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Thursday, August 27, 2020
Contract Tracing: DoH Stonewalls State Auditor
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:02 AM :: 672 Views :: Ethics, COVID-19

...it is precisely during times of crisis when the public needs and deserves clear, concise, and transparent communication from its government....

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
COVID Count 277 new cases out of 2,518 tests
By News Release @ 7:27 PM :: 430 Views :: COVID-19

... 11% of tests come back positive -- 25 new hospitalizations -- two new deaths ....

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Under mounting pressure, Jones Act lobby claims the law is cost‐​free to Hawaii
By Cato Foundation @ 10:00 AM :: 668 Views :: Jones Act

...Jones Act supporters in Hawaii can be forgiven for feeling a bit on edge these days....

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
American Samoa Governor: I haven’t been a Democrat Since 2013
By Selected News Articles @ 4:56 AM :: 802 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Military, Politicians

...Its been a difficult few months for the American Samoa Democratic Party....

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Second Stay at Home Order issued for O‘ahu
By News Release @ 4:11 AM :: 1155 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

...Ige has approved Honolulu’s Emergency Order No. 2020-25, reinstating a “Stay at Home/Work from Home” Order for the island of O‘ahu, effective at 12:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 27, through September 9....

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
The Road to Recovery is Roads for Lower Puna
By News Release @ 3:27 AM :: 500 Views :: Hawaii County

...Open Letter to Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim....

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Hawaii is one of 11 states without a statewide financial relief program for businesses
By News Release @ 2:23 AM :: 863 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

...Hawaii’s local businesses have taken the economic brunt of stopping the spread of COVID-19....

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
VIDEO: Prosecutor Debate Steve Alm vs Miske's Lawyer
By Video @ 9:48 PM :: 1164 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians

...Megan Kau hired by Miske....

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Massive Effort to Provide 60,000 Free COVID Tests on Oahu Starts Wednesday
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 875 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...No symptoms necessary...Surge test participants will not be subject to the fourteen-day quarantine that other test programs require. ...

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Watchdog group urges Ige to release COVID records
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:02 PM :: 891 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii says the lack of transparency is ‘eroding public trust in the management of the pandemic’....

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
COVID Count: 215 new cases out of 2,307 tests
By News Release @ 6:43 PM :: 439 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
COVID Releases: OCCC Inmates Get Free Hotel Rooms
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 PM :: 996 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...DOH Official: Some Inmates Who Were Released Caused ‘Spillover’ Infections....

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Ethics Fines for Reps Saiki, DeCoite
By News Release @ 1:47 PM :: 760 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

...for campaign use of State facilities, State Seal....

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Feds Have Funds: Want to Talk to Telescope Protesters About Money
By News Release @ 12:54 PM :: 1084 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... OHA Negotiating Position: “$50 million per year” ....

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Monday, August 24, 2020
COVID Count: 169 new cases out of 2,026 tests
By News Release @ 8:12 PM :: 468 Views :: COVID-19

...3 new hospitalizations, 2 new deaths....

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Monday, August 24, 2020
VIDEO: OCCC Guard Describes how COVID Positive Criminal was released
By Video @ 5:15 AM :: 794 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...Discussion with OCCC Sgt. Lana Hughes about pandemic conditions at the facility - August 23, 2020....

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Sunday, August 23, 2020
COVID Count: 248 new cases out of 2,640 tests
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 520 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Sunday, August 23, 2020
CDC: 48% of Hawaii HS Students Have Tried E-Cigs
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 590 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...and 30.6 percent of middle school students....

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Sunday, August 23, 2020
Is Our Share of CARES Act Money Disappearing?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1055 Views :: COVID-19

...having to forgo, or pay back, a bunch of that money is not going to be a happy thing....

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Sunday, August 23, 2020
Insider Cacao Scheme: KSBE out $4M -- but OHA Dodges Bullet
By Andrew Walden @ 1:06 AM :: 1930 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Did Burgess tell KSBE that he would need a steady flow of free money for the next 15 years to make good on the Trust’s investment? ....

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Saturday, August 22, 2020
COVID Count: 284 new cases out of 2,634 tests
By News Release @ 6:58 PM :: 458 Views :: COVID-19

...40 new hospitalizations, one new death....

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Saturday, August 22, 2020
9th Circuit Ruling Leads to New Hawaii Gun Right Lawsuit
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 1392 Views :: Second Amendment

...The lawsuit alleges that Hawaii's ban on Handgun magazines with a capacity greater than ten rounds in unconstitutional....

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Saturday, August 22, 2020
DoE COVID Count Week 2 -- Total Hits 29
By News Release @ 4:16 AM :: 563 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...Cases currently being investigated are not included in the count and will be reported in the following weeks....

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Saturday, August 22, 2020
1.5% of Non-Hawaiian Pacific Islanders have COVID
By News Release @ 3:23 AM :: 731 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...Pacific Islanders other than Native Hawaiians have ten times the infection rate of all other ethnic groups in Hawai‘i....

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Friday, August 21, 2020
Time to come clean about COVID crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:01 PM :: 1332 Views :: COVID-19

...a lack of public trust came from a lack of transparency....

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Friday, August 21, 2020
COVID Screening: 133 cameras operational at 5 Airports Statewide
By News Release @ 8:25 PM :: 724 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...phase two of the new thermal temperature screening equipment installation has been completed....

