"She will vote to strike down the Affordable Care Act after being rushed on the Supreme Court in time to hear the case on Nov. 10. Millions of Americans will lose their health care – catastrophic in the middle of a pandemic.
"She has a long history of being anti-choice and an explicit willingness to reverse Supreme Court precedent – endangering the protections of Roe v. Wade. A woman's right to control her own body is at stake.
"The president expects her to support any challenge he mounts to the election results.
Judge Amy Coney Barett, Pres. Donald
Trump's Supreme Court nominee.
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"Judge Barrett has an ideological agenda she wo'’t acknowledge and an expressed willingness to overturn Supreme Court precedent. Her ideological agenda poses a direct threat to the health care of millions of Americans, a woman's right to control her body, the rights of LGBTQ Americans, and other individual and civil rights. I oppose her nomination and will fight to deny her a lifetime position on the United States Supreme Court, and in doing so, will tell the American people the danger she poses to hard-won rights."
In 2017, Hirono opposed Barrett's nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Wikipedia describes Barrett as follows:
"Amy Coney Barrett (born Amy Vivian Coney; January 28, 1972) is an American lawyer, jurist, and academic who serves as a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Barrett's scholarship focuses on originalism.
"President Donald Trump nominated Barrett to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on May 8, 2017, and the Senate confirmed her on October 31, 2017. While serving on the federal bench, she was a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, where she has taught civil procedure, constitutional law, and statutory interpretation. Eleven months after her confirmation to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Barrett was added to Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees.
"On Sept. 26, 2020, Trump nominated Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States, eight days after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg."
|David and Jessica Pannell moved to Ocean View to open |
KaiLoki's where Mehe's used to be. Photo from David Pannell
KAILOKI'S RESTAURANT & BAR is taking the place of Mehe's in Ocean View. KaiLoki's is expected to open between Oct. 15 and Halloween. David and Jessica Pannell – from Portland, OR – said they are working on interior revisions with local tradesmen and artists. "We may be able to open for breakfast prior to opening for lunch and dinner, but that is still a work in progress," said David Pannell. Karaoke on Friday nights is also in the plan for the future, according to the new KaiLoki's Facebook page.
"We are very fortunate and grateful to have most of the previous staff willing to come back and be part of our team, as well as add some positions." The Pannells said they plan to keep consistent hours of service and steady hours for employees to provide "their friendly, welcoming service."
The new owners said they will keep much of Mehe's menu at KaiLoki's and will add new options. They plan to use locally sourced products "as they are available, cooking meals from scratch so they are as fresh as possible." Daily specials, a happy hour, and a new variety of drinks "are just part of our overall plans." They said they will offer NFL Sunday ticket for the remainder of 2020 "and hopefully into the future years as well.
|The Pannells will open KaiLoki's in Ocean View at the former Mehe's.|
The restaurant is named after their dogs. Kai is the Siberian husky.
Loki is a rescue Shephard mix. Photo from David Pannell
"Lastly, we'd like to thank many in the local community for all their help, expertise, and advice, and we are humbled by how we have been welcomed into the community! As time goes on, we will personally thank them via FB page @KaiLokis. We are excited for the new adventures here in Ocean View. We look forward to meeting everyone that visits KaiLoki's. Our goal is to serve the community with a smile on our faces!"
Besides opening KaiLoki's, Jessica is a physical trainer and does online training for her clients, and Davis remotely runs a flooring business in Portland.
The name KaiLokis comes from the combination of their two dogs' names: "We just liked the way it rolled off the tongue!"
Evidence filed in the case included officials in the Census Bureau stating the early deadline would endanger accuracy of the Census and create "fatal data flaws that are unacceptable for a constitutionally mandated national activity."
Koh wrote that the Trump Administration's explanation for shortening the Census deadline by 31 days was a two-page press release saying the December deadline must be met "by law," but not why.
Read more in the Sept. 19 Kaʻū News Briefs.
Each debate will air from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Each debate will be broadcast live on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and MSNBC, among others. All the major news networks will offer a free live stream, as will YouTube and Twitter. Listen to the Hawaiʻi Public Radio broadcast at 89.1, or stream the audio here, on the HPR mobile app, or on a smart speaker.
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HOW COVID-19 ECONOMICALLY IMPACTS HAWAIʻI is the focus of a briefing on Monday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. The state House Select Committee will hear reports from the Economic, Communications, & CARES Funds Subcommittee. Speakers include UHERO Executive Director Carl Bonham, Strategy and Communications Subcommittee member Ray Vara, and CARES Fund Subcommittee members Lauren Nahme and Jill Tokuda. The briefing will be televised live on ‘Olelo channel 49 or live stream it here.
