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Thursday, June 04, 2020
Sierra Club: Maui Mayor Exploits Corona Emergency Powers to Fast-Track Shoreline Development
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 209 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development, COVID-19

... On May 30, Mayor Victorino issued a directive indicating certain shoreline development approval requests will be reviewed within fifteen days or be automatically approved ....

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Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Ige Admin Places 'Reopening Strategy' Online
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 201 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...It was developed by the Governor’s Office along with the Hawai‘i Economic and Community Recovery Navigator in collaboration with many government agencies and business sector partners....

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Wednesday, June 03, 2020
COVID Count: One New Case out of 1,130 Tests
By News Release @ 5:55 PM :: 175 Views :: COVID-19

...three patients released today....

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Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Republicans Contest Only About Half of Legislative Races
By News Release @ 2:52 PM :: 189 Views :: Republican Party

"...the most legislative candidates the Hawaii Republican Party has had in several election cycles...."

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Wednesday, June 03, 2020
​Hawaiian Electric posts new battery projects’ details
By News Release @ 1:03 PM :: 238 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...Really Obvious Question: How many of these 16 are represented by Caliboso?....

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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
423 Candidates Pull Papers for Election--338 File
By News Release @ 10:59 PM :: 10499 Views :: Office of Elections

... withdrawal deadline is Wednesday, June 3 ....

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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
New online system to assist with shooting range reservations
By News Release @ 5:36 PM :: 425 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

...Parks and Recreation Online System, PROS, available to public beginning Wednesday, June 3 at 12 noon....

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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
COVID Count: One new case out of 587 tests
By News Release @ 5:23 PM :: 179 Views :: COVID-19

... no new deaths, no new hospitalizations, one patient released ....

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Monday, June 01, 2020
Applicants Sought for Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 245 Views :: Judiciary

... The Hawaii Supreme Court is seeking both attorney and non-attorney applicants to fill six positions on the Disciplinary Board ....

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Monday, June 01, 2020
COVID Count: No new cases out of 434 tests
By News Release @ 5:36 PM :: 226 Views :: COVID-19

...no new deaths, no new hospitalizations....

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Sunday, May 31, 2020
COVID Count: Hawaii Down to only 27 Active Cases
By News Release @ 7:01 PM :: 467 Views :: COVID-19

...This month, the state has seen only 45 new confirmed cases and has had seven days with no increase in confirmed infections....

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Saturday, May 30, 2020
Case, Gabbard Pursue First National Forest for Hawai’i
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 470 Views :: Environment, Hawaii History

...Their legislation follows their recent initiative to create Hawaii’s first National Heritage Area at Ka’ena Point....

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Saturday, May 30, 2020
COVID Count: 3 New Cases, Only 29 Active Cases Statewide
By News Release @ 5:31 PM :: 280 Views :: COVID-19

...no new deaths, no new hospitalizations, one patient released....

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Saturday, May 30, 2020
Med Quest Junks Plan to Cancel 38,000 Kaiser Policies
By News Release @ 4:49 AM :: 456 Views :: Health Care

...In Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Med-QUEST to Issue New Request for Proposal for Managed Care Organizations....

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Saturday, May 30, 2020
DoH Survey Shows Hawaii Residents Take COVID Threat Seriously
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 353 Views :: COVID-19

...93% consider COVID-19 to be a “very serious” or “somewhat serious” health concern, and 75% believe it poses a real danger or threat to themselves or others living in their household....

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Saturday, May 30, 2020
Report: Native Hawaiian Businesses Less Exposed to Tourism Downturn
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 362 Views :: OHA, Small Business, COVID-19

...New report details challenges, needs and potential of Native Hawaiian businesses during and after pandemic....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
Legislators Short $2B: "We are going to have to look for strategic cuts"
By News Release @ 7:56 PM :: 878 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

...no details until after the June 2 deadline to file for election....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
COVID Count: 3 new cases out of 933 tests
By News Release @ 6:51 PM :: 313 Views :: COVID-19

...no new hospitalizations, no new deaths....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
No Bill 40 PLA: Contractors Demand Full Repeal of Union Preference Ordinance
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 427 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...City Council to hear union preference 'fixer bill' next Wednesday, June 3....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
Investigation Into Alleged Ethics Misconduct by the Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 506 Views :: National News, Ethics

...Top US official misused office to get son-in-law job....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
US and FSM Begin Negotiations on Expiring Provisions of Compact of Free Association
By News Release @ 6:03 PM :: 404 Views :: World News, Military

...that both the FSM Congress and the US Congress would need to approve the delegations’ work once agreement is reached....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
Thanks to Cheap Oil, HECO Forced to Abandon $77M Rate Hike
By News Release @ 5:46 AM :: 476 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...Oil is so cheap that HECO should be forced to CUT rates.  This is the consolation prize....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
Report: HMSA Payment Plan Imposing Burdens On Providers, Hurting Patients
By News Release @ 4:35 AM :: 466 Views :: Health Care

...Survey Finds More Than Eight In Ten Primary Care Providers Would Not Recommend New Practitioner Come To Hawai’i As State Battles Physician Shortage Amid COVID-19 Crisis....

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
COVID Count--3 new cases out of 742 tests
By News Release @ 9:20 PM :: 295 Views :: COVID-19

...there are only 25 active COVID cases in Hawaii today....