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Friday, August 21, 2020
Hawaii Unemployment 13.1% -- Thousands Quit Looking
By News Release @ 8:17 PM :: 694 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... The unemployment rate would have been much higher except that there were nearly 30,000 fewer people in the labor force than a year ago ....

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Friday, August 21, 2020
COVID Count 230 new cases out of 2,366 tests
By News Release @ 6:32 PM :: 438 Views :: COVID-19

... 20 new hospitalizations, one new death ....

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Friday, August 21, 2020
Board resolution urges UH to prepare for pandemic financial impact
By News Release @ 10:24 AM :: 529 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

...expecting what the resolution describes as, “a steep reduction of general fund support” that is expected to directly impact all aspects of operations....

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Friday, August 21, 2020
Maunakea internal management restructuring approved by regents
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 544 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... BOR approved a revised plan to restructure the internal management of UH-managed lands on Maunakea ....

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Friday, August 21, 2020
Hawaii Statehood: Tiny 1959 opposition was anti-Japanese, not anti-American
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 44781 Views :: Hawaii History

... Opponents of Statehood were landed aristocracy fearful of being ruled by their employees....

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Friday, August 21, 2020
Polls Showed Solid Support in Run-up to Hawaii Statehood
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 AM :: 1988 Views :: Hawaii History

...Gallup first polled Americans on their support for Hawaii's statehood in 1940....

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Thursday, August 20, 2020
CD2 Race: PBS Hosts 6-Way Candidate Forum
By Video @ 9:07 PM :: 824 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

... INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI, THURSDAY AUGUST 20 @ 8PM ....

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Thursday, August 20, 2020
COVID Count: 236 new cases out of 2,512 tests
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 440 Views :: COVID-19

...3 new deaths, 14 new hospitalizations....

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Thursday, August 20, 2020
List of Current COVID Clusters in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:22 AM :: 2193 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, COVID-19

...including a strip club, bars, Honolulu Hale, homeless shelter, and jail.... 

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Soft on Crime Lawyers Explain How they Tricked Judiciary into Releasing Hundreds of Criminals
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 991 Views :: Judiciary, COVID-19

...now they claim COVID outbreak makes case for even more criminals on our streets.  Will you be fooled too?  Read their report and find out....

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Honolulu 4th Most Expensive Metro Area in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 9:07 PM :: 1408 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...but the Big Island is much more affordable....

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
‘Updating the Jones Act for the 21st Century’
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:46 PM :: 637 Views :: Jones Act

...calling for outright repeal of the protectionist federal maritime law known as the Jones Act so far has not been a successful strategy....

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
States that suspended Certificate of Need laws saved lives--Hawaii is not one of them
By News Release @ 8:40 PM :: 798 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... Certificate of Need (CON) laws increase mortality rates for COVID-19 patients and others ....

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Hawaii Opens Door to 12 Unlicensed Cryptocurrency Schemes
By News Release @ 8:07 PM :: 1123 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits

"...Through the issuance of a 'no action message,' DFI is not taking any action against these companies...."

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
COVID Count: 261 new cases out of 2,559 tests
By News Release @ 7:56 PM :: 469 Views :: COVID-19

...3 new hospitalizations, 2 new deaths (one of which will be reported with tomorrow's numbers)....

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Former CIA Officer Arrested and Charged with Espionage
By News Release @ 9:20 AM :: 581 Views :: Law Enforcement, Military

...The scheme began with three days of meetings in Hong Kong in March 2001....

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Caldwell Announces More COVID Restrictions--Targets Non-Economic Activity
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 817 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

...Caldwell said at the news briefing that county and state leaders discussed the modified restrictions for O‘ahu over the past five days, trying to decide whether to use a scalpel or a hammer. “We’ve chosen a scalpel,” Caldwell said....

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Republican Legislative Candidate Wanted for Quarantine Violation
By Video @ 9:11 PM :: 1216 Views :: Republican Party, COVID-19

...HD 18 Candidate Lori Ford was contacted by a special agent with the Hawaii Attorney General's office and was requested to fly back to Hawaii so she could be arrested.... 

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
COVID Count 134 new cases out of 1,914 tests
By News Release @ 7:06 PM :: 491 Views :: COVID-19

...one new death, twelve new hospitalizations....

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Bill 59: Amend Community Garden Program
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 6:50 PM :: 513 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...“While the mayor has ordered these gardens closed for nearly a month, we need to make sure that when they reopen, more people can have access to garden plots, with increased awareness, easier access and clearer guidelines that minimize red tape. The program needs to be expanded,” Pine said....

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
KITV Sells for $30M
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 821 Views :: First Amendment

...$30 Million Purchase of Honolulu ABC Network Affiliate (KITV-ABC 4) from SJL Broadcasting is 16th Station Purchase for Allen's 'Allen Media Broadcasting' Division....

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
UH team leads new survey to assess COVID-19 impact in Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:18 AM :: 639 Views :: COVID-19

...click here to complete the survey....

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
The Scoop on Hawaii Elections 2020
By Video @ 4:11 AM :: 665 Views :: Office of Elections

... Keli'i Akina & Colin Moore Talk Story ....

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Monday, August 17, 2020
Hawaii Mortgage Delinquencies Jump 5.25%
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 870 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii 5th largest quarterly increase in overall delinquency rate ....

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