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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 :: 2911 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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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
COVID Count: 109 New Cases out of 1,653 tests (new record high)
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 2100 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
HECO to Begin Cutting off Service Sept 1
By News Release @ 2:20 AM :: 3544 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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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
COVID Count: 47 new cases out of 1,172 tests
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 1865 Views :: COVID-19

...two new hospitalizations, no new deaths....

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Stimulate the Economy--Get a Job!
By News Release @ 4:52 AM :: 3531 Views :: Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

... more than 16,000 jobs are available across the state. Top positions included retail salesperson, network and systems administrator and security guard ....

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
School Reopening Push Back to Aug 17
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 2705 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...A proposed start date of Aug. 17 for students will be brought to the Board of Education on Thursday....

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Monday, July 27, 2020
Japan Reopens Travel to Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:44 PM :: 3229 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...Hawaii included on an exclusive list of 12 countries and regions to resume safe international travel with Japan....

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Monday, July 27, 2020
COVID Count 28 new cases out of 2,335 tests
By News Release @ 6:38 PM :: 1844 Views :: COVID-19

...two new hospitalizations, no new deaths....

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Sunday, July 26, 2020
COVID Count 64 new cases--4th day in a row over 50
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 2010 Views :: COVID-19

...today’s update does not include new test numbers....

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Saturday, July 25, 2020
COVID Count: 73 cases out of 1,262 tests
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 1906 Views :: COVID-19

...73 is a new one-day record and 5.8% of tests are positive....

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Saturday, July 25, 2020
Maui County Actually Reduces Budget
By Joe Kent @ 3:49 PM :: 2679 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

...Maui lawmakers should be congratulated for trimming this year’s county budget to $1 million less than the previous year....

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Saturday, July 25, 2020
DLIR: Fraudsters got $35.98M from Hawaii Unemployment
By News Release @ 3:45 AM :: 4315 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

...Through July 14, the department has issued $35,980,789 to imposter fraud claimants....

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Friday, July 24, 2020
COVID Count: 60 new cases out of 1499 tests
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 2072 Views :: COVID-19

...60 is a new daily record -- 4% of tests came back positive....

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Friday, July 24, 2020
Mayor Victorino urges Maui County Council to reopen for public testimony
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 2743 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

...“The Kalana O Maui Building reopened June 22,” Mayor Victorino said....

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Friday, July 24, 2020
UH Manoa COVID-19 plan for fall
By News Release @ 12:26 AM :: 2772 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

...This message was shared with the students, faculty and staff of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa on July 22, 2020....

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Friday, July 24, 2020
OHA urges BOE to delay reopening of schools
By News Release @ 12:11 AM :: 3168 Views :: Education K-12, OHA, COVID-19

...OHA testimony for the July 23, 2020, Hawai‘i State Board of Education General Business Meeting urging the Board of Education to delay the reopening of schools....

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Thursday, July 23, 2020
COVID Count: 55 new cases out of 2,478 tests
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 2145 Views :: COVID-19

...a new record for one day....

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Thursday, July 23, 2020
Second Challenge to Mandatory Traveler Quarantine Denied
By News Release @ 5:06 PM :: 3122 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...U.S. District Court Judge Jill A. Otake denied a motion today, for a preliminary injunction, from a South Carolina traveler....

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Thursday, July 23, 2020
HSTA, HGEA, UPW issue joint statement calling for delayed return of students to campus
By News Release @ 5:05 AM :: 3259 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...DoE's designed-to-fail scheme is falling apart....

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
COVID Count: 17 new cases out of 631 tests
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 2338 Views :: COVID-19

...one new death, three new hospitalizations....

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
HSTA urges state, Board of Education to delay return of students to campus
By News Release @ 2:07 AM :: 3313 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...“Our schools are woefully underprepared to deliver a distance learning program should a school be shut down by the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) due to the spread of COVID-19,” said HSTA President Corey Rosenlee....

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Ige Reaffirms Plan for Aug 4 Reopening of Public Schools
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 2360 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...Teachers return on Wednesday, July 29....

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
COVID Count: 25 new cases out of 1,399 tests
By News Release @ 10:59 PM :: 2352 Views :: COVID-19

... one new hospitalization, no new deaths ....

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
COVID: UH Activists Dream of Exploiting Housing Crisis
By News Release @ 4:57 PM :: 3017 Views :: Greenmail, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... the Supply-Demand Connection They Won’t Talk About at UH: Hawaii’s artificial restriction of land supply has profited KSBE, A&B and other major landowners by making housing unaffordable for middle class and working class families.  Greenmail protests and litigation by OHA, sovereignty activists and enviro groups shapes the land-use environment and drives young families out of Hawaii ....

