Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
July 14, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. After Extending Quarantine, Ige Must Veto pay raises
  2. Police: Video Show Sovereignty Activists Lied About Home Depot Takeover—Framed Pahoa Man
  3. Drug Addicted Criminal Released for COVID back in Jail Again
  4. Third COVID-19 death tied to small private care homes raises concerns
  5. DOH: Clusters at Hawaiian Airlines, local gyms involve same patient
  6. State, teachers union come to agreement on what social distancing will mean at public schools
  7. Hawaii’s Charter Schools Are Listening To Parents When It Comes To Reopening
  8. Revisit trust lands to allot for homesteads
  9. HB285: Here's Why The Police Misconduct Bill Is So Important
  10. Par Hawaii Refinery using COVID to reopen HECO, Gas Co Contracts

Monday, July 13, 2020
July 13, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Governor announces plan to delay reopening of tourism for at least a month
  2. Ige Should Block Union Pay Raises
  3. With 20% Unemployed, State Preps for Wave of Drug Addiction
  4. Over 150 visitors have been sent home, VASH reports
  5. Is YB Capable of Sound Fiscal Management?
  6. New budget director’s campaign contributions show he was no stranger to politics
  7. 6 cases tied to a cluster at the Pearl City Nursing Home
  8. Hawaii passes new gun control law restricting interstate commerce

Sunday, July 12, 2020
July 12, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Star-Adv: If we don’t reopen Tourism now, we never will  
  2. Kai Kahele traveling a gilded political fast lane to Washington
  3. UH Board of Regents resolution calls for emergency proclamation, drastic cuts
  4. TMT supporters and opponents reflect one year after Mauna Kea demonstration started
  5. Hawaii claimants seeking jobless aid end up with big PUA bills instead
  6. No School Will offer 100% Face to Face Instruction on Big Island, Kauai, Parts of Oahu
  7. Oahu Superspreader tied to Three Outbreaks

Saturday, July 11, 2020
July 11, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige’s COVID Fake Out: After weeks of prepping for tourism’s reopening, hotels face the prospect of a costly delay -- Food Lines Form Again
  2. Live and Let Die: What Made it at the Legislature?
  3. Incumbents Maintain Money Advantage In Hawaii Legislative Races
  4. Grim prognosis for state budget
  5. 8,000 citations were issued for violating stay-at-home orders. They’re all entitled to jury trials.

Friday, July 10, 2020
July 10, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Frustrated Hawaii businesses feel further delay in reopening could beget ‘economic catastrophe’
  2. Bill would change election laws to make Rep. Takayama eligible to run for Sen. Harimoto’s seat
  3. Hidden Agenda?  Outside Influence? SB2940 paving way for new Aloha Stadium dies in Hawaii Legislature
  4. ‘Patently Absurd’ Amemiya Contributes Money to Hanabusa, Hannemann
  5. Gun control bills hang in the balance as lawmakers wrap up the legislative session
  6. Coronavirus clobbers Marshall Island communities in U.S.: Infections have 'skyrocketed'
  7. "We need more testing immediately" Hawaii doc cautions against testing complacency    
  8. BoE Delays Vote on COVID Agreement
  9. Plans For Increasing COVID-19 Testing At Care Homes On Hold
  10. Young Bros. files New Request for Rate Increase—47% This Time!
  11. Gov. Ige appoints Bennette Misalucha to the late Breene Harimoto’s Hawaii Senate seat
  12. Utilities commission rejects Hu Honua’s Overpriced deal to Jack up Electric Rates
  13. Yes, window AC units require building permits in Hawaii County
  14. Kauai Anti-Styrofoam bill amended to delay implementation
  15. Hawaii Prison Oversight Commission: ‘Maybe We’ve Been Forgotten’

