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Saturday, August 14, 2021
HIDOE to implement weekly COVID-19 testing requirement
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 1749 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... Employees who certify and provide proof of full vaccination will not be subject to testing requirement ....

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Thursday, August 12, 2021
Full Text: Proposed UH Policy Regarding COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination and Testing
By News Release @ 3:44 AM :: 1611 Views :: Higher Education, Labor, COVID-19

... scheduled to take effect on August 23, 2021, the first day of the 2021 fall semester ....

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Thursday, August 12, 2021
Vaccine requirement announced for City and County of Honolulu employees
By News Release @ 12:06 AM :: 1454 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... City and County of Honolulu employees will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated, have completed a single-dose vaccine or initiated the first dose of a two-dose series by Aug. 16, 2021 ....

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021
COVID Cash: Honolulu Rent and Utility Program Reopens
By News Release @ 11:53 PM :: 2516 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... Higher income limits mean more Oʻahu renters can qualify ....

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Video: Ige Announces New Restrictions on Gatherings
By Video @ 9:36 PM :: 1469 Views :: COVID-19

... Gov. David Ige restricts indoor gatherings to 10 people and outdoor activities to 25 ....

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021
The Breath of Life
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:38 AM :: 1777 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... There’s always some excuse as to why they have not taken the vaccine ....

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Saturday, August 7, 2021
OHA: Disproportionate Spike in COVID-19 Cases in Native Hawaiian Communities
By News Release @ 6:54 PM :: 2145 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, OHA, COVID-19

... the vaccination rate among the Native Hawaiian community may be as low as 35% ....

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Saturday, August 7, 2021
List: Did Your School Have COVID this week?
By News Release @ 1:19 AM :: 2937 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... DoE reports 105 COVID cases this week but 78 'have no DoE facility impact' ....

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Saturday, August 7, 2021
Eviction Ban Extension Only Applies to People who Apply for Aid
By News Release @ 12:09 AM :: 1856 Views :: Law Enforcement, Small Business, COVID-19

... The CDC’s Eviction Order only applies to “covered persons.” To be eligible, tenants/renters must attest that they have used best efforts to obtain all available governmental assistance for housing ....

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Friday, August 6, 2021
Hawaii GOP Against Vaccine Mandates
By Video @ 11:58 PM :: 768 Views :: Republican Party, COVID-19
HAWAII REPUBLICAN PARTY NOT SILENT ANYMORE  News Release from Hawaii Republican Party, August 6, 2021 HONOLULU, HI – “I believe...
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Friday, August 6, 2021
Anti-Vaxxers Set 'F*ck Ige' Rally for Capitol
By News Release @ 2:08 PM :: 2122 Views :: Republican Party, COVID-19

"... and call for Governor Ige’s impeachment ...."

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Friday, August 6, 2021
Feds Give Hawaii DoE $137M to Support School Reopening
By News Release @ 11:51 AM :: 1400 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

“Our priorities are centered around our efforts to safely begin the new school year with in-person learning...."

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Friday, August 6, 2021
Ige Mandates Vax or Testing for Public Employees--Unions Resist
By News Release @ 2:43 AM :: 2044 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

... Beginning Aug. 16, 2021, all State and county employees must provide their vaccination status to their department ....

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Friday, August 6, 2021
Chief Justice Recktenwald Statement on COVID Vaccinations
By News Release @ 2:15 AM :: 1639 Views :: Judiciary, COVID-19

"... we are planning a vaccination and testing program to require that all employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or undergo testing on a regular basis ...."

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
DoE: No Vax--No Sports
By News Release @ 5:08 PM :: 1818 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... Due to state’s high positivity rate, fall athletic season delayed until all student-athletes and adults working in athletics are vaccinated ....

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Public comments sought regarding HIDOE's request for additional fiscal flexibility under ESEA
By News Release @ 4:58 PM :: 1369 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... The Department is seeking feedback through Aug. 31 regarding its waiver request for flexibilities afforded under the CARES Act ....

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Parker School Announces Vaccine Requirement
By News Release @ 12:39 AM :: 1853 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, COVID-19

... “Requiring students ages 12 and older and employees to be vaccinated is a new and important addition to our health and safety protocols” ....

