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Thursday, September 9, 2021
Judiciary Seeks Applicants for Oahu Independent Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 943 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... To be considered for a one-year appointment ....

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021
HSTA files class grievances over COVID school conditions, testing mandate
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 954 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

"HIDOE has thus far refused to formally engage in the bargaining process, preferring only to sit informally over these issues...."

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021
The Cost of Disinformation
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:55 PM :: 1371 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs, COVID-19

... Hearing after hearing, the least informed made so many false claims and none could ever be corroborated with data. Like a virus, that same disinformation was repeated over and over until it was believed as fact. Not one politician asked these testifiers for evidence ever. ...

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021
​COVID mandates lead to crisis of aloha
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:41 PM :: 1268 Views :: COVID-19

... we must come together when the government overreaches and threatens fundamental rights ....

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Monday, September 6, 2021
Ethics Commission to Replace Dan Gluck
By Andrew Walden @ 9:47 PM :: 1464 Views :: Ethics

“The Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director.”

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Monday, September 6, 2021
Judge Denies Feds’ motion to dismiss voting rights lawsuit in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:02 PM :: 1012 Views :: Office of Elections

... A motion to dismiss a voting rights lawsuit involving U.S. citizens who moved to overseas territories was denied by a federal judge on Friday, allowing the case to proceed ....

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Sunday, September 5, 2021
​Manoa Rep Dale Kobayashi Speaks at Antivaxxer Rallies
By Andrew Walden @ 7:32 PM :: 6562 Views :: Democratic Party, Higher Education, COVID-19

... Now that the cat is out of the bag, will voters in Manoa reelect their antivaxxer Rep in 2022? ....

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Sunday, September 5, 2021
Honolulu Council urged to shelve digital vaccine passports resolution
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:43 PM :: 1178 Views :: COVID-19

... The New York measure upon which this Honolulu resolution is based is already being challenged in court and has been criticized for its intrusions ....

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Sunday, September 5, 2021
Counties, You’re TAT Collectors Now
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1076 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

... HB 862 makes no provision whatsoever for joint collection. The counties are on their own ....

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Sunday, September 5, 2021
Unemployment: State Refunds $700M to Feds
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 1034 Views

... DLIR today announced it paid $700M to the U.S. Department of the Treasury for advances it has received to pay regular unemployment insurance benefits ....

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Sunday, September 5, 2021
Registration Opens for 2021-2022 Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition
By News Release @ 2:56 AM :: 838 Views :: Education K-12

... LifeSmarts is a free national educational program that teaches students critical life skills through online quizzes and in-person competitions covering five key areas: Personal Finance, Consumer Rights & Responsibilities, Health & Safety, the Environment, and Technology .... 

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Sunday, September 5, 2021
JSC Announces Two Judicial Vacancies
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 970 Views :: Hawaii County , Kauai County, Judiciary

...Third Circuit and Fifth Circuit ....

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Saturday, September 4, 2021
Anti-Vaxxer to Lead Hawaii Democratic Party?
By News Release @ 4:33 PM :: 4380 Views :: Democratic Party, COVID-19

... We have a duty to elect pro-science leaders, but some of our elected Democrats protest with anti-vaxxers ....

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Friday, September 3, 2021
DoH Report: Delta Variant now nearly all of Hawaii COVID Cases
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 938 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... DOH released a new cluster report identifying 70 COVID-19 clusters statewide, totaling 1,374 cases. Eighteen clusters occurred on Oʻahu, 44 occurred on Maui, one occurred on Hawaiʻi Island and seven occurred on Kauaʻi. ....

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Thursday, September 2, 2021
Akina: OHA is Becoming More Accountable in How It Gives Out Money
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:21 PM :: 1282 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... How effective were our reform efforts? Well, I am pleased to say that one of the first report cards has just arrived ....

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Thursday, September 2, 2021
Liliʻuokalani Took Decisive Action to Stop the Spread of Smallpox
By Selected News Articles @ 11:08 PM :: 1186 Views :: Hawaii History, COVID-19

... the science behind creating vaccines is not new. It has been around for more than 200 years ....

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Thursday, September 2, 2021
VIDEO: Blangiardi shows us why it is useless to argue with antivaxxer fools
By Video @ 4:28 PM :: 1636 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... Instead of drawing attention to these protesters, political leaders should be out at vaccination sites thanking people for getting vaxxed and highlighting the stories behind their decision to get vaxxed.  These stories will convince others to get vaxxed ....

