… Mauna Kea should be handed over to us …. We will make money from tolls, tours, and telescopes ….
… English, who resigned last year and was caught in a bribery scheme, raised $218,516 legally in-session between 2013-2022 ….
… Money piling up behind candidates in Hawaii gubernatorial race ….
… Former Executive Director of the Hawaii Commission Sentenced To 46 Months in Prison for Embezzling from AmeriCorps And Offering a Bribe in Return for CARES Act Grants ….
… The deadly riot by supporters of former President Donald Trump to disrupt congressional certification of Biden’s election “had a major impact on my wife and my kids,” Kahele told “Spotlight Hawaii”….
… Clifford Chen, former CFO of the Martin Defense Group (formerly Navatek), and former company accountant Lawrence “Kahele” Lum Kee turned themselves into the FBI’s offices in Kapolei ….
… Defendants Sentenced for Scheme to Defraud Local Housing Programs of Over $100,000 ….
… Ige will choose one of the three who, remarkably, don’t include former HSTA president Rosenlee ….
… OHA Board of Trustees today selected former OHA Trustee Mililani Trask of Hilo to serve as the new OHA Trustee for Hawaiʻi Island ….
… Heidi’s husband, Chad Tsuneyoshi, is a federal ex-con convicted for his part in a 1000kg cocaine ring ….
… Oahu Democrats vote 15-2 in resolutions committee to condemn former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard for speaking as featured guest at CPAC dinner ….
… latest excuse: Team Hanabusa claims rail gage is 1/8th inch too tight ….
… “Until we get this last piece of funding, our development candidates can’t give us their final proposals, budget and finance can’t give their final blessing, and we can’t enter into any binding agreements” ….
… the cost of living in Hawaii ranks as the highest among states ….
… analysts looked at the latest information on vaccine hesitancy to find the main reasons why parents don’t want to vaccinate their children ….
… The Aloha State remains the last holdout with a statewide indoor mask mandate in place and no announcement on when it will end. ….
… The repeal is only for county rules, the state’s Safe Travels Program and the statewide requirement to wear masks indoors will remain in effect, subject to Gov. David Ige’s proclamation ….
… Hawaii’s candidate filing period, which was set to begin next week is now postponed, with no start date ….
… Senate Bill 3254 proposes an amendment to the state constitution that would require the commission to use population figures provided by the census instead of performing an extraction. ….
… The state order leaves open the possibility that the military could refuel its tanks in the future if it meets standards set by the state ….
… Two Zones Cleared: Navy water system users in other areas remain under the health advisory and should not consume tap water ….
… for years, Hawaii has been getting about one-third of its crude oil from Russia ….
… the 1920 law is a main reason Hawaii relies on Russia for more than a third of its crude oil supply ….
… “Giving us one Whopper from Burger King is dehumanizing” cried the 18-time loser ….
… Senate Bill 2054 would create a new but unspecified “climate change mitigation impact fee” starting July 1, along with a new fund to handle the fees ….
… The gasoline tax in 2035 will be $33.16 a barrel ….
… The Hawaii Senate Judiciary Committee has recommended approval of a bill that would ban fundraising activities for lawmakers during legislative sessions. …
… late filing penalties, which are now 5% a month but are capped at 25%, can go to 75% ….
… SB 3209 D1 would appropriate around $16 million to fund the restoration of ‘professional development’ for educators ….
… In August 2021, nine teachers were absent from their classrooms, but the school could only secure four substitute teachers. So the principal, Thomas Swan, texted academic coaches and other non-classroom teachers to fill the remaining openings ….
… House Bill 2464 empowers law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their loved ones by repealing the requirement in state law that citizens must retreat, relinquish property, or comply with the demands of assailants before defending with deadly force ….
… Hawaii Family Forum, legislative week in review ….
… HB2303 HD1, which would exempt “drafts, internal memoranda and correspondence, and other deliberative and pre-decisional materials that are a direct part of an agency’s internal decision-making process” from Hawaii’s open records law ….