Friday, October 30, 2020
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Friday, October 30, 2020
October 30, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 457K Votes Received so Far—Breaks Record
  2. Privacy?  Vigilantes Gain Access to State Quarantine List 
  3. Hawaii Criminal Inmates Can Now File For $1200 Federal Stimulus Checks
  4. Supreme Court Rejects Suit Seeking Prompt Payments For Hawaii’s Jobless
  5. Hawaii’s Medicaid numbers up 7% year-over-year
  6. As economic pain of pandemic widens, need for food stamps soars in Hawaii
  7. 3,000,000 lbs of Free Food per Month
  8. CARES Act Funding Lifted Hawaii Residents’ Incomes
  9. Hawaii Tourist Count Drops in 2nd Week
  10. Post-Arrival Tests Find only 6 Positives
  11. Chemophobia Front and Center as HTA starts process to create new model for managed tourism
  12. A&B Profitable Again: 81% of Tenants Paying Rent
  13. COVID-19 taking a toll on island real estate market
  14. City cleanup effort removes 52 tons of homeless rubbish from Oahu’s Leeward Coast
  15. An 8-year battle with the law
  16. Geothermal Power and Big Cable Date Back to Hawaiian Kingdom

Thursday, October 29, 2020
October 29, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
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  2. Oahu vote tally topples record
  3. Honolulu Police Department has issued 60,000 coronavirus-related violations
  4. How SHOPO Keeps Trying To Hide Police Misconduct Despite New Disclosure Law
  5. Hawaii among top 5 states with highest mortgage fraud risk
  6. Sec 8: State expects 20,000 applications when rental subsidy wait list is briefly opened
  7. Hawaiian Airlines’ Struggles Reflect The Pain Of The Tourism Industry
  8. Gun sales surge, creating a backlog to process permits
  9. NTSB releases details from skydiving plane crash that killed 11 at Dillingham Airfield
  10. Petitions would add 3 excuses to medicated pot list

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
October 28, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
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  2. Hawaii Construction Union Spent Nearly $1 Million On Oahu Races
  3. HART board’s 7-2 vote fails to halt P3 process
  4. 'Expensive lesson to learn': Hawaiian tourists struggle with negative test, mask mandates
  5. Confusion around Safe Travels leads to arrest
  6. 60-plus Companies Submit ‘Advance Notice’ of Permanent Layoffs
  7. Overdue-rent cases are expected to clog Hawaii’s courts
  8. Circus News: Ms Magazine Touts Hawaii ‘feminist recovery plan’
  9. Navy’s plan for Red Hill fuel tanks rejected by EPA, DOH
  10. Article highlights DHHL funding needs
  11. Hawaii County Water Board approves rate hike

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
October 27, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Vote now; Ballot deadlines nearing
  2. 381,000 Hawaii ballots already returned in election with ‘tremendous enthusiasm’
  3. Caldwell Presents 8-Point Plan for Rail
  4. Lanai 2,800 Surge tests on island of 3,000
  5. Life Care Center reports two more deaths
  6. Japanese travel plan nearly set, Canada, S Korea Next
  7. Utah family flies to Hawaii, finds out negative COVID-19 results won't be accepted
  8. 97-percent of COVID-19 emergency order violation cases that reached outcome were dismissed
  9. The state is sitting on $90M for housing aid and time is running out to distribute it—HHFDC Solves Problem by Not Checking Eligibility
  10. Hawaii County coffers contain an extra $40M
  11. Maui Liquor director to hand position to Son?
  12. McKinley Students Still Unable To Play Football On New $5M Field
  13. Batteries $947/kwh in Hawaii
  14. Closing Dillingham Airport May Slow Tourism

Monday, October 26, 2020
Letters to the Editor October, 2020
Letters to the Editor
  • Telescope Less Impact Than Maunakea Access Road Encampment?
  • Rail to be Next Stonehenge
  • “A Republic, if you can keep it”
  • Stop The Rail at Middle Street
  • Held Hostage?
  • Hawaiian Homelands Should Be Opened To Other Voice/Data Providers

