Monday, June 01, 2020
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Sunday, May 31, 2020
May 31, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HGEA 40% Furlough for State Employees?  
  2. HGEA Endorsement The Kiss of Death?
  3. COVID Restrictions Help Incumbents to Reelection
  4. Mayor Victorino Asks Governor to Lift Interisland Quarantine on June 15
  5. Alaska will lift mandatory quarantine for travelers, instead requiring they be tested before flying to Alaska
  6. USDOJ Challenges Quarantine Rules in Maine, Michigan 
  7. HIEMA Survey: Hawaii Is Already Enduring Widespread Socioeconomic Strain
  8. COVID Releases: “Dummies that are beating somebody up or stealing something or threatening somebody”
  9. Vigilantes hunt tourists
  10. Hawaii has never done a successful P3 project.
  11. Hawaii County Finally Completes TVR Registrations
  12. Airfield advocates hopeful Dillingham survives past June 2021

Saturday, May 30, 2020
May 30, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Lockdown Could Kill 4 Times More People than COVID
  2. Travel Bubbles a Challenge for Airlines
  3. Consumer Advocate: Cancel Young Brothers’ rate hike request
  4. DoE Did Nothing for 45 Days—Will They Get Back to Work in Fall?
  5. Caldwell Leaving an Infected Mess for Successor
  6. Top DoH Execs Still Obstructing Testing—District Office Disagrees
  7. OHA Insiders: DoH Should Take Time to Track Racial Data so money will come to our Profitable Nonprofits
  8. Hawaii commercial real estate investment to drop by 50% in post-Covid 2020, Colliers says
  9. Hawaii Hospitals Losses Exceed $100M from Federal Health Care Bailout
  10. Business owners in Hawaii rally at the state Capitol
  11. Honolulu and Kauai Mayors: Property owners illegally renting to tourists are ongoing problem
  12. Calvin Say Leaving Long-Held House Seat For Council Run
  13. Emergency shelters on Maui will provide temporary shelter for displaced families
  14. Homeless Dude from Mainland Accused of Murder in Lahaina

Friday, May 29, 2020
May 29, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Prosecutor Race: Alm 21%, Megan Kau 5%   
  2. Special master defends early release of Hawaii inmates, says 1-month recidivism rate lower than other criminals lifetime recidivism rate
  3. Newest projection: State tax revenues will drop by a jaw-dropping $2.25B this fiscal year
  4. Rail project expecting $100M shortfall, possibly $100M more
  5. Next Boondoggle: SB2940 Aloha Stadium Authority
  6. Ige to extend quarantine for mainland, international travelers beyond June 30
  7. StarAdv: Trade CARES Money for Reduced YB Rate Hike
  8. Maui In-person religious services allowed to resume today with social distancing
  9. Firm gets warning for hand sanitizer brouhaha
  10. Quarantine is a Joke: 1,000 Party on North Shore (again)
  11. Homeless Shelter-Refusers Get Ticket After Ticket
  12. After Supreme Court Ruling, Big Island Environmental commission urges fast work on sewage discharges
  13. Lawsuit: Oahu Hospital Allegedly Shielded 2 Sexual Harassers

Thursday, May 28, 2020
May 28, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Mayoral Race Blangiardi 21% Hanabusa 15%
  2. Cocaine: Earl Tsuneyoshi Announces Run For Menor’s Council Seat
  3. Hawaii senators support effort for ‘travel bubble’ agreement with Japan
  4. Union Hotel workers demand safe return to work with mass testing
  5. Reopening: Green, Caldwell One-upmanship
  6. Kauai Council Approves $2.3M Property Tax Hike
  7. Kauai County faces prohibited practices complaint for 4-day workweek
  8. What Have Lobbyists Been Doing While You Were Locked Down?
  9. HGEA Sues Kauai County Challenges Use of Emergency Order to Rewrite Labor Agreement for 4-day workweek
  10. Quarantine Vigilantes Harass Waikiki Residents
  11. Quarantine Manhunts ‘Creepy’
  12. House Speaker Scott Saiki lays off 3 in House, cancels contracts
  13. Fearing COVID-19, patients are delaying urgent care and putting their health at risk, hospitals say
  14. HPD: 50 inmates released early on Oahu due to COVID-19 fears were re-arrested
  15. CARES Funds Homeless Psych Triage Center
  16. Alternative Siting Methods Proposed for Hawai`i Energy Projects