Thursday, July 09, 2020
July 9, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Gov. David Ige and the state’s mayors will meet again to decide whether to lift the 14-day travel quarantine
  2. Hawaii Lawmakers Won’t Give Health Director Broad COVID-19 Screening Powers  
  3. Hawaii debates how close is too close for kids in classrooms
  4. Honolulu City Council holds off on $26M bond for rail
  5. Bill 12: Will ‘Historic’ Manoa Political Insiders Have to Pay More than $300 in Property Taxes?
  6. Realtors survey finds alarming number of Oahu tenants unable to pay their rent in June
  7. Is COVID-19 causing an increase in island suicides?
  8. Hawaii among nation’s worst for COVID racial disparity
  9. Friends and Family: Hawaii County Begins Passing out $80M ‘Relief’
  10. Measures On Track To Clear Hawaii Legislature
  11. Some PUA payments grind to halt amid Hawaii’s push to end fraud
  12. Will Maui Liquor panel help small businesses survive COVID?
  13. Anti-Telescope Lunatics Blockade Hilo Home Depot Store over ‘Zip-Tie’ Conspiracy Theory
  14. Get public input on solar projects

Wednesday, July 08, 2020
July 8, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Vote by Mail: ‘Universal Disbelief’
  2. Designed to Fail:  CVS can’t deliver COVID test in 72-hour window
  3. Prominent Hawaii doctor says state should delay plan for trans-Pacific visitors
  4. Hawaii’s coronavirus testing capability to be reduced in half after mainland company cuts off supplies
  5. Garbage: Kouchi Business Gets PPP Money
  6. Crooks and Cronies: A quick look at Colleen Hanabusa’s campaign fundraising during 2019
  7. Another School Announces Plan to Continue with ‘Distance Learning’ Scheme
  8. A colored placard system could soon identify businesses abiding by COVID precautions
  9. Maui restaurants plead for rule changes to stay in business
  10. DHHL conducts removal of unauthorized campers in Waimanalo
  11. Criminal Enters Country, Spends Next 44 Years on Maui Committing Crimes
  12. Soft on Stupid: Hawaii County Council Panders to anti-5G Idiots

Tuesday, July 07, 2020
July 7, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. COVID Upsurge not Affecting Hawaii Hospitals Much—Only 5 ICU or Ventilator Patients Statewide 
  2. Bought n Paid for -- 42% of Kahele’s Money Coming from Out of State
  3. These Hawaii Businesses Got Federal Loans During The Pandemic
  4. A small-business owner’s perspective on the minimum wage
  5. Pay Raise Retaliation? Hawaii Senate committee rejects Gov. Ige’s pick for state director of finance
  6. Senate committee recommends rejection of Ige’s BLNR nominee
  7. Senate passes COVID-19 screening bill, despite protests
  8. HB460: A tool to ferret out unlicensed rentals
  9. COVID Cluster -- 9 at Local Gym
  10. Soft on Crime: Recidivist Tweeker Gets 5 Years for 11-day Crime Spree
  11. Soft on Crime: Plea deal still on table in alleged child starvation
  12. Judge blocks auction of Hawaiian heiress’ belongings

Monday, July 06, 2020
July 6, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige: State facing $2.3B in lost tax revenue due to coronavirus pandemic
  2. Public chance to weigh in on the major overhaul of election rules  
  3. Hawaii Senate worker tests positive for coronavirus but legislative session to resume Monday
  4. Senate passes bill granting emergency powers to Hawaii health director
  5. Hawaii State Legislature passes police reform bill
  6. Substitute teachers’ unemployment benefits in limbo in Hawaii
  7. Future of Hawaii's "only free dental clinic" in jeopardy due to Cancellation of State Grants in Aid Program Statewide
  8. COVID News: Taxpayers won’t be Covering Cesspool Expense at Gay TVR in Puna 
  9. Kakaako condo tower construction upended by coronavirus
  10. Envisioned vertical public school in Kakaako faces new delays
  11. Surfing Goat Dairy Down 89% Without Tourists

Sunday, July 05, 2020
July 5, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. WCIT/DTL Chairs Amemiya Campaign
  2. Ige warns that without more federal aid, Hawaii public worker pay cuts or furloughs are inevitable
  3. Republican Incompetence to Blame for Hawaii’s meager ballot choices
  4. Get ready for Hawaii’s inaugural vote-by-mail election coming up in weeks
  5. Should Hawaii counties defund police? No: Make warranted decision, not vengeful one
  6. Suicide Squad Writes 30 Prescriptions in First Year
  7. Report: Residents don’t want quarantine for travelers
  8. Lack of clear vision for pre-arrival testing program is hindering Hawaii’s tourism reopening
  9. Kapa'a man freaks out over mask in store -- arrested for terroristic threatening
  10. HNL Clogged up with Electric Vehicles Parked Free

