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Friday, January 7, 2022
National Community Survey for O'ahu Residents
By News Release @ 3:28 AM :: 1245 Views :: Honolulu County

>>>  Click here to take the survey!  <<<

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Thursday, January 6, 2022
Capacity at larger indoor gatherings temporarily restricted through January in response to Omicron
By News Release @ 3:09 AM :: 1863 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... caps large indoor gatherings of more than 1,000 people at 50% capacity ....

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Congressional Delegation: Navy Must Comply With DOH Emergency Order To Defuel Red Hill Tanks
By Ed Case @ 2:28 AM :: 3716 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... CLUE: Where is the funding? ....

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Federal CDC to Survey Red Hill Health Impacts
By News Release @ 2:07 AM :: 1989 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... investigators from the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and ATSDR will survey civilians living in homes serviced by the joint base water distribution system ....

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Let's Play Make Believe: Hawaii DoH 'Orders' US Navy to Stop Fueling Ships, Planes
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 2008 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

"... Immediately suspend operations at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Tanks, including fuel transfers...."

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Saturday, January 1, 2022
​Honolulu Police Department Gun Registration Website Now Operational
By News Release @ 11:23 PM :: 3002 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... This, in combination with the settlement agreement in Yukutake v. Connors, means that on Oahu, you can obtain a firearm with a single trip to the police station ....

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Friday, December 31, 2021
Honolulu Hale Multiple Resignations, Retirements
By News Release @ 3:47 PM :: 3626 Views :: Honolulu County

... Blangiardi Administration Cabinet Reshuffle ....

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Sunday, December 26, 2021
Can We Beat COVID Without Lockdowns?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:11 AM :: 3354 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... If Hawaii follows the same pattern as South Africa, we should experience increasing COVID cases until around New Year’s, followed by a sharp decline .... 

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Thursday, December 23, 2021
HPD officer arrested after Niu Valley shooting 
By Andrew Walden @ 9:26 PM :: 2926 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, Second Amendment

... It was reported to us that the officer's (personal) AR-15 was dropped and discharged a round. This round then struck another occupant (relative) in the same home ....

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Honolulu: Largest percentage of homes with inadequate kitchens
By Selected News Articles @ 11:00 AM :: 2269 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... 2021’s Neediest Cities ....

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021
DPP Online System to let Solar Contractors Bypass DPP Grifters
By News Release @ 1:58 AM :: 2102 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

... a new online building permit application process in response to the increase in number of homeowners seeking photovoltaic (PV), PV battery and battery-only tax credits and other incentives from Hawaiian Electric Co.’s Battery Bonus program ....

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Friday, December 17, 2021
Honolulu most expensive car rental destination for Christmas
By News Release @ 12:13 AM :: 2441 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, Cost of Living

... Honolulu travelers spend a minimum of $754 for a rental car Christmas week ....

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Thursday, December 16, 2021
Case: NDAA Mandates Repair of Red Hill Pipes
By Ed Case @ 5:26 PM :: 2035 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... the bill would require the piping system to ultimately be submitted to strengthened and more frequent inspection and repair requirements ....

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Thursday, December 16, 2021
DOH: All Water Tests Below DoH Action Level
By News Release @ 4:20 AM :: 2156 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Five of the 27 results, located in the Iroquois Point and McGrew Point communities, detected trace levels of petroleum product well below the DOH Environmental Action Level.  Samples collected from twenty-two locations did not detect petroleum products ....

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Thursday, December 16, 2021
Honolulu--Lowest Charitable Giving in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:04 AM :: 1733 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

... Honolulu gives three times less than first place Tulsa, Memphis, Atlanta, Wichita ....

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Hawaii Ethics and Audit Function at Lowest Level in Years
By Andrew Walden @ 3:41 AM :: 4683 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... This proves there is much more corruption to be ferreted out--and the crooks know it ....

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
City Sends 2022 Real Property Assessments -- Average Increase 11.6%
By News Release @ 2:21 AM :: 2722 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes, Cost of Living

... big fat property tax bills coming next ....

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
COVID Funds Buy Buildings for Non-Profits
By News Release @ 2:05 AM :: 2293 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, COVID-19

... a small apartment complex for low to moderate income renters being managed by the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement ....

