Saturday, September 18, 2021
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Saturday, September 18, 2021
September 18, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Grand jury witness in corruption probe details ties between Kaneshiro, Mitsunaga
  2. Result of Personal Feud? 3 Honolulu police officers suspended, face possible criminal charges following high-speed crash that left boy, 14, paralyzed
  3. Death Threats for adoptive family of missing 6-year-old Waimanalo girl
  4. Spice, meth and swipe rampant in Halawa
  5. Hawaii Supreme Court: The Public Has A ‘Compelling’ Interest In Knowing About Police Misconduct
  6. Inmate Vaccination Rates Climb In Hawaii Prisons And Jails
  7. Lifeguard terminated for refusing to comply with city’s vaccine mandate
  8. Some Maui restaurants struggle to find employees amid vaccine-or-test mandate
  9. Blue Planet Research Endorses Hu Honua`s Proposed Tree-Burning Project
  10. End of CDC Guidelines Opens Door to Move Homeless into Shelters

Friday, September 17, 2021
September 17, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Criminal probe launched into 3 HPD officers suspected of causing, fleeing scene of near-fatal crash         
  2. Trial set for ex-cop accused of stealing cocaine from police evidence locker
  3. Despite complaints and lawsuits, high-ranking ‘bully’ commander at HPD keeps getting promoted
  4. Maui Commission Debates Whether To Hire Next Police Chief In Private
  5. Miske business partner to be released to home detention
  6. Seven Inmates at Halawa Overdose on Drugs
  7. 17,000 Meth-Heads in Hawaii
  8. Over 100K uploads to Hawaii SMART Health Card reported since Sept. 10
  9. Double Dip Recession Whipsaws Workers
  10. When Hawaii Asked Tourists to Postpone, Many Listened, and That’s Created New Stresses
  11. Hawaii Education Plan for ‘Learning Acceleration’ Short on Details, Board Members Say
  12. Kaneohe family: Experiencing COVID firsthand erased our vaccine hesitancy
  13. How Hawaii residents are dying from COVID-19
  14. Hawaii sees big drop in COVID hospitalizations, but officials warn we’re not out of the woods
  15. Record COVID levels found among negative flu tests in Hawaii

Thursday, September 16, 2021
September 16, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Secret CWS ghost hearings put missing 6-year-old girl in home of convicted felon?
  2. Kauai Council passes county’s own 3% TAT -- Starts Oct 1
  3. Gov. Ige’s request to halt nonessential travel impacts Hawaii hotel bookings, prices
  4. No violations found of Honolulu’s new vaccination, COVID-19 testing rules
  5. Audit Finds That Young Brothers Failed To Offset Rising Labor Costs
  6. Still no whistle-blower hot-line: Four years later, audit recommendation yet to be implemented
  7. Why is no media outlet reporting on the Miske case?
  8. Retired Hawaii County PD detective sentenced to probation
  9. Homeless Tweeker Starts 9000 ac grassfire on Maui

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
September 15, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Not Just Covid: Hawaii Ranks 37th in Vaccinations
  2. 86.4% of the eligible population has received at least one shot -- Ige says No More Full-Scale Shutdowns
  3. Waimanalo Missing Girl -- Another CWS Fail?
  4. Whistleblower Lawsuit Claims Hawaiian Airlines Covered Up Sexual Assaults, Security Failures
  5. Mauna Kea Protest Site Devolves into Homeless Tent City?
  6. Hawaii Lawmakers Question Rent Payments On State Land as Part of Effort to Frame up State Auditor
  7. Safe Access Oahu testing has some unvaccinated visitors wishing they’d gotten the shot
  8. HSTA Protest Demands Return to Fake Remote Learning
  9. Domestic travel to Maui sees Labor Day spike

