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Sunday, July 12, 2020
Future of Unemployment Insurance
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 59 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes

...unemployment insurance and how it is going to fare after the pandemic....

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Sunday, July 12, 2020
As COVID Testing Soars, Wait Times For Results Jump To A Week — Or More
By Selected News Articles @ 2:33 AM :: 137 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...Truslow was initially told it would take two to four days. Then CVS said five or six days. On the sixth day, the pharmacy estimated it would take 10 days....

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
COVID Count: 42 new cases out of 1,686 tests
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 159 Views :: COVID-19

...a new one-day record for new cases....

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
Legislative Session: The good, the bad and the ugly
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:42 PM :: 157 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

... donning rose-colored glasses and approaching the budget shortfall as a temporary setback ....

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
Victorino: Maui Council Should not Bypass Charter Commission
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 174 Views :: Maui County

"...Our Charter is our County Bible, our foundational document. It’s not something that should be changed on a whim, or on the idea that if something sounds good it’s the right thing to do....”

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
DLIR Rejects 73,438 Invalid Unemployment Claims
By News Release @ 3:45 AM :: 246 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...151,071 valid claims are being paid....

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
Driving up Electric Bill: Legislature Bans Coal
By News Release @ 3:37 AM :: 220 Views :: Energy

...SB2629 SD2 HD1 prohibits, after June 30, 2020 the approval of a new or renewed power purchase agreement for electricity generated from coal....

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
​HB1819: Legislature passes bill to legalize industrial hemp
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 215 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business, Drugs

...Another hemp bill, Senate Bill 1353, was vetoed by Governor Ige last year, after he expressed concerns that it was unenforceable. This year’s version was worked on directly with the Governor's administration to ensure its enactment....

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
Ige appoints Bennette Misalucha to State Senate until Special Election
By News Release @ 3:21 AM :: 185 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Office of Elections

...to fill the late Sen. Breene Harimoto’s state Senate seat. State Senate District 16 includes Pearl City....

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Friday, July 10, 2020
Jobs Report: Lets Avoid Aggravating the Problem
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 213 Views :: Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

...the Hawaii Legislature should not make a dismal situation worse....

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Friday, July 10, 2020
​Pandemic Priorities
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:44 PM :: 213 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs, COVID-19

...people want what works, and they don’t care about the toxicity....

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Friday, July 10, 2020
COVID Legislature: "This will be a shell of a democracy"
By Rep Gene Ward @ 10:49 PM :: 249 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

"...The people of Hawaii are facing a dead economy, and thousands are waiting in food lines to feed their families...."

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Friday, July 10, 2020
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:12 PM :: 191 Views :: Family, Life, Religion

...adjournment Sine Die....

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Friday, July 10, 2020
DHS, OHA to Share Native Hawaiian COVID Data
By News Release @ 8:20 PM :: 179 Views :: OHA, COVID-19

...DHS will share Native Hawaiian data tables from its programs with OHA to help assess the impacts COVID-19 is having on Hawaiʻi’s indigenous people....

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Friday, July 10, 2020
COVID Count: 28 new cases out of 1,639 tests
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 209 Views :: COVID-19

... 17 coronavirus cases tied to exercise classes at 2 Oahu gyms ....

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Friday, July 10, 2020
COVID Economy: State Much More Susceptible than Counties
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 216 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Tourism, COVID-19

"...The revenue profiles of the state and the city and county are quite different. The state is much more exposed to volatile revenue sources such as general excise tax and transient accommodation tax (TAT)...."

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Friday, July 10, 2020
City Council defers borrowing for rail
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:11 AM :: 236 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...a resolution that would have authorized up to $26 million in borrowing to help fund its over-budget and behind-schedule rail project....

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Friday, July 10, 2020
DoE Announces COVID Class Schedules for Fall
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 252 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... what will be your school's class schedule? ....

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Thursday, July 09, 2020
Groups Challenge Hawaii’s prohibition on the open carry of firearms
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 336 Views :: Second Amendment

... The issue before the en banc Young court is whether the Second Amendment protects the right of law-abiding citizens to openly carry firearms outside the home .... 

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Thursday, July 09, 2020
COVID Count: 36 new cases out of 1,443 tests
By News Release @ 9:09 PM :: 698 Views :: COVID-19

...one new hospitalization, no new deaths....

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Thursday, July 09, 2020
DoH: 'Severe Consequences' for Food Establishments Violating COVID Rules
By News Release @ 7:34 PM :: 300 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

...Food Safety Branch will begin to temporarily suspend the operations of restaurants, bars and other food establishments that do not comply.... 

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Thursday, July 09, 2020
CMS: Action to protect nursing homes against COVID-19
By Selected News Articles @ 3:21 PM :: 219 Views :: COVID-19

...Beginning in May, CMS required nursing homes that participate in Medicare and Medicaid to inform residents, their families, and their representatives within 12 hours of when a single confirmed COVID-19 case is reported, or when three or more residents or staffers develop respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other....

