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Sunday, September 27, 2020
September 27, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:53 PM :: 201 Views
  1. Blangiardi, Amemiya struck mute when the question is, “What will you do about rail?”
  2. Furloughs?  State’s Only Plan is to get another Federal Bailout
  3. Councilmember Caught Trying to Use CARES Money to Campaign
  4. 20,000 Join Hawaii Facebook support group--unable to claim unemployment benefits
  5. WARN notices paint grim picture: Larger BI employers furloughed or laid off nearly 6,000 workers
  6.  Spying on You: Officials scramble to fix bugs in Safe Travels before visitors return to Hawaii
  7. Hilo Medical Center puts COVID Patients in Same Room with Non-COVID Patients
  8. Pondering Hu Honua vs Honua Ola
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Saturday, September 26, 2020
September 26, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:33 PM :: 297 Views
  1. Honolulu Council Long History of Conflict of Interest
  2. HHSC to take over management of vets home
  3. Kauai Council Candidates: ‘Climate Change’ to be Excuse for Higher Housing Costs 
  4. Hawaii prisoner release program hopes to find additional funding to stay afloat
  5. Hawaii 'coal ban bill' becomes law
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Friday, September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:07 PM :: 348 Views
  1. City is withdrawing from P3 Honolulu rail procurement process, Mayor Kirk Caldwell tells feds
  2. More obstacles threaten to delay completion of rail project by up to 4 years—City and HART Point Fingers at Each other
  3. HART board won’t fire CEO Robbins before contract expires
  4. COVID Excuse: Third Miske defendant gets bail
  5. Food Giveaways Feed More than 100,000 people — Just on Big Island
  6. Significant 2021 Hawaii economy rebound not in the forecast
  7. Long-term care facilities report additional COVID-19 cases
  8. Homeless rights and rights of the public are at odds
  9. HPD Runs 500 Homeless Thru POST Program 
  10. Hawaii County hasn’t issued a carry permit in 20 years
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Thursday, September 24, 2020
September 24, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:14 PM :: 400 Views
  1. 26 dead at Hilo Veterans Home: “At least 20 deaths are still pending verification and classification”
  2. As death toll at Hilo veteran’s home mounts, family calls for criminal investigation
  3. Flying to Hawaii? United Now Has a $250 Coronavirus Test for You
  4. Miske Unions in Charge of Temptation Island Quarantine Enforcement
  5. New restaurant rules raise privacy concerns
  6. Ige’s proposal for furloughs would not impact county workers
  7. Ige’s Eviction Moratorium Doesn’t Do What He Says It Does
  8. Hawaii Has A New COVID-19 Response Team. Will It Make A Difference?
  9. Honolulu City Council Chair Ikaika Anderson has officially resigned to Work as Union Lobbyist
  10. Caldwell to discuss status of program to stem spread of COVID-19 among homeless population
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
September 23, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:14 PM :: 416 Views
  1. Sen Dela Cruz Says Furloughs Inevitable
  2. HART: Canceling public-private partnership could cause 18 months of rail delays
  3. Oahu retailers, eateries and salons allowed to reopen with restrictions under new order
  4. Businesses call on leaders to form clearer plans to revitalize local economy
  5. Honolulu County Setting up its own Contact-Tracing Phone Rooms
  6. While DoH Dawdles, Community groups drive down COVID-19 cases among Pacific Islanders
  7. Antibody testing gives insight to COVID-19 among Hawaii Pacific Health workers
  8. COVID Fears Cut Hospital Admissions Sharply
  9. Column: Action needed on education emergency
  10. Hawaii County Water Board proposes 13% rate hike; Public hearing set for Oct. 21
  11. Hu Honua Treasure Trove -- Follow the Money
  12. Miske sought cocaine supply deal with Mexican source, prosecutors say
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Letters to the Editor September, 2020
By Letters to the Editor @ 12:01 AM :: 1338 Views
  • Caldwell COVID Logic: Stores Closed World's Busiest Costco Open
  • Reopen Kauai Schools
  • Basic Problems with All-Mail-in voting
  • Security guard approached me and asked if I had any pants to put on
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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
September 22, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:09 PM :: 536 Views
  1. Governor proposes public worker unions furloughs that would amount to 10% pay cut
  2. Robbins Ouster Timed to Match P3 Deadline: Caldwell: ‘I know nothing’
  3. DoH Incompetent Tracing is Excuse to Impose Spy-Tracking on Public
  4. Internal emails suggest officers are being pressured to write more emergency order citations
  5. Civil Beat: Defund the Police
  6. Survey: Hawaii Residents Give State Low Marks For COVID Response
  7. Yet Another Oceanit Sales Pitch: Gimme $10M for a Saliva Test that is Just a Copy of tests Already Available Elsewhere
  8. Hawaii has among nation’s highest rates of businesses closed for now or for good  
  9. Ige: Airlines Will not Block Untested Passengers
  10. Class-action suit filed over COVID-19 outbreak at OCCC
  11. We’re learning lots of new details about the Hu Honua proposal
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Monday, September 21, 2020
September 21, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:28 PM :: 488 Views
  1. Cocaine News: Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi Files for Divorce
  2. After 3 years at the helm, HART CEO likely to be voted out