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
September 14, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Chinese Navy off Aleutians--Promises Hawaii and Guam Soon
  2. Legislators Step up Harassment of State Auditor
  3. Hawaii’s obsolete triage policy puts older patients at risk
  4. State officials pleased with compliance among contractors on day one of new mandate
  5. Drop in foot traffic on first day of Safe Access Oahu rollout
  6. Restaurant Defies Oahu’s new COVID rules    
  7. Ethics board lets Hawaii County council members off hook
  8. Lyla Berg Joins Board of Education on Interim Basis
  9. Civil Beat Finds Another Way to Help Criminals Get back out on to the Streets
  10. Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s homelessness strategy for Honolulu falls flat

Monday, September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. “The biggest reason Hawaii doesn’t have enough beds is that certificate of need requirement”
  2. Prosecutors immediately appeal judge’s approval of bail for Miske business partner
  3. Over Decades, Hawaii Cut Acute Care Hospital Beds. Then Came The Pandemic
  4. Oahu doctor describes what it's like to suffer or die from the coronavirus    
  5. Hawaii Kindergarten Enrollment Has Dropped Sharply Since The Pandemic Began
  6. Marines eye land for ‘future force’ at former Barbers Point base
  7. Some flexibility on vacation rentals

Sunday, September 12, 2021
September 12, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Older patients could be denied treatment under Hawaii’s ‘crisis standards of care’ plan if COVID-19 cases continue to surge
  2. Biden’s Sweeping New Vaccination Mandate Is ‘Huge’ For Hawaii
  3. With new COVID mandates on the way, some make the leap to get vaccinated
  4. Two Officers Quit Hawaii County PD Over Vaccination Mandate
  5. Honolulu first responders account for half of city workers seeking COVID-19 vaccine mandate exemptions
  6. Former FTA Officials: What now for Honolulu’s rail project?
  7. Department of Education ‘See-no-evil’ vs Cry Wolf
  8. As signs of life return to economy, Hawaii needs to be real about what’s sustaining revenues
  9. Salary Database Tells Us About Legislative Retaliation on Auditor and Ethics Comm
  10. TMT -- 82% of Subsystems in final phase
  11. Approval of Red Hill permit recommended despite risks

Saturday, September 11, 2021
September 11, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Former Na Leo TV exec pleads guilty to embezzlement and bribery
  2. Thousands enroll in Hawaii’s SMART Health Card, but it doesn’t work for everyone
  3. Team Hanabusa Ousts HART Chief Financial Officer
  4. Governor’s sweeping vaccine-or-test order to impact thousands of state contractors
  5. United Airlines workers with ‘religious’ objections to the Covid vaccine will be placed on unpaid leave
  6. Progress made on Kauai tourism reduction initiatives
  7. COVID Kills 10th Criminal

Friday, September 10, 2021
September 10, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii businesses brace for unknown as visitor arrivals drop due to surge in COVID cases
  2. Operation Save Hawaii: Private doctor enlists outpatient health providers to Provide Vaccines and Antibody Therapy
  3. John Stancil, Miske’s half-brother, again denied release on bond
  4. Redistricting Panel: No Changes In Hawaii Legislative Seats
  5. HART, HECO At Odds Over Who Caused A $34 Million Change Order To Rail
  6. Massive backlog at DMV: 10,000s of driver’s licenses have expired and await renewal
  7. ‘A new beginning’: Project works to house those in need in Waimanalo
  8. COVID Keeps Rolling Thru Warehouse-Style Homeless Shelters
  9. Remnants of Stonebraker Campaign Behind AntiVaxxer Groups

Thursday, September 9, 2021
September 9, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Biden orders vaccines for all federal employees and contractors with no testing option
  2. HPD officer on unpaid leave, facing termination for failing to comply with vaccine mandate
  3. With morgue full and COVID surge continuing, city moves in 2 more mortuary trailers
  4. ACLU: Unvaccinated Guards Latest Excuse for Mass Release of Criminals
  5. Eviction ‘Tsunami’ -- 44 Cases 
  6. Hawaii public schools not requiring 3-foot distancing
  7. Can Kids Keep Up With Schoolwork In Quarantine? In Hawaii, It Depends On The School
  8. Getting to school may soon be harder for some DOE students who ride the bus
  9. Former HSTA President May Seek Gabbard’s State Senate Seat
  10. After 2 decades away, Weed and Seed program is back to target crime in Chinatown

