Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
September 29, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Caldwell Admin Obstructs Rail Work Along Dillingham—Why?
  2. Rail Mongers: Ask FTA to Stretch Dec 31 Deadline So Next Mayor Can Approve P3
  3. Mayoral Debate October 14
  4. “The people who can’t find work will be leaving”
  5. Our big recovery idea is to let our prison inmates go free and put our tourists under house arrest
  6. As tourism’s relaunch nears, Ige criticized over lack of clarity on inter-island travel
  7. Majority of people reached by contact tracers do not cooperate
  8. HSTA Still Pushing to Let Teachers Pretend to Work from Home
  9. Hawaii family shares struggle dealing with Hilo veterans home
  10. Hospital worker who was critical of facility’s administration fired
  11. Class-Action Suit Seeks Prompt Payments For Hawaii’s Jobless
  12. New Program: Hawaii’s Unemployed Could Eat For Free At Local Restaurants
  13. Canadian astronomers contend with issue of Indigenous consent over Hawaiian telescope project
  14. The Smoking Gun re Hu Honua Waiver from Competitive Bidding
  15. Minority Leader Wants Transparency On Military’s West Loch Plans
  16. Pearl Harbor Shooting Investigation Finds Deeper Mental Health Concerns Among Submarine Crew

Monday, September 28, 2020
September 28, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Here’s Why Rapid Testing For Hawaii Flights Might Just Save Travel
  2. How Honolulu’s Mayoral Candidates Would Tackle The Pandemic
  3. Pandemic Exacerbating Hawaii’s Housing Affordability Problem
  4. Column: An arcane federal law puts Young Brothers on the ropes
  5. Plans to close Dillingham Airfield back on track, worrying struggling businesses
  6. Maui community to rally around Haiku teacher put on leave
  7. HB2997: Ige Legalizes Edibles
  8. Inside eBay’s Cockroach Cult: The Ghastly Story of a Stalking Scandal

Sunday, September 27, 2020
September 27, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Blangiardi, Amemiya struck mute when the question is, “What will you do about rail?”
  2. Furloughs?  State’s Only Plan is to get another Federal Bailout
  3. Councilmember Caught Trying to Use CARES Money to Campaign
  4. 20,000 Join Hawaii Facebook support group--unable to claim unemployment benefits
  5. WARN notices paint grim picture: Larger BI employers furloughed or laid off nearly 6,000 workers
  6.  Spying on You: Officials scramble to fix bugs in Safe Travels before visitors return to Hawaii
  7. Hilo Medical Center puts COVID Patients in Same Room with Non-COVID Patients
  8. Pondering Hu Honua vs Honua Ola

Saturday, September 26, 2020
September 26, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Honolulu Council Long History of Conflict of Interest
  2. HHSC to take over management of vets home
  3. Kauai Council Candidates: ‘Climate Change’ to be Excuse for Higher Housing Costs 
  4. Hawaii prisoner release program hopes to find additional funding to stay afloat
  5. Hawaii 'coal ban bill' becomes law

Friday, September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. City is withdrawing from P3 Honolulu rail procurement process, Mayor Kirk Caldwell tells feds
  2. More obstacles threaten to delay completion of rail project by up to 4 years—City and HART Point Fingers at Each other
  3. HART board won’t fire CEO Robbins before contract expires
  4. COVID Excuse: Third Miske defendant gets bail
  5. Food Giveaways Feed More than 100,000 people — Just on Big Island
  6. Significant 2021 Hawaii economy rebound not in the forecast
  7. Long-term care facilities report additional COVID-19 cases
  8. Homeless rights and rights of the public are at odds
  9. HPD Runs 500 Homeless Thru POST Program 
  10. Hawaii County hasn’t issued a carry permit in 20 years

Thursday, September 24, 2020
September 24, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 26 dead at Hilo Veterans Home: “At least 20 deaths are still pending verification and classification”
  2. As death toll at Hilo veteran’s home mounts, family calls for criminal investigation
  3. Flying to Hawaii? United Now Has a $250 Coronavirus Test for You
  4. Miske Unions in Charge of Temptation Island Quarantine Enforcement
  5. New restaurant rules raise privacy concerns
  6. Ige’s proposal for furloughs would not impact county workers
  7. Ige’s Eviction Moratorium Doesn’t Do What He Says It Does
  8. Hawaii Has A New COVID-19 Response Team. Will It Make A Difference?
  9. Honolulu City Council Chair Ikaika Anderson has officially resigned to Work as Union Lobbyist
  10. Caldwell to discuss status of program to stem spread of COVID-19 among homeless population

