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Sunday, July 05, 2020
​Damn the Tax Clearances, Full Speed Ahead!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 212 Views :: Ethics, Taxes, COVID-19

...Ige's COVID order suspends law requiring that people who want to do business with the State or municipal governments need to be current with their state and federal taxes....

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Saturday, July 04, 2020
COVID Count: 24 new cases out of 849 tests
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 143 Views :: COVID-19

...no new hospitalizations, no new deaths....

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Saturday, July 04, 2020
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 1:12 AM :: 250 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

...Friday July 10, 2020 Adjournment Sine Die....

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Saturday, July 04, 2020
Happy July 4th, despite the irony
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:13 AM :: 262 Views :: COVID-19

...celebrate the nation’s independence … while still under lockdown....

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Saturday, July 04, 2020
The 1840 Hawaiian Constitution and the Fourth of July
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:02 AM :: 10483 Views :: Hawaii History

In 1840 the Kingdom of Hawaii adopted a constitution with strong parallels to the Constitution of the United States....

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Saturday, July 04, 2020
The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
By Robert Thomas @ 12:01 AM :: 12863 Views :: National News, Hawaii History

...the structure and style of the Declaration follows a form familiar to most modern lawyers: a complaint initiating a lawsuit....

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Friday, July 03, 2020
Can the current YB management actually control costs?
By Michael Hansen @ 11:55 PM :: 220 Views :: Jones Act, Small Business, Cost of Living

...The HPUC perceives the underlying problem as YB management’s inability to control costs and operate an effective service....

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Friday, July 03, 2020
Yes, we are different from Minneapolis; our police misdeeds are kept secret
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:37 PM :: 273 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Police

...The intense secrecy that has come to characterize the Honolulu Police Department....

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Friday, July 03, 2020
COVID Count: 29 new cases out of 1,858 tests
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 213 Views :: COVID-19

...one new death, two new hospitalizations....

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Thursday, July 02, 2020
Fake it to Make it: DoE Releases 'Return to Learn' Plan
By News Release @ 6:53 PM :: 281 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...The Real Plan for Fall Semester—School 2 Days per Week, Teachers Get Paid for 5 days....

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Thursday, July 02, 2020
COVID Count 20 new cases out of 1,328 tests
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 203 Views :: COVID-19

...no new hospitalizations, no new deaths....

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Thursday, July 02, 2020
HB2502 Still Dangerous: Grassroot Institute warns again about granting wide powers to health director
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:09 AM :: 398 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...the institute said it "continues to have grave concerns," since "the powers contemplated in this bill are so sweeping and broad as to raise significant questions about privacy, civil liberties and constitutionality."....

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Thursday, July 02, 2020
UH releases interim COVID-19 guidelines for its 10 campuses
By Video @ 5:45 AM :: 205 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

"...Reducing the number of in-person courses by using online and hybrid options while ensuring students can achieve the same learning objectives regardless of instructional format...."

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Hawaii Anti-Gun Bills Eligible for the Floor
By NRA ILA @ 11:04 PM :: 312 Views :: Second Amendment

...Despite making a commitment to working on COVID-19 related legislation and budget issues, anti-gun legislation continues to move forward in the Hawaii legislature....

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Ige: Mauna Kea the Cornerstone for US Astronomy
By Video @ 10:08 PM :: 288 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

" ... the fate of the Thirty Meter Telescope really coincides with the entire astronomy industry in the United States...." --Ige

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Mayor Victorino opposes Maui Council Charter Amendments Creating New Departments
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 236 Views :: Maui County

...which would inflate the cost of government while Maui’s economy has been battered by the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Akina for OHA: TMT Yes with Pono Management
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:34 PM :: 224 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Like many Hawaiians, I believe there is room on the Mauna for both science and the sacred.  But we must protect the environment and honor the culture.  With pono management, the presence of world class scientific equipment will benefit Hawaiians and all people through advances in education, jobs, economic opportunity, and global competitiveness.”....

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
COVID Count: Nine new cases out of 1,232 tests
By News Release @ 7:44 PM :: 204 Views :: COVID-19

...three new hospitalizations, no new deaths....

