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Thursday, November 4, 2021
DLIR to Partially Reopen December 1
By News Release @ 3:35 AM :: 2048 Views :: Labor, COVID-19

... Services from all programs in the department will be available Wednesdays through Fridays. Telephone appointments for general unemployment insurance and claims adjudication services will continue on Mondays and Tuesdays ....

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Pfizer Vax Immediately Available for Children 5-11
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 9971 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... The Hawai‘i Department of Health is authorizing certified vaccination providers to administer Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children age 5-11 immediately ....

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Ige Eases COVID Rules for Gyms, Bars, Restaurants
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 2948 Views :: Small Business, Tourism, COVID-19

... Kawakami: New state order ‘essentially forces’ vaccine requirements ....

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Ige Opens Door to International Travelers Following US Rules
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 2180 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... The State of Hawaiʻi will welcome international travelers under the new federal requirements starting next Monday, Nov. 8 ....

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Monday, November 1, 2021
There’s nothing so permanent as a temporary government measure
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:03 AM :: 2619 Views :: Taxes, Tourism, COVID-19

... the federal funds made it unnecessary for our legislators to take all of the TAT funds. But they did it anyway ....

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Friday, October 29, 2021
Spying on You: UH fans encouraged to download LumiSight app
By News Release @ 10:58 PM :: 2293 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... upload your vaccination information into the LumiSight UH app at least 3 days before the event – and on the day of the event, complete the health questionnaire in the LumiSight UH App ....

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Friday, October 29, 2021
Constant moving of goal posts breaks public trust
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:45 PM :: 1827 Views :: COVID-19

... our elected officials have walked back on their promises to open up at certain benchmarks ....

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Thursday, October 28, 2021
City eases COVID-19 restrictions for managed events
By News Release @ 2:23 AM :: 6623 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... the City and County of Honolulu is easing restrictions for managed events if all attendees are vaccinated and safety measures are followed ....

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Sunday, October 24, 2021
Hawaii Has Most Jobs Seekers per Job Opening
By Andrew Walden @ 2:56 AM :: 2844 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... 77 months until Hawaii returns to pre-COVID unemployment rates .... 

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Friday, October 22, 2021
COVID/vaccination issues put enduring problems on back burner
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:13 PM :: 2076 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... The coronavirus crisis understandably is front and center for most Hawaii residents, but other big issues still are mentioned in a new survey ....

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Friday, October 22, 2021
'Karma is a Bitch' -- Maui Mayor's Office Rips Anti-Vaxxer
By Andrew Walden @ 4:06 AM :: 7268 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

... Anti-vaxxer antics are a key argument for continuing to exclude direct public testimony ....

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021
The real enemy of aloha is uncertainty
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:06 AM :: 2205 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

... Why are some businesses treated differently than others? When will we be able to return to normal? Are any of these restrictions really saving lives? ....

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Anti-vaxxers Expose Maui Mayor to COVID
By News Release @ 4:46 AM :: 3356 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

"...We only found out about the exposure because of a social media post....”

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Monday, October 18, 2021
COVID the Lion Killer
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 2158 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... Honolulu Zoo bids aloha to Ekundu the African lion ....

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Monday, October 18, 2021
COVID Emergency Rules: HSTA to file complaint with Hawaii Labor Relations Board
By News Release @ 6:56 PM :: 2758 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

"...The suspension of Chapter 89 sets a dangerous precedent...."

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Sunday, October 17, 2021
No, DOE, You’re Not God
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2724 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... DOE told HSTA the Governor’s Emergency Proclamation suspends Hawaii law governing collective bargaining in public employment ....

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Sunday, October 17, 2021
Navy Will Discharge Sailors Refusing COVID-19 Vaccination
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 AM :: 2286 Views :: Military, COVID-19

... All active-duty Navy personnel must be vaccinated by Nov. 28 or face separation, according to a Navy administrative message released Wednesday ....

