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Feb 17 09:25

HAWAII BILL WOULD REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR PARENTS WHO HOMESCHOOL

Legislation has been introduced in the Hawaii State Senate which, if passed, would require homeschooling parents to undergo background checks.
State Senator Kaialii Kahele’s bill is a reaction to several “high-profile abuse cases,” according to World’s Leigh Jones. The state’s Child Welfare Services would conduct reviews on parents wishing to homeschool their children.

“If a parent that has a history of abuse and neglect wants to pull the child out of school and remove them from that layer of protection, this piece of legislation would close that loophole,” Kahele said.

Currently, the 50th state requires parents who homeschool to meet state curriculum standards, submit annual progress reports, and maintain records.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Home schooling is not the problem; the vile state of education in Hawaii is the culprit, and a big issue here is how schools are funded.

Why Hawaii Schools are No Paradise for Teachers

The article goes on to state:

"Because the DOE’s budget comes out of the state’s general fund, public schools are chronically underfunded, which leads to low teacher salaries, high turnover, and poor student outcomes, Rosenlee says. (Of course, disparities in property values also have contributed to vastly unequal funding for the nation’s public schools.) According to WalletHub, which adjusts for cost of living, Hawaii pays its teachers the least of any state.

This is partly why Hawaii has so much trouble finding teachers. According to the most recent data, only 52 percent of the state’s public school teachers are still teaching after five years. “The amount of teachers that are leaving our system is dramatically increasing, [while] the amount of teachers that are going into the profession in Hawaii is dramatically decreasing,” Rosenlee says. “[Some students] will go years without having a licensed teacher in the classroom.”

By the time kids graduate from most public schools, they barely know how to read or write English.

Feb 13 11:56

The 1897 Petition Against the Annexation of Hawaii

When the Hawaiian islands were formally annexed by the United States in 1898, the event marked end of a lengthy internal struggle between native Hawaiians and white American businessmen for control of the Hawaiian government. In 1893 the last monarch of Hawaii, Queen Lili'uokalani, was overthrown by party of businessmen, who then imposed a provisional government. Soon after, President Benjamin Harrison submitted a treaty to annex the Hawaiian islands to the U.S. Senate for ratification. In 1897, the treaty effort was blocked when the newly-formed Hawaiian Patriotic League, composed of native Hawaiians, successfully petitioned the U.S. Congress in opposition of the treaty. The League's lobbying efforts left only 46 Senators in favor of the resolution, less than the 2/3 majority needed for approval of a treaty. The League's victory was shortlived, however as unfolding world events soon forced the annexation issue to the fore again. With the explosion of the U.S.S.

Feb 13 11:05

FLASHBACK - Hawaiian Kingdom Complaint filed with U.N. Security Council against the United States regarding American occupation of the Hawaiian Islands

Thursday afternoon, July 5, the Agent for the Hawaiian Kingdom, H.E. David Keanu Sai, Acting Minister of Interior, filed with the Security Council at United Nations headquarters in New York a Complaint against the United States of America concerning the prolonged occupation of the Hawaiian Islands since the Spanish American War of 1898.

The Complaint was filed with the Security Council in accordance with Article 35(2) of the United Nations Charter, which provides, "a State which is not a Member of the United Nations may bring to the attention of the Security Council or of the General Assembly any dispute to which it is a party if it accepts in advance, for the purpose of the dispute, the obligations of pacific settlement provided in the present Charter."

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Feb 12 10:05

Hawaii Has A Major S*** Hole Problem

Hawaii is struggling to find more sanitary ways to dispose of human waste after years of putting sewage into open holes in the ground.

The state’s five islands have more than 88,000 “cesspools,” Hawaii’s Department of Health determined in a recent report. The cesspools put 53 million gallons of sewage into ground and surface water.

The 2017 legislative session passed a law requiring all cesspools to be replaced with better sewer systems by 2050, but that might not be fast enough.

“We found that sewage is leaking into the ocean, and we swim in it,” Peter Hackstedde, president of Puako Community Association on the main island, told The Wall Street Journal.

Feb 12 09:31

I cannot believe it happened again...

Our car was stolen AGAIN last night!

I am pissed!

Feb 07 13:27

‘Duck and Cover’ Nuclear Attack Warning Drills Exacerbate Fears of North Korea War

Are you ready for nuclear attack warning sirens in your community? I live in the State of Hawaii, which decided in December 2107 to begin monthly nuclear attack warning siren drills, similar to the monthly tsunami warning sirens that are tested each month.

You know what happened – an employee of the State of Hawaii Emergency Management Department pushed the wrong button, setting off the siren, and no one alerted the public for nearly 49 minutes that it was a drill. Cell phone alerts to everyone in the 808 area code flashed “Nuclear attack warning-take cover,” with residents and tourists alike going into crisis mode.

Feb 06 11:12

How can I trade cryptocurrencies in Hawaii, a state where I can't get a wallet because of government regulations?

I’m going to break your question down into two questions:

How do I get a cryptocurrency wallet if I live in Hawaii?
How do I get fiat currency (in this case, US dollars) into and out of cryptocurrencies?

Feb 01 11:44

'Last Hawaiian princess' battles for control of her millions

In July, her longtime attorney James Wright filed an emergency petition seeking to be named successor trustee to all of her trust assets, saying in court documents that Kawananakoa is "impaired as a result of an acute stroke."

Two days later, a judge granted the request.

In August, attorney Michael Lilly wrote a letter to the judge saying he now represents Kawananakoa and he strongly contests any contention she is incompetent.

Lawyers for the heiress dispute she had a stroke, saying in court papers it was a transient ischemic attack, which has similar symptoms but caused no permanent damage.

Wright's court filings also raise allegations that Veronica Gail Worth, Kawananakoa's 64-year-old wife, physically abused her.

Jan 31 13:39

US missile defense test fails in Hawaii – officials

A US missile defence test carried out in Hawaii was unsuccessful, according to officials.

A SM-3 Block IIA missile was launched from an Aegis Ashore test site in Hawaii, but failed to shoot down an incoming dummy missile launched from an aircraft, an official told Reuters. CNN also reported on the failure, ?iting several administration officials.

The missile is developed by the Raytheon Co and is used to target intermediate range missiles. It’s being worked on jointly with Japan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a comforting thought!