  3. VA’s assessment of Hilo veterans home says there was little evidence of proactive COVID planning
  4. Details remain vague on Hawaii’s October pre-arrival testing program
  5. Ige’s EUTF Funding Dodge Will Come Back To Haunt Us
  6. Homeless Drug Addicts Desecrate Another Cemetery
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Sunday, September 20, 2020
September 20, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:26 PM :: 2275 Views
  1. Homelessness: The Weather Underground plan to make Hawaii even worse than San Francisco
  2. Hilo veterans home COVID-19 death toll now at 22 after 4 more fatalities  
  3. Hawaii businesses claimed by COVID-19 could total 1,000 on way to 25,000
  4. Lawsuit reveals lead investor now skeptical of Hu Honua
  5. Spywear: 2 Kauai Resorts Still Plan A ‘Tiny Bubbles’ Program For Some Visitors
  6. Private and charter schools return to in-person classes amid pandemic with few problems
  7. Council takes administration to task for slow pace of eruption recovery
  8. Census: Hawaii now third in response rate after very slow start
  9. Leftists Continue to Peck Away at Acellus
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Saturday, September 19, 2020
September 19, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:43 PM :: 861 Views
  1. “50 to 60 deaths” Expected at Okutsu Veterans Home 
  2. 1,688 Oahu primary ballots not counted due to missing or mismatched signatures    
  3. Hawaii Supreme Court Considers Petition To Impeach Keith Kaneshiro
  4. Special agents check on 95 different rooms of people in quarantine in three different hotels
  5. Inmates continue to be released from OCCC, HCCC to mitigate COVID-19 spread
  6. Man released from custody 3 times back in jail
  7. 10,000 HPD citations for COVID-19 violations in the last week
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Friday, September 18, 2020
September 18, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:51 PM :: 1703 Views
  1. Honolulu Rail P3 Bidder Wants More Than $2 Billion For The Final Stretch
  2. Ethics: Local 630 Buys Anderson to Stop Rail Audit?
  3. Surprise: Anderson Nominates Local 630 Favorite Drinking Buddy Texeira as his Replacement
  4. Hilo’s Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home has history of problems
  5. Because HGEA Just Can’t Get the Job Done—DLIR to Outsource Call Center 
  6. Five Point Plan to Beat COVID in Hawaii
  7. ‘We Don’t Survive’ Without Reopening Tourism
  8. Hawaii cargo rate hike expected to lift prices of some goods
  9. Powerful state senators pressure agencies to back Hu Honua
  10. Will State Supreme Court Wipe out Hawaii Fishing Fleet?
  11. Councilman: HPD Should Help People During Pandemic, Not Ticket Them
  12. Funding for homeless sweeps along state roadways runs out, putting future clean-ups on hold
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Thursday, September 17, 2020
September 17, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:27 PM :: 657 Views
  1. Spy-wear:  Contact tracing apps spread to UH, Waimanalo, Maui, Big Island
  2. Pacific Islanders Not Waiting for Government—Solving their own COVID Problems
  3. VA reviewing ‘almost everything’ about vet home outbreak
  4. Governor, superintendent discuss guidelines for reopening public school campuses
  5. Honolulu Police Are Issuing An ‘Unprecedented’ Number Of Pandemic Tickets—And 65 Arrests in August Alone
  6. Community clinic pharmacy to close for lack of patients
  7. Military EIS Public Comments Due
  8. Hawaii Amends its Ban the Box Law to Fortify Protections for Ex-Offenders
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
September 16, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:16 PM :: 1868 Views
  1. Honolulu is only county in USA that has shut down local businesses.
  2. Hawaii has lost half of its recovery since June, analyst says
  3. Hotel industry pushes Gov. Ige to relaunch trans-Pacific travel no later than mid-October
  4. DoE Foolishly Relies on DoH for Contract Tracing—DoH, of Course, Drops Ball
  5. Is DOH Epidemiologist Jennifer Smith Legally Protected As A Whistleblower?
  6. 12 Weeks Wait for unemployment claim
  7. Hawaii County Spends $21.8M of federal COVID-19 relief funds in August
  8. Distance learning to continue through second quarter?
  9. (Finally) Mass testing at all prisons and jails starts with the Waiawa Correctional Facility
  10. Chemtrails Conspiracy Theorist Questions Surge Test Results
  11. JABSOM Corona Testing Lab was Fake—Just a Way to Scoop $3.9M from CARES Act
  12. Budget Sales Pitch-- University of Hawaii at Manoa pretends to mull possible cuts in programs, degrees
  13. Sly Amemiya Does not File Campaign Spending Complaint Against Hanabusa Supporters SuperPac
  14. Oscar-Winning Charles Burnett to Direct Documentary About MLK’s 5-Day Visit to Hawaii
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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
September 15, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:18 PM :: 993 Views
  1. Ige: State ‘will probably not’ reopen Oct. 1 with loosened restrictions for out-of-state visitors
  2. Economist: Hawaii’s Economic Fall Will Be Worse Than Predicted
  3. Mayor pledges to ease restrictions on retailers, gatherings starting next week
  4. Mayor Victorino says interisland pretesting plan being completed
  5. Geofencing Spy Bracelet for Tourists – Governor Approves Kaua‘i resort bubble to make Quarantine fun tourist attraction
  6. Surge Test 266 new cases out of 60,000 tests
  7. 'He didn't deserve to go this way': Big Island woman believes staff at Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home could have done more to save her father
