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Saturday, October 17, 2020
COVID Count: 96 new cases out of 3,897 tests
By News Release @ 7:44 PM :: 275 Views :: COVID-19

... 13 new hospitalizations, 1 new death, 2.5% positive ....

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Friday, October 16, 2020
COVID Count: 89 new cases out of 3,654 tests
By News Release @ 7:19 PM :: 322 Views :: COVID-19

... 10 new hospitalizations, 1 new death, 2.4% positive ....

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Friday, October 16, 2020
UHERO: Pandemic upends economic analysis
By UHERO @ 6:16 PM :: 372 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... because the state GDP data is released with a three-month lag and undergoes many revisions after its release ....

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Friday, October 16, 2020
Auditor Reports on Hawaii COVID Quarantine System
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 6:47 AM :: 567 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Limited Scope Review of the State of Hawai‘i’s Mandatory Travel Self-Quarantine Program ....

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Friday, October 16, 2020
UH News: University Enrollment Up--Community College Enrollment Down
By News Release @ 4:46 AM :: 354 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...UH‘s four year universities are up 1.9% and the UH community colleges are down 3.2%....

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Friday, October 16, 2020
Regents appoint Maunakea Planning Task Group
By News Release @ 4:40 AM :: 647 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The group will make recommendations to the board ....

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Thursday, October 15, 2020
COVID: Hawaii debt increases by $9 billion
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:12 PM :: 471 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...Hawaii’s unfunded liabilities for infrastructure and public health benefits have increased so far this year to $97 billion....

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Thursday, October 15, 2020
Will Hawaii's emergency lockdowns ever be declared illegal in court?
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:01 PM :: 579 Views :: COVID-19

... The state Constitution says emergency proclamations expire after 60 days, but Hawaii now is in its eighth month of lockdown ....

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Thursday, October 15, 2020
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "We must lift the Jones Act, which has exploited Puerto Rican consumers and strangled the economy"
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:24 PM :: 1619 Views :: Jones Act

...U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) used the recent three-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria's devastation of Puerto Rico to call for a lifting of the Jones Act....

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Thursday, October 15, 2020
Virtual Town hall for small businesses not allowed to reopen
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 7:18 PM :: 528 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

...Closed local businesses feel discriminated against, seek to clear up misunderstanding....

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Thursday, October 15, 2020
COVID Count: 91 new cases out of 3,489 tests
By News Release @ 7:03 PM :: 294 Views :: COVID-19

... 17 new hospitalizations, 1 new death, 32 new releases ....

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Hawaii Least Politically Engaged State
By Selected News Articles @ 10:58 PM :: 561 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

... Civic participation is a key ingredient of a well-functioning democracy ....

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Hawaii To Welcome Back Travelers Starting October 15
By News Release @ 9:28 PM :: 815 Views :: COVID-19

... Ige signs 14th supplementary emergency proclamation extending COVID-19 emergency period through Nov. 30 ....

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
UH Manoa student loan defaults among lowest in the nation
By News Release @ 8:19 PM :: 344 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... UH Manoa’s default rate was 3.3% compared to 9.7% nationally ....

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
COVID Count: 101 new cases out of 4,069 tests
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 333 Views :: COVID-19

... 10 new hospitalizations, 10 new deaths, 2.5% positive ....

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Mazie Hirono asks Amy Coney Barrett if she has ever sexually assaulted someone
By Video @ 1:36 AM :: 2240 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Judiciary

...VIDEO: Mazie Hirono at work representing you in the Senate....

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
PBS: Hawaii Absentee Ballot Data Problems
By Selected News Articles @ 12:13 AM :: 558 Views :: Office of Elections

... Hawaii both indicate that they transmitted fewer ballots to voters than were submitted ....

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Debunking Hawaii Pesticide Study
By Selected News Articles @ 11:30 PM :: 493 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...‘Heavy’ pesticide exposure linked to cardiovascular disease?  Flawed study raises ‘troubling’ questions about public health research....

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Does Your State Have a Throwback or Throwout Rule?
By Tax Foundation @ 9:33 PM :: 504 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

... Hawaii has a throwback rule ....

