Hawaii State News, afternoon edition, 07 May 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 07 May 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 the media contributors.

Kilauea eruption continues to grow in magnitude, engulfing Leilani Estates
The number of destroyed homes mounts as molten lava continues to inundate Leilani Estates from a Kilauea Volcano vent that opened up in the Puna subdivision ThursdayStar-Advertiser.Hawaii News Now. KHON2.
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Concern grows over safety of Geothermal power plant 
As lava moves through the Leilani Estates Subdivision, concerned residents are growing anxious over the status of the Puna Geothermal Venture. Hawaii News Now.

Homeowners insurance may not shell out for lava damage
The lava flow from Kilauea that has destroyed at least nine homes at the Leilani Estates subdivision is exposing a major gap in the homeowners’ insurance system. Few Big Island property owners are insured for seismic or volcanic activity. Hawaii News Now.

Schatz announces $2.6B for military construction
U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the Army’s Hawaii Infrastructure Readiness Initiative, a $2.6 billion, 32-year plan to build and upgrade facilities across the state.  Maui Now.

How Gabbard is turning her national profile into campaign cash
The Hawaii congresswoman raises a vastly larger portion of her donations from outside the state than her delegation colleagues. Civil Beat.

Banking on Trump, Hawaii GOP says it’s future looks bright
At their state convention Saturday, the islands’ Republicans hear optimistic predictions about the midterm elections. Civil Beat.

Teachers union pushed for education tax measure without specific numbers
This November, voters throughout the state will be given the opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment, brought forward by Senate Bill 2922, supposedly to fund primary school education. The amendment would give the Hawaii Legislature the power to impose a real property tax surcharge on “investment real property.” Civil Beat. 

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