Thursday, August 06, 2020
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Thursday, August 06, 2020
August 6, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Parks, beaches to close, inter-island traveler quarantine reinstated amid COVID-19 surge
  2. COVID Ravages Micronesian Community
  3. Controlled by Unions, Hawaii County Council Crushes Plan to Build Panelized Pre-Fab Housing on Big Island
  4. Mayor Fumes as Chemophobia Caucus Attempts to ‘Settle’ Injection Wells Case 
  5. Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Lawmakers’ Gut-And-Replace Tactics
  6. A&B 31% of Tenants are not Paying Rent
  7. State sees soaring demand for food stamps, health insurance assistance
  8. “100% Hanabusa Supporter” behind the anti-Keith Amemiya attack ads
  9. Hu Honua Costs 3 times more than other energy sources
  10. How One Homelessness Group Gets Lots of Ballots Mailed to it
  11. Soft on Crime: Mother Stabber Gets off Easy, Assaults Police Officers and is still out on street to do it again
  12. Soft on Crime Courts Play Patty-Cake with Murder Conviction

Wednesday, August 05, 2020
August 5, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 30,000 Vanished Workers Just the Beginning of Mass Exodus from Hawaii
  2. Kaneshiro Held Fundraiser at Accused Murderer’s Nightclub (and so did Carlisle)  
  3. Caldwell: Now That FBI is after Amemiya he is ‘Needed on the job more than ever!’
  4. Mrs Blangiardi Gives Money to Josh Green Campaign
  5. Oahu Voters Have Already Cast More Ballots Than In 2016 Primary
  6. COVID Enforcement: Alaska vs Hawaii
  7. Ige Likely to Cancel Sept 1 Reopening
  8. Poll: Hawaii Voters Don’t Like School, Tourism Reopen Plans
  9. Hawaii’s military COVID-19 case count still a mystery
  10. Crackdown After 36 Cases in Public Housing
  11. Many private schools' enrollments are up in pandemic
  12. Business owners unsure if bar closure applies to them
  13. Blue Planet Foundation: Here are 50 Ways we can exploit COVID Crisis to put more money in Green Energy Scammers Pockets
  14. Hu Honua: ILWU’s Overpriced Tree-Burning Scheme Back Before PUC
  15. Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting changes process for residential permits

Tuesday, August 04, 2020
August 4, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Poll: Blangiardi Holds Double-Digit Lead In Honolulu Mayor’s Race
  2. Poll: Steve Alm Still Ahead In Race For Honolulu Prosecutor
  3. More than a year after guilty verdict, still no sentencing date for Kealohas, police officers
  4. Hospital CEO Warns Hawaii On Track To Exceed Health System Capacity
  5. DoH Again Resists call for More Contract Tracers
  6. House COVID-19 Committee: We Need More Info From Health Department
  7. DoH:  Where COVID Spreading
  8. 30,000 Hawaii workers may have opted out of job market in July
  9. Small business revenue sees a decline in July
  10. Hawaii’s vacation rentals hard hit in June by lockdowns and low travel demand
  11. EMS faces 'challenges with staffing' as more first responders test positive for COVID-19
  12. Micronesians make up one-third of all COVID-19 cases in Hawai'i
  13. State debunks popular Oahu church’s fake face mask waiver
  14. Locals Trash Hawaii Parks in Ways Tourists Never Did
  15. The Dirty Secrets Of ‘Clean’ Electric Vehicles
  16. Ten of the 23 shelters at Waiale park are occupied

Monday, August 03, 2020
August 3, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Federal Agent Shot Dead at Maui Police Station—News Kept Secret 3 Days
  2. Green says new statewide lockdown might be only way out
  3. Summer School Tied to Six COVID Cases
  4. Hawaii's Tourism Industry Has Ground To A Halt, Taking State Revenue Down With It
  5. Hawaii County Bill 179: PRP, Carpenters Union Try to Block Affordable Modular Housing
  6. Proposed Hawaii Island Tree-to-Electricity Saga Enters New Phase
  7. Large Discrepancy in Reported Union Campaign Contributions
  8. My mail-in ballot was rejected…so I’m voting in person
  9. Plaintiffs seek judgment in Maunakea Access Road lawsuit
  10. Oceanit Schemes for COVID Subsidy Money with Copycat Saliva Test
  11. ACLU: We made you close the insane asylums, now we will force you to stop arresting crazy people when they commit crimes

