Hawaii State News, evening edition, Wednesday, 16 May 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 16 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 correspondents.

Legislature might reconvene to address eruption crisis
The housing and transportation crisis caused by lava from Kilauea volcano have some state legislators considering a special session to find and fund potential solutions. Tribune-Herald.

As ash billows from the summit, geologists say “big one” still possible
An enormous ash cloud towered above Kilauea’s summit Tuesday and dusted downwind communities, but the expulsion was short of the big eruption that could eject boulders inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Tribune-Herald.  Hawaii News Now. Star-Advertiser.

Eruption-induced tsunami unlikely, experts say
The threat of a deadly tsunami appears to be the least of the concerns amid eruptions, spewing lava and all of the seismic activity rocking Lower Puna. Star-Advertiser. KHON2.

Akaka to lie in state before private burial
Late U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka will lie in state in the Hawaii State Capitol rotunda for 24 hours, from Friday, May 18 at 10 a.m. until Saturday, May 19 at 10 a.m. KHON2.

State pension fund off 0.7% but on track for 1-year mark
Hawaii’s largest public pension fund rode out the recent stock market correction with a 0.7% loss in its fiscal third quarter to remain on track to hit its 7% investment target for the fiscal year. Star-Advertiser.

Firearm permits, registrations decreased over 20% in 2017
An annual report by the Department of the Attorney General found that there were 23% fewer permit and registration applications for firearms last year. Hawaii News Now. Star-Advertiser.

HMSA loses $17.6M in quarter, Kaiser posts smaller profit
Hawaii Medical Service Association continues to blame its financial losses on the federal Affordable Care Act, which has expanded the number of people with health insurance across the nation. Star-Advertiser. 

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Russ Roberts

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