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Hawaii shows that mail-in voting can work. Record turnout, smooth election. Plus latest COVID-19 counts and more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

More than 406,000 ballots were cast. That’s a record number for a Hawaii primary. More than half of Hawaii’s registered voters, about 51 percent, cast their ballots in the state’s first mail-in primary. According to Political Analyst, Colin Moore, the last time we saw a turnout like this was in 1996. Hawaii News Now.Hawaii sees more than 40 percent increase in voter turnout with all mail-in primary. This year's primary saw a record turn out in voters for the state. Over 400,000 ballots were cas...
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Suit Challenges Hawaii’s Denial of American Samoan’s Right to Own Gun

These U.S. Nationals don't even qualify to apply for a gun in Hawaii. (American Samoa Government/Facebook) U.S.A. – -( A July 27 lawsuit, filed by attorney Alan Beck in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii, seeks declaratory and injunctive relief for Honolulu County resident Alanoa Nickel, denied the ability to apply for a permit to own a handgun by Hawaiian law. The complaint names State Attorney General Clare E. Connors, State Sheriff Division Administra...
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Toledo and Ho named winners of Rumble at the Ranch, but ultimate winner is Surfrider’s LA chapter

After a hiatus on surf contests, pro surfers put on the jersey once again this weekend to compete – and while it wasn’t in the salt-water ocean like they are used to, a wave pool near farmland in Lemoore made for a competitive arena. The Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Rumble At The Ranch on Sunday, Aug. 9, brought together 16 of the world’s best surfers, along with up-and-comers who got to showcase their skills, for the first contest held since earlier this year when the coronavirus pandemic shutdown ...
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Kiribati's president's plans to raise islands in fight against sea-level rise

Exclusive: Taneti Maamau says Kiribati will seek support from China and other allies to elevate islands from the sea, partly through dredgingKiribati will raise its islands above the ocean as part of its fight against sea-level rise, seeking help from its new diplomatic partner China to secure the archipelagic nation’s future, the country’s newly re-elected president has said.In his first in-depth interview since his resounding election win in June, Taneti Maamau told the Guardian international ...
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Offer Extended: Get 50% Off Alaska Airlines Main Cabin Tickets! NYC-LA And More Transcontinental Flights For $67, Hawaii Flights For $84, And Much More!

Update: This promotion now expires on 8/10 at 11:59pm PT! Disclaimer: The health of DansDeals readers is this website’s paramount concern. For your sake and the sake of those around you, consider staying at home while COVID-19 is still spreading or try booking for after you think COVID-19 will no longer be a threat. Remember […]
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Get 50% Off Alaska Airlines Main Cabin Tickets! Transcontinental Flights For $67, Hawaii Flights For $84, And Much More!

Disclaimer: The health of DansDeals readers is this website’s paramount concern. For your sake and the sake of those around you, consider staying at home while COVID-19 is still spreading or try booking for after you think COVID-19 will no longer be a threat. Remember to travel responsibly and take precautions as suggested by your […]
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Kahele wins Hawaii Democratic primary for Gabbard's seat

Kai Kahele was prepared to do the unthinkable: take on an incumbent from his own party for a U.S. House seat. Then, just months after Kahele got in the race, Gabbard announced she wouldn’t seek re-election to the House seat she had held since 2013 and would instead focus on her campaign for the White House. Kahele’s bold move paved the way for him to claim an easy victory Saturday in the Democratic primary for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District.
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Interisland travel quarantine returns, Honolulu closes parks and beaches, hospitals near capacity as COVID-19 climbs, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard, Facebook live 14-day interisland quarantine returns. COVID-19 cases rising rapidly — including 152 cases and two deaths announced Thursday — Gov. David Ige imposed a partial 14-day quarantine on interisland travel effective Tuesday. Star-Advertiser.The Interisland Travel Quarantine Is Coming Back, Oahu Beaches And Parks To Close Again. Oahu crackdown begins Saturday, with partial interisland travel quarantine to follow on Tuesday. Gov. David Ige says ...
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Ready to travel? Alaska Airlines just launched a two-day BOGO ticket deal

The Seattle-based airline, big on the West Coast, is trying to spur fall bookings during the pandemic. The sale includes tickets to Mexico and Hawaii.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Women’s golf standout Mildred ‘Millie’ Stanley dies at 91