Jan 30 08:37

Volcanic Unrest at Mauna Loa, Earth’s Largest Active Volcano

Mauna Loa is showing persistent signs of volcanic unrest. Since 2014, increased seismicity and deformation indicate that Mauna Loa, the volcano that dominates more than half of the island of Hawai?i, may be building toward its first eruption since 1984.

Thousands of residents and key infrastructure are potentially at risk from lava flows, so a critical question is whether the volcano will follow patterns of previous eruptions or return to its now historically unprecedented 33-year slumber.

Mauna Loa has erupted 33 times since 1843, an average of one eruption every 5 years [Trusdell, 2012]. Typical of shield-building Hawaiian volcanoes, Mauna Loa hosts a summit caldera and two rift zones, the Northeast Rift Zone (NERZ) and the Southwest Rift Zone (SWRZ; Figure 1, inset).

Jan 24 12:13

Password Pressure

Hawaii Governor David Ige recently revealed that neglecting to remember his Twitter handle and password delayed his tweet correcting the accidental January 13 ballistic missile alert by 17 minutes.

Jan 23 08:28

Some like it hot! Drone footage offers an epic birds-eye view of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano lava flow with HIKERS walking alongside

Amazing footage of lava flowing from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano was captured on a drone in the past week.

The video shows people hiking within throwing distance of the stream where the active lava flows.

However, reports show that due to the ongoing eruption of Kilauea Volcano both at the summit and from the Pu‘u ‘O‘o vent, areas of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park have been closed off for visitor safety.

Jan 23 05:22

Hawaii missile alert standdown delayed by forgotten log-in

Forgotten Twitter log-in details have been blamed for delaying a public correction to Hawaii's missile alert earlier this month.

Governor David Ige was told two minutes after a text message was issued by the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) that the threat warning was a false alarm.

But his office did not share the information via social media until about 17 minutes later.

On Monday, Mr Ige acknowledged he had failed to recall his social media ID.

"I have to confess that I don't know my Twitter account log-ons and the passwords, so certainly that's one of the changes that I've made," he said after his State of the State address, according to local newspaper the Honolulu Star Advertiser.

Jan 22 12:29

It's snowing again on Big Island summits!

It’s a winter wonderland once again on Big Island summits.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Monday.

Forecasters say there will be occasional snow showers and icy road conditions throughout the day.

Total snowfall accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected.

At around 7 p.m. Sunday, officials said the road to the summit of Mauna Kea was closed to the public.

Jan 22 07:22

Hanabusa Blocks Missile Defense for Hawaii

The Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense system, considered the most advanced in the world, is a working prototype of the facility operationalized in Romania and the one to be deployed to Poland next year. Its activation offers an immediate, low-cost defense against North Korean missiles given its infrastructure is already in place.

But Hanabusa said operationalizing Aegis Ashore on Kauai would interfere with PMRF's missile testing and compromise the military's relationship with the local community. The base serves as a major employer on the island.

Harris, however, told Congress the activation of Aegis Ashore would have no impact on the site's missile testing mission.

Jan 22 07:21

Not an ‘oops’ button: Missile alert took many clicks, long scroll state never mentioned

First officials said one click sent the doomsday message. Then it was two clicks, with the second click to confirm.

But Always Investigating has learned it was far more complex than that, and the crisis could have been averted at many screen views along that process….

Jan 22 07:19

FEMA: Ige, Miyagi Wrong About 38 Minute Delay

Why did Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA) officials take 38 minutes to send out a retraction of Saturday’s missile attack false alarm message?

Governor Ige and HIEMA administrator Vern Miyagi say they had to obtain permission from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

In response to an inquiry from Hawai’i Free Press, FEMA says that’s not true. States are authorized to cancel or retract warning messages on their own.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I thought this false alarm would quickly fade away. It hasn't. People are still talking about it, and they are very angry.

Jan 20 09:02

What If the Hawaii Missile Attack Had Been Real? Here’s What It Would Have Looked Like

Last weekend, residents of Hawaii were terrified when they were abruptly awakened by a message on their phones and televisions warning them that a missile was inbound and that they should seek shelter immediately. For 38 long minutes, residents were certain that they were about to die. Few were prepared.

Experts delved into what the damage would have really looked like if a missile struck Honolulu, the most likely target in Hawaii.

Jan 19 10:27

The United States of Hypocrisy vs. The Lawful Hawaiian Government (Full Version) - Ken O'Keefe

Jan 18 13:02

Hawaii man suffers massive heart attack after false missile alert

A man suffered a massive heart attack minutes after the false missile alert in Hawaii.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday that Sean Shields, 51, started violently throwing up while at the beach on Oahu.

The newspaper says he then called his 10-year-old daughter and adult son to say goodbye. Then he drove himself and with his girlfriend to a health center where she says he collapsed in the waiting room.

Jan 17 08:14

A password for the Hawaii emergency agency was hiding in a public photo, written on a Post-it note

On Saturday, people in Hawaii were awakened by a terrifying false alert about an inbound missile. Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency has said a worker clicked the wrong item in a drop-down menu and sent it, and that its system was not hacked.

"It was a mistake made during a standard procedure at the changeover of a shift, and an employee pushed the wrong button," Gov. David Ige said.

But an Associated Press photo from July that recently resurfaced on Twitter has raised questions about the agency's cybersecurity practices.

In it, the agency's operations officer poses in front of a battery of screens. Attached to one is a password written on a Post-it note.

Jan 16 12:15

FEMA: Ige, Miyagi Wrong About 38 Minute Delay

Why did Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA) officials take 38 minutes to send out a retraction of Saturday’s missile attack false alarm message?

Governor Ige and HIEMA administrator Vern Miyagi say they had to obtain permission from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

In response to an inquiry from Hawai’i Free Press, FEMA says that’s not true. States are authorized to cancel or retract warning messages on their own.

Jan 16 07:43

Watch A Sitting Congresswoman Shred The MSM Narrative In Under A Minute

Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard appeared on multiple Sunday news shows a day after her state's false ICBM emergency alert sent the islands into a tense 40 minutes of panic before it was revealed to be a message sent in error, where she slammed the mainstream media's reporting on the North Korean nuclear threat, saying, "We've got to understand that North Korea is holding onto these nuclear weapons because they think it is their only protection from the United States coming in and doing to them what the United States has done to so many countries throughout history."

She further called for Trump to hold direct talks with Kim Jong Un in order to prevent the real thing from ever happening.

