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Saturday, August 22, 2020
9th Circuit Ruling Leads to New Hawaii Gun Right Lawsuit
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 2651 Views :: Second Amendment

...The lawsuit alleges that Hawaii's ban on Handgun magazines with a capacity greater than ten rounds in unconstitutional....

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Saturday, August 22, 2020
DoE COVID Count Week 2 -- Total Hits 29
By News Release @ 4:16 AM :: 1882 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...Cases currently being investigated are not included in the count and will be reported in the following weeks....

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Saturday, August 22, 2020
1.5% of Non-Hawaiian Pacific Islanders have COVID
By News Release @ 3:23 AM :: 1982 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...Pacific Islanders other than Native Hawaiians have ten times the infection rate of all other ethnic groups in Hawai‘i....

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Friday, August 21, 2020
Time to come clean about COVID crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:01 PM :: 2309 Views :: COVID-19

...a lack of public trust came from a lack of transparency....

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Friday, August 21, 2020
COVID Screening: 133 cameras operational at 5 Airports Statewide
By News Release @ 8:25 PM :: 2300 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...phase two of the new thermal temperature screening equipment installation has been completed....

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Friday, August 21, 2020
Hawaii Unemployment 13.1% -- Thousands Quit Looking
By News Release @ 8:17 PM :: 2608 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... The unemployment rate would have been much higher except that there were nearly 30,000 fewer people in the labor force than a year ago ....

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Friday, August 21, 2020
COVID Count 230 new cases out of 2,366 tests
By News Release @ 6:32 PM :: 1427 Views :: COVID-19

... 20 new hospitalizations, one new death ....

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Friday, August 21, 2020
Board resolution urges UH to prepare for pandemic financial impact
By News Release @ 10:24 AM :: 1812 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

...expecting what the resolution describes as, “a steep reduction of general fund support” that is expected to directly impact all aspects of operations....

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Friday, August 21, 2020
Maunakea internal management restructuring approved by regents
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 2819 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... BOR approved a revised plan to restructure the internal management of UH-managed lands on Maunakea ....

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Thursday, August 20, 2020
CD2 Race: PBS Hosts 6-Way Candidate Forum
By Video @ 9:07 PM :: 3097 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

... INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI, THURSDAY AUGUST 20 @ 8PM ....

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Thursday, August 20, 2020
COVID Count: 236 new cases out of 2,512 tests
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 1340 Views :: COVID-19

...3 new deaths, 14 new hospitalizations....

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Thursday, August 20, 2020
List of Current COVID Clusters in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:22 AM :: 4114 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, COVID-19

...including a strip club, bars, Honolulu Hale, homeless shelter, and jail.... 

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Soft on Crime Lawyers Explain How they Tricked Judiciary into Releasing Hundreds of Criminals
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 2467 Views :: Judiciary, COVID-19

...now they claim COVID outbreak makes case for even more criminals on our streets.  Will you be fooled too?  Read their report and find out....

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Honolulu 4th Most Expensive Metro Area in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 9:07 PM :: 3374 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...but the Big Island is much more affordable....

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
‘Updating the Jones Act for the 21st Century’
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:46 PM :: 1941 Views :: Jones Act

...calling for outright repeal of the protectionist federal maritime law known as the Jones Act so far has not been a successful strategy....

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
States that suspended Certificate of Need laws saved lives--Hawaii is not one of them
By News Release @ 8:40 PM :: 2447 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... Certificate of Need (CON) laws increase mortality rates for COVID-19 patients and others ....

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Hawaii Opens Door to 12 Unlicensed Cryptocurrency Schemes
By News Release @ 8:07 PM :: 4059 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits

"...Through the issuance of a 'no action message,' DFI is not taking any action against these companies...."

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
COVID Count: 261 new cases out of 2,559 tests
By News Release @ 7:56 PM :: 1492 Views :: COVID-19

...3 new hospitalizations, 2 new deaths (one of which will be reported with tomorrow's numbers)....

