Monday, September 21, 2020
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Sunday, September 20, 2020
September 20, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Homelessness: The Weather Underground plan to make Hawaii even worse than San Francisco
  2. Hilo veterans home COVID-19 death toll now at 22 after 4 more fatalities  
  3. Hawaii businesses claimed by COVID-19 could total 1,000 on way to 25,000
  4. Lawsuit reveals lead investor now skeptical of Hu Honua
  5. Spywear: 2 Kauai Resorts Still Plan A ‘Tiny Bubbles’ Program For Some Visitors
  6. Private and charter schools return to in-person classes amid pandemic with few problems
  7. Council takes administration to task for slow pace of eruption recovery
  8. Census: Hawaii now third in response rate after very slow start
  9. Leftists Continue to Peck Away at Acellus

Saturday, September 19, 2020
September 19, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. “50 to 60 deaths” Expected at Okutsu Veterans Home 
  2. 1,688 Oahu primary ballots not counted due to missing or mismatched signatures    
  3. Hawaii Supreme Court Considers Petition To Impeach Keith Kaneshiro
  4. Special agents check on 95 different rooms of people in quarantine in three different hotels
  5. Inmates continue to be released from OCCC, HCCC to mitigate COVID-19 spread
  6. Man released from custody 3 times back in jail
  7. 10,000 HPD citations for COVID-19 violations in the last week

Friday, September 18, 2020
September 18, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Honolulu Rail P3 Bidder Wants More Than $2 Billion For The Final Stretch
  2. Ethics: Local 630 Buys Anderson to Stop Rail Audit?
  3. Surprise: Anderson Nominates Local 630 Favorite Drinking Buddy Texeira as his Replacement
  4. Hilo’s Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home has history of problems
  5. Because HGEA Just Can’t Get the Job Done—DLIR to Outsource Call Center 
  6. Five Point Plan to Beat COVID in Hawaii
  7. ‘We Don’t Survive’ Without Reopening Tourism
  8. Hawaii cargo rate hike expected to lift prices of some goods
  9. Powerful state senators pressure agencies to back Hu Honua
  10. Will State Supreme Court Wipe out Hawaii Fishing Fleet?
  11. Councilman: HPD Should Help People During Pandemic, Not Ticket Them
  12. Funding for homeless sweeps along state roadways runs out, putting future clean-ups on hold

Thursday, September 17, 2020
September 17, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Spy-wear:  Contact tracing apps spread to UH, Waimanalo, Maui, Big Island
  2. Pacific Islanders Not Waiting for Government—Solving their own COVID Problems
  3. VA reviewing ‘almost everything’ about vet home outbreak
  4. Governor, superintendent discuss guidelines for reopening public school campuses
  5. Honolulu Police Are Issuing An ‘Unprecedented’ Number Of Pandemic Tickets—And 65 Arrests in August Alone
  6. Community clinic pharmacy to close for lack of patients
  7. Military EIS Public Comments Due
  8. Hawaii Amends its Ban the Box Law to Fortify Protections for Ex-Offenders

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
September 16, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Honolulu is only county in USA that has shut down local businesses.
  2. Hawaii has lost half of its recovery since June, analyst says
  3. Hotel industry pushes Gov. Ige to relaunch trans-Pacific travel no later than mid-October
  4. DoE Foolishly Relies on DoH for Contract Tracing—DoH, of Course, Drops Ball
  5. Is DOH Epidemiologist Jennifer Smith Legally Protected As A Whistleblower?
  6. 12 Weeks Wait for unemployment claim
  7. Hawaii County Spends $21.8M of federal COVID-19 relief funds in August
  8. Distance learning to continue through second quarter?
  9. (Finally) Mass testing at all prisons and jails starts with the Waiawa Correctional Facility
  10. Chemtrails Conspiracy Theorist Questions Surge Test Results
  11. JABSOM Corona Testing Lab was Fake—Just a Way to Scoop $3.9M from CARES Act
  12. Budget Sales Pitch-- University of Hawaii at Manoa pretends to mull possible cuts in programs, degrees
  13. Sly Amemiya Does not File Campaign Spending Complaint Against Hanabusa Supporters SuperPac
  14. Oscar-Winning Charles Burnett to Direct Documentary About MLK’s 5-Day Visit to Hawaii