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Monday, August 2, 2021
Why reform of Hawaii’s emergency powers law failed
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:38 PM :: 2224 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... many Hawaii residents were disappointed by the failure of the Legislature to approve HB103, which would have placed limits on the governor’s emergency powers ....

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Monday, August 2, 2021
'Safe Return to Schools' -- Ige Outlines Plan
By News Release @ 11:37 PM :: 1366 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

"...in-person learning is, for most students, critical for their academic and social success, as well as their overall wellbeing...."

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Monday, August 2, 2021
'Keep Your Kids at Home' -- HSTA Plans Chaos for Opening Day
By Video @ 11:20 PM :: 1851 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

"... parents still have the option to keep their children at home until they feel it is safe ...."

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Monday, August 2, 2021
UHPA: Vaccine Mandates Subject to Collective Bargaining
By News Release @ 9:45 PM :: 2803 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

“The previously announced requirement that all employees return to campus August 3 is rescinded and the COVID-19 Telework leave option will remain in place.”

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Monday, August 2, 2021
Mayor Victorino requests postponement of return to classroom learning
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 1777 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, COVID-19

... Hawaii public schools stand ready to reopen classrooms for the new school year on Tuesday, August 3, even though the Hawaii Department of Health reports the state’s COVID positivity rate has climbed 163% over the past two weeks ....

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Saturday, July 31, 2021
70% or 82%?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:27 PM :: 1808 Views :: Ethics, COVID-19

... we are witnessing the breakdown in trust that occurs when there is not enough transparency in government decision-making ....

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Thursday, July 29, 2021
Blaisdell Center awarded Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
By News Release @ 6:11 PM :: 1699 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism, COVID-19

... Blaisdell Center was recently awarded $3,056,261.58 ....

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Thursday, July 29, 2021
FSM: Vax Now Mandatory for all Micronesia Citizens
By News Release @ 6:01 PM :: 1407 Views :: COVID-19

“...All FSM citizens residing in the FSM are required to undergo COVID-19 vaccination subject to the protocol of the Task Force....”

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021
DoH Releases COVID Guidance for School Reopening
By News Release @ 10:30 AM :: 1774 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

"...Promoting COVID-19 vaccination among all staff and eligible students 12 years of age and older...."

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Monday, July 26, 2021
VA mandates COVID-19 vaccines among its medical employees including VHA facilities staff
By News Release @ 4:25 PM :: 1388 Views :: Military, COVID-19

... COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for Title 38 VA health care personnel ....

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Friday, July 23, 2021
Where's the aloha for Hawaii bar owners?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:51 PM :: 1956 Views :: Small Business, Tourism, COVID-19

... Hawaii’s bars might be among those that have suffered the most under the confusing COVID-19 tier system ....

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Thursday, July 22, 2021
Lockdowns lower the bar for rule of law
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:33 PM :: 1674 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

... Bill Comerford tells how Hawaii’s arbitrary lockdowns turned his world upside down ....

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Thursday, July 22, 2021
DoE Announces In-Person and Distance Learning Programs for 2021-22
By News Release @ 4:40 AM :: 1856 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... How can the HSTA manipulate this program to shut down schools? ....

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Trumpster Anti-Vaxxers Target BYUH
By News Release @ 5:40 PM :: 3970 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... Within 2 days of receiving this response from BYUH, Sandor's case was being highlighted on TPUSA.  Five days after that she was on the Hannity Show ....

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Monday, July 19, 2021
COVID School Closures: Who are we trying to protect?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:58 PM :: 1887 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... We say it’s for the safety of your children, but it is clear that the decisions Hawaii is making in regards to COVID policies are for the sake of some adults ....

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Sunday, July 18, 2021
All public school students to receive free meals throughout school year 2021-22
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 1538 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... thanks to a nationwide waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The waiver aims to minimize the possible spread of COVID-19 at schools across the country by eliminating meal payment transactions in school cafeterias ....

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Thursday, July 15, 2021
No Vaccination Mandate for UH System
By News Release @ 10:42 PM :: 1853 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... More than 92% of University of Hawaiʻi students and 95% of UH employees of the 10-campus system have been vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus or plan to be, according to surveys administered in late June ....

