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Sunday, March 29, 2020
Lead. Grant relief. Don’t take more. Please.
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 258 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... Now’s Not The Time To Raise Taxes And Fees....

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Friday, March 27, 2020
COVID Hawaii: 14 New Cases, 120 Total
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 230 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

...To date, there have been more than 5,800 tests conducted for COVID-19 samples from Hawai‘i with 120 positive results.... 

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Friday, March 27, 2020
YB Uses COVID as Excuse to Impose Freight Rules it has Wanted for Years
By News Release @ 3:55 PM :: 458 Views :: Health Care, Jones Act, COVID-19

...IQ Test: Do you believe that banning these cargoes protects YB workers from Corona Virus?....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Ethics: HHSC Manager Retires, Goes to Work for Contractor
By News Release @ 11:20 PM :: 424 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Health Care

...time was spent communicating with her former co-workers at the Health Information Management department....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Straub Employee Snooped Medical Records for Six Years
By News Release @ 8:20 PM :: 544 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

"...On March 17, 2020, we mailed letters to all affected individuals...."

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Most Aggressive States Against the Coronavirus -- Hawaii Jumps from 46th to 11th
By Wallet Hub @ 1:22 PM :: 459 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...what a difference a week makes....

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Ige Statewide 'Stay at Home' Order Thru April 30
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 527 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Small Business

...Media personnel are amongst the exempted 'Essential Businesses'....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Map: COVID Spreads Across Pacific Islands
By News Release @ 10:29 PM :: 396 Views :: Health Care

...As of 22 March 2020, 27 cases of COVID-19 have been reported by Guam....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Shelter-In-Place ordered for Honolulu and Maui through April 30; Curfew for Kaua‘i through May 3
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 412 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Hawaii County is still going its own way....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Hawaii Medicaid Spending High, Quality Low
By Wallet Hub @ 12:44 PM :: 280 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii ranks 17th for Medicaid spending, 46th for quality....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Legislators: Ige's Tourism Shutdown is not Enough
By News Release @ 5:18 AM :: 375 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Tourism

"...The only way to contain community spread of the virus is to impose a shelter-in-place directive upon all persons in Hawaii...."

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Hawaiian Airlines to Suspend Most Long-Haul Passenger Service Due to New State of Hawai‘i Quarantine Order
By News Release @ 4:58 AM :: 386 Views :: Health Care, Tourism

...Airline to focus on returning guests home ahead of Hawai‘i’s March 26 quarantine....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
UPDATE: Kauai Mayor Stay-at-Home Order and Nightly Curfew
By News Release @ 12:25 AM :: 541 Views :: Kauai County, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...islandwide nighttime curfew beginning Friday, March 20. The curfew will be in effect from 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. daily until further notice....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
UPDATE--Stay Home Order Imposed: Caldwell Updates COVID Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 12:22 AM :: 808 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Small Business

...all individuals are ordered to stay at their place of residence startyng Mon March 23, 2020 at 430pm....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
UPDATE: Maui County Stay-Home Order: Tourists Blocked from Road to Hana
By News Release @ 12:13 AM :: 537 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Mayor Victorino announces Public Health Emergency Rules for Maui County....

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Sunday, March 22, 2020
Hawaii: The Road to Corona Recovery Leads Through Japan
By Andrew Walden @ 9:58 PM :: 2797 Views :: Health Care, Tourism

...Governor Ige’s 14-day quarantine announcement may feel like a health precaution, but it's really a tourism marketing plan....

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Sunday, March 22, 2020
UPDATE: 56 COVID Cases in Hawaii
By News Release @ 7:58 PM :: 621 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Another eight cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Hawai’i as of noon Sunday, state officials said....

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Saturday, March 21, 2020
Ige Imposes 14-Day Quarantine
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 590 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Tourism

“...With the majority of Hawaiʻi’s COVID-19 cases linked to travel, it is critical that we further mitigate the spread of the virus by both residents and visitors who are coming from out-of-state....”

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Friday, March 20, 2020
Working to protect our freedoms
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:11 PM :: 485 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...In this uncertain and anxious time, we already are seeing many questionable proposals being put forth....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
Hawaii COVID Hits 37: 11 New Cases
By News Release @ 6:57 PM :: 460 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

"...Department of Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson confirmed that two of the cases show evidence of community spread...."

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Friday, March 20, 2020
COVID Committee Meets in Secret: Harbors Div Closes Hawaii to Cruise Ships, Airports Div Next
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 829 Views :: Health Care, Military, Tourism

...This plan identifies three levels of risk: 1) Limited community transmission, 2) Sustained community transmission, 3) Widespread community transmission....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
Corona Virus: Hawaii Ranks 43rd
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 PM :: 489 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...with 26 cases and no deaths, Hawaii has the 43rd highest count of Corona Virus cases in USA....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
Thousands Sign Petition Demanding 14-Day Quarantine for all Visitors
By News Release @ 11:02 AM :: 354 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Tourism

..."In order for it to not just ravage our community and start having massive community spread, we need to stop people bringing it into the state"....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
COVID: 26 Cases -- All Travel Related
By News Release @ 3:32 AM :: 393 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The DOH has received 124 negative results from test samples selected from sites statewide with the goal of identifying possible community transmission of COVID-19.... 

