Hawaii State News, evening edition, Thursday, 26 April 2018


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“Hawaii Business Magazine” Hawaii news update, 26 April 2018.

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Just a quick note–Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim was medevaced to the Queens Hospital early Thursday morning after suffering an apparent heart attack.  According to reports, Mr. Kim remains in stable condition and is resting comfortably.  Until Mr. Kim returns to Hilo, Hawaii County Managing Director Will Okabe will serve as mayor.

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Lawmakers pass ban on “bump stocks,” other rapid-fire devices
With the Hawaii State Legislature set to adjourn in a week, lawmakers gave final approvalWednesday to several significant bills, including a measure that would make it illegal to sell or own “bump stock” devices, like the ones used last year by a gunman to spray gunfire into a Las Vegas crowd. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat.

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Trump v. Hawaii
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments to overturn a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in November that stated the President’s travel ban exceeded the authority of Congress and violated immigration laws barring discrimination in issuing visas. Hawaii Public Radio. FULL AUDIO:Big Island Video News.

Arguments leave Chin optimistic
Lt. Gov. Doug Chin said the discussion and questions by U.S. Supreme Court justices during oral arguments Wednesday have not dampened his optimism that the country’s highest court will strike down President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban. Star-Advertiser.

Feds look to foreclose on Sandwich Isles
The federal government is trying to foreclose on the assets of Sandwich Isles Communications Inc. to recover $128 million in principal and interest the company owes on delinquent U.S. Department of Agriculture loans, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice.Star-Advertiser.

Unreported campaign contributions have Ing facing new controversy
Less than a week after fielding questions about his academic record, state Rep. Kaniela Ing is facing a new controversy over a failure to report thousands of dollars in campaign contributions.Hawaii News Now.

HTA marketing VP resigns
The Hawaii Tourism Authority, the state agency responsible for Hawaii’s tourism marketing, just announced another high-ranking personnel departure. Leslie Dance, HTA’s vice president of marketing and product development, has resigned from her position effective May 15.Star-Advertiser.

Southwest reveals plans to serve 4 Hawaii airports amid slow ticket sales
Southwest Airlines has revealed for the first time that it plans to serve Honolulu, Kahului, Kona and Lihue. The discount carrier has been talking about expanding to Hawaii for years, but it has never before specified routes. Hawaii News Now.

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