Monday, October 26, 2020
October 26, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Another Federal Grand Jury In Hawaii? This Time It’s About United Public Workers Union
  2. Judge’s order favors disclosure of documents in Miske-related case
  3. Deadline looming for HART’s rail plan
  4. DoE Remote Learning Scam Wears Thin: Parents Flee to Private Schools
  5. Vigilante group calls for stricter mask enforcement
  6. City agrees to a tentative $320,000 settlement over HPD domestic violence case
  7. US Says COFA Talks Are On Track To Finish This Year
  8. State plans $1.8 billion housing and commercial development for East Kapolei
  9. Kalaeloa Vintage aircraft face chopping block

Sunday, October 25, 2020
October 25, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HGEA Bumbling Ruins Vacations for Thousands
  2. Green worries COVID-19 infections could hit triple digits on Lanai
  3. Caldwell: Build Rail Line to Station ‘Near Downtown’
  4. Honolulu rail delays could affect Oahu Community Correctional Center site redevelopment
  5. TMT opponents oppose small teaching telescope at Halepohaku
  6. Hawaii: Meet Your Electoral College
  7. Latest Scheme: Free House in Hawaii in Exchange for your So-Called ‘Tech’ Stock

Saturday, October 24, 2020
October 24, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Voter Turnout Already At 41%
  2. Tier System from Department of Health guides Hawaii schools
  3. 66,644 arrive in Hawaii -- 41,783 with pre-travel testing
  4. After 55,000 Tickets and 500 Arrests -- HPD chief says most violators of COVID restrictions are residents, not tourists
  5. 14 people arrested on Kaua'i for violating quarantine rules since reopening travel
  6. 65 Cases on Lanai
  7. Life Care Center reports dramatic decrease in new virus cases
  8. Nadamoto Relative in Domestic Violence Case?
  9. Maui Mayor seeks Guzman’s removal as prosecutor

Friday, October 23, 2020
October 23, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Not the Kiss of Death? Blangiardi Still Winning Even After Admitting he Voted for Donald Trump
  2. Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Can’t — Or Won’t — Say What They’ll Do About Rail
  3. Oahu Alcohol-Related Crashes up 33% – Drug Related Crashes up 60%
  4. Nursing home deaths--41% of all virus-related deaths in Hawaii
  5. 58,611 people have been screened in the first seven days
  6. Backlog in the state’s manual COVID-19 test verification process sends thousands of Hawaii travelers to quarantine
  7. Quarantine: Police Issue 8,400 warnings and 885 Tickets Since Oct 15
  8. Going after the surgeon general
  9. Public Defender Uses COVID as Excuse to keep Fentanyl Dealer on Streets
  10. How Distance Education Fails One Family
  11. Legislature Must Give The Police Standards Board The Money It Needs To Do Its Job
  12. Hawaii CBD Restrictions
  13. American Samoa Medical Charter to Bring 100 for Treatment in Hawaii
  14. Four Cronies of the Apocalypse: Ex-Governors Back Hu Honua Scheme

Thursday, October 22, 2020
October 22, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HART chief says Rail Line May be Cut Short
  2. 40% of Hawaii businesses can't pay their rent, survey finds
  3. Daily Tourist Count Drops off
  4. HD43: Will Downtown Lobbyists Win Race?
  5. Bill 73: Don’t Let Bums Flop on Sidewalk
  6. Honolulu resolution seeks to help NIMBYs Stop affordable housing
  7. Hawaii Labor Department brings on 100 adjudicators to help process huge backlog of unemployment claims
  8. 14,494 people in quarantine right now
  9. State’s secondary surveillance testing hasn’t yet caught any positives
  10. Kauai County has spent 66% of CARES Act funds
  11. UC Seeks Updated Status of Na Pua Makani Windfarm
  12. Councilman calls for release of fire chief’s performance evaluations
  13. Honolulu Gun Permits up 40%