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
September 15, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige: State ‘will probably not’ reopen Oct. 1 with loosened restrictions for out-of-state visitors
  2. Economist: Hawaii’s Economic Fall Will Be Worse Than Predicted
  3. Mayor pledges to ease restrictions on retailers, gatherings starting next week
  4. Mayor Victorino says interisland pretesting plan being completed
  5. Geofencing Spy Bracelet for Tourists – Governor Approves Kaua‘i resort bubble to make Quarantine fun tourist attraction
  6. Surge Test 266 new cases out of 60,000 tests
  7. 'He didn't deserve to go this way': Big Island woman believes staff at Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home could have done more to save her father
  8. The contact tracing debacle is ‘template for critiques of most state departments’
  9. Top Three Failure Reward: Former DLIR Director Scott Murakami takes job at DBEDT
  10. BoE to Devote Meeting to Acellus Hysteria—Can Hystericals Submit any Hard Evidence?
  11. Diversification Means More Military Spending
  12. Hu Honua BioEnergy Litigation -- What Happens Next
  13. Papakolea Blockade: Homeless Drug Addicts Demand Money to buy More Meth
  14. Column: The Intercept promised to reveal everything. Then its own scandal hit.
  15. Hawaii’s Sham Clean Energy Initiative to be Presented at UN Confab
  16. Katherine Kealoha agreed to tell all

Monday, September 14, 2020
September 14, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HTA Should take Lead on Tourism Reopening
  2. COVID-19 patients do their own contract tracing after DoH Refuses
  3. Thousands inquire about state’s rental relief program, some have been helped
  4. Molokai leaders anticipate an increase in COVID cases this week
  5. Tulsi Gabbard’s New Leadership PAC

Sunday, September 13, 2020
September 13, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Miske Gang of Union Thugs Allegedly Ambushed Witness While on Lunch Break Shooting Jurassic Park
  2. Star-Adv: Hawaii Needs to Proceed with Oct 1 Tourism reopening
  3. State will just become an economic ghetto
  4. Honolulu has allocated about 60% of CARES Act funds, but December deadline looms
  5. Esser’s Favorite Criminals Target Seniors
  6. Emily Roberson, Hawaii’s new head of contact tracing, moves quickly to revamp the program
  7. Agenda: Mayor Harry Kim calls for HHSC to take over Hilo veterans care home
  8. Illegal campers are flocking to beaches that have no county police to enforce shutdown orders.
  9. Arizona Prison: Only One Hawaii Inmate is COVID-Positive
  10. Unemployed May Lose Benefits Due to DLIR-HGEA Incompetence

Saturday, September 12, 2020
September 12, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Honolulu Council Chair Ikaika Anderson Already On Payroll Of Local Union
  2. Senators Urge reinstatement of Health Department whistleblower
  3. Okutsu: 66 out of 72 Patients infected with COVID
  4. Spy News: Oahu-based contact tracing phone app waiting to launch
  5. Hawaii Emergency Management Agency director to lead new COVID-19 pandemic unit
  6. Petition seeks easing of restrictions of Oahu’s solo activity rule for families

Friday, September 11, 2020
September 11, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Whistleblower says Hawaii Department of Health’s ‘toxic’ culture of fear impeded investigators’ work
  2. Rail Board “possibility that this P3 … is not going to succeed”  
  3. Ann Kobayashi asks to be named city council chair
  4. Hawaii has nation’s highest ‘insured unemployment rate’
  5. COVID-positive resident at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home speaks out
  6. Marshallese Not Waiting Around for DoH to get its act together
  7. ‘It’s misery’: Merchants plead for help with homelessness in Chinatown
  8. Frustration builds for businesses that complied with CDC guidelines but still forced to close
  9. DoE Wastes $10M on COVID ‘Innovation Grants’
  10. COVID Money: HPD gets OT, Shiny New ATVs and Paddy Wagons
  11. Soft on Crime: Alleged Shooter Has Long Record at Age 26

Thursday, September 10, 2020
September 10, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. COR: State Tax Revenues Down 11% — Short $770M this Year
  2. After 10 Deaths, Contact Tracing and testing Finally begins at Hilo Veterans Home
  3. City Council Chair Ikaika Anderson resigns suddenly
  4. Keith Amemiya seeks action on alleged ‘felonies’ by Hanabusa Supporters' Super PAC
  5. Ethics Board continues Maunakea debate
  6. NY Times: Hawaii stands alone in keeping some retailers closed
  7. Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green asks for loosening of latest Oahu stay-at-home order
  8. Caldwell Order Separates Parents from their own Children
  9. Mixed-wage gig workers fall into unemployment misery gap
  10. PUC denies Hu Honua motion to reconsider competitive bidding waiver request
  11. Franklin Templeton CEO Poured Money into Dead Hu Honua Project
  12. Kaua'i County Council passes ban on styrofoam food containers

