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Saturday, March 28, 2020
COVID Relief Bill Directs Minimum $1.25B to Hawaii
By Ed Case @ 4:32 AM :: 99 Views :: Economy

...Measure includes critical funds for Hawai‘i workers, families, businesses and health care providers....

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Saturday, March 28, 2020
DoE: Modify 12th Grade Graduation Requirements for COVID
By News Release @ 3:29 AM :: 104 Views :: Education K-12

...There are approximately 10,000 students who are eligible to earn diplomas this year....

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Friday, March 27, 2020
Is Seattle a warning against Hawaii raising its minimum wage?
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:08 PM :: 155 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...with the coronavirus recession underway, raising the minimum wage is a bad idea....

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Friday, March 27, 2020
228 Candidates File for Election
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 3398 Views :: Office of Elections

...weekly update from Office of Elections....

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Friday, March 27, 2020
COVID Hawaii: 14 New Cases, 120 Total
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 148 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...To date, there have been more than 5,800 tests conducted for COVID-19 samples from Hawai‘i with 120 positive results.... 

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Friday, March 27, 2020
Is the Coronavirus as Deadly as They Say?
By Selected News Articles @ 8:49 PM :: 156 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Current estimates about the Covid-19 fatality rate may be too high by orders of magnitude....

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Friday, March 27, 2020
Epidemic: US Death Toll tops 24K (but its the flu so ignore this and continue panicking)
By Selected News Articles @ 8:19 PM :: 223 Views :: Health Care

...The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a paradox on its hands....

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Friday, March 27, 2020
Attorney General Uses COVID as Excuse to Do What they Have Been Planning all Along -- Let Lots and Lots of Criminals out of Hawaii Jails
By News Release @ 7:30 PM :: 143 Views :: Law Enforcement

...Statewide Effort Underway to Identify Certain Inmates for Release from the Prison Population Amid COVID-19 Concerns....

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Friday, March 27, 2020
COVID Recession: Hawaii, Nevada Likely to be Hit Hardest
By Selected News Articles @ 7:21 PM :: 117 Views :: Economy, Tourism

...More than one in four jobs in Nevada, Hawaii and Wyoming are at risk....

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Friday, March 27, 2020
Let the Sun Shine In!
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:45 PM :: 131 Views :: Ethics

...As part of his supplemental emergency proclamation, Ige suspended the state’s Sunshine Law, which allows public access to the meetings of government bodies. He also suspended the state’s open records law — the Uniform Information Practices Act — which governs access to public records....

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Friday, March 27, 2020
YB Uses COVID as Excuse to Impose Freight Rules it has Wanted for Years
By News Release @ 3:55 PM :: 188 Views :: Health Care, Jones Act

...IQ Test: Do you believe that banning these cargoes protects YB workers from Corona Virus?....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Micronesia Getting 45-Minute COVID Test Results--When will Hawaii Catch Up?
By Video @ 10:45 PM :: 257 Views :: Health Care

...Emergency Bulk Procurement of GeneXpert COVID-19 Testing Kits and Machine for the U.S. territories of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam, as well as the freely associated states of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Trump Signs Guam War Claims Legislation
By News Release @ 10:31 PM :: 139 Views :: National News

...Updated Law Authorizes U.S. Treasury to Issue Payments to Guam War Claims Recipients....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Maui Budget: Property Tax Cut Proposed
By News Release @ 10:16 PM :: 156 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

...Mayor Victorino presents administration’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Hawaii AG: COVID is a Great Excuse to Help Planned Parenthood Make Money Selling Dead Baby Parts
By News Release @ 9:55 PM :: 192 Views :: Life

...Reality Check: None of the vaccine tests currently underway involve the use of dead baby parts....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
First Arrest for COVID Stay-at-Home Violation? HSTA Member from Anti-Vaxxer School
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 300 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...she went to a residence, threw a rock at a window and started an argument with occupants of the home, which violated a court order--COVID violation becomes a tack-on charge....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Aircraft Carrier Heads for Guam as 25 Sailors Test Positive
By Selected News Articles @ 9:29 PM :: 156 Views :: Health Care, Military

...USS Theodore Roosevelt Quarantines Sailors on Guam as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Hawaiian Homes Commission Approves DHHL Loan Deferral
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 132 Views :: DHHL

...postponement of mortgage payments for Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) direct loans and loans assigned to DHHL....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Corona Count 106 -- 11 New Cases
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 195 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii health officials said there have been 4,658 COVID-19 tests completed, all but 379 from private laboratories....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
The Royal Origins Of "Police Power" Hawaii-Style: The King v. Tong Lee (1880)
By Robert Thomas @ 10:50 AM :: 207 Views :: Hawaii History, Land Use, Small Business

...the first Hawaii case which uses the term "police power"....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Calls for Suspension or Delay of GE Tax
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 216 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...This measure is one of several that the Chamber is proposing to provide relief to local businesses....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Prince Kuhio’s Fight to Americanize Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 20738 Views :: DHHL, Agriculture, Hawaii History, Land Use

...the homestead associations he championed in his first decade of service were multi-ethnic groups seeking the fee-simple ownership of land promised in the Hawaii Organic Act....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Most of Hawaii’s electric battery systems are paired with wind or solar power plants
By News Release @ 11:53 PM :: 214 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...The non-dispatchable nature of these technologies creates operational challenges for system operators....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Kauai Seabird Habitat Conservation Plan -- Public Comments Open
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 171 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Environment

...written comments must be received from interested parties no later than April 13, 2020....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Ethics: HHSC Manager Retires, Goes to Work for Contractor
By News Release @ 11:20 PM :: 222 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Health Care

...time was spent communicating with her former co-workers at the Health Information Management department....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Restaurant Association Petitions Ige for 'Sustainment'
By News Release @ 10:42 PM :: 175 Views :: Small Business

...This petition will be sent to Governor Ige on Thursday, March 26th....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
COVID Count 95--Only Six New Cases
By News Release @ 10:28 PM :: 185 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Six additional COVID-19 cases have been identified since 1200 yesterday and one case has been deleted after correcting a mistaken positive lab test....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Hawaii Worst Taxpayer ROI in USA
By Wallet Hub @ 8:47 PM :: 224 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii 2nd highest taxes paid per capita....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Straub Employee Snooped Medical Records for Six Years
By News Release @ 8:20 PM :: 256 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

"...On March 17, 2020, we mailed letters to all affected individuals...."

