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Friday, May 27, 2022
How COVID-19 Models Shaped Hawaii Lockdown Policy
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 224 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... By 2021, the team relied on the locally tailored model developed by UH Mānoa Professor Monique Chyba ....

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Thursday, May 26, 2022
Hawaii Highest COVID Rate in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:26 PM :: 386 Views :: COVID-19

... 71 new cases per 100,000 people over the last two weeks ....

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Friday, May 20, 2022
Unemployment Bounce Back? Hawaii Ranks 48th
By Selected News Articles @ 7:45 PM :: 364 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... Recovery from Unemployment (2022 April vs 2020 January) -- Hawaii 51st ....

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Thursday, May 19, 2022
COVID Cut Hawaii Marriage Rate 48%
By Selected News Articles @ 3:37 PM :: 388 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

... of the 50 states, Hawaii saw the largest decline in marriage rate, dropping from 14.2-per-1,000 residents in 2019 to 7.4 in 2020 ....

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Hilo Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Paycheck Protection and Disaster Loan Programs
By News Release @ 2:41 AM :: 512 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... $937,575 ....

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Survey: How Should Honolulu Spend COVID Money?
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 342 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...Community invited to provide input on Economic and Workforce Development through community engagement survey....

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Study: 67% of Hawaii 'Work-from-Home' Employees Drinking on the Job
By News Release @ 4:03 AM :: 658 Views :: Drugs, COVID-19

... Residents of Hawaii are most likely to drink at home during working hours, while Arkansans are least likely ....

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Sunday, May 15, 2022
UHERO: Effects of COVID-19 vaccine mandates on Hawaii Businesses
By UHERO @ 8:02 PM :: 538 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

... on September 13, 2021, the counties of Honolulu and Maui mandated that customers and employees provide proof of full vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test ....

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
COVID-19 infection rates soaring in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:38 PM :: 1366 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... on Oahu 2,107 new cases, +74% change from previous week ....

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Grassroot Institute: Legislative Session in Review
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:12 AM :: 469 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... bills to sign or veto ....

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Monday, May 9, 2022
COVID rules being lifted, but don’t cheer yet
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:58 PM :: 590 Views :: COVID-19

... these restrictions can easily be reinstated with the stroke of a pen because our state’s emergency-management law has not changed ....

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
Hawaii GE Tax Bites in to 94% of Personal Income
By Tax Foundation @ 2:03 AM :: 634 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, COVID-19

... Hawaii’s GE Tax base has historically exceeded 100 percent of personal income but took a hit as the island’s economic profile changed during the pandemic ....

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
DoH: 100% of Oahu Seniors Vaccinated
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 704 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... According to the State Department of Health, 100.0% of those 65 years and older on O‘ahu have completed their initial series of COVID-19 vaccination ....

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Friday, May 6, 2022
Did Hawaii Beat the Virus?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 AM :: 783 Views :: Hawaii History, Tourism, COVID-19

... At great cost, isolation from the world delayed the spread until vaccines and treatments were available ....

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Unemployment Bounce Back? Honolulu Ranks 156th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:19 PM :: 454 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... employee base permanently reduced by COVID? ....

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Sunday, May 1, 2022
To GET or Not to GET – SVOG and RRF Are the Questions
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 728 Views :: Small Business, Taxes, COVID-19

“The general rule is that amounts received by a business that replace income are subject to GET."

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Saturday, April 30, 2022
42% of Private Sector Working Remotely as of August, 2021
By News Release @ 1:36 PM :: 462 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... Workers with a bachelor’s or graduate degree also tended to work remotely (72.2%) versus those without a bachelor’s degree (48.2%)....

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Monday, April 18, 2022
Court Order: Masks not Required in Airports or on Bus
By News Release @ 11:40 PM :: 523 Views :: COVID-19

... but Masks Still Required Indoors for Hawaii Public School Students ....

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022
State Response to COVID: Hawaii Ranks 39th
By News Release @ 6:23 AM :: 682 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... found little health benefit of closing schools or businesses ....

