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Monday, July 22, 2024
Youth Challenge Academy in Hilo Changing to Job Challenge Academy
By News Release @ 10:37 PM :: 239 Views :: Education K-12, Military

... The Hawaiʻi National Guard Youth Challenge Academy in Hilo will be changing its name, who can participate, and its mission ....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Hawaii Join NATO? State Department Responds
By Ed Case @ 5:20 PM :: 404 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

... State Says Formal Amendment Of The Treaty Is “Unlikely” ....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Palestine Activists at UH Manoa Oppose RIMPAC
By Selected News Articles @ 12:49 AM :: 417 Views :: Higher Education, Military

... A University of Hawaii instructor is calling on the institution to cut ties with the U.S. Navy and Israel ....

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Saturday, July 13, 2024
Why Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam aren’t covered in NATO’s defense pact
By Selected News Articles @ 4:03 PM :: 591 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

... Article Five is only applicable if the attack occurs at a location north of the Tropic of Cancer ....

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Friday, July 12, 2024
US Senators Call for Hawaii to Join NATO
By News Release @ 2:04 PM :: 527 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military

... senators raised concerns about the omission of Hawai‘i under Article 6 of the NATO Treaty ....

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Saturday, July 6, 2024
Tokuda Finds Way to Strip Name of Captain Cook from Post Office
By News Release @ 2:56 PM :: 1181 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii History, Military

... the goal is to remove all references to Captain Cook from Hawaii ....

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Monday, July 1, 2024
RIMPAC 2024 Kicks off in Hawaii
By News Release @ 8:21 PM :: 579 Views :: Military

... Approximately 29 nations, 40 surface ships, three submarines, 14 national land forces, over 150 aircraft and more than 25,000 personnel will train and operate in and around the Hawaiian Islands ....

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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 :: 596 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

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

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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 :: 586 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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Friday, May 31, 2024
Red Hill Tanks to be Vented and Cleaned
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 858 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 23, 2024
DoH: No Jet Fuel Found in Navy Water System
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 741 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 16, 2024
Feds Designate 2,000,000 Acres of Hawaii as 'Sentinel Landscapes'
By Ed Case @ 2:02 AM :: 1388 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Land Use, Military

... The program creates partnerships between federal agencies, state and local governments, private landowners, land managers and non-profits to preserve sensitive lands and resources near military bases ....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Environmentalists hit snag in Navy fuel contamination case  
By Court House News @ 5:05 PM :: 1172 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

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

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Navy, NASA Begin Process to Renew Barking Sands Lease
By News Release @ 11:36 PM :: 186 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Military

... Navy’s and NASA’s proposal to retain the use of 8,348 acres and 23 acres, respectively, of State lands presently utilized pursuant to leases and easements on Kauai ....

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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 :: 1186 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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Sunday, May 5, 2024
FBI Raids? No problem--Dawson Begins Construction of Lahaina Housing
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 2036 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Military

... Because USACE is involved, 8a companies such as Dawson score no-bid contracts.  Hopefully the FBI investigation and any future indictments and arrests won't interfere with construction.  It also helps that Robin Danner scored a gig in the Governor's office ....

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Thursday, May 2, 2024
SB1035: Legislature Passes Bill to Exempt Medical Care from GE Tax
By News Release @ 4:23 AM :: 1709 Views :: Health Care, Military, Taxes

... exempts hospitals, infirmaries, medical clinics, health care facilities, pharmacies, and medical and dental providers from General Excise Tax (GET) on goods or services that are reimbursed through Medicaid, Medicare, or TRICARE ....

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024
DOH rejects Navy’s Red Hill consolidated groundwater sampling plan
By News Release @ 7:16 PM :: 1472 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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Thursday, April 25, 2024
US Space Force Plans 'Space Surveillance' Telescopes for Haleakala
By News Release @ 3:35 AM :: 1339 Views :: Maui County, Military

... Environmental Impact Statement for the Department of the Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site Small Telescope Advanced Research Facility ....

