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Thursday, January 28, 2021
Hawai'i Rental Assistance Program Distributed Most Per Capita in 2020
By News Release @ 1:37 AM :: 1334 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... "Recent analysis by the Hawai'i Budget & Policy Center finds that this statewide program got out more housing assistance to help renters per capita than any other state effort across the country" ....

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Thursday, January 28, 2021
Vaccinated!
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:00 AM :: 2435 Views :: COVID-19

... I was fortunate to get an appointment the very next day I called at my local Kaiser Clinic ....

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Full Text: State of the Judiciary Speech
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 1353 Views :: Judiciary, COVID-19

... domestic violence and sexual exploitation – have likely intensified ....

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Monday, January 25, 2021
Legislature Stages Vaccination Party for 500 Cronies and Insiders
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 3212 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... all Legislative employees working in the Hawaiʻi State Capitol will be able to be vaccinated as members of its prioritized vaccination system's Phase 1b (i.e., individuals essential for government operations), on January 28, 2021 ....

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Monday, January 25, 2021
DoH Announces 60 previously unreported COVID deaths
By News Release @ 10:52 PM :: 1352 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... The deaths occurred in August through December, 2020 with 51 deaths reported on O‘ahu, six on Hawai‘i, and three on Maui ....

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Monday, January 25, 2021
State of State: Ige Punts Tax Hike to Legislature
By Video @ 6:16 PM :: 2056 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... House speaker calls Ige’s State of the State address ‘risk averse’ ....

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Saturday, January 23, 2021
Let's get our voice back
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:50 AM :: 1467 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... a perpetual emergency status ....

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Saturday, January 23, 2021
Rental Market: Troubling Signs Remain As State Prepares for an Uncertain 2021
By UHERO @ 12:54 AM :: 2049 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... UHERO second quarterly survey of rental property owners and managers ....

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Friday, January 22, 2021
Vaccination Rate: Hawaii Ranks 33rd
By Selected News Articles @ 11:39 PM :: 1659 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii vs Alaska Safest COVID States ....

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Friday, January 22, 2021
December 2020 Hawaii Hotel Occupancy 23.8%
By News Release @ 7:24 PM :: 1428 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

... In December 2020, Hawai‘i hotels statewide reported substantial declines in revenue per available room ....

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
HSTA Tells School Board that Donald Trump Ordered Hawaii to Raise Taxes to Fund Vacant DoE Positions
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 2390 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

... As a service to our readers we are providing a line-by-line debunk of HSTA's argument in parenthesis below ....

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Monday, January 18, 2021
New report calls for reform of state's emergency powers
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:00 PM :: 2389 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... Hawaii's Legislature needs to step in to prevent the extensive exercise of unchecked unilateral power, says the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii ....

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Monday, January 18, 2021
Waikīkī Shell Parking Lot to assist in American Samoa repatriation effort
By News Release @ 2:27 AM :: 1177 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... Approximately 800 American Samoan residents are anticipated to transit through Honolulu, be tested for COVID-19, and quarantine en route to their previously shuttered island home ....

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Saturday, January 16, 2021
Grassroot Institute 10 most-viewed stories of 2020
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:16 PM :: 1287 Views :: Hawaii History, COVID-19

... 2020 STARTED OUT like any other year, but ....

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Friday, January 15, 2021
When saving money isn't really
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:31 PM :: 1881 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes, COVID-19

... that $2 billion in “savings” is going to end up costing the taxpayers almost four times as much in the long term ....

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Thursday, January 14, 2021
VIDEO: Pro-Trump Rally at Hawaii Capitol Peaceful
By News Release @ 12:59 AM :: 3052 Views :: COVID-19

... VIDEO: The Knights of Aloha protesting at the Hawaii State Capitol Friday January 15, 2021 ....

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Kauai: Vaccine for Age 75+ Begins Jan 15--Sign up here
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 1754 Views :: Kauai County, COVID-19

... sign up here ....