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
October 21, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Poll: Voters Favor Tourism Reopening 55% to 34%
  2. Half of public school parents concerned over quality of education amid the pandemic, study shows
  3. Just 1 in 10 public school students get daily in-person classes in Hawaii
  4. More Hawaii Parents Are Pulling Their Kids From DOE To Home School
  5. DOE Officials Have Spent $38M On Devices For Students
  6. Unemployment: HGEA Can’t get the Job Done, but Whines About Contractor
  7. Welfare Fraud: Officials warn Hawaii Restaurant Card solicitation could lead to revocation
  8. Owners file suit over city’s rules that forced long-lasting bar, nightclub closures
  9. US surgeon general to be in court on Hawaii virus citation
  10. Protection For Renters Can Be A Nightmare for Landlords
  11. About 80% of Hawaii County’s virus relief funds spent or encumbered
  12. Interisland travelers have options to avoid quarantine when flying into the Big Island
  13. State lacks testing options for Canadians
  14. Over 221,000 ballots received prior to opening of voter service centers
  15. In Hawaii, Switch to Mail-In Voting Not a Cure-All
  16. Cloudy Weather: Rolling Blackouts for Solar-Powered Kauai?
  17. City welcomes public input for Climate Ready Oahu, the isle’s first adaptation strategy
  18. Moving the Smokestack: Blue Planet Phonies Exposed 
  19. Soft on Crime: Criminal Averages One Conviction per Year for 31 Years

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 20 Years Prison for former Auditor of OHA and HART
  2. Poll: Biden 58% Trump 29% on Oahu
  3. Economy: Honolulu residents more optimistic than ‘Experts’
  4. Big Island Mayoral Race a Test of Telescope Opinion?
  5. Former Governors: Democratic Party should not endorse for mayor
  6. More than 30,000 trans-Pacific travelers have arrived in the islands since Thursday
  7. Ige Withholding TAT Funds from Counties
  8. Hawai'i Island voter receives ballots for dead person, former resident
  9. DOH reports 39 new COVID-19 cases statewide; fifth death reported at Life Care Center
  10. Arcadia confirms resident with coronavirus died
  11. Since tourism relaunch, police have issued 4,500 warnings for violating COVID-19 orders
  12. Piñata: Honolulu Council Opens Grant-in-Aid Applications
  13. Renters In Hawaii Are Struggling. So Are Their Landlords
  14. Kaimuki association calls on state to institute moratorium on commercial evictions
  15. Katherine Kealoha wants phone hearings during pandemic
  16. Scrapping a guilty plea, trial possible for former Maui officer in wire fraud case
  17. Aloha Aina Party facing questions as election approaches

Monday, October 19, 2020
October 19, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Poll: Alm 41% – Kau 33%
  2. Tulsi Gabbard’s approval rating lowest at 44% in Hawaii Poll
  3. Secrecy Shrouds Ige’s New High-Level Coronavirus Panel
  4. Survey shows over 80% of Hawaii businesses expect lower revenue this and next year due to COVID-19
  5. Free state’s struggling workers from burdensome regulations
  6. 2 Kauai restaurants ban tourists from dining rooms, Usual Suspects Spread Hysteria and Rumors
  7. Surveillance testing begins Monday on Oahu, Big Island testing catches few positive cases
  8. Hawaii County almost halfway through coronavirus relief money
  9. If Hawaii is going to work for all of us, we must ensure that mail-in voting truly works for everyone.

