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Thursday, June 04, 2020
Honolulu 7th Largest Increase in Unemployment
By Selected News Articles @ 10:59 PM :: 69 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...Bureau of Labor Statistics recently disclosed that it misclassified many workers on temporary layoffs as “absent from work because of other reasons” rather than “unemployed.” Therefore, the real unemployment rate may be around 33 percent higher than reported....

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Thursday, June 04, 2020
Free Food Giveaways set to conclude
By News Release @ 7:24 PM :: 110 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...to provide food assistance to recently unemployed individuals is set to conclude with two remaining food distribution events at Aloha Stadium....

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Thursday, June 04, 2020
COVID Count: Two New Cases out of 1,698 tests
By News Release @ 6:36 PM :: 120 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Thursday, June 04, 2020
Sierra Club: Maui Mayor Exploits Corona Emergency Powers to Fast-Track Shoreline Development
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 256 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development, COVID-19

... On May 30, Mayor Victorino issued a directive indicating certain shoreline development approval requests will be reviewed within fifteen days or be automatically approved ....

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Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Ige Admin Places 'Reopening Strategy' Online
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 237 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...It was developed by the Governor’s Office along with the Hawai‘i Economic and Community Recovery Navigator in collaboration with many government agencies and business sector partners....

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Wednesday, June 03, 2020
COVID Count: One New Case out of 1,130 Tests
By News Release @ 5:55 PM :: 187 Views :: COVID-19

...three patients released today....

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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
VIDEO: How to Save Lives in Hawaii, in 50 Seconds
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:34 PM :: 285 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...if our leaders let their coronavirus lockdowns linger, Hawaii can expect a wave of "deaths of despair"....

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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
US Supreme Court declines to lift restrictions on crowds at church services
By Selected News Articles @ 5:46 PM :: 262 Views :: First Amendment, COVID-19

...Chief Justice John Roberts wrote a short opinion to express his agreement with (and to explain) the denial of the church’s request....

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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
COVID Count: One new case out of 587 tests
By News Release @ 5:23 PM :: 183 Views :: COVID-19

... no new deaths, no new hospitalizations, one patient released ....

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Monday, June 01, 2020
Kam Napier: How to strike the right balance in reopening Hawaii economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:28 PM :: 279 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... free live webinar on Friday, June 5, starting at 10 a.m. ....

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Monday, June 01, 2020
COVID Count: No new cases out of 434 tests
By News Release @ 5:36 PM :: 230 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Sunday, May 31, 2020
COVID Count: Hawaii Down to only 27 Active Cases
By News Release @ 7:01 PM :: 473 Views :: COVID-19

...This month, the state has seen only 45 new confirmed cases and has had seven days with no increase in confirmed infections....

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Sunday, May 31, 2020
The Governor, The Legislature, and The Billion Dollar Mess
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 804 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...figuring out how to spend $1 billion of federal money that is being made available to Hawaii under the CARES Act....

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Saturday, May 30, 2020
COVID Count: 3 New Cases, Only 29 Active Cases Statewide
By News Release @ 5:31 PM :: 284 Views :: COVID-19

...no new deaths, no new hospitalizations, one patient released....

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Saturday, May 30, 2020
DoH Survey Shows Hawaii Residents Take COVID Threat Seriously
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 363 Views :: COVID-19

...93% consider COVID-19 to be a “very serious” or “somewhat serious” health concern, and 75% believe it poses a real danger or threat to themselves or others living in their household....

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Saturday, May 30, 2020
Report: Native Hawaiian Businesses Less Exposed to Tourism Downturn
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 369 Views :: OHA, Small Business, COVID-19

...New report details challenges, needs and potential of Native Hawaiian businesses during and after pandemic....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
Grassroot: Quarantine Extension Will Delay Economic Recovery
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:32 PM :: 623 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...If Hawaii extends its 14-day quarantine or imposes testing requirements on visitors, this could lead to “a steeper decline in arrivals in 2020 and would likely delay the recovery”....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
Legislators Short $2B: "We are going to have to look for strategic cuts"
By News Release @ 7:56 PM :: 887 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

...no details until after the June 2 deadline to file for election....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
COVID Count: 3 new cases out of 933 tests
By News Release @ 6:51 PM :: 317 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Friday, May 29, 2020
How to Reopen Hawaii's Economy--Michael W. Perry Interviews Keli'i Akina
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:24 AM :: 498 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...Roadmap to Prosperity: How Hawaii can recover and even excel after the coronavirus lockdown....

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
COVID Count--3 new cases out of 742 tests
By News Release @ 9:20 PM :: 298 Views :: COVID-19

...there are only 25 active COVID cases in Hawaii today....

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
UHERO: How Long Will Reopening Take?
By UHERO @ 7:39 PM :: 319 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...The question is what that reopening will look like, how long it will take, and what the legacy of COVID-19 will be for the Hawaii economy....

