Monday, July 25, 2016

Kokua Council files suit in state court to compel the Hawaii Department of Health to post long term care home inspection reports

Kokua Council filed a lawsuit in state court this morning to compel the Hawaii Department of Health to post long term care home inspection reports to their website as required by state law.

For details, please click here to read an article posted on Civil Beat. There was also an article in the July 26, 2016 Star-Advertiser, if you have a copy of the paper.

Download 20160725 Kokua Council Complaint against Hawaii Department of Health from Kokua Council

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

June 25, 2016 Program: “Understanding Affordable Housing”


Monday, June 25, 2016:Understanding Affordable Housing

Miyama Main Hall, Harris United Methodist Church
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Nuuanu Ave. and S. Vineyard Blvd.−Ample parking−driveway off Nuuanu Ave


11:30 Luncheon (optional): Various Pizzas, Salad, and Dessert—$5.00 Donation

11:55 Welcome, Introductions and Remarks

12:00 Program: Diane Terada and Rona Fukumoto: “Understanding Affordable Housing”

Diane Terada is Division Administrator of the Community & Senior Services (CSS) Division of Catholic Charities Hawaii (CCH). Rona Fukumoto is Division Administrator of the Housing and Referral Programs (HARP) of CCH.  They will describe the housing needs of seniors and the challenges seniors face in finding affordable rental housing, homeless issues, and the work of CCH’s Development Corporation which is currently building senior affordable housing in Mililani.

1:00 Adjourn

Kokua Council Windward: Thursday, July 14, 2016 Program: “Honolulu Civil Beat – Watchdog Journalism”



11:30 (Optional) — Buffet Lunch in Dining Room, $11. Reservation and Information: Samuel Cox (808) 779-3606 or

12:30 Program: Chad Blair: “Honolulu Civil Beat – Watchdog Journalism”

Chad Blair is one of the best-known reporters for Honolulu Civil Beat. He has been a writer, editor, and teacher in Honolulu for more than 25 years. Chad has worked as a journalist for Pacific Business News, Hawaii Public Radio and Honolulu Weekly. He has taught at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu Community College, Hawaii Pacific University and Chaminade University of Honolulu.

Created in 2010 by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, Honolulu Civil Beat has quickly become one of the most respected news sites in Hawaii. Civil Beat is a free on-line news site. Its mission is to inform and educate Hawaii residents so they can make good decisions about vital issues. It is a non-profit organization supported by community donations.

Chad will share his experience as an investigative watchdog journalist.

1:30 Adjourn