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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Naming Names: Airports Division Ran Late-Night Parties Where Hawaii Politicians Raked In Money
By Selected News Articles @ 4:04 PM :: 168 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, OHA, COVID-19

... late-night parties in a cramped second-floor office where lobbyists and executives seeking government contracts lined up to drop cash and checks into a metal lockbox ....

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
‘Surprise’ state tax last straw for veteran Hawaii bar owner?
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:42 PM :: 666 Views :: Small Business, Taxes, COVID-19

... Comerford said his 45 years of living in Hawaii and 25 years of being a business owner are likely to end due to a recent state decision to collect taxes on federal Restaurant Revitalization Funds received during the COVID-19 lockdowns ....

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Friday, March 8, 2024
Study: DoE Pandemic Failure will Cost Hawaii $31B
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 AM :: 1596 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii students in the COVID cohort can expect on average 3.7 percent lower lifetime earnings ....

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Monday, February 26, 2024
SHOPO & Maui County Reach Agreement on COVID Hazard Pay
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 1190 Views :: Maui County, Labor, Police, COVID-19

... officers who worked in a patrol function through the pandemic will receive 20% Hazard Pay based on the actual number of hours worked during the pandemic. All other officers will receive 15% Hazard Pay. All officers will receive 15% Hazard Pay for actual overtime hours ....

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Friday, February 23, 2024
HGEA members win substantial hazard pay from the Hawaii Education Department
By News Release @ 6:10 PM :: 974 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... 7,800 HGEA employees of the state’s public school system will receive 25% of their base salary for the duration of Gov. David Ige’s emergency proclamation from March 4, 2020, to March 25, 2022 ....

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Friday, February 23, 2024
UHERO: Hawaii Economy Slowing
By UHERO @ 6:17 AM :: 1233 Views :: Maui County, Economy, COVID-19

... disasters from COVID to Lahaina are the only thing holding Hawaii's economy together ....

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Sunday, January 28, 2024
DoTAX Grabs for Restaurants' COVID Relief Money
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:23 PM :: 1228 Views :: Small Business, Taxes, COVID-19

... restaurants hit with surprise tax bill applicable to the financial aid received under federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund .... 

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Thursday, January 4, 2024
Anti-Vaxxer Candidate Kennedy to Rally for Ballot Access in Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:15 PM :: 1413 Views :: Office of Elections, Politicians, COVID-19

... Thursday, Jan. 18, 5 p.m. at Ko'olau Ballroom ....

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023
Hawaii slowest to recover pandemic job losses
By Selected News Articles @ 2:08 AM :: 1282 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... Hawaii has recovered only 81% of lost jobs since COVID ....

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Sunday, November 19, 2023
Caldwell's COVID Slush Fund: 'Follow the Money'
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:36 PM :: 1544 Views :: Ethics, Taxes, Tourism, COVID-19

... you have to follow the money, especially when there’s a huge surge of funds given to the government to dole out ....

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Sunday, November 12, 2023
Audit Exposes Caldwell’s $175M Slush Fund
By Andrew Walden @ 9:19 PM :: 4804 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, COVID-19

... Could credit union executives go to jail? ....

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Saturday, November 4, 2023
DoH Hosts Healthy Hawaiʻi Strategic Plan 2030 Summit
By News Release @ 1:00 AM :: 1467 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... DOH convened more than 250 stakeholders, advocates, and visionaries across the state to discuss the Healthy Hawai‘i Strategic Plan 2030 ....

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Friday, October 27, 2023
Waipahu Resident Charged with COVID Fraud, Tax Evasion
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 1727 Views :: COVID-19

... filing false tax returns, wire fraud, money laundering and structuring related to her fraudulent application for unemployment assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic ....

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Thursday, October 12, 2023
RFK Vehicle?  ‘No Labels Party’ wins ballot access in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:15 AM :: 1787 Views :: Office of Elections, Politicians, COVID-19

... will RFK go Libertarian or 'No Labels'? ....

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Fired After Refusing Vax: Lawsuit Alleges Religious Discrimination by Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 2111 Views :: First Amendment, Religion, COVID-19

... In October 2021, HSO imposed a COVID vaccine mandate on all its musicians, which even allowed for religious accommodations ....

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Saturday, September 16, 2023
New 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccines offers enhanced protection
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 1559 Views :: COVID-19

... The new vaccines address the XBB-lineages of the Omicron variant that accounts for 99% of COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i ....

