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  • First Christian Missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands

    07/09/2020 8:46:09 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 7, 2020 | Bill Federer
    In 1778, British Captain James Cook discovered Hawaii, which he named "The Sandwich Islands" in honor of John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich -- the acting First Lord of the Admiralty. Captain Cook was killed on his third visit to Hawaii in 1779. When Captain Cook's voyages were read in England they raised awareness of new lands. This inspired a missionary movement, led by William Carey, who took the Gospel to India in 1793. The Hawaiian Islands were united by King Kamehameha I in 1810. In 1819, King Kamehameha I died. His wife, Kaʻahumanu, and his son, Liholiho (King...
  • 1,000 American flags in Kailua back up after it was removed, vandalized

    07/04/2020 12:53:10 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 12 replies
    KHON2 ^ | July 3, 2020 | Jenn Boneza
    KAILUA, Hawaii (KHON2) — More than a thousand American flags are back on display in Kailua after being removed earlier this week. Fields of red, white, and blue were seen down Kailua Road. That’s what Kailua Chamber of Commerce President Michael Fry envisioned when he and other community members created the “It’s a 1000 Flag Celebration” project in Kailua in lieu of the parade and fireworks show that was canceled. “We were racking our brains thinking what can we do to lift everybody’s spirits and bring the community together and show our patriotism? And if we can bring people to...
  • The Pōpolo Project hosts Juneteenth gathering at Diamond Head tonight

    06/19/2020 6:30:02 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 22 replies
    KHON News ^ | June 19th , 2020 | KHON staff
    HONOLULU (KHON) — Non-profit organization The Pōpolo Project will host a gathering Friday evening to celebrate Juneteenth.
  • Police arrest 21 alleged cult members for flouting Hawaii quarantine

    06/15/2020 9:50:42 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 15, 2020 | Jennifer Sinco Kelleher
    HONOLULU (AP) — Twenty-one people who recently arrived in Hawaii, describing themselves as a family with a leader, were arrested and charged with violating the state's mandatory 14-day quarantine put in place in an attempt to protect the islands from the spread of the coronavirus, police said.
  • Hawaii's largest daily newspaper planning to lay off nearly half its news staff

    06/14/2020 7:41:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 6/14/20 | John Bowden
    The largest daily newspaper in Hawaii is reportedly making deep cuts to its newsroom staff, eliminating many positions and reducing the staff's size by almost half Honolulu Civil Beat reported that the paper will cut 31 positions across several departments, around half of the roughly 60 employees currently working for the Star Advertiser. The announcement reportedly comes after months of negotiations between the company's owners and the Pacific Media Workers Guild, a union representing journalists at the newspaper. "There are ways through this, not only short term but long term, that are viable options," said Michael Applegate, the union's executive...
  • Cult leader known as 'Nature Boy' who refers to himself as 'God' and 'believes in nudism, polygamy, and refraining from bathing' is among 21 people arrested in Hawaii for breaking quarantine orders when found on a beach playing with turtles

    06/12/2020 6:50:41 PM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    Eligio Lee Bishop, 38-year-old leader of the 'Carbon Nation' cult, was arrested for violating emergency orders to quarantine for 14 days on arrival on the Big Island. Police confirmed they had taken 21 people into custody in Puna - nine in Fern Forest on Wednesday and 12 in Hawaiian Paradise Park on Thursday. ---Cult leader Bishop, who refers to himself as 'The Messiah Demigod' and 'Master Chief', set up the cult in 2016 which believes in nudism, polygamy, defecating at the base of trees and requires all members to hand over all their money and credit cards.
  • Breaking Quarantine In Hawaii? A Citizens’ Group Is Watching

    05/31/2020 5:56:20 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 18 replies
    Honolulu Civil Beat ^ | May 31, 2020 | Yoohyun Jung
    Breaking Quarantine In Hawaii? A Citizens’ Group Is Watching The group, seeing gaps in enforcement, has helped state and local investigators track down scofflaw tourists. By Yoohyun Jung A group of Hawaii residents has taken on the role of enforcers of the state’s COVID-19 travel quarantine, scouring social media and fielding tips to track down visitors ignoring the requirement to isolate for 14 days after arrival. Take the case of 20-year-old Artyon Zhiryada and 19-year-old Dan Vlasenko, who posted a video of Zhiryada shooting a feral chicken with a spear gun. They were arrested May 22 after Hawaii citizens found...
  • Would you wear a mask that said "Make America Great Again"?

