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United Airlines will trial free COVID-19 tests for passengers flying from New Jersey to London, and anyone that refuses won't be allowed on board

United Storytelling United Airlines will trial free rapid COVID-19 test for passengers flying between London and Newark, New Jersey, it announced Thursday. United will run the tests on three flights a week for four weeks, starting November 16. This makes it the first US airline to offer free testing on flights across the Atlantic. The nasal swab tests will produce results in around 30 minutes, and passengers who refuse testing won't be allowed to board the flights.  Visit Business Insider...
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Hawaii opening to travelers from Japan, 20k apply for rent relief, HART board fails to kill rail partnership, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

House Speaker Scott Saiki and Gov. David Ige at Honolulu airport (Governor's Office video grab) Hawaii to welcome Japanese travelers next month through the state’s pre-arrival testing program. The number of Japanese visitors willing to come to Hawaii during the pandemic will be limited in part because of a requirement from the Japanese government that Japanese nationals traveling abroad complete a 14-day quarantine upon returning to Japan. Also, the Japanese government still has the U.S. ...
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Report: Pilot in Hawaii plane crash had risk-taking history

The pilot of a plane that crashed and killed all 11 on board had a history of taking unnecessary risks and pushing the limits of his skills to give passengers an exciting ride, witnesses told federal officials. The docket released Wednesday contains reports from a National Transportation Safety Board investigation into the 2019 plane crash that became one of the deadliest civil aviation accidents in the United States over the past decade. The NTSB reports did not provide a specific cause for t...
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Republicans used a Senate hearing to criticize tech CEOs for fact-checking Trump's posts before the election

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey answered questions from senators during a hearing focused on Section 230 on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Reuters Senate Republicans berated the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google on Wednesday, claiming that the tech companies discriminated against conservatives with policies against misinformation related to COVID-19 and mail-in voting. The CEOs were subpoenaed to appear at the four-hour hearing, which was nominally focused on rewriting Section 230, a foundational law of ...
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A 'Lynchian' Look at Paradise - First Trailer for 'Waikiki' Hawaiian Film

"A combination of beauty, pain, and longing…" An official trailer has debuted for a strange, mesmerizing new film titled Waikiki, marking the feature directorial debut of native Hawaiian filmmaker Christopher Kahunahana. One of the quotes in this trailer even says this "marks the emergence of a New Hawaiian Cinema" which actually might be the case. As much as that is superlative, this film seems like it might be the first of its kind - showing us a side of Hawaii we've never seen before. Whe...
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Sen. Brian Schatz said the Senate's hearing with tech CEOs is a 'sham' and used his time to criticize Republicans rather than ask any questions

Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, talks with reporters in the basement of the Capitol on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) said Wednesday's Senate hearing with Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and Sundar Pichai is a "sham." Instead of asking the tech CEOs a single question, he used his time to slam Republicans for politicizing Section 230 protections. "For the first time in eight years in the United States Senate, I'm not going to use my time to ask any que...
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Hawaii vacation news: October 28, 2020

– Yesterday, Gov. Ige announced that starting November 6th, Hawaii will welcome travelers from Japan with a 72-hour pre-test from a trusted testing partner. This Hawaii News Now segment provides a summary of that announcement. – In yesterday’s press conference, the governor shared the following helpful image to explain all the testing requirements based on where travel originates to and within Hawaii. – One of the bigger confusions/complaints/controversies we’re seeing since the October 15th r...
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Coronavirus updates: Wisconsin reports worst day of deaths, cases; 3 Western states join California vaccine review group; 226K US deaths

