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Monday, November 2, 2020
Ige Seeks More 'Trusted Testing Partners'
By News Release @ 6:42 PM :: 2603 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...seeking additional trusted testing partners for domestic transpacific travel as part of the state’s pre-travel testing program....

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Sunday, November 1, 2020
COVID Count 83 new cases out of 3,408 tests
By News Release @ 6:18 PM :: 1897 Views :: COVID-19

... 2 new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 2.4% positive ....

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Sunday, November 1, 2020
DLIR: Half of New Unemployment Claims Fraudulent
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 3428 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... measures were being taken to detect the fraudulent claims and turn them over to the appropriate authorities ....

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Sunday, November 1, 2020
Someone Was Listening to the Howl in the Woods
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3138 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... the Governor issued a Fourteenth Supplementary Proclamation, in which the language suspending the Procurement Code was radically changed ....

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Saturday, October 31, 2020
Auditor Slams "Rush to get COVID Money out the door without proper scrutiny"
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 10:33 PM :: 3481 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... last-minute “spend-for-the-sake-of-spending” mentality ....

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Saturday, October 31, 2020
COVID Count 68 new cases out of 4,234 tests
By News Release @ 8:51 PM :: 2744 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Friday, October 30, 2020
COVID Count 94 new cases out of 4,171 tests
By News Release @ 7:10 PM :: 2018 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Thursday, October 29, 2020
Will Hawaii's emergency lockdowns ever be declared illegal in court?
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:01 PM :: 3273 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Thursday, October 29, 2020
COVID Count 77 new cases out of 4,854 tests
By News Release @ 7:05 PM :: 2020 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Thursday, October 29, 2020
September: 18,686 Visitors
By News Release @ 6:37 PM :: 2521 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...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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Wednesday, October 28, 2020
COVID Count 62 new cases out of 4,393 tests
By News Release @ 9:12 PM :: 1929 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Hawaii COVID Travel Testing Expands to Japan
By News Release @ 11:22 PM :: 2789 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
COVID Count 66 new cases out of 4,122 tests
By News Release @ 8:01 PM :: 2062 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Lanai: Entire Island on COVID Lockdown
By News Release @ 6:56 AM :: 2922 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

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

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Monday, October 26, 2020
Hawaii gets 13 more weeks of unemployment
By News Release @ 11:19 PM :: 3645 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

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

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Monday, October 26, 2020
COVID Count: 38 new cases
By News Release @ 9:25 PM :: 2204 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Sunday, October 25, 2020
Hawai'i Tourism Reopening Strategy: Make COVID Positivity Numbers Look Good
By Andrew Walden @ 10:08 PM :: 4126 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

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

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Sunday, October 25, 2020
COVID Count: 121 new cases
By News Release @ 6:45 PM :: 2043 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Saturday, October 24, 2020
COVID Count: 90 new cases out of 4,163 tests
By News Release @ 10:36 PM :: 2520 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Saturday, October 24, 2020
Hawaii Energy Consumption During Lockdown
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 3250 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

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

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Friday, October 23, 2020
COVID Count: 131 new cases out of 4,843 tests
By News Release @ 7:36 PM :: 2447 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Friday, October 23, 2020
Ige Announces Vaccine Rationing Plan
By News Release @ 12:15 AM :: 2396 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Thursday, October 22, 2020
COVID Count 102 new cases out of 4,329 tests
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 1996 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Thursday, October 22, 2020
COVID News: Domestic Violence up 46% Since March
By News Release @ 5:36 AM :: 3896 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement, OHA, COVID-19

...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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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Low COVID: Ige Approves 'Tier 2' for Oahu
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 4154 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

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

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
COVID Count: 78 new cases out of 4,329 tests
By News Release @ 7:11 PM :: 1948 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
COVID Count: 91 new cases out of 3,681 tests
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 1725 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Ige Announces $25M 'Pivot Grants' for Businesses
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 2481 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
DoH Revises COVID Guidance for School Reopening
By News Release @ 2:38 AM :: 2320 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

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

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Monday, October 19, 2020
COVID Count 39 new cases out of 1,985 tests
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 1711 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Monday, October 19, 2020
OHA COVID Money: Homeless not part of ‘Friends and Family Plan’
By Andrew Walden @ 1:11 AM :: 5493 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, OHA, COVID-19

"... the ones who are punished the most for allegations of OHA misdoing is the community ...."

