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Friday, March 20, 2020
Corona Virus: Hawaii Ranks 43rd
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 PM :: 2223 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...with 26 cases and no deaths, Hawaii has the 43rd highest count of Corona Virus cases in USA....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
Thousands Sign Petition Demanding 14-Day Quarantine for all Visitors
By News Release @ 11:02 AM :: 2548 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Tourism

..."In order for it to not just ravage our community and start having massive community spread, we need to stop people bringing it into the state"....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
COVID: 26 Cases -- All Travel Related
By News Release @ 3:32 AM :: 2159 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The DOH has received 124 negative results from test samples selected from sites statewide with the goal of identifying possible community transmission of COVID-19.... 

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Friday, March 20, 2020
COVID: House Speaker 'Implores' Ige to Impose Travel Ban, Order Military Response
By News Release @ 1:18 AM :: 3291 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Military, Small Business

...The handling of this COVID-19 pandemic has been utterly chaotic and there is mass confusion among the public....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
Caldwell: Homeless enforcement more important than ever
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 2660 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Homelessness

...Stored property enforcement and sidewalk nuisance enforcement to continue; HONU to continue to serve homeless population....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
State Senator Clarence Nishihara tests positive for COVID-19
By News Release @ 6:44 PM :: 2735 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Politicians

...The memo recommends all Senate offices close until further notice....

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
COVID 16 Cases in Hawaii--all Travel-Related
By News Release @ 10:12 PM :: 1580 Views :: Health Care

"...All cases who tested positive in Hawaiʻi are travel related. There is no evidence of community spread in Hawai‘i at this time...." -- DoH

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
COVID: Activist Groups Demand Ige Clamp Down Harder
By News Release @ 8:37 PM :: 2684 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Tourism

...A public request to enact stronger measures of social distancing across Hawaiʻi....

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
DoE Closes Schools Until April 7 After HSTA Files Grievance over COVID Plan
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 3401 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Labor

...Hawaii joins 39 states that have decided to close schools....

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Coronavirus: Modern Research & Chinese Medicine
By Video @ 2:15 AM :: 1782 Views :: Health Care

...Keli'i Akina interviews Dr. Mai Wang....

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
COVID Circulating at Capitol? Nishihara Tests Positive
By Rep Gene Ward @ 9:28 PM :: 2871 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...On March 4, 2020 a Capitol employee was suspected of having been exposed to the virus, and the Public Access was subsequently shuttered....

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Most Aggressive States Against the Coronavirus -- Hawaii 46th
By Wallet Hub @ 5:02 PM :: 2261 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Many states have taken the CDC’s advice....

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Monday, March 16, 2020
Legislative Session Suspended due to Corona Virus
By News Release @ 7:26 PM :: 2237 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...suspension of the legislative session indefinitely, starting on Tuesday, March 17....

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Monday, March 16, 2020
COVID-19: Council, DHHL, Legislators Cut Public Access
By News Release @ 7:25 PM :: 4074 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...Sunshine doesn't cure Corona Virus -- but Corona Virus cures Sunshine....

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Monday, March 16, 2020
Best States for Doctors -- Hawaii 42nd
By Wallet Hub @ 6:42 PM :: 2112 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...data set ranges from average annual wage of physicians to hospitals per capita to quality of public hospital system....

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Monday, March 16, 2020
The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America - 15 Days to Slow the Spread
By News Release @ 4:36 PM :: 1751 Views :: Health Care

...The following was released by the White House....

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Monday, March 16, 2020
Judiciary Limits In-Person Appearances
By News Release @ 2:48 PM :: 2484 Views :: Health Care, Judiciary

...beginning Monday, March 16, it will restrict access to anyone who ... has traveled outside Hawaii in the past 14 days.... Such individuals will not be allowed to enter courthouses and other Judiciary facilities....

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Sunday, March 15, 2020
​Corona Virus: HIDOE extends spring break thru March 27
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 2155 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

...The Department will use the additional time to plan for implementation of social distancing within the school setting, arrange for professional development to support modified operations, and thoroughly clean schools....

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Friday, March 13, 2020
Corona Virus Reality Check
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:03 PM :: 2582 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Taxes

...It’s time to discard its big-spending plans and focus on ways to help the economy recover quickly....

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Corona Virus: Fortunately Hawaii Lost Case Against Trump
By Selected News Articles @ 9:32 PM :: 3767 Views :: National News, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...on plaintiffs' reading the President would not be able to suspend entry from a particular country in the event of an epidemic in that country....

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
CoronaVirus: UH Switches to 100% Online Classes
By News Release @ 4:16 PM :: 2165 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

...“The labs don’t translate online”....

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
COVID19: Hawaii Tourism Drops 35% Since March 1
By UHERO @ 3:31 AM :: 3197 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Tourism

...In the past two weeks, things have changed markedly, and a SARS-type V-shaped path is now too optimistic.... 

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Is Hawaii Prepared for a Recession?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:56 PM :: 2916 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Taxes

... the "coronavirus recession" and what Hawaii can do financially to cope with it ....  

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Monday, March 9, 2020
Speaker Names Corona Virus Economic Working Group
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 2712 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...House Speaker Scott K. Saiki today announced the appointment of individuals to serve on the Select House Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness adopted through House Resolution 54....

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Friday, March 6, 2020
21 Infected on Corona Virus Cruise Ship--Test Reveals Hawaii's First Corona Patient
By Andrew Walden @ 3:00 PM :: 6149 Views :: Health Care, Tourism

...February 26-29: Nawiliwili, Honolulu, Lahaina, Hilo....

