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  • California's Energy Regulations Hurt the Poor, While 'Green' Subsidies Benefit the Rich

    07/10/2020 11:04:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Reason Foundation ^ | July.10., 2020 | STEVEN GREENHUT
    Incentive programs for electric cars and solar panels mostly benefit those who can afford those things, while regulations that drive up the cost of energy hurt those who can't afford much to begin with. ... a growing rift on in the environmental world between those who favor the state's far-reaching "green" policies—and those who want to hector us to use less energy. "Wealth is a prominent driver of demand for residential energy, ... a constant theme from the environmental community when it comes to every resource-related policy debate, from electricity production to fossil fuels to water availability. Activists talk about...
  • 23 new cases of COVID-19 bring state total to 1094 [Hawaii]

    07/08/2020 8:24:05 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    KHON2 TV ^ | July 8, 2020 | Web staff
    23 new cases of COVID-19 bring state total to 1094 HONOLULU (KHON) -- After yesterday saw the highest single-day caseload since the pandemic began, the Department of Health reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 on July 8 for the state: 20 from Honolulu County, 2 from Maui County and 1 from Hawaii County. The cumulative state total is now 1094. Of the 1094 total positive tests, 264 are active cases. The DOH reported 102,674 test results have been received as of July 7. Three new cases required hospitalization. 14 additional patients were released from isolation. The total number of...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Quarantine violators, short-term vacation rental owner charged

    06/13/2020 11:44:16 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 6 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | Friday , June 12 ,2020 | WHT staff
    On Thursday morning, police arrested six women and seven men at a Railroad Avenue home in Hawaiian Paradise Park, including Eligio Lee Bishop, a 38-year-old Georgia man and self-professed cult leader of the “Carbon Nation,” who also is known as “Nature Boy.”
  • 78 Years ago TODAY...Battle of Midway...always remember.

    06/05/2020 3:43:06 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 50 replies
    05 June 2020 | US Navy Vet
  • 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...
  • Gov. David Ige faces the dilemma of eventually reopening to both tourists and new infections

    05/20/2020 6:44:27 AM PDT · by wanganghi · 12 replies
    Honolulu Star Advetiser ^ | 5/19/2020 | Kevin Dayton
    Hawaii’s extraordinary success in curbing the local spread of COVID-19 has left Gov. David Ige with a dilemma unlike any in the nation. To a greater degree than any other governor, it will fall to Ige to eventually reopen the door to new infections when he finally authorizes the restart of the state’s tourism industry.
  • 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...
  • State Supreme Court: Victims of Homeless Criminals May Sue Those Who Enable Homelessness

    05/06/2020 11:06:04 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 14 replies
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | May 6, 2020
    State Supreme Court: Victims of Homeless Criminals May Sue Those Who Enable Homelessness By Court House News @ 5:49 PM :: 214 Views :: Homelessness Public Nuisance Court House News, May 6, 2020 HONOLULU — In the case of a bar owner who was assaulted by a homeless man illegally living in a nearby storage unit, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled, May 5, 2020, that plaintiffs can recover damages in public nuisance suits if they have suffered individualized harm. PDF: Hawaii State Supreme Court Ruling (Editor's Note: This may change the financial dynamic of the homelessness industry. Now, instead of...
  • 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...
  • 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

    04/25/2020 10:07:04 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 8 replies
    WBRC ^ | 04/24/2020 | Morgan Hightower
    State unemployment staffers are so busy, the Cuomo administration is asking City University of New York employees and civil servants from other agencies to help with the deluge of paperwork and callbacks. The beleaguered state Department of Labor needs additional staff to process some of the unemployment applications filed by tens of thousands of people suddenly out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic . . There are now 3,000 people working on the phones and processing applications seven days a week, he added. That’s up from the just 400 representatives in place before the health crisis. Penny Errico-Nagar, 62,...
  • '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.
  • Navy Identifies Carrier Roosevelt Sailor Who Died from COVID-19

    04/17/2020 10:37:12 AM PDT · by robowombat · 23 replies
    USNI News ^ | April 16, 2020 6:01 PM • Updated: April 16, 2020 6:52 PM | Sam LaGrone
    Navy Identifies Carrier Roosevelt Sailor Who Died from COVID-19 By: Sam LaGrone April 16, 2020 6:01 PM • Updated: April 16, 2020 6:52 PM . The first sailor to die of COVID-19 was a chief petty officer assigned to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), the Navy announced on Thursday. Aviation Ordnanceman Chief Petty Officer Charles Robert Thacker Jr., 41, died in U.S. Naval Hospital Guam on Monday after being admitted to intensive care after being found unresponsive days earlier during a medical check of personnel who had been moved off the carrier. He was moved to the hospital on April 9....
  • Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam confirms COVID-19 cases but details silenced by Pentagon

    04/03/2020 3:41:24 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | April 2, 2020 | Mahealani Richardson
    Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam confirms COVID-19 cases but details silenced by Pentagon US Army bases in Hawaii restricting non-essential visitors in wake of coronavirus pandemic By Mahealani Richardson | April 2, 2020 at 7:11 PM HST - Updated April 2 at 7:24 PM HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Leaders with Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam say there are COVID cases at the intallation, but the Pentagon says military operations cannot publicly release specific numbers to ‘protect operational security.’ “Are there any Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam service members that are sick with COVID, the answer is yes. Until recently we were providing that...
  • Tsunami watch issued for Hawaii following large quake near Kuril Islands

    03/24/2020 8:59:50 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 20 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | March 24, 2020 | HNN Staff
    Tsunami watch issued for Hawaii following large quake near Kuril Islands The large quake struck about 5 p.m. Hawaii time. (Source: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center) By HNN Staff | March 24, 2020 at 5:07 PM HST - Updated March 24 at 5:50 PM HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The National Weather Service has issued a tsunami watch for Hawaii following a large earthquake off the Kuril Islands in the Pacific. The watch was issued about 5 p.m. The National Weather Service said tsunami waves may have been generated by the temblor. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at a...
  • Stay at home, work from home order announced for Oahu, state total now at 56

    03/22/2020 11:20:20 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 14 replies
    KHON2 TV ^ | March 22, 2020 | Agatha Danglapin
    HONOLULU (KHON2) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced that he signed an emergency order which involves Oahu residents to stay at home and work from home. This will go into effect on Monday, March 23, at 4:30 p.m. and will end on April 30 at 4:30 p.m. The mayor says that the April 30 date can be extended even further, or shortened, depending on the situation or shortened. “I believe that in all likelihood that it’ll be extended beyond April 30,” he said. This is with the exception of essential activities. The mayor says that these activities include: Tasks essential...