Hawaii State News, evening edition, Wednesday, 28 March 2018


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Here are the top Hawaii State news stories from “Hawaii Business Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.


TOP STORIES
DBEDT report highlights population diversity, and inequalities within
Although Hawaii has a reputation as a “racial paradise”, there are huge differences in socioeconomic well-being among Hawaii’s various Asian and Pacific Islander communities. The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism released a report on Tuesday, showing the different lifestyles among 14 race groups. Civil Beat. Big Island Now. Garden Island.

State on high alert after hackers target 2 agencies in “phishing” attack
So-called “phishing attacks” targeted state Dept. of Agriculture and Dept. of Human Services computers over the holiday weekend, officials confirm. Hawaii News Now.

Committee pushing for Obama statue
A state Senate committee in Hawaii is calling for a statue of former President Barack Obama to be erected in the state where he was born. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously Tuesday for a resolution requesting that the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts commission the statue. Associated Press.

Super PAC attacks Hee using divorce filings, from nearly three decades ago
Former state Sen. Clayton Hee, who recently announced he is running for governor, was accused of verbal and physical abuse by his former wife Lyla Berg in 1989 divorce filings, according to state court records.  Star-Advertiser.

Tsutsui to endorse Hanabusa
Former Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui announced Tuesday that he will be endorsing U.S. Rep Colleen Hanabusa for governor in the upcoming election. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. Maui News.

TAT bill passes through House
A bill that allocates transient accommodations tax revenues to Kauai, Hawaii and Maui counties from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2030 passed through the House of Representatives Tuesday with 44 out of 51 votes in favor of the bill. Garden Island. Tribune-Herald.

Is the airport authority bill missing critical details?
While a bill that would restructure the management of the state’s airports is nearing passage, supporters of the bill fear it is missing terms that would allow it to better serve its purpose. Tribune-Herald.

Parasite spread by feral cats threatens native wildlife
While state lawmakers debate a measure to curb the explosive growth of feral cat colonies and protect Hawaii’s indigenous and endangered species, USGS Wildlife Disease Specialist Thierry Work sees firsthand how a parasite spread by feral cats is killing Hawaii’s native wildlife. Toxoplasmosis spreads through a cat’s feces. It can be fatal for birds and marine mammals that get it into their systems. Hawaii News Now. 

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Russ Roberts

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