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Sunday, October 11, 2020
Academic Leadership
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2898 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Higher Education, Labor, COVID-19

...an example of leadership in the face of the COVID-19 crisis....

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Saturday, October 10, 2020
COVID Count 73 new cases out of 3,084 tests
By News Release @ 7:11 PM :: 1324 Views :: COVID-19

... 18 new hospitalizations, 2 more deaths, 2.4% positive ....

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Saturday, October 10, 2020
How to stop the exodus
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:04 AM :: 2859 Views :: Economy, Cost of Living, COVID-19

...Hawaii’s negative migration of the past several years in a row is going to accelerate....

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Saturday, October 10, 2020
COVID Rules: Rejected, Kauai Tries Again
By News Release @ 5:43 AM :: 2607 Views :: Kauai County, Tourism, COVID-19

...“In light of Kaua‘i’s post-arrival testing program (Rule 18) being denied by the Governor earlier this week, we have continued to work with our health officials and other partners to take a phased, responsible approach to reopening our economy while keeping our island safe.”....

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Friday, October 9, 2020
COVID Count 155 new cases out of 3,818 tests
By News Release @ 7:47 PM :: 1365 Views :: COVID-19

... 11 new hospitalizations, 2 more deaths, 4.1% positive ....

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Thursday, October 8, 2020
COVID Count 101 new cases out of 3,903 tests
By News Release @ 7:13 PM :: 1292 Views :: COVID-19

... 6 new hospitalizations, 1 more death, 2.6% positive ....

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Thursday, October 8, 2020
COVID Tourism: Ige Announces Pre-Travel Testing Partners
By News Release @ 12:03 PM :: 2845 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...the state does not expect an immediate flood of travelers....

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Thursday, October 8, 2020
COVID: Hawaii Most Restrictive State
By News Release @ 5:09 AM :: 1985 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...Alaska has far fewer COVID restrictions, yet a lower death rate....

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Thursday, October 8, 2020
Great Lockdown Crash of 2020 is wake-up call for Hawaii lawmakers
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:57 AM :: 2863 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

...Hawaii’s leading industry, tourism, has virtually disappeared; unemployment is at historic highs; hundreds, if not thousands, of businesses have permanently closed; state and county tax revenues have evaporated....

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Thursday, October 8, 2020
COVID Tourism: Maui to Attempt 'Voluntary' 2-Test System
By News Release @ 3:46 AM :: 2367 Views :: Maui County, Tourism, COVID-19

...to urge transpacific travelers to voluntarily take a second test after they arrive in Maui County....

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020
COVID Count 110 new cases
By News Release @ 7:40 PM :: 1691 Views :: COVID-19

... 5 new hospitalizations, 3 more deaths ....

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Employment Recovery: Nobody Lags Like Hawaii
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 3012 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...Hawaii has recovered just 13% of the jobs lost since the start of the pandemic....

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020
COVID Count 83 new cases out of 1,249 tests
By News Release @ 7:12 PM :: 1478 Views :: COVID-19

... no new hospitalizations, 3 more deaths, 6.6% positive ....

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Monday, October 5, 2020
Ige Rejects Kauai 2-Test COVID Plan
By News Release @ 9:44 PM :: 2358 Views :: Kauai County, Tourism, COVID-19

...Mayor’s Emergency Rule 18 would have established a post-arrival testing program for all incoming travelers to Kaua‘i....

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Monday, October 5, 2020
UHERO Hawaii renters already leaving for Mainland
By UHERO @ 8:50 PM :: 3128 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, COVID-19

... Prior to COVID-19, our respondents reported a roughly 4% vacancy rate .... In August, however, this number jumped to 9% ....

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Monday, October 5, 2020
COVID: Hawaii DoH Gets Funding to Prepare for Mass Vaccination
By News Release @ 8:45 PM :: 1461 Views :: COVID-19

...to develop vaccine distribution plans, determine where the vaccine will be administered, and ensure an adequate number of vaccination providers....