Sunday, October 18, 2020
October 18, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Poll: Blangiardi 49% – Amemiya 36% 
  2. Hawaii Poll: Oahu voters disapprove of Kirk Caldwell’s coronavirus response
  3. Tourism Reopening is Josh Green’s Doom?
  4. Around 16,000 trans-Pacific travelers arrived in first 48 hours of reopening
  5. Kauai: COVID Bringing in More Rich Activist Types Who Immediately Want to Shut the Door Behind Them
  6. Caldwell calls for special meeting over future of an already costly rail project
  7. Star-Adv: If Dems Win Senate Money from Heaven Will Rain Down on Us
  8. Counting Down To One Hundred Days Out Of School
  9. Tulsi Gabbard leaves Hawaii Army National Guard after 17 years for California duty
  10. Former Hawaii state official clears his name 8 years after allegations forced him from federal post

Saturday, October 17, 2020
October 17, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii's Covid policies, as science, wouldn't pass an ethics review
  2. 1,100 Arrival tests—Only One Positive
  3. Life Care Center’s coronavirus case count rises to 53
  4. Kim: “It was a real mess” 
  5. Day Two of trans-Pacific travel at Kona airport
  6. Ige: Hawaii Needs 500K Tests/Month
  7. Kauai Mayor: We Need More Testing Providers
  8. Mayor Victorino announces travel exemption for same day or overnight medical purposes
  9.  New plan to allow Hawaii County travelers to skip quarantine won’t require a pre-test
  10. Here’s the arrivals breakdown for the launch day of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program
  11. Hawaiian Air Burning $3M/day
  12. Hawaii’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Is Ready But The State Is Keeping It Under Wraps
  13. Contact tracers encounter wrong, disconnected phone numbers or no numbers at all
  14.  Despite huge need, state has only distributed 2% of $100M set aside for housing help
  15. Police officer disclosure
  16. Bank records of anti-Amemiya Super-PAC subpoenaed in campaign spending probe
  17. Hysteria: 30 Feet of Sea level Rise Coming, LOL!

Friday, October 16, 2020
October 16, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Poll: Biden 61% -- Trump 28%
  2. 124,000 Ballots Have Been Cast
  3. HART Finance Ctte Votes to Halt P3--Rail project cost estimate now jacked up above $10 billion
  4. 10,102 arrive on first day of traveler testing program, 7,200 pre-tested
  5. Kauai Protesters “Trying to Instill Violence” against Visitors
  6. Rent relief applications overwhelms Catholic Charities, AUW offices
  7. Former UPW Officials Sue Union Over Ousters
  8. Hawaii Board of Education Votes To End Controversial Distance Learning Program
  9. Prosecutors: Investigation of Jonathan Fraser’s murder is still “active”
  10. Courts And Prosecutors Are Keeping Jail Populations Lower During Pandemic
  11. Police Standards Board Asking For More Time, Money — Again

Thursday, October 15, 2020
October 15, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Poll: Voters Still Sour On Ige And Caldwell
  2. State expects 7,000 incoming passengers on first day of traveler testing program
  3. Pre-arrival testing plan will allow visitors from Japan to bypass quarantine
  4. Honolulu Rail’s New Budget Hole Estimated At More Than $1 Billion
  5. Experts: Pandemic wiped out 8 years of economic growth in Hawaii
  6. Serious mortgage delinquencies in Hawaii triple in July
  7. Pandemic causes shortage of high-end Oahu rentals
  8. COVID Coverup: August Nursing Home deaths on Maui Reported

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
October 14, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Prosecutor Poll: Alm 43% – Kau 31%
  2. Oahu election turnout already at 16%
  3. Coverup? 11 new COVID-19 cases are tallied from August at Roselani Place
  4. BoE Decision to let Teachers ‘Work’ from Home is Backwards
  5. Honolulu consumer prices rise amid coronavirus pandemic
  6. State says extra security measures in place when tourism reopens
  7. Hawaii using protective equipment for coronavirus at ‘scary’ rate
  8. Kauai Residents Flee: Homes Sell Quickly to Mainlanders
  9. Hawaii "Has Committed Suicide" --"Hardly Anyone Is Sick, But We're All Broke"
  10. Ex-Honolulu police officer gets 14 days in jail for sex assault of minor during traffic stop
  11. Will 9th Circuit Shut Dubin Down?

