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Wednesday, June 10, 2020
​Legislature to Reconvene on June 22
By News Release @ 4:13 AM :: 469 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...The Legislature will take up a limited number of bills, including budget matters and COVID-19-related legislation....

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020
COVID-19 testing pre-departure may eliminate 90% of infectious passengers
By UHERO @ 4:03 AM :: 744 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...recommend that individuals who clear a temperature and symptom screening, and a COVID-19 test in their departure city will not be required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to Hawaiʻi....

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Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Coronavirus Restrictions: Hawaii vs Alaska
By News Release @ 8:30 PM :: 1019 Views :: COVID-19

...Alaska is 7th least restrictive, Hawaii is 48th....

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Tuesday, June 09, 2020
COVID Count: Six New Cases out of 699 tests
By News Release @ 8:12 PM :: 374 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Veterans’ Health Administration Health Care System Leadership Change in Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:11 PM :: 544 Views :: Health Care, Military

...Dr. Robinson will oversee the delivery of health care to an estimated 129,000 Veterans, a $327.8 million annual operating budget, and over 1,400 employees....

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Tuesday, June 09, 2020
PIT Count: Oahu Homeless Numbers Nearly Unchanged from 2019
By News Release @ 1:07 PM :: 488 Views :: Homelessness

...Total number of people experiencing homelessness on the night of January 22, 2020 was 4,448....

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Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Dr. Tony Trpkovski -- Protecting Yourself & Hawaii from Coronavirus
By Video @ 3:44 AM :: 664 Views :: COVID-19

...Protecting Yourself & Hawaii from Coronavirus --Dr. Tony Trpkovski Speaks with Keli'i Akina....

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Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Debate: Jones Act Necessary for National Security?
By Michael Hansen @ 3:26 AM :: 690 Views :: Jones Act

...Virtually no sealift is provided by Jones Act ships....

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Monday, June 08, 2020
Rep Case Bill Would Allow States to Impose Air-Travel COVID Testing
By Ed Case @ 7:00 PM :: 694 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...to allow Hawai’i to impose a pre-board test requirement on passengers destined for Hawai’i to protect visitors and residents from COVID-19....

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Monday, June 08, 2020
COVID Count: One new case out of 327 tests
By News Release @ 5:59 PM :: 392 Views :: COVID-19

...no new deaths, no new hospitalizations, one patient released today....

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Monday, June 08, 2020
UH begins training COVID-19 contact tracers
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 707 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

...The program as a whole expects to train 320 contact tracers by mid-July 2020 as well as hundreds more in the next year....

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Sunday, June 07, 2020
BLM Protesters Leave Signs at Hawaii GOP HQ
By News Release @ 8:33 PM :: 1221 Views :: First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Republican Party

"...Hundreds of the marchers today in the Black Lives Matter rally in Honolulu chose to leave their signs at the doorstep of the Hawaii Republican Party...."

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Sunday, June 07, 2020
Hawaii Spending Cap Too Easily Ignored by Lawmakers
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:03 PM :: 462 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...Start working now to adopt a meaningful spending cap....

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Sunday, June 07, 2020
Kam Napier: How to strike the right balance in reopening Hawaii economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:00 PM :: 694 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... Napier has encouraged his readers to think critically about how our state and counties have responded to the public health threat ....

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Sunday, June 07, 2020
COVID Count: Two new cases out of 1,092 tests
By News Release @ 7:50 PM :: 635 Views :: COVID-19

...one more hospitalization....

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Sunday, June 07, 2020
Is Our GET Too Soft on Sales to the Feds?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 459 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

...tinkering with the tax code to raise more money has the effect of putting the brakes on what little spin we have left on our economic engine....

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Sunday, June 07, 2020
Amemiya Joins Pack of Insiders Grabbing ‘Affordable’ Housing Units for Themselves
By Andrew Walden @ 3:57 AM :: 8504 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

...Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Keith Amemiya knows a lot about the ‘affordable’ housing system and how to ‘work’ it....