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
September 23, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Sen Dela Cruz Says Furloughs Inevitable
  2. HART: Canceling public-private partnership could cause 18 months of rail delays
  3. Oahu retailers, eateries and salons allowed to reopen with restrictions under new order
  4. Businesses call on leaders to form clearer plans to revitalize local economy
  5. Honolulu County Setting up its own Contact-Tracing Phone Rooms
  6. While DoH Dawdles, Community groups drive down COVID-19 cases among Pacific Islanders
  7. Antibody testing gives insight to COVID-19 among Hawaii Pacific Health workers
  8. COVID Fears Cut Hospital Admissions Sharply
  9. Column: Action needed on education emergency
  10. Hawaii County Water Board proposes 13% rate hike; Public hearing set for Oct. 21
  11. Hu Honua Treasure Trove -- Follow the Money
  12. Miske sought cocaine supply deal with Mexican source, prosecutors say

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Letters to the Editor September, 2020
Letters to the Editor
  • Caldwell COVID Logic: Stores Closed World's Busiest Costco Open
  • Reopen Kauai Schools
  • Basic Problems with All-Mail-in voting
  • Security guard approached me and asked if I had any pants to put on

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
September 22, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Governor proposes public worker unions furloughs that would amount to 10% pay cut
  2. Robbins Ouster Timed to Match P3 Deadline: Caldwell: ‘I know nothing’
  3. DoH Incompetent Tracing is Excuse to Impose Spy-Tracking on Public
  4. Internal emails suggest officers are being pressured to write more emergency order citations
  5. Civil Beat: Defund the Police
  6. Survey: Hawaii Residents Give State Low Marks For COVID Response
  7. Yet Another Oceanit Sales Pitch: Gimme $10M for a Saliva Test that is Just a Copy of tests Already Available Elsewhere
  8. Hawaii has among nation’s highest rates of businesses closed for now or for good  
  9. Ige: Airlines Will not Block Untested Passengers
  10. Class-action suit filed over COVID-19 outbreak at OCCC
  11. We’re learning lots of new details about the Hu Honua proposal

Monday, September 21, 2020
September 21, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Cocaine News: Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi Files for Divorce
  2. After 3 years at the helm, HART CEO likely to be voted out
  3. VA’s assessment of Hilo veterans home says there was little evidence of proactive COVID planning
  4. Details remain vague on Hawaii’s October pre-arrival testing program
  5. Ige’s EUTF Funding Dodge Will Come Back To Haunt Us
  6. Homeless Drug Addicts Desecrate Another Cemetery

Sunday, September 20, 2020
September 20, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Homelessness: The Weather Underground plan to make Hawaii even worse than San Francisco
  2. Hilo veterans home COVID-19 death toll now at 22 after 4 more fatalities  
  3. Hawaii businesses claimed by COVID-19 could total 1,000 on way to 25,000
  4. Lawsuit reveals lead investor now skeptical of Hu Honua
  5. Spywear: 2 Kauai Resorts Still Plan A ‘Tiny Bubbles’ Program For Some Visitors
  6. Private and charter schools return to in-person classes amid pandemic with few problems
  7. Council takes administration to task for slow pace of eruption recovery
  8. Census: Hawaii now third in response rate after very slow start
  9. Leftists Continue to Peck Away at Acellus

Saturday, September 19, 2020
September 19, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. “50 to 60 deaths” Expected at Okutsu Veterans Home 
  2. 1,688 Oahu primary ballots not counted due to missing or mismatched signatures    
  3. Hawaii Supreme Court Considers Petition To Impeach Keith Kaneshiro
  4. Special agents check on 95 different rooms of people in quarantine in three different hotels
  5. Inmates continue to be released from OCCC, HCCC to mitigate COVID-19 spread
  6. Man released from custody 3 times back in jail
  7. 10,000 HPD citations for COVID-19 violations in the last week

