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Saturday, January 28, 2023
​I Caught COVID
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:53 PM :: 953 Views :: COVID-19

... 3 out of 5 of my household turned positive in a matter of a few days ....

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Thursday, January 19, 2023
Corruption at every level: Why I left Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:47 PM :: 3566 Views :: Ethics, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... To this day, I still wonder where the $58 million that was earmarked for testing and tracing went or whose pockets it lined ....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2023
The COVID Emergency Lives on in Food Stamps
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 475 Views :: Cost of Living, COVID-19

... Governor Josh Green, M.D. signed a sixth emergency proclamation to extend federal funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotment benefits, in keeping with ongoing federal COVID relief efforts ....

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Thursday, January 5, 2023
Hawaii COVID Economy: Working only Two Jobs Instead of Three
By UHERO @ 3:26 PM :: 767 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... "7.2% of the individuals were furloughed, or reduced their working hours while 6.6% of them reported having someone in their family furloughed or reducing working hours" ....

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Sunday, December 25, 2022
Emergency Rule Extends Licensure Waiver for Nurses to Temporarily Practice in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:00 PM :: 809 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... The emergency rule is effective for 120 days (eff. 12/5/2022 – 4/4/2023) ....

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Thursday, December 22, 2022
Paroled Pimp Defrauds Hawaii Unemployment
By News Release @ 12:25 PM :: 1133 Views :: COVID-19

... Wire Fraud Conspiracy, Identity Theft While on Federal Supervised Release for Sex Trafficking ....

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022
​The effects of the pandemic on the economy of Hawaii
By UHERO @ 10:58 PM :: 792 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... comparing the actual outcomes during the affected period with the pre-pandemic forecast ....

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Thursday, December 8, 2022
Kahele Skips out on Final Congressional Session with Another Proxy Letter
By Andrew Walden @ 1:56 PM :: 1147 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, COVID-19

... HI2 is now represented by Rep Lou Correa .... 

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Thursday, December 8, 2022
City to accept applications for $30 million in relief for non-profits affected by Covid-19
By News Release @ 12:28 PM :: 826 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... Non-profits may be eligible to receive up to $100,000. These funds will be awarded to qualifying non-profits on a first-come, first serve basis until the funds are exhausted ....

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022
​City’s free COVID-19 testing program to end on December 30, 2022
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 723 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... dedicated staff from the National Kidney Foundation of Hawai‘i ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
Guam office of Ernst & Young took $750K COVID loan
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 819 Views :: Ethics, COVID-19

... even though the huge multinational corporation has over 365,000 employees worldwide and multibillion-dollar revenues that consistently grew during the pandemic (from $15.8 in 2019 to $17.6 billion in 2021) ....

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Thursday, November 24, 2022
Hilo Man Receives 42 Months in Prison for Defrauding Covid-19 Relief Programs
By News Release @ 5:12 PM :: 994 Views :: Ethics, COVID-19

... Mills submitted multiple applications for PPP and EIDL funds on behalf of three businesses under his control, Kanaka Maoli Hookupu Center, New Way Horizon Travel, and Uilani Kawailehua Foundation ....

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
5th Extension: COVID Emergency Lives on in Food Stamps
By News Release @ 4:15 AM :: 744 Views :: COVID-19

... Gov. David Ige signed a fifth emergency proclamation today extending Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotment benefits through January 16, 2023 ....

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
Hawaii's public school enrollment decreased during the pandemic
By Selected News Articles @ 3:18 AM :: 785 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii public schools saw enrollment drop by 4.75% from 2019 to 2022. Meanwhile, charter schools experienced a 1.85% enrollment increase ....

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Monday, November 14, 2022
Feds: COVID Fraudster Shipped Fentanyl to Hawaii
By News Release @ 7:40 PM :: 708 Views :: Drugs, COVID-19

... Los Angeles Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges for Stealing Nearly $5.5 Million in COVID Jobless Relief and for Drug Trafficking ....

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Thursday, November 10, 2022
Respiratory Syncytial Virus and influenza are increasing in Hawaii
By News Release @ 8:20 PM :: 900 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

... RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms ....