  8. The contact tracing debacle is ‘template for critiques of most state departments’
  9. Top Three Failure Reward: Former DLIR Director Scott Murakami takes job at DBEDT
  10. BoE to Devote Meeting to Acellus Hysteria—Can Hystericals Submit any Hard Evidence?
  11. Diversification Means More Military Spending
  12. Hu Honua BioEnergy Litigation -- What Happens Next
  13. Papakolea Blockade: Homeless Drug Addicts Demand Money to buy More Meth
  14. Column: The Intercept promised to reveal everything. Then its own scandal hit.
  15. Hawaii’s Sham Clean Energy Initiative to be Presented at UN Confab
  16. Katherine Kealoha agreed to tell all
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Monday, September 14, 2020
September 14, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:58 PM :: 738 Views
  1. HTA Should take Lead on Tourism Reopening
  2. COVID-19 patients do their own contract tracing after DoH Refuses
  3. Thousands inquire about state’s rental relief program, some have been helped
  4. Molokai leaders anticipate an increase in COVID cases this week
  5. Tulsi Gabbard’s New Leadership PAC
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Sunday, September 13, 2020
September 13, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:36 PM :: 2619 Views
  1. Miske Gang of Union Thugs Allegedly Ambushed Witness While on Lunch Break Shooting Jurassic Park
  2. Star-Adv: Hawaii Needs to Proceed with Oct 1 Tourism reopening
  3. State will just become an economic ghetto
  4. Honolulu has allocated about 60% of CARES Act funds, but December deadline looms
  5. Esser’s Favorite Criminals Target Seniors
  6. Emily Roberson, Hawaii’s new head of contact tracing, moves quickly to revamp the program
  7. Agenda: Mayor Harry Kim calls for HHSC to take over Hilo veterans care home
  8. Illegal campers are flocking to beaches that have no county police to enforce shutdown orders.
  9. Arizona Prison: Only One Hawaii Inmate is COVID-Positive
  10. Unemployed May Lose Benefits Due to DLIR-HGEA Incompetence
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Saturday, September 12, 2020
September 12, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:23 PM :: 2120 Views
  1. Honolulu Council Chair Ikaika Anderson Already On Payroll Of Local Union
  2. Senators Urge reinstatement of Health Department whistleblower
  3. Okutsu: 66 out of 72 Patients infected with COVID
  4. Spy News: Oahu-based contact tracing phone app waiting to launch
  5. Hawaii Emergency Management Agency director to lead new COVID-19 pandemic unit
  6. Petition seeks easing of restrictions of Oahu’s solo activity rule for families
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Friday, September 11, 2020
September 11, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:01 PM :: 1471 Views
  1. Whistleblower says Hawaii Department of Health’s ‘toxic’ culture of fear impeded investigators’ work
  2. Rail Board “possibility that this P3 … is not going to succeed”  
  3. Ann Kobayashi asks to be named city council chair
  4. Hawaii has nation’s highest ‘insured unemployment rate’
  5. COVID-positive resident at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home speaks out
  6. Marshallese Not Waiting Around for DoH to get its act together
  7. ‘It’s misery’: Merchants plead for help with homelessness in Chinatown
  8. Frustration builds for businesses that complied with CDC guidelines but still forced to close
  9. DoE Wastes $10M on COVID ‘Innovation Grants’
  10. COVID Money: HPD gets OT, Shiny New ATVs and Paddy Wagons
  11. Soft on Crime: Alleged Shooter Has Long Record at Age 26
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Thursday, September 10, 2020
September 10, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:02 PM :: 837 Views
  1. COR: State Tax Revenues Down 11% — Short $770M this Year
  2. After 10 Deaths, Contact Tracing and testing Finally begins at Hilo Veterans Home
  3. City Council Chair Ikaika Anderson resigns suddenly
  4. Keith Amemiya seeks action on alleged ‘felonies’ by Hanabusa Supporters' Super PAC
  5. Ethics Board continues Maunakea debate
  6. NY Times: Hawaii stands alone in keeping some retailers closed
  7. Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green asks for loosening of latest Oahu stay-at-home order
  8. Caldwell Order Separates Parents from their own Children
  9. Mixed-wage gig workers fall into unemployment misery gap
  10. PUC denies Hu Honua motion to reconsider competitive bidding waiver request
  11. Franklin Templeton CEO Poured Money into Dead Hu Honua Project
  12. Kaua'i County Council passes ban on styrofoam food containers
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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
September 9, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:21 PM :: 754 Views
  1. Spy News: State’s Safe Travels app already needs upgrades a week after roll-out (location tracking coming soon)    
  2. COVID Pau project -- $1M for ‘a large social media and personal story component’ (Na’alehu Anthony and Amy Kalihi again)
  3. Not Wanting To Wait For The State, Marshallese Take On Own Contact Tracing
  4. Team from the state to review COVID response at veterans home in Hilo as Virus Spreads to Other Big Island Nursing Homes
  5. 9th coronavirus fatality reported at Hilo veterans home
  6. Kalihi Has The Worst COVID-19 Outbreak In Hawaii. Here’s How The Community Is Responding
  7. Disturbance at Hilo’s correctional center contained after fire, barricades
  8. In-flight emergency exposes alarming problem with key alert systems at Honolulu’s airport
  9. Vacation rental bills up for first reading Friday
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Tuesday, September 8, 2020
September 8, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:06 PM :: 1168 Views
  1. Caldwell Extends Oahu stay-at-home order two more weeks
  2. Arrests at Anti-Lockdown Protest