Friday, September 18, 2020
September 18, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Honolulu Rail P3 Bidder Wants More Than $2 Billion For The Final Stretch
  2. Ethics: Local 630 Buys Anderson to Stop Rail Audit?
  3. Surprise: Anderson Nominates Local 630 Favorite Drinking Buddy Texeira as his Replacement
  4. Hilo’s Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home has history of problems
  5. Because HGEA Just Can’t Get the Job Done—DLIR to Outsource Call Center 
  6. Five Point Plan to Beat COVID in Hawaii
  7. ‘We Don’t Survive’ Without Reopening Tourism
  8. Hawaii cargo rate hike expected to lift prices of some goods
  9. Powerful state senators pressure agencies to back Hu Honua
  10. Will State Supreme Court Wipe out Hawaii Fishing Fleet?
  11. Councilman: HPD Should Help People During Pandemic, Not Ticket Them
  12. Funding for homeless sweeps along state roadways runs out, putting future clean-ups on hold

Thursday, September 17, 2020
September 17, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Spy-wear:  Contact tracing apps spread to UH, Waimanalo, Maui, Big Island
  2. Pacific Islanders Not Waiting for Government—Solving their own COVID Problems
  3. VA reviewing ‘almost everything’ about vet home outbreak
  4. Governor, superintendent discuss guidelines for reopening public school campuses
  5. Honolulu Police Are Issuing An ‘Unprecedented’ Number Of Pandemic Tickets—And 65 Arrests in August Alone
  6. Community clinic pharmacy to close for lack of patients
  7. Military EIS Public Comments Due
  8. Hawaii Amends its Ban the Box Law to Fortify Protections for Ex-Offenders

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
September 16, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Honolulu is only county in USA that has shut down local businesses.
  2. Hawaii has lost half of its recovery since June, analyst says
  3. Hotel industry pushes Gov. Ige to relaunch trans-Pacific travel no later than mid-October
  4. DoE Foolishly Relies on DoH for Contract Tracing—DoH, of Course, Drops Ball
  5. Is DOH Epidemiologist Jennifer Smith Legally Protected As A Whistleblower?
  6. 12 Weeks Wait for unemployment claim
  7. Hawaii County Spends $21.8M of federal COVID-19 relief funds in August
  8. Distance learning to continue through second quarter?
  9. (Finally) Mass testing at all prisons and jails starts with the Waiawa Correctional Facility
  10. Chemtrails Conspiracy Theorist Questions Surge Test Results
  11. JABSOM Corona Testing Lab was Fake—Just a Way to Scoop $3.9M from CARES Act
  12. Budget Sales Pitch-- University of Hawaii at Manoa pretends to mull possible cuts in programs, degrees
  13. Sly Amemiya Does not File Campaign Spending Complaint Against Hanabusa Supporters SuperPac
  14. Oscar-Winning Charles Burnett to Direct Documentary About MLK’s 5-Day Visit to Hawaii

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
September 15, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige: State ‘will probably not’ reopen Oct. 1 with loosened restrictions for out-of-state visitors
  2. Economist: Hawaii’s Economic Fall Will Be Worse Than Predicted
  3. Mayor pledges to ease restrictions on retailers, gatherings starting next week
  4. Mayor Victorino says interisland pretesting plan being completed
  5. Geofencing Spy Bracelet for Tourists – Governor Approves Kaua‘i resort bubble to make Quarantine fun tourist attraction
  6. Surge Test 266 new cases out of 60,000 tests
  7. 'He didn't deserve to go this way': Big Island woman believes staff at Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home could have done more to save her father
  8. The contact tracing debacle is ‘template for critiques of most state departments’
  9. Top Three Failure Reward: Former DLIR Director Scott Murakami takes job at DBEDT
  10. BoE to Devote Meeting to Acellus Hysteria—Can Hystericals Submit any Hard Evidence?
  11. Diversification Means More Military Spending
  12. Hu Honua BioEnergy Litigation -- What Happens Next
  13. Papakolea Blockade: Homeless Drug Addicts Demand Money to buy More Meth
  14. Column: The Intercept promised to reveal everything. Then its own scandal hit.
  15. Hawaii’s Sham Clean Energy Initiative to be Presented at UN Confab
  16. Katherine Kealoha agreed to tell all