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Hawaii COVID Spending: $1M for Sea Urchins
By News Release @ 9:58 PM :: 975 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Hawaii spent $1 million on a sea urchin hatchery and $300,000 for an engineering assessment of the now-condemned Aloha Stadium. …

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Sunday, October 23, 2022
An Aiona/Tupa'i administration would not support a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for children.
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 8:45 PM :: 1093 Views :: Education K-12, Republican Party, COVID-19

"...I know many parents are concerned that this recommendation can lead to schools mandating it...."

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Monday, October 10, 2022
‘Economic freedom’ took hit in 2020
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:50 PM :: 616 Views :: National News, COVID-19

... the United States was less free in 2020 than it was in 2019 ....

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Monday, September 26, 2022
CNHA Terrified of COVID Fraud Investigation
By News Release @ 4:20 PM :: 2397 Views :: Ethics, OHA, COVID-19

... You are bringing the Feds in to get us.  Other corrupt officials may go down ....

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Sunday, September 11, 2022
Hawaii 3rd Highest Unemployment Claims Per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 1:23 AM :: 860 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... 189 Unemployment Claims per 100,000 People in the Labor Force ....

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Saturday, September 10, 2022
​Face masks no longer required at UH after Friday, September 16
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 780 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... The remaining face mask requirements on University of Hawaiʻi campuses and properties will be lifted after Friday, September 16 ....

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022
COVID: Hawaii Lifespan Drop Lowest in USA
By News Release @ 1:14 PM :: 999 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... From 2019 to 2020, life expectancy declined for all 50 states and D.C., from 0.2 years for Hawaii to 3.0 years for New York ....

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Thursday, August 18, 2022
DoH Survey: Just as Many Concerned about COVID as in 2020
By News Release @ 10:51 AM :: 1053 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Sixty-nine percent of Kauaʻi households remain very or somewhat concerned about their household members getting sick with COVID-19. This is unchanged from the level of concern reported in the 2020 CASPER survey....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
Ige Approves Emergency Rules to Hire Out-of-State Nurses
By News Release @ 3:28 AM :: 1040 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... the rules amend Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules Chapter 16-89, to allow for nurses to practice temporarily ....

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Thursday, August 11, 2022
State Having Hard Time Giving Away Internet Discounts
By News Release @ 6:47 AM :: 1054 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... more than 29,000 households across Hawai‘i are enrolled in the ACP, providing more than $7 million in benefits locally. It is estimated that more than 100,000 Hawai‘i households could qualify ....

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Mental Health Pandemic for Youth
By News Release @ 4:52 AM :: 1121 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... overall child well-being--Hawaii Ranks 22nd ....

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Saturday, August 6, 2022
States Where Unemployment Claims Are Decreasing the Most--Hawaii 45th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:19 PM :: 1276 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Tourism, COVID-19

... based on changes in unemployment claims for several key benchmark weeks ....

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022
UH to Require COVID Masks for Fall Semester
By News Release @ 10:56 PM :: 1081 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... Masking continues to be required indoors in classrooms ....

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Sunday, July 31, 2022
We Need an Emergency Declaration for Health Care
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1008 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... with the current licensing requirements in place the workers won’t be able to work here until they get through a bunch of bureaucratic red tape.  The state of emergency could be used to bypass the licensing requirements ....

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Saturday, July 30, 2022
Emergency orders our newest emergency
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:23 PM :: 1065 Views :: COVID-19

... The right way requires the involvement of the Legislature. It might be slower, but it is constitutional, democratic and results in real, lasting change ....

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Friday, July 29, 2022
Tourist Count 89% of Pre-Pandemic, Spending hits 112.3%
By News Release @ 12:22 AM :: 1002 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

... 842,927 visitors came to the Hawaiian Islands in June, 2022 ....

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Thursday, July 28, 2022
VIDEO: Cayetano, Kahele Hold Joint Press Conference to Question Green Finances
By Video @ 4:35 AM :: 1438 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians, COVID-19

... Where did this money come from? ....