Saturday, July 04, 2020
July 4, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Anti-Telescope Activists Vandalize and Protest Kailua July 4 Display—Make Americans Apologize
  2. 1,000 American flags in Kailua back up after being removed, vandalized
  3. After Months of getting paid to ‘work’ from Home, HGEA Members Try to weasel out of going back to ‘work’
  4. In spike of cases, Oahu sees worrisome evidence of broader community spread
  5. DOH Signs Contract--CVS To provide COVID Testing to Hawaii Tourists
  6. 141 Quarantine Violators Deported—and counting

Friday, July 03, 2020
July 3, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Federal judge rules Hawaii’s quarantine is reasonable during coronavirus pandemic
  2. HB460: COVID Excuse to Clamp Down on TVRs -- ‘Place of stay declaration form’ draws concerns
  3. HB2501: Controversial pandemic powers bill moves forward
  4. The Real Plan for Fall Semester—School 2 Days per Week, Teachers Get Paid for 5 days
  5. Virus Shifts Kekaha ES to 100% Online
  6. Hilo HS: Teachers voting on their preference
  7.  COVID Retaliation Behind Senate rejection of Ige Tax Director?
  8. SR159: Senate Committee Rejects Special Rights for Sovereignty Activists
  9. 'Police Lives Matter' Honolulu Group rallies at Capitol
  10. Kauai police detective arrested in domestic abuse case
  11. Efforts to combat unemployment fraud create new headaches for filers
  12. Bankruptcy filings soar in Hawaii as economic fallout of pandemic widens
  13. One after another after another, small businesses in Hawaii call it quits
  14. HONU: COVID Put an End to Plan to Move Homeless into Shelters

Thursday, July 02, 2020
July 2, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rick Blangiardi Part of 1980s Savings & Loan Fraud Scheme
  2. Wealthy Retirees on Kauai Seeking to use COVID to Kill off Tourism now want double testing
  3. States Hold Immense Powers To Handle Public Health
  4. Some 11,000 people in Hawaii still haven’t gotten unemployment payments
  5. SB2206: State says new homes for 32 Waimanalo homeless not allowed
  6. N King St to Become New Homeless Hub
  7. Recent study shows less Hawaii residents believe management of COVID-19 is 'heading in right direction'
  8. US judge to examine Hawaii quarantine challenge today
  9. Diversification Underway: Tourism is Half of what it was in 1989
  10. Lawmakers, public question BLNR member’s intentions
  11. Interim state tax director withdraws from senate confirmation process
  12. County Council urges quick roll out of coronavirus relief funds
  13. Family of Waianae man files suit against HPD over fatal Mililani shooting
  14. Petition to Stop Mark Zuckerberg From 'Colonizing' Hawaii Island With His New Mansion Goes Viral

Wednesday, July 01, 2020
July 1, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. After 29 Years--Hawaii Supreme Court rules in favor of Hawaiian homelands beneficiaries
  2. Gut n Replace SB1427: YB Rate Hike Decision to be Taken Away from PUC to Ice out Consumer Advocate?
  3. HB2475: Allow HDoT to Give Money to YB
  4. HB2728: Lawmakers Want To Keep Foreign Interference Out Of Elections 
  5. HB1902: Lawmakers again move forward on ban of large-capacity rifle magazines
  6. HB1529: High school journalism bill dead for this legislative session
  7. After Aug 1 Real Time Database will Track Quarantine Breakers
  8. To help keep virus out and residents safe, a senior living facility turns to tech
  9. Starting this fall, new immunizations required for Hawaii students
  10. Laughing at Your Sacrifice: Maui Council to Put Vote for New County Ag Dep’t on ballot
  11. To woo customers back, city announces Chinatown beautification plan
  12. Convenience fee added to Hawaii DMV Now kiosks
  13. Hawaii COVID-19 cases broken down by age

