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Friday, September 11, 2020
COVID Count 167 new cases out of 3,556 tests
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 1691 Views :: COVID-19

... 12 new hospitalizations, 2 new deaths, 4.7% positive ....

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Friday, September 11, 2020
Hawaii Crime Boss Busted for Racketeering, Murder; Infiltrated Teamster Local
By Selected News Articles @ 8:20 PM :: 5911 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement

...Especially noteworthy is Miske’s involvement with unions, particularly International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 996, which represents drivers hired to do movie and television scenes....

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Friday, September 11, 2020
Second Amendment Knife Case in Hawaii: Dangerous Opinion
By Selected News Articles @ 8:06 PM :: 2785 Views :: Second Amendment

...The District Court opinion shows how appeals courts hostile to the Second Amendment have been successfully salami slicing away Second Amendment rights....

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Friday, September 11, 2020
City CARES Act funding dashboard now live
By News Release @ 7:16 PM :: 2643 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...the dashboard is meant to ensure transparency and allow the public to view in real time City progress in allocating and spending CARES funds....

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Friday, September 11, 2020
The New Champion Of Private Property Rights Is … Barack Obama?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:02 AM :: 5632 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Land Use, Obama

...Obama and his longtime colleague Marty Nesbitt want a 100-year-old sea wall rebuilt and fortified to protect a planned Hawaii retreat....

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Thursday, September 10, 2020
COVID Count 169 new cases out of 7,211 tests
By News Release @ 8:45 PM :: 1789 Views :: COVID-19

...6 new hospitalizations, 3 new deaths, 2.3% positive rate....

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Thursday, September 10, 2020
On Line Mayoral Debate Set for Monday
By News Release @ 7:10 AM :: 3418 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

...Live at Facebook.com/KokuaCouncil on Monday, September 14, 2020, from 11am to 12:30pm....

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Thursday, September 10, 2020
Hilo Jail Riot Began with Contraband Search
By News Release @ 6:18 AM :: 2932 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

... The staff were doing their job to eliminate a suspected contraband pathway and the fact of the matter is, the inmates didn’t like it .... 

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Thursday, September 10, 2020
Baseball Bat Assault: Hawaii County Police Dept Employee Arrested
By News Release @ 4:07 AM :: 3759 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...Ruiz is employed by the Hawaiʻi Police Department and last served as a patrol officer in the district of South Kohala in August of 2015.  He is currently assigned to a limited duty position at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Kona....

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Thursday, September 10, 2020
Retaliation at DoH: Another Candid Discussion with Dr. Scott Miscovich
By Video @ 2:41 AM :: 3280 Views :: Ethics, COVID-19

...He called the situation "classic whistleblower retaliation.”....

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Dubin Disbarred--Its 'Foreclosure Hour' for Associate of John Waihee and Keanu Sai
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 7119 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, OHA

... with mortgage scams on the decline, sovereignty activists appear to be shifting to phony Hawaiian Kingdom bond sales as a means to pay for lavish trips to NYC, Geneva, and The Hague ....

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Liberalize West Maui Plan to encourage more housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:42 PM :: 2745 Views :: Maui County, Land Use

... The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii advises Maui planners against adding more regulations if they wants more housing ....

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
COVID Count 100 new cases out of 1,486 tests
By News Release @ 6:55 PM :: 1903 Views :: COVID-19

... 5 new hospitalizations, 3 new deaths, 6.7% positive ....

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Thought Control: UH Manoa 'Truth' Commission gets National Spotlight
By News Release @ 5:23 PM :: 3108 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...we...have to have plans for healing and creating transformed futures; futures without (those we deem to be racist) ....

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Senators: Allow Travel Between Sister Isles with COVID Test
By News Release @ 4:21 PM :: 2379 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...Pilot Program testing sites for exclusive travel between neighbor island counties (e.g. Maui-to-Kauai, Kauai-to-Big Island), with the possibility of including O‘ahu interstate travel once the surge in cases subsides....

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Kokua Council files action with the Hawaii Supreme Court to compel the Department of Health to increase the number of contact tracers in Hawaii
By News Release @ 7:40 AM :: 2628 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Kokua Council has filed a petition for mandamus with the Supreme Court ....

