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Saturday, May 8, 2021
Statewide List of Walk-In COVID Vaccination Sites
By News Release @ 1:54 AM :: 2068 Views :: COVID-19

... By getting the vaccine and encouraging your loved ones to do the same, we will be able to return to a comfortable level of normalcy and safety ....

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Friday, May 7, 2021
Ige Approves Kauai's Move to Tier Three
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 2448 Views :: Kauai County, COVID-19

... The more cautious tier was activated after the island’s average case count remained elevated for the past two weeks ....

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Thursday, May 6, 2021
O‘ahu to continue in Tier 3 four more weeks
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 2736 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... while the county and the state work together on incorporating vaccination counts on O‘ahu into modified metrics for the Tier system ....

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Thursday, May 6, 2021
44% of small-businesses have job openings they can't fill
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 2677 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

... This number is 22 points higher than the 48-year historical average ....

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Hawaii Tourism Recovery Slowest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:05 PM :: 2709 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

... States that are Recovering the Quickest from COVID-19 ....

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
HECO Disconnect Moratorium Ends May 31
By News Release @ 11:35 PM :: 2249 Views :: Energy, COVID-19

... Past due customers can avoid collection activity by setting up payment plan ....

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
UH Announces Graduation Plans
By News Release @ 11:31 PM :: 2280 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... UH spring 2021 commencement ceremonies range from virtual to in-person ....

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Biometric Controls for International Arrivals at Honolulu Airport
By News Release @ 4:47 AM :: 2881 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism, COVID-19

... fulfills a Congressional mandate to biometrically record the entry and exit of non-U.S. citizens ....

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
2021 HS Graduation Schedule Announced
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 2922 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... Alternative ceremony formats will continue for a second year and limit guest access to comply with COVID-19 health and safety guidelines ....

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Monday, May 3, 2021
Special Agents Check 3,200 Hotel Rooms for Quarantine Violators
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 2516 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... As part of last Friday’s operation, special agents visited 10 hotels ....

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Monday, May 3, 2021
​City’s Rental and Utility Relief Program closes after just a few minutes -- will reopen June 7
By News Release @ 10:34 PM :: 2199 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... it will reopen the first working Monday of each month as long as funds are available ....

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Sunday, May 2, 2021
Legislators Sum up 2021 Session
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 3053 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... The Governor has until June 21, 2021, to provide the Legislature with notification of his intent to veto ....

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Saturday, May 1, 2021
COVID-19 Joint Information Center Ends Daily Summary Reports
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 1978 Views :: COVID-19

... At this point, all the information reported in the Daily News Digest (DND) can be viewed on a daily basis via the web links regularly included, and the JIC has produced this final DND today. ...

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Saturday, May 1, 2021
City’s Rental and Utility Relief Program to reopen May 3 at 2 p.m.
By News Release @ 10:23 AM :: 2704 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, COVID-19

"...fraudulent applications may be referred to law enforcement....”

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Friday, April 30, 2021
Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:19 PM :: 3143 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, COVID-19

...The Fumble or The Phantom Punch....

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Friday, April 30, 2021
March Visitor Arrivals Up 1.1%
By Hawaii Tourism Authority @ 5:02 AM :: 2772 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

... This was the first time in a year where visitor arrivals were up, but the year-to-date arrivals were still significantly down (-60.1%) ....

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Friday, April 30, 2021
Maui, Kona Rental Car Rates Top $900/wk
By News Release @ 12:15 AM :: 3874 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Tourism, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... Kahului, Hawaii, is the most expensive U.S. destination in which to rent a car this spring ....

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Thursday, April 29, 2021
Legislature allows governor to act without restraint for another year
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:26 PM :: 2957 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... This bill was so close to the finish line that the only question seemed to be whether Gov. Ige would agree to limit his power ....

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Hawaii Government Assistance Payments Jumped 62% for 2020
By Selected News Articles @ 5:54 AM :: 2735 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Earnings, which mostly reflect wages and other employee compensation, fell in Hawaii by 7.7% ....

