December 2022

December 06, 2022

Maui Residents Have More Time To Apply To Help State Manage Nearshore Waters

Residents now have until Dec. 31 to nominate whoever they think should guide the state through the Holomua 30×30 initiative.

Four Finalists Named For Big Island Police Chief

The candidates will go before the public and the Hawaii County Police Commission next week in their quest to become the island’s next police chief.

Oath Keepers Convictions Shed Light On The Limits Of Free Speech – And The Threat Posed By Militias

The convictions of Stewart Rhodes and other Oath Keepers may lead law enforcement agencies to shift their understanding of militia groups.

USS Arizona Survivor: Honor Those Killed At Pearl Harbor

On Wednesday, the U.S. Navy and the National Park Service will host a remembrance ceremony at Pearl Harbor in honor of those killed.

Denby Fawcett: Mauna Loa Is A Beacon For Explorers Even Without Lava Flows

And at the top hikers find a “loo with a view.”

What Hawaii Could Learn About Geothermal From Iceland

Volcanic heat can play an essential role in infrastructure and significantly help the local economy.

Vicky Cayetano: Hawaii’s Nonprofits Need To Make Tough Choices To Survive

A nonprofit label means an organization is tax-exempt but doesn’t mean that it can afford to operate at less-than-optimal efficiencies.

December 05, 2022

Honolulu Man Arrested For Allegedly Forging Federal Judge’s Signature To Steal From Elderly Woman

The suspect allegedly convinced the woman that he had saved her Ewa Beach home from foreclosure and demanded cash payments from her.

Josh Green Takes Over A State With Chronic Problems, But Money To Address Them

Hawaii’s next governor says he’ll move immediately to deal with Aloha Stadium, the Mauna Loa eruption and the controversy over the state tourism marketing contract.

Retired Maui County Wastewater Employee Pleads Guilty To Taking Bribes

It’s not yet clear if more county officials could be charged as part of an ongoing federal investigation into bribery and public corruption.

Kahele: Navy’s Latest Red Hill Leak Shows ‘Horrifying Negligence’

The congressman is demanding information about the contractors who work at Red Hill.

Danny De Gracia: Josh Green Has Big Shoes To Fill As Governor

When he was LG, Green benefited from being able to play governor without the actual heavy lifting of being governor. All of that changes now.

Makua Beach Standoff: Residents Say They Are Being Run Off By A Man Camping Out

People who regularly use the beach say Samson Souza has been blocking access for months. He says he’s trying to protect endangered spinner dolphins.

Federal Rental Subsidies Could Help Thousands Of Kupuna On DHHL Waitlist

A new program overseen by the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement follows more than $12 million of rent relief the department has disbursed.

Why Is Hawaii Still Suffering From High Oil Prices When The Mainland Has Dropped?

Hawaii was the only state in the U.S. last week where electric rates continue to cause consumer shock and average gasoline prices topped $5 per gallon.

Out-Of-Bounds? NBA Star Kevin Johnson Pushes Hard As Point Man For Hawaii Energy Project

Johnson, a two-time-mayor of Sacramento, has pressed state officials to support the controversial Hu Honua biomass project on the Big Island.

December 04, 2022

Unexploded Ordnance Closes Mauna Loa Lava Viewing Area

Officials urge the public to not wander off Saddle Road into the U.S. Army Pohakuloa Training Area.

White Landowners In Hawaii Imported Russian Workers To Dilute The Labor Power Of Asians

In the early 1900s, the new arrivals to Hawaii were known as Molokans, a Christian group that had emerged in the 18th century in central southern Russia.

The Big Island Is Bracing For Mauna Loa’s Lava Possibly Closing Saddle Road

With lava slowly approaching the only direct east-west road connecting Hilo and Kona, residents and businesses are planning for longer commutes, higher fuel bills and other impacts.

‘Ticking Ecological Time Bombs’: Thousands Of Sunken Ships From WWII Are Rusting At The Bottom Of The Pacific

Earthquakes, storm surges and other natural disasters could mean environmental catastrophe if oil and other hazardous material spill out.