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Sunday, July 19, 2020
Electric Vehicle Sweeteners Running Out?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 696 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...For tax benefits, the pendulum has started swinging in the other direction as well....

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Sunday, July 19, 2020
Telescope Protester Arrested in Hilo Home Depot zip-tie hoax
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 1554 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

...Once all three parking lot entrances were blocked, Glendon was observed walking around the parking lot with a “Lei O Mano,” which is a Hawaiian shark tooth war club....

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Sunday, July 19, 2020
Bridge Aina Lea Heading to US Supreme Court?
By Robert Thomas @ 12:13 AM :: 690 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

...Cert Petition: "This case is the proverbial 'Exhibit A' of much that is wrong [with takings law]...."

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Saturday, July 18, 2020
Even with Drop in Unemployment, Hawaii Ranks 49th in Bounce Back from COVID
By Selected News Articles @ 11:46 PM :: 694 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...States Whose Unemployment Rates Are Bouncing Back Most....

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Saturday, July 18, 2020
COVID Count: 20 new cases out of 1,640 tests
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 443 Views :: COVID-19

...one new death, one new hospitalization....

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Saturday, July 18, 2020
COVID: Ige Sued after Bumbling Regime Spies order Man out of Wife's Bed
By Andrew Walden @ 7:52 PM :: 3385 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...The Regime has spies everywhere....

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Saturday, July 18, 2020
Ige COVID Solution: Just Stop Paying EUTF
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 1048 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

...Waiving the entire “annual required contribution” or ARC payment to EUTF for this year would save the state about $840 million, according to one official….

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Saturday, July 18, 2020
Follow-Up Survey to Gauge the Business Impact of COVID-19
By News Release @ 1:48 PM :: 545 Views :: Economy, Small Business, Tourism, COVID-19

...which measures changes in employment and employee wages, monthly revenue and revenue sources, current state of operations and plan for trans-Pacific tourism opening, impact of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and business outlook....

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Friday, July 17, 2020
Jones Act: Something we can all agree on
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:24 PM :: 658 Views :: Jones Act

...the Jones Act, a protectionist federal maritime law enacted in 1920, is one of the few political issues that doesn’t break down along party lines....

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Friday, July 17, 2020
COVID Count: 23 new cases out of 1,791 tests
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 387 Views :: COVID-19

...one new hospitalization, one new death....

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Friday, July 17, 2020
EPA: Waters Around Two Hawaii Beaches Impaired by Plastic Pollution
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 798 Views :: Environment, Greenmail

...Next Step: Federally-mandated state-funded beachcombing as an act of pennance in the eco-religion....

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Friday, July 17, 2020
Facial Recognition Contractor Selected for Hawaii Airports
By News Release @ 5:45 AM :: 928 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Tourism

... HDOT has selected NEC Corporation, NEC Corporation of America and their partner, Infrared Cameras Inc., to provide thermal temperature screening and facial imaging technology ....

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Friday, July 17, 2020
Hawaii Unemployment Rate Drops to 13.9%
By News Release @ 5:32 AM :: 544 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...individuals are classified as employed, unemployed, or not in the labor force based on questions about their activities during the survey reference week (June 7th through June 13th)....

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Friday, July 17, 2020
VIDEO: TMT Remains Committed to Finding a Way Forward in Hawaii
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 12:27 AM :: 671 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... construction will probably not happen this year or through the upcoming winter season ....

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Hawaii has Fewest Pass-Through Businesses in USA--and 4th highest taxes
By Tax Foundation @ 7:23 PM :: 651 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Pass-through businesses, such as sole proprietorships, S corporations, and partnerships, make up a majority of businesses in the United States....

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
City Announces Progress on Sewage System Consent Decree
By News Release @ 7:09 PM :: 507 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...In 2010, the city estimated that it would spend $3.4 billion in capital costs through fiscal year 2020....  

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
COVID Count 19 new cases out of 1,817 tests
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 406 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Hawaii Highest Market Rent for 2br Apartment
By News Release @ 4:51 AM :: 724 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...In Hawaii, the Fair Market Rent (FMR) for a two-bedroom apartment is $2,015—the highest in USA....

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Hawaii: Only 45% of Adults Working
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 737 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...Employment–population ratio, Hawaii 2nd lowest in USA....

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Feds: Miske Could Get Death Penalty
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 1135 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

...Eleven defendants charged in Hawaii federal court with racketeering and other offenses....

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Former HPD Officer Gets Four Years Prison--Forced Two Suspects to Lick or Dunk Toilet
By News Release @ 3:25 AM :: 666 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...on January 28, 2018, while working as on-duty officers, Rabago and Reginald Ramones conspired to force an individual to lick a urinal in a public bathroom...in a separate and unrelated incident prior to January, 2018, Rabago made another individual place his head in a public bathroom toilet in order to avoid arrest....

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
COVID Count: 29 new cases out of 1,830 tests
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 437 Views :: COVID-19

...four new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 30 released....

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
FBI Arrests Kealoha Pal Mike Miske for Murder
By Selected News Articles @ 3:14 PM :: 19682 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...sources say this is the result of a grand jury indictment....

