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  • Will Hawaii's emergency lockdowns ever be declared illegal in court?

    10/31/2020 3:12:28 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | October 26, 2020 | Grassroot Institute
    The state Constitution says emergency proclamations expire after 60 days, but Hawaii now is in its eighth month of lockdown. Groups nationwide have filed lawsuits against the coronavirus emergency orders declared by their governors. Some have been successful. But what about Hawaii, whose governor just yesterday extended his state-of-emergency proclamation by another month, till the end of November? Can Hawaii’s seemingly interminable state lockdown, first ordered in March, ever be overturned in court? The Grassroot Institute webinar held Friday, Oct. 23, discussed the trends of lawsuits across the nation and whether they offer any hope for Hawaii. Our special guests...
  • Ex-CIA agent arrested, charged with spying for China for years

    08/17/2020 5:11:16 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 39 replies
    This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates as more information becomes available. A former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer was arrested and faces charges he spied for China for years. Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, 67, a 15-year agent of the CIA, was charged Monday for selling U.S. secrets to China, NBC reported. Ma reportedly disclosed a substantial amount of highly classified national defense information” to five members of the Chinese Ministry of State Security, including the identities of CIA officers and human assets, information about the CIA’s internal organization and means of CIA communications.
  • The Group Who Released The Biden Tapes Claim That The Bidens Were Responsible For Offering Up CIA Agents In China Who Went Missing In 2010-2012

    10/25/2020 6:50:10 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 40 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 10.25.2020 | Alex Hall
    Multiple pictures and videos allegedly showing Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden engaging in sexual acts with several women and using drugs went viral on the Internet on Saturday, October 24, making people question if the visuals were fake or real. According to a Washington Examiner report, the videos and photos were uploaded on the Chinese website GTV, with many of the pictures seemingly from a third-party laptop. GTV, a subsidiary of GTV Media Group, was established in April 2020 by Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui and Steve Bannon, a former senior adviser to President Trump. “U.S. presidential candidate...
  • Group tracing quarantine breakers is busier than ever

    07/15/2020 7:57:13 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 24 replies
    KHON2 ^ | July 14, 2020 | Max Rodriguez
    Group tracing quarantine breakers is busier than ever by: Max Rodriguez HONOLULU (KHON2) — Despite having to quarantine for two weeks, more visitors keep arriving in Hawaii, and among them are some who will try to avoid the state’s rules. It is getting harder to keep track of visitors for a group of volunteers who monitor that quarantine orders are being followed. Angela Keen, the Administrator of Hawaii Quarantine Kapu Breakers group, said she is getting reports of people breaking quarantine almost by the hour. Keen said, “Back in March, we had maybe one or two quarantine breaker reports a...
  • 3-time Paralympian Angela Madsen dies while rowing from L.A. to Honolulu

    06/27/2020 8:41:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    ktla ^ | 03/27/2020
    Madsen, 60, was declared dead at 11 p.m. PST on Monday, June 22, when the US Coast Guard discovered her body several hours after she last made contact with anybody, according to a letter posted to, a website set up to document the journey, and signed by Madsen’s wife, Debra Madsen, and filmmaker Soraya Simi. A paraplegic, Angela Madsen was a six-time Guinness World Record holder who was in the midst of attempting her next feat: to become the first paraplegic and oldest woman to row from California to Hawaii alone. Madsen carried all of her own food and...
  • The Pōpolo Project hosts Juneteenth gathering at Diamond Head tonight

    06/19/2020 6:30:02 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 22 replies
    KHON News ^ | June 19th , 2020 | KHON staff
    HONOLULU (KHON) — Non-profit organization The Pōpolo Project will host a gathering Friday evening to celebrate Juneteenth.
  • 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.