Hawaii State News, afternoon edition, Thursday, 12 April 2018


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“Hawaii Business Magazine” Hawaii State news update for 12 April 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.

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State agribusiness agency says it’s too busy to be audited
Lawmakers may expand the power of the Agribusiness Development Corp. even as its officials try to stave off a review of its operations.Civil Beat.

Bill would allow crackdown on unlicensed care homes
The unauthorized facilities proliferated while the Health Department failed to establish rules on which ones need licenses. Civil Beat. Hawaii Public Radio. Hawaii News Now.

Kupuna Power Day dedicated to Akaka
The 6th Kupuna Power Day will be held at the State Capitol Thursday. This year’s event is dedicated to the late Sen. Daniel Akaka who was a champion for kupuna care across Hawaii.KHON2.

Lawmaker: Senate sidestepped own rules with Maunakea bill
A controversial bill that has the astronomy community on edge might have violated the state Senate’s own rules since it was crafted without time for a public hearing. But that might have little consequence since legislators say the chamber can bend or ignore them essentially at will. Tribune-Herald.

Lawmakers discuss sexual harassment complaint reforms
Women lawmakers at the Hawaii state Capitol want the House and Senate to update rules on handling sexual harassment complaints – a push that comes amid high-profile misconduct allegations nationwide and after a former Hawaii House speaker resigned after acknowledging inappropriate behavior toward women.Associated Press.

Trump’s federal judge nominee for Hawaii gets warm reception in DC
Mark Bennett, the former state AG under Hawaii’s last Republican governor, received bipartisan accolades during his Senate confirmation hearing. Civil Beat.

Schatz introduces court of appeals nominee
On Wednesday, April 10, 2018, Sen. Brian Schatz introduced former Hawaii Attorney General Mark Bennett at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to serve in the open Hawaii seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Big Island Now.

Hawaii Senators question Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Senators Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono sat on a joint committee entitled “Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data” in Washington on TuesdayBig Island Video News.

Governor would review any border duty requests
While a few governors have said they oppose President Donald Trump’s plan to send up to 4,000 National Guard troops to the border with Mexico, Hawaii Gov. David Ige’s office said he’s taking a wait-and-see approach and that no such request has come in. Star-Advertiser.

Rat lungworm confirmed on Maui
Hawaii Department of Health officials confirmedWednesday there were two additional rat lungworm disease cases in the state. The cases involve an adult Maui resident and an adolescent visiting Hawaii island from New York. Star-Advertiser. Maui Now.

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Russ Roberts

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