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Higher park fees sought, health care workers arrive, Kauai could get $1.9B missile radar, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

A steward directs traffic at Pololu lookout ©2022 All Hawaii NewsHigher park fees sought for tourists in Hawaii. With tourism arrivals forecast to reach just below 10 million by the end of 2024 — and the state prohibited from limiting the number of visitors — some legislators feel pressure to expand parking and user fees at state parks designed to charge tourists for their impact on state lands. Star-Advertiser.Biden's climate agenda is stalled in Congress. In Hawaii, one key part is goi...
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Schatz tests positive for COVID, tests lost, delayed, denied as program falters across the islands, Maui mayor recall effort fails, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in video chatSen. Brian Schatz tests positive for COVID-19. He is the second member of Hawaii’s congressional delegation to contract COVID-19. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii Public Radio. Big Island Now.Health Regulators Want Budget Boost Amid Covid, Drinking Water Crises. The Hawaii Department of Health wants taxpayers to fund more than 20 new full-time employees to address long-standing staffing shortages and pay more than $23 million to fix infra...
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ADOT to Assign Personnel to DPS Unit for Vehicle Enforcement

State officials say the Arizona Department of Transportation will assign nearly 140 personnel to a Department of Public Safety task force for commercial vehicle enforcement.
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Ige budget to restore Covid cuts, Pentagon to investigate Red Hill fuel leak, Maui places 1k families in affordable housing, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige unveils budget PC:Governor's OfficeGov. David Ige’s budget plan would boost spending, restore some pandemic cuts. The governor wants to stash much of the surplus in a “rainy day” fund. Ige’s new $16.9 billion budget proposal also includes hefty increases in spending for the state Department of Education and the University of Hawaii system. The governor said he is not planning any tax increases. Civil Beat. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Now. Hawaii News Now. K...
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Masks could come off next year as vax rate increases, more enter crowded race for lieutenant governor, Honolulu grapples with tight rental market, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Lt. Gov. Josh Green visits homeless care center PC:Facebook If infections stay low, Hawaii could drop mask mandate early in 2022, Green predicts. Lt. Gov. Josh Green is making a big prediction: He says the state will likely drop rules requiring people to wear masks indoors early in the new year. As of Friday, 71.6% of Hawaii residents were fully vaccinated while the state’s infection infection rate stood at 1.7%. Hawaii News Now.Keith Amemiya joins race for lieutenant governor. Former...
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Lawsuit: Hawaii Disclosed Employee Vaccination Statuses

A lawsuit alleges that Hawaii officials unlawfully disclosed the COVID-19 vaccination statuses of nearly 300 Department of Public Safety employees.
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Minneapolis voters reject making consequential changes to the city's police force

A volunteer urges community members to vote yes on ballot question two outside of a polling place on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 in Minneapolis. Voters are deciding whether to replace the city's police department with a new Department of Public Safety. AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa Minneapolis voters rejected big changes to policing and public safety with Ballot Question 2. If passed, the city government would have been directed to form a new Department of Public Safety. The question ca...
Tags: Politics, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Police, Trends, City Council, Frey, Police Department, Department of Public Safety, Keith Ellison, Jacob Frey, Tina Smith, Tim Walz, Minneapolis City, Ilhan Omar, Sens Amy Klobuchar


Minneapolis voters reject ballot measure to dismantle police and replace with new agency

The Associated Press projected the ballot measure to create a new Department of Public Safety had been rejected. #theassociatedpress
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Live Updates: Minneapolis Voters Reject Replacing Police

Minneapolis voters have rejected a proposal to replace the city’s police department with a new Department of Public Safety — an idea that arose from the May 2020 death of George Floyd under an officer’s knee.
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Minneapolis Voters Reject Replacing Police With New Agency

Minneapolis voters have rejected a proposal to replace the city’s police department with a new Department of Public Safety — an idea that arose from the May 2020 death of George Floyd.
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RESULTS: Minneapolis voters weigh in on consequential changes to the city's police force with Question 2

A volunteer urges community members to vote yes on ballot question two outside of a polling place on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 in Minneapolis. Voters in Minneapolis are deciding whether to replace the city's police department with a new Department of Public Safety. The election comes more than a year after George Floyd's death launched a movement to defund or abolish police across the country AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa Minneapolis voters will weigh in on policing and public safe...
Tags: Politics, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Police, Trends, City Council, Frey, Police Department, Department of Public Safety, Keith Ellison, Jacob Frey, Tina Smith, Tim Walz, Minneapolis City, Ilhan Omar, Sens Amy Klobuchar