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Monday, October 5, 2020
COVID Count 52 new cases out of 916 tests
By News Release @ 8:02 PM :: 1313 Views :: COVID-19

...no new hospitalizations, one new death, 5.7% positive....

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Sunday, October 4, 2020
COVID Count 70 new cases out of 1,963 tests
By News Release @ 6:30 PM :: 1380 Views :: COVID-19

... 4 new hospitalizations, 3 new deaths, 3.6% positive ....

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Sunday, October 4, 2020
Standardless Spending
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2812 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, COVID-19

We are feverishly trying to spend federal dollars for the common good....

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Sunday, October 4, 2020
Republican Candidate Denied Right to Campaign on Kauai
By News Release @ 5:02 AM :: 3244 Views :: Kauai County, First Amendment, COVID-19

"...Not being afforded the same access to the electorate as my opponent...." -- CD2 Candidate Joe Akana

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Sunday, October 4, 2020
UHERO: Tourism bounce back will be slow
By UHERO @ 4:48 AM :: 2778 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

...UHERO report illustrated a dark forecast—worse than the aftermath of 9/11—for travel and tourism in Hawaiʻi, across the U.S. and around the world....

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Saturday, October 3, 2020
COVID Count 133 new cases out of 1,936 tests
By News Release @ 7:29 PM :: 1419 Views :: COVID-19

... 5 new hospitalizations, 11 deaths—3 new, 8 due to revisions, 6.9% positive ....

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Friday, October 2, 2020
COVID Count 87 new cases out of 1,746 tests
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 1336 Views :: COVID-19

... 18 new hospitalizations, 3 new deaths, 5.0% positive ....

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Friday, October 2, 2020
Distance Learning: What is your School's Plan?
By News Release @ 1:49 PM :: 2415 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...Updated Complex by Complex elementary, middle/intermediate, and high school models for the reopening of the 2020-21 year....

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Friday, October 2, 2020
Trump Tests Positive for COVID
By Andrew Walden @ 2:23 AM :: 1396 Views :: COVID-19

...President Donald Trump tweets he and first lady Melania Trump test positive for Covid-19....

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Thursday, October 1, 2020
COVID Count 108 new cases out of 1,817 tests
By News Release @ 7:41 PM :: 1307 Views :: COVID-19

... 15 new hospitalizations, 3 new deaths, 5.9% positive ....

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Thursday, October 1, 2020
Navatek CEO Arrested for CARES Act Fraud--Got Help from 'Senator'
By News Release @ 11:01 AM :: 9458 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Military, COVID-19

...Price also said that other businesses are being investigated for potential fraud in connection with funds through the CARES Act....

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
COVID Count 121 new cases out of 2,049 tests
By News Release @ 7:59 PM :: 1520 Views :: COVID-19

... 28 new hospitalizations, 4 new deaths, 6.0% positive ....

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
COVID Count 87 new cases out of 1,550 tests
By News Release @ 6:59 PM :: 1412 Views :: COVID-19

... 31 new hospitalizations, 2 new deaths, 5.6% positive ....

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Monday, September 28, 2020
COVID Count 90 new cases out of 1,302 tests
By News Release @ 6:39 PM :: 1464 Views :: COVID-19

... 3 new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 6.9% positive ....

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Sunday, September 27, 2020
COVID Count 98 new cases out of 1,905 tests
By News Release @ 9:18 PM :: 1477 Views :: COVID-19

... 14 new hospitalizations, 1 new death, 5.1% positive ....

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Saturday, September 26, 2020
COVID Count 127 new cases out of 1,960 tests
By News Release @ 7:10 PM :: 1525 Views :: COVID-19

...15 new hospitalizations, 4 new deaths, 6.5% positive, and 4,729 new releases due to a paperwork update....

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Saturday, September 26, 2020
UHERO: Failed Response to COVID Resurgence Stopped Economic Recovery
By UHERO @ 12:30 PM :: 1989 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...Our baseline forecast now sees meaningful economic recovery delayed until the middle of next year, and an attenuated recovery period thereafter....