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
October 13, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Poll: Blangiardi 48% – Amemiya 28%
  2. Akina Raises More Than $150K for Reelection to OHA Seat
  3. 11,000 Hawaii tenants delinquent on rent
  4. New Hawaii unemployment call center swamped
  5. Governor Ige plans to give each county mayor authority to implement a second test upon arrival (sort of)
  6. Ige gives verbal approval to allow interisland travelers to Maui with negative COVID-19 test result
  7. Second suit filed in connection with vets home outbreak
  8. Three more residents test positive for coronavirus at Life Care Center
  9. Hawaii superintendent Christina Kishimoto says Acellus online curriculum will be phased out
  10. Useless: Kauai Tinkers with So-Called “Affordable’ Housing Policy Some More
  11. Another sweep of homeless encampment on Nimitz Highway scheduled for Thursday

Monday, October 12, 2020
October 12, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Al Hee’s Scam Company to Hand off DHHL Service Contracts to Spectrum?
  2. Objective Achieved: “Confusion and uncertainty will likely prevent an onslaught of visitors”
  3. Keeping children out of school causes unnecessary harm
  4. Advocates Call for HGEA to Start Showing up at Work Again so Unemployed can get Claims Processed
  5. Kailua brewing company ordered to shutdown calls for more transparency from liquor commission
  6. Hu Honua Organizational Structure Revealed
  7. Maui officer accused of soliciting sex from women he met on the job indicted by Feds after County Prosecutor Declines to act
  8. Neglected Varona Village plantation community in Ewa awaits redevelopment plans
  9. Hawaii bankruptcy filings continue to tick downward


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Hawai'i Free Press

COVID Count 94 new cases out of 4,171 tests
by News Release Friday, October 30, 2020

... 7 new hospitalizations, 1 new death, 2.3% positive ....


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Federal PVSA is pilau
by Grassroot Institute Friday, October 30, 2020

... As Hawaii struggles to rebuild its economy following the COVID-19 lockdown, we are faced with big questions about the future of our tourism industry. ...


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Hawaii Among Only Seven States to Tax Groceries
by Tax Foundation Friday, October 30, 2020

...Tax Treatment of Groceries, Candy, and Soda Can Get Tricky....


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Will Hawaii's emergency lockdowns ever be declared illegal in court?
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, October 29, 2020

... The state Constitution says emergency proclamations expire after 60 days, but Hawaii now is in its eighth month of lockdown ....


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Still Haven't Voted? Find Your Voter Service Center
by News Release Thursday, October 29, 2020

...After Oct 27, voters must return their ballot to a place of deposit (ballot drop box)....


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COVID Count 77 new cases out of 4,854 tests
by News Release Thursday, October 29, 2020

... 9 new hospitalizations, 2 new deaths, 1.6% positive ....


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September: 18,686 Visitors
by News Release Thursday, October 29, 2020

...In September 2020, a total of 18,868 visitors traveled to Hawaii by air service, compared to 736,155 in September 2019....


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Who Needs DoT? Private Management Can Take Over Dillingham Airport
by News Release Thursday, October 29, 2020

...three management companies have been identified that could take over airport administration from the Department of Transportation....


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Obamacare Marketplace Opens Nov 1
by News Release Thursday, October 29, 2020

... Federal Marketplace Open Enrollment Period Begins Nov. 1 and continues until Dec. 15 for Health Insurance Coverage to Begin January 2021 ....


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Here's Who to Vote for at OHA
by Video Video Thursday, October 29, 2020

... YES To Those Who Stand For Truth & Transparency ....


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'Connected vehicle sensors' to Watch Big Island Roads
by News Release Thursday, October 29, 2020

...anonymously collecting data from Bluetooth-enabled devices in passing vehicles....


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COVID Count 62 new cases out of 4,393 tests
by News Release Wednesday, October 28, 2020

...  8 new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 1.4% positive ....


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VIDEO: Akina, Alapa Launch TV Ads in OHA Races
by Video Video Wednesday, October 28, 2020

... Reelect Keli’i Akina for OHA at-Large Seat ... Elect Luana Alapa for Molokai-residential OHA Seat ....


