Hawaii State News, evening edition, Thursday, 05 April 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine” news update for 05 April 2018.

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Here are this evening’s (Thursday, 05 April 2018) 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.

Hirono won’t let cancer impede as she readies for re-election campaign
U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono says her ongoing cancer treatment has not affected her Congressional duties, and that she’s running for re-election to continue fighting for Hawaii’s families and kupuna. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now. KITV.

Luck puts Constitution Party at top of Hawaii’s primary election ballot
On Wednesday, the state Elections Office held a random drawing (think plucking names from a lauhala basket) to decide the order of political preferences on the ballot. Hawaii News Now.

Souki puts forth official apology
Former House Speaker Joe Souki has paid a fine and submitted a letter apologizing for his behavior after several women including former state Director of Human Services Rachael Wong accused him of sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct. Star-Advertiser. Apology full text.

What’s up with all the gut-and-replace trickery at the legislature this year?
More and more dramatic last-minute changes in bills are being made with a minimum of public notice this legislative session. Civil Beat.

Gov. Ige is set to sign bill legalizing medical aid in dying
Not everyone is happy about it. Over 18,000 people signed a petition to try to deter him from signing the bill. KHON2. KITV.

Ige bypasses lawmakers to pay for HI-EMA plans
More than a month after Gov. David Ige announced he would ask lawmakers for millions of dollars to upgrade the state’s emergency preparedness systems in the wake of the statewide false missile alert, the administration has decided it does not need that extra money after all. Star-Advertiser.

New chorus of voices questions plan to block sale of some sunscreens
A bill that would ban the sale – but not the use – of sunscreen with chemicals believed to kill coral reefs is advancing at the state Legislature. Hawaii News Now.

Feral cat-friendly measure dies in senate
The Humane Society supported the bill to maintain cat colonies, but opponents pointed to the damage they do to other species. Civil Beat.

Bill calls for protection of students who allege harassment
The measure would establish a state corollary to the federal Title IX law prohibiting gender discrimination. Civil Beat.

Solar permits up on Big Isle, down in Maui County
The number of solar permits issued in Hawaii and Maui counties moved in opposite directions during the first quarter. Star-Advertiser. 

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Russ Roberts

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