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Sunday, May 31, 2020
May 31, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:10 PM :: 4120 Views
  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
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Saturday, May 30, 2020
May 30, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:35 PM :: 2991 Views
  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
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Friday, May 29, 2020
May 29, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:06 PM :: 2924 Views
  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
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Thursday, May 28, 2020
May 28, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:43 PM :: 2801 Views
  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
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
May 27, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:49 PM :: 4373 Views
  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
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
May 26, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:16 PM :: 2654 Views
  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
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Monday, May 25, 2020
May 25, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:30 PM :: 2679 Views
  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
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Sunday, May 24, 2020
May 24, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:24 PM :: 2764 Views
  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 
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Sunday, May 24, 2020
Letters to the Editor May, 2020
By Letters to the Editor @ 12:20 AM :: 4354 Views
  • 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! 
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Saturday, May 23, 2020
May 23, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:52 PM :: 3210 Views
  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
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Friday, May 22, 2020
May 22, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:57 PM :: 3504 Views
  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
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Thursday, May 21, 2020
May 21, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:15 PM :: 3312 Views
  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
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:24 PM :: 2324 Views
  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
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020
May 19, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:09 PM :: 2541 Views
  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
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Monday, May 18, 2020
May 18, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:39 PM :: 2357 Views
  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
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Sunday, May 17, 2020
May 17, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:39 PM :: 1954 Views
  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
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Saturday, May 16, 2020
May 16, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:51 PM :: 4001 Views
  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
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Friday, May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:42 PM :: 3131 Views
  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
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Thursday, May 14, 2020
May 14, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:09 PM :: 2938 Views
  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
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
May 13, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:36 PM :: 3313 Views
  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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Tuesday, May 12, 2020
May 12, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:41 PM :: 4371 Views
  1. Big Island, Kauai are Completely COVID-Free 
  2. Hawaii COVID-19 incident commander says ‘rioting’ a possibility if economy not restored
  3. Legislators: Raid Unemployment Funds to Avoid any cuts to Public Employees
  4. Which Grant-in-Aid Requests will be Accepted?
  5. Legislative Money Raid Pots of Money to Protect Public Employees from Slightest Suffering
  6. As ER Volumes Drop, Hawaii Doctors Worry People Are Delaying Care
  7. Hilo hospital eyes testing for all admissions
  8. HGEA Obstruction of Tech Upgrades Costing State Millions of Federal Dollars
  9. ‘Clerical error’ overstated state’s coronavirus-related budget shortfall — but by how much?  
  10. Lt. Gov. eyes May 25 for ‘medium risk businesses’ to reopen  
  11. Maui Malls: A Mixed Reopening
  12. Hawaii Pacific Health CEO: Need to Reopen Economy
  13. Six More visitors sent home; 1 arrest over weekend
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Monday, May 11, 2020
May 11, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:27 PM :: 2186 Views
  1. Legislature’s Plan includes Pay Hikes for Public Employees
  2. COVID Plan is an Empire-Builder for DoT—114 New Positions
  3. Testing key to public health and future prosperity
  4. Will the Depression Kill More People than COVID?
  5. State House committee looks at when, how to reopen economy at Monday meeting
  6. Kauai Budget Cut Only $10M
  7. 31.5% Property Tax Hike to Help Hawaii County Public Employees Avoid the Slightest Discomfort
  8. Hawaii mothers say distance learning is failing their special needs children
  9. North Shore Residents Prefer COVID to Crowds
  10. State’s 14-day quarantine has loopholes
  11. Maunakea observatories prepare to reopen
  12. Clouds on real estate horizon
  13. Criminal Tries to Run Down Cop, Gets Probation, Steals a Rifle Gets Probation again, Absconds from Drug Treatment Gets Another Another Chance
