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Thursday, May 23, 2024
DoH: No Jet Fuel Found in Navy Water System
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 422 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 :: 564 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 :: 779 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 :: 3924 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 :: 903 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 :: 996 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 :: 819 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 :: 870 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 :: 940 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 :: 1077 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 :: 956 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 :: 1019 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 :: 1269 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 :: 1263 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 :: 1408 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 :: 815 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 :: 1314 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 :: 2102 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 :: 1214 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 :: 3951 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 :: 762 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 :: 1621 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 :: 1518 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 :: 1031 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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Thursday, April 11, 2024
Study: Honolulu Is the City with the Highest Inflation Problem
By Selected News Articles @ 5:39 PM :: 1124 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... inflation 4.8% year over year for urban Honolulu ....

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Monday, April 8, 2024
Marconi Point Project Connected to DPP Bribery Scandal
By Selected News Articles @ 6:14 PM :: 2529 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Land Use

... City Seeks to Dismiss Marconi Claims, Supports Move to Depose Bribery Convicts ....

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Thursday, April 4, 2024
How to revive Hawaii’s downtown centers
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:59 AM :: 1324 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

... The developer requested a waiver for the project, but a year later, the permit is still pending ....

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Thursday, April 4, 2024
HONU Housing Less Than One Homeless Per Day
By News Release @ 4:50 AM :: 1525 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... for the past 153 days HONU connected 119 clients with shelter or supportive housing ....

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Monday, April 1, 2024
Salary Needed for family of Four to Live Comfortably in Honolulu -- $299K
By Selected News Articles @ 4:42 PM :: 1791 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Total salary needed for two working adults with two children $299,520 ....

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Friday, March 29, 2024
DoD Returns Red Hill Control to US Navy
By Selected News Articles @ 6:12 PM :: 1512 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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Friday, March 29, 2024
Aloha Stadium Bidding Limited to Two Gangs of Insiders
By News Release @ 4:34 AM :: 3288 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education

... only these insiders are qualified to bid ....

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Friday, March 29, 2024
Recktenwald Appoints Michelle N. Comeau Oahu District Judge
By News Release @ 12:05 AM :: 2705 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... The appointment is subject to Senate confirmation ....

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Thursday, March 28, 2024
Council resolution exemplifies why we still have housing crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 PM :: 1467 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

... Twenty years later, we are still having the same conversations ....

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Sunday, March 24, 2024
Cost of NIMBYism way too high
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:58 PM :: 1705 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

... Resolution 24-65 contains most of the usual anti-housing rhetoric, and even claims that making it easier to create smaller, more affordable homes would somehow result in more so-called monster homes ....

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Friday, March 22, 2024
Victory! Honolulu Agrees to Suspend Enforcement of Unconstitutional Ordinance, Saving Local Businesses
By Selected News Articles @ 11:50 PM :: 2850 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Small Business, Tourism

... City suspends enforcement of a city ordinance that’s driving several restaurants in Waikiki out of business ....

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Thursday, March 21, 2024
Allowing smaller lots and homes would benefit families, promote affordability
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:02 PM :: 1714 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

... These two measures would increase our housing supply not only on Oahu but throughout all of Hawaii by allowing smaller homes on smaller lots....

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Saturday, March 16, 2024
HHFDC Selects Insiders to Develop Kapolei Parcel
By News Release @ 5:10 PM :: 1481 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

... to award developers Ikenakea Development LLC and The Michaels Organization a long-term lease for the 19.4-acre property at Farrington Highway and Fort Barrette Road ....

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Friday, March 15, 2024
Blangiardi Delivers State of the City Address
By Video @ 2:12 AM :: 1387 Views :: Honolulu County

 VIDEO: State of the City Address 

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Friday, March 8, 2024
Fake Minutes and Fire Secrecy: OIP Posts Three New Opinions
By News Release @ 3:06 AM :: 1680 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Ethics

"... the executive session minutes did not convey a true reflection of the matters discussed at the meeting ..."

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Blangiardi announces dates for annual town hall meeting tour
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 1292 Views :: Honolulu County

... Beginning Thursday, March 21 ....

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Saturday, March 2, 2024
Blangiardi submits FY2025 budget proposals to Honolulu City Council
By News Release @ 1:21 AM :: 1345 Views :: Honolulu County

... proposed $3.63 billion Operating and $919 million Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budgets for the 2025 fiscal year ....

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Friday, March 1, 2024
City Council adopts Climate Ready Oʻahu, the City’s first climate adaptation strategy, as guiding policy document for the City
By News Release @ 10:59 PM :: 1392 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

... DPR planted a new Monkeypod tree ....

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Sunday, February 25, 2024
City Demands Energy Use Data on Apartments and Commercial Buildings
By News Release @ 2:30 AM :: 1363 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Cost of Living

... Starting in 2023, buildings 100,000 square feet and larger were required to begin annually reporting their utility data to the City. By June 30, 2024, buildings 50,000 square feet and larger must report, followed by buildings 25,000 square feet and larger by June 30, 2025 ....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
FCKBLM? Censorship Leads to 23% Decrease in Personalized License Plate Requests
By News Release @ 2:09 AM :: 1381 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment

... The city’s Motor Vehicle Registration Branch will reject applications that violate the existing rules, including letter and number combinations that are profane, encourage violence, or make sexual references ....

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Sunday, February 18, 2024
City May be Short on Sanitation Trucks for Months to Come
By News Release @ 1:14 PM :: 1534 Views :: Honolulu County

... Of the 73 trucks that have been ordered over the past five fiscal years, ENV has only received 17 of them — and no new trucks have been delivered since November 2020 .... 

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Friday, February 16, 2024
Debt: Honolulu 3rd-Worst Sinkhole City
By News Release @ 2:48 PM :: 1386 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

... Honolulu has $3.8 billion available to pay $6.6 billion worth of bills ....

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024
HPD: First Amber Alert in 19 Years Results in Safe Recovery of Two Boys
By Video @ 9:19 PM :: 2083 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Police

... last activation in 2005 ....  

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Monday, February 12, 2024
Blangiardi announces Andy Sugg as new Chief of Staff
By News Release @ 3:31 PM :: 1423 Views :: Honolulu County

... Sugg previously served as a television executive in Hawai‘i and has years of experience in working alongside Mayor Blangiardi ....

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Enviros: Honolulu is Primed for Carbon Pricing
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 1298 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Tax Credits, Taxes

... the Carbon Disclosure Project ....

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Thursday, January 18, 2024
Time to ask ‘tough questions’ about state energy policy
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:54 AM :: 1289 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

... Are rolling blackouts going to be Hawaii’s “new normal”?  ....

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