Monday, September 14, 2020
September 14, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HTA Should take Lead on Tourism Reopening
  2. COVID-19 patients do their own contract tracing after DoH Refuses
  3. Thousands inquire about state’s rental relief program, some have been helped
  4. Molokai leaders anticipate an increase in COVID cases this week
  5. Tulsi Gabbard’s New Leadership PAC

Sunday, September 13, 2020
September 13, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Miske Gang of Union Thugs Allegedly Ambushed Witness While on Lunch Break Shooting Jurassic Park
  2. Star-Adv: Hawaii Needs to Proceed with Oct 1 Tourism reopening
  3. State will just become an economic ghetto
  4. Honolulu has allocated about 60% of CARES Act funds, but December deadline looms
  5. Esser’s Favorite Criminals Target Seniors
  6. Emily Roberson, Hawaii’s new head of contact tracing, moves quickly to revamp the program
  7. Agenda: Mayor Harry Kim calls for HHSC to take over Hilo veterans care home
  8. Illegal campers are flocking to beaches that have no county police to enforce shutdown orders.
  9. Arizona Prison: Only One Hawaii Inmate is COVID-Positive
  10. Unemployed May Lose Benefits Due to DLIR-HGEA Incompetence

Saturday, September 12, 2020
September 12, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Honolulu Council Chair Ikaika Anderson Already On Payroll Of Local Union
  2. Senators Urge reinstatement of Health Department whistleblower
  3. Okutsu: 66 out of 72 Patients infected with COVID
  4. Spy News: Oahu-based contact tracing phone app waiting to launch
  5. Hawaii Emergency Management Agency director to lead new COVID-19 pandemic unit
  6. Petition seeks easing of restrictions of Oahu’s solo activity rule for families

Friday, September 11, 2020
September 11, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Whistleblower says Hawaii Department of Health’s ‘toxic’ culture of fear impeded investigators’ work
  2. Rail Board “possibility that this P3 … is not going to succeed”  
  3. Ann Kobayashi asks to be named city council chair
  4. Hawaii has nation’s highest ‘insured unemployment rate’
  5. COVID-positive resident at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home speaks out
  6. Marshallese Not Waiting Around for DoH to get its act together
  7. ‘It’s misery’: Merchants plead for help with homelessness in Chinatown
  8. Frustration builds for businesses that complied with CDC guidelines but still forced to close
  9. DoE Wastes $10M on COVID ‘Innovation Grants’
  10. COVID Money: HPD gets OT, Shiny New ATVs and Paddy Wagons
  11. Soft on Crime: Alleged Shooter Has Long Record at Age 26


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Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees
by News Release Tuesday, September 29, 2020

...Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald announced today that he is seeking public comment on judicial nominees for a position in the District Family Court of the Fifth Circuit (Kauai)....


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COVID Count 87 new cases out of 1,550 tests
by News Release Tuesday, September 29, 2020

... 31 new hospitalizations, 2 new deaths, 5.6% positive ....


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More Housing Hawaii Residents Can Afford
by Video Video Tuesday, September 29, 2020

...Hawaii’s residents need more housing that they can afford. And one of the simplest ways to provide it would be to reform a mysterious organization called the Land Use Commission....


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Hawaii visitor arrivals down nearly 98% in August
by News Release Monday, September 28, 2020

...In August 2020, a total of 22,344 visitors traveled to Hawaii by air service compared to 926,417 visitors during the same month a year ago....


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COVID Count 90 new cases out of 1,302 tests
by News Release Monday, September 28, 2020

... 3 new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 6.9% positive ....


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Kai Kahele holds online forum backing Jones Act
by Michael Hansen Monday, September 28, 2020

...Among the five headlined guests to Kahele’s forum is Randy Swindell, Honolulu Port Representative, International Organization of Masters, Mates, & Pilots (IOMMP). ...


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COVID Count 98 new cases out of 1,905 tests
by News Release Sunday, September 27, 2020

... 14 new hospitalizations, 1 new death, 5.1% positive ....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How they Voted September 26, 2020
by News Release Sunday, September 27, 2020

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


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Veto of the “Revolving Door” Bill
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 27, 2020

...The bill addresses the appearance of corruption....