The educational resources are meant to equip Hawai‘i's workforce, especially unemployed workers, with technology skills and reposition for new career opportunities. Those currently employed or furloughed can leverage Coursera's offerings to improve their professional skill-sets and take on more advanced technology projects. A list of recommended courses for those interested in picking up technology skills can be found at https://www.htdc.org/covid-19/learning-tech/. To view more, see https://dbedt.hawaii.gov/blog/20-25/.
FOUR DEATHS FROM COVID-19 reports Hawaiʻi today, all on Oʻahu. This brings the state's official death toll to 131. Department of Health states some deaths are still being verified before being counted. Total 28 deaths are reported on Hawaiʻi Island, 26 of them residents at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home.
The state reports 127 new cases today. Hawaiʻi Island reports two, Kauaʻi one, and Oʻahu124.
Since the pandemic began, there have been 12,018 COVID cases in the state. Department of Health reports 10,126 people of those infected have completed isolation. About 5,000 were added to this count today due to updated information. There are about 1,890 active cases in isolation. There are 16 people hospitalized on Hawaiʻi Island with the virus.
Since the pandemic began, Oʻahu reported 10,848 cases, Hawaiʻi Island 693, Maui County 388, and Kauaʻi 59. Thirty victims are residents diagnosed while visiting other places. Statewide, 802 people have been hospitalized since the pandemic began.
In the last 28 days, active cases have been reported in zip codes 96704 with Miloliʻi; 96737 with Ocean View; 96772 with Nāʻālehu, Waiʻōhinu, Green Sands, Mark Twain, Discovery Harbour, and South Point; 96777 with Pāhala, Punaluʻu, and Wood Valley; and 96785 with Volcano Village. Zip code 96718, shaded gray on the map, is Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, which has few residents and no cases to date. Other areas shaded gray have no or very little population and no cases.
Visitation at Hilo Medical Center has been paused, with the exception of one visitor for OB, pediatrics, and end-of-life patients. The hospital's long-term care ward is closed to new patients for now.
All beach and shoreline parks on Hawaiʻi Island are closed through Sept. 30. The activities of exercising, fishing, food gathering, use of restroom, shower facilities, and access to the ocean will continue to be allowed. Use of pavilions, barbecues, tents, or other shade devices, tables, hibachis, coolers, picnicking, camping, and commercial operations are all prohibited.
Hawaiʻi Island police continue enforcement of preventative policies of face coverings, distancing, and gatherings. Civil Defense says, "Know that these policies are mandated and will be enforced. While on patrol, police officers will provide face coverings to people they encounter who do not have one. Mahalo for your help."
Civil Defense says the number of new cases of coronavirus on this Island "reflects the need and importance of continuing testing throughout the Island as the virus remains a threat. With all accepting kuleana, we can stop the spread of the virus to keep your family, friends, and neighbors safe. With the community's involvement, we can keep Hawaiʻi Safe."
See the Hawaiʻi County COVID-19 webpage at coronavirus-response-county-of-hawaii-hawaiicountygis.hub.arcgis.com. Request travel exemptions for critical infrastructure and medical travel at survey123.arcgis.com/share/e2f4ce19aa854964a8fd60bec7fbe78c. Report violators of COVID-19 safety protocols or quarantine to non-emergency at 935-3311.
COVID-19 case count in the U.S. is more than 7,078,088 – about 22 percent of worldwide cases. The death toll is more than 204,491 – about 21 percent of worldwide deaths. Worldwide, there are more than 32.84 million COVID-19 cases. The death toll is more than 994,146.
|Allison Yahna, this time last year, celebrated the revival of bees on this island. Photo from Yahna|
|Allison Yanha with honeybees on a removable comb.|
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free, with 7,500 distributed on stands and to all postal addresses throughout
Kaʻū, from Miloliʻi through Volcano throughout the district. Read online at
business or your social cause, contact email@example.com.
Daily, weekly, and monthly recurring Kaʻū and Volcano Events, Meetings, Entertainment, Exercise, Meditation, and more are listed at kaucalendar.com.
Each debate will air from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on. Each debate will be broadcast live on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and MSNBC, among others. All the major news networks will offer a free live stream, as will YouTube and Twitter. Listen to the Hawaiʻi Public Radio broadcast at 89.1, or stream the audio here, on the HPR mobile app, or on a smart speaker.
