Camp Smith soldier suspect in murder-attempted suicide

According to the Honolulu Advertiser (“Man suspected in murder-attempted suicide was Camp Smith soldier”, November 2, 2013), the military confirmed that the soldier suspected of killing his 33 year-old wife from Singapore before turning the gun on himself was assigned to the Pacific Command Special Operations Command. The murder victim was Tara Insin, originally from Singapore…. Read more »

Woman dead, man seriously injured in Waikīkī shooting

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported (10.28.2013) that a 33-year-old woman was dead and a 40-year-0ld man was hospitalized in an apparent murder-attempted suicide in Waikīkī.  The paper indicated that the man may be a soldier: Two Army Criminal Investigation Command investigators also were called to the scene. One of the investigators said they were there because… Read more »

UH President Greenwood renews the UARC contract without public review or input

Exemplifying the secrecy and lack of accountability of the University of Hawaiʻi administration, outgoing President M.R.C. Greenwood renewed the Navy sponsored Applied Research Laboratory – UH (ARL-UH), also known as a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), without public review or input.  When the Board of Regents initially approved the UARC in 2008, one condition was that the… Read more »

Stop the secret renewal of UH classified naval research center!

The University of Hawaiʻi is poised to renew a contract with the Navy to operate a controversial Navy sponsored University of Hawaiʻi Applied Research Laboratory, otherwise known as a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). The UARC was approved in 2008 despite fierce opposition and a civil disobedience campaign that culminated in a week-long occupation of the… Read more »