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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Ige Reaffirms Plan for Aug 4 Reopening of Public Schools
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 1744 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
COVID Count: 25 new cases out of 1,399 tests
By News Release @ 10:59 PM :: 1752 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Sen. Brian Schatz Says 'Libertarians Should Be Freaking Out About Portland.' Where Has He Been?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:32 PM :: 3246 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Police, Drugs

...The Hawaii senator fails to fully consider the causes of bad policing....

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
HART Now Makes Video Games
By Selected News Articles @ 5:14 PM :: 2234 Views :: Ethics, Rail

... The game teaches children several curious lessons ....

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
COVID: UH Activists Dream of Exploiting Housing Crisis
By News Release @ 4:57 PM :: 2295 Views :: Greenmail, Cost of Living, COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Kaneohe Pastor Pushes Back Against Q Anon Conspiracy Theory
By Video @ 4:13 PM :: 5067 Views :: Republican Party, Religion

...Pastor JD explains why the QAnon Great Awakening may very well become the great deception....  

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Hotels Sue to Block San Francisco’s Daily Cleaning Mandate
By Court House News @ 10:08 AM :: 2533 Views :: Homelessness, Tourism, COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Video: Hawaii's Generation Z
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:50 AM :: 1743 Views :: Higher Education

...How do they view the present and the future, and what will they contribute to Hawaii and the world? Join us as we explore their attitudes, beliefs and values.... 

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Monday, July 20, 2020
COVID Count: 12 new cases out of 827 tests
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 1623 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Monday, July 20, 2020
Hawaii Family Advocates Honolulu Election Endorsements
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 5:12 PM :: 2124 Views :: Honolulu County
  • For Honolulu Mayor, Bud Stonebraker.   
  • For Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney, RJ Brown  
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Monday, July 20, 2020
A Jones Act Debate: Admiral vs Attorney
By Michael Hansen @ 5:03 PM :: 2210 Views :: Jones Act

... in recognition of its 100th anniversary ....

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Sunday, July 19, 2020
COVID Count: 28 new cases out of 1,321 tests
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 1530 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Sunday, July 19, 2020
Djou: Trump is Ignorant of Honor and True Sacrifice
By Video @ 5:29 PM :: 3284 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...He doesn't see any traditional Republican values in Donald Trump, and he will not vote for him in November....

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Sunday, July 19, 2020
Electric Vehicle Sweeteners Running Out?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2631 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...For tax benefits, the pendulum has started swinging in the other direction as well....

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Sunday, July 19, 2020
Telescope Protester Arrested in Hilo Home Depot zip-tie hoax
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 4303 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

...Once all three parking lot entrances were blocked, Glendon was observed walking around the parking lot with a “Lei O Mano,” which is a Hawaiian shark tooth war club....

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Sunday, July 19, 2020
Bridge Aina Lea Heading to US Supreme Court?
By Robert Thomas @ 12:13 AM :: 2813 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

...Cert Petition: "This case is the proverbial 'Exhibit A' of much that is wrong [with takings law]...."

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Saturday, July 18, 2020
Even with Drop in Unemployment, Hawaii Ranks 49th in Bounce Back from COVID
By Selected News Articles @ 11:46 PM :: 2684 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

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

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Saturday, July 18, 2020
COVID Count: 20 new cases out of 1,640 tests
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 1425 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Saturday, July 18, 2020
Ige COVID Solution: Just Stop Paying EUTF
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 3078 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

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

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Saturday, July 18, 2020
Follow-Up Survey to Gauge the Business Impact of COVID-19
By News Release @ 1:48 PM :: 2689 Views :: Economy, Small Business, Tourism, COVID-19

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

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Saturday, July 18, 2020
Statewide PIT Count: Oahu Homeless Numbers Nearly Unchanged from 2019
By News Release @ 1:07 PM :: 2326 Views :: Homelessness

...Total number of people experiencing homelessness on the night of January 22, 2020 was 4,448....

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Friday, July 17, 2020
Jones Act: Something we can all agree on
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:24 PM :: 2030 Views :: Jones Act

...the Jones Act, a protectionist federal maritime law enacted in 1920, is one of the few political issues that doesn’t break down along party lines....

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Friday, July 17, 2020
COVID Count: 23 new cases out of 1,791 tests
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 1394 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Friday, July 17, 2020
EPA: Waters Around Two Hawaii Beaches Impaired by Plastic Pollution
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 2510 Views :: Environment, Greenmail

...Next Step: Federally-mandated state-funded beachcombing as an act of pennance in the eco-religion....