Sunday, August 02, 2020
August 2, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HART to Sign Secret $4B Rail Contract 
  2. COVID: Hawaii Heading for 5,000 Cases by Sept 1
  3. Borreca: Democrats Must Vote for Mafia Candidate for Mayor
  4. More Mafia News: Miske defendant seeking release from federal detention also faces felony assault charges in state court
  5. Pushing Overpriced Hu Honua Electricity, PRP, ILWU Trying to Buy Big Island Council Seat
  6. Health official says COVID-19 cluster on Maui is tied to large beach parties
  7. Hawaii business owners hold virtual rally to call for government action
  8. Lab result delays cause lower case count as health leaders continue call for self-sustained testing
  9. Hawaii Wanted To Save Insurance Money. People Died
  10. Maui Uses COVID Rules to Clamp Down on TVRs (again)

Saturday, August 01, 2020
August 1, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Isle voter turnout surging in first-ever all-mail election
  2. Quarantine is Fake: Number of Tourists Doubles Every Month Since April
  3. Students being welcomed back on campus at private schools
  4. Former homeless mothers enjoy new apartments after transitioning from Kahaluu housing program
  5. Proposed Kalihi homeless shelter opposed by some in community
  6. UH telescope atop Maunakea to get big upgrade

Friday, July 31, 2020
July 31, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Roy Amemiya a ‘Subject of Investigation’ -- dragged before grand jury
  2. Soon to be Repossessed: Grand Wailea?  Turtle Bay?  Ritz-Carlton Kapalua?
  3. Experts Predict ‘Shocking’ Income Drop For Hawaii Residents As Tourism Shutdown Continues
  4. As infections soar, COVID-19 is hitting Micronesians particularly hard
  5. Board of Education approves Aug. 17 start date for schools  
  6. Ige: Hawaii doesn’t have enough contact tracers for COVID-19 surge
  7. Labor Unions Spend Heavily Trying To Sway Hawaii Elections
  8. Special Session to Save Stadium Boondoggle?  State Sen. Glenn Wakai tells Aloha Stadium Authority that hope is not lost on Bill 2940

Thursday, July 30, 2020
July 30, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Alleged Oahu Crime Boss’ Nightclub Was A Popular Place For Political Fundraisers
  2. Governor wants to close bars again, limit gatherings to rein in COVID-19 surge
  3. Hawaii income forecast coming amid troubled economy
  4. Hawaii releases Med-QUEST re-procurement RFI
  5. Start of TMT construction may be delayed 3 years
  6. State Legislature sides with Nanakuli landfill opponents
  7. Another Worthless Lawsuit Against BoA over DHHL Loan Program
  8. Commission, CPAC chairs face conflict allegations
  9. How Many Crimes Can One Homeless Tweeker Commit?

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
July 29, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. KSBE Insider Directs Billions in COVID Relief -- to Landlords of course
  2. Hawaiian Airlines moves to reduce staffing in the wake of devastating earnings report
  3. COVID Clusters Spread Among Micronesians on Oahu
  4. COVID Positive Quarantine Breakers Locked up by Order of DoH
  5. State investigates large COVID-19 cluster tied to Kalihi funeral
  6. DLNR says 'bad behavior' has led to closure of Polihale State Park
  7. Hundreds who lost homes in 2018 eruption could be eligible for up to $230K

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
July 28, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. ‘Defend Hawaii’ Logo Created by Miske Co-Defendant—Busted Union Boss Seeks Bail
  2. Election Fraud: Ballots for Dead People, Previous Tenants Flood Mailboxes Statewide
  3. Young Bros Shipper asks for ruling on rates by Aug. 17
  4. Oahu Poll: 89% Reject ‘Defund the Police’
  5. Voter service centers now open
  6. New Union Super PACs Pour Money Into Honolulu Races
  7. Caldwell submits request to Governor Ige to shut down bars
  8. Concerns raised about quarantine enforcement as number of mainland travelers to Hawaii increases
  9. Oahu homelessness has gotten ‘worse’ in past year, poll finds
  10. Accused killer was deemed insane years ago after trying to burn down a condo unit
  11. Storm shined light on lack of North Shore shelters