  14. Did Homeland Security Blow Case Against Not-a-Pimp McCoy?
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Sunday, May 10, 2020
May 10, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:54 PM :: 4373 Views
  1. Hawaii Legislators Should Cancel Their 10% Pay Hike
  2. How Kids of Insiders Became Big Players In Virus Response
  3. Luxe Condo Associations Snag COVID Aid Money
  4. Roberts takes over ‘Socially Distant’ Hawaii County Bus System
  5. Maui Council Has Figured Out How To Do Virtual Meetings With Live Public Testimony
  6. People filing jobless claims know how to fix the system
  7. Help hard-hit tourism workers with safe reopening of industry
  8. MMA Fighter Got Probation for brutal assault on Japanese tourists—Now Wanted for Violation  
  9. Some inmates seeking release are accused of violent acts
  10. Prison population plummets as COVID becomes the Excuse to Release Lots and Lots of Criminals
  11. With Feds in Town, Prosecutor Suddenly Successful Against Massage Parlors
  12. ‘Free’ Food Giveaways Cost $50 per Bag of Groceries
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Saturday, May 9, 2020
May 9, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:59 PM :: 3626 Views
  1. MMA star accuses Punahou School of retaliation after sex abuse lawsuit
  2. Tax collections tank as Hawaii lawmakers plan budget fixes to protect public workers from the slightest sacrifice
  3. $2.1B CIP Blowout, Public Employees will still get Pay Hike, ERS to be Raided, Mental Health Gutted After Diamond Head Attack
