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Monday, July 13, 2020
VIDEO: 2020 Honolulu Prosecutor Candidates Debate
By Video @ 4:56 PM :: 222 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Politicians

...sponsored by Hawaii Women Lawyers....

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
DLIR Rejects 73,438 Invalid Unemployment Claims
By News Release @ 3:45 AM :: 581 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...151,071 valid claims are being paid....

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Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Corona Virus Restrictions Hawaii vs Alaska
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 807 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...Hawaii and Alaska have the lowest per capita COVID death tolls in the USA-- Hawaii is among the most restrictive states, Alaska is more moderate....

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
HB2457: Senate Fails to Protect Kids by Voting to Allow Continued Sale of Menthol E-Cigarettes and Cigarettes
By News Release @ 5:03 AM :: 431 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...Statement of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association and American Lung Association....

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Feds Indict Three Hilo Jail Guards for Beating up Inmate
By News Release @ 12:47 AM :: 462 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

...A lawsuit was filed in Hilo Circuit Court in 2017 alleging essentially the same set of facts on the same date....

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Former little league softball coach charged with producing child pornography
By News Release @ 12:38 AM :: 798 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

...the defendant has been and is currently involved with managing and/or coaching youth sports teams, and was the agent and President of Kainalu Little League, Inc. ...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Hawaii Attorney General Sues E-Cigarette Giants JUUL and Altria
By News Release @ 5:03 PM :: 414 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...The complaint alleges that, for a period of more than five years, the defendants misleadingly marketed JUUL e-cigarettes, intending to hook users on the product in the same manner used by tobacco companies in the marketing of cigarettes....

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Monday, June 29, 2020
TVR Control: Kauai County Signs Agreement with AirBnB, Expedia
By News Release @ 6:24 PM :: 505 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Tourism

...mandatory TMK field on its listings....

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Friday, June 26, 2020
Facial Recognition: Legislature appropriates $90 million for airport COVID-19 screening
By News Release @ 11:12 PM :: 679 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism, COVID-19

"...thermal screening cameras and facial imaging tracking system...."

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Friday, June 26, 2020
HB285: Legislative Conference Committee Passes Police Reform Bill
By News Release @ 10:59 AM :: 443 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

...The measure requires the disclosure of the identity of officers who are suspended or discharged for misconduct in a report to the Legislature, removes the exemption for police from disclosure under Hawaii’s Uniform Information Practices Act, and clarifies additional authorities and powers of the Law Enforcement Standards Board....

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Thursday, June 25, 2020
Will Hawaii COVID Lawsuits be Consolidated?
By Robert Thomas @ 3:54 AM :: 412 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...Ige yesterday asked the court to consolidate the two cases....

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Monday, June 22, 2020
Hawaii’s Army Of Karens
By Selected News Articles @ 11:31 PM :: 1352 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism, COVID-19

...Anyone flying to the Aloha State’s golden shores is supposed to remain in self-quarantine for two weeks....

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Monday, June 22, 2020
ACLU: Hawaii COVID Facial Recognition Program 'Rife for Abuse'
By News Release @ 11:20 PM :: 512 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism, COVID-19

...ineffective, unnecessary, rife for abuse, expensive, potentially unconstitutional, and, in a word, “terrifying”....

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Trump’s Executive Order on Improving Policing Brings Welcome News in Troubled Times
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:52 AM :: 719 Views :: Law Enforcement, Police

"...an executive order that will encourage police departments nationwide to meet the most current professional standards for the use of force, including tactics for de-escalation.  Also, we’ll encourage pilot programs that allow social workers to join certain law enforcement officers so that they work together....” 

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Sunday, June 07, 2020
BLM Protesters Leave Signs at Hawaii GOP HQ
By News Release @ 8:33 PM :: 1223 Views :: First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Republican Party

"...Hundreds of the marchers today in the Black Lives Matter rally in Honolulu chose to leave their signs at the doorstep of the Hawaii Republican Party...."

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Friday, June 05, 2020
UPW Prison Guard Busted Allegedly Smuggling Meth into OCCC
By News Release @ 7:36 PM :: 963 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...the UPW still has not agreed to allow all guards to be searched for contraband....

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Monday, May 25, 2020
'Safe Travels System' -- Quarantine App Turns Hawaii Into a Privacy Nightmare
By Selected News Articles @ 4:51 AM :: 3403 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism, COVID-19

...Hawaii’s case is likely the most extreme to date....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
HTA Using Spy Program to Watch Tourists
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 1391 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
Nigerian Princes Apply for Hawaii Unemployment
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 1657 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 15, 2020
Fraudulent International Ship Registration Scandals hit Pacific Islands
By Michael Hansen @ 6:05 AM :: 951 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act, Law Enforcement

“...South Pacific island nations are scouring shipping records for vessels with links to North Korea after Fiji said it had identified 20 falsely flagged ships it suspects the isolated regime is using to evade United Nations sanctions....”

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Friday, May 15, 2020
COVID Excuse: Violent Sex Offenders to be Released from Hawaii Prisons
By Rep Gene Ward @ 5:09 AM :: 850 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

"...We've arrested people for sitting on our beaches, and today we learned that violent prisoners will be let loose in our communities...."

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Sunday, May 03, 2020
Do Our Laws Still Apply?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1047 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...the governor has suspended many laws....

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Wall Street Journal Denounces Maui Liquor Commission
By Selected News Articles @ 3:35 AM :: 1169 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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Friday, April 10, 2020
Weekend Curfew 'Pilot Program' for Maui, Honolulu -- Caldwell Outlaws Unicycles to Stop Virus
By News Release @ 3:04 AM :: 1903 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

"...We will evaluate the effectiveness of this curfew after this weekend and will continue to make policy changes as needed....”