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Hawaii Safest State for Seniors During COVID-19
By News Release @ 12:26 AM :: 487 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...New Study Highlights Hawaii, Montana, and Vermont Among Top 10 Best Places for Seniors to Live During the Pandemic....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Blue Crush: How a One-Party State is Crushing the Little Guy
By Selected News Articles @ 7:48 PM :: 820 Views :: Democratic Party, Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...The roughly half of the population who cannot work from home are getting screwed over by those who can....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Mayor Victorino announces broad reopening of businesses and services on June 1 in Maui County
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 440 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, COVID-19

...The County’s proposed rules and reopening date have been sent to the Governor and Attorney General’s Office for review and approval....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Hawaii to be a top post-pandemic travel destination
By News Release @ 7:17 PM :: 1067 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...Although travelers’ fascination with sunny getaways fell 60% compared to one year ago, Hawaii beaches are still trending, taking five spots on our top 10 most resilient beach destinations....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Mayor outlines plan to get more of Oʻahu safely back to work
By News Release @ 7:03 PM :: 457 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

...“Personal Service Providers” would be allowed to resume operations with modifications on Friday, May 29....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
COVID Count One New Case out of 518 Tests
By News Release @ 6:43 PM :: 331 Views :: COVID-19

...seven patients released today....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Public Hospitals: Hawaii Spends the Most, Gets Nearly the Least
By Selected News Articles @ 4:43 PM :: 433 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

... Hawaii Ranks 45th for Public Hospital System Quality ....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Debunked: YB Demands $25M COVID Relief on Top of Rate Hike
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 942 Views :: Jones Act, Small Business, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... YB is absorbing operating costs for Saltchuck's unregulated services.  This is a standard accounting trick for companies that are partly regulated and partly unregulated ....

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
COVID Count: Third Day in a Row With No New Cases
By News Release @ 7:07 PM :: 332 Views :: COVID-19

...out of 705 tests.... 

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Alaska Is First to Fully Reopen After Pandemic Closures
By Selected News Articles @ 12:28 PM :: 498 Views :: COVID-19

...Alaska is a striking contrast to its noncontiguous counterpart Hawaii, which remains mostly locked down....

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Monday, May 25, 2020
COVID Count: Another Day with No New Cases
By News Release @ 8:19 PM :: 354 Views :: COVID-19

...no new deaths, no new hospitalizations, one patient released.... 

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Monday, May 25, 2020
'Safe Travels System' -- Quarantine App Turns Hawaii Into a Privacy Nightmare
By Selected News Articles @ 4:51 AM :: 2700 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism, COVID-19

...Hawaii’s case is likely the most extreme to date....

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Sunday, May 24, 2020
COVID Count: No new cases, no new hospitalizations, no new deaths
By News Release @ 9:20 PM :: 576 Views :: COVID-19

...and two patients were released today....

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Sunday, May 24, 2020
Auditor Finds Another $483M
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:36 PM :: 644 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...More than $483 million in excess moneys may be available to be transferred from 57 special and revolving fund accounts to the General Fund without adversely affecting programs....

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Sunday, May 24, 2020
Money Laying Around?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 458 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

...the State Auditor has been busy at work trying to find options for legislators to consider for getting the state budget back on track....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
COVID Count: One New Case out of 583 Tests
By News Release @ 7:19 PM :: 387 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Which Hawaii Zip Codes Have the Most Unemployed?
By UHERO @ 6:20 PM :: 2125 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Tourism, COVID-19

...claims are clustered in zip codes where the tourism industry is a particularly important source of employment....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
HTA Using Spy Program to Watch Tourists
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 963 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism, COVID-19

...It allows all traveler information collected through the current processes to be integrated into its ArcGIS database....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
DBEDT: Hawaii Economy Will Shrink 12.1% in 2020
By News Release @ 5:15 PM :: 615 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

...Assume visitor industry will start opening in September 2020 and will recover 30 percent of arrivals (from same month in 2019) in September and 45 percent in December 2020....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Counties Reopening 'Medium Risk' Businesses
By News Release @ 5:10 PM :: 458 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

...approved reopenings for Maui, Kauai, Oahu....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Rule by Decree: Two Years Later Ige Still Extending Kauai Flooding Emergency
By News Release @ 4:55 PM :: 542 Views :: Kauai County, COVID-19

...Gov. David Ige issued the 14th supplementary emergency proclamation which extends the emergency relief period for the 2018 Kaua‘i floods. The proclamation was signed on Friday, May 22, 2020....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Grassroot: Hawaii's Roadmap to Prosperity
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:40 AM :: 886 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...proposals regarding how Hawaii can recover and even excel after the state's economically devastating coronavirus lockdown....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Nigerian Princes Apply for Hawaii Unemployment
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 1202 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...as of Sunday, May 17, Hawaii became Scattered Canary’s latest unemployment fraud victim....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
26 States Will Protect Businesses from COVID-19-Related Unemployment Tax Hikes--Hawaii isn't one of them
By Tax Foundation @ 11:44 PM :: 818 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes, COVID-19

...One way policymakers can help expedite their state’s economic recovery is by protecting employers from facing higher UI tax rates at a time when they can least afford to pay them....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
6 in 10 Hawaiʻi adults now live in a household in which at least one person has lost income
By News Release @ 11:32 PM :: 494 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...According to the United States Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey, released on May 20....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
COVID-19 Proves Hawai’i Central Planners Got it All Wrong
By Mary Smart @ 10:38 PM :: 561 Views :: Land Use, Rail, COVID-19

...Hawai’i central planners should reevaluate their push to implement more and more projects, such as TOD, mass transit, and shared vehicles, which contribute to the spread of disease....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
COVID Count: No New Cases out of 559 Tests
By News Release @ 7:17 PM :: 354 Views :: COVID-19

...six released, one hospitalized, no new deaths....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
Hawaii Now 3rd Highest Unemployment in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 PM :: 822 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...only Nevada and Michigan are higher....

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