Monday, July 27, 2020
July 27, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The Feds Are Back In Hawaii As Corruption Probe Picks Up Steam Again
  2. Bar Reopening Behind COVID Spread?  Health officials advise patrons of 2 Oahu bars to get tested
  3. Poll shows slice of optimism about Hawaii’s economy
  4. COVID-19 claims 900 Honolulu businesses, survey finds
  5. KIUC Revenues Down 8%
  6. Labor Board: Governor’s Emergency Powers ARE Limited -- Kauai County returns to 5-day ‘work’ week
  7. State Land Use Commission takes up Hawaii County’s TVR law
  8. Constructing Honolulu’s Rail Project During A Pandemic
  9. Kauai Island crime down 35%

Sunday, July 26, 2020
July 26, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rick Blangiardi, Mafia Hanabusa lead Honolulu mayoral field, poll finds
  2. Steve Alm out front in Honolulu prosecutor race, poll finds
  3. Gov. David Ige, Mayor Kirk Caldwell beat Trump in handling pandemic, poll finds
  4. Report: Hawaii Isn’t Collecting And Sharing Enough Data On COVID-19
  5. Chamber of Commerce Hawaii to hold rally to save small businesses
  6. Honolulu opens ballot dropoffs early, neighbor islands protest

Saturday, July 25, 2020
July 25, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Laughing at Your Sacrifice: BoE Gives Teachers $27M Non-negotiated Pay Boost
  2. Rail’s P3 Proposals Finally Arrive But Costs Remain Sealed
  3. Maui mayor asks Gov. Ige to restore quarantine restrictions on inter-island travelers
  4. Ige says breaking quarantine for hurricane prep OK as a ‘last resort’
  5. First Hawaiian puts aside $55.4 million for potential loan losses

Friday, July 24, 2020
July 24, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rail Running out of Money—May have to Slow Construction
  2. Hawaii Officials Warn Shelter Space Is Limited as Hurricane Douglas Approaches
  3. COVID Begins to Spread Thru Downtown Homeless Population
  4. State unemployment office riddled with "fires"—Emails shunted to dead server
  5. BOE votes to schedule emergency meeting to discuss possible change in new school year
  6. Decision pending on whether alleged Hawaii crime boss will face death penalty trial
  7. Tupola Leads Fund Race for Council Dist One
  8. Ala Wai Flood Control Project Looms Large In District 5 Council Race
  9. MidWeek's Troubling Pay-To-Play Journalism
  10. PRP Pushes Hawaii  County Council to Kill Low-Cost Factory-Built Housing with Obstructionist Regulations

Thursday, July 23, 2020
July 23, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Laughter Fills Courtroom as Federal judge grants bond for Miske defendants  
  2. Prosecutor’s Race: Kau vs Alm
  3. Maui: More than 6,700 ballots mailed in, 1,329 ‘return to sender’, 103 invalidated
  4. City signs a new agreement giving construction unions a monopoly
  5. Families Of Children With Special Needs Are Suing Hawaii DOE. Here's Why.
  6. Faced with COVID uncertainties, some teachers are calling it quits
  7. Overall campaign contributions up sharply this campaign season
  8. SB126: $366M CARES Splash Out Not a Done Deal?
  9. COVID: Over 1,200 businesses closed statewide
  10. Hawaii County Council Panders to anti-5G Conspiracy Nuts – Will your cellphone service suffer as a Result?
  11. Ex-detective pleads not guilty to intimidating witness, other charges
  12. Sacrilege!  Honolulu Police Chief Denies Racial Disparities Are Proof Of Profiling
  13. Toll Road to Hana?
  14. Hawaii Offers Bar Applicants Nothing And Calls It A Gift
  15. ‘Organic’ Food Market is Full of Fraud
  16. Kauai -- More Affordable Housing Fakery: Housing policy targets resort requirements