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
COVID Count 62 new cases out of 2,354 tests
By News Release @ 9:12 PM :: 289 Views :: COVID-19

... 12 new hospitalizations, 4 new deaths, 2.6% positive ....

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
TMT: A Message from Aloha Aina Party Cofounder Pua Ishibashi
By News Release @ 8:42 PM :: 717 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

"... With all that is needed in the Lahui we should not IMO simplify a candidate's worth for our Lahui based on his/her stance on a single issue ...."

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Hawaii GOP Ballot Recommendations
By Shirlene Ostrov @ 8:32 PM :: 852 Views :: Republican Party

...voting is kind of like catching a bus.  It may not get you all the way to the front door of the place you need to get to, but you catch the one that gets you CLOSEST to your destination....

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Monday, October 12, 2020
COVID Count: 42 new cases out of 1,405 tests
By News Release @ 7:12 PM :: 367 Views :: COVID-19

... 4 new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 3.0% positive ....

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Monday, October 12, 2020
Lemming News: Maui County Jumps on 'Sue Big Oil' Bandwagon
By News Release @ 6:57 PM :: 557 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...every court to reach the substance of the allegations has dismissed them—including the U.S. Supreme Court....

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Monday, October 12, 2020
Trans-Generational Corruption: Another Charged in Hawaii Lum Scandal
By Court House News @ 6:01 PM :: 681 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History, Republican Party

...Federal authorities charged former top fundraiser for the Republican National Committee Elliott Broidy with conspiring to act as an unregistered foreign agent over his alleged involvement in a secretive effort to lobby the Trump administration....

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Sunday, October 11, 2020
COVID Count: 103 new cases out of 3,819 tests
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 347 Views :: COVID-19

... 6 new hospitalizations, 1 more death, 2.7% positive ....

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Sunday, October 11, 2020
A Critical Time for OHA
By Selected News Articles @ 6:43 PM :: 977 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Unless the corrupt “old guard trustees” (or their clones now running for OHA seats) are replaced with honest people willing to clean up the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the state and federal government will step in and shut it down, saying: “See? We gave you Hawaiians chance, and you blew it.”....

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Sunday, October 11, 2020
Call for nominations for UH Board of Regents
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 445 Views :: Higher Education

...accepting applications for three seats on the Board of Regents....

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Sunday, October 11, 2020
Academic Leadership
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 646 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Higher Education, Labor, COVID-19

...an example of leadership in the face of the COVID-19 crisis....

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Sunday, October 11, 2020
OHA Races: Miske’s Lawyer Leads Developers Targeting ‘Watchdog’ in Grab for Kakaako Makai
By Andrew Walden @ 3:10 AM :: 2923 Views :: Ethics, Development, OHA

...Akina’s opponent, Jason Keoni Souza, is a Realtor who supports selling the Ceded Lands “to corporations.”  Souza tells Ka Wai Ola he wants OHA to “collaborate with the Building Trades.”....

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Saturday, October 10, 2020
Mililani Trask, Jackie Burke, Pua Ishibashi Endorse Keli’i Akina for OHA Trustee
By Video @ 11:57 PM :: 2408 Views :: OHA

"...I will be voting for Keli’i Akina for OHA Trustee At-Large, Luana Alapa for OHA Trustee for Molokai and Lanakila Mangauil for OHA Trustee for Hawai’i Island...." -- Mililani Trask

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Saturday, October 10, 2020
Hawaii Family Forum General Election Voter Guide
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:08 PM :: 779 Views :: Office of Elections

...We have two guides this year:  One is local and one is for the President’s race....

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Saturday, October 10, 2020
COVID Count 73 new cases out of 3,084 tests
By News Release @ 7:11 PM :: 335 Views :: COVID-19

... 18 new hospitalizations, 2 more deaths, 2.4% positive ....

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Saturday, October 10, 2020
27,000 Hawaii workers exhausted jobless benefits in September
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 705 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Hawaii 2020 unemployment claims surpass 380,000 ....