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Sunday, June 07, 2020
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 6, 2020
By GovTrack .us @ 3:13 AM :: 674 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...bills introduced and votes cast in Congress....

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Saturday, June 06, 2020
Auditor Dings City Parks for Poor Management
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 633 Views :: Honolulu County

"...Current operational practices are reactive and appear to wait for park conditions to deteriorate before action is taken, rather than maintaining quality conditions...."

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Saturday, June 06, 2020
Life in the time of lockdowns
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:19 PM :: 860 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

...caught off guard by another last-minute government switcheroo....

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Saturday, June 06, 2020
Repeal Bill 40, Honolulu's discriminatory builder contracting law
By Joe Kent @ 9:56 PM :: 729 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...use of CWAs, also known as project labor agreements, would drastically limit the use of nonunion employees on public projects, thereby reducing competition among bidding contractors and increasing costs for Honolulu taxpayers....

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Saturday, June 06, 2020
State Finally Launches Digital Time and Leave System
By News Release @ 9:23 PM :: 602 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...Timesheets and leave requests are now transmitted electronically to payroll offices, replacing paper-based manual labor-intensive tracking methods in employee pay calculation....  

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Saturday, June 06, 2020
COVID Count: Nine new cases out of 798 tests
By News Release @ 6:10 PM :: 649 Views :: COVID-19

...8 cases on Oahu and 1 Oahu resident diagnosed out of state....

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Saturday, June 06, 2020
Hawai'i Supreme Court Orders Maui Planning Commission To Answer Petition on Media Access
By News Release @ 5:07 AM :: 732 Views :: Maui County, Development, COVID-19

... Pandemic no excuse for government hostility to sunshine laws ....

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Saturday, June 06, 2020
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Judge of the Third Circuit
By News Release @ 4:32 AM :: 621 Views :: Judiciary

... The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations ....

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Saturday, June 06, 2020
Caldwell Announces New Plan to Jam up Traffic
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 907 Views :: Honolulu County

...The O‘ahu Pedestrian Plan’s draft pedestrian priority network open for public comment....

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Friday, June 05, 2020
Jones Act 100th -- Happy Birthday, NOT!
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:54 PM :: 461 Views :: Jones Act

...The best gift for this 100-year-old law that harms Hawaii would be to modernize it for the 21st century....

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Friday, June 05, 2020
Could “Tariff Man” Trump support Jones Act reform?
By Michael Hansen @ 11:24 PM :: 455 Views :: Jones Act

...Mulligan says that despite Trump’s reputation as a strong supporter of protectionist tariffs, the President sees the Jones Act as a “harmful regulation” and is particularly disappointed by the lack of competitiveness of U.S. shipyards....

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Friday, June 05, 2020
US Sen Mike Lee calls for Jones Act gas carrier exemption
By Michael Hansen @ 11:10 PM :: 530 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... he notes the complete absence of self-propelled oceangoing liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers in the Jones Act fleet ....

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Friday, June 05, 2020
Happy Birthday Jones Act. Let’s Hope it’s Your Last
By Cato Foundation @ 9:43 PM :: 454 Views :: Jones Act

...The Jones Act turns 100 years old today....

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Friday, June 05, 2020
UPW Prison Guard Busted Allegedly Smuggling Meth into OCCC
By News Release @ 7:36 PM :: 962 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...the UPW still has not agreed to allow all guards to be searched for contraband....

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Friday, June 05, 2020
COVID Count: Six new cases out of 921 tests
By News Release @ 7:26 PM :: 426 Views :: COVID-19

... this is the largest number of new cases in quite a while ....

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Friday, June 05, 2020
Kym Pine: ANTIFA Agitator Photos not Credible
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 7:09 PM :: 1126 Views :: First Amendment, Police

...Pine today addressed rumors that professional agitators have arrived in the islands to stir up trouble at peaceful protests being staged to honor George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement....

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Thursday, June 04, 2020
Land Use: Disparate Impact
By Selected News Articles @ 11:38 PM :: 587 Views :: Land Use, Cost of Living

...the Trump administration has since revised the rule, making it more difficult to challenge land-use rules that make housing more expensive....