Jan 15 13:30

Agency that sent false missile alert in Hawaii gets death threats

Hawaiians are so mad over the bogus missile alert sent to their phones over the weekend that they’re calling in death threats to the agency responsible, according to a new report.

The threats came in through the agency’s public phone line, a spokesperson for Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency told Hawaii News Now.

“We understand that members of our community are angry about Saturday’s false alarm, and we are looking at these messages as individuals blowing off steam,” the spokesperson said in a statement issued to the outlet. “While we take any threat against our personnel seriously, we are doing our best not to escalate the situation.”

Jan 15 13:29

Worker who sent out Hawaii missile alert is reassigned

The Hawaii public employee who plunged the state into chaos by accidentally sending out an incoming-missile emergency alert Saturday has been reassigned, according to reports.

The unnamed emergency department worker will not be fired because he made an honest mistake, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard Rapoza told the Washington Post.

Jan 15 09:12

Three life-changing lessons to learn from Hawaii’s false ballistic missile warning (that sent unprepared citizens into a total panic)

The aftermath of the false alert was “crazy,” she told NBC Bay Area, and prompted people to run around on the streets “crying and screaming,” wondering what to do. Andy Thammavongsa, who tweeted a screenshot of his phone that showed the time between each alert, lives in Ewa Beach and told NBC in a Twitter message, “Everyone was panicking, the whole island was awake and alert.”

Note to self: Don’t ever get caught in Hawaii during a nuclear attack. There’s no escape and the citizens panic. Oh, but on the not-so-bright side, some Hawaiians did start stuffing their children into storm drains.

Three crucial lessons in all this
There are three crucial lessons you need to learn from this false alarm episode:

Jan 15 09:05

Hawaiian fake nukes alert caused by fat-fingered fumble of garbage GUI

Hawaii's State government has explained, in a timeline [PDF] that the message was sent as part of a “routine internal test” at 8.05 AM on Saturday, January 13th. That test message went through the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) 8.07 am.

As the timeline shows, officials realised immediately that the message was a mistake – but did not post notifications the message was wrong until 8:20 AM, when the news hit Facebook and Twitter.

The Washington Post alleged (syndicated to the Chicago Tribune) that the alert was sent thanks to a poor user interface.

The Post reports that the messaging system offers a drop-down menu two options: "'Test missile alert' and 'Missile alert'." Whoever sent the message chose the latter instead of the former, with now-well-known results.

Jan 15 08:59

Report: 48% of Hawaii Households Can't Afford basics

ALICE families – an acronym for Asset Limited, Income, Constrained, Employed – have income above the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), but not high enough to afford a basic household budget that includes housing, child care, food, transportation and health care. ALICE households live in every community in Hawai‘i – urban, suburban and rural – and they include women and men, young and old, all races and ethnicities.

In Hawai‘i, there are 165,013 ALICE households (37% of total households), while another 47,066 households (11% of total households) live below the poverty level. In total, 48 percent of Hawai‘i households are ALICE and below.

ALICE includes our child care providers, retail salespersons, waitstaff, cashiers, administrative assistants, janitors, housekeepers, landscapers, teaching assistants, mechanics, restaurant cooks and more.

Jan 15 08:59

Study: Hawaii Most Expensive Electric Car Ownership in USA

This study was designed to examine the variation across the individual U.S. states in the relative fuel cost of driving battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and gasoline vehicles. Also of interest was the state-by-state variation in the fuel economy that gasoline vehicles would have to exceed to make driving them less expensive than driving BEVs.

Jan 15 08:53

What it was Like Thinking a Ballistic Missile was Speeding Toward Us in Hawaii

As we tried to decompress and discuss what had happened, we agreed it wasn’t so much a matter of being angry at whoever had accidentally sent the alert (though obviously that was a bad mistake), but more the existence of circumstances in which getting nuked is actually a thing that can realistically happen any time.

Jan 14 18:01

Hawaii told to fix its alert system after false missile alarm

The US state of Hawaii has been told it did not have "reasonable" safeguards in place to prevent the false missile alert that caused panic on Saturday.

Ajit Pai, chairman of America's media regulator, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), said the error was "absolutely unacceptable".

The 38-minute delay in issuing the correction made it worse, he added.

He called for officials at all levels throughout the US to work together to rectify any vulnerabilities.

Jan 14 09:27

Why (And How) EVERYONE Should Make a Survival Shelter Plan

The false alarm in Hawaii yesterday should be an enormous wake-up call. It should inspire everyone, everywhere to make a survival shelter plan.

This article includes a printable checklist and resources to help you create a plan, no matter where you live.

Jan 14 09:17

Hawaii's 38-minutes of terror: How islanders were gripped by panic as phones and TV stations broadcast a false missile warning telling them to urgently seek shelter

Over the next 38 minutes, while bungling officials sought to correct the mistake, families huddled in bathtubs and garages crying and praying while waiting for the missile to hit.

Some placed their children in storm drains while others desperately messaged their loved ones to say their final goodbyes.

Jan 14 09:06

False Ballistic Missile Alarm in Hawaii Caused by Employee Mistake

Earlier on Saturday, an emergency alert saying "Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill," was sent to the cellphones of the state’s residents. ?

The US Pacific Command announced later that it had "detected no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii," calling the text message warning an error. White House responded to the news by saying that US President Donald Trump has been briefed on the situation, calling it an "emergency management exercise."

Hawaii's Governor David Ige apologized on Sunday for the false alert in a Twitter message. He also called for peace and de-escalation of the tensions around North Korea

Jan 14 08:52

'He feels really bad': Civil Defense employee who sparked terror in Hawaii by accidentally triggering ballistic MISSILE warning will be 'retrained' say officials after thousands fled to bomb shelters

The false alarm was caused by a Hawaii Emergency Management Agency employee who 'pushed the wrong buttons' during an internal drill timed to coincide with a shift handover at 8.07am. The all-clear phone alert was not sent until 38 minutes later.

Incredibly, officials said the employee who made the mistake wasn't aware of it until mobile phones in the command center began displaying the alert.

'This guy feels bad, right. He's not doing this on purpose - it was a mistake on his part and he feels terrible about it,' said EMA Administrator Vern Miyagi in a press conference Saturday afternoon.

Miyagi, a retired Army major general, said the employee had been with the agency for 'a while' and that he would be 'counseled and drilled so this never happens again' - but stopped short of saying whether there would be disciplinary measures.