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Friday, September 8, 2023
Kunia Woman Arraigned on Scheme to Defraud Pandemic Unemployment Recipients
By News Release @ 5:55 AM :: 1814 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... Vakameilalo allegedly changed the bank account she previously had designated to receive the PUA unemployment benefit payments from the claimant’s bank account to her own ....

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Tuesday, September 5, 2023
CNHA Buys Another Apartment Building--No New Affordable Units Created
By News Release @ 4:28 AM :: 2034 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, COVID-19

... “Our goal is to build equity and acquire more properties"  ....

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Friday, August 11, 2023
Maui, Oahu COVID Hospitalizations Up
By News Release @ 3:06 PM :: 2265 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, COVID-19

... the hospital admission rate for Honolulu and Maui counties increased to 10.4 new COVID-19 hospitalizations per 100,000 people ....

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Saturday, July 15, 2023
Free Money from the Sky: More COVID Cash for Honolulu's Profitable Non-profits
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 1804 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... City to accept applications for a second tranche of relief funding for non-profits affected by Covid-19 ....

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Monday, July 3, 2023
OHA Ends 'Work-from-Home' for Employees
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:00 PM :: 1822 Views :: Labor, OHA, COVID-19

... concerns raised by OHA’s administration in response to the directive to end telework ....

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Saturday, July 1, 2023
Long COVID and Unemployment in Hawaii
By UHERO @ 8:50 PM :: 1672 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...Roughly 10-30% of people who get COVID, suffer persistent symptoms colloquially known as “long COVID”....

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Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Want More COVID Cash? Apply June 13
By News Release @ 10:05 PM :: 1939 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, COVID-19

... ask for up to three months of additional support ....

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Saturday, June 3, 2023
New video says telehealth calls with mainland docs should be allowed
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:23 PM :: 1735 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... The ban on teleconferencing with mainland doctors was lifted during the COVID-19 crisis, but should be lifted permanently ....

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Friday, May 12, 2023
Federal COVID Emergency Ends
By News Release @ 12:29 AM :: 1776 Views :: COVID-19

... high levels of vaccination, widespread population immunity, and available treatments have significantly reduced the risk of severe COVID-19 disease, hospitalization, and death ....

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Thursday, April 27, 2023
Trumpsters Fight Antivaxxers for Control of Maui GOP--Preview for Republican State Convention
By Andrew Walden @ 12:23 AM :: 3196 Views :: Maui County, Republican Party, COVID-19

... The fight over control of the Maui County Republican Party provides a preview for the Upcoming Hawaii GOP State Convention set for May 5-6, 2023, in BJ Penn’s hometown of Hilo ....

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Thursday, April 20, 2023
Hawaii Federal Court Dismisses Meth Dealer's Challenge to COVID Emergency Proclamations
By News Release @ 10:52 PM :: 3065 Views :: Kauai County, COVID-19

... The Plaintiffs—a non-profit corporation called “For Our Rights” and five residents of Kauaʻi—sought monetary damages, claiming that Gov. Ige violated their due process rights ....

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Hawaii COVID Hospitalizations Jump 90% in Week
By News Release @ 5:25 PM :: 2081 Views :: COVID-19

... The number of total positive COVID-19 hospitalizations has increased over the past week (3/26 – 4/4) from 39 to 74 patients, which is an 89.7% increase....

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Thursday, March 30, 2023
Schatz, Hirono Vote to Continue Trump's COVID Emergency
By Selected News Articles @ 10:10 PM :: 2346 Views :: Congressional Delegation, COVID-19

... the 68-23 Senate approved a resolution Wednesday aimed at ending the national COVID emergency declared by then-President Donald Trump in 2020 ....

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Thursday, March 30, 2023
Hawaii Population Declines 0.8% During COVID
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 1943 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Between July 1, 2020 and July 1, 2022 the state population declined at an average rate of 0.4% per year ....

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Friday, March 24, 2023
Lancet: Hawaii Lowest COVID Death Rate--Highest Economic Impact
By News Release @ 3:25 AM :: 1600 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii, Washington DC, and New York had the largest reduction in employment ....

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Monday, March 20, 2023
Counties where the most people work from home in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 10:30 PM :: 3316 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... Hawaii County -- 13.0% of workers work from home ....

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Sunday, March 19, 2023
CNHA Hands out $130M COVID Money
By News Release @ 10:32 PM :: 2276 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Ethics, COVID-19

... an average of $15K each to 8,625 households ....

