25, 2023
This Week’s Testimony from Grassroot Institute
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:44 PM :: 2002 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... The Hawaii State Legislature is off and running again after a brief pause during which the House and Senate exchanged the bills they each had approved ....

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Thursday, March 23, 2023
Army Corps of Engineers Seeks Comment on Honolulu Harbor Modifications
By News Release @ 11:33 PM :: 2081 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Jones Act

... two public scoping meetings, March 30 and 31 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. ....

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Thursday, March 23, 2023
Koko Head Archery Range reopening Friday, March 24
By News Release @ 10:41 PM :: 1904 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... Pistol and rifle ranges at the Koko Head Shooting Complex on-track for reopening in April 2023 ....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Red Light Cam Activated at Site of Deadly Hit-and-Run
By News Release @ 11:40 PM :: 1760 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... Kapiʻolani Boulevard and Kamakeʻe Street is the first Red-Light Safety Camera location under City and County of Honolulu jurisdiction ....

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Sunday, March 19, 2023
CNHA Hands out $130M COVID Money
By News Release @ 10:32 PM :: 2356 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Ethics, COVID-19

... an average of $15K each to 8,625 households ....

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Friday, March 17, 2023
Honolulu police officers charged over car chase
By Court House News @ 5:50 PM :: 2031 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

" ... officers ran a car off the road and abandoned the driver with brain injuries and a 14-year-old boy that was left partially paralyzed .... "

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Full text of Mayor Blangiardi’s 2023 State of the City address
By Video @ 4:38 AM :: 1917 Views :: Honolulu County

"... Wicked Problems threaten the vitality of communities everywhere ...."

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Saturday, March 11, 2023
More Red Light Cams Activated
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 1955 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... the Red-Light Safety Camera at Likelike Highway and School Street will begin issuing warnings on Friday, March 10, 2023 ....

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Friday, March 10, 2023
Blangiardi signs Bill 25: Relating to Anti-Bias and Inclusion Policy
By News Release @ 6:33 AM :: 1830 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment

... establishing a policy of anti-bias and inclusion for all City officers and employees, including those with different perspectives, views, or opinions ....

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Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Four Individuals Arrested for Investment Fraud Scheme Targeting Hawaii Residents
By News Release @ 3:43 AM :: 2203 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... The four defendants were arrested in Waikiki over the weekend by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ....

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Monday, March 6, 2023
Changing tax credit to portion of income would help Oahu homeowners
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:10 PM :: 1713 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits

... Bill 38 (2022) would change the formula for calculating the eligibility for the real property tax credit ....

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Monday, March 6, 2023
Link home exemption to increase in home values
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:05 PM :: 1803 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes, Cost of Living

... Bill 40’s proposal would increase the home exemption by a mere 10% and the exemption for older individuals by just 7% ....

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Thursday, March 2, 2023
Blangiardi Outlines Proposed 2024 Budget
By News Release @ 11:38 PM :: 1907 Views :: Honolulu County

... Commitments to affordable housing, public safety highlighted as Mayor Blangiardi submits proposed budget for 2024 fiscal year ....

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Lawsuit: Ke'eaumoku Condo Site--15 Burials and Counting
By Court House News @ 2:08 AM :: 3351 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, OHA

... no archaeological survey or assessments were conducted after demolition and despite the subsequent findings of burials and related sites and features. The state and city have granted several permits ....

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