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
COVID Vaccine Now Available on Big Island for Age 75+
By News Release @ 2:44 AM :: 1689 Views :: Hawaii County , COVID-19

... Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital, Kona Community Hospital, and Hilo Medical Center now scheduling vaccinations for those 75 years of age and older, as well as essential workers ....

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Delaying health benefits fund payments will add $8 billion to Hawaii taxpayer debt
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:29 PM :: 1995 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

... Efforts to save money now will cost taxpayers more later while putting government employees and retirees at risk, says Grassroot Institute of Hawaii ....

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Monday, January 11, 2021
Supreme Court to hear Guam, Alaska Cases
By Court House News @ 12:11 PM :: 1864 Views :: Environment, Judiciary, COVID-19

... The U.S. Supreme Court granted 14 cases Friday night, adding an additional 12 hours of argument to its calendar ....

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Saturday, January 9, 2021
DoH Sitting on 56,700 Unused Vaccines
By News Release @ 2:09 PM :: 2216 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Vaccine doses received 91,700 - Vaccinations administered 35,000 = 56,700 ....

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Saturday, January 9, 2021
Sign up Here: Hospitals Start Vaccinating Age 75+
By News Release @ 4:55 AM :: 3173 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Health Care, COVID-19

... Maui Memorial and Adventist Health are not waiting for the DoH any more ....

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Saturday, January 9, 2021
Privileged Elite: Kauai School Employees Begin Getting Vaccinations Monday
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 2375 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...other school employees will begin to get access to vaccines on a regular basis toward the end of January and early February....

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Friday, January 8, 2021
How to Put Hawaii Back on Road to Prosperity
By Audio @ 11:00 AM :: 1568 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... Hawaii's economy was in trouble before the coronavirus lockdowns ....

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Friday, January 8, 2021
Spying on You: Department of Health Launches AlohaSafe Alert App
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 1587 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Free app augments contact tracing, (claims to) keep data private, sends notice of potential exposure ...

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Friday, January 8, 2021
COVID Session: How the Hawaii Legislative 2021 Session will be Conducted
By News Release @ 2:06 AM :: 2000 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Legislative Advocacy During COVID - A Virtual Seminar - How the Hawaii Legislative 2021 Session will be Conducted ....

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021
VIDEO: DOCARE Raids Nude Beach looking for mask violators (again)
By Video @ 11:56 PM :: 4471 Views :: Maui County, Police, COVID-19

...drum circles, nudity, illegal alcohol and other illicit substances, coupled with hundreds of mask-less people in close contact with one another....

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021
American Samoa Begins Repatriating Stranded Residents
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 1370 Views :: COVID-19

... The American Samoa Department of Health is currently accepting applications from qualifying residents who wish to be repatriated ....

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Monday, January 4, 2021
2020: A Year in the Life of a Healthcare Worker
By Joni Kamiya @ 9:25 PM :: 1352 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... being at a facility with a positive worker sparked change for me ....

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Friday, January 1, 2021
I can see clearly now
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:29 PM :: 1546 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a fresh start ....

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Thursday, December 31, 2020
''A virus like any other virus" Auditor Slams DAGS COVID Cleaning
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:07 AM :: 1599 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

"... A 25-year lack of progress is unacceptable .... "

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Thursday, December 31, 2020
Hostage Exchange: Ige, Kauai Trade 'Resort Bubble' for Local 'Safe Travels'
By News Release @ 3:18 AM :: 1579 Views :: Kauai County, COVID-19

...Ige sat on Kauai's Resort Buddle request for 10 days until Kauai agreed to allow tested sister isle travellers in without quarantine....

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Small Business COVID Resource Guide
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 1397 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Small Business, COVID-19

...Updated Resource Guide Includes Information On New Relief Funding, New Program To Support Live Venue Operators, Museums, Independent Movie Theaters....

