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                                A man stands inside one of the Red Hill jet fuel tanks.
Permit for Red Hill fuel tanks stirs controversy

A contested case hearing is scheduled for Feb. 1-5 to debate the Navy obtaining a state operating permit for the Red Hill fuel farm, with the Sierra Club of Hawaii hoping it leads to stricter controls in the short term and relocation of the controversial underground tanks longer-term. Read more

                                About 200 Hawaii National Guard personnel were sent to Washington, D.C., to help provide security during Wednesday’s presidential inauguration.
Hawaii delegates thank National Guard

U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele said Hawaii National Guard troops who were sent to Washington, D.C., were not among those jammed into a parking garage after being told to leave space in the Capitol Complex. Read more

                                Hawaii state flags were placed around the state Capitol by local farmers and their supporters on Wednesday. The annual rally has been held for the past 11 years on the opening day of the state Legislature to press elected officials on the issue of food sustainability.
Peaceful messages delivered at Hawaii state Capitol

A sizable security force that tried to be as low key as possible loomed over the Hawaii Capitol Wednesday as a taro farming sustainability group peacefully took center stage with 10,000 Hawaii state flags planted on the lawn, a band and the give-away of 10,000 taro plantings. Read more

                                A man wearing a face mask Monday walked in the rain across Waialae Avenue.
Storm front brings flooding, power outages

A westward-marching weather front with sometimes strong winds peeled the roof off a house above Kaimuki on Monday, toppled a large tree across from Safeway in Kailua, sent a piece of roof flashing into power lines in town and took out power to thousands across Oahu. Read more

                                More than 100 people were at the state Capitol on Friday for a protest organized by the Knights of Aloha to speak out against Hawaii’s current leadership.
Pro-Donald Trump protest is peaceful at state Capitol

More than 125 mostly Donald Trump supporters showed up Friday at the state Capitol for a mixed-bag — and peaceful — protest that centered on faith and frustration with local government business and COVID-19 policies but also was tinged with far-right rhetoric following the president’s loss in the election. Read more

U.S. NAVY / 2015
                                Capt. Ken Epps, commanding officer of NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor, left, briefs members of the Honolulu Board of Water Supply, Moanalua Valley Community Association and Pearl City Neighborhood Board during a visit to one of the empty fuel tanks at the Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility near Pearl Harbor.
Navy pursuing double-wall steel tank system at Red Hill

The Navy on Thursday laid out plans for a “double- wall stainless steel” tank system at the Red Hill fuel farm — accelerating its goal of providing secondary containment to keep the aged tanks where they are in the face of criticism directed at a less comprehensive proposal to prevent fuel spills. Read more

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