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Saturday, October 16, 2021
COVID Shutdowns Boost Hawaii Youth Obesity Rates
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 2522 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... High School Students --  16.4% Obesity Rate 15 of 51 Hawaii state rank ....

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Saturday, October 16, 2021
Current constitutional issues related to vaccine mandates
By Selected News Articles @ 1:35 PM :: 2382 Views :: COVID-19

... two key Supreme Court decisions speak to the authority of state and local officials to issue vaccine mandates ....

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Thursday, October 14, 2021
Hawaii COVID Response: Safety vs Freedom
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 2351 Views :: Republican Party, COVID-19

... an economic, medical, and legal perrspective ....

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Thursday, October 14, 2021
COVID Money: Stacy Higa Pleads Guilty to Bribery and Embezzlement
By News Release @ 2:35 AM :: 3571 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, COVID-19

... Former Hawaii Public Official Pleads Guilty to Embezzling from AmeriCorps and Offering a Bribe in Return for CARES Act Grants ....

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Thursday, October 14, 2021
COVID-19 meets its match: UH football
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:10 AM :: 1738 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... If there is one thing more powerful than COVID-19, apparently it’s a winning football team ....

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Hawaii COVID-19 Business Mandates Boost Vaccination Rate 8%
By UHERO @ 11:55 PM :: 2307 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, COVID-19

... an additional 8% of employees were estimated to have been vaccinated as a result of the mandates. We also observed that 5.9% of employees elected regular COVID-19 testing, while 1.7% were either dismissed or resigned ....

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Maui: No Tents for Anti-Vaxxer Rally
By News Release @ 7:51 PM :: 2815 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, COVID-19

"... event planners have recently requested that the event include food, live music and tents on County property ...."

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Hawaii’s Puzzling Coronavirus Rules; Government Leaves Public in the Dark
By Video @ 2:56 AM :: 1979 Views :: COVID-19

... Hawaii officials have not been transparent about the data and reasoning behind the multitude of government proclamations, mandates and shifting rules ....

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Monday, October 11, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination required of all UH employees in 2022
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 1943 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... all UH employees, including those who are teleworking, will be required to be fully vaccinated ....

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Saturday, October 9, 2021
UH Law School Forum: The Constitutionality of Vaccine Mandates
By News Release @ 4:16 PM :: 3015 Views :: COVID-19

... Speakers: Professors Avi Soifer and Eugene Kontorovich ....

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Saturday, October 9, 2021
City allows managed events up to 1,000 with enhanced COVID safety measures
By News Release @ 3:23 AM :: 2182 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... 50% capacity or a maximum of 1,000 attendees (whichever is smaller) ....

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Saturday, October 9, 2021
COVID Spy News: Lumisight App Required to Attend UH Athletic Events
By News Release @ 1:17 AM :: 2523 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... Everyone attending UH home athletic events will need to comply with UH’s COVID-19 vaccination policy. This includes uploading proof of vaccination to the UH LumiSight app, receiving approval (may take up to 24 hours), passing the daily health check-in on the app and showing the green “You may report to campus” status with the current date to be allowed into the stadium on gameday ....

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Friday, October 8, 2021
Are the COVID-related ocean shipping capacity shortages impacting Hawaii?
By Michael Hansen @ 9:26 PM :: 2804 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... cargo freight rates, Eastbound and Trans-Pacific, have gone from around $2,000-$2,500 up to $4,500 for a 40-foot dry standard box ....

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Thursday, October 7, 2021
HIDOE takes no action on pandemic grievances, citing suspension of collective bargaining law
By News Release @ 10:28 PM :: 2529 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... HSTA immediately files demands for arbitration ....

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Thursday, October 7, 2021
COVID Unemployment Recovery: Hawaii vs Nevada
By Selected News Articles @ 8:39 PM :: 2526 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii 46th, Nevada 14th ....

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Higher UH student vaccination rates have positive effects on Oʻahu
By News Release @ 6:28 AM :: 2023 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... COVID cases reduced by 3,000 on Oahu ....