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
September 9, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Spy News: State’s Safe Travels app already needs upgrades a week after roll-out (location tracking coming soon)    
  2. COVID Pau project -- $1M for ‘a large social media and personal story component’ (Na’alehu Anthony and Amy Kalihi again)
  3. Not Wanting To Wait For The State, Marshallese Take On Own Contact Tracing
  4. Team from the state to review COVID response at veterans home in Hilo as Virus Spreads to Other Big Island Nursing Homes
  5. 9th coronavirus fatality reported at Hilo veterans home
  6. Kalihi Has The Worst COVID-19 Outbreak In Hawaii. Here’s How The Community Is Responding
  7. Disturbance at Hilo’s correctional center contained after fire, barricades
  8. In-flight emergency exposes alarming problem with key alert systems at Honolulu’s airport
  9. Vacation rental bills up for first reading Friday

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
September 8, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Caldwell Extends Oahu stay-at-home order two more weeks
  2. Arrests at Anti-Lockdown Protest
  3. Protestors rally in opposition of stay-at-home orders, other COVID-19 response efforts
  4. Yacht Clubs, Country Club Grab Illegal PPP Loans
  5. Business owners request more aid to pay commercial rent
  6. To Get Paid, Landlord Signs Tenants up for CARES Money
  7. State's COVID-19 quarantine hotel program fills need, but concerns Waikiki neighbors
  8. Term Limits Proposed For Offices In 3 Counties
  9. Henry Curtis: Hu Honua Throws Several Hail Mary Passes

Monday, September 7, 2020
September 7, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Schatz: VA Should take control of Hilo Veterans Home COVID outbreak
  2. Gov. Ige threatens veto of bill limiting “revolving door” between government and lobbyists
  3. ‘It was a big change’: Hawaii County Clerk provides update on first all-mail election
  4. OCCC shows signs of improvement in COVID handling
  5. Hotel quarantine to cost hundreds of thousands per month in CARES Act funds
  6. University of Hawaii athletics $9.3M Budget Hole

Monday, September 7, 2020
Letters to the Editor September, 2020
Letters to the Editor
  • Reopen Kauai Schools
  • Basic Problems with All-Mail-in voting
  • Security guard approached me and asked if I had any pants to put on

Sunday, September 6, 2020
September 6, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Don‘t Let a Little COVID Interfere with My Free Ride to Congress: Kahele alleges ‘shaming for grieving’ after questions asked about event participation
  2. 72 Cases at Big Island veteran’s care home—Death Toll Revised
  3. Green: A plan to defeat COVID-19 in Hawaii — and we must deploy it now
  4. COVID Failure Rooted in ‘Toxic Factionalism in Legislature’
  5. Rate Hike Coming: Crony Biofuel Schemers Claim Leading Critic Faked Emails  (get ready to pay $0.22 per kwh)
  6. National Guard Blocks N Shore Kauai after Window Smash at Home Rented By Cult
  7. The Money Behind Tulsi Gabbard’s New Legal Defense Fund
  8. New agency will Bulldoze Schools to make way for High-Rise Condos
  9. Honolulu Police Department committee to recommend categorizing vascular neck restraints as ‘deadly force’ option
  10. Creepy ‘Geofence’ Finds Anyone Who Went Near a Crime Scene
  11. Another chunk of Hawaii County’s CARES money available
  12. $78M Buyout for Lava-Destroyed Properties

Saturday, September 5, 2020
September 5, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Lt. Gov. Green: ’Stay-at-home’ order likely to be extended 2 more weeks
  2. Maui Esthetician with COVID-19 Didn't Infect 21 Clients
  3. Hawaii Has A New COVID-19 Data Dashboard With New Metrics
  4. Kuhio Park Terrace: Limp Response to COVID Testing
  5. Illegal game rooms, booming amid the pandemic, are moving into residential areas
  6. Kauai Protesters Surround Cult House, Light Fires