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
September 8, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. New COVID case averages dropping
  2. Thousands of businesses prepare to comply with Safe Access Oahu ― and brace for its impacts  
  3. Oahu and Maui will start ‘vaccine pass’ programs. Will other counties follow suit?
  4. COVID surge strains Oahu’s EMS service, forcing some patients to wait for an ambulance
  5. In bid to keep COVID patients out of hospitals, antibody clinics poised to ramp up in Hawaii
  6. Retired HPD trainer says officers in Sykap shooting case put themselves, others in danger
  7. Months After Delivery, Portable Cells Sit Unused At Hawaii’s Largest Jail
  8. Here’s How Native Hawaiian Groups Are Using $38 Million In Federal Funds
  9. Hawaii is the Only State Sinking Serious Money into ‘Solar-plus-Batteries’
  10. ERS Money Sunk into New Hawaii climate technology fund

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
September 7, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 2 Defendants In Miske Case Want The Court To Let Them Out On Bail
  2. FBI: Native Hawaiian perps commit 41% of Hate Crimes
  3. Unvaccinated resident urges people to trust medical professionals, not social media
  4. CDC data: Overall, Hawaii’s COVID cases, fatalities were lowest in nation until recently
  5. Union says COVID surge, nurse shortage forcing Queen's ICU to compromise safety
  6. It was all Hype: Evictions not spiking in Hawaii despite moratorium’s end
  7. Nonprofit calls on Governor to reopen unemployment offices to help Hawaii's low wage workers
  8. Honolulu County Planning Commission hearing on vacation rental rules Wednesday
  9. Navy fortifies Red Hill fuel safety plan
  10. Makaha’s Keaau Beach Park is serene, but hidden in the brush was an unsanitary problem
  11. Waianae Boat Harbor Homeless Camp Leaders now live on 20 Acre Spread
  12. Doing the Job  the State Just Won’t Do: Feds Charge Hilo man in drug case

Monday, September 6, 2021
September 6, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Anti-vaccination protesters assault State Senator at vaccine clinic
  2. Reduced hours, layoffs and furloughs resume in Hawaii tourism as federal safety net disappears
  3. Hawaii medical facilities given immunity for rationing care in COVID surge
  4. COVID slows nursing school training
  5. Ready to get your sleuth on?
  6. Hawaii Transportation Department delays start of red-light camera program
  7. Police towing fewer DUI cars under ‘Aliyah’s Law’
  8. Arson investigation launched following fire at Salt Lake church

Sunday, September 5, 2021
September 5, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Maui Co Vaccine card program set to roll out for county Sept. 15
  2. Failure to Fire Pang--more squishy leadership from Ige
  3. Shapiro: Isolate the Antivaxxers instead of letting them isolate us
  4. Hawai‘i hospitals burdened by skyrocketing infection rate amongst the unvaccinated
  5. Honolulu Emergency Services crews struggle to keep pace with COVID-19 calls
  6. Hawaii charter schools more nimble in handling pandemic problems
  7. HLTA: Hotel industry seeing large number of cancelations
  8. Hawaii businesses still struggling to hire as some unemployment benefits come to an end
  9. Lawyers, Criminals Manipulating COVID Rules to Force Mass Releases
  10. How a Child Molestation Conviction gets Overturned by Supreme Court
  11. Vandals tag JABSOM’s mobile medical van used to provide free care to homeless

