Hawaii State News, evening edition, Tuesday, 03 April 2018


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Here are this evening’s (Tuesday, 03 April 2018) top Hawaii State news stories compiled by https://feedly.com.  Our primary sources this evening are the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser” and “Hawaii News Now.”  Viewpoints expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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Feral chickens flummox city officials

The issue of feral chickens — and what happens when they cross the road — is again rearing its head at Honolulu Hale. The city is looking for a better way to deal with chickens after its first attempts resulted in a cost of $108 per chicken caught and killed. “A hundred dollars is a lot of money just to capture a chicken,” said Deputy Customer Services Director Randy Leong. One reason the city fo
Panel supports bill to help Hawaiians keep ancestral land

A Hawaii Senate committee is scheduled to hear a bill that would force landowners into mediation before they are allowed to file lawsuits to acquire small parcels awarded to Hawaiian commoners during mid-19th century land reforms.
‘I’d be on food stamps’ without second job, says Oklahoma teacher

OKLAHOMA CITY >> From rodeo announcer to custom-cabinet builder, second jobs have become a necessity for many teachers in Oklahoma, where educators are some of the lowest paid in the nation. Numerous schools are closed for a second day today as teachers continue to rally at the Capitol. Demonstrators on Monday voiced their dissatisfaction with salaries, school funding and other issues. Here are s

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U.S. proposes tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports

WASHINGTON >> The Trump administration today escalated its aggressive actions on trade by proposing 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports to protest Beijing’s policies that require foreign companies to hand over their technology. China immediately threatened to retaliate against the new tariffs that target high-tech industries that Beijing has been nurturing, from advanced manufact
Senators press for audit of problem-plagued computer modernization project

State senators are demanding an audit of the state Tax Department’s $60 million computer modernization project.
Iconic Magnum PI house to be demolished

Magnum PI fans should hold on to their mustaches — the beloved Waimanalo mansion is set to be demolished.
City Council member recent victim of smash and grab

City Council member Ernie Martin walked out to his car in the Nuuanu YMCA parking lot Monday morning to find a truly unpleasant surprise — his car had been broken into.
Former mayor, city council member joins Kauai mayoral race

Former mayor and city council member Joann Yukimura has joined the race to become Kauai’s next mayor.
APNewsBreak: US suspects cellphone spying devices in DC

For the first time, the U.S. government is publicly acknowledging the existence in Washington of what appear to be rogue eavesdropping devices that foreign spies and criminals could be using to track individual cellphones and intercept calls and messages.
Panel supports bill to help Hawaiians keep ancestral land

A Hawaii Senate committee voted today for a bill that would force landowners into mediation before they are allowed to file lawsuits to acquire small parcels awarded to Hawaiian commoners during mid-19th century land reforms. The bill was introduced after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in late 2016 filed lawsuits to identify owners of 14 parcels interspersed within a 700-acre oceanfront estate he o
Welcome to the digital age, where receipts are only getting longer

Have you ever left the checkout counter with a scroll instead of proof of purchase?
Hawaii-born boxing champ says ‘divine intervention’ led her to sport

Last month in the Philippines, Hawaii-born boxer Casey Morton won a world title.
China vows ‘same strength’ measure against US tariffs

China vows measures of ‘same strength’ in response to US tariff hike in technology dispute.
Jury rejects suit by tennis ump cleared in husband’s death

A federal jury in Los Angeles has rejected a lawsuit by a professional tennis umpire who claimed a coroner’s doctor recklessly classified her husband’s death as a homicide, leading investigators to falsely accuse her of murder.
China vows ‘same strength’ measure against US tariffs

China vows measures of ‘same strength’ in response to US tariff hike in technology dispute.
Jury rejects suit by tennis ump cleared in husband’s death

A federal jury in Los Angeles has rejected a lawsuit by a professional tennis umpire who claimed a coroner’s doctor recklessly classified her husband’s death as a homicide, leading investigators to falsely accuse her of murder.
Former UH student uses invasive albizia trees to build prototype for transitional housing

A former University of Hawaii student who wants to use invasive trees to help build transitional housing is putting his idea to the test.
PHOTOS: Firefighters, paramedics respond to explosion in Palolo

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The Latest: China’s Commerce Ministry warns of retaliation

US proposes tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese products as trade tensions rise.
‘Everything shook’: 3 injured after explosion at Palolo housing complex

Firefighters are responding to a possible explosion at a housing complex in Palolo, and injuries have been reported.
Daffy idea? Wisconsin voter wants to bring ducks to election

A voter in a tiny northeast Wisconsin town wants to bring ducks to the polling station to deliver a message.
Lucky we live Hawaii, where stress levels are pretty low

Lucky we live Hawaii because stress levels are pretty low here compared to the rest of the nation.
Highly anticipated Merrie Monarch Festival to kick into high gear

It’s that time of year again when thousands will flock to Hilo for the highly anticipated Merrie Monarch Festival.
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