Hawaii State News, evening edition, Friday, 20 April 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine” Hawaii News update for 20 April 2018.

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Here are today’s top Hawaii State news stories from “Hawaii Business Magazine”, publishes in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Auditor disagrees with HART on rail reimbursements
As work gets underway on a far-reaching audit of the multibillion-dollar rail project, state Auditor Les Kondo warned officials that his office has already identified potential red flags. Star-Advertiser.

How will the city pay to run rail once it’s built?
Many other rail transit systems rely on special sales taxes to pay what passenger fares don’t cover. Civil Beat.

Congressional candidate’s degree discrepancy on LinkedIn
For years, congressional candidate Kaniela Ing’s LinkedIn page said he received a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Hawaii, but he never completed the degree. Hawaii News Now.

Jobless rate at 2.1% for sixth month
Hawaii’s unemployment rate, the lowest in the nation, held firm in March at 2.1 percent for the sixth month in a row as employers added 200 jobs. Star-Advertiser.

Sunscreens containing toxic chemicals could be banned
Sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate could soon be banned from sale here in Hawaii. Scientists said the chemicals are wreaking havoc on Hawaii’s reefs. KHON2.

Plastic could soon out-weigh fish in the ocean
Marine Biologist Lauren Blickley explains how plastics are affecting Hawaii’s oceans and marine life. She also gives tips on what you can do to help. Maui Now.

Businesses tightening policies on emotional support dogs
Alaska Airlines is tightening its policy on emotional support dogs. More businesses are taking similar steps, and state lawmakers are getting into the issue. KHON.

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