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Djou: Why I'm Voting for Biden
by Charles Djou Sunday, September 27, 2020

...Trump repeatedly seeks to divide Americans against Americans for his personal gain....


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Honolulu Ethics: Parks Supervisor Watches Football on the Clock
by News Release Saturday, September 26, 2020

...Fortunately City workers are not likely to get furloughs.  I don’t know how we would survive without public employees like these....


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COVID Count 127 new cases out of 1,960 tests
by News Release Saturday, September 26, 2020

...15 new hospitalizations, 4 new deaths, 6.5% positive, and 4,729 new releases due to a paperwork update....


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Media Matters Targets Hawaii 'Proud Boys' Candidate
by News Article Saturday, September 26, 2020

...Ochs is the Republican nominee for Hawaii House of Representatives District 22....


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Hawaii Right to Carry Gun in Public Debated at Ninth Circuit
by News Article Saturday, September 26, 2020

...Plaintiff George Young sued Hawaii in 2012 for denying his applications for permits to carry a concealed or openly visible handgun....


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Gabbard Lawyer now working for Kenosha Defendant Kyle Rittenhouse
by News Article Saturday, September 26, 2020

...the group has raised over $2.1 million for Rittenhouse’s defense fund as of Friday....


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Upgrade your job skills: State Offers Free Online Courses
by News Release Saturday, September 26, 2020

...users can take their pick from more than 3,000 courses and certifications from top universities and organizations....


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DHHL Legislative Proposals for Next Session
by News Release Saturday, September 26, 2020

...At its September meeting, the Hawaiian Homes Commission approved 13 of the legislative proposals to move forward....


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UHERO: Failed Response to COVID Resurgence Stopped Economic Recovery
by UH ERO Saturday, September 26, 2020

...Our baseline forecast now sees meaningful economic recovery delayed until the middle of next year, and an attenuated recovery period thereafter....


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Rep Tulsi Gabbard: Ban Vote Harvesting
by News Release Saturday, September 26, 2020

...While some states have prohibited vote harvesting, many states lack any regulations that would stop third-parties from fraudulently collecting and mishandling ballots as has occurred in recent elections....


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UH: Corporate Lives Matter
by News Release Saturday, September 26, 2020

...Donald J Trump is practicing white identity politics.  We are just like him--but with different identities and more money....


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Telescope Backs Waiakea HS STEM Program
by News Release Saturday, September 26, 2020

...With only a few working computers left, it was time to reach out for help.... 


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Mauna Kea Comprehensive Management Plan -- Community Meetings Set
by News Release Saturday, September 26, 2020

...We have scheduled three virtual community meetings on the Independent Evaluation of UH’s Implementation of the Mauna Kea CMP....


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Hawaii Medicare Advantage Premium Drops 10.3% for 2021
by News Release Friday, September 25, 2020

...The average monthly Medicare Advantage premium changed from $63.86 in 2020 to $57.28 in 2021. This represents a -10.30 percent change in average premium....


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Ige Approves Honolulu COVID-19 Recovery Framework
by News Release Friday, September 25, 2020

...Tier 1 includes, but is not limited to, the following changes....


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Atrazine to Be Banned in Hawaii, Territories
by News Release Friday, September 25, 2020

...in the wake of a legal agreement between the EPA and the Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action Network North America....


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Honolulu Ethics Commission Ballot Questions 3 and 4
by News Release Friday, September 25, 2020

...Two questions on the upcoming general election ballot relate to the Honolulu Ethics Commission's budget and staffing.... 


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Vote by Mail: Ballot Drop Dates by County
by Hawaii Family Forum Friday, September 25, 2020

... October 5, 2020 is the final day to register to vote for the General Election online or by mail with the Clerk’s Office ... but ... Voters are eligible for same day voter registration for the General Election at voter service centers ....


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Pollyana approach not working
by Grassroot Institute Friday, September 25, 2020

... At the beginning of the year, our governor boasted about his efforts to put the state on a “sound financial footing.” What a difference a few months can make ....