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OIP Proposes Permanent Virtual Meeting Legislation
by News Release Wednesday, October 28, 2020

...a permanent change to the Sunshine Law that would allow, but not mandate, boards to conduct “virtual” online public meetings, while continuing to require at least one physical meeting location where people ... could still testify and participate in person....


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Maui Liquor Comm Selects Son to Replace Father as Director
by News Release Tuesday, October 27, 2020

... Really Obvious Question: Would the son expose any wrongdoing committed under the father? ....


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Hawaii COVID Travel Testing Expands to Japan
by News Release Tuesday, October 27, 2020

... State announces 21 trusted testing partners in Japan ....


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COVID Count 66 new cases out of 4,122 tests
by News Release Tuesday, October 27, 2020

... 6 new hospitalizations, 3 new deaths, 1.6% positive ....


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Lanai: Entire Island on COVID Lockdown
by News Release Tuesday, October 27, 2020

...Lanai residents and visitors may leave home or their place of lodging for only essential work and essential activities....


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Operation “Shine the Light” Recovers Five at-Risk Teens
by News Release Tuesday, October 27, 2020

...There are a number of custodial interference, child endangerment, and trafficking investigations ongoing....


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20 Years Prison for Mortgage Fraudster Targeting Hawaii
by News Release Tuesday, October 27, 2020

... Williams marketed a fraudulent mortgage debt reduction scheme to distressed homeowners, who were mostly non-native English speakers in the Filipino immigrant community in Hawaii ....


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FCC Grants DHHL WiFi Spectrum Licenses
by News Release Tuesday, October 27, 2020

...the Department now has permission to utilize a portion of the 2.5 GHz band to deliver wireless broadband to rural homestead communities on Kauaʻi and in Maui County....


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Lawsuit: HPD Officer Arrests Kid After Fight with Son
by News Release Monday, October 26, 2020

... J.R. was being bullied by an HPD officer’s son. One day in November 2018, J.R. was forced into a fight with the officer’s son at school. The next day, that same HPD officer showed up to J.R.’s school, and—in full view of teachers and students—arrested J.R. ....


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Hawaii gets 13 more weeks of unemployment
by News Release Monday, October 26, 2020

... Federal-State Extended benefits begin Tuesday, Oct. 27 for Hawaii workers who have exhausted their state and federal jobless benefits ....


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Remember when U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye led the charge for Jones Act reform?
by Grassroot Institute Monday, October 26, 2020

... “If you are going to get the cost of living down … you are going to have to get the Jones Act amended.”  -- Alaska Gov. Walter Hickel, speaking to the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, Sept. 12, 1967 ....


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Pension Debt: Hawaii Among 5 Worst
by News Release Monday, October 26, 2020

...Five states continue to carry elevated long-term liability burdens above 20% of personal income in fiscal 2019, including Illinois (at 27% of personal income), Connecticut, New Jersey, Hawaii and Alaska. For all of them, pensions remain the driver of elevated liabilities....


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MECO Plan: Replace Kahului Power Plant with Solar and Batteries
by News Release Monday, October 26, 2020

... As the oldest power plant on Maui, with the first generating unit placed in service in 1948, KPP’s four steam-generating units currently provide power and system stability on the island's transmission system ....


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1960: Hawaii Sends Two Slates to Electoral College
by News Article Monday, October 26, 2020

... How Vice President Richard Nixon handled Hawaii's disputed electoral votes in 1960 ....


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COVID Count: 38 new cases
by News Release Monday, October 26, 2020

...two new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 1.1% positive....


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Witch? Hirono Duck Test Joke Punished by Facebook
by News Article Monday, October 26, 2020

... “Senator Hirono Demands ACB Be Weighed Against a Duck to See if She Is a Witch” ....