Jan 14 08:49

Hawaii alert latest: Islanders tell of frantic attempts to contact loved ones as they believed ballistic missile strike was imminent

Residents of Hawaii - informed for 38 minutes that they were under attack from a ballistic missile - were forced to make desperate decisions about how to spend what people believed might be their last moments alive.

As relief turned to fury after it was confirmed the warning sent to people’s mobiles phones by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency was an error, stories emerged of people trying to contact their loved ones, rushing to take shelter or trying to protect their children. People said they could not understand why it had taken so long to correct the mistake.

Jan 14 08:29

Ken O'Keefe Commentary - Hawaii False Nuclear Attack & the Hawaiian Nation

Jan 14 08:01

Hawaii ballistic missile false alarm results in panic

Trask’s home, like many on the islands, is constructed with single-ply walls and has no basement. When the alert came, Trask said, she piled her mother, 15-year-old son, two-year-old daughter and partner into the car, swung by her other son’s workplace to pick him up, and then sped to her office at the botanical gardens: a building with concrete walls that is used as a hurricane shelter.

“It was definitely kind of a panic zone,” she said. “Everyone knows you have about 15 minutes until detonation, and no one knows where it will land.”

Family members on the other side of the island were too far away to get to the gardens within that short timespan.

“They called us and they were crying because they realized they wouldn’t have made it to us,” Trask said.

Jan 13 15:56

FALSE ALARM: Missile Warning Panics Hawaii...and It Was a Mistake!

Residents of Hawaii received an urgent message to their phones to seek immediate shelter due to an inbound missile. The warning stated:

BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

But Hawaii Civil Beat reports that Hawaii Emergency Management has deemed the alert a "mistake."

Jan 13 12:05

Hawaii sends out missile alert by mistake

People across the US state of Hawaii received a text on Saturday morning, warning of an impending missile strike.

It was declared a false alarm shortly afterwards, but not before panic started to spread.

"Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill," read the message, all in capital letters.

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency later confirmed there was no threat.

In an online statement, Honolulu Police Department said: "State Warning Point has issued a Missile Alert in ERROR! There is NO threat to the State of Hawaii!"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I will admit it; when the sirens went off, I thought I wasn't going to have to worry about getting a newer car any more! :)

Jan 08 08:18

Tulsi Gabbard Hires Russian Agent to Keep Hawaii Media in Check

Russia has lots of experience in media censorship. So perhaps it is logical that Rep Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI-2) hires an agent of the Russian government as a ‘consultant’ to keep Hawaii media under control.

But Gabbard’s consultant, Chris Cooper of the Potomac Square Group, is no ordinary Russian agent. Cooper is allegedly one of seven identified as being at the center of illegal Russian lobbying efforts reaching into the Trump campaign and Congress.

Dec 22 07:58

Mele Kalikimaka — it’s snowing in Hawaii!

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say in the land where palm trees sway — except on the Big Island this week, where it’s not so much palm trees but snow that’s drawing attention.

There’s a winter storm warning up for the two summits on the island of Hawai’i, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. Heavy snow was falling Thursday morning with an additional 2 to 5 inches expected through Thursday evening. The National Weather Service warned to “expect damage to trees and power lines as well.”

Dec 17 10:13

Jerusalem in My Heart – Israel Shamir

The Palestinians do know and do remember, how they were thrown out of their homes, and how the Jews moved in.

Trump is not different from his predecessors. All American Presidents declared Jerusalem – the eternal united and indivisible capital of the Jewish state. Obama did it, and so did Bush. True, they said it while running for the office, and they avoided repeating the mantra while in the White House, but they never repudiated it, either.

Ninety out of a hundred US Senators approved of Trump’s statement. Ten abstained, probably being unable to support Trump for any reason at all. Still, it was a most-approved step of the President.

Dec 11 08:50

Kamehameha School Child Molester Case – Hidden Payoff to Judge Exposed

…For more than three years, Circuit Judge Virginia Crandall has presided over the lawsuits against Kamehameha Schools and St. Francis Hospital by former students who accuse a psychiatrist of sexual abuse decades ago.

But she didn’t publicly disclose that in the 1990s and the early 2000s, her husband, David Schulmeister, and his law firm, Cades Schutte, represented the Kamehameha Schools, billing as much as $1 million a year…..

Schulmeister and Cades Schutte have represented Kamehameha Schools on a broad range of issues….

Attorney Robert Richards, the special master appointed by state Probate Judge Kevin Chang in 2000, explained the firm's role at the Kamehameha Schools in this way: “(This) firm had an extensive history of legal work for the Trust … it became involved in almost everything, submitted bills on almost everything,” Richards wrote.

Dec 09 13:22

Jerusalem’s fate – Grant F Smith

Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem signals Washington now deems this to be Israel’s capital.

How this is in America’s interest is difficult to fathom.

The law of unintended consequences is surely in play.

Dec 07 07:22

The Bones of Station H

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Nov 30 12:27

Fears of nuclear Trumpocalypse prompt Hawaii to reinstate Cold War-era attack sirens

Hawaii’s decommissioned nuclear attack sirens will get another chance to warn Americans of impending atomic doom. After collecting dust for three decades, the warning system has been reinstated amid growing fears of war with North Korea.

The state’s emergency management officials announced that the vintage air-raid sirens will be tested for the first time in nearly 30 years on Friday. The drill will last for 60 seconds and the system’s signature wail will be heard in more than 400 locations across the central Pacific islands.

The public is asked to “get inside, stay inside and stay tuned” if they should hear the sirens.

Nov 16 00:20

Dr Marcus Papadopoulos Rocks

Dr Marcus Papadopoulos discussing whether RT is a foreign agent.
According to the US Department of Justice, RT – this channel – is an agent of a foreign, even hostile, power. All the while, the DOJ refuses to explain why this is the case or even cite what laws we may have broken. But something else is in play: critics warn RT is a test case for a wider campaign of media suppression.

CrossTalking with Lee Stranahan, Rocky Anderson and Marcus Papadopoulos.

Nov 13 12:21

Abandonment Plan Set as Hawaii Windfarms Begin to Rust Out

Hawaii’s most recent wind energy project went online in 2012, adding to the number of such facilities nationwide, and a new study shows that operations and maintenance costs for these aging facilities will grow into a lucrative business in North America over the coming years.

(Translation: Maintenance costs will soar, leading to abandonment—just like last time.)

Nov 13 12:20

Island Air: Did the Airports Division bamboozle Fitch Ratings?

