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Thursday, April 15, 2021
2021 UH Legislative Update, including proposed budget cuts
By News Release @ 6:42 PM :: 1631 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Higher Education, COVID-19

... Many of the reductions are hopefully made up with federal stimulus funding ....

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Thursday, April 15, 2021
Fourth Hawaiʻi Commercial Rent Survey Shows Some Recovery
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 1388 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

... 40 percent of businesses did not pay rent in full versus 50 percent in the third survey ....

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Monday, April 12, 2021
Urban Transit After COVID-19
By Selected News Articles @ 7:00 PM :: 1569 Views :: Rail, COVID-19

... it is premature to commit funding for major new rail transit projects before we have some idea of the extent of transit ridership in the first several years after nationwide vaccinations ....

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Monday, April 12, 2021
Hawaii: 26.5% Expect to Lose Income
By Selected News Articles @ 6:39 PM :: 1582 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... The state where people are most likely to face an expected loss of employment income is Hawaii, at 26.5% ....

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Monday, April 12, 2021
How Hawaii Can Waste More Federal COVID Stimulus Money--Biden has some ideas
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 1824 Views :: National News, Economy, COVID-19

... Today, the White House released state-by-state fact sheets (crony dreambooks) that highlight the (allegedly) urgent need in every state across the country for the investments (pork projects) proposed by President Biden in the American Jobs Plan ....

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Monday, April 12, 2021
Vaccine Passport: Hawaii vs Florida
By Selected News Articles @ 6:12 PM :: 2813 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

“...Requiring so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports for taking part in everyday life — such as attending a sporting event, patronizing a restaurant, or going to a movie theater— would create two cases of citizens based on vaccination....”

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Monday, April 12, 2021
Hawaii Small Businesses Among Most Exposed to Pandemic Losses
By Selected News Articles @ 12:17 PM :: 1365 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, COVID-19

... States With the Most Pandemic-Proof Small Businesses -- Hawaii 50th ....

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Saturday, April 10, 2021
Ige Signs 19th COVID Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 5:23 AM :: 1157 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... the proclamation includes mention of an anticipated new exception for vaccinated travelers that will become effective only upon approval by the director of the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency ....

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Friday, April 9, 2021
COVID Justice: 430 Inmates Released, 58% Have Already Reoffended
By News Release @ 4:25 AM :: 2064 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... The Criminal Justice Research institute reported that 58% of inmates had reoffended at least once since their release ....

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Thursday, April 8, 2021
Forbes: Hawaii Tops List Of Worst-Performing States
By Selected News Articles @ 4:37 AM :: 2092 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii lags the nation’s economic momentum by an astonishing 5.14% ....

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021
O‘ahu businesses and activities to continue operations in Tier 3
By News Release @ 11:22 PM :: 1376 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... Honolulu will continue to operate in Tier 3 of the reopening strategy for the next four weeks, meaning O‘ahu businesses and activities will continue operations without reverting back to the Tier 2 framework ....

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
COVID Restrictions Correlate with Unemployment, not Deathrates
By Selected News Articles @ 10:04 PM :: 1633 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii is now the 11th-most restrictive state ....

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Hawaii 3rd Safest State During COVID
By Selected News Articles @ 4:15 AM :: 1375 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... the lower COVID-19 transmission and deaths are in a state, the more that state is able to eliminate restrictions on businesses ....

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
State Economies Hit the Most by Coronavirus -- Hawaii #3
By Selected News Articles @ 3:46 AM :: 1299 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Coronavirus isn’t just a danger to Americans’ health. It’s also a menace to our wallets .... 

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Monday, April 5, 2021
Does ARPA Outlaw Hawaii Tech and Film Tax Credit Expansion?
By Tax Foundation @ 6:28 PM :: 1670 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits, Taxes, COVID-19

"...Hawaii increased the cap on its film incentives and decoupled from federal restrictions on research and development tax credits...."

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Saturday, April 3, 2021
Help for Native Hawaiian Businesses Facing the COVID Storm
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:15 AM :: 1545 Views :: OHA, Small Business, COVID-19

... Native Hawaiians own 3,147 firms in Hawaiʻi, constituting 11.1% of all businesses in the state ....

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Thursday, April 1, 2021
DLIR Update: $5.2B in Pandemic Benefits Paid
By News Release @ 9:18 PM :: 1439 Views :: Ethics, Labor, COVID-19

... DLIR hired a vendor to perform investigations focusing on overpayments. Solid State Operations, Inc. will begin with 25 investigators on April 6 ....