Saturday, September 4, 2021
September 4, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. COVID Justice: Court-Ordered Panel with ‘Expert’ from Mainland to Let Lots and Lots of Criminals out onto Hawaii Streets
  2. Many Honolulu first responders ask to opt out of vaccine
  3. Going into Labor Day, nearly every Oahu hospital is now at or near ICU capacity
  4. Amid hospital crisis, governor pledges strict enforcement of COVID rules over holiday weekend
  5. Cash: Insider settlements up for final approval vote at Honolulu City Council
  6. 75,000 in Hawaii to see unemployment aid cut
  7. Senator Impeachment wants DHHL to give Telescope Protesters a Permanent Base
  8. Retired Marine colonel is second to plead guilty this week in ‘Fat Leonard’ Navy bribery case

Saturday, September 4, 2021
Letters to the Editor September, 2021
Letters to the Editor
  • Protester Camp Damaging Mauna Kea
  • September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Friday, September 3, 2021
September 3, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Tsuneyoshi Panders to Anti-Vaxxer Mob
  2. Unvaccinated Big Island firefighter now fighting for his life after contracting COVID-19
  3. 97% of COVID Breakthru Cases Don't Require Hospitalization
  4. Why Are Data Glitches Continually Skewing Hawaii’s Covid-19 Numbers?
  5. As pandemic drags on, more Hawaii parents find home schooling more attractive
  6. COVID Justice: Judge throws out hit-and-run case that nearly killed 2, saying prosecutors took too long
  7. Honolulu Settles HPD Excessive Force Lawsuit
  8. City’s new vacation rental crackdown is also designed to target overtourism
  9. Bums Being Pushed out of Chinatown, Moiliili

Thursday, September 2, 2021
September 2, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. VIDEO: Blangiardi shows us why it is useless to argue with antivaxxer fools
  2. The Danger of Politics
  3. City Releases Draft Right-of-Way Widths for Planned Streets
  4. Must Upload COVID Database to Enter UH Campus
  5. Two Hawaii Lawyers Appointed to Interior Department
  6. DoE Enrollment Down 1.7% for 2021-22
  7. Hawaii’s COVID surge: Vaccinations are way up
  8. Miske Gang Intel Operation: Lawyers Dig for Names of Informants
  9. Hawaii Paroling Authority to require COVID vaccine before releasing eligible parolees
  10. Honolulu Prosecutor's office files civil lawsuit to crack down on illegal game room activity on Oahu
  11. Emphasizing how the Victims Felt at Closing is Misconduct
  12. Hawaii Supreme Court has been Helping Criminals Get Away with it Since 1960s
  13. State-owned firm delinquent on Kakaako housing fees
  14. The Jones Act is Supported by Myths. But Its Negative Impact is Very Real.
  15. Step up support for TMT project
  16. Kaua‘i County Council defers rental car tax class bill
  17. TVR bill would ban rentals of less than 6 months

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
September 1, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Neighbor Island Mayors Skeptical of Vaccine Passport
  2. Union Fail: State Worker Salaries Climb Slower than Private Sector
  3. Here’s How Honolulu Plans To Spend $386 Million In Federal Covid Relief Funds
  4. Hawaii hotels are beginning to see mounting cancellations as COVID surge continues
  5. Judge delays hearing on suit against vaccine mandate for state and county workers
  6. All of us should push back against Antivaxxers’ hatred
  7. Hilo Medical Center at 120% capacity amid COVID-19 surge
  8. ‘I was so close’: Pregnant Hawaii mother who nearly died of COVID urges others to get vaccinated
  9. People with no underlying conditions make up 3% of Hawaii’s COVID deaths
  10. Honolulu Emergency Medical Services receive record number of 911 calls during COVID-19 pandemic this month
  11. Honolulu Mayor Wants Aggressive Crackdown on TVRs
  12. As COVID cases climb, parents and teachers call for more distance learning options
  13. Hawaii traffic-related fatalities continue to surpass those from 2020

