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Thursday, December 3, 2020
In “Staggering” Conspiracy, Former Police Chief, Prosecutor, and Police Officers Sentenced for Framing an Innocent Man with a Crime
By News Release @ 2:39 PM :: 226 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...The sentences mark the end of one of the largest public corruption cases in Hawaii history....

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Long Term Care: Hawaii Costs Soaring Faster
By News Release @ 2:35 PM :: 246 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... Increase in Long Term Care Costs in Hawaii Surpass National Trends; COVID-19 Pressures Future Costs ....

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020
2021 Neighborhood Board Elections--Candidate Registration Begins
By News Release @ 2:56 AM :: 211 Views :: Honolulu County

... Honolulu Neighborhood Board registration will be open thru February 19 ....

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Caldwell, Robbins Beg Feds: We’re trying to come up with a plan please give us $250M
By News Release @ 4:44 PM :: 224 Views :: Rail

"...the plan being discussed will include the entire project scope ... there is no desire to abandon any component of the full Project scope...."

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Hawaiian Tel Buys Al Hee's Cable Network
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 310 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

... Hawaiian Telcom to Acquire Inter-Island Submarine and Terrestrial Fiber Infrastructure Assets from Paniolo Cable Company ....

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Ballard: 'Multiple Investigations' into HPD COVID OT Abuse
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 247 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, COVID-19

... we have opened multiple investigations, and those who violated laws or administrative policies will be disciplined appropriately ....

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
House Leaders: Safe Travels Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 236 Views :: Small Business, Tourism, COVID-19

... Business leaders, legislators urge Gov. Ige to walk back changes to travel plan ....

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Court Clamps Down Even Harder on Aquarium Fishing Activities Near Billionaire Vacation Homes
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 294 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... Michael Dell wants to see pretty fish when he comes to Kailua-Kona ....

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Ige Appoints Max Otani Director of Department of Public Safety
By News Release @ 2:12 AM :: 205 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...Otani replaces Nolan Espinda, who retired in September....

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Hawaii Commercial Rent Survey Goes National
By News Release @ 1:55 AM :: 222 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

... NCRS will analyze the hardship the business community across the country is facing and the impact commercial rent is having on their operations heading into 2021 ....

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Monday, November 30, 2020
State to Pay 50 'Remote Workers' to Move to Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 790 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...50 Remote Workers Will Be Accepted into the First Cohort of the Program and Receive a Free Round Trip Ticket to Hawai‘i....

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Sunday, November 29, 2020
Dick Rowland, founder and chairman emeritus of Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, dies at age 90
By News Release @ 2:27 AM :: 460 Views :: Hawaii History

...The former Army officer and insurance executive was 71 when he set out to educate Hawaii residents about the benefits of freedom....

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Saturday, November 28, 2020
JSC: Two Judicial Openings on First Circuit, One Retention Petition
By News Release @ 6:18 PM :: 350 Views :: Judiciary

... Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancies – Two (2) Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the First Circuit ....

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Saturday, November 28, 2020
Ige Approves -- Kauai to Opt-out of Tourism Reopening
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 702 Views :: Kauai County, Tourism, COVID-19

...Effective Dec. 2 at 12:01 a.m., all transpacific and intercounty travelers arriving in Kaua‘i are subject to the 14-day quarantine regardless of testing....

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Friday, November 27, 2020
Drive-Thru City Lights -- Opens December 9
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 349 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... The annual Honolulu City Lights will look different this year ....

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Friday, November 27, 2020
After 40 Years, RFP for State Financial Software Overhaul
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 490 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... DAGS and Office of Enterprise Technology Services, November 16, 2020, issued the RFP for an Enterprise Financial Solution ....

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Thursday, November 26, 2020
Billy Oku Appointed New Hawaii State Sheriff
By News Release @ 2:33 AM :: 511 Views :: Law Enforcement

... The current Sheriff Al Cummings is retiring on December 1, 2020, after 40 years of service ....

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Ethics: HDoT Employee hard at Work--on his own yard
By News Release @ 11:36 PM :: 674 Views :: Ethics

... these violators were busted and complaint settled within 17 days ....

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
27 fewer deaths on Hawaii roads compared to 2019
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 309 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... However, traffic volumes, or the amount of vehicle trips on the roads, has also been greatly decreased ....

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
UH Discovers Hawaii has Twice as Much Fresh Water as Believed
By News Release @ 8:23 PM :: 1150 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics

... one less argument for anti-development activists ....

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
UH, FEMA Study Public Attitudes Towards COVID Emergency Measures
By News Release @ 4:08 AM :: 384 Views :: COVID-19

... survey on attitudes towards protective actions for the COVID-19 pandemic ....

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
DHHL Breaks Ground on Rent-to-Own Project
By News Release @ 10:06 PM :: 363 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL

... The first 60 homes, a portion of the greater 118-unit Laʻi ʻŌpua Village 4 – Akau, are anticipated to be offered to beneficiaries in mid-2021 ....

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Ige issues 16th COVID-19 emergency proclamation
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 819 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism, COVID-19

...tightening restrictions for trans-Pacific travelers heading to Hawai‘i....

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Expedia, Airbnb, Caldwell Announce Short-term Rental Agreement
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 489 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

... Under the agreement, Airbnb will create two new fields on its listing—one for the City-issued Tax Map Key (TMK) number and another for the Transient Accommodations Tax License Number (TAT) ....

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Hirono Demands More YouTube Censorship
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 648 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment

... Videos aimed to delegitimize election results, boost false fraud claims have millions of views ....

