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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Hawaii 3rd-Highest Beer Taxes in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 5:08 AM :: 137 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

“...Taxes are the single most expensive ingredient in beer, costing more than the labor and raw materials combined....”

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
HB2457: Senate Fails to Protect Kids by Voting to Allow Continued Sale of Menthol E-Cigarettes and Cigarettes
By News Release @ 5:03 AM :: 142 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...Statement of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association and American Lung Association....

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Voting in Hawaii: Changes and Reminders
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:13 AM :: 131 Views :: Office of Elections

...Gone are the days when you go to ballot booth.... 

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Can Visitor Data Predict COVID in Hawaii?
By News Release @ 2:56 AM :: 131 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

...It will drill down the spread of COVID-19 among specific communities, unlike current models which only focus on the region as a whole....

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Should Police Misconduct Records Be Made Public?
By Video @ 2:41 AM :: 134 Views :: Ethics, Police

...Kelii Akina Talks Story with Journalism Professor Gerald Kato....

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Oahu Mandates Face Masks Indoors and Out
By News Release @ 1:19 AM :: 203 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...Order 5: Non-Medical Grade Face Coverings now requires everyone on O‘ahu to wear non-medical grade face coverings over their noses and mouths.... 

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Monday, July 06, 2020
COVID Count: Seven new cases out of 615 tests
By News Release @ 8:38 PM :: 144 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Monday, July 06, 2020
Unpacking Court Order Denying TRO to Block COVID Emergency Rules
By Robert Thomas @ 7:27 PM :: 198 Views :: COVID-19

...When the opinion starts this way, you know which way it is headed....

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Monday, July 06, 2020
ACLU: Hawaii COVID Enforcement Racist
By News Release @ 6:13 PM :: 245 Views :: Police, COVID-19

...HPD was 30 times more likely to arrest a Micronesian person and five times more likely to arrest a Black or Samoan person for violations of the COVID-19 orders than to arrest a white person....

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Sunday, July 05, 2020
COVID Count: 25 new cases out of 733 tests
By News Release @ 7:17 PM :: 298 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Sunday, July 05, 2020
​Damn the Tax Clearances, Full Speed Ahead!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 517 Views :: Ethics, Taxes, COVID-19

...Ige's COVID order suspends law requiring that people who want to do business with the State or municipal governments need to be current with their state and federal taxes....

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Saturday, July 04, 2020
COVID Count: 24 new cases out of 849 tests
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 232 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Saturday, July 04, 2020
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 1:12 AM :: 365 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

...Friday July 10, 2020 Adjournment Sine Die....

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Saturday, July 04, 2020
Happy July 4th, despite the irony
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:13 AM :: 429 Views :: COVID-19

...celebrate the nation’s independence … while still under lockdown....

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Saturday, July 04, 2020
The 1840 Hawaiian Constitution and the Fourth of July
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:02 AM :: 10571 Views :: Hawaii History

In 1840 the Kingdom of Hawaii adopted a constitution with strong parallels to the Constitution of the United States....

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Saturday, July 04, 2020
The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
By Robert Thomas @ 12:01 AM :: 12903 Views :: National News, Hawaii History

...the structure and style of the Declaration follows a form familiar to most modern lawyers: a complaint initiating a lawsuit....

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Friday, July 03, 2020
Can the current YB management actually control costs?
By Michael Hansen @ 11:55 PM :: 399 Views :: Jones Act, Small Business, Cost of Living

...The HPUC perceives the underlying problem as YB management’s inability to control costs and operate an effective service....

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Friday, July 03, 2020
Yes, we are different from Minneapolis; our police misdeeds are kept secret
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:37 PM :: 491 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Police

...The intense secrecy that has come to characterize the Honolulu Police Department....

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Friday, July 03, 2020
COVID Count: 29 new cases out of 1,858 tests
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 249 Views :: COVID-19

...one new death, two new hospitalizations....

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Thursday, July 02, 2020
Fake it to Make it: DoE Releases 'Return to Learn' Plan
By News Release @ 6:53 PM :: 826 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...The Real Plan for Fall Semester—School 2 Days per Week, Teachers Get Paid for 5 days....

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Thursday, July 02, 2020
COVID Count 20 new cases out of 1,328 tests
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 243 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Thursday, July 02, 2020
HB2502 Still Dangerous: Grassroot Institute warns again about granting wide powers to health director
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:09 AM :: 587 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...the institute said it "continues to have grave concerns," since "the powers contemplated in this bill are so sweeping and broad as to raise significant questions about privacy, civil liberties and constitutionality."....

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Thursday, July 02, 2020
UH releases interim COVID-19 guidelines for its 10 campuses
By Video @ 5:45 AM :: 308 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

"...Reducing the number of in-person courses by using online and hybrid options while ensuring students can achieve the same learning objectives regardless of instructional format...."

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Hawaii Anti-Gun Bills Eligible for the Floor
By NRA ILA @ 11:04 PM :: 598 Views :: Second Amendment

...Despite making a commitment to working on COVID-19 related legislation and budget issues, anti-gun legislation continues to move forward in the Hawaii legislature....

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Ige: Mauna Kea the Cornerstone for US Astronomy
By Video @ 10:08 PM :: 494 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

" ... the fate of the Thirty Meter Telescope really coincides with the entire astronomy industry in the United States...." --Ige

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Mayor Victorino opposes Maui Council Charter Amendments Creating New Departments
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 355 Views :: Maui County

...which would inflate the cost of government while Maui’s economy has been battered by the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Akina for OHA: TMT Yes with Pono Management
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:34 PM :: 443 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Like many Hawaiians, I believe there is room on the Mauna for both science and the sacred.  But we must protect the environment and honor the culture.  With pono management, the presence of world class scientific equipment will benefit Hawaiians and all people through advances in education, jobs, economic opportunity, and global competitiveness.”....