Friday, September 4, 2020
September 4, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Pro-Hanabusa PAC Investigated for False-Name Contributions
  2. In weeks, hundreds of Hawaii's hotel workers will lose their jobs
  3. Embattled state epidemiologist Sarah Park takes leave of absence
  4. How Hawaii’s Reliance On ‘Labor Intensive’ Fax Machines Hampers Contact Tracing
  5. Pandemic Becomes Excuse to Undermine Patient Privacy Law
  6. Lawmakers want Gen. Hara to take the lead on contact tracing
  7. University Of Hawaii Regents Reject ‘Shell Game’ Budget Proposal
  8. HHS: Less than 1% of Hawaii’s ’surge’ tests conducted so far have come back positive
  9. Hui of Kauai parents petition state to let Garden Isle students back to campus
  10. No COVID but 24 HCCC felons to be released
  11. Suit seeks documents relating to boat allegedly used in kidnapping and murder
  12. Hu Honua Spoofing Incident Heats Up
  13. Which US cities have the highest proportion of solar-powered homes?
  14. State sees increase in calls for homeless outreach on Oahu

Thursday, September 3, 2020
September 3, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Wave of Death in Hilo Because COVID Patients are being kept INSIDE Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home
  2. Expert hired to fix overwhelmed contact tracing program at DOH asks for leave
  3. HGEA Members Priority at DoH: ‘We With Sarah!’ -- Defend Embattled Epidemiologist
  4. Experts: State’s confusing COVID-19 reporting makes it difficult to track spread of virus
  5. Kupuna advocacy group threatens Health Department with legal action over Hawaii contact tracing
  6.  State pledges to launch ’virtual call center’ to field questions about jobless benefits
  7. Big Island COVID Cases Swell
  8. Public Utilities Commission Addresses Hacked Emails Alleging Support for Hu Honua
  9. Pandering to Anti 5-G Nuts – Hawaii Co Council seeks scrutiny of FCC permits
  10. Miske in perspective
  11. Corruption sentencing hearings for Katherine and Louis Kealoha rescheduled to Nov 30
  12. Kaua'i councilman's meth ring trial postponed to next year

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
September 2, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kealoha News: After nearly 2 years on leave, deputy city prosecutor brought back by Loser Nadamoto 
  2. Council panel narrowly passes nonbinding contact tracing spy app resolution
  3. High court order expands release of detainees amid pandemic
  4. State and counties slow to spend billions in federal COVID relief
  5. HDoT Could Lose $180M Federal Funds over H-3 COVID Shutdown
  6. The Cost Of Failure To Contain The Virus? Massive Layoffs
  7. Maui police called to MCCC amidst reports of inmate disturbance
  8. Hundreds of callers request information on hotel quarantine rooms
  9. Maunakea Master Plan to be completed by late next year
  10. ‘Moana’ Star Criticizes ‘Reopen Hawaii’ Protestors: Not a Single Native Hawaiian Seen
  11. Hawaii’s largest entertainment venues glow red for a reason
  12. Survey: More Than Half Of Hawaii Restaurants Have Seriously Considered Closing
  13. Kaiser High farmers market ordered to shut down due to COVID complaint
  14. Hooser: What does Donald Trump’s banner have to do with it?


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'Hush Money' and Retaliation: FBI Investigates Kauai Charter School tied to OHA Trustee
by Andrew Walden Sunday, September 20, 2020

... similar to sandwich lease schemes common during the Broken Trust days ....


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COVID Count 77 new cases out of 1,678 tests
by News Release Sunday, September 20, 2020

... 4 new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 4.6% positive, releases again exceed new cases ....


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Applicants sought for Maui County Boards and Commissions
by News Release Sunday, September 20, 2020

...Applicants are being sought for 46 vacancies on Maui County boards, commissions, councils and committees....


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Abercrombie and Waihee on COVID Leadership
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 20, 2020

...The governors zeroed in on two principal drivers of our government’s response, namely structural capability and leadership....


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Hawaii Gun Control Bills Become Law
by NRA ILA Sunday, September 20, 2020

...Governor Ige signed SB 3054, and HB 2744 went into law without his signature, due to his failure to veto the measure....


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COVID Count: 110 new cases out of 5,852 tests
by News Release Saturday, September 19, 2020

... 26 new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 1.9% positive....


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Hawaii Attorney General and Ethics Commission Join Forces to Address Fraud, Waste and Abuse
by News Release Saturday, September 19, 2020

... Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors announced today that her department has joined the Hawaii State Ethics Commission in an effort to identify fraud, waste and abuse involving government funds ....