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
May 27, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Retired detective arrested for allegedly abusing councilwoman
  2. Collusion Keeps Your Electric Bill High: Solar Projects Represented by Same Lawyer Submit Identical Bids
  3. Ige: Reopening Interisland Travel is Test for Reopening Tourism
  4. Maui County 'Broad Reopening' on Friday
  5. Poll: Stop Virus First to Prevent Second Wave
  6. Hawaii hotels report huge declines in occupancy, revenue     
  7. Condotels ramp up security to ensure visitors comply with quarantine order
  8. As summer session starts, uncertainty clouds UH enrollment, financial outlook
  9. Energy industry lowers barriers affecting growth during Covid-19 pandemic
  10. The Other Coronavirus Crisis: Escalating Mental Health Problems
  11. COVID Catch and Release: Police Arrest Man For Second Time During Pandemic
  12. Suspect in violent sex assault cites COVID-19, speedy trial violation in release requests
  13. 9 candidates for Honolulu mayor to participate remotely in live online forum

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
May 26, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Legislative Recess Designed to Prevent HGEA from Running Candidates Against Incumbents
  2. Poll: COVID a Winner for Josh Green, a Loser for Caldwell
  3. Council: ‘Kauai a Dictatorship’
  4. DoH Still Obstructing Mass COVID Testing at Nursing Homes
  5. Head of Labor Department: 190,000 could remain unemployed through end of year
  6. Hawaii’s Hotels Are Bleeding Cash Amid Shutdown
  7. Retail recovery to be slow, very slow
  8. Banks Only Process the Larges Companies' PPP Loan Requests

Monday, May 25, 2020
May 25, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. COVID Cancels Massive Stormwater Fee Hike: Decision will be left to next mayor
  2. Bar Owner: PPP Loan Money Runs out June 30
  3. Church Services Allowed for First Time in Two Months
  4. MMMC: Another employee tests positive for virus
  5. Council Tinkers With Failed Affordable Housing Mandate
  6. University of California system has given $68M to TMT project
  7. Another HECO Solar-Battery Schemer Outs Itself
  8. It Takes a Strong Person to Clean up After the Homeless
  9. 6 cited for coronavirus violations in raid at suspected brothel near Waikiki

Sunday, May 24, 2020
May 24, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Business re-opening Limbo is on Fed’s radar as necessity for closures lessens
  2. Hawaii tourism pushing July 1 Reopening Date
  3. JABSOM Lab to Open End of June for coronavirus testing in Hawaii
  4. Saiki: When Legislature Reconvenes, We Will Abandon Plan to Convert CARES Money into HGEA Payroll and Instead Apply it to Unemployment Compensation
  5. It’s raining only when government employees don’t get paid
  6. Contract delays sidelined investigators crucial to quarantine enforcement
  7. Welcome to Puerto Rico, Now Line Up for Your Virus Screening
  8. As tourism stalls, military spending continues to boost Hawaii’s economy
  9. Aloha Stadium Bids Due Tuesday—Christmas for Politicians
  10. Homeless services burden Chinatown
  11. Hawaiians Move to California, Marry Indians, Get Casino
  12. Unemployed?  Deadline to Apply for Elected Job is June 2 

Sunday, May 24, 2020
Letters to the Editor May, 2020
Letters to the Editor
  • A Non-Partisan, Peaceful Rally 
  • ​Memorial Day: Thanks for your Service Is Not Enough
  • Is the State Corona Plan Secret?
  • CMS: Nursing Homes Should Screen for COVID 
  • Hotel Policy?
  • Will Bankrupt Sandwich Isles Provide Sufficient Service to DHHL?
  • Michaels Organization Mismanages Affordable Housing Project
  • What a great time to battle a pandemic! 

