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Thursday, September 17, 2020
Second Round of Pandemic EBT Cards for 93,500 DoE Students
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 2609 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...max EBT of $286 per kid....

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Thursday, September 17, 2020
Ige: COVID pre-travel testing program will start October 15
By News Release @ 6:13 AM :: 2774 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...Pre-travel testing enables travelers to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine if they are tested no earlier than 72 hours before their flight arrives....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
COVID Count: 102 new cases out of 2,492 tests
By News Release @ 7:56 PM :: 1748 Views :: COVID-19

... 13 new hospitalizations, 3 new deaths--Releases exceed new cases for 4th day in a row ....

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Corona Virus Restrictions Hawaii vs Alaska
By News Release @ 9:48 PM :: 3789 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...Hawaii is the most restrictive state in USA....

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
COVID Count 66 new cases out of 1,101 tests
By News Release @ 8:02 PM :: 1687 Views :: COVID-19

... 16 new hospitalizations, one new death, 6.0% positive ....

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Attorney Discusses Lawsuit Challenging Hawaii Lockdown
By Video @ 4:59 AM :: 3575 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...Governor Ige's emergency proclamations during the Coronavirus pandemic have violated the constitutional rights of individuals. So says attorney Marc Victor, who is taking the matter to court....

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
List of Hawaii Nursing Homes With COVID Outbreaks
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 3049 Views :: COVID-19

...DOH Names Care Homes Affected by COVID-19....

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Monday, September 14, 2020
Low Income Hawaii Workers Income Jumped in April and May
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 3532 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...Hawaii was the second-most-dependent state on the additional $600 in unemployment benefits that expired at the end of July.....

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Monday, September 14, 2020
COVID Count 80 new cases out of 2,376 tests
By News Release @ 7:11 PM :: 1796 Views :: COVID-19

...2 new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 3.4% positive....

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Monday, September 14, 2020
Vaccinations: Hawaii Ranks 43rd
By Selected News Articles @ 4:43 PM :: 2960 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

...even if we develop an effective vaccine to combat the pandemic, it will have a reduced impact if people don’t choose to get it....

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Sunday, September 13, 2020
COVID Count 114 new cases out of 4,132 tests
By News Release @ 7:27 PM :: 1798 Views :: COVID-19

...147 new releases from isolation -- NOTE: Releases exceed new cases for first time in weeks....

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Sunday, September 13, 2020
Ridiculous rules laughable but no laughing matter
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:40 AM :: 3474 Views :: COVID-19

...The yo-yo nature of Hawaii’s lockdowns is destroying local businesses....

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Saturday, September 12, 2020
COVID: Court Upholds Ige Emergency Order Authority Beyond 60 Days
By Andrew Walden @ 8:52 PM :: 8935 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...HRS127A contains no language prohibiting supplementary or additional emergency proclamations....

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Saturday, September 12, 2020
COVID Count 131 new cases out of 5,360 tests
By News Release @ 8:49 PM :: 2102 Views :: COVID-19

... 13 new hospitalizations, 1 new death, 2.1% positive ....

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Saturday, September 12, 2020
Lt Governor Josh Green Tests Positive for COVID
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 3027 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Lt. Gov. Green plans to continue his duties from his home as long as he’s feeling well ....

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Friday, September 11, 2020
UH 'cuts will be significantly larger than Great Recession'
By News Release @ 11:30 PM :: 2735 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

"...we should expect that the impact to the State economy as a result of the pandemic will persist for at least 5 years...."

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Friday, September 11, 2020
COVID Count 167 new cases out of 3,556 tests
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 1741 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Friday, September 11, 2020
City CARES Act funding dashboard now live
By News Release @ 7:16 PM :: 2734 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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Thursday, September 10, 2020
COVID Count 169 new cases out of 7,211 tests
By News Release @ 8:45 PM :: 1848 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Thursday, September 10, 2020
Retaliation at DoH: Another Candid Discussion with Dr. Scott Miscovich
By Video @ 2:41 AM :: 3352 Views :: Ethics, COVID-19

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

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
COVID Count 100 new cases out of 1,486 tests
By News Release @ 6:55 PM :: 1958 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Senators: Allow Travel Between Sister Isles with COVID Test
By News Release @ 4:21 PM :: 2448 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 :: 2699 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 :: 5712 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 :: 1866 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 :: 2631 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 :: 2034 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 :: 1918 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 :: 2205 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 :: 2018 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 :: 7263 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 :: 1905 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 :: 3218 Views :: Ethics, COVID-19

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

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Saturday, September 5, 2020
45 Companies--13,701 Layoffs Since Aug 1
By Selected News Articles @ 10:17 PM :: 4623 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 :: 1895 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Friday, September 4, 2020
COVID Count 271 new cases out of 7,669 tests
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 2280 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 :: 3676 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

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

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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 :: 2490 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
How Can? U.S. DHS: National Eviction Moratorium
By Robert Thomas @ 3:46 AM :: 3492 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 :: 3691 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 :: 1943 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 :: 3826 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 :: 2151 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
DBEDT: Hawaii economy will contract 12.3% in 2020
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 2847 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 :: 2062 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020
CARES Act: Ige Orders Refill of Unemployment Fund
By News Release @ 3:58 AM :: 2967 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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Tuesday, September 1, 2020
GOP: At-risk residents can be protected without returning to the devastating shutdown
By Brett Kulbis @ 2:41 AM :: 3147 Views :: Republican Party, COVID-19

...that will lead to untold misery for thousands of local families....

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Johnny Miro gets the lowdown on Hawaii’s lack of COVID-19 transparency
By Video @ 1:55 AM :: 2777 Views :: Ethics, COVID-19

...Radio host Johnny Miro of H. Hawaii Media interviewed Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020 about Gov. David Ige’s lack of COVID-19 transparency....

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Monday, August 31, 2020
COVID Count 133 new cases out of 1,463 tests -- 7 deaths new record
By News Release @ 6:27 PM :: 2104 Views :: COVID-19

... 3 new hospitalizations, 7 new deaths ....

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Monday, August 31, 2020
Heads Roll: Espinda, Anderson Out
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 2619 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Gov. David Ige announced today that Dr. Bruce Anderson and Director Nolan Espinda will be retiring in September ....

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