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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Telescope: Hawaii State Supreme Court Affirmed Sacred Beliefs Not Applicable
By News Release @ 8:11 PM :: 5465 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 :: 5517 Views :: COVID-19

...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 :: 2211 Views :: COVID-19

...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 Development Deal to Convicted Felon
By Andrew Walden @ 9:50 PM :: 17468 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, COVID-19

...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 :: 2381 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 :: 3671 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

...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 :: 3060 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... 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 :: 4625 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 :: 3494 Views :: COVID-19

...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 :: 2550 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 :: 4657 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 :: 5184 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 :: 2827 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 :: 3823 Views :: COVID-19

...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 :: 3579 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 :: 2724 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 :: 5037 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 :: 5647 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 :: 4464 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 :: 2245 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 :: 7035 Views :: Health Care, Tourism, COVID-19

...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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Sunday, March 22, 2020
Honolulu Sues 'Big Oil' -- Fatal Flaws in Evidence
By Selected News Articles @ 9:18 PM :: 3421 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...Why is this latest effort by Hawaiian officials political suicide? Because ……. Sher Edling....

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Sunday, March 22, 2020
UPDATE: 56 COVID Cases in Hawaii
By News Release @ 7:58 PM :: 3108 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Another eight cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Hawai’i as of noon Sunday, state officials said....

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Sunday, March 22, 2020
40% of Hawaii Supreme Court up for Grabs
By News Release @ 3:36 PM :: 3351 Views :: Judiciary

...the JSC is extending the application period for one Supreme Court vacancy and is now considering a retention petition for Chief Justice Recktenwald.... 

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Sunday, March 22, 2020
Who’s Watching the Store?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2713 Views :: Taxes

...When do Legislators know that enough is enough?  -- When somebody — or preferably LOTS of somebodies — tells them....

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Saturday, March 21, 2020
Ige Imposes 14-Day Quarantine
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 4041 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Tourism

“...With the majority of Hawaiʻi’s COVID-19 cases linked to travel, it is critical that we further mitigate the spread of the virus by both residents and visitors who are coming from out-of-state....”

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Saturday, March 21, 2020
Shutdown? 21% of Hawaii Businesses Would Lose $10,000 per Day
By News Release @ 6:23 PM :: 2458 Views :: Small Business

...21% of Hawaii businesses will lose more than $10,000 a day if they stop operations....

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Saturday, March 21, 2020
Hawaii Courts Open--Most Traffic, Criminal, and Civil Cases Postponed Until After April 30
By News Release @ 3:41 PM :: 1751 Views

...Most Traffic, Criminal, and Civil Cases Postponed Until After April 30....

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Saturday, March 21, 2020
Kauai Council Bans Public from Meetings--Just in time for Property Tax Hike, Removal of Alleged Meth Dealer
By News Release @ 2:56 PM :: 3092 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics

...alleged Meth Dealer to be removed from Committees by Reso set for approval at March 25 meeting....

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Saturday, March 21, 2020
Honolulu Council Calls for 14-Day Quarantine
By News Release @ 4:51 AM :: 1525 Views

...We recognize that these actions will have immediate and significant economic impacts. However, we remain gravely concerned that a prolonged and widespread outbreak in our State may significantly impact our economy for years to come.... 

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Saturday, March 21, 2020
Thanks to Virus, DoE Finally Achieves Goal of Eliminating All Standardized Testing
By News Release @ 4:13 AM :: 3856 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...HSTA revels in accountability-free utopia.  Hawaii college applicants will not be so lucky....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
Working to protect our freedoms
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:11 PM :: 3598 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...In this uncertain and anxious time, we already are seeing many questionable proposals being put forth....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
Hawaii COVID Hits 37: 11 New Cases
By News Release @ 6:57 PM :: 3053 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

"...Department of Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson confirmed that two of the cases show evidence of community spread...."