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
HGEA Retaliation:  Hawaii Dept Of Health Whistle-blower Forced Out with Bogus Firearm Threat
By News Release @ 5:39 AM :: 5617 Views :: Ethics, Labor, COVID-19

... “Josh Green basically took her case to the Attorney General and presented to the Attorney General for whistleblower immunity,” Dr. Miscovich said ....

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Ige Announces Rent Relief Program
By News Release @ 4:58 AM :: 1819 Views :: COVID-19

...federal assistance for Hawai‘i renters at risk of eviction for non-payment of rent because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Caldwell Extends Lockdown with Amendments--What's Open
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 2564 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...City parks, botanical gardens, certain park facilities, and beaches will reopen on Thursday, Sept. 10....

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Ige Appoints Parole Authority Chair 'Special Master' Over Public Safety Department
By News Release @ 6:47 PM :: 1982 Views :: COVID-19

... Fred Hyun is the current chair of the Paroling Authority. Effective immediately and through the month of September, he will serve as special master of the department.... 

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020
COVID Count 66 new cases out of 774 tests
By News Release @ 6:30 PM :: 1869 Views :: COVID-19

... 1 new hospitalization, 2 new deaths, positive rate back up to 8.5% ....

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Monday, September 7, 2020
Hawaii Launches COVID Dashboard
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 2150 Views :: COVID-19

... Information from Multiple Sources in One Location ....

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Monday, September 7, 2020
COVID Count 105 new cases out of 2,109 tests
By News Release @ 6:53 PM :: 1972 Views :: COVID-19

...1 new hospitalization, 1 new death....

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Monday, September 7, 2020
Cult Expelled from Kauai--Flees to Colorado after failed attempt to establish base on Maui
By News Release @ 6:33 PM :: 7069 Views :: First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Religion, Tourism, COVID-19

...Carlson, Castillo and Lamboy were contacted at the Kahului airport by Officers of the Maui Police Department.  While filling out their travel forms, screeners discovered they had reservations at a non-approved location....

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Sunday, September 6, 2020
COVID Count 164 new cases out of 5,107 tests
By News Release @ 9:52 PM :: 1856 Views :: COVID-19

...5 new hospitalizations, 1 new death....

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Sunday, September 6, 2020
So Do We Have Contact Tracers?
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 3143 Views :: Ethics, COVID-19

... “They have to be trained on what we do." --Dr. Sarah Park .…

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Saturday, September 5, 2020
Moving the Smokestack: How Clean is Your Electric Vehicle?
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 4795 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...in Honolulu, the 2016 Porsche Cayenne S e-Hybrid is only 2mpg better than the vehicular embodiment of excess--the 2010 Hummer H3....

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Saturday, September 5, 2020
45 Companies--13,701 Layoffs Since Aug 1
By Selected News Articles @ 10:17 PM :: 4496 Views :: Economy, Labor, Tourism, COVID-19

...These notices only represent announcements by companies in the state that have 100 or more employees....

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Saturday, September 5, 2020
COVID Count 221 new cases out of 8,405 tests
By News Release @ 6:49 PM :: 1850 Views :: COVID-19

... 9 new hospitalizations, 3 new deaths, positive rate drops to 2.6% ....

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Saturday, September 5, 2020
Maui News workers seek to prevent outsourcing of community coverage
By News Release @ 6:26 PM :: 3238 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Labor

...Ogden Newspapers is seeking the ability to have Mainland workers edit stories and design the pages....

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Saturday, September 5, 2020
DOBOR Alerts Contain 'Geofencing' Spy Program
By News Release @ 7:07 AM :: 2777 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

... The AlertMedia software offers a host of benefits aside from quick and efficient message dissemination.  It also offers message tracking, “geofencing” and weather alerts.  Geofencing, allows the system administrator to encircle an area on a map and transmit messages just to users inside that geographic area ....

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Saturday, September 5, 2020
Army Announces Intent to Prepare EIS for Pohakuloa
By News Release @ 7:01 AM :: 3438 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Military

...environmental impact statement to analyze its proposal to retain up to approximately 23,000 acres of state-owned land at Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA) to support continued military training....

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Friday, September 4, 2020
COVID Count 271 new cases out of 7,669 tests
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 2231 Views :: COVID-19

... 10 new hospitalizations, 2 new deaths, positive rate continues low at 3.5%....

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Friday, September 4, 2020
We weren't crying "Wolf" after all
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:38 PM :: 3588 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...that crisis finally came, and we were unprepared for it....