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Friday, March 29, 2024
DoD Returns Red Hill Control to US Navy
By Selected News Articles @ 6:12 PM :: 1672 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Joint Task Force – Red Hill transferred authority of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage to the Navy Closure Task Force – Red Hill ....

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Saturday, February 17, 2024
Skimming Nuclear Munitions Contract? Lawsuit Alleges Dawson is Fake Hawaiian Company
By Andrew Walden @ 7:54 PM :: 6540 Views :: Ethics, Military, OHA

... "Nuclear Munitions Command and Control" is a $698K per year grift  ....

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Monday, February 12, 2024
9th Circuit To Hear Oral Argument in Absentee Voting Case for Citizens in U.S. Territories
By Selected News Articles @ 1:53 PM :: 1378 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

... In October 2020, former Hawaii residents now residing in Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands filed a lawsuit ....

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Friday, February 2, 2024
Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Wall That Heals Coming to Maui
By News Release @ 12:52 AM :: 1358 Views :: Maui County, Military

... Over 250 volunteers are needed to support its 24-hour display ....

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Video: Massive Waves Rip thru Kwajalein Base
By Video @ 6:45 PM :: 1511 Views :: Military

... Roi-Namur Island was struck by several substantial waves on Saturday night. It was NOT a tsunami. The powerful waves were driven by cyclonic surges in the open sea ....

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Thursday, January 11, 2024
Navy still on the hook for negligence claims by military families injured by jet fuel leak
By Court House News @ 11:59 PM :: 413 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The government managed to dodge failure to warn claims thanks to the Federal Tort Claims Act ....

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Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Army and HDOT Set to Negotiate 50-Year Lease for Dillingham Airfield
By News Release @ 5:32 PM :: 1381 Views :: Military, Small Business, Tourism

... Typically, local commanders are permitted to approve routine five-year leases, however, with HDOT seeking a longer term (50 years), the Army had to seek approval in Washington, D.C. ....

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Saturday, December 16, 2023
EIS to Cover Navy Training Exercises off Hawaii, California
By News Release @ 4:38 AM :: 1283 Views :: Environment, Military

... sustain the readiness of the Navy and other participating U.S. military services by supporting current and future training and testing requirements, increasing flexibility in conducting training and testing activities, modernizing and sustaining range capabilities ....

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Monday, December 11, 2023
WaPo: China’s cyber army is invading Hawaii, Guam  -- Target BWS?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:40 PM :: 1837 Views :: Military

"...Among the victims are a water utility in Hawaii...."

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Monday, December 11, 2023
Green Questions Water Rate Hikes After They are Approved
By News Release @ 1:08 PM :: 1406 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military, Cost of Living

... “The BWS’ decision to raise water rates by about 50% may create a hardship for many residents. It’s important for the BWS to take advantage of available federal funding to reduce the costs it passes on to O‘ahu residents,” said Governor Josh Green, M.D. ....

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Sunday, December 10, 2023
Anti-Semitic Hawaii ‘Peace’ Activists tied to Hamas, Iran, China
By Selected News Articles @ 2:10 AM :: 4398 Views :: World News, Military

... Hawaii-based Ann Wright, a former Army colonel and US diplomat and who sits on the group's board, was interviewed while aboard a ship headed to Gaza ....

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Saturday, December 9, 2023
Bums Invade Army Base, MPs Respond
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 1676 Views :: Homelessness, Military

... forces to clear waste and debris from a sizable homeless encampment in Kīpapa Gulch, along Kamehameha Highway....

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Thursday, December 7, 2023
Forgotten Honouliuli: Jack Burns, Police Spy
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 36936 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii History, Military, Police

“It was (his) work as head of the HPD’s Espionage Bureau that lay the foundation for Burns’ later political success in Hawaii.”  

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Monday, December 4, 2023
Kaneohe: Navy Floats P8 Poseidon, Plans to Restore it to Service
By Selected News Articles @ 3:44 AM :: 2489 Views :: Environment, Military

... the aircraft would be lifted and moved to the runway, “and it would settle onto its landing gear, which is still in good condition” ....