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Thursday, April 22, 2021
America’s Future Is In Hawaii--A dispatch from the tropical dystopia.
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 PM :: 3122 Views :: Homelessness, COVID-19

... The future includes internal travel restrictions ....

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Thursday, April 22, 2021
March Hotel Performance Flat
By News Release @ 5:39 AM :: 2915 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

... In March 2021, Hawai‘i hotels statewide reported similar revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR), and occupancy compared to March 2020 ....

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Irrational Covid Vaccine Fears
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:00 AM :: 2569 Views :: COVID-19

... If you’re vaccinated, Covid presents a minuscule risk to you, and you present a minuscule Covid risk to anyone else ....

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Video: Ige Announces Inter-Island Vaccine Passport System
By Video @ 10:06 PM :: 3007 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... Qualifying interisland travelers may begin entering their information into Safe Travels Hawaii https://travel.hawaii.gov/ on May 7 for travel on or after May 11. ...

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Monday, April 19, 2021
Statewide Vax for Age 16+ Begins
By News Release @ 1:12 PM :: 3211 Views :: COVID-19

... “This is a great opportunity for residents 50 and older on O‘ahu to register before vaccine eligibility opens to everyone 16 and older on April 19...”

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Sunday, April 18, 2021
​COVID-19 infections, vaccines, and economic recovery
By UHERO @ 3:25 AM :: 3540 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... As business activity contracted, the state quickly shed more than 150,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate jumped from 2% to 22% ....

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Sunday, April 18, 2021
HSTA Complains About Summer School Plan
By News Release @ 2:58 AM :: 2636 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... Hawaii Board of Education Thursday approved a plan to spend up to $58 million in federal pandemic aid funds on summer learning loss programs ....

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Sunday, April 18, 2021
HGEA Demands Negotiations over Telework
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 2455 Views :: Labor, COVID-19

"...to provide workplace flexibility for employees who are having to balance work and family responsibilities...."

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Friday, April 16, 2021
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 8:15 PM :: 3259 Views :: Family, Life, COVID-19

... Governor Ige Signs Abortion Expansion Bill ....

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Friday, April 16, 2021
Hawaii Unemployment Drops to 9.0%
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 2664 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... compared to 9.2 percent in February ....

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Thursday, April 15, 2021
Mobility Data Shows Fewer Residents Staying at Home
By UHERO @ 10:21 PM :: 2402 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... A potential cause of the recent virus spread is the decline in the share of people staying at home and a rise in gatherings ....

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Thursday, April 15, 2021
2021 UH Legislative Update, including proposed budget cuts
By News Release @ 6:42 PM :: 2922 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Higher Education, COVID-19

... Many of the reductions are hopefully made up with federal stimulus funding ....

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Thursday, April 15, 2021
Fourth Hawaiʻi Commercial Rent Survey Shows Some Recovery
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 2551 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

... 40 percent of businesses did not pay rent in full versus 50 percent in the third survey ....

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Monday, April 12, 2021
Urban Transit After COVID-19
By Selected News Articles @ 7:00 PM :: 2850 Views :: Rail, COVID-19

... it is premature to commit funding for major new rail transit projects before we have some idea of the extent of transit ridership in the first several years after nationwide vaccinations ....

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Monday, April 12, 2021
Hawaii: 26.5% Expect to Lose Income
By Selected News Articles @ 6:39 PM :: 2858 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... The state where people are most likely to face an expected loss of employment income is Hawaii, at 26.5% ....

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Monday, April 12, 2021
How Hawaii Can Waste More Federal COVID Stimulus Money--Biden has some ideas
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 3341 Views :: National News, Economy, COVID-19

... Today, the White House released state-by-state fact sheets (crony dreambooks) that highlight the (allegedly) urgent need in every state across the country for the investments (pork projects) proposed by President Biden in the American Jobs Plan ....

