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Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Ethics: Officials Quietly form Non-Profit to Contract with their Department
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 305 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... The Agency employs the relevant employees at state-run facilities. Recently, it has allowed some employees to become employees of the Non-Profit, which can offer additional benefits beyond those typically offered to state employees ....

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Monday, December 6, 2021
Two More Omicron Cases Detected in Hawaii
By News Release @ 8:34 PM :: 930 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... WHO says no deaths reported from Omicron yet as Covid variant spreads ....

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Sunday, December 5, 2021
Kauai Wipes out 1,450 illegal TVRs
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 889 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Small Business, Tourism

“...With a combined effort of increased enforcement, as well as partnerships with third-party platforms such as Expedia, the Kaua‘i Planning Department estimates that illegal vacation rentals on Kaua‘i have gone from roughly 1,500 in 2017 down to less than 50 today....”

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Sunday, December 5, 2021
Legislature to Resume Awarding Grants-In-Aid
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 275 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Applications due January 21, 2022 ....

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Friday, December 3, 2021
Makahiki Stargazing Festival
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 287 Views :: Higher Education

... Please come join OKH, IfA and NOIRLab for solar observations, star-gazing and Makahaiki Games December 4, 3pm @ Magic Island ....

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Friday, December 3, 2021
UH: 96% of our Students Believe Eco-Religion
By News Release @ 3:49 PM :: 547 Views :: Environment, Higher Education

... ‘Worry and hope’: Producing students to save the world ....

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
DBEDT: State Economic Performance Better Than Expected
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 360 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... DBEDT revised its economic growth projection for 2021 to 3.9 percent, up from the 2.7 percent projected in August  ....

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
How Ige's Latest COVID Emergency Proclamation Affects Sunshine Law
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 477 Views :: Ethics

... Exhibit C of the latest Proclamation suspends the Sunshine Law to enable boards to conduct meetings without any members of the boards or the public physically present in the same location ....

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Health Department Detects Petroleum Product in Navy Water System
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 675 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... It is hard to miss the possibility that the result of the Nov 20 incident in the fire suppression system has somehow ended up in the Hickam water system ....

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Third Saint from Kalaupapa? Bishops Advance cause of Brother Joseph Dutton
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 429 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

... Father Damien, who had just been diagnosed with leprosy, needed an assistant to help him carry on his work after he was gone. Dutton threw himself into the work ....

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Ige Seeking Two BLNR Nominees
By News Release @ 3:04 PM :: 372 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Land Use

... Ige is recruiting qualified and dedicated individuals from Kauaʻi and Hawaiʻi Island who are interested in serving on the State Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) ....

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021
One Year After $4M Insider Cacao Loss--KS to 'Invest' in More Food-Related Schemes
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 516 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture

... 2020: Insider Cacao Scheme: KSBE out $4M -- but OHA Dodges Bullet ....

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Slightly Lower Vaccination Numbers After State DOH Tech Upgrade
By News Release @ 2:43 AM :: 383 Views :: COVID-19

... While this slightly lowers Hawai‘i’s percentage of completed vaccinations from 72.5% to 71.1%, it provides a more accurate picture of the state’s vaccination effort ....

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021
October, 2021 Visitor Spending Down 15.3% from 2019
By News Release @ 1:17 AM :: 371 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

... A total of 550,781 visitors arrived by air service to the Hawaiian Islands in October 2021, mainly from the U.S. West and U.S. East. ...

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021
State Completes implementation of new electronic time and leave system
By News Release @ 1:05 AM :: 486 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

... 13,000 employees in the Executive and Legislative branches, and the Office of the Hawaiian Affairs produce 90,000 electronic leave records each month ....

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Saturday, November 27, 2021
Conservative Rankings of Hawaii State Legislators --2020 Session
By News Release @ 12:55 AM :: 964 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

... How Does Your Legislator Rank? ....

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Friday, November 26, 2021
Study Estimates 870 Vegans Live in Hawaii
By News Release @ 9:21 PM :: 640 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii is the 4th most Vegan state ....

