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Friday, August 07, 2020
VIDEO: Mazie Hirono walks out of Senate Portland Antifa Hearing
By Video @ 4:42 AM :: 101 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment

...Senator Ted Cruz invites Senator Mazie Hirono to say 'one negative thing' about Antifa....

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Friday, August 07, 2020
$100 Worth Only $84.67 in Hawaii
By Tax Foundation @ 4:21 AM :: 86 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...What is the Real Value of $100 in Your State?....

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Friday, August 07, 2020
Ige Reinstates Inter-Island Quarantine
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 113 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...the inter-island travel quarantine will be reinstated, in part, on Tuesday, Aug. 11....

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Friday, August 07, 2020
Oahu: List of What's Closed Under New COVID Order
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 202 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...The “Act With Care – Do Not Gather” Order is effective Saturday, August 8, 2020, at 12 a.m., and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on September 4....

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Thursday, August 06, 2020
Homeschooling? Hawaii State Library offers free 'Scholastic Teachables'
By News Release @ 11:57 PM :: 176 Views :: Education K-12, Family, COVID-19

...Scholastic Teachables materials are of high-quality and are ready-to-use for all age ranges from Pre-K to grade 8....

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Thursday, August 06, 2020
Temperature screening equipment now active at Five Airports
By News Release @ 11:23 PM :: 134 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...Phase 2 of the project will install the temperature scanning equipment at the remaining gates by Aug. 20....

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Thursday, August 06, 2020
Pine urges direct federal oversight of rail’s P3 contract awards
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 8:52 PM :: 182 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Pine is urging the Federal Transit Administration to conduct in-person oversight of rail project awards of so-called public-private-partnership, or P3 contracts....

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Thursday, August 06, 2020
COVID Count: 152 new cases, 2 deaths
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 265 Views :: COVID-19

...two new deaths, nine new hospitalizations....

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Thursday, August 06, 2020
This Day in History: Truman Announces Hiroshima Bombing
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 45616 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

August 6 and 9 have been made into International Days of Anti-American historical revisionism.  So here is a look at reality as seen from first-hand sources instead of whining activists.

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Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Hawaii Democrats Select Lobbyist as Party Chair
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 241 Views :: Democratic Party

...Election results also released for State Central Committee members....

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Wednesday, August 05, 2020
COVID Count 173 new cases out of 2,383 new tests
By Andrew Walden @ 10:42 PM :: 199 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Honolulu Streets to be Wired for Autonomous Vehicles
By News Release @ 5:09 AM :: 359 Views :: Honolulu County, Higher Education

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

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Wednesday, August 05, 2020
15 People Died in Assisted Suicides in Hawaii, State Wants More People to Kill Themselves
By Selected News Articles @ 4:55 AM :: 422 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Life

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

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Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Tenants Being Evicted Illegally
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 278 Views :: Homelessness, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, August 04, 2020
COVID Count: 144 New cases out of 1,814 tests
By News Release @ 7:01 PM :: 244 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Former Matson Lawyer: Why It's Time to Update Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:00 AM :: 498 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 03, 2020
Free Speech? UH Manoa Policy Encourages Abuse
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 343 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

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

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Monday, August 03, 2020
Free Speech? UH Hilo policy encourages abuse
By News Release @ 11:47 PM :: 239 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

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

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Monday, August 03, 2020
Oahu COVID Restrictions Back--Parks, Gatherings
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 301 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 03, 2020
Ige Appoints Cathy Betts to Head DHS
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 256 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 03, 2020
COVID Count: 207 new cases out of 3,433 tests
By News Release @ 5:12 PM :: 373 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 02, 2020
OHA Illegally Using State Resources to Campaign Against Akina, others
By Andrew Walden @ 11:44 PM :: 1082 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 02, 2020
Pro-Telescope Voter Guide
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 6:33 PM :: 949 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 02, 2020
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted August 1, 2020
By GovTrack .us @ 6:17 PM :: 255 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Sunday, August 02, 2020
COVID Count: 45 new cases out of 638 tests
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 286 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Sunday, August 02, 2020
Unemployment Tax in the Nonprofit Sector
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 319 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 02, 2020
Council Candidate Texeira Gets DUI
By Andrew Walden @ 1:52 AM :: 1024 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

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

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Saturday, August 01, 2020
1853 Hawaiian Mission to Marquesan Cannibals
By Selected News Articles @ 11:44 PM :: 8752 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

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

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Saturday, August 01, 2020
Important Reminders on Your Ballot
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:23 PM :: 382 Views :: Office of Elections

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

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Saturday, August 01, 2020
Hawaii Gasoline Tax 6th Highest in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 9:19 PM :: 376 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

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

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Saturday, August 01, 2020
COVID Count: 87 new cases out of 3,390 tests
By News Release @ 8:47 PM :: 235 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Saturday, August 01, 2020
Kauai PD provides firearms registration forms online
By News Release @ 5:07 PM :: 346 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 01, 2020
161,000 Hawaii Unemployed Fall off Cliff at Midnight?
By Rep Gene Ward @ 5:20 AM :: 682 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 :: 8135 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 :: 258 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 :: 459 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 :: 387 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 :: 476 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 :: 306 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 :: 296 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 :: 242 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 :: 599 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 :: 440 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 :: 516 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 :: 683 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 :: 346 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 :: 404 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 :: 1278 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 :: 400 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 :: 563 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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