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Lack of COVID-19 Mandates

Hawaii healthcare workers criticize lack of COVID-19 mandates.

Views expressed in this Hawaii Island News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 04 September 2021, 1254 UTC, Post 23,426.

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Hawaii health care workers decry lack of COVID mandates

HONOLULU — Health care workers in Hawaii say a lack of government action is worsening an already crippling surge of coronavirus cases in the islands, and without effective policy changes the state’s limited hospitals could face a grim crisis.

Lawmakers to DHHL: Don’t clear protesters

Although the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands had planned a sweep of individuals who continue to occupy the area around the Maunakea Access Road, three Hawaii lawmakers have formally asked the department chair to explore possibilities that would permit the protesters to remain on the mountain.

Would-be plane thief ordered to take mental exam

A 24-year-old Pahoa man accused of trying to steal an airplane at Hilo International Airport told police he always wanted to be a pilot and needs to tell everyone he has the cure for cancer, according to court documents.

Parolees must be vaccinated

Starting today, the Hawaii Paroling Authority will require eligible inmates to be fully vaccinated prior to their release on parole.

Federal jobless benefits end Saturday

Federal unemployment benefits are ending on Saturday, and the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations said Tuesday it wants to ensure that unemployed individuals who are losing the extra aid are aware of the upcoming changes and potential next steps.

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Russ Roberts


Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amatuer (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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