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Weekly News Read
October 2, 2022
… In December 2019, three years after his meetings with the FBI, Borling-Salas was being held at the Oahu Community Correctional Center for violations of the conditions of his parole. He was beaten and left for dead by a group of inmates ….
… The decision not to proceed with criminal charges was made after reviewing an investigation by the …uh… Honolulu Police Department’s Professional Standards Office …uh huh….
… according to Lopresti’s criminal transcript, this would have been Lopresti’s second DUI ….
… the federal complaint reveals Bunag, in online chats with a Philadelphia teacher, said he had sex with a 13-year-old former student during lunch breaks at school. He also said he used camera equipment to record multiple “sexual encounters” with the boy. ….
… HTA had disregarded its own procurement policies and procedures, awarding sole source contracts based on questionable justifications, paying contractors without executed contracts ….
… You are bringing the Feds in to get us. Other corrupt officials may go down ….
… CEO Sylvia Hussey described the purpose for paying off the debt was to bring OHA into compliance with better practice as to how it finances operations ….
… The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO) represents over 2,700 police officers of the Honolulu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Police departments ….
… the cost of electricity rose 34% in July compared to a year before, gasoline prices rose 36% ….
… then the rail system caught fire ….
… Aloha Stadium redevelopment suffers from muddled leadership ….
… her husband had “sold [her] a few times for money in order to buy himself alcohol and pay gambling debts . . . [while] he kept a knife by the throat of [her] 6 month son.” ….
… hearing October 4th, 2022 at 9am ….
… it creates a default rule for private businesses and charitable organizations, to make it clear that the property owner gets to decide whether firearms are allowed on the premises ….
… Special legislative sessions are reserved for specific issues such as court decisions like the Obrero case ….
… State House has consensus for special legislative session on Hawaii Supreme Court ruling ….
… state statutes require that, in the event of a special session, the Legislature is mandated to take up standing matters of appointments to boards and commissions ….
… The idea that an environmental impact statement would concern itself with anything but the effects of a project on the physical environment is news to me ….
… HTA is gearing up to put out a request for proposals for Japan, Canada and China this month. It also must reissue an earlier request for proposals for sports events ….
… 13.8% growth without accounting for 3 yrs of inflation which is about 16% ….
… On June 30, 2025, any of this money not contractually committed will drop back into our state general fund ….
… A summary of the 10 included proposals ….
… I have been a strong advocate of protecting OHA’s funds from fraud, waste and abuse. I am as passionate about growing those funds to meet the needs of Hawaiians ….
… The U.S. territory is again facing a humanitarian crisis after being hit by Hurricane Fiona, but the 1920 federal law is hindering outside assistance ….
… The Secretary also met with Hawaii state officials, as well as with several families impacted by the Red Hill fuel release, to listen to their concerns and to discuss the defueling effort ….
… As work continues, DoD will provide regular updates of the schedule at least monthly or when significant changes are necessary ….
… at the NAVFAC Hawaii Wastewater Treatment Plant near Pearl Harbor, numerous operation and maintenance issues led to repeated discharges of untreated or partially treated sewage ….
… obstacles in the path toward statewide elimination of fossil fuels ….
… H-POWER is one of the largest firm renewable energy sources in the state ….
… Superabundance: The Story of Population Growth, Innovation, and Human Flourishing on an Infinitely Bountiful Planet ….
… City boards, commissions and committees which currently have vacant positions, including openings on the Honolulu Ethics Commission and the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation ….
… 13,449 pounds of unpermitted fireworks with an estimated street value of 2.7 million dollars ….
… Rep Ed Case says Hawai‘i will play an increasingly pivotal role in advancing the aims of the Summit ….
… Scientists Concerned with Lack of Data to Support Marine Monument Expansion ….

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