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
August 31, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. U.S. war in Afghanistan claimed more than 80 service members with Hawaii ties
  2. Former First Lady Vicky Cayetano announces run for governor
  3. Oahu’s new ‘vaccine pass’ program stirs mixed feelings among local businesses
  4. Hawaii sees high weekend vaccination numbers
  5. Hawaii hospitals face possible oxygen shortage amid rise in COVID-19 patients
  6. Hawaii County test positivity highest in state
  7. COVID ‘crisis’ in Leeward Oahu as area leads island with case counts
  8. Strange Bedfellows–Lorrin Pang and the Anti-Vaxxers
  9. COVID Release: Five Time Loser out on Bail Allegedly Shoots up Game Room
  10. Public defender: Release inmates as Reward for Spreading COVID-19 in Jails
  11. COVID-19 delays drunken driving trial of state Rep. Sharon Har


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COVID Recovery: Hawaii 48th
by News Article Saturday, September 18, 2021

... progress toward economic recovery has been largely due to the distribution of the vaccine and yet highly vaccinated Hawaii still finds a way to lag ....


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Applicants sought for Maui County Boards and Commissions
by News Release Saturday, September 18, 2021

... The application deadline is Nov. 15, 2021 ....


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Problems on the Road to All-Electric Transportation
by Panos Prevedouros PhD Saturday, September 18, 2021

... Enough electric generating capacity ....


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Volunteers Needed for 45 Neighborhood Board Vacancies
by News Release Friday, September 17, 2021

... contact your local Neighborhood Board Chair to volunteer for a vacant seat ....


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Biden Tax Hike: Hawaii Combined Income Tax Rate to Hit 57.4%
by News Article Friday, September 17, 2021

... If Congress’s new tax hikes come through, successful residents in high-tax states will be placed in a terrible position. ....


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Hawaii Unemployment Drops to 7.0%
by News Release Friday, September 17, 2021

... Statewide, 601,800 were employed and 45,550 unemployed in August  ....


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COVID hits 10.6% of Marshallese in Hawaii
by News Release Friday, September 17, 2021

... among all Pacific Islander subcategories, the highest incidence of cases, 10,580 per 100,000 people, occurred among Marshallese individuals ....


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UHERO ​Survey on COVID-19 Business Mandates
by UH ERO Friday, September 17, 2021

... conducting a brief 10-minute survey for business managers and owners to understand the impacts of the new COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements on their business ....


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Restaurant Defies Oahu’s new COVID rules--Gets Red Tagged
by News Release Thursday, September 16, 2021

... DOH Food Safety Branch has issued a Cease and Desist Order and a red “closed” placard to Doner Shack ....


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Robin Danner Moves to Washington, D.C. to Lobby for Fake Indian Tribe
by Video Video Thursday, September 16, 2021

... What New Trick Does Robin Have Up Her Sleeve? ....


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Lawsuit Challenges Seizure of Guns by Hawaii County PD
by News Release Wednesday, September 15, 2021

... In addition to the lawsuit, they filed a temporary restraining order against the Police department to stop them from taking away Lance's lawfully owned firearms ....


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Not Just Covid: Hawaii Ranks 37th in Vaccinations
by News Article Wednesday, September 15, 2021

... Hawaii has low rates of vaccination against many diseases ....


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Hawaii has Cheapest Auto Insurance Premiums
by News Article Tuesday, September 14, 2021

... In Hawaii, the average auto insurance premium comes in at just $1,096 ....


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What knives can you carry in Hawaii?
by News Article Tuesday, September 14, 2021

... A common misconception in Hawaii is that the size of a knife is used to determine the legality ....


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How COVID Rules Affect Maui Businesses
by Video Video Tuesday, September 14, 2021

... Questions include whether the mandates are practical, whether they are supported by data, and whether they are narrowly tailored to achieve a specific goal without violating the freedoms of Maui residents generally ....


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Comments Sought on Judicial Nominees in Three Counties
by News Release Tuesday, September 14, 2021

... judicial vacancies on the Circuit Court of the First Circuit (Oʻahu), Circuit Court of the Second Circuit (Maui), Circuit Court of the Third Circuit (Hawaiʻi – Kona), and the District Court of the Third Circuit, island of Hawaii ....


