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  • Stay at home, work from home order announced for Oahu, state total now at 56

    03/22/2020 11:20:20 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 14 replies
    KHON2 TV ^ | March 22, 2020 | Agatha Danglapin
    HONOLULU (KHON2) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced that he signed an emergency order which involves Oahu residents to stay at home and work from home. This will go into effect on Monday, March 23, at 4:30 p.m. and will end on April 30 at 4:30 p.m. The mayor says that the April 30 date can be extended even further, or shortened, depending on the situation or shortened. “I believe that in all likelihood that it’ll be extended beyond April 30,” he said. This is with the exception of essential activities. The mayor says that these activities include: Tasks essential...
  • 2 police officers killed in shooting near Diamond Head

    01/19/2020 1:50:44 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 26 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Jan 19 , 2020 | HNN staff
    At least two Honolulu police officers were killed Sunday morning in a shooting near Diamond Head, law enforcement sources told Hawaii News Now. Meanwhile, a house fire apparently intentionally set in the wake of the shooting has spread to at least four homes in the affluent area. The flames and thick smoke is visible for miles. The circumstances that led up to the shooting remain unclear. But sources tell Hawaii News Now that the suspect in the shooting was being evicted Sunday morning and allegedly stabbed his landlord.
  • Kealohas, 2 Honolulu officers found guilty of conspiracy in massive public corruption trial

    06/27/2019 11:56:38 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | June 27, 2019 | HNN Staff
    Katherine and Louis Kealoha found guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of justice HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - After deliberating for less than nine hours, a jury of seven men and five women found former law enforcement power couple Louis and Katherine Kealoha guilty Thursday of conspiracy and other counts in one of Hawaii's most closely-watched public corruption trials. After hearing the verdict, the Kealohas left the federal courthouse stone-faced. Katherine Kealoha, walking ahead of her husband, and her attorneys declined comment. Louis Katherine, appearing stunned at his incredible turn of fortunes, told reporters: "There's still a lot to take in. I just...
  • Hawaii plane crash kills all 9 aboard small craft, officials say

    06/22/2019 3:04:26 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | Friday, June 21, 2019 | Danielle Wallace
    Nine people died when a small, twin-engine aircraft used by skydivers crashed Friday evening near Dillingham Airfield in Mokuleia on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, officials said. Family members of the skydivers were reportedly not far from the site when the crash happened. The mangled remains of the King Air plane were seen in a photo posted by a local newspaper and distributed by the Associated Press. "In my 44 years as a firefighter in Hawaii, this is the most tragic incident that we've had," Honolulu Fire Chief Manuel Neves told the Star-Advertiser, describing the incident. "In my 44 years...
  • 'Sanctuary City' Measure Dies In Honolulu City Council

    06/15/2019 2:49:12 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 40 replies
    Honolulu Civil Beat ^ | June 13, 2019 | Joel Lau
    Bill 31 would have restricted the Honolulu Police Department from aiding federal immigration authorities. 'Sanctuary City' Measure Dies In Honolulu City Council The sponsors of a City Council measure that would have made Honolulu a "sanctuary city" have decided not to pursue its passage after it generated considerable opposition. Bill 31, which was introduced by Councilwomen Ann Kobayashi and Carol Fukunaga before the full council June 5, would have barred the Honolulu Police Department from cooperating with federal immigration enforcement agencies in many instances. Kobayashi and Fukunaga declined to comment on the bill, but released a joint statement explaining why...
  • Former CIA Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Espionage

    05/01/2019 7:40:48 PM PDT · by LucienCA13 · 22 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | 05/01/2019 | Office of Public Affairs, Press Release #19-502
    A former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) case officer pleaded guilty today to conspiring to communicate, deliver and transmit national defense information to the People’s Republic of China. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger for the Eastern District of Virginia, Assistant Director for Counterintelligence John Brown of the FBI and Assistant Director in Charge Nancy McNamara of the FBI’s Washington Field Office made the announcement after Senior U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III accepted the plea.
  • How a Train Through Paradise Turned Into a $9 Billion Debacle

