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UPDATE: Civil Beat reports that Blangiardi was involved in a 1980's bank fraud scheme. This is one of those things that speaks to a man's character, whether you like it or not. Are Oahu residents prepared to help Rick Blangiardi fulfill an...
We live in turbulent times. Even though COVID-19 dominates the headlines it doesn't mean that illegal activities have disappeared. Unfortunately, people need cash to finance their drug habits and who knows what else. When my next-door neighbor’s home was robbed recently, the concept...
With over forty organizations, including the City and County of Honolulu, the Salvation Army, the YWCA, HPD and Hawaii Fire Department, allegedly 'partnering' with this organization that suddenly sprang up out of nowhere to deliver free masks to everyone on Oahu - who are these people?
Hui Hānai announced today that it has published The Diaries of Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii, 1885-1900. Penned by the eighth and final monarch of Hawai‘i, edited and extensively annotated by historian David Forbes, and in collaboration with Barbara Pope Book Design, the book is the definitive volume on the private writings...
Our friend UH Law Professor Ken Lawson frequently opines on what he calls "the Knucklehead Gang," referring to Gov. David Ige, Mayor Kurt Caldwell, Ige's Chief of Staff Linda Chu Takayama, President and CEO of the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association Muffi Hanneman and their colleagues.
Some of us were laid off in the first weeks of the pandemic crisis because our sector was effected that quickly. Eventually, with the stay-at-home orders, it has effected nearly all of us. And the federal government has an unemployment package that should be helping Hawaii's residents...
Dr. Carl Bonham, Executive Director and Professor of Economics, UHERO (University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization), discusses the economic forecast for Hawaii during a virtual town hall meeting hosted by Honolulu City Councilmember Kym Pine. WATCH to hear his analysis and his forecast...
Deadline is April 1, 2020 at 5pm! This is your last chance to participate! Deadline is April 1, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Central Pacific Bank Foundation is reimbursing anyone in Hawaii for 50% of the cost of a takeout, delivery, drive-through, or curbside...
By Rob Kay In this (hopefully short) era of self imposed isolation, having a dependable cell phone is critical. If you're in the market for a mid-priced phone, there are plenty of options. It’s not necessary to drop big bucks...
Many of us who are quarantined because of the COVID-19 virus, have sat and contemplated the testing procedures. Media reports of long lines certainly deter anyone who is not feeling well. We are already suffering long lines at COSTCO and Whole Foods, just waiting to see if...