Mildred “Millie” Stanley died last Saturday at the age of 91, leaving behind a legacy on the golf courses around Southern California. Stanley won numerous tournaments in the state and in Hawaii and her competitive drive led her to winning a tournament in six consecutive decades, from 1950-2000. “Golf was life, it was everything to her,” her husband, Robert said Thursday. “It was her life. She had tremendous love and respect for the game.” Robert and Millie were married for 66 years. She died one...
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Aloha Friday Photo + MAJOR new RESTRICTIONS on OAHU and inter-island travel

Mahalo to Debbie Reza for this colorful Hawaii sunset shot for Aloha Friday Photos. — Hawaii COVID-19 cases have been increasing “exponentially” per Hawaii’s Director of Health, Dr. Anderson. Oahu is the epicenter. The following graph illustrates just how much the virus has increased on Oahu. (Source) Oahu is home to roughly 67% of Hawaii’s population, but has logged 87% of the state’s cases. Why have cases skyrocketed on Oahu? Recent clusters have been traced back to large gatherings in uncon...
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Hawaii reinstates inter-island travel quarantine as Covid-19 cases surge

Hawaiian officials are tightening restrictions after a surge in Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations statewide -- with majority of the cases on the island of Oahu.
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Hawaii reinstates inter-island travel quarantine and other restrictions as Covid-19 cases surge

Hawaiian officials are tightening restrictions after a surge in Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations statewide -- with majority of the cases on the island of Oahu.
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10 Celebrities Living on Island Time

Fantasizing about a Hawaiian getaway has such an everyday part of everyday American life, it’s practically cliché. Turn on any sitcom, and at some point the characters — stuck in their gray-scaled cubicles or inoffensive suburban homes — will sigh and say something resembling “Well … maybe someday.” And there’s certainly lots to love about […]
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County mayors seek return of inter-island quarantine as Oahu COVID-19 cases spike, Green warns ICU could be overrun, airports install thermal screening, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Thermal screening at Honolulu airport PC:Screen grab from HDOT video New thermal cameras now helping scan passengers in Hawaii’s airports. New thermal screening cameras have been installed at Hawaii airports that welcome trans-Pacific travelers to detect anyone who may have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher. Hawaii News Now. Thermal Screening Now In Use At Hawaii Airports. The Hawaii Department of Transportation Airports Division announced on Wednesday that thermal temperature scr...
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Pandemic-Weary Customers Searching For Ways To Celebrate Turn To Independent Jewelers

FOLSOM (CBS13) — Many businesses have seen a downturn because of COVID-19, but there is one bright spot shining like a diamond. “It’s amazing how busy we are,” said jeweler Adrian Blanco. Blanco says sales are up 15 percent from last year. The stay-at-home order along with malls being closed has resulted in more people turning to independent jewelers like himself. “A lot of people are still celebrating despite everything going on right now,” Blanco said. It’s important for people to celebrate th...
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Split Band Sea Glass Ring

Authentic sea glass "stones"—colored shards of once-sharp glass that may have begun their journey as far away as Hawaii or England—capture the magic of the ocean. The power of crashing surf gives them their soft, smooth texture. Carla Garro's handcrafted sterling silver rings set off each unusual piece with a double bezel setting and split band design. The result is a strikingly simple piece of wearable art that conjures the depth and beauty of the ocean. Handmade in Massachusetts.
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Home Equity Levels Improve Across Nation In Second Quarter Of 2020 Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

Equity-Rich Properties Continue to Outnumber Those Seriously Underwater by Four-to-One Margin; Portion of U.S. Homes Considered Equity-Rich Ticks Up to 27.5 Percent; Seriously Underwater Properties Down to 6 Percent Irvine, CA – Aug. 6, 2020 (PRNewswire) ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database and first property data provider of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), today released its second-quarter 2020 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report, which shows that 15.2 million ...
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In a positive sign, number of equity-rich properties continues to rise

During the second quarter of 2020, equity-rich properties outnumber seriously underwater properties 4 to 1, according to a report by Attom Data Solutions.
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Hawaii hospitals near capacity as coronavirus rages, voters get ballots in early, renters fear evictions, counties pursue resort bubbles, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hospital scene PC:Javier Matheu on Unsplash Hawaii’s hospitals could hit capacity in a week, health care leader warns. If the three-digit surge in novel coronavirus cases over the past week continues for the next seven to 10 days, Hawaii’s existing hospital capacity will be at risk of being overwhelmed, as happened in New York, Ray Vara, CEO and president of Hawaii Pacific Health, said Tuesday, when 144 new cases were announced by the state Department of Health. Star-Advertiser.Hospital C...
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Reports of the Reagan Era’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