This is where it gets interesting.

With repossessors seizing its airplanes, Island Air filed for bankruptcy protection October 16, 2017. Ten days later, Fitch’s upgrade stated, “The Airports Division expects near-term traffic results will be better than projected due to Island Air expanding interisland traffic, more than doubling capacity over last year….” Island Air cancelled all flights and shut down operations on November 10, 2017.

Perhaps Fitch’s research was conducted before Island Air’s crisis was known?

No.

The Airports Division had to have known about financial difficulties at Island Air for several months now. KHON November 10, 2017 reports, “Island Air’s financials reveal mounting bills with state as largest unsecured creditor:”

Nov 13 08:10

Hawaii's Island Air shuts down and cancels all of its flights after 37 years of service

Hawaii's second-largest airline, Island Air, shut down Friday after exhausting all options to keep flying.

Island Air, which has about 400 employees, made the announcement Thursday.

The company filed for bankruptcy protection on October 16 after its aircraft lessor attempted to repossess the company's three remaining Q400 aircraft for nonpayment.

Nov 13 07:18

New Study: US state hit with up to 200 times more Fukushima fallout than expected — Over a Trillion becquerels of nuclear waste fell on Hawaii — Scientists: “Plume may have taken an alternative path… Greater than anticipated”

Fukushima-derived radiocesium fallout in Hawaiian soils… This study estimated the magnitude of cesium deposition in soil, collected in 2015-2016, resulting from atmospheric fallout… Detectable, Fukushima-derived 134Cs inventories ranged from 30 to 630 Bq m-2 and 137Cs inventories ranged from 20 to 2200 Bq m-2… This research confirmed and quantified the presence of Fukushima-derived fallout in the state of Hawai’i in amounts higher than predicted by models and observed in the United States mainland…
The Hawaiian Islands were expected to get minimal, below 10 Bq m-2 or lower, of Fukushima-derived fallout…
Fukushima-derived soil radiocesium concentrations, were greater than anticipated based on model-predicted Pacific atmospheric dispersion rates…

Nov 10 11:13

As North Korean threat grows, Hawaii prepares for nuclear attack

or decades, the wail of the nuclear bomb warning siren was ubiquitous in U.S. cities. Public service commercials drilled the “duck and cover” mantra into the minds of Americans, and the possibility of a Soviet attack was always around the corner.

But after the Cold War, most places abandoned their sirens. Fears of terrorism grew more urgent and, for many younger Americans, being on notice for nuclear war became a relic of the past.

That’s no longer the case in Hawaii.

Amid increasing North Korean threats against the U.S., Hawaii has launched the most aggressive effort in the country to prepare for attack. TV commercials warn the state’s 1.4 million residents to “get inside, stay inside” if a bomb drops. State officials are holding online forums and flying between islands for town halls to field questions from residents.

On Dec. 1, the nuclear attack warning siren will be heard in the state for the first time in more than three decades.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kim Jung Un is many things; stupid ... is not one of them.

He understands, perfectly well, that a first strike bombing of an American state, or asset, would result in his country getting bombed into molten glass by a US led coalition.

What is perhaps a more likely scenario is one of the Hawaiian islands being "sacrificed" in a false flag attack; it would not be the first time that this has happened. Think about the "incident" which drew the US into the Second World War.

Oahu surprised: FDR wasn't

Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor is a book by Robert Stinnett alleging that the Roosevelt administration deliberately provoked and allowed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in order to bring the United States into World War II. Stinnett argues that documentary evidence shows that the attacking fleet was detected through radio and intelligence intercepts and that the information was deliberately withheld from Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, the commander of the base.

THE HISTORY OF PEARL HARBOR:THE BONES OF "STATION H"

Nov 09 10:05

Attack warning siren tests will begin next month

The North Korean nuclear threat will soon enter Hawaii living rooms a little more forcefully as the state adds an “attack warning” wavering-tone siren to its monthly “attention alert” tests for hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes.

At 11:45 a.m. Dec. 1, during regular siren tests on the first business day of each month, 50 seconds of the steady-tone alert will be followed by a pause and then 50 seconds of the attack warning tone, said Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Executive Officer Toby Clairmont.

Nov 08 11:18

Fukushima radiation found in Hawaii fish — Almost half contain fallout from Japan nuclear disaster

Thirteen commonly consumed types of fish caught in the North Pacific and locally available in Hawaii were analyzed using gamma spectroscopy to measure Fukushima-derived and historic 134 Cs and 137 Cs isotopes. All fish samples had detectable 137 Cs above 95% Confidence Intervals. Three out of the thirteen samples had 134 Cs, an isotope indicative of Fukushima releases, detected above 95% Confidence Intervals. The highest 134 Cs and 137 Cs concentration in the examined species was in ahi tuna carrying 0.10±0.04 Bq/kg and 0.62±0.05 Bq/kg, respectively. Other samples with 134 Cs activities found above their 2-sigma uncertainty were albacore tuna and swordfish…

[W]hile the plume has not necessarily reached the Hawaiian Islands, it did travel within established fishing grounds across major migratory paths northeast of the islands…

Nov 08 11:10

Pension Panic In Paradise: Maui Residents Outraged Over 52% Spike In Pension Contributions

Earlier this year, Maui County residents in the island state of Hawaii were somewhat less than ecstatic to learn that their property taxes were going to increase by approximately $29.7 million for fiscal 2018. According to County Council member statements at the time, the additional funding was needed to help provide better public services for Maui residents.

That said, fast forward just a few months and it looks like a substantial portion of those tax increases won't go to provide better public services for Maui residents at all but rather will be plowed into the state's massively underwater pension fund. As The Maui News points out today, Maui's contributions to the state Employees’ Retirement System will surge 52% over just the next couple of years...and that's if everything goes to plan.

Nov 07 09:08

Nani Na Pua... Eo E Liliu A tribute concert & benefit event for ?Hawaii's last Queen Liliuokalani.Friday November 10, 2017

A special Tribute in honor of Hawaii's Last Queen, Liliuokalani.

A delightful evening featuring music written by and for our HRM Queen Lili'uokalani. Excerpts from our newly commissioned opera "Nani na Pua" by Native Hawaiian composer Herb Mahelona, will also be presented. The opera is based on her life as a young child at the Royal School as reflections from the "Queen of Hawai'i". The performance will feature the talented members of the current Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus, its talented alumni and special guests.

