Hawaii State News, evening edition, Thursday, 19 April 2018

Accessed on 19 April 2018, 0320 UTC, Post #16668.



“Hawaii Business Magazine”, Hawaii News update for 19 April 2018.

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Here are today’s top Hawaii State news stories compiled by “Hawaii Business Magazine:, published in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

State to allocate $125M for flood relief
House and Senate lawmakers on Wednesday agreed to set aside $100 million to help finance the Kauai flood recovery effort and $25 million to speed the Oahu recovery, money that can be made available quickly until federal relief funding is available. The appropriation could be signed into law by Gov. David Ige as early as this week. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Associated Press.Hawaii News Now. Garden Island.

House and Senate begin negotiations on final state budget bill
Early agreement on a number of budget items included: $7.1 million to increase payments supporting foster children and resource caregivers; $1.7 million for services at Aging and Disability Resource Centers; $3.4 million for rescue and fire fighting staff and vehicles at Lihue Airport; and $500,000 for books and materials for public libraries statewide. Maui Now.

Sunscreen ban poised to go statewide?
It would be the first state to prohibit the use of sunscreen containing ingredients that scientists say harm sea life. Civil Beat.  Star-Advertiser.

Gun control could get tougher
Hawaii lawmakers are discussing versions of two bills that would tighten the state’s already strict gun regulations. Associated Press.

Few Hawaii students have access to after school meals study finds
A new report by the Food Research & Action Center shows Hawaii near the bottom in terms of serving an after-school supper to low-income students. Civil Beat.

The air we breathe: among the cleanest out there according to recent report
The American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2018 report shows that Hawaii continues to have some of the best air quality in the nation. KHON2.

State seeks improved HECO regulations
State regulators are seeking public participation in an effort to better align the interests of Hawaii’s biggest electric utility and its customers. Star-Advertiser.

Hawaiian is 1 of 2 airlines fined for rules violations
The U.S. Department of Transportation has fined Hawaiian Airlines $125,000 for violating the agency’s airline consumer protection rules, after complaints from disabled passengers and passengers denied boarding were filed.  Star-Advertiser.

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