  3. Protestors rally in opposition of stay-at-home orders, other COVID-19 response efforts
  4. Yacht Clubs, Country Club Grab Illegal PPP Loans
  5. Business owners request more aid to pay commercial rent
  6. To Get Paid, Landlord Signs Tenants up for CARES Money
  7. State's COVID-19 quarantine hotel program fills need, but concerns Waikiki neighbors
  8. Term Limits Proposed For Offices In 3 Counties
  9. Henry Curtis: Hu Honua Throws Several Hail Mary Passes
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Monday, September 7, 2020
September 7, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:56 PM :: 904 Views
  1. Schatz: VA Should take control of Hilo Veterans Home COVID outbreak
  2. Gov. Ige threatens veto of bill limiting “revolving door” between government and lobbyists
  3. ‘It was a big change’: Hawaii County Clerk provides update on first all-mail election
  4. OCCC shows signs of improvement in COVID handling
  5. Hotel quarantine to cost hundreds of thousands per month in CARES Act funds
  6. University of Hawaii athletics $9.3M Budget Hole
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Sunday, September 6, 2020
September 6, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:59 PM :: 2963 Views
  1. Don‘t Let a Little COVID Interfere with My Free Ride to Congress: Kahele alleges ‘shaming for grieving’ after questions asked about event participation
  2. 72 Cases at Big Island veteran’s care home—Death Toll Revised
  3. Green: A plan to defeat COVID-19 in Hawaii — and we must deploy it now
  4. COVID Failure Rooted in ‘Toxic Factionalism in Legislature’
  5. Rate Hike Coming: Crony Biofuel Schemers Claim Leading Critic Faked Emails  (get ready to pay $0.22 per kwh)
  6. National Guard Blocks N Shore Kauai after Window Smash at Home Rented By Cult
  7. The Money Behind Tulsi Gabbard’s New Legal Defense Fund
  8. New agency will Bulldoze Schools to make way for High-Rise Condos
  9. Honolulu Police Department committee to recommend categorizing vascular neck restraints as ‘deadly force’ option
  10. Creepy ‘Geofence’ Finds Anyone Who Went Near a Crime Scene
  11. Another chunk of Hawaii County’s CARES money available
  12. $78M Buyout for Lava-Destroyed Properties
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Saturday, September 5, 2020
September 5, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:10 PM :: 1602 Views
  1. Lt. Gov. Green: ’Stay-at-home’ order likely to be extended 2 more weeks
  2. Maui Esthetician with COVID-19 Didn't Infect 21 Clients
  3. Hawaii Has A New COVID-19 Data Dashboard With New Metrics
  4. Kuhio Park Terrace: Limp Response to COVID Testing
  5. Illegal game rooms, booming amid the pandemic, are moving into residential areas
  6. Kauai Protesters Surround Cult House, Light Fires
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Friday, September 4, 2020
September 4, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:21 PM :: 1632 Views
  1. Pro-Hanabusa PAC Investigated for False-Name Contributions
  2. In weeks, hundreds of Hawaii's hotel workers will lose their jobs
  3. Embattled state epidemiologist Sarah Park takes leave of absence
  4. How Hawaii’s Reliance On ‘Labor Intensive’ Fax Machines Hampers Contact Tracing
  5. Pandemic Becomes Excuse to Undermine Patient Privacy Law
  6. Lawmakers want Gen. Hara to take the lead on contact tracing
  7. University Of Hawaii Regents Reject ‘Shell Game’ Budget Proposal
  8. HHS: Less than 1% of Hawaii’s ’surge’ tests conducted so far have come back positive
  9. Hui of Kauai parents petition state to let Garden Isle students back to campus
  10. No COVID but 24 HCCC felons to be released
  11. Suit seeks documents relating to boat allegedly used in kidnapping and murder
  12. Hu Honua Spoofing Incident Heats Up
  13. Which US cities have the highest proportion of solar-powered homes?
  14. State sees increase in calls for homeless outreach on Oahu
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Thursday, September 3, 2020
September 3, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:32 PM :: 2185 Views
  1. Wave of Death in Hilo Because COVID Patients are being kept INSIDE Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home
  2. Expert hired to fix overwhelmed contact tracing program at DOH asks for leave
  3. HGEA Members Priority at DoH: ‘We With Sarah!’ -- Defend Embattled Epidemiologist
  4. Experts: State’s confusing COVID-19 reporting makes it difficult to track spread of virus
  5. Kupuna advocacy group threatens Health Department with legal action over Hawaii contact tracing
  6.  State pledges to launch ’virtual call center’ to field questions about jobless benefits
  7. Big Island COVID Cases Swell
  8. Public Utilities Commission Addresses Hacked Emails Alleging Support for Hu Honua
  9. Pandering to Anti 5-G Nuts – Hawaii Co Council seeks scrutiny of FCC permits
  10. Miske in perspective
  11. Corruption sentencing hearings for Katherine and Louis Kealoha rescheduled to Nov 30
  12. Kaua'i councilman's meth ring trial postponed to next year
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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
September 2, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:35 PM :: 1046 Views
  1. Kealoha News: After nearly 2 years on leave, deputy city prosecutor brought back by Loser Nadamoto 
  2. Council panel narrowly passes nonbinding contact tracing spy app resolution
  3. High court order expands release of detainees amid pandemic
  4. State and counties slow to spend billions in federal COVID relief
  5. HDoT Could Lose $180M Federal Funds over H-3 COVID Shutdown
  6. The Cost Of Failure To Contain The Virus? Massive Layoffs
  7. Maui police called to MCCC amidst reports of inmate disturbance
  8. Hundreds of callers request information on hotel quarantine rooms
  9. Maunakea Master Plan to be completed by late next year
  10. ‘Moana’ Star Criticizes ‘Reopen Hawaii’ Protestors: Not a Single Native Hawaiian Seen
