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Thursday, August 26, 2021
98.6% of State Employees Comply with COVID Mandate
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 1093 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... 87% fully vaccinated and close to 5% partially vaccinated ....

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Thursday, August 26, 2021
VIDEO: Dalai Lama Gets the Vax--Says You Should Too!
By Video @ 2:13 AM :: 864 Views :: Religion, COVID-19

... His Holiness the Dalai Lama receiving the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Zonal Hospital, Dharamshala, H.P., India ....

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Tourist Busted after Lifting Turtle out of Sea and not Eating it
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 1645 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, Tourism

... tourist fails to uphold traditional Hawaiian cultural practices ....

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Honolulu Rail Critic Pushes for Middle Street Endpoint
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 8:02 PM :: 1410 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

... Then on August 3 came devastating confirmation from a respected FTA agent ....

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Large organized gatherings to be suspended on O‘ahu beginning Aug. 25, 2021
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 1363 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... The modification will be in effect for 28 days ....

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Pope Francis: "Getting the vaccine is an act of love"
By Video @ 5:58 PM :: 864 Views :: Religion, COVID-19

"Getting the vaccines that are authorized by the respective authorities is an act of love. I pray to God that each one of us can make his or her own small gesture of love, no matter how small, love is always grand."

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Oahu Workplace Survey: 1 in 3 Already Have Vaccine Mandate
By UHERO @ 4:58 AM :: 1017 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... The largest businesses of 50 or more employees reported the lowest proportion of vaccinations at their workplaces ....

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
​City submits revised short-term rental bill to Planning Commission
By News Release @ 1:33 AM :: 1359 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... would not allow any new STRs in residential areas, but allow STRs adjacent to existing resort areas ....

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Monday, August 23, 2021
Beam-in-the-Eye Environmentalism
By Selected News Articles @ 8:35 PM :: 924 Views :: Energy, Environment

"... States and localities enact symbolic green regulations while embracing land-use regimes that harm the environment ...."

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Monday, August 23, 2021
No Land for TMT on La Palma: Spanish Court Revokes Telescope License (again)
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 2392 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... a judge of the High Court of Justice of the Canary Islands has revoked the concession of public forest land to the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) for the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) ....

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Monday, August 23, 2021
No Longer EUA: FDA Full Approval for COVID Vaccine
By News Release @ 4:59 PM :: 1393 Views :: COVID-19

“While millions of people have already safely received COVID-19 vaccines, we recognize that for some, the FDA approval of a vaccine may now instill additional confidence to get vaccinated."

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Monday, August 23, 2021
Trump Tells Crowd: 'Take the Vaccines'
By Video @ 1:45 PM :: 1556 Views :: Republican Party, COVID-19

"I recommend: Take the vaccines.  I did it." -- Donald J Trump, August 22, 2021

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Monday, August 23, 2021
Lawsuits bring significant changes to Hawaii gun laws
By Selected News Articles @ 1:00 AM :: 1585 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... Today's ruling against the State eliminates the ten-day expiration period of pistol permits....and the requirement that an individual physically brings a firearm to the police station to register....

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Monday, August 23, 2021
Union Lawsuit Compares COVID Vaccine to Nazi Experiments
By Andrew Walden @ 12:18 AM :: 3952 Views :: Labor, COVID-19

... Nazi experiments?  Flu is worse?  Livestock deworming pill is the cure?  Hydroxychloroquine?  All of these tired old anti-vaxxer chestnuts are front and center ....

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Sunday, August 22, 2021
Have We Unwittingly Put the Brakes on HART?
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1336 Views :: Rail

...What you might not have seen is the difficulty the HART board is having making decisions....

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Sunday, August 22, 2021
Trustee: Criminal Al Hee Rakes in $15M While on Parole
By Selected News Articles @ 5:51 AM :: 2871 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

... SIC allowed third-party telecommunication carriers to use the Paniolo Cable Network without permission, without compensation to Paniolo and in violation of the Settlement Agreement ....