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Telescope: Hawaii State Supreme Court Affirmed Sacred Beliefs Not Applicable
By News Release @ 8:11 PM :: 286 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

"...Petitioners and Opposing Intervenors claim broadly that their beliefs should give them veto power over any proposes land use on Mauna Kea. The law does not support that view...."

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Green 'Fired' from State COVID Response in Dispute Over Mass Testing
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 1:57 PM :: 469 Views

...Green Ouster Related to COVID-19 screening of Senators?....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
90 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Hawai‘i: 14 New Cases
By News Release @ 12:29 AM :: 244 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...This includes 10 new cases on Oʻahu, bringing that island total to 58; 3 new cases among US non-Hawaiʻi residents; and one pending case, which officials have yet to classify....

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Corona Towers: Council Hides Behind Quarantine, Gives $5B Deal to Convicted Felon
By Andrew Walden @ 9:50 PM :: 660 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

...Ige’s Health Emergency Declaration waves many of the state laws ensuring public participation, transparency, and accountability.    

The implicit understanding is that elected officials will utilize these extraordinary powers only to combat the Corona Virus pandemic in Hawaii.

It only took two days to find out....

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Pine: Cut Blaisdell to Fund Medical Care
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 1:27 PM :: 206 Views :: Honolulu County

“...I replaced CIP funding for renovations and improvements to the Blaisdell Center and Ala Moana Park with funding for rapid housing, mobile hygiene centers, addiction rehabilitation facilities, mental health treatment facilities and quarantine and medical triage facilities...."

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Most Aggressive States Against the Coronavirus -- Hawaii Jumps from 46th to 11th
By Wallet Hub @ 1:22 PM :: 216 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...what a difference a week makes....

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
UH researcher’s team helps create vaccine for COVID-19
By News Release @ 3:22 AM :: 228 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

... Our product will take between six to nine months to be ready for clinical trials ....

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Ige Statewide 'Stay at Home' Order Thru April 30
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 251 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Small Business

...Media personnel are amongst the exempted 'Essential Businesses'....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Hawaii: First COVID Death Report in Error
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 465 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The Department of Health reports the person passed away on March 20th and suffered from multiple underlying health conditions....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Map: COVID Spreads Across Pacific Islands
By News Release @ 10:29 PM :: 285 Views :: Health Care

...As of 22 March 2020, 27 cases of COVID-19 have been reported by Guam....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Imua TMT Panel Discussion -- Live and Interactive
By Video @ 10:03 PM :: 432 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... VIDEO: The March 22, 2020, Imua TMT Panel Discussion on TMT YouTube ....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Shelter-In-Place ordered for Honolulu and Maui through April 30; Curfew for Kaua‘i through May 3
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 257 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Hawaii County is still going its own way....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Hawaii Medicaid Spending High, Quality Low
By Wallet Hub @ 12:44 PM :: 207 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii ranks 17th for Medicaid spending, 46th for quality....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Why this Nobel laureate predicts a quicker coronavirus recovery: 'We're going to be fine'
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 AM :: 398 Views :: Health Care

...Michael Levitt, a Nobel laureate and Stanford biophysicist, began analyzing the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide in January and correctly calculated that China would get through the worst of its coronavirus outbreak long before many health experts had predicted....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Legislators: Ige's Tourism Shutdown is not Enough
By News Release @ 5:18 AM :: 255 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Tourism

"...The only way to contain community spread of the virus is to impose a shelter-in-place directive upon all persons in Hawaii...."

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Hawaiian Airlines to Suspend Most Long-Haul Passenger Service Due to New State of Hawai‘i Quarantine Order
By News Release @ 4:58 AM :: 342 Views :: Health Care, Tourism

...Airline to focus on returning guests home ahead of Hawai‘i’s March 26 quarantine....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
UPDATE: Kauai Mayor Stay-at-Home Order and Nightly Curfew
By News Release @ 12:25 AM :: 471 Views :: Kauai County, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...islandwide nighttime curfew beginning Friday, March 20. The curfew will be in effect from 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. daily until further notice....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
UPDATE--Stay Home Order Imposed: Caldwell Updates COVID Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 12:22 AM :: 726 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Small Business

...all individuals are ordered to stay at their place of residence startyng Mon March 23, 2020 at 430pm....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
UPDATE: Maui County Stay-Home Order: Tourists Blocked from Road to Hana
By News Release @ 12:13 AM :: 466 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Mayor Victorino announces Public Health Emergency Rules for Maui County....

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Sunday, March 22, 2020
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 22, 2020
By GovTrack .us @ 11:45 PM :: 242 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Sunday, March 22, 2020
Hawaii: The Road to Corona Recovery Leads Through Japan
By Andrew Walden @ 9:58 PM :: 2629 Views :: Health Care, Tourism

...Governor Ige’s 14-day quarantine announcement may feel like a health precaution, but it's really a tourism marketing plan....

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