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Hawai'i Tourism Reopening Strategy: Make COVID Positivity Numbers Look Good
by Andrew Walden Sunday, October 25, 2020

... on Oct 7, the HawaiiCOVID19.com ‘dashboard’ added 131,999 new tests to the total ....


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COVID Count: 121 new cases
by News Release Sunday, October 25, 2020

... no new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 2.6% positive ....


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Making Up for Budget Shortfalls
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, October 25, 2020

...we have a state budget hole of more than 2 billion dollars....


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Ethics: DCCA Audit Examiner likes Nobu, Suntory, Hihimanu
by News Release Sunday, October 25, 2020

... What does an Audit contract cost in Hawaii?  The Hihimanu Sushi meal was $669 but Nobu was only a measly $500 ....


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Sexual Preference: Senator Hirono’s Double Standard
by News Article Sunday, October 25, 2020

"... Oh, stop it. The world is in flames ...." -- Mazie Hirono


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Ige 45th: ALEC Ranks Governors
by News Release Sunday, October 25, 2020

...Laffer-ALEC Report on Economic Freedom: Grading America’s 50 Governors....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 24, 2020
by News Release Saturday, October 24, 2020

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


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COVID Count: 90 new cases out of 4,163 tests
by News Release Saturday, October 24, 2020

... 8 new hospitalizations, 3 new deaths, 2.1% positive ....


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How We Found Low-Income Hawaiians Were Left Behind by the Homesteading Program
by News Article Saturday, October 24, 2020

... In three of the past five years, the awards fell into the single digits. ...


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To Reclaim Ancestral Land, All Native Hawaiians Need Is a $300,000 Mortgage and to Wait in Line for Decades
by News Article Saturday, October 24, 2020

... the homes have proved too expensive for many applicants ....


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Honolulu GOP Chair Violated Federal Hatch Act
by News Release Saturday, October 24, 2020

...Navy Employee Fined, Debarred from Federal Service for Numerous Hatch Act Violations....


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State Business Tax Climate Index--Hawaii Ranks 37th
by Tax Foundation Saturday, October 24, 2020

... how different states' tax codes compare with the 18th edition of our State Business Tax Climate Index ....


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Hawaii Energy Consumption During Lockdown
by News Release Saturday, October 24, 2020

... commercial and industrial use down sharply, residential use up ....


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Prison for Natural Supplement Makers Behind Wave of Liver Damage, Death in Hawaii
by News Release Saturday, October 24, 2020

...CDC identified 97 people with acute non-viral hepatitis in an outbreak that began in Hawaii—72 of whom reported exposure to an OxyElite Pro branded product....


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Coast Guard to Deploy More Fast Response Cutters to West Pacific
by News Release Saturday, October 24, 2020

... The new generation of Fast Response Cutters will conduct maritime security missions, such as fisheries patrols, enhance maritime domain awareness and enforcement efforts in collaboration with regional partners ....


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Hawaii Hits 99.9% Complete in 2020 Census
by News Release Saturday, October 24, 2020

... As of the end of data collection for the 2020 Census, 99.9% of housing units and addresses have been accounted for in Hawaii ....


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Ige Names Todd Eddins Supreme Court Justice
by News Release Friday, October 23, 2020

...The seat had been vacant since Associate Justice Richard W. Pollack retired in June 2020....


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Chief Justice Appoints Stephanie Char Fifth Circuit District Family Court
by News Release Friday, October 23, 2020

... Char has been with the Office of the Public Defender since 2003 and was named Supervising Deputy Public Defender in the Kauai office in 2017 ....


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Rail and Bill 80 two peas in a pod
by Grassroot Institute Friday, October 23, 2020

...Two examples of the old way of thinking, both in Honolulu....


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COVID Count: 131 new cases out of 4,843 tests
by News Release Friday, October 23, 2020

... 12 new hospitalizations, 3 new deaths, 2.9% positive ....


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Ige Announces Vaccine Rationing Plan
by News Release Friday, October 23, 2020

... The plan outlines four priority groups that would get the vaccine, which will be available in limited supply ....