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Thursday, July 15, 2021
Ige: Eviction Moratorium Ends August 6
By News Release @ 10:34 PM :: 1590 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

... Ige today formally notified the Hawai‘i State Legislature and Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald that he will not be issuing any further eviction moratoria once the current moratorium expires on Aug. 6 ....

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021
HSTA Continues to Push So-Called 'Distance Learning' for fall term
By News Release @ 10:09 PM :: 2231 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... For every teacher the state dedicates to distance learning when students return to class in August, it would need to pull a teacher out of the classroom, state Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto said Tuesday ....

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021
COVID Spying: CLEAR Health Pass Gains Access to ALL of Your Medical Records
By News Release @ 6:00 AM :: 5187 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

"... I was asked to release all my medical records from Kaiser Permanente to CLEAR, not just the results of the vaccination ...." 

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Sunday, July 11, 2021
Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave?
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1803 Views :: Taxes, COVID-19

... Does our government overreach?  Yes.  Why does it do that?  Because we let them ....

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Thursday, July 8, 2021
COVID 'Hazard Pay': HGEA Scores 25% Pay Hike
By News Release @ 9:59 PM :: 2267 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, COVID-19

... to each individual HGEA bargaining unit member employed by the City who feels they have worked under hazardous conditions relating to COVID-19 exposure ....

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021
DoH: New Hawaii Vaccine Totals Include Federal Doses
By News Release @ 1:56 AM :: 1468 Views :: COVID-19

... Beginning today the Department of Health’s Disease Outbreak Control Division data dashboard reflects new data provided by federal agencies ....

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Monday, July 5, 2021
CDC: 98.7% of Hawaii Students Excluded from In-person Learning, Worst in USA
By News Release @ 4:18 PM :: 2287 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Access to in person learning varied by state with the lowest mean percent of all students with access in Hawaii (1.3%) and highest in Wyoming and Montana (100%) ....

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Friday, July 2, 2021
BOE chair says board will consider distance learning options
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 1650 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... the board will discuss distance learning options for next school year at its next meeting on July 15, just a little more than two weeks before most public school students are scheduled to return to class ....

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Friday, July 2, 2021
Let's not forget what makes July Fourth special
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:25 PM :: 1634 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... it would be appropriate if our legislators spent some of that time addressing the balance of powers and the emergency management statute that has ruled our lives for the past year ....

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Friday, July 2, 2021
Akina rides with Perry & The Posse to lament the 'tracks of our tiers'
By News Release @ 5:19 AM :: 2086 Views :: Small Business, Tourism, COVID-19

“Just when you think we’d reached the prize, somebody moves our cheese. But what that really shows is a lack of transparency about the tier system.”

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Friday, July 2, 2021
Hawaii Vaccination Exception Program Begins July 8
By News Release @ 4:43 AM :: 1874 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... The Safe Travels digital platform is now allowing vaccine document uploads for trips arriving in Hawaiʻi on July 8 and beyond ....

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Thursday, July 1, 2021
Embezzlement, Bribery: Hawaii Non-Profit Executive Sentenced to 46 Months of Imprisonment
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 4080 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Ethics, Law Enforcement, OHA, COVID-19

... Hawaii Non-Profit Executive Sentenced to 46 Months of Imprisonment for Embezzling Over $500,000 from AmeriCorps and for Agreeing to Receive a Bribe for Approving $845,000 in CARES Act Grants ....

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021
CNHA, DHHL announce $5M rental & utilities assistance for Native Hawaiians
By News Release @ 12:01 PM :: 1768 Views :: DHHL, OHA, COVID-19

... This new allotment of funds was made possible through the American Rescue Plan of 2021 and is part of the DHHL COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program ....

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021
630,000 Tourist Arrivals in May, 2021
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 1633 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

... When compared to 2019, visitor arrivals in May 2021 were down 25.7 percent from the May 2019 count of 847,396 visitors, and visitor spending decreased 22.2 percent from the $1.41 billion spent in May 2019 ....

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021
89% of Tourists 'Fully Vaccinated'
By News Release @ 10:58 PM :: 1742 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

... Repeat visitors were more likely to be fully vaccinated along with college graduates and those with household incomes above $100,000 ....

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Saturday, June 26, 2021
13 Cases--Delta variant detected in all Hawaii counties
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 1548 Views :: COVID-19

... Delta variant expected to spread rapidly ....

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