Hawaii Island News, afternoon edition, Thursday, 22 March 2018

Accessed on 22 March 2018, 2129 UTC, Post #16539.



“Hawaii Business Magazine” Hawaii State news update, 22 March 2018.

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Here are today’s top Hawaii State news headlines from “Hawaii Business Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii. Views expressed in this post are those of the reporters and correspondents’

Souki insists he did not harass women
Former House Speaker Joseph Souki said the accusations of sexual harassment against him are all three to eight years old, and he has “absolutely no memory of ever acting in inappropriately with any woman at any time, as a member of the House or in a private setting.” Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Associated Press.Hawaii News Now. KITV. KHON2. Maui News.MauiTime.

Joe Souki’s official statement
Full text of statement here.

Lawmakers accused of sexual harassment remain under wraps
Rep. Joe Souki’s resignation to resolve sex harassment complaints has focused renewed attention on the behavior of state legislators, especially in light of the #MeToo movement nationally. Star-Advertiser.

OHA trustees to discuss CEO contract
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet behind closed doors to discuss the contract of CEO Kamanaopono Crabbe. Star-Advertiser.

DOE official slapped with ethics fine is reassigned
Suzanne Mulcahy, who was an assistant superintendent on the central leadership team, was shifted to an interim principal position. Civil Beat.

Committee passes pesticide bill
The state House Finance Committee passed a bill Wednesday that includes an amendment that would prohibit the use of chlorpyrifos beginning Jan. 1, 2019, but provides an exemption for farmers for a three-year period if they provide public disclosure. Garden Island.

State, counties weigh options for abandoned vehicles
Complaints about junked cars in neighborhoods across the state hit a crescendo last year. Hawaii Public Radio.

Tobacco free campuses – kicking the habit out of UH
Legislation to ban tobacco products on all 10 University of Hawaii campuses and raise the cigarette tax to the highest in the nation is closer to becoming law. Star-Advertiser. KITV.

Authorities release 911 calls about false missile alert
In the minutes after the false missile alert went to all Hawaii phones, fear and disbelief quickly turned to anger as residents learned that the warning about an inbound ballistic missile had been sent in error, newly released 911 calls show. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.

Hawaii foreclosure cases fall for 4th year in a row
Real estate foreclosures declined in Hawaii for a fourth consecutive year in 2017, according to statistics from the state Judiciary. Star-Advertiser.

Mice attacking Midway albatross will meet their maker
Suddenly predatory mice are attacking nesting albatross on Midway Atoll – the largest albatross colony in the world – prompting a plan by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the “house mouse” population using rodenticide and trapping. Star-Advertiser. 

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Russ Roberts

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