    05/25/2020 5:16:02 PM PDT · by wanganghi · 141 replies
    Ok. So right now in my state which is Hawaii, they had us wear mask in public places such as restaurant for take out only, stores, and many other businesses that is going to open pretty soon if I am not mistaken. I know there are people who disagree with mandatory masks in public. Now let me ask again. Would you be willing to wear a mask that has slogan or phrases that said: "Make America Great Again"? It's just like the MAGA hat except it would be MAGA mask. I am interested to see the public's reaction if we...
  • Which U.S. states do you think has the most obedient citizens? Especially in a coronavirus lockdown.

    05/24/2020 5:55:12 PM PDT · by wanganghi · 34 replies
    So right now, our governors and mayors in my state, Hawaii have extended the lockdown twice. Originally, the lockdown was supposed to end on April 30, then extended to May 31, and now extended to June 30. Even though businesses are slowly opening in my state as months go by, some businesses will never come back, because of the government's orders or the business is doomed even before the lockdown happens. Schools are closed right now which means less "learning" time (if you know what I mean) for kids. Now, from my perspective, I believed that people in Hawaii in...
  • NY man arrested in Hawaii after posting beach photos on Instagram while he was supposed to be quarantined

    05/16/2020 9:37:30 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    A tourist from New York was arrested in Hawaii after he posted beach pictures on Instagram when he was supposed to be in quarantine. The 23-year-old man was arrested for violating Hawaii’s mandatory 14-day quarantine rule and for “unsworn falsification to authority,” the Hawaii governor’s office said in a statement. In an effort to stop the spread of the virus, the state requires travelers to the islands to self-quarantine for 14 days, without leaving their hotel room or residence. They are required to fill out a document acknowledging that violating the quarantine is a criminal offense punishable by a $5,000...
  • Case dismissed against Kona woman accused of hiring hitman to kill husband

    05/14/2020 10:10:32 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 17 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | May14, 2020 | HNN Staff
    Case dismissed against Kona woman accused of hiring hitman to kill husband Photograph of Emmy Chen, used in a Hawaii News Now broadcast in 2019. (Source: Hawaii News Now) By HNN Staff | May 14, 2020 at 4:47 PM HST - Updated May 14 at 4:47 PM HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Federal authorities have dismissed a case against a Kona woman accused in a murder-for-hire scheme to kill her husband. Last June, Emmy Chen was charged for allegedly using Bitcoin to pay for the murder of her husband, Robert Allen Bruce. The criminal complaint against her said Chen accessed criminal...
  • Hawaii could face civil unrest, rioting if coronavirus reopening doesn't happen quicker, top official says

    05/13/2020 7:56:33 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 13 2020 | Danielle Wallace
    Hawaii’s top emergency response official said Monday he fears there will be civil unrest and rioting if the state doesn’t speed up its process of reopening the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. “If we let the economy go the way it’s going, there will be, I feel, significant unrest that could lead to civil disobedience. In worst case, civil disturbance and rioting,” Maj. Gen. Kenneth Hara, the state director of emergency management, told lawmakers Monday. Hara, who heads the state's coronavirus response team, argued before the state House Select Committee on COVID-19 in Honolulu Monday that, despite pushback from the...
  • Trump’s vicious claim that Trump’s vicious claim that Joe Scarborough might have murdered an aide might have murdered an aide (barf alert)