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Former CIA Officer Arrested and Charged with Espionage
By News Release @ 9:20 AM :: 2125 Views :: Law Enforcement, Military

...The scheme began with three days of meetings in Hong Kong in March 2001....

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Caldwell Announces More COVID Restrictions--Targets Non-Economic Activity
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 2851 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

...Caldwell said at the news briefing that county and state leaders discussed the modified restrictions for O‘ahu over the past five days, trying to decide whether to use a scalpel or a hammer. “We’ve chosen a scalpel,” Caldwell said....

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Republican Legislative Candidate Wanted for Quarantine Violation
By Video @ 9:11 PM :: 3154 Views :: Republican Party, COVID-19

...HD 18 Candidate Lori Ford was contacted by a special agent with the Hawaii Attorney General's office and was requested to fly back to Hawaii so she could be arrested.... 

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
COVID Count 134 new cases out of 1,914 tests
By News Release @ 7:06 PM :: 1341 Views :: COVID-19

...one new death, twelve new hospitalizations....

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Bill 59: Amend Community Garden Program
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 6:50 PM :: 2159 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...“While the mayor has ordered these gardens closed for nearly a month, we need to make sure that when they reopen, more people can have access to garden plots, with increased awareness, easier access and clearer guidelines that minimize red tape. The program needs to be expanded,” Pine said....

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
KITV Sells for $30M
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 2342 Views :: First Amendment

...$30 Million Purchase of Honolulu ABC Network Affiliate (KITV-ABC 4) from SJL Broadcasting is 16th Station Purchase for Allen's 'Allen Media Broadcasting' Division....

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
UH team leads new survey to assess COVID-19 impact in Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:18 AM :: 1527 Views :: COVID-19

...click here to complete the survey....

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
The Scoop on Hawaii Elections 2020
By Video @ 4:11 AM :: 1874 Views :: Office of Elections

... Keli'i Akina & Colin Moore Talk Story ....

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Monday, August 17, 2020
Hawaii Mortgage Delinquencies Jump 5.25%
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 3154 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii 5th largest quarterly increase in overall delinquency rate ....

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Monday, August 17, 2020
COVID Count: 174 new cases out of 2,251 tests
By News Release @ 6:37 PM :: 1430 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Monday, August 17, 2020
GOP Congressman Calls on Leaders to Repudiate Q Anon Conspiracy Theory
By Video @ 10:00 AM :: 2053 Views :: Republican Party

...technology has brought us great advances in life and in how we connect, but it has also opened us up to a whole new host of dangers....

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Sunday, August 16, 2020
The Doomsday Rules in the General Excise Tax
By Tom Yamachika @ 11:13 PM :: 3294 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tax Credits, Taxes, COVID-19

...Now that the economy is down and tax revenues are in the tank, we are now seeing cases of our Department of Taxation using some particularly nasty provisions in the tax code....

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Sunday, August 16, 2020
FDA Approves Quick Affordable saliva-based COVID-19 test
By News Release @ 8:56 PM :: 2119 Views :: COVID-19

...the testing method is immediately available to other diagnostic laboratories that want to start using the new test, which can be scaled up quickly for use across the nation — and, perhaps, beyond — in the coming weeks....

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Sunday, August 16, 2020
COVID Count: 220 new cases out of 2,649 tests
By News Release @ 6:55 PM :: 1358 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Sunday, August 16, 2020
Jones Act: A public policy conundrum without a clear and ready solution
By Video @ 3:36 AM :: 1758 Views :: Jones Act

...even U.S.-built tugboats suffer from similar excess costs. That means that tugboats built in the United States for $20 million would cost only $4 million-$5 million if constructed in another country....

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Sunday, August 16, 2020
Sen Mike Gabbard Joins Pro-Life Democrats
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 3535 Views :: Democratic Party, Life, Politicians

…More than 100 Democratic politicians urge DNC to reform abortion platform….

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Sunday, August 16, 2020
DoE Releases Statewide List of COVID Cases by Complex Area
By News Release @ 2:27 AM :: 2278 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...Every Friday, DOE to inform families about COVID cases by complex area, not by campus....