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Monday, April 12, 2021
Vaccine Passport: Hawaii vs Florida
By Selected News Articles @ 6:12 PM :: 3819 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

“...Requiring so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports for taking part in everyday life — such as attending a sporting event, patronizing a restaurant, or going to a movie theater— would create two cases of citizens based on vaccination....”

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Monday, April 12, 2021
Hawaii Small Businesses Among Most Exposed to Pandemic Losses
By Selected News Articles @ 12:17 PM :: 2599 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, COVID-19

... States With the Most Pandemic-Proof Small Businesses -- Hawaii 50th ....

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Saturday, April 10, 2021
Ige Signs 19th COVID Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 5:23 AM :: 2141 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... the proclamation includes mention of an anticipated new exception for vaccinated travelers that will become effective only upon approval by the director of the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency ....

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Friday, April 9, 2021
COVID Justice: 430 Inmates Released, 58% Have Already Reoffended
By News Release @ 4:25 AM :: 3471 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... The Criminal Justice Research institute reported that 58% of inmates had reoffended at least once since their release ....

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Thursday, April 8, 2021
Forbes: Hawaii Tops List Of Worst-Performing States
By Selected News Articles @ 4:37 AM :: 3363 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii lags the nation’s economic momentum by an astonishing 5.14% ....

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021
O‘ahu businesses and activities to continue operations in Tier 3
By News Release @ 11:22 PM :: 2690 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... Honolulu will continue to operate in Tier 3 of the reopening strategy for the next four weeks, meaning O‘ahu businesses and activities will continue operations without reverting back to the Tier 2 framework ....

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
COVID Restrictions Correlate with Unemployment, not Deathrates
By Selected News Articles @ 10:04 PM :: 2644 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii is now the 11th-most restrictive state ....

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Hawaii 3rd Safest State During COVID
By Selected News Articles @ 4:15 AM :: 2414 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... the lower COVID-19 transmission and deaths are in a state, the more that state is able to eliminate restrictions on businesses ....

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
State Economies Hit the Most by Coronavirus -- Hawaii #3
By Selected News Articles @ 3:46 AM :: 2309 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Coronavirus isn’t just a danger to Americans’ health. It’s also a menace to our wallets .... 

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Monday, April 5, 2021
Does ARPA Outlaw Hawaii Tech and Film Tax Credit Expansion?
By Tax Foundation @ 6:28 PM :: 3616 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits, Taxes, COVID-19

"...Hawaii increased the cap on its film incentives and decoupled from federal restrictions on research and development tax credits...."

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Saturday, April 3, 2021
Help for Native Hawaiian Businesses Facing the COVID Storm
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:15 AM :: 2932 Views :: OHA, Small Business, COVID-19

... Native Hawaiians own 3,147 firms in Hawaiʻi, constituting 11.1% of all businesses in the state ....

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Thursday, April 1, 2021
DLIR Update: $5.2B in Pandemic Benefits Paid
By News Release @ 9:18 PM :: 2728 Views :: Ethics, Labor, COVID-19

... DLIR hired a vendor to perform investigations focusing on overpayments. Solid State Operations, Inc. will begin with 25 investigators on April 6 ....

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
COVID Cluster at King’s Cathedral Kahului
By News Release @ 8:57 PM :: 3261 Views :: Maui County, Religion, COVID-19

... People who attended events hosted by King’s Cathedral and Chapels in the past 14 days are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 ....

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Moody's announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Hawaii
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 3246 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes, Tourism, COVID-19

"... The Aa2 rating on the State of Hawaii's general obligation bonds recognizes the significant fiscal challenges posed by the current health and economic crisis...."

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Monday, March 29, 2021
UH Manoa Campus Reopening August 23 for Fall Semester
By News Release @ 10:37 PM :: 2478 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... For our faculty and students, this upcoming fall 2021 semester will be a transition semester, as we reopen our campus and navigate from a primarily online environment towards a primarily in-person semester in/by spring 2022 ....

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