Hawaii to welcome Japanese visitors beginning Nov. 6. Wisconsin reports worst day of deaths, cases. CDC survey on mask usage. Latest COVID news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Masks are mandatory in Hawaii, but state sends mixed signals, Lanai under shutdown as COVID-19 cases surge, parents sue Honolulu Police Department over arrest of 15-year-old schoolmate, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Masks are worn at a Hawaii farmers market ©2020 All Hawaii News  Confusion about rules on mask wearing is widespread across counties for residents and tourists. Better communication is needed to inform tourists and residents that wearing masks is “mandatory,” said Gov. David Ige, who on Monday encouraged “everyone (to) continually remind people that masks are required in Hawaii.” Star-Advertiser.Gov. Ige admits state needs to do a better job on mask wearing rules. Governor David Ige admit...
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Amazon Canada has awesome deals available now! The Amazon Canada deals include: Get LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar, for $39.87, Save 20% off Get Star Wars The Child Plush 11″, for $23.97, Save 20% off Get Mattel Star Wars Basic Plush The Child 8 Inches, for $14.37, Save 15% off Get Orbit 62100 Yard Enforcer Motion Activated Sprinkler with Day and Night Detection Modes, for $72.99, Save 45% off Get 6 Pack Cotton Unisex Face Reusable Washable, for $14.99, Save 25% off Get Neewer 660 LED Video...
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Symposium: From the travel ban to the border wall, restrictive immigration policies thrive on the shadow docket

This article is part of a symposium on the Supreme Court’s shadow docket. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia is associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion and director of the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Penn State Law in University Park. She has served as co-counsel on amicus briefs pertaining to some of the cases discussed in this article. She is the author of Banned: Immigration Enforcement in the Time of Trump (NYU Press, 2019) and Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discre...
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End gerrymandering? Here’s a radical solution

Slicing up the country in 10 strips of equal population produces two bizarre maps.Seattle is the biggest city in the emptiest longitudinal band, San Antonio rules the largest north-south slice.Curiously, six cities are the 'capitals' of both their horizontal and vertical deciles. Sweeping re-alignments One way for a political party to manipulate the outcome of elections is to 'gerrymander' electoral districts: manipulate their boundaries to increase the likelihood of a favorable outcome (see ...
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Wild Winds Topple Trees In Solano County

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41% of Hawaii voters already voted, Lanai voter center closed amid COVID-19 surge, Eddins appointed to state Supreme Court, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Hawaii Voter Turnout Already At 41%. Officials ask that voters mail ballots by Tuesday. Civil Beat.Hawaii elections office begins processing ballots. The state has already received nearly 365,000 ballots by mail. KHON2.Ballots pouring in: 41% of Hawaii County voters have already voted. Some 41% of Hawaii County’s more than 127,000 registered voters had already voted by Friday, with 11 days to go before the Nov. 3 general election. West Hawaii Today.=====Wrong Tests, Weird Exemptions – What Th...
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Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court despite opposition from Democrats

US President Donald Trump announces his US Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett (R), in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on September 26, 2020. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) The Senate on Monday voted to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.  Barrett was confirmed just eight days before Election Day amid fervent opposition from Senate Democrats.  She will be President Donald Trump's third Supreme Court justice.  Visit Business Insider'...
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Obama reveals birther conspiracy left him wondering if he could still 'connect' with voters

Barack Obama has described how relentless personal attacks during his presidency, such as the "birther" conspiracy spread by Donald Trump, made him wonder if he could still "connect" with voters. In an extract from his new memoir, the former US president recalled the impact of the populist Tea Party movement on the country and revealed he resisted calls from his supporters to define the attacks as racist. The "birther" conspiracy was a claim that Mr Obama was a Muslim who was born in Kenya, and ...
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After 2-year halt, Compass resumes US expansion with Hawaii offices

The New York City-founded brokerage is launching in Hawaii with $350 million in 2019 sales on its roster.
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After 2-year halt, Compass resumes US expansion with Hawaii office

The New York City-founded brokerage is launching in Hawaii with $350 million in 2019 sales on its roster.
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United States: When Governors Bite Back: Circuit Court Upholds Hawaii Governor's Emergency Powers - Proskauer Rose LLP

As mentioned in our previous post, the legality of state Governors' emergency powers have come under scrutiny during the pandemic. Michigan's Supreme Court,...
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The Marines Corps is rolling out a 'subversive' new strategy to take on China