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Caldwell Signs Bills to Delay TVR Registration, Ease Building Permit Requirements
by News Release Saturday, September 19, 2020

...Bill 48 elevates the exemption threshold of home repairs from $1,000 to $5,000....


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Transit and the Mania for Density
by News Release Saturday, September 19, 2020

...the Rasputin of urban planning....


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​U.S. Territories, Not States, Bear The Scars Of World War II
by News Article Saturday, September 19, 2020

...As we mark 75 years since the cessation of hostilities in the Pacific Theater of the Second World War....


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Ninth Circuit Upholds Planned Pentagon Buildup on Guam
by News Article Saturday, September 19, 2020

... A Ninth Circuit panel on Friday affirmed a federal judge’s finding that the U.S. Navy and the Department of Defense properly assessed the environmental impact ....


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"Good intentions are not alone enough"
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, September 19, 2020

...the road to tyranny can be paved with good intentions....


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Hawaii Lost the Most Construction Jobs Between July and August
by News Release Saturday, September 19, 2020

...Hawaii lost the highest percentage (-3.5 percent, -1,300 jobs) of construction jobs for the month....


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COVID Count 114 new cases out of 4,559 tests
by News Release Friday, September 18, 2020

... 15 new hospitalizations, 13 new deaths (mostly official classification of already-announced deaths at Okutsu) ....


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Senate to hold special session on Intermediate Court of Appeals and other judicial appointments
by News Release Friday, September 18, 2020

...Judiciary Committee hearing on the appointments scheduled for October 1 will feature live remote public testimony....


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Hawaii Unemployment Drops to 12.5% as Workers Leave Workforce
by News Release Friday, September 18, 2020

...Jobs declined by 105,200 over-the-year....


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DoE Announces New COVID Benchmarks for Reopening
by News Release Friday, September 18, 2020

...HIDOE will use newly released guidance from the Hawaii State Department of Health to plan for appropriate learning models for the remainder of the academic year....


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Waikoloa Mauka Project Now Subject of FBI Investigation, Developer Says
by News Article Thursday, September 17, 2020

...he unwittingly bought into a scheme that is now the subject of an FBI investigation....


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COVID Count 160 new cases out of 3,829 tests
by News Release Thursday, September 17, 2020

... 18 new hospitalizations, 4 new deaths, 4.2% positve ....


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Second Round of Pandemic EBT Cards for 93,500 DoE Students
by News Release Thursday, September 17, 2020

...max EBT of $286 per kid....


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Ige: COVID pre-travel testing program will start October 15
by News Release Thursday, September 17, 2020

...Pre-travel testing enables travelers to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine if they are tested no earlier than 72 hours before their flight arrives....


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HECO Releases info on Solar Battery Projects -- Prices Vary by 46%
by News Release Wednesday, September 16, 2020

... Oahu projects run as high as $0.13 pkwh even as competitors offer $0.089 pkwh ....


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COVID Count: 102 new cases out of 2,492 tests
by News Release Wednesday, September 16, 2020

... 13 new hospitalizations, 3 new deaths--Releases exceed new cases for 4th day in a row ....


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Ige Appoints new Director and Deputy at DLIR
by News Release Wednesday, September 16, 2020

...Meanwhile: Top Three Failure Reward: Former DLIR Director Scott Murakami takes job at DBEDT....


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Chinese Agent Awarded 'Inouye Chair' at UH Manoa
by Heritage Foundation Wednesday, September 16, 2020

“...Black Futures Lab is a fiscally sponsored project of the Chinese Progressive Association....”


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Ige Releases Final Veto List
by News Release Wednesday, September 16, 2020

...Gov. Ige vetoes bill limiting “revolving door” between government and lobbyists....


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Holocaust knowledge among Millennials and Gen Z -- Hawaii Among Worst States
by News Release Wednesday, September 16, 2020

...Survey in Hawaii Finds: 55% Believe Something Like the Holocaust Could Happen Again; 65% Cannot Identify How Many Jews Were Killed During the Holocaust; 55% Cannot Name a Concentration Camp, Death Camp, or Ghetto....


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Corona Virus Restrictions Hawaii vs Alaska
by News Release Tuesday, September 15, 2020

...Hawaii is the most restrictive state in USA....