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Thursday, July 09, 2020
Hawaii GET Taxes 105 percent of the state’s personal income
By Tax Foundation @ 2:52 PM :: 246 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii has the broadest sales tax in the United States, but it taxes many products multiple times and, by one estimate, ultimately taxes 105 percent of the state’s personal income.  This base is far wider than the national median, where the sales tax applies to 34.25 percent of personal income....

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Thursday, July 09, 2020
Hawaii Worst Taxpayer ROI in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:13 PM :: 264 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...nobody pays more for less....

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Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Retired police officer sentenced to 10 years for his attempted unlawful sexual enticement of a 13-year-old boy
By News Release @ 11:01 PM :: 358 Views :: Police

...During a post-arrest statement, Goeas admitted to past unlawful sexual contact with minor males....

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Wednesday, July 08, 2020
COVID Count: 23 new cases out of 2,056 tests
By News Release @ 7:18 PM :: 224 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Corona Virus Restrictions Hawaii vs Alaska
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 369 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...Hawaii and Alaska have the lowest per capita COVID death tolls in the USA-- Hawaii is among the most restrictive states, Alaska is more moderate....

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Wednesday, July 08, 2020
HPD System Prevents Gun Owners from Registering Guns
By Selected News Articles @ 2:46 AM :: 477 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... The number of appointments available to the public is completely full. Every morning, hundreds of people try to access the website to get an appointment. This causes the system to freeze and crash, something reminiscent of the state's unemployment website in the early days of the pandemic ....

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Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Guam Ambulance Company Owners Sentenced to Prison for Their Roles in Medicare Ambulance Fraud Scheme
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 273 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

...$10.8 million, one of the largest single Medicare ambulance fraud cases ever prosecuted by the Justice Department....

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Candidate Forum: Rick Hamada Hosts 12 Honolulu Mayoral Candidates
By Video @ 11:06 PM :: 319 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

...Rick Hamada Hosts 12 Honolulu Mayoral Candidates July 7, 2020, in the 2020 Mayoral Candidate Forum sponsored by the Sales and Marketing Executives of Honolulu, KHVH 830AM Radio, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, and KHON....

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
COVID Count: 41 new cases out of 1,423 tests
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 261 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Ige Vetoes $432M CARES Rainy Day Deposit
By Andrew Walden @ 5:45 PM :: 367 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...according to Senator Thielen CARES money was put in the Rainy Day fund so the governor couldn’t touch it....

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
COVID Debt Bomb Puts Honolulu Over the Limit
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:48 PM :: 429 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, COVID-19

...Honolulu county can't afford to borrow more for rail, Grassroot Institute says....

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Hawaii 3rd-Highest Beer Taxes in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 5:08 AM :: 304 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

“...Taxes are the single most expensive ingredient in beer, costing more than the labor and raw materials combined....”

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
HB2457: Senate Fails to Protect Kids by Voting to Allow Continued Sale of Menthol E-Cigarettes and Cigarettes
By News Release @ 5:03 AM :: 365 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...Statement of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association and American Lung Association....

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Voting in Hawaii: Changes and Reminders
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:13 AM :: 267 Views :: Office of Elections

...Gone are the days when you go to ballot booth.... 

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Can Visitor Data Predict COVID in Hawaii?
By News Release @ 2:56 AM :: 225 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

...It will drill down the spread of COVID-19 among specific communities, unlike current models which only focus on the region as a whole....

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Should Police Misconduct Records Be Made Public?
By Video @ 2:41 AM :: 238 Views :: Ethics, Police

...Kelii Akina Talks Story with Journalism Professor Gerald Kato....

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Oahu Mandates Face Masks Indoors and Out
By News Release @ 1:19 AM :: 447 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...Order 5: Non-Medical Grade Face Coverings now requires everyone on O‘ahu to wear non-medical grade face coverings over their noses and mouths.... 

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Hawaii became a U.S. Territory July 7, 1898
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 8043 Views :: Hawaii History

When Hawaii became the 50th U.S. State in 1959, the historic occasion was marked by ceremonies within the sanctuary walls of the Kawaiaha‘o Church .... 

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Monday, July 06, 2020
COVID Count: Seven new cases out of 615 tests
By News Release @ 8:38 PM :: 207 Views :: COVID-19

...one new hospitalization, no new deaths....

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Monday, July 06, 2020
Unpacking Court Order Denying TRO to Block COVID Emergency Rules
By Robert Thomas @ 7:27 PM :: 285 Views :: COVID-19

...When the opinion starts this way, you know which way it is headed....

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Monday, July 06, 2020
ACLU: Hawaii COVID Enforcement Racist
By News Release @ 6:13 PM :: 325 Views :: Police, COVID-19

...HPD was 30 times more likely to arrest a Micronesian person and five times more likely to arrest a Black or Samoan person for violations of the COVID-19 orders than to arrest a white person....

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Sunday, July 05, 2020
COVID Count: 25 new cases out of 733 tests
By News Release @ 7:17 PM :: 344 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Sunday, July 05, 2020
​Damn the Tax Clearances, Full Speed Ahead!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 582 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 :: 270 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 :: 434 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 :: 492 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 :: 10644 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 :: 12966 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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