  4. Hotels Agree to Trap Quarantine Breakers Outside Their Rooms
  5. Caldwell and healthcare workers say DOH taking risks by not training more contact tracers
  6. Nearly 18,000 gig workers in limbo as state works to bring PUA platform online
  7. Cellphone spy data: Hawaii residents better than others at staying home during pandemic
  8. Kauai electricity use Down 16%
  9. Kauai: 100 Protest Lockdown
  10. Several Hawaii inmates released during coronavirus pandemic rearrested for new crimes
  11. Maui Co managing director charter proposal set for November ballot
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Friday, May 8, 2020
May 8, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:24 PM :: 4762 Views
  1. Tourism Industry Collapse ‘A Horror Show That is Just Beginning’
  2. New Quarantine Form Designed to Set Tourists up for Prosecution
  3. The First Signs of Travel’s Return?
  4. Lawyer connected to Katherine Kealoha arrested for Allegedly Stealing Car, Selling Meth
  5. Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Kealohas Stuck In Limbo
  6. It’s time to reevaluate Hawaii inmate releases
  7. Punahou: Several Staff Placed on Leave over Child Molestation Suit
  8. CARES?  Hawaii County Grabs $250K to ‘Administer’ $1.25M
  9. Unemployment Update: 141,077 Claims Processed, Additional 84,500 Under Review
  10. Lawmaker proposes using Hawaii’s federal stimulus aid to rush payments to laid off workers
  11. Schools Chief: Use Federal Bailout Money To Avoid Teacher Pay Cuts (even though they are doing nothing)
  12. DOE pilot program to deliver free meals to families at home
  13. Former Meadow Gold owner explains why money was deposited, then withdrawn from employee accounts
  14. Hawaii’s Only Refinery Production Drops 18,000 Barrels Per Day
  15. Molokai Solar-Battery Scheme: Sue MECO to Force $0.18/kwh Project
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Thursday, May 7, 2020
May 7, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:29 PM :: 3162 Views
  1. Hawaii Lawmakers Will Go Back To Work Monday, Looking To Cut $1 Billion From The Budget 
  2. Ige Backs Off His Suspension Of State Open Government Laws
  3. Hawaii Tourism Industry Pushing for Testing as Alternative to Quarantine
  4. Default, Bankruptcy Coming for Hawaii Hotels?
  5. More dark financial clouds surround Honolulu’s rail project
  6. Another 4,000 People Line up for Free Food
  7. Clock ticks on companies’ survival
  8. To ease burden on system, state asks laid off workers to file certifications only on certain days
  9. Honolulu Police Commission allows public viewing—but only at HPD HQ
  10. Maui County sets Monday for reopening its shopping malls, retail operations
  11. On beach closures, the governor and lieutenant governor aren’t on the same page
  12. Mayor Caldwell announces plan to allow for deferral of Oahu property taxes
  13. Young Brothers predicts $11M loss due to Covid-19
  14. Most Hawaii industrial landlords collected 84% of rents during Covid shutdown
  15. Soft-on-Crime Activists Still Trying to Sell ‘COVID in Prison’ Scare Stories
  16. After Bumfight Stabbing, City Moves to Sweep Iwilei
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Wednesday, May 6, 2020
May 6, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:12 PM :: 2519 Views
  1. Star-Adv: How to Test Tourists for COVID
  2. State says retailers on Oahu, Maui won’t be allowed to reopen this week as governor announced (Ooops!)
  3. Kauai Cancels Curfew, Reopens Malls, Elective Medical Procedures
  4. COVID: The Treatment is Worse than the Disease
  5. Hooser: COVID is great. This is Utopia.
  6. Health experts say it’s too soon to reopen Malls
  7. How An Antiquated IT System Failed Thousands Of Hawaii’s Unemployed
  8. Kim releases revised $585M budget—$14M Property Tax Hike
  9. Grubbing for CIP Funds, Homelessness Industry Announces Plan to Expand Homelessness in Hawaii This Summer
  10. Hawaiian Airlines reports $144M loss in first quarter, warns more economic pain ahead
  11. Coronavirus puts strain on Hawaii Electric Industries earnings
  12. Matson profit, revenue drop amid stormy seas of coronavirus pandemic
  13. Honolulu Council Can Meet By Video, But Not The Public
  14. Workers are shocked after money Meadow Gold promised to pay is deposited, then withdrawn from their accounts
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Tuesday, May 5, 2020
May 5, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:45 PM :: 4039 Views
  1. Black Sand CEO Was Charged With Assault. Then The Case Languished For A Year
  2. Ige reopens Malls, Nonprofits and Telescopes in Hawaii
  3. Best Case: Hawaii Economy Down 25%—Double Digit Unemployment for Rest of Year
  4. Hawaii tourism leaders urge state recovery plan
  5. Head of State Emergency Response Says Health Department Dragging Feet On Expanding Contact Tracing
  6. Just Days After COVID Jail Release, Suspect Allegedly Murders Homeless Dude
  7. COVID Keeps Alleged Two Time Baby-Killer Free
  8. Prosecutors say dangerous offenders are being released to free up space in Hawaii correctional facilities
  9. Restore access to public meetings
  10. Government transparency critical at all times
  11. Hawaii among states with few coronavirus cases to get big share of relief aid
  12. The Long Wait For Unemployment Checks Is Taking A Personal Toll
  13. Unemployment is Sweet $1248 a week—Don’t Wanna go back to work and get paid less
  14. National Guard, Kauai police intercept plane with two people trying to sneak in
  15. Hawaii County seeks site in Kona for Plywood SRO homeless housing units
  16. ACLU Lawyers Harass Hawaii County for Annoying Homeless Drug Addicts
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Monday, May 4, 2020
May 4, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:38 PM :: 2316 Views
  1. Bill 40: City Council to Save Construction Industry from Crooked Union PLA Requirement?
  2. Economic Downturn Could Hit Public Pension Funds Hard
  3. Queen’s Medical Center takes down coronavirus triage tent as Hawaii’s infection rate remains low
  4. As financial pain grows, Hawaii’s ‘nonessential’ retailers await OK to reopen
  5. As new coronavirus cases dwindle, the state looks at a ‘phase-in’ approach to reopening
  6. Carnival to resume cruises in summer when coronavirus order ends, but not from Hawaii
  7. With virus under control, Australia and New Zealand may form a travel ‘bubble’
  8. 50,000 QUEST beneficiaries to be forced to change their insurance plans?