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Blangiardi signs bill to recover lost Transient Accommodations Tax revenue and give it to Rail
By News Release @ 1:34 AM :: 2442 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, Taxes, Tourism

...Translation: The Legislature took the counties' share of the state TAT away but let them impose their own TAT.  I'm giving it to rail -- so, in effect, other city services have been cut to fund rail but -- like a shell game -- with so many moving parts, the public has been deceived....

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Sierra Club Moves to Intervene in DoH Red Hill Hearing
By News Release @ 11:18 PM :: 2061 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Navy: State has no Authority over Red Hill Tanks ....

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021
FBI Investigating Cyber Attack Against TheBus and TheHandi-Van
By News Release @ 6:44 PM :: 1480 Views :: Honolulu County

... Honolulu Board of Water Supply, Emergency Medical Services, Queens Hospital also report cyberattacks on employee data ....

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Saturday, December 11, 2021
DOH: Red Hill Shaft Diesel at 350 Times Limit
By News Release @ 12:25 AM :: 1813 Views :: Honolulu County, Military

... DOH samples were analyzed by Eurofins Laboratory in California. Eurofins found 140,000 parts per billion (ppb) of TPH-d. The DOH EAL for TPH-d is 400 ppb ....

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Thursday, December 9, 2021
City launches first-ever chatbot with voice recognition for customer services
By News Release @ 8:27 PM :: 1477 Views :: Honolulu County

... The chatbot named Akamai is equipped to deliver quick voice or text responses to more than 100 questions primarily related to motor vehicle and personal ID services. ...

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Thursday, December 9, 2021
Billionaire Helps Solar Developers Grab More Ag Land
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 2612 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Agriculture

... Billionaire Omidyar helps solar developers sharpen up their sales pitch to overcome community resistance to the solar grab for agricultural lands ....

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Thursday, December 9, 2021
Navy Discovers Contamination at a Second Shaft
By News Release @ 5:04 AM :: 2103 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Navy officials expressed increasing confidence that the cause of the water contamination could be traced to two leaks at the Red Hill facility this year ....

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021
City waives fees and allows storm damage work to begin immediately
By News Release @ 10:07 PM :: 1394 Views :: Honolulu County

... DPP delays will not impact storm recovery ....

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Monday, December 6, 2021
Two More Omicron Cases Detected in Hawaii
By News Release @ 8:34 PM :: 3191 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... WHO says no deaths reported from Omicron yet as Covid variant spreads ....

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Health Department Detects Petroleum Product in Navy Water System
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 3298 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... It is hard to miss the possibility that the result of the Nov 20 incident in the fire suppression system has somehow ended up in the Hickam water system ....

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Sunday, November 28, 2021
Tax Isn’t a Peanut Butter Cup
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2837 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Land Use, Taxes

... Once upon a time there were some property developers on Oahu ....

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Blangiardi Eases COVID Restrictions
By News Release @ 5:31 AM :: 2169 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... Honolulu is improving the Safe O‘ahu Response Plan to allow more flexible operations for businesses, while still requiring Safe Access O‘ahu for higher risk activities ....

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Sunday, November 21, 2021
City and County of Honolulu to ring in holiday season Dec. 4
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 2109 Views :: Honolulu County, Religion

... the Honolulu City Lights tree lighting ceremony is back ....

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Sunday, November 21, 2021
After Decade, City, State Finally Eliminate Turtle Beach Traffic Jam
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 1991 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

... For many years various solutions have been discussed ....

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Friday, November 19, 2021
Ala Wai: Corps of Engineers, City Attempt to Bamboozle Public Again
By News Release @ 4:23 AM :: 2419 Views :: Honolulu County, Military

... Approximately 110 community members participated during the Nov. 10 workshop and 45 participated on Nov. 13 ....

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
State Democratic Party Chair Announces Plan to Avert Anti-Vaxxer Takeover of Party
By Andrew Walden @ 4:42 AM :: 3540 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, COVID-19

... Tyler Dos Santos Tam wants to have his candidacy and keep his Chairmanship too ....