  11. Hawaii’s largest entertainment venues glow red for a reason
  12. Survey: More Than Half Of Hawaii Restaurants Have Seriously Considered Closing
  13. Kaiser High farmers market ordered to shut down due to COVID complaint
  14. Hooser: What does Donald Trump’s banner have to do with it?
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Tuesday, September 1, 2020
September 1, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:43 PM :: 1507 Views
  1. Hooser: Eliminate GE Tax on Rent
  2. Kim: Despite rise in cases, no lockdown ‘punishment’ needed
  3. “My fear is that the health department has not been collecting this data”
  4. Ige: “We are implementing actions to improve transparency and accountability in both agencies.”
  5. Despite a rocky start, city’s surge testing program goal expands to 90,000 tests
  6. H-3 Testing Turnout “little bit less than we expected”
  7. 752 Laid off on Lanai
  8. Police reform bill not on Ige’s ‘intent to veto’ list
  9. Honolulu Settles Malicious Prosecution Case Involving Kaneshiro, Kealoha
  10. Another clothing entrepreneur among the Miske defendants
  11. Rapist, Child Molester Killed in Jail
  12. Socialists Continue to Trash Acellus 
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Monday, August 31, 2020
August 31, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:38 PM :: 2421 Views
  1. Schatz Slams Locals, Says Tourism not the Problem 
  2. Five Arrested at anti-COVID ‘Health Summit’
  3. Movements tracked via wearable monitor to ensure they stay inside boundaries 
  4. Saiki Stonewalled by DoH: Info Needed to Better Target Lockdowns
  5. Soft on Crime Lawyers Demand Media do More to Help Exploit COVID to Get Criminals Back out onto the Streets
  6. Cocaine News: Miske gave Money to Tsuneyoshi, Martin
  7. Big Island COVID Numbers Take off Like Rocket
  8. Due to mislabeling, about 1,000 Oahu residents told to re-test for COVID-19
  9. $1.9B—Hirono’s ‘Top Priority’ Radar Dismissed
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Sunday, August 30, 2020
Letters to the Editor August, 2020
By Letters to the Editor @ 11:01 PM :: 2322 Views
  • Big Island COVID Upsurge Shows Failure of Airport Screening
  • COVID numbers that tell “the rest of the story”
  • It is just not that trendy to post videos of police saving lives
  • COVID: Public is paying the price for government mismanagement and active cover-up
  • How I Beat Homelessness by Working
  • Please Do Not Close Community Gardens
  • Perpetual Pandemia
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Sunday, August 30, 2020
August 30, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:04 PM :: 1643 Views
  1. Hawaii COVID Spy Tracking Program to go national?
  2. Quarantine Tracking Demanded by Overworked Regime Spies
  3. CoC Survey: 40% of Businesses Plan to Close in Next 6 Months without Tourism Restart
  4. COVID: No Transparency Means No Cooperation between State, County 
  5. Paradise lost: How Hawaii went from Covid-19 star to cautionary tale
  6. New Oahu lockdown will bring spike in joblessness
  7. Amemiya the new face of the old boys
  8. We Need To Spend Half A Billion Dollars In 123 Days.
  9. Hawaii slated to get nearly $200 million more to fill unemployment claims
  10. Harry Kim Copies Oahu Mistakes—Rejects Surge Testing
  11. “Give us a chance to help out instead of seeing us a problem”
  12. Hawaii Road Miles Drop 28.7% in June
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Saturday, August 29, 2020
August 29, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:34 PM :: 817 Views
  1. Contact Tracing: “We could have done this much earlier “
  2. Kauai PD Watching 1,300 in Quarantine
  3. Maui Co receives more than 5,000 limited quarantine requests
  4. ‘Temptation Island’ filming at Andaz allowed beginning Sept. 8 (trial run for tourist resort bubble?)
  5. To Spread COVID, MCCC Inmates Refuse to Wear Masks 
  6. 70 Homeless Test Positive for COVID as criminals continue to purposefully spread disease among themselves
  7. Lawmakers: DOH Needs To Disclose the numerous COVID-19 Cases Caused By Ex-Inmates who refuse to test at jail
  8. COVID Release—110 Rearrested so far
  9. State Ethics Commission offers new online complaint process
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Friday, August 28, 2020
August 28, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:14 PM :: 1786 Views
  1. HART Copies Leong’s Kealoha Trick to Hide P3 Contract—Delayed For 6th Time
  2. Feds Kick P3 Drop Dead date to Dec 31
  3. Judge intervenes in prison housing for alleged crime boss Mike Miske
  4. 10,000+ people on Oahu registered for a COVID-19 test in the last two days
  5. Number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized on Hawaii Island could soon test capacity
  6. Candidates for Honolulu mayor land support of major unions ahead of election
  7. Government workers who got paid for pretending to work from home before now deemed essential
  8. DOH Won’t Give Honolulu The Data It Needs To Detect Coronavirus In Our Sewage
  9. DoH Budget Gambit—Threaten to Cut EMS
  10. State Asks Lawyers, Law Students To Help With Unemployment Claims Backlog — Pro Bono
  11. Payments From Honolulu’s $25 Million Hardship Fund Are Mired In Red Tape
  12. UH Facing Fiscal Crossroads With Expected $100M Revenue Shortfall
  13. Chinatown Bumfight Sends Homeless Dude to ER
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Thursday, August 27, 2020
August 27, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:57 PM :: 917 Views