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Friday, March 20, 2020
Hawaii Democratic Primary Cancels In-Person Voting
By News Release @ 6:51 PM :: 2423 Views :: Democratic Party

...we will add another round of mailed ballots which will allow all those who are registered to vote and enrolled in the Party by April 4th, 2020....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
COVID Committee Meets in Secret: Harbors Div Closes Hawaii to Cruise Ships, Airports Div Next
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 4683 Views :: Health Care, Military, Tourism

...This plan identifies three levels of risk: 1) Limited community transmission, 2) Sustained community transmission, 3) Widespread community transmission....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
Corona Virus: Hawaii Ranks 43rd
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 PM :: 2911 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...with 26 cases and no deaths, Hawaii has the 43rd highest count of Corona Virus cases in USA....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
Barking Sands: Pentagon Test Launches Prototype Hypersonic Weapon
By Video @ 1:14 PM :: 3713 Views :: Kauai County, Military

...A common hypersonic glide body (C-HGB) launches from Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, at approximately 10:30 p.m....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
Thousands Sign Petition Demanding 14-Day Quarantine for all Visitors
By News Release @ 11:02 AM :: 3452 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Tourism

..."In order for it to not just ravage our community and start having massive community spread, we need to stop people bringing it into the state"....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
COVID: 26 Cases -- All Travel Related
By News Release @ 3:32 AM :: 2789 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The DOH has received 124 negative results from test samples selected from sites statewide with the goal of identifying possible community transmission of COVID-19.... 

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Friday, March 20, 2020
The Cruise Industry Assistance Washington Should Give: Repeal the Passenger Vessel Services Act
By Cato Foundation @ 3:00 AM :: 1992 Views

...after Hawaii was annexed by the United States, and thus became subject to cabotage laws such as the PVSA, representatives from the territory complained that transportation to the U.S. mainland became more difficult than when Hawaii was still an independent kingdom....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
A century of Australia/New Zealand shipping to Hawaii ends
By Michael Hansen @ 2:32 AM :: 3522 Views :: Hawaii History, Jones Act

...to and from Australia and New Zealand, freight costs have increased substantially....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
Hawaii K-O: Gabbard Exits Primary a Lady Legend After Downing Officer Harris
By Selected News Articles @ 1:56 AM :: 5374 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Police, Politicians, Tulsi Gabbard

...New York Times columnists were awestruck by Gabbard's epic debate smackdown of Harris, who had been a top-three candidate in polling....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
COVID: House Speaker 'Implores' Ige to Impose Travel Ban, Order Military Response
By News Release @ 1:18 AM :: 4540 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Military, Small Business

...The handling of this COVID-19 pandemic has been utterly chaotic and there is mass confusion among the public....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
Caldwell: Homeless enforcement more important than ever
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 3718 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Homelessness

...Stored property enforcement and sidewalk nuisance enforcement to continue; HONU to continue to serve homeless population....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
State Senator Clarence Nishihara tests positive for COVID-19
By News Release @ 6:44 PM :: 3660 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Politicians

...The memo recommends all Senate offices close until further notice....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
Gabbard Quits Presidential Race, Endorses Biden
By Court House News @ 5:11 PM :: 3994 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians, Tulsi Gabbard

...her endorsement of Biden quells Democrats’ concerns the Iraq War veteran would mount a third-party challenge in November....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
Democracy Still Matters in Time of Pandemic
By News Release @ 5:03 PM :: 3540 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...Ige, by Supplemental Emergency Proclamation dated March 16, 2020, waived many laws pertaining to transparency and accountability, specifically Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 92 dealing with open meetings, and Chapter 91 dealing with rulemaking....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
​Emergencies, Police Power, Commandeering, And Compensation: Essential Readings
By Robert Thomas @ 5:00 AM :: 3412 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...government power in times of crisis and the tension between that power and property and other individual rights....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
February 2020: Hawaii Hotels Set Another Record
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 2903 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...All classes of Hawai‘i hotel properties statewide reported higher RevPAR and ADR in February compared to a year ago....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
Hawaii GE Tax Takes $2431 per Capita -- 2nd Highest in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 12:03 AM :: 2922 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...How Much Does Your State Collect in Sales Taxes per Capita?....

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