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Friday, November 12, 2021
Police Allege Isabella Kalua Duct-Taped and Locked in Dog Cage Before Death
By Andrew Walden @ 11:03 PM :: 12245 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Law Enforcement

... criminal complaint reveals many previously unreported allegations regarding the death of Isabella Kalua ....

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Thursday, November 11, 2021
VIDEO: Police Allege Isabella Kalua Killed One Month Before Disappearance Reported
By Video @ 3:18 AM :: 2754 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Police

... Full Video of HPD News Conference .... 

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Oahu Ambulances may now take patients to urgent care
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 1783 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

... Both HESD and DOH plan to expand the program to other selected alternative care sites throughout O’ahu and Neighbor Islands. Other alternative sites are being identified and may be ready by the end of this year ....

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Sunday, November 7, 2021
Hike Traffic Fines for Profit
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2154 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

... The Honolulu City Council wants to raise money for the Honolulu Police Department by adding a surcharge to traffic fines .... 

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Saturday, November 6, 2021
DoH Orders Embry Health to Stop COVID Testing
By News Release @ 3:53 AM :: 9909 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... After learning that Embry Health was collecting specimens for COVID-19 tests in Hawai‘i, DOH made repeated attempts to work with Embry Health to secure the necessary certification or approval. Embry Health withdrew its application for certification on October 19....

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Friday, November 5, 2021
HECO Suddenly Agrees to 39% Reduction in Cost of Electricity Bought from Kalaeloa Partners
By News Release @ 3:42 AM :: 2261 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Cost of Living

... charge being reduced to $100/kilowatts (kW) per year for the full 208 MW, as compared to $164.35/kW per year for the first 180 MW ....

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Thursday, November 4, 2021
City introduces amended short-term rental bill
By News Release @ 11:17 PM :: 2630 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

... Bill 41 Relating to Transient Accommodations was transmitted to the Council by the Honolulu Planning Commission last month and is scheduled for First Reading at its full Council meeting on Nov. 10, 2021 ....

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Congressional Delegation Squeezes Navy on Fuel Leak
By News Release @ 6:03 PM :: 2426 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... Hawai‘i Congressional Delegation Calls On Navy To Improve Accountability To Public On Hawai‘i Fuel Operations, Plans To Ensure Health And Safety Of Oahu Residents ....

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Honolulu Council Employee Guilty of Smuggling Heroin
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 3141 Views :: Honolulu County, Drugs

... Arlene-Anela Kekoolani, 30, of Honolulu, Hawaii, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin ....

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Sunday, October 31, 2021
Climate Change: Billionaire Pats Honolulu Mayor on Head
By News Release @ 4:32 PM :: 2922 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... Honolulu recognized for 'Transforming Streets for Public Transit' ....

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Friday, October 29, 2021
Next Boondoggle: Push is on to Sell You Ala Wai Flood Risk Management Project
By News Release @ 5:35 AM :: 1773 Views :: Honolulu County

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 5:30-8p*
Saturday, Nov. 13, 1-3:30p*

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Thursday, October 28, 2021
City eases COVID-19 restrictions for managed events
By News Release @ 2:23 AM :: 6467 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... the City and County of Honolulu is easing restrictions for managed events if all attendees are vaccinated and safety measures are followed ....

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Thursday, October 28, 2021
Red Hill: State Fines Navy $325K
By News Release @ 1:32 AM :: 2298 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The violations were discovered during a routine DOH compliance inspection that took place from Sept. 28, 2020 through Oct. 9, 2020 ....

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Monday, October 25, 2021
Republican Reapportionment Update
By Brett Kulbis @ 7:51 PM :: 2790 Views :: Honolulu County, Office of Elections, Republican Party

... Notable proposed changes to Oahu ....

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Monday, October 25, 2021
Budget crisis not needed to solve housing crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:35 PM :: 2335 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

... These are suggestions that are broadly supported and would require little if any taxpayer investment ....

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Saturday, October 23, 2021
City to Merge DCS, OHH
By News Release @ 2:17 PM :: 2099 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... Acting Director Krucky will continue to work with his dedicated team of professionals in the Office of Housing and Homelessness while he is at DCS, with a design to eventually join the two organizations together to address community issues ....

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