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
June 30, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige Nominee to re-Shape Hawaii Supreme Court?
  2. Aug 1 Reopening Details: “We’re working on that” 
  3. HSTA-DoE Agree to More Fake ‘Distance Learning’
  4. HSTA Pres: My Members Will Get Paid for Work from Home Days this Fall—We Will Block Standardized Testing Again Next Year
  5. Honolulu Star-Advertiser To Lose 12 Journalists
  6. Racial Disparities Emerge In HPD Enforcement Of Stay-At-Home Violations
  7. Department of Retaliation: Honolulu Fire Department Infighting Places Rescue Units in Moldy Basement
  8. Funding could save a program helping women transition to post-prison life
  9. SB2206: Gut n Replace Bill would permit festering homeless tent cities on all state land
  10. SR159: Make Sovereignty Activists into a Protected Class so they Can’t be Prosecuted for their Criminal Activities
  11. HB2035/SB2012: Bills pending at the Hawaii Legislature would aid local ranchers and farmers.
  12. Honolulu Bill 2 Would Unbundle Parking
  13. Felony child pornography charges filed against an Oahu little league coach

Monday, June 29, 2020
June 29, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Aggressive contact tracing by state identifies new COVID cases
  2. Some of Abigail Kawananakoa’s items are going up for auction. That’s raising concerns
  3. Debating Christopher Deedy, again

Sunday, June 28, 2020
June 28, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Honolulu police chief says department doesn’t need reforms despite recent spike in fatal shootings by officers
  2. Distance Learning? Students MIA
  3. Pandemic or not, legislators open vault for public workers
  4. Honolulu city bus driver tests positive for coronavirus
  5. Time will tell if Gov. David Ige’s slow-steady style proves wise against COVID-19
  6. Union expresses concern about hotel worker safety
  7. Cruise Ships Heading for Hawaii in October
  8. Work from home era may leave rail behind
  9. ‘It was hamajang’: East Oahu residents sue the city over shoddy road work
  10. Who is going to pay for Aloha Stadium’s health and safety repairs?

Saturday, June 27, 2020
June 27, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Tourism Industry Kept 33% of Hawaii Households on Edge of Poverty—and that was before COVID
  2. Lawmakers, schools superintendent trade blame for lack of preparation ahead of school reopenings
  3. Hawaii vacation rentals see low occupancy, demand amid Covid-19 restrictions
  4. Hawaii Attorney General victimized by identity thieves who targeted unemployment program
  5. Legislators Allocate $7M to Remove Homeless Trash, ACLU Whines About it
  6. COVID Tourism Control: State set to reopen Hana Highway to public
  7. High court rules in favor of county on timeshare taxes

Friday, June 26, 2020
June 26, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Reopening Means Spying: State-County Database to Track Your Movements ‘In Real Time’ 
  2. HB460 Spying: State senators to introduce bill that would require Hawaii's visitors to document where they'll be staying
  3.  As tax revenues drop, Honolulu’s rail project faces $450M funding shortfall and new delays
  4. Gut and Replace Hawaii Supreme Court Oral Argument
  5. HB2502: Lawmakers pare back quarantine-powers bill after public concern
  6. Union organizes mass COVID-19 testing for hospitality workers, it calls on employers to follow suit
  7. Different Kind of Tourist?  Under Quarantine only Cheap Hotels have any Occupancy
  8. Steep Drop in Real Estate Prices Coming?
  9. Supreme Court declines to hear appeal in Christopher Deedy trial—Prosecutors will Try ‘Plan C’
  10. Charlatans Whip Up Big Island Mob over missing children—Councilmember Warns Against Vigilantism
  11. Thousands of Mainlanders sign petition calling for the removal of 1874 Hawaiian Kingdom Era Captain Cook monument
  12. Trump wants federal hiring to focus on skills over degrees
  13. Condo associations again face liability for past “wrongful foreclosures”
  14. "Renewable Energy” is easy to grasp and slippery to define

