WHAT VOTERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ELECTIONS BY MAIL

Keep Your Voter Registration Record Up to Date: Ballots are mailed to the voter’s mailing address associated with their voter registration record. Voters who have moved, changed their name or mailing address, must update their voter registration. Voters may check online or call their Clerk’s Office to confirm that their voter registration is current. Not yet registered? Register online or complete a Voter … More WHAT VOTERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ELECTIONS BY MAIL

Here’s What’s Not Passing The Hawaii Legislature This Year

Stay informed and up to date on the Hawaii Legislature and the legislators that you voted for. On Tuesday the Hawaii Legislature is set to act on hundreds of bills as lawmakers near the halfway mark of the 2019 session. The bills include measures that increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2022, enact voting … More Here’s What’s Not Passing The Hawaii Legislature This Year

Proposal to address Pali Highway rockfall hazard includes tunnel extension

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The state’s preliminary plan for protecting Pali Highway townbound drivers from rockfalls includes extending the tunnel over existing lanes and reinforcing the slope with mesh. Officials have estimated that addressing the hazard will cost about $15 million and could take months to complete. The rockfall that prompted the closure of the townbound … More Proposal to address Pali Highway rockfall hazard includes tunnel extension

Construction exec to join rail board

A longtime local construction industry leader will replace Colleen Hanabusa on the board overseeing Oahu’s financially troubled rail project. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced his pick of Glenn Nohara to join the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board Friday, just as Hanabusa stepped down after nearly a year and a half with the agency. Read … More Construction exec to join rail board

Every VOTE Counts

Every VOTE Counts! Remember – Primary Election Day is on August 13, 2016 If you have already voted by absentee ballot, Mahalo! For those of you voting by early walk-in, remember you only have TODAY (Thursday, August 11) to do so If you haven’t registered yet, you can REGISTER and VOTE TODAY! Click here for more information on … More Every VOTE Counts

Significant Increases In Labor Law Penalties

Hawaii has increased the penalties for employers who do not to adhere to state labor laws. On July 1, Gov. David Ige approved stricter punishments for companies who fail to meet the requirements for workers’ compensation insurance, temporary disability insurance, and breaking prevailing wage laws on public construction projects. Act 187, in part, increases the … More Significant Increases In Labor Law Penalties

Thousands of jobs and homes for local residents

The Supreme Court approved the Koa Ridge project yesterday, clearing the way for thousands of jobs and 3500 homes for local residents and ending three long years of litigation. Construction is anticipated to begin construction next year with the first set of homes being  built by 2018. Yesterday’s ruling means jobs for our union brothers and … More Thousands of jobs and homes for local residents

Congratulations to Hawaiian Dredging

In April 2015, the Department of Transportation picked Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., Inc. for a $290 million project on Maui that included roadway improvements and building the Consolidated  Car Rental (CONRAC) Facility at Kahului Airport.  In December 2015, that amount was raised another $41,394,018, making the project worth $331,394,018 for the year, thus making HDCC … More Congratulations to Hawaiian Dredging

What are the major reasons the rail project’s costs have gone up?

HART CEO Dan Grabauskas answers community questions about rail transit. The recent projected cost increases are due in part to lengthy legal challenges and the construction and other delays they caused, which have resulted in HART now calling for bids at a time when construction costs have risen dramatically and are now among the highest … More What are the major reasons the rail project’s costs have gone up?