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COVID Count 102 new cases out of 4,329 tests
by News Release Thursday, October 22, 2020

... 12 new hospitalizations, 3 new deaths, 2.5% positive .... 


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It’s Time to Review Your Medicare Coverage
by News Release Thursday, October 22, 2020

...Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment season is underway....


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Aloha and Mahalo from Rep Cynthia Thielen
by Cynthia Thielen Thursday, October 22, 2020

...I am retiring from the Hawaii House of Representatives on November 3, 2020, after 30 wonderful and fulfilling years....


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UH Manoa ranked 378th by U.S. News and World Report
by News Release Thursday, October 22, 2020

...UH Manoa is ahead of the University of Oklahoma (No. 414), California State University, Fresno (No. 494)....


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Measuring Climate Intentions, Not Results
by News Article Thursday, October 22, 2020

...It doesn’t matter whether those restrictions actually do anything to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; all that matters is that they be as restrictive as possible....


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COVID News: Domestic Violence up 46% Since March
by News Release Thursday, October 22, 2020

...Hawaiʻi’s DVAC saw a 46 percent increase in contacts between March and October 2020, indicating a rise in the need for domestic violence services....


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Low COVID: Ige Approves 'Tier 2' for Oahu
by News Release Wednesday, October 21, 2020

... Personal Services prepare to re-open, hoping Mayor's Tier 2 proposal is approved by Thursday ....


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Here's Who to Vote for at OHA
by Video Video Wednesday, October 21, 2020

... Keli'i Akina is OHA’s Only Watch Dog & He’s Helped Stop Corruption ....


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Old federal maritime law holds back Hawaii tourism, new report shows
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, October 21, 2020

...Ocean cruising has been suspended during the coronavirus lockdowns, but when it resumes, the industry needs more freedom to benefit Hawaii....


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COVID Count: 78 new cases out of 4,329 tests
by News Release Wednesday, October 21, 2020

... 8 new hospitalizations, 14 new deaths, 1.8% positive ....


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Convicted Palestinian Hijacker Set to Speak at UH Manoa--Unless Zoom Blocks her (again)
by News Release Tuesday, October 20, 2020

... her terrorism convictions in connection with the 1969 hijacking of TWA Flight 840 and the 1970 hijacking of El Al Flight 219 ....


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Hawaii 2nd-Highest Young Adult Vaping Rate
by News Article Tuesday, October 20, 2020

... A Growing Epidemic: States with the Highest Young Adult Vaping Rates ....


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COVID Count: 91 new cases out of 3,681 tests
by News Release Tuesday, October 20, 2020

... 13 new hospitalizations, two new deaths, 2.5% positive ....


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Ige Announces $25M 'Pivot Grants' for Businesses
by News Release Tuesday, October 20, 2020

...$25M in financial and training support....


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DoH Revises COVID Guidance for School Reopening
by News Release Tuesday, October 20, 2020

... Last month, the Hawai‘i Department of Health issued a comprehensive, 28-page guidance document for public and charter schools ....


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Panos: What is the future of Honolulu Rail?
by Video Video Monday, October 19, 2020

...What are the latest developments and implications for the completion of one of the most challenged public works project in the nation?....


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OHA Races: If you saying NO AUDIT, you are supporting the demise of our future generations
by News Article Monday, October 19, 2020

... Because OHA get plans for Mauna Kea .... 


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Bill 80 Imposes Rehiring Formula on Hotels
by Grassroot Institute Monday, October 19, 2020

...rehire employees according to a strict formula based on an occupancy ratio....


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Rule by Decree: Ige 4th Extension of Kauai Flooding Emergency
by News Release Monday, October 19, 2020

...Ige has signed a fourth emergency proclamation for the County of Kaua‘i, which suffered extensive damage to public property caused by heavy rains and flooding on Mar. 27 and 28....


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COVID Count 39 new cases out of 1,985 tests
by News Release Monday, October 19, 2020

... 7 new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 2.0% positive ....


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