  1. Money News:  Legislators and other Lawyers team up to help Inmates and Unions sue over COVID
  2. Prosecutors only oppose release of half on inmate list
  3. Blaming citizens for the current crisis obfuscates the responsibility of state and local leadership.
  4. DoH fought Caldwell on Length of Shutdown Order
  5. Turnout for city’s mass testing program starts strong, but some hiccups reported
  6. Latest COVID-19 positivity rate reported puts Hawaii ‘in the red,’ surgeon general says
  7. Contact tracing on Maui meeting need; more testing likely on horizon
  8. In-person testifying suspended due to stay-at-home order
  9. HSTA was Lying About Nonexistent Private School Shutdown Order
  10. Already-struggling Oahu florists brace for another closure — and loss of inventory
  11. PUC should take firm hand to force Young Brothers to reform
  12. COVID Impact: Water Board mulls 13% rate hike
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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
August 26, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:35 PM :: 1354 Views
  1. Caldwell Does What DoH Will Not—500 Contract Tracers to be Hired by County, Hotel Rooms rented for Quarantine
  2. Caldwell, Legislators Bypass DoH to reach Micronesians, Filipinos 
  3. COVID-19 work stoppage cost $3.4M: Most employees back at work after several months of paid leave
  4. The Public Wanted More COVID-19 Data. What DOH Delivered ‘Misses The Point’
  5. Unions Call For Removal Of Hawaii Prison Chief Espinda
  6. Applications bog down Kaua‘i Small Business Boost website
  7. How the Hawaii Department of Education is spending $43M in relief funding
  8. As state seeks additional $300 for unemployed, thousands of claims still left unprocessed
  9. As hospitalizations soar, ‘unprecedented’ number of ERs are turning ambulances away
  10. Lawsuit: BOE illegally ignored public input on Kahuku turbines built near schools
  11. Kealoha Sentencing Set for Tuesday Nov 3 (sort of)
  12. Mike Miske’s family history
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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
August 25, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:46 PM :: 4203 Views
  1. “People are almost rebelling” against emergency measures—and Kai Kahele is in the middle of it
  2. New data shows young adults have the highest number of COVID-19 diagnoses in Hawaii
  3. Hawaii County Using ESRI App to Spy on Tourists
  4. COVID Positive—11 Days No Call from DoH as Disease Spreads Thru Family
  5. Hospital space at a premium, some COVID-19 patients are now sharing rooms
  6. Hawaii's convalescent plasma supply running low
  7. COVID 20 Cases at Roselani Nursing Home Maui
  8. As federal aid runs thin, a ‘cliff’ looms for Hawaii’s restaurant industry
  9. DOH Official: Some Inmates Who Were Released Caused ‘Spillover’ Infections
  10. No COVID in Sister Isle Jails – Criminals to be released so they can catch it and bring it back in to the Jail when the get rearrested
  11. Thought Control: Acellus online content flagged by ‘Political Correctness’ Censors screaming ‘Raaaacism’
  12. Special Session to Spend COVID Money, New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District?
  13. Hu Honua Threatens $555M Lawsuit (again)
  14. Soft on Crime: Lifelong Criminal Busted Again
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Monday, August 24, 2020
August 24, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:24 PM :: 2354 Views
  1. Which Lobbyists are Driving COVID Policy?  Hawaii Gov. David Ige declines to address open-records request
  2. Green repeats call for stronger mandates as Hawaii sees another day with 200-plus cases
  3. Health officials reveal Oahu hospitals are becoming full
  4. Beaches, Parks, Trails Closed? Honolulu Mayor’s COVID-19 Rules Defy Science, Experts Say
  5. Waiting Four Months for Unemployment Check
  6. Hawaii quarantine kapu breakers bust count at 45
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Sunday, August 23, 2020
August 23, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:31 PM :: 2242 Views
  1. Hawaii DoH: “An impermeable wall of arrogance”
  2. Why won’t Hawaii Gov. David Ige seek the help he needs on COVID?
  3. Governor’s Latest Bargaining Position: Permanent layoffs, program cuts instead of furloughs
  4. How Many Kids are Showing up for Distance Learning?
  5. “This is a crisis of data….”