Minneapolis votes on whether to replace police department

Future of policing is on the ballot in the city where Floyd’s death in May 2020 launched a nationwide reckoning on racial justiceVoters in Minneapolis will decide on Tuesday whether to replace their police department with a new Department of Public Safety, more than a year after the murder of George Floyd, a Black man, by a white police officer launched a national movement to defund or abolish police. The Democratic mayor, Jacob Frey, is also in a tough fight for a second term, facing opponents ...
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Proposed legislative districts draw fire, state GOP chairwoman resigns, inmates to get $50 to vaccinate, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Odd-shaped districts in proposed Oahu House map PC:Hawaii Reapportionment CommissionNew Hawaii Election Districts Are Drawing Fire. Some lawmakers say they feel targeted by the new plans while the Hawaii Reapportionment Commission also faced accusations of gerrymandering certain districts. Civil Beat.Chair of the Hawaii Republican Party resigns, shifts focus to recruitment. The chair of the Hawaii Republican Party resigned from the position Thursday, but said she would remain active in t...
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Hawaiian Airlines diverted 2 flights in less than 12 hours after one passenger assaulted a flight attendant and another refused to wear a mask

Mehmet Ali Ozcan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Two Hawaiian Airlines flights were diverted Thursday over disturbances from unruly passengers. One of the flyers assaulted a flight attendant walking down the aisle in an "unprovoked incident." The unruly passenger on the other flight refused to wear a mask. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hawaiian Airlines diverted two flights in under 12 hours this week after unruly passengers onboard caused disturbances.On Thursday morning,...
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Hotel occupancy drops, Blangiardi extends restrictions, grants may pay for Kauai cesspool conversion, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki ©2021 All Hawaii News Statewide hotel occupancy took double-digit dive in August. Statewide occupancy in August was 73.4%, according to a report released Monday by the Hawaii Tourism Authority which was based on data from Tennessee- based STR. The results were 10.7 percentage points below August 2019 when the pre­pandemic occupancy was 84.1%. Star-Advertiser.Lieutenant Governor Wants More Health Care Resources, Not Rationed Care. Hawaiʻi Lt. Gov. Jos...
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Texas Grand Jury: No Bill for Russell King, who Shot a State Trooper

Myra and Russell King of Haslet, Texas U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On April 23, 2021, at about 2:15 p.m., Russell and Myra King, a married couple, were driving to their home in Haslet, Texas. Haslet is a small community on the North edge of Tarrant County, part of the Fort Worth-Dallas metroplex.  It had been cloudy with showers all day, but the sun peeked from behind the clouds in the afternoon of the 23rd. According to reports on nbcdfw.com, which includes video, Russell noticed two pickup tru...
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Hawaii to get fleet of MQ-9 Reaper drones, Honolulu Police officers investigated in hit-and-run, lifeguard shortage could close towers, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

MQ-9 Reaper drone (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Dennis J. Henry Jr.) In a first, Air Force flies 2 big MQ-9 Reaper drones from mainland to Hawaii as part of new maritime emphasis. The Air Force flew two big MQ-9 Reaper drones for the first time from the continental United States to Hawaii to demonstrate the unmanned aircraft’s “untapped potential in a maritime environment” and to participate in Exercise ACE Reaper at Marine Corps Base Hawaii — which will eventually have six of the...
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Texas governor orders six points of entry to be closed

By Rosa Flores, Kacey Cherry, Rosalinda Nieves and Melissa Alonso | CNN Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday he has directed the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas National Guard to shut down six points of entry along the US-Mexico border amid a surge in migrants. The Republican called the crisis dire and said “agents are overwhelmed by the chaos” at the border. “The sheer negligence of the Biden Administration to do their job and secure the border is appalling. I have directed the ...
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Vaccination passport requirements kick in, state auditor grilled under subpoena, BYU defies gathering laws, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Auditor Les Kondo State auditor Les Kondo and office are subjects of House investigation. For the first time in his five-year tenure, state Auditor Les Kondo was subpoenaed to appear before a special state House Investigative Committee on Monday and testified under oath about separate audits that found two state entities bungled economic opportunities to better manage state lands. Star-Advertiser.Former Hawaii Legislator Joins Board of Education on Interim Basis. Lyla Berg, who owns a lea...
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Minneapolis Scrambles to Save November Vote on Policing

The Minneapolis City Council has approved new ballot language that aims to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a new Department of Public Safety after a judge struck down the previous wording.
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Hawaii reaches 76% vaccinated against COVID, Green targeted by anti-Semitic hate group, Maui council passes pesticide bill, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