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Reapportionment: Statewide Public Hearings Begin November 30
By News Release @ 4:19 PM :: 468 Views :: Office of Elections

... the Reapportionment Commission will be conducting its public hearings remotely using interactive conference technology ....

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Blangiardi Eases COVID Restrictions
By News Release @ 5:31 AM :: 744 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... Honolulu is improving the Safe O‘ahu Response Plan to allow more flexible operations for businesses, while still requiring Safe Access O‘ahu for higher risk activities ....

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021
COVID: Ige allows counties to go their own way
By News Release @ 5:19 AM :: 563 Views :: COVID-19

... As of Dec. 1, the counties will no longer be required to obtain the approval of the governor or the director of the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA) prior to issuing county emergency orders ....

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Lost Opportunity: Schatz Secures Extension Of $493 Million Honolulu Rail Funding Grant In Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
By News Release @ 5:08 AM :: 1187 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Rail

... in yet another failure of leadership, Schatz misses an opportunity to put the rail nightmare behind us ....

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Monday, November 22, 2021
Hawaii Top Ten Hospitals Ranked for Outcomes, Efficiency
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 1164 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... NOTE: Hospitals ranking best for outcomes and efficiency rank lowest for equity ....

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Monday, November 22, 2021
HSTA encourages teachers to apply for sabbatical leave
By News Release @ 9:31 PM :: 642 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... Teachers may apply for one semester or for the entire school year ....

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Monday, November 22, 2021
Report: Hawaii third-worst millennial homeownership rate in USA
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 547 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

... the millennial homeownership rate in Hawaii is 32.7% ....

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Monday, November 22, 2021
Ethics: UH Administrator Finds $9,592.53 in a Forgotten Bank Account
By News Release @ 8:46 PM :: 1165 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education

... guess what happens next .... 

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Monday, November 22, 2021
Hawaii Ranks 47th in the Nation in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness
By News Release @ 5:36 PM :: 582 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

... The state’s pavement quality is very poor, among the worst in the country and the primary driver for the state’s low ranking ....

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Sunday, November 21, 2021
Harbors Division Accepts Preservationist Bid to Return Falls of Clyde to Scotland
By News Release @ 5:50 PM :: 725 Views :: Hawaii History

... After years rotting in Hawaii, a 19th century Clyde-built ship is finally coming home ....

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Sunday, November 21, 2021
Hawaii Republicans Elect New Chair
By News Release @ 3:09 AM :: 647 Views :: Republican Party

... Vote totals are as follow: Lynn Finnegan 33, Jose Uson 12, Gil Logan 8, and 6 abstain votes ....

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Sunday, November 21, 2021
City and County of Honolulu to ring in holiday season Dec. 4
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 376 Views :: Honolulu County, Religion

... the Honolulu City Lights tree lighting ceremony is back ....

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Sunday, November 21, 2021
After Decade, City, State Finally Eliminate Turtle Beach Traffic Jam
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 577 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

... For many years various solutions have been discussed ....

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Saturday, November 20, 2021
Maui County Will Not Appeal Injection Well Ruling
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 393 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... When the case was returned to Judge Mollway, she determined that the County needs a Clean Water Act NPDES permit ....

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Saturday, November 20, 2021
Mindless Hysteria: Maui County Council Passes Anti-Sunscreen Bill
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 610 Views :: Maui County, Environment

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

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Friday, November 19, 2021
NOAA considers new marine sanctuary off Hawaiian Islands
By News Release @ 6:59 PM :: 373 Views :: Environment

... Agency seeks public comment through Jan. 31, 2022 ....

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Friday, November 19, 2021
Ala Wai: Corps of Engineers, City Attempt to Bamboozle Public Again
By News Release @ 4:23 AM :: 667 Views :: Honolulu County, Military

... Approximately 110 community members participated during the Nov. 10 workshop and 45 participated on Nov. 13 ....

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Friday, November 19, 2021
Sex Trafficking: Federal Grand Jury Issues New Indictment Against Leaders of Philippines-Based Church
By News Release @ 4:15 AM :: 883 Views :: Religion

...adding six new defendants, including the KOJC’s leader, Apollo Carreon Quiboloy, who was referred to as “The Appointed Son of God.”....