Our concert will be held on the historic grounds of Kawaiaha'o Church where the Queen herself was raised in her faith, and was a faithful and active member of the church as the church choir director and organist.

Nov 03 08:28

Explosive Brazile Confession: Trump and Bernie Were Right, DNC Rigged Nomination For Hillary From the Start

Fire up the microwave and pop some popcorn; things are about to get really ugly inside the Democratic Party.

Throughout the primary election cycle last year, Bernie Sanders and his supporters angrily alleged that the DNC — supposedly a neutral arbiter — was actually in the tank for Hillary Clinton. This was denied up and down, with a top Hillary spokesman even wielding Bernie’s questions about party favoritism as an attack against him.

Oct 26 13:50

Clinton Team and Democrats ‘Bankrolled’ Trump Dirty Dossier

The real Russia scandal? Clinton campaign paid for the fake Russia dossier, then lied about it & covered it up.

US President Donald Trump has seized on reports that Hillary Clinton’s team bankrolled a sleazy dossier of allegations linking him to Russia.

Unfounded claims that Mr Trump had been filmed with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel surfaced in the closing stretch of last year’s White House race.

Oct 24 17:27

Laura Ingraham Reacts to George W. Bush Speech

The Globalist Cabal Uniting Yesterday to slam the Trump Administration to encourage everyone to be more globally fine tuned as a country...

Oct 24 10:58

Grassroot Institute of Hawaii FOIA request raises more questions about rail misrepresentations

President Keli'i Akina says FTA response reinforces need for forensic audit

Oct 22 08:49

Former Hawaii police chief, wife indicted in corruption probe

What started as a curious case about a stolen mailbox has led to arrests of current and former officers accused of falsifying documents and altering evidence

Oct 11 11:08

Trump Summons Generals To War Room After Hawaii Students Get "In The Event Of A Nuclear Attack" Email

Here is what not to do when addressing your student population at a time when tensions with a nuclear-armed adversary are running at fever pitch: send an email to the student population with the subject title "in the event of a nuclear attack." Unfortunately for hundreds of students at the Aloha State school, that is precisely what they got in the inboxes on Monday, and as the NY Daily News notes, the message sent Cold War-style shivers down the spines of those not accustomed to the "duck and cover" drills of the 1950s, which in this day and age of pervasive snowflakyness, would be pretty much everyone.

"In light of concerns about North Korea missile tests, state and federal agencies are providing information about nuclear threats and what to do in the unlikely event of a nuclear attack and radiation emergency," says the email obtained by Hawaii News Now.

Oct 10 17:29

University of Hawaii sends email to students and staff with the subject line: 'In the event of a nuclear attack'

Students at the University of Hawaii received an ominous email on Monday, titled 'In the event of a nuclear attack'.

The email gave students at the school, which has its main campus in Manoa on the big island, details about what to do if there was a nuclear strike on the island.

'In light of concerns about North Korea missile tests, state and federal agencies are providing information about nuclear threats and what to do in the unlikely event of a nuclear attack and radiation emergency,' the UH email said.

Manoa and UH's main campus are here on Oahu.

Sep 30 07:22

Fact Check: Did Navy oust black sailor who didn’t salute the flag?

Her protest followed that of quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who repeatedly knelt during the national anthem to call attention to what he saw as discrimination against people of color.

Other athletes followed suit.

Ervin was called in for a meeting the next morning with superior officers and read her rights, The Washington Post reported. She said the only thing she told the officers was that she was a special security officer.

The next day, Ervin was told that her security clearance was being taken away, the Post said. She said she was sent to the Executive Transportation Office — a VIP parking center for the base — and told to wash and wax cars, pull weeds, clean the locker room and perform other menial tasks.

Ervin left the base as scheduled on Friday, Sept. 23; at home, she found an email from her supervisor at Leidos, telling her not to show up for work on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This story errs in saying that Ervin was following quarterback Colin Kaepernick's protest as the incident actually happened in September of 2016; a year ago. But many outlets are reporting this as if it just happened and linking it to the NFL protests.

Sep 29 09:38

Controversial plans for $1.4bn giant alien hunting telescope on land sacred to Native Hawaiians gets go ahead

A long-running effort to build one of the world's largest telescopes on a mountain sacred to Native Hawaiians is moving forward after a key approval, reopening divisions over a project that promises revolutionary views into the heavens but has drawn impassioned protests over the impact to a spiritual place.

Hawaii's land board granted a construction permit for the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope atop the state's tallest mountain, called Mauna Kea, but opponents likely would appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court.

Protesters willing to be arrested were successful in blocking construction in the past.

Sep 21 14:30

Listening to the Donald at the UN – The Saker

No matter how bad things look now, Hillary President would have been infinitely worse!

In conclusion, what I take away from Trump's UN speech is a sense of relief for the rest of the planet and a sense of real worry for the US. Ever since the Neocons overthrew Trump and made him what is colloquially referred to as their “bitch” the US foreign policy has come to a virtual standstill.

Sure, the Americans talk a lot, but at least they are doing nothing. That paralysis, which is a direct consequence of the internal infighting, is a blessing for the rest of the planet

Sep 16 09:15

Hawaii Becomes First U.S. State To Go Cashless For Marijuana Sales

By Aaron Kesel

Hawaiian state officials announced Tuesday that Hawaii will be the first state to require the sale of marijuana to be cashless, paid with a special debit card payment system next month.

“Oct. 1 is our target date to try to go cashless as much as we can,” Iris Ikeda the state’s financial institutions commissioner, told reporters at a news conference.

While marijuana is legal for medical use in Hawaii, the feds still consider it a Schedule I drug. This status has brought problems for many banks and credit unions, which is the reason why cannabis dispensaries have been cash-only...

Sep 15 08:27

Nearly half of Hawaii could be affected by data breach

"Initially, when people would go to the website they might have been alerted their identity was not involved. Equifax has now found some of the people in that case were actually involved," said Hawaii's Better Business Bureau Director of Marketing Jason Kama.

Why is important to find out for sure at: "www.equifaxsecurity2017.com"?
Because the information exposed wasn't credit card numbers, instead it was all the information thieves need to get lines of credit under victim's names.

"This breach involves people's social security numbers, addresses , names all things people would use to apply for a credit card or perpetuate credit fraud," said Kama.

Experts recommend those affected put a freeze on their credit. It adds an additional hurdle to opening new credit or loans, but also makes it more difficult for thieves with your personal information to do the same.