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Reining in the State’s Emergency Powers; Why we Must Restore Checks and Balances
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:06 AM :: 611 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... A bill to limit the governor’s emergency power is nearing the legislative finish line ....

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Thursday, March 31, 2022
February Tourist Count Down 23.5% from Pre-COVID Peak
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 704 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... February 2022 visitor spending was lower than the $1.46 billion (-10.4%) spent in February 2020 ....

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Bill would add much-needed oversight of state’s emergency powers
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:39 PM :: 794 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... SB3089 SD2 HD1 would amend the state’s emergency-management statute to clarify that the powers granted for emergency purposes should not be inconsistent with the Hawaii Constitution, require justification for the suspension of laws and place limits on such suspensions, and allow the Legislature or county councils to terminate an emergency, in part or in whole, by a two-thirds vote. ...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022
We can breathe freely again; what have we learned?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:09 PM :: 701 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

... it is not possible to turn an economy on and off like a light switch ....

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Thursday, March 24, 2022
Jobs Recovery: Hawaii Among Three Worst States
By News Release @ 6:49 PM :: 874 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... Only Hawaii, North Dakota and Louisiana have not reached at least a 70 percent recovery of jobs lost as of the peak of the coronavirus pandemic. ....

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Thursday, March 24, 2022
Hawaii: 13,400 Renters May Soon Face Eviction
By Selected News Articles @ 6:42 PM :: 1062 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... Hawaii is home to some 70,410 renters who owe their landlords rent, and an estimated 19.1% of them reported being either somewhat likely or very likely to face eviction in the coming months - the fourth smallest share among states ....

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022
HB2125 Deferred: Would Criminalize Parental Involvement in Education
By Brett Kulbis @ 11:52 PM :: 2532 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, COVID-19

... Senator Kidani Education Committee Chair, announced bill 2125 will be deferred, sighting a "fracturing of relationships between DOE and our special education families and community" ....

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Friday, March 18, 2022
Ten Senators Share in Lava Tube Dishonor
By News Release @ 6:14 AM :: 1264 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, COVID-19

... Kanuha Awarded Meritorious Torch of Light Award; San Buenaventura and Others Earn Lava Tube Dishonor ....

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Friday, March 18, 2022
Feds Sentence Ohio Scamsters for Ripping off Hawaii Unemployment
By News Release @ 6:01 AM :: 915 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... Leader of Pandemic Unemployment Insurance Benefits Scheme Sentenced to Prison and Ordered to Pay More Than $350k in Restitution ....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Hawaii National Guard Completes Two-Year COVID Mission
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 796 Views :: Military, COVID-19

... The HING JTF has been on orders assisting the state since April 6, 2020 ....

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022
State of the City: Blangiardi Announces Latest Scheme to Get Rail Money Withheld by Feds
By Video @ 7:23 PM :: 1508 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Rail, COVID-19

"...We submitted a Recovery Plan to the FTA, proposing to amend the Full Funding Grant Agreement to the following scope: 18.75 miles/19 stations through Downtown, to the Civic Center Station, which is 1.25 miles and 2 stations short of Ala Moana Center...."

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Thursday, March 10, 2022
Honolulu ‘Ethics’ Commission: Kealoha Investigations Closed, Lets go After Tupola
By Andrew Walden @ 2:10 PM :: 2406 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, COVID-19

... Honolulu ‘ethics’ function--covering up for the big sharks while spearfishing manini to make it look like they are doing something ....

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Hawaii Moves to Weekly COVID Reporting
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 889 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Case counts and vaccination updates will be published on the DOH COVID-19 dashboard every Wednesday beginning March 16 ....

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Ignoring the Science for Ideologies
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:00 PM :: 642 Views :: GMOs, COVID-19

... Russian bots spread anti-vaccination messages across the social media ....

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Ige: Hawaii Indoor Mask Mandate Ends March 26
By News Release @ 9:12 PM :: 884 Views :: COVID-19

“We continue to recommend masks be worn in classrooms, at least for the time being. We are no longer recommending quarantine for students who are exposed to COVID-19 at school."

