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Friday, May 22, 2020
Hawaii Now 3rd Highest Unemployment in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 PM :: 220 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...only Nevada and Michigan are higher....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
Pandemic no excuse for government hostility to sunshine laws
By Selected News Articles @ 3:36 PM :: 292 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, COVID-19

..."This time of emergency does not justify government secrecy. The Resort is certainly not entitled to have their permits fast-tracked behind closed doors while public gatherings are banned and also excluding the press."....

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020
COVID: Hawaii 6th Most Restrictive State
By Selected News Articles @ 4:49 PM :: 261 Views :: COVID-19

...two weeks ago Hawaii was the most restrictive state....

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Monday, May 18, 2020
Best States for Military Retirees -- Hawaii 47th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:39 PM :: 300 Views :: Homelessness, Military

...but Hawaii is the #1 state for homeless veterans....

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Forcing United Public Workers to Enter New Era
By Selected News Articles @ 6:26 PM :: 955 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...it isn’t the kind its leaders were counting on....

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
States with the Most Vulnerable Populations to Coronavirus--Hawaii 33rd
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 AM :: 444 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...Hawaii has the lowest share of population diagnosed with COPD....

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Monday, May 11, 2020
Best States to Be a Police Officer -- Hawaii 13th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 418 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Police

...Hawaii 5th Highest Median Income Growth for Law Enforcement Officers 2018-2019....

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Friday, May 08, 2020
New Hawaii Unemployment Claims Still Running 1338% Above Last Year
By Selected News Articles @ 5:33 AM :: 456 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...Refers to the increase in the number of unemployment insurance initial claims in the week of April 27, 2020 compared to the week of April 29, 2019....

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Friday, May 08, 2020
Hawaii Women's Commission 'Could be Easily Dismissed' ... but
By Selected News Articles @ 4:34 AM :: 597 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... spending their time while social distancing daydreaming about how to restructure society into a progressive paradise ....

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Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Corona Virus: Hawaii Most Restrictive State
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 PM :: 1108 Views :: COVID-19

...Except for Hawaii which has few deaths and the most restrictions, the most restrictive states have the highest death rate.  The least restrictive states have the fewest deaths....

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Monday, May 04, 2020
Hawaii 3rd Worst State for Nurses
By Selected News Articles @ 1:43 PM :: 710 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

...2020’s Best & Worst States for Nurses....

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Saturday, May 02, 2020
Hawaii Unemployment Claims Jump 2785%
By Selected News Articles @ 4:53 PM :: 761 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

... States with the Biggest Increases in Unemployment Due to Coronavirus ....

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Thursday, April 30, 2020
Hawaii’s Successful Experience With Weighted-Student Formula Has Improved Funding Equity
By Selected News Articles @ 2:30 AM :: 544 Views :: Education K-12

...The weighted-student formula has provided a much more equitable, responsive and transparent way to fund Hawaiian schools....

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Wall Street Journal Denounces Maui Liquor Commission
By Selected News Articles @ 3:35 AM :: 956 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, Small Business, COVID-19

...Wiser regulators than those in Maui would avoid bloody-minded enforcement that deters voluntary civic action to help the public in a crisis....

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
USS Kidd Arrives in San Diego to Treat COVID-19 Outbreak; First Cases Emerged More than A Month After Hawaii Port Visit
By Selected News Articles @ 3:20 AM :: 656 Views :: Military, COVID-19

...As of Tuesday, 64 sailors on guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG-100) have tested positive for the virus, with 63 percent of the crew tested....

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Contact Tracing: Hawaii Falls Far Short Even After Expansion
By Selected News Articles @ 3:10 AM :: 1100 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...Hawaii DoH is seeking 60 more contact tracers to total 90.  420 are needed ....

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Memo: U.S. Attorneys to be on ‘Lookout’ for Civil Liberties Violations Amidst Coronavirus Crisis
By Selected News Articles @ 4:56 AM :: 741 Views :: First Amendment, COVID-19

...The memorandum titled “Balancing Public Safety with the Preservation of Civil Rights” asks U.S. attorneys to be on the “lookout” for abuses of powers from government officials....