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Thursday, March 5, 2020
Obesity: Honolulu 2nd Slimmest City in USA
By Wallet Hub @ 10:00 PM :: 2237 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...almost 40 percent of U.S. adults are obese....

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Sudden Reversal: Josh Green Appointed to Head Corona Virus Response
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 2299 Views :: Health Care

...Green: Put Corona Virus Quarantine Patients in Leahi Hospital with Nursing Home Patients....

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Youth Vaping 'Epidemic' All Hype
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 AM :: 3004 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...In 2017, only only 3.5 percent of Hawaiian high school students reported using e-cigarettes daily and only 1.2 percent reported smoking combustible cigarettes daily....

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
HR 54 Corona Virus: House Select Committee Formed
By News Release @ 12:12 AM :: 3984 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...During the recession of 2008, the state government was forced to reduce the school week to four days, cut millions of dollars from social programs, and reduce public employee salaries by 5 percent....

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Friday, February 28, 2020
Where's the cushion?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:06 PM :: 2952 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Emergency preparedness in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
'Coronavirus recession' could put Hawaii in $3.8 billion hole by 2025
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:05 PM :: 3081 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...Reckless state spending is exhausting our emergency reserves....

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Monday, February 24, 2020
Ethics: Professional Association Tries to Take Over State Board
By News Release @ 8:35 PM :: 2994 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Small Business

...to keep those lucrative 'continuing education' courses under the Association's control....

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Monday, February 24, 2020
UHERO: Corona Virus May Damage State Economy
By UHERO @ 5:02 PM :: 2786 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Tourism

...While visitor arrivals racked up another record year in 2019, real visitor spending fell last year as international spending languished. And now the coronavirus rears its ugly head....

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Monday, February 24, 2020
UH seeks to train more doctors, expand medical school to Maui
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 1659 Views :: Health Care

...State’s physician shortage remains between 519 and 820 doctors....

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Friday, February 21, 2020
Poor economy is medical threat, too
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:20 PM :: 2181 Views :: Economy, Health Care

...In times of crisis, we are likely to be held back by the same problems that affect us now — the doctor shortage, the shipping restrictions caused by the Jones Act....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Vaping and Tobacco Harm Reduction in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:22 PM :: 2927 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...Analysis of the vaping industry in Hawaii, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Emergency Preparedness? Hawaii Drops to Lowest Tier
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 2461 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...As Threats Increase, Annual Assessment Finds Hawaii's Level of Readiness for Health Emergencies dropping....

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
Meatless Mondays in Hawaii Schools? -- Politicized Veganism Threatens Human Health
By Selected News Articles @ 2:27 AM :: 3048 Views :: Education K-12, Environment, Health Care

...In 2019, Hawaii’s legislature nearly enacted a resolution establishing Meatless Mondays in Hawaii’s public schools....

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Thursday, February 13, 2020
No GE Tax on Medical Bills -- help lift MD shortage
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:32 PM :: 2758 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

... Hawaii is currently “short” by approximately 820 physicians ....

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Friday, February 7, 2020
Hawaii: Few Disabled Working, Federal Benefits Unused
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 2669 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

...Hawaii reported an integrated employment rate of 2 percent, the lowest rate in the nation....

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Thursday, February 6, 2020
Hawaii Mixed Scores on Dental Care
By Selected News Articles @ 2:10 PM :: 2153 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii 46 -- ‘Dental Habits & Care’ Rank....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
After Diamond Head Attack--Lawmakers Propose Gun Control and Mental Health Bills
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 3117 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...SB2505: Requires & appropriates funds for DOH to establish a continuum of stabilization beds statewide for non-forensic patients with substance abuse or mental health disorders....

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Friday, January 31, 2020
Stop Taxing Healthcare
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 2980 Views :: Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

...how do we attract more doctors to Hawaii — and keep the ones we still have?....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
HB2451: Assisted Suicide Proponents want Hawaii to be a testing ground for Nurses!
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:48 PM :: 2031 Views :: Health Care

...The House Health Committee has scheduled a hearing on HB 2451 (Relating to Health) this Friday, January 31, at 11 a.m....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Hawaii GE Tax adds $222M to healthcare costs
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:17 AM :: 3558 Views :: Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Exempting medical services would help patients and stem the doctor shortage....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
HB2680: Involuntary Hospitalization for Mentally Ill
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 2:14 PM :: 2672 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...HB2680 will be heard on Wednesday, February 5 at 9 am in Capitol Conference Room 325....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Hawaii receives mixed grades on tobacco prevention and cessation
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 2710 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...The 18th annual “State of Tobacco Control” report grades states and the federal government on policies proven to prevent and reduce tobacco use....

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Eliminating Barriers to the Treatment of Mental Illness -- HRS Evaluated Law by Law
By News Release @ 11:57 AM :: 3176 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...In 2019, Hawaii's legislature expressly re-incorporated failure to obtain needed treatment for mental illness to prevent serious physical debilitation or disease into its definition of 'dangerous to self.' ....

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Ige, Ballard, Legislators Agree: Mentally Ill Must be Forcibly Committed to Treatment Centers
By Selected News Articles @ 5:15 AM :: 3542 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...will the Diamond Head attack be enough to turn the tide on mental health reform?....

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
​Doctors Agonistes: Paradise Lost
By Dr Ed Gutteling, MD @ 5:17 PM :: 3600 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care, Taxes

...Docs are channeling their inner Rambo: “I love my country! I just want it to love us back.”....

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