  6. Rate of COVID-19 results at Oahu Community Correctional Center dropping
  7. Hale Nani confirms nine residents, two workers test positive for coronavirus
  8. Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii sent back more than 200 quarantine violators
  9. Food Bank Ends Massive Free Food Distributions
  10. MPD officer death renews calls for police mental health resources
  11. Honolulu Police Officer Awaiting Trial For Domestic Abuse
  12. Con artists are still pitching those sovereignty scams
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Saturday, August 22, 2020
August 22, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:12 PM :: 1139 Views
  1. Hawaii residents frustrated with how coronavirus pandemic is being managed, survey finds
  2. Beaches, parks closed 2 weeks ago and no decline–3,900 active cases 11% will go to Hospital
  3. Hawaii officials eye empty hotel rooms, hostel for quarantine space
  4. Jailed Criminals Start Fights to Force Guards to Rotate COVID Patients Throughout Prison
  5. Airport screener: ‘You can kind of tell’ who plans to skirt rules
  6. City bus drivers frustrated over lack of mask enforcement
  7. COVID-19 hospitalizations highest among seniors but are mounting for younger age groups, too
  8. Activists Allege Illegal Evictions
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Friday, August 21, 2020
August 21, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:16 PM :: 2771 Views
  1. Amemiya Can’t Say No to Campaign Contributors
  2. Money on the table for OHA Insiders: Agency reaches out for funding controversial TMT project
  3. 100 Contact Tracers now at Convention Center
  4. Hawaii’s business leaders warn that the state’s lack of planning will destroy businesses
  5. Hawaii Trails Behind Other States In The Data It Shares About COVID-19
  6. 47 Criminals Released onto Streets
  7. State reveals long-term care facilities in Hawaii have seen 94 COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths
  8. Military Help for Hawaii Hospitals 
  9. HSTA Members Demand to be Paid to Pretend to Work from Home
  10. Kishimoto: Reopening of schools to be approved by health, state, county officials
  11. Ige Rejects $300/wk Federal Unemployment Boost -- State has to pay 25%
  12. Hawaii Lums Run Malaysian Money to Trump?
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Thursday, August 20, 2020
August 20, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:15 PM :: 4234 Views
  1. Megan Kau Hired by Miske – Will she be elected as the 3rd Prosecutor in a row to have a Miske Connection?
  2. Congressional Chair to Ige; Where did our $50M Go?
  3. Hawaii’s economic woes expected to widen because of poor management and policy decisions
  4. Department of Lame Excuses 
  5. Ige Holds News Conference from Contact Tracing Phone Room
  6. Senators: Teleworking HGEA Members are just Faking it
  7. Lawyers agree on November 3 sentencing date in corruption case for Katherine and Louis Kealoha
  8. Just the beginning --  Five Felony Drug Dealers Released for COVID—450 more to go
  9. Some high-profile inmates request release during coronavirus pandemic
  10. 18 more COVID-19 infections reported at OCCC, bringing cases identified at jail to 267
  11. Corrections oversight panel struggling without staffing
  12. Ala Moana Target Store – ‘Multiple Positive Cases’
  13. Bill 2: Less Parking and Higher Construction Costs
  14. $55M Electric Rate Hike Set for October
  15. More Positions 1: DLIR Slow Down -- Exploiting COVID for Empire Building
  16. More Positions 2: UH regents expect $91M Budget Shortfall—Job Cuts Coming
  17. More Positions 3: Council urges hiring freeze
  18. Last-minute amendment to anti-styrofoam bill
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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
August 19, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:22 PM :: 1954 Views
  1. Donna Leong submitted Secret Resignation over a month ago—Caldwell Admin Lied About it
  2. Hospitals see encouraging signs that COVID-19 surge is slowing
  3. Ige to extend eviction moratorium
  4. Parents stunned after Nanakuli charter school disenrolls more than 270 students
  5. About 40% of Oahu Community Correctional Center inmates tested for coronavirus are positive
  6. Cluster of COVID-19 cases linked to shelter in Iwilei grows to 35
  7. Where is the state’s Board of Health when we really, really need it?
  8. HGEA to Help Harry Kim’s Son Become Fire Chief?
  9. Feds Revamp Ala Wai Flood Control Plan in Gambit to Bypass Community Opposition
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
August 18, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:21 PM :: 1392 Views
  1. Ige Plan:  3 Years of Furloughs, Gut EUTF
  2. Court orders release of 200 or more felons as COVID-19 creates excuse
  3. Avoiding Sledgehammer Shutdown Order Possible…but
  4. Schatz: DoH Needs to Stop Refusing Offers of Money, Personnel
  5. This is Hawaii -- DoH Failure Should Be Expected
  6. Young Brothers gets OK to raise rates 46%
  7. Many Hawaii students spend first day online as virus surges
  8. Kauai Candidate Took Illegal Contributions from Lawyers, State Commission Says
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Monday, August 17, 2020
August 17, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:11 PM :: 1554 Views
  1. ‘This is their fault’: Dr. Miscovich rips Hawaii DOH
  2. Hawaii Health Director Bruce Anderson back on job after taking a few days off to ‘re-energize’
  3. Maui: 28 MMMC hospital COVID-19 cases; 2 new at Hale Makua
  4. Health Officials Knew COVID-19 Would Hit Pacific Islanders Hard. The State Still Fell Short
  5. Prisoners COVID Gambit Success, court orders massive release of inmates
  6. Wai'anae houseless village –Leaders move themselves into permanent home
  7. Pitfalls ahead for all-mail voting
  8. DOE Struggles To Get Students The Technology They Need For Online Learning
  9. Auto sales careened downhill 41.8% in the second quarter
  10. TV Anchor Joe Moore Stuns Viewers With Dubious Report On COVID-19
  11. Ex-CIA officer from Hawaii charged with providing secrets to China in case out of ‘spy novel’
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Sunday, August 16, 2020
August 16, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:07 PM :: 3458 Views