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Video: HD49 Candidate Arrested for Quarantine Violation
By Video @ 4:33 AM :: 391 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party, COVID-19

...videos show multiple confrontations between Republican HD49 candidate Michael 'Kilomana' Danner and police....

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Feds Indict Three Hilo Jail Guards for Beating up Inmate
By News Release @ 12:47 AM :: 259 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

...A lawsuit was filed in Hilo Circuit Court in 2017 alleging essentially the same set of facts on the same date....

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Former little league softball coach charged with producing child pornography
By News Release @ 12:38 AM :: 335 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

...the defendant has been and is currently involved with managing and/or coaching youth sports teams, and was the agent and President of Kainalu Little League, Inc. ...

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Panos: Anti-Mask Rhetoric Absurd
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 12:06 AM :: 386 Views :: COVID-19

...The anti-mask rhetoric has become absurd: We all know that decades of use of masks by doctors, nurses and the Japanese did not asphyxiate them, and did not turn them into communist peons or face covering Muslims....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
May, 2020: Tourism Down 98.9%
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 263 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... In May, a total of 9,116 visitors traveled to Hawaii by air service compared to 841,376 total visitors (by air and cruise ships) during the same period a year ago .... 

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
​Gender neutral option available for state credentials beginning July 1, 2020
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 251 Views :: Family, Hawaii State Government

...Those seeking to apply, renew, or obtain a duplicate credential can now choose “X” or “Not Specified” in the gender category instead of the binary “M” (Male) or “F” (Female)....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Abercrombie Campaign Contributions Become Issue in Alabama Congressional Race
By Video @ 10:46 PM :: 338 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...Club for Growth hits AL-02 hopeful Jeff Coleman for campaign contributions to Hawaii Democrat Neil Abercrombie in new ad....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Hawaii Republicans Blocked from Observing Voter Count
By Brett Kulbis @ 10:38 PM :: 370 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections, Republican Party

...This year Hawaii will vote exclusively by mail. Now as many of us know this increases the chances of fraud. Couple that with the checkered history of our Office of Elections, makes it more important as ever that all political parties have representation in our vote counting centers across the State....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Puerto Rico to demand COVID-19 test results from passengers
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 262 Views :: COVID-19

...Starting July 15, all passengers have to wear a mask and must take a molecular test 72 hours prior to their arrival and submit the results to officials at the airport.... 

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
COVID Count: 18 new cases out of 1,315 tests
By News Release @ 7:34 PM :: 211 Views :: COVID-19

...two new hospitalizations, no new deaths....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Hawaii AG: For The Hearing At Which I Will Argue That Indoor In-Person Gatherings Are Dangerous, Let's Gather Indoors In-Person!
By Robert Thomas @ 5:15 PM :: 406 Views :: Judiciary, Tourism, COVID-19

...the court scheduled a hearing for Thursday, July 2, 2020....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Hawaii Attorney General Sues E-Cigarette Giants JUUL and Altria
By News Release @ 5:03 PM :: 300 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...The complaint alleges that, for a period of more than five years, the defendants misleadingly marketed JUUL e-cigarettes, intending to hook users on the product in the same manner used by tobacco companies in the marketing of cigarettes....

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Monday, June 29, 2020
Big Brother coming soon to Honolulu Airport
By Rep Gene Ward @ 11:25 PM :: 435 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...Rep Gene Ward today sent a letter to Governor Ige and the Department of Transportation – Airports Division questioning why the State is installing facial recognition cameras at Hawaii's airports....

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Monday, June 29, 2020
Tax Like an Egyptian: The wholesale rate, the retail rate, and tax “pyramiding”
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 6:58 PM :: 347 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

...we struggled to determine the purposes of the provisions reviewed, and in some cases, were unable to even infer the purposes. Additionally, we had no objective means to assess whether provisions were achieving their purposes....

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Monday, June 29, 2020
COVID Count: 2 new cases out of 588 tests
By News Release @ 6:36 PM :: 213 Views :: COVID-19

...no new hospitalizations, no new deaths....