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Take Free Courses and Certifications for Hawaiʻi Residents through Coursera are offered by state Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. More than 3,000 options. Registration open until Oct. 31. Recommended courses for picking up technology skills, see https://www.htdc.org/covid-19/learning-tech/. To view more: https://dbedt.hawaii.gov/blog/20-25/.
Give Input of Pandemic on Small Businesses to Hawaiʻi Small Business Development Center. Partnering with the Federal Reserve Bank system, the 2020 Small Business Credit Survey provides vital information to policymakers and lenders who are weighing decisions that affect small businesses. Ten-minute-long survey open to businesses currently in operation, recently closed, or about to launch. Survey closes Oct. 31. Responses are confidential. Click here to complete the survey. Questions? Contact SFFedSmallBusiness@sf.frb.org.
Micronesian-Language COVID-19 Helpline offered by We Are Oceania. Receive answers to questions about COVID-19 symptoms, testing, quarantine, health insurance, housing, unemployment, and other related questions, for those Micronesians who do not speak English. COVID-19 questions can be asked 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily. Other questions about health insurance, housing, or unemployment, helpline available weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. WAO helpline: (808) 913-1364. Watch the video here.
Anyone Feeling Depressed or Anxious, or who needs someone to talk to, can call Department of Health's expanded Hawai‘i C.A.R.E.S. program at 1-800-753-6879 – the same number previously used by Crisis Line of Hawai‘i. Individuals in crisis can also text ALOHA to 741741, available 24/7.
Enrollment limited to seven pods for K-5th grade students with one instructor, one assistant, and up to eight participants, who will remain together for all seven weeks. Participant's required synchronous and asynchronous school distance learning needs will be addressed. Students will bring their own lunch, two snacks, and two bottled water each day.
Cost per member child is $695; registration starts Friday, Sept. 25 at 8 a.m. Non-member cost per child is $995; registration starts Friday, Oct. 2 at 8 a.m. Enrollment open through Oct. 7, first-come, first-served. Scholarship applications are open; proof of financial need required. See imiloahawaii.org/halau-lamaku to register, apply for a scholarship, become a member, and find out more.
Attend Sunday Drive-In Worship Service at Waiʻōhinu's Kauahaʻao Congregational Church. Parking on the lawn begins at , with Worship Service starting at Face coveri required when usher comes to vehicle to pass out worship bulletin and other materials, and at the same time, collect any offering or gifts the individual(s) would like to give, or when leaving vehicles for the restroom. Church provides paper fans to stay cool. Bring water. Catch the live-streamed service at and Praise Jam, which runs from to Service is emailed Sunday afternoon to anyone on the email list. Sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 928-8039 or 937-2155.
here, Meeting ID: 684 344 9828, Password: Aloha. Weekly hot meals, hot showers, the computer lab, and in-person services and bible studies are suspended.
One-Time Emergency Food for people is available through Big Island Giving Tree. Emergency food for pets is available through KARES. Call David or Barbara Breskin at 319-8333.
Food Basket Distribution last Tuesday of the month, Sept. 29, provides food at St. Jude's to those in need. Another distribution will be held Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Volcano Village's Cooper Center, from 10 a.m. until pau. See hawaiifoodbasket.org.
808b-fit.com, contains videos for kūpuna to play and move along with. There are videos for stretching, tai chi, yoga, dancing, dance fitness, bon dance, hula, chair dancing, and chair yoga.
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Volcano Art Center Niʻaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Advanced registration required; $5 per class. volcanoartcenter.org/events, 967-8222
ʻOhana Help Desk offers online How-To Guides for Chromebooks and iPads here. ʻOhana Help Desk also available by phone, weekdays, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sundays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Coffee Farmers and Producers of Other Agricultural Products encouraged to apply to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program through Dec. 11. Coffee included; see funding updates and resources hawaiicoffeeassoc.org. See complete list of eligible commodities, payment rates, and calculations at farmers.gov/cfap.
Local Ag Producers can Sign Up for a Program to Sell Produce and Meats on Hawaiʻi Island. Hawai‘i Farm Bureau, in partnership with County of Hawai‘i and non-profit entities, has developed a program to purchase product from commercial farmers and livestock producers on Hawai‘i Island for distribution to families in need. The Food Basket and other channels will distribute the products. Learn more.
Native Hawaiian Farmers and Ranchers urged to use U.S. Dept. of Ag On-Farm Market Directory. Visit the program website for more information and to register.
Begin Learning Basics of Organic Farming, from two free modules of a virtual training program by the Organic Farming Research Foundation, the University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program, and