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Monday, April 27, 2020
Why Does Brian Schatz Want to Save Iran's Theocracy?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 AM :: 879 Views :: World News, Congressional Delegation

...At a time when Iran's oppressive totalitarian regime is coming under increasing pressure from within and its grip on power is being tested daily, Democrats are rushing in with sanctions relief plans that would shore up its control....

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Monday, April 27, 2020
COVID Risk: Hawaii #1 State for Multi-Generational Homes
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 AM :: 652 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...it may be harder to social distance or self-isolate in multigenerational households....

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Thursday, April 23, 2020
States with the Biggest Increases in Unemployment Due to COVID-19
By Selected News Articles @ 4:12 PM :: 691 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...Hawaii -- 3009.22% -- Increase in Unemployment Claims (April vs Start of COVID-19 Crisis)....

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Ira Einhorn, Earth Day's Dirty Secret
By Selected News Articles @ 12:38 AM :: 54294 Views :: Environment

Ira Einhorn, Master of Ceremonies, Earth Day Rally on Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park, Phila, PA, Apr. 22, 1970.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Crichton: Environmentalism is a religion
By Selected News Articles @ 12:37 AM :: 90094 Views :: Environment, Religion

There's an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature, there's a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge....

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Global Warmers Feeling Forgotten: Civil Beat Agrees to Help
By Selected News Articles @ 7:17 PM :: 575 Views :: Environment, COVID-19

...Do you remember to panic?  Media will try to remind you....

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Monday, April 20, 2020
Antibody Tests Reveal 4.1% of Los Angeles Adults have had Corona Virus
By Selected News Articles @ 6:59 PM :: 987 Views :: COVID-19

...the results indicate a lower risk of death among those with infection than was previously thought....

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Monday, April 20, 2020
Hawaii 2nd-Worst State for Work at Home
By Selected News Articles @ 6:48 PM :: 806 Views :: Small Business, Cost of Living, COVID-19

"...We also considered factors like how large and how crowded homes are in the state...."

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Thursday, April 16, 2020
Hawaii #1 State Hit Hardest by COVID-19’s Impact on Tourism
By Selected News Articles @ 2:45 PM :: 1381 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

...The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on many of America’s “non-essential” industries....

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Monday, April 13, 2020
Hawaii #1 -- States with the Most Affected Small Businesses due to Coronavirus
By Selected News Articles @ 4:20 PM :: 1067 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, COVID-19

... 35 percent say that their business cannot last more than three months in current conditions ....

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Saturday, April 11, 2020
COVID-19 pandemic vs. 1918 flu pandemic in Hawaiʻi
By Selected News Articles @ 9:18 PM :: 774 Views :: Hawaii History, COVID-19

...the 1918 flu, also called the Spanish Flu, had a significant impact on Hawaiʻi, claiming more than 2,300 lives while actually peaking in 1920....

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Thursday, April 09, 2020
COVID Crisis: Hawaii #1 Search for Payday Loans
By Selected News Articles @ 8:26 PM :: 515 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...Hawaii #1 in search for 'payday loans', but #42 in search for home equity loans....

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Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Politico: Ige 4th Worst Corona Virus Governor
By Selected News Articles @ 3:50 PM :: 1410 Views :: Politicians, COVID-19

...missed the moment, dragged their feet and succumbed to petty squabbling....

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Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Most Aggressive States Against the Coronavirus -- Hawaii Jumps from 46th to 11th to 4th
By Selected News Articles @ 5:30 PM :: 1022 Views :: COVID-19

...data set ranges from tested cases of COVID-19 per capita and state legislation on the pandemic to the uninsured population and share of the workforce in affected industries....

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Friday, April 03, 2020
State Economies Most Exposed to Coronavirus
By Selected News Articles @ 12:55 AM :: 520 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...It’s led to the closing of scores of non-essential events and businesses, hurting the livelihood of many people....

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Thursday, April 02, 2020
States with the Biggest Increase in Unemployment--Hawaii 15th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:49 PM :: 644 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

...unemployment claim increases for the week of March 23....

