Hawaii News Digest, 17 January 2018, 1445 UTC, Post #16264.
Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.
Here are today’s top Hawaii Island News Headlines from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, published in Hilo, Hawaii. The views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents unless otherwise stated.
Hawaii public schools are offering additional crisis counseling services for students experiencing emotional trauma after Saturday’s false ballistic missile alert.
HONOLULU — The Federal Emergency Management Agency said the state of Hawaii didn’t need federal approval to retract a cellphone alert mistakenly sent over the weekend warning of a ballistic missile attack.
Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin joined 18 other attorneys general Tuesday in signing a letter to Congress requesting legislation that would allow states with legalized marijuana to bring that commerce into the banking system.
East Hawaii lawmakers will focus on new ideas and issues left over from last year as they try to grease the gears of government during another state legislative session that begins today.
A long-delayed renovation at the Maunakea Recreation Area came to fruition earlier this month after Hawaii County officials opened the facility for public use.
In light of Saturday’s false ballistic missile alert, the American Red Cross on Monday reminded Hawaii residents to remain prepared for any disaster, natural or man-made. Although the chances of a nuclear attack are low, the chances of a hurricane or tsunami striking Hawaii are significantly greater, and require similar preparations, said Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO of the American Red Cross’ Hawaii chapter.
A state Ethics Commission attorney has cleared Mayor Harry Kim’s contracted lobbyist to perform his duties without registering as a lobbyist, according to county Corporation Counsel Joe Kamelamela. Kamelamela asked for the opinion after County Council members questioned why contracted employee Andy Levin wasn’t registered with the state as is required of lobbyists lobbying on behalf of third parties. Registered lobbyists are required to submit regular reports detailing how much they spend on lobbying activities.
For the latest Hawaii Island, State of Hawaii, and local sports news, please check the blog sidebars and links. These news feeds are updated daily. Thanks for joining us today.
Until next time,