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Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Hawaii Meth Supplier Gets 24 Years for $5.5M COVID Fraud
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 2174 Views :: Hawaii County , Drugs, COVID-19

... L.A. Man Sentenced to More Than 24 Years in Prison for $5.5 Million COVID Jobless Benefits Scam, Tax Fraud and Drug Trafficking ....

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Profitable Non Profits: COVID Slush Fund Ends Feb 6
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 1386 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... the deadline for submissions for relief through the Non-Profit Relief Program is set for Monday, February 6, 2023 at 11:30 p.m. HST. ....

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Saturday, January 28, 2023
​I Caught COVID
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:53 PM :: 2248 Views :: COVID-19

... 3 out of 5 of my household turned positive in a matter of a few days ....

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Thursday, January 19, 2023
Corruption at every level: Why I left Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:47 PM :: 4914 Views :: Ethics, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... To this day, I still wonder where the $58 million that was earmarked for testing and tracing went or whose pockets it lined ....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2023
The COVID Emergency Lives on in Food Stamps
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 1487 Views :: Cost of Living, COVID-19

... Governor Josh Green, M.D. signed a sixth emergency proclamation to extend federal funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotment benefits, in keeping with ongoing federal COVID relief efforts ....

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Thursday, January 5, 2023
Hawaii COVID Economy: Working only Two Jobs Instead of Three
By UHERO @ 3:26 PM :: 1950 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... "7.2% of the individuals were furloughed, or reduced their working hours while 6.6% of them reported having someone in their family furloughed or reducing working hours" ....

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Sunday, December 25, 2022
Emergency Rule Extends Licensure Waiver for Nurses to Temporarily Practice in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:00 PM :: 1780 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... The emergency rule is effective for 120 days (eff. 12/5/2022 – 4/4/2023) ....

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Thursday, December 22, 2022
Paroled Pimp Defrauds Hawaii Unemployment
By News Release @ 12:25 PM :: 1972 Views :: COVID-19

... Wire Fraud Conspiracy, Identity Theft While on Federal Supervised Release for Sex Trafficking ....

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022
​The effects of the pandemic on the economy of Hawaii
By UHERO @ 10:58 PM :: 1851 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... comparing the actual outcomes during the affected period with the pre-pandemic forecast ....

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Thursday, December 8, 2022
Kahele Skips out on Final Congressional Session with Another Proxy Letter
By Andrew Walden @ 1:56 PM :: 2231 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, COVID-19

... HI2 is now represented by Rep Lou Correa .... 

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Thursday, December 8, 2022
City to accept applications for $30 million in relief for non-profits affected by Covid-19
By News Release @ 12:28 PM :: 1775 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... Non-profits may be eligible to receive up to $100,000. These funds will be awarded to qualifying non-profits on a first-come, first serve basis until the funds are exhausted ....

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022
​City’s free COVID-19 testing program to end on December 30, 2022
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 1578 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... dedicated staff from the National Kidney Foundation of Hawai‘i ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
Guam office of Ernst & Young took $750K COVID loan
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 1768 Views :: Ethics, COVID-19

... even though the huge multinational corporation has over 365,000 employees worldwide and multibillion-dollar revenues that consistently grew during the pandemic (from $15.8 in 2019 to $17.6 billion in 2021) ....

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Thursday, November 24, 2022
Hilo Man Receives 42 Months in Prison for Defrauding Covid-19 Relief Programs
By News Release @ 5:12 PM :: 1866 Views :: Ethics, COVID-19

... Mills submitted multiple applications for PPP and EIDL funds on behalf of three businesses under his control, Kanaka Maoli Hookupu Center, New Way Horizon Travel, and Uilani Kawailehua Foundation ....

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
5th Extension: COVID Emergency Lives on in Food Stamps
By News Release @ 4:15 AM :: 1515 Views :: COVID-19

... Gov. David Ige signed a fifth emergency proclamation today extending Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotment benefits through January 16, 2023 ....

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
Hawaii's public school enrollment decreased during the pandemic
By Selected News Articles @ 3:18 AM :: 1764 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii public schools saw enrollment drop by 4.75% from 2019 to 2022. Meanwhile, charter schools experienced a 1.85% enrollment increase ....

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Monday, November 14, 2022
Feds: COVID Fraudster Shipped Fentanyl to Hawaii
By News Release @ 7:40 PM :: 1687 Views :: Drugs, COVID-19

... Los Angeles Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges for Stealing Nearly $5.5 Million in COVID Jobless Relief and for Drug Trafficking ....

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