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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Former Correctional Officer Receives 42 Months in Prison for Smuggling Drugs into Oahu Community Correctional Center
By News Release @ 5:02 PM :: 1072 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

... Ascencio worked as a correctional officer at the Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) from 2000 until his arrest in 2020 for these charges ....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Oahu Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking and Weapons Possession
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 1117 Views :: Drugs

... Croskery, working with others, was responsible for bringing approximately 80 pounds of methamphetamine and 40,000 counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl from California to Hawaii from June 2021 to February 2022 ....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
New Oil Burner: HECO to Repower 76-Year Old Waiau Plant
By News Release @ 3:17 PM :: 1057 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

..."The proposed repowering of the Waiau facility will be the largest generation project in Hawaiian Electric’s 132-year history."  It will run on oil, but read on to see how HECO conceals this fact....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
HECO 'Clean' Energy: Biodiesel and Batteries
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 1147 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Hawaiian Electric will begin contract negotiations with the developers of 15 renewable energy projects on Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui ....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
City to send 2024 Real Property Notice of Assessments
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 1425 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... an approximate increase of 0.79 percent ....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Coast Guard Orders Port of Hilo Shut Down -- Then Reopened
By News Release @ 5:05 PM :: 1750 Views :: Hawaii County , Jones Act

...the fire hydrant near the Young Brothers area was connected to a 1920s-era water tower as its water source but that the county had demobilized that tower....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2023
DBEDT Projects 'Low' Economic Growth for 2024
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 1052 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... DBEDT lowered the economic growth rate for 2024 to 1.3 percent ....

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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 :: 1572 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 :: 1097 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
Empowering Food Entrepreneurs: Education, Policy Changes Needed
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:10 AM :: 1060 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business

...there are a few state rules holding them back....

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Sunday, December 10, 2023
Why Hawaii costs so much — and what we can do about it
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:05 AM :: 2692 Views :: Cost of Living

... Whether we’re talking about buying groceries, paying utilities or just keeping roofs over your heads, Hawaii is always at or near the top of the national rankings for cost ....

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Sunday, December 10, 2023
More craziness caused by 1886 maritime law
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:00 AM :: 1172 Views :: Jones Act

... Cruise ships sailing empty?....

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Sunday, December 10, 2023
The Two Gorillas Still Menace the Budget
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:14 AM :: 1618 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

 ... The names of the two gorillas are ERS and EUTF ....

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Sunday, December 10, 2023
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 9, 2023
By GovTrack .us @ 3:01 AM :: 984 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... bills introduced and votes cast ....

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Sunday, December 10, 2023
The easiest way to increase tax revenues
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:42 AM :: 1269 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... the state had a huge surplus and many of our lawmakers were going hog-wild trying to spend it ....

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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 :: 4087 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
‘Not everyone wants to move to Hawaii’
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:48 PM :: 1720 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... if Hawaii is so popular, why has its population declined for seven years in a row? ....

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Saturday, December 9, 2023
Fixation on short-term rentals called distraction from 'true culprit'
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:37 PM :: 1495 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Tourism, Cost of Living

... government actions created the demand for STRs in the first place, and government regulatory failures “created housing unaffordability long before STRs even came into existence." ....

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Saturday, December 9, 2023
Bums Invade Army Base, MPs Respond
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 1395 Views :: Homelessness, Military

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

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Saturday, December 9, 2023
How times have changed
By Selected News Articles @ 1:02 AM :: 1355 Views :: Tourism

... the mere fact that an airline that was not “Hawai‘i based” came in to buy a “Hawai‘i based airline” that didn’t elicit an immediate hearing in the State Capitol on the merits of it told me that, indeed, the relationship between the people of Hawai‘i, its government officials, and its aviation options, has very much changed....

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Friday, December 8, 2023
Toxins? What Toxins? Maui Air Monitoring and Sampling Shows Good Air Quality
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 991 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... no toxins here ....

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Thursday, December 7, 2023
​Regents approve search process for next UH President
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 349 Views :: Higher Education

... trying to please Mercado Kim ....

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Thursday, December 7, 2023
Forgotten Honouliuli: Jack Burns, Police Spy
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 36182 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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Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Green Speech Marks First year in Office
By News Release @ 11:47 AM :: 881 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... 10,800 housing units were approved.  800 were actually built ....

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Trump Campaign Bulks up Hawaii Operations
By News Release @ 1:59 AM :: 1382 Views :: Republican Party

... Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus, Tuesday, March 12, 2024, from 6pm to 8pm ....

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Hilo Police Detective Arrested for Perjury and Tampering With a Government Record
By News Release @ 1:49 AM :: 1171 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Police, Drugs

... Following his arrest, Brown was placed on leave without pay pending the outcome ....

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Tuesday, December 5, 2023
PBS Wokesters Look Out for Hawaii’s ‘Local Menstruators’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 AM :: 1344 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

... a story that fused the tax-funded outlet’s search for niche necessities that require government funding with its ongoing attempt to defy science and pretend humans other than biological women get periods ....