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Friday, September 25, 2020
Ige Approves Honolulu COVID-19 Recovery Framework
By News Release @ 11:42 PM :: 2693 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

...Tier 1 includes, but is not limited to, the following changes....

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Friday, September 25, 2020
Pollyana approach not working
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:08 PM :: 2762 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

... At the beginning of the year, our governor boasted about his efforts to put the state on a “sound financial footing.” What a difference a few months can make ....

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Friday, September 25, 2020
COVID Count 112 new cases out of 1,445 tests
By News Release @ 7:59 PM :: 1379 Views :: COVID-19

... 8 new hospitalizations, 3 new deaths, 7.8% positive ....

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Friday, September 25, 2020
Rep Gabbard backs H.R.6866, the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act
By News Release @ 7:27 AM :: 2296 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

...Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Joins Bill to Protect Americans’ Civil Liberties and Privacy During the Coronavirus Pandemic....

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Friday, September 25, 2020
COVID Spending: Hirono questions Ige's ‘lack of transparency’
By News Release @ 7:14 AM :: 2052 Views :: Ethics, COVID-19

...“I remain concerned that Hawaii will not spend these federal resources before the end of the year, and that a lack of clear information provided by the state on how funds are being used is creating frustration and confusion among Hawaii’s residents,” Senator Hirono wrote....

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Thursday, September 24, 2020
COVID Count 90 new cases out of 1,737 tests
By News Release @ 7:05 PM :: 1434 Views :: COVID-19

...16 new hospitalizations, 2 new deaths, 5.2% positive....

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Thursday, September 24, 2020
Ige Proclamation Allows Oct 15 Tourism Reopening
By News Release @ 5:54 AM :: 2087 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...the proclamation also empowers the counties to adopt a negative test exception process for travelers subject to the inter-island travel quarantine....

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
COVID Count 168 new cases out of 2,716 tests
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 1508 Views :: COVID-19

... 14 new hospitalizations, 2 new deaths, 6.2% positive ....

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
COVID Count: 63 new cases out of 1,489 tests
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 1906 Views :: COVID-19

... 14 new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 4.2% positive ....

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
City Drops $10.5M for 29 Units that were already affordable
By News Release @ 11:43 PM :: 3094 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living, COVID-19

...This purchase adds ZERO new affordable units because these units were already affordable in the private sector....

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Kauai on a Slippery Slope with New COVID Bracelets
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:32 AM :: 4059 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...they’ve got to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet, which will be tracked by participating resorts....

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
VA and HIEMA Report on Hilo Veterans Home COVID Deaths
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 2628 Views :: Hawaii County , Military, COVID-19

...The VA report noted “There was very little proactive preparation/planning for COVID...."

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Feds Bust DoH Lab Tech--Allegedly Making LSD During COVID outbreak
By Andrew Walden @ 1:02 AM :: 5351 Views :: Military, Drugs, COVID-19

...“You would think that employees at the state disease outbreak control center would be too busy these days for such extracurricular activities,” Dan Grazier, an ex-Marine Corps officer who now works for the nonprofit Project on Government Oversight, told The Daily Beast....

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Monday, September 21, 2020
COVID Count 56 new cases out of 1,162 tests
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 1490 Views :: COVID-19

... 5 new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 4.8% positive ....

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Sunday, September 20, 2020
COVID Count 77 new cases out of 1,678 tests
By News Release @ 6:33 PM :: 1892 Views :: COVID-19

... 4 new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 4.6% positive, releases again exceed new cases ....

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Sunday, September 20, 2020
Abercrombie and Waihee on COVID Leadership
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2245 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...The governors zeroed in on two principal drivers of our government’s response, namely structural capability and leadership....

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Saturday, September 19, 2020
COVID Count: 110 new cases out of 5,852 tests
By News Release @ 6:27 PM :: 1392 Views :: COVID-19

... 26 new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 1.9% positive....

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