87.6% of Hawaii state workers fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As of last week, 87.6% of state workers were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 92.4% had received at least one shot. The vaccination rates are significantly higher than Hawaii’s overall population, in which 76% of adults are fully vaccinated. Star-Advertiser. West Hawaii Today. Big Island Now. Maui Now. KHON2. Lt. Gov. Josh Green target of hate campaign. Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green was the target of an anti-Semitic campaign by...
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2 passengers were reportedly arrested on separate flights at Nashville airport for refusing to wear masks onboard

One of the passengers was arrested after refusing to wear a mask on an American Airlines flight, according to an affidavit, cited by USA Today on Wednesday. AP Two passengers were arrested at Nashville airport, according to an affidavit, cited by USA Today. The passengers, on separate flights, refused to wear masks, the affidavits for each case said. They were charged for disorderly conduct, the affidavits said, per USA Today. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two passengers...
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Two passengers were reportedly arrested on separate flights at Nashville airport for refusing to wear masks onboard

One of the passengers was arrested after refusing to wear a mask on an American Airlines flight, according to an affidavit, cited by USA Today on Wednesday. AP Two passengers were arrested at Nashville airport, according to an affidavit, cited by USA Today. The passengers, on separate flights, refused to wear masks, the affidavits for each case said. They were charged for disorderly conduct, the affidavits said, per USA Today. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two passengers...
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Libraries, courts limit services as pandemic hits home, ICU beds fill statewide, Honolulu city employees get vaccination reprieve, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii State Public Library ©2021 All Hawaii NewsHawai‘i’s Public Libraries to Close Wednesdays Beginning August 18. Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, all Hawai‘i State Public Library branches will be closed to the public on Wednesdays beginning August 18. Garden Island. KHON2. Hawaii courts to postpone jury trials until October. Responding to the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases, Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald today ordered jury trials postponed across Hawaii through Oct. 4. Star...
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Texas Supreme Court says police can arrest Democratic lawmakers who fled the state to block GOP agenda

Police look on as a protest takes place outside the Texas state capitol on May 29, 2021 in Austin, Texas Photo by Sergio Flores/Getty Images The Texas Supreme Court ruled that authorities can arrest the Democratic lawmakers skipping the second special legislative session. If arrested, the lawmakers will not be charged with a crime and will be brought to the Capitol to establish a quorum. The ruling overturned a decision from a district judge that had blocked lawmakers from being detained. ...
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A Black real estate agent wanted to show a house to Black clients. They ended up handcuffed at gunpoint.

An "Open House" sign is seen outside of a house for sale. Tim Boyle/Getty Images WOOD-TV reported that a Black real estate agent and clients were handcuffed at a house viewing. While the police dept. in Michigan denied race was a factor, the agent was confident it was racial profiling. Housing discrimination is prevalent, as seen by Black homeownership rates, under-appraisals, and credit issues, among other things. See more stories on Insider's business page. Michigan real-estate agent...
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Teen suspect killed by Honolulu police had guns, Gluck faces Senate grilling as appellate judge nominee, tensions between vaccinated and unvaccinated as cases rise, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Hanauma Bay ©2021 All Hawaii News Hawaii residents won’t need reservations to enter Hanauma Bay during new pilot program. The pilot program will start Wednesday and run through Aug. 8, the Honolulu Department of Parks announced today, as the city tries to accommodate residents while maintaining the preserve’s environment, which recovered during the COVID-19 outbreak while closed to the public. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.Ige says he’s not ready to institute vacci...
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Metal pole crashes through SUV windshield, narrowly missing the driver

Secure your load. That's the message the Department of Public Safety has for Arizona drivers after a truck driver in Phoenix failed to secure their load, sending a metal pole crashing through an SUV behind them.
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Maine: Legislature Adjourns from 2021 Legislative Session

The NRA-ILA reports on al the latest pro and anti-2a legislation in Maine. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Following a busy year, the Maine Legislature adjourned from its 2021 Legislative Session on Monday night.  The legislature saw the introduction and advancement of multiple pro- and anti-gun bills.  The below bills were a few that were passed into law: Pro-Gun Legislation: Legislative Document 884 prohibits the Department of Public Safety from retaining any information or data concerni...
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Hawaii governor defends most restrictive COVID regulations in the nation, gas tops $4 a gallon, firearms bills signed into law, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Kilauea volcano ©2021 All Hawaii NewsGov. David Ige defends most restrictive COVID regulations in U.S. Gov. David Ige on Thursday defended Hawaii’s COVID-19 rules, the most restrictive in the nation, saying that the Delta variant continues to spread among those who are not vaccinated and that he worries about a repeat of a Fourth of July 2020 spike in COVID-19 cases. Star-Advertiser. Big Island Now. Hawaii News Now. Hawaiʻi Gas Prices Climb Over $4 Per Gallon Heading into July 4th Holida...
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