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COVID Count 66 new cases out of 1,101 tests
by News Release Tuesday, September 15, 2020

... 16 new hospitalizations, one new death, 6.0% positive ....


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Attorney Discusses Lawsuit Challenging Hawaii Lockdown
by Video Video Tuesday, September 15, 2020

...Governor Ige's emergency proclamations during the Coronavirus pandemic have violated the constitutional rights of individuals. So says attorney Marc Victor, who is taking the matter to court....


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Seeking Applicants for Oahu Grand Jury Counsel
by News Release Tuesday, September 15, 2020

...To be considered for a one-year appointment, please submit a letter indicating your interest and a resume by December 4, 2020....


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List of Hawaii Nursing Homes With COVID Outbreaks
by News Release Tuesday, September 15, 2020

...DOH Names Care Homes Affected by COVID-19....


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Hawaii Tops ​2020 Scorecard on State Health System Performance
by News Release Tuesday, September 15, 2020

...National healthcare scorecard: Where does your state rank?....


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Low Income Hawaii Workers Income Jumped in April and May
by News Release Monday, September 14, 2020

...Hawaii was the second-most-dependent state on the additional $600 in unemployment benefits that expired at the end of July.....


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COVID Count 80 new cases out of 2,376 tests
by News Release Monday, September 14, 2020

...2 new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 3.4% positive....


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Vaccinations: Hawaii Ranks 43rd
by News Article Monday, September 14, 2020

...even if we develop an effective vaccine to combat the pandemic, it will have a reduced impact if people don’t choose to get it....


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Hiding LLC Records: OHA Lawsuit not Laughed out of Court
by News Release Sunday, September 13, 2020

...OHA Sacrifices $3.2M to Hide Lawyer’s Conflict of Interest?....


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COVID Count 114 new cases out of 4,132 tests
by News Release Sunday, September 13, 2020

...147 new releases from isolation -- NOTE: Releases exceed new cases for first time in weeks....


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State Auditor’s Review of GET Exemptions and Exclusions
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 13, 2020

... The Auditor was supposed to start on the first chunk last year and finish the report before the start of the 2020 legislature, but ....


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Chief Justice Appoints District and District Family Court Judges--Justice McKenna Seeks Retention
by News Release Sunday, September 13, 2020

...news from Hawaii Judiciary....


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Ridiculous rules laughable but no laughing matter
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, September 13, 2020

...The yo-yo nature of Hawaii’s lockdowns is destroying local businesses....


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DoE Enrollment Drops 3%--Charter School Enrollment Up 2%
by News Release Saturday, September 12, 2020

...Hawaii's public and charter schools combined enrollment for school year 2020-21 totals 174,704 students, compared to 179,331 last year, a difference of 2.6 percent....


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COVID: Court Upholds Ige Emergency Order Authority Beyond 60 Days
by Andrew Walden Saturday, September 12, 2020

...HRS127A contains no language prohibiting supplementary or additional emergency proclamations....


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COVID Count 131 new cases out of 5,360 tests
by News Release Saturday, September 12, 2020

... 13 new hospitalizations, 1 new death, 2.1% positive ....


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Lt Governor Josh Green Tests Positive for COVID
by News Release Saturday, September 12, 2020

... Lt. Gov. Green plans to continue his duties from his home as long as he’s feeling well ....


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Ige Appoints Judge Karen Nakasone to ICA
by News Release Saturday, September 12, 2020

...Judge Nakasone has served on the First Circuit Court since 2011. Previously, she was a deputy public defender....


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UH 'cuts will be significantly larger than Great Recession'
by News Release Friday, September 11, 2020

"...we should expect that the impact to the State economy as a result of the pandemic will persist for at least 5 years...."


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COVID Count 167 new cases out of 3,556 tests
by News Release Friday, September 11, 2020

... 12 new hospitalizations, 2 new deaths, 4.7% positive ....


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Hawaii Crime Boss Busted for Racketeering, Murder; Infiltrated Teamster Local
by News Article Friday, September 11, 2020

...Especially noteworthy is Miske’s involvement with unions, particularly International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 996, which represents drivers hired to do movie and television scenes....


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Second Amendment Knife Case in Hawaii: Dangerous Opinion
by News Article Friday, September 11, 2020

...The District Court opinion shows how appeals courts hostile to the Second Amendment have been successfully salami slicing away Second Amendment rights....