    03/24/2019 2:42:43 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 24 replies
    WSJ ^ | 22 Mar 2019 | Dan Frosch, Paul Overberg
    The train through paradise should have been complete by now...More than a decade after inception... The cost overruns are among the largest that transportation experts say they’ve ever seen... The federal government has long since suspended payment of its share of the budget... The environmental-impact study wasn’t complete. Neither were surveys of archaeological and historic sites, including wahi pana, which are places Native Hawaiians consider significant. The city hadn’t coordinated plans with the electric utility, the state university or groups that owned land along the route. ...A 2006 note from one FTA official to another, unearthed in a lawsuit, said,...
  • The financial collapse of the Democratic Mayors

    03/19/2019 12:27:15 PM PDT · by WWII_Historian · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 19, 2019 | Gary Gindler
    Recently, non-government organization Truth in Accounting published a reportabout the financial condition of the 75 largest cities of America. As it turns out, 63 out of 75 cities in America were not able to pay bills at the end of the fiscal year of 2017. The final result of this study was the calculation of the burden borne by taxpayers in these American cities. The formula is simple: the financial balance of the city (positive or negative) is divided by the number of inhabitants. The result is a good assessment of how effectively the city authorities work, depending on the...
  • ‘Historic’ storm hurls huge waves and 191-mph winds at Hawaii; rare snow hits Maui

    02/11/2019 8:32:04 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 11, 2019 | Matthew Cappucci and Jason Samenow
    An extremely powerful winter storm is pulling away from Hawaii after unleashing damaging winds, massive waves, coastal flooding and snow in unusual places. The storm, which the National Weather Service office in Honolulu described as “historic,” began pounding the islands Friday. Hawaii News Now reported a 66-year-old California man died in the rough surf off northwest Maui on Friday. Forecasters “are calling this an unprecedented event and we concur that we rarely if ever have seen the combination of record high onshore waves, coupled with gale force winds,” said Sam Lemmo, administrator of Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources...
  • [Rand] Paul Hosts Secret Anti-War Meeting

    09/10/2013 6:04:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/10/2013
    In a secret meeting on Tuesday morning, Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) hosted a bipartisan group of senators and House members in the Capitol’s basement. According to several participants, the lawmakers plotted ways to stop the use of U.S. military force in Syria. Since the diplomatic situation is fluid, there was no final consensus on how best to combat the administration, but potential legislative maneuvers, press appearances, and letters were discussed. Several undecided members asked questions. Aides say Paul planned the gathering over a week ago, and the list of attendees grew by the day. He is pleased, especially, by...
  • Hawaii’s Gabbard apologizes for past LGBTQ statements

    01/17/2019 6:32:25 PM PST · by McGruff · 36 replies
    AP ^ | 1/17/2019 | AUDREY McAVOY
    Presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Thursday responded to criticism about her past work advocating against gay rights by apologizing in a video. The Democratic congresswoman from Hawaii has apologized for such statements before. But she has come under renewed criticism since she announced during a CNN interview last week that she would run for president. Gabbard, 37, campaigned against same-sex marriage with the group Alliance for Traditional Marriage and Values when she was a state representative in her 20s. Gabbard’s father, who is now a state senator and was a Honolulu City Councilman, founded the organization to lobby...
  • The Ramped Up Smear Campaign Against Hawai’i’s Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

    02/04/2019 5:57:47 PM PST · by rintintin · 23 replies
    Maui Independent ^ | Jan 16 2019 | Jon Woodhouse
    Within days of Tulsi Gabbard announcing her plan to run for president last week, a smear campaign moved into high gear. It’s almost as if there’s a coordinated, orchestrated campaign to derail her as so called progressive medial outlets have unleashed a torrent of attacks. Clinton booster and DNC chairman emeritus unleashed the latest verbal assault on January 17 on CNN’s New Day show. The Hill headlined its coverage: “Howard Dean to CNN: All Dem candidates qualified to be president except Tulsi Gabbard.” After telling CNN that he thought centrist Democrat Joe Biden was “a good guy,” he bad-mouthed Gabbard,...
  • Russia's propaganda machine discovers 2020 Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard

