Hawaii State News, afternoon update, 11 April 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, afternoon news update, 11 April 2018.

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Here are today’s  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.

DBEDT report confirms workers earn lower average incomes in Hawaii
The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism has sized up the local workforce in a new report that shows Hawaii workers earned less on average compared with workers nationwide, largely because the biggest employment sector here is part of the relatively low-paying tourism industry. Star-Advertiser.Tribune-Herald. Hawaii News Now.

DBEDT report full text
Read full Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism jobs report here.

Equal Pay Day dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap
Tuesday, April 10 was Equal Pay Day. State lawmakers are also considering a bill that could be a step toward improving equity in the work place. KITV. Hawaii News Now.

National study finds Hawaii residents lead longer, healthier lives
The study, done by the Journal of the American Medical Association, analyzed death rates by state in 1990 and 2016, as well as the average number of years people live healthy lives. Hawaii News Now.

Leg. heading to final days of session
Hundreds of bills at the State Legislature passed critical floor votes in the House and Senate today.  But the work is far from over as lawmakers head into the last 14 days of the 2018 session. Hawaii Public Radio.

Advocates outraged as domestic violence bill poised to fail
On the heels of an apparent murder-suicide involving a Big Island police officer, the community is vowing to fight domestic violence. Hawaii News Now

Lawmakers advance tax bills
House lawmakers unanimously approved a bill to ask voters whether the state should be empowered to impose a tax surcharge on investment properties to help fund public education, and also voted Tuesday to impose a new tax on e-cigarettes. Star-Advertiser.

Tactics to revive Mauna Kea bill leave even senators confused
Recesses in a public floor session to talk privately about the legislative maneuvering slow down “second crossover” day at the Hawaii Capitol. Civil Beat. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Video News.

Lawmakers look to toughen sexual harassment rules in House and Senate
Legislative leaders say they need to study the issue and consult experts before making any changes. Civil Beat.

Botched missile alert inspires broad FCC recommendations
The Federal Communications Commission said future ballistic missile warning tests should not include words that hark back to the attack on Pearl Harbor – specifically, “This is not a drill.” Star-Advertiser.
Associated Press.

FCC releases final report of missile alert
The Federal Communications Commission this morning released its full report on the false missile alert in Hawaii, finding a “combination of human error and inadequate safeguards” and issuing a lengthy list of recommendations. Star-Advertiser. KHON2.

Senate resolution honors Akaka
The United States Senate unanimously passed a resolution today honoring the life of retired U.S. Sen. Daniel Kahikina Akaka, who died Friday at the age of 93. Star-Advertiser.

Opiate use on the decline?
Opiate use among Hawaii workers dropped 50 percent during the first quarter of this year compared with the same time last year, according to workforce drug tests performed by the state’s largest laboratory. Star-Advertiser.

Admiral Davidson nominated as head of U.S. Pacific Command
Three key military positions affecting the Pacific theater and involving top-ranking Hawaii-based commanders were announced by the Pentagon today. Star-Advertiser.

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts

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