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Sunday, July 24, 2022
With Long COVID Comes Long Emergency Powers
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1007 Views :: COVID-19

... In a case named For Our Rights vs. Ige, the Intermediate Court of Appeals held that there was nothing wrong with what the Administration did ....

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Saturday, July 23, 2022
COVID Unemployment Recovery -- Hawaii 48th
By Selected News Articles @ 9:08 PM :: 1026 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Changes in Unemployment Rate by State ....

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Friday, July 22, 2022
Ige Renews COVID Emergency Declaration for Food Stamps
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 1010 Views :: COVID-19

... the disaster emergency relief period shall continue through September 20, 2022, or until terminated by a separate proclamation, or until the national public health emergency period related to the COVID-19 pandemic terminates ....

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Friday, July 15, 2022
Governor comes through on ‘gut and replace’ but disappoints on emergency powers reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:18 AM :: 1052 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Gov. Ige vetoed HB1147, which the Legislature approved via an illegal practice, but also vetoed SB3089, which was a setback for liberty ....

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Thursday, July 14, 2022
DOH: Masking optional in updated school guidance
By Video @ 12:36 PM :: 1059 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... HIDOH provides revised guidance effective Aug. 1 ....

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Sunday, July 10, 2022
Emergency powers reform tops ‘veto list’ discussion
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:54 AM :: 1042 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Ige has until July 12th to veto ....

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Sunday, July 3, 2022
Support emergency powers reform in spirit of July 4th
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:55 PM :: 939 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Earlier this week, Gov. David Ige announced his “intent to veto” SB3089, a bill that aims to reform the state’s emergency powers law ....

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Thursday, June 30, 2022
Honolulu Rail: $9.9 Billion to Go Nowhere
By Selected News Articles @ 2:00 AM :: 1911 Views :: Rail, COVID-19

... the state of Hawaii has released a report explaining why the rail project will fail no matter where it goes or how much it costs ....

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022
SB3089: Ige Threatens Veto of Emergency Powers Reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:26 AM :: 1028 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... SB3089 would ensure checks and balances during times of emergency ....

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Monday, June 27, 2022
How Many Anti-Vaxxers at Your School?
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 1805 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

... A Map of Regressive Progressives:  School by school data shows anti-vaxxers concentrated in areas known for anti-GMO and anti-Superferry protests ....

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022
COVID Unemployment Bounce Back? Hawaii 48th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:34 AM :: 1116 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... In May, there were notable gains in sectors including leisure and hospitality but Hawaii still lags ....

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Monday, June 20, 2022
UHERO Study Looks at Current COVID Surge in Hawaii
By UHERO @ 7:13 AM :: 1033 Views :: COVID-19

... almost 1 in 3 adults in Hawai‘i infected with COVID-19 experience Long-COVID ....

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Thursday, June 16, 2022
Hawaii Best Health Care During COVID
By News Release @ 6:30 AM :: 1060 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

... Hawaii and Massachusetts top the 2022 State Scorecard rankings, based on overall performance across 56 measures of health care access and quality, service use and cost, health disparities, and health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 ....

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022
How much profit are private labs earning from PCR testing?
By UHERO @ 12:00 PM :: 1289 Views :: Economy, Health Care, COVID-19

“...In many concentrated insurance markets such as Hawaiʻi, insurers have few incentives to negotiate lower prices. They can easily pass these costs onto premiums without losing market share....”

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
2022 State of the States Municipal Credit Report -- Hawaii Moves out of Basement
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 1046 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii improved significantly in 2021 after initially being hard hit by the pandemic ....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Biden Admin Claims Hawaii is Economic Success Story
By News Release @ 2:07 PM :: 1262 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

"...In the largest sector (government), the Hawaii economy added 400 jobs between January 2021 and April 2022...."

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Monday, June 6, 2022
Hawaii Most Dangerous State for COVID-19 Right Now
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 AM :: 1260 Views :: COVID-19

... On a per capita basis, the Aloha State reported 88.7 average daily cases per 100,000 people, the most of any state ....

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