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
COVID Cluster at King’s Cathedral Kahului
By News Release @ 8:57 PM :: 1681 Views :: Maui County, Religion, COVID-19

... People who attended events hosted by King’s Cathedral and Chapels in the past 14 days are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 ....

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Moody's announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Hawaii
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1703 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes, Tourism, COVID-19

"... The Aa2 rating on the State of Hawaii's general obligation bonds recognizes the significant fiscal challenges posed by the current health and economic crisis...."

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Monday, March 29, 2021
UH Manoa Campus Reopening August 23 for Fall Semester
By News Release @ 10:37 PM :: 1306 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... For our faculty and students, this upcoming fall 2021 semester will be a transition semester, as we reopen our campus and navigate from a primarily online environment towards a primarily in-person semester in/by spring 2022 ....

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Monday, March 29, 2021
Record community engagement with “Adopt A Site” amidst COVID-19 pandemic
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 968 Views :: Environment, COVID-19

... Environmental stewardship has never been this popular ....

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Saturday, March 27, 2021
Guilty of Bribery, Embezzlement: Caldwell Admin CARES Act Administrator Hanalei Aipoalani
By News Release @ 3:26 AM :: 6599 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, COVID-19

... Hanalei Aipoalani, 42, of Waianae, Hawaii, pled guilty in federal court today to embezzling more than $500,000 from AmeriCorps and to agreeing to accept a bribe for the administration of grants under the CARES Act ....

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Friday, March 26, 2021
Outdoor Weddings up to 100 People Now Allowed on Oahu
By News Release @ 10:24 PM :: 1474 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism, COVID-19

... the request to modify Honolulu’s COVID-19 recovery framework to include “weddings” as a category has been approved and is effective immediately ....

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Friday, March 26, 2021
Hawaii Economy Shrinks 8%
By News Release @ 10:13 PM :: 526 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... BEA -- Gross Domestic Product by State, 4th Quarter 2020 and Annual 2020 ....

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Friday, March 26, 2021
State Of Hawaii And Airline Carriers Partner To Expand Pre-Clear Programs
By News Release @ 4:12 AM :: 1701 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... to allow travelers to confirm compliance with the Safe Travels Program prior to departure and bypass mandatory airport screenings upon arrival ....

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Friday, March 26, 2021
Hawaii Unemployment Drops to 9.2% for February
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 1503 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Tourism, COVID-19

... the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February was 9.2 percent compared to the revised rate of 10.3 percent in January ....

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Friday, March 26, 2021
Vaccination eligibility expands to people age 60 and older
By News Release @ 1:26 AM :: 960 Views :: COVID-19

... beginning Monday, March 29 ....

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Friday, March 26, 2021
Molokai Walk-In Vax Age 18+
By News Release @ 1:21 AM :: 1276 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

... The Molokai Community Health Center is excited to sponsor 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐖𝐚𝐥𝐤-𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗 𝐕𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐌𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐤𝐚'𝐢 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝟏𝟖 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐫 (𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭-𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 & 𝐅𝐮𝐥𝐥-𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬) ....

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Thursday, March 25, 2021
235,000 Visitors to Hawaii in February
By News Release @ 10:37 PM :: 1299 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

... the average daily census showed that there were 90,776 visitors in Hawaii on any given day in February 2021, compared to 250,052 visitors per day in February 2020 ....

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Thursday, March 25, 2021
House Budget: Irresponsible record-breaking spending spree
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:34 PM :: 1573 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

... Keli’i Akina says House members should have aimed to pay off more debt instead of go on a record-breaking spending spree ....

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Thursday, March 25, 2021
COVID Case: DLIR Shuts Unemployment Call Center for Long Weekend
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 1148 Views :: Labor, COVID-19

... One staffer in a ballroom that serves general inquiries tested positive yesterday, and in response the department has shut down operations in that ballroom ....

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Thursday, March 25, 2021
Stimulus Bill Expands Access to Free or Low-Cost Healthcare Coverage for Hawaii Residents
By News Release @ 4:57 AM :: 1296 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... One provision provides a 100 percent COBRA subsidy for up to six months. Another provision increases the Premium Tax Credit, which will extend Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidies to higher-income individuals ....