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Saturday, August 21, 2021
"One step forward, two steps back"
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:10 PM :: 1250 Views :: COVID-19

... Everywhere you look, there are indications that people are losing patience with the current style of governance and the uncertainty of living under executive orders .... 

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Saturday, August 21, 2021
COVID Spying: Saiki, Green Want 'Health Pass' to Enter Stores
By News Release @ 2:10 PM :: 3332 Views :: First Amendment, COVID-19

... Chinese Social Credit System ....

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Saturday, August 21, 2021
Second Amendment: Honolulu Concedes Defeat, Another Win For Beck
By Selected News Articles @ 2:04 AM :: 1877 Views :: Second Amendment

... On August 16th, a fully executed stipulation and order was finalized, delivering a huge victory to attorney Alan Beck and his clients ....

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Friday, August 20, 2021
List: Did Your School Have COVID this week?
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 1261 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Total cases: 383 (of these, 276 cases had no HIDOE facility impact) ....

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Friday, August 20, 2021
Hawaii Statehood: Tiny 1959 opposition was anti-Japanese, not anti-American
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 50570 Views :: Hawaii History

... Opponents of Statehood were landed aristocracy fearful of being ruled by their employees....

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Friday, August 20, 2021
Polls Showed Solid Support in Run-up to Hawaii Statehood
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 AM :: 3638 Views :: Hawaii History

...Gallup first polled Americans on their support for Hawaii's statehood in 1940....

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Thursday, August 19, 2021
Hawaii Unemployment Drops to 7.3%
By News Release @ 11:38 PM :: 927 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... in comparison with July 2020 nonfarm jobs have risen by 53,000, or 10.0 percent. However, in comparison with March 2020 (last month prior to pandemic effects), nonfarm jobs were down by 72,400, or -11.1 percent. ...

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
UH Students over 90% Vaxxed
By News Release @ 11:57 PM :: 1077 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, COVID-19

... More than 90% of students attending the 10 campuses of the University of Hawaiʻi have been vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus or plan to be ....

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
UH extramural funding hauls in a near-record $485.5M in FY2021
By News Release @ 11:47 PM :: 956 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... just $3.1 million shy of UH’s best extramural funding year total of $488.6 million in FY2011 .... 

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
OHA: Hawaiians Should Get Vaccinated
By News Release @ 10:55 PM :: 1022 Views :: OHA, COVID-19

... During most of this pandemic, the infection rate in the Native Hawaiian community was below the curve. That has changed with the more aggressive Delta variant ....

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Inside Look: U.S. Army-Hawaii Responds to the Waimea Wildfire, the Largest in Hawaii History
By News Release @ 10:21 PM :: 1089 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

... U.S. Army-Hawaii (including Hawaii Army National Guard) support Hawaii County Fire Department to battle the 40,000 acre Waimea wildfire, considered the largest in Hawaii Island history ....

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
DoH to Receive 500 Healthcare Surge Staff
By News Release @ 9:54 PM :: 930 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... They are expected to work in Hawai‘i for eight weeks each ....

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
DLIR Delays Reopening Unemployment Offices (again)
By News Release @ 9:51 PM :: 886 Views :: Labor, COVID-19

... DLIR today announced it will not open statewide offices as planned on September 7, 2021 due to the significant increase in COVID-19 cases ....

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Video: First Responders Oppose Vaccine Mandate
By Video @ 11:42 PM :: 1078 Views :: Labor, COVID-19

... A class action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court on Friday for City and County workers who believe they are being forced to take the COVID- 19 vaccine ....

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Unions Ask Gov. Ige to Intervene in C&C of Honolulu's Vaccine Mandate
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 1166 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, COVID-19

... The City & County of Honolulu is the only Hawaii government employer that is not providing all unvaccinated employees the “alternative” of regular COVID-19 testing ....

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021
DBEDT Releases 2020 Hawaii Data Book
By News Release @ 6:24 AM :: 917 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... The book is in electronic form and is available on the DBEDT website ....