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
The Biggest Fruit Ever Grown in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 10:22 PM :: 19255 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

Henry Opukahai'a was an orphan raised by his uncle to be a pagan priest....

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Assisted Suicide lobby using COVID 19 to promote assisting suicides via telehealth.
By Selected News Articles @ 10:07 PM :: 617 Views :: Health Care, Life, COVID-19

"...As always, we are responding quickly to the needs and opportunities of the times...."

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Friday, March 27, 2020
Is the Coronavirus as Deadly as They Say?
By Selected News Articles @ 8:49 PM :: 1561 Views :: COVID-19

...Current estimates about the Covid-19 fatality rate may be too high by orders of magnitude....

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Friday, March 27, 2020
Epidemic: US Death Toll tops 24K (but its the flu so ignore this and continue panicking)
By Selected News Articles @ 8:19 PM :: 1428 Views :: COVID-19

...The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a paradox on its hands....

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Friday, March 27, 2020
COVID Recession: Hawaii, Nevada Likely to be Hit Hardest
By Selected News Articles @ 7:21 PM :: 769 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

...More than one in four jobs in Nevada, Hawaii and Wyoming are at risk....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Aircraft Carrier Heads for Guam as 25 Sailors Test Positive
By Selected News Articles @ 9:29 PM :: 450 Views :: Military, COVID-19

...USS Theodore Roosevelt Quarantines Sailors on Guam as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Why this Nobel laureate predicts a quicker coronavirus recovery: 'We're going to be fine'
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 AM :: 1975 Views :: COVID-19

...Michael Levitt, a Nobel laureate and Stanford biophysicist, began analyzing the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide in January and correctly calculated that China would get through the worst of its coronavirus outbreak long before many health experts had predicted....

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Sunday, March 22, 2020
Honolulu Sues 'Big Oil' -- Fatal Flaws in Evidence
By Selected News Articles @ 9:18 PM :: 841 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...Why is this latest effort by Hawaiian officials political suicide? Because ……. Sher Edling....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
Corona Virus: Hawaii Ranks 43rd
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 PM :: 694 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...with 26 cases and no deaths, Hawaii has the 43rd highest count of Corona Virus cases in USA....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
Hawaii K-O: Gabbard Exits Primary a Lady Legend After Downing Officer Harris
By Selected News Articles @ 1:56 AM :: 1393 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Police, Politicians

...New York Times columnists were awestruck by Gabbard's epic debate smackdown of Harris, who had been a top-three candidate in polling....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
The last time Congress created a new state
By Selected News Articles @ 12:20 AM :: 4667 Views :: Hawaii History

...On March 19, 1959, Congress approved Hawaii for admission to the union as the 50th state....

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Friday, March 13, 2020
NYT: Telescope Puts $850M on Table
By Selected News Articles @ 7:55 PM :: 1326 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...American Astronomy’s Future Goes on Trial in Washington....

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Corona Virus: Fortunately Hawaii Lost Case Against Trump
By Selected News Articles @ 9:32 PM :: 1630 Views :: National News, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...on plaintiffs' reading the President would not be able to suspend entry from a particular country in the event of an epidemic in that country....

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Why astronomy on Mauna Kea is not a desecration but a duty
By Selected News Articles @ 5:42 PM :: 1074 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The Master Lease awarding management of the Mauna Kea Science Reserve to the University of Hawaii will expire in 2033. It seems to me that any decision about individual facilities should wait until the issue of who will manage the mountain next is resolved....

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
The Futility of Trying to Reduce Driving
By Selected News Articles @ 2:16 PM :: 731 Views :: Energy, Environment, Rail

...Cars have been more energy efficient than transit buses since 1991....

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Sunday, March 08, 2020
EB-5 Scandals Finally Reach Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 AM :: 962 Views :: Ethics, Development

...The EB-5 program offers alien investors a family-sized set of green cards if they invest....

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Saturday, March 07, 2020
DNC Changes Debate Rules to Exclude Tulsi Gabbard
By Selected News Articles @ 2:24 AM :: 1482 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...The rules had to be changed because Gabbard won two delegates on Super Tuesday in American Samoa.....

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