Saturday, May 23, 2020
May 23, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Pre-flight COVID testing—As Usual the Hawaii DoH is Obstructing
  2. Star-Adv: Quarantine Enforcement is Good for Social Engineering of Tourists
  3. Hawaii Construction Industry Shows us an Alternate Reality Without Forced Shutdowns
  4. Problems with communication, testing spurred Maui Hospital virus outbreak
  5. Accused Rapist May Soon be Released Due to COVID
  6. Soft on Crime Crowd Complains that COVID released Criminals Aren’t being Given Enough Stuff
  7. Mainland Perfessers Complain About Homeless Sweeps in Honolulu Chinatown
  8. BOE questions lack of student data during shutdown
  9. Hilo Hospital Sees Big Drop In Patients — And Revenue — Amid Pandemic
  10. Residential care home operators call on state to provide more COVID-19 testing
  11. Another Inmate released due to pandemic is back behind bars following bus stop robbery

Friday, May 22, 2020
May 22, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Without intervention, Hawaii government could run out of operating funds next year
  2. Hawaii lawmakers try to move COVID-19 relief money out of Ige’s reach
  3. Citing frustration with Ige administration, state Senate forms investigative committee
  4. Head of DBEDT Refuses to Testify After Legislators Cancel Ige Recovery Czar Funding
  5. Bumbling State May Need Two Months to Lift Interisland Quarantine
  6. DOH Says Its COVID-19 Testing Capacity Has ‘Increased Dramatically’
  7. CARES: Harry Kim has Two Days to Figure out How to Spend $80M
  8. Regents delay action on new Maunakea proposal
  9. Current Board of Education Member May Not Be Renominated
  10. Honolulu Council Gets Another Open Meetings Violation
  11. Have Hawaii's Covid emergency proclamations expired?
  12. Council resolution would scuttle Oahu construction landfill plans
  13. Young Bros Exploits COVID Crash to Push Massive Rate Hike

Thursday, May 21, 2020
May 21, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 7-Time Child Molester among the 47 rearrested after being Released for COVID (and that’s just on Oahu) 
  2. Sacrifice: Hawaii County Council Approves Pay Hikes, and Property Tax Hike Structure
  3. DoH Whines About Honolulu’s Plan to Test 100,000 for COVID
  4. Honolulu City Council wants pre-flight testing in place when Hawaii reopens for visitors  
  5. The Pay Keeps Flowing For Accused Honolulu Officials On Leave
  6. Queen’s resumes non-emergency surgeries at main Honolulu operating room
  7. Report shows huge increases in Hawaii households unable to pay mortgages, credit cards  
  8. Thousands of people again lined the parking-lot at Aloha Stadium to pick-up free food
  9. Hawaii hotel occupancy plunged 88% in April compared with 2019
  10. Oahu retailers struggling to climb out of slump from COVID-19 closures
  11. Bill 25: Honolulu Council Finds Two Ways to make Housing More Expensive—Approves Both of Them
  12. COVID Team Waihee: OHA Insiders hope to see new Cashflow
  13. Nigerian Scammers Apply for Hawaii Unemployment May 17th
  14. Hawaii lawmakers raise concern on notifying crime victims during the inmate release process
  15. Quarantine: The Regime has Spies Everywhere
  16. "I'm an American in America and I'm being treated like a criminal for being in America,"
  17. Online petition calls for continuing UH virtual classes through the end of the year – Only 57 Signatures
  18. With Just Days to go, Ruderman suddenly announces he won’t seek third Senate term
  19. Video Hearing on Youtube --- Calvin Say & Campaign Spending Commission
  20. Hawaii Reopened Its Civil Rights Office But Investigations Are Still Stalled

