Honolulu ballot proposals would reshape police oversight.
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|Honolulu ballot proposals would reshape police oversight
Honolulu residents may have the opportunity to vote on a number of police reform measures during this year’s general election. The ballot questions would address the Honolulu Police Department’s values and the police chief’s qualifications. Voters may also choose whether to change the makeup of the Honolulu Police Commission and give the civilian body more power to oversee the department and its chief. Civil Beat.
State Rep. Sharon Har skirts question about why she went out during Covid-19
Positive Covid-19 tests on the rise as Hawai‘i’s free testing program comes to an end
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Nathan Wood General Contractor: 2022 SmallBiz Editor’s Choice Award Winner – Kaua‘i
The family construction business has focused on the island’s renewable energy sector for 15 years. “I used the passion I had for renewables and turned it into a business where I could help people save money and create more sustainability for the Islands… read more.
|Commission recommends prosecution in falsified campaign donations case
The executive of a company leading development in the Ala Moana area could be facing criminal penalties over allegations that he made illegal donations to Honolulu mayoral candidates in 2020. JL Capital CEO Timothy Lee allegedly used employees to funnel money to the mayoral campaigns of Keith Amemiya and Kimberly Pine. He later reimbursed those employees with check or cash payments, according to the investigation report. Civil Beat.
HFD says new $12M helicopter will make rescues safer
Wahiawa nursing home will close its doors in July
Leilehua High School reverses ban on lei giving at graduation ceremony
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Food Sustainability, What can we do as individuals? │ G70’s Sheryl Seaman, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, Vice Chairman and Principal.
I am an informed consumer and not an expert but strongly believe that a commitment to food and water sustainability is crucial to the future of our state. I hope we will all contribute to the best of our ability to address this essential… read more.
|Gas tax cut stalls at council
A move to cut the gas tax by 10 cents a gallon stalled Wednesday in the County Council. The gas tax was 8.8 cents a gallon until 2017, when the County Council voted to raise it incrementally to its current 23 cents. Those who favored the cut said that high costs are making it difficult for them to make a living. Opponents pointed out the rough condition of many island roadways, saying the county needs the money to fix them. West Hawaii Today.
Army study won’t recommend altering Hilo breakwater
Katherine Kealoha’s brother convicted of running prescription drug ring
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Pusong Filipinx Showcases Millennial Entrepreneurs and Creatives
Lalaine Ignao and Eric Ganding wear traditional clothing at Pusong Filipinx’s Dec. 12 market at the Bishop Museum. The event gathered 33 vendors selling clothing, art, food – any type of Filipino-inspired product... read more.
|As wastewater soils ocean, Māʻalaea injection wells fuel debate over who’s liable
Wastewater is leaking from archaic Māʻalaea condominiums injection wells, damaging ocean reef and other natural habitats. Environmental groups, condo owners and some county leaders say the county is responsible for rectifying the injection well issue because it forced owners to build them through zoning changes decades ago. However, other county officials said the state — not the county — is responsible for wastewater systems back then. Maui Now.
Maui judge tells irrigation company to temporarily restore water
Cleanup underway to remove 175 abandoned vehicles from remote Kanaio area of Maui
Maui parents, students rally against DOE mask rules
|Most-polluted test site in April is Moloa‘a Stream
Each month, the Blue Water Task Force tests water samples collected from local rivers, streams and surf breaks for fecal-indicating enterococcus bacteria. Test results revealed that Moloa‘a Stream had the highest single-day count of bacteria with 512.0 mls. A normal single-day reading is less than 130. Garden Island.
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