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Hotels Sue to Block San Francisco’s Daily Cleaning Mandate
By Court House News @ 10:08 AM :: 3375 Views :: Homelessness, Tourism, COVID-19

...the industry groups say the law will endanger guests and employees by increasing the frequency of cleaning staff in guest rooms, creating more opportunities to catch and spread the Covid-19 virus in a confined space....

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Monday, July 20, 2020
COVID Count: 12 new cases out of 827 tests
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 2288 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Sunday, July 19, 2020
COVID Count: 28 new cases out of 1,321 tests
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 1936 Views :: COVID-19

...ten new hospitalizations, no new deaths....

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Saturday, July 18, 2020
Even with Drop in Unemployment, Hawaii Ranks 49th in Bounce Back from COVID
By Selected News Articles @ 11:46 PM :: 3417 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...States Whose Unemployment Rates Are Bouncing Back Most....

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Saturday, July 18, 2020
COVID Count: 20 new cases out of 1,640 tests
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 1883 Views :: COVID-19

...one new death, one new hospitalization....

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Saturday, July 18, 2020
Ige COVID Solution: Just Stop Paying EUTF
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 3892 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

...Waiving the entire “annual required contribution” or ARC payment to EUTF for this year would save the state about $840 million, according to one official….

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Saturday, July 18, 2020
Follow-Up Survey to Gauge the Business Impact of COVID-19
By News Release @ 1:48 PM :: 3587 Views :: Economy, Small Business, Tourism, COVID-19

...which measures changes in employment and employee wages, monthly revenue and revenue sources, current state of operations and plan for trans-Pacific tourism opening, impact of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and business outlook....

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Friday, July 17, 2020
COVID Count: 23 new cases out of 1,791 tests
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 1837 Views :: COVID-19

...one new hospitalization, one new death....

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
COVID Count 19 new cases out of 1,817 tests
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 1802 Views :: COVID-19

...one new hospitalization, no new deaths....

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Hawaii: Only 45% of Adults Working
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 3209 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...Employment–population ratio, Hawaii 2nd lowest in USA....

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
COVID Count: 29 new cases out of 1,830 tests
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 1711 Views :: COVID-19

...four new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 30 released....

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
UHERO--Recovery may take decade
By UHERO @ 12:17 AM :: 2801 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...the state’s total employment rate, as well as its unemployment rate, will not return to its pre-pandemic level until 2029....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
COVID Count: 22 new cases out of 1,487 tests
By News Release @ 9:41 PM :: 1790 Views :: COVID-19

... five new hospitalizations, no new deaths ....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
UH Survey: Hawaii Residents Assess COVID Restrictions
By News Release @ 9:10 AM :: 2511 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... only 7% found them “Mostly Unreasonable” violations of individual rights ....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
UH Regents: Use COVID Emergency to Re-write Labor Contracts
By Selected News Articles @ 2:12 AM :: 3426 Views :: Higher Education, Labor, COVID-19

... UH Board of Regents resolution calls for emergency proclamation, drastic cuts ....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
HIDOE Distance-Learning Survey Insights and Findings
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 2806 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...The surveys focused on distance-learning experiences during the closure of school buildings following spring break....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Exemption for out-of-state students part of extended quarantine
By News Release @ 12:29 AM :: 2595 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

...exemptions for out-of-state college students registered to attend school in Hawaiʻi in the fall....

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Monday, July 13, 2020
Ige: Tourism Reopening Pushed back to Sept 1
By News Release @ 11:37 PM :: 2633 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... The program is now scheduled to begin on Sept. 1 ....

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Monday, July 13, 2020
COVID Governors: Ige Best Performing Democrat in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:09 PM :: 3066 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

...Hawaii’s low numbers came at enormous cost....

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Monday, July 13, 2020
COVID Count: 23 new cases out of 900 tests--3 deaths
By News Release @ 5:40 PM :: 1810 Views :: COVID-19

... three new deaths and three new hospitalizations ....

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Sunday, July 12, 2020
COVID Count: 21 new cases out of 1,250 tests
By News Release @ 5:20 PM :: 1988 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Sunday, July 12, 2020
As COVID Testing Soars, Wait Times For Results Jump To A Week — Or More
By Selected News Articles @ 2:33 AM :: 3173 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...Truslow was initially told it would take two to four days. Then CVS said five or six days. On the sixth day, the pharmacy estimated it would take 10 days....

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
COVID Count: 42 new cases out of 1,686 tests
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 1544 Views :: COVID-19

...a new one-day record for new cases....

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
Legislative Session: The good, the bad and the ugly
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:42 PM :: 4324 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

... donning rose-colored glasses and approaching the budget shortfall as a temporary setback ....

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
DLIR Rejects 73,438 Invalid Unemployment Claims
By News Release @ 3:45 AM :: 4014 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...151,071 valid claims are being paid....

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Friday, July 10, 2020
Jobs Report: Lets Avoid Aggravating the Problem
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 3113 Views :: Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

...the Hawaii Legislature should not make a dismal situation worse....

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