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Despite urgent social needs, legislators decide to bank state and federal funds
  2. Nearly 70,000 jobless still waiting for unemployment checks; state asks for patience
  3. Senators Put Off Vote For Land Board Nominee due to his Support for Wind Farms
  4. Lifting 14-day quarantine will be key factor in Hawaiian Airlines’ recovery, says CEO
  5. Lawmakers discover more loopholes to quarantine order
  6. Cluster outbreak at hospital now deemed ‘closed’
  7. Tourism Shutdown Destroying Hawaiian-Owned Entertainment and Tour Businesses
  8. Soft on Crime Crowd Hoping for More Mass Releases of Criminals
  9. New homeless outreach effort zeroes in on Keeping Bums Happy on Waianae Coast

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
May 19, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The politics of fear overwhelming us today
  2. Ige Allows Anti-Testing Faction in Department of Health to Control Policy
  3. Ward, McDermott Plan for Reopening
  4. Pay raises a bad idea now, and in 2021
  5. Maui County outlines rules for salons, church services
  6. Hawaii distributes first pandemic unemployment assistance checks
  7. Revealed: Soft-on Crime Crowd Exhaust themselves to Release Criminals onto our Streets
  8. Roth: Jail releases possibly more dangerous than outbreak
  9. Governor says He’s Got Plenty of Money Sloshing Around so Navigator and mainland consultants will be funded
  10. Department Heads Fight to Save ‘Vacant Positions’
  11. Waikiki retailers find that reopening is only step 1. Staying open could be the bigger challenge.
  12. Hawaii Fishermen Are Stuck In Port As Federal Aid Falls Short
  13. The Madness Of Applying For Unemployment Insurance
  14. The Regime has Spies Everywhere -- Hawaii residents keep eye out for visitors who break quarantine
  15. Four More Criminals recently released from prison due to concerns about COVID-19 were re-arrested Sunday
  16. Hawaii lawmakers question release of inmates amid pandemic
  17. Hawaii’s Homeless Have Avoided COVID-19 — So Far

Monday, May 18, 2020
May 18, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. COVID Fear Keeps Patients Away from Hospital Until Its Too Late
  2. Hawaii Medicaid Applications Soar Amid Widespread Job Losses
  3. Rep Creagan: We Need More Testing
  4. Schatz calls for more testing at Hawaii nursing homes
  5. Churches prepare strategy to open as state starts to re-open
  6. Sex assault lawsuit filed against former federal prison guard
  7. Honolulu Spared From Paying A Hefty Price For Lack Of Trash

Sunday, May 17, 2020
May 17, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Political Divisiveness Fosters Virus Fears
  2. COVID is Opportunity for Illegal ‘Charitable’ Campaign Activities
  3. COVID-19 restrictions seen as opportunity to eliminate vacation rentals
  4. UH Prof: ‘Bring Tourism Down’ Use COVID as Excuse for Massive Hotel tax Hike
  5. As Hawaii visitor counts rise, officials weigh making residents complicit if their guests violate quarantine order
  6. Hawaii pension fund suffers worst quarterly loss since 2002
  7. $1B Hawaii budget hole might avoid pay cuts for now, but won’t allow for much growth of Government

Saturday, May 16, 2020
May 16, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. LG says Mayor Caldwell is crossing the line by Reopening Restaurants
  2. Hidden COVID Cases Just Aren’t There  -- Less than 1% of tested Hawaii Pacific Health workers have coronavirus antibodies
  3. Lawmakers cut Recovery Navigator money: “There really wasn’t a plan. The plan was to only pay for consultants,”
  4. ‘Sheer Incompetence’ Senator claims state dragging its feet on thermal screenings, mass testings at airports
  5. More than a dozen granted early release amid pandemic have been re-arrested
  6. Honolulu Council Rebuked Again For Violating Open Meetings Law
  7. Maui Council Rejects Property Tax Relief for Shuttered Hotels
  8. No new coronavirus cases in Maui County for seven days
  9. Cluster identified at Kalihi Valley public housing complex
  10. HART: Utility Work In Town Will Cost At Least $135M More Than Expected
  11. Hawaii council approves luxury housing tax category proposal

