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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Honolulu Streets to be Wired for Autonomous Vehicles
By News Release @ 5:09 AM :: 941 Views :: Honolulu County, Higher Education

...Project preps traffic for self-driving cars, more....

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
15 People Died in Assisted Suicides in Hawaii, State Wants More People to Kill Themselves
By Selected News Articles @ 4:55 AM :: 1429 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Life

...The Hawaii Department of Health urges the government to remove safeguards....

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Tenants Being Evicted Illegally
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 808 Views :: Homelessness, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...The moratorium is currently in place through August 31, 2020....

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020
COVID Count: 144 New cases out of 1,814 tests
By News Release @ 7:01 PM :: 526 Views :: COVID-19

...seven new hospitalizations, one new death....

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Former Matson Lawyer: Why It's Time to Update Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:00 AM :: 1279 Views :: Jones Act

...Corporate and maritime attorney Wayne Parker talks about how the Jones Act affects the shipping industry in unexpected ways.... 

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Monday, August 3, 2020
Free Speech? UH Manoa Policy Encourages Abuse
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 802 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...University of Hawaii at Manoa has been given the speech code rating Yellow....

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Monday, August 3, 2020
Free Speech? UH Hilo policy encourages abuse
By News Release @ 11:47 PM :: 607 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application....

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Monday, August 3, 2020
Oahu COVID Restrictions Back--Parks, Gatherings
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 740 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...Order 2020-22 does not allow for indoor or outdoor social gatherings to exceed 10 people....

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Monday, August 3, 2020
Ige Appoints Cathy Betts to Head DHS
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 633 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Betts will replace Pankaj Bhanot who is stepping down as the department’s director for health and family reasons on Aug. 31, 2020....

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Monday, August 3, 2020
COVID Count: 207 new cases out of 3,433 tests
By News Release @ 5:12 PM :: 745 Views :: COVID-19

...The highest, single-day record of new positive COVID-19 cases is being reported by the Dept. of Health today, at 207. Approximately 114 of these cases are the result of delayed reporting over the weekend....

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Sunday, August 2, 2020
OHA Illegally Using State Resources to Campaign Against Akina, others
By Andrew Walden @ 11:44 PM :: 1649 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... HRS § 84-13, the “Fair Treatment” section of the State Ethics Code, prohibits the use of state resources for political campaign purposes....

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Sunday, August 2, 2020
Pro-Telescope Voter Guide
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 6:33 PM :: 1597 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Office of Elections, OHA

...Here is the Imua TMT's latest voter guide. We have compiled a list of candidates and many of their stances on the TMT....

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Sunday, August 2, 2020
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted August 1, 2020
By GovTrack .us @ 6:17 PM :: 603 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Sunday, August 2, 2020
COVID Count: 45 new cases out of 638 tests
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 493 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Sunday, August 2, 2020
Unemployment Tax in the Nonprofit Sector
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 576 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...employers are likely to be hit with a significant and automatic rate increase at the end of this year....

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Sunday, August 2, 2020
Council Candidate Texeira Gets DUI
By Andrew Walden @ 1:52 AM :: 1636 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Honolulu Council District III candidate Alan Texeira was convicted of DUI March 10, 2020....

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Saturday, August 1, 2020
1853 Hawaiian Mission to Marquesan Cannibals
By Selected News Articles @ 11:44 PM :: 9135 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

At the Marquesas Islands, Herman Melville and his friend jumped ship....

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Saturday, August 1, 2020
Important Reminders on Your Ballot
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:23 PM :: 649 Views :: Office of Elections

...You should have received your ballot already....

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Saturday, August 1, 2020
Hawaii Gasoline Tax 6th Highest in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 9:19 PM :: 802 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... State and Local taxes add $0.4628 per gallon -- not counting GE Tax .... 

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Saturday, August 1, 2020
COVID Count: 87 new cases out of 3,390 tests
By News Release @ 8:47 PM :: 488 Views :: COVID-19

...15 new hospitalizations—biggest one day jump yet, no new deaths....

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Saturday, August 1, 2020
Kauai PD provides firearms registration forms online
By News Release @ 5:07 PM :: 653 Views :: Kauai County, Second Amendment, COVID-19

...KPD requests that the public please complete and print them prior to arriving at their scheduled gun registration appointment....

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Saturday, August 1, 2020
161,000 Hawaii Unemployed Fall off Cliff at Midnight?
By Rep Gene Ward @ 5:20 AM :: 985 Views :: Economy, Labor

"...At the stroke of midnight tonight (July 31) there will be over 161,000 Hawaii residents about to fall off the federal unemployment cliff and there appears to be no solution at hand...."

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Friday, July 31, 2020
AOC: Father Damien is 'White Supremacist Culture'
By Selected News Articles @ 11:11 PM :: 9525 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii History, Religion

...“This is what patriarchy and white supremacist culture looks like!” Ocasio-Cortez said....

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Friday, July 31, 2020
COVID Count: 123 new cases out of 1,883 tests
By News Release @ 9:44 PM :: 447 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Friday, July 31, 2020
Boldly going where no research has gone before
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:39 PM :: 721 Views :: Jones Act

...If you remember nothing else, remember these numbers: 1.2 billion, 5 and 9,100....

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Friday, July 31, 2020
Transitioning to School-at-Home
By Selected News Articles @ 4:23 AM :: 627 Views :: Education K-12, Family

... advice from successful homeschoolers ....