    02/03/2019 7:58:59 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 21 replies
    nbc ^ | 02/03/2018 | Robert Windrem and Ben Popken
    An NBC News analysis of the main English-language news sites employed by Russia in its 2016 election meddling shows Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who is set to make her formal announcement Saturday, has become a favorite of the sites Moscow used when it interfered in 2016.
  • NBC News Claims Russia Supports Tulsi Gabbard, Firm Caught Fabricating Russia Data for Dems

    02/03/2019 9:34:34 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 23 replies
    TheIntercept ^ | 2-3-2019 | Glenn Greewald
    NBC NEWS PUBLISHED a predictably viral story Friday, claiming that “experts who track websites and social media linked to Russia have seen stirrings of a possible campaign of support for Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard.” But the whole story was a sham: the only “experts” cited by NBC in support of its key claim was the firm, New Knowledge, that just got caught by the New York Times fabricating Russian troll accounts on behalf of the Democratic Party in the Alabama Senate race to manufacture false accusations that the Kremlin was interfering in that election.
  • Democratic Congresswoman Condemns Religious Bigotry, Standing up to

    02/02/2019 11:39:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2019 | David Glosson
    In a surprising op-ed, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), who has announced she is running for President, called out fellow Democrats for fomenting “religious bigotry” during the confirmation of some of President Trump’s recent judicial nominees. Although she did not call them out by name, Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) were undoubtedly in Gabbard’s crossfire, as both Democrat Senators recently (and repeatedly) asked Brian Buescher, a nominee to the U.S. District Court in Nebraska, about his affiliation with the Knights of Columbus, a faith-based, service organization that supports the Catholic Church’s historical teaching on marriage, abortion, and human sexuality. With around two...
  • Tulsi Gabbard's presidential campaign in trouble just days after launch: report

    01/30/2019 3:44:32 AM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/30/19 | Louis Casiano
    **SNIP** In addition to losing Batrice, Gabbard, 37, is also under fire for a public feud with U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, over her questioning of a judicial nominee and other Democratic politicians in the Aloha State. She will also have to defend her House seat against state Sen. Kai Kahele, a Democrat, who recently announced his candidacy. People familiar with Gabbard’s presidential bid described her to Politico as someone who is indecisive and impulsive. In early January, she announced on CNN that she was running for president, a move that blindsided her staff and suggested a disconnect between her...
  • Anti-Christian Ideology Is an Emerging Aspect of White Progressive Populism

    01/22/2019 8:45:43 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 1-22-19 | David French
    One striking feature of left-wing hostility to conservative Christianity is its insistence that opposition to secular progressive morality is proof of malign intent. Instead of asking whether progressive intolerance (or the selection of a corrupt Democratic candidate) played any part in the 81 percent white Evangelical opposition to Hillary Clinton, all too many progressives use that level of united opposition as grounds for further hatred. And, yes, there’s also the condescending sympathy: “They’re brainwashed by Fox. They’re voting against their interests.” Last summer I wrote an essay called the Great White Culture War. I argued that a great deal of...
  • Gabbard issues video apology for past views

    01/18/2019 11:14:09 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 44 replies
    AP / Honolulu StarAd ^ | January 18, 2019 | Audrey McAvoy
    Presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Thursday responded to criticism about her past work advocating against gay rights by apologizing in a video. The nearly four-minute-long clip, which was shot in her Washington, D.C., backyard, shows Gabbard standing in the snow saying that her views have changed significantly since she made statements that were hurtful to LGBTQ people. The Democratic congresswoman has apologized for such statements before. But she has come under renewed criticism since she announced during a CNN interview last week that she would run for president.
  • After Gabbard's Anti-LGBT Past Revealed, Here's How She's Responding

    01/15/2019 9:19:20 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/15/2019 | Leah Barkoukis
    It didn’t take long for progressives to turn on Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii) after she announced Friday that she was throwing her hat in the ring for 2020. Her cardinal sin? Not only did she previously hold anti-gay views—she actively worked against the LGBT community through her father’s organization, The Alliance for Traditional Marriage and Values, in the early 2000s.
  • Tulsi Gabbard once touted working for anti-gay group that backed conversion therapy

    01/13/2019 7:19:26 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 84 replies
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in the early 2000s touted working for her father's anti-gay organization, which mobilized to pass a measure against same-sex marriage in Hawaii and promoted controversial conversion therapy.