Friday, May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Caldwell says police can’t ‘babysit’ quarantined travelers, calls on state to improve ‘insane’ system      
  2. Major General Hara expresses concern about maintaining good relations with tourists
  3. Tourism Policy Should be Modeled on War on Drugs
  4. PPP Now Funds 170,000 positions in Hawaii
  5. Thielen, Kahele: Why No Direct Grants to Unemployed in State Budget?
  6. Applications for food stamps spike
  7. Lockdown Kills Too
  8. Hawaii auto sales plummet
  9. Maui Hospital down to 1 COVID-19 patient
  10. On front lines of COVID-19 battle, nurses also find themselves fighting stigma
  11. Catholics Left out of Religious Reopening
  12. Best Locations For The NBA To Resume The Season #13 Hawaii
  13. Audit: Bloated HECO Wastes $46M a Year
  14. Man allegedly busted with defaced gun, meth, released

Thursday, May 14, 2020
May 14, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. DoH Bungling Allows COVID Cluster at Kalihi Valley Public Housing
  2. Hawaii futility and absurdity are the norms
  3. Did False Positive Shut Down Legislative Session?
  4. Kauai: Nearly 500 cited for breaking rules
  5. People struggling, and need help fast
  6. Public officials cite virus while limiting access to records
  7. DLIR has not begun processing PUA Payments Yet
  8. Poll: Majority believes Hawaii is moving in right direction against COVID-19
  9. Fed re-open cycles would have cleared Hawaii twice -- as color-coded Hawaii plan with no timeline stays under wraps
  10. This Federal Bailout Is Bringing A Lot More Money To Hawaii Than The Last One In 2008
  11. How Honolulu Will Spend $487 Million In Federal Funds
  12. Stopgaps and Creative Financing: Trimmed Budget Ready For Final Senate Vote
  13. Kauai Mayor proposes $33.6 million CIP budget
  14. Despite policy pronouncements, whether universities will reopen this year is an open question
  15. Pedestrian death count down nearly 50% in Hawaii
  16. Gary Hooser Toys With Anti-Vaxxer Conspiracy Theories

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
May 13, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Legislators Grab CARES Funds Earmarked for Unemployment to Pay HGEA, UPW—Businesses will be taxed to fund illegal scheme
  2. Suicide uptick raises concern
  3. COVID Blows $100M Hole in Rail Budget—Launch Date Postponed
  4. Rate Commission moves out massive Bus fare hikes due to Rail Opening
  5. Legislators Raid Aloha Stadium Project for $20M
  6. Honolulu Budget Down 6%—State Losing 12%
  7. PGV reboot delayed waiting for PUC to Approve Rebuild of Transmission Lines
  8. Child Abuse Reports Down During COVID
  9. Doctors worry people are avoiding hospitals despite serious medical needs
  10. Plastic Shield for Bus Drivers May Take All Year
  11. Harry Kim to Reopen Restaurants ‘Maybe Later this Month’
  12. With Quick Testing, Tourism Could Reopen in Late June
  13. Report: Vacation Rentals Down 15% in March
  14. State aims to work with University of Hawaii to train contact tracers
  15. Corporation counsel responds to ACLU letter criticizing county’s decision to remove homeless camp


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Hawai'i Free Press

COVID Count: Hawaii Down to only 27 Active Cases
by News Release Sunday, May 31, 2020

...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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The Governor, The Legislature, and The Billion Dollar Mess
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, May 31, 2020

...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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Case, Gabbard Pursue First National Forest for Hawai’i
by News Release Saturday, May 30, 2020

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


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 30, 2020
by GovTrack .us Saturday, May 30, 2020

... bills introduced and votes in Congress from GovTrack.us .... 