  1. Honolulu Stay-at-Home Order Coming this Week?
  2. From Early On, Miske Was On The Path To A Life Of Crime
  3. Local nonprofits fear inmate release will free domestic abusers to Spread COVID to their Victims
  4. Sensing Opportunity Created by ACLU: Book Burning Criminals Light Fires, lockdowns twice at Oahu's largest jail on Saturday
  5. DoE, HSTA Working Together to Ensure Distance learning is a Failure? (again)
  6. COVID Recession Sharply Reduces Electricity Consumption   
  7. Honolulu mayoral candidates pay a hefty price for rail misdeeds—Caldwell Gubernatorial Campaign Doomed
  8. Ige to Kouchi: Senators’ visit to DOH was ‘neither respectful nor appropriate'
  9. Local leaders work to ensure mail-in voting is available to all, despite USPS challenges
  10. DoE Staffer Chooses Homeschooling
  11. ‘COVID-19 exposure’ to staff temporarily closes Kapiolani Medical Center’s Adult ICU
  12. Criminal Gets COVID—tries to use it to justify escape from halfway house
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Saturday, August 15, 2020
August 15, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:05 PM :: 1284 Views
  1. Whistleblower – DOH has only 9 Contact Tracers  
  2. “Each day a pre-arrival testing program is delayed creates significant economic damage to our state”
  3. State issued orders 5 times this week to keep homeless COVID-19 patients in quarantine
  4. Hawaii Supreme Court Mulls New Release Of Inmates
  5. OCCC inmates with coronavirus rise to 124 with many more still not tested
  6. Maui Jail Memos Show Newly Admitted Inmates Are Isolated For Only 5 Days
  7. Post Office warns Hawaii and 45 other states about mail voting delays
  8. Hawaii Governor Seeking Details on Trump's Unemployment Plan
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Friday, August 14, 2020
August 14, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:56 PM :: 1417 Views
  1. No Tourism Reopening Until 2021?
  2. “Linkage” between the illegitimate world of street crime and the power centers of legitimate society.
  3. DoH Refuses to Hire Micronesian-Language Contact Tracers
  4. With major ICUs nearing capacity, patients are being moved and reinforcements sought to prepare for wave of homeless, criminals
  5. Over 900 Late Ballots Won’t Be Counted In Hawaii Primary
  6. Honolulu Rail Costs To Climb With Dispute Over Airport Section
  7. 64% of Jailed Criminals Have COVID—Lets Release into Streets so they can spread it to everybody else
  8. COVID Spreads Because Soft on Crime Crowd Blocked Construction of New Jails
  9. Hana: Truck Caravans of Locals Bring COVID into Town
  10. LUC: Counties can deny vacation rentals on ag land
  11. Hawaiian Electric finances – fewer tourists and less revenue challenges regulatory model
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Thursday, August 13, 2020
August 13, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:15 PM :: 2813 Views
  1. Health Department has had new contact tracing leader for a month and nobody noticed 
  2. Roy Amemiya Needs to Step Down While FBI Investigates
  3. Mayoral race analysis shows Blangiardi won 26 of 34 districts in primary election
  4. Tulsi Gabbard's Time In Congress Is Almost Up: What's Next?
  5. Vote-By-Mail Helped Perk Up Hawaii Turnout But So Did Some Competitive Races
  6. Digital weapon uses cellphones to spy on quarantined arrivals
  7. Americans Are Heading to Florida and Hawaii for Labor Day Weekend, Data Shows
  8. Who is Lobbying the Governor During ‘Emergency’  -- You’ll Never Know
  9. Hospitals could be overwhelmed in a month if cases of COVID-19 continue to increase at the current rate
  10. Hawaii teacher arrested for violating traveler quarantine
  11. Soft on Crime: 14-Time Loser Gets a 15th Chance
  12. Young Brothers: We Want a Rate Hike (again)
  13. State pension fund pops in final quarter to end year in the black
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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
August 12, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:44 PM :: 1020 Views
  1. Tracking expert: ‘1 in 50 Oahu residents may have COVID’
  2. DLIR’s Convention Center Phone Bank to Host COVID Tracing Call Center
  3. Ige: surge in COVID cases likely means another delay in reopening tourism
  4. Mass testing underway after COVID-19 outbreak at Iwilei homeless shelter
  5. Mass Testing in Hawaii Jail Begins As More OCCC Inmates Positive For COVID-19
  6. Coronavirus relief funds hitting the streets
  7. Instructors For Hire: How The Pandemic Is Fueling A New Side Business
  8. 'Too big, too close': Kahuku residents picket to stop wind turbine project
  9. Accused Crime Boss Michael Miske Will Remain Behind Bars
  10. Election Recounts Don’t Change Outcomes Of 3 Races
  11. Happy News: Mufi Hannemann and Colleen Hanabusa may have run last campaigns
  12. Gabbard to Run for LG in 2022?
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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
August 11, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:10 PM :: 1040 Views
  1. ‘Out of Control’ -- HGEA grievance cites just 15 contact tracers on Oahu
  2. Contact Tracing: Use DLIR’s Hawaii Convention Center Phone Bank
  3. Over the weekend, Honolulu police issued 1,350 citations to those violating COVID-19 orders
  4. Deputy Sheriffs exposed to inmate with COVID-19 upset DPS didn't notify them
  5. Military and their family account for 7% of Hawaii’s COVID-19 cases
  6. Honolulu election officials address what happens to ballots that missed the Saturday deadline
  7. Who Wrote Letters for Miske? 
  8. Nimitz Homeless Sweep Nets Appliances, SUP Boards
  9. City to Gift Kamehameha Schools Development Plan with $80M in Decorative Improvements to Kalapama Canal
  10. Condo Sales Down Sharply on Maui
  11. What Is the Jones Act, and How Does It Differ From the Passenger Vessel Services Act?
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