Hawaii State News, Tuesday, 15 May 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 15 May 2018.

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Here are the top Hawaii State news stories for Tuesday, 15 May 2018, from “Hawaii Business Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Tourism losses mount across Big Island
Global headlines suggest Hawaii island’s got troubles aplenty — “lava bombs” flying, jungles ablaze, “toxic gas” and the volcano may “spew fridge-sized” rocks. The dramatic headlines are creating a new problem: an islewide tourist downturn the likes of which hasn’t been seen since Sept. 11, 2001. Star-Advertiser.

Cruise ship Pride of America cancels Big Island visits
Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that it won’t make calls in Big Isle ports this week, widening tourism losses for the hard-hit island. Tribune-Herald.  Star-Advertiser.

Fukumoto takes campaign funding hunt to D.C.
Hawaii congressional candidate Beth Fukumoto, a state representative who gained fame when she switched parties last year, has spent the past several days in Washington, D.C., in an effort to boost her image and pump more cash into her campaign coffers. Civil Beat.

Gambling proposals likely after Supreme Court ruling 
Hawaii faces additional challenges to its standing as one of only two states to reject all forms of gambling after Monday’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court opened wide the door to sports gambling. Star-Advertiser.

New EIS, EA procedures: Public hearings for rule changes set this month
A complete rewrite of the procedures that agencies and developers use for environmental assessments and environmental impact statements is the subject of statewide public hearings later this month. West Hawaii Today.

Japan’s prince and princess to visit aloha state in early June
The Japanese government has announced Prince Fumihito and Princess Kiko will visit Hawaii for the first time next month. Associated Press.

Ceremony held for Navy’s future USS Daniel Inouye
The widow of U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye attended the keel-laying ceremony Monday for the future USS Daniel Inouye in Bath, Maine. Star-Advertiser. 

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Russ Roberts

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