Thursday, June 25, 2020
June 25, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Surprise: Public Employee Wage Hikes Total $150M
  2. Group drops lawsuit against Gov. Ige's emergency proclamation
  3. Hawaii Economic Chief: Tourism Is ‘Who We Are’ And Must Be Rebuilt
  4. Hawaii Ready to take more COVID so Bring It
  5. Hawaii lawmakers advance police reform bill that’s been obstructed for years   
  6. Police Shootings Soar Under Ballard
  7. Bill expands state powers on quarantine and health emergencies
  8. Ala Moana Towers Designed to Create Rail Route?
  9. Child abuse bill advances

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UH Survey: Hawaii Residents Assess COVID Restrictions
by News Release Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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


The scuttling of Trump’s modest Jones Act reform
by Michael Hansen Tuesday, July 14, 2020

...“Trump backed off shipping reform under political pressure, former advisers claim”....


UH Regents: Use COVID Emergency to Re-write Labor Contracts
by News Article Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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


HIDOE Distance-Learning Survey Insights and Findings
by News Release Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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


Exemption for out-of-state students part of extended quarantine
by News Release Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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


Ige: Tourism Reopening Pushed back to Sept 1
by News Release Monday, July 13, 2020

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


​UH legislative update as session adjourns during COVID-19 pandemic
by News Release Monday, July 13, 2020

...Kalbert Young, UH vice president for budget and finance and chief financial officer, shares his analysis of the 2020 legislative session....


COVID Governors: Ige Best Performing Democrat in USA
by News Article Monday, July 13, 2020

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


Hirono: Trump supporters are “white supremacists”
by Video Video Monday, July 13, 2020

...this is what Hirono thinks of Trump supporters....


COVID Count: 23 new cases out of 900 tests--3 deaths
by News Release Monday, July 13, 2020

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


My OHA Endorsements
by Samuel Wilder King II Monday, July 13, 2020


VIDEO: 2020 Honolulu Prosecutor Candidates Debate
by Video Video Monday, July 13, 2020

...sponsored by Hawaii Women Lawyers....


Highlights of 2020 Legislative Session
by News Release Sunday, July 12, 2020

...a list of all bills passed during the 2020 session....


Counties Announce Primary Ballot Mailing Dates
by News Release Sunday, July 12, 2020

...Kauai County will mail out ballots on Tues July 14, 2020....


COVID Count: 21 new cases out of 1,250 tests
by News Release Sunday, July 12, 2020

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


Future of Unemployment Insurance
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, July 12, 2020

...unemployment insurance and how it is going to fare after the pandemic....


As COVID Testing Soars, Wait Times For Results Jump To A Week — Or More
by News Article Sunday, July 12, 2020

...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....


COVID Count: 42 new cases out of 1,686 tests
by News Release Saturday, July 11, 2020

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


Legislative Session: The good, the bad and the ugly
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, July 11, 2020

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


Victorino: Maui Council Should not Bypass Charter Commission
by News Release Saturday, July 11, 2020

"...Our Charter is our County Bible, our foundational document. It’s not something that should be changed on a whim, or on the idea that if something sounds good it’s the right thing to do....”


DLIR Rejects 73,438 Invalid Unemployment Claims
by News Release Saturday, July 11, 2020

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


Driving up Electric Bill: Legislature Bans Coal
by News Release Saturday, July 11, 2020

...SB2629 SD2 HD1 prohibits, after June 30, 2020 the approval of a new or renewed power purchase agreement for electricity generated from coal....


​HB1819: Legislature passes bill to legalize industrial hemp
by News Release Saturday, July 11, 2020

...Another hemp bill, Senate Bill 1353, was vetoed by Governor Ige last year, after he expressed concerns that it was unenforceable. This year’s version was worked on directly with the Governor's administration to ensure its enactment....


Ige appoints Bennette Misalucha to State Senate until Special Election
by News Release Saturday, July 11, 2020

...to fill the late Sen. Breene Harimoto’s state Senate seat. State Senate District 16 includes Pearl City....


Jobs Report: Lets Avoid Aggravating the Problem
by News Release Friday, July 10, 2020

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


​Pandemic Priorities
by Joni Kamiya Friday, July 10, 2020

...people want what works, and they don’t care about the toxicity....


COVID Legislature: "This will be a shell of a democracy"
by Gene Ward Friday, July 10, 2020

"...The people of Hawaii are facing a dead economy, and thousands are waiting in food lines to feed their families...."


Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Friday, July 10, 2020

...adjournment Sine Die....


DHS, OHA to Share Native Hawaiian COVID Data
by News Release Friday, July 10, 2020

...DHS will share Native Hawaiian data tables from its programs with OHA to help assess the impacts COVID-19 is having on Hawaiʻi’s indigenous people....


COVID Count: 28 new cases out of 1,639 tests
by News Release Friday, July 10, 2020

... 17 coronavirus cases tied to exercise classes at 2 Oahu gyms ....


COVID Economy: State Much More Susceptible than Counties
by News Release Friday, July 10, 2020

"...The revenue profiles of the state and the city and county are quite different. The state is much more exposed to volatile revenue sources such as general excise tax and transient accommodation tax (TAT)...."


City Council defers borrowing for rail
by Grassroot Institute Friday, July 10, 2020

...a resolution that would have authorized up to $26 million in borrowing to help fund its over-budget and behind-schedule rail project....


DoE Announces COVID Class Schedules for Fall
by News Release Friday, July 10, 2020

... what will be your school's class schedule? ....


Groups Challenge Hawaii’s prohibition on the open carry of firearms
by News Release Thursday, July 09, 2020

... The issue before the en banc Young court is whether the Second Amendment protects the right of law-abiding citizens to openly carry firearms outside the home .... 


COVID Count: 36 new cases out of 1,443 tests
by News Release Thursday, July 09, 2020

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


DoH: 'Severe Consequences' for Food Establishments Violating COVID Rules
by News Release Thursday, July 09, 2020

...Food Safety Branch will begin to temporarily suspend the operations of restaurants, bars and other food establishments that do not comply.... 


CMS: Action to protect nursing homes against COVID-19
by News Article Thursday, July 09, 2020

...Beginning in May, CMS required nursing homes that participate in Medicare and Medicaid to inform residents, their families, and their representatives within 12 hours of when a single confirmed COVID-19 case is reported, or when three or more residents or staffers develop respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other....


Hawaii GET Taxes 105 percent of the state’s personal income
by Tax Foundation Thursday, July 09, 2020

...Hawaii has the broadest sales tax in the United States, but it taxes many products multiple times and, by one estimate, ultimately taxes 105 percent of the state’s personal income.  This base is far wider than the national median, where the sales tax applies to 34.25 percent of personal income....


Hawaii Worst Taxpayer ROI in USA
by News Article Thursday, July 09, 2020

...nobody pays more for less....


Retired police officer sentenced to 10 years for his attempted unlawful sexual enticement of a 13-year-old boy
by News Release Wednesday, July 08, 2020

...During a post-arrest statement, Goeas admitted to past unlawful sexual contact with minor males....


COVID Count: 23 new cases out of 2,056 tests
by News Release Wednesday, July 08, 2020

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


Corona Virus Restrictions Hawaii vs Alaska
by News Release Wednesday, July 08, 2020

...Hawaii and Alaska have the lowest per capita COVID death tolls in the USA-- Hawaii is among the most restrictive states, Alaska is more moderate....


HPD System Prevents Gun Owners from Registering Guns
by News Article Wednesday, July 08, 2020

... The number of appointments available to the public is completely full. Every morning, hundreds of people try to access the website to get an appointment. This causes the system to freeze and crash, something reminiscent of the state's unemployment website in the early days of the pandemic ....


Guam Ambulance Company Owners Sentenced to Prison for Their Roles in Medicare Ambulance Fraud Scheme
by News Release Wednesday, July 08, 2020

...$10.8 million, one of the largest single Medicare ambulance fraud cases ever prosecuted by the Justice Department....


Candidate Forum: Rick Hamada Hosts 12 Honolulu Mayoral Candidates
by Video Video Tuesday, July 07, 2020

...Rick Hamada Hosts 12 Honolulu Mayoral Candidates July 7, 2020, in the 2020 Mayoral Candidate Forum sponsored by the Sales and Marketing Executives of Honolulu, KHVH 830AM Radio, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, and KHON....