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Saturday, October 10, 2020
How to stop the exodus
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:04 AM :: 862 Views :: Economy, Cost of Living, COVID-19

...Hawaii’s negative migration of the past several years in a row is going to accelerate....

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Saturday, October 10, 2020
COVID Rules: Rejected, Kauai Tries Again
By News Release @ 5:43 AM :: 476 Views :: Kauai County, Tourism, COVID-19

...“In light of Kaua‘i’s post-arrival testing program (Rule 18) being denied by the Governor earlier this week, we have continued to work with our health officials and other partners to take a phased, responsible approach to reopening our economy while keeping our island safe.”....

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Saturday, October 10, 2020
New Federal Lawsuit Seeks to Expand Voting Rights in U.S. Territories
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 425 Views :: Office of Elections

...six U.S. citizens living in Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands have filed a federal lawsuit challenging federal and state laws that deny them the right to vote for President and voting representation in Congress....

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Friday, October 9, 2020
COVID Count 155 new cases out of 3,818 tests
By News Release @ 7:47 PM :: 352 Views :: COVID-19

... 11 new hospitalizations, 2 more deaths, 4.1% positive ....

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Friday, October 9, 2020
VIDEO: OHA Trustee Keli'i Akina on 'Hawaiian Kingdom Now'
By Video @ 2:37 PM :: 873 Views :: OHA

...“I don’t know how any Native Hawaiian wouldn’t want to vote for Keli’i Akina.” – DJ Derbs....

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Friday, October 9, 2020
Ige Grade 'D' -- Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors 2020
By Cato Foundation @ 3:28 AM :: 651 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...Hawaii’s general fund spending rose a hefty 5.7 percent in 2020, thus reducing the governor’s score in this report....

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Friday, October 9, 2020
Caldwell: Global Warming causing Rain Bombs
By News Release @ 1:03 AM :: 578 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...City initiates “Climate Ready O‘ahu” adaptation strategy; welcomes resident participation and engagement via on-line tools launched today....

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Friday, October 9, 2020
Parks Dep't to Install LEDs, Solar Panels
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 443 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...an effort specifically directed at the City’s 303 park locations....

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Thursday, October 8, 2020
Hawaiʻi 2020 Census achieves 99.9% enumerated
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 444 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Today’s total response rate report on the 2020 Census website shows that 99.9% of Hawaiʻi households have been enumerated, one of the top states in the country.... 

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Thursday, October 8, 2020
Child Safety Account to Escape School Bullying?
By Heartland Foundation @ 11:33 PM :: 389 Views :: Education K-12

...Program Would Be Open To All Hawaii Children Facing A Safety Issue At School....

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Thursday, October 8, 2020
COVID Count 101 new cases out of 3,903 tests
By News Release @ 7:13 PM :: 329 Views :: COVID-19

... 6 new hospitalizations, 1 more death, 2.6% positive ....

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Thursday, October 8, 2020
COVID Tourism: Ige Announces Pre-Travel Testing Partners
By News Release @ 12:03 PM :: 760 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...the state does not expect an immediate flood of travelers....

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Thursday, October 8, 2020
Hilo native wins coveted Nobel Prize for gene editing tool
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 366 Views :: Higher Education, GMOs

... A world-renowned biochemist who connects part of her early fascination with science to time spent in a University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo biology lab captured the prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry ....

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Thursday, October 8, 2020
COVID: Hawaii Most Restrictive State
By News Release @ 5:09 AM :: 617 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...Alaska has far fewer COVID restrictions, yet a lower death rate....

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Thursday, October 8, 2020
Great Lockdown Crash of 2020 is wake-up call for Hawaii lawmakers
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:57 AM :: 829 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

...Hawaii’s leading industry, tourism, has virtually disappeared; unemployment is at historic highs; hundreds, if not thousands, of businesses have permanently closed; state and county tax revenues have evaporated....

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Thursday, October 8, 2020
Senate Special Session approves judicial appointments
By News Release @ 4:31 AM :: 1080 Views :: Judiciary

...Judiciary Committee hearing on the appointments scheduled for October 1 will feature live remote public testimony....

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