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Friday, September 4, 2020
Community Well-Being Index -- Hawaii #1
By News Release @ 4:58 AM :: 2702 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Sharecare and Boston University School of Public Health launch Community Well-Being Index....

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Friday, September 4, 2020
Death Tax: Hawaii Highest in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 4:24 AM :: 3891 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii and Washington State have the highest estate tax top rates in the nation at 20 percent....

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Friday, September 4, 2020
​Hawaii Is Now Learning the Hard Lessons That Most Other States Learned Earlier
By Selected News Articles @ 4:09 AM :: 2433 Views :: COVID-19

...A clear-eyed look at the numbers ought to serve up giant slices of humble pie for any governor who boasted his state had the pandemic under control....

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Friday, September 4, 2020
UH Manoa in top 1% of worldwide universities
By News Release @ 3:58 AM :: 2911 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... according to the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings released on September 2 ....

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Friday, September 4, 2020
How Can? U.S. DHS: National Eviction Moratorium
By Robert Thomas @ 3:46 AM :: 3367 Views :: Law Enforcement, Small Business, COVID-19

...state and local governments may be breathing a sigh of relief: thanks to this order, the feds have just stepped up to be the defendant in takings lawsuits and to be on the financial hook for any judgments for eviction moratoria (at least in those jurisdictions that have not adopted more protective restrictions)....

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Friday, September 4, 2020
Hawaii DoE Abandons Blue-Collar Households During Corona Crisis
By Selected News Articles @ 3:24 AM :: 3593 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...Hawaii shows the largest disparity in weekly teacher interactions between more-educated and less-educated households. The gap for the nation is roughly 8%, while the gap for Hawaii is nearly 54%....

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Thursday, September 3, 2020
COVID Count 211 new cases out of 6,291 tests
By News Release @ 9:51 PM :: 1882 Views :: COVID-19

...21 new hospitalizations, 4 new deaths, 3.4% positive rate, big drop....

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Thursday, September 3, 2020
Quarantine raids find 100% Compliance at Two Waikiki Hotels
By News Release @ 9:43 PM :: 3721 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...A knock on the door and a “good morning, Special Agents from the Attorney General’s Office” greeted nearly two dozen people under travel quarantine orders at two Waikīkī hotels....

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
COVID Count: 249 new cases out of 5,245 tests
By News Release @ 8:23 PM :: 2103 Views :: COVID-19

...Other media outlets are incorrectly reporting 339 new cases.  Read the footnote and see where the 90 case discrepancy comes from....

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Censorship: UH Admin on the Hunt for Student Authors of 'Offensive' George Floyd Video
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 3426 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...we will ...uh... exclude these videographers, whoever they are, in the name of  ..uh... inclusivity....

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Hawaii Cockfighters Among Top Traffickers of Animals to Guam, Philippines for Illegal Activity, Investigation Alleges
By News Release @ 7:29 PM :: 4320 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Agriculture, Law Enforcement

...12 of the people named have addresses on the Big Island — four in Hilo, two in Pahoa, two in Waimea, one in Keaau, one in Kealakekua, one in Mountain View and one in Hawi. The remaining 10 addresses are on Oahu....

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Knife Rights: Amicus Brief Filed in Hawaii Butterfly Knife Second Amendment Case
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 2401 Views :: Second Amendment

...Balisong knives are legal to possess and carry in at least 43 states (16 because of Knife Rights' efforts repealing switchblade and butterfly knife bans since 2010), and Hawaii is one of only three states that specifically ban these knives....

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
DBEDT: Hawaii economy will contract 12.3% in 2020
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 2776 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...The revision is mainly due to the delayed pre-test program for trans-Pacific travel and the two-week Stay-at-Home, Work-from-Home order for Oahu....

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020
COVID Count 181 new cases out of 4,004 tests
By News Release @ 8:59 PM :: 2013 Views :: COVID-19

...24 new hospitalizations, 4 new deaths, positive rate drops to 4.5%....

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Governor Releases 'Intent to Veto' List
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 4374 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Homelessness, Second Amendment

...Gov. David Ige has notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers of his Intent to Veto the following 6 measures....

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020
CARES Act: Ige Orders Refill of Unemployment Fund
By News Release @ 3:58 AM :: 2871 Views :: Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

...On July 31, 2020, Governor Ige returned SB126 with line item vetoes. Of the $321,000,000 that was struck from the bill the Governor intends to utilize the funding for the following priorities....

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