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Saturday, August 15, 2020
COVID Count 284 new cases out of 3,033 tests
By News Release @ 8:21 PM :: 1299 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Saturday, August 15, 2020
VIDEO: Waimanalo Woman Disrupts Beach Wedding
By Video @ 8:10 PM :: 5448 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...this is national news....

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Saturday, August 15, 2020
Hawaiian Burials Dug up to Make Way for Obama’s Oceanfront Septic Tank
By Selected News Articles @ 4:04 PM :: 5132 Views :: Environment, Politicians

...Eco-Hypocrisy: How Obama Got a Legal Seawall for Another 55 Years....

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Saturday, August 15, 2020
​Lockdown reveals Hawaii's economic house of cards
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:42 AM :: 3346 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...Growing the budget and approving government employee pay raises when Hawaii is running out of money is an unsustainable way to run a state....

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Saturday, August 15, 2020
Recovered from COVID? Hawaii Blood Bank Needs You
By News Release @ 1:29 AM :: 1679 Views :: COVID-19

...make your antibodies available to hospitalized COVID-19 patients who are at the greatest risk....

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Friday, August 14, 2020
Iwilei homeless shelter to be temporary isolation and quarantine site
By News Release @ 11:06 PM :: 2026 Views :: Homelessness, COVID-19

...the postives are being kept inside and the negatives are kicked out....

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Friday, August 14, 2020
Survey update shows widespread hardship for local businesses
By UHERO @ 10:31 PM :: 2901 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, COVID-19

...With the exception of jobs in information technology and other services, no industry category saw a meaningful increase from the devastating April 2020 job numbers....

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Friday, August 14, 2020
COVID Count: 233 new cases out of 2,649 tests
By News Release @ 10:16 PM :: 1249 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Friday, August 14, 2020
Ige Seeks Public Comment on Nominees to Intermediate Court of Appeals
By News Release @ 9:57 PM :: 1751 Views :: Judiciary

...The position has been vacant since the retirement of Associate Judge Alexa D.M. Fujise in April 2020....

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Friday, August 14, 2020
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 2005 Views :: Judiciary

...seeking public comment on judicial nominees for vacancies in the District Court and District Family Court of the First Circuit (Oahu)....

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Friday, August 14, 2020
N Shore Kauai: DLNR Contractor Chased off Worksite by Saboteurs
By News Release @ 7:21 PM :: 2560 Views :: Kauai County, Tourism

...Dozens of people have drowned in the Hanakapiai Valley over the years, and KFD personnel have numerous stories – myself included – on the precarious positions we put ourselves in whenever we perform rescues in this area....

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Friday, August 14, 2020
ACLU Plan for Hawaii: Massive COVID-Infested Homeless Tent Cities Everywhere -- with no sweeps
By Andrew Walden @ 6:18 PM :: 2907 Views :: Homelessness, Justice Reinvestment, COVID-19

...At 11am today, the Hawaii Supreme Court is hearing a motion from the State Public Defender’s office using COVD as an excuse to order another mass release of criminals from Hawaii’s prisons and jails....

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Friday, August 14, 2020
Underage Maui Girl Gets Sex Change Hormones--ACLU Celebrates Court Victory
By News Release @ 3:06 PM :: 2782 Views :: Maui County, Family

...some parents or guardians are hesitant for their trans child to start hormones before they’re eighteen...Now I’m 19 years old and about three years on testosterone....

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Friday, August 14, 2020
Kishimoto Pushes Back Against HSTA 'Scare Tactics'
By News Release @ 4:17 AM :: 2847 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...Mr. Rosenlee encouraged teachers to show up for paid training days over the past two weeks, and now he is telling teachers not to show up for students. The union demanded this additional training for teachers, at a cost of nine fewer instructional days for students, but is trying to prevent students from having the same opportunity....

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Friday, August 14, 2020
HGEA: Pay us to 'work' at home again
By News Release @ 4:08 AM :: 2253 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

...COVID surge prompts HGEA to tell Departments: Limit physical presence at worksites....

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