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Tuesday, December 5, 2023
DHS Offers $11K/Month for TVRs to House Lahaina Victims
By News Release @ 3:17 AM :: 1123 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... Program will house FEMA-ineligible survivors of Maui wildfires for up to 12 months ....

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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 :: 1976 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
Alaska Airlines Buys Hawaiian Air for $1.9B
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 2098 Views :: Tourism

... a definitive agreement under which Alaska Airlines will acquire Hawaiian Airlines for $18.00 per share in cash, for a transaction value of approximately $1.9 billion ....

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Two types of corruption fuel cronyism in Hawaii — illegal and legal
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:14 PM :: 1294 Views :: Ethics

... Legal corruption comes in the form of special interest groups currying favor from politicians to pass laws that narrowly benefit just them ....

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Hawaii to join more medical licensure compacts?
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:58 PM :: 996 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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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Population: Still Losing
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1267 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

... Are we going to put more pressure on our taxpayer base to dig into their pockets ever more deeply? ....

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
A New Day for Hawaiian Homelands: Collaboration Between OHA and DHHL
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:44 AM :: 1031 Views :: DHHL, OHA

... This partnership between OHA and DHHL is a positive start, but there are other possibilities worth exploring such as ....

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Accounts in Distress? Hawaii Ranks 5th in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:28 AM :: 1045 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... States with the Most People in Financial Distress in 2023 .... 

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Hawaii has the highest electricity prices in the U.S.
By Selected News Articles @ 3:10 AM :: 1225 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... An analysis of average electricity prices by state shows Hawaii is easily the most expensive at 30.31 cents per kilowatt ....

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – Chief Judge, Intermediate Court of Appeals
By News Release @ 3:03 AM :: 879 Views :: Judiciary

... Chief Judge, Intermediate Court of Appeals, State of Hawaiʻi ....

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 2, 2023
By GovTrack .us @ 12:28 AM :: 899 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... votes cast and bills introduced in Congress ....

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Saturday, December 2, 2023
Eight Candidates on Ballot for Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 6009 Views :: Republican Party

... The Hawai'i GOP Caucuses will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2024, from 6PM to 8PM at dozens of voting locations statewide ....

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Saturday, December 2, 2023
Use carrots, not sticks, to help Maui fire victims
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:35 PM :: 1035 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... looking for a “win-win” result ....

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Friday, December 1, 2023
Green: We will only build 800 Affordable Units Next Year--but we will Pretend to Rebuild Mayor Wright (again)
By News Release @ 11:06 PM :: 1110 Views :: Development, Cost of Living

... keeping you distracted while keeping housing costs high ....

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Friday, December 1, 2023
HTA: Input Invited on Tourism’s Role in Supporting Maui’s Recovery
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 912 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... Community Meeting to be Held at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, December 4 ....

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Friday, December 1, 2023
EPA Completes Removal of Hazardous Materials Following Wildfires on Maui
By News Release @ 4:59 PM :: 936 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... Removed batteries from 94 electric and hybrid vehicles and decommissioned 274 power walls in homes and businesses. Two containers with more than 30 tons of decommissioned battery material were shipped off the island ....

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Thursday, November 30, 2023
Up in Smoke? AG's Plan to turn Illegal Drug Dealers into Legal Tax-Paying Entrepreneurs
By Rep Gene Ward @ 10:58 PM :: 1150 Views :: Law Enforcement, Taxes, Drugs

... In nearly every location where recreational marijuana is legal, criminal syndicates, far more than the state government, are cashing in on the "green gold rush" ....

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Thursday, November 30, 2023
Kauai: 8% Electric Rate Hike for KIUC
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 1109 Views :: Kauai County, Energy, Cost of Living

... This is only the second time in KIUC’s 20-year history – and the first time in 12 years – that a rate increase was sought ....

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Thursday, November 30, 2023
Tourist Arrivals Down for Third Straight Month
By News Release @ 5:20 PM :: 1090 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... Maui: 35,526 visitors in October 2023, compared to 59,372 visitors (-40.2%) in October 2022 and 59,620 visitors (-40.4%) in October 2019 ....

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Thursday, November 30, 2023
Education professor hoping alternatives to suspensions work in middle school test
By Selected News Articles @ 2:20 PM :: 905 Views :: Education K-12

... A new approach to poor classroom behavior that avoids suspensions and expulsions is being put to the test in Hawaii ....

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Thursday, November 30, 2023
Senate Confirms Micah Smith and Shanlyn Park Hawaii Federal Judge
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 1080 Views :: Judiciary

... Smith has served since 2018 as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Criminal Division in the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii -- Park is a current state court judge and former federal public defender ....

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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 :: 928 Views :: Energy, Environment, Military

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

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Hawaii Republicans Improve Party Finances
By News Release @ 4:55 PM :: 949 Views :: Republican Party

"... the Hawaii Republican Party has been brought current with the debt owed on the headquarters building, and now the lien against us will be removed ...."

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