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What happened to our state’s balance of powers?
by Kelii Akina Sunday, September 12, 2021

... When we got our first look at the tier system that outlined how our lives would be restricted by COVID-19 orders, we didn’t realize that eventually we, the people, would be divided into tiers ....


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Public input requested for new Maunakea Master Plan
by News Release Sunday, September 12, 2021

... the draft is going to the UH Board of Regents for review and possibly further changes before final approval, which is expected in early 2022 ....


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Can the Hawaii SMART Health Card record your sexual performances and store them in a database?
by Andrew Walden Sunday, September 12, 2021

... the small print reveals a trail of breadcrumbs leading to your bedroom ....


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Vacant Homes Tax?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 12, 2021

... How does some bureaucrat sitting in the real property tax office have any idea whether a property is vacant? ....


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Hawaii most expensive state to raise children
by News Article Saturday, September 11, 2021

... Parents in Hawaii may spend the most on bringing up their children with an estimated total cost of $281,597 to support a kid’s basic needs for 18 years ....


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FEMA Sends 30 Medics to Administer Antibody Treatment
by News Release Saturday, September 11, 2021

... Monoclonal antibodies help the immune system temporarily respond to the immediate infection ....


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Enviros Ask Biden Admin to Ban Sunscreen
by News Release Saturday, September 11, 2021

... Chemical Company Behind Anti-Sunscreen Campaign ....


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​The Vacant Homes Tax: Can this Even be Enforced?
by Video Video Friday, September 10, 2021

... an increase of up to 2000% ....


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VIDEO: Biden Vaccine Mandate for Federal Employees, Contractors and Large Private Sector Employers
by Video Video Thursday, September 9, 2021

... More than 80 million Americans working in the private sector will soon be federally mandated to either get vaccinated against Covid-19 or get tested weekly ....


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Ige Announces 'Vax-or-Test' Requirement to Enter State Facilities
by News Release Thursday, September 9, 2021

... The Order takes effect Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 ....


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89% of DoE Employees Vaxxed--Lower on Maui
by News Release Thursday, September 9, 2021

...the Hāna-Lahainaluna-Duckburg Complex Area is the lowest at 75%....


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Spying on You: Digital Hawaii SMART Health Card
by News Release Thursday, September 9, 2021

... Foil a Spy: Laminate a photocopy of your CDC vax card.  Score it down the middle to fold to the size of a business card.  Then put it in your wallet ....


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Judiciary Seeks Applicants for Oahu Independent Grand Jury Counsel
by News Release Thursday, September 9, 2021

... To be considered for a one-year appointment ....


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HSTA files class grievances over COVID school conditions, testing mandate
by News Release Wednesday, September 8, 2021

"HIDOE has thus far refused to formally engage in the bargaining process, preferring only to sit informally over these issues...."


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The Cost of Disinformation
by Joni Kamiya Tuesday, September 7, 2021

... Hearing after hearing, the least informed made so many false claims and none could ever be corroborated with data. Like a virus, that same disinformation was repeated over and over until it was believed as fact. Not one politician asked these testifiers for evidence ever. ...


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​COVID mandates lead to crisis of aloha
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, September 7, 2021

... we must come together when the government overreaches and threatens fundamental rights ....


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Ethics Commission to Replace Dan Gluck
by Andrew Walden Monday, September 6, 2021

“The Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director.”


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Judge Denies Feds’ motion to dismiss voting rights lawsuit in Hawaii
by News Article Monday, September 6, 2021

... A motion to dismiss a voting rights lawsuit involving U.S. citizens who moved to overseas territories was denied by a federal judge on Friday, allowing the case to proceed ....


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​Manoa Rep Dale Kobayashi Speaks at Antivaxxer Rallies
by Andrew Walden Sunday, September 5, 2021

... Now that the cat is out of the bag, will voters in Manoa reelect their antivaxxer Rep in 2022? ....