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Thursday, September 2, 2021
DoE Enrollment Down 1.7% for 2021-22
By News Release @ 3:03 AM :: 1007 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Enrollment at Hawaii's public and charter schools for the 2021-22 school year decreased to 171,600 students, compared with enrollment of 174,704 students at the start of last school year — a difference of 1.7% ....

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Thursday, September 2, 2021
Two Hawaii Lawyers Appointed to Interior Department
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 1077 Views :: DHHL, OHA

... Summer Lee Haunani Sylva and Keone Nakoa ....

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Thursday, September 2, 2021
Must Upload COVID Database to Enter UH Campus
By News Release @ 1:17 AM :: 956 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... Unvaccinated UH students and employees are required to upload proof of a negative COVID-19 test to the LumiSight UH app to be on a UH campus or property during the fall 2021 semester ....

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Thursday, September 2, 2021
City Releases Draft Right-of-Way Widths for Planned Streets
By News Release @ 12:24 AM :: 1304 Views :: Honolulu County, Land Use

"...to implement Complete Streets which provide equitable access across all modes and for all abilities, including pedestrians, bicycles, cars, trucks, and buses...."

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021
The Danger of Politics
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:01 PM :: 865 Views :: COVID-19

... Disinformation continues to flow all over the social media while the unvaccinated are filling hospital beds on ICUs ....

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Hawaii Catholic Diocese not giving religious exemptions for COVID vaccines
By Selected News Articles @ 5:08 PM :: 1258 Views :: Religion, COVID-19

... “Pope Francis has made it clear that being vaccinated can be an act of charity toward the community in order to curtail the spread of the virus.” ....

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021
HTA Publishes Three Year Plan to Reduce Tourism
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 1131 Views :: Tourism

... The community-based plan is part of HTA’s work toward Malama Kuu Home (caring for my beloved home) and its accelerated efforts underway to manage tourism in a regenerative manner ....

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Rep Okimoto: Vaccine passport will increase spread among unvaccinated
By News Release @ 11:45 PM :: 1449 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... if you implement a policy that segregates the vaccinated with the unvaccinated, we're inadvertently incentivizing the unvaccinated community to gather and spread COVID within their own communities ....

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021
State Announces End of All Federal Unemployment & Assistance Programs
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 1105 Views :: Labor, COVID-19

... This affects individuals receiving Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), and Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC). ...

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021
New Tax Proposals at the Honolulu Council
By Video @ 5:01 AM :: 1273 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, Taxes

... Honolulu rail project get a portion of the revenues? ....

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Monday, August 30, 2021
City Launches Vaccine Pass System for Restaurants, Bars, Gyms
By News Release @ 11:43 PM :: 1330 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... City launches “Safe Access O‘ahu” program to help protect businesses, employees and customers ....

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Monday, August 30, 2021
Tourists Spent $1.58B in July
By News Release @ 8:40 PM :: 659 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... Visitor spending decreased compared to $1.70 billion (-6.8%) in July 2019....

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Monday, August 30, 2021
Federal Court Decision: Parts of Hawaii Gun Registration Law are Unconstitutional
By Selected News Articles @ 4:40 PM :: 1619 Views :: Second Amendment

... The order of summary judgment will not take effect until 15 September 2021 ....

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Monday, August 30, 2021
Hotel Occupancy Hits 82.4%
By News Release @ 4:36 PM :: 774 Views :: Tourism

... Compared with July 2019, RevPAR was 16.9 percent higher, driven by increased ADR (+21.0%) which offset slightly lower occupancy (-2.9 percentage points) ....

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Sunday, August 29, 2021
Jenga game illustrates how government budgets go wrong
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:15 PM :: 977 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... “Yes,” Weinberg said. “You are going to mess up Hawaii’s finances.” ....

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Sunday, August 29, 2021
Can Raising a Tax Lose Money?
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 830 Views :: Taxes

... One fundamental assumption that has been made over the years by our lawmakers is that if you enact a tax, money will be raised.  What if that weren’t true? ....