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
What are the Limits to Hawaii Governors' Emergency Powers?
By Robert Thomas @ 10:51 PM :: 1343 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Hawai‘i’s statute contains a single major check on the executive’s delegated authority: the “automatic termination” provision ....

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
OHA Board Chair Testifies Before U.S. House Subcommittee on COVID-19 Impacts on Native Hawaiians
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 1244 Views :: OHA, COVID-19

"...Native Hawaiians still lack parity with other Native Americans in many federal programs and policies....”

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Age 65+ Dial 211 to Schedule COVID Vax
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 1005 Views :: COVID-19

... to help those age 65 and above navigate the registration process, secure appointments and also help eligible individuals arrange for transportation ....

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Hawaii is the State Where People Worry They'll Lose Their Income
By Selected News Articles @ 10:10 PM :: 1378 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... Hawaii: 31.5% “expect someone in their household to have a loss in employment income in the next 4 weeks” ....

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021
How to overcome vaccine hesitancy?
By News Release @ 8:46 PM :: 981 Views :: COVID-19

... targeted communications strategies may hold the key ....

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Monday, March 22, 2021
​Doctors Tell State of Hawaii: ‘I’m leaving’
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 AM :: 7328 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes, COVID-19

... There are few things more nonsensical than encouraging doctors to leave a state during a pandemic, but that is exactly what the Hawaii State Legislature is doing .... 

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Friday, March 19, 2021
Mayor Blangiardi meets with wedding industry demonstrators
By News Release @ 6:38 PM :: 1534 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism, COVID-19

... Mayor Rick Blangiardi listened to members of the wedding industry during a demonstration outside of Honolulu Hale ....

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Friday, March 19, 2021
Grassroot Institute Legislative Update
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:55 AM :: 1763 Views :: Ethics, Development, Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

... Hawaii's Legislature is about halfway through its 2021 session, and if we're lucky, the good will outweigh the bad when it's over ....

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Friday, March 19, 2021
House Finance Committee Approves State Budget – with Amendments
By News Release @ 4:09 AM :: 1313 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

... The $1.6 billion in federal funds allocated to the State in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides a temporary reprieve for the State's financial crisis. ....

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Thursday, March 18, 2021
Ige Wins Lava Tube Award for ‘Extreme Anti-Transparency Measures’
By News Release @ 3:48 PM :: 1585 Views :: First Amendment, COVID-19

... “one of the most extreme anti-transparency measures executed in the U.S.” ....

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Federally Dependent States-- Hawaii 33rd
By Selected News Articles @ 8:15 PM :: 1446 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Federal assistance to states has come into the spotlight recently during the coronavirus pandemic ....

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Hawaii is the State Where Joblessness Has Skyrocketed
By Selected News Articles @ 7:54 PM :: 1699 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... Hawaii and California had the highest jobless rates in January, at 10.2% and 9.0%, respectively. At the far end of the spectrum, South Dakota and Utah had the lowest rates, each at 3.1% ....

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
COVID-19 in Hawai‘i: Addressing Health Equity in Diverse Populations
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 1122 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... details the racial and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 infections and deaths in the state of Hawai‘i ....

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
DLIR: Hawaii Unemployment 10.2%
By News Release @ 4:59 AM :: 1572 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Statewide, 588,050 were employed and 67,000 unemployed in January for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 655,050 ....

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
DLIR: No Gap in Benefits Extended under Latest COVID Stimulus Bill
By News Release @ 4:54 AM :: 1214 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Title IX of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 extends key unemployment insurance and assistance provisions of both the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) as well as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) ....

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
98 percent of Hawaiʻi residents say small business is important to Hawaiʻi
By News Release @ 4:47 AM :: 1138 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

... The “Peopleʻs Pulse Survey,” in partnership with OmniTrak and with the support of Central Pacific Bank Foundation, highlights the urgency of helping businesses through this extremely difficult time, Chamber President and CEO Sherry Menor-McNamara said....

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Monday, March 15, 2021
New COVID Relief Law Creates $29 Billion Grant Program For Local Restaurants, Bars
By News Release @ 8:08 PM :: 1463 Views :: Small Business, Tourism, COVID-19

... The grant is equal to the business’s pandemic-related revenue loss: 2019 gross receipts minus 2020 gross receipts ....

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Monday, March 15, 2021
DOE, HSTA reach agreement to increase 4th quarter in-person learning
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 1661 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... ​increasing number of students projected to return to in-person learning during the fourth quarter ....

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