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Monday, August 16, 2021
Two Hawaii Gun Regulations Struck Down
By Selected News Articles @ 10:26 PM :: 2209 Views :: Second Amendment

... the Government has entirely failed to demonstrate how each law effectuates its asserted interest in public safety, neither law can pass constitutional muster ....

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Monday, August 16, 2021
UH Community Colleges named best system in U.S.
By News Release @ 10:18 PM :: 1228 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... The study ranked the schools and their systems through cost and financing, educational outcomes and career outcomes ....

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Monday, August 16, 2021
Public Employee Unions Join Anti-Vaxxers
By News Release @ 2:38 AM :: 1293 Views :: Labor, COVID-19

... they believe their sacred union contracts supersede all other laws including health emergency laws ....

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Monday, August 16, 2021
NEA announces support for educator vaccine and testing requirement
By News Release @ 2:25 AM :: 1005 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... HSTA parent union supports Ige's mandatory vaccination-or-testing program .... 

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Monday, August 16, 2021
How Unemployment Insurance Fraud Exploded During the Pandemic
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 AM :: 2034 Views :: Ethics, Labor, COVID-19

... what may turn out to be the biggest fraud wave in U.S. history ....

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Sunday, August 15, 2021
Three Years Later: Auditor Reviews OHA Compliance
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:33 PM :: 1023 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"We found the Office of Hawaiian Affairs has implemented 10 and partially implemented 1 of the 11 recommendations made in our report...."

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Sunday, August 15, 2021
The Time Tax
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1080 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

... government not only taxes people by taking their money, but also imposes administrative burdens that waste countless precious hours of people’s time ....

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Saturday, August 14, 2021
Open-records law restored, but transparency still needed
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:10 AM :: 1063 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, COVID-19

... It’s been about 525 days since the first lockdown began ....

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Saturday, August 14, 2021
List: Did Your School Have COVID this week?
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 1263 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... This week's total cases: 325 (70 cases with no HIDOE facility impact) ....

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Saturday, August 14, 2021
HIDOE to implement weekly COVID-19 testing requirement
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 1113 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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Saturday, August 14, 2021
DLIR to Accept Telephone Appointments for Complex Unemployment Claims
By News Release @ 12:46 AM :: 870 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

... Claimants May Request Slots to Speak with an Investigator ....

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Friday, August 13, 2021
Kamehameha Schools Trustee Selection Underway
By News Release @ 3:49 PM :: 789 Views

... Sept 30, 2021 deadline to apply ....

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Friday, August 13, 2021
​Improving Pedestrian Safety in Hawaiʻi
By UHERO @ 12:00 PM :: 699 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... This tool can help the public and policymakers identify areas that are particularly dangerous for drivers and pedestrians ....

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Friday, August 13, 2021
Rumble Gives Tulsi Gabbard her own Channel
By News Release @ 4:03 AM :: 1163 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... calls her a 'thought leader' ....

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Thursday, August 12, 2021
U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Data for States to Begin Redistricting Efforts
By News Release @ 5:17 PM :: 822 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... the Hawaii apportionment commission has been waiting for this data ....

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Thursday, August 12, 2021
Grassroot Institute of Hawaii receives CHANGE Grant award
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:10 PM :: 898 Views :: Economy

... The $30,000 gift from one of Hawaii's most important foundations marks an "exciting development" in the history of the institute ....

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Thursday, August 12, 2021
Honolulu 2nd Least Pet-Friendly City
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 PM :: 1026 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... veterinary care costs highest in USA ....

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Thursday, August 12, 2021
Fake it to make it: A Look at Hawai‘i’s GHG Emissions
By UHERO @ 4:42 AM :: 916 Views :: Energy, Environment

... CLUE: ‘Domestic’ aviation means Hawaii inter-island, not ‘domestic’ within the USA.  If trans-oceanic aviation were included, Hawaii would be nowhere near the goal--so they ‘solve’ the problem by ignoring it ....

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