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Friday, March 20, 2020
COVID: House Speaker 'Implores' Ige to Impose Travel Ban, Order Military Response
By News Release @ 1:18 AM :: 393 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Military, Small Business

...The handling of this COVID-19 pandemic has been utterly chaotic and there is mass confusion among the public....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
Caldwell: Homeless enforcement more important than ever
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 326 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Homelessness

...Stored property enforcement and sidewalk nuisance enforcement to continue; HONU to continue to serve homeless population....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
State Senator Clarence Nishihara tests positive for COVID-19
By News Release @ 6:44 PM :: 389 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Politicians

...The memo recommends all Senate offices close until further notice....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
​Emergencies, Police Power, Commandeering, And Compensation: Essential Readings
By Robert Thomas @ 5:00 AM :: 358 Views :: Health Care, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...government power in times of crisis and the tension between that power and property and other individual rights....

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
COVID 16 Cases in Hawaii--all Travel-Related
By News Release @ 10:12 PM :: 234 Views :: Health Care

"...All cases who tested positive in Hawaiʻi are travel related. There is no evidence of community spread in Hawai‘i at this time...." -- DoH

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
COVID: Activist Groups Demand Ige Clamp Down Harder
By News Release @ 8:37 PM :: 336 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Tourism

...A public request to enact stronger measures of social distancing across Hawaiʻi....

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
DoE Closes Schools Until April 7 After HSTA Files Grievance over COVID Plan
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 599 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Labor

...Hawaii joins 39 states that have decided to close schools....

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Coronavirus: Modern Research & Chinese Medicine
By Video @ 2:15 AM :: 414 Views :: Health Care

...Keli'i Akina interviews Dr. Mai Wang....

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Ige Orders Bars, Restaurants to Close--Asks Tourists to Stay Away
By News Release @ 11:38 PM :: 546 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Small Business, Tourism

...“The actions I’m announcing today may seem extreme to some of you, and we know that it will have negative effects to our economy. But we are confident that taking aggressive actions now will allow us to have a quicker recovery when this crisis is over,” said Gov. Ige....

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
COVID Circulating at Capitol? Nishihara Tests Positive
By Rep Gene Ward @ 9:28 PM :: 374 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...On March 4, 2020 a Capitol employee was suspected of having been exposed to the virus, and the Public Access was subsequently shuttered....

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Most Aggressive States Against the Coronavirus -- Hawaii 46th
By Wallet Hub @ 5:02 PM :: 463 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Many states have taken the CDC’s advice....

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Monday, March 16, 2020
Legislative Session Suspended due to Corona Virus
By News Release @ 7:26 PM :: 386 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...suspension of the legislative session indefinitely, starting on Tuesday, March 17....

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Monday, March 16, 2020
COVID-19: Council, DHHL, Legislators Cut Public Access
By News Release @ 7:25 PM :: 877 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...Sunshine doesn't cure Corona Virus -- but Corona Virus cures Sunshine....

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Monday, March 16, 2020
Best States for Doctors -- Hawaii 42nd
By Wallet Hub @ 6:42 PM :: 337 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...data set ranges from average annual wage of physicians to hospitals per capita to quality of public hospital system....

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Monday, March 16, 2020
The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America - 15 Days to Slow the Spread
By News Release @ 4:36 PM :: 362 Views :: Health Care

...The following was released by the White House....

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Monday, March 16, 2020
Judiciary Limits In-Person Appearances
By News Release @ 2:48 PM :: 395 Views :: Health Care, Judiciary

...beginning Monday, March 16, it will restrict access to anyone who ... has traveled outside Hawaii in the past 14 days.... Such individuals will not be allowed to enter courthouses and other Judiciary facilities....

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Sunday, March 15, 2020
​Corona Virus: HIDOE extends spring break thru March 27
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 434 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

...The Department will use the additional time to plan for implementation of social distancing within the school setting, arrange for professional development to support modified operations, and thoroughly clean schools....

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Friday, March 13, 2020
Corona Virus Reality Check
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:03 PM :: 491 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Taxes

...It’s time to discard its big-spending plans and focus on ways to help the economy recover quickly....

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Corona Virus: Fortunately Hawaii Lost Case Against Trump
By Selected News Articles @ 9:32 PM :: 1340 Views :: National News, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...on plaintiffs' reading the President would not be able to suspend entry from a particular country in the event of an epidemic in that country....

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
CoronaVirus: UH Switches to 100% Online Classes
By News Release @ 4:16 PM :: 406 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

...“The labs don’t translate online”....

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
COVID19: Hawaii Tourism Drops 35% Since March 1
By UHERO @ 3:31 AM :: 836 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Tourism

...In the past two weeks, things have changed markedly, and a SARS-type V-shaped path is now too optimistic.... 

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Is Hawaii Prepared for a Recession?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:56 PM :: 790 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Taxes

... the "coronavirus recession" and what Hawaii can do financially to cope with it ....  

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Monday, March 09, 2020
Speaker Names Corona Virus Economic Working Group
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 483 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...House Speaker Scott K. Saiki today announced the appointment of individuals to serve on the Select House Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness adopted through House Resolution 54....

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Friday, March 06, 2020
21 Infected on Corona Virus Cruise Ship--Test Reveals Hawaii's First Corona Patient
By Andrew Walden @ 3:00 PM :: 2968 Views :: Health Care, Tourism

...February 26-29: Nawiliwili, Honolulu, Lahaina, Hilo....

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Thursday, March 05, 2020
Obesity: Honolulu 2nd Slimmest City in USA
By Wallet Hub @ 10:00 PM :: 549 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...almost 40 percent of U.S. adults are obese....

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Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Sudden Reversal: Josh Green Appointed to Head Corona Virus Response
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 802 Views :: Health Care

...Green: Put Corona Virus Quarantine Patients in Leahi Hospital with Nursing Home Patients....

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