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
SB126: Ige Vetoes Parts of COVID Relief Spending Bill
By News Release @ 10:45 PM :: 855 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Decreased from $230M to 0, the appropriation out of the Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund to provide an additional weekly unemployment benefit of $100 per week ....

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
COVID Count: 124 new cases out of 2,156 tests -- another new record
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 535 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
Blue Pacific Act to Set Framework for US Foreign Policy in Region
By Ed Case @ 5:53 PM :: 1202 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military

...The first-ever Congressional Pacific Islands Caucus was founded last year to promote a greater understanding of this dynamic region in Congress and greater U.S. engagement with the countries and peoples of the region....

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
June Tourist Arrivals Down 98.2%
By News Release @ 5:42 PM :: 426 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... In June, a total of 17,068 visitors traveled to Hawaii by air service compared to 951,628 ....

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
Seller Scores $1.2M Flip on City 'Affordable' Housing Deal
By News Release @ 4:41 AM :: 839 Views :: Honolulu County

...These were affordable as private-sector units.  The city has added exactly ZERO affordable units to the available supply in Honolulu.  This is a waste of $4M that could have gone to build new units....

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
FBI Working with Guam Department of Labor to Address Scams and Fraud Targeting COVID-19 Stimulus Funds
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 746 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...fraud cases involving the attempted theft of funds intended for Guam citizens who are unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
5 Years for Embezzling $600K from Hawaiian Charter School
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 868 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12

... In sentencing Estabilio, the District Judge imposed a sentence above the range suggested by the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. At the sentencing hearing, the District Judge characterized Estabilio’s conduct as “reprehensible,” and driven by “greed” and a sense of “entitlement” ....

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Jones Act costs Hawaii families almost $1,800 extra every year
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:58 PM :: 1044 Views :: Jones Act

...the Jones Act overall costs Hawaii $1.2 billion annually, including 9,100 jobs and $148 million in taxes....

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
COVID Count: 109 New Cases out of 1,653 tests (new record high)
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 597 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Groups Threaten Lawsuit over Lack of Polling Places
By News Release @ 2:29 PM :: 679 Views :: Republican Party

... Earlier this year, election officials reduced vote centers from 250 to only eight statewide .... 

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
10AM -- Major new study finally reveals how much Jones Act costs Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:50 AM :: 1660 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

...U.S. Sen. Mike Lee and U.S. Rep. Ed Case will be on hand when the findings are presented during a live webinar July 29 at 10AM >>>JOIN THE PRESENTATION<<< ....

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
A Visit with Keli'i Akina, Candidate for OHA 
By Video @ 2:34 AM :: 593 Views :: OHA

...Community Matters with Jay Fidell, in A Visit with Keli'i Akina, Candidate for OHA - Let's get to meet him and learn about his qualifications and platform....

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
HECO to Begin Cutting off Service Sept 1
By News Release @ 2:20 AM :: 820 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living, COVID-19

...Disconnection notices and disconnections for nonpayment will resume after Sept. 1. Late fees resume after Sept. 15....

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
DHHL Seeks Input on Agriculture Program Plan
By News Release @ 8:53 PM :: 549 Views :: DHHL, Agriculture

... The Plan will guide the Department’s efforts to grow more successful native Hawaiian farmers on Hawaiian Home Lands by identifying programmatic supports and technical assistance for both agriculture homestead Waiting List Applicants and existing Lessees .... 

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
COVID Count: 47 new cases out of 1,172 tests
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 458 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Stimulate the Economy--Get a Job!
By News Release @ 4:52 AM :: 850 Views :: Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

... more than 16,000 jobs are available across the state. Top positions included retail salesperson, network and systems administrator and security guard ....

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
School Reopening Push Back to Aug 17
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 632 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...A proposed start date of Aug. 17 for students will be brought to the Board of Education on Thursday....

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Monday, July 27, 2020
Labor Board: Governor’s Emergency Powers ARE Limited -- Collective Bargaining Agreements Cannot be Touched
By News Release @ 7:03 PM :: 1253 Views :: Kauai County, Labor, COVID-19

...Remember: Public Employee Union agreements are the Highest Law of the Land....

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Monday, July 27, 2020
Japan Reopens Travel to Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:44 PM :: 906 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...Hawaii included on an exclusive list of 12 countries and regions to resume safe international travel with Japan....

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Monday, July 27, 2020
COVID Count 28 new cases out of 2,335 tests
By News Release @ 6:38 PM :: 463 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Sunday, July 26, 2020
2020 Hawaii Republican State Convention Results
By Brett Kulbis @ 9:14 PM :: 975 Views :: Republican Party

...Today hundreds of Republicans participated in the first ever virtual Hawaii Republican Party State Convention....

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Sunday, July 26, 2020
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 25, 2020
By GovTrack .us @ 9:02 PM :: 749 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... bills introduced and votes in Congress from GovTrack.us ....

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Sunday, July 26, 2020
Attorney: Homeless Disenfranchised by all-mail voting system
By Selected News Articles @ 6:29 PM :: 880 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness, Office of Elections

...an individual may only obtain "general delivery" for 30 days in any 12 month period. This forces such registered voters to choose between having a ballot delivered for the primary or for the general election, but not both....

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Sunday, July 26, 2020
COVID Count 64 new cases--4th day in a row over 50
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 637 Views :: COVID-19

...today’s update does not include new test numbers....

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