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Monday, October 4, 2021
Judiciary Postpones Jury Trials Until November 16
By News Release @ 10:50 PM :: 1887 Views :: Judiciary, COVID-19

... Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald has issued a first extension of an order postponing jury trials across the state through November 16, 2021 ....

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Sunday, October 3, 2021
Coronavirus Management Should Respect Individual Choice
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:29 AM :: 1944 Views :: COVID-19

... We all need to make sure that our personal health choices do not harm others ....

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Sunday, October 3, 2021
Why the toilet paper shortage?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:18 AM :: 2906 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... how could we be in this situation again? .... 

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Saturday, October 2, 2021
Full Text: Ige Extends Emergency to December 1st
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 2284 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Restores civil service recruitment requirements which were previously suspended ....

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Thursday, September 30, 2021
COVID Recovery? Honolulu Dead Last
By Selected News Articles @ 8:58 PM :: 2729 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... the real unemployment rate in August might be around 6% higher than reported ....

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Friday, September 24, 2021
90% of State Employees Vaccinated
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 1770 Views :: COVID-19

... DHRD reports that three executive branch employees have been discharged due to non-compliance with the vaccination/testing requirements ....

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Friday, September 24, 2021
UHERO: Delta Wave Swamps Tourism
By News Release @ 5:33 PM :: 3673 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

"... we are in for a period of weakness before growth resumes late in the year. The end to federal fiscal support will weigh on recovery going forward, and a full return to pre-pandemic conditions remains several years down the road ...."

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021
PSD: 12% More Criminals Vaccinated
By News Release @ 11:13 PM :: 2345 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... Total statewide percentage of fully vaccinated inmates on September 14 = 66% ....

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Hirono Pushes DoJ to Enforce 'COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act'
By News Release @ 10:33 PM :: 2724 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... Four Months After COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act Became Law, Hirono and Meng Ask DOJ for Updates on Implementation ....

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Ban on large gatherings extended through Oct. 19
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 2240 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations have improved since the initial suspension began Aug. 25, 2021 ....

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Monday, September 20, 2021
46% Rate Hike: Audit Exposes Young Bros Fraudulent Accounting Tricks
By Andrew Walden @ 11:53 PM :: 4024 Views :: Jones Act, Labor, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... Saltchuk and Foss transferring expenses to YBs books makes YB seem less profitable, thereby fraudulently ‘justifying’ PUC rate hikes ....

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Sunday, September 19, 2021
Anti-Vaxxer May Soon Chair Hawaii Democratic Party
By Andrew Walden @ 10:23 PM :: 7273 Views :: Hawaii County , Democratic Party, COVID-19

... People like us are above the law, force others to be immunized, but never us ....

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Sunday, September 19, 2021
What we ‘need’ is to fix Hawaii’s healthcare laws
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:41 AM :: 2703 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... a closer look at the government policies that have contributed to the problem ....

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Saturday, September 18, 2021
COVID Recovery: Hawaii 48th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:02 AM :: 2864 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... progress toward economic recovery has been largely due to the distribution of the vaccine and yet highly vaccinated Hawaii still finds a way to lag ....

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Friday, September 17, 2021
COVID hits 10.6% of Marshallese in Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:08 AM :: 2911 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... among all Pacific Islander subcategories, the highest incidence of cases, 10,580 per 100,000 people, occurred among Marshallese individuals ....

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Friday, September 17, 2021
UHERO ​Survey on COVID-19 Business Mandates
By UHERO @ 4:19 AM :: 2255 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

... conducting a brief 10-minute survey for business managers and owners to understand the impacts of the new COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements on their business ....

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Thursday, September 16, 2021
Restaurant Defies Oahu’s new COVID rules--Gets Red Tagged
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 3155 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... DOH Food Safety Branch has issued a Cease and Desist Order and a red “closed” placard to Doner Shack ....

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