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Saturday, August 08, 2020
Will pandemic keep Hawaiʻi residents from moving away?
By UHERO @ 10:09 PM :: 165 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...due to the increased difficulty of navigating a trans-Pacific move. There is also fear of a spike in COVID-19 cases in states such as California and Texas....

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Saturday, August 08, 2020
COVID Count 223 new cases out of 2,698 tests
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 157 Views :: COVID-19

...six new hospitalizations, one new death....

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Friday, August 07, 2020
After Five Months of ACLU Dreams, First Inmate Finally Tests Positive for COVID
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 215 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...but he was quarantined right away so the hope for another mass release of criminals may be dashed....

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Friday, August 07, 2020
DoE: No In-person Oahu Schools for First Four Weeks
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 195 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...Starting on Aug. 17, all O'ahu public schools will be implementing full distance learning models....

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Friday, August 07, 2020
COVID Count 201 new cases out of 3,962 tests
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 202 Views :: COVID-19

...6 new hospitalizations, 2 new deaths....

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Friday, August 07, 2020
HSTA: Pay our members for fake 'distance learning' classes
By News Release @ 6:43 PM :: 261 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

"...One-hundred percent virtual instruction will allow many of these teachers to remain on the job...."

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Friday, August 07, 2020
Ige Reinstates Inter-Island Quarantine
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 245 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...the inter-island travel quarantine will be reinstated, in part, on Tuesday, Aug. 11....

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Friday, August 07, 2020
Oahu: List of What's Closed Under New COVID Order
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 433 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...The “Act With Care – Do Not Gather” Order is effective Saturday, August 8, 2020, at 12 a.m., and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on September 4....

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Thursday, August 06, 2020
Homeschooling? Hawaii State Library offers free 'Scholastic Teachables'
By News Release @ 11:57 PM :: 264 Views :: Education K-12, Family, COVID-19

...Scholastic Teachables materials are of high-quality and are ready-to-use for all age ranges from Pre-K to grade 8....

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Thursday, August 06, 2020
Temperature screening equipment now active at Five Airports
By News Release @ 11:23 PM :: 220 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...Phase 2 of the project will install the temperature scanning equipment at the remaining gates by Aug. 20....

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Thursday, August 06, 2020
COVID Count: 152 new cases, 2 deaths
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 341 Views :: COVID-19

...two new deaths, nine new hospitalizations....

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Wednesday, August 05, 2020
COVID Count 173 new cases out of 2,383 new tests
By Andrew Walden @ 10:42 PM :: 231 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Tenants Being Evicted Illegally
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 313 Views :: Homelessness, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...The moratorium is currently in place through August 31, 2020....

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Tuesday, August 04, 2020
COVID Count: 144 New cases out of 1,814 tests
By News Release @ 7:01 PM :: 265 Views :: COVID-19

...seven new hospitalizations, one new death....

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Monday, August 03, 2020
Oahu COVID Restrictions Back--Parks, Gatherings
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 338 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...Order 2020-22 does not allow for indoor or outdoor social gatherings to exceed 10 people....

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Monday, August 03, 2020
COVID Count: 207 new cases out of 3,433 tests
By News Release @ 5:12 PM :: 410 Views :: COVID-19

...The highest, single-day record of new positive COVID-19 cases is being reported by the Dept. of Health today, at 207. Approximately 114 of these cases are the result of delayed reporting over the weekend....

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Sunday, August 02, 2020
COVID Count: 45 new cases out of 638 tests
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 305 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Saturday, August 01, 2020
COVID Count: 87 new cases out of 3,390 tests
By News Release @ 8:47 PM :: 259 Views :: COVID-19

...15 new hospitalizations—biggest one day jump yet, no new deaths....

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Saturday, August 01, 2020
Kauai PD provides firearms registration forms online
By News Release @ 5:07 PM :: 372 Views :: Kauai County, Second Amendment, COVID-19

...KPD requests that the public please complete and print them prior to arriving at their scheduled gun registration appointment....

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Friday, July 31, 2020
COVID Count: 123 new cases out of 1,883 tests
By News Release @ 9:44 PM :: 278 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
SB126: Ige Vetoes Parts of COVID Relief Spending Bill
By News Release @ 10:45 PM :: 510 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 :: 333 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
June Tourist Arrivals Down 98.2%
By News Release @ 5:42 PM :: 255 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
FBI Working with Guam Department of Labor to Address Scams and Fraud Targeting COVID-19 Stimulus Funds
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 472 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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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
COVID Count: 109 New Cases out of 1,653 tests (new record high)
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 372 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
HECO to Begin Cutting off Service Sept 1
By News Release @ 2:20 AM :: 586 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
COVID Count: 47 new cases out of 1,172 tests
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 307 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 :: 630 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 :: 440 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 :: 923 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 :: 663 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 :: 316 Views :: COVID-19

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

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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 :: 428 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Saturday, July 25, 2020
COVID Count: 73 cases out of 1,262 tests
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 353 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 :: 399 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
DLIR: Fraudsters got $35.98M from Hawaii Unemployment
By News Release @ 3:45 AM :: 851 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
COVID Count: 60 new cases out of 1499 tests
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 405 Views :: COVID-19

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

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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 :: 467 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

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

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Friday, July 24, 2020
UH Manoa COVID-19 plan for fall
By News Release @ 12:26 AM :: 403 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 :: 391 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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Thursday, July 23, 2020
COVID Count: 55 new cases out of 2,478 tests
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 376 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 :: 733 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 :: 514 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 :: 408 Views :: COVID-19

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

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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 :: 471 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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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Ige Reaffirms Plan for Aug 4 Reopening of Public Schools
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 444 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...Teachers return on Wednesday, July 29....

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
COVID Count: 25 new cases out of 1,399 tests
By News Release @ 10:59 PM :: 346 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
COVID: UH Activists Dream of Exploiting Housing Crisis
By News Release @ 4:57 PM :: 432 Views :: Greenmail, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... the Supply-Demand Connection They Won’t Talk About at UH: Hawaii’s artificial restriction of land supply has profited KSBE, A&B and other major landowners by making housing unaffordable for middle class and working class families.  Greenmail protests and litigation by OHA, sovereignty activists and enviro groups shapes the land-use environment and drives young families out of Hawaii ....

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Hotels Sue to Block San Francisco’s Daily Cleaning Mandate
By Court House News @ 10:08 AM :: 559 Views :: Homelessness, Tourism, COVID-19

...the industry groups say the law will endanger guests and employees by increasing the frequency of cleaning staff in guest rooms, creating more opportunities to catch and spread the Covid-19 virus in a confined space....

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Monday, July 20, 2020
COVID Count: 12 new cases out of 827 tests
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 380 Views :: COVID-19

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

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