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
July 22, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. How Hanabusa Lawyering Helps Politicians with ‘Unreported Gifts’
  2. Where to Drop off Your Ballot
  3. In search for hidden COVID-19 cases, state program tracks surge of virus in Hawaii  
  4. Attention Witnesses: 2 men involved with accused Miske crime ring may be released on $50k bond
  5. Why Ige Vetoed Two Bills And Allowed Three More To Become Law
  6. Honolulu Replaces Head Of COVID Recovery Agency Hired Just Weeks Ago
  7. ‘Geofence’ could help tourists roam
  8. Kalihi residents say they weren’t consulted on a proposed homeless prevention center
  9. Hawaii hurricane shelters may take temperatures due to virus
  10. Maui: Reported crimes in 2019 at 44-year low
  11. Hawaii County explores joining lawsuit against fossil fuel companies

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
July 21, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HSTA Threatening COVID Sickout August 4    
  2. Reopening schools on Aug. 4 is a misguided rush to failure
  3. Parents consider homeschooling as option to part-time virtual learning
  4. The mayoral candidates on rail: 4 of 5 top contenders say pausing project is an option
  5. Pinata: $28.7M Kauai County CARES Money
  6. Vacation rental owners urge Honolulu mayor to allow reopening
  7. Vacation rental permits could be delayed
  8. Tourists are gone but problems remain
  9. Three COVID-19 deaths linked to six Hawaii care homes
  10. Kai Kahele Says He Wants Police Reform, But His Vote Says Otherwise
  11. 69 Arizona Inmates have COVID—Soft on Crime Crowd Still Hoping for a Hawaii Inmate to Get it
  12. Former HECO executive to serve as so-called princess’ conservator
  13. “This Was Abuse”: The Fall of CBS Cocaine Powered Hawaii 5-0 Showrunner
  14. Sen Wakai Goes to Bat for Overpriced Hu Honua Scheme
  15. Hawaii’s Invasive Predator Catastrophe

Monday, July 20, 2020
July 20, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Star-Adv: Vigilantes Should Hunt Tourists on Beaches
  2. Reopened destinations not attracting large numbers of tourists
  3. Rise in Hawaii coronavirus cases not as bad as feared
  4. People are saving money in pandemic, survey finds
  5. Hawaii Joins Scheme to Outlaw Gasoline, Diesel Trucks in 30 years
  6. Hu Honua Petitions the Community to Challenge Hawai`i Public Utilities Commission
  7. Kahuku Red Raiders vs PC Mob: “Petition Against the Dumb Petition”

Sunday, July 19, 2020
July 19, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Miske Mob Were All Union Drivers on Set of Hawaii 5-0
  2. State won’t be ready to reopen Sept. 1, – Schools Should not Welcome Mainland Students -- Kim says
  3. Reopening May Bring COVID but not Tourists
  4. COVID: Five months of work and tough decisions have been erased
  5. Legislators need right job-creation map
  6. Hanabusa Mafia: Amemiya Company Made Millions from DMV Relocation
  7. PR Flack for alleged gang leader convinced Civil Beat to hide ownership of Kamaaina Termite

Saturday, July 18, 2020
July 18, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Who is at ‘The Top of the Food Chain?”
  2. Weighing the apparent evidence against the Miske Enterprise
  3. State: At least 182 people have been arrested for violating quarantine order
  4. Soft on Crime Crowd Finds New Hope for First COVID Case in Arizona Prison
  5. ‘Essential’ Maui Lab Keeping People Doped up


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Ige Reinstates Inter-Island Quarantine
by News Release Friday, August 07, 2020

...the inter-island travel quarantine will be reinstated, in part, on Tuesday, Aug. 11....


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Oahu: List of What's Closed Under New COVID Order
by News Release Friday, August 07, 2020

...The “Act With Care – Do Not Gather” Order is effective Saturday, August 8, 2020, at 12 a.m., and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on September 4....