    05/12/2020 5:13:04 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 12th 2020 | Salvador Rizzo
    "When will they open a Cold Case on the Psycho Joe Scarborough matter in Florida. Did he get away with murder? Some people think so. Why did he leave Congress so quietly and quickly? Isn't it obvious? What's happening now? A total nut job!" - President Trump, in a tweet, May 12, 2020 - - - The sun had not been up for an hour when the president of the United States, in his ninth tweet of the day, said MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough might be a murderer. It's an old claim, debunked by The Washington Post in 2017. Trump...
  • Newlyweds arrested for violating coronavirus social distancing after Hawaii hotel tips off cops

    05/03/2020 11:30:25 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 63 replies
    Fox Business ^ | May 03 2020 | Evie Fordham
    A California couple who allegedly refused to sign a coronavirus quarantine acknowledgment after checking into a Hawaii hotel for their honeymoon found themselves on the wrong side of the law. Borice Leouskiy, 20, and Yuliia Andreichenko, 26, were arrested after leaving their Waikiki-area hotel by special agents for the Department of the Hawaii Attorney General on Thursday. "We appreciate the vigilance and cooperation of the hotel staff, and staff at other hotels, in helping maintain the health and safety of visitors and residents," state Attorney General Clare Connors said in a statement. "It is important that everyone flying into Hawai'i...
  • Hawaiian Police Arrest and Torture Protest Leader

    05/03/2020 4:23:17 PM PDT · by ocrp1982 · 76 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5-3-2020 | Bill Still
    Woman protest organizer in Hawaii brutalized and required treatment at the hospital. Her story is CHILLING. The video starts at 1:11. Scroll to that point to bypass Sponsor ad. THIS IS A MUST WATCH and LISTEN!
  • Stay-at-home extended to May 31st [Hawaii]

    04/26/2020 5:48:33 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 53 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | April 24, 2020 | West Hawaii Today
    Governors press release at link
  • 'It's beyond frustrating': tensions peak as Hawaii locals urge tourists to stay out

    04/20/2020 5:39:43 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4-20-20 | Nick Pachelli
    Hundreds of travelers, motivated in part by $100 airfares, are still crossing the Pacific to ride out the pandemic in Hawaii. Last week alone, more than 800 non-residents flew there. Meanwhile, locals and some legislators are growing increasingly frustrated. They assume the statewide mandatory self-quarantine order – two weeks for out-of-state visitors and inter-island travelers – isn’t being followed. They also anticipate that disregard by travelers will result in more Covid-positive cases in Hawaii, stressing an already ill-equipped healthcare system.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 4/19/2020

    04/19/2020 9:21:23 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/19/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    At least 16 people are dead in Canada's Nova Scotia province after a mass murder rampage by a man who was dressed as a Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable.... The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps issuing a tough statement today about last week's incident when the US said Navy and Coast Guard vessels were harrassed by Iranian speed boats in the northern Persian Gulf...... "Get back to work" was the message sent by a protest in Salt Lake City, Utah Saturday evening demanding an end to Republican Governor Gary Herbert's shut down of the state because of the coronavirus..... The Republican...
  • HI gov to cut teacher pay by 20% as tourism economy collapses

    04/18/2020 7:12:15 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 52 replies ^ | April 16, 2020 | Victor Skinner
    Hawaii Governor David Ige is preparing to slash teacher salaries by 20 percent as the state faces the grim financial realities of the coronavirus pandemic...Inge warned the state’s public sector unions about the possible pay cut on Tuesday, just months after negotiating more than $160 million in raises for the next two years. Those raises were virtually certain to pass the legislature weeks ago, but the pandemic forced lawmakers to reverse course...
  • Tulsi Gabbard: No Room at the Democrats’ Presidential Inn in 2020 for a Peace Maker?

    04/12/2020 5:06:33 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 25 replies
    My two favourite voices in modern American politics are those of Ron Paul and Pat Buchanan. Their profound commitment to peace inspires me. Tulsi Gabbard is just as good on that issue. (But she is too much of a big spender on other things for me. Generosity is great but balanced budgets sustain it better.) Why did the Democrats reject her? For an old guy who cant remember what state he is in? What is wrong with them? Happy Birthday, Tulsi. Peace.