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Sunday, October 18, 2020
COVID Count: 83 new cases out of 3,735 tests
By News Release @ 7:13 PM :: 1650 Views :: COVID-19

... 4 new hospitalizations, 1 new death, 2.2% positive ....

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Sunday, October 18, 2020
Circuit Court Decision Upholds Lawfulness of Governor’s Emergency Proclamations
By News Release @ 4:24 PM :: 3177 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...In Partal et al. v. Ige et al., the plaintiffs argued that the Governor’s emergency powers under Hawaiʻi law were time-limited....

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Sunday, October 18, 2020
Ige Announces Testing Partners for Inter-Island Travel
By News Release @ 3:57 PM :: 2709 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... Travelers register on and upload their test results to the Safe Travels Hawaiʻi account and inter-county travelers must have the test result with them upon arrival ....

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Saturday, October 17, 2020
COVID Count: 96 new cases out of 3,897 tests
By News Release @ 7:44 PM :: 1755 Views :: COVID-19

... 13 new hospitalizations, 1 new death, 2.5% positive ....

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Friday, October 16, 2020
COVID Count: 89 new cases out of 3,654 tests
By News Release @ 7:19 PM :: 1805 Views :: COVID-19

... 10 new hospitalizations, 1 new death, 2.4% positive ....

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Friday, October 16, 2020
UHERO: Pandemic upends economic analysis
By UHERO @ 6:16 PM :: 2470 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... because the state GDP data is released with a three-month lag and undergoes many revisions after its release ....

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Friday, October 16, 2020
Auditor Reports on Hawaii COVID Quarantine System
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 6:47 AM :: 3052 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Limited Scope Review of the State of Hawai‘i’s Mandatory Travel Self-Quarantine Program ....

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Thursday, October 15, 2020
COVID: Hawaii debt increases by $9 billion
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:12 PM :: 3305 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...Hawaii’s unfunded liabilities for infrastructure and public health benefits have increased so far this year to $97 billion....

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Thursday, October 15, 2020
Virtual Town hall for small businesses not allowed to reopen
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 7:18 PM :: 3219 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

...Closed local businesses feel discriminated against, seek to clear up misunderstanding....

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Thursday, October 15, 2020
COVID Count: 91 new cases out of 3,489 tests
By News Release @ 7:03 PM :: 1720 Views :: COVID-19

... 17 new hospitalizations, 1 new death, 32 new releases ....

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Hawaii To Welcome Back Travelers Starting October 15
By News Release @ 9:28 PM :: 2341 Views :: COVID-19

... Ige signs 14th supplementary emergency proclamation extending COVID-19 emergency period through Nov. 30 ....

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
COVID Count: 101 new cases out of 4,069 tests
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 2166 Views :: COVID-19

... 10 new hospitalizations, 10 new deaths, 2.5% positive ....

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
COVID Count 62 new cases out of 2,354 tests
By News Release @ 9:12 PM :: 1642 Views :: COVID-19

... 12 new hospitalizations, 4 new deaths, 2.6% positive ....

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Monday, October 12, 2020
COVID Count: 42 new cases out of 1,405 tests
By News Release @ 7:12 PM :: 1958 Views :: COVID-19

... 4 new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 3.0% positive ....

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Sunday, October 11, 2020
COVID Count: 103 new cases out of 3,819 tests
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 1723 Views :: COVID-19

... 6 new hospitalizations, 1 more death, 2.7% positive ....

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Sunday, October 11, 2020
Academic Leadership
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 3729 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Higher Education, Labor, COVID-19

...an example of leadership in the face of the COVID-19 crisis....

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Saturday, October 10, 2020
COVID Count 73 new cases out of 3,084 tests
By News Release @ 7:11 PM :: 1721 Views :: COVID-19

... 18 new hospitalizations, 2 more deaths, 2.4% positive ....

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Saturday, October 10, 2020
How to stop the exodus
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:04 AM :: 3594 Views :: Economy, Cost of Living, COVID-19

...Hawaii’s negative migration of the past several years in a row is going to accelerate....

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Saturday, October 10, 2020
COVID Rules: Rejected, Kauai Tries Again
By News Release @ 5:43 AM :: 3367 Views :: Kauai County, Tourism, COVID-19

...“In light of Kaua‘i’s post-arrival testing program (Rule 18) being denied by the Governor earlier this week, we have continued to work with our health officials and other partners to take a phased, responsible approach to reopening our economy while keeping our island safe.”....

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