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Tracked Down by FBI, Homeless Alaska Drug Addict Decides to Stay on Streets of Honolulu
By News Release @ 6:02 PM :: 818 Views :: Homelessness

...  FBI and two police departments bow to orders from their lord and master, the homeless drug addict ....

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
October: Tourism Down 90.4%
By News Release @ 4:58 PM :: 382 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

... slightly more travelers arrived in Hawaii than in previous months, when testing was not an option ....

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Saturday, November 21, 2020
COVID: UH, OHA head different NHPI projects
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 490 Views :: Higher Education, OHA, COVID-19

...OHA touts NHPI Collective -- but completely different group gets funding from NIH, announced by UH JABSOM and Schatz’ office....

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Saturday, November 21, 2020
City Claims CARES Act Spending on Track
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 437 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... $54M uncommitted, and $173M unspent ....

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Friday, November 20, 2020
October: Hawaii highest unemployment in USA, 14.3%
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 523 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...The largest percentage decline in non-farm payroll occurred in Hawaii (-17.3 percent)....

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Friday, November 20, 2020
UH to Continue Online for Spring Semester
By News Release @ 4:52 PM :: 332 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

...Especially with recent news of successes in COVID-19 vaccine development, I think we are all looking forward to better times ahead in 2021....

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Friday, November 20, 2020
Acellus: Opposition Movement Could Cost Hawaii Schools $272 Million
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 616 Views :: Education K-12

... four schools decided to discontinue Acellus because they heard assertions that it was racist and sexist.  The discontinuation led 421 kids to pull out of Hawaii public schools and join the company's Kansas City distance learning schools for Acellus ....

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Friday, November 20, 2020
Ige "COVID-19 testing results must be in hand prior to departure"
By News Release @ 11:04 AM :: 484 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...If test results are not available before boarding the final leg of the trip, the traveler must quarantine for 14 days or the length of the stay, whichever is shorter....

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Friday, November 20, 2020
COVID News: DoE Finally Achieves Goal of Eliminating All Standardized Testing
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 594 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...The DOE said the federal waiver does not apply to the current 2020-21 school year....

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Friday, November 20, 2020
Hawaii's Fake Green Energy Initiative: After 15 years, Petroleum Dependence Drops only 6%
By News Release @ 4:34 AM :: 540 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...This proves the Green Energy initiative is a sham designed to justify shoveling rate payer dollars to useless non-baseload wind, solar, and battery schemes.....

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Thursday, November 19, 2020
Hawaii Ranks 42nd in the Nation in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 362 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

... This is a five-spot improvement from the previous report, where Hawaii ranked 47th overall ....

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Thursday, November 19, 2020
DBEDT Releases Hawai‘i Broadband Strategic Plan
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 400 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... an update to the original Hawai‘i Broadband Strategic Plan released in 2012 ....

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
47% of Hawaii adults live with roommates
By News Release @ 11:39 AM :: 486 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...in Urban Honolulu it is 48.1% ....

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Monday, November 16, 2020
Resources: Unemployment Running Out?
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 436 Views :: COVID-19

...The following is a list of resources that may be available to you....

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Monday, November 16, 2020
Ige: "All persons in the State shall wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in public."
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 822 Views :: COVID-19

...People who don’t wear a mask in most public settings still face a $5,000 fine or up to a year in jail....

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Monday, November 16, 2020
Ige Names Tommy Johnson DPS Deputy Director for Corrections
By News Release @ 10:21 PM :: 323 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...Johnson is currently the Parole and Pardons Administrator for the Hawai‘i Paroling Authority (HPA), a position he has held since 2001....

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Monday, November 16, 2020
Caldwell meets Blangiardi to discuss transition
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 333 Views :: Honolulu County

... Topics discussed in the meetings include the administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the plan to expend remaining CARES funds before December 31. Also discussed was the plan to fill political appointee positions ....

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Monday, November 16, 2020
March of Dimes: Hawaii D+ for Premature Births
By News Release @ 9:08 PM :: 267 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...In Hawaii the preterm birth rate in 2019 was 10.6%, earning the state a "D+" grade. Preterm birth is a leading cause of infant mortality....

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Monday, November 16, 2020
COVID Count 95 new cases out of 4,879 tests
By News Release @ 6:58 PM :: 287 Views :: COVID-19

... no new deaths, 1 new hospitalization, 2.0% positive ....

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Monday, November 16, 2020
32,000 New Restaurant Cards go to PUA
By News Release @ 5:03 PM :: 922 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...32,000 eligible PUA individuals will receive a preloaded, prepaid card containing $500 in the mail beginning November 20....

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Sunday, November 15, 2020
COVID Aviation: Long Flight Back to DC for American Samoa Rep Aumua Amata
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 371 Views :: Congressional Delegation, COVID-19

... PPG - AKL - ICN - JFK - DCA ....  

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Sunday, November 15, 2020
Hawai‘i Department of Health a founding member of the Cannabis Regulators Association
By News Release @ 10:17 PM :: 370 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Drugs

... to remain at the forefront in developing policies and regulations ....

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Saturday, November 14, 2020
COVID Count 108 new cases out of 5,318 tests
By News Release @ 9:04 PM :: 388 Views :: COVID-19

... no new deaths, 15 new hospitalizations, 2.0% positive ....

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Saturday, November 14, 2020
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 13, 2020
By News Release @ 6:37 PM :: 504 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... votes in Congress from GovTrack.us ....

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Friday, November 13, 2020
Makuu: DHHL Removes 382 Junk Cars -- Retakes Abandoned Leaseholds
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 807 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL

... 382 intentionally abandoned vehicles and approximately 700 tires on three parcels ....

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