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COVID Count 112 new cases out of 1,445 tests
by News Release Friday, September 25, 2020

... 8 new hospitalizations, 3 new deaths, 7.8% positive ....


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Even More Jammed with Bus Lane and Bike Lane "It’s about getting people out of their cars”
by News Release Friday, September 25, 2020

...a bus-only lane on King St thru downtown just 1 block from the existing Hotel Street Busway....


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After Secret Meeting, BoE Agrees to Re-Hear Kahuku Windfarm Petition
by News Release Friday, September 25, 2020

...The proposed rule would require the Department to hold a community meeting and solicit family and community feedback before providing official comment on proposed developments....


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Reform state LUC to encourage more housing, new report says
by Grassroot Institute Friday, September 25, 2020

...The state Land Use Commission has strayed from its core mission, leading to fewer homes and higher home prices for Hawaii residents....


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Rep Gabbard backs H.R.6866, the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act
by News Release Friday, September 25, 2020

...Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Joins Bill to Protect Americans’ Civil Liberties and Privacy During the Coronavirus Pandemic....


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COVID Spending: Hirono questions Ige's ‘lack of transparency’
by News Release Friday, September 25, 2020

...“I remain concerned that Hawaii will not spend these federal resources before the end of the year, and that a lack of clear information provided by the state on how funds are being used is creating frustration and confusion among Hawaii’s residents,” Senator Hirono wrote....


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Cocaine News: Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi Files for Divorce -- Tries to Keep Case Records Secret
by Andrew Walden Thursday, September 24, 2020

...Plaintiff is a prominent City Council member. Her husband is a political consultant. Therefore, her position on the City Council would pique the interest of this news organization. However, her personal life should not be the subject matter of the news media....


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COVID Count 90 new cases out of 1,737 tests
by News Release Thursday, September 24, 2020

...16 new hospitalizations, 2 new deaths, 5.2% positive....


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Federal Appeals Court hears American Samoa Citizenship Case
by Court House News Thursday, September 24, 2020

...The government of American Samoa argued his arrangement preserves the islanders’ traditional way of life, or fa’a Samoa, including communal property ownership which would be impossible to protect under the U.S. Constitution....


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Ige Proclamation Allows Oct 15 Tourism Reopening
by News Release Thursday, September 24, 2020

...the proclamation also empowers the counties to adopt a negative test exception process for travelers subject to the inter-island travel quarantine....


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Chief Justice Recktenwald Retained for Another 10 Years
by News Release Wednesday, September 23, 2020

...Associate Justice Paula A. Nakayama administered the oath of office remotely on Friday, September 11, 2020....


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COVID Count 168 new cases out of 2,716 tests
by News Release Wednesday, September 23, 2020

... 14 new hospitalizations, 2 new deaths, 6.2% positive ....


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My OHA Recommendations
by Samuel Wilder King II Wednesday, September 23, 2020

...KELI'I AKINA is the most important person to vote for and donate to in the OHA race.... 


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COVID Count: 63 new cases out of 1,489 tests
by News Release Tuesday, September 22, 2020

... 14 new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 4.2% positive ....


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City Drops $10.5M for 29 Units that were already affordable
by News Release Tuesday, September 22, 2020

...This purchase adds ZERO new affordable units because these units were already affordable in the private sector....


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List of Honolulu Charter Amendments on General Election Ballot
by Brett Kulbis Tuesday, September 22, 2020

...Term Limits for Prosecutor and other questions ....


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Common Cause 2020 Legislative Wrap Up
by News Release Tuesday, September 22, 2020

...Ige’s deadline to veto bills has passed, so we know which of the bills that made it through this most unusual session will become law....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How they Voted Sept 20, 2020
by GovTrack .us Tuesday, September 22, 2020

... votes cast and bills introduced ....


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Kauai on a Slippery Slope with New COVID Bracelets
by Gene Ward Tuesday, September 22, 2020

...they’ve got to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet, which will be tracked by participating resorts....


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VA and HIEMA Report on Hilo Veterans Home COVID Deaths
by News Release Tuesday, September 22, 2020

...The VA report noted “There was very little proactive preparation/planning for COVID...."