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Hawaii to join more medical licensure compacts?
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:58 PM :: 1235 Views :: Health Care, Military

... green-light compacts for other medical professionals, such as nurses, physical and occupational therapists, emergency medical service personnel, psychologists, audiologists ....

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Thursday, November 30, 2023
China Could Play Major Role in Drafting New Regulations for Seabed Mining, Says U.N. Official
By Selected News Articles @ 3:11 AM :: 1262 Views :: Energy, Environment, Military

“...China is the largest financial contributor....”

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Navy Notifies Regulators of Groundwater PFAS Detection
By News Release @ 12:46 AM :: 1309 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Four of 21 groundwater monitoring wells showed exceedance of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), a component of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) ....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Hawaii demands remediation from Navy following jet fuel leak
By Court House News @ 4:37 PM :: 1898 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Red Hill fuel-polluted soils could cost $750 million to clean up ....

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Saturday, November 25, 2023
Public comment open on Ala Wai Flood Risk Management Study
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 1515 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... release of the Ala Wai Flood Risk Management draft General Reevaluation Report and Integrated Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for review and 45-day public comment period ....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023
BWS files $1.2 billion claim over Red Hill damages
By Selected News Articles @ 4:56 PM :: 1514 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Honolulu's Board of Water Supply is seeking $1.2 billion from the U.S. Navy for costs associated with the fuel leak at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility ....

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Monday, November 20, 2023
Navy P-8A Poseidon Overshoots Runway Splashes in Kaneohe Bay, Crew Safe
By Selected News Articles @ 9:51 PM :: 1700 Views :: Military

... A Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol airplane is in Hawaii’s Kaneohe Bay after attempting to land on a Marine Corps runway Monday afternoon ....

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Fronting for the Contractors: CNHA Hosting Debris Removal Meeting
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 1879 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Military

...  CNHA fronts for the 8a contractors which scored the lucrative no-bid USACE contracts to clean up properties in Kula and Lahaina ....  

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Predatory Landlord Practices at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 2102 Views :: Military, Cost of Living

... For most lessees, the increase is a $1,250 jump in rent per month. ...

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Pentagon Plans Transfer of Red Hill Back to Navy
By Selected News Articles @ 10:41 PM :: 1712 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Joint Task Force – Red Hill was in charge of defueling, while the Navy and the Department of Defense will take on the closure process ....

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Monday, November 6, 2023
Guam activists urge Ninth Circuit to revive environmental claims against Air Force
By Court House News @ 1:06 PM :: 1690 Views :: Environment, Military

... Represented by David Henkin of Earthjustice, Prutehi Litekyan argued there had to have been a deliberative process prior to the submission, and that decision-making process was a final agency action ....

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Thursday, November 2, 2023
HIEMA Rewrites 'Hazard Mitigation Plan'
By News Release @ 3:11 AM :: 1704 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government, Military

... FEMA requires that states must have an approved hazard mitigation plan to qualify for numerous federal assistance and mitigation grants ....

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Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Hawaii couple found guilty of stealing identities of dead babies
By Selected News Articles @ 3:46 PM :: 1432 Views :: Military

... While initial media reports suggested the couple were Russian spies, that narrative melted away as the trial approached ....

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Friday, October 20, 2023
HIEMA: Dozens of Sirens Inoperable
By News Release @ 7:20 AM :: 1717 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

... destroyed by lightning, vandalism or drunk drivers  ....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Debris Removal: Corps of Engineers Contractors Purposefully Damage 100s of Properties to Make More Money
By News Release @ 9:46 PM :: 2785 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Military

"... an intentional effort to capitalize on this tragedy by defrauding the government ...."

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Political Connections Pay Off: USACE awards $52.5 million site assessment, debris removal contract to Dawson Solutions
By News Release @ 3:00 PM :: 3624 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics, Military

... insiders profit while residents leave for mainland .... 

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Lahaina Slush Fund: USACE awards $19 million 'cultural monitoring' contract
By News Release @ 4:25 AM :: 2781 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics, Military

... DTL founder gets a cut of the action ....

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