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COVID Count: 3 New Cases, Only 29 Active Cases Statewide
by News Release Saturday, May 30, 2020

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


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Med Quest Junks Plan to Cancel 38,000 Kaiser Policies
by News Release Saturday, May 30, 2020

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


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DoH Survey Shows Hawaii Residents Take COVID Threat Seriously
by News Release Saturday, May 30, 2020

...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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Report: Native Hawaiian Businesses Less Exposed to Tourism Downturn
by News Release Saturday, May 30, 2020

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


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Mufi Hannemann Pulls Papers to Run for Mayor
by Andrew Walden Friday, May 29, 2020

... a surprise on today's candidate printout ....


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406 Candidates Pull Papers for Election
by News Release Friday, May 29, 2020

... deadline is Tuesday, June 2 ....


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Grassroot: Quarantine Extension Will Delay Economic Recovery
by Grassroot Institute Friday, May 29, 2020

...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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Legislators Short $2B: "We are going to have to look for strategic cuts"
by News Release Friday, May 29, 2020

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


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COVID Count: 3 new cases out of 933 tests
by News Release Friday, May 29, 2020

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


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No Bill 40 PLA: Contractors Demand Full Repeal of Union Preference Ordinance
by News Release Friday, May 29, 2020

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


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Investigation Into Alleged Ethics Misconduct by the Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs
by News Release Friday, May 29, 2020

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


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US and FSM Begin Negotiations on Expiring Provisions of Compact of Free Association
by News Release Friday, May 29, 2020

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


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How to Reopen Hawaii's Economy--Michael W. Perry Interviews Keli'i Akina
by Grassroot Institute Friday, May 29, 2020

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


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Thanks to Cheap Oil, HECO Forced to Abandon $77M Rate Hike
by News Release Friday, May 29, 2020

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


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Report: HMSA Payment Plan Imposing Burdens On Providers, Hurting Patients
by News Release Friday, May 29, 2020

...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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COVID Count--3 new cases out of 742 tests
by News Release Thursday, May 28, 2020

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


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UHERO: How Long Will Reopening Take?
by UH ERO Thursday, May 28, 2020

...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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HGEA Endorses Keith Amemiya for Honolulu Mayor
by News Release Thursday, May 28, 2020

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


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Latest Poll Shows 2-1 Margin in Support of TMT on Maunakea
by News Release Thursday, May 28, 2020

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


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With Campaign Over, Gabbard Drops Suit Against Clinton
by Court House News Thursday, May 28, 2020

...“This was a publicity stunt through and through, and this filing makes that clear,” Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Clinton, told CNN Wednesday....


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Hawaii Safest State for Seniors During COVID-19
by News Release Thursday, May 28, 2020

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


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Blue Crush: How a One-Party State is Crushing the Little Guy
by News Article Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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


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Mayor Victorino announces broad reopening of businesses and services on June 1 in Maui County
by News Release Wednesday, May 27, 2020

...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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Hawaii to be a top post-pandemic travel destination
by News Release Wednesday, May 27, 2020

...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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Mayor outlines plan to get more of Oʻahu safely back to work
by News Release Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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


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COVID Count One New Case out of 518 Tests
by News Release Wednesday, May 27, 2020

...seven patients released today....


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Public Hospitals: Hawaii Spends the Most, Gets Nearly the Least
by News Article Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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


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Another of HECO's Secret Battery Farms Outs Itself
by News Release Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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


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Debunked: YB Demands $25M COVID Relief on Top of Rate Hike
by News Release Wednesday, May 27, 2020

... 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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GOP: Did Honolulu Council Act Illegally on Rail in 2011?
by Shirlene Ostrov Tuesday, May 26, 2020

... Earlier this month, the Hawaii Republican Party’s (HRP) Chairwoman Ms. Shirlene Ostrov sent a letter to Chief Daniel Hanagami, Special Agent, Office of the State Attorney General, who is investigating Honolulu’s Light Rail Project ....


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COVID Count: Third Day in a Row With No New Cases
by News Release Tuesday, May 26, 2020

...out of 705 tests.... 


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Does Jones Act protect national security?
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, May 26, 2020

...Rust Buckets: How the Jones Act Undermines U.S. Shipbuilding and National Security....