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
COVID Count: Nine new cases out of 1,232 tests
By News Release @ 7:44 PM :: 240 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Video: HD49 Candidate Arrested for Quarantine Violation
By Video @ 4:33 AM :: 589 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party, COVID-19

...videos show multiple confrontations between Republican HD49 candidate Michael 'Kilomana' Danner and police....

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Feds Indict Three Hilo Jail Guards for Beating up Inmate
By News Release @ 12:47 AM :: 389 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

...A lawsuit was filed in Hilo Circuit Court in 2017 alleging essentially the same set of facts on the same date....

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Former little league softball coach charged with producing child pornography
By News Release @ 12:38 AM :: 623 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

...the defendant has been and is currently involved with managing and/or coaching youth sports teams, and was the agent and President of Kainalu Little League, Inc. ...

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Panos: Anti-Mask Rhetoric Absurd
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 12:06 AM :: 943 Views :: COVID-19

...The anti-mask rhetoric has become absurd: We all know that decades of use of masks by doctors, nurses and the Japanese did not asphyxiate them, and did not turn them into communist peons or face covering Muslims....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
May, 2020: Tourism Down 98.9%
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 405 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... In May, a total of 9,116 visitors traveled to Hawaii by air service compared to 841,376 total visitors (by air and cruise ships) during the same period a year ago .... 

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
​Gender neutral option available for state credentials beginning July 1, 2020
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 325 Views :: Family, Hawaii State Government

...Those seeking to apply, renew, or obtain a duplicate credential can now choose “X” or “Not Specified” in the gender category instead of the binary “M” (Male) or “F” (Female)....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Abercrombie Campaign Contributions Become Issue in Alabama Congressional Race
By Video @ 10:46 PM :: 520 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...Club for Growth hits AL-02 hopeful Jeff Coleman for campaign contributions to Hawaii Democrat Neil Abercrombie in new ad....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Hawaii Republicans Blocked from Observing Voter Count
By Brett Kulbis @ 10:38 PM :: 933 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections, Republican Party

...This year Hawaii will vote exclusively by mail. Now as many of us know this increases the chances of fraud. Couple that with the checkered history of our Office of Elections, makes it more important as ever that all political parties have representation in our vote counting centers across the State....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Puerto Rico to demand COVID-19 test results from passengers
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 382 Views :: COVID-19

...Starting July 15, all passengers have to wear a mask and must take a molecular test 72 hours prior to their arrival and submit the results to officials at the airport.... 

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
COVID Count: 18 new cases out of 1,315 tests
By News Release @ 7:34 PM :: 240 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Hawaii AG: For The Hearing At Which I Will Argue That Indoor In-Person Gatherings Are Dangerous, Let's Gather Indoors In-Person!
By Robert Thomas @ 5:15 PM :: 536 Views :: Judiciary, Tourism, COVID-19

...the court scheduled a hearing for Thursday, July 2, 2020....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Hawaii Attorney General Sues E-Cigarette Giants JUUL and Altria
By News Release @ 5:03 PM :: 356 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...The complaint alleges that, for a period of more than five years, the defendants misleadingly marketed JUUL e-cigarettes, intending to hook users on the product in the same manner used by tobacco companies in the marketing of cigarettes....

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Monday, June 29, 2020
Big Brother coming soon to Honolulu Airport
By Rep Gene Ward @ 11:25 PM :: 642 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...Rep Gene Ward today sent a letter to Governor Ige and the Department of Transportation – Airports Division questioning why the State is installing facial recognition cameras at Hawaii's airports....

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Monday, June 29, 2020
Tax Like an Egyptian: The wholesale rate, the retail rate, and tax “pyramiding”
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 6:58 PM :: 543 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

...we struggled to determine the purposes of the provisions reviewed, and in some cases, were unable to even infer the purposes. Additionally, we had no objective means to assess whether provisions were achieving their purposes....

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Monday, June 29, 2020
COVID Count: 2 new cases out of 588 tests
By News Release @ 6:36 PM :: 236 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Monday, June 29, 2020
TVR Control: Kauai County Signs Agreement with AirBnB, Expedia
By News Release @ 6:24 PM :: 426 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Tourism

...mandatory TMK field on its listings....

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Monday, June 29, 2020
Clinical healthcare professionals needed to become full-time contact tracers
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 387 Views :: COVID-19

...seeking additional applicants with clinical healthcare backgrounds and an undergraduate degree who are available to be activated by DOH as full-time contact tracers for up to three months in the near future....

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Monday, June 29, 2020
List of Routes: Bus Driver Worked Sick with COVID for a Week
By Selected News Articles @ 3:57 PM :: 586 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...route 9 (Pearl Harbor-Kaimuki); 40 (Makaha-Honolulu); 42 (Ewa Beach-Waikiki); 88A (North Shore Express); and 501 (Mililani Mauka)....

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Monday, June 29, 2020
Hawaii--Biggest Health Improvement During COVID-19
By Selected News Articles @ 11:14 AM :: 341 Views :: COVID-19

...which states have experienced a positive trend in their residents’ health in the past few weeks....

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Monday, June 29, 2020
HSTA reaches school reopening agreement with state of Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:13 AM :: 550 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... Hawaii public schools to reopen with safeguards ....

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Sunday, June 28, 2020
COVID Count: 27 new cases out of 1,677 tests
By News Release @ 8:12 PM :: 357 Views :: COVID-19

... 17 cases associated with one Oahu funeral ....

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Sunday, June 28, 2020
Future of the Aloha Stadium
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 592 Views :: Development, Higher Education, Tourism

... Can we afford to take the risk of building a new stadium with an entertainment center that may become a financial white elephant like our convention center? ....

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