Concern over dozens of leaks at the Red Hill fuel storage facility in Halawa Heights prompted the Department of Health to write a letter to the U.S. Navy on Oct. 10, 2003 that demanded a leak detection system for each of the 20 tanks buried underground. The letter was written more than a decade before a leak of 27,000 gallons of jet fuel was detected Jan. 13 at tank No. 5.
- KITV - March 4, 2014
- KITV - February 10, 2014
It was a stain on a concrete wall that led the military to a problem with its underground storage fuel tanks at Red Hill.
Lawmakers are starting to ask questions with the recent disclosure that the Navy failed to report that for the first time low levels of lead were discovered in one of its Pearl Harbor wells.
- KHON - September 4, 2013
Residents and dignitaries gathered together for the grand opening of the new Social Security Administration office in Kapolei, it’s right next to the library.
“To really complete the Second City, we need to provide great housing, jobs, but most importantly, services to the people so they don’t have to drive all the way into town. So this allows them to get the help they need for any of their social security needs,” Honolulu Councilmember Kymberly Pine said.
- Hawaii News Now - August 9, 2013
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A law designed to provide incentives and ease the minds of electric vehicle owners isn't meeting its expectations because there's no enforcement to ensure it works. Act 89 was signed into law last April and went into effect immediately. It requires all parking lots with more than a hundred spaces to provide an electric vehicle charging station and a designated stall.
- KHON - July 15, 2013
It’s one of the biggest complaints the state received from people who drive electric vehicles: others parking in their charging stations when they’re not supposed to.
But police are now cracking down on violators.
State Sen. Mike Gabbard, (D) Kapolei, Makakilo, parks his Nissan Leaf in this electric vehicle stall in Kapolei. But he remembers an incident months earlier when he ran into a small problem.
“I was kind of running low on juice and I live close by, but I needed to get a charge but spaces were being used but they weren’t EV’s,” Sen. Gabbard said.
- KHON - June 16, 2013
The question of whether there should be any restrictions on people riding in the back of a pickup truck is on the minds of many people including lawmakers.
The fiery crash near Makua cave that involved 16 people piled in a pickup truck continues to raise more questions.
Some lawmakers say it is time to ban people from riding in the back of pickup trucks all together.
- Hawaii News Now - March 5, 2013
Thursday is the first Crossover at the State Capitol -- meaning if a bill doesn't move from the House to the Senate or vice versa, it's likely dead this legislative session.
After weeks of committee hearings, floor discussions and draft amendments, hundreds of Senate proposals are now heading to the House-- including a marijuana decriminalization bill, which passed unanimously today.
"It does not make smoking marijuana legal or lawful," clarified Senator Clayton Hee, addressing his colleagues in support of Senate Bill 472, Senate Draft 1.
- KHON - February 27, 2013
It's been seven months since a fire knocked the Kahuku wind farm offline.
Work is underway to rebuild, but some want a second look to see if the project is even safe.
Kahuku's First Wind project barely got off the ground before it was hit with a blow.
The turbines spent seven months spinning and now seven months just sitting.
A fire in the battery storage facility knocked the system offline in August.