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Tuesday, April 07, 2020
COVID Crackdown? "Online registration required to leave the home"
By News Release @ 11:11 PM :: 2695 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

"...Only one family member should be allowed to leave the home at any time...."

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Friday, March 27, 2020
Attorney General Uses COVID as Excuse to Do What they Have Been Planning all Along -- Let Lots and Lots of Criminals out of Hawaii Jails
By News Release @ 7:30 PM :: 1066 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...Statewide Effort Underway to Identify Certain Inmates for Release from the Prison Population Amid COVID-19 Concerns....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Straub Employee Snooped Medical Records for Six Years
By News Release @ 8:20 PM :: 1056 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

"...On March 17, 2020, we mailed letters to all affected individuals...."

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Ige Statewide 'Stay at Home' Order Thru April 30
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 1075 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Small Business

...Media personnel are amongst the exempted 'Essential Businesses'....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Shelter-In-Place ordered for Honolulu and Maui through April 30; Curfew for Kaua‘i through May 3
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 1058 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Hawaii County is still going its own way....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Legislators: Ige's Tourism Shutdown is not Enough
By News Release @ 5:18 AM :: 758 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Tourism

"...The only way to contain community spread of the virus is to impose a shelter-in-place directive upon all persons in Hawaii...."

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Monday, March 23, 2020
UPDATE: Kauai Mayor Stay-at-Home Order and Nightly Curfew
By News Release @ 12:25 AM :: 1312 Views :: Kauai County, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...islandwide nighttime curfew beginning Friday, March 20. The curfew will be in effect from 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. daily until further notice....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
UPDATE--Stay Home Order Imposed: Caldwell Updates COVID Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 12:22 AM :: 1566 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Small Business

...all individuals are ordered to stay at their place of residence startyng Mon March 23, 2020 at 430pm....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
UPDATE: Maui County Stay-Home Order: Tourists Blocked from Road to Hana
By News Release @ 12:13 AM :: 1155 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Mayor Victorino announces Public Health Emergency Rules for Maui County....

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Saturday, March 21, 2020
Ige Imposes 14-Day Quarantine
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 1241 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Tourism

“...With the majority of Hawaiʻi’s COVID-19 cases linked to travel, it is critical that we further mitigate the spread of the virus by both residents and visitors who are coming from out-of-state....”

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Friday, March 20, 2020
Working to protect our freedoms
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:11 PM :: 928 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...In this uncertain and anxious time, we already are seeing many questionable proposals being put forth....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
Thousands Sign Petition Demanding 14-Day Quarantine for all Visitors
By News Release @ 11:02 AM :: 774 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Tourism

..."In order for it to not just ravage our community and start having massive community spread, we need to stop people bringing it into the state"....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
​Emergencies, Police Power, Commandeering, And Compensation: Essential Readings
By Robert Thomas @ 5:00 AM :: 716 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...government power in times of crisis and the tension between that power and property and other individual rights....

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
COVID: Activist Groups Demand Ige Clamp Down Harder
By News Release @ 8:37 PM :: 706 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Tourism

...A public request to enact stronger measures of social distancing across Hawaiʻi....

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Corona Virus: Fortunately Hawaii Lost Case Against Trump
By Selected News Articles @ 9:32 PM :: 1777 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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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
After Decade Long Crime Spree State Gives 1 Year in Jail--Then the Feds Step In
By News Release @ 1:05 AM :: 1354 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

...responsible for committing 81 offenses, resulting in 185 charges....

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Sunday, March 08, 2020
Just a Technical Change
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 945 Views :: Law Enforcement, Taxes, Tourism

...the Department of Taxation, is behind a few of them....

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Thursday, March 05, 2020
32 Counts of Fraud: Mortgage Scammer Convicted
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 744 Views :: Law Enforcement

...several victims testified at trial that they relied upon Williams’s representations and went into foreclosure as a result of the MEI program and lost their homes....

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Saturday, February 29, 2020
Hawaii 5th Lowest Drunk Driving Fatalities
By Selected News Articles @ 1:39 AM :: 760 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...Hawaii 2.11 drunk driving fatalities per 100,000 people--down 26.83% from 2017....

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Friday, February 28, 2020
Where's the cushion?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:06 PM :: 896 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Emergency preparedness in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Coast Guard Interdicts Foreign Fishing Boats off Hawaii, Guam
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 1075 Views :: Law Enforcement, Military

..."While we've seen incursions into the EEZs of partners and illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing on the high seas, these are the first interdictions we've had in the US EEZ since 2012"....

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
​Thousands of O‘ahu drivers qualify to get duplicate license online
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 963 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

...If the required documents previously submitted are on file with the city, these motorists can simply get a duplicate license online and add on the star marking to indicate REAL ID compliance....

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Monday, February 24, 2020
Ethics: DOCARE Officer Paid to Work Both Sides of Table
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 1108 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...fined $10,000 by Hawaii State Ethics Commission....

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Monday, February 24, 2020
Hawaii ILWU Official Sentenced for Tax Evasion, Identity Theft
By Selected News Articles @ 5:11 PM :: 1636 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement

...If government benefits were available, Nathan Lum made sure that he was going to receive some of them....

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Saturday, February 22, 2020
Katherine Kealoha’s Boyfriend’s Attorney’s Cell Phone found at Massage Parlor?
By Andrew Walden @ 7:27 PM :: 5954 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

...A female answering the phone did not seem to understand a reporter requesting to speak to Chris Woo.  She kept asking, “You want masagee?”....

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Saturday, February 22, 2020
Illegal Aquarium Fishers Busted Near Billionaires Row
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 1440 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Law Enforcement, Small Business

...illegally stealing fish which exist for the viewing pleasure of billionaires....

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