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Sunday, May 31, 2020
The Governor, The Legislature, and The Billion Dollar Mess
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 155 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...figuring out how to spend $1 billion of federal money that is being made available to Hawaii under the CARES Act....

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Saturday, May 30, 2020
COVID Count: 3 New Cases, Only 29 Active Cases Statewide
By News Release @ 5:31 PM :: 167 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Saturday, May 30, 2020
DoH Survey Shows Hawaii Residents Take COVID Threat Seriously
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 229 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 :: 220 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
Grassroot: Quarantine Extension Will Delay Economic Recovery
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:32 PM :: 237 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...If Hawaii extends its 14-day quarantine or imposes testing requirements on visitors, this could lead to “a steeper decline in arrivals in 2020 and would likely delay the recovery”....

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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 :: 235 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 :: 193 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Friday, May 29, 2020
How to Reopen Hawaii's Economy--Michael W. Perry Interviews Keli'i Akina
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:24 AM :: 285 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...Roadmap to Prosperity: How Hawaii can recover and even excel after the coronavirus lockdown....

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
COVID Count--3 new cases out of 742 tests
By News Release @ 9:20 PM :: 201 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
UHERO: How Long Will Reopening Take?
By UHERO @ 7:39 PM :: 215 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...The question is what that reopening will look like, how long it will take, and what the legacy of COVID-19 will be for the Hawaii economy....

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Hawaii Safest State for Seniors During COVID-19
By News Release @ 12:26 AM :: 325 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
Blue Crush: How a One-Party State is Crushing the Little Guy
By Selected News Articles @ 7:48 PM :: 464 Views :: Democratic Party, Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...The roughly half of the population who cannot work from home are getting screwed over by those who can....

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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 :: 294 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 :: 691 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 :: 293 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 :: 233 Views :: COVID-19

...seven patients released today....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Public Hospitals: Hawaii Spends the Most, Gets Nearly the Least
By Selected News Articles @ 4:43 PM :: 281 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

... Hawaii Ranks 45th for Public Hospital System Quality ....

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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 :: 584 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 :: 252 Views :: COVID-19

...out of 705 tests.... 

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Alaska Is First to Fully Reopen After Pandemic Closures
By Selected News Articles @ 12:28 PM :: 336 Views :: COVID-19

...Alaska is a striking contrast to its noncontiguous counterpart Hawaii, which remains mostly locked down....

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Monday, May 25, 2020
COVID Count: Another Day with No New Cases
By News Release @ 8:19 PM :: 259 Views :: COVID-19

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

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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 :: 730 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism, COVID-19

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

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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 :: 526 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Sunday, May 24, 2020
Auditor Finds Another $483M
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:36 PM :: 594 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...More than $483 million in excess moneys may be available to be transferred from 57 special and revolving fund accounts to the General Fund without adversely affecting programs....

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Sunday, May 24, 2020
Money Laying Around?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 422 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

...the State Auditor has been busy at work trying to find options for legislators to consider for getting the state budget back on track....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
COVID Count: One New Case out of 583 Tests
By News Release @ 7:19 PM :: 354 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Which Hawaii Zip Codes Have the Most Unemployed?
By UHERO @ 6:20 PM :: 2024 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Tourism, COVID-19

...claims are clustered in zip codes where the tourism industry is a particularly important source of employment....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
HTA Using Spy Program to Watch Tourists
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 842 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 :: 540 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 :: 413 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 :: 459 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
Grassroot: Hawaii's Roadmap to Prosperity
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:40 AM :: 830 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...proposals regarding how Hawaii can recover and even excel after the state's economically devastating coronavirus lockdown....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Nigerian Princes Apply for Hawaii Unemployment
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 1130 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
26 States Will Protect Businesses from COVID-19-Related Unemployment Tax Hikes--Hawaii isn't one of them
By Tax Foundation @ 11:44 PM :: 742 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes, COVID-19

...One way policymakers can help expedite their state’s economic recovery is by protecting employers from facing higher UI tax rates at a time when they can least afford to pay them....

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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 :: 437 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-19 Proves Hawai’i Central Planners Got it All Wrong
By Mary Smart @ 10:38 PM :: 518 Views :: Land Use, Rail, COVID-19

...Hawai’i central planners should reevaluate their push to implement more and more projects, such as TOD, mass transit, and shared vehicles, which contribute to the spread of disease....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
COVID Count: No New Cases out of 559 Tests
By News Release @ 7:17 PM :: 329 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Friday, May 22, 2020
Hawaii Now 3rd Highest Unemployment in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 PM :: 749 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 :: 1010 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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Friday, May 22, 2020
Why Honolulu Rail Should be Torn Down Now
By Video @ 3:26 PM :: 1284 Views :: Rail, COVID-19

...They Never Saw It Coming....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
Final Public Health Recovery Task Force Report
By News Release @ 5:46 AM :: 338 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

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

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Friday, May 22, 2020
Legislature Passes $1B Stop-gap Budget Cuts, Adjourns
By News Release @ 5:41 AM :: 442 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...Bills passed during the past two weeks include....

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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Caldwell provides re-opening requirements for Oʻahu churches and restaurants
By News Release @ 10:08 PM :: 735 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion, Small Business, COVID-19

...Mayor Caldwell provides guidelines for resuming in-person spiritual services....

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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Hochberg: Governor can be sued over State of Emergency
By Video @ 8:34 PM :: 980 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business, COVID-19

...the State of Emergency is not justified by the numbers.... 

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Thursday, May 21, 2020
COVID Count: Four New Cases out of 669 Tests
By News Release @ 8:12 PM :: 377 Views :: COVID-19

...one new hospitalization....

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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Hawaii Unemployment Jumps to 22.3% in April
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 328 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...Jobs declined by 121,800 over-the-month....

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Thursday, May 21, 2020
​Got Medicare? Get a no-cost test for COVID-19
By News Release @ 12:39 AM :: 522 Views :: COVID-19

...Medicare covers tests with no out-of-pocket costs.  Medicare does not require a doctor’s order for you to get tested....

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Thursday, May 21, 2020
FAA OKs Testing of Tourists
By Rep Gene Ward @ 12:23 AM :: 988 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...“Promises quicker and safer opening of our economy”....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
COVID Count: Two New Cases out of 819 Tests
By News Release @ 7:24 PM :: 369 Views :: COVID-19

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

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Honolulu Sewage Being Tested for Corona Virus
By News Release @ 6:42 PM :: 372 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... Sampling wastewater is experimental but can provide broad testing results to indicate COVID-19 prevalence ....

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