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Thursday, June 04, 2020
Honolulu’s Terrible Folly and a Transit Mystery
By Selected News Articles @ 11:18 PM :: 1066 Views :: Rail

...The 20-mile line is expected to cost $9.2 billion, more than the cost of the 243 miles of light-rail lines in Sacramento, Saint Louis, Salt Lake City, San Diego, and San Jose combined....

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Thursday, June 04, 2020
Honolulu 7th Largest Increase in Unemployment
By Selected News Articles @ 10:59 PM :: 649 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...Bureau of Labor Statistics recently disclosed that it misclassified many workers on temporary layoffs as “absent from work because of other reasons” rather than “unemployed.” Therefore, the real unemployment rate may be around 33 percent higher than reported....

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Thursday, June 04, 2020
ERS Risks $75M of Your Retirement Fund on Hawaii High Tech Startups
By News Release @ 10:45 PM :: 720 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Tax Credits

...how many times will Hawaii fall for phony High-Tech scamsters?....

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Thursday, June 04, 2020
HD5 Rep Creagan Withdraws from Race for Reelection
By Andrew Walden @ 10:20 PM :: 650 Views :: Hawaii County , Politicians

...Creagan made his unannounced move June 3, 2020—the last day for withdrawals and one day after the deadline to file....

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Thursday, June 04, 2020
Free Food Giveaways set to conclude
By News Release @ 7:24 PM :: 620 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...to provide food assistance to recently unemployed individuals is set to conclude with two remaining food distribution events at Aloha Stadium....

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Thursday, June 04, 2020
COVID Count: Two New Cases out of 1,698 tests
By News Release @ 6:36 PM :: 370 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Thursday, June 04, 2020
Young Bros: Another Jones Act Failure
By Michael Hansen @ 4:52 AM :: 744 Views :: Jones Act

“...Hawaii and Puerto Rico now receive more cargo from foreign countries than they do from the U.S. mainland....”

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Thursday, June 04, 2020
Sierra Club: Maui Mayor Exploits Corona Emergency Powers to Fast-Track Shoreline Development
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 843 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development, COVID-19

... On May 30, Mayor Victorino issued a directive indicating certain shoreline development approval requests will be reviewed within fifteen days or be automatically approved ....

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Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Ige Admin Places 'Reopening Strategy' Online
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 689 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...It was developed by the Governor’s Office along with the Hawai‘i Economic and Community Recovery Navigator in collaboration with many government agencies and business sector partners....

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Wednesday, June 03, 2020
COVID Count: One New Case out of 1,130 Tests
By News Release @ 5:55 PM :: 473 Views :: COVID-19

...three patients released today....

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Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Republicans Contest Only About Half of Legislative Races
By News Release @ 2:52 PM :: 690 Views :: Republican Party

"...the most legislative candidates the Hawaii Republican Party has had in several election cycles...."

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Wednesday, June 03, 2020
​Hawaiian Electric posts new battery projects’ details
By News Release @ 1:03 PM :: 967 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...Really Obvious Question: How many of these 16 are represented by Caliboso?....

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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
423 Candidates Pull Papers for Election--333 File
By News Release @ 10:59 PM :: 12633 Views :: Office of Elections

... 5 withdrawals by June 3 deadline....

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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
VIDEO: How to Save Lives in Hawaii, in 50 Seconds
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:34 PM :: 621 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...if our leaders let their coronavirus lockdowns linger, Hawaii can expect a wave of "deaths of despair"....

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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
US Supreme Court declines to lift restrictions on crowds at church services
By Selected News Articles @ 5:46 PM :: 784 Views :: First Amendment, COVID-19

...Chief Justice John Roberts wrote a short opinion to express his agreement with (and to explain) the denial of the church’s request....

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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
New online system to assist with shooting range reservations
By News Release @ 5:36 PM :: 1191 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

...Parks and Recreation Online System, PROS, available to public beginning Wednesday, June 3 at 12 noon....

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