COVID Count: 41 new cases out of 1,423 tests
by News Release Tuesday, July 07, 2020

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


Ige Vetoes $432M CARES Rainy Day Deposit
by Andrew Walden Tuesday, July 07, 2020

...according to Senator Thielen CARES money was put in the Rainy Day fund so the governor couldn’t touch it....


COVID Debt Bomb Puts Honolulu Over the Limit
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, July 07, 2020

...Honolulu county can't afford to borrow more for rail, Grassroot Institute says....


Hawaii 3rd-Highest Beer Taxes in USA
by Tax Foundation Tuesday, July 07, 2020

“...Taxes are the single most expensive ingredient in beer, costing more than the labor and raw materials combined....”


HB2457: Senate Fails to Protect Kids by Voting to Allow Continued Sale of Menthol E-Cigarettes and Cigarettes
by News Release Tuesday, July 07, 2020

...Statement of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association and American Lung Association....


Voting in Hawaii: Changes and Reminders
by Hawaii Family Forum Tuesday, July 07, 2020

...Gone are the days when you go to ballot booth.... 


Can Visitor Data Predict COVID in Hawaii?
by News Release Tuesday, July 07, 2020

...It will drill down the spread of COVID-19 among specific communities, unlike current models which only focus on the region as a whole....


Should Police Misconduct Records Be Made Public?
by Video Video Tuesday, July 07, 2020

...Kelii Akina Talks Story with Journalism Professor Gerald Kato....


Oahu Mandates Face Masks Indoors and Out
by News Release Tuesday, July 07, 2020

...Order 5: Non-Medical Grade Face Coverings now requires everyone on O‘ahu to wear non-medical grade face coverings over their noses and mouths.... 


Hawaii became a U.S. Territory July 7, 1898
by News Article Tuesday, July 07, 2020

When Hawaii became the 50th U.S. State in 1959, the historic occasion was marked by ceremonies within the sanctuary walls of the Kawaiaha‘o Church .... 


COVID Count: Seven new cases out of 615 tests
by News Release Monday, July 06, 2020

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


Unpacking Court Order Denying TRO to Block COVID Emergency Rules
by Robert Thomas Monday, July 06, 2020

...When the opinion starts this way, you know which way it is headed....


ACLU: Hawaii COVID Enforcement Racist
by News Release Monday, July 06, 2020

...HPD was 30 times more likely to arrest a Micronesian person and five times more likely to arrest a Black or Samoan person for violations of the COVID-19 orders than to arrest a white person....


COVID Count: 25 new cases out of 733 tests
by News Release Sunday, July 05, 2020

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


​Damn the Tax Clearances, Full Speed Ahead!
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, July 05, 2020

...Ige's COVID order suspends law requiring that people who want to do business with the State or municipal governments need to be current with their state and federal taxes....


COVID Count: 24 new cases out of 849 tests
by News Release Saturday, July 04, 2020

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


Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Saturday, July 04, 2020

...Friday July 10, 2020 Adjournment Sine Die....


Happy July 4th, despite the irony
by Kelii Akina Saturday, July 04, 2020

...celebrate the nation’s independence … while still under lockdown....


The 1840 Hawaiian Constitution and the Fourth of July
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, July 04, 2020

In 1840 the Kingdom of Hawaii adopted a constitution with strong parallels to the Constitution of the United States....


The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
by Robert Thomas Saturday, July 04, 2020

...the structure and style of the Declaration follows a form familiar to most modern lawyers: a complaint initiating a lawsuit....


Can the current YB management actually control costs?
by Michael Hansen Friday, July 03, 2020

...The HPUC perceives the underlying problem as YB management’s inability to control costs and operate an effective service....


Yes, we are different from Minneapolis; our police misdeeds are kept secret
by Grassroot Institute Friday, July 03, 2020

...The intense secrecy that has come to characterize the Honolulu Police Department....


COVID Count: 29 new cases out of 1,858 tests
by News Release Friday, July 03, 2020

...one new death, two new hospitalizations....


Fake it to Make it: DoE Releases 'Return to Learn' Plan
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...The Real Plan for Fall Semester—School 2 Days per Week, Teachers Get Paid for 5 days....


COVID Count 20 new cases out of 1,328 tests
by News Release Thursday, July 02, 2020

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


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