For the Symposium on Mark Tushnet, Taking Back the Constitution: Activist Judges and the Next Age of American Law (Yale University Press 2020).Amanda Hollis-Brusky Taking Back the Constitution is an ambitious book that covers a wide swath of territory in its attempt to explain, critique and offer alternatives to the contemporary Supreme Court and its constitutional agenda. While it treads over fairly well-trodden territory in its critique of the Roberts Court, Originalism, and the conservative ...
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Joint ASU-Hawaii state study reveals long-term human impacts on reef fish

In a new study investigating human impacts on resource fish biomass on the Island of Hawai?i, researchers from the Arizona State University Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science (GDCS) and Hawai'i Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) observed an alarming 45% decrease in fish biomass over a decade of surveys. The scientists proposed actionable solutions to mitigate future losses. The study was published today in Ecological Applications.
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Bad behavior, spiraling COVID-19 cases, has Hawaii officials clamping down, rethinking lifting quarantine, may close parks and beaches again, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Kai on Sunday. PC:JW Facebook post Large weekend gatherings cause concern over enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions. Several large gatherings across the state are drawing criticism. KITV4.A surge in COVID-19 cases causes state officials to consider tighter restrictions. Ige also said he might delay the state’s plan to waive on Sept. 1 the 14-day quarantine for transpacific visitors who test negative for the coronavirus. State officials said Monday they’re aiming to step up enforcem...
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Domestic getaways that feel like a world away

At a time where Aussies are usually heading to Europe or warmer places abroad, the question bids: Where do or can we go now? To help Aussies fulfill their overseas dreams without having to leave the country, Expedia has uncovered the top domestic swaps for international favourites. Offering the same, if not better experiences, here is how you can discover the world in your backyard. Daintree Ecolodge Bali Ranked as the top booked destination for the July and August period last year. Aussi...
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‘I’m Not Supposed to Be Talking to You’: Doomsday Mom Called Hubby From Jail as FBI Searched His Home

The day her two children’s remains were found gruesomely buried in her new husband’s Idaho backyard, Lori Vallow called her spouse from jail. “Are they seizing stuff again?” Vallow asked several times during the June 9, 2020 call from Madison County Jail, after Chad Daybell told her police were at his property. “What can I do for you?”Daybell, an author of apocalyptic novels for a Mormon audience, somberly told his incarcerated wife—who was being held on charges related to the disappearance of h...
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Don’t expect lower healthcare premiums amid pandemic-driven boon for insurers

By Bernard J. Wolfson | Kaiser Health News When COVID-19 smacked the United States in March and April, health plans feared medical costs could skyrocket, jacking up premiums drastically in 2021, when millions of the newly unemployed might still be out of work. But something else happened: Non-COVID care collapsed as hospitals emptied beds and shut down operating rooms to prepare for an expected onslaught of patients sickened by the coronavirus. Fear of contracting it kept people away from ERs, d...
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The who’s who of Hawaii’s COVID-related decision makers

Statue of King Kamehameha in Honolulu. This king was the first to unite and rule the Hawaiian Islands. While we await the details of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program, we thought it would be a good idea to explain a little bit who the key decision makers are and their area of influence. State Level Let’s start at the state level where it’s straightforward. Hawaii’s top elected-officials who are developing policies to limit the spread of COVID-19 are as follows: Governor – David Ige Direct...
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3 rescued from Pacific island after writing SOS in sand

By NICK PERRY | Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Three men have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant SOS sign in the sand that was spotted from above, authorities say. The men had been missing in the Micronesia archipelago for nearly three days when their distress signal was spotted Sunday on uninhabited Pikelot Island by searchers on Australian and U.S. aircraft, the Australian defense department said Monday. In this photo provided by the Australian Defenc...
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Coronavirus updates: 13 nuns die in Michigan convent; 1B students hit by school closures; Census to end 2020 counting operations early;

Some reopened schools are already closing because of COVID. Hawaii may delay lifting travel quarantine. NFL sets deadline for opt-outs. Latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Coronavirus updates: Trump on death toll - 'It is what it is'; 13 nuns die in Michigan convent; 1B students hit by school closures

Some reopened schools are already closing because of COVID. Hawaii may delay lifting travel quarantine. NFL sets deadline for opt-outs. Latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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