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Friday, July 31, 2020
AOC: Father Damien is 'White Supremacist Culture'
By Selected News Articles @ 11:11 PM :: 10077 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii History, Religion

...“This is what patriarchy and white supremacist culture looks like!” Ocasio-Cortez said....

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Friday, July 31, 2020
COVID Count: 123 new cases out of 1,883 tests
By News Release @ 9:44 PM :: 564 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Friday, July 31, 2020
Boldly going where no research has gone before
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:39 PM :: 845 Views :: Jones Act

...If you remember nothing else, remember these numbers: 1.2 billion, 5 and 9,100....

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Friday, July 31, 2020
Transitioning to School-at-Home
By Selected News Articles @ 4:23 AM :: 808 Views :: Education K-12, Family

... advice from successful homeschoolers ....

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
SB126: Ige Vetoes Parts of COVID Relief Spending Bill
By News Release @ 10:45 PM :: 1055 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Decreased from $230M to 0, the appropriation out of the Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund to provide an additional weekly unemployment benefit of $100 per week ....

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
COVID Count: 124 new cases out of 2,156 tests -- another new record
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 648 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
Blue Pacific Act to Set Framework for US Foreign Policy in Region
By Ed Case @ 5:53 PM :: 2267 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military

...The first-ever Congressional Pacific Islands Caucus was founded last year to promote a greater understanding of this dynamic region in Congress and greater U.S. engagement with the countries and peoples of the region....

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
June Tourist Arrivals Down 98.2%
By News Release @ 5:42 PM :: 578 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... In June, a total of 17,068 visitors traveled to Hawaii by air service compared to 951,628 ....

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
Seller Scores $1.2M Flip on City 'Affordable' Housing Deal
By News Release @ 4:41 AM :: 982 Views :: Honolulu County

...These were affordable as private-sector units.  The city has added exactly ZERO affordable units to the available supply in Honolulu.  This is a waste of $4M that could have gone to build new units....

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
FBI Working with Guam Department of Labor to Address Scams and Fraud Targeting COVID-19 Stimulus Funds
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 912 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...fraud cases involving the attempted theft of funds intended for Guam citizens who are unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
5 Years for Embezzling $600K from Hawaiian Charter School
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 1051 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12

... In sentencing Estabilio, the District Judge imposed a sentence above the range suggested by the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. At the sentencing hearing, the District Judge characterized Estabilio’s conduct as “reprehensible,” and driven by “greed” and a sense of “entitlement” ....

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Jones Act costs Hawaii families almost $1,800 extra every year
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:58 PM :: 1192 Views :: Jones Act

...the Jones Act overall costs Hawaii $1.2 billion annually, including 9,100 jobs and $148 million in taxes....

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
COVID Count: 109 New Cases out of 1,653 tests (new record high)
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 716 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Groups Threaten Lawsuit over Lack of Polling Places
By News Release @ 2:29 PM :: 801 Views :: Republican Party

... Earlier this year, election officials reduced vote centers from 250 to only eight statewide .... 

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
10AM -- Major new study finally reveals how much Jones Act costs Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:50 AM :: 1900 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

...U.S. Sen. Mike Lee and U.S. Rep. Ed Case will be on hand when the findings are presented during a live webinar July 29 at 10AM >>>JOIN THE PRESENTATION<<< ....

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
A Visit with Keli'i Akina, Candidate for OHA 
By Video @ 2:34 AM :: 734 Views :: OHA

...Community Matters with Jay Fidell, in A Visit with Keli'i Akina, Candidate for OHA - Let's get to meet him and learn about his qualifications and platform....

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
HECO to Begin Cutting off Service Sept 1
By News Release @ 2:20 AM :: 1039 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living, COVID-19

...Disconnection notices and disconnections for nonpayment will resume after Sept. 1. Late fees resume after Sept. 15....

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
DHHL Seeks Input on Agriculture Program Plan
By News Release @ 8:53 PM :: 734 Views :: DHHL, Agriculture

... The Plan will guide the Department’s efforts to grow more successful native Hawaiian farmers on Hawaiian Home Lands by identifying programmatic supports and technical assistance for both agriculture homestead Waiting List Applicants and existing Lessees .... 

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
COVID Count: 47 new cases out of 1,172 tests
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 572 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Stimulate the Economy--Get a Job!
By News Release @ 4:52 AM :: 1064 Views :: Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

... more than 16,000 jobs are available across the state. Top positions included retail salesperson, network and systems administrator and security guard ....

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
School Reopening Push Back to Aug 17
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 804 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...A proposed start date of Aug. 17 for students will be brought to the Board of Education on Thursday....

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Monday, July 27, 2020
Labor Board: Governor’s Emergency Powers ARE Limited -- Collective Bargaining Agreements Cannot be Touched
By News Release @ 7:03 PM :: 1468 Views :: Kauai County, Labor, COVID-19

...Remember: Public Employee Union agreements are the Highest Law of the Land....

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Monday, July 27, 2020
Japan Reopens Travel to Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:44 PM :: 1075 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...Hawaii included on an exclusive list of 12 countries and regions to resume safe international travel with Japan....

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Monday, July 27, 2020
COVID Count 28 new cases out of 2,335 tests
By News Release @ 6:38 PM :: 579 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Sunday, July 26, 2020
2020 Hawaii Republican State Convention Results
By Brett Kulbis @ 9:14 PM :: 1121 Views :: Republican Party

...Today hundreds of Republicans participated in the first ever virtual Hawaii Republican Party State Convention....

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Sunday, July 26, 2020
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 25, 2020
By GovTrack .us @ 9:02 PM :: 870 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... bills introduced and votes in Congress from GovTrack.us ....