Sep 06 08:58

Hawaii Considers A "Universal Basic Income" As Robots Seen Stealing Jobs, There's Just One Catch...

Forget social security, medicaid and WIC, today's progressives have moved well beyond discussing such entitlement relics of the past and nowadays dedicate their efforts to the concept of a "Universal Basic Income" for all...call it the New 'New Deal'. You know, because having to work for that "car in every garage and chicken in every pot" is just considered cruel and unusual punishment by today's standards.

Of course, it should come as little surprise that the progressive state of Hawaii, which depends on easily automatable jobs tied to the tourism industry, is among the first to pursue a Universal Basic Income for its residents. And while the idea of passing out free money to everyone seems like a genius plan, if we understand it correctly, as CBS points out, there is just one catch...figuring out who will pay for it.

Aug 18 10:09

Ali`i Nui M?`? Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 8-10-17… “King’s Request for Peace throughout the world”

This was posted on the Kingdom of Hawaii blog. This is a beautifully composed letter, and I feel it is significant that he has “tuned in” to the rest of the planet when he requests a daily meditation/prayer for peace at 11 AM each day. He writes:

“Therefore, let us unite in prayer and meditation that our hearts, thoughts and actions are in accord seeking unity and peace throughout these Hawaiian Islands, Guam, Japan, the West Coast of the United States and the world.

“As such, I humbly request that at 11:00 a.m., every morning for just a few minutes until this crisis is over, that everyone throughout Hawai’i and the world stop and pray for peace, calm and unity to Akua the Great Spirit.”

Aug 15 15:34

Honest Government Advert - Visit Hawai'i

Aug 15 15:29

Greetings and Aloha, The Kingdom of Hawaii

Welcome to the website of the Hawaiian Kingdom Government presently operating within the occupied State of the Hawaiian Islands. Since the Spanish-American War, 1898, our Nation has been under prolonged occupation by the United States of America. Our web pages tell you about the range of activities carried out by the Hawaiian Government in developing our relations with the community of Nations in regards to the occupation and the profound economic benefits that arise from its exposure. Click here to download the Strategic Plan of the acting Council of Regency and its Supplement Remedial Plan of Compliance to International Humanitarian Law.

Aug 15 15:28

Welcome to the Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands!

After having been suppressed and kept in the dark for over 100 years about the usurpation of our homelands by the U.S., We the People — the surviving remnants of the Hawaiian Kingdom — Ke Aupuni O Hawaii — began the process to regain control of our country and peacefully restore our country’s rightful standing in the world as a lawful, sovereign, independent, neutral nation.

It is an exciting time as we press forward asserting our laws, implementing strategies and gathering and empowering our people to stand our nation up for the world to see once again...

the Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands.

Aug 15 15:04

Hawaii is not legally a state!

It is easy to find the courage necessary to support a moral position if that position benefits oneself. True moral courage, however, is proven when one chooses to support that which is morally and ethically right even when such a position is to one's one detriment.

The people of the United States find themselves in such a position right now, forced to choose between a moral and ethical position that carries with it the potential for "inconvenience", or supporting the status quo and having to admit to themselves that they are not the champions of justice they imagine themselves to be. By the end of this article, you will know for yourself which one you are.

Most folks have heard that Hawaii is a state, one of the United States of America. Most people, including those who live in Hawaii, accept that statement as a fact.

Aug 10 10:25

CNN Gives Hawaii Advice on How to Survive on a Nuclear Attack

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I AM FULLY PREPARED!!!

Aug 02 12:20

Servco Pacific Inc. to break ground on Honolulu's first hydrogen fuel station

On Wednesday, Servco Pacific Inc. Chairman and CEO Mark Fukunaga and Hawaii Gov. David Ige will be among the officials scheduled to break ground on the company's hydrogen station, the first such station to be built on Oahu.

Located at 2850 Pukoloa St., Honolulu, the facility is expected to be completed by early 2018 and will electrolyze water to produce hydrogen on site. The target market for the station will be future owners of the hydrogen-fuel-cell powered Toyota Mirai. Servco first brought that alternative fuel vehicle to the Islands in 2016, making Hawaii the second state in the nation to receive them, and will begin limited sales of the vehicle when the hydrogen station has been built.

Jul 30 16:10

‘Smartphone zombies’ face bans of up to $99 for texting while crossing the street

Hawaii’s capital city Honolulu has banned pedestrians from looking at their phones while crossing the road in an effort to tackle deaths and injuries from “distracted walking.”

Jul 24 08:26

Honolulu Rail Reporting the Hard Facts

Jul 24 08:25

HART Boardmember: Our Credibility has Disappeared, Nobody Knows Who is Responsible

The credibility of rail transit on Oahu has virtually disappeared. No one, least of all the public, knows who is in charge. Nor does anyone believe anything with respect to costs, timetables, transit-oriented development (TOO) or projected financial plans. With multiple governing entities and their pronouncements, no one knows who is responsible for the existing dysfunction, let alone infrastructure policy.

I suggest the recent failure of the State Legislature to reach a conclusion on how to assist the City with funding for future construction and/or operation of rail transit is an opportunity to re-evaluate where we are financially and reconsider what is the most sensible way to move forward.

Jul 23 08:31

Fernanda no longer a tropical cyclone, but could still bring rain, high humidity to isles

After several days trudging from the Eastern Pacific toward the Hawaiian islands, Fernanda has fizzled out. But we could still feel what's left of the storm as it approaches the state.

Jul 21 11:02

New Hawaii campaign to help residents plan for North Korea attack

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency is kicking off an educational campaign aimed at helping residents and visitors figure out what to do if the state is the target of a nuclear missile attack from North Korea.

The agency said the threat to the islands from the rogue nation is "currently assessed to be low."

But officials added ongoing North Korean missile tests —and growing public concern — have prompted officials to work on preparedness and disaster management plans.

Vern Miyagi, administrator of the emergency management agency, stressed that the public shouldn't be alarmed by the planning.

Rather, he said, the public should see the preparation and education much like the work being done to prepare the public for hurricane and tsunami, which pose a greater risk to the state.

"We need to tell the public what the state is doing," Miyagi said. “We do not want to cause any undue stress for the public; however, we have a responsibility to plan for all hazards."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the State of Hawaii handles a potential missile attack as "well" as it has handled the absolute fluster-cluck of its light rail program, then citizens of the State of Hawaii are truly on their own.