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Homeschooling? Hawaii State Library offers free 'Scholastic Teachables'
by News Release Thursday, August 06, 2020

...Scholastic Teachables materials are of high-quality and are ready-to-use for all age ranges from Pre-K to grade 8....


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Temperature screening equipment now active at Five Airports
by News Release Thursday, August 06, 2020

...Phase 2 of the project will install the temperature scanning equipment at the remaining gates by Aug. 20....


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Pine urges direct federal oversight of rail’s P3 contract awards
by Kym Pine Thursday, August 06, 2020

...Pine is urging the Federal Transit Administration to conduct in-person oversight of rail project awards of so-called public-private-partnership, or P3 contracts....


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COVID Count: 152 new cases, 2 deaths
by News Release Thursday, August 06, 2020

...two new deaths, nine new hospitalizations....


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This Day in History: Truman Announces Hiroshima Bombing
by News Article Thursday, August 06, 2020

August 6 and 9 have been made into International Days of Anti-American historical revisionism.  So here is a look at reality as seen from first-hand sources instead of whining activists.


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Hawaii Democrats Select Lobbyist as Party Chair
by News Release Wednesday, August 05, 2020

...Election results also released for State Central Committee members....


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COVID Count 173 new cases out of 2,383 new tests
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, August 05, 2020

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


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Honolulu Streets to be Wired for Autonomous Vehicles
by News Release Wednesday, August 05, 2020

...Project preps traffic for self-driving cars, more....


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15 People Died in Assisted Suicides in Hawaii, State Wants More People to Kill Themselves
by News Article Wednesday, August 05, 2020

...The Hawaii Department of Health urges the government to remove safeguards....


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Tenants Being Evicted Illegally
by News Release Wednesday, August 05, 2020

...The moratorium is currently in place through August 31, 2020....


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COVID Count: 144 New cases out of 1,814 tests
by News Release Tuesday, August 04, 2020

...seven new hospitalizations, one new death....


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Former Matson Lawyer: Why It's Time to Update Jones Act
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, August 04, 2020

...Corporate and maritime attorney Wayne Parker talks about how the Jones Act affects the shipping industry in unexpected ways.... 


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Free Speech? UH Manoa Policy Encourages Abuse
by News Release Monday, August 03, 2020

...University of Hawaii at Manoa has been given the speech code rating Yellow....


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Free Speech? UH Hilo policy encourages abuse
by News Release Monday, August 03, 2020

...ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application....


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Oahu COVID Restrictions Back--Parks, Gatherings
by News Release Monday, August 03, 2020

...Order 2020-22 does not allow for indoor or outdoor social gatherings to exceed 10 people....


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Ige Appoints Cathy Betts to Head DHS
by News Release Monday, August 03, 2020

...Betts will replace Pankaj Bhanot who is stepping down as the department’s director for health and family reasons on Aug. 31, 2020....


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COVID Count: 207 new cases out of 3,433 tests
by News Release Monday, August 03, 2020

...The highest, single-day record of new positive COVID-19 cases is being reported by the Dept. of Health today, at 207. Approximately 114 of these cases are the result of delayed reporting over the weekend....


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OHA Illegally Using State Resources to Campaign Against Akina, others
by Andrew Walden Sunday, August 02, 2020

... HRS § 84-13, the “Fair Treatment” section of the State Ethics Code, prohibits the use of state resources for political campaign purposes....


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Pro-Telescope Voter Guide
by Samuel Wilder King II Sunday, August 02, 2020

...Here is the Imua TMT's latest voter guide. We have compiled a list of candidates and many of their stances on the TMT....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted August 1, 2020
by GovTrack .us Sunday, August 02, 2020

...votes cast and bills introduced in Congress....


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COVID Count: 45 new cases out of 638 tests
by News Release Sunday, August 02, 2020

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


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Unemployment Tax in the Nonprofit Sector
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, August 02, 2020

...employers are likely to be hit with a significant and automatic rate increase at the end of this year....


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Council Candidate Texeira Gets DUI
by Andrew Walden Sunday, August 02, 2020

...Honolulu Council District III candidate Alan Texeira was convicted of DUI March 10, 2020....