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Friday, July 17, 2020
Facial Recognition Contractor Selected for Hawaii Airports
By News Release @ 5:45 AM :: 2858 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Tourism

... HDOT has selected NEC Corporation, NEC Corporation of America and their partner, Infrared Cameras Inc., to provide thermal temperature screening and facial imaging technology ....

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Friday, July 17, 2020
Hawaii Unemployment Rate Drops to 13.9%
By News Release @ 5:32 AM :: 2028 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...individuals are classified as employed, unemployed, or not in the labor force based on questions about their activities during the survey reference week (June 7th through June 13th)....

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Friday, July 17, 2020
VIDEO: TMT Remains Committed to Finding a Way Forward in Hawaii
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 12:27 AM :: 3135 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... construction will probably not happen this year or through the upcoming winter season ....

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Hawaii has Fewest Pass-Through Businesses in USA--and 4th highest taxes
By Tax Foundation @ 7:23 PM :: 2675 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Pass-through businesses, such as sole proprietorships, S corporations, and partnerships, make up a majority of businesses in the United States....

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
City Announces Progress on Sewage System Consent Decree
By News Release @ 7:09 PM :: 2897 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...In 2010, the city estimated that it would spend $3.4 billion in capital costs through fiscal year 2020....  

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
COVID Count 19 new cases out of 1,817 tests
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 1359 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Hawaii Highest Market Rent for 2br Apartment
By News Release @ 4:51 AM :: 2189 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...In Hawaii, the Fair Market Rent (FMR) for a two-bedroom apartment is $2,015—the highest in USA....

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Hawaii: Only 45% of Adults Working
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 2528 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

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

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Feds: Miske Could Get Death Penalty
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 3819 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

...Eleven defendants charged in Hawaii federal court with racketeering and other offenses....

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Former HPD Officer Gets Four Years Prison--Forced Two Suspects to Lick or Dunk Toilet
By News Release @ 3:25 AM :: 2752 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...on January 28, 2018, while working as on-duty officers, Rabago and Reginald Ramones conspired to force an individual to lick a urinal in a public bathroom...in a separate and unrelated incident prior to January, 2018, Rabago made another individual place his head in a public bathroom toilet in order to avoid arrest....

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
COVID Count: 29 new cases out of 1,830 tests
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 1290 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
FBI Arrests Kealoha Pal Mike Miske for Murder
By Selected News Articles @ 3:14 PM :: 25982 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...sources say this is the result of a grand jury indictment....

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
UHERO--Recovery may take decade
By UHERO @ 12:17 AM :: 2188 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Hawaii: Highest Energy Costs, Lowest Energy Consumption
By Selected News Articles @ 11:05 PM :: 2783 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...2020’s Most & Least Energy-Expensive States....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
COFA: United States Holds Second Round of Compact Consultations
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 2070 Views :: National News

...United States Holds Second Round of Compact Consultations with the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau...The U.S. government team also held an informal consultation with the Republic of the Marshall Islands....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
COVID Count: 22 new cases out of 1,487 tests
By News Release @ 9:41 PM :: 1340 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
​Hawaii: Legislature Adjourns, Mag Ban and Ammo Checks Defeated!
By NRA ILA @ 9:16 PM :: 2763 Views :: Second Amendment

...the legislature did pass two anti-gun bills....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Federal Lawsuit Challenges Revocation of Molokai TVR Permits
By News Release @ 8:45 PM :: 3073 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, Tourism

... On March 10, 2020 Maui County passed Bill 22, signing into law Ordinance 5059 that set the Molokai legal, short term rental cap to zero. This, effectively, canceled the operations of 17 families ....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
UH Survey: Hawaii Residents Assess COVID Restrictions
By News Release @ 9:10 AM :: 1915 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
The scuttling of Trump’s modest Jones Act reform
By Michael Hansen @ 2:54 AM :: 2140 Views :: Jones Act

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

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
UH Regents: Use COVID Emergency to Re-write Labor Contracts
By Selected News Articles @ 2:12 AM :: 2609 Views :: Higher Education, Labor, COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
HIDOE Distance-Learning Survey Insights and Findings
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 1855 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

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

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Exemption for out-of-state students part of extended quarantine
By News Release @ 12:29 AM :: 1999 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

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

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Monday, July 13, 2020
Ige: Tourism Reopening Pushed back to Sept 1
By News Release @ 11:37 PM :: 2048 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

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

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Monday, July 13, 2020
​UH legislative update as session adjourns during COVID-19 pandemic
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 1571 Views :: Higher Education

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

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Monday, July 13, 2020
COVID Governors: Ige Best Performing Democrat in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:09 PM :: 2371 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

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

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