US Marines conduct a simulated amphibious assault during exercise Talisman Sabre 19 in Bowen, Australia, July 22, 2019. US Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Tanner D. Lambert In August 2019, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger published his Commandant's Planning Guidance, detailing a dramatic shift in the Marine Corps' force structure. It positions the Marines to take on China, but it also makes a subversive proposal to take on a sophisticated rival with cheaper capabilities than what the othe...
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Hawaii unveils coronavirus vaccine plans, test backlog sends tourists to quarantine, Honolulu marathon canceled, Lanai COVID-19 outbreak balloons, students infected, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Department of Health Immunization Branch Chief Ron Balajadia How Hawaii Is Planning For A Future COVID-19 Vaccine. It could cost Hawaii a minimum of $25 million to get people vaccinated to prevent COVID-19 — once a vaccine is approved by the federal government — state officials said Thursday. Civil Beat.Gov. David Ige announces draft COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for Hawaii. Gov. David Ige, Lt. Gov. Josh Green and state Department of Health Immunization Branch Chief Ron Balajadia to...
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I live in Canada where the temperatures dip below freezing in the fall — this compact patio heater is letting me enjoy my deck well into winter

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Steph Coelho/Business Insider The powerful heat output of the Mr. Heater Buddy Heater let me spend a few more hours outside on my deck at home in Canada, where the winters can be harsh and temperatures dip below freezing even in the fall. With the novel coronavirus making outdoor time more precious than ever, this patio heater extends the time I can comfortably use my outdoor space this season.Its ...
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What To Expect On Election Day In Seven States: AK, HI, NM, OR, UT, WA, And WY

The election is less than two weeks away now. Millions of Americans have already voted. And COVID-19 case counts are, once more, climbing. This week, we have our final installment in our series of state-by-state looks at how election officials are trying to keep voting safe in the pandemic, and the chaos that might ensue in this extremely unusual general election. Our last tranche of states includes: Alaska, Hawaii, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. In addition to this week’s...
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Senator Hirono’s Double Standard

The biggest controversy arising from Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings last week was the fact that she said she “would not discriminate on the basis of sexual preference.”How was that controversial?According to some Senate Democrats, using the term “sexual preference” is “shameful and offensive.”Patty Murray, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, wrote on Twitter: “Judge Barrett using this phrase is shameful and offensive—and it tells us exactly what we need to know about how she vie...
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The longest flight in the US is back for the holidays

Here's a little holiday cheer: Hawaii is opening back up.
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Surgeon general faces arraignment on charges of Honolulu COVID-19 violation, coronavirus cases surge on Lanai, 5k soldiers face quarantine, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams to be arraigned for beach park closure violation. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams and an aide are scheduled to be arraigned in an Oahu court next month after police cited the two men in late August for being in a Kaneohe park during a COVID-19 emergency order-­mandated closure of the island’s beach parks. Star-Advertiser.US Surgeon General To Plead Not Guilty In Hawaii Virus Case. A lawyer for U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Wednesday that his client,...
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VIDEO: Gov. David Ige announces draft COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for Hawaii

Gov. David Ige, Lt. Gov. Josh Green and state Department of Health Immunization Branch Chief Ron Balajadia today announced the state’s...
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Unemployed Americans are more likely to not vote, a new Insider poll finds

Skye Gould/Business Insider Whether someone is employed plays a part in how likely they are to vote in 2020, according to a series of polls conducted by Insider in conjunction with SurveyMonkey between August and October. People who listed themselves as unemployed and not looking for work are 14% more likely than the average respondent to opt out of voting. For Americans unemployed and seeking work, 24% said they aren't going to vote, making them 12% more likely to not turn out. As unempl...
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Hawaii vacation news: October 22, 2020

Here are a few quick updates to share: – The initial results from the post-arrival surveillance test indicates that all tests have proven to be negative per Hawaii News Now. – The new pre-travel testing program is still experiencing some issues. This Hawaii News Now story shows problems with a backlog in the Safe Travels program and problems with tests going missing. – There’s new information regarding Kauai County’s voluntary post arrival testing that they’re urging visitors to take three days...
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Supreme Court nomination advances despite Democrats’ boycott

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans powered past a Democratic boycott Thursday to advance Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate, keeping President Donald Trump’s pick on track for confirmation before Election Day. Democratic senators refused to show up in protest of the GOP’s rush to install Trump’s nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Never has the Senate confirmed a Supreme ...
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