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Sunday, July 26, 2020
Attorney: Homeless Disenfranchised by all-mail voting system
By Selected News Articles @ 6:29 PM :: 1104 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness, Office of Elections

...an individual may only obtain "general delivery" for 30 days in any 12 month period. This forces such registered voters to choose between having a ballot delivered for the primary or for the general election, but not both....

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Sunday, July 26, 2020
COVID Count 64 new cases--4th day in a row over 50
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 749 Views :: COVID-19

...today’s update does not include new test numbers....

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Sunday, July 26, 2020
90 MPH Hurricane Douglas Passes North of Kauai
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 3295 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County

...3 foot storm surge at center of hurricane....

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Sunday, July 26, 2020
Two Tax Bills This Year
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 975 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits, Taxes

...Tax Foundation of Hawaii, urged the Legislature to adopt key provisions of the CARES Act although it became law in 2020. DoTAX, in testimony, proposed to adopt a few provisions and leave others on the cutting room floor....

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Sunday, July 26, 2020
Miske Lawyer Behind Campaign to Unseat OHA Trustee Keli’i Akina
By Andrew Walden @ 3:52 AM :: 6893 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...In the middle of what may become a death penalty case, lawyer Thomas Otake is making time for an OHA campaign.  One might wonder what Michael Miske thinks about that.... 

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Saturday, July 25, 2020
COVID Count: 73 cases out of 1,262 tests
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 636 Views :: COVID-19

...73 is a new one-day record and 5.8% of tests are positive....

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Saturday, July 25, 2020
Maui County Actually Reduces Budget
By Joe Kent @ 3:49 PM :: 772 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

...Maui lawmakers should be congratulated for trimming this year’s county budget to $1 million less than the previous year....

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Saturday, July 25, 2020
We've touched a nerve
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:00 AM :: 1412 Views :: Jones Act

...How do you know you’re starting to make a real difference on an issue? The quality of both your critics and your friends improves....

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Saturday, July 25, 2020
DLIR: Fraudsters got $35.98M from Hawaii Unemployment
By News Release @ 3:45 AM :: 1449 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

...Through July 14, the department has issued $35,980,789 to imposter fraud claimants....

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Friday, July 24, 2020
Trump’s Case For Excluding Illegal Aliens From Census is Based on Hawaii Apportionment Ruling
By Selected News Articles @ 8:17 PM :: 1339 Views :: National News, Office of Elections

... In Burns v. Richardson (1966) the Supreme Court held that tourists and other non-permanent residents could be excluded from apportionment in the Hawaii state legislature ....

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Friday, July 24, 2020
COVID Count: 60 new cases out of 1499 tests
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 706 Views :: COVID-19

...60 is a new daily record -- 4% of tests came back positive....

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Friday, July 24, 2020
Cesspools: EPA Hits DLNR, Hawaii County with Big Fines
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 1316 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Hawaii State Government

...EPA banned LCCs in 2005....

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Friday, July 24, 2020
Mayor Victorino urges Maui County Council to reopen for public testimony
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 840 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

...“The Kalana O Maui Building reopened June 22,” Mayor Victorino said....

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Friday, July 24, 2020
Women’s Legislative Caucus Bills Sent to Governor Ige
By News Release @ 1:03 AM :: 863 Views :: Family, Small Business

... Measures address harassment in the workplace and domestic violence ....

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Friday, July 24, 2020
VIDEO: Rep Gene Ward Hosts Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Forum
By Video @ 12:54 AM :: 1192 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

...Mayoral candidate forum with former U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, former Mayor Mufi Hannemann, Councilmember Kym Pine, and former State Rep. Bud Stonebraker....

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Friday, July 24, 2020
UH Manoa COVID-19 plan for fall
By News Release @ 12:26 AM :: 775 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

...This message was shared with the students, faculty and staff of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa on July 22, 2020....

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Friday, July 24, 2020
OHA urges BOE to delay reopening of schools
By News Release @ 12:11 AM :: 781 Views :: Education K-12, OHA, COVID-19

...OHA testimony for the July 23, 2020, Hawai‘i State Board of Education General Business Meeting urging the Board of Education to delay the reopening of schools....

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Friday, July 24, 2020
Recommendations Sought for 2021 DHHL Legislative Package
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 764 Views :: DHHL

...proposals must address the Department’s operations, programs, regulations, processes, budget, and/or resources and must create a benefit or an advantage for the DHHL, the trust, or trust beneficiaries, or otherwise correct a deficiency....

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Thursday, July 23, 2020
COVID Count: 55 new cases out of 2,478 tests
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 641 Views :: COVID-19

...a new record for one day....

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Thursday, July 23, 2020
Second Challenge to Mandatory Traveler Quarantine Denied
By News Release @ 5:06 PM :: 1120 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...U.S. District Court Judge Jill A. Otake denied a motion today, for a preliminary injunction, from a South Carolina traveler....

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Thursday, July 23, 2020
HSTA, HGEA, UPW issue joint statement calling for delayed return of students to campus
By News Release @ 5:05 AM :: 921 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...DoE's designed-to-fail scheme is falling apart....

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
COVID Count: 17 new cases out of 631 tests
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 720 Views :: COVID-19

...one new death, three new hospitalizations....

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Shipping industry study claims Jones Act benefits Hawaii economy ... yes, really
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 1246 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

...A new study that allegedly shows the Jones Act has no “negative impact” on the cost of living in Hawaii actually shows the opposite, according to the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii....

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
HSTA urges state, Board of Education to delay return of students to campus
By News Release @ 2:07 AM :: 853 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...“Our schools are woefully underprepared to deliver a distance learning program should a school be shut down by the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) due to the spread of COVID-19,” said HSTA President Corey Rosenlee....

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