  9. Jail population in Wailuku drops below 300 with inmate releases
  10. HGEA Members Playing Solitaire on their Wang Computers are the Key to Economic recovery
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Sunday, May 3, 2020
May 3, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:10 PM :: 3410 Views
  1. OHA Insiders’ COVID Plan: “Push Money to Us”
  2. DoT Preps Thermal Scanning for Airports
  3. Burglars and Killers among 37% of Prison Population Released for COVID
  4. Contract Tracing Devolves into Bureaucratic Turf Battle, Squabble over Funding
  5. Slow-footed governor leaves Hawaii’s unemployed hanging
  6. Amid much talk of new normal, expect much to stay the same
  7. Hawaii can’t be world’s safest place with Homeless Tent Cities Everywhere
  8. Several Mainland Homeless Arrive at Airport as Senators Watch—Only One Deported
  9. Bumfight: One Homeless Dude Kills Another
  10. Hawaii couple that contracted COVID-19 recounts harrowing and frustrating battle against the disease — and red tape
  11. Waikiki bartender awake in hospital, tests negative for COVID-19 after 6-week battle
  12. DOH apologizes for director’s mention that Kona McDonalds Patients are Marshallese
  13. Layoffs and Cutbacks at Hawaii Newspapers
  14. Hawaii County Mayor: Mitch Roth Leads Fund Race
  15. Mary Day Disappearance: Another Hawaii Child Welfare Failure
  16. Global Warmers: Seawalls Will not Save Hawaii from Sea Level rise
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Saturday, May 2, 2020
May 2, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:43 PM :: 3001 Views
  1. Kauai: 56% of Households have Lost a Job
  2. Child Molestation Suits Raise Question About DoE Hiring Practices
  3. A sign of the times: Food distribution sites slammed with long lines
  4. Phased Reopening Plan to be Announced Soon?
  5. Airline CEO thinks Hawaii is poised for a major tourism boom after the pandemic
  6. Jobless filing a source of stress, frustration, long wait for checks
  7. Nothing Screams ‘Aloha’ Like An Ankle Monitor
  8. Kauai resident finishes 14-day quarantine without being checked on
  9. COVID Death Rate not what it Seems
  10. 1,400 Sign up for Antibody Testing at HPH
  11. 15-Minute COVID Test -- DOH distributes rapid test equipment to all Counties
  12. If you’re flying Hawaiian Airlines, you’ll need a face mask going forward
  13. Farmers react to Young Brothers shipping schedule change
  14. Caldwell wants four-day work week for city workers, but could take several months to implement
  15. Let’s Stop Calling Them Leaders
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Friday, May 1, 2020
May 1, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:46 PM :: 2838 Views
  1. Ige to step back from blanket suspension of open meetings law
  2. 4,400 people wait in line for hours for food on Oahu
  3. 811 Criminals Set Loose to Roam Streets—COVID is Excuse this time
  4. Criminal Released for COVID is Arrested for Carjacking
  5. DLIR Won’t Process Self-Employed Checks Anytime Soon
  6. A&B: 89% of Restaurants Did Not Pay April Rent
  7. Senators: Quarantine Not Working
  8. Plans in the works to market Hawaii as the ‘safest place in the world’
  9. Maui Council Votes 2% Raise for Top Managers, Cuts Property Taxes—But not as much as Mayor Wanted—TVRs Soaked
  10. Hawaii County Officials mull extra property tax on second homes to shore up county budget
  11. Nishihara Patient Zero? ‘I had COVID Before I Went to Vegas’
  12. Hawaii Lawmakers Have no Plan for Returning to Legislative Session
  13. Information Lockdown At Hawaii Labor Department Stymies Coronavirus Stories
  14. Car Dealers Excited to Reopen
  15. Despite pandemic, Big Island real estate market fairly stable
  16. DoE to Establish Classrooms in Homeless Tweeker Camps?        
  17. Challenges to Hawai`i Renewable Energy Projects
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