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
HGEA Endorses Keith Amemiya for Honolulu Mayor
By News Release @ 7:19 PM :: 391 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Politicians

... They need better protections such as higher wages and safer working conditions....  Keith understands this deeply ....

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Latest Poll Shows 2-1 Margin in Support of TMT on Maunakea
By News Release @ 6:54 PM :: 468 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education

...61 percent of Hawaii residents support moving ahead with construction of TMT, with 32 percent opposed....

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Hawaii Safest State for Seniors During COVID-19
By News Release @ 12:26 AM :: 485 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...New Study Highlights Hawaii, Montana, and Vermont Among Top 10 Best Places for Seniors to Live During the Pandemic....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Mayor Victorino announces broad reopening of businesses and services on June 1 in Maui County
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 435 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, COVID-19

...The County’s proposed rules and reopening date have been sent to the Governor and Attorney General’s Office for review and approval....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Hawaii to be a top post-pandemic travel destination
By News Release @ 7:17 PM :: 1061 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...Although travelers’ fascination with sunny getaways fell 60% compared to one year ago, Hawaii beaches are still trending, taking five spots on our top 10 most resilient beach destinations....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Mayor outlines plan to get more of Oʻahu safely back to work
By News Release @ 7:03 PM :: 451 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

...“Personal Service Providers” would be allowed to resume operations with modifications on Friday, May 29....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
COVID Count One New Case out of 518 Tests
By News Release @ 6:43 PM :: 326 Views :: COVID-19

...seven patients released today....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Another of HECO's Secret Battery Farms Outs Itself
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 518 Views :: Energy

...the battery project will provide load shifting and fast-frequency response services to Hawaiian Electric....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Debunked: YB Demands $25M COVID Relief on Top of Rate Hike
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 929 Views :: Jones Act, Small Business, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... YB is absorbing operating costs for Saltchuck's unregulated services.  This is a standard accounting trick for companies that are partly regulated and partly unregulated ....

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
COVID Count: Third Day in a Row With No New Cases
By News Release @ 7:07 PM :: 329 Views :: COVID-19

...out of 705 tests.... 

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Monday, May 25, 2020
COVID Count: Another Day with No New Cases
By News Release @ 8:19 PM :: 351 Views :: COVID-19

...no new deaths, no new hospitalizations, one patient released.... 

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Sunday, May 24, 2020
COVID Count: No new cases, no new hospitalizations, no new deaths
By News Release @ 9:20 PM :: 574 Views :: COVID-19

...and two patients were released today....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
BLNR Rejects Aquarium Fishing EIS
By News Release @ 8:26 PM :: 398 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Small Business

...The over 2000-page EIS had been produced by a group of ten West Hawaiʻi aquarium fishers and the National Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, on their proposal to ask the DLNR to issue permits to the ten aquarium fishers....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Hawaii Democratic Primary: RCV Wipes out all Candidates Except Biden, Sanders
By News Release @ 7:34 PM :: 762 Views :: Democratic Party

...1,492 ballots were not counted in the final result.... 

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
COVID Count: One New Case out of 583 Tests
By News Release @ 7:19 PM :: 386 Views :: COVID-19

...no new deaths, no new hospitalizations....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
HTA Using Spy Program to Watch Tourists
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 959 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism, COVID-19

...It allows all traveler information collected through the current processes to be integrated into its ArcGIS database....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
DBEDT: Hawaii Economy Will Shrink 12.1% in 2020
By News Release @ 5:15 PM :: 612 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

...Assume visitor industry will start opening in September 2020 and will recover 30 percent of arrivals (from same month in 2019) in September and 45 percent in December 2020....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Counties Reopening 'Medium Risk' Businesses
By News Release @ 5:10 PM :: 456 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

...approved reopenings for Maui, Kauai, Oahu....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Rule by Decree: Two Years Later Ige Still Extending Kauai Flooding Emergency
By News Release @ 4:55 PM :: 538 Views :: Kauai County, COVID-19

...Gov. David Ige issued the 14th supplementary emergency proclamation which extends the emergency relief period for the 2018 Kaua‘i floods. The proclamation was signed on Friday, May 22, 2020....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
​Neighborhood Board meetings to reconvene starting June 1
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 529 Views :: Honolulu County

...neighborhood boards will be able to reconvene public meetings starting on Monday, June 1....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Bulky item appointment-based collection going island-wide
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 425 Views :: Honolulu County

...expanding the bulky item appointment-based collection system island-wide starting July 1, 2020....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Nigerian Princes Apply for Hawaii Unemployment
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 1201 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...as of Sunday, May 17, Hawaii became Scattered Canary’s latest unemployment fraud victim....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
6 in 10 Hawaiʻi adults now live in a household in which at least one person has lost income
By News Release @ 11:32 PM :: 493 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...According to the United States Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey, released on May 20....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
COVID Count: No New Cases out of 559 Tests
By News Release @ 7:17 PM :: 354 Views :: COVID-19

...six released, one hospitalized, no new deaths....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
Hawaii Rural Roads & Bridges Have Significant Deficiencies & High Fatality Rates
By News Release @ 5:59 PM :: 507 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Thirty-two percent of Hawaii’s rural roads are rated in poor condition – the third highest rate in the nation- and 31 percent are in mediocre condition....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
Final Public Health Recovery Task Force Report
By News Release @ 5:46 AM :: 375 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...report by the Hawaiʻi COVID-19 Public Health Recovery Task Force on reopening our economy....

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