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Saturday, August 28, 2021
Hawaiʻi graduates among nation's best on student debt
By News Release @ 5:38 PM :: 1017 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Cost of Living

... Hawaiʻi college graduates are among the least likely to leave school with debt. And for those who do graduate with debt, they owe among the least in the country ....

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Saturday, August 28, 2021
Mythbusting 10 Fears & Rumors About COVID Vaccination
By Selected News Articles @ 5:29 PM :: 1665 Views :: COVID-19

... Dr. Keawe Kaholokula of the John A. Burns School of Medicine addresses 10 fears and rumors about the vaccine currently circulating in our community ....

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Saturday, August 28, 2021
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted August 28, 2021
By GovTrack .us @ 5:19 PM :: 796 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... bills introduced and votes in Congress ....

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Saturday, August 28, 2021
Supreme Court Rules Against the Revised CDC Eviction Moratorium
By Selected News Articles @ 2:36 PM :: 986 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

... Here is the Supreme Court majority's explanation of why the moratorium is illegal ....

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Saturday, August 28, 2021
How Much COVID does your school have?
By News Release @ 2:41 AM :: 1339 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Campbell HS is #1 followed by Waipahu, Kapolei, and Farrington ....

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Saturday, August 28, 2021
Senate Votes Sonja M.P. McCullen to ICA
By News Release @ 2:16 AM :: 730 Views :: Judiciary

... Judge McCullen has served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney for a combined 11 years in the Appellate Division ....

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Saturday, August 28, 2021
1854: Hawaiian Kingdom Legislature Orders Mandatory Vaccines for Everybody
By Selected News Articles @ 2:08 AM :: 2084 Views :: Hawaii History, Health Care, COVID-19

... Would the Hawaiian Kingdom Compel Everyone to Take the COVID-19 Vaccine? The Answer is “YES” ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
SCOTUS Strikes Down CDC Eviction Moratorium And Leaves Tantalizing Clues About Takings
By Robert Thomas @ 11:48 PM :: 1169 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

... The other shoe -- perhaps the most predictable shoe drop in legal history -- dropped yesterday ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
Sweet Deal for Maui Developer--DHHL Affordable Housing Credits
By Andrew Walden @ 6:49 PM :: 2139 Views :: DHHL, Maui County, Ethics

... the affordable housing credits paid to Dowling are worth $1.4M to $20.6M over and above DHHL’s $10.8M parcel valuation ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
DBEDT: Delta Drives Down Hawaii Economic Forecast
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 949 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... DBEDT revised its economic growth projection for 2021 to 2.7 percent, down from  3.5 percent ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
Poisoning of People
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:11 PM :: 1819 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, GMOs, COVID-19

... I have to laugh because they mocked me as being sheep but, uh, they are the ones taking enough of a toxic substance made for sheep! ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
Hawaii County's Failed Bus System Cited for ADA Violations
By News Release @ 4:04 PM :: 730 Views :: Hawaii County

... The county agrees to fix “chronically inoperable” wheelchair lifts and make other changes to avoid getting sued ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
COVID Quackery: Medical Board Files Complaint Against Pang After Legislators Demand Firing
By News Release @ 6:34 AM :: 1729 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, COVID-19

... Hawaii feed stores seeing spike in Ivermectin sales--One Person Poisoned ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
Hawaii: Highest Food Costs in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:21 AM :: 1102 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii Households spend the most dollars on food according to a LendingTree study ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
Maui Council Passes Organic Pesticide and Fertilizer Bill
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 1115 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

... Bill No. 72, which only allows pesticides and fertilizers that are compatible with organic systems and permitted under the USDA National Organic Program to be used on county property ....

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Thursday, August 26, 2021
Secret Arbitration Revealed: How DPS Official Kept Crooked Cop On The Job After FBI Raid
By Selected News Articles @ 2:42 PM :: 4164 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Labor, Police

... top Corrections Official was Secret Arbitrator keeping mafia-connected HPD officers on the job ....

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Thursday, August 26, 2021
Secretary of the Army appoints Ti Leaf Group President as civilian aide
By News Release @ 12:42 PM :: 692 Views

... Noe Kalipi is one of two CASAs representing Hawaii, joining Gil Tam, CASA for Hawaii (O'ahu East). She currently serves as the chief strategy officer for Progression Energy and owns a consulting firm specializing in systems planning, food security, energy security and community empowerment ....

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