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
UHERO--Recovery may take decade
By UHERO @ 12:17 AM :: 653 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...the state’s total employment rate, as well as its unemployment rate, will not return to its pre-pandemic level until 2029....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Hawaii: Highest Energy Costs, Lowest Energy Consumption
By Selected News Articles @ 11:05 PM :: 691 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...2020’s Most & Least Energy-Expensive States....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
COFA: United States Holds Second Round of Compact Consultations
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 705 Views :: National News

...United States Holds Second Round of Compact Consultations with the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau...The U.S. government team also held an informal consultation with the Republic of the Marshall Islands....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
COVID Count: 22 new cases out of 1,487 tests
By News Release @ 9:41 PM :: 396 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
​Hawaii: Legislature Adjourns, Mag Ban and Ammo Checks Defeated!
By NRA ILA @ 9:16 PM :: 906 Views :: Second Amendment

...the legislature did pass two anti-gun bills....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Federal Lawsuit Challenges Revocation of Molokai TVR Permits
By News Release @ 8:45 PM :: 850 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, Tourism

... On March 10, 2020 Maui County passed Bill 22, signing into law Ordinance 5059 that set the Molokai legal, short term rental cap to zero. This, effectively, canceled the operations of 17 families ....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
UH Survey: Hawaii Residents Assess COVID Restrictions
By News Release @ 9:10 AM :: 577 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... only 7% found them “Mostly Unreasonable” violations of individual rights ....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
The scuttling of Trump’s modest Jones Act reform
By Michael Hansen @ 2:54 AM :: 725 Views :: Jones Act

...“Trump backed off shipping reform under political pressure, former advisers claim”....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
UH Regents: Use COVID Emergency to Re-write Labor Contracts
By Selected News Articles @ 2:12 AM :: 621 Views :: Higher Education, Labor, COVID-19

... UH Board of Regents resolution calls for emergency proclamation, drastic cuts ....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
HIDOE Distance-Learning Survey Insights and Findings
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 507 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...The surveys focused on distance-learning experiences during the closure of school buildings following spring break....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Exemption for out-of-state students part of extended quarantine
By News Release @ 12:29 AM :: 570 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

...exemptions for out-of-state college students registered to attend school in Hawaiʻi in the fall....

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Monday, July 13, 2020
Ige: Tourism Reopening Pushed back to Sept 1
By News Release @ 11:37 PM :: 744 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... The program is now scheduled to begin on Sept. 1 ....

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Monday, July 13, 2020
​UH legislative update as session adjourns during COVID-19 pandemic
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 510 Views :: Higher Education

...Kalbert Young, UH vice president for budget and finance and chief financial officer, shares his analysis of the 2020 legislative session....

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Monday, July 13, 2020
COVID Governors: Ige Best Performing Democrat in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:09 PM :: 670 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

...Hawaii’s low numbers came at enormous cost....

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Monday, July 13, 2020
Hirono: Trump supporters are “white supremacists”
By Video @ 10:59 PM :: 1252 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...this is what Hirono thinks of Trump supporters....

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Monday, July 13, 2020
COVID Count: 23 new cases out of 900 tests--3 deaths
By News Release @ 5:40 PM :: 520 Views :: COVID-19

... three new deaths and three new hospitalizations ....

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Monday, July 13, 2020
My OHA Endorsements
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 5:05 PM :: 5011 Views :: OHA
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Monday, July 13, 2020
VIDEO: 2020 Honolulu Prosecutor Candidates Debate
By Video @ 4:56 PM :: 742 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Politicians

...sponsored by Hawaii Women Lawyers....

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Sunday, July 12, 2020
Highlights of 2020 Legislative Session
By News Release @ 7:00 PM :: 691 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...a list of all bills passed during the 2020 session....

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Sunday, July 12, 2020
Counties Announce Primary Ballot Mailing Dates
By News Release @ 6:27 PM :: 495 Views :: Office of Elections

...Kauai County will mail out ballots on Tues July 14, 2020....

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Sunday, July 12, 2020
COVID Count: 21 new cases out of 1,250 tests
By News Release @ 5:20 PM :: 449 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Sunday, July 12, 2020
Future of Unemployment Insurance
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 866 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes

...unemployment insurance and how it is going to fare after the pandemic....

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Sunday, July 12, 2020
As COVID Testing Soars, Wait Times For Results Jump To A Week — Or More
By Selected News Articles @ 2:33 AM :: 1129 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...Truslow was initially told it would take two to four days. Then CVS said five or six days. On the sixth day, the pharmacy estimated it would take 10 days....

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
COVID Count: 42 new cases out of 1,686 tests
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 332 Views :: COVID-19

...a new one-day record for new cases....

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
Legislative Session: The good, the bad and the ugly
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:42 PM :: 850 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

... donning rose-colored glasses and approaching the budget shortfall as a temporary setback ....

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
Victorino: Maui Council Should not Bypass Charter Commission
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 459 Views :: Maui County

"...Our Charter is our County Bible, our foundational document. It’s not something that should be changed on a whim, or on the idea that if something sounds good it’s the right thing to do....”

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
DLIR Rejects 73,438 Invalid Unemployment Claims
By News Release @ 3:45 AM :: 882 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...151,071 valid claims are being paid....

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