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
COVID: Ige Approves Caldwell's 10th Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 8:12 PM :: 1331 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... The Governor also approved the City and County of Honolulu’s request to test incoming “CISA essential workers” ....

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
DLIR: How CARES Act Extension Affects Your Benefits
By News Release @ 12:06 PM :: 1880 Views :: Labor, COVID-19

...On Dec. 27, 2020, a federal COVID-19 relief package that extends and provides additional federal unemployment benefits was signed into law....

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Monday, December 28, 2020
HTA: Tourism at 23% of Last Year's Rate
By Hawaii Tourism Authority @ 11:37 PM :: 1461 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

... In November 2020, visitor arrivals decreased 77.3 percent compared to a year ago ....

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Sunday, December 27, 2020
Trump signs stimulus bill
By Ed Case @ 10:12 PM :: 2259 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... Magic Money from the Sky: Hawaii Getting $1.7B from New COVID 'Stimulus' ....

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Thursday, December 24, 2020
$1 billion tax hike ahead?
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:59 PM :: 3332 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

... Governor being coy in new budget about tax increases totaling $1 billion ....

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Thursday, December 24, 2020
‘We are going through one of the worst financial crises the state has ever faced’
By Audio @ 8:15 PM :: 1794 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... steps state officials could take to turn things around ....

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Survey says more than half of Hawaii restaurants will shut down for good by April if tourism doesn’t increase
By News Release @ 6:08 PM :: 1746 Views :: Small Business, Tourism, COVID-19

... There is a consensus among restaurateurs that a lack of communication, transparency, and planning by the government is to blame for the economic hardships they now face. ...

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Hotel Report: Occupancy 20%
By Hawaii Tourism Authority @ 5:53 PM :: 1479 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

...a new policy went into effect on November 24 requiring all trans-Pacific travelers participating in the pre-travel testing program to have a negative test result before their departure to Hawai‘i....

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Sunday, December 20, 2020
Don’t Give Me Back Rent, I Want to Continue Hiding from Tax
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2458 Views :: Law Enforcement, Small Business, Taxes, COVID-19

... Developments during this COVID crisis have brought out tax scofflaws in some of the most unexpected ways ....

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Friday, December 18, 2020
Hawaii Most Obedient State in USA
By News Release @ 12:13 AM :: 2118 Views :: COVID-19

... Some people are born rebels, and like everything else these days, there’s data to prove it. ...

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Thursday, December 17, 2020
UHERO pushes for rental assistance to continue in 2021
By UHERO @ 11:36 PM :: 1285 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...more free money from the sky....

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020
COVID Vax Heading to Micronesia, Territories
By News Release @ 10:23 PM :: 1246 Views :: COVID-19

...American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as the freely associated states of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau are included in the United States’ schedule of COVID-19 vaccine distribution....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
What is a Furlough?
By News Release @ 12:57 PM :: 1825 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... Will furloughs affect my “high three” .... 

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
First COVID Vaccines Arrive in Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:08 AM :: 1202 Views :: COVID-19

...45,000 additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are expected this month.  36,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are expected by the end of the year....

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Monday, December 14, 2020
55.6% of DHHL direct mortgage borrowers fall behind
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 1534 Views :: DHHL, Economy, COVID-19

... DHHL has extended the postponement of mortgage loan payments for all DHHL direct loans and loans assigned to the Department for an additional three-month period, through March 31, 2021 ....

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Friday, December 11, 2020
A new way to address unemployment
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:39 PM :: 1515 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

... Hawaii’s unemployment insurance system has become a ticking time bomb that threatens Hawaii’s fiscal future. ... 

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Friday, December 11, 2020
UHERO: Vaccines promise 2021 growth
By UHERO @ 6:05 PM :: 1299 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... Annual Hawaii Forecast With Global Outlook: Mainland COVID-19 surge means a bleak winter, but vaccines promise 2021 growth ....

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