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1853 Hawaiian Mission to Marquesan Cannibals
by News Article Saturday, August 01, 2020

At the Marquesas Islands, Herman Melville and his friend jumped ship....


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Important Reminders on Your Ballot
by Hawaii Family Forum Saturday, August 01, 2020

...You should have received your ballot already....


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Hawaii Gasoline Tax 6th Highest in USA
by Tax Foundation Saturday, August 01, 2020

... State and Local taxes add $0.4628 per gallon -- not counting GE Tax .... 


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COVID Count: 87 new cases out of 3,390 tests
by News Release Saturday, August 01, 2020

...15 new hospitalizations—biggest one day jump yet, no new deaths....


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Kauai PD provides firearms registration forms online
by News Release Saturday, August 01, 2020

...KPD requests that the public please complete and print them prior to arriving at their scheduled gun registration appointment....


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161,000 Hawaii Unemployed Fall off Cliff at Midnight?
by Gene Ward Saturday, August 01, 2020

"...At the stroke of midnight tonight (July 31) there will be over 161,000 Hawaii residents about to fall off the federal unemployment cliff and there appears to be no solution at hand...."


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AOC: Father Damien is 'White Supremacist Culture'
by News Article Friday, July 31, 2020

...“This is what patriarchy and white supremacist culture looks like!” Ocasio-Cortez said....


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COVID Count: 123 new cases out of 1,883 tests
by News Release Friday, July 31, 2020

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


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Boldly going where no research has gone before
by Grassroot Institute Friday, July 31, 2020

...If you remember nothing else, remember these numbers: 1.2 billion, 5 and 9,100....


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Transitioning to School-at-Home
by News Article Friday, July 31, 2020

... advice from successful homeschoolers ....


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SB126: Ige Vetoes Parts of COVID Relief Spending Bill
by News Release Thursday, July 30, 2020

... Decreased from $230M to 0, the appropriation out of the Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund to provide an additional weekly unemployment benefit of $100 per week ....


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COVID Count: 124 new cases out of 2,156 tests -- another new record
by News Release Thursday, July 30, 2020

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


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Blue Pacific Act to Set Framework for US Foreign Policy in Region
by Ed Case Thursday, July 30, 2020

...The first-ever Congressional Pacific Islands Caucus was founded last year to promote a greater understanding of this dynamic region in Congress and greater U.S. engagement with the countries and peoples of the region....


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June Tourist Arrivals Down 98.2%
by News Release Thursday, July 30, 2020

... In June, a total of 17,068 visitors traveled to Hawaii by air service compared to 951,628 ....


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Seller Scores $1.2M Flip on City 'Affordable' Housing Deal
by News Release Thursday, July 30, 2020

...These were affordable as private-sector units.  The city has added exactly ZERO affordable units to the available supply in Honolulu.  This is a waste of $4M that could have gone to build new units....


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FBI Working with Guam Department of Labor to Address Scams and Fraud Targeting COVID-19 Stimulus Funds
by News Release Thursday, July 30, 2020

...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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5 Years for Embezzling $600K from Hawaiian Charter School
by News Release Thursday, July 30, 2020

... In sentencing Estabilio, the District Judge imposed a sentence above the range suggested by the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. At the sentencing hearing, the District Judge characterized Estabilio’s conduct as “reprehensible,” and driven by “greed” and a sense of “entitlement” ....


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Jones Act costs Hawaii families almost $1,800 extra every year
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, July 29, 2020

...the Jones Act overall costs Hawaii $1.2 billion annually, including 9,100 jobs and $148 million in taxes....


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COVID Count: 109 New Cases out of 1,653 tests (new record high)
by News Release Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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


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Groups Threaten Lawsuit over Lack of Polling Places
by News Release Wednesday, July 29, 2020

... Earlier this year, election officials reduced vote centers from 250 to only eight statewide .... 


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10AM -- Major new study finally reveals how much Jones Act costs Hawaii
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, July 29, 2020

...U.S. Sen. Mike Lee and U.S. Rep. Ed Case will be on hand when the findings are presented during a live webinar July 29 at 10AM >>>JOIN THE PRESENTATION<<< ....