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Friday, November 19, 2021
Unemployment Drops to 6.3% for October
By News Release @ 3:06 AM :: 405 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October was 6.3 percent compared to 6.6 percent in September ....

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Legislative Agenda: Bills to Ban Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles by 2030
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 721 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Enviros deploy push-poll which claims that 66% of public want gasoline and diesel cars banned.  If this is true, why are electric cars only 1% of the fleet right now? ....

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Ige Announces $365M in CIP
By News Release @ 3:05 AM :: 659 Views :: DHHL, Education K-12, Hawaii State Government

... These funds were released in October 2021 ....

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021
State Financial Reports 84% Transparent
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 454 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

... Twenty-two states earned distinction this year for providing the public with candid and transparent information about their government’s fiscal health ....

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Monday, November 15, 2021
Kauai: Dude Allegedly Freaks out After Trailer Refused at Transfer Station
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 909 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

... After being handcuffed and while on the ground, DOCARE reports Hoffman slipped the handcuffs under his legs and to the front of his body. He then jumped up and continued unloading green waste from the trailer ....

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Saturday, November 13, 2021
Strike Halted, Tentative Agreement Reached Between Alliance Unions and Kaiser Permanente
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 634 Views :: Health Care, Labor

... On Saturday, November 13, 2021, Kaiser Permanente and the Alliance of Health Care Unions reached tentative agreement on a four-year contract ....

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Thursday, November 11, 2021
Spying on You: Hawaii Insurer Testing 'Accident Predictive System' Based on 'Drive Recorder' in Cars
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 716 Views :: Higher Education, Small Business

... when a risk of an accident is detected by the algorithm based on the data captured by the drive recorder, effective safety measures such as notifying the operations manager of the relevant company and/or encouraging the driver to take a break ....

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Thursday, November 11, 2021
Cesspools: Four Years Later EPA Fines Hawaii County Again
By News Release @ 3:02 PM :: 702 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

“...County of Hawai‘i has failed to meet its legal commitment to modernize wastewater infrastructure....”

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Thursday, November 11, 2021
Applicants sought for Maui County Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 582 Views :: Maui County

... Applicants are being sought for 63 vacancies on various Maui County boards, commissions, councils and committees ....

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Full Text: HPD Point-by-Point Debunk of ACLU After Arrest of 10-Year-Old Girl
By News Release @ 1:27 PM :: 1040 Views :: Education K-12, Police

... if the requested policy changes were in place, this would not have changed the outcome of the present case. A threat to shoot and kill another student is, and must be considered to be, "a threat of significant harm to someone," which you acknowledge is something officers could arrest a student for on school property. Thus, the arrest of your client on school property is consistent with your own assessment of the situation. ...

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Oahu Ambulances may now take patients to urgent care
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 497 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

... Both HESD and DOH plan to expand the program to other selected alternative care sites throughout O’ahu and Neighbor Islands. Other alternative sites are being identified and may be ready by the end of this year ....

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Monday, November 8, 2021
​Kalihi Uka Elementary hosts first HIDOE school-based vaccination clinic for elementary students
By News Release @ 7:47 PM :: 523 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... More than 100 public schools are registered to host vaccination clinics in the coming weeks ....

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Monday, November 8, 2021
State Launches ABLE Savings Program for Disabled
By News Release @ 7:05 PM :: 585 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Small Business

... In 2019, Gov. Ige signed Kal’s Law, which allowed individuals with a qualifying disability to work full-time at minimum wage without losing state or federal benefits. This year, Gov. Ige signed a bill that became Act 55 — which removes the practice of paying individuals a sub-minimum wage based solely on the fact the individual has a disability ....

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Saturday, November 6, 2021
Rolling Blackouts Coming: HECO Doubles Down on Promise to Close Coal Plant
By News Release @ 9:56 PM :: 967 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... Hawaiian Electric sets goal of 70% carbon reduction by 2030, envisions zero emissions by 2045 ....

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Saturday, November 6, 2021
Hawaii Republican State Committee to Elect New Chair
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 1895 Views :: Republican Party

... Nomination period opens on November 13th, 2021 ....

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