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Monday, June 29, 2020
TVR Control: Kauai County Signs Agreement with AirBnB, Expedia
By News Release @ 6:24 PM :: 314 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Tourism

...mandatory TMK field on its listings....

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Monday, June 29, 2020
Clinical healthcare professionals needed to become full-time contact tracers
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 287 Views :: COVID-19

...seeking additional applicants with clinical healthcare backgrounds and an undergraduate degree who are available to be activated by DOH as full-time contact tracers for up to three months in the near future....

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Monday, June 29, 2020
List of Routes: Bus Driver Worked Sick with COVID for a Week
By Selected News Articles @ 3:57 PM :: 504 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...route 9 (Pearl Harbor-Kaimuki); 40 (Makaha-Honolulu); 42 (Ewa Beach-Waikiki); 88A (North Shore Express); and 501 (Mililani Mauka)....

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Monday, June 29, 2020
Hawaii--Biggest Health Improvement During COVID-19
By Selected News Articles @ 11:14 AM :: 269 Views :: COVID-19

...which states have experienced a positive trend in their residents’ health in the past few weeks....

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Monday, June 29, 2020
HSTA reaches school reopening agreement with state of Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:13 AM :: 502 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... Hawaii public schools to reopen with safeguards ....

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Sunday, June 28, 2020
COVID Count: 27 new cases out of 1,677 tests
By News Release @ 8:12 PM :: 336 Views :: COVID-19

... 17 cases associated with one Oahu funeral ....

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Sunday, June 28, 2020
Future of the Aloha Stadium
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 573 Views :: Development, Higher Education, Tourism

... Can we afford to take the risk of building a new stadium with an entertainment center that may become a financial white elephant like our convention center? ....

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Saturday, June 27, 2020
State Education Systems with the Most Racial Equality -- Hawaii 16th
By Selected News Articles @ 11:42 PM :: 439 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...to determine which states have the most racial equality in education....

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Saturday, June 27, 2020
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:50 PM :: 447 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion

...The legislature reconvened on June 22, 2020 and will end on July 10, 2020. Here's a snapshot of some of the things that happened this week....

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Saturday, June 27, 2020
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 27, 2020
By GovTrack .us @ 10:16 PM :: 364 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... votes in Congress and bills introduced for week ending June 27, 2020 ....

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Saturday, June 27, 2020
COVID Count: Six new cases out of 1,177 tests
By News Release @ 6:46 PM :: 241 Views :: COVID-19

...and Hawaii's 18th death--the first COVID death since May.... 

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Saturday, June 27, 2020
SB785 --$150M Raises for Public Employees-- How They Voted
By Selected News Articles @ 5:53 PM :: 1798 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

...Laughing at your sacrifice: Senate votes 21-3, House votes 45-4....

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Saturday, June 27, 2020
Hawaii 2nd Highest Tax Burden in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 6:25 AM :: 678 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...and the highest Total Sales & Excise Tax Burden....

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Saturday, June 27, 2020
Video: "Lockdown, Testing and Tracking: Are They Really Legal?"
By Video @ 5:11 AM :: 554 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...Honolulu lawyers Robert Thomas and Jeff Portnoy address questions that have arisen during the coronavirus shut-down....

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Saturday, June 27, 2020
COVID: Half of Households with Children have lost income
By News Release @ 4:52 AM :: 302 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...51% of respondents in households with at least one child report their income has declined since the start of COVID-19....

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Friday, June 26, 2020
Letter: Legislators 'Concerned' About DoE Plan to Continue 'Distance Learning' Scam
By News Release @ 11:19 PM :: 499 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...The letter outlines low participation rates for distance learning, internet connectivity and device access inequities among students, and the lack of a concise plan for how they will spend the federal CARES Act funding they have received....

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Friday, June 26, 2020
Facial Recognition: Legislature appropriates $90 million for airport COVID-19 screening
By News Release @ 11:12 PM :: 581 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism, COVID-19

"...thermal screening cameras and facial imaging tracking system...."

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