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Feds Bust DoH Lab Tech--Allegedly Making LSD During COVID outbreak
by Andrew Walden Tuesday, September 22, 2020

...“You would think that employees at the state disease outbreak control center would be too busy these days for such extracurricular activities,” Dan Grazier, an ex-Marine Corps officer who now works for the nonprofit Project on Government Oversight, told The Daily Beast....


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Council Candidate Greg Thielen Cautions Against Awarding P3 Contract Under Robbins' Tenure
by News Release Monday, September 21, 2020

“...a potential worse case scenario of a contract award just before a leadership transition at HART and the City and County of Honolulu....”


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COVID Count 56 new cases out of 1,162 tests
by News Release Monday, September 21, 2020

... 5 new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 4.8% positive ....


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'Hush Money' and Retaliation: FBI Investigates Kauai Charter School tied to OHA Trustee
by Andrew Walden Sunday, September 20, 2020

... similar to sandwich lease schemes common during the Broken Trust days ....


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COVID Count 77 new cases out of 1,678 tests
by News Release Sunday, September 20, 2020

... 4 new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 4.6% positive, releases again exceed new cases ....


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Applicants sought for Maui County Boards and Commissions
by News Release Sunday, September 20, 2020

...Applicants are being sought for 46 vacancies on Maui County boards, commissions, councils and committees....


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Abercrombie and Waihee on COVID Leadership
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 20, 2020

...The governors zeroed in on two principal drivers of our government’s response, namely structural capability and leadership....


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Hawaii Gun Control Bills Become Law
by NRA ILA Sunday, September 20, 2020

...Governor Ige signed SB 3054, and HB 2744 went into law without his signature, due to his failure to veto the measure....


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COVID Count: 110 new cases out of 5,852 tests
by News Release Saturday, September 19, 2020

... 26 new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 1.9% positive....


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Hawaii Attorney General and Ethics Commission Join Forces to Address Fraud, Waste and Abuse
by News Release Saturday, September 19, 2020

... Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors announced today that her department has joined the Hawaii State Ethics Commission in an effort to identify fraud, waste and abuse involving government funds ....


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Caldwell Signs Bills to Delay TVR Registration, Ease Building Permit Requirements
by News Release Saturday, September 19, 2020

...Bill 48 elevates the exemption threshold of home repairs from $1,000 to $5,000....


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Transit and the Mania for Density
by News Release Saturday, September 19, 2020

...the Rasputin of urban planning....


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​U.S. Territories, Not States, Bear The Scars Of World War II
by News Article Saturday, September 19, 2020

...As we mark 75 years since the cessation of hostilities in the Pacific Theater of the Second World War....


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Ninth Circuit Upholds Planned Pentagon Buildup on Guam
by News Article Saturday, September 19, 2020

... A Ninth Circuit panel on Friday affirmed a federal judge’s finding that the U.S. Navy and the Department of Defense properly assessed the environmental impact ....


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"Good intentions are not alone enough"
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, September 19, 2020

...the road to tyranny can be paved with good intentions....


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Hawaii Lost the Most Construction Jobs Between July and August
by News Release Saturday, September 19, 2020

...Hawaii lost the highest percentage (-3.5 percent, -1,300 jobs) of construction jobs for the month....


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COVID Count 114 new cases out of 4,559 tests
by News Release Friday, September 18, 2020

... 15 new hospitalizations, 13 new deaths (mostly official classification of already-announced deaths at Okutsu) ....


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Senate to hold special session on Intermediate Court of Appeals and other judicial appointments
by News Release Friday, September 18, 2020

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


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Hawaii Unemployment Drops to 12.5% as Workers Leave Workforce
by News Release Friday, September 18, 2020

...Jobs declined by 105,200 over-the-year....


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DoE Announces New COVID Benchmarks for Reopening
by News Release Friday, September 18, 2020

...HIDOE will use newly released guidance from the Hawaii State Department of Health to plan for appropriate learning models for the remainder of the academic year....


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Waikoloa Mauka Project Now Subject of FBI Investigation, Developer Says
by News Article Thursday, September 17, 2020

...he unwittingly bought into a scheme that is now the subject of an FBI investigation....


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COVID Count 160 new cases out of 3,829 tests
by News Release Thursday, September 17, 2020

... 18 new hospitalizations, 4 new deaths, 4.2% positve ....


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