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Honolulu Council urged to shelve digital vaccine passports resolution
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, September 5, 2021

... The New York measure upon which this Honolulu resolution is based is already being challenged in court and has been criticized for its intrusions ....


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Counties, You’re TAT Collectors Now
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 5, 2021

... HB 862 makes no provision whatsoever for joint collection. The counties are on their own ....


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Unemployment: State Refunds $700M to Feds
by News Release Sunday, September 5, 2021

... DLIR today announced it paid $700M to the U.S. Department of the Treasury for advances it has received to pay regular unemployment insurance benefits ....


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Registration Opens for 2021-2022 Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition
by News Release Sunday, September 5, 2021

... LifeSmarts is a free national educational program that teaches students critical life skills through online quizzes and in-person competitions covering five key areas: Personal Finance, Consumer Rights & Responsibilities, Health & Safety, the Environment, and Technology .... 


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JSC Announces Two Judicial Vacancies
by News Release Sunday, September 5, 2021

...Third Circuit and Fifth Circuit ....


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Anti-Vaxxer to Lead Hawaii Democratic Party?
by News Release Saturday, September 4, 2021

... We have a duty to elect pro-science leaders, but some of our elected Democrats protest with anti-vaxxers ....


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DoH Report: Delta Variant now nearly all of Hawaii COVID Cases
by News Release Friday, September 3, 2021

... DOH released a new cluster report identifying 70 COVID-19 clusters statewide, totaling 1,374 cases. Eighteen clusters occurred on Oʻahu, 44 occurred on Maui, one occurred on Hawaiʻi Island and seven occurred on Kauaʻi. ....


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Akina: OHA is Becoming More Accountable in How It Gives Out Money
by Kelii Akina Thursday, September 2, 2021

... How effective were our reform efforts? Well, I am pleased to say that one of the first report cards has just arrived ....


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Liliʻuokalani Took Decisive Action to Stop the Spread of Smallpox
by News Article Thursday, September 2, 2021

... the science behind creating vaccines is not new. It has been around for more than 200 years ....


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Bums to be Swept Out After Attack on Water Department Workers
by News Release Thursday, September 2, 2021

..."In recent weeks, our staff has reported individuals blocking the roadway entrance to the plant, starting verbal arguments and jumping on a truck in at least one instance in which police were called."...


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VIDEO: Blangiardi shows us why it is useless to argue with antivaxxer fools
by Video Video Thursday, September 2, 2021

... Instead of drawing attention to these protesters, political leaders should be out at vaccination sites thanking people for getting vaxxed and highlighting the stories behind their decision to get vaxxed.  These stories will convince others to get vaxxed ....


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DoE Enrollment Down 1.7% for 2021-22
by News Release Thursday, September 2, 2021

... Enrollment at Hawaii's public and charter schools for the 2021-22 school year decreased to 171,600 students, compared with enrollment of 174,704 students at the start of last school year — a difference of 1.7% ....


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Two Hawaii Lawyers Appointed to Interior Department
by News Release Thursday, September 2, 2021

... Summer Lee Haunani Sylva and Keone Nakoa ....


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Must Upload COVID Database to Enter UH Campus
by News Release Thursday, September 2, 2021

... Unvaccinated UH students and employees are required to upload proof of a negative COVID-19 test to the LumiSight UH app to be on a UH campus or property during the fall 2021 semester ....


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City Releases Draft Right-of-Way Widths for Planned Streets
by News Release Thursday, September 2, 2021

"...to implement Complete Streets which provide equitable access across all modes and for all abilities, including pedestrians, bicycles, cars, trucks, and buses...."


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The Danger of Politics
by Joni Kamiya Wednesday, September 1, 2021

... Disinformation continues to flow all over the social media while the unvaccinated are filling hospital beds on ICUs ....