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Sunday, March 6, 2022
UHERO: Economic Recovery Comes with End of COVID Restrictions
By UHERO @ 4:24 PM :: 692 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

... Optimistic UHERO forecast with Omicron end, expected return of international visitors ....

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Friday, March 4, 2022
It Took Two Arrests to Do It, but Finally State Capitol Will Reopen to Public
By News Release @ 7:28 PM :: 900 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... one month after the arrest of English and Cullen, all state facilities managed by DAGS will reopen to the general public ....

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
CARES Money Housed 787 Homeless on Oahu
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 733 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, COVID-19

... Rapid Rehousing provides short-term rental assistance and supportive services to assist people in obtaining housing quickly ....

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
DBEDT: Tourists Back at Record Levels by 2025
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 1045 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Visitor arrivals are projected to increase to 9.7 million in 2023, 10.0 million in 2024, and 10.4 million in 2025 ....

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Ige: Safe Travels to End March 25
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 1157 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... Incoming passengers will no longer be required to create a Safe Travels account or provide travelers information and trip details ....

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Results: Honolulu survey on spending of federal recovery funds
By News Release @ 2:20 AM :: 1519 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... The online survey asked community members to rank eight priorities for the use of the City’s multi-million dollar share of the Fiscal Recovery Fund ....

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022
HGEA Members Finally Returning to Work at DHS Processing Centers
By News Release @ 4:09 AM :: 779 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... The in-person services are available Monday through Friday (except holidays), 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ....

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Monday, February 28, 2022
Blangiardi announces the end of the City’s COVID-19 emergency orders
By News Release @ 8:08 PM :: 824 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... The decision not to extend the emergency order means the Safe Access O‘ahu program, which required businesses such as restaurants, fitness centers, and events that served food, to verify employees and customers were fully vaccinated or had a negative COVID-19 test, will no longer be a government mandate ....

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Monday, February 28, 2022
Hawaii 2nd-Lowest COVID Deaths Per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 2:47 AM :: 965 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Total COVID-19 deaths in Hawaii: 91 per 100,000 people ....

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Monday, February 28, 2022
Lawmaker asks Ige to drop Hawaii's mask mandate
By Selected News Articles @ 2:31 AM :: 1266 Views :: Republican Party, COVID-19

... House Minority Whip Val Okimoto is asking Hawaii Gov. David Ige to rescind the state's mask mandate in light of new guidelines released by the US CDC ....

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Saturday, February 26, 2022
Heroic HSTA Steward Keeps Teachers out of Classroom
By News Release @ 11:43 PM :: 984 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... In August 2021, nine teachers were absent from their classrooms, but the school could only secure four substitute teachers. So the principal, Thomas Swan, texted academic coaches and other non-classroom teachers to fill the remaining openings ....

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Saturday, February 26, 2022
​Mayor Victorino repeals all Maui County Public Health Emergency Rules as of March 1
By News Release @ 1:55 AM :: 732 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

... The repeal is only for county rules, the state’s Safe Travels Program and the statewide requirement to wear masks indoors will remain in effect, subject to Gov. David Ige’s proclamation ....

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022
COVID Fraud: Stacy Higa Sentenced to 46 Months in Federal Prison
By News Release @ 6:47 PM :: 1721 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, COVID-19

... Former Executive Director of the Hawaii Commission Sentenced To 46 Months in Prison for Embezzling from AmeriCorps And Offering a Bribe in Return for CARES Act Grants ....

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Hawaii 3rd Highest Jobs Opening Rate
By Selected News Articles @ 1:51 AM :: 1066 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... where employers are struggling the most in hiring ....

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022
What Census Data Reveals About Hawaii AntiVaxxers
By Selected News Articles @ 1:36 AM :: 2112 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... analysts looked at the latest information on vaccine hesitancy to find the main reasons why parents don’t want to vaccinate their children ....

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Monday, February 21, 2022
Record graduation rates at UH campuses across the state
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 651 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, COVID-19

... University of Hawaiʻi campuses across the state achieved record highs in important graduation and retention metrics for the academic year 2020–21, the first full academic year impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic ....

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