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City CARES Act funding dashboard now live
by News Release Friday, September 11, 2020

...the dashboard is meant to ensure transparency and allow the public to view in real time City progress in allocating and spending CARES funds....


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The New Champion Of Private Property Rights Is … Barack Obama?
by News Article Friday, September 11, 2020

...Obama and his longtime colleague Marty Nesbitt want a 100-year-old sea wall rebuilt and fortified to protect a planned Hawaii retreat....


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COVID Count 169 new cases out of 7,211 tests
by News Release Thursday, September 10, 2020

...6 new hospitalizations, 3 new deaths, 2.3% positive rate....


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On Line Mayoral Debate Set for Monday
by News Release Thursday, September 10, 2020

...Live at Facebook.com/KokuaCouncil on Monday, September 14, 2020, from 11am to 12:30pm....


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Hilo Jail Riot Began with Contraband Search
by News Release Thursday, September 10, 2020

... The staff were doing their job to eliminate a suspected contraband pathway and the fact of the matter is, the inmates didn’t like it .... 


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Baseball Bat Assault: Hawaii County Police Dept Employee Arrested
by News Release Thursday, September 10, 2020

...Ruiz is employed by the Hawaiʻi Police Department and last served as a patrol officer in the district of South Kohala in August of 2015.  He is currently assigned to a limited duty position at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Kona....


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Retaliation at DoH: Another Candid Discussion with Dr. Scott Miscovich
by Video Video Thursday, September 10, 2020

...He called the situation "classic whistleblower retaliation.”....


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Dubin Disbarred--Its 'Foreclosure Hour' for Associate of John Waihee and Keanu Sai
by News Release Wednesday, September 9, 2020

... with mortgage scams on the decline, sovereignty activists appear to be shifting to phony Hawaiian Kingdom bond sales as a means to pay for lavish trips to NYC, Geneva, and The Hague ....


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Liberalize West Maui Plan to encourage more housing
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, September 9, 2020

... The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii advises Maui planners against adding more regulations if they wants more housing ....


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COVID Count 100 new cases out of 1,486 tests
by News Release Wednesday, September 9, 2020

... 5 new hospitalizations, 3 new deaths, 6.7% positive ....


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Thought Control: UH Manoa 'Truth' Commission gets National Spotlight
by News Release Wednesday, September 9, 2020

...we...have to have plans for healing and creating transformed futures; futures without (those we deem to be racist) ....


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Senators: Allow Travel Between Sister Isles with COVID Test
by News Release Wednesday, September 9, 2020

...Pilot Program testing sites for exclusive travel between neighbor island counties (e.g. Maui-to-Kauai, Kauai-to-Big Island), with the possibility of including O‘ahu interstate travel once the surge in cases subsides....


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Kokua Council files action with the Hawaii Supreme Court to compel the Department of Health to increase the number of contact tracers in Hawaii
by News Release Wednesday, September 9, 2020

... Kokua Council has filed a petition for mandamus with the Supreme Court ....


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HGEA Retaliation:  Hawaii Dept Of Health Whistle-blower Forced Out with Bogus Firearm Threat
by News Release Wednesday, September 9, 2020

... “Josh Green basically took her case to the Attorney General and presented to the Attorney General for whistleblower immunity,” Dr. Miscovich said ....


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Ige Announces Rent Relief Program
by News Release Wednesday, September 9, 2020

...federal assistance for Hawai‘i renters at risk of eviction for non-payment of rent because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic....


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Caldwell Extends Lockdown with Amendments--What's Open
by News Release Wednesday, September 9, 2020

...City parks, botanical gardens, certain park facilities, and beaches will reopen on Thursday, Sept. 10....


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Ige Appoints Parole Authority Chair 'Special Master' Over Public Safety Department
by News Release Tuesday, September 8, 2020

... Fred Hyun is the current chair of the Paroling Authority. Effective immediately and through the month of September, he will serve as special master of the department.... 


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COVID Count 66 new cases out of 774 tests
by News Release Tuesday, September 8, 2020

... 1 new hospitalization, 2 new deaths, positive rate back up to 8.5% ....


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Hawaii Launches COVID Dashboard
by News Release Monday, September 7, 2020

... Information from Multiple Sources in One Location ....


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COVID Count 105 new cases out of 2,109 tests
by News Release Monday, September 7, 2020

...1 new hospitalization, 1 new death....


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