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Alaska Is First to Fully Reopen After Pandemic Closures
by News Article Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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


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COVID Count: Another Day with No New Cases
by News Release Monday, May 25, 2020

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


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Hawaii Proposes ‘Feminist Economic Recovery Plan’ Filled With Sex Discrimination
by News Article Monday, May 25, 2020

...attorney Scott Greenfield suggested proposals like these would raise “a great many curious issues” and “would appear to be outrageously unlawful sex discrimination with some serious likelihood of backfiring.”....


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'Safe Travels System' -- Quarantine App Turns Hawaii Into a Privacy Nightmare
by News Article Monday, May 25, 2020

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


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COVID Count: No new cases, no new hospitalizations, no new deaths
by News Release Sunday, May 24, 2020

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


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Auditor Finds Another $483M
by Hawaii State Auditor Sunday, May 24, 2020

...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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Money Laying Around?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, May 24, 2020

...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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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 23, 2020
by GovTrack .us Sunday, May 24, 2020

...this week's votes in Congress and bills introduced....


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BLNR Rejects Aquarium Fishing EIS
by News Release Saturday, May 23, 2020

...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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Hawaii Democratic Primary: RCV Wipes out all Candidates Except Biden, Sanders
by News Release Saturday, May 23, 2020

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


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COVID Count: One New Case out of 583 Tests
by News Release Saturday, May 23, 2020

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


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Which Hawaii Zip Codes Have the Most Unemployed?
by UH ERO Saturday, May 23, 2020

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


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HTA Using Spy Program to Watch Tourists
by News Release Saturday, May 23, 2020

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


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DBEDT: Hawaii Economy Will Shrink 12.1% in 2020
by News Release Saturday, May 23, 2020

...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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Counties Reopening 'Medium Risk' Businesses
by News Release Saturday, May 23, 2020

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


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Rule by Decree: Two Years Later Ige Still Extending Kauai Flooding Emergency
by News Release Saturday, May 23, 2020

...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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​Neighborhood Board meetings to reconvene starting June 1
by News Release Saturday, May 23, 2020

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


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Bulky item appointment-based collection going island-wide
by News Release Saturday, May 23, 2020

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


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Grassroot: Hawaii's Roadmap to Prosperity
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, May 23, 2020

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


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Nigerian Princes Apply for Hawaii Unemployment
by News Release Saturday, May 23, 2020

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


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26 States Will Protect Businesses from COVID-19-Related Unemployment Tax Hikes--Hawaii isn't one of them
by Tax Foundation Friday, May 22, 2020

...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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6 in 10 Hawaiʻi adults now live in a household in which at least one person has lost income
by News Release Friday, May 22, 2020

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


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COVID-19 Proves Hawai’i Central Planners Got it All Wrong
by Mary Smart Friday, May 22, 2020

...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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COVID Count: No New Cases out of 559 Tests
by News Release Friday, May 22, 2020

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


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Hawaii Rural Roads & Bridges Have Significant Deficiencies & High Fatality Rates
by News Release Friday, May 22, 2020

...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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Hawaii Now 3rd Highest Unemployment in USA
by News Article Friday, May 22, 2020

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


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Pandemic no excuse for government hostility to sunshine laws
by News Article Friday, May 22, 2020

..."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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Why Honolulu Rail Should be Torn Down Now
by Video Video Friday, May 22, 2020

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


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Final Public Health Recovery Task Force Report
by News Release Friday, May 22, 2020

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


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Legislature Passes $1B Stop-gap Budget Cuts, Adjourns
by News Release Friday, May 22, 2020

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


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Caldwell provides re-opening requirements for Oʻahu churches and restaurants
by News Release Thursday, May 21, 2020

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


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Hochberg: Governor can be sued over State of Emergency
by Video Video Thursday, May 21, 2020

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


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COVID Count: Four New Cases out of 669 Tests
by News Release Thursday, May 21, 2020

...one new hospitalization....


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Hawaii Unemployment Jumps to 22.3% in April
by News Release Thursday, May 21, 2020

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


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