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A Visit with Keli'i Akina, Candidate for OHA 
by Video Video Wednesday, July 29, 2020

...Community Matters with Jay Fidell, in A Visit with Keli'i Akina, Candidate for OHA - Let's get to meet him and learn about his qualifications and platform....


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HECO to Begin Cutting off Service Sept 1
by News Release Wednesday, July 29, 2020

...Disconnection notices and disconnections for nonpayment will resume after Sept. 1. Late fees resume after Sept. 15....


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Lawsuit: Samoans Denied Gun Rights in Hawaii
by News Release Tuesday, July 28, 2020

... As soon as the HPD officers working the desk found out he was a US national and not a citizen he was swiftly denied the opportunity to apply ....


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DHHL Seeks Input on Agriculture Program Plan
by News Release Tuesday, July 28, 2020

... The Plan will guide the Department’s efforts to grow more successful native Hawaiian farmers on Hawaiian Home Lands by identifying programmatic supports and technical assistance for both agriculture homestead Waiting List Applicants and existing Lessees .... 


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COVID Count: 47 new cases out of 1,172 tests
by News Release Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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


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Stimulate the Economy--Get a Job!
by News Release Tuesday, July 28, 2020

... 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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School Reopening Push Back to Aug 17
by News Release Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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


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Labor Board: Governor’s Emergency Powers ARE Limited -- Collective Bargaining Agreements Cannot be Touched
by News Release Monday, July 27, 2020

...Remember: Public Employee Union agreements are the Highest Law of the Land....


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Japan Reopens Travel to Hawaii
by News Release Monday, July 27, 2020

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


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COVID Count 28 new cases out of 2,335 tests
by News Release Monday, July 27, 2020

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


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2020 Hawaii Republican State Convention Results
by Brett Kulbis Sunday, July 26, 2020

...Today hundreds of Republicans participated in the first ever virtual Hawaii Republican Party State Convention....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 25, 2020
by GovTrack .us Sunday, July 26, 2020

... bills introduced and votes in Congress from GovTrack.us ....


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Attorney: Homeless Disenfranchised by all-mail voting system
by News Article Sunday, July 26, 2020

...an individual may only obtain "general delivery" for 30 days in any 12 month period. This forces such registered voters to choose between having a ballot delivered for the primary or for the general election, but not both....


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COVID Count 64 new cases--4th day in a row over 50
by News Release Sunday, July 26, 2020

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


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90 MPH Hurricane Douglas Passes North of Kauai
by News Release Sunday, July 26, 2020

...3 foot storm surge at center of hurricane....


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Two Tax Bills This Year
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, July 26, 2020

...Tax Foundation of Hawaii, urged the Legislature to adopt key provisions of the CARES Act although it became law in 2020. DoTAX, in testimony, proposed to adopt a few provisions and leave others on the cutting room floor....


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Miske Lawyer Behind Campaign to Unseat OHA Trustee Keli’i Akina
by Andrew Walden Sunday, July 26, 2020

...In the middle of what may become a death penalty case, lawyer Thomas Otake is making time for an OHA campaign.  One might wonder what Michael Miske thinks about that.... 


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COVID Count: 73 cases out of 1,262 tests
by News Release Saturday, July 25, 2020

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


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Maui County Actually Reduces Budget
by Joe Kent Saturday, July 25, 2020

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


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We've touched a nerve
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, July 25, 2020

...How do you know you’re starting to make a real difference on an issue? The quality of both your critics and your friends improves....


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DLIR: Fraudsters got $35.98M from Hawaii Unemployment
by News Release Saturday, July 25, 2020

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


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Trump’s Case For Excluding Illegal Aliens From Census is Based on Hawaii Apportionment Ruling
by News Article Friday, July 24, 2020

... In Burns v. Richardson (1966) the Supreme Court held that tourists and other non-permanent residents could be excluded from apportionment in the Hawaii state legislature ....


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COVID Count: 60 new cases out of 1499 tests
by News Release Friday, July 24, 2020

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


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Cesspools: EPA Hits DLNR, Hawaii County with Big Fines
by News Release Friday, July 24, 2020

...EPA banned LCCs in 2005....


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