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Hawaii Catholic Diocese not giving religious exemptions for COVID vaccines
by News Article Wednesday, September 1, 2021

... “Pope Francis has made it clear that being vaccinated can be an act of charity toward the community in order to curtail the spread of the virus.” ....


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HTA Publishes Three Year Plan to Reduce Tourism
by News Release Wednesday, September 1, 2021

... The community-based plan is part of HTA’s work toward Malama Kuu Home (caring for my beloved home) and its accelerated efforts underway to manage tourism in a regenerative manner ....


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Rep Okimoto: Vaccine passport will increase spread among unvaccinated
by News Release Tuesday, August 31, 2021

... if you implement a policy that segregates the vaccinated with the unvaccinated, we're inadvertently incentivizing the unvaccinated community to gather and spread COVID within their own communities ....


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State Announces End of All Federal Unemployment & Assistance Programs
by News Release Tuesday, August 31, 2021

... This affects individuals receiving Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), and Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC). ...


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New Tax Proposals at the Honolulu Council
by Video Video Tuesday, August 31, 2021

... Honolulu rail project get a portion of the revenues? ....


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City Launches Vaccine Pass System for Restaurants, Bars, Gyms
by News Release Monday, August 30, 2021

... City launches “Safe Access O‘ahu” program to help protect businesses, employees and customers ....


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Tourists Spent $1.58B in July
by News Release Monday, August 30, 2021

... Visitor spending decreased compared to $1.70 billion (-6.8%) in July 2019....


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Federal Court Decision: Parts of Hawaii Gun Registration Law are Unconstitutional
by News Article Monday, August 30, 2021

... The order of summary judgment will not take effect until 15 September 2021 ....


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Hotel Occupancy Hits 82.4%
by News Release Monday, August 30, 2021

... Compared with July 2019, RevPAR was 16.9 percent higher, driven by increased ADR (+21.0%) which offset slightly lower occupancy (-2.9 percentage points) ....


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Jenga game illustrates how government budgets go wrong
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, August 29, 2021

... “Yes,” Weinberg said. “You are going to mess up Hawaii’s finances.” ....


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Can Raising a Tax Lose Money?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, August 29, 2021

... One fundamental assumption that has been made over the years by our lawmakers is that if you enact a tax, money will be raised.  What if that weren’t true? ....


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Hawaiʻi graduates among nation's best on student debt
by News Release Saturday, August 28, 2021

... Hawaiʻi college graduates are among the least likely to leave school with debt. And for those who do graduate with debt, they owe among the least in the country ....


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Mythbusting 10 Fears & Rumors About COVID Vaccination
by News Article Saturday, August 28, 2021

... Dr. Keawe Kaholokula of the John A. Burns School of Medicine addresses 10 fears and rumors about the vaccine currently circulating in our community ....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted August 28, 2021
by GovTrack .us Saturday, August 28, 2021

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


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Supreme Court Rules Against the Revised CDC Eviction Moratorium
by News Article Saturday, August 28, 2021

... Here is the Supreme Court majority's explanation of why the moratorium is illegal ....


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How Much COVID does your school have?
by News Release Saturday, August 28, 2021

... Campbell HS is #1 followed by Waipahu, Kapolei, and Farrington ....


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Senate Votes Sonja M.P. McCullen to ICA
by News Release Saturday, August 28, 2021

... Judge McCullen has served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney for a combined 11 years in the Appellate Division ....


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1854: Hawaiian Kingdom Legislature Orders Mandatory Vaccines for Everybody
by News Article Saturday, August 28, 2021

... Would the Hawaiian Kingdom Compel Everyone to Take the COVID-19 Vaccine? The Answer is “YES” ....


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SCOTUS Strikes Down CDC Eviction Moratorium And Leaves Tantalizing Clues About Takings
by Robert Thomas Friday, August 27, 2021

... The other shoe -- perhaps the most predictable shoe drop in legal history -- dropped yesterday ....


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