Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Photo by Charley Myers Grassroot Institute of Hawaii calculations show there is plenty of room for the Legislature to break its habit of continually increasing taxes HONOLULU, Dec. 23, 2021 >> Gov. David Ige’s fiscal 2023 general fund budget shows revenues are up...
Photo by Charley Myers By Keli'i Akina Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, we were warned that lack of healthcare capacity in our state was a deepening problem. The last two years have revealed that things are even worse than we...
Watching the Sunday news program can sometimes actually be an education. What a surprise to hear a Republican Representative state that Americans don't need a stimulus check! I cannot imagine what world he was living in. Perhaps it is because the...
The voters have spoken. With the highest turnout ever, the City and County of Honolulu overturned the status quo and selected a mayor with no meaningful connections to the unions; rejected the ones that did; and put a neophyte in...
This week has been a series of dog-and-pony shows featuring the faces of Gov. David Ige, DOH Director Bruce Anderson (he who is not a medical doctor) Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and their pet dog, Council Member Joey Manahan. For stage props, they used and abused Lt....
UPDATE: Two days of press conferences and an announcement of further restrictions. From gathering of 10 to now, five. Ok. But nothing is being done. Today, Ige's dog and pony show was about how they are using the convention center for contract tracing. Well, what happened to...
Kym Pine is the only candidate running for mayor that is currently holding elected office. Unlike former mayor Mufi Hannemann or former U. S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa, she is currently in office. Pine has held office for the last 15 years, serving as...
The Honolulu City Council held its last full session of 2018 on Wednesday. Many, many actions were taken. The session lead off with thanking the current Council Chair Ernie Martin for his six years as the Council Chair and for his 8 years of service to the Honolulu community. Bills Passing...
Sharon Yarbrough interviews Kymberly Marcos Pine, the Vice Chair of the Honolulu City Council, and the Chairwoman of the Council's Committee on Zoning and Housing. Pine has continued to serve on the Honolulu City Council for almost six years. As the second-most senior official on the Council, and as...
Every day is a lively day here at Honolulu Hale (and at the Kapolei Hale as well). I say your Honolulu Hale because as a citizen you are encouraged to attend committee meetings, and full council meetings. This week the committee on Parks, Customer and Community Services is meeting to...