… During hearings last month, police officers said they weren’t able to obtain a search warrant for the blood-splattered shoes and shirt because another judge denied their request. ….
… Uchida’s wife, Joy Uchida, is an executive with Aqua-Aston Hospitality, which owns over a dozen condo-hotel properties in Waikiki and stood to benefit from the legislation’s passage ….
… HB1434 is raising concerns about how it would be enforced and what it would mean for private property owners’ rights ….
… longshore mafia: feds are looking for someone who will talk ….
… “The transcript showed that Tiffany Masunaga and Kat Kealoha knew each other” ….
… Out of seven members of the Kauai Council, one was a meth dealer and another was a Russian dupe ….
… Planned affordable housing developments make up a significant portion of the projects that have received BWS letters threatening them with lack of water ….
… Does it really take 5-7 years to drill and connect a new well? ….
… ‘Regenerative tourism’ means ‘more golf’– who knew? ….
… tax credits, extortion, and lawyers — ‘it was traumatic’ ….
… use Safe Travels to develop a “smart destination” initiative, which would use technology to manage tourism ….
… The resolution requests Hawaiʻi County to remove all references to Captain Cook as a place name on the island of Hawaiʻi ….
… Djou said he would not make any plans for CD2 “without an official announcement” from Kahele first ….
… survey of likely 2022 Democratic Primary voters in Hawai’i shows the race for Lieutenant Governor is essentially a four-way tie ….
… Nomination papers for all offices now available–last day to file, June 7, 2022 ….
… DLNR Land Division failed to bill/collect the proper base rents for the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel lease and failed to collect over $500,000 ….
… a utility scale battery farm under construction at Kapolei is instructive ….
… Simply allowing the market to operate helped create a windfall in state revenues ….
… Senate Bill 514 would pay one-time tax rebate checks of $300 to people making $100,000 a year or less and $100 to those making more than $100,000 a year ….
… Numerous bills aimed at increasing our taxes have been shelved, and some good measures actually have a chance of passing ….
… Research showing the need to liberalize Hawaii’s land-use and zoning laws is out there for all to see, and more is forthcoming ….
… Urban Honolulu is #2 in USA ….
… 745 homeless individuals demonstrating chronicity. This represents an 18 percent increase ….
… Kauaʻi’s power generation mix for 2021 included 45% solar, 14% hydro and 11% biomass ….
…Increases salaries by 14.35% compounded over the three years, not including the one-time 1% bonus–99.1% vote to approve….
… Senate Bill 2819 could cost the state $94 million, according to an estimate from the Senate Education Committee. The money would go to about 8,000 HSTA members ….
… penalizing homeowners, driving up already sky-high taxes, implementing privacy-invasive and severe enforcement measures and providing little to benefit to residents in need of affordable housing ….
… DoTax hides the EITC application form so you can’t apply for the credit ….
… HB2510 HD2 SD1 that proposes increasing Hawaii’s mandatory minimum wage to $18 an hour by 2026 while reducing the tip credit to zero over the same period ….
… pathways to policy failure ….
… Currently, anytime a person applies for a permit to acquire a firearm, they must provide a waiver allowing HPD to contact medical professionals ….
… Once again a local Hawaii federal judge protecting a local power structure has been reversed by the 9th ….