Get educated as to how to prepare yourself for such an event as much as possible; this means long-term storage food and water; extra medications for yourselves and your pets. Have a bugout plan, if you are separated from the family, and understand, tactically, where it will be the safest for you to ride out the attack in relative comfort.

Understand what potassium iodate is, and how to find it before such an emergency may take place.

If you have kids in school, learn what the policy is regarding the school's releasing them before the actual end of class time.

Because you absolutely, completely cannot rely on the State of Hawaii to take care of you in any meaningful way; it is too dysfunctional to be even the least bit effective in the case of such an attack by North Korea (or, potentially China).

Jul 21 08:28

Homeless in Hawaii Documentary 2017

Jul 20 07:43

BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Rules On Latest Challenge Of Travel Ban!

Supreme Court tells Hawaii Judge Derrick Watson to go to hell and says Trump can enforce his Travel Ban! The Supreme Court has temporarily blocked lower court order that included grandparents as bona fide relatives exempt from travel ban.

Jun 27 16:34

Papahanaumokuakea Review Spurs Tension With Conservation Groups, Fisheries

I want to hear Mike say that on the show tomorrow!

HONOLULU (CN) – President Donald Trump’s targeting of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the northwest Hawaiian Islands for national review has revived a lopsided debate between Native Hawaiians, senators, scientists and conservation groups in favor of the monument’s designation, and an activist fishery council mainly concerned with “maximizing longline yields.”

Jun 22 14:34

Hawaii's largest homeless camp: rock bottom or a model refuge?

Tucked around a corner, a woman named Twinkle Borge greeted the schoolkids from her metal folding chair. A seven-year-old girl tugging a red wagon full of water jugs paused to give Borge a kiss on the cheek. Then all three walked into their home: the largest homeless encampment in Hawaii.

Remarkably, some 200 people live there, and six infants were born there over the past year alone. Even in the state with the highest homelessness rate in the US, it draws attention. Yet while residents acclaim it as a novel community that incorporates ancient Hawaiian principles, it is now at risk of being swept away.

“We know from what we’ve seen in the past, once an encampment goes above a certain size, it becomes unmanageable,” said Scott Morishige, the governor’s coordinator on homelessness.

Jun 20 18:52

You Think Hawaii is Expensive Now? Wait Until The Universal Basic Income

By Jeff Paul

I spent three years in Hawaii. It’s obscenely expensive to live there. Real estate, food, electricity, health care, and travel costs are significantly higher in Hawaii than on the mainland. And incomes aren’t rising fast enough to match rising cost of living. As a result, many natives rely on government aid to survive. This week, Hawaii passed a new measure to study the universal basic income (UBI) as an attempt to address this problem.

But will it make costs even higher?

The bill, House Concurrent Resolution 89, declares that all families are entitled to basic financial security and empowers a number of government offices to evaluate universal basic income options...

Jun 19 09:54

Around the world in THREE YEARS! Thousands gather to welcome home traditional Polynesian canoes in Hawaii after they sailed across the globe clocking up more than 60,000 nautical miles, visiting 150 ports and 23 countries

A canoe replica of a traditional Polynesian voyaging vessel has returned to Honoulu after completing a three-year journey around the world.

Thousands of spectators gathered around the island of Oahu, Hawaii to welcome the Hokulea boat back on Saturday after it and sister ship Hikianalia covered a over 60,000 nautical miles, more than 150 ports, and 23 countries and territories.

The crew used mostly sun and stars along with ocean waves and cloud movements to track where the ship was along the journey.

Jun 18 10:29

Hawaii may become first US state to adopt basic income

An unprecedented bill supporting the idea of universal basic income (UBI) has been introduced in the American state of Hawaii.

The bill, titled House Concurrent Resolution 89, was brought by Hawaii State Representative Chris Lee and was passed by both houses of the state legislature in a unanimous vote.

The resolution declares that all the islanders “deserve basic financial security.”

It also orders government offices to weigh the state's economy and find ways to ensure all families have basic financial security, including an evaluation of different forms of a full or partial universal basic income.

Jun 18 09:55

In moving ceremony, huge crowds welcome Hokulea home

In a moving and powerful ceremony, tens of thousands crowded into Magic Island on Saturday to welcome Hokulea home from her unprecedented, three-year voyage around the globe

Jun 16 11:53

Audit The Rail

Honolulu rail costs are skyrocketing. Regardless of where anyone stands on the project, we must agree that it is time to audit the rail. Sign the petition to audit the rail.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For Hawaii residents only.

Jun 15 09:37

City enforces expansion of sit-lie ban, moving scores of homeless out

After years of complaints, city crews dismantled two of the most volatile homeless camps on Oahu on Tuesday.

Jun 15 08:39

Carl Vinson Strike Group Arrives in Hawaii

Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled port visit, June 14.

Prior to the visit, the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group completed routine operations in the 7th Fleet Area of Operations, including Maritime Counter Special Operations Forces Exercise (MCSOFEX) with the Republic of Korea Navy and bilateral exercises with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

Following the port call, Carl Vinson will continue to transit east toward her homeport of Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California.

In Hawaii, Carl Vinson will host ship tours and upon departure, embark hundreds of 'Tigers'-family and friends of crewmembers who will ride the ship back to Naval Air Station North Island.

Jun 13 12:15

USS Carl Vinson scheduled to pull into Pearl Harbor

The San Diego-based aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is scheduled to pull into Pearl Harbor Wednesday after a five-month deployment during which it and the carrier USS Ronald Reagan conducted rare joint training in the Sea of Japan in a massive show of force aimed at North Korea.

Jun 12 12:23

New poll shows Assad-backing Tulsi Gabbard's popularity waning with Hawaii Democrats

Very interesting. A major reason—probably the major reason—that Hawaii Democrats have been reluctant to float any kind of primary challenge to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard so far is the fact that she's long been very popular. That may now be changing. According to a new poll for Honolulu Civil Beat conducted by Merriman River Group, Gabbard's statewide favorability rating dropped from 64-19 two years ago to 50-29 today. Gabbard fares better in her home district, but she's still taken a bit of a hit there, too, falling from 67-17 to 58-25.?

Jun 09 08:50

15 aftershocks follow 5.3-magnitude quake that rattled Big Island

The quake struck about 7 a.m. near the south flank of the Kilauea volcano, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The agency received 900 reports from residents saying they had felt the earthquake, some as far away as Oahu and Maui.

Residents reported a lot of shaking.

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